Date of Stay: October, 2015
Camp Taylor is a very nice place to stay IF you like this type of CG. Looking for a Resort with all sorts of fancy stuff? DO you NEED a concrete pad, 100 channels of TV, High speed Internet, 47-11 things to do carefully orchestrated for you? Then you probably won't like this CG. If on the other hand, you like a somewhat rustic place, no street lights, no highway noise, trees, nature? Then you will like this CG. From here you can take hikes up onto the Appalachian trail and a few other feeder trails. You are in a Rural Area, it is not a 5 minute drive to Walmart! However there are a number of places nearby to visit, farm stores, flea markets, a few antiques stores. AND there is the Lakota Wolf reserve on the premises. This is a MUST SEE. The CG itself, the sites are spacious, you are mostly shielded from the site immediately next to you. There is a stone fire ring, not an old rusty truck tire rim. There is water with decent pressure and 30 Amp electric at your site. You can back in far enough that you and your car are not hanging out in the road ways. We stay in the 'circle' area, on a clear night you can set up a telescope and see the universe! no light pollution here! Some times the wolves will start to howl! An awesome sound. Yes there are Bears in the area, we didn't see any. Do follow the directions on the website and not your GPS to get here. Your GPS will take you up some REALLY steep roads. Camp Taylor is worth the trip. The people running the Campground are very nice, yes they have some rules, if you don't like their rules, you probably have issues any place you go. They are not onerous and anyone that can't grasp the importance is likely someone you don't want to camp near!
Date of Stay: June, 2015
We read a number of reviews and decided we'd chance this CG. We are very happy we did! This is a very nice quiet CG. We took a walk around Sunday morning and all we heard was the wind in the trees, a couple bull frogs by the ponds and the chirping of birds. No traffic, no trains! The roads inside are gravel. The sites are mostly all grass, some are gravel, most all are pretty level and good sized. The swimming lake is not the place it may once have been, but the new pool has made that a moot point. The pool is a relatively new addition, just a couple years old. Electric was good, water pressure was good, there is no cable. In truth we did not miss cable, we had a handful of air channels but didn't bother with TV. WiFi is spotty as was Sprint phone. There are a couple sites that will allow two units to face each other, nice if you are traveling with another family or a friend. I will definitely return here.
Date of Stay: April, 2015
We were in the area for a competition and at the same time the local Nuke plant was undergoing a refitting. This essentially means that every place in 25 miles where you could park and RV was booked months in advance for extended periods. The owner was very accommodating in that he promised us that he would find us a place with a plug and water if we needed it for the three nights we'd be in the area. He did and for that I am giving him 5 stars across the board. The park is clean and I have to admit to having paid 3x this a night for not much more. The service was exactly what was promised. The park is essentially four lanes of parking sites with a water/electric/sewer post separating them, the sites are about 40 feet deep and 35-40 feet wide. There is a large grass lawn area between the two separate areas. This is not a destination Camping Resort and it is not claiming to be. What it is is a place to park while you do what ever it may be that you are in the area to do. We found it to be quiet. We had 30 amp service, and that was all we really needed in early April, in the summer I would definitely want 50 for the AC. I didn't try the cable, but the TV brought in maybe 20 channels. Wi-Fi was there and free, it wasn't the fastest ever, but it was there, it worked and it was free. I would stay here again and probably will as I expect to be in this area from time to time in the future.
Date of Stay: October, 2013
The rate we paid reflects a special deal from an early RV Show. The campground is actually a very nice place but for a transient it is somewhat hit or miss. If you get a good site you'll love it, if you get one that has you blocking your wheels up before you level, you won't feel so good about it. Some sites are nice, level and wide and you'll think you've found a new all time favorite. However, a lot of sites are out of level with the front being above the rear so keeping your back tires on the ground is difficult, and/or they are out of level left to right as well making for a REALLY tall first step. The good sites have the sewer connection below the level of your camper, some however think you can defy gravity when dumping. Some sites are pull through, these are very long and NARROW. We fit our rig on our site, but had to pull the car up next to us right to the picnic table and the fire ring was way back to the rear of the site. Not much room. Put a chair in front of the rig and your feet were nearly in in the road! Activities here are some of the best. We do Halloween here for the last several years. They have a dance, a haunted house, trick-or- treating, site decorating contest. This is a lot of fun. It is too bad that some many of the sites are seasonal. If more of the good level sites were available we'd try to get here multiple times each year. My last problem is that Wi-Fi is NOT free. For what this place charges Wi-Fi should be included, same for the fishing at the pond. We will return, but only if we can get certain sites. We have had some really good times here, but you have to go in with your eyes open.
