Campsite Review: Goose Point Campground is located northwest of Martinsville Virginia. The campground is operated by the Army Corps of Engineers on the west side of Philpott Lake. The nearest city big enough to have the most services is Roanoak, Virginia. Salthouse Branch Campground has easy access and a boat launch on Philpott Lake. There are 53 water and electric hookup RV campsites at the campground.
Goose Point is a very nice campground. In the RV section, the sights are somewhat tight and close together.
Website: Goose Point Campground
Online Reservations: recreation. gov
Reservations: 877-444-6777. Reservations are highly recommended and probably mandatory for weekends.
Phone Number: 276-629-1847 Ranger Station
Address: 4780 Goose Point Road, Bassett VA 24055
From U.S. Highway 202 turn west on Virginia Highway 57 Then turn right on Virginia Route 822 (Goose Point Road) five miles to the campground.
Link to Google Map for the area: Goose Point Campground
Season: April 1 – December 30 Campground may be open but reservations are not available after December 30. Call for off-season information.
Dates stayed: We visited on August 12, 2021, but did not stay at Goose Point.
Comfort: The temperatures were between 70 and 95 in August. Very hot and muggy with afternoon thunderstorms.
Our site: We visited on August 12, 2021, but did not stay at Goose Point.
Check-out time 3 pm, arrivals 4 pm.
Price: $14.00 per night. Here is a link to the article I wrote on how I get such a low price. FoxRVTravel-Snippet: America The Beautiful Pass
Hook-ups: Electric and water hookups
Dump station: Yes
Potable Water: Yes
Water to fill your RV storage tank: Yes
Cell service: AT&T good signal – Verizon good signal
Campsite Review: Goose Point Campground insider info:
Goose Point Campground is divided into three areas. The first loop is with electric water hookups and for RVs. The second loop is without electricity and the third loop is with electricity at the end of the peninsula. Most sites at Goose Point Campground were occupied and the actual site size was hard to determine.
We only drove through the third loop bypassing the first two. On the way to the third loop, there is a sign noting the boat ramp.
Caution the sites in the third loop are labeled to be long enough for large RVs but the site length is equal to the RV size and we observed that the parking areas for RVs were smaller than indicated. This is an example of very poor measuring and results in compounding problems.
Another example of incorrect measuring is that sites were measured including areas that were curved not just the straight sections. Sites 2, 22, 25, and 27 are examples of this error. Site number 25 even shares a driveway with 24. When 25 is occupied 24 will be very hard to enter in a large RV.
Because most sites were occupied during our visit we couldn’t measure but observed that site # 1 advertised to be for a 46 foot RV might hold our 40 foot RV if we overhang the end of the site with the tail of our RV. We evaluated sites 16 and 17 to be adequate. Site number 17 was a little small but manageable. Sites 13 & 15-21 were probably big enough for us.
Sites 6-11 are probably big enough for us. Avoid site #6 due to the boat ramp parking. Sites 19 & 20 might the problem with the sites on the inside are due to how close these sites are to each other even if they appear long enough.
Because of the site size, lack of separate parking, and narrow roads trucks and boat trailers block large RVs from maneuvering on in some of the areas in the campground.
Caution all the sites were advertised to be 50-amp electric service but are not standard 50-amp service instead there is a 50 amp single circuit breaker meaning that you only get one 50 amp hot leg rather than two 50 amp hot legs. Thus the 50 amp service at this park is one-half the standard 50 amp service.
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