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Installation
Cheatham Annex/Yorktown Naval Weapons Station, Williamsburg, VA
GPS Coordinates
37.29751, -76.61015
Location Information
Yorktown Naval Weapons Station, Williamsburg, VA
RV Gate Coordinates
37.28073, -76.62225

Directions

Directions
From I-64, take exit 242 onto SR-199 NE, which turns into SR-641. This will take you to the base gate. Once through the gate, stay on Sanda Ave to the old campground. The MWR office to check in is on D Street and the new RV park with 50 sites is on B street

Contact Information

Phone Number
RV Res: (757) 887-7418 - Cabin Res: (757) 887-7224
Mailing Address
MWR, NWSY Cheatham Annex, 1088 Sanda Avenue, Williamsburg, VA 23185-5830

Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV. DoD Civilians.
Season
Year round.
Reservations
Accepted 12 months in advance. Suggested. Starts in March for the year. Can't check-in until after 1300hrs.
Mail Forwarding
Must use local General Delivery. Campground office doesn't accept camper's mail or packages.
Pet Information
Not allowed in cabins. Allowed in campground with usual leash and clean-up rules.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Facilities
Historical & theme park attractions.
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Tent Area
  • Laundry
  • Playground
  • Fishing
  • Boating, Boat Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Golf
  • Diesel
  • Gas
  • Exchange
  • Swimming

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
RV Sites
69
W/50A/S/CATV
$25
N/A
N/A
Camper Rental
9
Full
$?
$?
$?
Tent
6
W
$10
N/A
N/A
Cottages
31
Full
$69 - $200
N/A
N/A

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Weather Information

Cheatham Annex offers one of the best outdoor recreation sites in the Navy. It exemplifies the coexistence between the Navy mission and the environment. Our 2,300 acres of woodlands and lakes are home to white-tailed deer, raccoon, squirrel, cotton tail, beaver and otter. More than 150 species of birds live in our woodlands year-round. Do not be surprised if you spot wild turkeys, osprey, great blue herons, great-horned owls, swans, quail or pheasants as you vacation. Our three freshwater lakes abound with large mouth bass, bluegill, crappie and catfish, to excite even the veteran fisherman.

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This is a new RV park with generous spaces and clean facilities. The park is an easy drive to Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown, and King's Dominion. The treed parkways surrounding this area make driving to these destinations relaxing and pleasurable. The drawback to this idyllic location is the lack of WiFi connectivity and cell phone connectivity using ATT. It was stated to me that they are in the middle of two towers. Approval has been granted to erect another tower just outside the gate but it is being met with resistance from local homeowners.
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Waynem Reviewed by Waynem July 13, 2014
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July 8-12, 2014

This is a new RV park with generous spaces and clean facilities. The park is an easy drive to Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown, and King's Dominion. The treed parkways surrounding this area make driving to these destinations relaxing and pleasurable. The drawback to this idyllic location is the lack of WiFi connectivity and cell phone connectivity using ATT. It was stated to me that they are in the middle of two towers. Approval has been granted to erect another tower just outside the gate but it is being met with resistance from local homeowners.

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This was our second visit to Cheatham Annex. As it was summer, and we wanted shade, we had requested a site in the old section. I got a call about a month ago that they were upgrading the old sites, and needed to move us to the new section. Which I said was fine as long as I had a shaded site, so they moved us to #7. Turns out they are changing all the old section to tent only sites. Then about 3 days before our departure I got another call, to let us know that they were having problems with the electric on 7, and needed to move us. Again, I said that was fine as long as we had shade. We were moved to #1, which had morning shade but not a lot of afternoon shade. In a few years when the trees have grown, the place will be great in the summer. We took some time this trip to explore the base. They offer a lot of rental cabins as well as RV and tent sites. Some of the cabins are pretty new, while others are older houses. A few sit right on the water. We were not able to take advantage of the pool - also in the old section - as it was only open weekends. Would be nice if they would open a second one in the new section. Diesel fuel was priced about 10 cents/gallon higher than off base. Upon arrival, they encourage you to go to your site and set up and then do your checkin, as there is not a lot of room to maneuver back by the MWR building. Wifi is adequate but cell service (ATT) is not good. Sites have large paved pads. The entire campground has street lights. We will definitely return.
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dalspot Reviewed by dalspot June 18, 2014
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June 7-11, 2014

