Date of Stay: May, 2006
Very clean park with a short drive to the west entrance of Yellowstone N.P. Friendly and accommodating staff. Very clean facilities. Well stocked store. Staff is very knowledgable about local area interests and goes out of their way to help. Had to order a part for my large format camera and the office staff had no problem accepting a UPS package for me, and putting it into their safe until I could pick it up the following day. They allowed me to wash both my pickup truck and trailer myself at the site - it was still early in the season. I would definitely stay there again when in the area, although it was a bit pricey, but what else can one expect for a campground situated that close to the National Park?
Date of Stay: February, 2006
This was an overnight stop for us. Checked in early in the day and found the staff to be very friendly. We'd made reservations online through KOA's main site and that seemed to cause a little confusion but no problems. Wide pull through sites. Clean facilities and well stocked store. In a very quiet location near a river. Would stay again if in the area.
Date of Stay: December, 2005
Stayed at this campground for a week while visiting Colonial Williamsburg. Clean, quiet campground. Very friendly staff. All facilities were clean and well kept. Excellent WiFi service. Level sites with easy access to utilities. Enough room to extend all four slide-rooms and our awning. Daily trash pick-up onsite. Safe place to stay as some of the staff lives in the campground. WorkAmpers welcome. Good Sam, AARP, AAA and S-M-A-R-T discounts. Very good atmosphere, washers & dryers are a bit old and could be updated but are all functional and do a good job. Would stay again if visiting Colonial Williamsburg - and would not hesitate to recommend to anyone.
Date of Stay: October, 2005
My partner and I stayed at The Pines Campground from October 2005 through the last week in November 2005. We were leaving the area for Florida as soon as we sold off a family estate. Normandy Farms didn't have a space for us on short notice so we opted for this park. The website photos made the park out to look very attractive and quiet. However what we found was quite a bit less than appealing. The entry road to the campground (on campground property) is very rough and full of ruts that will rock your rig like a boat in rough seas. At first they put us in a site that had 50A service that was right along the entry road and very near a busy highway with trucks going day & night. Very noisy. The 50A service receptacle was newly installed and I nearly got electrocuted when I tried to plug into it, it wasn't secured properly to the service box and it fell back inside the service box. Gave me a nasty scare. I told mgt about it and a week later they had not repaired it. Also those sites did not have sewer hook-up, but the campground did have a honey wagon. However they would only collect black water and we were informed to drain our 2 grey water tanks "over the back of the hill" behind the campsite - YUCK! We were eventually moved to a full hook-up site that only had 30A, but I suspect they had some power problems as we noticed our lights flickering from time to time, and our UPS (uninterruptable power supply for our computers) kicking in quite often to buffer the power. It was a back-in site (none of the sites are pull through) that was on a slope and difficult to back the rig into - I have 5 years Tractor Trailer experience and I had a hard time getting into it, but that was the "best" they had to offer for a full hook-up site. The campground is in serious need of overhaul. There were more seasonal and full-time sites than there were sites for the traveler, and the overall feeling of the place was rather seedy. The store was poorly stocked, the rec hall was chock full of all sorts of antiques - broken down stoves, mounted animal heads and also a bar. We would not stay there again.
Date of Stay: December, 2004
This was the first RV park we stayed at. Spent the winter months from December '04 to April '05. We'd visited the website and researched the park heavily before we signed up for the winter full-time camping and we were not disappointed with what we found on arrival. We paid $605/mo which worked out to be $21/night for a full hook-up site with 30A for long-term winter camping, which I hear they no longer offer. Electricity was billed on a monthly basis. They had us come down to meet with the campground owner who went over some winter camping basics and survival tips with us. Very informative meeting and gave us some very good tips and need-do items. Plowing was prompt and cost $10. 00 per storm. They installed a 300lb propane tank and made all the connections to our rig for us (for a fee). The rec hall & pool were open year round. It was very nice to sit in a hot tub when the weather outside was -10F. Very friendly staff and store stocked with enough basics to work in a pinch. Not as well stocked as it is for their high season. Friendly helpful staff that was always there when we needed them. WiFi in the park was good, about the best speed of any of the parks with WiFi we've been to yet. On the flipside the sites are a bit narrow. Most of the pull-through sites have little or no shade. I would have preferred a bit more space and privacy between us and our neighbors to either side. Very high cost during the high season!!! One of the most expensive parks I've seen, Disney's Fort Wilderness not withstanding. Cost is only objection, if cost was less would not hesitate to stay again if in area. Highly recommended based on facilities, helpfulness & friendliness of staff, and on facilities.