Date of Stay: August, 2013
There were eight of us and a dog in a cabin (shed) and two RV sites. My RV site had a large bright light over it, so it was like daylight all night long, thus my trailer has an abundance of bugs that came home with me. Sites were nice size, grass and gravel, but grass needed cut. Everything drained pretty fast, as the rain poured while we were setting up, so we hid under our awnings. Many seasonals with golf carts would cut between my RV site and the cabin, even after we put up a screen room. I understand there were many rules to sign off on at registration, but we had no problems. The cabin was pet friendly and had AC, so that was a plus. Most seasonals were friendly. Canal was across street, for fishing, more like fish feeding for me, little fish and big hooks = entertainment. Pool was small, but nice, bring your own chair. We missed tubing as the staff was working the carnival activity after 2:00. The tubing run we discovered was only from the upper end to the lower end of the campground, on the Juniata river. Canoe and kayak rentals available, however, no livery service. Very reasonable Good Sam rate for an overall pretty good experience.
Date of Stay: January, 2013
We stayed in 1/3 of a double-wide rental unit on our return from Key West to PA. We called ahead & everything was ready when we arrived, just before the office closed. Our unit was plenty big for two people, clean, fully furnished (including linens) & very reasonable, compared to a hotel on the trip down. We just missed a reservation & staying here on the way the trip south. Campground is close to I-95. A few run down/long term residences in the back of the campground. Free pancake breakfast was a very nice touch & met a couple in a motorhome, from NY, on the way to the campground we had just left. Would stay here again for overnight, even with our travel trailer too.
Date of Stay: December, 2012
I am glad we rented an Airstream trailer, this saved me from de/re-winterizing my travel trailer, towing almost 3000 miles & trying to back-in to a very tight site. However, that is normal for Key West area. The pool & spa was heated, although the cove water was not too cold for December. There is on-site pub, sometimes a band & snack bar (did not try). Mangrove Mamas, a two block walk to RT.1 is pretty good. One bad thing happened that we believe is not the campground's fault, all our whites turned green at the laundry, this was probably a BAD practical joke by some jerk. We had good weather & bus service to Key West for the New Years Eve celebration right at end of road. We will probably return & rent an on-site trailer.
Date of Stay: May, 2012
This campground is 12 miles from home & we have camped here numerous times in the last 10 years. At least one other time on a holiday weekend, but never had visitors. Therefore, we had no knowledge of the visitor or card key deposit amounts & could find no info on website. Well all visitor rates are doubled for a holiday weekends, day or overnight. I guess this is to discourage visitors or make more money, you decide. The answer from the office staff was "it has always been that way". This seems contradictory to a holiday/family or friends get together, even for a few hours, just for lunch. The pool was very cloudy, the snack-bar was understaffed. You enter the pool through the snack-bar & the only food allowed inside the pool area is from the snack-bar. The driving range is now reduced, no drivers to potentially send the ball over the fence to the adjoining property, the Morris Museum. Of course, very few spots had tees, most were missing or broken. Some of the roads are narrow & needed potholes repaired, The roads can be navigated slowly & they are one way, just look out for the seasonal chipmunks in their golf carts. No credit cards for reservations, cash or check only. I am not likely to return, even though it is the closest campsite to home.
Date of Stay: August, 2011
This was our second COE campground & the sites here are gravel/dirt, shorter & much closer than Tioga. Also, the signs for the campground entrance are almost non-existent. We had three full hook-up sites, one with two tents & their 20 amp receptacle was out first night, this was repaired next day. The mens bathroom had no separate changing area & only one toilet stall. I was told the ladies bathroom was one of the worst experienced by the long-time tenters. It appears everything was hosed down with minimal or no cleaning. There appears to be some better sites at the other end away from the playground &/or in the other loop(s). We also had one rude neighbor, arrived & set-up late, then was up very early next morning with a fire going. At least one night, it was a lighter fluid game to see how high the flames could go.
Date of Stay: May, 2011
To be honest, we were forewarned that this was not a destination campground. It is just a parking spot for people visiting the area. So in that respect it fit the bill, we were there for a Med. School graduation in Lewisburg. We were literally 15-20' from the road, so we felt every vehicle go by, luckily it was not a real busy road. A office was being installed by the friendly working manager & I think he stated it will include restrooms, had none when we were there. Wi-Fi did work & I think there was cable. There are two entrances, but our 32' travel trailer partially blocked one & had to park our long bed CC pick-up next to the fence between the entrances. Had room to load & unload motorcycle & park it next to our camper, not sure if awning could have been fully extended, next trailer was fairly close. Basically gravel RV spots are level, short & narrow, slide was a few feet from stockade fence next to road. It is stated that private land is nearby to ATV. No gate or security, probably not required in this area.
Date of Stay: June, 2009
Site was fairly level, only shade is in E loop or not full hook-ups, we were in F loop & got the afternoon sun right under our awning. One large bathhouse for whole campground, although we did not encounter a backlog. Camp store closed pretty early on Thursday & no stores in close proximity to camp. O.C. is a pretty good hike, about 20 minutes. I would prefer the proximity of Frontiertown to O.C., but Fort Whaley is less busy with traffic & people coming & going. There were numerous unattended young children at the pool, many too short to reach the 5 feet high gate latch. Our water spigot leaked big time, in spite of all tightening efforts, that created a muddy area for unhooking four days later. A nice touch was the warning of incoming severe weather by a worker on a loud speaker riding around in golf cart, luckily it missed us.
