Scott Charlton

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First, the rating is based upon the riverfront sites. They are HUGE! 40-50' wide and very deep. Owners/hosts are the best. Ordered wood, delivered to site and stacked. Price, very fair. Even though Braintree is so small it shouldn't qualify as a town. But Randolph is nearby with a very good grocery store. Near State Capital, Burlington and Quechee gorge, all must sees. From the looks of them the off river sites they seem to be !bout as nice. Lot of seasonals, especially, so if you want to stay here next year, make Rez as soon as they will take them. We will definitely stay here again

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The campground is a very good one. Agree with almost all positive comments made by others. Sites (we stayed in 20) are large and very well maintained. Easy in and out. Many seasonal, so if you want to stay here need reservations well in advance. Especially, if you want a waterfront or view site. WiFii was anemic, Verizon passable. The only real negative is the proximity to the train tracks. Trains run all night blowing their whistles. So if you are a light sleeper this could be a problem for you. Almost forgot....lots of trees so unlikely to get satellite signal, but they have expanded cable. We enjoyed our stay and will return. Lots to do in area.

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First a word of warning. As you approach the CG it looks like you will be blocked by a covered bridge with 8.5' clearance. Don't panic, the road to the CG turns to your right just before Thorpe bridge. The real dangers are the speed bumps. Since the roads are heavily graveled you can't see them and they are vicious. Some are at an angle which twists the frame of your RV. Unhook and drive to your site so you can locate the bumps. We stayed in 105 up on the hill overlooking the lake. Sites on "Bliss Ridge" are definitely the best. Pull thrus are OK but you lack the privacy of the ridge. Lot of wooded camp sites that also afford privacy. Lake is clean and lot of fish. Water and electric were fine. WiFi was lousy at best. Showed strong signal but took forever to load a site and many times simply wouldn't load. Verizon signal weak but useable. Not many sites will give you a clear shot for your TV dish. They have a very nice pool. Offer miniature golf, shuffleboard, nice playgrounds for the kids, rental golf carts, hiking trails, fishing in lake, and trout stream, etc. Staff very friendly and helpful. The laundry has two smallish washers and dryers, $2 per load. Totally unacceptable for a Campground this size. Approx 18 miles to nearest grocery store. 60 or so miles to a supermarket. Few, if any, decent restaurants within 25 miles. Despite the few negatives, this is a a great place to stay. We stayed for two weeks and wish it had been longer. Look forward to returning.

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Could be a 10 but the owner is satisfied with average to almost below average. Once you turn off the main road slow WAY down. The roads are full of potholes. Bad enough to damage your rig if you are going faster than a crawl. The owner is aware of this but refuses to fix. Our site (160) was long, level and spacious. Can't say the same for all of them. Lot of seasonal campers but they keep their sites neat and add to the campground. Verizon was strong. WiFi was spotty at best. Pool was sparkling. Now for a rant: I get tired of reading reviews complaining about no place to walk their dog or nothing for kids to do. Ever considered calling and asking if it is that impt? Dumpster was a hike. Should have pickup, but unlikely given owners attitude. We would stay here again since it is only decent campground near Cleveland.

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First, and most impt, the road in is difficult to say the least. The first 75% is a narrow 2 lane road with no shoulder. The last 25% is one lane. Two RVs cannot pass. An RV and a truck can't pass. Highly suggest that if you have a tow vehicle, unhook before you take access road and let tow vehicle lead the way. Once you get there you will be greeted by the wonderful owners/mgrs. They are proud of their campground and in many ways show it. Grounds are well kept. This is essentially 3 CGs. The sites that back up to the river (actually on hill 40' above). They are spacious and level, but the asphalt pad is short so you may have to put your rear wheels on the grass as we did. The center sites are long pull thrus. But some are far from level and you may have trouble leveling. The further away from the office, they become almost level. The sites that back up to the woods also are far from level and short. Suited for TTs. There is no cable. River and pull thrus can get satellite signals. No Verizon service. They do have a phone you can use. The dumpster was .4 miles from our MH and they don't offer pickup as they should. Beautiful pool, office, bath house and laundry was .25 miles from our MH. Despite these negatives this is a beautiful place to stay. Make your Rez far in advance since the riverfront sites are mostly taken by seasonals. Very quiet. We would definitely stay here again.

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Agree with all prior positive statements. This is not a destination, it's a stopover for a night or two. Basic no frills campground. It does have Wi-Fi but weak. Verizon strong. The sites are an odd mix. All of them are long, very long, but some have utilities at the back of the site meaning unhooking is mandatory. Not what you want in an over night stop. Sites are level. Some turns are tight but we had no trouble with our 42' motorhome. Road in and out has some potholes, which I suspect will be fixed if the rain ever stops. We would stop again. Also close to Huntsville which has much to see and do.

