We visited this campground just after it opened for the season so it was very quiet during our visit. We very much enjoyed the heavily wooded sites and well maintained common areas, however, the company needs to invest in infrastructure repair or they're going to have a lot of unhappy customers once it gets busy this summer.

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The Basics:

Overall Rating: 3.9/5

Price per night / Discounts: $0 / We have a zone pass through Thousand Trails, so this stay was free for us.

Campground website: Thousand Trails Lynchburg

Our Site #: 47 FHU (30 amp only)

Privacy Rating (how spacious and private do the sites feel):

4.25/5: Thousand Trails Lynchburg offered some of the most private sites we've found in a commercial campground. We were in loop C which was very heavily wooded, and luckily, the place was nowhere near full when we visited. Other than on the weekend, we basically felt like we had the park to ourselves. But even if you're there during high season, the sites offer enough space and there are enough trees that you won't feel like you're on top of your neighbors.

Location Rating (accessibility to points of interest or to major highways):

3.25/5: The campground is located in Gladys, Virginia which is just south of Lynchburg. It would typically take us 20-30 minutes to get to various destinations in Lynchburg, depending on where we were going. As for access to the highway, it wasn't particularly out of the way, and the roads are in great condition, so it was a decent place to stop while driving from West Virginia toward Northern Virginia,

Site Quality and Big Rig Accessibility Rating (utilities and accessibility of campground hook ups):

3/5: Site quality here is very mixed. Our site was large, relatively level, and the utilities were well placed (Note: they only offer 30 amp service). However, many other sites were heavily sloped and/or much smaller. More problematic was the fact that numerous sites had electric boxes that were covered with plastic - indicating that they were out of order. We also noticed there was a lot of trash left in our grill. It seems like the folks who work there work hard to maintain the large common areas, but the campsites themselves are often neglected. I would have thought that whatever electrical issues they were having would have been addressed in the offseason, but alas, they were not. Hopefully they'll get their act together before it really gets busy in a few weeks.

Technology and Customer Service Rating (online resources, reservations, and staff):

5/5: Like all Thousand Trails campgrounds, this one offers the ability to book your reservations online. All the staff members we interacted with were friendly and helpful.

Internet Availability Rating (Verizon coverage or campground wifi):

3.75/5: Verizon service could have been a bit better, but it was workable. If they had wifi, we didn't even try it.


All in all, we enjoyed our time at this campground. We love heavily wooded sites because of the privacy it provides, and because we were visiting at the very beginning of the season, the place was fairly empty. I imagine it gets much busier as the summer goes on, and if they don't work to fix the many broken electrical boxes at various sites, people may have a harder time getting a workable site. If you are able to score a good site though, the campground is lovely. There are a lot of nice walking trails and the common areas are well maintained. The campground is located in a quiet town just south of Lynchburg. It definitely took a bit of time to get into town, but the back country roads are very pretty and Lynchburg has everything you could possibly need.

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  1. We spent Labor Day weekend 2020 at Thousand Trails Lynchburg Va.Just glad it was free.There were as many unusable sites as there was usuable.Roads were washed out really bad and there were several sites that were also.The site that we chose was just okay at best.It was narrow and unlevel.The fire pit was on the low side and probably hadn’t been cleaned out this year.All of the really nice sites were permanent.Sites were unmarked so without a map you wouldn’t know where you were set up.When we arrived had to use a CB radio to have someone come check us in.We were given a map and told to go find us a site.Went to C loop and couldn’t find a descent site to setup our travel trailer.Came to A loop to find the site that we setup in.Had to back in blindside across a 6 to 8 inch washout.Ask about propane and was told to go to the guard shack tell whoever is there what we needed and they would have one of three people meet us at the fill station then go back to the guard shack to pay for what we got.Ask for fire wood twice and didn’t get it either time.As we were breaking camp one of the attendants came by and asked if we needed the firepit cleaned out.We were polite and said no thank you and they cleaned it out anyway FYI not a good camping experience.

    • Hi!

      Thanks for the update on this campground. I had to read through my old review to remember the deal with this place, but it’s interesting to see that the same issues that existed in 2017 have only gotten worse in 2020. We had an OK experience with TT, overall, but were not anxious to extend our membership. There are just too many stories like yours about people having all kinds of issues with poorly maintained sites and campgrounds. It’s unfortunate.. If they invested in their properties, they could be really great. Anyway, thank you for sharing your thoughts here as I’m sure it will be helpful for others who find this review. Safe travels!


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