The entrance to the park is very nice and clean; excellent impression. The staff was so/so. One was nice and pleasant, the next not so much. I called prior to arrival to see if we could check in early. I told the girl I would pay for the night but couldn't get there til the morning. She said the site was empty (2 weeks prior to checking in), but she would note my file and if it was empty the night before they would accommodate. I called the day before and the site was still open. Keep in mind I told them I would pay for the extra night, but couldn't get there until the next morning. I was told NO because someone may come in during the evening for a site. Really? I was willing to pay the $62 for an extra night, but they wanted to see if someone would come in off the street for a spot? I guess they thought maybe they could have gotten $100 for a last minute overnight rental. Either way their greed got the best of them and they lost the $62 I was willing to pay for early check in. Attached to the store is an adult lounge where the Wi-Fi is available. Next to that is a game room; air conditioned with a nice assortment of games. All three of these facilities are immaculate. The pool area is somewhat small for the size of this campground. Chairs that weren't broken were hard to find. On the weekend, both pools were packed to the point where you are just getting kicked in the back and jumped on. That was ok because we were here for the beach and used the pool very little. The showers, bathrooms and laundry across from the pool were also immaculate. Now on to the bad part which is the cause of the low rating. We were assigned to a spot in the "P" section behind the pool. Our site was so unlevel that one side of our camper was raised 4" off the ground! The site was made up of stones and what appeared to be concrete debris. This broken up stone destroyed our patio mat as when you walked on the mat the sharp pieces of concrete went right through it! It was also very hard on your ankles to walk across this site because the size of this debris varied (some pieces the size of tennis balls), and we all found our ankles to be rolling on the rocks. The water and cable hookup for the site next to ours was right in the middle of our own site! Not in the back; not in the front, but right smack in the middle of our site. Not very comfortable or convenient. We were thankful to have a very nice couple next to us at first. It seemed like minutes after they left in comes the next camper. This person had his son helping him and I'm not sure either one of them knew what they were doing because, yes, they pulled the lever for their BLACK TANKS! Gallons and gallons of crap came flying out. They were from out of the country, and apparently had a long trip. I was sitting not 3 feet away from this, on my postage stamp. Truly the most disgusting thing I have ever seen. While this is not the fault of the campground, they should have staff overseeing the transition of their campers. Needless to say that ended our trip of being able to sit out and eat dinner. They claim the site we were given, they put 40' rigs on. There is no way a rig of that size can fit onto these sites properly. I understand it's all about the money, but when you are being charged a premium to be packed in like a sardine, it's not worth it, especially if you can't open your slide or awning, or both. It also was a safety issue as we kept tripping over the water and cable lines for the next site that were placed in the middle of our site. Additionally, we believe this site must have been dug up repeatedly because of the high middle ground. Another issue with the site was the flies. Never have I seen flies so bad! Was this site a septic site? Behind our camper towards the brush had a horrible smell of urine. Possibly, or were people using the brush as a toilet. We did see campers down the row from us dumping garbage into the brush behind their camper. Once again, I believe that is the campground's fault. They have lots of staff sweeping and starting leaf blowers at 8:00 am, but no one to assist or make sure things are ok. The office just looks at you and says: "Sorry." The sites in the back of the park are wooded with a bit more breathing room, but appeared to be quite difficult to get into as some are between trees, sites, and at odd angles with very narrow one way roads. If our site wasn't so miserable, it would have been a good stay. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
My wife & I camped here to be near a butterfly exhibit. I'm also trying all of the CG's I can in NJ as we live in NJ and we are looking for a perm home CG. We had one of new sites behind the pool which was close to the pool which was nice. The negatives were broken stone for pad for trailer to set on; preventing me from going barefoot. Site were very close together and the maintenance people started early on Sat and Sun preventing late sleep in. A previous review said they were able to get Wi-Fi at these sites we weren't. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was the first time my family camped at Avalon Campground. As far as Jersey Shore campgrounds go I was impressed. I've stayed at several and this was the nicest I've stayed at. We were camped right behind the 2 pools. These are relatively new sites and could be a little wider, but had ample room for our two slideouts and awning. There were a lot of cable TV channels available and Wi-Fi was just receivable at our site. They do not offer Wi-Fi throughout the campground, we were just close enough to the source. They do require a username and password that is good for 6 hours. We camped for a week and enjoyed the campground. There are tons of amenities, 2 pools, a decent playground for little ones, a full basketball court, baseball diamond, horseshoes, miniature golf and a game room. The camp store was decent, not too expensive. If you stay in the original portion of the campground in the back, it is similar to most of the Jersey Shore campgrounds, real cramped with lots of seasonal sites. The main negative is the abundance of French Canadians. Most of our stay we were the minority. I have not experienced that at the other Jersey Shore campgrounds I've stayed at. We will definitely stay here again as long as we get one of the newer sites behind the pool. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here off-season in the beginning of June. The campground was pretty empty which made it very enjoyable. The restrooms had lots of mold and were rarely clean. The bathroom stalls were not nice at all. If you were to be sitting on the toilet, the stall door was against your knees (and I am not very tall). The restrooms were my biggest complaint. The pool was clean and the camp store was nice. The beach in nearby Avalon is beautiful. You do have to drive a bit to get to it. We camped here with 2 kids and a baby. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was our first time to this campground. The nightly rate listed above was their off season rate. It was very empty which made our stay even more enjoyable. They have very good security. The bathhouses were clean but you have to pay 25 cents for a 7 minute shower so don't forget your quarters. They have a nice store there where you can buy the things you forgot and ACME is right down the road if you need something they don't have. The owners and employees were VERY friendly in person and also on the telephone. The pools were great! I would definitely camp here again!!! We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This is a great CG. Nice size sites, lots of activities, great playground for the kids, 2 pools. The bathrooms are clean and 25 cents gives you more than enough time to take a shower. We have stayed here 4 times and the only concern we ever had was that one site they put us on was a bit short for my 32 ft. TT. We parked across the street. No problem. We will be back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground is nice and very clean, but doesn't really stand out. It's kind of like vanilla ice cream. Not as much for the kids to do and the walk from the site to the camp store is a hike. One funny note, one of the carved wooden signs pointing out the way to the bath house, actually reads "BATHOUSE". The owners were very nice also. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice park. Sites clean and paved, road was a little busy, nice pools. I will stay here again, We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
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We had a great experience at this campground. The sites are pull through and level. There are only a few sites that aren't seasonal but the seasonals are very well kept and there is pride in ownership. The campground is very well located near Wildwood and Cape May and not far from the famous Ocean City, NJ. The Cape May zoo is right down the road and is a must (and it's free!). The staff at Driftwood are top notch and anything we needed was provided. The manager actually went above and beyond for us. Great place to stay if you are looking to enjoy Jersey's southern Shore. We camped here in a Motorhome.
VERY clean campground. The staff is exceptionally friendly. This campground does cater to seasonals, but everyone we met was very nice and helpful. The transient sites are small. Seasonal sites are MUCH larger and have a lot more shade. We had a paved parking pad and a small river rock area where the picnic table and fire ring were. Unfortunately, the picnic tables on each transient site are directly next to your neighbor's sewer hookup. It was partially shaded by large pines. The pool is large and well maintained. It is directly across from the transient sites which is nice. Store is stocked well and has reasonable prices. Laundry area is very nice and clean. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here for our get acquainted period of our new travel trailer. This park is more suited toward seasonal. Not many nightly sites available. The workers i encountered were very friendly. The new pull through site we were given was close together with other sites. The sewer connection for the neighboring site was next to our picnic table (yuk). We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was our first camping trip in our new travel trailer. We stayed here with another couple who were also trying out their new camper. Overall the campground was very clean. Not only the staff, but also the other campers were very friendly. The pull through sites (at least in the front row) do not have much shade and could get very warm in the summer since they are blacktop. Depending on which site you get, it seemed like every other one had a little more area to it, for fires and picnics. If you were not on one of the bigger sites, you were practically eating your food next to the sewer. The campground is probably 80% seasonal campers with only a few sites for transits. We were in the first row by the first pool. I think there were about 15 sites in the first row. It was a good area for anyone with children who later in the season would want to head to the pool. It was right across from the site. My only complaint about the resort is how a majority of the people here do not stop at the stop sign or follow the 5mph speed