Date of Stay: July, 2006
As previous review stated this is not a "campground" as we all know and love campgrounds. It is a parking lot with hookups but it does have picnic tables and a dumpstation. The location is great although Jersey City leaves a lot to be desired with way too much construction and bad roads. The road into the has to be one of the worst in the country. We really though we lost part of our trailer on some of the bumps. The office staff are friendly but not very helpful. They take your information and tell you to pick your own site and to be sure the electrical outlets work. It definitely could use some shade but I guess you can't plant trees in a parking lot. The restrooms were clean as were the laundry facilities. We had no problem with noise from the nearby club. The train & subway station were within walking distance and it was a 5 minute drive into Manhattan via the Holland Tunnel. However parking in Manhattan cost us $30 for 2 hours. If you want to visit NYC it is a great place to park your rig but it definitely is not "camping". I would go back there again just because of the location and actually have been to much worse places. We would give it a "thumbs up" for convenience.
Date of Stay: July, 2004
We stopped here as a halfway point when traveling from TN to PA several years ago, prior to 2004. We too were very surprised to see all the rules, as we had been to many other campgrounds and never saw so many rules. Yes rules are necessary but this place had so many it felt like an Army base or something similar. One of the things that really bothered us was that lights were turned off at night in the restrooms and on the road near where they put us. This was very disturbing to us since we had a tent camper and had to use the restrooms during the night. It was very dark. We understood the need to conserve electricity, but, this is a campground for goodness sakes. Again we had never seen this before anywhere. We felt like someone was going to slap our hands if we forgot to turn off the lights behind us because of all the signs posted everywhere to turn off lights. Also we found the office to be somewhat rude too. We decided that would be our first and last visit to Candy Hill. We are by no means party people and go to bed at an early hour and it was just my hubby and I but we did not care for this place at all, it was not a fun place to camp. Although it was convenient it was just way too restrictive about everything.