Date of Stay: May, 2017
Busy on the weekends, but with so many camping loops there is always something available for a couple of nights. The loops are diverse with some open and sunny while others covered in lots of trees. Generally quiet at night except on the weekends as quiet hours are not enforced, nor did I see law enforcement...not even once. Mini-golf is very far (at main entrance) from the camping loops except loop A. Small basketball court that floods when it rains. Lots of garbage and syringes down by the lake from the campground. Need more park ranger patrols as people come in at night and loiter around. Site 71 is aligned East to West with nose of vehicle pointing East and is up against the forest on one side while the other side is separated by 20 to 30feet of grass from another camp site. Some hiking trails but watch for ticks. Nice paved biking trail, but many loops work too. C and D loops are close to a playground. Verizon signal was 4g 2bars and times 3bars depending what loop I was in.
Date of Stay: May, 2017
$9 out-of-state per vehicle entrance fee, which totaled us $18 for the RV and our other vehicle. Electric was $30. I would not stay here again for just one night. In the past they let the vehicle entrance fee slide. Not this time. Everything else is what expected of a state park. Bathrooms clean and sites generally level. Very small playground with some tiny wooden swings; that's it.
Date of Stay: May, 2017
Very large sites with water & electric. Some with sewer. All with fire pits. Large grassy areas between sites. Many by the water and all have view of lake. Good amount of trees for some shade. Some more shadier, others more open. Most sites level. Some on hill, other down hill by lake. Tent allowed on RV sites. No wifi, but good Verizon 4g data at 2 to 4 bars depending on area of park. Very friendly and helpful camphosts. Very organized and maintained park. Roads paved and large. Quiet at night. Rates 13 tent, 18 RV non-electric, 25 RV water/electric, 27 RV water/electric on the water. 21 day stay. Reservations or call/drive in to see what's available. Weekends busy. Beautiful lake with smoky mtns in the background. Lots of fishing, bird watching, kayaking, boats. A few trails up on hill above campground. Stores very nearby. Roads curvy outside campground.
Date of Stay: May, 2017
Felt unsafe at night as random cars would show up at night and take off early in the morning before staff made their rounds. Absolutely no night time security or checks. West Asheville does have a growing crime problem. Site was small with no room for another vehicle. Firepits are made from gathered rocks which is ok, but seemed a little cheap for a koa. Sites did have fallen twigs on them...needed to be raked. Campground is in the process of renovations per mgt. Bathrooms were very nice and clean. The hilly trail around a part of the campground seemed maintained. Tiny pond was nice for the kids with a ton of bullfrogs at night. Park was small and just OK for young kids, but somewhat out of the way from the sites. There is hwy traffic but it was white noise for me. There is a large truck stop behind the back in sites, but again- white noise for me. I slept well with the drone of distant idling engines, as the truck stop is way down a 100 ft dangerous hill as the sites are on the hill. Owners seemed nice enough at the office. Person cleaning bathrooms was very warm and accommodating. It's a humble no frills, work in progress koa. I'd stay again, but they really need to work on their night time security. Put a fence up behind the back in sites. Get some real firepits, and maybe another better placed playground. Wifi was intermittent. Verizon hotspot compensated for the wifi issues. I feel this place has potential and they appear to be trying to improve the campground.
Date of Stay: April, 2017
Very friendly owners that go out their way to answer all your questions. Great fishing pond with lots of fish. Free fishing gear and other things at the front office. Very clean and kept up bathhouse. Internet at site 17 along the pond was fast at around 10Mbs. Sites are a little cramped but still can setup a tent by the RV. Lots of cave tourists. Stores 5 to 10mins in Cave City and Walmart is a little further SE of Cave City. The caves are about 5 to 10mins West of the campground. The roads to the campground and caves are curvy and somewhat dangerous; so drive slow and safely. Singing Hills RV park also has a Propane filling tank. Compared to other nearby campgrounds you can't beat the price.
Date of Stay: August, 2016
Campground is between Rapid City and Sturgis. We stayed at a cabin for a few nights then a tent site for over a week. Rates are unbeatable: $50 a night for an air-conditioned, medium sized cabin with two Queen sized beds, which includes a fridge/freezer. The $10 per night tent sites (that's right: 10 bucks a night), include electric, lots of space and a covered picnic table. There are several buildings with bathrooms and showers, somewhat outdated looking but fully functional. Owners are extremely friendly and will go out of their way to help you out if you are in a bind. They are laid back and leave you alone. Nice little restaurant/bar on campground premise with good food and good people. No noise from the bar/restaurant as it is someways away from the campground. Downside: somewhat close to I-90, but at night the hwy is pretty quiet. Friendly residents, friendly owners: nice little place in an otherwise barren and inhospitable land. Also free wifi (no password) rocked in the tent site area.
