Date of Stay: October, 2012
Friendly staff, picture checking into a large hotel. Rally fee rate $50 per night. Regular rates about $30 to 70, varies from season to locations. We had a pull-through site with 50 amp full hookup. We were in "oceanfront". We were maybe 50 yards to the edge of the beach. The roads were very narrow and some members had a problem pulling into or out of sites, because of the narrow roads and other RVs in front or back of them. Lucky for us we could get out and in OK. There is NO privacy between sites. The sites were level and paved. Not all sites in the park are paved. Trash pickup at site. Picnic table, no fire rings.There are about 900 RV sites and over 2000 permanent sites, many with homes on stilts. This is a very very big resort. Big rig friendly; yes with caution, narrow roads. Laundry; about 100 washers and dryers. Very clean with a laundry service and dry cleaning. Phone/Wi-Fi/TV; Verizon cell and data very good. Wi-Fi in Park good, 70 channel cable TV. Dog friendly, but not easy to find a spot to walk you dog in most areas. Good night lighting. No noise other then the ocean. Book exchange; not sure but I would guess there is one somewhere. A short walk to the beach. This resort has 310 acres, ocean front; super if you want the beach. I would not want to be here in season. It must be like a small city in season. They have every thing you could want to do while here. For us its too crowded and not our type resort. We would probably not stay here again unless with a rally or other special event.
Date of Stay: October, 2012
Staff; friendly, but not outgoing, just doing her job. Rate is with Passport America 50% off discount. Site description; fairly level grass. Roads gravel and a very rough road going into park. The road is almost a turnoff, but we had friends that recommended this park. If it wouldn't have been for their recommendation this could have been a turn around. Site are standard spacing with no privacy between them. We had full hookup with 50 amp electric. We had a picnic table. A few small ponds for fishing. About 70 sites. We were on site K7. Big rig friendly; yes, but just go slow. Amenities; ponds, pool, quiet spot, laundry. Laundry; yes, but we didn't check it out. Phone/Wi-Fi/TV, our Verizon worked well; Wi-Fi in park was very good at our site. TV, we used our satellite, good shot of southern sky. Dog friendly; yes, very. Lots of room to walk a dog. Night; very very few lights in park. Quiet, with an occasion train. Book exchange; NO comments; A very good locations and rate for visiting Charleston. Downtown Historic Charleston about 10 miles. It is just a bare bones campground. It was fine for us, clean, quiet, and served our purpose very well to visit the Charleston area. We would stay here again.
Date of Stay: October, 2012
Staff; Very friendly and helpful. Price is Coast to Coast rate. Regular rate $30-$58. We had a pull through with full hook ups 50 amp electric. Long cement pad with gravel roads. Average spacing with no privacy between sites. Amenities included a pool that has a super walk in ramp on one side, 1200 foot frontage on the intercostal waterway, boat ramp, conference center, and small pond for fishing. There are individual shower rooms and the Verizon phone 4 bars 3G, Wi-Fi was fair to very good. Sat TV most sites with open sky view for satellite TV. Over the air TV, many stations. Dog friendl with lots of room to walk a dog. Very big rig friendly. Wide roads, all pull thru sites. There is very low light at night and it's quiet. Super park, with great views along the intercoastal waterway and a super value with Coast to Coast. We would rate this park a 10 if the Wi-Fi was better and they paved the roads. We would stay here again. The park just opened in June of 2012.
