Date of Stay: August, 2007
Beautiful campground on approx 250 year old farm, was Highland Orchard but was sold and is now is Mystic KOA . Grounds are well kept, security gate, restrooms kept clean, quiet campground, sites were flat and easy to access in the grassy section, but a little on the tight side, nicely laid out with lots of pull through sites. The wooded area was had some tight sites and some fairly spacious sites. Dirt was a bit over whelming though, and some of the tent sites in the wooded area turned into a major pond after a heavy rain. The previous owner did not use these sites, but Mystic is now using them but I am sure that too will end with enough complaints. The staff was warm, friendly and helpful. Some planned activities for the kids as well as family meet and greats on weekends like group campfire, ice cream social. Fire rings provided at each site along with sturdy picnic table. Wi Fi worked great, cable tv was full cable not just a few select channels. Jumping pillow a new addition was a plus for kids (slight charge for it) banana bikes, pool, Mini Golf (available with charge) Outdoor Cinema (Family Friendly movie on weekends) Hay wagon ride candy bar bingo, tie dying just a few of the activities. This campground is open all year, and I plan to return in the late fall early winter * skunks nightly so we locked up our trash in the car over night for pick up in the morning. But that's part of camping (smile).
Date of Stay: July, 2007
This campground is now owned and run by the corporate office of KOA and is not a franchise. The staff was warm and friendly and very helpful. We stayed in a rather large "rustic" site along the main road which offered quite a bit of room to spread out. The roads leading to this section and other sections were quite narrow with sudden turns. Driving anything but a car could prove quite difficult and if you make a wrong turn you may end up on someone's site. The roads need to be widened and smoothed out. Grassy area campsites were on the smaller side but I found this normal in high tourist area campgrounds. The staff worked hard to keep the bathroom facilities clean, but it seemed the other campers worked twice as hard at undoing what the staff had just cleaned, which made me realize what slobs my fellow campers were. There is no excuse for the mess and filth they made in the restrooms. I felt sorry for the staff cleaning them !! They worked hard at trying to keep them clean. The store was pretty well stocked, the pool was open and clean, the 2nd pool had just underwent repair and opened as we left. Overhead aircraft noise has been mentioned before, and yes it was loud when they passed over during the day, early morning and evenings were quiet, so I have no complaints about the noise. Great proximity to area attractions. Very little "critter" activity other than blackbirds and squirrel. My only complaint was that I cleaned up the site after we set up as the previous campers there left their litter scattered about and the campground could of been a bit more "active" in cleaning the sites when campers departed. I am happy I decided to give it a try and would camp here again
Date of Stay: May, 2007
We chose this as Newburgh KOA was booked for Memorial Weekend our normal get away campground. Quite impressed with the friendliness of the staff, we camped in a large rustic wooded site. The site was level easy to get in and out of. The store was well stocked, bathrooms were clean, kid and dog friendly, only set back is the bathrooms were quite a walk from our site, not an easy task to make the first morning dash or middle of the night run :) We have now found our second place of choice for weekend getaways.
Date of Stay: August, 2006
New owners had just taken over the park the weekend we arrived, they were super nice, helpful and friendly and discussed many of their future up grade plans for the campground. The sites are large and clean. Great base camp for exploring the area such as the Baseball Hall Of Fame. Only set back is it is set in the heart of farm country and August is the month the farmers spray their fields with manure and depending on how the wind blows it can get quite over powering, and the spraying also brings out the flies in full force. I would definitely go back as I loved the campground just not in August.
Date of Stay: August, 2006
The park itself was very clean and well maintained, the store was fully stocked and the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. However this campground is located in a "tourist area" the sites are very small, mainly out in an open field so that you are packed in like sardines with little or no seclusion from the next site. We were unable to use much of our camping equipment such as the rain/sun canopy, Tiki Torches. To do this we would of needed two sites. The nights in August did get cold and we had to turn on the heater which really amazed us as how fast the temp. dropped once the sun went down.It was a great home base to visit "The Falls" and Canada but for true woodsy campers like us this campground would not be first choice to stay at again despite all the amenities it offers.
Date of Stay: May, 2006
We camp here all the time, it's our weekend get away the staff is very friendly, the campground is clean, the restrooms get frequent use and are cleaned and well maintained, the store is fully stocked with anything you might need and the gift items are great large wooded sites with plenty of shade, some grassy sites are available out in the open, plenty of kids some planned activities are available mostly on weekends. It's a great place to camp.
Date of Stay: August, 2005
We arrived and shortly there after we were faced with a power failure, the staff was great but the other campers all I can say is they needed major attitude adjustment, yelling at the staff as if it was their fault, complaining about the restrooms which were clean before the power outage (seems like people could not use a toilet with a flash light and decided to use the floor!) The staff cleaned it up to sparkling the next morning and gave a fee camping voucher to everyone who was there during the power failure. Wife is only available in certain area's of the park, with a wireless ready PC or lap top My only complaints are the sites are small and not to private and the new campfire policy of campfires out by 11:30 pm, I like to sit by my campfire until at least 1 or 2 am and just watch it and relax. This is probably the major reason I will not go back. There was mega activities for the kids which was a real plus, and the Spray Pool was a major plus, but on the whole I will not go back, too many seasonal campers and fellow campers with a "city attitude" for my liking.
Date of Stay: August, 2005
This is a great place to camp with kids! There are planned activities all day long every day. Sites are on the small side, and not much privacy between sites but that is just a small set back with all the activites the place has to offer for kids. The store was not well stocked, but local stores were just a hop skip and a jump away and had better prices. Sites are a sandy dirt so a grass mat is a must! Really enjoyed our stay there