South Hero, Vermont

Apple Island Resort

South Hero, Vermont



South Hero, Vermont
Phone: (802) 372-3800

Sites: 249
Recent Rate: $65 7/2015

Latitude: 44.635696396688
Longitude: -73.2667064666748

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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) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • 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 ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • 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 yes
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing yes
  • 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 yes
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

45 Reviews

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TwoCorners

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $96.00
Overall Rating:      

There were way too many park models and permanent sites for our taste. The site we were assigned would not possible accommodate our 44' MH, however they quickly moved us to a suitable pull-through site. All the hookups worked well. We will stay here again if in the area. We camped at Apple Island Resort in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Randy & Sharon

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $65.00
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The park was nice and grew on us as we stayed. It is very convenient for visiting Burlington, VT, or for enjoying the Lake Champlain Islands. There were numerous amenities and some activities but we did not partake of any. There were some new sites that have water views that I would have preferred but they were not indicated on the website camp site map. If we return we would request one of those sites (AB013 - AB019).

This park is mostly seasonal and owner owned sites, but we felt welcome and enjoyed ourselves.

If you like antique tools, there is a museum onsite of 2800 tools and domestic items that were collected by the owners father and are nicely displayed in a restored barn. Well worth looking at. We camped at Apple Island Resort in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Shelburne Museum, Lake Champlain Lake Cruise, Church Street Marketplace in Burlington.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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gray nomad

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $40.00
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Nice park. Great location on Lake Champlain. Even though the park is not right on the Lake it has great views of it. Easy to get in and out of. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Nice large and level sites. The only drawback is that their internet service was not too good and we were less than 100 feet away from one of the transmitters. The normal rate is very high in my opinion, at $62/day. However we were able to get the pay for 2/stay for 3 discount rate which brought it down to a more reasonable cost. We would stay here again. We camped at Apple Island Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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User3168

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $59.00
Overall Rating:      

Very clean, friendly, park-like campground. Campground consists of a good amount of permanent campers. Apple Island is catered more to adults. Camp sites are nice size. Few sites are hilly/unlevel. They are expanding with more sites that will have full hookups and lake views. Definitely enjoyed the relaxing setting. We camped at Apple Island Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Slittle

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $76.00
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This is a resort in name only. Office staff was grumpy and gave conflicting information over the phone and in person. WiFi was lacking at best. The park is filled with permanent residents and they are not tolerant of campers. The bathroom area that we used was sadly in need of paint, sidewalks, not air conditioned, and had NO hooks of any kind for the convenience of guests. The pool and hot tub were very nice and well maintained; however, there were permanent residents watching our every move. The "playground" was small, situated high on a hill by itself in a creepy wooded area that wasn't inviting to children, and was not used for these reasons by our six-year-old. They advertised a rate with four adults and a child, but would not honor it for three adults and a child, causing us to pay $7.50 more. We will not use this "resort" again as there are several other campgrounds in the area that are far better geared for our family and tent camper at a much better rate. We camped at Apple Island Resort in a Tent Trailer.

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Tuscany2006

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

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

We have done many reviews, and have been RVing for over twenty years. The park must have agreed with us, for we stayed an additional two nights (seven in total). We almost did not book because of some of the reviews read prior. Many fair, some unfair. The biggest thing is this park is still trying to figure itself out. Yes, many seasonal sites, but extremely friendly people. Always a wave, and even an invite the first night to join their campfire, from a couple who have owned for over seventeen years. Complaints of noise were unfounded. Rte. 2 does go past, and is a busy highway, but gets very quiet at night. We are light sleepers, and had the windows opened every night. Also highway noise is dictated by the wind direction, something you can't blame on the park. But for the price charged, the nightly sites should be better leveled, and the gravel portion should not have weeds growing through them. But the rest of the area is very neatly maintained. The biggest disappointment was the so called Wi-Fi. We do not stream, just check emails and banking while on the road. One second you would have five bars, the next, nothing. Regardless of what tower you tried to connect to. Moving around the site did nothing to help reception. Even a few seasonal campers agreed on how poor the Wi-Fi is. The facilities are clean and kept in good shape. Yes, there is construction at the entry, as, from what we could gain, construction was halted due to zoning issues. Hopefully this get resolved soon, because these will be very nice sites. Overall a campground with potential, but is considered overpriced compared to others in the area. We would come back again, mainly for the quiet of the area. We camped at Apple Island Resort in a Motorhome.

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DonnaZ2011

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $65.00
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This is a campground that is mostly seasonal sites with park model mobile homes. It was very clean. There is a nice pool and hot tub. They have a club house with frequent activities. There is a store and snack bar. The transient sites are roomy gravel and grass sites that are fairly level. The hookups were adequate. There was no cable, which I expect at the price we paid, however we were able to pick up the major channels over our antenna. There is a nice 9 hole golf course. The Wi-Fi was slow but usable. We camped at Apple Island Resort in a Motorhome.

