Date of Stay: June, 2009
We wanted to go to a local campground to try out our new TT. For some reason someone in our group of 4 travel units picked this place. We all agreed we would never be back. Our sites were located in the first section (just right of the entrance). All gravel sites -- all only 8 ft wide. Most were covered with weeds & grass had not been cut in 3-4 weeks. Several sites had poison ivy right at the water hook up. We did drive around and check the rest of the CG out. Mostly permanents - not even seasonals. All interior roads are in desperate need of repair -- full of bumps and gullies - barely passable in a truck, let alone pulling a 5th wheel or TT. LOTS of run down trailers in the CG -- some looked like they had not seen use in 10 years. Full of leaves, garbage, furniture tossed about the insides, etc. Rental units old and not maintained. Huge junkyard of trailers within site of interior roads. Dumpsters were jam packed and garbage was laying all over the ground - don't think they had pick-up within 2 months. Store had lots of stuff in it but not the basics - they did not have tea or sugar. Minigolf course was not maintained and unplayable. No activities. The pool was clean and there were a few people in it. I did not venture into the bathrooms. Overall I would say that this is the worst of campgrounds. Would ABSOLUTELY encourage everyone to find another campground.
Date of Stay: September, 2007
Privately owned CG, prior to current owner of 15 yrs it was a KOA. They give GS discount. No security, but really not needed. Owners & staff extremely friendly and helpful. Well maintained campground -- roads wide, open and flat (no curves or hills to deal with). Sites level and all are WSE and quite a few have cable as well. Cable is FULL cable, no HBO or anything but has all the other channels (same service I have at home). Each site also has a picnic table, fire rings are available by request. Owner will bring to your site and request that you do not move it. Store has a good selection of things and they do sell firewood by the bundle. Bathrooms clean and showers have timers, not modern but sufficient. Also a washer and dryer in the bathhouse. This is a no service, no frills campground, i.e., no pool, no game room, no LP service, nothing happening in the CG anytime I have stayed there. They do have free mini golf, horseshoes and a swing set and wooden train. Mostly adults in the CG - each time I have stayed there, I have not seen more than 2 kids under the age of 16. They do allow pets. They also have a HUGE hall for rent. It would be a great place for a rally or very large group to camp. No shaded sites to speak of, however there are trees (one for each site, very high limbs - old KOA, remember?). Definitely big rig friendly, mostly pull-thru sites. The CG was mostly huge diesel pushers, quite a few big 5th wheels with slide outs, some t/t & pop-ups. We camped in a Class B Roadtrek. They do have a couple no frills, basic roof-over-your-head cabins (just beds, fan & microwave - water and electric outside). Horse farm next door, no odors come over and it was great to watch the horses (also a llama and burrow). Can walk up to the fence and they may come over to say hello, as well, as 5 dogs, if they are out. Nice scenic view of the mountains, too. All-in-all, a nice, quiet place to stay. Have been there several times and would go back many more.
Date of Stay: August, 2007
Privately owned campground not to be confused with Deep Creek campground in the GSM Natal Park which is right down the road. The campground was nice altho' sites are small and right on top of each other. The big rig sites are in full sun -- no trees nearby. We camped on the creek, site #5 -- full hookup, 30 amp. The site itself was nice because of the creek, but the site to our left had 4 kids that did not respect our site boundaries -- they kept walking thru our site. The site to our right had 5 young adults who were up until 3:00 a.m. drinking and partying. The store doesn't offer much, mostly tubing shoes and souveniers, so if you need something for a meal or camping/RV supplies, get it before you get here. They do sell firewood. Fire rings don't burn a good fire tho' -- no air gets to the bottom of the fire. So all the fires we saw, including ours, were mostly smoke not flame. Staff (owners?) at check-in didn't know too much about the area, didn't know any good restaurants or things to do, offering only the train ride (didn't know anything about the train other than it's existence, i.e., didn't know cost, times, etc). I had also inquired about the tubing in the campground. The woman didn't know how long of a tube ride it was, either in time nor length. Bathrooms were on the clean side, however stifling hot -- no exhaust fans, fans or air circulation of any kind. Water pressure was good, water hot and there were changing rooms attached to the shower. Might consider staying here again but not during a high demand season. Kids would have fun tubing all day.
Date of Stay: August, 2007
Nice woodsy feel to the campground. Creek sites small, and unfortunately hookups too far apart for our rig. We chose site 43 which was a good size full hookup (wsec) back to back site. Campground very quiet, although it wasn't crowded. Management was extremely helpful. Recommended several good places to eat. We travel in a Class B Roadtrek and wanted to see "Unto These Hills", the night time Indian drama. On the way back to the campground we saw an elk -- so cool. When we got back to the campground we pulled into our site and hooked-up. We sat and enjoyed the night air for an hour or so then went to bed. In the morning we realized we were not on the site we had rented! They didn't give us any problem nor even approach us about it. Bath house was clean each time we used it, showers had hot water and great pressure. Small (and I do mean small!) changing room attached to shower. There is a game room, pay phone and a HUGE laundry room. Would definitely stay here again.
Date of Stay: June, 2007
Took a long time to check in due to long line at registrations. Staff was pleasant. Interior roads good. Campground is like a city of Rv's. Site was gravel and level. But sites are close together with very little privacy, at least in the section we were in -- 600 #'s. It was a 10 minute walk to the bathroom/showers. The showers had a separate changing room that was muddy unless you showered after 8 pm. Any earlier and it was difficult to get dressed without getting the mud on your pants as you try to put them on. Road noise was constant. No ventilation so it was like a sauna getting dressed. Bingo was expensive and prizes were in store/cafe vouchers rather than money. Every evening at dinner time a tractor with blaring music comes through the campground pulling a "train car" of kids with parents. We found it very disruptive to our dinner and had people yelling at us "what are you eating?", What's for dinner?", "Got any extra?". Would most likely NOT stay here again, as I prefer wilderness compared to RV city and nature sounds compared to highway noise.
Date of Stay: May, 2007
This campground has plenty to do. There is a miniature golf course, shuffleboard, quits and a game room. They have bingo for $5 -- all money is paid out, the campground doesn't keep a dime. The camp store has a good selection of foods, and camping/RV supplies. They also have an ice cream stand and snack bar. Free coffee if you buy a mug. There is also a lending library. You can fish in their pond -- no license required, however, it is catch and release. Free fire engine rides every Sunday morning. Two pools, an adult and kid's. And much more. There are a lot of seasonal/full timers, mostly on sites numbered under 100. Sites that are #1xx are right next to each other and in full sun -- not a tree in site. Sites #2xx are up on the hill in wooded are. This is where we stayed, I prefer a woodsy feel or why go camping? Cable was clear and sufficient channels to chose from. Cell phone service spotty up on the hill. Water flow good, no electric problems. Restrooms, showers and laundry rooms were spotless and well stocked. The staff works very hard at keeping the campground clean and orderly. They drive through every other hour in golf carts. Sites are gravel and level. Roads gravel/dirt and well maintained. Trees and shrubbery maintained on sites with plenty of room for slide outs. Did notice that some of the HUGE 5th wheels had trouble on some sites getting the thing in -- not sure if it was the driver or the site. Once in they seemed happy to be there. Lots of dogs and kids. Have camped here several times and will return.