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Helpful Reviews: 14

Charlie Brown Campground, Eastford, Connecticut

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

This used to be a nice campground, and had come here for years. Still a wonderful place during the week. Weekends are way different now. Last weekend a large group of families came in. Kids were having fun, but the parents were the real problem. Both parents and kids constantly walking/ running through our campsite. The worst thing was the huge drunken, loud party until 2 am the first night, then 3 am the next night. We were unfortunately right next to them. If you like to party, this is your place, if you value any sleep...avoid this place on a weekend. A polite call after the first sleepless night to inquire about the "strict enforcement of quiet hours from 10:30 - 7 am" fell on deaf ears. Other rules are not followed either pertaining to "one vehicle and one camping unit per site". There were many more than that on a lot of sites. Apparently the owners just want to collect the money, and don't care what goes on during the weekend. We won't be back. We camped at Charlie Brown Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 101
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 14

Promised Land State Park, Greentown, Pennsylvania

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Love this park for kayaking, and big spacious sites. New full hookup sites in Pickerel Point are a big plus. Only trouble is rules not followed. Also difficult with check in and check out at same time, 3:00. Some campers don't leave on time and leaves check in late as it is. Speed limit of 5 miles an hour is a total joke. Some doing 45-50, accident is waiting to happen. Supposed to be one wheeled vehicle and one wheeled camping unit per site. Our neighbors had a trailer, a pop up camper, a tent, and two vehicles on site. One check in ranger told us "just drive in and if your site is empty, can pull in, otherwise will have to wait". No one is checking sites there, or cleaning them for that matter. We camped at Promised Land State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
152
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Bring your kayak/canoes!

Review Count: 101
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 14

Ebenezer Park, Rock Hill, South Carolina

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Girls on check in had no idea which side hook up was for sites, and almost messed us up to send in wrong way. Pull,through sites are all horribly unlevel, except #21, which is in very congested area down below. Our site, #31 was extremely unlevel, and so close to the park road that the picnic table and fire ring was placed on the opposite side. Probably one of the worst sites in the park. Otherwise, if you know the park, and select your site carefully, this is a good park with all full hookups. Bath house very clean. Nice boat launch area. Price is going up as of next month. We camped at Ebenezer Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
31
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 101
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 14

Sea-Vu Campground, Wells, Maine

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $70.00
Overall Rating:      

Reserved well in advance for our one night stay, prepaying at the first of the year for our August stay. Verified over the phone that our site would be a pull through site due to coming in late and wanting to get an early start in the morning. Was assured that it was indeed a pull through. Upon arrival we were told that they did not offer pull through sites and never had. Our site ended up being very difficult to get in and out of due to trees, and tight interior road with too many campers vehicles close to the edge. Our site, number O-1 was just a dirt site with an old picnic table, and old fire ring. For 70.00 a night, I would have expected more. Campground is basically permanent "park models" and more like a mobile home park. RV section is in the back near very noisy and busy highway 1 with train tracks near by. Expect noise and train whistles in the middle of the night. Obviously we will never return, and was not happy about being mislead. We camped at Sea-Vu Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
O-1
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Go elsewhere to camp

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Review Count: 101
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 14

Topsail Hill State Preserve, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

For the most expensive state park in the Florida state park system, they are really letting this place go downhill, as previous posters have stated. This was our third time here, and though we may still return due to the convenience of the location and the friends we meet each year, we will be thinking of alternatives if things don't change for the better. Unlike other state parks that have a listed time for bath house cleaning daily, this one does not. The reason? They are not cleaned daily, and when they do it is not an actual cleaning at all. They are really filthy. The maintenance in the park is bad also. Those up heaved concrete pads on some sites need replaced as they are dangerous and should closed off for use until they are. Drainage in the park is really bad too. It is really a shame this formerly beautiful park is being let go into ruin. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 101
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 14

Lake Rousseau RV Park & Fishing Resort, Crystal River, Florida

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

A bit too congested for our tastes, and no concrete pads or patios. For non permanents, the sites are simply all over the large yard on grass and dirt. Huge water oaks with hanging moss are pretty, but during windy conditions can drop branches and limbs on your unit. Had all kinds of problems with our cable hookup, but the maintenance person did manage to correct with a new end piece. Very nice fellow. Bath house always clean. The lake is full of stumps, but still nice for a canoe trip. Lots of duck hunters and bass fisherman use the lake. The best site in the whole park is #77. All others have no view of the lake. This is old Florida style living. 12 miles to get to any supplies, so come stocked. Roads are narrow coming in. Park is mostly seasonals and permanents. We camped at Lake Rousseau RV Park & Fishing Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 101
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 14