This was our second visit to Cheatham Annex. As it was summer, and we wanted shade, we had requested a site in the old section. I got a call about a month ago that they were upgrading the old sites, and needed to move us to the new section. Which I said was fine as long as I had a shaded site, so they moved us to #7. Turns out they are changing all the old section to tent only sites. Then about 3 days before our departure I got another call, to let us know that they were having problems with the electric on 7, and needed to move us. Again, I said that was fine as long as we had shade. We were moved to #1, which had morning shade but not a lot of afternoon shade. In a few years when the trees have grown, the place will be great in the summer. We took some time this trip to explore the base. They offer a lot of rental cabins as well as RV and tent sites. Some of the cabins are pretty new, while others are older houses. A few sit right on the water. We were not able to take advantage of the pool - also in the old section - as it was only open weekends. Would be nice if they would open a second one in the new section. Diesel fuel was priced about 10 cents/gallon higher than off base. Upon arrival, they encourage you to go to your site and set up and then do your checkin, as there is not a lot of room to maneuver back by the MWR building. Wifi is adequate but cell service (ATT) is not good. Sites have large paved pads. The entire campground has street lights. We will definitely return.

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The old campground is being converted to tent sites. The new one has great cable with over 60 channels plus lots of over the air in HD. The Verizon aircard reception is very poor here but Campground has wifi. Large sites with concrete pads. nicely manicured grass. No shade. Good location for Jamestown/Williamsburg visits. The Bugle will wake you in AM. We will return if in the area.
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spitfirepete Reviewed by spitfirepete June 15, 2014
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June 13-15, 2014

The old campground is being converted to tent sites. The new one has great cable with over 60 channels plus lots of over the air in HD. The Verizon aircard reception is very poor here but Campground has wifi. Large sites with concrete pads. nicely manicured grass. No shade. Good location for Jamestown/Williamsburg visits. The Bugle will wake you in AM. We will return if in the area.

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I have been going to Kings Creek for several years and always enjoy my stay. Yes it true that the best part of the campground is now closed and yes the new area is we'll say very different from the old section. It has the character of some of the more commercial campgrounds now than it did not have before. However, regardless of the difference, Kings Creek is still by far the best campground to stay in if your plan is to visit all of the important areas of this country's great beginnings. I like the old campground but still like the people and the area. It is super clean, and the sites are of good size but, the best is it's location.
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fredstump Reviewed by fredstump June 08, 2014
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16-19 May 2014

I have been going to Kings Creek for several years and always enjoy my stay. Yes it true that the best part of the campground is now closed and yes the new area is we'll say very different from the old section. It has the character of some of the more commercial campgrounds now than it did not have before. However, regardless of the difference, Kings Creek is still by far the best campground to stay in if your plan is to visit all of the important areas of this country's great beginnings. I like the old campground but still like the people and the area. It is super clean, and the sites are of good size but, the best is it's location.

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We have been staying at Kings Creek for about three years now and loved each time we stayed. The quietness and trees with a few spots overlooking the river makes for a wonderful stay. It is also within walking distance to the golf course which provides a sight of deer and fox in the late afternoon/evening. Unfortunately, on this trip we were given horrible news. The Kings Creek campgrounds were going to be closed permanently. We were told that the spots were going to be converted to tent camping and that part of the sites were going to be given to the golf course; not sure what is true. This totally upset us as we had already made our 4th of July reservations. Due to the short notice, we transferred our reservations to the new sites which we absolutely hate. After this visit we will be looking elsewhere for our future camping trips. We just don't understand the reasoning behind closing these sites. We had made reservations in Mar for May for a spot in the old campgrounds which we were late making and there were only 2 spots to pick from. During our May stay, there were only 12 occupied spots for Memorial Day weekend. Kings Creek is usually packed over the holidays. The new sites are ok if you like camping as though you were in a trailer park setting, no scenic views, far from the golf course, river, pier. Looks as though short walking distance to lake though but can't see from RV spots due to cabins. We will miss our little paradise in heaven.
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Bkcook Reviewed by Bkcook June 07, 2014
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22-28 May 14

