Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $46.00
We, myself,son-his girlfriend and my 7,6,2 year old grand daughters camped for the first time at Front Royal RV Campround this past weekend Aug 15-17. The campground didn't fit the description on their website- the hot tub was broken, bath house closed where we were camping, other one was by the office at the opposite end of the campground. Site was small and uneven. There weren't any activities for the girls and there were no other children to be seen, campground had lots of open sites for a weekend stay. For adults only it would be very quiet. We were disappointed and will not stay there again. We camped at Front Royal RV Campground in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed there a single night as we were passing by. The main attraction was that the owners were willing to allow late-night check-in. The sites were far from level, but we did OK with our auto-leveler in our 37 foot rig. 50 amp power was OK. There was a pool, but we really didn't check anything out. The store had the basics, but some things had no prices, so the owner just made something up (though not unreasonable). We camped at Front Royal RV Campground in a Motorhome.
I concur with some of the comments posted by others. This is a former KOA that is run by a couple. I personally had a nice stay here. The owners were very friendly to me. They had limited Wi-Fi and I got my Dish tailgater to work. The issues I had were that the tenting areas did not look well maintained, the fishing pond dam broke resulting in a mud pit, there was trash along the fishing pond trail as well as some tent campsites and the store had what looked like items left by previous campers in it presumedly for sale. It looked like the owners were trying to maintain a large campground by themselves and were not able to get to everything. We camped at Front Royal RV Campground in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $40.00
This place suffers from what can best be described as "ex-KOA syndrome." A number of parks have given up KOA affiliation because of the franchise costs. This one, unfortunately, was acquired by someone who did not undo all the Kampground of America stuff, including the name of the private road on which it's located, and some of the interior signage. It's not helped by the fact that the current owners appear to be an Asian couple who barely speak English. Cell phone signals are just about nonexistent in this part of the Blue Ridge, and the same is true of broadcast TV. But there's no cable TV here, and the wi-fi server the park owners mentioned was not usable. Fair enough: you don't go camping to watch TV or fiddle on Facebook, but we were here during a week of horrible weather, coupled with the federal government shutdown, and some news from the outside world would have been welcome. But digging deeper, there are some real maintenance issues with this park, and some dubious claims made in their advertising. The "meeting room" or whatever you'd call it appears not to have been used in years. The mini-golf course is a wreck. I doubt that either the water slide or swimming pool are operational in-season, and the pool was yucky and only partially drained. We stayed here a week, and the roadside trash cans that were full when we arrived were twice as full when we left. "Mister" owner seemed to be very eager to check out each RV site, almost as soon as the campers had turned the corner around the office to leave, yet there was trash left sitting in some of the tent-camping sites for days. It sounds cynical, but it almost seemed as though the owner was checking the RV sites in the hope of finding that someone had left behind something valuable that he could, um acquire for himself. Grounds maintenance is a shambles. There's not nearly enough ground cover, whether vegetation or gravel, so we were up to our ankles in muck. Some discarded bits of the railroad ties that mark off the campsites were underfoot, and the spikes holding the existing ties were sticking out of the ground. I spent some time correcting the tripping hazards just in our campsite. None of the water standpipes has a back-flow preventer (anti-siphon device), which I believe is a violation of the state health code. And the openings for the sewer hookups are about an inch below ground level! When I opened our sewer cap, I had to wait for a few gallons of standing groundwater to flow INTO the pipe before I could attach the hose from my coach. All this is a real shame, because the underlying layout of the park is quite nice (although you do drive through a dairy farm to get to it.) This place could be rehabbed into a very nice RV park by someone willing to close sections of it and re-do all the site work, but I don't think this current owner is that person. He seemed to stay very busy, but it wasn't obvious that he was accomplishing anything. Someone shoot me if I ever stay here again! We camped at Front Royal RV Campground in a Motorhome.
Many people would give this park less than a 7 however, I was very happy here. We have a 43 foot motor home and granted the sites on the hill top were too small for our rig, I would not have been happy there at all. In fact we were, then we asked to move to a site on the bottom of the hill. I am so glad it was open. Site number 1 was large, flat, on the end, and shaded, but we got our satellite to work. Site 1 faced the sewer dump station, but that got very little use and was not a problem in any way. I think sites 2, 3 and 4 would have been ok also. It did only have 30 amps and it was real hot out (93 degrees), so we had to rotate our AC's and used the diesel hot water instead of electric, but we were close to a large pool in which I loved. It is located just outside of the Shenandoah Park which is real nice, since that is what we were here for. The people are friendly. We signed in for 2 nights but wound up staying 4 nights. The park was a KOA, it is becoming a little run down, but for me it was just fine: due to our site and the pool. We camped at Front Royal RV Campground in a Motorhome.
Accommodating owner. Lovely, well maintained campground. The sites were shaded, fairly level, and descent size. There were no seasonal residents. It also had a store with limited supplies. This campground was very close to the northern entry to the Skyline Dr. as was the town of Front Royal. Washington DC was 70 miles away. Only drawback was campground allowed non-campers use of pool for a fee. Slow time of year. Beware if you use map quest directions they are confusing. Stay on 340s as it turns into Stonewall Jackson Hwy. We camped at Front Royal RV Campground in a Travel Trailer.
