As Tom and I travel between Ohio and South Carolina, we have stayed at Fort Chiswell RV Park three times. It is a good halfway point to stop for the night. I’m sure we will stay there when we go back to Ohio in November.
Fort Chiswell RV Park is a little different than many places we stay. It has three areas: a long term / seasonal area, a shorter stay area, and an overnight area. Because it is less than a mile off I 77, the overnight area fills up quickly and we have never seen an empty space in it by the time night falls. If there is space available, the overnight people might stay in the shorter stay area. When we stopped there in October, I had called early in the afternoon. I got the last available spot in the entire RV park! Tom and I arrived a few hours later, claimed our spot, and then watched the parade of RVs of all sizes lined up to pull into their spots. Those who came without reservations were turned away and had to find a spot elsewhere.
Fort Chiswell RV Park isn’t fancy and doesn’t have a lot of amenities. There is a small swimming pool and an old-fashioned playground. The draw is the access to I 77 and the 60 pull-through, full hook-up sites. No tent camping at Fort Chiswell. There is also a short trail that goes up a hill overlooking the RV park. Tom and I enjoyed walking up this trail and got a great view of the entire RV park below us.
Fort Chiswell is on the outskirts of the Wytheville metropolitan area. There is a big truck stop at the same exit, so you can fill up with diesel before hitting the road. The RV park has a farm along one side and we could hear the cows through the afternoon. Fort Chiswell is a Good Sam park.
The RV sites themselves are very level and fairly easy to get in and out of. The sites, especially the overnight sites, are very narrow, so it can feel a little claustrophobic at times. But it is a great place for an overnight stay and the rates are very reasonable for full hook-ups (including cable).
If you need a place to stay for a night on your way north or south, Fort Chiswell RV Park is a good place to stay. Just be sure you call ahead or they might be full!