33 Parks near Dorothy, New Jersey
Aug 2016 - $54.00
We stayed 6 days in the nice pull-thru sites in the front of the park, in close proximity to the playground and pool, which was great for families with kids. The laundry was also nearby, and it was clean and well-maintained. The camp store is small but well-stocked. There is a nice game room, which thankfully our kids did not learn about until the last day: instead they spent lots of time biking and playing.
There are a lot of permanent sites and regulars, therefore is quite busy and a little rowdy on the weekend. Our biggest issue was with the bathrooms, which they desperately need to update. The showers have a push-button style that is awkward and they really need to put a screen door on the bathrooms! We avoided the bathrooms as much as possible and used our camper instead, which was usual for us. - threeunderfour
Jul 2016 - $54.00
This is one of the few campgrounds in our home state that we continue to visit. It is small, but everyone, staff and seasonals, is friendly. The pools are in pristine condition and there is a snack bar as well. The activities for kids and adults are numerous. Horseshoes is very popular with the men here as well. Most of the sites are shaded. It is always quiet. We camp here two to three times a year. A great place to ride bikes as well--it is small and flat. However, the roads are not paved. The playground is kept in good condition as well. We already have reservations to return again. - autismmom
Jul 2016 - $60.00
Great little local campground. Very small but has a beautiful pool and lots of activities for the kids. Has good snack bar at the pool.
The seasonal folks are very friendly as are all of the staff. Not a big Nature trail type place, just good for a nice weekend and some horseshoes. Mostly very flat so biking is easy, stone roads though. They have some pull through premiums near the pool, but not too close.
We go at least once per year here. - NJPerry
Jun 2013 - $35.00
One of our favorites, a no frills campground with all the amenities you need. Everything was clean, the pool was fun. There were a lot of bugs and our site was a little cramped. A smaller trailer would fit nice where we were. Nothing much else to say about this place but we love coming here and will be back. - Jellystar
Aug 2010 - $86.00
This is no longer a Yogi Bear Jellystone Park. I have stayed at this campground many years and have watched the deterioration right in front of my eyes. Since the takeover by a major corporation, the park has looked trashy. This year, though, it looked better. Most of the larger and shady sites have seasonal campers on them, leaving most of us that camp overnight in the sun. The Nascar arena is very nice but in the late afternoon and early evening hours the sun is shining right on the screen. Most of the time there was not any trash pickup. I had to dispose of it myself. The web homepage of this campground is very deceiving, most of the pictures are not from this campground. I have since changed my home campground to a different one. I decided to chose quality over quantity. I can live without all of the additional amenities for a weekend or a week and enjoy my camping experience without hassles. - niacmas
May 2009 - $40.00
Now that I have returned from our weekend, I realize I should have read reviews before booking the place. We came here specifically for Mother's Day activities. Many of these were cancelled. Not enough staff? I saw quite a few staff members on the grounds. My kids said the activities were not real good and they felt rushed. The hayride was lame. The site we were registered for was impossible for us to get to with our 31' trailer. The roads were very narrow and near impossible to navigate through. It was not a problem to change to a better site. Camp store not very well stocked. Although this was not the best experience, we might return again when the pool is open. The playground was lots of fun. |Maybe more activities when the park is full. This weekend was mostly regulars with some of the kids thinking they run the place. - autismmom
Aug 2014 - $65.00
Park has extremely tight, narrow, potholed roads going in. Sites are large which is nice, but it stops dead there. Pitbulls running around unleashed, lots of public drinking and intoxication especially in the front. They rent kayaks and canoes to large groups and they get pretty rowdy right in front of the kids playground. The pool is very small and very crowded. It was dirty and in bad shape; holes in the sides, cracked concrete. People that didn't seem to be staying but coming off tubing trips just hopping in and using the pool. The worst part of our stay was when we saw a seasonal tenant, which most of the campground seems to make up these spots, run out onto his deck with a makeshift spear and throw it at the squirrels that were on his site! His face was twisted up as he threw this spear, the hatred was in his eyes. Thankfully, he had awful aim and missed the four times we saw him do this. Very scary sight to see, all caught on video. I would never recommend this place. - travlinfamily
Jul 2011 - $51.00
We found this to be a fun place to camp . It is a true campground nicely shaded with trees and a beautiful shallow river running right along side of it . Yes there are a few older seasonal trailers there but they do not dominate the scenery and all the seasonal campers we met were nice folks . Pool, showers, playground, and the whole campground were clean . A good place for families . Your kids will have a good time . - GDM
Jul 2010 - $48.00
This park is an older, well-maintained campground with owners who still care about their park, their customers and still give their campers breathing room to have fun. It may not have the technical amenities or the full-time babysitting activities that some campers like, but you can enjoy both worlds of camping; the busy activity weekends and/or the slower back-to-nature weekdays where you can enjoy nature, the river, or venture out for side trips including the beach, the boardwalk, or the excitement of the casinos. I have found Winding River-Mays Landing to be one of the few parks left in the area that still welcome the average camper. - niacmas
