Date of Stay: June, 2016
They have a long way to go before they get to the great service Castaways had before they sold it to Sun Resorts. First, a lot of staff are not being utilized, as they just sit around in golf carts and smoke. Our site was full of cigarette butts when we arrived to find a golf cart full of young men just sitting on our site, and they did not move when we were obviously trying to pull into our site. We had to call management about a couple of female staff members constantly hiding by the bathouse smoking. The person in charge immediately took care of the issue. In addition, WiFi and Cable unreliable. Also, Our particular site, 277, should not have been rented out, as there were hazards all over the place. There was no where to set up, and our mat barely fit. We could not utilize any of the site beyond our mat because of all the ruts, sticks and roots coming out of the ground. Another concern is the fact that there does not seem to be a path to the bathhouse, so when the camp does eventually fill up, the only way to the bathhouse will be to walk through someone else's campsite unless they build a path somewhere. The swim up pool bar was awesome, and the bartender, Dee was fantastic, but we were constantly dealing with children coming into the adult side and parents even attempting to seat their children at the bar. Management took care of the issue right away, but it happened repeatedly. The beach area was nice, but the pet side of the beach was not very usable, so pet owners were bringing their dogs onto the people beach. This could be a serious issue for some. We have several more reservations made throughout the summer, and since we changed our sites for the remaining, I am still looking forward to coming back. I just hope issues are addressed before we come back next month.
Date of Stay: May, 2016
Stayed here Memorial Day weekend with several families. The campground is clean, sites are big and private- easy to get into for large campers and trailers, and the bath house is clean. There is lots to do here including picnicking, kayaking, canoeing, biking, boating, hiking, spending the day on the beach. There is a bathhouse at the beach/picnic area, but no shower or outside spigot for rinsing off sand. Although located in a rural area, there ome very cute towns closeby to visit.
Date of Stay: July, 2015
We stayed 10 nights on site 27Y end of July through August 2, 2015. The sites are easy enough to get into for the experienced camper, but witnessed some mishaps with the less experienced/skilled campers trying to squeeze into a difficult site. This was our 4th year visiting this camp, and it is by far the best oceanfront camping we know of in NC. We are steps from the dune; it couldn't be more convenient. Our site was moderate, but big enough for two pick up trucks, a pet fence, beach chairs, an ez up awning, two bicycles, the picnic table and our outdoor grill and other cooking equipment. We used the free wifi, which was spotty, but my daughter paid for internet when she arrived and it wasn't any better. If you really need wifi, there is a coffee shop on 58 that has wifi, or use a hotspot. Cable tv had plenty of options, but if you don't want to pay for it, there were over the air channels available. I don't know how many, but while I was hooking up my cable, the over the air channels were on, even without my antenna up. Only a couple of things prevent me from giving this camp a higher rating: My breaker kept tripping throughout the week, even though nothing was on in our site other than the ac, not even any lights. Also, just across from us on site 17 red, the sewer backed up, and the smell was awful. It took several complaints before they came and pumped it out and cleaned up the mess. I felt really sorry for the people on that site who had raw sewage all over their stuff. The same thing happened last year on the same site while we were there. Overall, the camp is great, and we will be returning next year.
Date of Stay: June, 2015
We had been staying at this camp many times each season since they opened as Castaways several years ago. Since they were bought out by Sun Resorts, the service has progressively gone downhill over the last couple of years. It had been our favorite camping spot as previous ratings would indicate; however, we will not be returning, mainly because of the poor customer service in the management office. We and several of our friends often camp together, and we all have been having the same issue with the management not answering the phone, and not responding to voicemails and/or emails, making mistakes and losing reservations. We did not receive a response to our multiple messages requesting to extend our stay until we reached out to them on their facebook page. It was so frustrating that we canceled all of the remaining reservations we had for this year. We are really sad about this because there had been no better place to stay in the Ocean City area. In addition, the sites are not kept as clean as they once were, with trash left everywhere in empty sites. Our trash sat at the end of our site for two days before someone finally came and picked it up during our last stay. But again, the main reason we won't be returning is the indifference received by the office staff.
Date of Stay: August, 2014
For the money paid to stay here, this campground should have had a lot better upkeep. The sites were dirty, with trash everywhere. I was picking up bottle caps and litter left before we got there all weekend. There are not enough bath houses for the number of campsites, and they are poorly maintained. The campground does not seem to be able to support the number of sites they make available-water pressure inconsistent, electric unreliable, Wi-Fi although advertised, is virtually non-existent. The staff does not enforce safety rules with the golf carts: it was dangerous and chaotic trying to make our way through the constant parade of golf carts, many with obvious underage or under the influence, or both. The cable TV was good, and there is a lot to do here--lots of playground activity and a nice waterpark and lake area with a beach.
Date of Stay: June, 2014
This is a beautiful park. We stayed in the Burson loop with full hook ups, 30 amp. Our site (15) and most others we saw were huge and had plenty of shade. There are two bathhouses in this loop and one is brand new. The laundry room had two each washer and dryers, both worked well. There is plenty to do here, nice hiking trails, beach area with lifeguards on the lake with concessions as well as a restaurant, kayak, paddle boat and paddle board rentals, diving platform, fishing and picnicking. We camped in a travel trailer and have reservations to come back again. This was the best state park we have ever stayed in.
