14 Parks near Elmer, New Jersey
Jul 2015 - $25.00
On the plus side, there were a number of nice hiking trails (if at times poorly marked and a bit confusing), certain of the campsites offer spaciousness and privacy, regular patrols by New Jersey State Park police offered the appearance of security, and the park is welcoming to pets. These attributes were outweighed, however, by some distinctively negative features. The campground (and swimming area) restroom and shower facilities were very outdated (no soap, inoperative faucets and toilets, mirrors that were unusable due to the accumulation of rust at levels that made visibility near-zero) and invariably filthy (clogged toilets, used toilet paper and urine on the floors, feces-laden toilet seats, trash in abundance). The permissible swimming area is rather tiny and shallow, with swimming being limited largely to small children. And planned activities for campers (such as ranger naturalist talks) are few or nonexistent. With its current budgetary woes, the State of New Jersey appears to have found some convenient targets for financial cuts, and this campground appears to represent one of them. - TentingTimesTwo
May 2015 - $20.00
This is a state park located in South Jersey. Living not too far from here, I decided to take a short, one night trip. When trying to reserve online through the Reserve America site, I was told there was a two night minimum. However I did call, and the office personal informed me to just come over on the day I would like to check in. Doing so, you will pay a walk- in fee. So $25.00 a night, still, not bad at all. After getting all the info, you will have to drive to the other side of the park to get your site. I had site 27, and informed them I have a 22 foot RV. I just about made it down the road to this particular site, but, being full that night, its was pretty much all that was available. Though, my RV did some tree and shrub trimming. The site was fairly large in width, it wasn't very deep. With the tight road, back in was a struggle, and, the site was very un-level. But, I had plenty of room to put the awning out. Very quite, and away from other sites. I just wish I did have another site;however, as I saw ones open that would be better access for me. I will however camp here again. State park- no hookups! - Chieftain1986
Jul 2014 - $65.00
We stayed here travelling north from Virginia to Maine. RV parks are scarce along the route, especially after reading some of the reviews here. So we didn't mind a 20 minute detour off of the interstate to find a nice park. We were not disappointed. This is a resort park, with lots of activities and facilities, and is reflected in the price. We were looking for something private and quiet for our night, and the staff readily accommodated us by placing us in a site far from the pools and playgrounds. The site was large and quiet. The seasonal units were all well taken care of and neat. The only detractions were no WiFi, and the water connection was at the front of the site, so I had to be careful to position my unit but still needed 50' of water hose forward and 20' of sewer hose back. Word of warning: the rural drive to the park is not well signed and the county won't let the park put any up. The GPS was invaluable. We would return. - bigdipper
Sep 2013 - $78.00
We selected this park based on one thing, it was close to Cowtown and we wanted to go to the Rodeo. We are so happy with this park that we are already looking forward to next year so we can go again. The sites are Large and for the most part seem pretty level. We did not have a concrete pad or patio at our sites, but so what? We had two adjacent sites for the weekend and could easily have parked two additional rigs in the sites with us! We had decent water pressure, Cable was excellent. The store had the basics as well as a few special items. There is a really nice water park/wet park here for the kids. The pool seemed very nice although we didn't use it, the pool hours are nice, 10am til 8pm. The Yogi Bear parks do one thing that I find especially nice, At 9am Yogi, Boo-Boo or Cindy along with a "Ranger" comes out an raises the Flag and leads the assembled campers in the Pledge. At 6pm they lower the flag after again leading the campers present in the Pledge. In the morning two of the young campers are selected to help raise the flag. In the evening two more are picked to help lower the flag and then they properly fold the flag. There was this week a DJ and a contest to win prizes by naming songs and artists. There were other activities as well. We didn't take part in most as we were there for the Rodeo and the Cowtown Flea Market. This is a great place to stay if you are in the area. - blues traveler
Mar 2013 - $35.00
We camped here on Easter Weekend and there were several activities for the kids and adults alike. The campground had several guests, but there was no problem with noise. The playground is adequate for the kids. We didn't get to use the water facilities as it was too early in the season, but they looked like fun. The staff was very nice. You need to be buzzed into the gate and when the "Ranger Station" is busy, you may have to wait awhile. The sites were clean, but they are all dirt as are the roads. Very dusty. The store has some basic supplies, but anything other than that you have to travel at least 7 miles to the nearest department store. The usual golf carts are buzzing around, but it didn't seem to be an issue. What was an issue were the regular vehicles that didn't seem to care that several people were walking around as they drove way too fast. The bathrooms were clean and we didn't see any shower rooms to comment on. We would return here to experience the summer activities. - Jellystar
Jul 2016 - $28.00
This campground looks great. There are lots of trees, but also sunny sites. We watched cows nursing their babies in the pasture, and you can buy farm-fresh eggs at the campground store. So why the low rating?
(1) The electricity fluctuated. It spikes up and down. First you'll have 120 volts. A few hours later it'll drop to less than 110. (2) The water pressure also fluctuates. You'll have good pressure, then in the middle of your shower it slows down. (3) Ants, lots of them, invading our RV. This problem probably could have been alleviated somewhat if they cut the grass more often. It was over my ankles. (4) The trash cans were overflowing. Apparently, it is picked up on Fridays. Which means that the trash generated by the many weekenders sits here for a full week. - mrpeepers
Sep 2015 - $30.00
This campground was clean and quiet, and the campsites were fairly level. My only complaint was that, contrary to what I was told, you could not get a view of satellite from the 50 amp sites. I then moved to a 30 amp site and was given a refund for the price difference with no problem. I then had to deal with acorns dropping on my motorhome and car. I could have move again but decided to stay in that site. I would stay hear again but I would chose a 30 amp site with no overhead trees. - TomG100
Jun 2015 - $37.00
We read a number of reviews and decided we'd chance this CG. We are very happy we did! This is a very nice quiet CG. We took a walk around Sunday morning and all we heard was the wind in the trees, a couple bull frogs by the ponds and the chirping of birds. No traffic, no trains!