Date of Stay: September, 2013
As others have said this campground is NOT a resort. It is however, convenient to the Peacemaker Training Center. We spent a week here and had no problems. The sewer is only available on two sites. Water is from a well, but was good. TV was air, no cable, we did have 4 channels. We plan to use this campground again in the future due to its location.
Date of Stay: September, 2013
We selected this park based on one thing, it was close to Cowtown and we wanted to go to the Rodeo. We are so happy with this park that we are already looking forward to next year so we can go again. The sites are Large and for the most part seem pretty level. We did not have a concrete pad or patio at our sites, but so what? We had two adjacent sites for the weekend and could easily have parked two additional rigs in the sites with us! We had decent water pressure, Cable was excellent. The store had the basics as well as a few special items. There is a really nice water park/wet park here for the kids. The pool seemed very nice although we didn't use it, the pool hours are nice, 10am til 8pm. The Yogi Bear parks do one thing that I find especially nice, At 9am Yogi, Boo-Boo or Cindy along with a "Ranger" comes out an raises the Flag and leads the assembled campers in the Pledge. At 6pm they lower the flag after again leading the campers present in the Pledge. In the morning two of the young campers are selected to help raise the flag. In the evening two more are picked to help lower the flag and then they properly fold the flag. There was this week a DJ and a contest to win prizes by naming songs and artists. There were other activities as well. We didn't take part in most as we were there for the Rodeo and the Cowtown Flea Market. This is a great place to stay if you are in the area.
Date of Stay: August, 2013
We chose this campground as it is closer to Mt. Vernon than our usual destination when visiting the DC area. We arrived quite late, but our check in information was in the 'late arrivals' box at the welcome center. Our site was OK, nothing great. It was reasonable level, but just long enough. We did not avail ourselves of any of the activities, as we were there only as a base and as such it was fine. One nice feature is that the pool is open late, 9pm and 8pm all except Sunday when it closes at 6pm. We would return here if in the area as it is closest to Annapolis.
Date of Stay: August, 2012
We looked for a campground near to Fredericksburg, VA and this one is close and not hard to find. The road in is good with one or two twists and a hill. Easy driving. It is maybe 10 minutes off Route 95 and is very quiet. Staff is helpful and cheerful. Sites are level and not stacked on top of each other. We are in a pull through that is plenty long enough for the rig and the toad. Water, electric, sewer and cable all easily accessible and placed right. Inside roads are mostly paved. The sites are stone and a bit of grass. Although where we are under the trees, it is more leaves and stone than grass. The lake is down about three feet due to the lack of rain. The pool is clean albeit a bit smaller than some. The store is mostly souvenirs and RV supplies. Seems well enough stocked and clean. There is a major shopping area maybe four miles away. There are many places to eat, a Walmart Super Center, Dick's Sporting Goods, Lowe's, and many more. I read where others think the price here is high. $50 a night is neither cheap nor expensive. We have paid more and we have paid less. Like all real estate it is location and your are near to DC, Quantico, and a lot of Civil War and Revolutionary sites. Get further away from it all and the prices drop off. I only rated an 9 because the game room is small and activities are few. For us, it was not a deal breaker because we are here to see the area and also have some other business nearby. But it may have bearing on others. We would definitely stay here again.
Date of Stay: September, 2010
This is our second time at this park. Well laid out and friendly. There may be sites that are not as level as others. This can be said for nearly every park. We took a "Red Carpet" site this time. Up at the top of the lawn. Nice view, level. Concrete pad. We looked at a couple other CGs in the area and for our money Yogi is the best available. What would I change? Probably cut the number of sites a bit t give some more room, although some plantings would probably suffice to give the illusion of distance. I admit I don't like the golf carts. Pools were clean, slide is a hoot. Paddle boat seems to be in good shape. This place is a nice place to visit.
