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Camp and Paddle the Middle Peninsula

Bethpage Camp Resort Urbanna Virginia
August 15, 2019

“Leave the roads. Take the trails.”

“A bad day camping is still better than a good day working.”

“Camping is the answer.”

“I don’t need therapy, I just need to go camping.”

You don’t have to look far for words of inspiration to go camping this season.

Now you also don’t have to look far for help mapping out where to go camping on the Middle Peninsula while also enjoying Virginia’s rural coastal water trails.

Read on below for waterfront campground highlights on the Middle Peninsula.


Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort at Gloucester Point

3149 Campground Road, Hayes,VA 23072 

Join your favorite bears Yogi, Boo Boo, and Cindy at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Gloucester Point.

Conveniently located just five miles from historic Yorktown and 20 miles from Colonial Williamsburg, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park is close to shopping, museums, historical sites, amusements parks, paddle locations and more.

On site find fishing, crabbing, kayaking and access to the Severn River and Chesapeake Bay, as well as planned activities and crafts, a playground, basketball and volleyball courts, and Yogi Bear’s Water Zone.

Amenities include partial hook-ups (water/electric), 30 or 50 AMP full hook-ups (water/electric/sewer), cottage rentals, newly renovated Comfort Stations and Suds Station (laundry facility), and fully stocked Ranger Station.

New Point Comfort Lighthouse


New Point RV Resort

New Point Lighthouse area, P.O. Box 39, New Point, VA 23125 

Located in Mathews County near the New Point Comfort Lighthouse, this Bay-front family campground offers 300 sites on 70 acres.

Tenters welcome.

Amenities include ice, propane, camp store, boat ramp, slips and dock, separate adult room, restrooms, showers, laundry and picnic tables.

Activities include planned weekend events, pool and bay swimming, boating, fishing, crabbing, water skiing, canoeing, horseshoes, baseball, nature trails, sailing, playground and air conditioned game room.

Stay here and easily visit the nearby New Point Comfort Lighthouse, Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown, Busch Gardens, Water Country and the historic Gloucester Village.


Rainbow Acres Campground

514 James Road, King and Queen Courthouse, VA 23085 

Quiet country camping year ’round on the beautiful Mattaponi River. That’s what you’ll find at the Rainbow Acres Campground.

In this tranquil country setting on a beautiful river enjoy fishing, swimming, boating, kayaking or just relaxing on the beach.

During the summer, crafts and games are scheduled for the family’s enjoyment as well.

Rainbow Acres Campground offers cabin rentals from April to October, a general camp store, laundry facility, recreation hall, monthly/seasonal sites, full hook-ups, RV supplies, propane, gasoline, dump stations (RV/Marine), clean restrooms/showers, picnic area, playground, fire rings, boat ramps and fishing piers.


Cross Rip Campground

Box 362, Deltaville, VA 23043 

In the boatbuilding capital of the Chesapeake Bay discover Cross Rip Campground, featuring 42 sites on 30 acres.

Amenities include dump station, ice, restrooms, showers, RV storage, picnic tables, fire rings and charcoal grills.

Cottage rentals available.

Activities include swimming, sailing, fishing, kayaking, crabbing, boating and horseshoes.

Tennis courts, boat ramps and slips, marinas and seafood restaurants located nearby.

Bethpage Camp Resort Urbanna Virginia Paddling


Bethpage Camp-Resort

679 Browns Lane, Urbanna, VA 23175

Stay and play by the Chesapeake Bay. That’s the motto at Bethpage Camp-Resort.

At Virginia’s highest rated waterfront RV resort, find an incredible water park, full hook up sites, modern cottages, waterfront indoor reception facility, pavilion, daily activities, theme weekends, live entertainment, playgrounds, marina, boat ramp, storage, charter boat, pools, sandy beach, water trampoline, COWTOPIA miniature golf, ice cream shop and more.

Pets welcome.

Photos by Sara Harris Photography.