Date of Stay: August, 2012
Staff were very friendly and helpful staff. We had a back-in site on gravel/grass. We backed up to a thick tree line on the upper section of the park. We had full hook up with 50 amp electric. The site was fairly level. Hook ups were good. There is a picnic table and fire ring. Not much privacy between sites in this section. We choose this section for satellite reception. Other sections have trees and scrubs between sites. A total of 297 sites. Very big friendly. The road off route 209 to the park, about 4 miles, is a little narrow, but no problem if you take your time. Many amenities as usual at Thousand Trails parks: pool, clubhouse, planned activities, etc. There was a covered dish pig roast over Labor Day, free for all guests. Timothy Lake North has an indoor water park and outdoor pool. “North” is for small RVs only. There are about 125 cabins for rent in the north section. North is where the lake is located. Staying at the South park, and you can use the North park. There is a very clean laundry in the club house, with 3 washers and dryers. Our Verizon phone worked well with 3G, 3-4 bars most times. We did have a few days were we had trouble connecting to the Internet. One of our neighbors had the same problem. I thought it was our computer, but it was the phone. TV over the air was good, received all major networks. The park was installing a new Wi-Fi system. Not sure, though, if there is a charge, or if it is up and running. They were installing some new antennas by the club house. Acres and acres to walk your dogs. Very dark, little to no light at all at night. Very quiet even over Labor Day when the park was full. Very tiny book exchange in the clubhouse. This is a great park. Very clean and being well maintained. Sure it can have some upgrades, but almost all parks can use a little upgrading. The only problem we encountered was our surge guard shut down twice during peak hours when the park was full. But it came back on in minutes. The small lake is supposed to have some good fishing, but we didn’t give it a try. The water park is a big bonus, with an indoor lazy river. The north campground is about a mile from the south section. Every day we had deer and a few geese walking through the park. In the lower section of the park about 30 sites are being used for storage. There are a few of these sites with 2 to up to 4 RVs on some of them. Some look like they have been there for a very long time. There are few restaurants and pizza shops starting about two miles from the resort. Five miles from the park there are many more restaurants. Major grocery shopping is about five miles to a “Super Foodtown” .Large flea market across from food store. The park has several miles of paved roads for walking or biking. Bonus; you are in the beautiful Pocono Mountains. Just on the border of Delaware Water Gap National Park. Can't understand the last couple of negative reviews. Just because its not where you want it to be is no reason to give it a negative review. Road construction is not the fault of the RV Park.We will be back.
Date of Stay: August, 2012
Staff were very friendly and helpful. We had a back-in on grass/gravel, more grass then gravel. We had a full hook up with 50 amp electric. The site was fairly level. We had a picnic table and fire ring. We needed 30 foot of sewer hose to connect to the sewer hookup, and this is common in many of the sites. So bring enough sewer hose. There were a few large trees at our site. Very active schedule, like most Thousand Trails parks. There is a large pool, clubhouse, mini golf, etc, etc. This is a country atmosphere resort with many farm animals. There are goats, horses, cows, chickens, ducks, pigs, etc. 4 o'clock is feeding time, and the kids can help feed. The club house is very country with a large stone fireplace. About 250 sites with 20 rental cabins. There is a very clean laundry in the clubhouse. Our Verizon phone worked very well. Not sure about Wi-Fi. Over the air TV we receive all major networks. Dog Friendly. Very large park with many areas to walk a dog. Very low light at night. Very quiet even though the park was full while we were there. Small book exchange in the clubhouse. It is out in the country and about 8-10 miles from grocery shopping and many Restaurants. A few small restaurants about six miles. About 15 miles from downtown York with many factory tours in the area. 18 miles from Gettysburg National Park. The park is a great location for touring the area. We will try to get back to do some of the factory tours. The park sits along the Conestoga Creek. We did have some very heavy rains while there. The ground was already saturated and some of the sites down toward the creek had 2-3 inches of water laying around them for a day or two. There are a limited number of 50 amp sites. They let you choose your own site, like most Thousand Trails Parks, but it burns my butt when I see a pop up with a 20 amp cord on a 50 amp site and a large 5th wheel or motor home have to take a 30 amp site. There are many seasonal/annual sites on the limited 50 amp sites. The park was nearly full for the 12 days we were here. We would definitely stay here again.
