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James Riverfront camping at its finest in central VA!  Accessible by car or canoe, East End at Seven Islands provides endless fun for the whole family, including your well behaved off-leash dogs.  When you arrive take a cooling dip in a quiet “river pool”, relax on your private beach, or see if the fish are biting.  Let your kids experience the best the river has to o

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James Riverfront camping at its finest in central VA!  Accessible by car or canoe, East End at Seven Islands provides endless fun for the whole family, including your well behaved off-leash dogs.  When you arrive take a cooling dip in a quiet “river pool”, relax on your private beach, or see if the fish are biting.  Let your kids experience the best the river has to offer by exploring the shallows for crayfish, chasing minnows, or watching for Bald Eagles patrolling the river.  Pitch your tent on the beach or under the trees if you prefer some shade.  Spend your nights stargazing, enjoying a campfire (remember to bring s’mores ingredients), or fishing for catfish.  This is an ideal family-oriented campsite about an hour NW of Richmond.  Come, enjoy and make some memories!  Children 10 and under are free.

Safety Notice: Not accessible by boat, canoe, or kayak when the James River level is 6 feet or higher at Scottsville. At 7.5 - 8 feet, there is not much beach to play on and the river is too dangerous to navigate. You can drive in and camp, but please stay clear of all water activities, including fishing, in these dangerous conditions.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers
2 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Back-in site
Max length 34ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fishing
Paddling
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at East End at Seven Islands in Virginia.

Beach
River, stream, or...
Farm

The vibe at East End at Seven Islands

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Hipcamper Nico
Nico C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 15th, 2020

Great secluded, safe camp site. Super nice landowner introduced himself and gave us fishing tips (Smallmouth, Catfish for us) and even lent us a lure! Plenty of dead wood around. Bring bug spray as it is right by the water. We will be back soon! Host (VA Outdoors) answered questions quickly and was very helpful.

East End at Seven Islands
Hipcamper Outdoor Access
Response from Outdoor Access, the Host, on June 16th, 2020

So good to know you got some fishing tips and enjoyed this unique spot on the James River - we look forward to having you back soon!

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Hipcamper Tim

10 out of 10 would recommend

Tim R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 8th, 2020

Absolutely sold gold experience! We made our way to site based on the directions. Our host popped in to welcome us and politely remind us to bury our poop. The site on the water, partly forested and partly on the beach. There's plenty of wildlife and beautiful vegetation. The fishing was good. The sunset was spectacular. The river was moving a bit to quickly for us to try paddling against the current but wading and swimming was fun. A train did occasionally pass along the track above the opposite bank of the river, and the occasional jon boat passed; there is an outlet upstream that seems to be a popular fishing spot for a couple of the locals. All in all, we were undisturbed and never felt unsafe or intruded upon.

Strawberry Full Moon Sunset
Hipcamper Outdoor Access
Response from Outdoor Access, the Host, on June 9th, 2020

Thank you for the positive feedback Tim. We hope you'll come back soon, as the campsite gets even more beautiful as the summer progresses and the rainy season comes to an end.

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Hipcamper April

The perfect getaway!!!

April H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 29th, 2020

This place is AMAZING!!! My husband and three children came for a family getaway and our expectations were exceeded over and over again. We had the best time, the best view and THE BEST HOST that we could possibly ask for. The directions brought us right to where we needed to be, the host met us there and welcomed us, we then settled in for our 3 day stay. The river is just feet away from our camp and it was great, the guys fished while us girls swam and just relaxed! I plan to come back very soon :)

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Hipcamper Outdoor Access
Response from Outdoor Access, the Host, on June 30th, 2020

Hi April, we really appreciate your great communication before and during your stay - this is so important! We are thrilled you enjoyed our unique place on the river with your family and hope you will come back soon!

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Hipcamper Sarah

Shady...beachy...perfect!

Sarah S.
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(Site 1)
July 5th, 2020

The pictures do not do this place justice! It is absolutely spectacular! If you are considering booking, definitely do so!!

