27 RV Parks near Cape May, New Jersey
Aug 2017 - $88.00
The worst camping experience ever. The site was the worst. There were tons of open sites available. Yet, we were placed in the dirtiest trashiest one. By a bunch of trees full of garbage. Dirty, muddy, small house behind and in front of us, no privacy, hard to back into. The bathrooms were filthy and seemed to not have been cleaned at all during our stay. I asked the staff at the front a question and they were rude and not friendly at all. They promote the big water slide which was not open during our stay - they said it was due to only having 1 lifeguard on staff. Wish I could get my $ back. - 3Sons
Jun 2016 - $40.00
Yes, some of the roads and sites are tight to get into. We had a 31' class C with a toad and had no trouble, and we were in the back section. Tip...in that section, the number signs pull out of the ground to make it easier. As far as the kids driving golf carts, no more than anywhere else. That's it for the "bad", if you want to call it that.
The place is awesome. The sites in the back section are huge and wooded. Super clean, staff and seasonals very friendly. They cater to everyone, not just their seasonals. The pictures on their website doesn't do them justice. The beach area is huge. Kayak/canoe rentals are very reasonably priced. Lots to do at the campground, but lots of attractions a few minutes away also. Store has the essentials, but not many souvenirs, which was kind of a disappointment. Nice snack bar and ice cream shop on the beach. Plenty of parking near the pool/beach area, but it was nice renting a golf cart. - Mike Jh
Jun 2016 - $42.00
Way way over priced! Checking in was a "Chinese fire drill". Finally found the site, roads are tight. Sewer was too far away, hose would not reach, site was not level, and lots of mud. They have the "old fashioned" cable box they give you after a big deposit. It would not work with my 12 volt 2017 TV. Many many kids here driving around and around in golf carts. This place is like an insane asylum! If you come, bring lots of alcohol, you'll need it. I can't believe that there are that many people that come here more than once! Masochists? - dewbon1
Oct 2017 - $45.00
A very nice, clean, family friendly campground. They have decent sized sites, most all of them shaded. Two pools and a large lake for swimming. Very close to Wildwood boardwalk and the city of Cape May. The restrooms were clean but a little dated and you have to drop quarters for the showers. I also found the WiFi system was really poor. There is an added fee for it and you couldn't get reception unless you were right next to the bath-house antennas. - lllkrob
Aug 2017 - $70.00
Easy access to campsites, plenty of family activities, close to Cape May NJ, paved roads, many pull throughs, clean pool, cabin rentals. We found that rules were not being enforced this year as in the past; bike riding in prohibited places, unleashed dogs, rowdy kids unsupervised, drinking and smoking in pavilion and snack bar area, speed limits not observed even by some of the workers. The park was very crowded but that should be more of a reason to enforce rules for the safety and comfort of the campers; rental cabins are quite new and convenient for larger families. - grammyof5
Jul 2017 - $90.00
Great place to stay very clean. - 4 DVC Fans
Jul 2016 - $46.00
Lake Laurie is now Cape May KOA. An older cg, mainly built for small RVs and tenters, now, as a KOA, has built a entire new area for pull-thrus and back-ins for big rigs. Pretty good 50 AMP, not the best, but good. My cheapie plug in volt meter showed low when both roof a/c units were on (mid 90's) so I used propane for my water heater. Not a biggie. The new area sites are large and level. Nice pool, nice lake. Honey wagon is free and will pump your tanks whenever you want. Very friendly staff. Will return. - jerseyjim
Jun 2016 - $60.00
My wife and I stayed at the Lake Laurie, Cape May in a travel trailer. We were very disappointed. This is one of the worst campgrounds we have ever been to. We stayed in a new section that was clean and level. The bathrooms in the campground were clogged and dirty and no attempt was made to correct the issue. We walked into the office one evening and the manager was dealing with someone who was complaining about the bathrooms issues and since the office was closing soon, he could not fix it. He stated they would be cleaned the next day. The following day, after we shut down and drained out our toilet in our rig, we wanted to go the bathroom one last time before heading on a nearly 200 mile trip home. The bathrooms were still clogged. This was disgusting. The