Middle Peninsula camping: Thousand Trails popular with families, rec enthusiasts
Nestled on the shores of the upper Piankatank River, Thousand Trails offers the perfect place for boating, fishing, swimming and family fun.
Campground manager Terry Durose has been overseeing the facility for 17 years, and said she is proud of what the facility has become for families and recreation enthusiasts.
What makes this campground unique, Durose said, is its value. “We offer very nice amenities combined with very large sites to accommodate the biggest rigs,” she said. “Nobody feels crowded here. You’re not sitting on top of each other.”
She said many of the visitors to Thousand Trails Chesapeake Bay are campers who like the variety of activities the facility regularly offers. “We really attract people who want to get out and do things,” Durose said.
Amenities at the campground include two large pools, which are the most popular attractions, she said. One is for adults only and the other is for families to enjoy.
The campground recently added a splash pad, renovated its miniature golf course and transformed its tennis courts for pickleball, a racquet sport which combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis.
There are also a basketball court, a shuffleboard area, horseshoes, a boat launch, fishing pier and sandy beach for swimming in the river.