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We had a pull through 30amp/water site. It was quite adequate and very level. It seemed efforts had been made to make all the sites as level as possible. The only complaint about the site is that the water was only plumbed about 5 inches off the ground. It made it tough to hookup a hose wit pressure regulator. It barely fit. I had to dig a hole under it to keep the hose from kinking. This seemed to be unique to our site. I looked around and most were higher off the ground. Otherwise the roads could use a bit of improvement but overall this is a very nice campground in a convenient location with a very helpful staff. WiFi got a bit suspect later in the day but cell signals were good.

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I didn't have a high expectation but I was delighted to find a clean, efficient modern office with friendly staff. We camped in a perfectly level site pretty much by ourselves. Just us and the Whippoorwills. We camped in a spot near a water receptacle and I didn't have to worry about going anywhere to fill up. I was there for the Bassman Triathlon and checked out well beyond check out time with no hassle from the staff. I changed the listing above to reflect "big rig friendly". We are not a big rig but there were quite a few there. The roads, and sites were plenty big enough to accommodate the largest 5th wheel or motor home.

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Maryland has one of the nicest State Park systems on the East Coast and Greenbrier is not an exception. We arrived to a friendly greeting from the campground hosts, a clean, level, groomed site, and great access roads. The bathrooms were very clean and easily accessible and the park is right off Route 40 just a short drive to Hagerstown or Frederick. One thing to be careful of is that the front gate gets locked at 10:00pm (at least in April) and not unlocked until 8:00am. If you have to go somewhere make sure you can handle opening the gate yourself. It is a substantial gate though it swings easily once the lock is undone. Just leave yourself some extra time in the morning.

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This is a fantastic campground in the heart of Maine. The sites were big and level with your choice of either shaded/wooded, on the water, or up near the road. Wi-fi was excellent. We were in the very end of the campground far from the office & road and had a perfect signal all weekend. They offer a shuttle into Boothbay Harbor for $2.00 which beats trying to park down town. All facilities were well kept and clean.

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This is the first time I've been deceived by this review site. I chose Megunticook based on the 9 & 10 ratings it had here in the last couple of years. Wow. Was that disappointing. The rather high rate per night is based on the "by the Sea" part of the name. Other than that there is nothing at this campground to justify nearly $50.00/night. There is no w-ifi. The campground was all but empty, yet we were put on site 1 which is nearly on Route 1, so we had traffic noise all night. The site was nothing close to level nor were any of the sites. I walked to the water. It is a small deck with a pleasant view and several run down chairs and picnic tables that looked like they would collapse if you sat in them. We were preoccupied with a problem at home or I would have gone elsewhere or at least changed sites.

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I haven't given a 10 rating before. This campground was neat, clean, friendly, and a half-mile from the beach. I was in town for the Rev3 Triathlon and it was so easy not to have to drive anywhere since it was just a short walk to race, beach, and center of town. When a campsite was vacated one of the several roving crews would show up moments later, rake the site and pick up any litter left behind, and clean out the fire ring. The Wi-Fi was a little iffy at times but we weren't there to surf the internet.

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Nice KOA in a REALLY nice location. We actually stayed in two different sites because I decided to get there a day earlier than originally planned. It was Ironman weekend in Lake Placid so they were pretty full. In fact, when I first tried to reserve they WERE full so I asked to be wait-listed. I got a prompt call when a spot opened. The sites were big, clean, and level. The facilities seemed very nice and clean. The things that keep it from being a 10 are that the road has 3 "humps" that I would classify as ditches dug for drainage. These really need steel plates or something over them. We actually bottomed out our car on one of these and I had to spend a half hour fixing a couple things. There was also no flexibility in checking out late. I was worried about getting back in time Monday morning to leave by 11:00 and other KOAs will offer late checkout for a couple bucks an hour. No such luck here. I found the Wi-Fi to work very well. There were two wireless networks and when one didn't work. I switched to the other and really had no issues.

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We camped here many years ago & returned because we remembered it being nice. It is still nice but definitely focused on being a family resort rather than just a campground. Our site was near the pond which was good & bad. Relatively quiet, but not level at all. We also got no Wi-Fi & not a strong phone signal. There are all newer jumping pillow, pool, laser tag, etc. and really fancy sites with deluxe patios crammed on top of one another. Okay if you like that stuff but for less money we will pick one of New York's great State Parks next time.