pool is small. We took a walk around the campground and there were tent sites that had garbage in them, (one had a rug that someone had used as a pad). Its June and a lot of sites still had leaves on them from last fall. There were areas in the park where there was standing water; perfect for mosquito breeding and is a health hazard. There were also no garbage bins or recycling bins in the campground. We wound up taking our garbage and recycling home with us. There was nowhere to park your rig when you check in. We wound up pulling off the side of the road next to the office and blocking some parked cars, but that was the only place where we could park. The WiFi was almost nonexistent. I walked almost directly under one of the WiFi hot spots and still had issues getting a signal. We will not be back. - bwco
Oct 2015 - $19.00
We stayed in a brand new section of the campground. Our site was level and well kept. At the time we were there, there were 3 of us in the whole section. We moved from our assigned site right next to another camper to a site further down, so that there was space around us. We liked it there, and found it very convenient to Cape May. We had an odd encounter. We arrived after the office closed and when we left the next morning, we were asked to sign a waiver for them to use photographed images of us. Really? We were leaving and no one on staff had been around all of our short stay, much less taken our picture. It seemed an unnecessary piece of bureaucracy. - ShoreXplorers
Aug 2004 - $43.00
We were very disappointed. Upon arriving noticed the staff was a tad "moody" and it didn't improve during our 2 week stay. Poison ivy was all over our site though we were told it was the most desirable site in the campground. The camp store was nothing but bare shelves and requesting change or pretty much any service was frowned upon. Few activities for the kids. The pool was okay. They seemed to cater to more seasonal residents. When we drove through the grounds to get to our site it never failed that kids and adults alike would yell for us to slow down even though we were doing the 5 mile per hour limit. Very disappointed in the lack of friendliness and customer service. - Cynthia777
Jul 2004 - $46.00
I've checked out MANY if not most Cape May campgrounds and this one is by far, my favorite. It is true what the previous poster said about a lot of seasonals and I've been yelled at by a cranky old woman in a seasonal for going 5mph, but this is still a great campground for the following reasons. Normally, I don't like the seasonal type places but that's because usually the seasonals seem run down and more like a homeless shelter but this one has beautiful newer mobile homes for the seasonals that I guess you buy or rent there. So it's a big step up from the run-down "lake lurie" seasonal homeless shelter up the road a 1/2 mile. The second reason I like it is the FRIENDLY seasonal families we've met there. Decent people with kids and they use this place as their SUMMER homes NOT their only 'home' they own. Third, they DO have great summer activities for the kids -- the director is a seasonal mom that stays with her family here all summer. We went for "Christmas in July weekend" and the kids made Christmas decoration crafts, played games, went on a hay ride, got a present from SANTA himself! We couldn't ask for a better time! The seasonal activities, being run by a mom that lives there, seem to be way better and more involved than most campgrounds that have a park employee doing the minimal possible activities. Fourth, the entire campground is immacculate and most sites are wooded and fairly private -- maybe slightly small but the abundance of trees and privacy make up for the slightly tight squeeze on some lots. The sites are a lot more private and nicer than those at Holly Shores down the road and, as small as they are, they are still bigger than those at Holly Shores. Fifth, the bathrooms are the cleanest you'll find outside of Fort Wilderness. Okay, they are closed for cleaning sometimes at inconvenient hours, but at least they are cleaned several times a day. Sixth, this campground is just a couple miles to downtown Cape May and the beach. Not a bad ride at all unlike some campgrounds that are 15-plus miles from Cape May but still bill themselves as a "Cape May Campground" like Big Timber Lake. Seventh, the game room, ice cream/snack shop, and gift shop were all clean, fun, and reasonably priced and I found all the employees friendly. Ninth, even when it's full, the winding roads and open spaces never make it seem crowded. One downside to it was the pool seemed to smell and the water was a little 'slimy' -- the kids had fun, it seemed clean but something was wrong with the water when we were there I think. Maybe not enough chlorine? I don't know. Despite that, this is still the only place in Cape May that I will even CONSIDER camping at. - jimsimm