We have been staying at Kings Creek for about three years now and loved each time we stayed. The quietness and trees with a few spots overlooking the river makes for a wonderful stay. It is also within walking distance to the golf course which provides a sight of deer and fox in the late afternoon/evening. Unfortunately, on this trip we were given horrible news. The Kings Creek campgrounds were going to be closed permanently. We were told that the spots were going to be converted to tent camping and that part of the sites were going to be given to the golf course; not sure what is true. This totally upset us as we had already made our 4th of July reservations. Due to the short notice, we transferred our reservations to the new sites which we absolutely hate. After this visit we will be looking elsewhere for our future camping trips. We just don't understand the reasoning behind closing these sites. We had made reservations in Mar for May for a spot in the old campgrounds which we were late making and there were only 2 spots to pick from. During our May stay, there were only 12 occupied spots for Memorial Day weekend. Kings Creek is usually packed over the holidays. The new sites are ok if you like camping as though you were in a trailer park setting, no scenic views, far from the golf course, river, pier. Looks as though short walking distance to lake though but can't see from RV spots due to cabins. We will miss our little paradise in heaven.

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What a great spot to stay while taking advantage of all the Williamsburg area has to offer! Easy access to the I-64 but still quiet. Water Country is just down the road and Busch Gardens about 10 min away. The base itself is mostly used for storage, we didn't hear any noise from training exercises but just a little from the small arms range. We enjoyed the solitude and the beautiful views from the old campground, but nothing over 30' is going to be able to park there. The new campground and cabins looked all very nicely done, just the sites are stacked in like cordwood but that's pretty standard. We enjoyed sunset walks on the extremely long pier, but there is no other water access and the pool looked ridiculously tiny. Water access is pretty limited in the whole triangle area, but then, chances are good there are jellyfish in the water anyway. There is so much to do in the area that you won't miss it. We found the staff to be very helpful.
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jafary Reviewed by jafary April 17, 2014
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April 12-16, 2014

What a great spot to stay while taking advantage of all the Williamsburg area has to offer! Easy access to the I-64 but still quiet. Water Country is just down the road and Busch Gardens about 10 min away. The base itself is mostly used for storage, we didn't hear any noise from training exercises but just a little from the small arms range. We enjoyed the solitude and the beautiful views from the old campground, but nothing over 30' is going to be able to park there. The new campground and cabins looked all very nicely done, just the sites are stacked in like cordwood but that's pretty standard. We enjoyed sunset walks on the extremely long pier, but there is no other water access and the pool looked ridiculously tiny. Water access is pretty limited in the whole triangle area, but then, chances are good there are jellyfish in the water anyway. There is so much to do in the area that you won't miss it. We found the staff to be very helpful.

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We stayed at the RV site off of "B" Street. This was great for a short weekend trip. The grounds was well maintained and provided concrete back-in pads. The site provides 50 amp hookup with water and cable. It was very quiet and a lot of vacant lots. However, this location is near water country, busch gardens, target and other stores close by. It took us about 10 minutes to drive to Ft. Eustis. The rental office and grounds keeper was very helpful and pleasant. We would definitely stay here again for a weekend getaway. The price was excellent.
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pamelaveney Reviewed by pamelaveney April 07, 2014
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April 4-6, 2014

We stayed at the RV site off of "B" Street. This was great for a short weekend trip. The grounds was well maintained and provided concrete back-in pads. The site provides 50 amp hookup with water and cable. It was very quiet and a lot of vacant lots. However, this location is near water country, busch gardens, target and other stores close by. It took us about 10 minutes to drive to Ft. Eustis. The rental office and grounds keeper was very helpful and pleasant. We would definitely stay here again for a weekend getaway. The price was excellent.

