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Kings Creek RV Campground

Location

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
$30
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

Other Information

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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    Map of the Cheatham Annex to the Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, with all outdoor recreation facilities and Navy Exchange annotated.
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Dec 30 2015 thru Jan 4 2016

Rates have been raised to $30/night. The wifi worked only very occasionally and routinely dropped off-line. Very frustrating. Had to buy an $35 upgrade data package for our Verizon JetPack in order to check emails and use the internet.

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December 2015

Just finished two separate visits within 3 weeks. We live less than 2 hours away so this is a nice 'reliable' place to spend a weekend. We don't find the rates expensive compared to the other sites in the area.  We enjoy going to Yorktown and Williamsburg and learning more history of the area.  First,  the cleanliness of the bathhouse is not consistent...during our first visit the showers had a lot of mold and not regularly cleaned. During our second visit, it appears the cleaning crew came through and did a thorough job, including some nice xtras like bath mats and towel hooks! Oh, and the heat was turned on, a nice touch on a 38 degree morning!! The Wi-Fi did not work either visit and the staff did admit some on-going problems with the system. I think since it is the off-season, the urgency of cleaning and upkeep drops off. During the first visit there were only about 15-20 rigs and during our last stay there were 8 including our 2 and four of the rigs were obviously long term residents.  The staff was very friendly and helpful. 

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September 30. 2015

A bad experience. Make no mistake this is a nice campground albeit expensive at $30 a night. However, I just had a disturbing experience that has left me with a very bad taste in my mouth. When we left home for Cheatham the forecast was for wet weather but not too bad and Hurricane Joaquin was going to stay well out to sea. The night we arrived things changed dramatically. Rainfall was now predicted to be 6 to 9 inches with severe flooding and Hurricane Joaquin was now predicted to pass directly over Tidewater and head up the Chesapeake Bay to DC as a Cat 1 or 2 storm. So we left early to prepare our home for heavy weather. I knew Cheatham (CAX) would not do a refund for early departure but I fully expected they would at least credit us with 4 days at some future date due to the circumstances under which we had to leave early. NOT SO! If you leave early you are stuck for the entire tab no matter what the reason! Keep in mind this is the off season and campers are sparse. I left a voice mail for the office supervisor to confirm this unwelcome news. Needless to say there was no return call. My advice: if there is the slightest chance that you may experience an emergency during your stay whether it is a death in the family, illness, earthquake, tornado or Hurricane you will receive no consideration from MWR management. I recommend staying at a commercial campground. So thanks CAX please spend my $120 wisely.

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Summer 2015

Bath rooms and showers dirty. Trash not emptied. Never cleaned the two weeks we were there. The old RV area is tent camping only now. Laundry room also dirty. Never cleaned. Trash can was full and stayed full. Recommend NOT getting a space in the row facing the bath house. Unless you want to hear the kids banging on the electronic noise maker play station. This located by the bathrooms. If you take space #43 or some of those across from the bath house, you will hear this noise. Also noise from get togethers in, and outside of, the community room located by the bath rooms. No designated handicap spaces. Handicap spaces should be close to the bath house. Location is great. Close to Williamsburg and other things to see/do in the Tide Water area. We ate at the Coast Guard Galley (at USCG base Yorktown) a few times. Meal price has gone up! from three bucks year or so ago to $7.70 per person now.

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Aug 2015

Nice place to visit Williamburg, Yorktown and Jamestown. Good facilities, cable power etc. Not much on base, very small shopette and gas station. Con, prices for laundry were twice as high at the campground vs the laundry at the shopette. Go to shopette laundry to wash cloths.

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June-July 2015 Summer Vacation

This month we stayed at the Cheatham Annex Naval Supply Station in Yorktown, just outside of Williamsburg Virginia. It was one of the most amazing military campgrounds we have stayed at so far. Even as a family of 5 (2 adults and 3 kids) we all enjoyed it and plan on returning again each Summer! The staff is friendly and very helpful, the neighboring campers are always a pleasure and everyone said hello, and the campground is beautiful and super clean!