Aug 2006 - $38.00
Just your basic park, located right on the Tuckahoe River. A quite place, mostly seasonal with very reasonably priced seasonal sites. No junk or drunks on golf carts. - Zipster
May 2012 - $55.00
This park is more of a permanent trailer park than campground. The place is quite scary. Beat up dirty campers where I believe people live year round. The bathrooms were horrific. Bumpy dirt roads throughout. This place was probably once a nice place to camp as I heard so much about it. However, it is currently owned by one of those massive companies that are buying up campgrounds and running them in to the dirt. We left after one night. As I said the place was scary and we did not feel safe there at all. Not for children or families. - travlinfamily
May 2012 - $60.00
Beware. My family and I stayed there Memorial Day weekend. We arrived on Friday and we were so unhappy we left Saturday even though we were supposed to stay until Monday.The park is in very poor shape with most seasonals who don't maintain their sites. Our electric kept going out to the point where we couldn't really use the A/C. The facilities where very dirty and the camp store was empty for the most part. I guess there's no quiet time as the radios where blaring late into the night and complaining didn't help. We will never stay there again. Guess I should have looked at reviews here first. - Tred66
May 2012 - $60.00
Tired and neglected. Looks like this could have been a great camp ground decades ago. Water slide, mini golf, lake...all of which looked forgotten. Most sites were over grown. A good deal of seasonal campers; a few of their sites were nice, but most weren't. It wouldn't be a place we I'll return to or recommend to others. - Lisa and tom
Aug 2012 - $45.00
We had a lake front site and the views from our rear window were spectacular. Everyone we came in contact with were very friendly. I was able to pull in quite of few TV stations from overhead without a problem. This park is older, but well maintained. Some of the sites had the electric and water on the curb side of the site which means you need long cords and hoses to hook up. My wife & I enjoyed our stay here and will return. - GlennNJ
Aug 2011 - $32.00
Very nice campground . The lake and beach area is clean and pretty . Rest rooms and showers are a little dated, but they are in fine working order and clean as well . This is a wooded campground with good shade; the way we like it . Both owners and seasonals are very nice . A good place for the money . Quiet at night too . Will return for sure . - GDM
May 2010 - $40.00
We stayed here in my parents 5th wheeler. We had a lake view and were able to walk right into the lake from our site. It is a cute and quiet place. Not much to do here but people are friendly, and the lake is nice to look out over. The park is outdated. This is a Christian run place which is very nice, but they prefer no drinking which bothered my father; however, he did have a few beers without anyone saying anything to him. I think they just are not interested in a lot of kids partying there. Overall nice place to stay. We will be back for sure! - nshepherd
Apr 2012 - $30.00
Basically, don't camp here unless you are racing or with some one who is racing. There are no cabins. There is nothing for kids to do other than watch racing. The camp sites really have the bare minimums, which is basically only electric. Not a bad area, though. - Jersey Devil
Oct 2010 - $25.00
I stayed here to watch round 2 of the U.S. Rallycross National Championship. The first time in August, I stayed at the local state park (Parvins State Park) and found the showers/bathroom area absolutely disgusting. I decided to try staying directly at the racetrack. Pros: This was the first time staying at a racetrack where I would be watching races at all day and the convenience was awesome. The showers were pretty clean (you have to drive to the Thunderbolt track, they are in the same building as the Drivers Impression store). I was in the VIP lot at well...It was level. The place has security at the front gate, but going in and out was never a problem, even until late at night (11 PM, but I was told there was someone there 24 hours a day and I can come and go as I please). Cons: New facility and they are not really ready for campers. The VIP field (right near the Brighton Room restaurant) was a sandy/dirt field. No matter what, so much sand was tracked into the camper it was unreal. However, the worst part about this place was the flies. I don't know if this rests on an old landfill or what, but the flies were everywhere. At the track they were everywhere. You'd get in and out of your truck and there'd be a dozen flies inside the truck by the time you shut the door. The flies, from going in and out of the camper to bring the food on the grill in, there had to be 20. My wife visited for the day and she couldn't believe it! I wouldn't have gone and reviewed this place if these flies didn't absolutely turn me completely off to this place. Bug spray wouldn't do anything, they were just like houseflies. There was a steady breeze, but they were still everywhere. Just be warned...In talking to vendors and people that work at the track, it's a problem that NJMP could care less about. Since this place is new, they didn't give any maps of the complex telling me where the showers were or anything. I had to get a security guy to tell me where my VIP lot was (even though it was the worst lot out of the whole place). Once they get their act together, this place should be a world class facility! However, the $50 fee to camp there all weekend really did make it super convenient. Just be warned about the flies. - Craig R
Aug 2016 - $47.00
I have to judge a campground within the context of its cost. In this case the cost is high given the facilities. Of course, I don't have visibility to the costs faced by the owners such as property tax, etc. I can only judge based upon my experience with other campgrounds.
