Date of Stay: October, 2010
Pretty park set among the trees. Paved roads and gravel sites. Most are back in, and most are on the smaller side. However, we were able to get our 35' unit in our site with a little wrangling. Be careful of trees when backing in! Sites were otherwise spacious with plenty of separation between neighbors. Park is clean overall, and quiet. Not all sites have sewer, so be sure to specify when reserving. Check in was easy. Decent camp store, and shopping nearby. Nicest showers I have ever seen. Individual shower rooms with huge showers and lots of hot water. Only downside was no soap dish. Relaxing park, with plenty of nearby activities.
Date of Stay: July, 2010
The Pittsburgh area has very few CGs around, and this is one of the better ones we have used. The CG is overwhelmingly permanents, and the transient section is separate (about 20 sites). The sites were 100% grass, which is great when the weather cooperates. Our site, and many others had very deep depressions where the camper sits. It is basically a hole, I suppose from years of camping, without any attempt to fill and level the site. If you had a lot of rain, you would be sitting over top of a giant puddle under your unit. The hole was so deep that our bottom step nearly rested on the ground. But, we had good weather, and the abundant grassy areas made for great play areas and sites for pick up games for the kids. And when outside, the grass was soft under your feet, so going barefoot was very comfortable. The road into the CG and to the site had numerous and very tall speed bumps. Use care, as there are numerous indications of hitches, etc. hitting them. There is a very tight turn at the top of the hill, and having forgotten to take off my sway bars, one popped out and I drug it for several yards without realizing it. Not necessarily the CGs fault: just a warning. The office staff was courteous, but not overly friendly. The site shares an electrical post with the adjoining site, and the folks there had taken the only 30A outlet. The office supplied me with an adapter pigtail, no questions asked. Laundry and bath houses are all in the permanent section, which has a coded gate. You have to drive there if you have a load of laundry as it is too hilly and far away to walk. If no one is in the office, you are out of luck getting through the gate. Grounds were well tended, and pool looked clean. Definitely an older CG, but it seemed to be adequately cared for. We would use this CG again.
Date of Stay: July, 2010
Transient pull through sites with full hook up are limited in number. The nicer sites under the trees are just W/E. Site was a little small, but we fit in OK. The fiver behind us was within inches of our slide. When this area is full, lots of tow vehicles at the road edge makes hitching and unhitching a little tricky. Also, I did not care for the staggered orientation of the campsites, which caused us to be staring directly at our neighbor's "front yard" anytime we wanted to be outside. The site was predominately gravel and level, but not conducive to being outside. The staff was very helpful, and check in was easy. The grounds are well maintained, and there were adequate activities for the kids. This is an older park, that could use some updating, but it is very convenient to Gettysburg, and it is well cared for. The stream is fun for the kids, and my son caught a bass. I wouldn't come here as a destination campground or for relaxation, but as far as CGs go as a base of operations, I would not hesitate to stay here again when we come back to Gettysburg again.
Date of Stay: July, 2010
This is a tidy and well laid out campground, with very level sites, most with pads for both the unit and as a porch. All utilities worked fine. The sites are side by side, but staggered so there is always space out side your front door. Nicely landscaped, and the permanents are maintained with high standards. The river is a nice feature, and is shallow enough for wading and playing, as well as for fishing. The elevation is about 4000', so it is a lot cooler here, which was quite a relief. The camp roads are paved, so it is very easy to bike ride. There are no real activities or playgrounds for the kids, but the riding and splashing in the river kept most entertained, and there is a huge expanse of grass field for any kind of sports you'd care to play. This is predominantly older folks with permanent sites, many from Florida. I was accosted by a little old lady who upbraided me for not cleaning up after my pet (although he did nothing but pee). Bad eyes or just a sour puss? On separate occasions the owners told my kids to clean up after the dogs. This was very insulting as we are religious about it, and spotted several treats left by the permanent's toy dogs all over the place. If you are after mountain views, forget it. You are in a small valley and can't see the mountains, but you are definitely at a good location for touring the surrounding area. NC 181 from Morganton is very steep, winding, and long in places, so be sure your rig or TV is up to it. A nice campground, but our family was turned off by the somewhat hostile attitude about our pets, who were very well behaved and cleaned up after. Our family will not return because of this.