My Wife and I traveling with our two dogs in our class A motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2015
We stayed here for eight nights in early September on site 114 to check out the sights of Bar Harbor / Acadia. Great location with Route 3 to take you to Bar Harbor / Acadia National Park, about a fifteen min drive to Bar Harbor. Check in was easy, utilities worked well with 50 Amp service, water was very good along with pressure and cable. We went for the full hookup site and not waterfront since they are W/E only. We gave it a 7 because the staff was not the usual over the top friendly like we have experienced form other KOA's. I would avoid sites 101 & 106, the dumpster was located close by and was very full at times. I would also avoid corner sits like 105, 111 & 122 because other campers take the turns too tight and almost hit other campers. The dog park / off leash area was on the small side and if you have kids the playground is small and there is no pool.
Date of Stay: August, 2015
We have stayed here almost every year for the past twelve years so this review comes with some comparisons from years past. We really like the location to this campground for all the Virginia Beach activities. The campground itself has four pools and entertainment every night during the season. Check in is speedy and there is a guard at the entrance 24 hours a day. Bathrooms as we did not use them much were clean. Utilities worked well, voltage remained at 118 the twelve nights we stayed, water pressure was a little low during high demand. We stayed in site 168, this was more than enough room for our 33' class A motorhome and car. Best thing about this site is the "yard", you are not staring at another RV ten feet away from you. The dog park is great to let the pups run for a while. What we don't like are the golf carts and scooters that drive all around, most are driven by people drinking and some by kids who do not possess a driver's license. If we were to visit again we would opt for a Super Site but not on the perimeter of that area as the campground uses the grass area to store dilapidated campers. Again form staying here for a handful of years I think they need to clean up some areas of the campground and tighten up some of the rules.
Date of Stay: August, 2014
I do believe this should be the standard of campground cleanliness. They have a cleaning service that cleans their bathrooms ! We stayed three nights since we were attending my Nephews wedding in Princeton, MA. Great check in and when looking at the sites it is very wooded, but don't worry they escort you to your site and how the sites are arranged we had no issues backing into site #80. Electric, water and sewer all worked perfect along with cable. This was once a KOA and has gone private. Grocery store is 5-10 minutes away, just ask the staff what you are looking for and they will tell you where to go. This will be our stop to and from Maine in the future.
Date of Stay: August, 2014
We said here for five nights in August. I was nervous about the bridge traffic but the staff recommended that we should arrive after 3PM on a Saturday, they were correct. Very clean and maintained grounds with a lot of seasonal campers, but I have to say they keep everything extremely clean. Check in was easy with a guard to watch people come and go. We stayed in site # 48 with our 33' motorhome and toad, this site has plenty of room. No issues with electric, water of sewer. Nice dog park to let the dogs loose and have them run around. If you are visiting the Upper Cape this a great location.
Date of Stay: July, 2014
Thanks goodness for a great site # 41, had we been in one of the flooded sites the overall rating would be a 2. We would stay here again if we could get this site, so many of the others were flooded due to the rain that they had the week before. Another disappointment was the slummy seasonal / residents that they have here. I can't believe that this is a corporate owned KOA and it looks like this. This campground along with the one across the street are convenient to all the attractions of VA Beach. Our water, electric, sewer and cable worked perfect during our stay. The pool was well maintained.
Date of Stay: October, 2013
Super friendly ! This is a great campground when staying in between the Atlanta and Chattanooga area, one hour is the driving distance for each making this a great place to stay. The staff is super friendly and will print information off the internet and show you where to go on a map. We stayed on site # A9 and all the utilities worked well during our stay. A note about being in the rows of A1-A10 and B-1-B10, there are a lot of people who stay for a night or two, late night check in and early morning departure was the norm here. If you do not like that you might want a different site in the campground. AT&T service was LTE with very fast data service. This might not be a great campground for people staying with kids, a pool and small playground is what they offer.
Date of Stay: October, 2013
Great campground for visiting the Natural Bridge / Lexington area. Easy access off the Interstate although I would not attempt setting up after dark / late night check in. Lots of trees and some extra blocks might be needed for some of the sites. Very friendly staff and very clean. They escort you to the site when you check in and ask if you need any help. We stayed in site #90, it was enough room for our 33' motorhome and car, but a little uneven. If we were to visit again we would ask for site #3 or #5 (30 amp). All utilities worked great and our AT&T service was 4G with three bars, plenty good for data.