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Kings Creek RV Campground is top notch!! The park is every bit as advertised and more. It is located very near to the historic triangle of Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown. In addition Busch Gardens and Water Country USA are within 5 miles. The park wifi was good during our stay. Staff is excellent. My wife and I look forward to our next visit.
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usnret Reviewed by usnret October 10, 2013
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Sept 25-29, 2013

Kings Creek RV Campground is top notch!! The park is every bit as advertised and more. It is located very near to the historic triangle of Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown. In addition Busch Gardens and Water Country USA are within 5 miles. The park wifi was good during our stay. Staff is excellent. My wife and I look forward to our next visit.

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This review is of the new B street campground. I was informed that the old campground by the golf course may be redone in the future. The old campground has nice wooded spots and decent views of the water, but there is no WIFI and little satellite reception there. The new campground has few shaded spots, but lots of young trees planted throughout that will provide nice shade in the future. The WIFI here is provided free, but it disconnects and freezes frequently. It has some kind of filtering on it so you can't use your WIFI-as-WAN router here. AT&T Cellular reception is poor to non-existent throughout the entire installation. You can make a phone call if you stand in the street, but it will disconnect eventually. The grounds are well maintained. There are quiet hours here, but the camp host does NOT enforce them. We had some partiers right behind us last weekend hootin' & hollerin' until midnight only two spots away from the camp host. Cheatham Annex itself doesn't consist of much... the main thing here is the NEX Express which is a convenience store and single pump station that actually sells diesel at a fair price. There is a laundromat there with four washers and driers that charges only $.75 each. In contrast, the washers at the campground charge $1.50 but they are front loaders. I prefer the less expensive ones for my family of four :) Fort Eustis is about 15 minutes down the highway and they have all the usual expectations of an installation (BX, commissary, library, etc...). Cleanliness/Hospitality was marked down due to the camp host trying to send us all the way back to the camp because we weren't on her list for our arrival day. We stopped on B street and called the office who told us to back and just park in the spot we were given when the reservation was made. After this, we never saw the host again. Amenities/Facilities marked down due to WIFI issues and lack of cellular reception (I know... it's not the campground fault.) This is a great place to stay to see Colonial Williamsburg! Remember to buy your tickets at Fort Eustis ITT!
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robspook Reviewed by robspook September 24, 2013
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14-27 Sep 2013

This review is of the new B street campground. I was informed that the old campground by the golf course may be redone in the future. The old campground has nice wooded spots and decent views of the water, but there is no WIFI and little satellite reception there. The new campground has few shaded spots, but lots of young trees planted throughout that will provide nice shade in the future. The WIFI here is provided free, but it disconnects and freezes frequently. It has some kind of filtering on it so you can't use your WIFI-as-WAN router here. AT&T Cellular reception is poor to non-existent throughout the entire installation. You can make a phone call if you stand in the street, but it will disconnect eventually. The grounds are well maintained. There are quiet hours here, but the camp host does NOT enforce them. We had some partiers right behind us last weekend hootin' & hollerin' until midnight only two spots away from the camp host. Cheatham Annex itself doesn't consist of much... the main thing here is the NEX Express which is a convenience store and single pump station that actually sells diesel at a fair price. There is a laundromat there with four washers and driers that charges only $.75 each. In contrast, the washers at the campground charge $1.50 but they are front loaders. I prefer the less expensive ones for my family of four :) Fort Eustis is about 15 minutes down the highway and they have all the usual expectations of an installation (BX, commissary, library, etc...). Cleanliness/Hospitality was marked down due to the camp host trying to send us all the way back to the camp because we weren't on her list for our arrival day. We stopped on B street and called the office who told us to back and just park in the spot we were given when the reservation was made. After this, we never saw the host again. Amenities/Facilities marked down due to WIFI issues and lack of cellular reception (I know... it's not the campground fault.) This is a great place to stay to see Colonial Williamsburg! Remember to buy your tickets at Fort Eustis ITT!

