Date of Stay: May, 2007
Overall: An affordable place to park your camper if you plan on being out and about most of your stay. There are plenty of things to do within a hours' drive of the campground. Bring drinking water for coffee and cooking and bring a very good water filter for bathing. Pros: Fair rates, good location, wooded sites, most sites seem level, train museum and outlet malls are very close, a strip mall with delis, a grocery store and pharmacy are about a mile away and there are several diners and thrift stores within a short drive of the campground. Cons: We were greeted by a steep hill with a hard left turn when entering the campground, the blacktopped hills have numerous potholes, some you can't avoid, easy to lock up trailer brakes when coming down the upper most hills, a very foul odor coming from bathroom water that didn't clear all weekend, luckily we still had a half tank of water from our previous stop to take NAVY showers, most of Saturday we had the owner driving a tractor back and forth on our road and the next road up, a majority of the traffic turned out to be the owners from 8am until almost Midnight during our "Relaxing Weekend", we began to feel extremely uncomfortable on Saturday and ended up staying inside because of their constant lurking, like prison guards making rounds every hour, luckily we were visiting family that was familiar with the area sites where we spent Friday night and Sunday morning.
Date of Stay: November, 2006
A huge campground with decent scenery and very good sized campsites. We could easily fit 2 large trailers in the site we were in. The space between the sites was comfortable as well. We were there for a weekend in the Winter so the water was turned off except for at the main entrance. It wasn't hard to fill up on our way in and we carried water up 1 time during the weekend. We had taken showers which is why we went through so much water. The cable and electricity was included which was a bonus since one day it was wet and cold. We had the entire park almost exclusively to ourselves as it was the off-season for the park. I didn't find much to complain about the campground except a few minor items. One being a good sized hill which isn't extremely steep in it's grade but is a little intimidating in it's appearance. I lugged my trailer up without much effort but approaching it I had to take a deep breath. It would have been nice to access the internet from our site. The internet service is a Pay-Per-Use service that is similar to a good amount of the larger campgrounds. However, I only got reception next to the bath house and office. I did get good cell reception and used my phone as a modem when I needed to check e-mail or access the internet. I agree with some of the other reviews that a couple of the office ladies were kind of "Rough" in their demeanor. The lady I spoke with on the phone prior to staying at the park was very polite and seemed pleasant. Whereas the 2 women whose conversation I actually had to interrupt to pay for my reservation were much less than pleasant. Once you get past that and are settled in, the rest of our stay proved delightful.
Date of Stay: September, 2006
For the most part, I would recommend this campground to anyone. The price is right and it includes electricity. Pros: A lot of sites are available though there is a limited amount of pet sites. You can't touch the price as it's a state park. All the sites are wooded. The bathrooms were cleaned 11 of the 14 days we stayed. There are grocery stores, laundry facilities and of course Wal-Marts within a 30 - 45 minute drive from the park. Cons: A limited amount of pet sites. During the peak summer season it is hard to find a pet site which is discouraging. I did find one of the park rangers to be a little too "Robo Cop" in his demeanor. On one particular day, he stopped at nearly every site jotting down something, I'm guessing license plate numbers, etc... and about an hour later he returned stopping at several sites. Mine was one such site and we were greeted by his talking down to my in-laws who had parked in a painted spot by the bathrooms. Apparently it's forbidden to park there unless you're using the bathroom. The other rangers we saw and spoke with were very pleasant.