Date of Stay: June, 2014
We had planned on staying a week, but left after one night. The pull through site we were assigned was very tight to get into and out of, even though the sites around us were not occupied. The campground was run down and dirty, a dead bird was on the ground in the site next to us. Our site and many others have what they call a patio, but it is actually two warped, wooden palettes, very dangerous and in an inconvenient location. We observed some sites where the campers could not open their awnings because the camper adjacent to them was so close. There is one bathhouse for the whole campground located at the camp office, too far for some to walk to. We left because this camp was not as described on their website, and we did not feel comfortable staying here. Now known as Nashville North KOA, this camp was known as Nashville Country RV Park when we made the reservations. We stayed here in a travel trailer.
Date of Stay: June, 2014
We were very happy with this park. Easy access to attractions, we stayed a week. The camp was well maintained and had plenty of amenities. Laundry was clean and spacious, several machines,so no waiting. The pool was nice and clean. We were told that it would be upgraded soon, but what they have now is nice and maintained well. There is a small dog park that was clean and big enough for our 30 pound puggle to play in. Camp store well stocked, although it closes early. (6-7 p.m.) Our site, I11, was nicely landscaped and spacious. Easy to get into with our 36'travel trailer. Electric, water, cable and WiFi all worked consistently well. Staff was courteous and accommodating. Bathhouse was clean and well maintained. Older part of campground also seemed to have spacious sites, although we were also told that most sites will be upgraded in the near future. Ours was part of the recent upgrade. We were very happy with the accommodations here and will definitely stay again.
Date of Stay: June, 2014
Not a fan of the new concrete pads at the campsite. These are a nuisance and a hazard. The mud packed in around them made them worse. We had to back our camper up several feet to avoid the pad being right at our front door, which stretched our sewer hose to the limit. As we were camping with friends and all three of our sites had them, we were walking around them all weekend. We could not use the picnic table much because it was a giant reach to get to the table while avoiding the dirt surrounding them. We had to block the table from our dog at the campsite to keep him from getting into the dirt and tracking it into our camper. It might be better if they were flush with the ground. It's so annoying, that we may be searching for another campground, which would be sad, because we have been coming to Castaways since its opening, and it has been one of our favorite campsites. Not all campsites have the concrete pads, but we have been told that eventually they will. We also found it strange that a friend who wanted to camp with us at the last minute was told that the campground was completely booked. However, the entire weekend, the camp was barely at 25% capacity. There were only 2 other sites being used in our area besides our group all weekend. Disappointing. As stated before, we have stayed here frequently since their opening, and have always given a rating of 9-10, but for the reasons above, the best we can give is a 7 now. I believe they are now under corporate ownership, which may have something to do with the changes.
Date of Stay: August, 2013
Our site (29) was a "Y" with site 30. We camped with friends who were in a motorhome-- they pulled in forward so we could camp "awning to awning." We were lucky to get these sites together since reservations are made first come first serve. Sites were level, partly shaded and very roomy. We were easy walking distance to the Shenandoah River where we tubed on our own. No need to use an outfitter if you bring your own tubes, kayaks, etc. Some issues with electric when we first arrived, but it was very hot and the loop was full. The bathhouse was close, and very clean with individual showers-- good water pressure and plenty of hot water. Overall, this is a beautiful park. We are looking forward to camping here again.
Date of Stay: July, 2013
This campground is worth the money. We visit here often, and this is the only place we stay when we come to Ocean City. Full of amenities and activities. The sites are always clean. Stay here and enjoy the beach on the Sinepuxent Bay, or go to Ocean City or Assateague, both a short distance away. Shuttle service is available to Ocean City. The camp store is awesome, staff is very accommodating, upgrades are made it seems every time we visit. Cafe has great food available for pick up or delivery to your campsite. There is even a bar on the water with live music. Internet recently upgraded with option of free or for a small fee.
Date of Stay: July, 2013
This is our second visit to this campground. In October 2012 we stayed in the wooded sites (168), which were slightly difficult to get into, but spacious. We had to go out and buy extra electric, sewer and coaxial in order to reach, but once we did, everything was fine. We stayed near the camp entrance in July 2013. The sites in this section are very small. Almost no room outside our camper. Some of the sites had a useless cement patio. Ours had grass, but not much of it. There are a lot of amenities at this campground, but many are outdated. The camp store is nice, and there is a cute wine shop, but the restrooms are filthy, and the pool is disgusting. However, there is so much to do in this area, visiting the town of Harper's Ferry, the casino, tubing in the river and zip lining all very close by. If we stayed here again, it would be in the wooded sites.
Date of Stay: June, 2013
Our campsite was a few short steps from the ocean--a nice spacious, level site, although not all the campsites are as nice. Some are on a steep grade. The restrooms are immaculate. Camp store is nice. Did not use the pool. This campground offers some amenities a la carte which is great if you don't need cable or internet for example, you can save the money. Staff is very helpful and friendly. This was our second visit, and we would definitely return.
Date of Stay: May, 2013
This campground is very nice with lots of trails, a lake, and an equestrian loop. Sites are spacious and shaded. Very close to DC. We would camp here again.
Date of Stay: April, 2013
There is so much to do here in this campground, it would take more than a week's stay to see everything. Short (20 min) drive to Siesta Key beach where we visited often. Also stayed in the park to view canopy, walk trails, explore the water. Lots of wildlife. Restrooms are very clean. Camp is well maintained. Can't wait to stay here again.