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Great place to stop over or spend some time. Sites are large and level. Staff, great. Maintenance good. BUT they should be embarrassed about the condition of the interior roads. Lots of potholes that they have apparently tried, without success, to fill. I'm sure this will be fixed soon. Our 3rd stay here, we will be back in the fall. Can't go wrong here.

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I believe that a campground should be rated on what it has. This is a stopover park, not a resort. The manager could not be nicer: Call 10 minutes before arrival and he is sitting at the entrance ready to lead you to your site and help you hook up. Sites are level. Some road and train noise, but if you are closed up it won't be a problem. 70+ TV channels on cable. You'll have to unhook if you want other than truck stop food. Diesel just across the street, cheaper than Pilot. Very easy in and out. Truck/RV wash across the street. In summary, this is THE place to stop if you are headed N or S on I-75.

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This is a first class CG. I would like to have given it a 10, but there are a couple of cons that prevent that. The Wi-Fi is wimpy, often barely working. A few of the sites are pretty narrow and another few are not level. Otherwise the CG is a clear 10. The pool was spotless and warm, 83 degrees. Very little road noise. The sites are going to be reworked to improve them and level them. The staff is first class. The one who directed us to our site is a great guy. He seemed to know every guest by name. Entering the CG is a bit challenging. The drive is very steep, but easily manageable if you take your time. Yep, we will be here again, sometime in the spring. Do yourself a favor and book reservations there.

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This rating is based upon considering this campground as a stop over. The roads were gravel, as were the sites, but lots of gravel, so little if any dust. Sites were wide and long. The grass between the sites was manicured. We are 55' plus long and had plenty of room. We did not get there until 7:10pm and the manager was there waiting on us to show us a site and help with hookup. One of the best managers. We have ever had the pleasure to meet. He obviously takes a lot of pride in the appearance of the campground. Some road noise and there was a train, but it was far enough away that the sound was pleasant. I think that they have added some sites, but to be safe, call ahead. You will find this a great place to stop over. We will definitely stay there again.

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Not a bad place, all things considered for a night or two. Sites are decent size, fairly level.....but....some of the longer pull throughs are actually set up for two coaches, nose to tail. One with 30 amp, one with 50 amp. A lot off the sites have only 30 amps - some have no sewer. No Wi-Fi. No cable and Verizon signal is very weak. Roads and sites are gravel in fairly good condition. So be sure you reserve exactly what you need. Cash or check only. No lake, just a pond. Owner is grumpy at first, but is really a nice guy if you give him a chance. IMPORTANT! As you pull in be ready to make a sharp turn to the right to get in the right traffic pattern. Otherwise, you have to exit the campground and start over. Turn is marked, but you are in it before you know it. This is a stop over campground, not a destination but it is very close to the Natchez Trace, which is a plus. Almost forgot, the restaurant next door is presently closed. If for a night or two, we would stay here again.

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About as good as you can get for a 1 or 2 nighter or longer. Sites are laid out for easy entry and exit. Only 30 sites so make reservations. While we were here, 2 other RVs pulled in to find that the campground was full. We would definitely stay here again.

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Good overnight campground. Would not recommend for more than 1 or 2 nights max. Sites are tight, but doable, dirt with some gravel. Not a place if there is rain. Have to give them credit for one thing, best Wi-Fi we have had in 4 years. Far, far better than some of the fancy "resorts" we have stayed in at a much higher rate. We would stay here again, but only for a night and we couldn't find another place.

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Beautiful well kept CAMPGROUND. Some of roads are tight, but manageable. Staff was super. Two negatives: Wi-Fi was anemic or non-existent; speed bumps were borderline dangerous no reason for them to be as high as they were and for the price the cable TV only had local stations. Very cheesy. When you book here try to get a site that faces generally north so the pm sun doesn't hit the passenger side. This was our second visit and we will be back. Almost forgot (gotta love local laws) you can wash your rig, but not your car.

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Keep looking. Road to campground is not good. Lots of sharp turns and hairpins. You have to go past the campground to the golf pro shop to check in. When we called about 30 minutes out they didn't bother to tell us that. The drive into the campground is narrow and requires a very careful turn. Have to make 3 (or more) point turn to get to first row. Pads are crumbling asphalt. Site is dirt. No where near level. Doubt you will be able to level even with pads. No TV. We asked for a site that would allow us to use our dish. Host didn't have a clue as to which ones would. We finally got it to work. Glad we unhooked at golf parking lot, would have been near impossible to find a level spot in campground to unhook. Grossly over priced for what little they have to offer. As I said, keep looking. In 4 years this campground ranks in the top 5 of the worst ones we have stayed in. We would Not stay here again.