Date of Stay: October, 2013
We stayed here for one night while driving back home. While the staff was extremely friendly the campground is a little scary. Looks like some people have taken residence here for too long, some of the building are in need for repair and the sounds from the interstate are constant. We stayed on site #15 and noticed people sitting in the playground area drinking beer. Utilities worked fine and there is LTE service here from AT&T. This campground could be nicer if they removed some of the trailers they look like no one lives in them and cleaned up the buildings.
Date of Stay: August, 2013
We stayed here for five nights on site C15. Fifty amp electric was fine during the entire stay and water was close by at one of the many spigots located in the camping loops. There is a four station dump station when exiting the campground area. Lots of tree cover so a satellite signal might be impossible to get. Bathrooms and showers were acceptable when I used them. Some of the sites in the C loop are for pet owners so make sure to reserve early if you have a pet that you want to bring with you. Our site accommodated our 33 foot motorhome, but parking for our toad was tight. If we visit again we would look to book the following sites: C2,3,14,15,35,44,46 or 47. They were larger motorhome friendly sites. The park is really great, we love to mountain bicycle and there are many trails to do that along with hiking. The lake area and pool is wonderful, small boat and kayak rentals are available. Rangers and campground host drive through frequently. Many things to do in the area, microbreweries, Hopewell Furnace and if you like breakfast make sure to go to Shorty's Sunflower Cafe in the Pottstown area. We also rode on the The Schuylkill River Trail that we picked up in Birdsboro. The directions, from Reading or Pottstown, take 422 to 345, follow 345 to Park road, campground is off of Park road.
Date of Stay: May, 2013
We checked in on Friday afternoon around 1 PM, since we booked weeks ago we paid in full and thought we could drive to the site. Not so lucky, we were greeted at the entrance gate where a staff member asked us our name and wrote some information and then were told to go the the office to check in. So to the office we go, were asked how many kids and adults, I informed them three adults and no kids. Another $24 for your guest please (then accidentally charged us $92). Really? OK, with that done they informed me that the 30 amp service is for lights only. No electric heaters, water heaters or air conditioning. Everything is extra. Check in took about 30 min before we went to our site. Once at the site we hooked up our electric and water, the utilities worked fine over the entire weekend. There are over 50% seasonal campers here. Sites are tight, almost rally like where your awning comes close to touching your neighbors slide. Fire wood is $6 per bundle (6 pieces) you are not allowed to bring your own in, you must buy it from them. The Delaware River is so nice looking there. Oh, make sure you do not get a site up by the road, there are lots of loud motorcycles that drive along Route 46. Sorry but we did not use the bathhouses or showers over the weekend. We were on Oak 57.
Date of Stay: October, 2012
We arrived on a Wednesday afternoon and check-in was quick and effortless. With a map of the campground we were given directions to our site #54 (full hookups (W,S, 50A E, cable TV and pull-through site). Our host also told us how to log onto the wireless internet, it worked perfectly every time we logged on and speeds were great even when the campground was mostly occupied. All utilities worked perfectly as well, we saw staff cleaning up and blowing leaves during our stay and the bathrooms were also spotless. This is a great place to stay when visiting Charlottesville and the surrounding area. Monticello and the downtown area are a 10 mile drive; also make sure to check out some of the local micro breweries like Devils Backbone, Blue Mountain and Starr Hill. All but Starr Hill have a great lunch to offer along with some of the best beer you will find. If visiting in the month of October take a 45 min ride north and go to Liberty Mills Corn maze, go at 6 PM and bring a flashlight. We did have to leave a day early because of hurricane Sandy and the effects it would have on our home state of New Jersey. After driving for a couple of hours we received a call from the campground asking if we did leave a day early and we were told that we would receive a credit back for the night we did not stay. Something like this has never happened to us before, that is amazing customer service. There is no question on where we will stay when visiting Charlottesville and will look at staying at KOA's in our travels. Thanks to all the great staff at the Charlottesville Campground. Some other notes: Since we have a 34' motorhome and tow a car If visiting again we would stay in our site #54 again along with #16 and #47. Cell service was great with AT&T. There is a trail that surrounds 3/4 of the campground where you can take your dogs for a nice walk.
