Date of Stay: August, 2005
Alpine has the potential to be a spectacular park. Location is ideal..15 min. to Saratoga or to Glens Falls and Lake George area. That being said..we were told this year the "new owners"..were in process of selling campground, which may explain some inconsistantcies. While it is lovely...it is quite crowded...without any security. There were several problems of local teens running around at night raiding coolers for beer. No security to speak of..young kid (maybe 14) in booth during the day..no one after 9 pm. Grocery and office closed by 8 and sometimes by 6 pm. Eatery that had snacks and ice cream mysteriously closed at 6 pm..with signs indicating they were open until 9 pm..so go figure. No one available to answer questions as to why the amenities they mention in brochure are not available. We did not find 50 amp service..in fact office had sign on door not to use water heater and ac on electric at same time. Not enough power to the park. Only one area to shower in. Other bathrooms were OLD and not clean. Also...near the main showers..a really awful sewer smell..must be a leaching field or something that was backed up..could see sewer substance above ground in grass area. Can't imagine that's too sanintary..and it didn't exactly make you want to run over and use the shower facilities. We were there for 10 days..went to use laundry located in same really smelly area...and the machines were old and laundry area unkempt. This facility was in fact shut down..health dept issues just prior to our leaving. Don't have a problem using facilities in our 5th wheel anyway. The fishing was great. It is catch and release..and the fish were plentiful. Hudson and Sacandaga rivers also nearby. We kayak so this was a big draw to the campground. I think the place could be nice..but way too many things were going wrong..maybe in transition..but the store had absolutely no stock as far as grocery items either..and a roll of toilet paper was $6.00...may as well use dollar bills for the job! Biggest concern no security..and when other folks got loud in the evening there is no number to call. Guess if you have a problem..it's strictly 911..and hope you have a connection. We have stayed in quite few other RV resort type resorts in the area...and while this is very scenic..it lacks professionalism. Maybe if they sell new folks will do a better job and pull it together.
Date of Stay: July, 2005
The park is one of the nicest looking in the Lake George area: and we have previously stayed here a few years back. However, upon our return one thing we found irritating: is what I saw mentioned by a previous poster which triggered my recollection. You need to have a very large artificial turff or outdoor rug, whichever you use, as the substance they use on the site in place of gravel, is I'm not sure what it is, but it's very gritty and dusty. Just found it annoying. Be sure to bring old sneakers, and you will be sweeping out the rig more often. Sounds kind of dumb, but it was just irritating. Have also found that there has been quite a price increase. While they don't sound too bad initially: bring 3 kids with you and that's an extra $18.00 per night, mid week. Weekends are more. Security is good with nightly patrols, which was a good thing to see. Quiet in the evenings. Found the staff to be courteous but detached. Not that it matters, just not exactly welcoming. While they have nightly entertainment, it's the same we saw back a few years ago. Not much change there.