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All the good things in previous posts are true. A first class destination KOA. Up here (right now as I type) for the NASCAR races just this year have, for the first time( since starting to come here in 1989) I have my doubts about returning. Number one: price. $81/nite for the "special events". Same cg, same everything...however, I had to cut back my race/vacation stay here from 8 days to 5. 8 days would total $616! For a hotel...maybe. For camping, where I SUPPLY the "hotel" I don't know. The second thing is the "security". IMO...overkill. First, a tag for the car (OK), but then, a yellow wristband. Then, an electronic gate (new this year). Security I can understand. But this....well, the KOA is not a nuclear facility, yes? Like most things NASCAR and the related venues,(like this KOA) prices have gotten out of hand....at least for me. And maybe, this might be another race I'll watch on TV in the future. However, for non-"special events" I would probably return.

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Only a "9" simply because, and surprising, no pool. Yes, it is near the ocean, but I prefer a pool. And on a 90+ degree weekend with equal humidity, a pool would have made it so much better. BUT: Upon arrival, lady in the office was friendly. (cash Only...no plastic) and the site was big enough, and flat. Grass. Clean. Hooking up to 50 amp, not many campgrounds have that good power. Great. Using 2 a/c and microwave and electric water heater, my cheapie plug-in voltmeter needle hardly moved. Their 5 MPH limit and stop signs on the access road in and out were, IMO ridiculous, but there it is. Clean, well organized and, except for the lack of a pool, absolutely first class. Would stay here again.

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Easy to get to...right off NJ rte 72. A more friendly staff you couldn't meet. Always helping when needed. The park itself is clean and seems to be taken care of...so no complaints there. However, one cannot drive into the "seasonal" areas..gated. The seasonals have 50 amp power...and sewer. Maybe 95% are seasonal, with about 12 transient RV sites available...30 amp and no sewer. The 30 amp is on the low scale of my voltmeter, and the honey wagon is available every day for no charge. Only about 50 miles from Philadelphia, my VERIZON cell phone would not work very well. My TV antenna would only pull in the the Spanish channel and another channel that was infomercials 24/7. Campground offers a free Comcast box you hook up. But is geared to the New York stations. Go figure. Typical NJ Pine Barren, lots of sand,not really "pretty" but neat. Guess they have many tent campers, large tent area, but I didn't see any the 4 days I was there. Would I return? Yes.

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This cg USED to be "LICKDALE", now joined the KOA. And the "original" KOA is now a private "Jonestown Campground" located a few miles away. This became a KOA around April 2013, some of the "Lickdale" signage within the cg is still here. Half updated, still a work in progress. Staff is friendly and professional. Good 50 AMP, good water and 25 "cable" stations. Good on-site store/restaurant and they will bring dinner to your site. The roads need improving, drive slow, lots of ruts. Sites are level. No pool, but one can swim(?) and canoe in the stream that runs alongside. Typical of KOA, a "easy on/easy off" an interstate (I-81). Some long term sites. Will visit again.

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Initially we had a small problem finding the park. Either I misread the on-line map or it really was backwards. Anyway. QUIET! Absolutely the quietest park we've ever been to. Some kids around, but no noise. Amazing. Clean, well maintained. Both the staff and the seasonals. were very friendly. An older park, built on a hillside. Yes, the roads inside the CG are kind of narrow, but we had no problem. We HAD problems with leveling, had to ask for a site change, (no problem) but all worked out OK. Electric (50AMP) was OK, water was OK and cable had 74 channels! Nice pool, too. We only stayed 2 days, but will be back. Hopefully next summer for a month. We liked it that much.

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Yep: $75/night, but it was NASCAR weekend, and EVERYTHING, EVERYWHERE was inflated. So. Since last year, the entrance is being re-designed and re-built. Larger, wider. The place is still being expanded with more sites, etc. Still clean and well run. Noticed a whole new staff: smiles, friendly, informative and knowledgeable. Wi-Fi is better than dial-up but not broadband. One day REALLY fast, next day, not so much, but OK. New TV system, more stations and good picture. Like most places, some sites are not quite level. The one we were on (A-125), had to get out the yellow blocks under the tires for one side. Site is big, but IMO just a bit too close to your neighbor, but no problem. ONLY problem is that the neighbors sewer hookup is less than 2 feet from the edge (and center) of my patio. Been coming here since the 1980s. Will be back next year too.

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First time here. Nice park, neat, clean, my Verizon AirCard got FOUR power bars: never had that before. Might not be Memorial Day Weekend yet, but the store was seriously lacking in what we came to expect: no milk, stuff like that. Their bags of ice were incredibly small and incredibly overpriced (in our opinions). The staff although very professional, almost never smiled. But again, our opinion. Good park: would return.

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$76/night for their best "Premium" sites. Large, spacious, and we saw maintenance people almost all the time: from security to sweepers to insect control. Our car never moved for 6 days. Took the buses and monorails everywhere. Their cable TV was a curious mix: networks, cable stations, at least 5 Disney channels (OK, their system), Spanish, Japanese, Chinese and English with subtitles. Guess they want to include everybody. Very expensive, but it's DISNEYWORLD!

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Before, this was a KOA. Now, it is independent. Camped here 4 times previously: I noticed no change, except the cable TV is very much better. Clean, neat, friendly staff. No problems.

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Arrived yesterday afternoon. Park says they have their own gas station. Yes they do, but I was glad I got gas at the Shell Station earlier. This cg gas station was getting new pumps! Has a strange entrance, fronted by a convenience store and the gas station. But once in, all was well. Clean, neat, had excellent cable TV and good 50AMP power. Good place.

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Campground is seemingly built on a mountainside. Not one to walk around, unless you're a hiker or climber. We drove around. Nice place, well kept. Some sites were almost perfect level, others not so much. We had to bring out the yellow plastic squares for the tires for our site. No biggie as we've done that many times before. Part of camping. The staff was VERY friendly. Campground is clean and apparently well run. Only complaint was the electricity seemed kind of old. We had two "brownouts," but then the temperatures were in the 90's. Pool was very nice. I'd return.

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Expensive and as of yet, no cable TV. All the other parks in the area have it. Owner claims "too much money". Generally, a nice place. Lots of sand, but it's Jersey Shore. Friendly staff.

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This is our third time here. It is surely not a "Resort" or even a KOA. But it's 25 bucks for full hookups and everything works. Nice people run it. For an over night it is just fine.

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Published rate is $39. Using the KOA "points" thing, we got another 10 bucks off: so it was $29. KOA card has now paid for itself, plus a buck! Well run, clean park with no problems.

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First time here in 2 years. It was the same. Some mud: but had been days of rain before our arrival. Nice people, good sites, and this new KOA "points system" gave us 10 bucks off the printed rate. The bathrooms were dated but clean. Very clean, as a matter of fact. Only problem was the cable TV: picture not that great. Otherwise, as always a good overnight place. The temperature at night did get down to 22 degrees, but I guess someone will blame the campground for that.