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South Gibson
Most Recently Reviewed
Shady Rest Campground
Latest Review Submited On
2009-09-28 11:50:48
1 Park(s) Reviewed Near
South Gibson, Pennsylvania
Camp Information
Date of Stay
May 2009
Latest Rate

Wireless Internet
Cable TV
Pull-Thru Sites
Big Rig Access
Waterfront Access
yes (Stream)
Shade Trees
Pool Access
Pets Allowed
Tents Allowed
Family Friendly
Latest Review Information
Ratings (Last 10 Newest/Oldest)
4   7   5   1   6   
Clean Restrooms (Last 10 Newest/Oldest)
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Clean Showers (Last 10 Newest/Oldest)
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[ 4 / 10 ]
May 2009
We fully concur with the previous reviewer. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
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[ 7 / 10 ]
March 2009
I have stayed at this very small campground for the last two years during the winter season and regret not having reviewed it sooner. Yes, this is a small family run campground, but the couple that own the campground are very accommodating. They DO HAVE 30 amp service and have had that service for the last 2 years that I have stayed there. In addition they do have 50 amp service, at least in the one spot where we were parked last year. I stay here at least once and sometimes twice a month during skiing season with my kids. In a winter skiing campground (much like dry camping because there is generally no water or sewer hook up what we are looking for is either 30 or 50 amp service, and they do have both. I need the electrical service to keep my water bay warm. In addition a clean bathroom with showers is a plus but not necessary Last year they opened showers and a bathroom in the basement of the office/house. They have been very helpful to me coming up from Philadelphia to ski, providing me with accurate road conditions around the Scranton area and north to Gibson (important in a class A in the snow). The campground is very close to Interstate 81 so the roads are always good to that point, and it is only a short ride to the campground from the interstate. I call in advance, and they always have a spot for me shoveled out, and I have never had any problems getting in or out. I stay here in the wintertime to take advantage of the skiing that Elk Mountain offers. The kids love it, and there is never a long line for the lifts. I even brought a Boy Scout troop up here last year. I hope the owners can make a go of it and continue to make the changes they need. Yes, the campground is a work in progress but the willingness of the owners to work with their guests is admirable. I definitely plan to stay here regularly and very much like the couple that own the facilities. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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[ 5 / 10 ]
July 2008
This is a work in progress. At least I hope so because they have a lot of work to do! I think the family that owns it is committed, but they may also just be in their first season, so you need to be prepared for a pretty rustic setting. Hilly, heavily treed. Almost nothing but campsites. A small playground for small children, but otherwise it's a place to park while you're out doing whatever else you came to the Poconos to do. Most sites fairly level, but not all that much. Electric is overhead wires strung between trees, with no more than 15 amp, in wooden boxes hung on trees about 8' above the ground! I was only interested in peace and quiet and seclusion and I got that, so it met my needs. But it sure isn't fancy at all! They say they have WiFi but I was quite close to the main building and had no luck at all. I'd say "no" except that they do have it, in principle. They only take cash! No plastic at all at this time! I missed that on their website, if it's there, but I had cash so I was OK. Be advised. This might make it to an 8 or a 9 one day, for a quiet, remote spot, but IMO it's at least a season away from that at this time. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
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