10 Parks near Wilmington, Delaware
May 2016 - $1.00
This is a good place to overnight. There are no utilities. Probably the worst part was we were parked on the north end and a train is right behind the trees there. Next time we will park as far south as we can. We felt very safe as there was security driving around all the time. We visited the casino and was surprised to find it was non-smoking....YEAH!! - jacknpeg
Jun 2009 - $1.00
We were looking for a place near Wilmington but couldn't find one. So, we decided to "boondock" at the race track. It was very convenient and the weather cooperated and was cool. They don't mind if you camp in their parking lot, but want you to use the back parking spaces. There were quite a few truckers who overnighted too. I had to put a price, but there is no charge. - har-fl
Sep 2015 - $50.00
We had stayed here about 10 years ago and when we had to visit Delaware again, we again found that this is the ONLY place to park an RV in Northern Delaware. The price is extremely high because there is no other place to go. Very difficult to get into the park as highway 40 and the Dupont Highway split right in front of the building and there are large traffic walls. We had to go North on the highway, do a huge U-turn in driving rain and rush hour traffic before we could reach the entrance. Also, the name on the sign is different. It's supposed to be Delaware Motel and RV Park but the sign says "Delaware Autocourt-motel and trailer park" Also it says "build to suit" indicating to me that the place is for sale as well. I had trouble calling them for reservations but finally got through. We had a large dumpster next to space one, where they put us but told us "it had just been emptied." One of the big surprises was "the siren". I had read about this in reviews of nearby motels. It seems that the fire department is two doors up and whenever they get a call, even at 12:30 a.m, this enormous civil defense siren starts wailing. I thought it was for a nuclear attack the first time I heard it. It is so loud, its beyond belief, and hard to comprehend that they still do this activity in New Castle, Delaware.
The site we were at had reliable 50 amp service, water, and sewer, and I would have to say, even with the abandoned semi trailers scattered about, the people staying there were very nice to us, didn't bother us, and the maintenance fellow checked us in during a huge rainstorm, and waited out by the site to help us hook up, and he was sopping wet, but took it all in stride. It's just too bad somebody doesn't spend the money to whip the place in shape. They have a nice large area for the RV's, but it seems that there are mostly monthly or semi-permanent residents. There is a motel to the East of the RV park which you drive past to get into the spaces. - elduque
Oct 2013 - $50.00
This place was way over priced for what it offered , but it was about the only thing available along our route - there aren't many campgrounds in Delaware. It's along a very noisy road, and the fire department right next door adds to the chaos several times a day. As previously mentioned, this is a place for an overnight stop only. There is a lot of junk sitting around from the hotel, and some rather unsavory-looking folks walked through the park while we were there. Nothing more than a gravel lot behind a motel, but the full hookups worked well with strong 50-amp power and water. We don't plan to return. - LowesTravels
Jul 2013 - $50.00
Good place for and overnight stay. When verifying directions with MapQuest use address 259 S. Dupont. And in the Woodalls book it says 50 Ft. where US 40 and US 13 divide, it is really right at the actually divide. There is a Walmart just down the road on the right, you could walk there. But when leaving if you are headed east and want to get on I295, just go down to the WalMart, pull into the parking lot, go out toward Wilton (the street that runs in front of WalMart) turn left onto Wilton, go to the light, cross over US 40/US30, you'll be turning left on to US 40E this will take you back up to I295. - Travelin Jenkins
Jul 2016 - $36.00
This park was recently updated from mostly tent camping to now mostly RV sites. It needs some time for the grass to fill in, the RV pads could be longer, there isn't room to park a car off the road without being on the grass or mud at most sites. No playground, and the pond does not allow swimming. We will be staying there often (it is near our grandchildren) and we are looking forward to seeing it improve. Please note: the dump station is BACK IN. - JoAnn53
Jul 2016 - $34.00
We stayed here for two weeks while visiting relatives in the area. The sites are paved and spacious. The interior road is also paved. We have a 40' fifth wheel; the site was long enough for our rig, but not our truck. We parked it parallel to the front of our rig. We stayed in site 8. The state has just finished putting in sewer hook-ups at all sites. Big-rig friendly. The park does not offer wi-fi at this time. We have AT&T, our cell service (and hot spot) was excellent. - oldbluejay
Jul 2016 - $41.00
No doubt about it, the state has spent a bundle upgrading this park. There are a variety of site lengths. Something for everyone provided people use sites appropriate for their size. Levels looked generally pretty good with only minor side to side differences. Some sites do have a front to back slope enough to be challenging to longer vehicles. We arrived on a Thursday, no reservations, but the camp host on duty went way beyond duty & gave us a site of a 'no show.' The 'no show' never showed up. Never called to cancel either. Oh well. Our gain.
