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Waterford, Pennsylvania

Sparrow Pond Family Campground

Waterford, Pennsylvania



Waterford, Pennsylvania
Phone: (814) 796-6777

Sites: 56
Recent Rate: $48 7/2016

Latitude: 41.980525014814
Longitude: -80.012762546539

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

17 Reviews

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice place to stay just outside of Erie. The staff is very friendly and the sites are spaced decently apart from each other. Very to get in and out of. We stayed in site 20 which is 1 of 3 pull through sites they have and it is on a bank so leveling was a challenge but they gave us some blocks to borrow to help us out. We camped at Sparrow Pond Family Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
20
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $59.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice campground approx. 6 miles south of I90 and has direct access to all of the sites in and around Erie. We were there during the Roar on the Shore weekend so it was the holiday rate. Our initial sites on Joe Dr. were in the original section which was very nice and shaded however lacked adequate power measuring 105 volts at the post. The staff was very helpful and relocated our group to another section of the park that did not have power problems. They did their best to keep us as close together as possible. The sites were level and easy to get into. The bath house is nice and clean but incomplete, lacking toilets where there are spaces provided for them. It seemed odd considering how many campers there were around it. Overall very clean and well kept. The staff is friendly and helpful. This campground is continuing to expand and improve. We would stay here again. We camped at Sparrow Pond Family Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
84
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Located only about a half hour from Waldmeer Park and Presque State park.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

Second year in a row we stayed here in July. Electrical issues again!!! We stayed in the older section of the campground by the cabins. For some reason they have issues with the electric here. Electric shuts off. They first claimed it was Waterford Days. This year there was no excuse as we were here during the week. They said they ordered a transformer but the wrong one. Not really sure what the real story is, other than they have to upgrade in this section. Otherwise it was clean and nice.

Do not stay here during "Roar on the Shore" if you are not into loud motorcycles!!! We camped at Sparrow Pond Family Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
20
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Not far from Presque Isle and Waldamere.

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Review Count: 130
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Campground is about 4 miles from freeway and town of Erie, which has many restaurants and shopping opportunities. Park is quite with many seasonal campers. Roads are paved and gravel, sites are gravel and close together. Power, water, and cell (AT&T) were good. We would stay here again. We camped at Sparrow Pond Family Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 76
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed one week. Out spot was on the shady side. This also translates into the "older" and less level side. #14 needed 3 or more leveler blocks to get close to level and the sewer was uphill, period. Other than that, it was a pleasant spot. Little noise. Nice looking pool and huge game and activity hall. They cater to weekend families and seem to do a good job. There are some very nice areas and some open sunny parking lot kind of areas. We may stay here again. We camped at Sparrow Pond Family Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Overpriced for what we got. Gravel site with about 10' of space on patio side. Generally quiet as far from trains and highways, but all roads are gravel so we always heard the sound of tires crunching through it as folks raced by in front and behind our unit at all hours of the day. Wi-Fi is painfully slow most of the time. Maybe 20 TV channels over antenna. Water quality good (150 PPM) for well water. Good walking areas in forests around the perimeter. Many sites are rented for the season and are not available even if empty. One garbage dumpster (nearly always full) but the park needs 2 or 3. There are a lot more sites than the 56 noted, but these are occupied by permanent RVs and rental cabins. And they are by far the best sites on the property. Larger and nestled in trees on the perimeter of the park. Therefore the "people load" is a lot more than we imagined reading their website. There is only one laundry room with 2 washers and two dryers. Grossly inadequate for a park this size. Washing of vehicles is prohibited, so we had to pay for that in town. The T/A at 4050 Depot Rd. charged 35.00 for the coach. The "security gate" was broken and left in the open position thus negating its benefit. Honestly, this park could be so much better if its revenue was directed toward improving it instead of paying for all the very expensive ads we saw on TV. We camped at Sparrow Pond Family Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nicely maintained, excellent grass. The only quibble was the price of firewood ($6 per very small bundle -- find some on your own on Craigslist.com). Swimming pool looked very nice; a good mix of cabins and campsites, lots of places to walk (roads & trails). We will return. We camped at Sparrow Pond Family Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

We just returned from a 5 night stay @ this CG. Its a work in progress. Every day there were several workers keeping busy throughout the grounds. The grass is cut frequently and the grounds themselves are pristine. They had several weekened activites planned, but everything was a bit unorganized. If one thing was planned, it was usually cancelled or the time changed or a whole different activity took place. There are unsupervised children on bikes and golf carts EVERYWHERE once Friday hits. None of the sites are run down, all of the campers are newer models including the seasonals. They say there is only WiFi in the office, but I had 3 bars by the lake. Lots of fish in the lake and bring extra bread for the resident ducks. No one bothers you. We would return if in the area. We camped at Sparrow Pond Family Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 53
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

