24 Parks near Cape May Court House, New Jersey
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
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
Jul 2016 - $90.00
In the last couple of years this park has been sold and is owned by one of those large companies that buy up campgrounds. When privately owned, this campground was a pleasure to stay in. Now it's a nightmare.
First, entering and being searched by security. I guess they need to make sure you aren't bringing in wood, but the way the guy acted you would've thought he was looking for a cache of weapons and a truck of drugs! We were a family that obviously had none of the above, but didn't even get a hello. He then visually inspected the inside of our truck and counted the people in it. His attitude is what made it creepy.
Pull over there and go inside. That was the direction given to us. We did and found a mildly chaotic office; nothing out of the norm. People checking in, buying stuff, etc. Our turn came up and we were again not met with a hello but a big ole eye roll. Ok, give me the map and let us get on our way.
Our site was not pond front, but was very tight for the 30 foot trailer. Extremely tight on the left and right. Our site had not been cleaned up from the prior campers and had beer cans, juice boxes, and smoldering logs in the fire pit.
I do not remember ever have an issue with the water at this campground, but the smell, even with a filter on the trailer was absolutely awful. Pure sulfur.
The restrooms were no better and what made them worse is they were dirty. It looks like they only clean them once a day. The staff acts as though you are bothering them, and there is NO SECURITY at night leaving the place loud, with people running all over. Awful, expensive stay. Will never return or ever stay at another place owned by this company. - travlinfamily
Jul 2016 - $81.00
Second time staying at Big Timber. Check in takes quite a bit of time by front desk staff, and road can back from all units waiting to get in. Site 187 was mix of grass and sand; and very small width wise but was deep however the back end of the site dropped off so couldn't back RV to far back. Pool was crowded most of the days due to the heat; however it was never over crowded and always were able to find a place to relax in it. Kids enjoyed the lake and activities they provided. Location of campground is pretty much center of Cape May County so if you plan to leave the campground to explore there are plenty of options within a short car ride. - SJEAGLES609
Sep 2015 - $24.00
First time for us staying at this campground; our site was conveniently located near the main building and hall. - SJEAGLES609
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 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 2015 - $50.00
We stayed here only for a weekend, very clean park. The park is majority seasonal campers/residents. We were only able to get a water/electric hook up due to it being summer. We would stay here again if in that area. - EastPAcamper
Aug 2014 - $60.00
Nice park. Sites clean and paved, road was a little busy, nice pools. I will stay here again, - JasonR
Mar 2012 - $45.00
We had a great experience at this campground. The sites are pull through and level. There are only a few sites that aren't seasonal but the seasonals are very well kept and there is pride in ownership. The campground is very well located near Wildwood and Cape May and not far from the famous Ocean City, NJ. The Cape May zoo is right down the road and is a must (and it's free!). The staff at Driftwood are top notch and anything we needed was provided. The manager actually went above and beyond for us. Great place to stay if you are looking to enjoy Jersey's southern Shore. - Adrian'n'Rocky
Jul 2012 - $62.00
The entrance to the park is very nice and clean; excellent impression. The staff was so/so. One was nice and pleasant, the next not so much. I called prior to arrival to see if we could check in early. I told the girl I would pay for the night but couldn't get there til the morning. She said the site was empty (2 weeks prior to checking in), but she would note my file and if it was empty the night before they would accommodate. I called the day before and the site was still open. Keep in mind I told them I would pay for the extra night, but couldn't get there until the next morning. I was told NO because someone may come in during the evening for a site. Really? I was willing to pay the $62 for an extra night, but they wanted to see if someone would come in off the street for a spot? I guess they thought maybe they could have gotten $100 for a last minute overnight rental. Either way their greed got the best of them and they lost the $62 I was willing to pay for early check in. Attached to the store is an adult lounge where the Wi-Fi is available. Next to that is a game room; air conditioned with a nice assortment of games. All three of these facilities are immaculate. The pool area is somewhat small for the size of this campground. Chairs that weren't broken were hard to find. On the weekend, both pools were packed to the point where you are just getting kicked in the back and jumped on. That was ok because we were here for the beach and used the pool very little. The showers, bathrooms and laundry across from the pool were also immaculate. Now on to the bad part which is the cause of the low rating. We were assigned to a spot in the "P" section behind the pool. Our site was so unlevel that one side of our camper was raised 4" off the ground! The site was made up of stones and what appeared to be concrete debris. This broken up stone destroyed our patio mat as when you walked on the mat the sharp pieces of concrete went right through it! It was also very hard on your ankles to walk across this site because the size of this debris varied (some pieces the size of tennis balls), and we all found our ankles to be rolling on the rocks. The water and cable hookup for the site next to ours was right in the middle of our own site! Not in the back; not in the front, but right smack in the middle of our site. Not very comfortable or convenient. We were thankful to have a very nice couple next to us at first. It seemed like minutes after they left in comes the next camper. This person had his son helping him and I'm not sure either one of them knew what they were doing because, yes, they pulled the lever for their BLACK TANKS! Gallons and gallons of crap came flying out. They were from out of the country, and apparently had a long trip. I was sitting not 3 feet away from this, on my postage stamp. Truly the most disgusting thing I have ever seen. While this is not the fault of the campground, they should have staff overseeing the transition