limit. I did mention this to an employee on my last day. My friends and I sat and counted the cars the evening before. We saw about 50 vehicles. Of those 50 maybe 3 cars actually stopped at the stop sign. Of those 50 cars, I would say at least 40% were doing the speed limit. I know it was early in the season, but knowing where our site was, right across from the pool and game room area, this could be an issue in peak season. Hopefully they will send out a reminder to their seasonals and other transits that 5mph may be slow, but when there are children walking, running, playing around and people out walking their dogs, it's fast enough and gives everyone time to break without hitting someone. There is a lot to do in the area, from the Cape May Zoo, little shopping village next door, several places to eat. (Chef Ted's is very good!) And there are plenty of beach choices. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed for a week from July 26th to August 1st. My son enjoyed himself. They have a lake that my son thoroughly enjoyed. They also had to heated pools that were fun too. They had one day where they had pizza and pool games after the pool closed down which was fun for the kids. No one was participating in a lot of the activities for that week it seemed, but my son still enjoyed himself. The staff was very friendly on many different encounters including losing my cell phone, getting firewood, filling my propane, and checking to see if it was working correctly. The game room has a lot of games for the kids to play and a little area where the kids can watch TV and chill out. My son is 13 so it was a good idea to me. They had a party with a DJ that the kids really enjoyed. Everyone from kids to adults were dancing and having a good time. The bathrooms were all very clean and big. The laundry room was also clean and convenient. the wi-fi would have been better if there weren't just hot spots, but it did work perfectly when we were in the hot spot area, but I would rather be at my campsite instead. We liked it because you had a choice of the lake or pool. Our site was closer to the lake in the back, but my aunt who we also came with had a site near the 2nd pool so we sometimes met up at the pool. I would only suggest a little more activities or at least maybe an intercom to get the kids to come out to those activities because as we go about our day, we forget the timeline of events for the day. Our family enjoyed our stay though and would return again. One thing is I think that they should rent out golf carts because this campground is huge, and I was all the way in the back, and it became a bike ride and a half getting up to the front for any of the activities or pool so I just started driving. A golf cart rental would have been better for me. All in all, the staff were friendly, the camp store had everything you can imagine you needed that you may have forgotten. It was conveniently located for our outings to the zoo, Wildwood beaches, movies, and shopping. The price was fair also. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
To call this facility a "camping" resort is something of a misnomer. It really is more of a seasonal trailer park with some spots for campers. We camped here before the start of their season so we had our choice of sites. Even so, there were not many to choose from. The resort does seem to have some amenities that make it a favorable destination, 2 pools, game room, general store, easy access to Jersey shore and off site stores. It is obvious that the main focus of this place is seasonal trailers that are not "mobile." There was even a fifth-wheel trailer across from our site that had been made permanent. Nonetheless, the staff was friendly and very helpful, especially to our family who were first time trailer campers. We would consider coming back here again if a site were available. We understand that their transient sites are difficult to come by during peak season. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We were seasonal campers at Hidden Acres for years and before we became seasonal - we camped there in a pop-up for years. In the past 2 years - it has gone downhill. The new owner did not take pride in the campground like the original owners. Homeless people were given run down campers to live in all summer and the sites were dirty and full of junk. There was a rule in the contract that your site must be kept neat and orderly and your camper must look the same. I never saw so many campers with blue tarps over them and junk all over the site. Sometimes, the grass in the playground would be as tall as my knee - which became tick city! The recycling bins were filled for a whole weekend, with cans on the ground. The store is never stocked, you have to get in your car and go to WaWa or Acme just for a container of milk or eggs. And honestly - some of the seasonals there became out of control. Quiet hours start at 11. People stay up past that, which is fine, but these people would be loud, yelling. Their kids would be roaming all over the place. And the underage drinking, law suit waiting to happen! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Camped here four days inJune 04. Nice shaded sites, we were given a pull thru spot even
though we had a popup. Staff were friendly, grounds were clean, and the lake was beautiful. The bathrooms and the shower area were in need of a good cleaning
and/or upgrade. There was a security gate but two nights we were disturbed by teens late in the evening on bikes.(3A.M.)We will probably not return as there
are many other campgrounds in the area. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.