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Camping in Williamsburg,Va

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One of the things I most looked forward to when we started our camping journey was being able to not only camp for vacations, but also, using the camper for mini trips or even staycations. Having our little home on wheels with us is both convenient, cost effective and fun.

Anvil Campground is a great place to stay when visiting Williamsburg, Va

Though we live across the James River and can take the ferry over to Williamsburg, Va we decided to rent a spot at Anvil Campground for our weekend trip there. We had a full day planned at Busch Garden’s early for the Dr. Guy Harvey meet and greet and then were going to see a concert there around 7:30, followed by fireworks at 9:30.

For the first part of our day we had the camper in the Busch Garden’s parking lot (there is an option for this in the England lot). It rained during the day and let me tell you having the camper near was essential to making things easy for our visit. Everything I needed from a change of clothes to the umbrellas were right there.

Dr. Guy Harvey meet and greet
at Busch Garden’s Williamsburg

We left the park between the meet and the concert to take the RV to our designated spot at Anvil. It was great and go take a shower, get on some dry clothes and have a place to relax in the ac for a snack without having to take the ferry back to our house. This is a huge perk considering Virginia’s hot summers! Having the Lilly Pad with us allowed us to be comfortable when we returned to the park for the concert.

Anvil Campground is tucked away in the trees off Mooretown Rd , but it is still close enough to all that Colonial Williamsburg has to offer

The Anvil campground is a quick 12-15 minutes drive from Busch Gardens and is tucked away in the trees off Mooretown Rd, but still close enough to drive to plenty of restaurants and all that Williamsburg has to offer. I could see this being a perfect base hub for a trip to Colonial Williamsburg for someone that has never been. Anvil Campground has a nice layout with full hookups available and gravel spots. There are many amenities like a playground for children, children’s activities, a pool, game room,
general store and grilling areas.

We were impressed with how friendly everyone we met at Anvil was and how helpful the staff were. From checking in, getting something we forgot at the general store and then checking out the staff of Anvil were awesome. The general store on property has a wide variety of essential items for camping to purchase including items to make s’mores, cooking items, games and also, a good selection of RV hook up items. Definitely check them before you go out. It was nice not to have to leave to go get ice or small things we wanted during our stay we didn’t bring. Their prices were also, reasonable.

Going camping doesn’t just mean going out for a week at a time in the woods it can also, mean short staycations and the option of having the familiarity of home close by. I can’t tell you how convenient having the Lilly Pad was for this busy weekend! The cost of renting a spot to camp even with full hookups is a fraction of the price of hotels and all my own personal comforts are included. The option to bring and cook your own food camping can also, be a money saver especially for a larger family.

For me it’s great to be able to pack the RV with our essentials and not have to lug them in/out. I’m able to use my favorite shampoo instead of the hotel/travel sized options, feel like everything I’m using is clean and it’s such a wonderful feeling to sleep in our own bed after a long day. I would definitely recommend camping and using the Anvil Campground to others visiting the Williamsburg area.

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