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Our trip here was almost a disaster, thanks to the online reservation system. We reserved electric site #86, that was supposed to easily accommodate our 30 foot trailer, and when we arrived it was clear that it would barely fit a pop up. Actually the pop up that eventually took that site was having trouble leveling because of the slope. The woman at the contact station was very nice, and not at all surprised by our issue, and said this has happened before. Being Labor Day weekend, she could only offer us a site with no electric, which we took. The park itself is a typical PA State Park with some nice trails and a little lake. The sites are close together in the electric area, but big and much nicer in the dry camping area. If we ever return we'll camp in the dry camping area and be prepared by bringing a generator. If you don't mind being in the pet loops, those sites are much more big rig friendly, although close together.

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We have camped here many times and enjoy this campground. There is lots of hiking, kayaking, and biking to do here. The view from the upper campground area is breathtaking. The bathrooms and showers are always clean. The hosts have always been friendly. My only complaint is that they have stopped mowing the grass between sites, and this has increased the bugs, and also the campground doesn't look as we'll manicured as it used to. Not sure if this is a budget cut issue or what, but it was nicer when they mowed the whole thing. We still love it and will return many more times I'm sure.

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The Good....This is a nice park for fishing, crabbing, and kayaking/boating. There are some geocaches in the park and surrounding area. The bicycling on local roads is great, with little traffic and considerate drivers that gave us lots of space. Crisfield has a museum worth seeing. The Bad....biting flies and mosquitos are so bad that you have to be covered in bug spray from head to toe, and some still attack. While we had a great view of the docks, I wouldn't chose a site near there again, due to the dead fish smell that wafts over from the fish cleaning station.

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This is a really nice, remote park. Some of the sites are larger than others, and the campground map depicts site size very well. All are wooded. There are some nice hiking trails, and a little lake. The playground is not in the campground, and is across a busy road, which could be a problem if you have children.

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This state park is one of our favorites. Some sites back up to the Little Pine Creek where you can put in your kayak and float down to Waterville (if water levels are sufficient). Hiking trails are ALL very strenuous, so you have to be in excellent shape to take advantage of those. If you enjoy bicycling, it's a short 4 mile drive to the Pine Creek Rail Trail parking lot. There is a nice store and restaurant in Waterville. There is wi-fi within walking distance at the store/restaurant parking lot just before the entrance to the campground.

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We spent 5 nights here on site #52. The sites are enormous, very private, and well shaded. We enjoyed the 3 mile trail on our bicycles, loved watching the brown pelicans from their swings, and toured the fort. It's an easy 35 minute drive to get into Savannah. There's a wonderful restaurant about half a mile outside the entry gate, Fish Tales.

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This is fine for a 1 night stop if all you need is hookups. The bathrooms were cold and dirty. The sites had snow on them.

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This state park is nice. Yes the bathrooms are old, but they were nice and clean while we were here. The park amenities are rather spread out, as is the case with a lot of state parks. Clarion River is beautiful for kayaking and the livery service is located right at the park entrance. The old growth forest is beautiful. There is even a theater within the park. Quite a nice spot. We would camp here again.

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This is a nice campground. Some long term sites but they are all neat and tidy. The pool is magnificent. The mini golf next door is very nice. Lots to do in the area outside the campground. We would definitely stay here again.

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The people working here are very friendly, so I hate to say we wouldn't stay here again, but we probably wouldn't. While the campground could be pleasant enough, the sites are just too close together. When our neighbors sat outside they were at most 3 feet from our bedroom window. Cable TV is $2 extra a night which was kind of irritating. Wi-Fi was free and worked well. The rate we paid was a 20% discount for camper appreciation weekend. The pool looked nice, and there's a mini golf course, and shuffle board. I just can't get past being so close to my neighbors.

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This is a really nice state park. It's right on the Appalachian Trail, has a bicycle trail, and a lake. Sites a nice and big.

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The sites here are nice, and the park scenic. They have a nice mountain biking trail area, some pretty hiking trails (although crowded), and the lake is beautiful. On the negative side, I think our cost of $25 for a pet site with no hookups was ridiculous, the woman at the checkin booth was grouchy, and the bathrooms were old and dirty. Fortunately, none of the negatives effected us after we checked in!

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Rate is a Good Sam discount rate. I feel the need to review this campground again since a year had passed since my last review. There are many positive changes here. The junky permanent sites are gone. There are now cement patios at all the sites in the downhill section. Landscaping has been done and looks nice. They added a beautiful deck to the clubhouse. We'd definitely stay here again, and would now prefer it to the other local campgrounds that we've experienced. It's a great location to visit Montecello and Charlottesville, P Buckley Moss Museum, Stauton's attractions, and the Blue Ridge Parkway. My compliments to the management and owner on upgrading this park over the last year. It looks terrific!

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I've never seen sites this large. This is an immaculate campground resort. They had lots of activities even in the winter. The 1 mile long paved bicycle trail around the lake is lovely. The pool was open and sparkling clean. Bathrooms and laundry, were clean as a whistle. They had a roaring fire in the fireplace in the lounge / store, with lots of games, puzzles and movies. It's 15 - 20 minutes from the nearest beach. We didn't see any reason to leave the campground! Loved it!

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Our rate was for a back-in site with the Good Sam discount. This place is fantastic. There aren't any bad sites, but you'd probably want to avoid a buddy site unless traveling with friends. The bicycle trails are great. The Christmas light show is wonderful. The only awkward thing is that during the light show you are supposed to be back at your site by 5:00 pm, or you'll have to wait in line at the gate with the cars waiting to drive through the light show. The park is only 10 minutes from downtown Charleston. I don't give many 10 ratings, but there's just nothing we didn't like about James Island County Park!