Date of Stay: July, 2016
Just back from a week at Cherrystone & loved it! The campground was very clean & staff was always friendly. We stayed in our own RV on a WES site. Electric worked great which was needed this week as it was HOT HOT HOT! (AC ran all week!) There were activities all week long, but our group (kids & adults) were happy crabbing, fishing & swimming. Pool area was clean. We also enjoyed floating in the bay on tubes. During low tide you could go out far! Bring water shoes as the shells can be sharp. The bait shop had plenty of supplies needed for crabbing & fishing. The main store also was well stocked. The Café & ice cream shop had lots of choices too. The guys did a trip on the Miss Jennifer & had a great time! Can't beat $30 pp for 3 hours of fishing. They have a great fish cleaning station near the laundry room. Sunset's were gorgeous - even on cloudy nights! The only reason it wasn't a 10, was the little things - sewer connection was higher up than our RV connection, the beach area by Pier 4 could have been cleaned up a little (trash from the bay seemed to collected there), Wifi wasn't great but that's OK bc it kept the kids (& adults) off the electronics, pool needs some maintenance (concrete bottom coming up in pieces), all 5 pool tables in arcade were out of order. Again, it was just the little things. All in all, a great trip.
Date of Stay: July, 2015
Great, clean, well run campground with large sites. About 15-20 minutes to downtown Bar Harbor. Only 1 mile to Southwest Harbor. Shuttle service seems to run pretty regularly but we didn't use it. Everything was very clean. From planning and booking to check in, the staff was very efficient and helpful. We had 6 families in our group. They were very helpful with group booking. The camp store doesn't have much other than some basic necessities but there's a market less than a 1/2 mile away. They DO sell fresh lobsters right in the camp store and provide the pot and claw crackers free of charge to borrow. Wifi was decent. Close to hiking trails and ponds for kayaking. We would def stay here again and recommend to others.
Date of Stay: July, 2014
We camped here for a week while we visited the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area. The owners were very personable, helpful, and friendly. It is very clean and well maintained. We had a stream-side site which we loved. There was a movie every night for the kids, small ice cream parlor, game room, and store with some basics. As stated, it is about 15 miles from downtown Gatlinburg, but we knew that when we booked and were happy with that. It's close to zip lining and white water rafting. We would definitely stay here again.
Date of Stay: May, 2014
We camped here over Memorial Day weekend 2014. What a great little campground! Owned and operated by a wonderful family. Everyone - staff and owners - were very friendly and helpful. For the kids, they had a bouncy pillow, gem mining ($$), spider web climber, arcade ($), pool. They had their own fireworks one night which were GREAT! We were so pleasantly surprised at how great they were. Nice not to have to leave the campground. They had bands 2 nights, a dog run, firetruck rides, and café with lots of choices. My husband even took a trip down the river in a tube. A little cold, but pretty neat! They just upgraded electric. A very friendly sociable campground with large sites. We'll definitely be back. Our group of 5 families all loved it!
Date of Stay: November, 2013
I'll start by saying we have ONLY stayed here in November. The last 3 years we've camping here for the opening of Christmas season. All water is turned off at sites ~ you have to fill up at the office when you check in. But, electric, cable and sewer are still available. We don't use alot of amenities, but we love it. The office and store are beautiful (redone after flooding in 2011). The shuttle take you to park at no charge. Buy your tickets to the park in the store as there's a discount. Yes, the train goes by regularly if you are up in the Pioneer Heights area. If you're in a trailer/RV, you'll barely hear it.
Date of Stay: August, 2013
This is definitely a RESORT campground. Very clean throughout. The front office check in was easy and fast. Internet/smart phone checkout was easy, too. This place has everything from a store with nearly everything, golf cart rental, tiki bar, dog run, dog wash, dog beach, jet ski rental, snack bar, pool, activities, free shuttle bus etc. etc. We had planned on venturing out more, but the kids and adults were happy hanging at the campground. We'll definitely be back! Loved this place!
Date of Stay: August, 2013
Sites are a little tight, but we only used this campground as a base. We didn't spend any time here during the day. However, the beach is right across the street if you wanted to spend the day here. For being full, it was surprisingly quiet even at night. This campground is basically a parking lot with full hook ups. It's a great price if you want a beach vacation. And, tons to do within 10 minutes of the campground. It was clean, and the camp host was nice and helpful. There's even a very small store with some basic stuff.
Date of Stay: July, 2013
This was our first visit. It's a nice little family campground. We don't live too far away, so it was an easy ride for us. It's my understanding the new owners are really trying to clean this place up. They are were very friendly and helpful owners. The pool could have used an additional lifeguard at the pool on 4th of July. The one who was there was working her butt off! Small little store that looked like it had the essentials. Wood and ice delivery was available. Nice little fishing pond with a row boat and a few peddle boats. The boats were FREE to use ~ something that you don't normally see. It's hilly and many drive to the pool, if they aren't seasonals with a golf cart. It was a VERY HOT weekend and the electricity was good except for a short period on Saturday, where it flickered a little. We will definitely be returning and we'd recommend it if you are in the area.
