We, myself,son-his girlfriend and my 7,6,2 year old grand daughters camped for the first time at Front Royal RV Campround this past weekend Aug 15-17. The campground didn't fit the description on their website- the hot tub was broken, bath house closed where we were camping, other one was by the office at the opposite end of the campground. Site was small and uneven. There weren't any activities for the girls and there were no other children to be seen, campground had lots of open sites for a weekend stay. For adults only it would be very quiet. We were disappointed and will not stay there again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed there a single night as we were passing by. The main attraction was that the owners were willing to allow late-night check-in. The sites were far from level, but we did OK with our auto-leveler in our 37 foot rig. 50 amp power was OK. There was a pool, but we really didn't check anything out. The store had the basics, but some things had no prices, so the owner just made something up (though not unreasonable). We camped here in a Motorhome.
I concur with some of the comments posted by others. This is a former KOA that is run by a couple. I personally had a nice stay here. The owners were very friendly to me. They had limited Wi-Fi and I got my Dish tailgater to work. The issues I had were that the tenting areas did not look well maintained, the fishing pond dam broke resulting in a mud pit, there was trash along the fishing pond trail as well as some tent campsites and the store had what looked like items left by previous campers in it presumedly for sale. It looked like the owners were trying to maintain a large campground by themselves and were not able to get to everything. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This place suffers from what can best be described as "ex-KOA syndrome." A number of parks have given up KOA affiliation because of the franchise costs. This one, unfortunately, was acquired by someone who did not undo all the Kampground of America stuff, including the name of the private road on which it's located, and some of the interior signage. It's not helped by the fact that the current owners appear to be an Asian couple who barely speak English. Cell phone signals are just about nonexistent in this part of the Blue Ridge, and the same is true of broadcast TV. But there's no cable TV here, and the wi-fi server the park owners mentioned was not usable. Fair enough: you don't go camping to watch TV or fiddle on Facebook, but we were here during a week of horrible weather, coupled with the federal government shutdown, and some news from the outside world would have been welcome. But digging deeper, there are some real maintenance issues with this park, and some dubious claims made in their advertising. The "meeting room" or whatever you'd call it appears not to have been used in years. The mini-golf course is a wreck. I doubt that either the water slide or swimming pool are operational in-season, and the pool was yucky and only partially drained. We stayed here a week, and the roadside trash cans that were full when we arrived were twice as full when we left. "Mister" owner seemed to be very eager to check out each RV site, almost as soon as the campers had turned the corner around the office to leave, yet there was trash left sitting in some of the tent-camping sites for days. It sounds cynical, but it almost seemed as though the owner was checking the RV sites in the hope of finding that someone had left behind something valuable that he could, um acquire for himself. Grounds maintenance is a shambles. There's not nearly enough ground cover, whether vegetation or gravel, so we were up to our ankles in muck. Some discarded bits of the railroad ties that mark off the campsites were underfoot, and the spikes holding the existing ties were sticking out of the ground. I spent some time correcting the tripping hazards just in our campsite. None of the water standpipes has a back-flow preventer (anti-siphon device), which I believe is a violation of the state health code. And the openings for the sewer hookups are about an inch below ground level! When I opened our sewer cap, I had to wait for a few gallons of standing groundwater to flow INTO the pipe before I could attach the hose from my coach. All this is a real shame, because the underlying layout of the park is quite nice (although you do drive through a dairy farm to get to it.) This place could be rehabbed into a very nice RV park by someone willing to close sections of it and re-do all the site work, but I don't think this current owner is that person. He seemed to stay very busy, but it wasn't obvious that he was accomplishing anything. Someone shoot me if I ever stay here again! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Many people would give this park less than a 7 however, I was very happy here. We have a 43 foot motor home and granted the sites on the hill top were too small for our rig, I would not have been happy there at all. In fact we were, then we asked to move to a site on the bottom of the hill. I am so glad it was open. Site number 1 was large, flat, on the end, and shaded, but we got our satellite to work. Site 1 faced the sewer dump station, but that got very little use and was not a problem in any way. I think sites 2, 3 and 4 would have been ok also. It did only have 30 amps and it was real hot out (93 degrees), so we had to rotate our AC's and used the diesel hot water instead of electric, but we were close to a large pool in which I loved. It is located just outside of the Shenandoah Park which is real nice, since that is what we were here for. The people are friendly. We signed in for 2 nights but wound up staying 4 nights. The park was a KOA, it is becoming a little run down, but for me it was just fine: due to our site and the pool. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Accommodating owner. Lovely, well maintained campground. The sites were shaded, fairly level, and descent size. There were no seasonal residents. It also had a store with limited supplies. This campground was very close to the northern entry to the Skyline Dr. as was the town of Front Royal. Washington DC was 70 miles away. Only drawback was campground allowed non-campers use of pool for a fee. Slow time of year. Beware if you use map quest directions they are confusing. Stay on 340s as it turns into Stonewall Jackson Hwy. