Date of Stay: July, 2007
I have just read the review of this park dated July 07, with a 3 out of 10 rating! Well I think my husband and I must have been staying at another campground that weekend. We are well-traveled RV owners we have camped East coast to West Coast / North to South and the places in between, and have stayed in campgrounds that would be deserving of this family's opinions. But not so Beechwood Acre's. This campground and the husband and wife team who run it with a very small number of staff, do not fall into this category. We have been camping here the whole month of July, and found it to be the one of the most friendly and cleanest campgrounds we have stayed at through the whole of America and Europe. We have a 40 ft rig, there are plenty of level or near level sites for us to park in easily with room to set up camp etc. Yes, the sites are all gravel with some grassy areas, but we had heavy rain most of July, gully washers to be exact. But we had no trouble with flooding as gravel allows for better draining. We have stayed on campgrounds that have only grass and have had to buy bales of straw as they become so muddy, and we have stayed on sites that were black top or concrete with no shade and we ended up staying inside our RV with the AC running as it was so hot on this surface. As for the noise factor, this campground has a very good web site with a very well explained list of events that are planned for the year for our entertainment. What we do if we are going to any campground to stay, we check what the calendar of events has to offer for our particular length of stay. If we feel that it's not quite our thing, we don’t go. But we find somewhere that suits us better for that time, but we will return to our original choice at a later date. We have never found the owners of this campground /staff to be rude or offensive, but the complete opposite. On one particular occasion when camping at Beechwood, we had parked our motor home and was leveling when one of the springs on the level slipped. My husband tried to correct this but it nearly cut his finger off. If it wasn’t for the swift help of the campground owners helping me to tend my husband's damaged finger, he could have lost it. The owner also got under our rig and fixed the level for us with only our thanks as payment. Yes, there are some slopes and gullies but they are mainly where the seasonal campers are sited. Yes, if you do have small children do the responsible thing: don’t let them wander by themselves. The traffic question? It’s a campground with people coming and going!!!! No more or less than any other campground we have stayed at. Yes the planes do fly over that’s progress for you!!!! Lastly dog owner’s of which we are one, take responsibility for them, we were walking our little dog (the weekend in question) when we got to the pool area, sitting by a camper was a miniature Schnauzer it went totally ballistic and screamed and barked wildly at us and our dog with no response from the owners, who was sitting there, to stop this behavior. Yes we will be coming back to this campground, and a big thank you to the owner’s and staff for making our stay there so nice. A home away from home.
Date of Stay: May, 2007
My Husband and I will not be going back to this campground, we found it to be way to overcrowded, it could take anywhere to 5 to 10 minutes to enter or leave our site depending how good the other driver's were at parking there campers or leaving there sites with there campers, the sites were to close together, the roads were always crowed as most of the facilities, set out for the kids, play park etc were far to close to the main road you entered on, we found it to be a nice pool area but really small for the number of campers that were there , we found that there was no entertainment other than an ice cream sundae thing going on we stayed there 8 days and that was it , staff were just going on doing there jobs but didn’t come across as being very friendly , we will not be going back.
Date of Stay: March, 2007
My Husband and I like this campground very much. We have camped there both summer and fall even spending Thanks giving there, Family friendly, good sites and location. The management staff where very helpful and friendly, especially the time we camped at Thanksgiving, the couple who run this campground, took us in there car, on there time, to buy supplies so we would not have frozen water pipes in our motor home, the only slight minus I would have is if you camp by the river, it can get a bit windy, so be aware of the conditions and watch you awning.