Date of Stay: July, 2012
Shenandoah Crossing, a Bluegreen Vacation Club (a time share). I believe this is their only RV Resort, they do have many time share resorts. Address is: 174 Horseshoe Circle, Gordensville, VA 22942. All staff we encountered were very friendly and helpful. This is a Coast to Coast member resort. For members, the cost is $10 to $50. $10 in a regular RV site, without all the extra's listed below. $15 a back in elite site, $20 a pull-through elite site and $50 presidential site with a hot tub. I was told that for non-members of CTC it was from $89. on up, but didn't confirm this. All sites have stainless steel grill and had all the utensils for grilling. There is a picnic table and many chairs at each site. The umbrella was replaced while we were here, and they are assembling new tables and chairs. We had a pull-through site with 50 amp electric. Amenities: 1000 acres, 4 + pools, a very busy and a full activities schedule, horse back riding, a 60 acre lake with boat rentals, a 3 or 4 star restaurant, snack bar, store, fitness center, movie rentals, golf coarse. This is just some of the amenities here. Very clean, private rest rooms and showers. There are lockers at the pool area, and they provide towels for your use at the pools. There are several very clean, free laundries. Verizon phone was 2 to 3 bars, and we did experience several dropped calls. Wi-Fi was poor in our site, but super in other sites. Cable TV was about 40 channels: our reception was fair to good. Dog friendly with acres to walk a dog. Night was very quiet and there was excellent low lighting by each site. Did not find a book exchange. This is one of the best RV resorts we ever stayed at in over 40+ years of RV'ing. This is a super RESORT. There is so much to do here, we hope to get back soon. Coast To Coast members with big rigs avoid the $10 a night RV sites, and go for the $15-$20 sites. The nearest big grocery store is about 9-10 miles. The resort is about 15 miles off I-64, and about 7 miles off US RT 15. There is a great barbecue restaurant about 7 miles from the resort called "The Barbecue Exchange," unfortunately we found it on our last day, and only enjoyed it once. This is the type RV Resort we will drive a little out of our way to stay at. We would rate this park a 10 if the Wi-Fi and TV were better. Also the laundry had 3 washers out of 4, that were out of order in our loop. Another laundry had all working. Again, they were free.
Date of Stay: July, 2012
Over all friendly. Price;$0.00 for members, non members around $45.00. Site description; We had a back in site with full hookups and 50 amp electric. Site was gravel. Site was level. Most roads are gravel, but there are a few paved roads. There was no privacy between sites where we were. There are other areas with some bushes/trees between sites. Some areas are on dirt/grass. I didn't see any pull throughs. Amenities; Two swimming pools; two club houses; mini golf-needs work; small lake w/small beach and fishing; Activities-not much schedule at this time. We ask for a schedule of activities when checking in (Mon.) and were told they were working on one. On Friday we ask for a schedule and were told there should be one in the afternoon. Didn't check back to see if they ever did get one. Most sites have picnic tables and fire rings. The bath roons I checked were clean, but dated. Laundry; One of two in the adult lounge. Clean with 3 washers and dryers. One washer out of order. Each $1.25. Big rig friendly Phone/Wi-Fi/TV; Our Verizon had 4 bars. There is a pay Wi-Fi in the park, $4.95 day w/weekly/monthly rates. TV over the air, about 20 channels. In the wooded area satellite could be a problem. Dog Friendly; Yes with many areas to walk them. A few miles or roads in the park to walk. Night Lighting, etc.; Very little night lights. Very quite no road or train noise. Book Exchange; Very very small for a park this size. Comments; Shopping for groceries about 10-12 miles to a Walmart and Winn Dixie. Some BBQ in the area as close as 1 mile. Other restaurants in town. Opinion; We would stay here again as we are members. Both pools were redone last year with new furniture. The grass needed mowing and trimming. They did mow while we were there, but did not trim, and it looks like the last time they mowed they didn't trim then either. Some of the roads and site could use more gravel. Some of the trees need trimming. The mini golf needs a lot of work. They need a activity director or some way to control equipment checkout so it isn't damaged like the shuffle board equipment was damaged. They did have a sign up for "help wanted". About 1/3 of the sites are 'seasonal or permanent'. But all are kept nice, and some are nicely landscaped. There are about 12 cabins for rent. There are many many golf carts in the park.