Bahia Honda State Park, Big Pine Key, Florida

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Of the four Florida State parks in the Keys, this is our least favorite, though it does have a nice beach. Waterfront sites are very tough to snag, and even though we had one which had to be reserved well in advance, you are looking at and hearing the Overseas highway bridge. Interior sites near the two big dumpsters, bathrooms, and dump station are smaller and the smell from the dumpster is overpowering when it is hot. Can't figure out why they would put the dump station and especially the dumpster in the middle of the campground. Extremely busy on the weekend, with a lot of day use people. We will stick to the other three parks from now on. We camped at Bahia Honda State Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 101
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 14

Frances Slocum State Park, Wyoming, Pennsylvania

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

There is only one pull through site that I know of, which is near the bath house, otherwise all are back ins. The low numbered sites on the outer side of the electric hookup loop are bigger than the other side and inside spots. This is our second time here, so we had surveyed the park for favorite sites previously, which I highly recommend. Many sites are not level, and quite a few that are not big rig friendly at all. If possible, check out the sites available before you commit to one. Our stay during the week was wonderful, but unless you really like an over populated, busy, and noisy park, I would avoid weekends. Lots of lovely trails to walk, nice lake to canoe/kayak on (electric motors only) and a huge day use area on the other side of the lake with a pool gives you lots of things to do here. We camped at Frances Slocum State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 101
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 14

Charlie Brown Campground, Eastford, Connecticut

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $49.00
Overall Rating:      

Keep in mind the lack of sewer hook ups here. No hook up at all if you opt for the water front sites on the little creek. The open sites without shade in the middle of the park have grey water dump pits using a water hose (not full sewer hose) to hook up. Not having the hookup at our roomy site on the creek, required me to use their laundry facilities which were expensive at 2.50 a load. I refused to feed the quarter machine in the bath house "pay to shower" facility, so our grey water tank filled up quickly. Dump station was convenient however. The owner is very welcoming and friendly, and we also loved the many hummingbirds in the area. We camped at Charlie Brown Campground in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 101
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 14

Gregoire's Campground's, Wells, Maine

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Mostly a seasonal and permanents park, though they do accept overnighters, and we basically enjoyed our first stay here. We had a site near the entrance with full hook up. When I reserved the site over 6 months ago, I questioned the extra charge for cable added on to the quoted full hook price. She told me all full hook ups included cable, which would be fine with me, but why list it as a separate charge add on?? She said they are working on correcting that on the website. It is still not changed. We loved our roomy site with nice trees and grass, but a walk to the back of the campground confirmed we would not want a site back there since it is very congested and tight. Tent sites are basically all together in one area, but can be intermixed anywhere they want. One usual gripe I have is the "pay to shower" which I will never use as it is the principal of the matter with the "nickel and dime" idea. I would rather pay the higher flat fee for the extra features (including the cable) instead of showers that call for me to bring in rolls of quarters. Bundles of wood are priced high at 6.00 a pack. Interstate and train noise close by, but is not intolerable. No credit cards here, as I had to send in full payment by check before we got here. Good idea to take a copy of the cashed check to have in hand upon check in, since the lady at the office did not have our reservation. That changed quickly once I presented the cashed check copy. Good one night stop over, and we would stay here again for perhaps more than one night, but not really a destination. We camped at Gregoire's Campground's in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 101
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 14

