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Whaleyville, Maryland

Fort Whaley Family Campground

Whaleyville, Maryland


11224 Dale Rd
Whaleyville, Maryland 21872
Phone: (410) 641-9785

Sites: 160
Recent Rate: $34 5/2017

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Latitude: 38.383739499476
Longitude: -75.311214923859
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi yes
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 50 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 50
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals yes
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games yes
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment yes
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf yes
  • Billiards Billiards yes
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

46 Reviews

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one of our favorite campgrounds. It is well maintained and while we were here in early May, the employees were busy spiffing it up for the season. The campground has a nice general store and are putting in a cantina. Their dog park is one of the best I've seen. Lots of things for kids and adults to do. We camped at Fort Whaley Family Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
F12
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The closest shops are in Berlin. Don't forget to stop at Crabs to Go to get genuine Maryland Crabs. The Assateague horses were great to see. Rehoboth is one of the dog friendliest towns I've seen. Every outdoor seating area allows dogs and even has water bowls for them. Note: If you head down to Chincoteague to see the lighthouse, leave your dogs at home. They don't even allow them in the car.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

We made reservations about a month back. We were told that they could fit us in on non-Sewer sites, since we were only going to be there for three nights we had no real issue with this. They made it sound like they were full when we spoke on the phone (more on that later) but in the 'B' loop, there were very few units and most sites were open. I believe that the FHUs were full. Our site B25 was long enough to park our rig and our jeep, although we parked the jeep across the site, not actually pulled in. The site was very large and level. Water pressure was decent, Electric seemed fine, cable TV was out. Firewood is $5 a bag, reasonable amount of good dry wood. We went through 7 bags in two nights. No issue with noise, everyone seemed to keep under control, although there was one barking dog somewhere. Dump station is a little weird. I think the approach needs to be graded. They do run a shuttle over to Ocean City, we didn't use it so no comment. During the summer If I were inclined to go to OC I would probably avail myself of the shuttle as parking is expensive and like most shore towns, scarce. We camped at Fort Whaley Family Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
24B
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

You are an hour from most everything on the lower peninsula. Ocean City, Assateague, Chincoteague, Wallops Island. Visit Berlin, one of Americas best small towns.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice open space with lots of room. I would return and would love this same spot. Utilities were closer to the front of the Pad. Would have preferred them closer to the rear, but it was manageable with an added length of hose and not putting my trailer all the way at the back of the site. We camped at Fort Whaley Family Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
F13
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

About 15-20 minutes from the beach in Ocean City. During the in season they run shuttles back and forth.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

Our Good Sam chapter has camped at this park for the last several years, but I feel that this is the last year. The staff is quite aloof and non-responsive. When I asked for some information regarding the use of the club house for our group, the person I spoke to said she would call me back, but never did. I finally got an email response, but only after two requests. They are not flexible to special requests, like opening the club house a little earlier than usual for our group. The rates are quite high considering that we are camping in November. I think they make so much money during the summer that they just don't care, so we will move on to another venue in the future. We camped at Fort Whaley Family Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $59.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is regularly flooded. We had water at the height of the table. Loop A and B shouldn't be available for camping. They know this situation but continue to operate it. Avoid this campground for your safety. WIFI connection is very bad. Had too take a cold shower because they were out of propane. Horrible customer service. We camped at Fort Whaley Family Campground in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for 3 weeks. It was really the only option this time of year. The lots were decent sized with sites shaded by trees. We were there for opening and Easter weekend and it was pretty party-party past quiet hours. During the week we were almost by ourselves and it was very nice. The "lake" was more like a disgusting green-poison-pond, really yucky. Playground was very nice although a little far from the sites. Also a fenced dog playground that looked nice if you have a dog. Laundry was clean and nice. Activities for the kids. We camped at Fort Whaley Family Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $61.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here with the kids of some family friends. First for the pros. There is a good selection of sites (shaded, not shaded, pull throughs, super sites with level concrete pads). The bathroom and showers were very clean even with so many people in the campground. The F loop where we stayed, seem to have decent room between spots and well maintained grass, etc. Hook ups were good. After reading some of the older reviews I realized they have made many improvements, the camp store is very well stocked and had good set hours, the cable TV was good and provided 90+ channels. The pool was nice, the staff pleasant, you get free access to the water park at Frontier Town and a discount to the western theme park also at Frontier Town. The water park was nice, not very big but nice, with some large slides a lazy river and a kids pool. Frontier Town theme park is a must as well, they do a very nice job with the kids and the shows they put on. Now for the cons. There is a real fly problem here, don't know if it's all the time but it made for an annoying time while trying to relax outside during certain times of the day. I actually had to hang an old fashion fly strip which I got at the camp store. There are only 4 washers and 4 dryers for this large campground so you can imagine what it was like trying to do wash. There also seems to be a lot of movement for most of the day, though things did shut down at a reasonable hour which I hear never happens at the sister camp (Frontier Town). All in all, I liked the campground but not sure I would come back due to the flies. We camped at Fort Whaley Family Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Fort Whaley is one of four campgrounds near Ocean City, Md and the one most inland being a few miles from Salisbury, Md right off route 50. Overall impression is fair and average with a few notable items for an informed decision of where to stay. First, even though I needed to stay solely 1 night, I was told repeatedly that there is a 2 night minimum stay: even in April. At $43 per night for three adults, this should be an alert for anyone traveling through the region needing only a 1 night layover. The staff was replaced from last year. This year’s staff is very money oriented: asking who was staying in the site for a tally of extra charges, then maybe answering questions. The full hookup was fine and functioned as expected. Didn’t try WiFi since signs all over camp stated connection problems, again. Cable TV was a basic channel lineup. The waterfront had fountain pumps going and surprisingly clean in view of sever past slim/algae episodes on prior visits. There are new cabins nearby the waterfront, which maybe a new connection. Do be aware that after check-in, one reads how this campground has joined others in prohibiting outside firewood due to the emerald ash borer. While there is very valid concern about this dangerous pest, one might question the price of the “approved firewood” sold, of course, only at the Fort Whaley campground store. Did not use the pool nor other play facilities since closed. Restrooms were clean but note that hardly anyone was using the campground in April. On a scale of 1 to 5, this location is a 2.5 in view of cost to value received. More effort is needed to elevate this campground. Two others are closer to Ocean City that are 3.5 or 4’s. [I have yet to find a 5 rated CG.] Will use it again as an alternative choice on the list, since OC area gets very busy during the summer. We camped at Fort Whaley Family Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $70.00
Overall Rating:      

