Date of Stay: October, 2010
Excellent professionally run campground. Helpful friendly personnel. Good entry roads, (some tight turns) hilly terrain. Many sites were concrete pads, and hookups were easily accessible. Very convenient to Winchester and surrounding areas/events. Too convenient to the Super Wal-Mart one block away on Rt. 50, as well as the Sonic, IHOP and Appleby's! The campground store has the best selection of RV supplies/equipment I've experienced at a campground, and the food items were less expensive than the same at 7-11! Gifts/souvenirs were excellent and well displayed. There was one morning we awoke to no electric and called the campground store and within 5 minutes someone was at our site testing the pedestal and the problem was diagnosed and repaired within minutes...excellent service. The campground now has cable TV, which we enjoyed and campground personnel offered support/help when the area was under a tornado watch/warning if we had decided to pop down our pop up camper. Laundry facilities were well maintained and clean. There are bug lights (yellow) overhead, which made stain finding/treating a bit difficult. The camping caboose of years past has been sold and is no longer on site. The trolley is still in use for special events. We took advantage of a Trail Ride flier at the Rocking S Ranch (just a few miles away) and enjoyed it thoroughly. Also visited a haunted house/hayride with the granddaughter one evening, and went bowling one afternoon. This is 'leaf-peeping' season, but no sooner did the color become beautiful than the rains and winds ripped the leaves off the trees! We stayed 14 nights this trip and enjoyed them thoroughly.
Date of Stay: September, 2010
Stayed in the E section which is more wooded than the other areas. Many full-timers and extended stay folks while I was there. Clean and well maintained bathhouses. Pools were closed, but spa was working well. Trading post is closed Mon and Tues., but well stocked. Laundry is clean and well maintained. Ponds were low, but heavy rains at the end of my stay brought them up to overflow level and were draining out the overflow pipes. Turtles could be seen popping their heads up out of the water, and several were basking in the sun on a raft. Major upgrades to the sewage treatment plant are in the works, and the few sites with electrical issues are scheduled for repair during the off season. Enjoyed site E-26, with dinette view of the river. Squirrels bombed my camper roof with acorns and chestnuts! Ann's Restaurant (17 & 198) has good home style cooking, and about 20 miles south on Rt. 17 is Ginnys Place in Hayes Plaza, Hayes, VA - great seafood buffet. Lots of shopping in Gloucester, VA. Wal-Mart super center, Food Lion Grocery Store to name a few.
Date of Stay: July, 2010
Sweet campground located off Route 12 in Hubbardsville, NY. Good entry road, field sites as well as wooded sites. Nightly, weekly, monthly and seasonal rates. Tent sites run $20/night and special event weekend (7/17-19) runs $35/night. There is a mini laundry ($1.50 wash/$1.50 dry), mini golf, fishing, horseshoe pits, volleyball, basketball, game room. Rental units are available. We stayed 7/2-7/11/10 (during the heat wave) and had a very enjoyable stay. Close to Hamilton, NY and Colgate Univ., as well as Roger's Conservation Center, nadilla Moto Cross, Utica Zoo, Fort Rickey, Sylvan Beach, Turning Stone Casino, Chittenango Falls State Park, Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Ame and Farmer's Museum. Also close to Bouckville and Antiques.
Date of Stay: April, 2010
A very enjoyable campground - with amenities for all ages. Very nice petting zoo and playground for the little ones. Good entry roads, sites a bit unlevel, but for the most part gravel pads. Some sites are well spaced, others are rather close. Campground close to Skyline Caverns, Skyline Drive. Eateries, groceries available in Front Royal (Route 55 is easiest).
Date of Stay: July, 2009
Currently staying on site D-145 (wooded area of the campground) across from the bathhouse and laundry. It's been extremely warm during my stay with most days having afternoon t-storms. My site is level and has water, sewer, electric as well as a picnic table. Three pools (adult, family, wading pool) and a nice spa. Clean and well maintained. Trading Post (store) doesn't carry groceries (they tried, but even bread/milk didn't sell). Good ice cream (some even sugar free). Interesting mdse. Newly opened Sweet Bay Grocery store less than a mile to the south on 27, Super Wal-mart about a mile south, as well as a Winn-Dixie. Campground is approx. 9 miles from Disney attractions. Nice amenities and courteous staff. Propane refill available, extended stay also available, as well as on-site storage and off-site storage.
