14 Parks near Hancock, Maryland
Aug 2014 - $38.00
I'm glad that we stayed in our small camper and didn't bring our 39-foot 5th wheel because the sites available to those who are not seasonal campers are small and unlevel, and tree branches are low. I watched one 5th wheel break a small branch off a tree. Be prepared to be out of service for outside communication. Cell service is very poor, and my phone's data service wasn't strong enough to pull in the Internet. The park has Wi-Fi for $3.95/day, but I was not able to connect. One of the seasonals told us that it doesn't work well. They do have cable TV. The speed limit is 5 MPH. Cars were going much faster than that. There's a trail that connects to the Western Maryland Trail about a mile away. Walk your bikes on it! It is full of ruts and rocks and is very muddy if there has been any rain. We took the road to the trail. However, it's a long hilly ride back up to the campground. The store is well stocked, but it is open only until 5. The staff is friendly. Be prepared to pay extra for miniature golf. (We weren't interested in playing it, just mentioning this FYI.) I don't know whether or not there is a charge for the pool. It was not open when were there. They were draining it, I guess for some sort of repair, and the water was running down the road. People there were friendly. It was okay to stay a couple nights so that we could ride our bikes on the trails in the area. However, I would not return. - bhg
Jun 2014 - $34.00
Review on AllStays seemed nice so we booked an overnight stay on our trip. We were given alternate directions on phone because of low hanging trees on the GPS route. Thank goodness for that. Even with the improved directions we hit leaves and branches about seven times but no damage. The campground is in the middle of nowhere so would never use for an overnight again. When we arrived we were offered two spots to choose from. After a tight tour around the campground we went back to office as both were really not very level. The gentleman said to my wife, "Oh, you are in the ginormous rig." We are 35' feet, hardly ginormous in the motorhome world. He told her about a couple other sites, both of which were fine. We had a great night. Electrical (30 amp) was fine, water fine. Did not use sewer but hookup was convenient. The staff was quite nice though they should have warned about the lack of big rig facilities. Area was quite rural and very full with campers having a great time. Lots of four wheelers. Lots of families. Lots of long term residents. Several of the long termers had really improved their lots with decks and cookers and tables. If you are looking for a longer stay with a fifth wheel or a camper, this would really be nice - certainly a four or five. I could receive no Wi-Fi but did not ask about details. Bathrooms were older but pretty clean and adequate. We were really concerned about the noise from the carts and four Wheelers but by bedtime all was nice. Evening was quiet. There was even a wedding that day along with a reception. We walked by the area while to reception was going on and thought the music was a bit loud until we realized the door was open. When the door shut, we could barely hear it. I guess I have a bit of a problem with campgrounds that want to be everything to all people. They should have let us know about the tightness of the spots. Our slot was a pull-through but we had to back out to keep from running over short stumps. I guess that is why I chose a three instead of a four. We enjoyed the people and the place but the initial hassle was not worth it. - jubilee32
May 2014 - $38.00
As has been pointed out before, the biggest downfall is the seasonal residents and their powered activities in the form of weed whackers, four wheelers and gas golf carts. The wifi is extra and you have to sign up on line and pay via paypal. I couldn't get it to work on my IPAD. AT&T doesn't get a signal, so be prepared to be without communication. The cable is about 26 channels, so don't count on watching your shows. If you want to enjoy the western trail, your best bet is driving the 7 miles back to town. - bikeman911
May 2015 - $40.00
This campground is far off the beaten path. The drive is 5 miles down a narrow and winding road. The campground is clean and is mostly used by locals who keep a seasonal trailer there. We stayed in a 25' travel trailer and I can't imagine anything larger negotiating the drive or the campground. But if you are passing thru and want to get off the beaten path, this is the place for you. It was wooded and quiet. - sara158
Jun 2011 - $35.00
We stayed here from Thursday to Sunday. The sites were wide and clean in the woods. The staff was great from check in to check out. We will come back. - southerncreed57
May 2010 - $35.00