Date of Stay: May, 2010
Most of what I would say has been said. This is a nice place, I would say it is more 'Resort' than 'Campground'. The roads are paved, and navigable. We arrived after dark, but were able to negotiate all the turns easily in our MH. As said, the pools, are nice, the cafe is OK, although they ran out of milk to make milkshakes! We didn't use a lot of the facilities, but they all looked very well kept. They do have a lot of rules. Too many to my way of thinking, but then again, they don't make a big thing about anything, unless they have to. Having a rule allows them to apply it to someone that needs the application. About the only thing I wish they had done was to enforce quiet hour a bit better. Actually it was probably only one or two dogs that barked, ALOT. Probably my number one beef is charging for kids. I would think they could average it out so a family of 4 (pretty close to average) would be the base rate. A lot of places seem to do this quite handily. Otherwise OK. They are a ways out in the country. If you know your way around, you are about 20 minutes from Adamstown and full facilities for shopping for anything you need. I would like to see the rules for Alcohol changed to 'Keep it on your site and don't abuse it' as opposed to "No Alcohol" it is a rule change that would probably match their practice much better. We will likely return if we are in the area, but there are places nearer to the attractions in the area that we would go to first.
Date of Stay: September, 2009
I can only say that the previous reviewer must be from a parallel universe. This is a very pleasant place to stay. Yes this is no "IN" town: so? It is a very short drive up to Monticello and the Michie Tavern. Ashland is a short distance further. The sites are large, albeit some have a steep approach, this is a mountainous area. The nature trail is nice. The managers at the camp were very pleasant. There is no cable TV, but TV is not why we go camping. You can get a few channels on an antenna. Our cell service was good (Nextel). We would stay here again should we find ourselves in this area on another trip.
Date of Stay: August, 2009
We reserved here about a month in advance. We were told then that we would have to move after our first night. This wasn't the best news, however this would gain us a day, we thought. Check out is 12 noon, the site we needed to move to was not vacated until 12:30. This meant that we were essentially in limbo from around 11am when we broke down our site until the people on the other site finally left. If the future I will not accept this, instead I will go to a different CG. That said, the CG has wide roads, generally level sites, activities, a fishing pond and a swimming pond as well as a large pool. It also has a nice mini-golf course, a basketball court, shuffle board and pentaque. The store while small is reasonably well stocked and you are in close proximity to stores. There are a large number of Seasonals here. Many in 'Park Models'. Personally I would prefer fewer of these as it causes a CG to look more like a trailer park than a CG. I understand that this is a business and that the Seasonal is a guaranteed cash flow as opposed to the transient population, but it would be nice to try and keep the CG atmosphere more in the forefront. If we had not been required to move and if this CG was a bit further south we would have rated it higher.
Date of Stay: July, 2009
We have stayed here three times this year starting Memorial Day Weekend. Our sites were all large enough with two being quite nice. We don't use much in the way of facilities on weekend trips, but my daughter loves the pool. They do have activities every weekend, candy bar bingo, flea markets, dances and the like. Free wi-fi is a real plus for me. We will return here again.
Date of Stay: August, 2008
We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay. I would have rated this CG a 9 if a few minor things were different. The site we had was difficult to get into, and once in it was found to be a little less level than I like. This is an older CG and in truth, I hope to see more just like it. Clean, well kept. If they level the sites a bit they will be great. I don't care if they have Wi-Fi or Cable. I personally go camping to camp. I am not looking for concrete pads, built in barbecues, or other items.
Date of Stay: August, 2008
A very nice place to stay. Close enough to all the attractions, but far enough out that you are not inundated with traffic. Our site was on the "Plateau". The site was wide and level with gravel covering most of the site. Fire wood was available at a very fair price. The view off the ridge is fantastic. There are also sites in the woods. The pool was warm and clean. The playground is a bit dated, but the kids all seemed to like it just fine. The Miniature Golf Course looked to be in good condition as did the horseshoe pits. This is not a "Resort" but rather a very nice campground, It is not pretending to be something it is not. We will definitely be back next season and maybe even again later this year.