Several campgrounds in our area reported a big jump in reservations when Virginia went into Phase Three of re-opening this this week.
Jellystone Campgrounds in Virginia told News 3 the park in Gloucester is sold out this weekend. Many of those reservation came in just this week as families are looking to take some sort of vacation during a time when many fear traveling.
News 3 anchor Beverly Kidd talked with one of the managers at Jellystone Campground in Gloucester about this year's camping craze.
"I think that are we’re seeing a lot of people looking to stay in our cabins and cottages because they don’t have their own RVs and a lot of people interested in tent camping because that’s easy to get into.”
The manager said camping is a good option for social distancing, “Especially if you have your own RV. You have your own bathroom, kitchen, linens and people feel much more comfortable doing that than staying in a hotel or a timeshare because it's all their own things.”
There are restrictions on how many people can be in the pool at one time and campers have to sign up for activities in advance so that social distancing rules can be followed.
There are five Jellystone Campgrounds within driving distance of Hampton Roads, click here for more information on booking a future trip.