We stayed here over Memorial Day weekend. The office staff was very friendly and they had a nice pool and playground, but this place still left much to be desired. This campground has very little sites for transients and most of the 200+ sites are for permanent trailer residents. The sites also have very little privacy and we had to back our trailer in facing the main road loop. There was a lot of traffic noise due to the major road that was located behind our site, and the loud trucks, ATVs, and golf carts cruising the transient loop. Although the two pools and playground afforded some time away from the campsite, there really wasn't much room or privacy to enjoy our site. From crying babies to listening to vehicles drive around all night, you would think they would at least try to enforce the quiet hours. Granted you can't really stop a crying baby but there's a problem when you can see all your neighbors clear as day, camping around you. Unfortunately the only time we saw any staff was upon checking in or when we had to go to the store. By the look of the bathrooms, the staff wasn't around to clean them up as well. They were dirty and had very little privacy in both men and women showers. Communal in the mens and no changing stall for the women. They did have some activities planned for the holiday weekend but when the actually day came, no one was on staff. This meant that the store and pool weren't opened. So the day in which most people enjoy the first weekend of the pool being open: nobody was here to let people use the two pools. Too bad because it would have been nice to take a dip when the temps hit 90 degrees. Overall we tried to make the best of it, but we will not be returning to this campground. PS: The 6 miles it takes to get to this campground off the interstate, is a very curvy and mountainous road. Plan on taking it slow. - jackey_q
Jun 2010 - $30.00
Located in the gorgeous mountains, this place is a gem. There are many seasonal sites here, and that does not detract from the quality and friendliness in the least. The owners are superb. Our power and water were adequate. Our site was gravel and level. There is a nice pool and a little store. - LittleCastle
Jun 2007 - $30.00
Saunderosa is a very nice campground. I have always enjoyed camping there. There are some very nice spots by the creek. The kids especially enjoy playing in the water all day. The pool is adequate but you have to pay extra to swim in it. Saunderosa could use more weekend campsites as most sites are permanent. And the bathrooms also need more attention during busy weekends. - GaryKPA
Oct 2006 - $20.00
Great location for us, 6 miles from Whitetail ski resort and even closer to the golf course. It's back in the middle of nowhereville, but a nice quiet campground. Did have a playground that my kids loved. Didn't look as pretty as the web site pictures, employees were VERY friendly and saw them driving around camp ground a lot, which makes me feel better. There are a lot of live ins and a lot of people that leave their camper for part time visits but its was quiet. On the Saturday night that we where there we did hear some load music and people but it didn't last long or late, not sure why it stopped but it did. (not sure if employee stopped it or it stopped on it's own) WE WILL STAY AGAIN AND WILL UPDATE AS NEEDED. - suzipittard
May 2016 - $37.00
Stayed here one night again, as it is about halfway on our annual NC to NY pilgrimage. Went with a 30/50/W/S/E this time. Site was nice and level, with easy in and out. Love the easy access from I-81, friendly helpful staff, large store ,and propane. We should probably try other campsites in the area, but why fix something that isn't broken. - BounderPounder
Apr 2016 - $37.00
We stayed for two nights because it was close to Fort Frederick, Maryland, which is why we were in the area. Easy on/off from I-81. We were given site #47, which does not get Internet service at all. This may be due to the self-storage building between us and the office. We were in a different location than most of the campsites and it is really just a gravel parking lot. Our site did not have a fire barrel but since we were in a parking lot atmosphere, I did not want to sit outside.
The staff were excellent and they loaned us a Comcast box, which is the only way you can use their cable hookup. It appears that many of the campers live here permanently but that was not a problem.
My husband used the restroom and said it was clean and looked updated.
A word to the wise - there is no Verizon cell service in this whole area. AT&T does work but that didn't help us. Not the campground's fault but something to consider if wanting to stay here.
I would not stay here again. I thought the price was too high for what we got. We paid the same as those down below who did receive Internet service. - CraftCrazy
Apr 2016 - $35.00
Great for easy on, easy off for a night. Staff were very friendly and helpful.
