Date of Stay: January, 2013
We give this place an "A for effort", but we wouldn't stay here again. Pros: Well maintained sites; nice little bar/restaurant; decent band 4 nights a week; shuttle round trip to the French Quarter for only $5. That's about it for pros. This place is WAY overpriced. The whole campground is a lake of mushy mud. It is in an industrial area that is mostly abandoned and full of rusty, empty warehouses. Yes, there are "waterfront" sites, some of which face said warehouses, but many that BACK to the water leaving you a view of the rigs parked in front of you. The place is gated, but I never saw the gate closed. The Winn Dixie (closest grocery) is in the ghetto and is outrageously priced (over $6 for a gallon of milk & $4 for a loaf of CHEAP bread). There is just nothing about the place that would justify a repeat trip. There are better choices.
Date of Stay: July, 2011
We really, really liked this "home base" for our adventure in Polson. The sites are wide and spacious; the landscaping is lush and gorgeous (but without annoying trees to block satellite, etc). Grounds are meticulously maintained; trash is picked up curbside, and the local newspaper at your door every morning. The owner of the resort is friendly, knowledgeable and one of the hardest-working people we have ever met. The lake and mountain views from our site (156) were spectacular! The private airstrip next door was a "plus" for my plane-enthusiast husband. It is not a noisy place to stay, however. In fact, there are no negatives to this resort that we could see. Hubby wanted to give it a 10. I give it a 9, only because I think the rate is a tad too high. This is a spot for big rigs; most have their own laundry, showers, etc. This is basically a level, well-maintained parking space with a nice view. A pool & spa would have made the $65 reasonable. However, the rate won't stop us from returning. In fact, we won't stay anywhere BUT here in Polson! Swanee's across the street has good food, on the water. The owner gave us lots of other good suggestions as well.
Date of Stay: May, 2010
This is a very nice, well maintained campground. The owners were helpful and friendly. I was disappointed in the laundry facility - only one washer and dryer, in the middle of the clubhouse, and you have to drag your clothes through the office area. We also had a very difficult time leveling our coach (it never was quite level). But choices are slim around these parts, and we would stay here again if traveling in the area.
Date of Stay: May, 2010
"Convenient" is the word for this campground. It is located just off I-77, very easy to access, and is also close to Charlotte and surrounding attractions (Carowinds, NASCAR, lakes, etc). You enter and exit through a fuel station that has the most reasonable diesel prices we have seen in the area. There are lots of activities for kids, a nice pool and playground. The grounds are level and well maintained. There is a little bar/grill and convenience store on the premises. My rating for this site would be higher, but the laundry facility was absolutely disgusting. They have a large number of machines, but they are dirty (some had standing, stagnant water in the detergent wells and one machine had dead bugs in it), and at $2.50 per load, I said "no thank you". But we would stay here again if in the area.
Date of Stay: April, 2010
We LOVED this place. The setting is a family-owned farm that has been in the family for generations, and it is absolutely gorgeous. The people could not be nicer, and there is just a friendly, easy feeling about the place. Nice facilities, beautiful ponds, lush green fields, mature trees and very convenient to Savannah. Owners (who are all from the same family; most live on property) are continually making improvements and have plans to add more sites and upgrades. We will definitely be back to Red Gate Farm. And if you stay there, you must be sure to throw a ball or a stick for Disco!