Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $57.00
Very neat, clean and well-maintained. Our site was quite sloped back to front and many others didn't appear to be level. Staff was extremely nice. They are very helpful with routes to and from the campground. DO NOT follow GPS....either follow website directions or call them. Wifi was iffy, didn't work at all in the evenings and neither did our Verizon hotspot, but it is definitely out in the country. Good cable TV. Sites near back of campground are roomier than the ones up front which looked very cramped. Rates are quite high considering distance from Philadelphia and time-consuming access from main roads. Flip side is that it's very quiet. Convenient to Longwood Gardens and Winterthur but 45 minutes from Valley Forge. Would definitely stay again if in the area. We camped at Philadelphia / West Chester KOA in a Fifth Wheel.
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Excellent places to visit: Longwood Gardens, Winterthur, Valley Forge National Park, Brandywine River Art Museum.
Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $64.00
Getting here in a big rig is an accident waiting to happen. The road this campground is on is limited to trucks under 25 feet. The road is narrow, no shoulder and low trees protruding into your path. In addition you have to make several 90 degree blind turns and cross a narrow bridge. When I asked at check in about this they just said the campground was built in the 70's when RV's were smaller.
Once in the campground you face a roller coaster ride of steep hills. It took us trying four sites to find one that was level as far as pitch and roll. Finally, on our first day my 50 amp power kept dropping out. I plugged in the site next to us with an extension cord. I advised the staff and they said they checked it so I tried again - same problem. I plugged into adjoining site for the rest of our stay.
Finally, the ground on both sides of our site was so slanted that you felt like a goat when trying to get to any of the RV compartments! We camped at Philadelphia / West Chester KOA in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $56.00
The staff at this campground were very friendly and after a quick check in offered us several different sites to choose from. The campground roads out to the sites were gravel and narrow. Most sites appeared to be deep and generally level with varying amounts of shade. The pool at the campground was great and appeared to be well maintained. There is also a playground, mini golf and canoe rentals for a relaxing paddle on the adjacent Brandywine Creek. ChesLen Preserve is across Embreeville Road and offers ample hiking trails. Philadelphia area attractions are an easy drive away. When traveling to the campground we followed the directions on the campground website from US 1. PA 162 (Embreeville Road) becomes narrow and curvy closer to the campground with a hard right turn off the bridge across Brandywine Creek, but was not too difficult to navigate. We camped at Philadelphia / West Chester KOA in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $67.00
This is a lovely campground in a beautiful setting. The staff were so very helpful and accommodating. It was a bit tricky to get to but as we stayed there for 5 days, we eventually figured it out. It was a great location for visiting Longwood Gardens and The Brandywine Musuem. We spent time in both Wilmington and Philadelphia and it was a good location for that, too. My only complaint is that it is too expensive but it was the most conveniently located for our needs. We camped at Philadelphia / West Chester KOA in a Travel Trailer.
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Both Longwood Gardens and The Brandywine Musuem are close and well worth visiting. Just driving around the area is a history lesson!
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.
This was our 6th stay at this KOA. It is 45 minutes from the historic sights in Philly. We love the sites on the Brandywine Creek! Just wish the only bathroom was not up a steep hill. The owner and employees have always been friendly. The onsite restaurant is not open often but is a real nice facility. We camped at Philadelphia / West Chester KOA in a Tent Trailer.
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.