Fort Whaley Family Campground

     


Whaleyville, Maryland
Phone: (410) 641-9785

Sites: 160
Avg. Rate: $47

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Latitude: 38.3837394994755
Longitude: -75.3112149238586

Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-lake Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 22
  • Good 13
  • Average 7
  • Poor 3
  • Terrible 1

46 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Wye River Rat

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

Date of Stay: - $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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Floodedcamper

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

Date of Stay: - $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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Fulltime2kids

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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danewguy

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

Date of Stay: - $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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Camper5211

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

Date of Stay: - $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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Michael T

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

Date of Stay: - $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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hiker1

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

Date of Stay: - $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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revdon64

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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Michael & Tina

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

Date of Stay: - $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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retread

Review Count: 63
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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melissab7

Review Count: 45
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for 2 nights in March while visiting friends in Salisbury, MD. Campground employees were very friendly. I know it was the off season, but I was not impressed with the campground itself at all. Sites were muddy with very little gravel and no trees. I wish it were nicer because it's the most convenient campground to Salisbury, but I would not stay here again. We camped at Fort Whaley Family Campground in a Motorhome.

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Bob1

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $49.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our second visit and probably our last. We booked a site 1 year in advance, only upon check in to find the site didn't exist anymore.We were assigned a new site nowhere as nice as the one we had reserved. We were never notified about this. After much discussion and complaining we were given, what we thought, would be a decent site. As noted in other reviews, this is a party campground in the summer, with no regard for your fellow campers. People were up to all hours of the night making noise, no one seemed to care about the quiet hours. We were there with 2 young children who had a hard time sleeping with all the noise. Also, there is no regard for your campsite, people just come walking through. Nice to be eating outside and people walk right by your table.Also, the cable TV (all of 20 channels) wasn't working well. We camped at Fort Whaley Family Campground in a Motorhome.

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gtp618

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

Date of Stay: - $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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foor

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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medgar80

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Second stay at this campground. The site was not as level as the site we had last year, but it was ok. We stayed the weekend of the Ocean City car show so campground was mostly full. Quiet time is after 11 pm. A lot of people were drinking, and up til after 2 am being very loud. Quite time was not enforced at all. I have three young children and it kept them up all night. Other than that I will continue going to this campground year after year. We camped at Fort Whaley Family Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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