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South Hero, Vermont

Apple Island Resort

South Hero, Vermont



71 US Rte 2
South Hero, Vermont 05486
Phone: (802) 372-3800

Sites: 249
Recent Rate: $50 8/2016

Latitude: 44.635696396688
Longitude: -73.266706466675

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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

47 Reviews

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Review Count: 102
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

This is my new place to stay. Everything about it was wonderful: large sites looking at Lake Champlain, beautiful pool, nice rec room, bands, dances, catered dinners, spotless bathrooms, friendly staff, excellent camp store, convenient to everything, great place for your dog. There is also a nine hole, par 3 golf course in the park. We camped at Apple Island Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) 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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The Farmers Markets in the area are great. There is also a winery nearby. Burlington is about 20 minutes away. The camp store has wonderful sandwiches.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $57.00
Overall Rating:      

We only stayed 1 night prior to a rally in Essex Junction. Park was clean and checkin was efficient, we were led to our site. A word of caution for booking reservations online, make sure you know what your getting, we thought we had booked a FHU but only had water and electric and needed to hit the dump station on the way out prior to several days at a rally with no waste hookup. Using the dump station requires navigating around the park a little which was a little tight in a 41' coach but not awful. Our water/elec site did have a nice view of the lake. This park is very handy to Essex Junction and Burlington areas. We were only there 1 night so didn't use any other services. We camped at Apple Island Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
D03
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Burlington & Essex Jct have lots of shopping and restaurants. Take the ferry across to NY and visit the Adirondack Mtn areas, and Whiteface Mtn auto road has some stellar views as well as the old Lake Placid Olympic area is very interesting.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 5

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
EM006
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

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

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

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

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $76.00
Overall Rating:      

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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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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Review Count: 67
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 10

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

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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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $68.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $62.00
Overall Rating:      

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

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

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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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

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

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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