Date of Stay: May, 2013
We just spent Memorial Day weekend at this great campground. It was clean & well run. Every employee we encountered was friendly & helpful. We had a pull-thru site in the 700's which were long but tight between sites. Very nicely landscaped but no tall trees here. Could get HOT in July or Aug. Very close (15 min) to Antietam Battlefield for a side trip. Store was limited as far as supplies. Snack Bar at pool was good and not overly priced. The bouncy pillow, water slides and pool were the main attraction. There was also a movie every night (Fr-Su) on the big screen by the pool. Our 7 & 10 YO loved this place! We'll definitely be back!!
Date of Stay: May, 2012
We are fans of Jellystone Parks. They have lots of activities for my kids. This park was no different ~ 2 pools, water slide ($), 2 bouncy pillows, laser tag ($), mini golf ($), play ground. For many of these, you have to pay additional, but my kids got their money's worth. The campground is clean, store well stocked, friendly staff, escort to site. There are NO seasonal sites. It was Memorial Day weekend so the campground was full. It's close to Luray Caverns, rafting/tubing down Shenandoah and Skyline Drive.
Date of Stay: May, 2011
We had high hopes considering the reviews for this place. But, we won't be back. It wasn't terrible, just not enough to get us back. Our site was VERY UNLEVEL and close together. The pool was nice, but far away from the transient sites (over near the seasonals). If you have small children, it's a bit of a hike, especially at the end of the day when they are tired. There is only 1 dump station on the transient side of the campground. Needless to say: on Memorial Day weekend it was backed up! We drove over to the seasonal side, and were told we couldn't dump there even though no one was there. We ended up driving home with a full tank. It's unlikely we'll be back.
Date of Stay: September, 2010
The staff was very friendly & helpful. We were in a pull through site with no shade. It was 90 degrees & the pool was closed (it was after Labor Day). We asked if we could move up into the wooded sites. "No problem - pick a site and let us know which one you take" was their response. The activities for the kids were great. The store had limited basics, but town wasn't far away. Sites were fairly level. Bathrooms were clean. About half the park is seasonals - mostly friendly people. Make sure you follow the website directions. GPS & Mapquest take you on a VERY VERY RV/Trailer unfriendly and windy route. We'll definitely return - hopefully in the summer to check out their great very kid friendly pool!
Date of Stay: July, 2010
This campground is very clean, the pool is clean and it's close to many things (Dutch Wonderland, Strasburg RR, outlets, etc.) It's on the smaller side and the sites are tight. The good thing about being small is that you could see the kids on the playground from almost every site. The bad thing about being small was that our neighbor's sewer hook up was right by our picnic table. The store doesn't have much to offer. Management's attitudes could be a little better: not the friendliest people. Although we were given an activity sheet, there wasn't much going on. As mentioned in other reviews, it is right next to an Amish farm with cows, but in the heat of the summer that smell hover's over the campground (not their fault, but worth mentioning). The Amish come through the campground selling their baked goods and quilts. Definitely worth buying some of their baked goods!! Our section of the campground was without electricity for an hour on Saturday AM. And, on Sunday AM we had no water pressure. We had friends in a cabin who said it wasn't the cleanest. Also, cabin steps were very slippery when it rained due to moss on the steps. Rate is with Good Sam Discount.
Date of Stay: May, 2010
This campground was close to perfect. It was clean, had decent size sites, friendly staff, plenty to do, fully stocked store with deli, free shuttle to OC, fishing etc. The waterpark was a HUGE added bonus for our kids 4 and 7 years old. It's free with camping. There is also a separate campground pool for campers only. I was surprised they charged campers extra for mini golf. The main roadway through the campground from the entrance to the fishing pier is busy with golf carts, cars, trucks, bicycles, etc. Lots of golf carts. So, if you have small kids you might want to avoid camping here. If you're looking for a quiet weekend camping, this isn't the place. If you're looking to be close to OC, have plenty to do and meet nice people, this is your place!! Easy 5 minute drive to OC if the shuttle isn't convenience.
Date of Stay: April, 2010
Many sites are pull thru. Bathroom and showers were clean. There is only electric . You fill up with water as you enter campground. Site were decent size but slightly unlevel. Store wasn't open. I know some reviews complained about the roller coaster, but we thought that was kind of neat being able to hear and see the roller coaster from our campsite (if you're in the lower sites). Honestly, if I were to rate strictly on the campground, it would be more a 5 or 6. Doesn't seem to offer much. But you wouldn't really come here if it wasn't for the amusement park. So, that brings it up. Definitely worth it if you're going to the park - which is a nice clean amusement park and great for families.