Date of Stay: December, 2008
Great Location - easy access to Disney, shopping and tourist traps! Workers were doing landscape work (trimming bushes/trees, etc.) during my stay, and management was having the entry road repaved and other improvements. During this time, there was a major power outage, water and sewer were out of commission for 12 hours or so, but management delivered notices/progress reports to all campers during this time. Gate personnel were wonderfully helpful in giving directions, procedures, etc. I stayed in the D section which was somewhat wooded and seemed very private. Site was level and spacious and there was a Wi-Fi booster at my site so I could access the internet easily from inside my camper. Bath house/laundry was nearby and well maintained. Great activities lined up daily. Pools/spa well maintained and very comfortable. Super Wal-mart and a Winn-Dixie less than a mile away. I enjoyed my stay and will return.
Date of Stay: August, 2008
Enjoyed site 220 (full hookup) this past trip, and this site was fairly level, but without the water view. Sewer, water and electric were located at the rear of the campsite, so plan accordingly for access. Campsites on the south side of the campground are W/E sites, but full hookup is available on the north side. I was there during the week, so all was pretty quiet. Store well stocked and clean. Propane refill, fishing licenses, pontoon boat rental available. Clean laundry and bathhouses. Nice family lounge well stocked with paperbacks. Wi-Fi available near the store. Food Service in season in store's cafe. Great personnel. Well maintained membership campground. Local eateries, some fast food available in Littleton. Best food at Middleburg Steak House in Middleburg, NC (Route 158 - about 20 miles west of Littleton). Wal-Mart and other shopping in Roanoke Rapids, NC about 15 miles east of CG on Route 158. Campground is about halfway between Interstates 85 and 95 off 158. Sunsets over the lake are wonderful! Great swimming beach and pool is nice when not crowded!
Date of Stay: August, 2008
Hibernia Campground is part of the Kerr Lake State Recreation Area (SRA), and is located at the end of Hibernia Road, off Route 39 in Townsville, NC. This year I selected site 104 (W/E) and was pleased with the level site, graveled drive and camp pad. Pad featured fire ring, lantern stand, picnic table in good condition. Lake levels vary depending upon rain to the north/west, as well as how much water is let out of Kerr via the Kerr Dam to sustain Lake Gaston at its proper height. Sites 100-107 or thereabouts have been set up with 4x4 framed driveway, and framed pad, with rock (rip-rap)(lake side) to protect the sites from being washed out. Some sites are situated/rocked with easier access to the lake than others, but they are level! While there, the lake seemed to shrink and the beach expand about 1 foot a day, but, due to the activity at the nearby boatramp, the lake bottom was not murky from our site. Water was very comfortable for swimming or just a refreshing dip. Park features a nature trail (Plantation Trail) taking you to the site of the original Plantation as well as family cemetary. Very large park with mostly lake accessable sites - bathhouses on each loop, clean and maintained. Boat ramp and area for trailer storage. Gate personnel were very accommodating. Nearby is RJ's Country Store which has camping/fishing merchandise. and a newly added deli. About 1 mile south on Route 39 is Chuck's. Both sell gasoline, and propane trade-in. (Only place locally to get refills is store at corner of Nutbush and Satterwhite Point Road). Wal-mart is about 15 miles south off I-85, many eateries in Henderson (Dabney Road exit off I-85). Clarksville, VA is an easy drive of about 17 miles north on 39, north on Route 15. Best eatery - Middleburg Steak House on Route 158 in Middleburg, NC. Nice Antique stores in nearby Warrenton, NC as well as 'Virginia Avenue' in Clarksville, VA.
Date of Stay: May, 2008
This is not a campground, but rather 12 RV sites in Art's backyard. There are currently 10 full hookup sites and two W/E sites (which as of this writing 5/08 are getting connected to the sewer). Art's RV sites are very convenient to Ft. Bragg/Pope AFB as well as anything in Fayetteville. Very little street noise from the main drags of Skibo or Cliffdale. Shopping and eateries galore about 1 block away on Skibo. Propane refill is available at Owens Garden Center directly across from intersection of Windemere and Cliffdale. $12.50/night reflects Passport America rate with no restrictions.
