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The site of one of the oldest continually farmed plantations anywhere in the country, Chippokes Plantation State Park is a historic and beautiful destination for a motorhome camping vacation. Located in Surry, Virginia, this 1,947-acre park sits on the banks of the James River.

Enjoy a glimpse of what life was like in the 17th century and make the most of the excellent hiking, fishing, and boating opportunities on offer. When you're ready to set up camp for the night, you can park your campervan rental in the Chippokes Plantation State Park Campground.

It's a scenic, shaded, and peaceful place to spend a few nights or more, so let's take a closer look at how to plan the perfect stay in this beautiful park.

Getting Outdoors

There are plenty of great outdoor recreational activities on offer in Chippokes Plantation State Park, but the first stop for any camper will probably be to check out the area's history. The park has been the site of a working farm since 1619, when it was established by English Captain William Powell. Powell decided to name the plantation after an Algonquian Chief, Choapoke, and it's been running ever since.

Start your visit by taking a wander through the plantation's formal gardens, marveling at the antebellum mansion, and soaking up the historic ambiance. The Chippokes Farm and Forestry Museum features exhibits and displays showcasing ancient equipment and farming techniques and offers an intriguing insight into this bygone era.

Once you've got a feel for the history of Chippokes Plantation, it's time to relax and explore your natural surroundings. For many campers, there's no better way to do this than to set out on one of the park's hiking trails. There's a 12-mile trail network to explore here, with 10 miles of those trails also open to bike and horseback riders.

The most popular trek is the one-mile College Run Trail, which offers a paved pathway from the visitors' center and along the James River to the historic area. The short James River Trail is also worth a stroll if you want scenic river vistas from a different vantage point.

Speaking of the river, it's another major drawcard that attracts visitors to Chippokes Plantation State Park. Keen anglers can try their luck at some freshwater fishing right from the river's banks or cast a line in College Run Creek. Canoeing and kayaking are also popular pastimes on both of these waterways, but there are no boat rentals available in the park, so you'll need to bring your own watercraft.

Camping at Chippokes Plantation State Park

If you want to camp in Chippokes Plantation State Park, search for a rental RV in Surry County and then reserve a site in the park's scenic campground.

The campground is open from March until early December and is spread around two loops. Loop A features 32 sites with electrical (20- and 30-amp) and water hookups. They can accommodate tents and pop-ups, with some sites capable of accommodating RVs of up to 30 feet long. Sites are leafy and offer decent privacy from your neighbors, but most sites are uneven.

Loop B features 19 sites with water and electrical (20-, 30-, and 50-amp) hookups. Designed to accommodate larger rigs up to 50 feet in length, these sites are more popular with guests camping in an RV. While not as well shaded as the sites in Loop A, Loop B's campsites are level and paved, and there are some pull-through sites for big rigs. One site in Loop B is also designed to be accessible for people with disabilities.

Other features include flushing toilets and showers, laundry facilities, and easy access to the park's swimming pool. Each campsite also gets its own fire ring.

Finally, campers looking for alternative accommodation options may want to consider staying in one of the park's four cabins or in historic Walnut Valley House.

Exploring the Area

When you've finished exploring Chippokes Plantation State Park and you're ready to get on the road again, you'll be pleased to find that there are plenty of other great attractions just a short drive away.

For example, just a few minutes south of the park lies Bacon's Castle. Built in 1665, it's the oldest house in Virginia and well worth checking out. To continue the history theme, you might want to head a little further southeast to Norfolk, where the Nauticus maritime museum and the Battleship Wisconsin are sure to entertain and excite.

Of course, if you steer your rental RV to the northwest, you can be in Richmond in a little over an hour. While you're there, make sure you explore Richmond's thriving craft beer scene. Art enthusiasts will want to check out the masterpieces on display at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Whether you're planning a relaxed family getaway, an action-packed adventure, or anything in between, you'll be able to find plenty of suitable destinations and activities within easy reach. Rent a camper near Chippokes Plantation State Park and start exploring.

RV Rentals in Chippokes Plantation State Park, VA

Chippokes Plantation State Park, VA is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Chippokes Plantation State Park. Outdoorsy's Chippokes Plantation State Park RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

Frequently Asked Questions


What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

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What's around Chippokes Plantation State Park, VA


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Popular Nearby Trails

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Chippokes Creek Equestrian Trail Surry, VA
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College Run Trail Surry, VA
Hog Island Wildlife Management Area Trails Surry, VA
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Jamestown Island Trail Colonial National Historical Park, VA
Virginia Capital Trail Charles City, VA
Greensprings Greenway Trails Williamsburg, VA
Morgarts Beach Bike Ride Smithfield, VA
Fort Boykin Historic Park Trail Smithfield, VA

Popular Nearby Campgrounds

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Williamsburg / Busch Gardens Area KOA York County, VA
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Cape Charles / Chesapeake Bay KOA Northampton County, VA
Camptown Campground Virginia

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Recommendations for Chippokes Plantation State Park, VA from Outdoorsy Owners


Surf's Up Restaurant

This is a must try! Very casual and family friendly. The food is fresh and well made. Don't leave without getting the sweet potato fries. Unbelievable with that dipping sauce! SO GOOD!

Mar 12, 2018
yorktown beach

Waters are gentle enough for kids and great for families. You can park and walk to the beach area very easily!

Mar 12, 2018
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort at Gloucester Point

Our kids beg to go here. There is so much to do and they ask us to do this for their birthdays in lieu of a party. Price seems kinda high, but so much to do that it's worth it!

Mar 12, 2018