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This RV park is nothing more than a heaven for old retired RV's that need to be put in a place to be recycle. Most all of the junk there belongs to homesteaders. A lot of the trailers are unlicensed or their inspections are expired. This place is an eye sore. There was no cable TV and Wi-Fi (that you pay for)as it was not working most of the time. I will say security personnel are very helpful and friendly. I doubt if I will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Former KOA that is not in good shape. Assigned a very poor spot. We changed to another that was almost level. Doors to shower and bathroom left open for bugs and leaves. Would not stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were skeptical in staying at this park based on the reviews. We had planned on staying at another nearby camp. but the owner of the other place gave us horrible directions and didn't answer the phone when we called back less than an hour later. It was late in the evening so we saw the entrance to Front Royal and pulled in. You could tell right away that the place is slowly being brought back to what it once was. The 350ft slide is so overgrown it may never work again; the pool, however, was re-done, clean and quite large. What impressed us the most was the immaculate and beautiful landscaping. The owner was out on the grounds working in the evening when we showed up and first thing in the morning when we left, trimming, mowing, weeding, you name it. I didn't see much of a staff except the middle aged couple who run the place. You can tell they are doing their best to make the place as clean and nice as possible. Not a small task as the place is quite large and was once what seems to be a small resort. The campground was almost empty, and therefore, probably doesn't allow for them to be able to hire more staff and afford better upgrades. What they do provide like the beautiful grounds, great swimming pool, clean yet dated restrooms, separate shower rooms, and the most adorable small log cabin rentals are well worth going back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We made reservations and showed up thinking " Oh how great to go through a farm to get there!" Had to stop twice for cows in the middle of the road. We got to the top gate and to find a run down, beat down old KOA campground. We thought something was odd that there were hardly anyone else there in the middle of peak season! The guy at check in was rude when we asked questions. Even the office was dirty. We told him we wanted to actually see our site before we stayed. The site we reserved was supposed to be big enough for a 35 foot, and we are 30. Well a pop up might fit, but not us. He wouldn't let us change sites even know there was only a couple other campers there. We were glad to leave! I really do hope someone cleans up this campground. It would be a total waste to let it go. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This CG is beat. No one staying here. We were 1 of 2 rigs. Pool water is green. Benches broken. Picnic tables broken. No exterior lighting. Scary. On top of a mountain. Single lane driveway for access. From Rt. 340 there is a major rise to driveway which may/has scraped many a vehicle. Deep scrapes in road attest to this. No Verizon cell or internet service. Paid way too much. No 50 amps. Only 30 amps. Not returning. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground was once a nice place I am sure. The people at the desk were very friendly. It is very run down. When we arrived we were the only ones here but as people came they were placed next to us. This place has many sites and we were all put into a bunch. Leaving some space would have been the right thing to do. No real amenities were available but the store and the laundry, we didn't need the rest rooms. The beautiful view and country made it worth while. Such a shame this could be a great place. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Only the bold should try to get a motorhome, 5th wheel, or trailer larger than 28' into this park. The entrance and internal roads not good. Looks like it was once very nice campground, now gone to ruin with lack of maintenance and care. However the staff was very friendly, they just don't seem to have the workers to get this back in proper order. The showers were individual with locking doors that didn't work well. Not as clean as it should have been. The view on top of mountain is great and the distance to the Skyline Drive is wonderful. If you don't need facilities and are not staying more than a few days, this would be OK. Hope this park can be returned to it's prior condition in future. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
This was a clean and family oriented campground. Even though the campground was full, we never felt crowded. The bathhouses were clean and supplied with toilet paper at all times. I would recommend this campground. The only thing that should be taken off the advertisement about the campground is that the waterslide is no longer operational. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Avoid this place like the Swine Flu. Starting with a 300' 30% grade driveway from the street, there is only a single one-lane road in and out, and a 10' cliff on one side through private farms. They have a Zero Bus Policy (tour buses included), all radios and campfires must be extinguished by 10:30pm. This campground has been run-down for a long time. The pool and hot-tub were empty with algae growing on the walls. The water slide had trees growing over and out of it. Wi-Fi was slower than dial-up AOL. Site parking pad and road pavement has deteriorated so bad it is just gravel with weeds growing out of it. The dog walk was nothing more than an overgrown (like the rest of the park) patch of poison ivy. The only good thing I can say is that although unhelpful, the owners seemed pleasant in my 10mins total talking with them. Pulled in at 8pm, out at 10am. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 3 / 10 ]
Beautiful RV park to stay at if you do not need any of the facilities as it is getting run down. The playground was rickety. One kid put his foot through a decaying board. The water slide needs work. My son used the showers and ran out of hot water even though he was the only one using it! My daughter had the same happen to her the next day! On the plus side, the Internet worked and the owners are very nice and friendly. We thought that $45 for 2 adults and 2 teens was a bit much for what they offered. A warning for those who's RV are considered long. On both Friday and Saturday...there were dozens of TT and motorhomes that came into the campground only to complain their site was not large enough. Evidently, the owners try to really squeeze the big ones in when they do not really fit. We witnessed a lot of frustrated and mad campers driving around looking for a space large enough to accommodate them. A few ended up leaving. We will not come back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We were so delighted to secure a spot for the Memorial Day weekend. Boy were we disappointed! Once upon a time, this was a nice place. The views are absolutely lovely. The mature plants are lovely although overgrown. The pool's water was about 2 feet low which meant the filtration system wasn't running but we were told it was open to campers. I hope nobody caught any bacterial infections! We were told they burnt up one of their pumps filling the pool. This was a holiday weekend! One would think a load of water could have been obtained. The playground was old, needed repairs and contained splintered wood. Also, the free WiFi didn't work until our "neighbor" asked if he could look at it. He fixed it within minutes. The bathroom wasn't disgusting but not clean either. We didn't see any staff around other than the couple (we assume the owners) in the store. We did see a sheriff drive through one evening. This was the only time I saw any type of security. There weren't even parking passes to hang from your mirror. Other than the actual campsites with the full hook-ups, everything else was overgrown with weeds. On a good note, this was a family place, mostly families with children or older folks. It was definitely not a party place. There was no loud noise, cursing, or anything like that. We definitely would not come here again. It's a shame because like I said, the views are spectacular and we were able to get a cell phone signal. I'm surprised they are able to maintain their Good Sam Park standing. