The Colonies Travel Park

 
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June 15, 2012
(Updated: July 04, 2012)
Overall rating
 
5.0
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
The Park is reopening this weekend. 07/06/2012. It will be privately run and the staff is working real hard to make your camping experience wonderful. Give it a try.
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August 2009
Overall rating
 
4.7
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
4.0
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0
We stayed here for a week and except for the occasional holes in the ground that we ended up marking with lawn lights it isn't bad. The staff was very attentive to problems and the neighbors were friendly, not like a lot of military RV parks. We also noticed that there were not a lot of active duty, again like most are going (changing from trailer parks to RVs for active duty). The only problems were that the ocean is not accessible from the park unless you want to walk a long way, the beach is off limits by the park, and in order to get to the beach you have to drive because it is chain link fenced off. This park will be missed when it is BRAC'd in 2010 along with the post.
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June 25 - 30, 2009
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4.9
Location
 
5.0
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Nice little park, sites all level and black top. Great staff. The base PX is small and closes at 5 and gas station/C store closes at 6. If you need ice it is off base after 6. Cute little village "Phbous" just outside of gate artsy/crafty type place, like stepping back into time. As reported in earlier post bath house is one man and one woman. Toilet and shower in one big room, so if someone is using it, your out of luck. But did not pose a problem for me. Very clean and lots of hot water. RV shower are not for me, to little hot water. Only real complaint was we arrived on Wed and grass needed cut badly, not cut it until following Mon. Tall grass and bug that bite go hand in hand. Told the environmental folks were doing a study to see if the could spray for bugs. What has happened to common sense? If you are visiting Hampton/Newport News/Williamsburg area or Norfolk just a short ride up/down I-64. Plan on time for seeing the Fort (real deal), largest stone fort in US. Views of the water and ships from the base are not surpassed. We will be returning. Hope to see you there.
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2009 April
Overall rating
 
4.9
Location
 
5.0
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5.0
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0
This is an extraordinary campground. Check in staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Sites were spaced far from each other which allowed for lots of privacy. The sites were level and well maintained. Very convenient to several walking paths. We would definitely camp here again. It is too bad that the post will be closing. Great location for history buffs and seafood lovers.
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March 23 - 27, 2009
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
It is a shame we will loose this park to it closing 2011. The location to the entrance of the Cheasapeake Bay is great to observe all shipping. I will come back again. The only negative thing is after a good rain there are locations of flood areas. My spot, South Carolina, the paved area was dry, but the grass area was swamped.
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12 to 26 November 2007
Overall rating
 
4.7
Location
 
5.0
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4.0
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0
We spent two weeks at The Colonies Army Camp Grounds on Ft Monroe, VA. We loved it. Although the CG has only 30amp with S/W it is a great place to stay if you want to do Williamsburg, James Town and Yorktown historical sites. A little out of the way, but the base is a treasure trove of history itself. We are sorry to hear that the base is on the close list. We are so glad we went before that happened. We made reservations about four weeks in advance and arrived after the office was closed. There was a list on the door telling us which site to go on and that they would see us Monday. If we had any questions to see the camp host Marv. He is a great guy and answered all my questions about the base and the area. The sites are a little tight, but very nice. It is very restful and quit. After long days visiting the area historical places it was great to come home to peace and quit. If you go there make sure you save time to visit the old fort. It is full of history from the civil war on. They say it is to close in 2009. If you can, go before that happens. As was said in another review, the MWR office does not have any info about the area, but the Soldier & Family Support Center is very helpful. The only place to get on the internet is at the library, that is the only downer in the place. All in all a good time was had by all.
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October 06
Overall rating
 
4.7
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
4.0
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4.0
Value
 
5.0
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5.0
Small, quiet campground with spacious sites. Limited shopping on base but close to many other military installations. A base with great historical significance and a rarity to find the original moat still on the base around the fort. Try and get to this campground before the base closes and experience this rare find!
LA
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Jun 2006
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Campsites were spacious, level, back-in and hookups were handy. The base has small exchange, and a very interesting old fort and museum. There are beaches available for swiming and walking. We plan to return as often as we can.
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Feb 2006
Overall rating
 
5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Great campground. Very quiet and serene. Not overly lit up by streetlights. Sites have gorgeous water views. Look forward to going back in the fall.
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