Date of Stay: January, 2012
Nice looking campground from the gate but since we went there to look at it on out BMW motorcycle we weren't even allowed to walk through to look at sites as motorcycles aren't even allowed in their parking lot much less allowed to be brought in as a mode of transportation. You have to navigate their web site carefully to see their "NO MOTORCYCLE" policy. If you don't notice it and book a site then show up with your bike you'll be asked to leave. We travel in a Class A toy Hauler and do not pull a car so the MC is how we get around. Fortunately there are many nice campgrounds along the Delaware to choose from. Aside from this the park seemed well situated along the Delaware. The campground map details many river front sites and canoeing.
Date of Stay: December, 2011
I'm giving this park a 10. It had everything we were looking for in a campground. We were in site 29 and found it spacious and clean with all connections easy to get to. The park was clean and well maintained, the campers we met were friendly, the camp operators were all very informative and friendly. I've been in some campgrounds that were tight but this place had plenty of room. There were a few rigs a bit close together but the majority seemed spacious. The trails through the bird sanctuary were well maintained and there were a lot of them to keep our 3 year old Springer happy. They have a path to the beach that was just beautiful and at this time of year we had it mostly to ourselves for the entire week. We took the ferry over to Gulf shores twice and were able to visit Pensacola and the areas out that way. This was one of out favorite vacations and a place we will most definitely visit again. To be honest, I read some pretty bad reviews both here and on other sites that had me second guessing my decision to book here. Upon arrival I found that they were completely opposite to my opinion so I was really glad I didn't back out.
Date of Stay: November, 2011
This was our first stay at this campground "Brier Point" being it's actual name. We booked site 21 but with so few campers here this weekend we found site 16 to be more to our liking. A quick phone call to the registration office allowed us to change sites. The staff at the campground and the resort were very nice and the lounge at the resort was a great place to have a meal and to socialize a bit. We found the campground to be just fantastic. It was perfectly maintained. The sites were spacious with paved, level lots, with fire rings in a gravel bordered area, well positioned hookups made setting up a breeze. Having no cable and no chance of getting a signal on the TV antenna was the only down side for us since we don't have a satellite dish. The lots are really open so if you do have a dish you shouldn't have an issue getting a signal they do have good Wi-Fi signals so we at least had internet. We're already planning another visit because we love the area.
Date of Stay: April, 2010
The wife and I spent the weekend here and really fell in love with it. We chose a back in site along a very active stream and the sound of the stream was like music to my ears. Our 1 year old Springer just loved it as well. It's a fairly large park with very generous lots, which is a bit uncommon in NJ. The lots are mostly wooded and shaded so satellite reception may be an issue, the cable TV included about a dozen or so stations so it was adequate for our purpose. The Wi-Fi was only available near the office which was a good thing in that it kept me off the computer for the most part but if you need it, it can be an issue. The loop from our lot all the way around the park was over a mile and perfect for a nice morning and afternoon walk with the dog. Between the walks and the playing in the stream our puppy has been sleeping for the last few hours! At $32.00 for the night for a 30 amp site with water and cable but no sewer, and $8.00 for over night guests was acceptable for what they offer in peace and quiet. We booked another weekend at the end of May and again in August so I'll see how it is during the "on" season. If anyone was looking for a nice campground in the area you might want to give them a try.
Date of Stay: December, 2009
Bella Terra RV resort turned out to be what could only be classified as a high end retirement community and looking back at their advertisements I guess that’s how it’s being billed. Advertised as a Class A only RV resort, it’s naturally filled with top end RVs. Truly a great place to come for a little chest beating if you’re in this league of ownership, alas I was not and therefore could only look on with envy. The only good thing was that I never had to socialize much with the other owners as they all stayed indoors and only ventured out for meals and to walk their little fluffy critters. My dog was looking for another snack around every shiny new million dollar brick. This is simply a place to park, nothing for sale like propane, groceries, or anything at all you may need, so bring it all with you or plan on taking a ride. The only thing they do sell is a money card for laundry, this costs you $2.50 for the card and a non refundable $10.00 to fill it. There isn’t anything at all for kids to do so if you have them, this is not the place for you. If you’re retired and looking for a great place to get photos of your rig to show off at parties, this is definitely the place. It’s absolutely picture perfect, a gorgeous place for gorgeous high end motor homes. We prefer the friendly atmosphere of more rural camping over this sterile type of resort. Live and learn, to each their own. We won’t be back.
Date of Stay: October, 2009
This was one of the last campsites we wanted to try this season in our quest for the perfect weekend getaway. We really were excited to finally get the opportunity to spend the weekend since it was booked all summer. We soon realized that was because the place was loaded with seasonal campers. The first annoying thing was setting up the reservation in which they take checks or cash only meaning that you either mail them a check or hand over all the bank routing information and they draw your deposit directly from your account. We were there the last weekend of the season (10/31) and the cost per night for a back in site was the full $45 per night. Very much over priced for the services they provide even if it was the regular season. Average pool, small rec room, a pool table outside, a tennis court and basketball court. We had our dog with us and they are not dog friendly at all meaning there is no area for you to exercise your dog, you just walk him through the park. They advertise Wi-Fi but we were only half way through the park and did not receive any signal at all and all of the leaves were down. I won't knock it too bad since the sites were fairly level, covered with crushed stone, cable TV was good as well as the water pressure. The place is heavily wooded at all of the sites so in the summer I'm sure it's very comfortable. However, we will be scratching this one off of our list.