The point lost was for the cost. Understanding that upgrading the CG cost a bundle to do & was well done, the price is a little on the high side. - Veebyes
Jul 2016 - $60.00
Campground is a KOA Holiday level site. Facilities are top-rate. Restrooms and facilities were clean and well-equipped. Used campground as a base to explore the Philadelphia area. Campground provided good maps and tips to the local area. Took commuter rail line from Bryn Mawr to downtown Phil. Could use closer station, but trains more frequent closer to Philadelphia. Pool and recreation building was newer. Getting to the campground was a challenge - narrow roads, out in the middle of nowhere. On the positive, no freeway noise - it is out in the country with lots of horse farms. - Al Z
Jul 2016 - $40.00
We have spent every summer here for the past five years. There is no comparison. The space is beautiful, the area of Brandwine Valley just lovely. Fabulous shopping and site seeing nearby. Canoeing on the creek available. The rapids on the creek give a wonderful sound. Dog friendly. The positives outweigh the few less than stellar issues. Getting here is accomplished on a narrow road with untrimmed bushes sticking into our path. Some of the employees are taken with a grain of salt. But those minor things can't tarnish the sparkling swimming pool, great gift shop and rolling hill views. Excellent. - nickypoo
Jul 2016 - $76.00
The roads into the campground are narrow. It's not a big problem but one has to pay attention in a big rig. Be especially careful if you are northwest of the campground as there are some very low railroad bridges in the area. We came upon one on Rt 322 with only a 12' clearance. Had to unhook and backup and take another route. Attractive CG and we had an easy access site, 81. Appreciated that shrubbery between the sites, hid our neighbors sewer and water connection. Nice table and umbrella. The biggest problem with the campground is that the electric presents a challenge. It was a very hot weekend so there was a lot of demand. But the incoming in one of our 50 amp legs was only 108 or less. Not suitable for anything; the other was 120. Management said that the power company had been on site for several days but to no avail and that in two weekends in a row a tree fell on the wires. Several units, including us, had to run generators . Wifi is very good. Would stay again if the electric is fixed. Price is a little high but it is close to Philly. - Team Asphalt
Jun 2016 - $45.00
This place is mostly for permanent residents. There are a few sites for transients. The site we got was a back in. With trees on both sides of the road I attempted to back in, and after many tries I eventually pulled into a large site opposite mine to finally get straightened enough to back into the site. There is no TV cable hookup so you better have a satellite antenna because I was able to get maybe 3 channels and they were popping in and out on the rv antenna. There is a lot to do if you have a boat and the northeast river is not far away. That said there is not much to do if you don't. They did have bingo one night on the weekend. The store was open from 10 to 2 usually. Walking the dog around was not much fun with some large flies that would constantly buzz and try to bite you. We were travelling north to visit family and friends in Delaware and this was the closest camp we could find that was open. I would not stay again. - delacamper
Jul 2013 - $45.00
This is a CG set up for 99% permanents. We were in a pull through that required wood blocks to level. Gravel sites. Utilities worked okay until there was a heat wave and that caused low voltage. Nice quit place with friendly owners. Okay for a few days. Lots a speed bumps throughout. - hug448844
Jun 2009 - $40.00
This was our first trip to Woodlands. I was very happy with the campground. For the campground being mostly permitted sites it was very clean and well kept. The office staff was friendly and the campers were very nice as well. We were in site 45 and friends in site 46. We had a great time. I highly recommend this campground. - tlskns2
Jul 2015 - $45.00
This campground has a nice wooded section (the 400's) We were there midweek in July,not crowded. There is a nice little pond,no pool. However they do not stay in office/store past 3pm. For no good reason they kept the Game room locked up except for weekend. Worst part was the small bathroom with single shower stall,smaller than a phone booth. The faucet is set, NO control of temperature! - Bill Fin
Aug 2014 - $35.00
The park is wooded which is nice but the roads are poorly maintained. We camped in site 428 near a shower. Unfortunately, the only a single shower for men an women was open, it was not clean, the hot water went from cold to hot to cold. This shower served about 45 sites. Other showers and baths were locked. When we complained the next morning, they were unreceptive and acted as if we should be grateful we were able to get a shower. Clearly they did not have customer service in mind. Additionally, the bathrooms had no towels, dryers, or soap dispensers. Many of the sites are permanent and rundown. Recommend skipping this campground if you have other options. - EUSJNM
