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.
Date of Stay: October, 2009
Our site was a little tricky to get into with trees on either side about 20 feet apart at the entrance of the site. But, we managed and loved it because it was a HUGE site – about 50 feet wide – and level. The campground was clean. Employees picked up your bagged trash at your site every AM. They had “nature walks” with the kids to pick up stray trash. The Wi-Fi only worked at or near the office/store. We did not use the showers or comfort stations so can’t comment on those. This is a very wooded campground except for the rally field which was open and had constant activity – dirt mounds for kids to ride/jump bikes over, piles of hay, large tractor tires, outdoor movies at night, volley ball, football, etc. The entire campground was very flat and sandy. Many activities for kids – trick or treating (free), costume contest (free), matchbox car races (free), night movies in the rally field (free), train ride (free), pumpkin painting ($), corn maze ($), haunted hayride ($), candy bar bingo (bring candy bar), craft (free), etc. Tons of things for kids to do. Playground is OK. Employees were all friendly. Seasonals were on the other side of the campground, so we didn’t see those sites. There is also a fishing pond & creek over by seasonals that we never got to. The 2 negatives: 1) arrived 9:30PM on Friday, & received nor were offered an escort to our site. Got lost (or so we thought), made K turn at a dead end. Back out and around; we were on the right street; back in again. The problem – no signs indicating it was Grasshopper Blvd. 2) They charged (overcharged) for many things. I know this is a pet peeve for many. I don’t mind charging for some things but, $5 pp for 10 minute small corn maze, $12 pp for haunted hayride (we didn’t do because of price), $3 for popcorn at outdoor movie (not fresh popped, so just bring your own!). We did like this campground a lot. We had a great time and will definitely be returning.
Date of Stay: September, 2009
We stayed here over Labor Day Weekend in site 7 which used to be a seasonal. The site was slightly unlevel and a little tricky to get into since it was back in the corner. But, we managed and loved it because it was a large site. The campground was very clean. We saw employees picking up trash on the ground every morning. The Wi-Fi was free and worked well. My husband used the showers and said they were also very clean. They are individual showers with private little dressing area – with a door that locked. The pool was clean – but COLD!! The store was not huge but well stocked. And, they had a nice little snack stand. For $2 you could get a HUGE soft serve ice cream cone. The playground area is not extensive but adequate. There is also a large sand box, but no one in it – because there were bees in it. There are animal pens throughout the park. They sell good size bags of corn (feed for the animals) in the store for $1.50. My kids loved feeding the goats, donkey, cows, horses, mini ponies, sheep, ducks and pigs. We were across from the pony pen – yes, they are short and fat – they're miniature ponies and kids feed them all day long. Golf carts are virtually nonexistent. I think we saw two. The park does have a lot of seasonals. And, some are the large Breckenridge models that are like homes. But, they were all neat, clean and nicely landscaped (one of my pet peeves is seasonals that look like dumps!). Everyone was very friendly – seasonals, employees and weekenders like us. They have a gated entrance where you need a card or tokens to get in. We had a great time and only live an hour away, so we will definitely be returning. We camped here with 2 adults and 2 children (6&3).