Evaluating this park is tough because everything was frozen. The host did talk us through getting lost on the way to it and got us "unstuck" to get out of the park the next morning. For friendlineess/helpfulness they definitely get an A++ for 2 tired travelers looking for a place to land in a season of ice and for that we are very thankful. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The previous campers who had bathrooms in their trailers were probably unaware about the bathrooms. My husband saw human waste on the walls; the woman's bathroom had an over flowing toilette with brown water running from the toilette to the drain in the floor. It smelled like backed up sewer. The drywall was also just set up against the wall. It was slum for camping. The 2 big dumpsters for garbage was over-flowing. Bags of garbage ended up on the ground, which camper's dogs were eating and no one seemed to care. It looks like they are putting up a play structure from a McDonalds that wasn't finished, so it had orange tape around it. The pond was all brown and disgusting. The second bathrooms had the doors open so bird droppings were all over the stalls. The birds use it as a bird house: it was so gross. It just looks like they have too many projects going on at the same time, that aren't getting finished. They have a nice pool, a great baseball field with an electric score board and a roller hockey/ ice hockey arena. To me it seemed like one of the owners is into baseball and hockey, and the campground pays for it. If they knocked the bathrooms down and build new ones, and kept up: then this place could be a gem. The sites were big, but on the downside you had to share an electrical hook-up, so make sure you have at least a 50 foot electrical cord. It's so shady that there is lots of (moss) on the trees, that gets onto the camper and/or tent. The Wi-Fi didn't didn't work, which makes me wonder if they really have any. We were packed up by 8:00am and ready to leave, but since we got here at 6:00 on a weekday they had already left, so we were suppose to wait to check-in and out in the morning. They were suppose to open at 9:00 am but we left at 9:00 and no one was even here yet. We would never return and I would warn all others not to go. I hate to say that since this is someone's business, but I wished someone else would have warned us. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We wanted a quiet weekend away from work and life. This is exactly what we got. This campground seemed very quiet, no frills but that is what true camping is all about. The owners and staff were very friendly. We certainly will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Different, in almost 5 years of full timing we have never seen anything like this place. Sites are 30 amp and water only, they have wi-fi but no cable. TV via batwing and Verizon cell and broadband were both outstanding as there are towers on the ridge just above the CG. No discounts given here, so it is pricey this time of year for midweek stays. Most places discount the rates in the off season. One note, this is not big rig friendly, they have a couple of sites that do work with care. Our roof top AC units hit wires going into the dump station. Lots of trees to watch out for. Owner thinks MH's can just plow thru the pines!!! That would be a pull through site. Use care if in a true big rig here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice place and owners are real friendly! Enjoyed the campground and was nice to have it be a bit layer back and enjoy the quiet. Campground could use a bit more attention to detail with trash and bathrooms. Bathrooms and showers were overall clean in the morning, but after the morning rush they could have used another round of cleanup. Not sure I would go back due to the stinky sulfur water. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Absolutely gorgeous, off the beaten path, quiet & peaceful. We wished we weren't just passing through and could have stayed longer. The roads in and out are two lane with low speed limits so it takes some time to get here, but it's well worth it. There were some twists and turns but nothing worrisome. The office staff couldn't have been more helpful and friendly. We had a mostly level, grassy, shady spot and could still get cable & Wi-Fi. We would have given it a 10 if there had been 50 amp and sewer. We would definitely return if we get a chance to get up this way again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have been camped here for 4 years and loved it so much we got a waterfront seasonal site for the past 2 years. Owners are great people. They keep the campground and facilities clean and inviting. One of the previous posts stated that they don't entertain children. They do have a playground, baseball field, salt water pool, a beach on one of the ponds, basketball court, game room w/pool table, 3 ponds for fishing on campground, large guest lounge w/gorgeous rustic fireplace. The owners leave it up to the parents to plan the everyday entertainment with their children. On summer weekends they set up different types of entertainment for both parents and children at the main lodge. All the campers we speak with have a great time. Close by there is fishing, boating, hiking, antique shops close by in PA, NY and NJ. All campgrounds get a loud group from time to time. If noise is excessive and you let the owners know of this, they do take care of it and I have heard of the owner having a camper leave because of excessive noise during quiet hours. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Enjoyed the peace and quite on site B1 which is along side of the entrance road. Staff has been cleaning up all week after the previously very busy weekend. Showers & restrooms are dated but clean. We were here to visit NYC which is a hour-long bus ride to the bus terminal. Campgrounds are in a very beautiful setting. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I would give this "0" if it was available. We never camped here. I called inquiring about the activities available for children and I was told by staff "well, we don't entertain you, if that is what you mean". I've never been treated so rudely. We will never camp here-it looks great on the website. Too bad. Don't give the park an opportunity to have customers. I don't appreciate rudeness. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice entrance, wristbands (applied by CG Staff) required during your entire stay. Cabin nice & clean, the (public) bathrooms weren't, the seasonals are mixed in with the overnighter's - most VERY close! - some of which (College overnighter's) are extrememly loud (as in VERY rowdy!) till 5am!. Friendly staff, most roads & turns too small for bigger rigs. Decent Playground - large, interesting pool, nearby Appalachian Trail, mostly a noisy private seasonal campground. Would probably NOT visit again. We camped here in a ?.