Oct 2017 - $54.00
This weekend we stayed at Holly Shores Campground in Cape May, NJ. Overall the campground was very clean, pool area looked great as the pool is heated, has spa and hot tub. We stayed in site M10 which is one of the Ultra VIP sites. The concrete patio was nice, but the sites on our side of the road were tight. Hard to tell, but the sewer connection for the adjoiners are right next to the patio. When we arrived there was a new Allegro Class A and the slides came to about a foot from the edge of the concrete patio. Site was definitely long enough for our 43' 5er. No room to have a nice fire without being on top of your neighbor. I was glad we didn't go during peak season when this site would be at least $20 more per night. If you look at the campground map our site looks like it should be twice the size. There were plenty of other sites that look like they would fit our unit, but I haven't compared it to their rate sheet which has sites listed for various unit sizes. I should also note that our site was on the main road in and out of the campground so it was very busy. They do not accept the Good Sam's discount even though the GS site lists them as a participant. There is a nice dog park in the back of the park. Plenty of doggie stations with bags and trash cans throughout the resort. We wouldn't rule out staying here again, but would rather get a site that is a wider and off the main road. - ETyson
Sep 2017 - $36.00
We were invited to visit friends' cabin . They made arrangements with office & paid $18 for us. Rude front gate girl. She told us to go to office & bring drivers lic where we had to pay another $18 (total cost $36 just to visit). Roads were poorly marked. Cabins were squeezed so close to each other - Fire pit was right next to the next cabin. Our friends were so disapppointed with the setup & cabin was dirty when they got there. Their cost for a week was well over $700. Don't waste your money here. Best advice is to go to Beach Combers 1/2 mile down the road which is less expensive and much nicer. - Firelup_12
Aug 2017 - $75.00
The park was nice for our week stay. The entrance could use more room for guests checking in while those guests already checked in are trying to get back into the park. Could also use more room for unhooking and hooking up your towed vehicle. The pool was nice and there is a 2 1/2 mile bike trail to Cold Springs Village right across the street. The site was gravel with a concrete pad for your chairs and picnic table. Cable hook up was also available at the breaker box. We would use this park again. - Ronheb
Jul 2017 - $58.00
Of all the jersey shore campgrounds this one is by far cleaner and better managed. It's a great place to stay a few nights especially if passing through on the cape may ferry. Clean and well managed campground. No nonsense here! The sites are not very large but there's sufficient room. The campground is quiet but not lifeless by any means. The long term folks here are really nice and it reflects well. The grounds are tidy and consist of grassy surfaces as well as a paved main road. Enjoy visiting cape may by bike or rent a street legal motor cart from the office. - Jim and Ben
May 2017 - $55.00
Campsite was clean and level, a little on the small side no room for a slide outs ,no fire rings just have fire were ever which made me nervous not having it contained, no camp store so don't forget anything - Bill Felix
Sep 2016 - $55.00
It was a great place to stay. One Mile from the beach. Simple just park hookup and tour the city of Cape May. Cable TV worked out great it did rain a few days. Staff was great. Just make sure you do 5mph and stop at the stop signs in the campground. Loved the place. - Road Manager
Aug 2015 - $42.00
This is a great campground, located very strategically for visiting the best shore points. The staff are very efficient and professional, the facilities are clean and very well kept, the sites are pretty spacious. Our site had 4 small pieces of litter but we had arrived early so I expect they would have been cleaned up otherwise.
Seasonal campers definitely dominate the population, and Canadian campers make up a large portion of the transient population; everyone we met was friendly.
The pools are co-located and had a life guard for both. There were many families and the kids all behaved appropriately with plenty of room for our kids to play.