Date of Stay: June, 2012
We stayed here for two nights in site 208 (Woodlands area). From the time we checked in, service was great. Since we arrived on a Friday afternoon, there were many campers doing the same, and there were many staff members that checked you in very effetely while you stayed in your camper. Very convenient free shuttle service to and from the park. We attended a concert at Hershey Park and they do run the shuttle later (11:45) for concert goers. Along with discounted Hershey Park tickets staying at the campground allows you to enter the amusement park one hour before the "normal" operating times. This is a campground where you are parked side by side although there was plenty of room for both of our slideouts and awning. Sites were fairly level with minimal leveling needed. Great hookups with power pedestals having 50, 30 along with 20 amp receptacles. Water pressure was great, many channels with the cable TV, and fast draining sewer . We did not use any of the amenities that the park offered but walked through and everything looked extremely well maintained and clean. We did see the train, but did not hear anything in the Woodlands area. The tent area is closest to the train. I will give it an 8 only because we normally like a campground with more space and privacy. We would recommend and stay here again.
Date of Stay: May, 2012
Great campground located on the Delmarva peninsula around 25 miles from the bay bridge or 60 miles from the beaches in Delaware. We stayed here for five nights. Great campground for the outdoor lover. 20+ miles of hiking/mountain biking trails. Canoe and Kayak rentals on the 60 acre lake/Tuckahoe river. Pavilions for groups. Playgrounds for kids. There are two camping loops, one with electric and one without. We would recommend sites in the electric loop, 28,30,21 & 33. Water available in several paces along the loop. We are outdoor lovers so the local attractions for us were Adkins Arboretum, Chesapeake Environmental Center, and Pickering Creek Audubon Center. Looking for lunch? Try the Lilly Pad Cafe in Denton. Great shower/bathhouses. No problems with power or dump station. Note that this is a very wooded area so satellite and TV reception is non existent.
Date of Stay: April, 2012
Another great weekend. I have reviewed before but wanted to add some more comments. Hiking, mountain biking, geocaching, its all here. This time around we stayed on site # 12. This site is higher then all of the others so satellite TV worked along with over the air television reception (channel 7 out of new york). If you want a site close to the bathhouse then sites 4 & 5 are for you. Sites 1 through 8 will require over 50' of hose to reach the spigot. Sites with water in a "normal" distance away are 10,12,14 & 16. Note that on site #14 the picnic table is a little far from the camping pad (all sites are paved).
Date of Stay: August, 2011
After reading many of the great reviews we decided to make a reservation (recreation.gov) and stay here while visiting our Nephew that lives 30 miles away in Charlottesville, VA. WOW, we can't say enough great things about this park. Super clean.. There is not much information on the website regarding some important park information. There are several "loops", All of the loops have their own bathhouse and water spigots located throughout. White Oak Loop is mainly for tent camping, there were some pop-up campers but not all the sites could accommodate since some of the sites you can not back in. River Bend loop, this looks like a first come first serve sites, all of them have electric. Meadow Loop (where we stayed) all the sites can be reserved and have electric (50 Amp). Group Camping loop is for tent campers that prefer to be together. We have a 33' class A motorhome that had no problems getting from the interstate to the park / camping area. More then enough room for a 40' with a toad. There are two (small) lakes where fishing, kayaking and swimming are allowed. A bathhouse is located at one of the lakes. There is hiking available from the park via the Torry Ridge Trail, Blue Loop Trail, White Rock Gap Trial, White Rocks Falls Trail, Cliff Trail, Lakeside Trail and Slacks Trail. You could hike 2.5 miles from the park to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Mountain biking is possible on most trails. We also brought along our road bicycles and enjoyed the area. While in the area we visited Hump Back Rocks, a 45 min hike off of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Great panorama views of the blue Ridge Mountains. Blue Mountain Brewery, we stopped there for lunch and a beer, both were great. Starr Hill Brewery, free tastings on Saturdays along with brewery tours. The town of Charlottesville, VA. If you like music make sure to see who is playing downtown. Also lots of shops and eateries. Like others have stated there is not any cell phone reception here. A short 5 mile drive you will find two gas / convenience stores that will have anything you forgot. Oh along with cell phone reception.