The roads inside are gravel. The sites are mostly all grass, some are gravel, most all are pretty level and good sized. The swimming lake is not the place it may once have been, but the new pool has made that a moot point. The pool is a relatively new addition, just a couple years old. Electric was good, water pressure was good, there is no cable. In truth we did not miss cable, we had a handful of air channels but didn't bother with TV. WiFi is spotty as was Sprint phone. There are a couple sites that will allow two units to face each other, nice if you are traveling with another family or a friend. I will definitely return here. - blues traveler
Jul 2015 - $45.00
This campground has a nice wooded section (the 400's) We were there midweek in July,not crowded. There is a nice little pond,no pool. However they do not stay in office/store past 3pm. For no good reason they kept the Game room locked up except for weekend. Worst part was the small bathroom with single shower stall,smaller than a phone booth. The faucet is set, NO control of temperature! - Bill Fin
Aug 2014 - $35.00
The park is wooded which is nice but the roads are poorly maintained. We camped in site 428 near a shower. Unfortunately, the only a single shower for men an women was open, it was not clean, the hot water went from cold to hot to cold. This shower served about 45 sites. Other showers and baths were locked. When we complained the next morning, they were unreceptive and acted as if we should be grateful we were able to get a shower. Clearly they did not have customer service in mind. Additionally, the bathrooms had no towels, dryers, or soap dispensers. Many of the sites are permanent and rundown. Recommend skipping this campground if you have other options. - EUSJNM
May 2012 - $35.00
I did not expect much when we were able to make a holiday reservation 1 1/2 week prior. This campground could be a nice place if the owners made needed improvements. The entrance tells the story. They have too many old seasonals with decks and outbuildings in disrepair. We stayed In the 400's section which was nice (no seasonals). The water supply was little more than a trickle. The site was wooded and large. The bathroom which was a newer bathroom was very dirty There was no bench or a place to hang clothes. Several toilets were not working. The camp did not have pump out service. We chose this place because it was close, and it was the first time for a first time RV owner trying to camp on a holiday. I only wish the owners could see this place with the eyes of a camper. This place could be nice, but a bulldozer and dumpsters are needed. - shakieg
Sep 2016 - $100.00
This was our first time staying at Hospitality Creek and were not very impressed! If I was charged $45-50 a night I would have no complaints; however when they charge $100 a night and have a 3 night minimum I expect a very nice campground. That is not the case at all. Unfortunately the campground is littered with numerous run down seasonal sites. Water park and pool were ok, nothing spectacular. Property has quite the laundry list of rules, however I saw no one enforcing them. Site was very un-level. If we were to come back it would only be to stay in one of the lakefront sites. - SJEAGLES609
May 2015 - $90.00
Staff was super friendly and eager to accommodate our last minute, same day reservation. Peak season pricing is a little steep. We camped during their "off season", which grabbed us a 40% discount off of their general prices-well worth the money. Site had full hook ups. Bathrooms and showers were well maintained, clean, with endless hot water. Lots of seasonals, but well kept and quiet. The lake is gorgeous. The pools were closed during our stay, but looked fantastic (especially loved the splash pool for small children, it looked super fun!!) We would definitely stay again for the off season price. - Brownsonthemove
Apr 2015 - $90.00
Many people think this is pricey, but Hospitality Creek by far is our favorite campground. The owners and very friendly, the park is maintained and cared for, with spotless bathrooms and showers. A lot of seasonals, but all are friendly. Beautiful lake and property, with all everything and more. You truly get what you pay for. Open April-October. Large Spacious, and private sites. I should also mention that there are several rules, and they do enforce them, yet, there's never any problems in this park. We go here just about once a month during the season. - Chieftain1986
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
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 - $51.00
Clean Restrooms staff very friendly. Site was gravel road. Camp site kind of close but acceptable. We had a fire ring and full hookup. Could get satellite or we could have used their cable which w2as okay but limited stations. Very nice park Clean. - snoopy216
Aug 2016 - $52.00
We really liked this park and added two days to our stay. We did luck out getting a site in the back behind the fountain and backed into shady trees. Some have a lot of grass but think they are seasonal or permanent. There are sites I wouldn't want. So ask for the back sites.
Other reviewers complained about the desk person. We thought she was friendly and definitely helpful with getting us information about getting to Philly on the train. (The only way to go) it is a great location to the city.
The laundry is in great shape as are the restrooms. Didn't go in the pool but it looked very clean.
The WiFi is non existent at the sites but you can buy it. At the office it is really fast.
We almost didn't come here because of some of the reviews. But glad we did and we would come back. - Tahoewinegirl
Jul 2016 - $54.00
Reception was perfunctory, at best. The woman didn't even acknowledge our presence for 10 minutes while she talked on the phone. She was not forthcoming with information about the Philadelphia area. Our site was so narrow that we could not fit a picnic table between our slide and the one on the next rig. The campground appears old and minimally maintained. - Jean D
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
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