This park has some nice facilities with a pool, nice bathrooms and laundry and workable WiFi. However, there are seasonal sites that are junky and some of the facilities are not being well maintained. The electric and water hookups on my site were leaning and not well supported. The site pad was gravel surrounded by dirt but it did have a concrete patio and picnic table. The driveways are gravel and in relatively good condition.
This park is adjacent to the Atlantic City Airport but this didn't present any problem. All of the activity there took place during the day. We had a 30amp electric full hook up site including cable. The nightly rate is $52 for this site. We paid $46.80 based upon a weekly rate. - Coopsecondact
Aug 2015 - $35.00
This is an older park, very near the airport, but is a good value if you are visiting Atlantic City or Ocean City. It's conveniently located near the major highways, shopping and restaurants. Our site was level and a tad small for our 38' 5th wheel, but it sufficed. The store is stocked quite well and was convenient for us. Wifi was good, we had 50 amp, sewer and a good TV cable. We'd stay here again. - Gus the Fireant
Jun 2015 - $46.00
For us this was an okay park for a one night stopover and to quickly visit Atlantic City. A lot of seasonals, most kept up. No real activities or amenities other than basic water/sewer/electric. Check in was easy and the man in the office had a lot of information about the area. Restrooms were older but clean. We would camp here again. - 21fbrs
Jun 2016 - $65.00
Whippoorwill raised the price this year, which isn't so bad for the proximity to OCNJ. The service and cleanliness are still top notch. We have been staying here for a number of years and, now that I have a larger camper, I must say that the trees and signs located on the very edges of every road make for a hazardous finale to our trek to Whippoorwill. It is stressful to tow in the park and backing in can be a challenge (to be kind) in some spots. I had to request a site change, as Site 18 is a bear to land our 28' travel trailer. Beach tag rental is a nice option, but I was none too pleased to be charged for an extra day when I turned them in at my checkout day/time. Apparently, they are due by 9am and 11am on checkout day nets you a one an additional days rent. In the end it was an extra $6, but I hate being "nickel and dimed" for something that I do not recall being told. Thankfully the ridiculous gates were out of service again, as seems to be the case on every visit. This time they removed the turnstiles. So, at least safety, was restored. Whippoorwill is a fine campground, but I think it is time to shop around for future visits. - rvparkreviews_cc
Jul 2015 - $60.00
A heavily wooded campground conveniently located near Ocean City, NJ. Staff quite friendly, although male teenager who escorted us to our site was useless - didn't speak a word of advice or guidance while we parked the RV. A large quality pool, recreation area and snack bar are available. We'll be back. - Lancaster Camper
Jun 2015 - $58.00
Short hop over the 34th Street bridge to Ocean City NJ. Very level, all sand sites...of course it's South Jersey.
Service is excellent.
Mostly seasonal, but they are so well kept that it makes for very enjoyable long walks around the campground.
Off-island camping is always buggy in the summer. Asian Tiger mosquitoes will get you during the day. Be prepared.
Olympic size pool is open to the public (for a fee) and it is fun to watch the kids swim team practice.
Everything that you need is nearby and it is nice to leave the beach and avoid the crowds at the end of your day. They rent beach tags which is very helpful and save a lot of money. Bring cash as you will need to leave large deposit for beach tags and key cards. But, it's nice to have that back in your pocket for your return home.
The only complaint that I have is with their turnstiles for entry and exit. They often malfunction. On our last trip, the power went out. Thank God for 12V battery and a tank full of fresh water. But, the turnstiles failed and there was no way to enter or exit the campground. Now, that's a small inconvenience for a vacationer. But, if an ambulance or fire truck must wait for someone in the office to run down and manually remove the turnstile, then there could be a dangerous situation. They really need to remove these stupid turnstiles, or at least the exit turnstile. It really doesn't serve much purpose other than to annoy. - rvparkreviews_cc
Jul 2016 - $48.00
Unfortunately this campground is in decline due to the death of the husband and the poor health of the wife. Virtually no activities. The seasonals are leaving and transients are nonexistent. While the other campground, a short drive away is packed. - GlennNJ
Jul 2012 - $43.00
I almost don't want to tell you how great a time we had here. This is the most quiet park we have been too. And I don't want to spoil it. The site we had was HUGE!!! Everything worked perfect for us. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The store was much better than I expected and I saw TV cable for more half the price I had to pay at our previous campground. It rained very heavy this week end and water drained off the site without a problem. We most definitely will be returning. PS if you have a noisy bunch please don't stay here. - GlennNJ
May 2012 - $50.00
Rate reflects 2 extra kids at $5 each. Overall a nice campground. All facilities are nice, but a little on the older side. Planned activities for the kids. The store had the basics for a campground. Every time we have been here it was very quiet at night. Only negatives were the water pressure was a little low and the grass needed to be cut. (It was a holiday weekend.) This was our third time here and we definitely will be going back. - v3coinshooter