Date of Stay: June, 2009
We had the worst experience with camp owners ever. We have stayed numerous times at Jellystone properties throughout Pennsylvania and Maryland and we have NEVER EVER had a bad experience until this past weekend. Reading the posts around the internet, I only wish we knew that the manager/owner Bob has anger management issues and this franchise that touts itself as family friendly is anything but before we booked our 4 day visit! He viciously verbally abused two small boys that were with families traveling with us - accusing them -screaming - of transmitting on the campgrounds' radio frequency - known to many campers as Family Talk Channel - 22 with the walkie talkies their parents had given them as they walked around the field adjacent to our sites. In our camping excursions through the years across the United States, family use of walkie talkies has appeared to be commonplace. Warning - it is not permitted here. He sited that he does not have to follow FCC rules, but everyone there must follow - and I quote - "Bob's rules." This was news to the military member that was traveling with us that works with the FCC. Apparently Bob makes his own rules and NO they are not listed in the brochures they give you at check in. The children were in tears. Bob was screaming and would not relent. Parents were trying to explain to Bob that it would not happen again, the channel would be changed but he continued on his rant. We will not return. In addition to this unfortunate incident, the bathrooms were filthy. There is no hand soap or dispensers. Better bring your own toilet paper too! If you smoke, you will enjoy the cleaning ladies aroma from that lingers in all the bathrooms from their chain smoking when they actually clean. Be careful of the pedal carts - there is a huge hill that they roll down - often times unattended into the tent campers below - saw this happen twice. The only highlight of our stay was the water park. Unfortunately, the above mentioned incident happened in the last hour of our stay and soured our entire visit. There were 5 families with us and all of us were so incensed by the unprofessional conduct of the owner that we have agreed our 2010 camping excursion will never be held again here.
Date of Stay: May, 2009
Stay here every Memorial Day. This year we had 6 sites total so that our family and friends could be together. Manager and her staff our absolutely wonderful. Great people, great place!