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June 27, 2015

Visited the campground without the camper to check it out. Cement sites with full hook ups including cable TV. Nice personnel in MWR office. Price increase, now $25. Good place to camp if you want to see Williamsburg/Yorktown, etc. We will camp there the middle of August. Will give another comment after that campout.

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15-20 March 2015

Reservations were simple and easy over the phone, I made ours about two weeks in advance. Main gate has some obstacles/barriers but not real difficult to get around, military ID will be required to get on base. Check-in to MWR outdoors prior to heading to campground, they are on "D" street, turn left when you see base gas station. The lot of the MWR outdoors has a drive around so no need to worry about pulling in and turning around. If you like to take photos, as my wife does, take them now as there is no need to come back to the MWR for anything else. The do have some stuffed animals inside. I was assigned a spot for the campground but was told by the folks at MWR that if I liked another spot better just go ahead and take it, just give them a call to let them know which spot I would be in. I was assigned spot 10 on the first row coming into the campground, this is where the majority of campers were. We took spot 31 instead, only one row from the bath house. All spots are concrete pads with 20/30/50 amp service, cable TV, sewer, water, picnic table, and fire ring/grill. WIFI is available for free, on average I was getting 2 MBPS download and 1 MBPS upload, not bad but not for videos. It was spotty at times but generally acceptable. Morning and evening colors were played loud enough to hear over any noise you may be making inside or outside your camper. There is a nice wide trail through the woods by the campground which is good for hiking, not very demanding. There is no camp host or on site presence of authority, all things go through MWR, they were friendly, courteous, and professional. There are six individual bathrooms with shower, sink and toilet, and a laundry room with 3 washers and dryers, $1.50 per load. The bathrooms and laundry are in the same new building along with a community/get together room. The bathrooms and laundry could use attention more often, for being brand new I was expecting a clean environment. Overall it is tough not to be impressed with this new facility, we loved the location and will definitely stay here again in the future.

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23-27 Dec 2014

Outstanding stay over the Christmas Holiday. Location is a big plus if you want to visit any of the attractions on the peninsula. The sites are set-up like they should be. The amenity posts are all lit. There are separate breakers for each amp level. Water fixtures appear to be new. The sewage pipes are set in concrete with flip-top caps. The only knock I could find was our sewage pipe was not threaded. Not a big deal for us. The common areas were clean and appeared to be well kept. They do play the National Anthem in the mornings and Taps in the evening. Again, not a problem for us. From the check-in clerk to the gate guards, every person we came in contact with was courteous and a pleasure to deal with. I did see some spots that were not completely level, as reported in another review, but there weren't that many. If you are prepared for uneven spots, like so many other places have, then these shouldn't be an issue. We will definitely be using this facility every time we visit the area. FWIW, it also appeared that the cabins are a hit with many. They were packed!

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Dec. 14, 2014

This is my 5th or 6th stop here on my south and back. Have read reviews regarding sites being uneven or not level. Have yet to find one really out of "plumb". That's why we we have leveling blocks/jacks. Have found very few sites {military or private} where all sites are perfectly level, water has to drain off somewhere. I find the sites terrific and the office staff very friendly, helpful and very accommodating. Had to move in early to escape the winter storms up north and the office staff very understanding and helpful. This is a new site and the trees have yet to grow, give them a chance guys, in a few years this will be a sought after campground. I never had a perfect duty station, never had a perfect life, but I am so thankful that we have the opportunity to avail ourselves of these military sites. Happy and satisfied with what I (we) have.

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November 8-12, 2014

Nice, quiet facility and a great place to stay when visiting Yorktown, Williamsburg, and Jamestown because the main gate is right on the Colonial Parkway, just minutes away from everything. The WiFi requires registration but it's free and I had no trouble accessing. Cable TV is also good but no premium channels. Each site is equipped with water, sewer, 20/30/50 amp service. The sites are all flat but some are seriously out of level, either front to back or side to side. Unclear how they allowed a contractor to get away with delivering out of level sites. The bath house/toilets are on one side of the park which can be a long walk if you're parked on the far side. The base is primarily a recreation facility with a lot of warehouses. Not a lot of activity while I was there so it is very quiet. All of the spaces are back in.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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