Date of Stay: June, 2013
While we stayed here, several improvements were being made including installation of a pool. Biggest complaint is how unlevel the sites are. Picnic table and fire pit are on a slope. Otherwise, its a quiet, clean place to stay. Not many activities on weekend.
Date of Stay: June, 2013
Decent CG. Pool was nice. Kiddie pool needed to be cleaned. No laundry facilities. Close proximity to several local attractions. The newer sites in lower field looked decent. We were in a site near pool. Very small narrow wooded site with an odd patio that didn't leave any room between awning and next camper. Seasonal and transients intermixed.
Date of Stay: May, 2013
This campground has a ton of potential due to its remote location and close proximity to Yellow Creek. It appears that the owners are trying to clean it up. It's mostly seasonal sites, some are very nice, others not so much. Several large dogs were not leashed. Seasonals were friendly enough. The transient sites are located at the far end of the campground and are pull through. Fairly level. With the exception of a few simple swing sets, there is not much for children to do. Seems that management is trying to add more activities.
Date of Stay: August, 2012
VERY nice campground! As soon as you check in, you notice the pleasant, welcoming atmosphere. Very family oriented. All of the seasonal RVs are newer and very well kept with unique landscaping. Sites are large with a new picnic table and fire ring. You have room to breathe. Nice dog park area with area to bathe your pooch also. Very nice pool as well as playground and mini golf. Campground itself is very clean. Owners are on site and working nonstop to maintain the park.
Date of Stay: July, 2012
Decent size store and snack bar area. Also has a nice pool area that is very clean. Small fee to use Wi-Fi. Sites are small and close together. Would not go back due to too many blasting stereos, barking dogs, and visibly intoxicated individuals. Very active set of rail road tracks a stone's throw from this campground. Also, no restrictions on breed of dogs permitted. A pit bull attacked another dog while we were here.
Date of Stay: May, 2012
PROS: large, clean pool, large updated playground, alot of activities planned on weekends, large stocked fishing pond, Good Sam discount and all activities including fishing are free to campers CONS: No cable or WIFI, sites very close together, power goes out when AC is being used by too many transients, children unsupervised on bikes, golf carts and ATV's throughout park
Date of Stay: September, 2011
We camped here during the summer and had such a great experience, we came back in the fall. We had a great experience again, but I think they need a set quiet time and enforce it. During the week in the summer, the place was all but deserted or retirees who were quiet and respectful. During our fall visit, come Friday evening it turned into an up-scale redneck hangout with loud people and music into the wee hours. This doesn't set well when camping with small children. That being said, they have decent activities and the scenery is beautiful! It is also a very clean CG and you can see they are continuously putting $ back into it!
Date of Stay: September, 2011
Campground was tight and cramped with limited activities. Would not go back unless desperate. A lot of shopping in the area.
Date of Stay: August, 2011
We had been wanting to camp here for the past few years and finally made it this year. The CG is probably the nicest in the Cook Forest area, but not all that I expected. It is very heavily treed, which makes maneuvering a challenge. Sites are close together. I could literally reach out and touch the trailer that parked behind us. Too close for comfort, and if I looked out my slide, I could touch the neighbors picnic table. Sites were also uneven. There are several rows of seasonals, some of which looked to have been deserted. During the week it was decent, but come Friday, the place fills up to the gills and stays that way until Sunday afternoon. Friday and Saturday nights, I felt like I was sitting at an amusement park, not an isolated campground. The pool was nice but very crowded. Passes are sold to the general public. Activities were OK, not the best. Would probably go back, but not on a weekend.
Date of Stay: July, 2011
We just returned from a very relaxing 3 night stay here. It's a quiet smaller place in rural Somerset County. There is someone working to improve the place from dawn until dusk. Everything was great from the call to make reservations until we checked out. We plan on going back in Oct. There are nearby craft festivals as well as a haunted house across the street. CG was quiet during the week. Seasonal are separate but very neat. There were some construction workers staying in the long term area who were very friendly and quiet. Sparkling new pool, catch and release fishing, horseshoes, dog play area, pristine new bathrooms and laundry. Most of the transient sites are pull through. No problems with Wi-Fi or cable. Unlike some places, they don't try to gouge you for extras like AC. They even refund visitors fee if they stay less than 2 hours. They also give AAA discount. Looking forward to going back. Weekends fill up quickly!
