Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $39.00
Twin Tamarack is a run down campground with shady people both working and staying at the campground. We were only there for one night on the way to Santa's Village with small children. We were put in a wetland site with swamp weeds and mosquitoes near the front of the campground. It is overrun with seasonal campers and golf carts. The store is a joke as they only have a few items and all are behind a counter as if they are afraid people will steal something. The place appears dirty and in need of repair, trash was spilling over the trash bins and people working were unfriendly in the office. Didn't see a single smile from workers or patrons while we were there. We have stayed at many high quality and highly rated campgrounds and this was a very big disappointment. Mostly older clientele and few kids. I don't suggest that anyone stays here. We camped at Twin Tamarack Family Camping & RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here for a week to go to the NASCAR race in Loudon. It was a 'rustic' campground. Very few 50 amp sites so we had to settle for a 30 amp site. The electricity was not all that great as the voltage would get too low and trip my surge protector all the time, specially late afternoon when people got home from their daily outings and turned on their A/C units. Sister-in-law came and were told that the site they had did not have cable although they had asked for it, so she piggy-backed on ours. It was a quiet campground for the number of children. We camped at Twin Tamarack Family Camping & RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.
Well laid out park with gravel roads and sites that are cut into the forest to give loads of privacy all around. WiFi is limited to sites fairly close to office. Good WiFi, good Verizon signal, well-kept campground with nice family feel. Very friendly on-site owners and staff. Pool was a little too green. Lake beach across the road was a nice plus. Nice walking roads around and near the park. We camped at Twin Tamarack Family Camping & RV Resort in a Motorhome.
It was Bike Week and several other campgrounds were full or charging 2x regular rate. Here they at least waited until the actual week of the races to up the price. Park is rustic with dirt roads and numerous speed bumps built in. Sites are good size and some have shade, others more open, with several in groupings so several friends could camp close together. Bathhouses conveniently placed though some walking may be involved. Getting to the pool can be a bit far for older adults or small kids if at the back of the campground. Playground looked nice and is near camp office and pool. Hot tub was delightful and is in gazebo with screening so no bugs. However, water was "murkey", they may need to monitor more closely. Campground is on both sides of the road, so your GPS may misdirect. We had to call to get better directions. The signage out front is partially obscured by trees and we were told it's on state land so they have to trust the state to trim; they can't. Owners were very nice and helpful; this would be a delightful spot to spend a week or so in the Lakes Region as it is highly accessible from the Interstate (but not so close as to hear it) and you have ready access to mountains, lakes, outlet stores, and many other places. We would camp here again. We camped at Twin Tamarack Family Camping & RV Resort in a Motorhome.
The sites at Twin Tamarack were wooded but very narrow and somewhat close together. We had site 127 and we had to back up a hill to get into the site. The sewer connection was at the top of the site, on an incline and made emptying the tanks very difficult. I did not want to raise my trailer to compensate for the uphill stream. It is very well located to all of the Lakes Region attractions. The staff was very friendly and helpful. A very dog friendly campground, we have three labs. Predominately seasonal campsites however the seasonal campers were very friendly as well. Roads were very open and clear, easy to navigate with a trailer in tow. We would stay here again. We camped at Twin Tamarack Family Camping & RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.
The park was basic, but we enjoyed. Needs some updating. The pool was good. Swimming in the lake was across a major street and very small. Not much else to do with the kids. Close to 93 and also Weirs area. We would return, but know that it is basic. We camped at Twin Tamarack Family Camping & RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: September, 2008 - $38.00
Lot of seasonal sites. A small stream and marshy area bordered our site, which seemed to encourage mosquitos. Power and wi-fi were great! Some sites were larger than others. Campground is convenient to tourist attractions. Grass needed cutting. We camped at Twin Tamarack Family Camping & RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: August, 2007 - $35.00
We camped here last summer and our family had a lot of fun!! It is just minutes away from Weris Beach. There were different varieties of sites none were that great. The owners weren't exactly the friendliest but overall it was a great camp in Lakes Region. We camped at Twin Tamarack Family Camping & RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.
The campground was ok, my site had a lot of wet land around it which made a lot of mosquitos. The lake is across a busy road. Would return if they organized there site better. We camped at Twin Tamarack Family Camping & RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.
A Good Clean facility, great friendly staff, well organized and easy to get to. Not sure what previous reviewers are talking about. All the staff we encountered were fun and happy accommodating people. The not-quite-so-good: The sites are too crammed in there for our liking. The site we had was 6 feet from the next trailer, (with awning down), and we were snugged up tight on the other side of the site. The whole row was like that, so we looked at (and smelled) the septic hook up from the trailer in the next site all weekend, (8 feet from our picnic table) as did the people behind us had the same view of ours. It was kind of like camping at the drive-in. As usual, when we go to a new campground, we walk around and mark the "desirable" sites on the map for the next visit. Very nice campground, but we didn't find too many sites we would call "secluded", but there are some nice ones. Another draw back is the lake, it is quite the walk, depending on where your site is, across a busy road, not fun with young ones. You can drive, but then you get the car wet and sandy on the way back . The Not so good, I was kind of set back by, their "no Motorcycle policy". I don't have, or ever had a motorcycle, but I found this policy to be grossly and unjustly prejudiced. Their justification is "because of the amount of children in the campground, no motorcycles are allowed" ??? I don't get that. Motorcycles are recognized by the government as "road worthy", the speed limit is the speed limit, and in my opinion, a 3 foot wide motorcycle with no blind spots has a much better chance of seeing and avoiding a child running in the road than a 6 foot wide Car, or Truck pulling a trailer. I personally, (God forbid), would rather see a child hit by a 1000 pound motorcycle than a 5000 pound car/truck (my truck weighs 7,800 lbs.). If I was a biker, I would be highly insulted. So to sum it up, again, nice people, clean facility, I would highly recommend this place, if you don't go camping on your motorcycle, and all your looking for is a clean place with a pool to bring your trailer or tent, (perhaps on "Race week") .But if you want a true camping experience, listen to music or talk at a normal volume after 10pm, without constantly telling your kids/dog to "keep it down", because the couple 20' away are trying to get some rest, you may want to go there first and pick your site, or go somewhere else. All just my opinion, camping is what you make it. I would not go back, but only because we prefer bigger more secluded sites. Not because of the staff or facilities. We camped at Twin Tamarack Family Camping & RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: September, 2005 - $34.00
The pool was open but a little green. The lake is across a very busy highway. We drove over and parked in the boat launch area. We did swim in the lake. The beach is small but the lake water is clear and sparkling. In the Summer I can see it being crowded. They have boat rentals also. The owners were quite friendly to us. They did stress driving 5 mph in the campground and their no barking pet policy when we checked in but did not see them patroling at all. It was off-season so the campground wasn't even half full. The campground hosts did have a yippy barking dog that was left unattended though. The hot tub was nice. You have to get the owners to open it every time you use it though. The office/rec hall was large. They have several couches, a big screen TV, internet booths, pingpong, several video games, puzzles and board games to keep campers of all ages busy. Playground was large. Campstore was well stocked. We forgot spaghetti and the owner couldn't find any in the store at first. She was going to get some out of her own home. But she eventually found some. She went above and beyond to help. We will definitely camp there again. We camped at Twin Tamarack Family Camping & RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.