Date of Stay: September, 2009
Just got back from a week's stay at Pirateland and I'm not really sure where to start with this review. So, I'll begin with the pros: RV sites are very accessible to the ocean. Each premium site has its own table with a wooden cover built over it. There's a large outdoor pool with a kiddie pool and lazy river. Also an indoor pool which came in handy during rainy weather. A mini-golf course is on site. One of the largest campground stores I've ever seen. Guest services are at the check-in building. Has a pizza and grill store. They allowed outside food vendors to come in and sell. During our stay, a barbecue trailer was there which seemed to do a steady business. There was a 24-hour security shack with campground personnel in it, and a 24-hour golf cart patrol who almost always waved when they drove by. Park has a nice large beachfront. I saw in some older posts that people had issues with the closeness of the sites. I will say that I have been to Gatlinburg and had no issues with this place. My awning did not almost touch my neighbor's trailer so I won't complain. Some people also mentioned the permanent sites: I had no problem with them and our site was pretty well separated from them. Now the Cons: We were lucky enough to experience the golf cart parade over Labor Day weekend. Other posters have mentioned the drunk teenagers with loud music and gold carts. That part is true. You are allowed to rent carts during your staying for a price. My wife and I had no problem getting around on our bikes. Although at night the carts came out. If you are a permanent site owner you are allowed to have your own cart with loud speakers. Being located on a beachfront site this was an issue with us. Also we got to experience two drunk teenagers ram their carts head-on and then proceed to get into a fist fight in front of our site. This happened in front of my toddler and wife until it was stopped by the cart patrol. If we ever decide to stay here again we won't be on a beach front site located on the access road. Wi-Fi is not free and you are charged crazy amounts, like 9.95 a day, for access. The resort is very large so we had a constant flow of traffic by our site. Most sites do not have concrete pads which makes for a very, very muddy-sandy mess when it rains. Lastly, Surfside Beach and Myrtle Beach are ranked 5th & 7th dirtiest beaches, based on water quality, in the nation. Of course the resort has no control of this but it is good to know before swimming in the oceans.
Date of Stay: August, 2009
Stayed here for a weekend outing with family. Campsites are decently laid out and easy to back into. Sites were about average in distance from each other. We stayed in the lakefront site which had a great view but no water hook-ups. Bath houses were fair in condition and cleanliness. The lake had a nice appearance but horrible to fish in. We took a paddle boat out only to find the lake has severe plant growth in it making it hard to paddle and even less enjoyable to fish in. The park is located in small town Indiana and there isn't much else to do locally. Overall we liked our stay and will probably return.
Date of Stay: July, 2009
Pros: clean site, nice pool and kids pool. New spa by the pool and playground. Located right off the main drag in Pigeon Forge and right outside the entrance to the park. Full hook ups and level gravel sites. Cons: site are very close (which seems to be the norm for the area). A road runs right through the campground. Our site was on this road and proved to be a problem since we had a toddler. Vehicles from other campsites made it a challenge to back in. Wi-Fi was very choppy and dropped connection several times.
Date of Stay: May, 2009
I would give this park a ten but: no sewer hook-ups and a little road noise since you are right off the inter coastal hwy. If you do have to dump your tanks during tour stay the park designed the dump station wide enough where most rigs can do a u-turn and drive back to your spot. Other than that the park was spotless, staff was extremely friendly, bath/shower house were clean and the beach was amazing with no crowds. My wife and I will definitely return. We were in spot 6 and were amazed at how much space there was between campsites. Also, you leave the park and you are right in the middle of shopping, restaurants and entertainment.
Date of Stay: May, 2009
My wife and I stayed here for one night as a layover campground during our trip to Destin. We arrived much later than we planned. The office staff had already left for the day but they called to confirm we were still coming and left us a map with our site highlighted on it. Park was clean and were sites level. WiFi was awesome, I was able to get a 54mbps connection while in the camper. I highly recommend the campground. Staff worked around our late arrival time and amenities were as promised. I did notice some earlier posts mentions the road noise. A plus to this place is that its right off the highway making it very accessible. Downside is the road noise, but it is expected being this close to the road
Date of Stay: January, 2009
This park is decent but the layout of the campsites could have been better. Hook ups can be a little distant from your rig and some site are not very level. Park does offer a nice 10 acre lake that you can fish in, rent a boat on or swim in.