The roads were a bit narrow, but that meant there is plenty of tree cover.
The green head flies from the nearby marsh could be a real pain, but only affected us one day. Apparently this depends on the wind direction.
The marshlands that surround both of the camp locations have greater bird watching opportunities.
We checked out another local mega-campground; it had more amenities but it was too big for us to be sure we knew where are kids would be. It had a lot of golf carts for permanent sites which is a turn off as well. We saw no carts at Nummy.
The bathrooms at King Nummy were exceptionally clean. They charge 25 cents for a 5 minute shower which was plenty of time for me. A quick rinse shower is in the bath house but you have to hold the handle.
We will go to King Nummy again. - ArEfBee
Jun 2015 - $44.00
This is a great park. Full hookups, clean and not overcrowded ! The location is perfect... you're less than 20 minutes from Cape May, Wildwood Stone Harbor. The park itself is very family oriented with lots of friendly people. The location might lend to biting bugs at times given conditions but this came and went. I really appreciated the clean bathrooms / I don't mind feeding quarters into a shower meter if the bathrooms are clean! - Jim and Ben
Aug 2014 - $44.00
This a great family run campground. From the time you stop in the office to register to the time you leave you can be sure that the owners will be there for your every need or to take care of any problems you may have. From their well stocked store, great swimming pools and clean bath and showers. Weather you are one of the seasonal residents or just there for a week or two rest assure you will have good time. This was the host site for the Annual King Nummy Trail Horseshoe Tour. for 20 years. All of the campers and participants want to Say THANK YOU to all those who helped for your support of this event each year. See you all soon. From the Back Yard Boys - skiphen
Jul 2011 - $62.00
Very nice campground. The sites were large and shaded, on sandy soil. There are lots of seasonal sites but we were not near them so that was nice. The bathhouses are basic, but clean and very large. The pools are wonderful. One for playing games (volleyball) and one for relaxing (has a 1ft kiddie pool at the end). Only thing is that they close the pool at 7pm. Could have been until 9pm at least. The Wi-Fi is located at the game room and is perfect for checking emails and what not. Campground is close to grocerys and Wal-Mart and other stores. Also close to Wildwood beach. However there is a tremendous amount of traffic to reach the beach, we spent a lot of time stopped at red lights! Staff was friendly, park is very secure, with gate cards necessary to enter. Our kids could ride their bikes freely until 8pm as cars do not go fast in the campground, we very much appreciated that. Overall very nice campground, good price, close to beach, wonderful pool. - Mellybelly
Jul 2011 - $62.00
Where to start? When we first booked, I was a little nervous because there have not been any recent reviews. Were my concerns warnted? Half and half. We had friendly service from the moment we booked till the time we left. We did arrive way before check in and we were not charged for that. There are 2 fishing ponds but not easily accessable. They are surrounded by seasonals, tall grass and a lot of bugs due to the stagnet water. There are also 2 pools, one has a 1ft. Kiddie pool which was nice. The hours to the pool were only from 11am - 7pm - didnt make sense since office was open till 10pm. There were no kid activities which we knew when booking. There were a lot of horse flies and the bugs were bad. We were not able to eat outside at all during the week. Like previous reviews, there are a lot of seasonals. We happened to be placed in between several of them. Many will walk right though your site (under your awning) as they feel a sence of ownership due to being a seasonal. We did not use the bathhouses but I did take a quick look inside. Looked clean and primative, nothing fancy. This campground is about 15mins. from the Wildwood beach. If we come to the area again, we will not stay here again unless we are on a very tight budget. They are cheaper than most campgrounds in the area and give the 7th night free. Our site flooded when we got a good rain. site was mostly sand with a little bit of gravel. Site was also well shadded. Just too many seasonals and not being able to use the fishing ponds and limited pool hours were not working for us. - mommabair
Jul 2007 - $45.00
