Date of Stay: September, 2013
Stayed here the weekend following labor day. Cheaper rate was because it was considered "off season". Stayed in "G" loop. We were completely surrounded by retired military "full-timers". The grass was above ankle high. We had full hook-up but the location of the electric box/sewer pipe were such that I had to pull the trailer almost all the way to the road to hook up. Sights were extremely small, more of a trailer park feel than a campground. We noticed another loop that was on the other side of the campground that seemed to have more space. If we go back, we'll try and get a spot there. Didn't make use of the swimming pool, but it was still open limited hours over the weekend. There's a golf driving range, mini-golf course and outdoor table tennis/billiards/foosball table. The beach is fairly small and is located on the shore of the Patuxent River. There are several baseball fields and we saw several family gatherings/parties around them on Saturday. The restroom associated with our loop was deceiving large. Eight showers and just as many toilets. Dated, but very clean. Good water pressure in the showers.
Date of Stay: September, 2012
We stayed here for 5 days. We got there when it was summer and left when autumn temps started to take over. The cooler air was welcomed. The lake was already closed for the season which was a dissapointment. We stayed in the Houck area/Addison loop site 13. We had easy access to water and the bathroom was right behind our trailer through a short walk through the woods. The sites themselves were a little on the small side. I found it frustrating that the fire ring (which is immobile) was only a few paces from the door of our trailer. We had to make sure the door was shut in order to keep the smoke out. I was amazed at how many TV channels I was able to pick up with the digital converter box attached to my television. I believe it was more than 30 channels at any one time (some of them were the same network, but still...) The Catoctin mountains where the campground is located are lovely. They certainly don't break any records for height, but the beautiful green wild grasses and moss that grows through the woods makes the area look otherworldly. It's interesting to note that one of the placards on the way to the falls states that the mountains there were at one time taller than the Himalayas. We hiked to the falls (about 1/2 mile one way) and it began to rain when we were halfway there. By the time we got to the falls it was a torrential downpour. We headed back and of course when we got back to the car the sun broke through the clouds. We were all soaked to the skin. It was a funny situation that I'm sure will remain with my kids for years.
Date of Stay: May, 2010
This was our first foray into oceanside camping and we loved it! We stayed in loop H (the only loop that has electricity) at site 16. The dune pass-over to get to the beach was literally 200 paces from our doorstep. The wild horses made fairly frequent visits to the camping areas. They were the same three horses (a male and two female) that I've seen in pictures found on the internet. Since it was late spring the water was still COLD, but that didn't stop my family from enjoying the surf. Ocean City was only about 10 miles north of the park which is convenient. We look forward to another trip to Assateague sometime in the near future!!
Date of Stay: April, 2010
Our first camping excursion of the 2010 season and we had a great time! Early spring had the trees blooming and the weather was extremely warm. Kids went swimming in the lake and I joined them (it was cooold!). Very nice large sites afforded decent privacy. Restrooms are dated, but fairly clean (new ones were being built while during our stay, some construction noise present but expected). Nice bicycling paths throughout. Stores not terribly close, but Boydton has what you'd need in a pinch. Excellent value considering the price ($20/night).
Date of Stay: April, 2009
We visited over the Easter weekend. Very kid friendly park. Staff was very accommodating to the children. We appreciated the staff suggesting our 8 year old put her helmet on when she was riding her bicycle (not in a pushy, but kind way). The Easter family-planned activities were well-conducted and the we all enjoyed them. Wifi was spotty, at best. The sites themselves were relatively small. The cleanliness of the campground, the friendliness of the staff, and the convenience of the sights of Gettysburg combined to make an enjoyable extended weekend.
Date of Stay: August, 2008
Lake Anna State Park is a large park with several trails for horseback riding/bicycling/walking. The park is in a rather remote location so be sure and bring all the food/beverages/consumables that you'll need for the duration or your stay. The campsites are large and spaced well away from one another for lots of privacy. Since it was towards the end of the season, the campground was fairly empty. The lake is located adjacent to the campground and is accessible from a paved walkway (downhill towards the lake). It's about a 10 minute walk. It's not listed on any of the pamphlets, so be sure and look for it. The restrooms (2) were large with laundry facilities and 5 showers each. We enjoyed our stay, but may not be back due to the remoteness of the park.
Date of Stay: August, 2007
The park itself is beautiful with many shaded sites and a lake with swimming access. The problem lies in the cleanliness of the restrooms, or lack thereof. We had to go out of our way to ensure we had and kept our shower shoes on when showering because the showers appeared that dirty!! If not for this one problem, I would have been inclined to rate this State park much better. Each site has it's own fire ring. Each site has a macadam spot for the rig. The parking was rather lacking though. I would stay here again because of the beauty of the area and would hope that the restrooms were better taken care of by then.
Date of Stay: July, 2007
The park itself is located adjacent to the Reston Zoo and a water park is located on the park grounds as well Water park rates are $9.00 per person (camper rates). The campground is in the back of a large county park. The lone bathrooms were dated, but clean. If taking a shower be prepared to swat the nozzle away if someone flushes a toilet (you will get burned if you don't, the water became that hot, that quickly). This was the first time we camped somewhere where there was only electric hook-up. I think we could live without the sewer, but having to refill the water tank is a chore (I purchased two 7 gal. water jugs from Wal-Mart and gravity fed my tank to refill it, on two separate occasions during our 4 day stay). The campground personnel were very friendly. There's a lot to do in the area including Great Falls National Park, the aforementioned Reston Zoo (partial petting zoo for the kids) and the small water park that's located right within the gates of the county park.
Date of Stay: June, 2007
I was somewhat disappointed with this park because there was no bathroom within our camping loop. Also, there are no pull-thru sites and the road that the sites are on are rather small. The individual sites themselves are nicely shaded and private, but it rained the second day we were there and the granulated blue chip got all over everything (had to throw the indoor/outdoor carpet away). There's a fishing pier on the water.
Date of Stay: May, 2007
This campsite was in a beautiful location nestled in between the Shenandoah mountains. The town of Luray was only a short drive away. The folks running the place were friendly and helpful. There is no pond or lake for fishing. The restrooms were clean, but small and there was a line waiting to use the showers (only two shower stalls). I believe they are in the beginning stages of building new bathrooms in the back of the campground. I would stay here again in the future.
Date of Stay: April, 2007
This campground was in the hills of the Blue Ridge mountains. The overall appearance of the KOA was very nice. There's a small fishing pond down a small hill at the back of the campground. The folks running the front desk were very friendly. The RV sites were a little close together, but we managed OK. We would probably stay here again in the future.
Date of Stay: April, 2007
This was our first experience camping in our new travel trailer. The campsite appeared to be a former KOA considering the trademark shape of the check - in building. The folks at the front desk were friendly. We had a pull - through site and it was nicely shaded. The playground had enough stuff to keep our three kids happy. The small lake is just a few steps away from all the sites and fishing is available.