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Very nice and can't beat the price. The staff kind of assumed everyone had been here before and we had to ask for things that would normally be offered (like directions to our site). But the grounds were clean and in a spectacular setting. Not to much more to ask for. Considering everyone here must burn wood in the winter it would be nice if the wood they sold was actually dry and burnable. I left a big pile behind that won't be useable until next year.

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Very nice and well deserving of it's 5W ratings. The 1/2 mile plus track around the lake is great for us runners and walkers.

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This was our 4th year at Tom's Cove and we've always been fortunate enough to get a water front site. To be clear the water is Assateague Channel. The channel is loaded with Croakers, Flounder, and crabs and you can fish all you want without buying a license as long as you are on campground property. (They have a site license). Regarding the park itself, they are obviously putting some money into the sites. There are new water and electric connections (including 50 amp where previously there was only 30), and the main road has been paved with new stone. Still dusty but the whole island is famous for its dust. The price is reasonable and the campground in good shape and being improved. Apparently the cable TV was out while were were there due to a direct lightning strike. Fine with us. We didn't watch TV. Too busy watching the sun rise over Assateuge Island, Bald Eagles fencing with Ospreys, and ocean waves rolling ashore.

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In reading other reviews it seems the biggest complaint is the rules. I just sat here and read the rules. They are no different from any other campground and I suspect those that have issues with them, are whom they are probably written for. All of them are common sense. The wording on a couple seems a little condescending but it seems many campers these days don't feel the rules apply to them. In talking to the locals this used to be a fairly run-down, private campground. It is obvious that the KOA ownership has invested a LOT of money. Almost everything looks new. The sites in our area have had thousands of tons of stone added and were very level. The pool looks great, though we did not use it. Generally everything looks clean and nice. Check-in was easy and we have not seen a staff member glaring at us then or since. As someone mentioned, the campground directions bring you in via W. Hight Street in Elizabethtown. There is a railroad bridge that has a clearance of 13' 3" so if you are taller then that you may want to come in via 441 that comes along the river. Just take 441 to Turnpike Road.

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I don't feel the campground was nearly as bad as some of the previous reviews indicated. We stayed here with a small group. The check-in and staff were friendly and helpful, the store and facilities clean and well-maintained. Our site was extremely level. The only two complaints were that our sites were fairly near the road and we had quite a bit of road noise. Also, there was one group next to us who let their teenage kids stay up until about 2:00am and they were riding around on golf carts and chopping firewood. Security drove around all day. It would have been nice if someone took a ride around at night and silenced this crowd. Regarding Seasonal, in my opinion the Seasonal population there is rather small compared to most Eastern PA campgrounds. It seemed to be mostly transients. On the gun club . . it is a really nice club and within walking distance. The club offers a fairly decent open kitchen most weekdays and Sunday morning. They also have sporting clays on Sunday starting at 9:00am so not especially early and the clays course sounded like it started fairly far away. The gunfire was distant and muffled by the woods. If you are a shooter, by all means take a shotgun along. You can walk to the club from the campground. It is only about 200 yards down the hill.

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In my opinion, this is one of the nicest facilities in the PA State Park system. An extremely nice campground, many great sites, fantastic hiking trails and activities, and a pretty lake. While we don't have pets, many of our friends do and (as noted ina prior review) the ridiculous State Park pet rules makes camping at a PA State Park with a pet pretty restrictive and, realistically, not worth it. They have very strange and arbitrary pet rules.

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We stayed here over Memorial Day weekend and were required to supply a non-refundable full payment for the required 3 day stay. Considering it was the holiday, this didn't surprise me. However, when we arrived and throughout the weekend, the campground was never more then 2/3s full. The sites were just okay. In the area we were in they were all grass and had it not been for some former camper who had dug a hole for the left rear tires we would have had a bear of a time getting level. Our electric hookup was fine but the water was difficult to find and far at the back of the site at ground level. There was a group of seasonals at the bottom of the hill who yelled at everyone to slow down (whether they were driving fast or not) yet they had a 40' Motorhome with an outside TV that we all got to hear for the entire weekend whether we wanted to or not. Overall, the campground either had been nice once and was deteriorating or was being fixed up. It was hard to tell. If it is the latter, they have a lot of work to do.