Wake up to beautiful waterfront views on Yarmouth Creek in Powhatan! This is a premier, yet truly wild and remote recreational property, offering every activity you'd want on acres and acres of mature hardwoods that is yours to explore for star gazing, hiking, and dog walking. Bring your kayak, canoe, and fishing pole to enjoy our unique location at the headwaters of Yarmou
Wake up to beautiful waterfront views on Yarmouth Creek in Powhatan! This is a premier, yet truly wild and remote recreational property, offering every activity you'd want on acres and acres of mature hardwoods that is yours to explore for star gazing, hiking, and dog walking. Bring your kayak, canoe, and fishing pole to enjoy our unique location at the headwaters of Yarmouth Creek. You won't see another soul during your visit but will have an opportunity to encounter amazing wildlife, including several bald eagle rookeries along the creek.
Our 100 property is only ten minutes outside of Williamsburg and I-64 but offers a remote outpost that is rarely found in this part of Virginia. You can park your vehicle at the entrance to the property and hike in (7 minutes) or you can drive in if you have 4WD or AWD. When you arrive, you will have two primitive campsites to chose from - one on the water and the other up the path 100 yards, on higher ground. Both have fire pits, with plenty of firewood available in the woods.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out Weeknight discount: 20% off
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at Yarmouth Creek Waterfront in Virginia.
The vibe at Yarmouth Creek Waterfront
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Very private camp site
This was such a beautiful place to camp. The site is about a half-mile down a dirt road, surrounded by miles of rhododendron-filled forest. There are lots of deer about, and one came quite close to us, so I suggest keeping your food shut in the car at night.
A short walk further down the road is a small clearing that fronts Yarmouth Creek. We had brought our own kayak, but there was one there for use, as well as a skiff, oars and a couple life-jackets. Rowing along the creek was peaceful and quiet. Most of the time, the only sound that wasn't us was the bullfrogs croaking and the only movement the herons and hawks.
The creek is tidal, and I recommend boating at high-tide, beginning about 1 PM. This is to avoid both the thick roots of wetland trees, and also the deep mud when stepping in and out of your boat.
We stayed for four days and during that time did not see or hear anyone except some folks fishing about a mile downstream. If you're looking for a very private place to put your tent, we highly recommend it.
Quiet fishing close to williamsburg
The campsite is on a beautiful piece of non-residential property. The river is great for fishing lots of different fish and is also beautiful to wake up to. Didn’t see another soul the two days we were there. Great location close to Williamsburg for sight-seers and within 10-15 minutes of several local breweries for hopheads. Would recommend 4-wheel drive for those that wish to drive all the way to the river or carrying boats down as we got stuck in the mud about halfway down the road. Would recommend walking in (about 5 mins) to the main campsite from the main road for anyone not driving an SUV/Truck.
Private nature retreat
We really enjoyed our stay after we adjusted some expectations. We are no strangers to wild camping, but this was truly wild! The winding road thought the property is beautiful and sometimes muddy. Definitely don't venture down any hills your car can't get back up. We set up for eating and hanging out down by the creek where there is a beautiful view of nature, firepit, tandem kayak and walked back up the hill, about 7 min, to sleep. Very gracious host, plenty of wood for burning laying around and wildlife aplenty. One thing to keep in mind is we came in June and the ticks were out in droves, be sure to come prepared for that.
Beautiful property in williamsburg
This is a beautiful spot to setup camp near Williamsburg, VA! The hosts were incredibly detailed with directions and responded in a timely manner.
We camped right by the water, with an amazing view. Because it’s the peak of summer, the bugs were out in droves. There is room to camp a couple minutes up the trail away from the water, and there were fewer bugs up there. Bug-spray did the trick, but id advise to be careful of ticks. I spotted countless ticks throughout the night. This is obviously at no fault of the hosts, and did not diminish the quality of my stay. Nature will be nature.
If you’re looking for a beautiful & private place to camp near water, this is for you. Didn’t see another person while I was there, and had I been there longer I would have loved taking the host-provided kayak out on the creek. I recommend this location to campers who are looking for a primitive, off the grid camping experience.
A few days into the wild.
The campsite is indeed in the bush. Great for a get away. We were there in July and had plenty of ticks. So come prepared! One person had his clothes treated with pemethrin and had not a single tick while the rest had 5 or more ticks on their body.
We definitely want to go back for a longer duration. And as described it is real backcountry while the grocery store is only 7 min away in case you forgot something. Ideal!