Date of Stay: August, 2016
40 per night for "lakeside" uneven and bumpy dirt/grass area. It's more expensive in Yellowstone, thus an ok deal. Didn't like long screws laying along basketball court where people drive their cars very nearby. Also the marina area needs to be cleaned up some. Stuff laying around. No soap in the public restroom. Only one roll of toilet paper. The other dispenser was left empty. They charge 1 dollar extra for purchase less than 10 dollars if use credit card. Products in store are expensive. People seemed nice. Lots of people from other countries frequent this campground, which was refreshing, and fun to talk with them. It's beautiful here, though they could use less lights at night. Ruins stargazing, to some degree.
Date of Stay: April, 2016
Everything is clean and well maintained. Sites are pretty close together, but large motorhomes will have no issues as most of the sites are pull-throughs. The campground hosts patrol the grounds continuously. There is a handful of permanent residents that make the campground their personal home, therefore, any loud noises and boisterous camping activities will be frowned upon and watched closely. There is an adjacent highway with some noise, during the day. Loud noise can be heard at night from a lumber factory. The manager can be very forthright in his ideas about toilets and bathrooms being not cleaned in that he will make accusations if he thinks your children dirtied the bathroom. The campground does have a religious theme. I've stayed here before and didn't mind it but this time the manager made accusatory comments about my children trashing the bathroom. Also they don't want people feeding the geese, despite no signs stating otherwise; however, it is OK to feed the ducks, as far as we could tell. I would not stay here again because of the way I was treated by the manager and some of his seasonal workers. Other than that if you can keep quiet and mind your own business, then staying a night or two can be an OK experience.
Date of Stay: November, 2015
One of the campstore staff members needs a lesson in customer service or needs to get a non-public job. Campground loops are all on a hill that sits a couple hundred feet above a large man-made lake. Woods are rugged with lots of briars, vines and poison ivy. Not many pines or hemlocks. Just typical hardwood forest. Well marked diverse trails. Huge beach. Large dog park. A lot of little private nooks. Deer everywhere. Ticks, too. 'A' loop is open at first but narrows into the trees. 'C' loop is in the trees but stays open year round by a bathroom/shower house that is open year round. 'E' loop is nice and open. 'F' and 'G' loops are very open and large. Most loops close by the end of November or early December except for 'C' loop. This park is huge with miles and miles of trails. I can hear the hwy off in a distance, but the sound is a very low din...barely hear it. No monthly discounts, at least when I asked.
Date of Stay: August, 2015
Tough campground to rate. At times if felt cliquish. Most of the campers know each other and it felt to me that you really have to stay a couple or so months or perhaps seasons to fit in. The lady at the office while very friendly seemed somewhat passive aggressive about many things. On one hand she wasn't sure we could stay past 2 wks using the PA rate as there was a chance we would be forced to move when the time came for other campers, but when the time came, almost no one would show up because of alleged cancellations, thus we were allowed to stay past 2wks at a PA rate. I wish she was a little more upfront with her rates policy as their website says nothing about how long one can stay using the PA rate. Even so, we were allowed to stay nearly a month at the PA rate. She mentioned in passing other campgrounds we could try when I went up to the office to pay for another week. Perhaps a passive aggressive way of hinting to us to move on. Even so she allowed us to pay late many times, without a word or care, which seemed odd, but it's their laid back kind of way. The recreational center was free with a ton of toys. They have a nice lounge with all kinds of movies and books. Nice store. Wifi is good at the Rec room and ok in the first 5 or so spots by an open field. They have over 3 miles of nature trails and almost no light pollution making wonderful star gazing. One can hear all kinds of animal sounds at night. It's a very quiet campground, even on the weekends. Not many kids but some of which are seasonal or rent by the month. Our kids enjoyed playing with 3 girls that rent by the month, and were not happy to leave them. Overall the place is laid back, but felt a little cliquish to me. Like a unique community. I liked it, I didn't like it at times. It was weird and unique all at the same time. I would visit again, even if I'm not sure they would want me to visit again. But I think they would.
Date of Stay: August, 2015
A very nice and large open campground with motorhomes backed up against a treeline that provides lots of shade through much of the day. A select few sites with full-hookups are situated in a more open area with much less shade, but more privacy and closer to the pond. The sites are at times a little cramped but not too bad. Our site was Water/Electric, and very close to the clean bathrooms and showers. The bathroom is interesting in that the ceiling is open throughout the building with tall walls that divide the womens/mens area; however, it is easy to hear what's going on in the other bathrooms or showers. The saltwater Pool is situated in an open area with lots of sun. They do have umbrellas for shade and a nearby tree. Playground is large with many homemade contraptions for the kids. Rec room is in a garage, which does require a fee to play billiards and few other arcade games. I think the ping-pong is free. Huge bass pond with some very large bass (4lb+), though most were around a 12" or so. Nature trail along the edge of forest line that goes down to a large gorge, which then branches into many gorges. Owners are very friendly and made us Amish friendship bread. The area is situated between two large finger lakes, of which are lined with all kinds of places to visit. The area gets an inordinate amount of sunshine compared to the rest of the state, given its unique mediterranean like micro-climate. The place has a gentle, warm, sunny, nice feel to it. Everyone seemed very friendly too.
