1 Park near Entriken, Pennsylvania
May 2015 - $30.00
This is the third RVC outdoors campground I have stayed at and it was the worst one! This campground is ideal for a weekend at Raystown Lake but not for long term (a week or more) or overnight due to it's location.
Let's start with the positive. Beautiful views of the lake and mountains. Very quiet at night. Little light pollution at night so it's a great place to view the stars.
There are NO sites with a sewer hook-up. You have to search their web page to uncover this fact. The dump station is well marked on the way into the campground but not on the way out.
I didn't see a level site in the CG. Most sites are gravel, but there are some that are concrete or asphalt.
Trash pick-up times are not on handouts.
One night there was no hot water in the shower.
Cable is fuzzy. Wi-fi worked great but the park was not busy while I was there. AT&T cell phone coverage was excellent. - jnateg
Jun 2014 - $47.00
We had a fantastic experience here! I think we had the best sites in the campground. We had large pull-through level sites with an amazing view of the lake. However, read the site descriptions on the web site carefully. The majority of the sites are a level pad with a drop to the picnic/fire area. Everyone was friendly. Security and garbage pickup made their rounds several times per day (and provided free garbage bags). 9 stars rather than 10 because I think a campground that offers "premium" sites would have sewer hook-up. My fault for not reading the fine print. The honey wagon did come around daily (sign up for this service at the trading post in the morning) but it was an additional $8 and after they left I checked the gauges and our tank still registered at 3/4 full. Overall, we had had a great time and will be back again next year. - deerehunter
Jul 2013 - $55.00
I have used the services of the resort for a couple decades now and since I have reviewed other campgrounds for the RV community, decided to add this one. Hands down, the Resort offers the most complete RV/camping/boating experience on the lake. It has location location location and while the most expensive, gives you the most that mimics well, true resort locations. On the plus side: If you can tow your camper or boat, you can use it there. They can accomodate all shapes and sizes. There never seens to be an availability issue with power and water. you have bath houses within a reasonable walk and they do try to keep the hoodlums at bay. Most sites are very large and all have the requisite fire ring and table. Trash service is daily and they give out free supersize bags. There is a free launch ramp and parking for campers and the bay by the Birch campsites offers reasonably protected water, shallow and perfect for standoff mooring. There is even a free cable hookup with what appears to be basic cable channels. For other items, any service you can imagine, is available. For the best use of your camping dollar, and IF you want to be ON the lake, set the parking brake here. Now the caveats: There is no such thing as a sewer hookup. They offer a pumpout service which is $9 at 2013 prices and seems to get to you in the same day if you reserve in the morning. There is cell phone service, if you are AT&T. It seems that unlike everywhere else in the USA, verizon and AT&T do not allow roaming connections here. If you are at the resort, you have AT&T and 4G with 3+ bars. If you leave the resort north, by Nancys Campground the service is gone and is replaced by Verizon. If you have verizon you have coverage and 4G with 3+ bars and this holds all the way to the dam. There is internet service via wifi for laptops - IF you goto the reservation desk. They advertise wifi in the campgrounds, but I have never found it to work. Yes, you *can* connect to the router, but the system gives no internet services - no gateway is found. Each year I ask why and each year I am told (regardless of who does the telling) that the 'storm' knocked it out and the tech is waiting for a part. It appears that for those who need WiFi for semi-working vacations the connectivity is advertised, but the infrastructure is not present. Given that the website is often 1-2 years out of date it would seem its not any callous intentions but rather: they don't know how to set it up. A business opportunity for any IT industry campers to make a pitch.... Transient dockage: The resort has the only unlit, unmarked dock on the lake. The free campers dock/launch, while nice, is a hazard for most boaters at night. If there ever was a wishlist item... The restaurant: for well over 20 years I have either boated from the northern end, or walked from the campground to this restaurant. In days of old, it was a great place and even in the early 2000's it was a great place with great chefs and great menus. When Ms Patt was in charge of the restaurant years ago, we talked at length about her strategies and plans to make it a wonderful experience. Well she moved on and so did the restaurant, such that I would rank it: avoid at all costs. Bad service, bad food, bad selection, bad prices. It has been getting worse and worse and we gave it one last shot and found not one good thing to say about it. the gas dock: The resort has 1 of 2 gas docks on the lake. Yes you pay more than going to sheetz, but if you are 20 miles from your ramp and low on gas, there you go. This gas dock is also open SIGNIFICANTLY later than the one at 7points. However, the advertised hours are up to 8pm. If you arrive from 7:30-7:45pm, you will be turned away. The operators of this depot are not boaters and do not adhere to any maritime creeds. If there is a dance under the tent, the 'kids' running the show will count out the pumps up to 1/2 hour early to get to the action, leaving you dry. Unacceptable. This sticks in my craw as I had to, at 7:45pm, beg and plead and offer to pay more than advertised price to get the 'manager' to reopen the pump so my brother could just get a few gallons in his boat to ensure a return trip to snyders run. Reservations: difficult to deal with, difficult to make. Since the resort only allows check-in/out on certain days, you oft cannot get perfectly vacant cherry spots, or you have to move from site to site. Poor inventory management. Which is a shame given that most hotel reservation systems in the US sell their services on a professional level. To sum it up, the highs are the camping experience. There are many websites that critique campgrounds for the RV'ers and this ranks high, the lows are food and boater services to the point of avoidance. Will I return to the campground? Already paid for my 2014 spot. The boat holds 50 gallons and the RV has a full kitchen so I can work around the other parts. - Ed G