Date of Stay: June, 2016
We stayed at Harris Brake Lake for 10 weeks while my hubby was working in the area. When we pulled in we knew we had found the right place, as everyone was so friendly and willing to help us set up. The monthly rate was $350.00, including electricity, very reasonable! The laundry room was clean and $2.00 a load is reasonable. The dryers dried your clothes in one load! Harris Brake is dog friendly and our 2 labs had a blast. Just be aware that this is a fishing lake that has lots of hooks and tackle in it. We did not let our dogs swim in it after one got hooked. There is a swimming hole close by if you have swimming dogs. The management went above and beyond to accommodate us. The maintenance staff was on top of it and if I had any issues they were addressed immediately. Every Friday night they have a BBQ or potluck on the deck overlooking the lake for the guests. A nice complimentary extra and a chance to meet your neighbors. Tuesday night is Bingo night, another great activity. The grounds have a huge open area with large shade trees if you want to partake in outdoor games and activities. The fishing is awesome and those Southern folk sure know how to fry up catfish and hush puppies! (The best I've ever had!) We made many friends here and it was bittersweet to leave. The staff and guests are some of the best we have had the pleasure to meet in our working travels. The cardinals are beautiful, the fireflies magical, and the huge snapping turtles magnificent. If you are looking for down home Southern hospitality this is the place for you. If you enjoy fishing and like to catch a lot, then you must stay here.
Date of Stay: May, 2014
The parkmanagement is top notch, anticipating her guest's needs, going out of her way to welcome and make sure her campground is full of happy campers. While we there the manager arranged a BBQ for us all to get to know one another, supplying the food and drink, which was excellent. This is a newer, friendly, quiet RV park and campground. It is located behind Cameron's Pub, just off Cabrillo Hwy. They offer spacious showers with toilets, (just like your bathroom at home but possibly bigger!) and a laundry room which was just put in. The sites are large, accommodating our 39 ft 5th wheel, tow vehicle, Ford Explorer, and canoe with room to spare. Each site has a picnic table. The sites are bark dust and gravel, no trees on the sites, but the park itself is surrounded by trees and shrubs. Due to the mild weather trees are not really needed at the sites. This is a great extended stay campground, as well as nightly or weekly. Monthly rates at the time we stayed were $1200. (This included electricity.) At first I had sticker shock but after the welcome from the manager and all she does to accommodate her guests as well as the wonderful beach and hiking trails, this is a bargain. The most magnificent part of this campground is the close proximity to the miles of pristine beaches and wonderful biking and hiking trails. Every day my 2 labs (yes, Bonus, They are big dog friendly!) and I would hike the quarter mile to the beach, soaking in the gorgeous vistas from the hiking trails along the bluff to the ocean. Making our way down the ravine we spent hours searching for sea glass, with the beach all to ourselves most of the time. We spotted whale, seals and Pelicans, to name a few of the vast array of sea life. Cameron's Pub is a fun place, we loved the shuffleboard and they make a dynamite pizza. They have an eclectically decorated group BBQ spot, horseshoe pits and volleyball. Did I mention "The Clubhouse?" it is the Silver Bullet, an Airstream trailer decked out for the most fun BBQ's complete with hammocks. This park is a standout jewel, the most wonderful piece of sea glass I have ever found. Fun, playful and friendly, close to a beautiful beach and a wonderful manager, who in my book makes this whole camping while working thing worthwhile. Thanks for a wonderful stay!
Date of Stay: March, 2013
Resort Oak Creek Resort is a wonderful community of friendly RVers, staff and management. The manager welcomed us as family, going above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable. The staff, fellow RVers, and even the dogs were all so friendly and the park was so beautiful it was like stepping into a Norman Rockwell painting! We stayed here for 5 months while my husband worked in the area at the San Diego Airport. (Easy on off to the freeway, but not on the freeway.) The park is laid out in a manner to accommodate extended stays (like us) weekenders and clubs. The resort has a variety of spaces, and manager was able to fit our 39 ft. 5th wheel, tow vehicle, SUV and 2 Harleys into a very nice spot. The extended stay spots are priced according to space, so no one feels slighted as you pay a bit more for a larger space, and the smaller RVs don’t have to pay the same as the larger RVs. Very fairly thought out. The resort itself is very clean with a full time maintenance staff. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with native plants, flowers and trees. The view of the mountains is incredible, especially at sunset. The crystal clear pool is tested every morning, as I observed on my early morning walks with my two labs. The laundry room is clean and the machines well taken care of. 6 front loading washers and 6 dryers. The dryers kick butt! The exercise room has exactly what one needs for a routine. A weight machine, free weights, elliptical, treadmill, bike and TV. It is also clean and air conditioned. There is a nice open area with horseshoe pits and plenty of room for other games outside the air conditioned recreation room, complete with a large kitchen, eating and meeting area as well as a pool and foosball table. Perfect for clubs and the potluck activities manager puts on for all the RVers. The mountain town of Alpine is just 7 miles away, to the east. There is a farmers market on Tuesdays starting at 3pm in the CVS parking lot. Lots of good stuff! Veggies, fruits, breads, vinegars, jams etc. Janet’s Montana Café has wonderful family style food and don’t forget to stop into the Casino Inn for food and drink. If you are a member of the VFW you must stop in and say hi at the Alpine VFW. Best view in the area from the deck. The manager will direct you to all these places as she did us. Thank you, tour guide! El Cajone, 7 miles to the west, has a wonderful friendly off leash doggie park on Madison Ave, Wells Park. You must also go to the OB off leash Dog Beach. It is located in Ocean Beach. All in all this resort rates excellent in my book. Management is a gem. The people, Rvers and staff, are some of the friendliest I have met on the road. The dogs are all well behaved and friendly with responsible pet owners, my labs, Stella and Stanley made many new friends and were sad to leave. This resort is far enough from the hustle and bustle off the city yet close enough not to be in an inconvenience. It is quiet and relaxing and I hope to be back soon as I too made many new friends!!
