Date of Stay: October, 2014
This is our first visit to the campground. We were camping with friends. The sites we were given were perfect and two of the better sites. They were in the D area. There is a staff member greeting you upon check-in, and you are escorted to your site. The sites are level and nicely separated. There are golf carts for rental. If you up on the mountain, I would reserve on upon registration. It's a steep hike down to the store. Even for the off season, there were many activities to keep everyone busy. Staff is friendly and all the seasonals we encountered were friendly. It was quite chilly, so not too many people were out and about on Saturday. There are three playgrounds and plenty of bathhouses. There is a small pond for fishing and a nice stream. The pool has several water slides, but, obviously, they were closed this time of year. We will most likely return.
Date of Stay: August, 2014
I have reviewed this park previously but after reading older reviews, felt the need to again. We stayed here from a Friday-Wednesday. This weekend was very busy, but there was no problem with noise and we were in the 200s, right near the pool. Activities are prompt and fun, pool and slides are clean and well protected with lifeguards. The addition of the zip line was great. We were fortunate enough to have it open the day before we were leaving. We like the area and would camp here again.
Date of Stay: August, 2014
We have stayed at this park several times. It is very clean with a great cafe. All the staff we encountered were very friendly. No matter were you stay in the park, you will hear the highway but inside the trailer with A/C one muffled most of the noise. My children enjoyed the pool and hot tub. Although Wi-Fi was available, it was sketchy and sometimes slow and we were close to the store. I would recommend the 300 area or 900 area if you like sites that are slightly larger and shady. Otherwise, the sites are small but most people visit Washington, DC anyway. They are nice in allowing you to chose your site once you get there if you don't mind driving around towing a big rig. Premium sites only can be reserved. We like this campground and will return again so we can continue to visit our nation's capital.
Date of Stay: July, 2014
We don't live far from this campground, so when we started camping 5 years ago, we scouted out this place. At the time, we were totally disgusted with the quality of the sites. With a bit of coaxing from a friend, we decided to book a site for July 4th weekend. Boy, we were pleasantly surprised! This campground is kept up nice, seasonal sites are very nice and hard to tell they are seasonals. They do need to trim some weeds on paths, though. The weather did not really cooperate to use the pool but it was a nice size and immaculate. Activities were fun and organized. Staff was always friendly and helpful. Our site (99) was a bit tight for my husband to back into due to the layout of the trees, but, once in, it was private and a good size. Bathrooms were cleaned daily. No golf carts allowed. Seasonals were friendly and polite, allowing anyone waiting first to actually "go first". My son with autism seemed to be accepted by everyone as well. One drawback is there is only one car allowed per site. Everyone else parks in the lot and sometimes the lots are full. We do plan on returning again.
Date of Stay: September, 2013
We continue to return to this campground and will now return more frequently. Although our site was large, unfortunately, there was only one tree. However, we were still able to find enough sun. The pool is large with a snack bar on the deck. Twice daily hayrides and activities continue to even keep my teens busy. Staff is friendly and helpful. No problems with noise from seasonals on this holiday weekend. There were little teeny tiny kids running all over, unsupervised, through sites, etc. This problem was addressed by staff and rules for the wagon ride changed due to this. Kids under 5 need supervision. Not unreasonable to me. Seasonals are always friendly and enjoy watching my children grow each year. Nice playground as well. My only problem was the kids running through campsites, unsupervised at the pool, and the toddlers running amok.
Date of Stay: August, 2013
The staff at this campground are very friendly and helpful. This is a small, family owned campground but extremely well maintained. The store is well stocked. There is a lake as well. The playground was very therapeutic, and my son with autism really enjoyed it. There are swings, a bouncy bridge, a hamburger to climb in, a snake to climb in, a rope ladder, and a climbing wall to name a few. And, the park is shaded as well. The sites are a really nice size, and the owner will help you line up your trailer. Other than hiking, there really is not a lot to do in the area unless you are visiting Carlisle. Some of the activities were run by seasonals, but they were well organized. The wagon ride was the bumpiest ever, but my son loved it. This campground also appears to cater to special needs children-the playground was designed to be therapeutic. If this campground had a laundry, I would have rated it a 10.
Date of Stay: August, 2013
This is definitely one of the more pristine campgrounds we have visited. It is very well maintained and quiet, except for the rock quarry as the previous reviewer mentioned. There is plenty to do here. The playgrounds have lots of unique apparatus to climb and swing on. There is a nice indoor/outdoor pool with sprays. We did not use this as the weather was too cold. The Gnome Cafe is open daily with a good selection. The sites are shaded and a good size with separation. Ours could have been a little larger, but it worked with our rig. There are only a few organized activities, but there is plenty to do otherwise. The store is well stocked. The bingo was rather pricey. This campsite is religious with a weekly church service, and most things in the area are closed on Sundays. It's Amish country. We also enjoyed a trolley ride around the campground on Sat. night. The negative is that there are one way roads all over the place, but if you are driving around in your golf cart, you are not aware of the one ways until it's too late. There are no DO NOT ENTER signs. I did not like the tone of voice of the trolley driver when he informed me I was going the wrong way. The pond was well stocked with fish, and the bathrooms were clean. We do plan on returning.
Date of Stay: August, 2013
We have visited several Yogi Bear's. This one was on the better ones. The waterslides were fun, but you needed a tube. The water was too hot in the pool, but that's due to the weather. There is a jumping pillow that has a special time for younger kids to jump so they don't get trampled by teens. The pillow and the pool are guarded as well. Our assigned site was not to our satisfaction, but we had an easy time changing sites. During the weekend, we probably would not have been able to. The staff was friendly and helpful.There is a per person charge upon registration for all activities and a wristband is required. I think only those persons that will actually partake of waterslides, etc, should pay the additional fee. The sites were a nice size, but not all shaded. There are several playgrounds, and they are all different. The activities were just okay. Nothing exciting there. There is a small snack bar by the pool and a nice gameroom. This is not far from Harpers Ferry, WV and Antietam Battlefield if you like history. If we travel in this area again, we would return. Bathrooms and showers were in separate rooms so when you come out of the shower, there is no mirror but they were clean.
