Hipcamp host James
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This property is a developing farm that I have been working on for about two years. It's situated on the Blackwater River with access to over 2 miles of river without having to leave the property. The river is much like a cypress swamp with large channels running through the middle. We also have a 10 acre pond that was a sand pit for which our private dirt road is named. If Continue reading...
This property is a developing farm that I have been working on for about two years. It's situated on the Blackwater River with access to over 2 miles of river without having to leave the property. The river is much like a cypress swamp with large channels running through the middle. We also have a 10 acre pond that was a sand pit for which our private dirt road is named. If you're looking for privacy, you won't find a better place in southeastern Virginia. We have kayaks and canoes available for campers to use on the pond or in the river. Someone floating on the river always has a chance to see some spectacular wildlife, including bald eagles, osprey, beavers, otters, mink, deer, etc. Fishing is permitted in the pond and on the river with a valid Va fishing license. The farm currently features a large peach orchard, vegetable garden, blueberry bushes, and animals including ducks, chickens, geese, and goats. Campers are welcome to take fresh veggies from the garden and collect eggs from the chicken house.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
4 bookable sites
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 7 people per site
Potable water available
Pump or well
Fires allowed
Firewood provided, fire ring
Toilet available
Portable toilet
Pets allowed
Off leash
No showers
Bath in lake, bath in river or stream
Bins available
Compost bin, recycling bin, trash bin
Picnic table available
No wifi
No RV hookup
No RV sanitation
Have a question? Send James a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: None
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
Fishing
Horseback riding
Paddling
OHV
Swimming
Wildlife watching
Biking
Boating
Hiking
Wind sports
Climbing
Snow sports
Surfing
Whitewater paddling

The vibe at Blackwater Birds and Bees

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Hipcamper Trenton
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We had a blast this weekend at James' property. James and his father went above and beyond to make our stay great—our entire group said we felt like we were at a luxury hotel with the service they provided. James went out of his way to show us around his property (and introduce us to his animals), shuttle kayaks so we could float down the river, and ensure that everything was taken care of (including trash, firewood, and all the little things that come with camping).

Beyond the warm hospitality, the property is beautiful. The Blackwater swamp ecosystem is truly unique for Virginia and is a fun area to explore on kayak. We spent hours enjoying the river. While we didn't do any fishing, we would want to bring poles next time. James even offered to set up a trotline for catfish. The campsite backs to this swamp and is a perfect location to watch the sunset and enjoy a beer and a bonfire. Highly recommended and would definitely stay again!

Hipcamper James
Response from James, the Host, on July 15th, 2018

Trenton and the rest of his group were perfect guests! Welcome back anytime.

Property
Blackwater Birds and Bees
State
Virginia
$18/night
4 Sites