The campground was well kept and sites were spacious, however our site was not very level. Price seemed very high considering it was not that close to Philadelphia. Will look for other alternatives if ever in the area again. We camped at Philadelphia / West Chester KOA in a Motorhome.
We stayed in a 45' RV. Great spot above the office. Great WiFi and satellite. Staff was very friendly. Trash pickup was nice. Big lot with potted plants, nice table and chairs along with fire pit. Very busy memorial weekend but very quiet after the holiday. Lots of tent campers but they are in a separate area than RVs. The resort looked great for just opening for the season. We camped at Philadelphia / West Chester KOA in a Motorhome.
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We had fun renting canoes at the resort to paddle up the creek. Lots of fishing. Nice area for walking. 45 minute drive to Amish country and 1 1/2 hours to Hershey (kids haven).
Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $61.00
The KOA in Chester PA is very nice. The staff is super friendly, and very knowledgeable about the area and other things. The sites are very nice, and have ample room. My gravel site was not level, and I needed to use my leveling blocks on one side, which is not a big deal for me. The hookups were well placed, and everything worked as required. The cable TV was good. The internet was extremely slow, but that is typical. The bathrooms and other building were clean and well maintained. The campground itself was very nice, and we had a couple of very nice walks around the surrounding area. There is a short nature trail that leads from the river around the back side of the park, and back to where our site was located. There were no golf carts or other distractions there. However, this is a family park, and there were tons of kids and dogs everywhere. Since we brought one of each with us, we fit right in. We asked at the office where we could do some good mild hiking, and they pointed us to ChesLen Nature Reserve. It was quite a nice place to hike. You can access ChesLen by walking down the dormant railroad tracks right across from the KOA entrance. No need to drive. About a half mile in, you come to a trail that crosses the tracks. Make a right and you can access the main parts of the reserve. Get a trail map from the KOA office. You will need it. Bring ample water. We did the red trail back and forth. All of the trails were well marked, and the trails were in super good shape. Very dog friendly hiking too. We met a lot of nice people on the trail. There were some nice hills to climb. Nothing to adventurous. Round trip the red trail was a little over 8 miles from the beginning of the railroad track to the far end, and back again. This KOA was really nice. We will come back again. We would like to explore the battlefields and all that stuff next time. We camped at Philadelphia / West Chester KOA in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $65.00
Be sure to follow the directions on the web site and not your GPS or you will be in trouble. Their web site directions take you down a country, curvy road but directly to the campground. The campground is laid out nicely and the staff are very efficient in checking you in. Any questions about the area, they have the answers. The Brandywine River runs by the campground and great for canoeing…they rent the canoes. The campsites are large enough and almost easy to level. They have a very large pool and camp store. If you have children, they have a nice playground area. The train station is only 15 minutes away for transportation into Philadelphia and very cheap. As seniors we paid only $1.00 each one way. Beats driving and the Philly station is right in center city. We definitely recommend the campground. We camped at Philadelphia / West Chester KOA in a Motorhome.
Camped in a 35 foot rig. Narrow, winding country roads to reach campground from Route 1. Escorted to pull-through site 56. Needed two boards to level on open, grass site with shade tree nearby. Site on a hill with easy access, but sloping ground for picnic table and chairs. Close to neighbors on hook-up side; otherwise spacious site. Good Wi-Fi connection. Did not use laundry, but looked clean. Spacious area and play equipment for children. Quiet and dark at night. Did not use bath house or pool. Convenient to historic sites. We camped at Philadelphia / West Chester KOA in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice clean camp grounds. The bath houses were very clean and with plenty of hot water. A good many of the sites were on a hill but the owners has done a good job of leveling them for the campers. Very friendly helpful staff. Nice big pool with kiddie pool, putt putt golf, and even a volleyball net. We camped at Philadelphia / West Chester KOA in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $80.00
Nicely taken care of. Premium spots are really nice, but should be for the price. Road in from US-1 (Kennett Square) is an adventure. Had some brush rubbing on side of rig. We camped at Philadelphia / West Chester KOA in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $17.00
The rate is based on the fact we had KOA points so it was cheaper than the normal rate. It is a nice park with grassy camping but not all places have full hookup. We were put on the side of the hill and it was difficult to get into. The road to the resort is 2 lane at best. There are no shoulders and in places it is hard to see--especially on the one lane bridge. Management was friendly. It is quite a distance to what I would call civilization. It was quiet. We scored it lower because of the difficult road to get into the park and because of that we will not stay there again. We travel in a fifth wheel. We camped at Philadelphia / West Chester KOA in a Fifth Wheel.
