Date of Stay:
May, 2013 -
Site: #80, pull thru - 50/30amp full hookups, limited cable TV, Wi-fi Included old wheel fire pit and picnic table Review: What a nice park, hidden in the woods just a mile off the interstate, alot of trees, with alot of shade. The park appeared very clean, easy to navigate with part of the roads paved and parts of them still gravel (they were paving another section as we left Monday). They had morning trash pick up at each site and the dumpsters were outside the park area, so no foul smells anywhere. I do feel there could have been some landscaping done to make the place look a little better, new mulch, weed eating, some trees trimmed, etc etc. But it is the beginning of the season so I'm sure they'll be working on it. The park amenities seemed on par with what you would expect, 2 play areas for those with kids, an enclosed dog park, swimming pool (they seemed to be getting ready), and very clean restrooms. Our site included cable TV, limited with about 20 channels, Wi-fi, we did have some connectivity issues but overall it worked well. There is a game room and pavilion which we didnt check out but will on any return visits. Our site itself was on the backside of the park behind the office/store, a pull thru site that was level from side to side but I did have to raise the tongue to level from front to back, nothing extreme though. The utilities were well placed, everything was within 6-8' of where I parked. There was plenty of space for both slide outs without having to navigate any trees. The park power was very consistent on the volt meter with little to no fluctuation, water pressure was good and steady, no problems showering. The door side was very roomy, plenty of space to fully extend the awning, build a fire and grill. Overall we had a great time, I love spending time with my wife on these trips, sooooo relaxing to get away from "life", we loved the shade from the trees, it was mostly quiet and we had good weather, afternoon showers two of the nights but we both love going to bed with rain hitting the roof. The camper performed almost flawlessly, the air conditioner worked great (first time trying it out). There is something broke inside the kitchen faucet that we noticed allowed a small slow leak but i patched it together to stop the leak and will get fixed before our next trip, its under warranty but probably not worth taking somewhere to get fixed when I probably can, we'll see. Area Attractions: We only live 45 minutes from this campground and the main reason we planned this trip was to get the camper cleaned and stocked for the year and to visit the Safari Park which was basically right next door to the campground. If you love animals you have to visit here. http://www.virginiasafaripark.com/ It's sad we live so close and have never been there but it made the trip even better to be able to "live" next door to it for the weekend. They have over 1000 animals that you can get up close and personal with driving thru or taking a wagon ride, touching them, feeding them, and taking pictures. Deer, camel, bison, buffalo, zebra, llama, ostrich, pigs, wildebeest, yak, rhino's and much much more including a walk thru part with a bird enclosure, kangaroo habitat, tigers, tortoise, monkeys, snakes, flamingo's, and more. It took us about 3-1/2 hours to see everything, a great trip for all ages. I would suggest paying the 6.50 more for the wagon ride, if you drive your car thru it you risk damage from the animals and you only have one animal at a time sticking their head into your car for food, with the wagon ride, you have multiple stops along the way where you get a chance to feed and touch multiple animals at once. (HINT: Sit on the right side of the wagon to get up close and person with the camels, they have their own habitat that the wagon pulls up to and both camel habitats are on the right side of the road!!!!!) We also spent part of one day in nearby Lexington, a small town that has a laid back eclectic feel, which is also home to VMI - Virginia Military Institute (a LOT of history here!) We spent a few hours shopping downtown and enjoyed some time in an outdoor art show that was going on. There are a variety of local restaurants here to choose from. We mostly grilled out this trip but we did try out the Pink Cadillac Diner which was close to the campground, the atmosphere was better than the food but we enjoyed it overall. I'd like to tour VMI and a local brewery I've heard good things about on our next trip. There is plenty more to do in the area, outdoor drive-in movie theater, hiking, fishing (rivers and lakes), wax museum, toy museum , caves and of course visiting one of the natural wonders of the world, Natural Bridge itself! http://www.naturalbridgekoa.com/local-area/ http://www.lexingtonvirginia.com/ http://www.naturalbridgeva.com/ We camped at Natural Bridge / Lexington KOA in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay:
November, 2012 -
Very clean and easy to access campground. I'm a newbie to camping, but it was very easy to navigate in and out with a 34' TT. Great area attractions, with a lot of local history and great food within 30 minute drive. The store was very clean and nice, with a small grill inside. You could order from the grill and they would deliver the food to your site; we didn't use it but it was a nice option. When we arrived they were very nice and we had an escort to the site. The gentleman made sure i didn't need any help and answered my questions before he left. He and few other staff members were around on the golf cart quite a bit cleaning and checking on things; no trash or debris anywhere I could see. Very quiet campground, nowhere near heavy traffic. We were in pull-through site #1; we loved having the wooden deck right outside the door! We camped at Bristol / Kingsport KOA in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay:
October, 2012 -
What a beautiful place, well taken care of, VERY clean and manicured, the views were excellent. We were in space 50 which is a pull-through near the left side of the back of the park. Hook ups were in perfect position; water pressure seemed a little low, but still no problem using the sinks or shower; power was great, nothing showing wrong on the lights of the progressive surge protector; voltage was great, stayed in the green on our plug in meter. We got the 3 major stations (and more) in HD with the antenna, so I was able to watch my Cowboys lose another football game! Staff was super nice, lot was very level, easy to navigate and very quiet, no where near traffic or civilization! Great local attractions, especially Luray Caverns! We camped at Luray KOA (formerly Luray RV Resort Country Waye) in a Travel Trailer.