Date of Stay: August, 2016
This was our first visit to the park and we were pleasantly surprised. We had a site that backed right up to the stream!! All the sites are nicely spaced with plenty of room. Not a great deal of shade but there are trees scattered. There are two pools with two water slides. These are not guarded--in my opinion they should be guarded for safety as kids get out of control. There is an old amusement park right on the grounds with a working carousel, ferris wheel, arcade and train as well as an ice cream parlor. I did not notice too many seasonals, but I did not explore the whole park. There are cottages as well as they are immaculate. The bathrooms and showers were clean as were the pools. We did not use the dog runs or the playground. All the staff we encountered were very friendly and all of them seemed to "get" that my son has autism. Although this is quite a distance for us to travel for a weekend we do plan on returning. My girls are really young adults now and they found things to do as well. Activities were fun and available during the week as well. Restaurant on site with mostly breakfast and lunch foods. Store really didn't have much food available for purchase. I didn't even notice the staples of milk and eggs.
Date of Stay: August, 2016
We were here during the week and it was not crowded at all!! The sites are close and so are the roads for a big rig. My husband clipped the fence a bit when they were escorting us to the site. Once we were in, we were able to set up and have plenty of space but campers are right on top of you. There was limited shade as well. They do not provide a fire ring, but it was too hot for a fire anyway. We loved being able to walk right over the dunes to the ocean and get a beautiful breeze. Everyone we encountered in the ocean was very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. The air conditioned bathrooms were actually locked and immaculate and you could get a key for a refundable deposit. This was to prevent everyone from coming off the beach and rinsing off. There were outdoor showers where you could rinse the sand off as well. There were men constantly coming around to pick up garbage and recycling. We would return.
Date of Stay: July, 2016
This is one of the few campgrounds in our home state that we continue to visit. It is small, but everyone, staff and seasonals, is friendly. The pools are in pristine condition and there is a snack bar as well. The activities for kids and adults are numerous. Horseshoes is very popular with the men here as well. Most of the sites are shaded. It is always quiet. We camp here two to three times a year. A great place to ride bikes as well--it is small and flat. However, the roads are not paved. The playground is kept in good condition as well. We already have reservations to return again.
Date of Stay: July, 2016
We have stayed at this campground several times before. It is a very well run park. Seasonals and staff are all friendly and all rules are followed. No speeding golf carts and no excessive noise!! This is the first time the weather allowed us to use the pool--it was nice and warm and quite clean. A bit disappointed, though, that on a holiday weekend the water slides were not open. The golf cart parade was a lot of fun as was the selfie scavenger hunt for teens and adults. There are quite a few activities as well as a church service to choose from. The local bakery comes and sells some yummy desserts as wellThere is a nice hunting trail opposite the lake that leads up to "Devil's Den". I recommend checking it out. The sites are clean and nicely spaced out so you are not right next to your neighbor. Most of the sites have quite a bit of shade as well. If you do rent a site and you are in the "D" section, I would suggest renting a golf cart as well as the hill heading down to the pool and store is quite steep. We already have plans to return next year.
Date of Stay: May, 2016
We have stayed at this campground multiple times. Each season, they make improvements to the park. The huge pool complex was jam packed this weekend. However, there were no rude people. Kids waited in line nicely for the diving platform, and no kids were running around unsupervisedd I also noticed that parents were actually watching their children or even playing with their children rather than being involved in themselves. This was a positive thing for me to see. The seasonal campsites are immaculate as are the grounds. We were extremely satisfied with our campsite on the hill. Staff is always friendly. We enjoyed the Gnome Cafe next to the pool for some snacks as well. If your campsite is up on the hill, I do recommend spending the extra money to rent a golf cart and I would put it on hold when you reserve your spot. It is a long walk down to the pool and activities. There were no loud noises, no speeding golf carts and no drunk adults. A very pleasant location to spend a weekend. This is one of the most peaceful and serene campgrounds we have had the pleasure of visiting.
Date of Stay: August, 2015
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.
Date of Stay: July, 2015
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.
Date of Stay: July, 2015
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.
Date of Stay: May, 2015
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.
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.