This RV park is nothing more than a heaven for old retired RV's that need to be put in a place to be recycle. Most all of the junk there belongs to homesteaders. A lot of the trailers are unlicensed or their inspections are expired. This place is an eye sore. There was no cable TV and Wi-Fi (that you pay for)as it was not working most of the time. I will say security personnel are very helpful and friendly. I doubt if I will return. We camped at Front Royal RV Campground in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $32.00
Former KOA that is not in good shape. Assigned a very poor spot. We changed to another that was almost level. Doors to shower and bathroom left open for bugs and leaves. Would not stay there again. We camped at Front Royal RV Campground in a Motorhome.
We were skeptical in staying at this park based on the reviews. We had planned on staying at another nearby camp. but the owner of the other place gave us horrible directions and didn't answer the phone when we called back less than an hour later. It was late in the evening so we saw the entrance to Front Royal and pulled in. You could tell right away that the place is slowly being brought back to what it once was. The 350ft slide is so overgrown it may never work again; the pool, however, was re-done, clean and quite large. What impressed us the most was the immaculate and beautiful landscaping. The owner was out on the grounds working in the evening when we showed up and first thing in the morning when we left, trimming, mowing, weeding, you name it. I didn't see much of a staff except the middle aged couple who run the place. You can tell they are doing their best to make the place as clean and nice as possible. Not a small task as the place is quite large and was once what seems to be a small resort. The campground was almost empty, and therefore, probably doesn't allow for them to be able to hire more staff and afford better upgrades. What they do provide like the beautiful grounds, great swimming pool, clean yet dated restrooms, separate shower rooms, and the most adorable small log cabin rentals are well worth going back. We camped at Front Royal RV Campground in a Travel Trailer.
We made reservations and showed up thinking " Oh how great to go through a farm to get there!" Had to stop twice for cows in the middle of the road. We got to the top gate and to find a run down, beat down old KOA campground. We thought something was odd that there were hardly anyone else there in the middle of peak season! The guy at check in was rude when we asked questions. Even the office was dirty. We told him we wanted to actually see our site before we stayed. The site we reserved was supposed to be big enough for a 35 foot, and we are 30. Well a pop up might fit, but not us. He wouldn't let us change sites even know there was only a couple other campers there. We were glad to leave! I really do hope someone cleans up this campground. It would be a total waste to let it go. We camped at Front Royal RV Campground in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $40.00
This CG is beat. No one staying here. We were 1 of 2 rigs. Pool water is green. Benches broken. Picnic tables broken. No exterior lighting. Scary. On top of a mountain. Single lane driveway for access. From Rt. 340 there is a major rise to driveway which may/has scraped many a vehicle. Deep scrapes in road attest to this. No Verizon cell or internet service. Paid way too much. No 50 amps. Only 30 amps. Not returning. We camped at Front Royal RV Campground in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $38.00
This campground was once a nice place I am sure. The people at the desk were very friendly. It is very run down. When we arrived we were the only ones here but as people came they were placed next to us. This place has many sites and we were all put into a bunch. Leaving some space would have been the right thing to do. No real amenities were available but the store and the laundry, we didn't need the rest rooms. The beautiful view and country made it worth while. Such a shame this could be a great place. We camped at Front Royal RV Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
This was a clean and family oriented campground. Even though the campground was full, we never felt crowded. The bathhouses were clean and supplied with toilet paper at all times. I would recommend this campground. The only thing that should be taken off the advertisement about the campground is that the waterslide is no longer operational. We camped at Front Royal RV Campground in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: October, 2008 - $45.00
Beautiful RV park to stay at if you do not need any of the facilities as it is getting run down. The playground was rickety. One kid put his foot through a decaying board. The water slide needs work. My son used the showers and ran out of hot water even though he was the only one using it! My daughter had the same happen to her the next day! On the plus side, the Internet worked and the owners are very nice and friendly. We thought that $45 for 2 adults and 2 teens was a bit much for what they offered. A warning for those who's RV are considered long. On both Friday and Saturday...there were dozens of TT and motorhomes that came into the campground only to complain their site was not large enough. Evidently, the owners try to really squeeze the big ones in when they do not really fit. We witnessed a lot of frustrated and mad campers driving around looking for a space large enough to accommodate them. A few ended up leaving. We will not come back. We camped at Front Royal RV Campground in a Travel Trailer.
We were so delighted to secure a spot for the Memorial Day weekend. Boy were we disappointed! Once upon a time, this was a nice place. The views are absolutely lovely. The mature plants are lovely although overgrown. The pool's water was about 2 feet low which meant the filtration system wasn't running but we were told it was open to campers. I hope nobody caught any bacterial infections! We were told they burnt up one of their pumps filling the pool. This was a holiday weekend! One would think a load of water could have been obtained. The playground was old, needed repairs and contained splintered wood. Also, the free WiFi didn't work until our "neighbor" asked if he could look at it. He fixed it within minutes. The bathroom wasn't disgusting but not clean either. We didn't see any staff around other than the couple (we assume the owners) in the store. We did see a sheriff drive through one evening. This was the only time I saw any type of security. There weren't even parking passes to hang from your mirror. Other than the actual campsites with the full hook-ups, everything else was overgrown with weeds. On a good note, this was a family place, mostly families with children or older folks. It was definitely not a party place. There was no loud noise, cursing, or anything like that. We definitely would not come here again. It's a shame because like I said, the views are spectacular and we were able to get a cell phone signal. I'm surprised they are able to maintain their Good Sam Park standing. We camped at Front Royal RV Campground in a Fifth Wheel.