Date of Stay: August, 2015
This is a 55+ mobile home community that is about 20 minutes from Cleveland and has been owned by the same family for many years. It is a totally safe community and has some of the friendliest residents that I have ever seen. Reservations may be made by phone call. If no answer, leave message and the owner will call back. Sites are slightly shaded, all back in with full hook ups and mostly level. Most sites need to be repaved as the pavement is breaking up but this was not a problem. Need to be self contained. There is only about 7 or 8 transient sites available and once the word gets out about him, I think he will be a very busy person. Grocery shopping close by with a Giant Eagle within 3 miles and Walmart about 5 miles. You really can't beat this place for access to Cleveland and all it has to offer. Access is easy. As previously posted, he will leave an envelope with your name on it taped to his office door which is on the right when entering. Make an immediate right to the transient sites. Verizon signal was strong and the site we were in had marginal satellite due to trees but local channels with OTA was good. No amenities at all except it is a great place for our morning power walks. We would definitely go back in a heartbeat!
Date of Stay: August, 2015
Check in was very efficient and friendly. The campground is clean and well maintained. The owners are very accommodating and make you feel welcome. All sites in this park face due west with full afternoon sun. Afternoon shade available in tent sites around perimeter of park. Interior roads are gravel with a lot of washout. Our back in gravel site was very unlevel and required extra pads under front wheels to keep them from being off of the ground. Entire site was on a slope which made sitting in our chairs outside next to impossible especially in the afternoon when our patio was in full sun. Campground is adjacent to a very busy highway with a lot of trucks using the engine brake. WiFi available but weak and slow. Verizon signal was fair with satellite access good at our site but the farther up the hill you go, it would be next to impossible to get a good signal because of trees. Hookups conveniently placed and efficient. Nice dog walk area in field that has mowed areas for walking your dog. Playground for children. This is a fairly new campground, opening just 5 years ago. The owners are some of the nicest we have ever met. I just wish the sites had been designed a little differently to take advantage of the afternoon shade on the patio side. Some sites are pull through but some there are also back in's which is what we had. Access to the campground from the north or south is down narrow and hilly country roads that is heavily traveled with Amish buggys. There are no cabin or trailer rentals available.
Date of Stay: August, 2015
Stayed a total of 3 nights. Rate reflects a Passport America rate for 2 nights, then Good Sam for one night. Check in was efficient but fair for friendliness. Was not aware when we made reservations that we would not have sewer hookups as I asked for full hookups so all we had was W/E. Most transient sites are at the entrance to the campground which is very noisy and busy. Some interior roads are gravel, site pad was gravel with a grass patio and picnic table. Most all sites are permanent parked units. Some leave a lot to be desired as to visual appeal. Most of these units are in a heavily forested area. Few cabins for rent around a pond. Site was in full sun facing west. Plenty of room for slides and parking toad. WiFi available but very weak. Sites required minimal leveling. Verizon signal was good as was Satellite TV access. Has small dog park.
Date of Stay: August, 2015
As the choices of campgrounds close to Pittsburgh is very limited, I chose this one mainly because of several factors. One was that it is a $22.50 Passport America campground which the rate reflects for 2 nights per night. Then we were able to use Good Sam for the weekend. The other is because it seemed to be promising as their Facebook page is active and the owners have just purchased it a year ago and promises upgrades to their campground. Sites are on a wide open grassy field. Interior roads are gravel but access to the campground is up a narrow hill. The interior signage is very confusing as to where the office is. But while we were there, we did not notice any signs of improvements, as a matter of fact, they do something that is quite disturbing. The campground sits literally on top of a mountain which was about 1200 feet above sea level. There are permanent/work assignment campers around the perimeter of the place which are allowed to let their "gray" water drain off of the side of the mountain. There is a honey wagon that is available for a fee once a week. Also another negative was the location of the dumping station leaves a lot to be desired. After dumping, you must travel down a short very narrow interior lane that passes directly underneath a low hanging high voltage power line! Pittsburgh downtown access was down a very busy 4 lane road. If you visit, follow their directions on the website. If you follow GPS, it takes you down a road that there is an overpass with a 10 foot 8 inch 1 lane bridge! We investigated other options while there and will not be back to this campground.
Date of Stay: July, 2015
Campground is on lake with a dam but no sites are lake view. Interior road is paved but sites are gravel and grass. Has picnic table, fire ring and lantern pole at each campsite. Has bath houses but did not visit them. No reservations accepted. Honor system for payment. Senior pass was $15 per night for 50 amp. full hookups! For us, in a 40 foot motorhome coming in site unseen, we were very apprehensive. But it turned out very well. Verizon wifi and cell access non existent but depending upon which side of the road and which site you are on, Direct TV was fine for us in Site 21. Only 3.5 miles from I-79 at exit 79! Great place to overnight but would not consider it for a destination. Reason for high rating was easy access from interstate, price and hookups for the price. No shopping close by but saw the 79er restaurant at exit 79 off of I-79!!!
Date of Stay: June, 2015
Stayed here for a week while visiting with family in the area. While it is not a fancy place with any amenities, it is very shaded and a perfect spot for anyplace that you would need to go to in Greenville. We have found that the 2 most important places to have close by is Lowe's and Walmart and both are very close to here! There is no cable TV or wifi but does have 50amp full hookups. Rates are reasonable with a discount being given for stays of 7 or more nights. Picnic table on site. Sites are sand/gravel. Lots of grassy areas to walk the dog.