Date of Stay: July, 2012
Magical. This is the best word I can think of to describe this campground. Surrounded by water, the Susquehanna River in the front, Otter Creek on one side, Sawmill Creek on the other. The hiking is incredible, The Mason Dixon trail goes right through the campground. Otter Creek sports 3 small beautiful waterfalls, which you can see by hiking the nature trail. Urey Point (up the road with a nice parking area) offers an incredible view of the Susquehanna River and dam. There is a nice one mile hiking trail here for the person who doesn't want a long hike. The sites are huge and rustic. Exactly what we prefer. Trees and wildlife abound. A bear even visited the camp while we were there! Bird watching is at it's best, we enjoyed the bright red cardinals frolicking and playing amongst the majestic trees. The campers are friendly and happy. We made many lifetime friends in the 2 months we stayed here. The washers are large and the dryers rock! No damp clothes here! Bring your canoe, the river is as smooth as glass in the evenings. Pull up to an island and watch the deer, crane and many other species of birds of prey. Right down the street is an Amish farm for all your fresh veges, fruits, canned goods, baked goods and cheeses. This is the perfect destination to camp and check out the Susquehanna River cities (Wrightsville, where the covered bridge over the Susquehanna River was burned down during the Civil War) Gettysburg, Harrisburg, York, Hershey's Chocolate Factory and Lancaster County with all it's fabulous Amish towns and doings. PA-124 is a perfect Harley riding road! Curvy and smooth, no stop lights and lots of whoop-de-doos! As for the camp directors I can't thank them enough! They go out of their way and take the time to get to know you and make sure you are comfortable. I wish every campground we stayed at had such personable hosts! Love you guys! In 8 years of traveling with my husband for his work this is by far my favorite campground! Sure hope we get another job out this way, Pennsylvania is wonderful and so friendly! P.S. We are from the mountains of Montana, this camp rates right up there...which is hard to do given that we have the best in Montana. Kudos to the camp directors.
Date of Stay: May, 2012
Beautiful large Campground! Nice friendly staff. Family and dog friendly. Huge spaces. We stayed here for my grandson's baseball tournament. It was great time. Kids loved it! Be sure and bring bikes and helmets. They have rentals but are quite expensive. We camped in a 5th wheel and our kids in tents. Would definitely come back!
Date of Stay: May, 2012
What a nice change to be treated as a honored guest! Jerry is the best RV manager we have ever ran into. Pleasant, respectful, funny, considerate, I could go on and on. Wish we could take him with us to every RV park we encounter! He could give classes on how to operate and manage an RV park! The park is clean with large spots. Each space has grass. Plenty with trees. The laundry room is clean with plenty of washers and dryers. The dryers kick butt! Dry in 25 minutes! We have 2 large labs and were welcomed with no "big dog" prejudice. People who live here full time are nice and congenial. We went out of town for the weekend in the RV, leaving our car. The alarm on the car went haywire and started going off. Jerry called and was very nice about it. We hurried back. Another park would've had the car towed! This park is a gem. It has rules but not the Hitler type regime you find at other parks. A bonus is the Lewis and Clark state park across the river (about a .25 mile drive or walk) has a wonderful off leash dog exercise area. Sandy Riverfront RV park offers everything. Beautiful views, friendly manager and people, dog friendly. There is plenty of places to swim on the river. Glenn Otto Park across the road does not allow dogs but is a wonderful family park with a nice beach for swimming. Across from Lewis and Clark park is a large beach area that does allow dogs. Don't leave here without eating at Tad's Chicken and Dumplings, about .25 miles going South on the Sandy River, or visiting McMenamins Edgefield. Best food, atmosphere and views around between these 2 places. Thanks Jerry for making our stay memorable.