The wife and I spent the weekend here and really fell in love with it. We chose a back in site along a very active stream and the sound of the stream was like music to my ears. Our 1 year old Springer just loved it as well. It's a fairly large park with very generous lots, which is a bit uncommon in NJ. The lots are mostly wooded and shaded so satellite reception may be an issue, the cable TV included about a dozen or so stations so it was adequate for our purpose. The Wi-Fi was only available near the office which was a good thing in that it kept me off the computer for the most part but if you need it, it can be an issue. The loop from our lot all the way around the park was over a mile and perfect for a nice morning and afternoon walk with the dog. Between the walks and the playing in the stream our puppy has been sleeping for the last few hours! At $32.00 for the night for a 30 amp site with water and cable but no sewer, and $8.00 for over night guests was acceptable for what they offer in peace and quiet. We booked another weekend at the end of May and again in August so I'll see how it is during the "on" season. If anyone was looking for a nice campground in the area you might want to give them a try. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our site was large, gravel and level with plenty of room between sites. Hookups were not convenient: water, electric and cable were not close to the sewer. Couldn't hook up to sewer until the day we left. Camp roads were extremely narrow and in bad repair. Many, many permanent sites in total disrepair: very unsightly. Very loud group of tenters (8 tents on 2 sites) caused problems first night; management finally came on site at 4 AM and quieted them down. Management came to our site the next day and apologized profusely. No refund was offered (nor did we ask for one), but we were provided with a certificate for a free weekend of camping in the future. This was a very nice gesture on management's part, but we probably won't use it. This campground is just too old looking and there are many other choices in the area. I will say that, although we didn't use it, the pool looked very nice. It even had a diving board which you hardly ever see any more! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here over Memorial Day weekend. Our site was clean and level located along the B road. There was a stream running behind our site which provided lots of playtime for the kids. They had planned activities for the kids all weekend and the pool was heated. Lifeguards were very busy as the pool was packed. The staff was not on the friendly side. We would of rated it higher if they did not rent out so many cabins and park models to the less desireables. My kids were not aloud to ride bikes with out us tagging behind them. Most of the seasonal campers were friendly. We camped here in a Tent.
I have been camping at this forest, mostly with groups, since the 1950s. It remains quite rustic with no RV facilities. Sites are located in two separate areas. There is one area by a pond that is on grass and will permit you to pull through. Roads can be narrow and you should discuss the area with the ranger before picking a site. Wooden cabins are also available. The park contains a beautiful lake with wonderful swimming, and is next to an excellent athletic field/playground -- a major attraction. While water supplies are not at the campsites, there is a spring fed pump that gives you some of the finest water in NJ. People come to the park in off hours to fill their bottles. The park is open year round, but don't expect immediate help if you are trapped there in a snowstorm. There is a nearby RV dealer, Escape RV, which offers excellent parts and service. Also nearby is Jumbo's, a super restaurant for comfort food and ice cream. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.