Balsam Cove Campground, Orland, Maine

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

First the good: Really pretty lake, and nice launch area for boats. Busy campground, but very quiet at night. The sites in the wooded area are nice. WI-FI was fast and reliable. AT&T signal good also. Only 10 miles to stores and supplies. Good for families. Really good blue grass band played on Saturday night. The bad: 125 sites, and only one extremely dated bath house that does not even supply hand soap. This campground is heavily used on the weekend by the permanents, weekend tent campers, and day use visitors. Bath house was cleaned on Thursday, and then not again until Monday. It was the worst pig sty I have ever seen by Sunday night. They spent a ton of money on the new section that is big rig friendly with 50 amp and full sewer hookup, but has no appeal with sites being basically in an open gravel parking lot. There is also no bath house in that section. The local weekenders and permanents here, that make up most of the camp sites, are not welcoming to the out of state campers at all. Rules are printed out and given at check in, but they were obviously not followed or enforced. Huge fires going in camp rings that turned into "smudge" pots at many permanent sites that were left smoldering all night and deposited heavy ash and soot all over our rig and tow vehicle. We won't be back. We camped at Balsam Cove Campground in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 101
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 14

Sunset Point Campground, Harrington, Maine

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Our second time here, and once again made the same mistake. Should have booked a longer stay!! I told the owner, that I would not do a review this time but I just could not help it. I am worried that too many more campers will find this absolute gem of a quiet serene "real Maine" life style here and he will fill up too soon. Bath house always clean, and they even have music piped in! Loved our perfect and delicious steamers for lunch, and a couple of beautifully steamed lobsters for dinner brought right to our door. Magical sunsets and relaxation on "the rock" down by the water. Even wild raspberries and blueberries growing in the field! Perfect hosts and really go all out to make you feel at home. We can't wait to return! We camped at Sunset Point Campground in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 101
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 14

Smuggler's Den Campground, Southwest Harbor, Maine

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground does not honor Good Sam any longer, nor offer any discounts. Upon check in, I had to stand at the office counter and wait for the only clerk on duty to finish with a phone call from someone just asking about the area, wanting to pitch a tent for two nights. This went on for 15 minutes. I was finally able to half way check in, and the phone rang again with the same caller, with another 5 minutes on the phone with him. Polite thing would have been to put that person on hold, or ask to call them back and then finish up with me. I did not feel important at all when I gave him over 400 hundred dollars to camp in a premium RV site for the week. No quide to site, no brochure with helpful information, no site map. I finally had to request a site map later. The previous camper in our site left late, as we waited for them to leave. The campsite was a mess with food garbage in the fire ring, (that one of the work campers told us he would clean out and never did) some kind of spill on the concrete pad, and an obvious spill near the sewage connection. "Premium sites" are right at the entrance with a lot of traffic. Bath house clean, and well supplied, but very dated. The free island shuttle was a nice benefit to avoid Bar Harbor traffic and parking, but does come right through in front of the "premium" campsites. Obviously no pride in this campground. Most are tent campers and seasonals. For 60.00 a night...we won't be back. We camped at Smuggler's Den Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 101
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 14

Oak Haven Family Campground, Wales, Massachusetts

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This park served our purposes for an overnight on the way to Maine. Although 15 miles off the interstate (I-90), it does run parallel to the highway, so you can continue out the other way. The ads show nice shady sites, but those are the seasonal sites in the back. Over nighters are put into a confusing open field with boulders exposed. Tough to pull back out of the pull through sites without being very careful of where you go. No sewer hookup, but dump station available. Found the bath house dated but clean, though refused to use the "pay your quarters" showers. This always annoys me, and would rather pay extra upfront on the camp fee than this "nickel and dime" thing. Supposedly saving water? One shower was leaking badly and could not be turned off. Laundry room available, with 2.00 washers and 1.50 dryers. We camped at Oak Haven Family Campground in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 101
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 14

Chautauqua Lake KOA , Dewittville, New York

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

Big warning: DO NOT use mapquest directions to find this place, simply STAY on 430 north off of I-86 and take towards Dewittville. Big bright KOA sign on the right, just before you reach town. Super friendly host and guides to site, and though the in and out sites had no landscaping and just located in an open field, we had a nice glancing view of the lake and a nice wide site. Bath house was super clean and looked very modern and almost spa like. Individual restroom/shower area with all the amenities. Only bad thing, as it did not go with the quality, was the push button shower (which does not bother me much) but the no way to adjust temperature was not appreciated. Way too hot. The other bad thing was the electric hookup pedestal. The 50 amp hookup kept tripping our surge protector until it got so hot, we could not use power at all. Finally, let it cool and used our adaptor to hookup to the 30 amp and was fine. Called the office to have them check it, but not sure what the outcome was after we left. We camped at Chautauqua Lake KOA in a Motorhome.

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