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We've stayed at the old and new RV parks at Cheatham Annex. The new section is outstanding as related to the facilities and infrastructure. The appearance (grounds maintenance) is not up to the standards we have seen at other Navy FamCamps. Pads are overgrown with grass/weeds, trees planted at the time of construction are in dire need of care; I had to call the office twice on the dumpster overflowing with trash (trash was piled up outside the dumpster), the overall maintenance of the grounds on the installation is poor. As an annex of Yorktown Naval Base, there is no comparison between the two -- Yorktown is clean and well maintained. Cheatham Annex rates an "F" in this area.
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ChiefJohn Reviewed by ChiefJohn August 17, 2013
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22 July - 25 August 2013

We've stayed at the old and new RV parks at Cheatham Annex. The new section is outstanding as related to the facilities and infrastructure. The appearance (grounds maintenance) is not up to the standards we have seen at other Navy FamCamps. Pads are overgrown with grass/weeds, trees planted at the time of construction are in dire need of care; I had to call the office twice on the dumpster overflowing with trash (trash was piled up outside the dumpster), the overall maintenance of the grounds on the installation is poor. As an annex of Yorktown Naval Base, there is no comparison between the two -- Yorktown is clean and well maintained. Cheatham Annex rates an "F" in this area.

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What a disappointment! We tried to stay here based on the location, right on the water. It is just up the coast from Yorktown Beach, which is beautiful. We have two boys, 5 and 3, and stayed during July. The base felt deserted. They advertise three ponds and waterfront location, yet the only place to swim is at the base pool, which was the only crowded place on post. What a shame that such a beautiful location has 3 unswimmable ponds (I guess you can fish them) and no access to the waterfront! If you have been to Virginia in July, you know that you need a place to cool off. We would not go here again.
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fastmedstud Reviewed by fastmedstud August 01, 2013
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July 9, 2013

What a disappointment! We tried to stay here based on the location, right on the water. It is just up the coast from Yorktown Beach, which is beautiful. We have two boys, 5 and 3, and stayed during July. The base felt deserted. They advertise three ponds and waterfront location, yet the only place to swim is at the base pool, which was the only crowded place on post. What a shame that such a beautiful location has 3 unswimmable ponds (I guess you can fish them) and no access to the waterfront! If you have been to Virginia in July, you know that you need a place to cool off. We would not go here again.

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This was our second time here. About 2 yrs ago we stayed in the old area. This time in the new section. The site pads are concrete and roads are asphalt. The sites are fairly level( nothing too bad). There is no shade at this time however there will be in about 2-5 years. There are plenty of trees (just small ones). It is very nice, clean and well maintained. Full hook-ups 20,30,50 Amp, Cable, WiFi and the hook-up area is lighted on each site by D2D light. Very quiet and peaceful and not very many RVers only about 15-20 of 69 sites filled. There are trails and fishing areas. You can rent bikes, kayaks and canoes at the office. The staff was outstanding. There is a small shoppette with limited items and it closed at 1730. Just outside the gate is a Target Store and about 2 miles back towards Williamsburg there is a Harris Teter Grocery Store. There are plenty of things to do in the Historic Triangle. There is plenty to do on or off base. The price is very reasonable, 30% cheaper than the local campgrounds and better amenities. We usually go on short(within 1-1.5 hrs) stays for the weekend. This one is perfect. Will be back a lot.
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gibsonjv Reviewed by gibsonjv July 16, 2013
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Jun 24 - 29, 2013

This was our second time here. About 2 yrs ago we stayed in the old area. This time in the new section. The site pads are concrete and roads are asphalt. The sites are fairly level( nothing too bad). There is no shade at this time however there will be in about 2-5 years. There are plenty of trees (just small ones). It is very nice, clean and well maintained. Full hook-ups 20,30,50 Amp, Cable, WiFi and the hook-up area is lighted on each site by D2D light. Very quiet and peaceful and not very many RVers only about 15-20 of 69 sites filled. There are trails and fishing areas. You can rent bikes, kayaks and canoes at the office. The staff was outstanding. There is a small shoppette with limited items and it closed at 1730. Just outside the gate is a Target Store and about 2 miles back towards Williamsburg there is a Harris Teter Grocery Store. There are plenty of things to do in the Historic Triangle. There is plenty to do on or off base. The price is very reasonable, 30% cheaper than the local campgrounds and better amenities. We usually go on short(within 1-1.5 hrs) stays for the weekend. This one is perfect. Will be back a lot.

