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Date of Stay:
September, 2016 -
I gave it a rating of 4 because of the lack of bathrooms and the postage sized sites, but we were right next to the beach! When I say postage sized sites, I mean our camper barely fit with the slides out. The neighbors parked their car in front of my picnic table because they didn't have room, so I had to partially block the next site over with my truck. The caretaker is extremely nice, (helps you back in the camper and makes sure you have everything you need). We were on site #3, and were literally 100 yds from the beach. Cross Rt12, and you're there. We went down for my friend's wedding in Duck, 8 miles North, and pretty much only slept at the camper. I had never been to the Outer Banks before and enjoyed the stay. If it weren't for the beach being so close, I would have not liked it. I do have to say that it is a very quiet and very clean campground. It was nice walking the beach on your way back to the camper to help digest. The surf was up, and playing in the waves is always fun. The beach is dog friendly, and they had a blast too... Just clean up after them, PLEASE. If all you want is a place to sleep, then this is the place to go!
Lastly, bring Windex and extra paper towels... You will need them to clean the salt off your windows and mirrors when you leave. Yes, we were that close to the beach... We camped at Kitty Hawk RV Park in a Travel Trailer.
Hurricane Mo's! It's within walking distance, and they have GREAT FOOD AND SERVICE. We sat at the bar and ate, as it would have been a 40 minute wait to get a table. Try the Cat 5 Hurricane while you're there.
The Wright Brother's Museum is about 10 minutes away, and there are a lot of shops on Rt 158.
Kill Devil Hills where the Wright Brothers made their powered flights is 10 minutes away. Nice to see, (being an aviation buff).
Date of Stay:
August, 2016 -
Stayed for 4 days/nights. We had a water site, and it had an awesome view of the lake. No problems with power. No sewer at the lake front sites, but we knew that when we made the reservation. The owner came by and pumped out our holding tank when asked. The pump-out fee was very cheap!
They have an entertainment room that we never visited, but there was often a flurry of children activity during the day.
No problems, and clean facilities. Oh, if you mingle with your neighbors, you might get Lobster for $2.50 a pound.
We would DEFINITELY come back again! Very quiet! We camped at Sennebec Lake Campground in a Travel Trailer.
Boating, fishing. Camden Harbor, Portland, and Rockport Harbors are nearby.
Plenty of light houses and small town shops to see nearby.
Date of Stay:
August, 2016 -
We had a Deluxe 50 Amp site for our 30 Amp camper. We had power issues: the breaker at our site was bad. It was hot, (89 deg F +), and we ran our A/C. A breaker in my RV tripped because of the low voltage and high amperage provided by the service box. They came out the next morning and replaced the breaker. It worked fine the rest of the stay. I thought it still may have been a problem with the camper, but we had no issues with the other two campgrounds we visited on the Eastern Seaboard that week.
We paid for a premium site, and expected everything to work, but there was no cable TV, and they would not give us a credit for not being able to provide cable. (sad face).
There was a LOT of poison ivy all over and the dogs transferred it to us.
We have been coming here for years, but will no longer even think of it. It's too expensive for what you get. We had to pay for services that we didn't get, and the grounds have steadily declined.
Wineries are nearby, but if you want something to do at the campground as an adult, go somewhere else.
Also: had to pay for pets, and a "resort fee"??? What is a Resort Fee?
Charged us for a Pull Through, when we had a Back-In. They refused to adjust that too!!! Never again... We camped at New York City North / Newburgh KOA in a Travel Trailer.
If you are passing through, or using it as a night stay for NYC activities, it may suit you fine. Poison Ivy all around the campground!!! Ask if they've eradicated it before making a reservation here, unless you are immune to it!