My family spent 4th of July weekend here. We were so surprised when we pulled up to the site and saw the breathtaking views of the James. There are so many shade trees perfect to pitch a tent under. The site is spacious and had plenty of room for our oversized tent, camp kitchen, tent porterjohn, and hammock!

Our 4 children loved swimming in the river and catching minnows! We waded out to the rocks in the middle of the river for some fishing. This part of the river was rather shallow and made for a perfect swimming hole for our kids!

We did bring our dogs along with us.. it was their 1st camping trip together! They loved running through the sand and jumping in the water. They were off leash the majority of the trip. There was the occasional passerby accessing the next site over.. so we did have to tether them to keep them from getting excited. But, they still had a blast also!

There was the occasional train that passed by on the other side of river, but we didn't find it bothersome... and the kids loved watching it!

The host was swell! He came down shortly after our arrival to greet us, and reminded us to dig catholes. He also complimented us on our pretty boxer dogs. He came down a 2nd time to give us a heads up that a group would be using the site adjacent for tubing, and to be sure we kept our dogs under control. We did appreciate the heads up, as dogs do tend to get excited around unfamiliar faces.

All in all, our family had an amazing weekend! We highly recommend this site!

View of our tent from the river. Lots of shade!!This weekend was in the 90s! And that water was so refreshing!Boxer smiles! Our beautiful brindle girl watching the sun set.
Hipcamper Outdoor Access
Response from Outdoor Access, the Host, on July 7th, 2020

Hi Sarah, thanks for the detailed review and for spending your holiday weekend with us. We love it when families get time outdoors to fish, swim and reconnect with nature on our beach. We are also thrilled your pups had fun with the rest of your family and appreciate you being aware of the other folks on the site downriver accessible for tubing. Thanks again!

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Hipcamper Mark
Mark P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 13th, 2020

This location is absolutely gorgeous! Only feet from the James River... sandy beach for wading & swimming, and great fishing! The site is absolutely private and very quiet (with the exception of the occasional freight train passing by on the other side of the river :- ) Mike and Jeni are absolutely wonderful hosts... very friendly and helpful. Eastend at Seven Islands is on the top of our list for many return visits!

Hipcamper Outdoor Access
Response from Outdoor Access, the Host, on July 23rd, 2020

Mark, it was a pleasure having you at the campsite and we look forward to having you back soon!

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Hipcamper Kaili

Perfect spot for lazy summer fun

Kaili V.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 20th, 2020

We were absolutely stunned by the beauty of the site. We set up camp right next to the James River and spent our days swimming, fishing, tubing, and sunbathing. Plenty of deadfall for hearty fires. Unbelievable views of river, sunsets, and stars. Host was friendly and totally unobtrusive. We did hear music from the folks at the other site, but they were a ways up river and the only time we set eyes on them was when they were out in the river fly-fishing. We usually backpack to camp, but the next time we're looking for a chill, relaxing weekend camp, this will definitely be our top choice!

Hipcamper Jessica

A perfect summer evening!

Jessica L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 27th, 2020

We stayed at campsite #2 in our mini camper van and it was perfection. We had total privacy, the river was so easily accessible for us and our dogs. The nighttime sounds were incredible, we enjoyed our night here and are already planning to come back, likely multiple times! I am so grateful the property owners are willing to share a bit of their land, it's really beautiful.

Hipcamper Outdoor Access
Response from Outdoor Access, the Host, on July 28th, 2020

It is our pleasure to be able to share this unique piece of land with you and the Hipcamp community. Thank you for your visit!

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Hipcamper Eric
Eric M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 2nd, 2020

The campsite and host are awesome. It’s by far one of the best campsites we have been to. I highly recommend Eastend at Seven Islands.

Hipcamper Min
Min K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 12th, 2020

Super friendly host and site lived up to the billing.

Property
Outdoor Access Camping
State
Virginia
Country
United States
$50/night
2 Sites

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