Chesapeake Bay RV Resort – The Pros And Cons Of Staying There

Chesapeake Bay RV Resort

Chesapeake Bay RV Resort is located at 12014 Trails Lane in Gloucester, VA

This 365 site Thousand Trails Park is located on 280 acres of land which sits right next to the Piankatank River.

Like all Thousand Trails parks, they also offer campsites to the public and the basic 30 amp site runs around $68 a night.

Click here to see the campground map for Chesapeake Bay RV Resort

Chesapeake Bay RV Resort Features

They also have a fishing pier and a boat ramp. You can launch your watercraft and travel down this river about 1/4 of a mile and be in the Chesapeake Bay. Sweet!!!

This park is fairly easy to find. It is located off Route 198 which can be accessed off Route 17.

Both routes can be traveled with little risk to most RV’s, even big rigs. So getting to this park is easily done.

The park itself is easy to navigate for rigs of all sizes. And it offers both 50 and 30 amp sites with full hookups. Please be aware though that the 50 amp sites are an extra $3 a night.

The sites usually offer gravel pads. And the spots are fairly level for the most part with ample space between them.

There are a number of long term residents there. So sometimes finding a 50 amp site can be challenging, especially in high season.

But you also have a choice of both sunny and shady sites. A nice plus!

Chesapeake Bay RV Resort Amenities

The staff was courteous and helpful. We were there during the Covid pandemic, but you could still use the bath houses and laundry room.

The laundry room was reasonably priced and clean. And the amenities such as pool and playground looked in very nice shape also.

The park itself was beautiful with not only access to the river but nice walking trails around ponds and a small beach access.

Chesapeake Bay RV Resort pond
One of the ponds at the campground

We enjoyed the waterfowl and the beautiful breeze off the river in the evening. It was very restful and relaxing.

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What’s Nearby?

As far as being close to places to provision and visit, you do have a little drive to access these.

The nearest place to go for grocery stores, Walmart, and shopping is about 30 minutes away on Route 17 in Gloucester. There are other townships about 10 minutes
closer. But they offer very little to be able to restock your pantry.

What about places to see and visit???? Well this park is located within about an hour of some very historical places.

Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Richmond are great day trips and Yorktown lies only about 30 minutes away.

All of these places offer not only historical areas but also many shopping areas and restaurants that will satisfy almost anyone.

Internet Connectivity

How about being able to connect with others via phone or internet? Well unfortunately, the park does not offer wifi.

But we did seem to have good cell service with our T-Mobile phones. And our hot spot worked really well with AT&T.

Our Conclusion And Review

So how would we rate this park? We would give it a 4 out of 5. It was a very nice park but not exceptional.

We enjoyed the peaceful and restful environment. But it seemed like everything was just a little further away than we like. Especially if you are staying only a fairly short period of time.

Overall, we did enjoy our visit though. And we thank everyone at Chesapeake Bay RV Resort for a pleasant stay.

As always, have safe and happy travels everyone …..

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