Date of Stay: June, 2007
Almost all sites are back-ins, but there are a few pull throughs on the main road as last year I had one. This year, I was in block 1 North, and although it was far away from everything, it was quieter. It was in full sun as well. The back in sites are backed in to other campers. One set faces the ocean and the other is opposite. Either is fine because you can't see the ocean anyway, but if you face the ocean the sun is under the awning in the morning or evening the other way. The sites are close, but everyone is having a good time and so much activity is going on that you don't care. You can definitely put your awning out and still have some room to spare. The roads are only narrow in the back blocks. Stay in block 1 or 2 for wider roads, which are almost wide enough for 2 vehicles to pass. Rent a golf cart to get around. It is expensive ($48 for 24 hours), but it is so much fun. After you do it, you'll think it is worth it at least for a couple of days or so. The only sites that can see the ocean are Block 1 and part of Block 2 ocean front sites. The dunes there are lower, so you can even see the ocean as you drive down the strip. I didn't step one foot inside the bathhouses, so can't comment there. I did notice over on the south side it appeared there were bathhouses that had individual showers, etc. as people were waiting to use them. This might be nice for privacy, etc. WiFi is $10/day or $20 for 7 days or $30 for a month. Free cable TV, which worked great, but hardly used as we were out doing tons of stuff. I did a quick walk over to Pirateland and Ocean Lakes. Pirateland is not for me as it is too cramped. Ocean Lakes is almost similar to Lakewood in layout, just smaller. The golf carts at Ocean Lakes were about 50% more. I think because OL lets you bring your own, so this adds to the number. Plus OL is smaller in size. Overall we had an excellent time with excellent weather. Sunshine all week.
Date of Stay: May, 2007
This is one of my favorite places to go. Yes there are some sites that are too close together, but you will learn where to stay once you've been there. It is nice to have a "hotel" card to get in and out of the park at any time needed as well.
Date of Stay: May, 2007
Excellent campground. I will start with a 10 on rating, subtract 2 for the price, subtract 1 for the need for paved roads throughout, then add 3 for the entertainment and activities for kids and adults. Free wi-fi and cable. The owners were energetic and some of the friendliest I've met and this coming from a 33 year old. I don't give 10's usually. My wife said she could live here in this small campground because of the amenities and nice feeling. The bathhouses were private like at your house. There was a live band Friday and Saturday nights. Not sure if they do that often or just this one weekend. You could hear the music from any site, which was nice. The tent sites were back in the woods and private. The free hay ride let us view this area. The pizza was excellent and affordable. I just wish gas prices were cheaper so we could return more.
Date of Stay: April, 2007
This campground was very clean, but I would only return in warm weather and only if I am in the area. We just so happened to go here during this weird cold blast around Easter. The kids were bored because the recreation room was being built, and it was too cold to ride bikes or play in the playground. We didn't see any miniature golf as the website promotes, but maybe we just missed it. The bathhouses were very clean. The wi-fi is free, but only at the store and only when someone is in the office, which in April is not a set time. Our site had no phone hook up. I failed to ask when I called if the wi-fi worked at the sites or I would not have stayed here because we needed internet access. Oh yeah, if it is your first time here make sure you go towards the lake to the store to register. The little booth fooled us and some other first timers. The road to the campground has lots of potholes. The sites are mostly level and not too close. The lake is at the bottom of a hill, so most sites can't even see it. Leave your bikes at home because the downslope grade of the campground is not worth trying to ride. I can't give it a 10 like others because my experience was not as good, but maybe in the summer time it could be better.
Date of Stay: August, 2006
The campground is small, but ok. Maybe the owner likes older folks (I am in my early 30's), because he only took my money and never spoke to us for the entire two nights we were there. I agree it is a little tricky getting in the sites, especially the backup sites. The pool, golf, and play area is nice and very clean. The bathhouses were very clean. Our friends stayed in a cabin while we were there (because we were told on the phone they had no tent sites). The cabins were nice as well. The tv reception is not good. We live 30 minutes from the campground, but we may return in the future.