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AlaskaJack

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $68.00
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First of all, this seems to be a destination type resort, not geared for over night stops. We were only here for one night. There are MANY park models and seasonals here. (All nice folks by the way) The sites are all grass with a little gravel thrown around and no cable. We've traveled over 8000 miles this year, stayed in many campgrounds, and this park has earned two distinctions. 1. This is the worst park we have stayed at, and ... 2. It's the most expensive park we've stayed at. I could add a number 3 saying the lot was all but inaccessible due to very rigid limbed trees hanging over the access, and also hopelessly out of level, then this park will have earned the Trifecta of worst campgrounds in America. I stopped on the way out to voice my concerns and was told by the lady manager to "take a number, and if I was displeased, to fill out the survey form and mail it in." We have stayed in much nicer places for half the cost. This is not even close to being worth the money. Working staff... Great folks. Management.. Arrogant and rude. We will never stay here again. We camped at Apple Island Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Ken Franklin

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

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $62.00
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Our experience at this campground differs from that of the folks who down-rated it. The lake view from our site is spectacular. Though amid rolling terrain, our rig found a perfectly level spot that required no adjustment with the jacks. Bathrooms and showers are new, and spotless. The staff we dealt with were friendly and helpful. Far from being rude, our camping neighbors shared their pizza with us and invited us to their campfire at night. We decided to stay 2 nights, not the 1 we originally planned. Note: The campground has been building dozens of new sites, but we were told that they can't open them because of a bureaucratic error. So as you walk to the bathrooms, you pass rows of eerily empty sites. We camped at Apple Island Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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RRIJB

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $65.00
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We have been on the road for 8 months traveling both USA and Canada. We travel with our 3 kids. This is place is not family friendly at all. Suitable for elderly people only and is extremely expensive. There are quite a few permanent residents which get verbally rude / annoyed when you walk in their backyard, although you can not tell the difference between their backyard and the grass areas anyway. There are no kids activities, unless they like gentlemen's poker or golf. Most staff only helped because they were paid to. On the positive side the bathrooms and laundry were clean and tidy. Would never stay again. We camped at Apple Island Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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Jean Badyna

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $60.00
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If you read any of my previous reviews, I probably sound like a chronic complainer. I'm not really, my husband and I have stayed at some great and not so great parks. This one is definitely a not do great experience. Been here since Monday and have no safe drinking water since we've been here. No one updates you unless you go down to the office yourself. Complaints and responses from the office range from blaming the state for too much chlorine in the water system, a blown filter in the park water system, and most recently that we'll need to change our coach filter every few days at our own expense, if the company in the next town even has any filters left! Wi-fi is sketchy even though we're only 50 feet from the tower. Cutting our week stay short, even though we can't get a refund. Beautiful area of Vermont, but not at all an RV friendly place!!! We camped at Apple Island Resort in a Motorhome.

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Nancy J

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

We learned of Apple Island Resort from our Passport America directory. Given their $65 (+tax) nightly rate, we would have otherwise passed by. Our rating is based on value for the price. The resort itself is beautiful and well-maintained with a friendly, welcoming staff. The adjacent 9-hole Par 3 golf course at $15 (weekdays) was wonderful. The large pool was heated to a perfect temperature. Morning water aerobics was an excellent and entertaining workout with friendly people, all apparently seasonal residents. The poor Internet connection and lack of cable TV were disappointing. If we had stayed longer, we might have rented a boat from their marina for an outing on Lake Champlain. We camped at Apple Island Resort in a Motorhome.

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kmgulf

Review Count: 130
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

Campground is across road from Lake Champlain. Roads are gravel with pot holes. Sites are gravel, very spacious with nice grass between. Park has many seasonal campers, sites are well kept. Power, water good, cell weak (AT&T). Power box far behind site, cord just long enough to reach. Limited shopping nearby. We would recommend this park. We camped at Apple Island Resort in a Motorhome.

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maineman

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $57.00
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A lot of the sites are small and not really level. We had to switch sites to get one that I could get level. Seems a little expensive for what you get. The sites down by the office, are grass with W/E only and level, has the best view of the lake. If you're into sunrises, these are the sites. We camped at Apple Island Resort in a Motorhome.

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Mikeeg

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $1.00
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Very nice campground, but they are trying too hard to use check in as a chance to sell sites. We had a site just past the office and had a view of the lake without the extra charge, but was just open grass area. Their price is too high as you are paying for the full timers that are getting all the goodies. The WI-FI didn't work, and we were just across the road from the office. At $57.00 the Wi-Fi should work or reduce the price. I can't understand with all today's technology why campgrounds can't get it together with today's computer use. The so called resort (which has resort pricing $57.00) should also have cable TV and sewer at each site!! We camped at Apple Island Resort in a Motorhome.

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