Date of Stay: May, 2009
This is one of the best places we have stayed anywhere. The facilities are not new but are in good condition. The park's location on the Susquehanna is great for a weekend on the water. It is only an hour from Baltimore, yet seems a world away. The directors are always around and know what families want in a campground--clean, quiet, with some things for the kids to do. We were especially pleased that the seasonal section, which we were camped next to, did not contain trashy units and unsavory people, as is common in many otherwise nice campgrounds. With the exception of freight trains on the far bank of the river, and the occasional motorcycle going down the road, this is a really peaceful place. The minor drawbacks: small playground and game room; our water and electric hookups were far from the RV. This may not be the case for the other sites, but some of the pull-through sites have this issue. Access roads are in need of paving, but they're OK. Signage on the access roads could be somewhat improved. Cell phone reception is not good due to the campground's location. We enthusiastically recommend this campground!
Date of Stay: October, 2008
I read the reviews here, and decided to take a chance. Here's what we found: This park is relatively far from a main route. Getting there requires navigating a windy, hilly road for a few miles from RT 340. We had no trouble, but this campground is not close enough to I-81 to be useful to folks moving through. We arrived after dark to find the gate manned. We paid and were told to pick a site. Because it was dark, it was very hard to see where the sites were. Even during the day, it is hard to see where the sites are. Some of the marked sites have broken electric. We set up and found it was difficult to level the RV, given the sloping nature of the grass. If you plan on staying here, you should know that the sites along the river are nice, but lack electricity and tend to attract noisy groups. There was no effort to quiet down the loud music on Friday night. Bottom Line: This is a chill-out park that would be great for a few days in an RV. This is not the best park for thru-travelers due to the distance from the main roads. There are no facilities other than a dump station and water/electric.
Date of Stay: August, 2006
This is one of the best campgrounds we have stayed in. Facilities are modern and in good repair. DCNR (security) circled camp loop more than once at night. No partiers in this park while we were there. There are many trails in the area. The big attraction is the nearby lake. There is a beach for swimming. Boat rentals are also available. I highly recommend a stay here.
Date of Stay: June, 2006
The previous reviews made us a bit nervous, but we tried Small Country anyway. It is a pretty nice place. There seems to be ongoing improvements to the facilities, which aren't bad to begin with. We stayed in orange #1, a pull-thru with water and electric. The site next to us had some loud local families, but the remainder of the CG seemed to have quieter types. I won't hold that against the campground owners. The playground is great for our little one. We enjoyed ourselves this weekend. The drawbacks...dusty roads (If the owner reads this, Please do something about the dust. It is a big turn-off to many rv'ers), and less than level sites. If we're in the area again, we would definitely be back.
Date of Stay: April, 2006
We stayed on the ocean side. The sites lack shade, but this wasn't a problem when we were here. The shower is open to the outside, something to consider if it's cool. We enjoyed hiking in the park and watching the submarines coming into the river from the ocean. The park is gated, and quiet at night. We would definitely stay here again.
Date of Stay: April, 2006
This is a really nice place. The sites are separated with thick vegetation. The park is also gated to keep the local traffic out. We enjoyed a moonlighht hike to the spring. This is a great destination!
Date of Stay: June, 2005
The campground is spartan, and the area is quite buggy, but everything is clean, and the beach is great. Make sure you bring DEET with you. The mosquitoes killed us while we were there. A very quiet campground!
Date of Stay: June, 2005
This was a great place to stay. We were in the Dogwood loop. The park is clean and quiet. We had a pull-through site that was not level, but we were able to make it work. Most of the other sites are level, however.
Date of Stay: July, 2004
In the interest of keeping this short, I will say that this place should be avoided. The owners are not friendly, and somewhat unwelcoming. The lady maintained an insincere politeness. The facilities listed are there, but they are in poor repair. The famous crabbing pier is in disrepair. We heard from others that the trip to Smith Island was a rip off, as the place is a junkyard in the middle of the bay. The owners' son operates the boat. He is not the most customer oriented person. We went into Reedville and took a cruise to Tangier Island instead. We loved the trip! The swimming pool was not maintained, as there were baby frogs in the filters. There was a sewer problem nearby, and the owner told us not to use the sewer while it was being excavated. It was a very smelly evening. We wished to go crabbing, so we went to the camp store to get supplies. The meager offerings were overpriced, when compared to the same items purchased in Reedville. The owner claimed she was selling them at her cost. We are surprised that they can keep the KOA name with such poor facilities and customer service.
Date of Stay: August, 2003
The drive in scared us, but once we arrived at the park, we were comfortable. I hear that there is a new way in that bypasses the bad neighbor The restrooms appeared brand new in 2003. They were spotless. The staff was very friendly. If we come through Memphis again, we will definitely come here!