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We have visited this park several times but this is the first time we were able to get in the pool and really spend time outdoors. The only negative I have is the Quarry noise from next door on Friday. Most of the staff we encountered were very friendly, we did encounter one woman who was too strict in the rules and not especially happy. This whole campground is in pristine condition. No trash lying around, n0 golf carts speeding around. Not allowing lights on golf carts eliminates noise at night, so it is very peaceful. The entire pool complex is beautiful and, even with a full campground on Saturday, the pool was not especially crowded as it is quite large. There is a cafe you can access from the pool as well and enjoy your meal outside. I have truly never seen a pool like this. Both the playground and the pool were extremely therapeutic for my son with autism. A pool with a waterfall the kids can hang out under? That was really cool. There is a lake for fishing and many trails for hiking. There really are not many planned activities for the kids, but there is so much to do otherwise. We were a bit disappointed in our site (171). Although it is a "premium" site, it is long and narrow with the front part going downhill. We worked it out though. The weather cooperated and we were able to relax this weekend. We have already made reservations to return twice next year, one of those times in a specialty rental. These are also kept in tiptop condition as well as all the seasonals.

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We stayed here over the July 4th holiday. Almost every site was full. Everyone we encountered was very friendly. The weather did not cooperate for us so we didn't get in the pool but we still really enjoyed ourselves. You can take a hike to the Devil's Den or fish anytime. I participated in the Digital Scavenger hunt with my teens. This was the most fun I've had in a long time. Searching the campground and posing with various items from a ketchup bottle to a doorbell and a squirrel. We even had to find a particular campsite. The rubber ducky races in the river were quite enjoyable too. Cheering rubber duckies to get through the rapids and rocks in the river to the finish line first. To finish our weekend, we participated in the golf cart parade with about 50 other golf carts meandering through the campground while onlookers cheered. We plan on returning again.

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We stayed in the upper wooded area, the best place to be, in my opinion. All seasonals are friendly. We have visited this campground several times and this is the first time the pool cabana was open. Not many choices, but you are having a snack IN the pool. That was cool. There are two pools, one for kids and one adults only. They are large and always full. Pools are clean. Activities all start right on time. There are sand volleyball courts, rc car track and much more. Wifi is free but very limited, especially by the campsite. There is a nice pond for fishing as well. There are tent sites and cabins available as well. We plan on returning again.

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Our site was in the picnic area. Although it was right near the road, it was quiet at night. The site was uneven, with a hill in the back but my husband was able to get the trailer level. It was a nice size site with sufficient shade. However, we had no sewer and no cable tv. The bathrooms were not far, but they were old and outdated. My daughter used the showers. They were pay but hot. There were plenty of activities and they were well-run. The hayride runs daily at 1pm and continues until the line runs out. I would like to commend the man who drove the tractor. He was amazing and patient in helping everyone get on and off the tractor, particularly my son with autism who needed a little extra direction. The seasonals were friendly and the staff were friendly as well. We liked being able to visit with the rescued horses. It was a nice campground and a nice visit. We did not use the pool. I only give this a 8 because of it's lack of sewer sites and cable tv.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.