Picture Lake Campground

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7818 Boydton Plank Rd
Dinwiddie, VA 23803
(804) 861-0174
Location: 37.16432, -77.51302

Family owned and operated. We offer a great camping experience for the whole family. Surrounded by Civil War History. Also convenient to the Virginia Skydiving Center. We look forward to meeting you.
Open All Year
Last Year's Rate
Card(s) Accepted
debit cards   discover   visa   mastercard


Type (Campground)
Dump Station
Mobile Sewer Service


Folding Tent Campers Allowed
Pets Welcome
Pet Restrictions
Pet Restriction on Breed
Tent Camping Allowed


Total Spaces (200)
Spaces Available (162)
Width (35)
Paved Sites (10)
Max Length (60)
Gravel Sites (152)
30 Amp
50 Amp
Seasonal Sites
Shaded (Some)
Big Rig Sites
Full Hookups (80)
Water (82)
Electric (82)
Max Amps (50)
Pull-thrus (144)
Pull-thru Size (35 x 60)
Back-ins (32 x 50)
Room for Slideouts (Yes)
Site Length (60)
Fire Rings
Table at Site
Tent-Only Sites (16)


Cabin/Cottage Rentals (12)


Overflow Area
Covered Area w/Picnic Table


WiFi at Overnite Sites
WiFi at Park
WiFi at Park Supports Mobile Devices
4 Devices supported per Overnite Site
162 Sites with WiFi

Other Amenities & Services

Road Condition (Good)
Road Type (Paved/Gravel)
Restroom and Showers
RV Supplies
Metered LP Gas
Snack Bar
Escort to Site
Self-Service RV Wash
Fishing Supplies
Near NASCAR® Track (30 mi to Richmond Raceway)
Onsite Rentals (12)

Recreational Facilities

Swimming Pool
Boat Rental
Body Of Water (Picture Lake)
Outdoor Games
Rec Open to the Public

Recreation Nearby (within 10 miles)



Military Discount

On-Site Rentals

Customer Reviews

Picture Lake Campground
Avg Rating 1.62out of 5 stars 1.5 out of 5 stars  (8) Reviews
1.5 out of 5 stars   Avg Facility Rating
interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance...
2.5 out of 5 stars   Avg Restroom Rating
cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
2 out of 5 stars   Avg Appeal Rating
the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.


Reviews: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: October, 2019
1 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
We stayed here for several nights in order to tour the Civil War sties in the area.Upon arrival, a rather bored young woman led us to our site. We had reserved a pull through site which it was. The blacktop pad was uneven with about a 10 degree pitch to it. Stepping off of it was difficult as there was a fairly steep drop off onto uneven and somewhat rocky soil. As the wife is partially disabled, this caused problems for her getting to and from our truck. Most of the park is inhabited by permanent or semi-permanent residents. Most of these sites were disheveled in appearance with a lot of debris littering the sites. This left us with an uneasy feeling while on site. One morning we went to the office to get some ice and to find out where to dump our trash. (Unlike everywhere else we have stayed there was no "welcoming literature'" provided with such information.) The woman was clearly annoyed that we were there and was very brusque. We would not recommend this park.
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Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: July, 2019
1 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
2 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
2 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
Made a reservation on line last February or March for a stay on July 6, 2019 and received confirmation for one night at $37.80, including the Good Sam member discount. Upon arrival was charged $42.00 and told that the Good Sam Discount "was not honored during Holiday Weekends". This is a disgusting bait and switch business practice and is inconsistent with the Good Sam policies for members. Not to mention potential false advertising claims that could be pursued against the park as well as Good Sam Club. Good Sam organization will be notified and should do something about the parks fraudulent conduct.
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Tim M