May 2012 - $35.00
I did not expect much when we were able to make a holiday reservation 1 1/2 week prior. This campground could be a nice place if the owners made needed improvements. The entrance tells the story. They have too many old seasonals with decks and outbuildings in disrepair. We stayed In the 400's section which was nice (no seasonals). The water supply was little more than a trickle. The site was wooded and large. The bathroom which was a newer bathroom was very dirty There was no bench or a place to hang clothes. Several toilets were not working. The camp did not have pump out service. We chose this place because it was close, and it was the first time for a first time RV owner trying to camp on a holiday. I only wish the owners could see this place with the eyes of a camper. This place could be nice, but a bulldozer and dumpsters are needed. - shakieg
Aug 2016 - $52.00
We really liked this park and added two days to our stay. We did luck out getting a site in the back behind the fountain and backed into shady trees. Some have a lot of grass but think they are seasonal or permanent. There are sites I wouldn't want. So ask for the back sites.
Other reviewers complained about the desk person. We thought she was friendly and definitely helpful with getting us information about getting to Philly on the train. (The only way to go) it is a great location to the city.
The laundry is in great shape as are the restrooms. Didn't go in the pool but it looked very clean.
The WiFi is non existent at the sites but you can buy it. At the office it is really fast.
We almost didn't come here because of some of the reviews. But glad we did and we would come back. - Tahoewinegirl
Jul 2016 - $52.00
The park is old and needs updating. We had some power problems with 30 amp. The campground was close to Philly, we took the train. It was easy. - User780
Jul 2016 - $50.00
Dump. This is an old run down campground. About half of the sites are permenents. Our site, and many others, was not level. The lady in the front office was rude. She looked like she just rolled out of bed.
The only redeeming value here is that it is the only campground close to Philly. We would not stay here again. - firsttimefulltimer
Jul 2014 - $65.00
We stayed here travelling north from Virginia to Maine. RV parks are scarce along the route, especially after reading some of the reviews here. So we didn't mind a 20 minute detour off of the interstate to find a nice park. We were not disappointed. This is a resort park, with lots of activities and facilities, and is reflected in the price. We were looking for something private and quiet for our night, and the staff readily accommodated us by placing us in a site far from the pools and playgrounds. The site was large and quiet. The seasonal units were all well taken care of and neat. The only detractions were no WiFi, and the water connection was at the front of the site, so I had to be careful to position my unit but still needed 50' of water hose forward and 20' of sewer hose back. Word of warning: the rural drive to the park is not well signed and the county won't let the park put any up. The GPS was invaluable. We would return. - bigdipper
Sep 2013 - $78.00
We selected this park based on one thing, it was close to Cowtown and we wanted to go to the Rodeo. We are so happy with this park that we are already looking forward to next year so we can go again. The sites are Large and for the most part seem pretty level. We did not have a concrete pad or patio at our sites, but so what? We had two adjacent sites for the weekend and could easily have parked two additional rigs in the sites with us! We had decent water pressure, Cable was excellent. The store had the basics as well as a few special items. There is a really nice water park/wet park here for the kids. The pool seemed very nice although we didn't use it, the pool hours are nice, 10am til 8pm. The Yogi Bear parks do one thing that I find especially nice, At 9am Yogi, Boo-Boo or Cindy along with a "Ranger" comes out an raises the Flag and leads the assembled campers in the Pledge. At 6pm they lower the flag after again leading the campers present in the Pledge. In the morning two of the young campers are selected to help raise the flag. In the evening two more are picked to help lower the flag and then they properly fold the flag. There was this week a DJ and a contest to win prizes by naming songs and artists. There were other activities as well. We didn't take part in most as we were there for the Rodeo and the Cowtown Flea Market. This is a great place to stay if you are in the area. - blues traveler
Mar 2013 - $35.00