Would not stay again unless I needed a place to sleep for a night. - 4950
Jul 2016 - $50.00
Very narrow road getting into the campground. WIFI did not work at all. Other than that, the campground is satisfactory for what we needed, an overnight stop. - UllaPool
Jul 2016 - $39.00
Our site was next to river with shaded trees. There is putt-putt for kids, a pool, lots of flowers. The gravel road was being repaired and level, it needed it. It was quiet and relaxing . We had family come to visit. The manager waived the fee the next morning . This was a good thing . - Chicabunny
Jun 2016 - $52.00
1. Location is near a river/creek and very peaceful environment.
2. Staff was courteous.
now the reasons for only 2/3 stars.
3. showers never had warm water - 2 of us showering at various times of the day for 2 nights.
4. showers were the worst we have ever had. They look like someone said "let's add a shower here" and jerryrigged it to add it in both male and female showers.
5. Mens showers were outside and in a different room than the toilets.
6. Sites are real close to each other
7. maintanence needs to be done on the grounds. Sites are tired and weedy.
8. It's not really as close to Antietam NP as they would like you to believe.
9. We had a pull-thru site but to get out of the site with our tow car, you had to back down the gravel lane to exit area. Pull-thru obviously designed for trailers, not motorhomes.
10. Electricity box too far back on site. It also kept blowing the circuit breaker when we used any electrical appliance. - Ms Winnie
Jun 2016 - $35.00
We were the only campers in this gem overnight stay. The campsites are in a huge grassy field with water and electricity hook-ups. Dump and dumpster at the entrance. We spent part of our evening under a covered patio type protection attached to a huge old (1800) barn, because of a tornado alert and then a thunderstorm alert. We were able to pull our Class B RV in under shelter in case of hail (there was none, but a huge rain).
The showers have plush carpets in front of the stalls. Spotless washrooms. And the campground is on a creek. - skidiver
Jun 2015 - $36.00
This is a very hard campground to rate. It is very rustic and beautiful, however the interior roads are minimal and the majority of the sites are grass only, without any stone. We were concerned that we would not be able to get our motor home out without getting stuck if it rained. They have three full hookups sites that are basically in a circle with PVC pipe cobbled together to one sewer hole. On the up side, the water pressure was good and the 50 amp electric reliable. The owners were friendly and helpful. We were visiting friends who live in the area and this was the closest option near their home. Due to the size and weight of our 40 foot motor home, we would probably try another campground further away if visiting the area again. - D&K
Sep 2014 - $25.00
Not close to the highway and only 3 sites had sewer. No 50 amp service (30 amp only). However, clean restrooms and showers, nice views and beautiful property. Would have loved to do more than an overnight. Would stay here again - next time for a couple of days. - bbnh2000
Jul 2016 - $100.00
Great place. Extensive recreation team to keep everyone busy, as there should be for the price. Some issues: many of the sites are not level at all. Grass not cut for two weeks on preferred spot. For the money, would expect a bit more effort for site upkeep. Overall, great place. Granddaughter loves it. - Pirate
Nov 2015 - $35.00
It's a decent park, but it's really expensive and not really near anything. Not the river, not the battlefields, no mountains. nothing really. The only exception is the C&O canal but you have to bike about 3-5 miles to get on. I grew up in this area and to visit friends and family we stay here, usually in the off season when things quiet down and it's cheaper. No way you get me to pay $100 a night in a CG in Williamsport MD. Ok, all that said, it's a nice campground and well maintained. The staff are pretty friendly although when I had to get LP once I had to actually do it for the fella cuz he had no idea what he was doing. If you don't mind crowds and a very expensive park but have young ones that enjoy the water park and other kiddie stuff then it's a nice place to stay. They must be doing something right because they are booked solid in the summer. However it's really the only game in town. - Way2Roll
Sep 2015 - $50.00
We stayed off season when pool slides were closed and still price was outrageous. Site is very very narrow and unable to have fire as other camper right there. The sites are in a big field with no trees or anything. The entrance was awful for a big rig with narrow drive, and low trees. Overpriced and will not stay here again. We usually would stay on our way to Florida from NY, but there is no value at this price for really nothing open on site. - BOBDEB01
Jul 2012 - $45.00
We were the only vehicle being used. There were a number of abandoned trailers. The swimming at the river was closed and is a hike away from the park. The advertised "museum" is run down and with unused equipment around. The caretaker was helpful. Would not recommend. - User2759