Date of Stay: July, 2011
We just returned from a 5 night stay @ this CG. Its a work in progress. Every day there were several workers keeping busy throughout the grounds. The grass is cut frequently and the grounds themselves are pristine. They had several weekened activites planned, but everything was a bit unorganized. If one thing was planned, it was usually cancelled or the time changed or a whole different activity took place. There are unsupervised children on bikes and golf carts EVERYWHERE once Friday hits. None of the sites are run down, all of the campers are newer models including the seasonals. They say there is only WiFi in the office, but I had 3 bars by the lake. Lots of fish in the lake and bring extra bread for the resident ducks. No one bothers you. We would return if in the area.
Date of Stay: May, 2011
We just spent Memorial Day weekend here. They gave me a Good Sam rate, despite it being a holiday weekend. It was very nice. There were so many activities planned, almost every hour there was something different. I only had a few minor complaints. It advertises free WiFi, but it only reaches to certain areas of the park. No big deal. Others in our party had to request several times that their fire ring be cleaned, it was too full of ashes to start a fire. The pool is new and nice, but not large enough for a CG of this size, especially on a holiday weekend. Wal-Mart is less than 2 miles away. You can take a ride through scenic Amish country or go shopping in neighboring small towns. If you take the canal boat ride, be sure to ask about the second largest tree in the state. There are sites out in the open, or sites in the shade. Some of the sites could use a little bit more grass planted. There are a lot of seasonals and for the most part, they are well maintained. There is a lot of golf cart traffic and small children on bikes unsupervised. Twice my heart dropped when a small child on a bike darted in front of a vehicle. The new manager and all of the employees were very nice and friendly, even when they were overwhelmed on this very busy weekend. We would go back again, and recommend the park to others.
Date of Stay: August, 2010
If you plan on coming here, bring tons of insect repellent as well as dog treats for Black Jack, the campground dog. CG was decent enough, it is very remote and peaceful. I only had a few complaints, there is a 5 mph speed limit that the staff in golf carts and the seasonals blatantly disregard. There were only a handful of seasonals, and they were very tidy. There were no activities during the week, even though there were a fair amount of children present. They own a fire truck, so it would not be difficult to take the kids for a ride here and there or something simple. The camp office had a tiny store with essentials, but the hours were very odd. It seemed that the person manning the desk also cleaned the bathrooms, pools etc. Bathrooms were very clean. Sites varied in size, some were very deep, but not very far apart. We were here during the week, so there were very few campers around us, but I would imagine the weekends are a bit hectic. There is not a whole lot to do in the general area. There is some shopping about 15 min away in either direction. Wi-Fi worked great at times, other times I couldn't load my email. Mid week special was very reasonable. This was the first time we dealt with metered electric and with our AC running at 70 degrees, it was roughly $3 a day. We would return, but not during mosquito season.
Date of Stay: July, 2010
We camped here in '07 with our brand new travel trailer and loved it so, it seemed only right to bring our 2011 travel trailer here for its first trip. The place has only improved, if that was possible. VERY friendly employees, and they were working all day long to make sure the grounds were tidy. Several lakes to fish or paddle boat in. Activities during the week for the kids. Two sparkling pools as well as 2 stores and a decent game room and mini golf course. This place is AWESOME!!!! Large grassy sites with easy access to hook ups. We forget to show our AAA card at check in, and when we took our receipt to the office the next day, we were given the discount in cash. This CG is a real gem, and probably one of, if not the nicest in this state.
Date of Stay: July, 2010
WOW! I can't possibly say enough about this CG. After several years of camping, we have finally found a place near home where we immediately felt we could call it our second home. As soon as you pull in, you feel so welcome. The CG is newer, having only been here for a few years. The owners live on site, and they literally work from sun up to sun down to improve and expand. There is a brand new pool that is absolutely beautiful. The area is clean and quiet. They have several games for the kiddies, and go above and beyond to accommodate. They are also very knowledgeable about the Raystown area. We will be back here very soon.