Date of Stay: April, 2011
We camped here with a group of 5 families for a week. We stayed on the "island" close to the ocean and found the cabanas very convenient. The large pool and lazy river were very entertaining for the kids. The store was well stocked and the staff was very friendly. The security coming into the park is tight which was reassuring for the parents with tweens that were able to wander the park without parents. The mini golf looked fun, but I refused to pay an additional $5 per person to play. There are a lot of seasonal sites but most were off in another area and well kept. The only negatives were the showers could use a better cleaning and the arcade was full of broken games. We will definitely be back to this campground.
Date of Stay: October, 2010
I stayed here last minute in the fall for one of their halloween weekends and was very impressed. The sites are decent size and level. The activities for the kids were free and just excellent. There was a pancake breakfast for just a few dollars a person which was well worth it. The surrounding area has a lot to offer if you like day trips. The pool area was closed for the season but the water wars looked fun. Our friends rented a cabin and were happy with it. We will absolutely be back this summer!
Date of Stay: August, 2010
We came to this campground based on it's great reviews. The positives: The grounds are beautiful and spotless and the majority of the sites seemed of good size. The indoor pool was perfect for a rainy day but got crowded fast. The activities were a lot of fun and well organized. The negatives: The park is over run with seasonal teenagers. I would not allow my young children to go on the firetruck ride after our first experience of rude and offensive behavior. The same kids were hanging on the firetruck up to an hour early and it only goes around once, so get there early. The staff was well informed of the problem with the teens but didn't seem to care. One camper went as far as posting signs requesting others complain to try and make a difference but the signs were gone in an hour. This is a very nice place but needs to regain control of their seasonal residents. I am not so sure I'll be back.
Date of Stay: July, 2010
We just returned from our 3rd trip to Birchwood Acres and it remains our favorite!! The staff is very friendly, the nonstop activities were a hit with the kids. The grounds and bathhouses are clean and well maintained. I recommend this place to anyone with children. We will definitely be back!
Date of Stay: August, 2008
We were here for 4 nights with a group of all ages and everyone agreed we would come back. All of the facilities are brand new and very clean. The staff was very nice. The shuttle to the boardwalk was great with many trips throughout the day. Did not stay in VIP section and don't see a reason to spend an extra $10/night when none of them are truly "oceanfront" and no more than a handful of people can fit in their "private" pool. The only negatives are that there are almost no trees and the sun was unbearable by the end of the day and also that there are no speed limits set throughout the entire campground and a public road runs right through the middle of the pool and playground making any parent nervous.
Date of Stay: July, 2008
I booked this campground based on many reviews and was a little disappointed. Our back in site was large and shaded but many of the pull-through sites seemed quite small. There are a lot of seasonal sites that were a complete eyesore and looked abandoned. My husband is a tall guy that used our shower for the first time in 3 years because one use of their pull-chain showers was enough for him. He said the bathroom floors were constantly covered in water and the men's room by the store and pool did not even have a sink. This is the first place I have ever been to that did not have laundry facilities. Small but clean pool. Great fishing at the lake. Owners seemed very nice and dedicated but unfortunately I think we will try somewhere else next time.
Date of Stay: July, 2008
We just returned from our second week-long stay at this campground and will definitely be back. The camper sites are nice sized, grass and mostly shaded. There is a large pool with clean bathhouses and a spray pool for kids. There are nonstop organized activities for kids everyday of the week in the summer which I find to be rare. My kids loved the daily hay ride or fire truck ride with the characters. This place is very clean and their countless staff members are always very friendly. The only negative is the pool and fishing pond are on a public road and although it is posted at 25 mph there were people driving much faster than that which makes anyone with kids nervous.