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We stayed 2 weeks in the old campground. We prefer it to the new because of the trees and view of the river. Notably it does not have cable tv and the wifi was not working while we were there. We have a digital TV antenna that picked up a lot of the Norfolk channels, and we use a Verizon Jetpak which provides very good internet access so the limitations were not a problem. We were also completely alone on our little circle for 6 of the 14 days we were there. The staff at any park seems to make the difference between a good and bad experience. The staff here is superb. If you have questions or a problem they will find solutions for you in a hurry. I noted we prefer the old section over the new. It's a question of utility or beauty. The new section has got everything when it comes to convenience, but it's out in the open with few trees. The older section is right in the trees along Kings Creek and the Yorktown River. The Deer Cove Golf course also surrounds it. It's aptly named. We saw many deer every day. This base is a sleepy one. We have been on a bunch of bases and this is the quietest one we have ever seen. It's a warehousing operation for the Navy and most activity is evidently in the buildings. There is not much here in the way of support. There is a small Exchange and gas station and that's it. The Army's Ft Eustis is only abt 12 miles away and Langley AFB about 20. Both of them are very large and have a full range of support facilities. I mentioned the golf course. You can walk on at any time. It is not used much by the locals. It's a pretty course, but has no sand or water hazards. The Navy pier which is close to the old campground is open to for your use after 4pm every day and all weekend long as long as there isn't a ship being serviced. If a ship is there security prevents your usage. The old campground has a shower facility with a single washer and dryer. When we were there the washer was 50 cents and the dryer was free. We used Cheatham as a base for exploring Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown. It's perfect for that. The Colonial Parkway runs right by the entrance to the base and provides super easy access to all three places. Traffic here on the interstates and other highways is heavy and fast almost all the time. The one exception is the parkway. It flows at either 35 or 45 mph and is uncrowded no matter when you use it. Would we come back? You bet. This is one of the nicest RV parks we have stayed in, and there is a lot more to see in the Norfolk area. Our rig is a 25ft Bigfoot travel trailer. Your rig up to 38 ft should fit in the old park. There were two Bounders here with us for a few days and they fit just fine. The new park should be able to handle anything.
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Sizzors Reviewed by Sizzors July 12, 2013
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July 2013

We stayed 2 weeks in the old campground. We prefer it to the new because of the trees and view of the river. Notably it does not have cable tv and the wifi was not working while we were there. We have a digital TV antenna that picked up a lot of the Norfolk channels, and we use a Verizon Jetpak which provides very good internet access so the limitations were not a problem. We were also completely alone on our little circle for 6 of the 14 days we were there. The staff at any park seems to make the difference between a good and bad experience. The staff here is superb. If you have questions or a problem they will find solutions for you in a hurry. I noted we prefer the old section over the new. It's a question of utility or beauty. The new section has got everything when it comes to convenience, but it's out in the open with few trees. The older section is right in the trees along Kings Creek and the Yorktown River. The Deer Cove Golf course also surrounds it. It's aptly named. We saw many deer every day. This base is a sleepy one. We have been on a bunch of bases and this is the quietest one we have ever seen. It's a warehousing operation for the Navy and most activity is evidently in the buildings. There is not much here in the way of support. There is a small Exchange and gas station and that's it. The Army's Ft Eustis is only abt 12 miles away and Langley AFB about 20. Both of them are very large and have a full range of support facilities. I mentioned the golf course. You can walk on at any time. It is not used much by the locals. It's a pretty course, but has no sand or water hazards. The Navy pier which is close to the old campground is open to for your use after 4pm every day and all weekend long as long as there isn't a ship being serviced. If a ship is there security prevents your usage. The old campground has a shower facility with a single washer and dryer. When we were there the washer was 50 cents and the dryer was free. We used Cheatham as a base for exploring Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown. It's perfect for that. The Colonial Parkway runs right by the entrance to the base and provides super easy access to all three places. Traffic here on the interstates and other highways is heavy and fast almost all the time. The one exception is the parkway. It flows at either 35 or 45 mph and is uncrowded no matter when you use it. Would we come back? You bet. This is one of the nicest RV parks we have stayed in, and there is a lot more to see in the Norfolk area. Our rig is a 25ft Bigfoot travel trailer. Your rig up to 38 ft should fit in the old park. There were two Bounders here with us for a few days and they fit just fine. The new park should be able to handle anything.