Reviews: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: June, 2018
1 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
3 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
The employees here are not the friendliest people by any means. Checked in and received a copy of the park map with the campsite number highlighted. So much for the "Escort to Site" amenity. Found my site which was a narrow long strip of blacktop wide enough for the motorhome. Awning area and patio mat were in dirt. No cable. Here are the issues. A lot of campsites are monthly or annual. Almost all. Most look ok and some look terrible. Junk with overgrown weeds and stuff all over the place. People coming and going all night. Definitely not a campsite you could relax at. In fact, one of the locals at a very nice dinner spot after we told her where we are staying call the campground the "place where all the gypsy's are". Her word not mine but definitely accurate after thinking about it and staying here. WIFI is a joke. They have 3 websites available. Guest 5g, Guest 2g, and Guest. Of course the only one the password works with is the Guest one and it rarely has signal and when it does it is slow slow you're better off using your phone. I called the office to inquire about the password for the 5g or 2g and the explanation is that they are only used for the office and not guests. I explained that the internet is not working or is very slow. Her response was "well what do you expect? We have over 200 sites with people using up to 4 devices at each site which makes it slow". Again, great customer service. Oh and BTW this was the Manager !!! Pool is beautiful set alongside the lake for a great view. The problem? They are only open till 7pm so you need to hurry back after touring some Civil War Sites in 90 degree heat to have any hopes of using the pool. Also, the campground sells day passes to all the locals who bring in the coolers, lunches, toys and tons of kids. Hard to find spots to even sit at during the day. They all seem to scatter around 6pm leaving only an hour to use the pool in peace and quiet. Won't be back here again, ever.
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Reviews: 5
Helpful Reviews: 4
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: August, 2017
2 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
2 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
2 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
Sorry. Old, not well maintained. Way too many permanent campers, with additions. Supposed to have 200+ campsites but maybe only 30 available. Only one bath house in the middle of the park, not very convenient and no parking, but it was clean. Low rating for only have one bath house for this many residents. Pool was nice, lake was nice.
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Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: June, 2017
2 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
3 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
2 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
I agree with the other two reviews found on this site. We are the only class A motorhome in the park and like the other writer, we are parked on dirt with roots and a terrible slant to the site. My view out my front window includes Clorox bottles and two tow behind trailers with the junkiest yards you could imagine. trash everywhere. This is not a campground. It is a trailer park with full-time residents. The staff who we met here have been very nice and this park has potential but it has a long ways to go
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Reviews: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: October, 2016
1 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
3 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
This is not a campground, it's a trailer park. The vast majority of the campers there are permanent WITH PEOPLE LIVING IN THEM. We didn't have any issues with any of the folks, but that's not what I want to see when I stay at a CAMPground. Plus, the sites are terrible. Yes, they are full hookup, but I was parked over tree roots which we kept tripping over all weekend. VERY unhappy.
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Reviews: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: September, 2016
1 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
Do NOT believe the ratings or photos on this campground. It was a huge disappointment. Although there were several newly paved pull thru sites, they were nowhere near level and even with blocks under our jacks we were severely tilted. Whoever paved the sites did not know what they were doing. The staff we met at check in was nice enough but the only information we received was a copy of our receipt - no maps, no park rules, no indication where dumpsters, bathrooms or dog areas might be located. We were directed to our site by walking outside and being told to park next to 'that boat', which, by the way, had not been moved in years!! Most of the sites were occupied by permanent residents that cared very little about the condition of their sites - there was a garbage bag lying next to our site when we arrived and still there when we left. And, as luck would have it, when we arrived there was no water! It was finally repaired but it took several hours. My husband and I would not ever return to this campground unless we were absolutely desperate for someplace to stay for only one night.
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RV Guest_20607671

Reviews: 16
Helpful Reviews: 15
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: August, 2016
4 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
A few asphalt, long level pull through transient sites. Ok WIFI, lots of over the air TV. Inviting pool. Fishing lake, where our dog had a good swim. Convenient to I85 and US460. Immaculate bathrooms. Lots of workers and military, fairly well kept. We would stay again.
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