Date of Stay: May, 2009
We loved this campground. We had a beautiful, roomy, shaded site. We loved the indoor pool and the hot tubs. Perfect for the cooler or inclement weather. The lake is very pretty. The roads are paved and nice for bike riding. The showers and bathrooms were very clean and the water was always hot. The only drawback I could see was the outdoor pool. It seemed pretty small. It might have been smaller than the indoor pool. It wasn't open when we were there, though, so I can't say for sure.
Date of Stay: May, 2009
I noticed that a lot of other reviewers were very happy with this campground. They mentioned the new facilities, immaculate bathrooms, friendly staff, and family-friendly activities. This is all true, but for us, it was all out-weighed by the size and orientation of the campsites. We had a very small, narrow site on the side of a hill. Getting into the site at all after dark was frightening. We had to back up a steep hill and negotiate a sharp curve. The narrow site only made things worse. We have a 18' popup camper with a slide out. With the slide out open and the awning up, we took up the entire width of the campsite. We had just enough room in front to park our car, and just enough room in back for a 10x10 sunshade to sit under. I am still in the site and my neighbor's fire is right outside my window. Speaking of my neighbor, I feel lucky compared to him. He only as enough level space to park the camper on. His picnic table is on a slope. The other problem that I have with this campground are the prices. Prices in the camp store are comparable to an expensive convenience store - $2.50 for a 4 oz tub of whipped cream cheese, and $7.00 for a small bundle of firewood (they won't let you bring in your own). My kids went to get ice cream cones. For $1.25, they give you one scoop of ice cream, which they painstakingly level off so you get precisely a level scoop (which is a quarter cup of ice cream). They are having a BBQ dinner tonight. For $15.00, you can get a half a chicken and some vegetables. Bottom line -- if we just wanted a place to use as home base so we could travel to local attractions, this would be fine. But if we want to go to "camping" -- i.e., spend all our time in the campground enjoying nature, peace & quiet, privacy, etc, this would not be the place to go. Unfortunately, we were here for peace & quiet & privacy, so the only thing that we're happy about is that we're only staying for the weekend.
Date of Stay: April, 2009
We used this campground as a home base while we explored Washington D.C. The campsites were small, and the place seems to cater to "big rigs", but it was immaculate and the service was excellent. We especially appreciated the bus stop right right at the front of the campground. Frankly, this was the reason why we chose it. We had technical problems and the staff was very helpful and accommodating. There is a small cafe on the premises, handy for hot sandwiches, fries, and stuff like that. The food was fine and not overpriced. The pool area was clean & pleasant. They have 2 pools -- one big, deep one for laps and another one with a zero-depth entry for the kids. These were both spotless, with plenty of lounge chairs and umbrella's all around.