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Davis Lakes & Campground, Suffolk, VA

Park Review (out of 10.0)

9.0

Ground’s Cleanliness

8.5

Facility’s Cleanliness & Accessiblity

8.0

Park Amenities

9.5

Staff Friendliness

8.75

Overall Park Score

Impressions

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)

                                                             757-539-1191

                                                             www.davislakescampground.net  

                                                             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

Access                                                      

It was a nice, easy drive for us from on US-460 East to US-13.

Comments

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!

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