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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

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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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27 April - 4 May 2016

Great Famcamp.  W/E/S all solid.  Our 40' MH fit well in the assigned site. The campground was pretty empty during most of our stay, but nearly full over the weekend.  The Rec Office staff told me they stay pretty full after Memorial Day.  For those who don't have an RV, at both the new and the older areas they have pretty amazing "cabins" that go all the way up to five bedrooms if I remember correctly.  The Cheatham Annex recreational facility is wonderful, with pond/lake access, views of the York River, hiking trails, and a golf course.  We don't golf so can't address quality of the course.  We were here for Cheryl's William & Mary Reunion and the location is great for access to the college and the other Williamsburg attractions.  Two items kept me from rating the facilities higher.  1. Like so many Famcamps with concrete pads, many were horribly un-level. I don't understand why a base will spend a great deal of money for concrete pads and do such a poor job - you only need a 2 percent grade or a gentle crest in the middle to get the pad to drain.  2. WiFi is poorly set-up.  They use directional antennas which are pointed to the dozen cabins and away from the many RV sites.  Camp Host told me she had addressed it with the base, but did not know if any adjustments would be made.  As others have mentioned the campground is in mostly dead-zone for cell service.  We were able to use our AT&T phones for voice about half the time, but data strength signal was not there.  Mixed opinions on whether this is a good or bad thing :-)

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May 16 to May 21, 2016

As always, love coming here and found everything to be above reproach. The Staff are courteous and friendly. I for the most part did not have to use the restrooms, but did have the occasion to enter one of them and found them to be very clean. There is now a digital lock on the doors to them. This added security made it more comfortable to use. Nothing wrong prior to the locks being added, but a woman did tell me she liked the added security. Makes sense since all the mess going on around USA in regards to men having access to women's restrooms. I took to the use of one of the hiking trails close to the Dumpsters. It is not on their facility maps. I took if for the exercise. Unless you like challenges don't take it. The trail ended on one of the gravel roads next to Queen's Creek. I still had a couple of miles to get back to the paved roads. Not bad, but I will do the trail again the next time I'm staying there. There were benches placed every so often on the trail. My Walk Fit indicated I took 26,753 steps to complete the trail. Kings Creek RV Campground is still the Best kept secret in the U.S. Navy. 

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May 20, 2016

Found the MWR staff very courteous and helpful the grounds were well maintained and we spent three relaxing nights there.  Definitely will be returning!

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18 May 2016

Great RV campground. We stay here often. My earlier reviews regarding poor GoWiFi signal strength have been solved by purchasing an external WiFi antenna and USB adapter ($29 from www.ccrane.com) Much cheaper over time than upgrading our Verizon JetPac. However, keep in mind GoWiFi is not secure so best to use a secure connection like the JetPac for banking, on-line transactions, etc. The installed cable TV system is analog. Unfortunately, the cable provider has switched to all Digital. The MWR staff says a fix may be a long time coming so if TV is important you'll need a satellite dish. However, Digital on-air antenna reception is good for several local channels (NBC) for local news & Weather.

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April 23-28, 2016

Just got back home from another stay at King's Creek Campground. As always, I found everything just perfect. Excellent and willing service from the Staff. No problems with the GoWiFi service. Again we always travel with a Verizon Upgrade Modem. We also have a Verizon Jet Pack, but do not use it since purchasing the Modem last year. Clean restrooms/shower rooms. It did get a little nippy during a couple of nights. Its that time of year so we were ready for anything that may come up. We met up with friends from Florida who rented one of the cabins. They will be back. My wife and I will be returning next month for another stay. I've said this before, and will again. King's Creek is the best kept secret in the Navy. 

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(Updated: March 05, 2016)
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2016

This location is the best kept secret in the Navy. I was stationed here 30 years ago and was amazed at the change. From an Annex of the Norfolk Supply system to that of NWS Yorktown. The addition of cabins of all sizes and RV sites that meets everyone's needs. Hiking trails, wildlife of all types, the security upgrades and patrols of Navy Police makes one feel safe 24-7. I had almost forgotten about the sounding of colors twice daily. I still love to hear them. I have read several complaints of the location. The facilities located close by to where we were assigned, includes a rather large lounge were always warm, clean, and private. The laundry Room met our needs. Recommend that one brings there own supplies for doing laundry. If you forget, the Navy Exchange located at the Gas Station does sell such. Had a problem getting level the first time we were there, but the attendant at the Check-in Cabin told us to find a better spot and let them know which one we picked. Didn't know how to get our three televisions to work and another camper assisted us and everything worked just fine. Our WI-FI worked just fine. We always travel with the Verizon Upgrade Modem. Such device provides additional security of ones system whether using ones computer or texting messages. We don't do this because of King's Creek, but because of our need for security wherever we are located or means of travel. Had to leave during a stay covering New Years and the first week of January 2016, our third stay here, due to the unexpected drop in weather temps and wife's problems we had to leave three days early. We were advised that we were not to receive a refund for those three days. No argument from me. We called in a few weeks ago to make arrangement for another stay. I brought up the reason for forfeiture of all the remaining days in January. The young woman said to wait and she checked it out. I did advise her that if I had to cancel within 30 days of our visit date we would have to only forfeit the fees for the first day or $30 dollars. I received an email confirming my next stay and noticed I was accredited two days from my previous stay that I had to forfeit. I have found that the attendants will do their best to assist you with any problems you may encounter. No one can complain about the location regardless of the time of year. Colonial Parkway, is just outside the main gate, goes from Yorktown to Jamestown. Williamsburg is close by. Shopping, Colonial Williamsburg and shopping there is also available. Restaurants offer you anything you may want. If you can't find one to meet your desires,stay home. Head towards Norfolk and additional sites one may want to visit are along the way or at Norfolk's Waterside. There is no place else in this Country one can stay for $30 a day and do so much, see so much history, or just relax and enjoy nature.  I have use King's Creek on three occasions and have to say I have to rate the Park as 5s for each stay. Again, it is the Best kept secret in the U.S. Navy.

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(Updated: February 20, 2016)
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January 17, 2016

We have camped here often. The much hyped Navy MWR GoWiFi over the past year has gone from poor, to bad to non-existent. MWR has had plenty of time to fix the system and have so far failed to do so. although it is the off season the campground appears unnecessarily shabby. If you come to visit and need internet service make arrangements with a commercial wifi service such as Verizon or a satellite service. Cheatham Annex has become an increasingly disappointing RVing experience. UPDATE: Initially when we arrived there was no Go-WiFi signal at our site which generated my earlier unfavorable review. I'm not going to "Walk Back" that review because when I asked about the lack of WiFi at the MWR office I was told (politely) that  MWR at Cheatham had no control over WiFi problems or availability. If I was having problems I needed to call Navy Go-WiFi Tech support (888-339-7150). My impression was MWR Cheatham had washed their hands of the park's WiFi system. Go-WiFi Tech support was very helpful and patient as we worked through the issue. It turned out there are two WiFi broadcast antennas at either end of the RV park. According to Tech Support they were both functioning normally. However, despite the fact our spot was only a couple of hundred feet from one of them the 5th wheeler in the adjacent slot was totally blocking the signal and the signal from the transponder at the other end of the park was too weak to log on. Recommended solution was to relocate. Instead I purchased a NEATGEAR high Gain WiFi antenna for my laptop. That improved the weaker signal and allowed me to log on. This is a long story but if you intend to camp at Cheatham and need reliable Go-WiFi try to get a site where you have line of sight to Bldg 599 (community center/laundry/showers.) The other WiFi broadcast appears to be located at the other end of the RV park near the dump station. 

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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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