Date of Stay: April, 2012
Staff; Helpful and friendly Price; $41-45 per night, Monthly $425. + Electric. Site description; All sites are back ins. Roads are paved, sites cement, but very uneven, front to back and side to side. Our site was so uneven when we leveled our wheels on one side were off the ground. So we pulled out and put boards under the wheels then leveled. This year they did take out 10 sites and put in level pads. But if they only do 10 a year it will take 10 or more years to level all sites. We had full hook up with 50 amp electric. We back up to a drop off with woods behind us. Across the road from us you back up to a very steep bank. Parking your car/truck is very very tight. When we put our sun shades on our awnings they were almost on the other site. Sites are close, but this is norm in this area, except for a few RV parks. Our site. Not much room to park car/truck. We had to park our truck in a overflow lot up the top of the hill. Parking for at least 8-10 trucks. Amenities; 2 pools, one with a small play area aside of it. Two laundry rooms with individuals showers and toilet area. Both Very Very nice. No club house, just a small office. Very very small pond. There is a fee to fish. Not sure about the fishing. We did see a few ducks use it, also a large snapping turtle. There are a few benches around the pond, and it is a nice place to sit and relax or read. Phone/Wi-Fi/TV; Verizon had 4 bars. Wi-Fi in park worked great most times. If close to an antenna and no RV between you and the antenna, the signal was always good to excellent. When someone pulled in between us and the antenna the signal drop to fair to good. Sometimes it would go to poor/fair. But for the three + months we were here we used it about 90% of the time and it was good or better. There is cable TV with at least 40 channels. Dog Friendly; Yes, but next to no place to walk them to do their business. Very little grass, and were there was grass it was between sites, what little there was. Night Lighting etc.; good low lighting at night. No road noise at night. Book exchange; Tiny, tiny, tiny book exchange in each laundry room. Comments; Ideally located close to Dollywood and all Pigeon Forge attractions and many restaurants. About 6 miles to Smokey Mountain National Park. About 2 miles from Food City, 4 miles to Kroger, 6-7 miles to Walmart. Opinion; If we would return to work at Dollywood we would probably stay here again. If just visiting the area we would stay somewhere else.
Date of Stay: March, 2012
Located on 101 Schaefer Heard Park Road, West Point, GA 31833. Staff host was very friendly. Price is $24. We paid $12 with our Golden Age Passport. We had a very long back in site, with 30 amp electric and water hook up. There is a 2 lane dump station. Our site was level with good packed gravel. Many sites are paved. These are sites with a grade. Some are very steep grades. Of the 117 sites 11 are pull through, 10 are double sites. Sites 1-27 and 85-106 are 50 amp. On loop 1 to 39, we liked 26 and 27 best. Sites 1,10/13,22/23,25, 34,36 we would avoid. The rest are good sites. Very wooded. We were backed up to the lake. There were 2 bath houses with 1 washer/dryer in each. Our Verizon phone had 3-4 bars. No Wi-Fi in park, we used our phone. Over the air TV was poor, no network stations, a few PBS. Hard to get a satellite signal from our site. The park is very wooded. There are some areas along the lake that are more open. Park is dog friendly with miles of roads to walk. Located on West Point Lake, this is a very large park, with trails, tennis court, picnic areas and boat ramps. It is about 5 miles from the town of West Point. There is shopping: it's about 12 miles to a Kroger in AL. LaGrange is about 15 miles with many restaurants and shopping. In our opinion, this park has the WOW effect. We would definitely stay here again.
