Vic drinking coffee in front of our camper

Campground Tour: Machicomoco State Park, Gloucester, Virginia

Machicomoco State Park in Gloucester, Virginia, opened in 2021. At 645 acres, the park is large — but the campground is small. There are pull-through and back-in RV sites — most large enough accommodate larger rigs.

The RV camping loop is open with few trees for shade, so plan accordingly. We were fortunate. Our site (18) had two large pine trees for shade. The tent-only sites were set back among the trees.

We found the most interesting thing about this campground was the bathhouse. It’s a new design with individual, private unisex stalls. No men’s or women’s bathrooms or showers. Each stall can be used by anybody, and most of them are handicap accessible. Watch the video to see what the bathhouse looks like.

Campground Tour

Campground Details

Number of sites: 22 sites on a single loop. Fourteen are RV sites. The rest are tent-only sites. Three Yurts are also available. 
Hookups: 30 and 50 amp electric and water at RV sites; a dump station is available.
Connectivity: Good.  On T-Mobile, we got two to three bars of 5G. 
Bathrooms: There is a single bathhouse with a new design. All of the toilets and showers are single stall and unisex.
Campground amenities: There‚Äôs a little gift shop with t-shirts and trinkets at the park entrance; firewood is available to purchase from the camp host. There is a laundry room, but we found it locked and used for storage. 
Reservations: Virginia State Parks take reservations 11 months in advance.
Campground rating: 4 out of 5