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is the former KOA campground, listed also in Front Royal. We stayed here based on an ad in a brochure which looked promising. We were sorely disappointed. Read the reviews for the KOA owners in 2003 which said work needed to be done. It is now 2006 and the new owners are in their 2nd year and yet little has changed. Some things can't be changed: the entrance to the campground off Rte 340 is steep and gouges in the pavement attest to the many trailer who have dragged their hitches making the turn and steep grade. The sites are somewhat narrow and many not level. (A bit of gravel fill here and there would work wonders.) We were attracted to several "features" like a water slide, hot tub, and pancake breakfast on Saturday AM. The water slide is starting to separate at seams and is becoming unsteady; the hot tub is not always full, nor on (advertised as 10-10, but often not turned on until late afternoon; and the pancake breakfast was not held because "we tried it twice and not many came, so we quit." Men's room has 3 stalls, but one is closed for repairs. Showers gave either hot or cold, but no mix. The handicapped shower didn't even come on. Plus several of the shower doors won't close and lock. As we sat on the deck of the pool, we noticed wasps buzzing and heading under the decks. They were also flying into cracks in roofs of pump house and arcade. One camper noticed large hives developing. I went into the arcade and found an air hockey game, skip ball and video game. None seemed functional. This campground has a lot of potential but needs a strong dose of maintenance. On the plus side the camp store was well stocked and the owners very willing to help with reservations or suggestions for places to visit. But they need to put people on the ground fixing plumbing, getting rid of pests, making safety checks. Their web site promises much, but does not deliver. There is NO Wi-Fi, bus service,or movie room, and the restrooms were not clean nor operating well. The laundry room had a problem and the owner tried to fix it and gave up because it was hot in the room. My wife has already stated she would not go back. I would like to visit and see if improvements have been made in a year or so. If not, this place will probably change hands again. Location is excellent for the National Park, canoeing, or visiting Civil War sites, but the amenities are lacking and it is not worth the price. We camped here in a Motorhome.
First camping trip in our 32 foot fifth wheel. Quiet campground although the sites are very
close together. Beware if you have a big rig that it is very tight getting in and out of all roads in the campground. Would go back if nothing else available in the area. We paid about 90$ for two nights, 3 adults, 2 kids. Country Way down the road a few miles has much bigger sites and significantly cheaper. We road threw both Country Way c/g and Yogi Bear c/g, both nicer campgrounds in our opinion. Yogi Bear probably comparible in price but sites a little bigger and more for the kids. Country Way quiet large sites with good views. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 3 / 10 ]
This park has promise, but needs major work. The entrance from the highway is poorly
marked and gives you little advanced warning. The interior roads and campsites are poorly designed for larger rigs; if you have a reasonably sized
motorhome or travel trailer you will find navigation of the campground a real challenge. Overall the facilities are past their prime and need to be
updated both functionally and cosmetically. Too bad the owners can't make better use of the beautiful pastures that you have to drive through once you
leave the main road to get to the park entrance. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 6 / 10 ]
Nice facilities, but not a very impressive campground. Narrow sites, very few of which level, and tight access in and out all over the campground. Most amenities are extra charge, even including modem access! Would work for a stopover, but not very impressive overall. We camped here in a camper.
Warning: Read all reviews. I will add to what was not stated. First a very narrow rough dirt road entrance in a bad spot in the highway. The 82 year old owner was rude and greedy. Wanted extra $3.00 For the towed. Once she found out our holding tanks were near full she refused to let us use her dump station. Said she had just had her septic pumped and didn't want it filled up again. Not to mention a strong odor of alcohol as we conversed. She did agree to give us a refund. We would not recommend this park to anyone. We camped here in a Motorhome.
So much potential...shaded sites, quiet stream. And then there was the nasty lady who runs the place and the trashy appearance of the campground itself. When we arrived there was one other camper already there. We were placed right next to them - no option for moving to a more secluded site. Owner/host never got out of her chair when we arrived. Never a friendly wave or 'hello'. Just give me your money - park over there. Campsite wasn't very level, filled with trash and cigarette butts. There was even a sign at the office encouraging campers to burn trash in the campfire. A bit of traffic noise but the deal breaker was the trash and host. We won't be back. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
My wife and I have a small class C. We decided to stay here based on the review and the Web site. When we arrived we noticed garbage and leftover food all over a table outside the office, There was so much junk we had to walk around the patio to get to the office. On our way to the office an older lady came out of a trailer beside the office. We asked for a full hookup. She quoted $27 for a mostly grass pad. Then stated that it was a backin. I said ok, we will unhook the towed. She said in that case it would be an extra $3. I said no thanks and left. On our way out we looked at the sites. We are glad we passed this one by. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is our family favorite place to go tent camp. Owned by a woman who is 81 years old. Wooded creek front campsites. Mostly good for tents although some small campers do go here. Bathrooms are fine but not great. We bring our own soap because she doesn't supply it. Each site has a fire ring and a picnic table. The creek is great fun for whole family. Shallow spots for getting your feet wet & there is a swimming hole with a rope swing. When we were just there we saw a black bear. It was scary and exciting. We take our rafts and boats so we can float around in the deep area. If you like to hike she has a great area to explore. If you follow the creek upstream a couple of miles they have a beautiful lagoon and waterfall to enjoy in privacy. It's not a clear path because not many people venture up that far but if you do it's highly impressive. Really close to local Front Royal Canoe Co for canoe, raft & tube retals on the Shenandoah River. You can take all day trips or half day. This is known as canoe capital of east coast. If you can put up with the bathrooms you will love this place. We camped here in a Tent.