Date of Stay: July, 2015
Stayed in a walk-in RV campsite for a week or so before July 4th weekend and through July 4th weekend and a few days later. First impressions of a campground start at the office personnel. The staff at Pymatuning State Park, OH side were extremely friendly and accommodating. No matter what time of day, even amidst other customers yelling at them, they were very friendly and patient. Not only were the staff friendly but so were the seasonals. Just about all of them would make small talk or say hi when walking by. The campground is huge with a ton of families. Lots of children, which my children enjoyed. Most of the kids seemed to get along just fine no matter where they were from; be it Cleveland or rural areas. The bathrooms were a little beat up structurally, but clean, with lots of hot and high water pressure. There are many places to find drinkable water to include filling the RV's fresh water tank. Many accessible dump stations. A ton of playgrounds. The beach was a little small but it didn't matter with the kids. Lots of fishing from the lakeshore. 4th of July weekend was a blast with fireworks being launched along lakeshore. They even had an outdoor movie theater playing Disney type movies. Lots of happy energy that weekend. Every weekend had many families with children. Even mid-week was full of families with children. Wifi was rocking from the camp office if the RV wasn't more than 3 or 4 rows down toward the lake, else you need some kind of range booster to pick-up the wifi. We really enjoyed the vibe of the campground and general area. Just an easy going laid back feel. It's the kind of campground that you want to return to. The only negative I observed was the park ranger/police guy. He seemed to be looking to harass people, but other than that it's a near 10.
Date of Stay: July, 2015
Huge multi-loop park. The first loop is a large open area dotted with small maple trees overlooking the countryside. The other loops are down a hill in open areas surrounded by trees...no views of the countryside, but very open within the loop. There are other nooks where one could park an RV or tent. Lots of interconnected dirt roads and a few nature trails some of which border the Beaver Meadow Audubon Center- a several hundred acre nature preserve free to the public. Trees, ferns and other flora were exceptionally large and lush. Lots of wild animals. The night sky is amazing. Bathrooms were functional. Cosmetically they looked old, but the showers and toilets worked fine. Water tasted odd, but could be due to minerals. The people at the office were friendly. The maintenance guy was very friendly and full of interesting stories. Pool was clean and in a nice open sunny area. The lake is a large pond and fishing was so-so; lots of carp. PA rate was honored everyday of week except Friday and Saturday. People at the office were chill and left you alone, even if you didn't show up for hours to pay for the next day. I wouldn't just re-visit this park but would love to live there. The seasonals were friendly and participated in weekend activities, eg. Christmas in July.
Date of Stay: June, 2015
Trailer park feel to the place with mostly permanent and seasonals. Golf carts literally everywhere on the weekends. Full hook-up sites are small, pine tree covered and mixed in with the permanent residents, even though a lot of them seemed empty. Roads are somewhat difficult to squeeze a large rig between the pines. No WIFI throughout the park but only a pay-as-go wifi hotspot at the store/office that has a limit of 720mb of data, then your service is slowed to 56k speed. Smoking at the pool. Tennis court has large cracks that could swallow a ball or twist/break an ankle. Ball field is an open field with no signs of an actually used ball field--just grass--no marks in dirt for bases. Minigolf course is small but works. Playground is older looking but is fairly large. Pool is enormous-3ft to 10ft depth and 75' x 45'. About 1/4-1/2 mile away from camp office there is a small dirty fishing pond under the heavy covering of trees that is stocked with panfish and possibly catfish--I didn't see any Bass. I would feel totally ripped off if I paid the full price as this place is barely worth the discount rate especially for a place that advertises itself as a 'resort.' Kids, however, would not care about the aforementioned issues and would probably enjoy themselves even if they are having to dodge golf carts during the weekend or breath cigarette smoke at the pool. The passport rate is honored all days of the week; therefore, that makes up for some of the issues. If you have to stay here then stay in the open area across from the campstore/office. It only offers water/electric and has a few 30amp spots. Not sure about 50amp. I would stay here again for the passport rate; if money was no issue I would look elsewhere.
Date of Stay: June, 2015
Ok for a night or two. Seasonals dominate the park but seemed quiet when I was there. Nice large pond for fishing. Wifi seemed ok to good. Bathrooms were hot, cramped and door did NOT lock. Quiet at night with little light pollution.