Date of Stay: June, 2009
Went on a $150 all day Friday-Sunday special so we wouldn't have to worry about 11am checkout on Sunday. Original site was flooded and swampy, guide told us to pick another where we did set up completely and woke to a knock on the door the following morning that we had to move. Given choice of sites to move to, drove around to look at the sites and all are basically tent sized sites w/ the exception of a few. Sewer sites are occupied by seasonals so don't even bother calling for a full hook-up site. Pool and lake areas were nice although my 7 year old who is an excellent swimmer had to wear a huge life jacket to go in the lake which made swimming completely unenjoyable for him. Bring bug spray. We decided to camp here despite the past reviews since it was cheap and we knew we would be in Wildwood for the Beach Blast soccer tournament and on the rides and beach for most of our stay. Very private sites but a chainsaw to open some up would do wonders to give a little more room to the site. If you have a slide-out you will have to choose between your slide out or your awning. Would camp again for the lower rates if we were planning to only be at the campground to eat and sleep.
Date of Stay: May, 2009
Great campground!! Camped here last August, returned this year for 4 day Memorial weekend and left trailer to return for 2 more days this coming weekend (have pre-season leave your trailer on site promo). Lots of planned activities for the kids, great pool, swimming lake, fishing lake and playgrounds. Great set up (bath houses are very conveniently located among sections), great location to the Jersey shore beaches (only 5 minutes to Avalon and 15 minutes to Wildwood) and great staff. Staff is super friendly, caring and helpful. Another benefit to staying here is you can rent a beach pass for the beaches that require it for only $1/day. Avalon requires a beach pass for anyone over 12 years old but parking is free and they have a great bathroom at the parking area with a foot shower to get the sand off your feet and a great playground. Only downsides to this campground are the insane amount of golf carts flying around and the bugs! My guess is it's about a 60/40 mix of seasonal site to transient and it seems as if all the seasonals have golf carts, sometimes more than one per site, so they were everywhere. Most were cautious but watch out for the many pre-driving age teens. Not sure why as even though the campground is big, you can get anywhere you need to go within it via walking in a few minutes. Be prepared for the bugs -- Bring your own bug spray as the store charges $7/can. Bugs were not as bad in August of last year so not sure what was different this time around, but mosquitoes and these tiny biting gnats were kept at bay using the bug spray. This is a pet friendly campground, lots of campers with dogs, and Big Timber Lake has a great walking area along the backside of the lake to take your dog. We camped here with family on an adjacent site and the staff was very accommodating in getting us close to each other.