Date of Stay: October, 2014
This campground is a hidden jewel. There are plans for a Phase II in the future. The owner has put a lot of work into it and it shows. He will even come to your campsite and blow the leaves off with a blower if you desire. He patrols often with a golf cart. Site pads are all gravel as is the interior roads. All sites have picnic tables. A couple of sites have a nice swing with a concrete pad. Lots of shade trees. Satellite access can be iffy but you must choose your site. Verizon access is excellent. Some are more level than others. Pull through sites are long. Office is brand new and has a small meeting room with kitchen facilities. Lots of shopping and restaurants nearby. I could go on and on but enough said. We love it here and will return.
Date of Stay: August, 2014
It is not a destination park but is a great place to stay if you need to be in the Charlotte/Fort Mill area. Rate reflects Good Sam Discount. There are a lot of permanent park campers in here, most are in good condition. There is a lot of improvements/construction going on right now. New office has been constructed. Not good for children as there is no pool or playground. There is a nice dog park area with a bag station for waste. Sites are asphalt paved with a gravel patio area with picnic tables provided. Some sites have a long sewer run so be prepared with an extension. Electric service consistent throughout the day with no interruptions and water quality is very good. Satellite access is perfect as well as Verizon LTE. Be warned of Google GPS as they call the address "Grace Drive". Google has been notified of new address. There is a long winding access through a subdivision area to get to this campground from I-77/Regent Parkway. Despite a previous review there are no problems whatsoever of driving a big rig in this campground. Our site was a back-in and we had no issues at all. We will definitely stay here again.
Date of Stay: July, 2013
The only reason I can give this a 2 rating is because the pool and the area surrounding it is one of the best that I have seen for a KOA. The store and the area surrounding is old and out of date. The putt putt area has seen better days. Check in was satisfactory. We stayed in this campground a couple of years ago and was dismayed to see that nothing has been done to the campsites. We were assigned the very same one as before and leveling was very difficult. It was a pull through site and to get anywhere near level you have to place the RV at the edge of the parking pad. There are lots of tall trees so satellite access can be difficult. The interior roads are full of potholes and have deep long tracks made in them by rain runoff. OK for a one night stay but certainly not a destination for us.
Date of Stay: March, 2013
The nightly rate for a KOA member is way too high! We were only here for one night, thank goodness, but the site fee for this campground was way more than the nightly fee we paid for 4 different campgrounds for an entire week. The sites were all muddy. The entire campground is nothing but dirt. The roads inside are uneven and muddy. Lots of trees so if you are here in the summer, satellite access will be impossible. Lots of tree roots above ground which make walking after dark dangerous. Pull through sites are marginal for a 40 footer towing. We will not be back.
Date of Stay: April, 2012
This is a beautiful, peaceful resort. We enjoyed our stay here and would love to go back with one exception. The internet access, in contrast with the previous review, leaves a lot to be desired. Unless you are very close to their WiFi antenna or at the office, it is nonexistent in the campground. Even our Verizon wireless card had minimal access in this area of South Carolina. A good internet connection is one of the deciding factors for us in choosing a campground. The grounds are very well kept. The sites are long and paved with concrete patio's. There are some sites with hot tubs. Each site has it's own fire ring and charcoal grill. The pool is large and there is a small beach with swimming in the lake. Store has limited items. Walking in the park is fantastic for exercising. A great place if only their internet was better.
Date of Stay: March, 2012
Price reflected is for a "deluxe" site which was a joke. Deluxe site consist of 2 broken concrete "strips" about 24 inches wide and about 40 feet long. Had difficulty placing dual rear tires on strips so that the leveling jacks would deploy in a safe spot. Interior roads are in a sad state of disrepair. Campsites narrow and picnic tables are ugly. Sites are not very level. Office staff very friendly. Propane and diesel fuel available on grounds. This could be a good campground if issues were addressed. Use caution when exiting I-77 south onto road as the lane is narrow and there are dividers in turning lane. Motorhome tires scraped curbing. Felt safe and access to Charlotte and shopping is convenient. Unfortunately, there are not many campgrounds in this area. Would stay here again but only because of that fact. Did not use restrooms.
Date of Stay: September, 2011
I give this resort a 10 because of everything that they are doing right, despite the number of seasonal sites. It is in a beautiful location on the lake and just about every site has a view of the water if not waterfront. The pool area, though closed at the time of our visit, is on the waterfront and is gorgeous. Check in was painless and it is a gated facility with card access. Satellite access was not a problem and the wifi was extremely fast and reliable. The sites are all paved pads with nice picnic tables. Great walking trails are all around. We will be back.
Date of Stay: August, 2011
I simply cannot give this campground a higher rating. This was our first time here and while the staff was friendly and the Sound Side site we had was great, that is about all of the good things I can say about it. The water was terrible as mentioned before in other reviews. But what was not said was that if your RV has a water filter, then you better check it. Ours was full of sand when we returned home. We had to buy ice and use bottled water for drinking, cooking and coffee. We found out on our last night there that the building on the sound side has a faucet outside that has city water connections. The campsites need a lot of updating. The rates are too high also. Our first site, Site 323, had a large manhole right in the center of the patio which made it unusable. The office was very accommodating in letting us move to a different site. We had a great vacation and loved the sunsets but we will not go back.
Date of Stay: November, 2010
The State Fairgrounds has recently opened a whole brand new camping area. It is on a hill behind the Horse Complex. This area is all 50 amp, full hookups with posts that light up at night all around the area. All sites are back in. It is a work in progress as they are planning on adding more sites. It is secure and patrolled 24-7. Sites are fairly level with gravel pads. New grass has been sown in between the campsites. We stayed here while some renovations were being done on our home and cannot say enough good things about it! The area is private and there is plenty of room to walk pets. Security promotes advertising of this area and would like to see more use of it.