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The new section is great. Solid power, good water pressure and.. strangely, nice concrete pads that are not level. Resources on base are limited but there's shopping near by. Important! The MWR office NOT accept any mail or UPS / FedX packages. We were lucky to get one package from them because we didn't know.
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cyberdave Reviewed by cyberdave June 25, 2013
Last updated: June 25, 2013
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June 2013

The new section is great. Solid power, good water pressure and.. strangely, nice concrete pads that are not level. Resources on base are limited but there's shopping near by. Important! The MWR office NOT accept any mail or UPS / FedX packages. We were lucky to get one package from them because we didn't know.

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We stayed in the newer 50 site section. Sites are large concrete pads with full hook-ups and well maintained. This section looks more like a commercial campground than a military one. The post has a small shopette. Fort Eustis is not too far away with a full commissary and exchange. There is a small shopping center outside the post with a Target. Our Wi-Fi connection was good, did notice the antennas are on both ends of the sites so probably bad signal in the center. There is a lake and hiking trail walking around, remember bug spray, got multiple mosquitoes bites and ticks crawling on legs while on the trail. There is a pool but was only open on the weekend. The MWR office was very helpful and has plenty of things to rent like kayaks, bikes, etc.. The best thing is the location. This is only a few minutes away from Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown.
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richheater Reviewed by richheater June 16, 2013
Last updated: June 17, 2013
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June 12-16, 2013

We stayed in the newer 50 site section. Sites are large concrete pads with full hook-ups and well maintained. This section looks more like a commercial campground than a military one. The post has a small shopette. Fort Eustis is not too far away with a full commissary and exchange. There is a small shopping center outside the post with a Target. Our Wi-Fi connection was good, did notice the antennas are on both ends of the sites so probably bad signal in the center. There is a lake and hiking trail walking around, remember bug spray, got multiple mosquitoes bites and ticks crawling on legs while on the trail. There is a pool but was only open on the weekend. The MWR office was very helpful and has plenty of things to rent like kayaks, bikes, etc.. The best thing is the location. This is only a few minutes away from Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown.

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There is Wi-Fi, but it is a little weak as is the cell service in that area.
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cdbbdc Reviewed by cdbbdc May 20, 2013
Last updated: May 20, 2013
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May 13, 2013

There is Wi-Fi, but it is a little weak as is the cell service in that area.

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R.D. left this review using the Directory software: - We stayed during Hurricane Sandy, and things were uninterrupted. Close to Colonial Williamsburg, and local attractions. WiFi is available at the 4th street grill, and also at the Navy Gateway Lodge. Everyone was very helpful during our stay. Previous comment incorrect, sites 44, and 49 are level on "B" street. Fuel was available at the Navex 24-7.
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Proxy Reviewed by Proxy December 02, 2012
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October 19 thru Nov 2, 2012

R.D. left this review using the Directory software: - We stayed during Hurricane Sandy, and things were uninterrupted. Close to Colonial Williamsburg, and local attractions. WiFi is available at the 4th street grill, and also at the Navy Gateway Lodge. Everyone was very helpful during our stay. Previous comment incorrect, sites 44, and 49 are level on "B" street. Fuel was available at the Navex 24-7.

