Monday, October 10, 2011

Bethpage Camp Resort, Urbanna, VA

The trip from American Heritage RV Park in Williamsburg to Bethpage Camp Resort took only 50 minutes on Thursday late morning. Barbie went in the office and checked us in at 12:25pm. Bethpage is a Woodall’s 5 Star campground and in 2005-2006 Bethpage was recognized as the National Park of the Year by the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds. They have about 500 grass sites and 30 concrete supersites. Plus, their are about 400 permanent sites that have trailers or park models on them. All the sites have 50 amp service with water, sewer, cable and a great wifi system. Nearly all sites are shaded by rows of predominantly pine trees. Their is a marina since part of the park is on the  Rappahannock River along with a huge pool and water park. They have a large rally center and smaller activity building. They have “THEME” weekends from April through October nearly every weekend. This past weekend while we were there, it was OctoberFun Weekend. There were food and craft vendors lining the street in front of and inside the Activity Center Saturday and Sunday and a DJ played from 6-9pm Saturday. The campground was quite packed with weekend campers. The weather was great in the 70’s during the days and in the low 50’s at night. I don’t know if I have ever seen as many campfires in a campground as I saw Saturday evening. What an atmosphere and aroma! Friday we spent some time driving through, as the locals call it, “Rivah Country”. Barbie drives during these day excursions and she nearly freaked out Saturday driving over the Norris Bridge which crosses the Rappahannock River. You see the bridge was narrow, only 2 lanes with no shoulders, it had very low guardrails on the sides, plus it was tall and looooong. As a matter of fact, once we got over to a Walmart in Kilmarnock to pick up a few items, she asked me to drive the return trip. I thought she was joking at first, but no, she was quite serious. At one end of the resort they also have a miniature golf course and creamery that serves Hershey’s ice creams. Well, over the weekend, between the 3 of us, yes Kozmo too, we sampled banana pudding, Reese’s peanut butter chocolate, blueberry cheesecake and pumpkin flavored cups. DELICIOUS, enough said! This is a place we’ll return to down the road I’m sure. Below are some of the pictures taken during our stay.

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‘Til next time……

2 comments:

Karen and Al said...

I'm with Barbie...I don't like driving or riding over those narrow bridges either!

FULL-TIMERS...OCT. 17, 2009 said...

What a lovely and HUGE RV park! Oh how I feel for Barbie. That would have made me either pee my pants or freeze! Paul would have had to pry my hands off the steering wheel. Too scarey for me!