of their campers. Needless to say that ended our trip of being able to sit out and eat dinner. They claim the site we were given, they put 40' rigs on. There is no way a rig of that size can fit onto these sites properly. I understand it's all about the money, but when you are being charged a premium to be packed in like a sardine, it's not worth it, especially if you can't open your slide or awning, or both. It also was a safety issue as we kept tripping over the water and cable lines for the next site that were placed in the middle of our site. Additionally, we believe this site must have been dug up repeatedly because of the high middle ground. Another issue with the site was the flies. Never have I seen flies so bad! Was this site a septic site? Behind our camper towards the brush had a horrible smell of urine. Possibly, or were people using the brush as a toilet. We did see campers down the row from us dumping garbage into the brush behind their camper. Once again, I believe that is the campground's fault. They have lots of staff sweeping and starting leaf blowers at 8:00 am, but no one to assist or make sure things are ok. The office just looks at you and says: "Sorry." The sites in the back of the park are wooded with a bit more breathing room, but appeared to be quite difficult to get into as some are between trees, sites, and at odd angles with very narrow one way roads. If our site wasn't so miserable, it would have been a good stay. - campincrew
Jul 2011 - $62.00
My wife & I camped here to be near a butterfly exhibit. I'm also trying all of the CG's I can in NJ as we live in NJ and we are looking for a perm home CG. We had one of new sites behind the pool which was close to the pool which was nice. The negatives were broken stone for pad for trailer to set on; preventing me from going barefoot. Site were very close together and the maintenance people started early on Sat and Sun preventing late sleep in. A previous review said they were able to get Wi-Fi at these sites we weren't. - GlennNJ
Aug 2009 - $54.00
This was the first time my family camped at Avalon Campground. As far as Jersey Shore campgrounds go I was impressed. I've stayed at several and this was the nicest I've stayed at. We were camped right behind the 2 pools. These are relatively new sites and could be a little wider, but had ample room for our two slideouts and awning. There were a lot of cable TV channels available and Wi-Fi was just receivable at our site. They do not offer Wi-Fi throughout the campground, we were just close enough to the source. They do require a username and password that is good for 6 hours. We camped for a week and enjoyed the campground. There are tons of amenities, 2 pools, a decent playground for little ones, a full basketball court, baseball diamond, horseshoes, miniature golf and a game room. The camp store was decent, not too expensive. If you stay in the original portion of the campground in the back, it is similar to most of the Jersey Shore campgrounds, real cramped with lots of seasonal sites. The main negative is the abundance of French Canadians. Most of our stay we were the minority. I have not experienced that at the other Jersey Shore campgrounds I've stayed at. We will definitely stay here again as long as we get one of the newer sites behind the pool. - mgirardo
Jul 2009 - $2.00
This campground has sold out to the nearby Driftwood Resort and is being converted to an "all-seasonal" resort. Pass on it. - revdon64
Jun 2007 - $36.00
My kids love the lake that you swim in, its fun and relaxing. And the camp is not really too far from Wildwood. - RDewitt
Jan 2007 - $41.00
We were seasonal campers at Hidden Acres for years and before we became seasonal - we camped there in a pop-up for years. In the past 2 years - it has gone downhill. The new owner did not take pride in the campground like the original owners. Homeless people were given run down campers to live in all summer and the sites were dirty and full of junk. There was a rule in the contract that your site must be kept neat and orderly and your camper must look the same. I never saw so many campers with blue tarps over them and junk all over the site. Sometimes, the grass in the playground would be as tall as my knee - which became tick city! The recycling bins were filled for a whole weekend, with cans on the ground. The store is never stocked, you have to get in your car and go to WaWa or Acme just for a container of milk or eggs. And honestly - some of the seasonals there became out of control. Quiet hours start at 11. People stay up past that, which is fine, but these people would be loud, yelling. Their kids would be roaming all over the place. And the underage drinking, law suit waiting to happen! - JerseyGirl
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
May 2016 - $46.00
We enjoyed our stay at Beachcomber. We decided to go last minute for a "shake down" trip on our new diesel pusher. We were so happy we chose to stay at Beachcomber. The sites are a bit tricky to back into, if you do not know what your doing. I drive professionally for a living, so it was nothing out of the norm for me. They will help you back in. Only complaint was they charge you refundable security deposits for your gate card as well as the cable box needed. Bathrooms were average. We will certainly stay again. We camped at Beachcomber in a Motorhome. - Chieftain1986
Oct 2015 - $40.00
We stayed in a 31' Class C motorhome over Columbus Day weekend. The sites are VERY narrow and you are VERY close to neighbors. The resort advertised a hayride and other Halloween events. It became an excuse for chaos and madness all weekend, including some nut running around with a chainsaw to scare the "hayride." Roaming bands of unsupervised (loud) kids on skateboards and bikes. They do not enforce campground quiet hours. No management. - James DeMonquay
Sep 2015 - $47.00
It is a tight space but was fine. I was able to get my 39' motorhome in the lot OK but to get to the lot it was very tight. The guy there was very helpful. Was there on Harley weekend which I didn't know but was very quiet still. Lots of tall trees and the acorns were starting to fall. Wish they included WiFi, which was the only down side. - countryshooter
Aug 2015 - $93.00
The service of the workers is excellent, but management is rude and disrespectful to camping guests. They claim to be dog friendly, but that is only if you have a dog that doesn't bark or like to play with other dogs. The owners are very unfriendly and do not act professional. I was a repeat customer who will not be returning. The campsites are very tiny and there is no privacy between campers. While it is convenient, its not worth the money and lack of professionalism. - Kelly M