This is a very large resort located on a river. It was easy to access from I-81 and easy to get around in the resort. Our shaded grass and gravel back-in site was not level but with a couple of blocks we were fine. The sites are small but no one were on either side of us during our visit. The utilities worked well and the Wi-Fi was a slow at times. No cable but we were able to pickup a couple of OTA channels and get a satellite signal. The pools were closed but they have lots of basketball, horseshoe, and other courts. If you are not a resort member you can only reserve a spot one week out. It is a Passport America campground. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The rate reflects Passport America rate. We were in section C and were very dissatisfied. Our RV is 34 feet long and we tow a car. The space was only long enough for the RV, our car had to be parked in the overflow area. The sites were gravel and nothing was done to make them level. A little grading is all it would take, nothing fancy. On the up side the bathrooms, showers and laundry were clean and well maintained. This section also had a fenced in dog park. There were no trees, just an open field with gravel laid out to mark the spot. We camped here in a Motorhome.
My wife and I drove about an hour to check this campground out for possible weekend getaway that was a short drive from home. However we were told that we could not drive through to check out their campground as they were full and they didn't have anyone to watch us. I told her that we didn't need watching just wanted to preview their campground. She was not very pleasant or courteous to myself or my wife. So needless to say we will NOT return and we will NOT recommend this campground as if they can't be courteous to a future customer what will they be like IF we or anyone camps there. NO Thank You. By the way I have done this before at other campgrounds without any issues or hassles. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed in C section. Sites are pull thru but extremely narrow. Not wide enough if you have slide and an awning. Very poor tv reception. WiFi is an additional cost. Do NOT purchase. Cost $3/day or 3 day for $5. Purchased 3 day plan got to use for day and a half. Spoke to office gave me a free day but the WiFi came up and then quit for the last 3 days of my stay. When it was up the connection were very very slow. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here as part of our Coast to Coast membership. Some of the sites are along the Shenandoah River, but we stayed up on a hill in Section C. The site felt a little narrow, and if someone had been in the next site we would not have been able to put out the awnings, but opening the slides was no problem. The campground is quiet, though it seemed that several "seasonal" campers near us left for work very early in the morning. Although they don't have cable TV (and antenna channels were quite limited) they do have a club house with 2 satellite TVs available. The WiFi access is deceptive -- you can purchase a code for $3.00 per day, or $5.00 for 3 days, but the service was pretty slow and uneven, bumping us off time after time. All things considered we were quite comfortable here, the campground is very close to the north entrance to the Skyline Drive, and we would stay here again. We camped here in a fifth wheel. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Narrow unlevel sites. Power OK at about 110 volts. Nice pools, lakes are green ponds. Many sites ars occupied by seasonals. At the Passport America rate listed it is a acceptable deal. However $42 a night would be a deal breaker. No where, worth that amount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here on Coast-to-Coast points. Paved interior roads with gate-guard security. 50 amp, cable TV, and shade trees are not available in the short term areas. Grass sites are pull-through and fairly level, although not very wide. We had no one in the site on our curb side, so had plenty of room. (Although our site was pull through, we had to back out due to a large motorhome that had set up so far back in his space that he blocked the pull-out road. I guess his kids needed the space in front of his coach for a playground.) We will stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park scores low for us because it smells like a sewer. The rate reflects Passport America. However, we were charged an extra $5.00 a night for Wi-Fi for each computer. Save the money on the Wi-Fi for the service is slower than frozen molasses in a snow storm. Never did determine where the sewer smell came from. We were in Section "C" and there was not enough room to extend our awning. The park is on the banks of the Shenandoah River. ALL SITES slope toward the river and are NOT LEVEL. Our final step exiting the motorhome was 18". There is a Putt Golf Course that was unusable due to lack of cleaning. The park is very large and seems to have a lot of activities. There appears to be RV's stored in spots that appear as if they should be declared unfit for use. I'd say the reviews by others complaining about the park are valid. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Price was PA. This resort was easy to find. Has a gate person requiring in and out checking of card. Site had adequate room. Satellite worked well. Laundry/bathroom very clean. Good location from touring the area. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
First of all, this has the potential of being a really nice campground. The fact that the riverfront sites are filled with trashy, decrepit trailers totally ruins the appearance of the park. The upper, wooded tier seems well maintained and has nice shaded sites, many of which have decks. Along the river the sites are open and many have open views to the southern sky for satellite dishes. Although the park had at least 200 trailers in the campground, most were sitting empty during the week we were there. The price listed is for Coast to Coast members ($10 a day) plus a $5 per day charge for 50 amp electrical service. While this park is convenient to town, shopping and the Shenandoah National Park, I think I'd try another nearby C2C park next time. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Steep downhill entry into CG - had to stay in first gear. Many Speed Bumps. Tree-filled area - could not get satellite reception, and very limited air card reception. Big place yet quiet and comfortable. Bathrooms / Showers clean. Price reflects Passport America discount, plus charge for 2 additional adults. Probably would not return here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Campground is on the river although the river site area is very roudy and loud. There are several pools, but did not use them because they were always crowded and were full of children. The sites are narrow and some very difficult to get into. Cell phone service was bad which caused a lot of dropped calls. We would not return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate reflects PA discount. The entrance has a steep hill and a guard shack on top. The lady super guard may tell you to pull through and park on the downhill. It's steep. I have a big RV so I set the brake and used a chock too. Then when you leave you have to climb the hill and stop at the shack again and wait for an arm to lift. Not sure why they would restrict the exit?? The park is old and some of the facilities no longer exist. Their Wi-Fi was very spotty and not reliable at all. Overnight sites are on the hill and not level. Seasonal sites down by the river are level. Without the discount I would not stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Sites are cramped and not level. WiFi was $5 charge per computer, the connection was slow and intermittent. When the office advised, they said "no guarantee: buy at your own risk." We stayed for 3 days, was ok, but wouldn't stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wow. What a difference a few years makes. I camped here in the Summer of 2003 and this was a fairly decent place. The spaces in section C were tight, but the park was well-groomed and looked nice. This has completely changed. Junky campers that appear to be placed here for the long term, uncut grass, terrible power. I'm glad I have a good surge protector for my unit. They only have 30AMP and that's unreliable at best. I can't run the microwave while the a/c is going or it flips the breaker. I will not be returning here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I don't know why they call this a resort. The campground is huge but the sites are very tight, poorly groomed and showing a lack of maintenance. With our 4 slides out we had a 4' x 8' area of grass to sit on. They tried to charge me $3 a day for internet service that I refused to pay. We had to pay $40 for the first night then $20 with Passport America. Bottom line is that this campground is more like a $10 a night place. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Passport America rate. The pool, cafe and game room are only open on the weekend. Wi-Fi cost $5 for two days and is only good for one computer. If you have a second computer, then you have to pay another $5 ($3 for one day). Wi-Fi charges are not noted in the Passport guide. We were in section C and sites are packed in tightly. This campground is only good for an overnight stay at the Passport rate. The $40 per day normal rate is way too high. We will not be making a repeat appearance at this campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Passport America rate. We had stayed here before for an overnight passing thru spot so we knew what to expect. It hasn't changed. Section C is tight (we had to ask our neighbors if we could move their table so our slide would open). Could not level well front to back, had three inche levelers on the front and sides. All section C seemed to be on a hillside. OK for a cheap overnighter, but we question how well it would be for a membership park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Passport America rate. This is a large park which is open all year round but this time of year it has only "Dry Camping". Unaware of this point as it isn't mentioned on their PA webpage. You pay the regular price but get no water, sewer, cable and WIFI is an extra $3 per day. If you arrive on a weekend then their is no discount and you pay the regular much higher rate. The 30 AMP boxes also were beat and needed repairs to make them safer. An active Railroad track goes through the middle of this camp so spend your money on a hotel room this time of year as the water isn't turned on until April. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped there on a night with a low of 15 degrees and needed 50 amps and when we called the office they said they had it. On arrival assigned to section C which is where they put transients. This area is supposed to have 50 amps and they have 50 amp plugs but only one leg works so RV only gets 30 amps. When I complained they checked with their electrician and he confirmed what I said. They do have 50 amps along riverfront but these sites are reserved for "owners" and are unavailable for transients. With 40 foot MH it is very tight to maneuver in C section - not big rig friendly. Good 24 hour gated security. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice park with the exception of section C. The sites in this section are very tight. The check in check out gate is narrow on top of a 10% grade hill, you have to pull down the hill about 100 feet park then walk back up. The river site we had was nice gravel and level. There are so many seasonal trailers it would be easier to count the open sites. The river is crystal clear with ducks and other wildlife. We also had cell service with Verizon. We would return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We had a full hookup site with 50 amps. It was one of the better sites, as we backed up to the river. Our site was all dirt. If it rained we would have had all mud. Very little gravel on our site. The site was level. Many of the site are very very close, looked like a storage area. If we would have had one of these we would have asked for another if available, or left. We stayed here as CDC members and at $10. a night with full hook up and back up to the river we felt like it was worth it. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We loved camping here during our visit to the Skyline Drive. There was a lot to do and the kids really had fun. It's in the ideal location at the foothils of the drive. I would definitely recommend it. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This park was very disappointing. Our site, C15 was a very tight fit. Trees were an issue as well as neighboring campers. There was no way you could even put an awning out. The majority of the people there were permanent. Looks like a trailer park- not an RV park. We should have taken these reviews more seriously. We will not stay here again We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We camped here in a 40 footer. Sites are very narrow (in C section) with a table and fire ring. Thankfully no one used their fire ring. We had to move the motorhome forward to be able to put the awning out. A lot of permanent residences - no blue tarps though. Personnel friendly. Separate swimming pools. Easy access to tourist activities, ie: Shenandoah National Park, Monticello, Harpers Ferry (WV), caverns etc. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Older park in need of some TLC. Good place for seasonal family camping. Lots and lots and lots of trailers, a lot of which belong in junk yards. The trailer across from us had all kinds of crap surrounding it. I am surprised they have not been told to clean it up. But if you get past that, they do have a lot to keep kids busy. This is a Coast-to-Coast campground that also allows Passport America and another club. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed overnight. Staff very friendly and helpful. Had a good pull thru site, easy to get into and level. Will be back again. Had wireless, but no cable TV and could not get anything on the antenna? We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were just looking for an over night place to camp and found this campground listed as in Passport America. The pull thru site we were assigned was very unlevel and the utility connections were reversed, which put the connections at the opposite end of the trailer. I.E. the drive thru should have been opposite to the assigned flow. Not sure why this was this way. I would guess this is an old campground by the looks. The staff attitude from calling in over the phone thru check in/check out was not all that friendly. A better place for an over nite stop over would have been a parking lot since it would have been level and not all the hoops to jump thru checking in and out. This may be a good campground for a destination for a family with kids, but I would not recommend it for an over night stop over. Save your money. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a very plain Jane park with only a few sites that all back to the river. Pads are gravel, barely. We arrived in the early afternoon to find no one at the office. We asked someone that was a seasonal camper and he had no idea what we should do. The signage said to call a number and not to pull into a site. We called and two hours later still no return call. We went ahead and picked a site, anyway. Finally someone, not the manager, came by and took our payment although we could not use our credit card as was stated on the web site. The water was also very brown even after running the water for a minute after hooking up. We only stayed overnight although we had planned on a 3 night stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Maybe just the first 6 sites have 50amp service. The rest are 30amp with some sewer hookups. All have water and all back up on a bank on the Shenandoah River. There is a boat ramp and apparently deep water with a little current that had me concerned about launching a kayak. We had to use 2x6's under the front tires to level and the soft ground absorbed about half of the boards under the jacks of our diesel pusher. The WiFi was strong and fairly fast. About half the sites seem to be seasonal. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is off Rt. 66, and there are signs on the highway and off to direct you. We've stayed here twice for a night. It is basically a large grassy area with a line of sites on the Shenandoah River and treed. There is a boat ramp and fishing in the river. Very peaceful and clean. Picnic tables and fire rings. You pick your spot and the owner comes around in the AM for payment. Seem to be some seasonals, but lots of sites available. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We are here as RPI members and I expected a rate of $10 a night. However, upon arrival I was told that since my rig is wired for 50 amps I had to take a 50 amp site (normally 50 amp rigs have two air conditioners but ours has only one so we do fine on 30 amps) and that it was going to cost me another $5 a night. Then, when I paid with my credit card I was charged another $6. Our $10 a night quickly turned into almost $17 a night. The majority of the campground is in nice woods with a view of the mountains which pretty much surround the campground. However, we found ourselves in the last campsite parked in a small field - at least I was able to get satellite with no problems and we have a big front yard, sadly, there's no mountain view. There are several nice features here: a nice activity center, a big pool, a nifty mini-golf course, a min-chapel that hosts regular church services, and several activities scheduled for the weekend. We’re literally 10 minutes from Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park and about an hour from Washington DC. There’s strong Wi-Fi but it’s $3 a day. I’ve opted to stay on my Verizon hotspot even though it’s a weak 3G (and that's using a Wilson Sleek booster). I note that several reviews mention stinky water. We haven’t found that however my external water filter is now very dirty and needing to be changed after just five nights here. I'm giving the campground a 7 overall, but this particular site probably rates as a 5 or 6. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The advertising of the "Resort/RV Park" led me to believe this would be better than what I actually observed. They messed up our joint reservations and the other party ended up with a very close quarters pull thru away from us. They claimed that our adjoining site was booked but no one ever occupied the site for the two days we were there. The water at this campground is terrible and they don't bother cutting or trimming overhanging branches that damage the trailers. I had to climb up on the roof to push limbs out of the way to extend or retract the slides. They have security but the individuals manning the security booth were older than Moses. One of the permanent guests had a trailer home and was burning green vegetation that smoked up the whole end of the campground we were parked in but no one from security did anything about it. Do yourself a favor and drive on by this campground it looks okay from the road but that's all. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed as Coast to Coast. CC directory showed cable but not available. Brown water. Staff stated it was well water and nothing could be done to correct. Club house is nice. Site was level. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
RPI rate with 50AMP. This campground is better than the previous reviews indicate but with one problem I would call major. The well water is not good. We did not get sick but there is definitely a problem. My in line filter was useless after 4 days connected to the CG system. The water ran dark brown off and on but the last day was the worst. Several campers complained to the office and they didn't seem to care. The sites are neat, mostly level, gravel. The pool and spa, clubhouse and laundry room and restrooms were clean and tidy. We were greeted by very friendly folks when we first arrived but they had no answer for the water situation. The sewage treatment facility is deep in the CG and there were several times during my stay the smell was pretty bad. This is a good place to start from if one is visiting the Shenandoah National Park. The north entrance and beginning of Skyline Drive is minutes away from the CG. Wi-Fi is private and costs $3 per day to access. Clearwire 3G worked in the CG so we managed. I'm fearful of the water situation so probably won't return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
