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3.4 45
Virginia 63936
August 11-14, 2023
Overall rating
 
5.0
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
5.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
--------------------This RV camp was renamed Whitetail RV Camp, concurrent with the rename of Fort A.P. Hill to Fort Walker.--------------------- Fort AP Hill being renamed for Mary Edwards Walker, a Civil War surgeon who became a prisoner of war and the only woman ever to receive the Medal of Honor. The facility hosting the RV Park is scheduled to be redesignated Fort Walker on 25 August 2023. Whitehall RV Park offers: Thirty 50amp full hookup sites (8 pull-through and 22 back-in), with tent camping sites co-located. Each RV site offers water, sewer and electric (20/30/50amp) hookups, an asphalt pad and a picnic table. WiFi access is limited, and is only available outside/near/inside the RV Service Center. Get the passcode for that local WiFi from the MWR office, as well as the door code for the RV Service Center. StarLink speeds range up to 40-50Mbps. One vehicle per site in addition to RV. Additional vehicles may be parked in the RV Service Center parking lot. Camping is available year-round. RV Service Center has bathhouse and laundry facility. Laundry has three commercial-grade washers and dryers, costing two-dollars ($2.00) per load. The RV Service center has showers, with each male and female section having one large handicap-accessable shower stall and two smaller private shower stalls. There is a common firepit, with picnic table near the RV Service center. Beyond/outside the RV park, there is designated tent camping sites available. As for the prior name of the campground, the RV campsite was named after Confederate General A.P. Hill's horse, a grey stallion called Champ. Ambrose Powell Hill was a Confederate general in the Army of Northern Virginia during the American Civil War (1861–1865). As a Confederate General, he gained early fame as the commander of Hill's Light Division, becoming one of Stonewall Jackson's ablest subordinates. The General was killed in the Battle of Gettysburg; and Sergeant Tucker possessed and rode Champ during the war. The renaming of streets, buildings, and other facilities just on Fort Walker is delineated for over sixty (60) instances to address linkages predominately to Confederate Civil War personalities and battles. Even the road and tavern named to honor Sergeant Tucker, Champ the horse Civil War rider, has been renamed. We stayed at the facility and post about two weeks before the "official" name change, but signs were already changing through the facility.
Champs Camp RV Park
Champs Camp RV Park
Champs Camp RV Park
Champs Camp RV Park
Champs Camp RV Park
Champs Camp RV Park
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