Date of Stay: March, 2012
Located at 6728 Ringgold Road, Chattanooga, TN, 37412. Phone 423 892 8275. We had to go into the store to register. There is a campground host, but she wasn't here when we came in. We paid $22.15 with a Good Sam discount. We had a pull-through, full hookup site with 30 amp electric. There are 50 amp sites, but those are not for Good Sam discount. The site was gravel and narrow. No privacy between sites. Most sites are fairly level, pull throughs with a small cement patio. Park is Big Rig friendly. For amenities there is a pool and restrooms: didn't check them out. There is also a Camping World store. There is a laundry; we didn't check it out. Verizon phone had 4 bars. Over the air TV got all major networks. It is Dog friendly with lots of room to walk a dog in a large field beside the campground. There are very few night lights in park. Located about a half mile off I-75, at exit one. Good place for an overnight stop. Roads in RV park had some large pot holes. We would stay here again, just as an overnight. The site was long enough so we didn't have to unhook.
Date of Stay: March, 2012
Name, address;Chehaw 105 Chehaw Park Road Albany GA 31701 229 430 5257 Date;3/25/12 Staff;Register at entrance to park, zoo,pond, plus other things in city park. Staff was very busy and check in was not to smooth, took about 15-20 minutes. They were very busy and only one person to check you in and collect fees for other events. But friendly. Price;approx $20 for electric and water., $28 for FHU. We had 50 amp electric. Site description;We had what was called a pull thru, but we had to back out. There are about 40 sites, 16 listed as pull thrus, some were. There were about 10 full hook ups. We had a lot of room, on site 16. Sizes of sites varied. The sites were laid out between the large pine trees. Must shade. The road into the campground was very dusty, as it was packed dirt. Could be a mess if it rains. We parked on grass. Amenities;The campground had nothing to offer other them a large site, fire ring, peace and quit. Although there were a lot of other activities in the park, they were away from the campground. There is a bath house with clean but not modern showers. Flush toilets. Laundry;There was one w/d in the bathhouse. Phone/Wifi/TV;Our Verizon phone had 3-4 bars. There is wifi with a good signal. Lot of trees for satellite, but we moved our Tailgator around and got a signal. Dog friendly;Yes, acres to walk a dog Night Lighting;Very dark. Only light was at the restroom. Comment;Nice if dry for an overnight stay or short visit. We would avoid if there is rain or they had a recent rain. The wifi I believe is new. There was a antenna just aside of us. It had yellow ribbons making it location. May have just be installed. Our wifi finder showed 4 lights, the highest rating. We didn't use it, so can't comment about its use.
Date of Stay: January, 2012
Located on state route 41, Alligator Alley in Big Cypress National Park, next to Everglades National Park. Super friendly campground host met us as we pulled in. There are 4 couple hosts in this small campground. Price was $10. per night with our golden Age Pass, otherwise it is $19. We had a back in site with 50 amp electric. There are no water or sewer hookups. There is a water fill, for fresh water and a dump station. The sites and roads are paved. There are some nice palm trees between sites. Sites are mowed grass with no privacy between sites. There are 26 RV sites and about 6 tent sites. A restroom with flush toilets is the only amenity. Weak Verizon signal. Since we use our phone to connect to the Internet, we had problems connecting. We used our Wilson amp and external antenna to connect, but the signal was still weak. TV signal was also weak with very few stations. Dog friendly? Yes, a lot of room to walk your dog. No fenced-in dog run. No lighting at night: was very dark and quiet. Great to see the night sky. There is some day time noise as this is a main road across the Everglades. It is a 2 lane road. A SUPER campground for visiting the Everglades and Big Cypress National Parks. The campground was one of the nicest public campgrounds we stayed in. We could only stay 10 days, as this is the limit in season (told after Dec. 15th to end of Mar.). It is called Midway because it is kind of midway on Alligator Alley. From here we toured the 10,000 Islands, Shark Valley, and the main area of the Everglades. Some of the areas we toured were 3 miles from the campground to 100 miles, the end of the Everglades at Flamingo. We also drove to big Cypress National Park about 50 miles one way. If we come here again we would stay here and then move to the Flamingo campground for a few days. This is a super public campground. We would stay here again.