People running front desk were very friendly and helpful. We were checked in quickly, and escorted to our site. I would have given this KOA a higher rating, however, the interior roads are in need of repair as they are very bumpy and rutted. Also, the roads leading to the campground are very tight and hilly with lots of curves, not to mention the many low hanging trees. It's not likely we will stay here again. We camped at Philadelphia / West Chester KOA in a Motorhome.
We returned to this park, having stayed there last year on the spur of the moment. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The campground itself is well-tended, quiet, and provides an excellent family outing. The sites are level and pleasant. We had reserved a 30-amp pull-through site for our Class C motorhome, but were given a very nice 50 amp pull-through at the same price. While it is one of the more expensive campgrounds we've stayed in, the price seems on par for the Philadelphia area. One warning: as they state on their website, you cannot trust a GPS to lead you to this campground successfully, you must use their directions. We will return here again, the next time we are in the Philadelphia area. We camped at Philadelphia / West Chester KOA in a Motorhome.
We stayed here one month, no monthly discount offered as we stayed in one of their 'best' sites (#40). Very pleased with site - level, excellent hookups and no neighbors on our 'yard' side. Interior roads and sites are grass/gravel. There are some steep hills, some potholes, but staff is working on roads. Many sites in upper area have good satellite view. Verizon voice and data reception poor. Laundry, restrooms and pool very clean. Eight miles to town of West Chester, 15 miles Walmart, 20 to COSTCO. Beautiful dog friendly nature preserve 1/2 mile. Nice dog park in KOA. Park well kept, nice views from lower sites across Brandywine Creek. NEGATIVE: All roads leading to KOA are narrow, shoulder-less, hilly, with many curves and routine 90 degree turns, difficult to maneuver 42' toy hauler. We may not return due to the difficult access roads. We camped at Philadelphia / West Chester KOA in a Fifth Wheel.
Campground is very hilly. Sites are not level. Sites are mostly gravel. Roadways to access campground are narrow and winding making it a challenge. Nice fenced area for dogs. Difficult access will influence if we return. We camped at Philadelphia / West Chester KOA in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $80.00
This is our second visit. I would not camp here except family is close. Stayed in premium site this time. The sites have nice patios but overall seem very neglected. The patio is paved while the parking spot is gravel. They are huge but are starting to get overgrown with some weeds. For the price, I expect better grounds maintenance, especially in the premium sites. Roads in campgrounds are still horrible. Some long term residents. We camped at Philadelphia / West Chester KOA in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $50.00
Drive in from US-1 was horrible. Roads in the campground were horrible. Some spots really close to each other, some OK width. Cable on my spot was horrible. Had to use a tripod to get Directv. Wi-Fi was real slow. Nice appearance in campground. Clean looking. Camp here because it is the only place around. We camped at Philadelphia / West Chester KOA in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $47.00
Built on a hill, this is a KOA with some elevation variations. A small campground for RVs. Nice restrooms, the ones in the main building have definitely been remodeled. The roads to get to it can be a challenge. If you want to visit this part of Philadelphia, it's a spot to stay. I do not plan to return. We camped at Philadelphia / West Chester KOA in a Travel Trailer.