For Memorial Day weekend, we found it very disappointing that the sites were not maintained. Overgrown weeds in the rv sites, tent area needed mowing, which they mowed on Monday, when the majority of RVers were packing up to leave. Our neighbor who is a full time complained on Saturday so his area plus one other site was mowed on Sat. Didn't use the restrooms, but did use the laundry and it was not kept up very well; the pool's water looked "green" and cloudy. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here through Coast to Coast and will not be back! The office staff had an unfriendly attitude, we were put in the worst spot and told that was the only one even though we counted 18 available spots, the pool was green and full of algae, the restroom were dirty and had brown water, and the showers either didn't drain or had a broken shower head (your choice of the two). We informed them upon reserving that we had a child in a wheelchair and asked for a space near the bath house and amenities and were told no problem. When we got there the space was all the way in the back, as far away from everything as possible, except for the stables which were right behind us, giving us a lovely smell of manure and an unbearable amount of flies, so bad in fact, that we were unable to sit outside. The space itself was stuck on the side of the road and so small our truck didn't fit without hanging out in the road, we couldn't put our owning out but a little and our slide outs only fit if we pulled the camper way out close to the road. The activities we did attend included a hay ride where you had to sit on tarps, not hay, a bingo session where they had lost the balls and the person calling numbers chose at random from numbers called out by the participants (2 families). The "stocked" catch and release pond offered 1 fish, a 2 inch spot barely big enough to be bait, and a ton of ticks. This park obviously caters to members, everyone knows everyone else, and most were friendly to us, although they were loud at times. The only nice thing we found was the clubhouse, with a nice fitness center and restrooms, and a chairlift to get our wheelchair to the second floor, where the view of the mountains was nice. We have been avid campers for years and have camped up and down the east coast, and this was the worst campground we have ever been to. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here as Coast to Coast members but this is not our home campground under that platform, so we were not able to select a specific site. When we got here, they put us in a site that was split level, meaning the site actually had some steps on it from where you parked to where your picnic table was, but they graciously let us switch to one more flat site because I don’t do steps very well. I asked if we could reserve a site in the future and the answer was no, as only owners can do so. The staff was SUPER friendly, very nice, chatting neighborly kind of folks. There was a nice large pool. The campground has 24-hr security and you have to stop at the gate when going in. The road in is paved, but from Rt 55 (off rt 66) it is many many miles out, through suburbs and then into a rural area and more than once we had to check our directions to make sure we were going in the right direction. WiFi was available for $3 a day, however, even after we paid (on-line) it was barely accessible the first two nights we were here. I will always complain about paying for WiFi, I truly believe it should be a free service. There was a methane gassy smell that kept swarming around us (to me it smelled like sewer). I was told not to worry, that smell came and went. My hubby thought they were having a sewer pump issue but no one confirmed it. Although the campground is relatively small in size, less than 100 spots, the game room is huge, separate sections for different things. Has a 9-hole putt-putt, but it was unattended the whole time we were here, could not find any clubs or balls to play. They have a really small (2 or 3 animal) petting farm with a mini horse, so the kids liked that. You can ride horses here (or rather rent them) but I heard it was pricey, something like $40 per session. The water was light brown from all of our faucets the entire time and when we asked around, everyone said that was “normal." We never drank it, just showered in our camper with it. The playground has some cool things for the kids to climb on and play around, but, and for me, this is huge: the playground is at the front of the campground, near the main road, and on a curve of a road marked 45mph, so imagine a car losing control. My kids played here until the first car barreled around the corner and then I made them come away. We picked this campground because of a reunion in the area. We might stay again, but not too sure. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our first and last stay at this campground. We stayed here as Coast to Coast. Upon our arrival, we were informed there was a $5 per night charge for any 30 amp RV which had 2 air conditioning units. As anyone knows, 30 amp rigs can only utilize one A/C unit at a time. We tried to explain this to management at the park and were unable to have them understand why we did not need a 50 amp site. We were forced to go to a 50 amp site and thus were charged the 50 amp per night fee of $5. This $5 was paid in advance for the entirety of our 14 day stay. We were informed by the management that we were there as Coast to Coast and therefore, they could charge us anything they wished. I questioned documentation of the policy and was told it was because the temperature was hot. (Actual temperatures during our stay were 70s and 80s). I did ask what would happen when winter came and was told "we haven't thought about that yet." We had experienced a mechanical problem while en-route and were unable to leave immediately. As soon as our repairs were facilitated, we did in fact leave without any refund for the remaining 9 days of our reservation. We attempted to make reservations at another Coast to Coast park and could not due to the fact that Skyline was still holding our points for the entire 14 days, thus we could not double book. A quick call to Coast to Coast resolved that issue and our points were released. After filing a resort complaint with Coast to Coast and explaining the situation there, Coast to Coast did in fact credit our points account in the amount of 7,000 points which equaled the $70 we should not have been charged by the resort. This issue is clearly a problem with the resort management and not that of Coast to Coast. Additional issues at the campground were the jacuzzi was not working as well as the water was tea-colored when we were leaving on Sunday. We will not be staying at this resort again and would caution all Coast to Coast members to call ahead and verify what fees they will incur. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Older park with mostly seasonals, but nice feel to it. Heavily treed, no satellite reception. Tight interior roads. 