As others have stated, there are FAR too many shanty style seasonal sites. We even saw a few pop-ups with additions and enclosed porches attached (yes, pop-ups). That being said, the store and game room were nice and clean, the pool and grounds in general were clean and well landscaped. If they did something to help clean up the folks that built second homes onto their campers they would have a very nice campground! We will be looking to stay elsewhere next year when we go to Wildwood, this campground was just too much like a trailer park for our tastes. - P.JDiesel
Aug 2013 - $48.00
We make an annual visit to Shellbay Campground and are never disappointed. The bathrooms and showers ($.25/4 min) were clean and uncrowded. The pool and hot tub were clean and refreshing. This is truly a family friendly campground. My children always meet new friends at the pool. They enjoy biking around the paved roads. They also enjoy the activities offered at the campground: Bingo Night, Sunday Church Services, the Cancer Fair (raise money for research), etc. I have been coming every summer for 40+ years and it gets better each year. - dmaerz
Jun 2012 - $50.00
Pool was great, has water slide that kids loved, along with spa pool and kiddie pool. Playground was ok, was nice that they have toys to play in sand with. Also has basketball and tennis courts and bocce ball area. No scheduled activities. Mostly seasonals, but everyone was friendly and quiet. Roads were narrow (should be made one way streets in my opinion). Sites were nice and shady on sand/grass but were oddly positioned. - happytrails76
Aug 2011 - $45.00
Every time we come to Shellbay Campground, we expect to spend a lot of time at the beach and some time at the campground. However, we enjoyed the amenities at Shellbay so much, we spent most of our days there. The large pool is great with a kiddie pool, hot tub, slide, and plenty of space to lay out. The kids enjoy swimming and playing. They also enjoy the playground and just riding their bikes around the campground. A new addition this year is a community bike path 1/4 mile from the campground entrance. This paved path allowed us to ride our bikes 2.8 miles to the Camp May County Zoo. The staff at Shellbay are always friendly and seek to make your stay memorable and pleasant. We have been coming here for years and find the campground better each time we come. - dmaerz
May 2015 - $92.00
My family and I have been camping for over 18 years. We have been to over 10 or more different campgrounds around PA and NJ. I have two major complaints about this place. One is that the bathrooms were very dirty at all different times of the day, the floors were always wet and muddy and trash was all over the place. Second is that the manager walks around at 11:05 p.m. and tells everyone to turn OFF their radios. I have never experienced this at any other campground I have been to. I always thought that "quiet hours" were meant to be considerate and courteous towards other campers. Here, it seems that quiet hours mean time to go to bed. My wife and I were listening to music on our cell phone at a very low volume and the owner insisted that we turn it off altogether. One more thing to mention and think about before camping here is that the campground consisted of almost 80%-90% Mexican/Brazilian campers. There is a large tenting section in the back of the campground which the sites were right on top of each other. It was like "Tent City". To sum it up, the biggest negative of this campground is the manager walking around at 11:00 p.m. and telling people that it was basically time to go to bed.
• • • - the Nortons
Jul 2011 - $60.00
This is one of the worst campgrounds that we have stayed at. The bathrooms were filthy. The sites are small. Very few full hook up sites and only a few water & electric with 30/50 amp. This campground is more for tent's or pop ups. You only could get Wi-Fi in the office or by the pool.This campground is loud and noisy. The store was fairly well stocked with almost everything you would need. That's the only good thing about this park. I definitely would not stay here again. - ty1spooky2
May 2008 - $51.00
Even though the staff was very friendly and accommodating, the campground was terrible. It was noisy all day and night, there is little privacy between campsites, and the children's playground is in need of repair. It was like camping in a parking lot with a few trees spread throughout. We could see every neighbor on every side with no seclusion. At night they had karaoke in the activity center, which was extremely loud and could be heard throughout the entire campground. There was no escape. On our way out of the campground we were held up in a line of traffic as some campers got into a fight with the gate attendant. Needless to say, we wouldn't return to the campground. - smdc