Date of Stay: June, 2013
It's a nice park with well-maintained, but tight roads. Most of the sites are ample in size and relatively level. The bathhouses are generally clean, but not exactly sparkling. I guess we are spoiled by Disney and their pest control regimen, but I found this park to be quite buggy. The other major problem was that there was virtually no cell phone or data service available. This might not be a problem if you're trying to get away from it all. but might be if you want to extend your stay by mixing in a bit of work. All of the staff were very helpful and the camp host was very friendly, as well. Overall, we really enjoyed the stay and will be back.
Date of Stay: September, 2010
It's a quiet park while still convenient to the interstate. The staff are friendly and were quick to help with my after-hours check-in. As others have indicated, this park could use a face lift and the cat-tail filled pool is evidence of a once nice park. More than a face lift though, this park needs a cleaning crew. The men room and bathhouse were deplorable, which accounts for nearly all the demerits I give this park. If you will use your own facilities, this park might be fine for a longer stay, but as it is I can only recommend it for an overnight at best.
Date of Stay: December, 2007
We just completed an 8 night stay here, our second visit, and found it to be an exceptionally nice park. Lots and lots of tall trees make even narrow sites feel private. Paved pads for the RV and crushed shell pads for the picnic area keep the site neat. Some sites are quite difficult to back in to for large rigs. My neighbor had enormous difficulties getting his long 5th wheel in, to the point he pulled a street sign out of the ground in order to have enough maneuvering room. A more experienced driver could have done it without these measures (he was able to leave without removing the sign) but it should serve as a cautionary tale. The proximity to the parks and other amenities far outstrip the savings you might realize by staying off-property. Those savings are also mitigated by the $12/day parking charged at the parks to non-Disney resort guests. Not to mention the benefit of early entry and extended hours offered to Disney resort guests at the parks on certain days of the week. The transportation is also exceptional with buses to take you anywhere on property and a boat launch to ferry guests to the Magic Kingdom. A cart is an unnecessary luxury, though it would be nice to tour the campground itself which is fun this time of year due to the snow-bird's Christmas decorations. We greatly enjoyed the dinner show, the Hoop-Dee-Doo review, and also the buffet at the Trails End restaurant: both of which are at the campground. We shopped both trading posts and found them well stocked with both supplies and souvenirs. If I were to look for things to complain about I'd mention that: the men's room could be a little cleaner; the shower rooms were cramped and needed more hooks; $10 per day for Wi-Fi is way too much; and that charging $2 for ice, which is free every other Disney resort, seems unfair. We left the park wondering if we should come back in the spring or wait until next Christmas. That sounds like a satisfied customer to me!
Date of Stay: November, 2007
The park is still developing. The clubhouse is not yet open, so there are no bathhouses available, nor laundry. The pool has not been started. The sites are mostly treeless, unpaved sand and grass. My site was rather rutted and not terribly level. The sewer connection was 5' behind the line of the water and power hook ups so I had to park nearly on top of them to connect my sewer hose - bring and extension. I was visiting family in the development across the highway else I would have stayed elsewhere. This campground has potential, and great staff, but is not quite ready for prime time yet, and $28 is too much for so little.
Date of Stay: October, 2007
The bathrooms were dirty and insect infested, not to mention unheated -- a very unpleasant surprise on a chilly October morn! Overall the property was a bit shabby and in need of some renovation/updating. The WiFi is only available to the front third of the campground, which was not conveyed until I was booked in the far rear. The staff rarely answered the phone as I was trying to book and to find their location (which all the popular map services have wrong). The steep access roads were not a problem for my 30' coach. I can't imagine staying here again.
Date of Stay: July, 2007
Gorgeous, spotless, peaceful, private, convenient, friendly, shady. This is an excellent campground set into the side of a mountain. Access is steep, it's a mountain! The roads are paved, and the sites are handsomely terraced and landscaped. This is the first time I've walked into a bathhouse and felt guilty I didn't wipe my feet, since the floors, and everything else, were immaculate. Our site had no sewer hookups, though it did have cable and fast Wi-Fi, (5M down for free), for only $24 a night on the week of July 4th. Very dog-friendly too, with waste-bag dispensers throughout and even a few grassy pads with waste-scoopers provided! We will be back here everytime we venture into western NC.
Date of Stay: June, 2007
Heavily wooded, quiet and private. Most sites are on relatively small loops, so there is little traffic on the interior roads. Distance to bathhouses may be a problem, if you are not fully self-contained, or for extended stays since there are no sewer connections. Even though the campground was nearly at capacity, our stay was very peaceful. Boat launch and beach are extras that make this a winner at $20!
Date of Stay: March, 2007
We only stayed here one night, but found it to be quite pleasant. We had a creek-side site which was lovely. The bridge woes mentioned in previous posts are now resolved, though the roads were still quite muddy. Also, though there are some very tight turns if you choose the wrong route, the campground is big-rig accessable since several 40'ers were there on our visit. Staff was very cordial and, other than the roads, the grounds were well maintained. We will camp here again.