Date of Stay: July, 2013
This was our second visit to the campground. The staff continues to be extremely friendly and helpful. The activities, though geared for mostly children under 10, were organized. We were there for Christmas in July. I signed up my son with autism (although he is older than specified age. All children were given an age appropriate gift and called by name to see Santa. This was no additional cost! Church services were available on Sunday morning for those interested. This is a very hilly campground, but the sites are mostly level. The sites are mostly shaded. Out site, again, was on the small side, but we made do. There are larger sites available, we just didn't get one. That was a little disappointing. It is difficult to request a specific site, but something in the A, B or C area is better or you will be way up on top of the hill and there are no golf carts. The pool was beautiful, nice and clean but no shade. That's expected at a pool. Many decks to sit and enjoy the view, if it wasn't so hot. There is an outdoor fitness center for the older kids and a tennis court as well as two playgrounds, one in the shade. There is a lot to do in the area as well.
Date of Stay: October, 2012
This was our first visit to the campground for Halloween weekend. The place is well kept and clean. The owners and seasonals are very friendly. We did not use the playground or the showers because it was very cold. The sites are separated but on the smaller size. I would try to request a specific site next time. The owners seem to put everyone next to each other rather than spread out. The owners also seem to be extremely understanding and welcoming to children and adults with special needs. Immediately upon walking in the store with my son with autism, one of the owners spoke directly to him and cleared a spot on the counter so he could place his toy there and play. This made my day, actually. There is a fishing pond across the street and a short walk down the road that is well stocked. Activities offered were organized, well attended and fun. We plan on returning next year.
Date of Stay: August, 2012
We only stayed here overnight. It is part of the Gettysburg National Battlefield and part of the horse tour. The sites are a nice size, some shaded and some not. Internet service was poor and no cable available. The pool was very clean and warm. Bathrooms and showers were nice and the laundry room was one of the best I've seen. We may possibly return.
Date of Stay: August, 2012
The grounds of this campground were immaculate. It was bought by Morgan RV several years ago. This is built above Endless Caverns, and an awesome flashlight tour is available for campers only. The showers and laundry were clean and great to use. I would like to give this campground a "10", however, there were several problems. Everything is downhill from your campsite and they do not rent golf carts. You are in the Blue Ridge Mountains, so there are large mountains. The store was stocked with souvenirs for the caverns and NASCAR supplies, not campground necessities. This is something Morgan RV needs to correct. The pool looked nice and clean, but it was not heated. The pond is well stocked with catch and release. The activities available for the kids need improvement as well. I would definitely return here, and hope that the improvements are made.
Date of Stay: August, 2012
I normally don't like "resorts", but this place was an exception. The sites were very spacious and shaded. Only the "super sites" provide a fire ring. What is that all about? As several previous reviewers have mentioned, I do NOT recommend a super site. They are smaller and not shaded. They only provide a concrete pad, a BBQ grill and a fire ring. The showers were pull ring and the dryers in the laundry room didn't dry well. There were four pages of rules for swimming, etc. The most I've seen. The water slides were awesome for kids and adults alike which were also guarded on top and bottom for safety. Staff was helpful and friendly. We stayed here during the week and the activities were good. There is an ice creamery on the premises. There is a river for fishing and the lake is stocked and has a water trampoline for jumping. The quiet and tranquility of this place was very relaxing. However, this place is huge and I can't imagine how busy it would be on the weekends. There would be long lines for the water slides and I'm wondering if it would be as safe, even with all four pools. We would camp here again if visiting the area.
Date of Stay: June, 2012
This is our second time visiting the park. I highly recommend staying up on the hill, anywhere on Raven Road or Falcon Loop if you have a big rig. The sites are shaded, well wooded and large. It is a long walk to the pool and activities, but the atmosphere up there is well worth it. The staff is very friendly as are the seasonals. The new kid fun zone area is only open for 1 1/2 hours, twice a day and these times are during lunch and dinner. Pool is extremely crowded on Saturday. These are the only reasons I rate this park a 9. There is a nice pool side cafe only open on Saturday during select hours. There is a beautiful pond for fishing and paddle boats at the bottom of the hill. Activities for children and adults are enjoyable. If you are camping on the hill, reserve a golf cart ahead of time. There are only a few to rent. We plan on returning yearly.
Date of Stay: May, 2012
My last review of this park rated a 9, but, unfortunately, I only give it a "8" this time around. My family and I still love to visit this place and we get three campsites together with friends. With the addition of two blow-up water slides, which are well staffed, the excitement increases. However, this weekend was a holiday weekend was a full house with campers in the overflow as well. The small pool was SRO. It is a good thing that the park added the sprayground and water slide. Many campers walked around with open beer bottles, on activities such as a train ride at 10AM and candy bar bingo. Really? Candy bar bingo and you need a beer? If people chose to drink continually all weekend, the rules state it should be concealed. My kids are teenagers and know better, but still. I don't think any place should have "overflow" camping. Too many people. The management did clean up the playground each morning from, again, those slobs that choose to drink and throw it on the ground. Management also responded quickly to loud noise after quiet hours. I think management should have been more aware and enforced the rules about the drinking off site. This completely turned me off. There still needs to be swings added in the playground as well.