Campground was clean with lots of staff working while we were there. Lot of activities for kids. We stayed in the F loop and we were happy with our pull thru site. Its a bit pricey, but Ft. Whaley is very convenient to O.C and Assateage. We will return. We camped at Fort Whaley Family Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $78.00
Overall Rating:      

Camped at one of the premium sites (parked the RV on a concrete pad) which was 100% level, very spacious, and beautiful. Restrooms were VERY clean (constantly being attended to). Staff, except for one short-haired lady at the general store, were incredibly friendly and helpful. (Even she had her good moments, just had a bad day I think. It can happen). Pool was wonderful! Lots of amenities and lots of things to do. Biggest downer was that their free Wi-Fi service was very near non-existent (spotty signal about 3 minutes per hour); so they either have poor service or not enough WAP's. Only a few channels on the cable TV, but that's okay. All in all, an amazing place!! We already booked another stay here for next month! We camped at Fort Whaley Family Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

I know sisters are not necessarily twins, but this place could learn a few things from her sister campground Frontiertown. First the good stuff. The restrooms and showers were extremely clean and were well kept all week long. All but one staff person was very friendly and helpful. The pool was clean, warm and well-kept. My children enjoyed the morning activity program offered on weekdays. The fishing lake had numerous hungry fish and gave both of my older children a good first experience of catching fish. Now for the not so good. We were on site E-11. It was billed as a waterfront site but there's no such thing in this park. All their so-called waterfront sites are across the road from the lake, more like water-view sites. Also our site was very unlevel side to side and far too narrow for the fact that we had small children with us. Yet, when we booked we were told that we were getting "the best site in the campground." I didn't feel that we had the best site on our loop, let alone the campground. When the awning of my camper is 2 feet from the tree that marks the road around three sides of my site and my kids end up having to play in the road rather than on our site, it's not possible that this is the best site in the park, at least not for my group. Add to that the fact that the roots of all the trees on the site were so prominent that we were tripping over them all week long. Many sites including ours could have used some maintenance related to the parking space for the camper. Weed block fabric under the gravel was coming up in places and causing another tripping hazard. County mandated mosquito sprayers came through the campground with flashing lights and loud buzzing sounds waking everyone in our group on two of our seven nights. Probably the worst part of our Fort Whaley experience was the camp store. There were no set hours for the store. Daily hours were written on a chalkboard outside the front door and were changed without notice. The store never opened before 9:30AM all week, which is strange because their deli offered breakfast sandwiches: for lunch maybe? On Wednesday the chalkboard sign said that the store would open at 10AM on Thursday. On Thursday morning at 10:15AM the sign said that the store would open at 11AM. Also, the deli inside the camp store had hours that were different from the store, and you could not buy anything that was sold in the deli from the store. So, no packaged cheese for cheeseburgers even if the store is open but the deli is closed. If we're going back to the OCMD area, Fort Whaley is off our list of possibilities. We camped at Fort Whaley Family Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 64
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2010 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is extremely overpriced for it's offerings, especially in the off-season. We were directed to park in a part gravel, part dirt pull-through site with nothing for a view but a bunch of seedy trailers in a storage lot, or the full-time resident staffers with their junk piled around their rigs. There was absolutely nothing for the kids to do as all the facilities were closed for the season, even the on-site grocery. We toured nearby Assateague Island, but would look much harder at accommodations for any future visits. We would definitely not stay here again! We camped at Fort Whaley Family Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2010 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Our second year to stay here & will probably visit again next year. Grounds IMMACULATE, staff delightful, store becoming well stocked. Spacious corner site on lake, level & well graveled. Wi-Fi signal poor, cable TV signal cut in & out -- staff tried super-hard to help us, though, and everything else was GREAT!! We camped at Fort Whaley Family Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $57.00
Overall Rating:      

Site was fairly level, only shade is in E loop or not full hook-ups, we were in F loop & got the afternoon sun right under our awning. One large bathhouse for whole campground, although we did not encounter a backlog. Camp store closed pretty early on Thursday & no stores in close proximity to camp. O.C. is a pretty good hike, about 20 minutes. I would prefer the proximity of Frontiertown to O.C., but Fort Whaley is less busy with traffic & people coming & going. There were numerous unattended young children at the pool, many too short to reach the 5 feet high gate latch. Our water spigot leaked big time, in spite of all tightening efforts, that created a muddy area for unhooking four days later. A nice touch was the warning of incoming severe weather by a worker on a loud speaker riding around in golf cart, luckily it missed us. We camped at Fort Whaley Family Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $52.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice CG. Our site in section E was shady and had a nice view of the lake. Plenty of activities (donuts with dad, fishing tournament rock skipping contest etc) during Father's Day weekend. Staff was very friendly! Drive to OC was not bad, 15-20 mins. Frontierland water park was free to campers and our boys loved it. We camped at Fort Whaley Family Campground in a Tent Trailer.

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