Our third visit here, and just now writing a review. We had the most relaxing, enjoyable times during our stays here.
This is not an area action-packed with things to do, but you are near town. If you want quiet, and a lovely but laid-back park feel, this could be it.
Bath houses, usually clean. No big complaints. Roomy & bright, individual locking mini rooms. Camp security regularly roves, but you're pretty much left alone, unless you want something.
We did want something. Peace & quiet. We got it. We parked RIGHT beside the lake, and had lovely walks in the woods every day. Any campers we encounters were pleasant, as is the staff. We did see a bobcat one evening as we were leaving for town. Just a quick qlimpse at the park exit.
There is a small camp store, and no wifi. We didn't mind. We drove to Charlottesville a couple of times, and to a nearby town for some exploration. There are a dew old hold mines nearby in Mineral, and we found some farmers in the creek nearby.
A couple of local restaurants in town (Louisa) were very good. One, a bbq joint that we liked forward to returning to. My husband also got a good haircut in town, and if you need a Walmart - they just built one about an exit or so down the road, off the main highway.
There are quite a few twists & turns to get here, as its comfortably distanced from the main roads, but the markings are excellent.
I will be back. Not for any excitement, really. Just a good solid camp experience, in a nice place. I left feeling so relaxed. Don't look for fancy, but clean, good value & nice people in a place surrounded by nature - that's here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Old Virginia, Small Country Campground is your gateway to the rich history of the Commonwealth of Virginia. While camping at this family-oriented RV & tent campground you'll be close to local vineyards and flea markets, fascinating historic attractions and towns, golf courses, and much more while camping in modern, full-service park near Louisa. Small Country Campground is family-owned and operated where family values are important. You'll find activities for young and old, spacious campsites and cabins, and friendly hosts. Stay for a weekend, month, or longer.Small Country Campground in Central Virginia offers fun and relaxation, recreation and entertainment with its own 25-acre Lake Ruth Ann, featuring excellent fishing, boating, bouncing, and swimming. NEW are the giant water trampoline AND a giant bouncing pillow. Or sunbathe on the sun-drenched beach, go fishing at Poplar Island or Aspen Point, or cruise the water in a sailboat, raft, or paddle boat! Fish for bass, crappie, bream, or catfish. There are boat rentals available and a free boat ramp. Bring your own boat (no gasoline engines please). The sandy beach on Lake Ruth Ann is roped off for safety at five feet. The NEW giant bouncing pillow is a big hit with kids and adults alike. Guests can also enjoy hours of sun at the edge of the beautiful swimming pool. Bask on the deck or watch the kids splash and play while you relax in the shade of your own umbrella! Camping here is all about the outdoors! ... more less