Date of Stay: October, 2007
Very nice preserve on Lake Gaston. Good entry roads, full hookup sites are on right side but honey wagon service is available on the Water/Electric side. For full hookup sites with a lake view, one needs to back into the site up a slight grade (which can be wheel spinning!). The site I chose was not very level, and I backed to the levellest spot I could find and had to increase my sewer hose to make it reach. Nice store, fishing license available here, propane refill, gasoline for boats, nice pool, but closed the night we arrived, nice member lounge with good paperback library. Other folks enjoyed watching the TV there. WiFi through Tengointernet at the store area, but I was able to connect at the campsite. Beautiful sunsets! Clean laundry, showers, bathrooms. Enjoyed my 10 day stay. Groceries available at Piggly Wiggly in Littleton, and there are several Food Lion Grocery stores within about 15 miles. I believe there is a Walmart in nearby Roanoke Rapids. Due to drought, no fires permitted while we were there. Lake swimming area was clean and very enjoyable.
Date of Stay: September, 2007
Very nice campground just off I-64 and Route 30 with good entry roads. Sites are fairly level side to side, but many on hilly terrain. Hookups are easily accessible - most sites are full hookup. I chose a handicapped site across from the office/store/pool and was very pleased. Indoor pool was fabulous, the spa very relaxing, showers/bathrooms spotless, laundry clean and well cared for ($1.25 wash/$1.25 40 min. dry), member lounge was clean, nice and good library. Game room with lots of pool tables and working games, mini golf well cared for. A little road noise from I-65 and Route 30, but, no train noise as with other area campgrounds. You could hear the train whistle in the distance if you were listening for it. A Wal-Mart supercenter a few miles away, and several Food Lion grocery stores. Most eateries/attractions along Route 60 and within an easy drive. Very nice stay, friendly and helpful personnel.
Date of Stay: September, 2007
Great 5 night stay at a wonderful Thousand Trails preserve. Weather was very comfortable - even used heat the first night, then remaining 4 nights had windows open! Stayed on E-9 on the Piankatank River, enjoying the view, watching the boaters and loving the breeze off the water. Enjoyed both the pool and spa during my stay and even enjoyed the food service Thursday night dinner. Pool will remain open until water temperature drops below 75 degrees - so I've been told.
Date of Stay: August, 2007
Very nice campground with a wonderful pool. Managers were very nice and helpful. Sites were pretty level. Entry roads good, campground well maintained. Showers/restrooms very clean and stocked. Nearby eateries along Route 3, and 205 and many in Colonial Beach. Places to visit included: G.Washington's birthplace, Westmoreland State Park, Westmoreland Berry Farm, Inglewood Winery. Food Lion Grocery store about 6 miles away on 205 in Colonial Beach. (Nightly rate does not apply to members)
Date of Stay: March, 2007
Great location on the Bay. Good store,game room, laundry, clean bathrooms, nice boat launch, slips - all about fishing. Many seasonal sites,allowing additions (porches). Transient sites are back ins, 30 amp with great view and bay breeze. Propane refill, marine gas. Off season when I was there, but entry road pot holes were being filled, and hurricane/storm erosion was being addressed. Great owners/staff.
Date of Stay: January, 2007
About 1/2 of the sites are full hookup, but there is honey-dipper service available if needed. This preserve is great - personel, sites, amenities, trails. Upon arrival (Sunday), I chose an available site (W/E), but signed up for a sewer site as I don't have greywater holding tank. Next morning one was available and I moved with no problems. A very busy preserve during the 'season' of Jan-March with all kinds of activities daily, food service on weekends, ice cream socials, caravans to local attractions, and canoe trips (sign up). What started out as a one-week stay got extended due to pleasure!!! Laundry room has 5 washers and 6 dryers ($1.25/each), clean and well maintained. Bathhouses (2) were clean and well maintained. Pool was enjoyed by all as was the spa. We had daytime highs in the low 80's, and nights varied from 50's and 60's. While located just off US 17, traffic noise wasn't too bad. A Wal-mart Supercenter is located about 4 miles north of Peace River Preserve on US 17 in Wauchula, and a newly opened Sweetbay Grocery Store is about 3 miles north of the preserve in Wauchula. Eateries galore in Wauchula. Great stay at a great preserve with fantastic, friendly helpful folks. Lots of full-timers visiting while we were there.