Date of Stay: April, 2013
This park is no longer a KOA, but not much has changed. We decided to try it again, as we had a good time in 2011. We asked for a premium stream-side sight; and so paid a bit more, but it was off-season for two of our three nights and they still honored our 10% KOA discount. Generally, we liked the site. It was a bit sloped in both directions, but easily overcome. We weren't really stream-side and the back side had landscaping debris dumped into the small ravine, including a cinder block. The worst was that we had next door neighbors that decided to have a loud conversation lasting past 2am. We called the after-hours number, but as far as we know nothing happened because of it. The neighbors were up again past midnight the next night, but quieter, at least until the diesel truck idled for over 15 minutes before leaving, which seemed way past guest hours. The front desk was not very friendly when we arrived. We're not sure we will come again.
Date of Stay: October, 2011
This is one of our favorites. Most sites have very nice views of the mountains. They are level and well-maintained. The staff is friendly and helpful. It is located just a couple miles north of Luray and their well-known caverns. There is a pavilion with some activities and a book/DVD rental area in the office. The store is very limited and has little stock, but they do have firewood.
Date of Stay: September, 2011
The prime motive for us to choose this park was its location near Lexington and Concord and relatively close to Boston. We did enjoy our stay, however. The campground is very rustic and the roads are a bit of a challenge to navigate. The person that led us to our site did a marvelous job of helping us into our site. We didn't take part in any activities, but did make use of the nearby laundry and restrooms and found them aged but clean. The office had a computer with a printer which we made use of and were grateful for. The weather did not cooperate and it rained hard, and the sites were not level and were dirt instead of gravel. This all combined for us to leave a day early from our week-long vacation.
Date of Stay: July, 2011
We've been here a number of times and have enjoyed the majority of our time here. This time was not as enjoyable as others due to very noisy cabin campers. We were next to the camp host and were surprised that he didn't try to calm them down. We have found most sites to be mostly level and enjoy the separation between them. We really felt like we were out in the nature world during our stays here. There is plenty of hiking, and the falls are definitely worth a hike to visit. The bathrooms were aged, but well maintained.
Date of Stay: June, 2011
We have been to this campground at least once every year the past four years. It is one of our favorites. We had a site in the North East Loop and find most of the sites very usable and mostly level. This loop is a full-hookup loop, a rarity for MD State Parks. There is plenty of hiking and a beach nearby on a Chesapeake Bay tributary. We have found the staff at the registration booth, the camp store and the Nature Center all to be friendly and helpful. This loop does fill up fast, so you have to reserve early.
Date of Stay: September, 2010
We picked this campground based on decent reviews and its location nearby our vacation destination. We were told about a Bluegrass Festival happening toward the end of our stay, but were given a site toward the back of the campground to have some amount of quiet. This campground seems to be favored by the "big rigs." Our little 23 foot hybrid TT almost seemed out of place. With the much larger rigs, we found that many of them have the feature of an outside TV tucked into their sides. This resulted in way too much TV noise for our taste. The third evening we were here, one neighbor had the TV turned up loud. Since the sites are very close together, this became unbearable, so one of us approached the neighbors and mentioned that we came camping to get away from the TV. They responded kindly, and actually did generally keep their TV quiet the rest of our week visit. The other main complaint we had was the railroad nearby with its whistle. Very nearby, I should say. One of the tracks was maybe a half mile away. Since it ran some evenings into the wee hours of the morning, we had trouble sleeping many of the nights. Also, we may have just been here on a particular week, but it seemed over 80% of the campers had at least one dog. The dogs at the campground were mostly well-behaved, but it sounded like there was a kennel somewhere nearby because many times a large group of dog barking was heard. On the positive side, the bath house was very clean and well-maintained, and the grounds were also in very good shape. Our concrete pad was very level, we did not have to use any of our leveling blocks. Almost all sites have pads, only the "rustic" sites on the last couple rows don't. You do have to ask for them to deliver a fire barrel to your site, and they have firewood for sale on site. They also have propane. We did not make use of the pool or the hippo slide. We won't be going back.