The owners are personal and professional. However they do not train their staff well at all. We met three different young people who didn't know anything about, well, anything related to camping. When we expressed our concerns to the owners however, they were very receptive and apologetic. That aside, the campground is nice and accessible, nice laundry and pool, game room, etc. We did have problems getting enough voltage because they are putting in a new section, plus we were here in the hottest part of summer. Price reflects the monthly rate, which was slightly cheaper than three weeks' weekly rate. (I had to do my own math.) We will probably camp here again, given that it's more convenient to shopping, etc., than our other options; reasonably priced, and those "helpers" will probably not last. We camped at Sparrow Pond Family Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 116
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

This cg had a very nice feel to it. While surrounded by forest (and city on the outskirts of Erie proper), it was very open and each site had a fair amount of space. We didn't get a site near the pond, but we were here over the July 4th weekend, and I soon knew why! This place is very popular!! There are many people who live locally and just leave their trailers and fifth wheels here for weekend get-aways. I'd say they picked a good spot! And those folks are generally very tidy and friendly. Also, I think they ended up giving us a pretty good rate (if I understood the total charges correctly: won't know for sure till the next credit card statement). They, like everyone else, charge a lot for the holidays ($55/day I believe), but we were staying a whole week and were Good Sam members, and they did discount a lot for those things. So it came out being a bit more than we like to pay for so many nights, but much better than many other cgs in the general area. The little pond they have is nice to walk around (with our dogs). The pond is for fishing only, they have a pool for swimming. They're not a 10 because: 1) The WiFi only works at or near the office (although fortunately our Verizon aircard worked well enough.) 2) They only have two washers and dryers (I did my wash on the 4th of July so didn't have to worry about waiting on other folks), and if you're in the main section of the cg (like we were), you have to go through the bar-gate everytime you go to or from the laundry area. 3) We had to use our leveling blocks in the back because it had rained beforehand, and our jacks must've pushed the thin layer of rocks right into the mud below (so we were a little rickety the whole time). Would help if they had a second laundry room where they have the bathrooms for our section. And maybe a thicker layer of rocks on the sites? Or something else to create a sturdier substrate. Our satellite worked fine, and we have a 40' motorhome. If you want to check out an incredible, has-everything grocery store, go to Wegman's! And there's a yummy frozen custard place right across the street from the cg! We camped at Sparrow Pond Family Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice campground. It was too cool and rain to use the pool but it looked very nice. The park was easy to navigate and I was able to back into my site with no trouble. They had a nice store and all staff were very friendly. I would have rated it higher except one group of campers partied hard until after 1am. The park advertises a 24 hour patrol but we never saw them. My daughter is attending Edinboro University and this made a good base camp. It is also close to all Erie attractions as well. We camped at Sparrow Pond Family Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 47
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice campsites, wooded, and well spaced. The campsites were not level which required us to change to a different site. The restrooms were clean but far away. We camped at Sparrow Pond Family Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Nothing but praise for this terrific campground!! It was beautiful!! Very good security. The girl at the front desk was very pleasant when we checked in. They had just reopened for the season so the store was not yet stocked, but I would think it would be great when fully operational. The pool looked beautiful! The grounds were fantastic and it looks like the owners take a lot of pride in keeping the place clean and well managed. Plenty of room to walk the dogs. Our WIFI worked great at our site. It was just a very pleasant experience and we would like to stay longer next time. I would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone! GREAT Campground!! Would definitely return. We camped at Sparrow Pond Family Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2008 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

The campground is conveniently located 6 miles south of I-90, with easy access for any size RV. The facility is only 5 years old and was designed to handle the largest of rigs. The spots are large and easy to access. We camped in the late fall so the large swimming pool was closed for the season. The sites vary from full sun to partial shade. It was a little pricey for a late season rental, but overall a good value. We camped at Sparrow Pond Family Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Our site was one of only a few pull thru sites with little or no shade but right on edge of the pond. The pond is nice for fishing (catch and release) and there is also a nice swimming pool, basketball court, and volleyball area. Rest rooms and showers are impeccably clean. However, I would definitely advise calling for reservations since the park often fills up on weekends or whenever there are special rallies. While many sites are occupied by seasonal campers some of the nicer sites are those that border one side of the pond. We camped at Sparrow Pond Family Campground in a Motorhome.

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