Date of Stay: May, 2009
Our site was way out of level (5"), behind the bunkhouse, by the bathrooms. There were three of us, all had made internet reservations for the KOA Care weekend & requested to be close together, we were spread all over. I called days ahead to check on our proximity & requested a relocation, but nothing was done. Thank goodness I arrived at check-in early & the friendly young ladies at front desk were able to relocate all of us within a few sites. One also explained that you really need to call to guarantee sites close together. Did have to request picnic tables for two of our sites, they were delivered quickly by friendly folks. Heated pool was nice & the kids really enjoyed the new jumping pillow. Pancake breakfast was good. We will return in July to go river tubing or rafting & picked our sites on this trip.
Date of Stay: September, 2006
Have stayed here several times over many years, but never used pool yet. Campground is about 8 miles from home. Pool side sites are a little too narrow for slide-out with awning & no fire ring. Level super pull thrus have great wide open view on terraced hillside, are long, narrow and drop off to site below you. This time two of us together in A-fr & A-bk. This large double site had our trailers nose to tail with cable & plenty of room for tow vehicles, extra car & more. All sewer hook-ups are at a right angle instead of straight down into ground, a bit strange, need to ask why. Hiked through the woods to overgrown "fishing pond". Appears to be hard to fish, barely any open water due to cattails. The golf driving range was unique & enjoyable for many of us. Large seasonal "chipmunk" population, even with their own exclusive clothing & golf carts. Many Saturday activities, required Friday night sign-up, apparently geared more towards chipmunks. To each there own, some were friendly, some were not. It seems all discounts are for cash only. This value weekend 15% off, only for cash. Also, free mini golf with paid game is two games for one person. Will visit again as it's so close & good for our teenager that works weekends. Will check-out more trails & try to fish, it's all in what you expect & make for yourselves. Each time is a little different from previous visit.
Date of Stay: September, 2006
Stayed there over stormy Labor Day weekend, still had chicken bbq on Saturday under lodge despite rain. Also had to delay small fireworks show over pond until Sunday due to weather. Camp is 70% seasonal, everyone friendly, a little close together. Store/lodge had just basics, gave you the old time open friendly feel with honor system for cashier, board games, pool table & fireplace. Large market only mile or so away. We had the only pull thru site, angled & on corner with little privacy, mixed in with seasonal campers. Needed 3" under tires to level, so we had good drainage with rain & most sites are all gravel. Sewer drain was uphill a little. Shopped Reading outlets & mall, about 12 miles away, lots of antique shops in area. All RV sites are full hook-up, so only one small bathhouse.
Date of Stay: May, 2006
Camped here Memorial Day weekend & several times in previous years. Have stayed on sunny sites by fishing pond & shaded spots, all have been spacious. RV dealer at end of road had open house & even free lunch on this stay, did buy some accessories. Pool was still cold at this point early in the season. Camped here to go to Tuff Truck & Demo derby at Arena, a mile down the road, as did some others. That was something to see. Had mechanical problem with tow vehicle on Sunday morning, was able to get help & back on road by afternoon, thanks to generosity of nice worker & fellow camper's son. Little road noise from Interstate.
Date of Stay: May, 2006
Camped here for KOA's free night weekend in May, paid for second night. Almost all sites are shaded, roads & sites all gravel. All recreation in woods, mini golf, shuffle board, horse-shoes, etc, no open area for volleyball or badminton. Heated pool was open in mid May. Escort to site backed me in perfectly. Site was level & good size for slide & large awning, was little tight on the exit. Quiet at night, even when full. Friendly neighbors & staff, although both times in office, to get & return shuffle board equipment did need to wait, even though there was more than one worker. This is one of the better campgrounds in the Gettysburg area. Would return again.
Date of Stay: April, 2006
Was there for Easter weekend, close to 30 & outlets but, secluded & buffered behind trees & buildings. We were close to road, so could hear a little noise, but not too bad. Different T-shaped sites would have been a difficult back-in for my travel trailer, if neighbor would have been there first, probably not so bad for MH or 5th wheels. Utilities are far enough away or low to allow for tail swing. Was there before amusement park opened & don't have little ones, imagine would be great for that. Good roads & access.
Date of Stay: September, 2005
This was second time I was there, had six sites with tents, pop-up & a travel trailer, all relatively close. The large tenters even went for full hook-up sites. Others in our group said too many rules, too commercial, not so friendly seasonal & staff, wouldn't go back. Seems they know it's a "fancy campground in demand". First time, in 2004, I like the paved site with full amenities, even rented golf cart for weekend. Large campground to walk every where. Pretty difficult to get holiday or even summer reservations. Note, the no alcohol policy only after check-in, you just need to not display &, of course, maintain composure. Nobody said anything to me either visit. I would probably return.
Date of Stay: September, 2005
Store & office at bottom of hill, walking a little tough with large gravel/rocks on the relatively narrow one-way roads. Site was large with small gravel & sloped enough that trailer tongue was almost on ground. That, in turn, made our first step at rear somewhat large. Large L-shaped pool was refreshingly cool, small fishing pond appeared over used or under stocked. Could hear Maplegrove drag strip, went there on Sunday to checkout amateur show. All weekenders are separate from the large amount of seasonal sites.