Date of Stay: July, 2011
In general this is a decent campground and a good place to stay if you are visiting Plymouth, although it is a bit noisy. The site we had was very shady and fairly level. The trees are mainly tall pines and the lots are sandy. The noise is due to small planes flying overhead and what sounded like shots being fired during the day (the Plymouth Municipal Airport and the Plymouth Rod & Gun Club are nearby). The lake and beach area are good for swimming, and the play areas are OK. We rented a canoe for one hour ($10) and that was more than enough time to explore the lake as there is not much to see. The swimming area is clear with a sandy bottom, but much of the rest of the lake bottom is covered in plants, so your paddle often gets caught. One major complaint is that the stone fire ring at our site was right on the edge of the campground road. (I'm not sure why it was like this. Some of the sites had the fire rings set about half way back where I would expect them and others had them very close to the road.) We usually enjoy sitting around the fire at night and relaxing, but could not as we had vehicles passing dangerously close to us and blinding us with their headlights. It was not safe so after the first night we waited until our young daughter was in bed to start a fire and parked our truck at the very edge of the campsite to try to create a bit of a barrier, but the passing traffic was still an issue. A second complaint is that the morning we were checking out, there was no water when we woke up. Calls to the office/emergency line were not answered and after an hour or so of waiting, we drove out to go buy coffee. The employee at the gate could not tell us why the water was off or when it would start working again, so that was frustrating. The water did finally return about an hour later, but there was never any communication. (They had my email address from when I made the reservation and could have communicated that way too.)
Date of Stay: June, 2011
This is a great campground. All the staff are extremely polite and helpful. The woman at check in was very friendly and courteous. She went through all the key information, then noted that a local seafood store would be on site the following afternoon to sell fresh seafood for those who didn't get tickets for the luau. She also pointed out the times that traffic would be bad on the main road outside the campground due to the Taylor Swift concerts the next two days. Our site, A7, was just long enough for our 30 ft travel trailer. We appreciated the poured concrete patio and the virtually brand new picnic table. The grounds of the campground were spotless and nicely landscaped. The main roads through the campground are paved, and we saw employees sweeping leaves and pine needles off the roads. The two play areas were beautiful and greatly enjoyed by our four-year old daughter. We all enjoyed the pools. We used the indoor heated pool the first morning because it was kind of chilly outside. We later enjoyed the heated outdoor pool after it warmed up. My husband and I took turns soaking in the hot tub while the other one swim with our daughter. Each pool is staffed with someone who opens and closes the gate as you enter and exit and keeps order in the pool (no jumping, diving, etc). Note, all kids under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. We were also impressed with the clean, air conditioned rest rooms. The campground also has several other amenities including disc golf, a dog park, a bike park, a fishing pond, softball fields, etc. Our only complaint was that because you cannot bring in outside firewood (due to the risk of bugs like the Asian Long-horned beetle), you have to buy kiln-dried firewood there for $5.50 per small bundle. Overall we had a great stay here. We originally booked for two nights and decided to stay a third. We would definitely stay here again.
Date of Stay: June, 2011
Pros:overall, seems like a nice, well-run campground. The free Wi-Fi worked well. The pool is nice. It does not allow kids to swim without parents and has adult swim hours. The two ponds are fun places for kids to catch minnows and salamanders with nets (we were told there aren't many bigger fish though). Cons: we were near a group of cabins where a large group was staying, which meant loud music and a lot of noise. Also, there were a lot of unsupervised teens and pre-teens who were often hanging out at or near the playground, which made for an unpleasant atmosphere for little kids. The bigger kids were standing in the baby swings, using foul language on the playground and leaving trash there. Each time we went to the play area, I had to pick up several pieces of trash, including crushed cans, ice cream sticks, etc. There are plenty of trash cans around the play area, so it's unfortunate that campers can't be bothered to use them.