My Wife and I traveling with our two dogs in our class A motorhome.
Date of Stay: July, 2016
What an amazing state park. We stayed in the Fox loop with full hookups. Note, there is not a bathhouse nor showers in this loop. Check in was easy since we had reservations. Bring your pets vaccination records as they will ask you for their proof of rabies vaccination. We chose site 15 because it backed up to the woods, we had morning sun at our awning and great afternoon shade, this along with sites 17, 19, 21 and 23 would be our choice for future visits. The sites are spacious so you actually have a "yard." The sites are paved but do require some leveling blocks. Water pressure was excellent, sewer worked without any issues but the electric dipped down to 99 volts on occasion. This park is BIG. We took our dogs on many walks and with walking "around" the park loops you can easily do 3 plus miles. If you are looking for electric only, you might want to to try loop H, very open sites and quiet. We kayaked several times from a put in spot by loop H, parking is available so you can leave your car. Great playground for kids by the camp store / marina with amazing views of the river. We can't give it a "10" due to the lack of security, after the staff leaves anyone can drive into this park and set up camp. There are no markers on the sites to tell you who belongs and who does not. A couple sites down we saw a RV drive in after dark and leave early in the morning. The week we were here we only saw maintenance staff, never a park ranger.
Date of Stay: May, 2016
We booked site 266 (full hookups) for a six night stay in May. We really like the Pennsylvania State Parks but there is some room for improvement. The sites 266-270 were electric sites "converted" to include water and sewer, the problem is the sewer hookup is almost at the middle to front side of the campsite, make sure you bring along extra sewer hose! All other utilities worked very well. Drainage of the above sites was great, we had some rain and there was no puddling or mud. The above sites are a mix of gravel and grass, mostly open with a tree line to the back. Bathrooms are across the street and were minimally cleaned each day. Note that the sites 241-247 might be a little hard to back in if you have a longer truck and trailer. The park offers many activities like hiking, fishing, kayaking and cycling. There are racks that you can lock up your kayaks or canoes that are close to the water. If you like the outdoors you will love this park. We would return.
Date of Stay: October, 2015
Another great long weekend here at the Shad Landing (Acorn Loop) side of the park. We stayed in site 24 (I would also stay in site 7 in the future), this site provides lots of privacy and a nature trail that exits from right from the camp site. 30/20 Amp electric only with multiple water spigots around the loop. The bath house is centrally located to each loop so not a far walk if you need to use it. Small camp store with ice and firewood are available. Kayak rentals for paddling along the beautiful Pocomoke River. This is the pet friendly loop so keep that in mind if you do or do not have dogs. Also make reservations, we were here in mid October and every site was reserved for the weekend. Good amount of hiking /walking within the park. Snow Hill is very close but lacks a larger grocery store. A 8 mile drive to Pocomoke City or Salisbury is less then 30 min away. If they also had water hookups this would be a 10.
Date of Stay: September, 2015
Great campground for the Old Orchard Beach / Portland Area, oh did I mention super clean ! We stayed here for three nights in mid September and would return in a second if visiting the area again. Amazingly clean, well manicured and a super friendly staff. We stayed in site # 47, this is a pull through gravel site with more then enough room for our 33' motorhome and toad. Electric was good along with water, sewer and cable. Great off leash dog park. I did hear a little traffic noise but nothing that would keep you up at night with the windows open. Very short drive to beaches and Portland.
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.