Date of Stay: October, 2009
We stayed at this campground just as a retreat from the rainy weekend near our home. It was only a two hour ride south so it was worth it. The staff seemed friendly enough and being off season, allowed us to essentially pick our own spot. What we found was a campground that was being allowed to become rundown. The picnic tables were rotting and the fencing around the tennis court had the gates lying on the ground. Perhaps since this was the next to last weekend they were planning on going over it after the park closed for the winter. We did notice that a high percentage of the seasonal occupants were living in the "Park Trailer" style mobile homes with attached sun rooms. It reminded me more of a trailer park then it did a campground. The main road in and out is pretty tight for a 37 foot MH so you have to look close to miss the trees. Although they advertise Wi-Fi, we were only 200 yards away from the office and had such a weak signal that it was useless. When we pulled out I decided to fill my Propane tank but found I should have asked how much first. At $4.00 per gallon that cost me $67.00. Live and learn. Although we did have a pleasant stay, this was near the shore so the sites were 100 percent sand and that was too much of a hassle keeping it out of the motor home that we most likely won't go back. I'll look for a place with cement or gravel when I do go back to the shore.
Date of Stay: October, 2009
In our search for the perfect weekend getaway campground we ended up here at Mt. Pocono Campground. This one is a 2 hour drive from our home which is within the distance we decided was acceptable for a Friday night through Sunday getaway. We arrived after dark on Friday night which wasn't the best of times driving a 37 foot motorhome and having reserved a wooded back-in site. Although the office was closed we soon noticed the owner was working her way over without us having to make a call. She was very pleasant and even offered us a pull through due to the darkness. I opted to stick with the plan. We stayed in site W3 which was a great lot and easy enough to back into. We were very happy with this site. The next day we walked the entire camp ground looking to see what was available. What we found on this very large campground was that about 90 percent were seasonal campers leaving only about 8 pull through sites available for transient campers with a few seasonal spots temporarily available throughout the year. The staff and all of the campers we met were very nice. The recreation hall was fairly modern with two sitting rooms loaded with hundreds of books to read as well as two computers ready for internet browsing. Upstairs was a fairly complete fitness room with a good deal of nice clean equipment. Everything was just as stated, cable, Wi-Fi, clean water, we asked for a 30 amp site and that's what we were provided. We had our 8 month old Springer Spaniel with us and were pleased to find a sizable exercise yard for us to play ball. Between that, the nature trail, and the size of the campground we had one happy and tired puppy. The only reason I couldn't give this campground a 10 is because we usually travel with our motorcycle most of the time and the road into the campground was loaded with large loose stones as well as pockets of soft dirt, these two combination's are extremely hazardous. It's because of this that I don't rate this as one of my top choices. If I didn't have a motorcycle then this would be a 10 and on the top of my list of places to stay.
Date of Stay: August, 2009
We spent the weekend here. It's a small place with over 70% of the sites occupied by seasonal campers. From what we saw, most of the seasonal campers kept their places up really well, there are those few that don't seem to try as hard. The one owner mentioned that their plan was to free up more of the seasonal sites as they come available for transients. This park is under new ownership as are a lot of them it seems. The new owners are a couple in their 40's that have always camped and enjoy it so much they decided to buy their own campground. They're doing some nice things: what looks to be a new and very large recreation hall, and putting red mulch all around the weekend sites which really adds to the look of the place. Although we didn't use the bathrooms, I can only assume they are as well kept as the rest of the place. We had our dog with us and the guests there seemed very pet friendly. We stayed in site #71 which was a pull through on a corner lot with full hookups. I reserved the site again for the third week in October as they're booked solid for the Halloween weekend. Wi-Fi was available down at the rec-center but my guess is that if you have an external Wi-Fi antenna you may get a signal at your site. We really liked this place as well as the owners and will be spending some more time here.
Date of Stay: August, 2009
We just spent the weekend at this campsite. It was just a two-night stay with us arriving on Friday night around 6:00 pm and pulling out at around 2:00 pm on Sunday. Having a 3:00 check out is really convenient since it allowed us to get another ride in on the bike and still have time to relax a bit before packing it in. Every one we spoke with was really friendly and had nothing but good things to say about the new owners and how they've really turned the place around. We have a dog so a year ago I guess we wouldn't have been able to stay there with him. We enjoyed the really spacious grassy lots although I didn't have enough leveling blocks to compensate for the uneven slope of the lot. I was able to level it but the rear wheels were off the ground. Our site was "I" up top and even with the elevation our antenna wasn't able to receive any channels that lasted very long. I was told they are looking into cable. The internet was available so that provided a little distraction. We invited another couple over after a ride on Saturday for a little BBQ. Telling the owner they were only going to be there for a few hours convinced him to charge only $8 each rather than the posted $15 each for day visitors. The site was $44 per day which I though was a little high and the $15 per day for guests is too high. The fact that we didn't get any TV reception at all makes cable a must especially if it's a rainy visit. I'd have to bring a lot more leveling pads if we decide to stay there again. All in all though we had a good experience and would definitely go back.