Camping at Chickahominy Riverfront Park

Become a Camp Host
James City County Parks & Recreation is seeking after-hours caretakers for the Chickahominy Riverfront Park campground. Learn more about this volunteer opportunity.


  • Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends require a 3 night minimum campsite rental (Friday-Sunday).
  • Reservations can be made up to 12 months in advance and must be paid at the time of reservation
  • Within a 120 day period, camping is permitted up to a maximum 90 days
  • Camping fees include pool and boat ramp use for registered guests only
  • Reservations may be canceled with a minimum notice of 48 hours before 1 p.m. check-in time. Approved cancellations will be given either a full refund minus a 10% processing fee, or full payment credit that can be used for a future camping reservation for up to 1 year after the original reservation date.
  • Early departure must follow the cancellation.
  • Payment credits are valid for one year from the date issued. Payment credits will not be refunded.

Explanations of Sites According to Campground Map

Site Designation Type Unit Allowed Notes
Circles Basic Tents Only No Towable Trailers
Squares Electric Only Tents/Pop-Ups 20 AMP Outlet
Stars Water/Electric Tents/Pop-Ups/RV's 20, 30 AMP Outlet*
300 Stars Water/Electric Prime Tents/Pop-Ups 20, 30, 50 AMP Outlet
Triangles Full Hook-Up Tents/Pop-Ups/RV's 20, 30, 50 AMP Outlet
*50 AMP outlets available on a limited number of sites

Download the Campground Map (PDF)

Rules & Guidelines

  • Check in is 1 p.m. or later and check out is 11 a.m. or earlier
  • Quiet time is 10 p.m. to 8 a.m.
  • Unregistered guests must leave the camping area by 10 p.m.
  • The registered camper is responsible for the behavior of all visitors on their site
  • Public display of alcohol is prohibited
  • Camping rates are per site per night and are for up to 6 people with a maximum of 4 adults
  • Using unregistered sites for parking, camping or expansion of your registered site is not allowed and may incur additional rental fees
  • Utility trailers cannot be used for sleeping accommodations
  • No one 18 years or younger will be permitted to reserve, pay for or occupy a campsite
  • The person who is registered must occupy the campsite
  • All trash must be disposed of in a dumpster; on site trash pickup is not provided
  • Dumping raw sewage or gray water is prohibited
  • Cutting, damaging or removing trees and/or vegetation is prohibited
  • Open fires are permitted in designated areas, and must be completely extinguished before leaving the immediate area and must be tended to at all times
  • Only the registered guests can make a campfire on their campsite
  • Campfire rings are available on some campsites and should not be moved between sites
  • Camping is permitted only on designated campsites; RV dry camping is not allowed
  • No more than 2 vehicles per campsite; some sites can only accommodate one vehicle
  • Additional vehicles must be parked in the open area near Bath House #1; additional vehicles cannot block roadways or impede the flow of traffic
  • No more than 2 camping units per site are allowed; acceptable combinations include 2 tents; 1 tent and 1 trailer; 1 tent and 1 pop-up; not all sites can accommodate 2 units
  • Golf cart operators must possess a valid driver’s license
  • All-terrain vehicles and dirt bikes are prohibited in the park
  • The basic/primitive area is for tents only, towable trailers are not allowed on site
  • No user shall infringe or interfere upon another’s right of use or enjoyment of the park