Park Info Davis Lakes & Campground
200 Byrd Street, Suffolk, VA 23434
Latitude: 36.702647 (36° 42′ 9.5292” N)
Longitude: -76.607199 (76° 36′ 25.9164” W)
OPEN – All Year
Date(s) of Stay July 20 – 30, 2016
Facilities 30/50 amp, water, sewer, cable
WiFi – though not 100% reliable
3 Lakes for fishing, one for swimming
Restrooms with showers & laundry room
RV sites, cabins
Daily RV Rates $43 – $48
Rate Discounts for AAA, ARPP, Good Sam, Military
Weekly rates available
Big Rig Friendly? Yes
It was a nice, easy drive for us from on US-460 East to US-13.
Our ten days at Davis Lakes were ten of the hottest days of summer. Regardless, I made myself hit the gravel early each morning for a walk around the three lakes; and despite the heat and humidity that accompanied day break, I appreciated the scenery this park provides.
Around the perimeters of two of the lakes are full-time RVs. It didn’t look like many, if any, of those spots were available for short-term use. There is another section of the campground, not far past the entrance and right next to the RV storage area, that contained mainly military members who lived in their RVs. This is also where the laundry room is.
Where we stayed was near Lake Helen, which is the swimming lake, in a nicely shaded and quiet spot, though just a barrier wall from the main highway. The bugs and humidity were both so thick that there was no lallygagging for us in the great outdoors. But that’s not the park’s fault, and we look forward to staying there again.
If you have kids, they will love the aquaglide area. But other than that, there are no other play areas or playground.
The Bath House across from our spot was very clean, but not air conditioned. I can’t imagine having to get ready for the day in that hot of an area.
Grocery stores, Walmart, restaurants, and many shops are conveniently located within a 15-minute drive from the park. And while this park isn’t right next to the major historical attractions, it is “near enough” to many, and about an hour’s drive away from Virginia Beach.
This is a picturesque, but no frills (other than the aquaglide area) campground, which suited us quite nicely!