5 miles from town. Brown water some times. Nice pool, but not heated. Price reflects CCUSA discount, otherwise, way over priced. We would return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park was not bad, but the site I was in was amazingly difficult to get into, which defeated the point of a pull through site. The staff did not seem to be able to tell me how to correctly get into the site, and the map was not entirely accurate. Many of the sites appear to be permanent, which I subtracted for. There was a nice concrete patio pad. The sites across from me had a cookout one night with a lot of guests who appeared to be from outside the campground. Not the worst park I've been to, but not the best either. Not a place I'd likely return to. They charged an extra $5 a night for 50 amp, but the pull through sites only have 50 amp. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed three nights there in May using our Coast to Coast. They put us on a very bad site that was in a hole and very hard to back in to with a forty foot fifth wheel. There was a fence right in front of the site and also it was from the blind side. As we walked through the park we saw plenty of very nice, large sites with no one on them. We did not understand why they would put us on a tight spot with a 40' camper when they had plenty of nice spaces. We talked with some other campers and they told us that Coast to Coast people were put on the worst spots they had so we agreed and had a good time anyway! They have the nicest lodge we have ever seen at a campground and we used it to watch TV two nights. It has a 60" TV with satellite and no one was ever in there so it was private for us at that time. Real nice place to go if you tell them first that you want one of their nice spots if available. We did not know that you had to ask first. We thought that they would put us on a good spot because it was in May and not many would be there at this time. Looks like they would want you to brag about the place and maybe come back. Go figure! This would be great for kids,too. It has a petting zoo and other things for kids to enjoy. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here as Coast to Coast members, hence the rate. We were here early in the season so the rec. hall and other amenities were not available. However we found the place to be well kept, quiet, and very pleasant. Only complaint was that the water has heavy with iron and was quite rusty. I am told this clears as the season progresses. We are newbees, so have seen only a few places, but were happy with our stay. I plan on returning to drive Skyline in October. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A very enjoyable campground - with amenities for all ages. Very nice petting zoo and playground for the little ones. Good entry roads, sites a bit unlevel, but for the most part gravel pads. Some sites are well spaced, others are rather close. Campground close to Skyline Caverns, Skyline Drive. Eateries, groceries available in Front Royal (Route 55 is easiest). We camped here in a Motorhome.
Location a few miles form Front Royal was pretty convenient to Shenandoah Park and Front Royal. This is an older park. The clubhouse and pool are in outstanding condition. However, the roads in the park are tight to maneuver. Some spaces look close together. Ours was roomy enough. The very small bass pond has some fish in it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This RV park is a bit far from shops and restaurants but has good access to the Shenandoah National Park. They have a nice recreation room and Wi-Fi which you have to pay for. The campground has sort of a cowboy western theme going on which isn't really working for the restrooms we had to use. The flapping doors were not that convenient and the toilet didn't work properly. The sites are level and you get enough shade if you want to. The people are very nice and have a little convenience store if you need anything. We would stay here again, a bit expensive for one night though, even with the Camp Club USA discount we got. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice resort in a remote, beautiful location. The staff was friendly. We loved the movies they offered. The club house is incredible. We had a tight spot, and barely were able to back in. Sites were level and had gravel. Only complaint was it was limited in what was available. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice park not to far from town. Staff was friendly. The gnats were terrible when we were here too. Park is close to north entrance to the Shenandoah National Park, Skyline Drive, and Appalachian Trail, and Skyline Caverns. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a Coast to Coast Campground, so it only cost us $10.00 a night. Office assistant was nice, but not too overly friendly. She gave us a site that was down hill to get into it, and it looked like it was only 25 feet long once it leveled out. We looked around and found another site that was better. Most of the sites were growing weeds in the gravel, grass in between the sites was not cut. Sites are heavily wooded, so lots of shade. The sewer hookup was in the back of the site, so we had to get another 15 foot of sewer hose, 30 feet in all to reach the sewer connection. Bathroom at the Campground was just OK, clean, but just OK. BUT, there is a club house over by the pool that is amazing, HUGE building, 1st floor has exercise room, jacuzzi, game room, snack bar, & clean bathrooms. 2nd floor is the adult lounge. Its all open with huge fire place and couch and lounge chairs with a huge screen TV. Pool is very nice too. WIFI was $3.00 a day, and you had to sit inside the office to use it. We went into Front Royal to a Cafe that had free WIFI. No cable, and TV reception was poor, even with the digital box, we only received 1 channel. Campground is 5 miles away from the entrance to Skyline Drive. Oh, and the gnats were horrible. In you face all the time, unless the wind was blowing. And they have some kind of water system on the other side of the fishing hole, and it really smells bad. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rating would have been higher if they had fixed the water system quicker. The gnats were horrible - couldn't walk the cat because of them. I was told 50 amps weren't available to C2C members, but later arrivals could get them! By then we were set up and didn't want to break down and move. This place wasn't bad for touring, and the trees did help with shade in the overbearing heat. We would probably stay there again in the future. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a Coast to Coast park. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The site utilities were fine and site was very nice. Some longer and wider than others. Don't expect satellite TV to work there though some sites do. Excellent clubhouse and pool with weight room, jacuzzi, large screen TV, snack bar, miniature golf. Petting zoo. Very very close to north entrance to Shenandoah National Park, Skyline Drive, and Appalachian Trail, and Skyline Caverns. My Sprint aircard worked fine there. Would definitely stay again anytime. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.