Snowbird RV Trails & Routes through Richmond, Virginia

11322 Air Park Rd.
Ashland , VA
Reserve (800) 562 7562
Info (804) 798-5298

(Last: 150 miles from Shawboro, NC)
(Next: 163 miles to Greensboro, MD)

$50.85/AAA, Pull-thru, Full hookups, 50/30 amp, Cable, WiFi

Less than one minute from Exit #89 on I-95 approximately eight miles north of Richmond and about a mile from I-64.

Today we wrapped up our trek up US-17 that has brought us from Charleston, South Carolina, through Myrtle Beach, up past the Outer Banks and Virginia Beach. A nice scenic route, 4-lane for the most part, and a nice departure from the tedium of I-95. In Virginia Beach and heading North you have a choice of taking US-13 and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge/Tunnel to continue along the Coast or turning Northwest onto I-64 up through Colonial Williamsburg to I-295 around Richmond to points North and West.

We would have preferred the Chesapeake Bay/bridge experience but being Memorial Day weekend and the official start of the Summer camping season for many, we couldn't locate a campground that wasn't booked for the weekend.

I-64 did give us some interesting travel time as well with it's own tunnel under a portion of the Bay. Long tunnels with 13'6" clearances are NOT Niki's favorite travel experiences. Not a problem though as our 5th Wheel is only 12'6". That's a whole 12" to spare.

We did have to make a "comfort" stop shortly after the tunnel and found an exit claiming to offer a "tourist information center". Now, those can sometimes be tricky. Some info centers offer huge parking areas, snack and picnic areas, comfort facilities and smiling helpful people. A beacon for weary travelers. The "other" tourist information centers may be a single building along a busy street with parking on a first-come basis. Well, with this one we found the busy street part but never did find the information center. We ended up just pulling off the street using 4 or 5 parking spaces to get the job done. Thankfully our semi-trustworthy GPS, "Thomasina" (Tom-Tom with a female voice), routed us back onto I-64 with no muss, fuss, or other police interaction. I don't know about your GPS but we have on occasion had Thomasina usher us to closed back gates leading to some interesting back-up challenges.

We arrived at the Richmond North KOA Campground in mid-afternoon. The trip took 3-1/2 hours and 149 miles. This campground is located 8 miles North of Richmond just off Exit 89 of I-95. The campground has approximately 200 campsites, three-quarters of which are pull-thrus, FHU, with 30/50amp, free wifi and cable. The roads and pads are gravel. Each has a picnic table and most have fire rings. The price is $45/night with the 10% Good Sam or AAA discount. Note: If just stopping for the night you might choose the Kosmos Campground which we reviewed last year. It's the same I-95, Exit 89 and $15/night less.

If you do make a stopover here at either campground, we highly recommend the Italian food at Guido's just down the road; on the other hand, stay clear of the China Star Chinese restaurant. We found nothing redeemable about the place, neither atmosphere, food or service!

Local Attractions: Scotchtown & Joseph Bryan Park Azalea Garden, Richmond VA
The Museum of the Confederacy

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