We camped here on Easter Weekend and there were several activities for the kids and adults alike. The campground had several guests, but there was no problem with noise. The playground is adequate for the kids. We didn't get to use the water facilities as it was too early in the season, but they looked like fun. The staff was very nice. You need to be buzzed into the gate and when the "Ranger Station" is busy, you may have to wait awhile. The sites were clean, but they are all dirt as are the roads. Very dusty. The store has some basic supplies, but anything other than that you have to travel at least 7 miles to the nearest department store. The usual golf carts are buzzing around, but it didn't seem to be an issue. What was an issue were the regular vehicles that didn't seem to care that several people were walking around as they drove way too fast. The bathrooms were clean and we didn't see any shower rooms to comment on. We would return here to experience the summer activities. - Jellystar
Aug 2015 - $45.00
Beautiful campground, well maintained. Most spaces are filled with full time campers. Very nice and quiet. Road into campground is very narrow and curvy. Difficult turn in into campground. Owner is pleasant and easy to work with. No outside lighting makes it hard to get around at night. Not far from transit, Amtrak. - Glendaj
Aug 2014 - $45.00
Nice park. We arrived on Saturday night, looked like bathrooms and laundry room had not been cleaned for several active days. Pull-through site, overlooking stream. Had pool and playground, no store or other facilities that we saw. Thought it was a little expensive at $45; no AAA, AARP, military, Good Sam or other discounts available. - Casper2011
Jul 2012 - $45.00
This was our second stay at this park in 2 years. How quickly it has gone downhill. The good: WiFi and clean bathrooms. The bad: well the list is too long. The owner/manager seems to think travelers are too much trouble as this park caters to the seasonals. When I went to office to complain about no cable, I was first blamed for having an old analog TV. (It works fine at all other cg's.) Then told Comcast had fixed everything weeks ago. (Hello, I'm a cable contractor, you don't have cable!) Apparently they have Verizon TV at the house and others will have to make do. Second, when your laundry equipment won't shut to run, the problem is yours, not mine. Was told to keep slamming the door and it should work. Third, when told of being stung by wasps at the dumpster, manager acknowledged they had an issue with them, but no concern about my welfare as I stand there (hand swollen). This should be a $20 park and go stop at best. From Florida to Maine: this was the park where I got the least for the most $$$. We have spent our last penny with these Yahoos. Get out of the business if you don't care about your travelers. We definitely won't be back. - phnz1
Jul 2016 - $28.00
This campground looks great. There are lots of trees, but also sunny sites. We watched cows nursing their babies in the pasture, and you can buy farm-fresh eggs at the campground store. So why the low rating?
(1) The electricity fluctuated. It spikes up and down. First you'll have 120 volts. A few hours later it'll drop to less than 110. (2) The water pressure also fluctuates. You'll have good pressure, then in the middle of your shower it slows down. (3) Ants, lots of them, invading our RV. This problem probably could have been alleviated somewhat if they cut the grass more often. It was over my ankles. (4) The trash cans were overflowing. Apparently, it is picked up on Fridays. Which means that the trash generated by the many weekenders sits here for a full week. - mrpeepers
Sep 2015 - $30.00
This campground was clean and quiet, and the campsites were fairly level. My only complaint was that, contrary to what I was told, you could not get a view of satellite from the 50 amp sites. I then moved to a 30 amp site and was given a refund for the price difference with no problem. I then had to deal with acorns dropping on my motorhome and car. I could have move again but decided to stay in that site. I would stay hear again but I would chose a 30 amp site with no overhead trees. - TomG100
Jun 2015 - $37.00
We read a number of reviews and decided we'd chance this CG. We are very happy we did! This is a very nice quiet CG. We took a walk around Sunday morning and all we heard was the wind in the trees, a couple bull frogs by the ponds and the chirping of birds. No traffic, no trains!
The roads inside are gravel. The sites are mostly all grass, some are gravel, most all are pretty level and good sized. The swimming lake is not the place it may once have been, but the new pool has made that a moot point. The pool is a relatively new addition, just a couple years old. Electric was good, water pressure was good, there is no cable. In truth we did not miss cable, we had a handful of air channels but didn't bother with TV. WiFi is spotty as was Sprint phone. There are a couple sites that will allow two units to face each other, nice if you are traveling with another family or a friend. I will definitely return here. - blues traveler