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Took our new fifth wheeler on its "shakedown cruise". Stayed in the new rv area. This area is equipped with both 50/30 amp power head, water, cable and sewer hook-ups. There is no Internet at the park, but was told by staff of two areas on base where free wireless could be accessed. Bath house is new and clean. Diesel and gasoline is available at NEX convenience store on base, but is more expensive than at regular stations in the Williamsburg area. Both annual and temporary pier fishing permits are available at the MWR check-in. Short section of road to check-in is narrow, wouldn't want to meet another rv on it. Plenty of shopping & sightseeing in Williamsburg/Yorktown area, close to both. Great staff at the MWR office. Very helpful.
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jfh907 Reviewed by jfh907 November 04, 2012
Last updated: November 04, 2012
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Nov 1 - 4, 2012

Took our new fifth wheeler on its "shakedown cruise". Stayed in the new rv area. This area is equipped with both 50/30 amp power head, water, cable and sewer hook-ups. There is no Internet at the park, but was told by staff of two areas on base where free wireless could be accessed. Bath house is new and clean. Diesel and gasoline is available at NEX convenience store on base, but is more expensive than at regular stations in the Williamsburg area. Both annual and temporary pier fishing permits are available at the MWR check-in. Short section of road to check-in is narrow, wouldn't want to meet another rv on it. Plenty of shopping & sightseeing in Williamsburg/Yorktown area, close to both. Great staff at the MWR office. Very helpful.

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We are currently camping in the new section on B street. There are 50 sites here that are well spaced with concrete pads (not level). All are back in sites. I must comment on the previous reviewer: We have water, electric, SEWER, and cable. Don't know why other reviewer did not believe there is sewer here. There is no WiFi, but we are told it is coming. There is a lovely, large, clean laundry right at the campground. We are close to Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown.
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meg Reviewed by meg October 19, 2012
Last updated: October 20, 2012
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October 11, 2012 - October 30, 2012

We are currently camping in the new section on B street. There are 50 sites here that are well spaced with concrete pads (not level). All are back in sites. I must comment on the previous reviewer: We have water, electric, SEWER, and cable. Don't know why other reviewer did not believe there is sewer here. There is no WiFi, but we are told it is coming. There is a lovely, large, clean laundry right at the campground. We are close to Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown.

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The coordinates to the campground are incorrect in that they lead you to one of the fairways on the 9 hole golf course. It is NEAR the 19 site (older) section campground. The correct coordinates for the check-in is 37.29751, -76.61015 on the north end of "D" Street where you will be assigned to either the older 19 site or the new 50 site CG. We stayed in site #5 of the older CG overlooking Kings Creek. The new 50 site and the 11-19 site section seemed to be more popular so we had it all to our self. Another reason for low usage is that 1-10 are extremely small. #5 used to be the camp host. #4 was good size as well. Shower and toilet for that area was clean and adequate. Sites 1-19 are FULL hook-up while 1-50 (new section) are W/E with a dump station. CAX is a great location for visiting Williamsburg. I viewed the newer 50 site section and I think the "uneven pads" is a bit picky, but then I own a TT and have stayed in MUCH worse CG's.
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cdbbdc Reviewed by cdbbdc October 18, 2012
Last updated: October 19, 2012
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October 14, 2012

The coordinates to the campground are incorrect in that they lead you to one of the fairways on the 9 hole golf course. It is NEAR the 19 site (older) section campground. The correct coordinates for the check-in is 37.29751, -76.61015 on the north end of "D" Street where you will be assigned to either the older 19 site or the new 50 site CG. We stayed in site #5 of the older CG overlooking Kings Creek. The new 50 site and the 11-19 site section seemed to be more popular so we had it all to our self. Another reason for low usage is that 1-10 are extremely small. #5 used to be the camp host. #4 was good size as well. Shower and toilet for that area was clean and adequate. Sites 1-19 are FULL hook-up while 1-50 (new section) are W/E with a dump station. CAX is a great location for visiting Williamsburg. I viewed the newer 50 site section and I think the "uneven pads" is a bit picky, but then I own a TT and have stayed in MUCH worse CG's.

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