Thousand Trails in Gloucester, VA

by Chip Marsden

Thousand Trails is the nation's largest network of RV sites and campgrounds. Thousand Trails has resorts all over the country, divided into Southwest, Southeast, Northwest and Northeast "zones." The Chesapeake Bay resort is in the Southeast zone, in Gloucester, Virginia on the Piankatank River. The resort's stunning location allows campers to experience all the beauty and recreational possibilities that the Chesapeake Bay area has to offer.

Accommdation Options

The Chesapeake Bay resort spans over 280 acres and has over 350 campsites with full hookup capabilities as well as 18 with power and water only. Additionally, campers can rent cabins. They include three "getaway" cabins for those with VIP membership, 16 "deluxe" cabins, two "premium" cabins, two "vacation" cabins, which each sleep eight, and two small "Thousand Trails" cabins, which sleep four comfortably.


Amenities at the resort are varied and tailored to a wide array of tastes and interests. The resort has canoes, fishing, a family pool, an adult pool and boat docks. For those who enjoy a good game, there is shuffleboard, basketball, mini-golf, horseshoes and a playground for kids. The resort also offers exercise classes for campers who want to keep in shape while on vacation. Practical amenities include a camp store and laundry facilities.

Nearby Attractions

The Resort is located 13 miles upriver from Chesapeake Bay but is also close to a number of other attractions. These include Virginia Beach, the amusement parks Busch Gardens, King's Dominion and Water Country USA, as well as the Williamsburg Winery and the Norfolk Botanical Gardens. History buffs will appreciate the easy access to Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown and Fredericksburg.

Thousand Trails

Thousand Trails provides a network of private RV resorts and campgrounds to its members in over 80 locations in 22 states and British Columbia, Canada. It sells yearly zone passes that allow for unlimited camping all year within a particular zone. The pass subscription covers all expenses for the first 30 days with a minimal charge for each day of camping thereafter.

About the Author

Based in Virginia, Chip Marsden has been a writer for more than eight years. He has covered film, politics and culture for regional newspapers and online publications. Marsden holds a B.A. in theater arts with a concentration in performance.