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Middle Peninsula camping: Thousand Trails popular with families, rec enthusiasts

Thousand Trails Chesapeake Bay Campground, Dutton, has been around for 30 years. Previously owned by KOA, Thousand Trails took over the 280-acre facility in 1984, making many major upgrades and adding  campsites.

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 an...

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