Date of Stay: January, 2012
Location; on C.R.609, about a half mile off I-75, exit 314. Here for Carriage Club Rally Staff. Friendly staff. Cost for the rally it was $25 per night. Regular rate is $35 per night, $210 weekly. Don't know if they honor any club discount. Great monthly rates, a limit time special was $375/month. That, I believe expired. The park is under new ownership as of mid February. The long term section of the park has double wide sites. All sites in the short term section were narrow and paved pull-throughs with full hookups. 50 amp electric. Paved roads. Some small trees with no privacy between sites. Sites are very close. The long term section has much larger sites. Sites there are on grass with a gravel pad and paved roads. Sites are big rig friendly, but a little tight turning into the narrow sites if someone on both sides. Heated pool, big Clubhouse, scheduled activities and usual park amenities. The restrooms here are about the best we ever seem in a RV Resort. They are private and all tile, super clean. I believe they are very new. Also, all the buildings were in very good condition. There is a nice separate billiards and game room. There is also a large pavilion. They sell LP gas. Very nice clean laundry with about 8-10 machines, and parking in front. Good Verizon signal. Wi-Fi in clubhouse. Over the air TV, about 12 channels. Dog friendly. A lot of room to walk a dog, as this is a big park. There is no fenced dog run. Good night lighting, quiet. There is a small book exchange. A very well kept and clean park. All buildings are super clean and well kept. Probably several miles of paved roads in the park for walking or bike riding. A shopping center with a Walmart in walking distance. Several good restaurants near by. Close to the huge Webster flea Market. Easy access from I75. There is no "Wow and It" factor, but it is a nice park. The transient sections is tight and good for a few nights. If we would stay here long time, the long term area in nice, but no privacy between sites. If passing through the area we would have no problem staying here for a few nights, but doubt we would stay here long term. Just not enough in the area for our taste.
Date of Stay: October, 2011
Date: 10/6-10/10/2011 Location; 1755 E State Road 44, Wildwood FL 34785. Three flags is a Mid Atlantic park, part of Thousand Trails. Coast: $0.00 as members of TT. I believe for non members it was $35 a night. Site: We had a level grass pull through, 50 amp full hook up. Only problem with the hook up was the sewer connection was about 12 inches high. We had a small, 8x10 cement patio. Some sites had larger patios, but most didn't have patio's. There is no privacy between sites. Site were a good size, normal commercial size. We were in the front of the park, with very little shade. In the back of the park there are some nice back ins that are bigger and have some shade. The roads are all paved. Laundry: There is a nice laundry with 6 washers and dryers. $2 a load each. Phone, Wi-fi, TV: Verizon cell phone worked well. Wi-fi is through Tengo at $4.95 day with weekly and monthly rate $20 and $40. The first 4 hours are free. The signal was good. TV is over the air; we only got 3 channels, NBC and two odd channels. No cable. Dog Friendly: Yes, a good size fenced in dog run in the back of the park. Lot of walking area. Night: Lighting was good. Some light road noise. Distance train noise. Book Exchange: Small book exchange. Amenities: A small pool. A very nice clubhouse. No planned activities at this time, only about 15 RV's in the park. A mini golf. Summary: We would stay here again. Park seemed to be very well maintained, mowed grass, no leaves lying around, etc. We would recommend this park. When full, it may seem a bit crowed. This is why I would choose a back in on the perimeter in the back, not in the back center. Even though it rained almost the whole time we were here it did not get muddy or swampy. It is a nice park.
Date of Stay: October, 2011
Located at 312 Fort Chiswell Road Mad Meadows, VA 24360. About ½ mile off I-81. Full hook up, pull through site. Site was level gravel with 50 amp electric. Picnic table at site. Most sites are pull throughs. Nice clean laundry with 4 washers and dryers. Has cable TV and good Verizon service. Dog friendly with a lot of area to walk a dog. Amenities: just used for an overnight so didn’t check everything out, but did note they had a pool and two small ponds for fishing. Summary: A good overnight stop off I-81. With Good Sam discount: $38.68, a bit pricey for an overnight. Only discount is Good Sam. We only hooked up electric and cable. Big rig friendly: yes, but the roads are a little narrow between rows.