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Virginia Trip Journals

Bassett Goose Point (COE) - This CG is on Philpot Lake about 10 miles outside Bassett off Rte 57 201966-345828-thumbnail.jpg
Site 18
and another 5 miles back on Goose Point Road. The last 5 miles are challenging.. many twists and blind curves - be very careful. Reminds us of the drive into Mountain Stream RV park in Marion, NC. Challenging drive — but WOW is it worth it. We were parked in the premo site #18. Absolutely breathtaking. 201966-345833-thumbnail.jpg
Tight Curve
This COE is just as fabulous as North Bend..if not more so - due to the lake view we had. Sites in Loop C are best for larger RVs. Loop B looks like tents only…very steep and tight turns. Loop A is highest in CG.Some 5th Wheels & Class A’s were up in Loop A - but it had to be tough getting into their spots. We would not fit in this loop.

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Fabulous View
Though Loop C is best for larger RVs, it still has challenging areas too. The road into the loop includes a tight, angled hairpin curve. Inside the loop many turns and access to sites are hindered by the posts installed all along the road - probably to prevent toad parking. Other campers complained about the posts too. $21/night, water, 20/30/50 amp, dump station. Satellite blocked by trees but we did get many local stations with our antenna booster including FOX.

Conclusion - WOW — again I cannot reiterate enough - this CG is beautiful. 201966-372432-thumbnail.jpg
Beach View @ Sunset
You can actually see the lake from every site in this section even ones on the inside of the loop. We love it here and have reservations for mid October - hope the fall colors wait for us. Make reservations through Reserve USA and early - this place is booked every weekend - I made our Oct. reservations in Jan. and this stay in May was mid-week.  Take note — you can see Tiny Camera.jpg pics of every site in this link 

05/06, 10/06 - Rating 10

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Boydton North Bend Park (COE) - This CG is about 6 miles from Boydton 201966-345775-thumbnail.jpg
Site 96 - May 2006
and 100 miles Southeast of Richmond, VA - an easy drive on Rte 4 once you get off I-85 if coming that way. Heavily wooded and lakefront sites throughout the CG - many with W&E (20/30/50 amp) though most of the lakefront sites do not have hook ups.D loop no hooksups - but very wide sites - many with great lake views. 207967-475353-thumbnail.jpg
Site 135 - Oct 2006
Paved roads and campsites were hard packed with gravel in spots that looked like it had been there a long time. We had a hard rain one day — our site did not flood. We noticed drainage areas out the back of many sites. Slight slope exists to aid this. We stayed in B loop as this where most of the W&E sites exist. Paved bike trails exist from Loop A to B and C but stop before the bridge to Loop D. Beaches exist in each loop. 201966-358397-thumbnail.jpg
Alone in Loop B (96) Clears out after wknd
The Day Use beach (A) — is particularly nice. No one was there at that beach during our stay - but if we spent the day at the beach - we’d choose this one (i guess campers can utilize the Day Use Beach -we did not ask if there was a rule).

Huge fire pits, tall fixed stone tables and most picnic tables have stone tops and seats
(your not moving those picnic tables — not easily anyway). $20/night water 20/30/50 amp, satellite did not work - but we did get several local stations w/our antenna booster. Dump station.

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Bike Trail
Conclusion
- FABULOUS simply FABULOUS. The bike trails are wonderful - just a picture perfect CG —- the park attendants the most friendly folks we have ever met at any CG. I took pics of many sites (39 in total) check them out here. Make reservations through Reserve USA.

05/06, 10/06 - Rating 10

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Fredericksburg Fredericksburg KOA This KOA is about 8 miles off the interstate - via a narrow windy road. 201966-236300-thumbnail.jpgVery, very unusual for KOAs so there was no road noise. Looks like they are building a new office/recreation hall. Sites were a decent size. Our site was shady but many other Big Rig sites were in full sun. $36/night (KOA Value Card) water, 50 amp, cable, sewer - WiFi thru self-signup - $6 for 24 hour access.

Conclusion - This KOA was OK…if you get a shady site. Parts of the park were really pretty - but the area for Big Rigs looked kinda boring and hot - especially ones entirely in the sun. Fine for overnight if your willing to drive 8 miles off the interstate to get to it.

09/05 - Rating 8