For the money paid to stay here, this campground should have had a lot better upkeep. The sites were dirty, with trash everywhere. I was picking up bottle caps and litter left before we got there all weekend. There are not enough bath houses for the number of campsites, and they are poorly maintained. The campground does not seem to be able to support the number of sites they make available-water pressure inconsistent, electric unreliable, Wi-Fi although advertised, is virtually non-existent. The staff does not enforce safety rules with the golf carts: it was dangerous and chaotic trying to make our way through the constant parade of golf carts, many with obvious underage or under the influence, or both. The cable TV was good, and there is a lot to do here--lots of playground activity and a nice waterpark and lake area with a beach.
This is a beautiful park. We stayed in the Burson loop with full hook ups, 30 amp. Our site (15) and most others we saw were huge and had plenty of shade. There are two bathhouses in this loop and one is brand new. The laundry room had two each washer and dryers, both worked well. There is plenty to do here, nice hiking trails, beach area with lifeguards on the lake with concessions as well as a restaurant, kayak, paddle boat and paddle board rentals, diving platform, fishing and picnicking. We camped in a travel trailer and have reservations to come back again. This was the best state park we have ever stayed in.
We had planned on staying a week, but left after one night. The pull through site we were assigned was very tight to get into and out of, even though the sites around us were not occupied. The campground was run down and dirty, a dead bird was on the ground in the site next to us. Our site and many others have what they call a patio, but it is actually two warped, wooden palettes, very dangerous and in an inconvenient location. We observed some sites where the campers could not open their awnings because the camper adjacent to them was so close. There is one bathhouse for the whole campground located at the camp office, too far for some to walk to. We left because this camp was not as described on their website, and we did not feel comfortable staying here. Now known as Nashville North KOA, this camp was known as Nashville Country RV Park when we made the reservations. We stayed here in a travel trailer.
We were very happy with this park. Easy access to attractions, we stayed a week. The camp was well maintained and had plenty of amenities. Laundry was clean and spacious, several machines,so no waiting. The pool was nice and clean. We were told that it would be upgraded soon, but what they have now is nice and maintained well. There is a small dog park that was clean and big enough for our 30 pound puggle to play in. Camp store well stocked, although it closes early. (6-7 p.m.) Our site, I11, was nicely landscaped and spacious. Easy to get into with our 36'travel trailer. Electric, water, cable and WiFi all worked consistently well. Staff was courteous and accommodating. Bathhouse was clean and well maintained. Older part of campground also seemed to have spacious sites, although we were also told that most sites will be upgraded in the near future. Ours was part of the recent upgrade. We were very happy with the accommodations here and will definitely stay again.
Not a fan of the new concrete pads at the campsite. These are a nuisance and a hazard. The mud packed in around them made them worse. We had to back our camper up several feet to avoid the pad being right at our front door, which stretched our sewer hose to the limit. As we were camping with friends and all three of our sites had them, we were walking around them all weekend. We could not use the picnic table much because it was a giant reach to get to the table while avoiding the dirt surrounding them. We had to block the table from our dog at the campsite to keep him from getting into the dirt and tracking it into our camper. It might be better if they were flush with the ground. It's so annoying, that we may be searching for another campground, which would be sad, because we have been coming to Castaways since its opening, and it has been one of our favorite campsites. Not all campsites have the concrete pads, but we have been told that eventually they will. We also found it strange that a friend who wanted to camp with us at the last minute was told that the campground was completely booked. However, the entire weekend, the camp was barely at 25% capacity. There were only 2 other sites being used in our area besides our group all weekend. Disappointing. As stated before, we have stayed here frequently since their opening, and have always given a rating of 9-10, but for the reasons above, the best we can give is a 7 now. I believe they are now under corporate ownership, which may have something to do with the changes.
Our site (29) was a "Y" with site 30. We camped with friends who were in a motorhome-- they pulled in forward so we could camp "awning to awning." We were lucky to get these sites together since reservations are made first come first serve. Sites were level, partly shaded and very roomy. We were easy walking distance to the Shenandoah River where we tubed on our own. No need to use an outfitter if you bring your own tubes, kayaks, etc. Some issues with electric when we first arrived, but it was very hot and the loop was full. The bathhouse was close, and very clean with individual showers-- good water pressure and plenty of hot water. Overall, this is a beautiful park. We are looking forward to camping here again.
Our campsite was a few short steps from the ocean--a nice spacious, level site, although not all the campsites are as nice. Some are on a steep grade. The restrooms are immaculate. Camp store is nice. Did not use the pool. This campground offers some amenities a la carte which is great if you don't need cable or internet for example, you can save the money. Staff is very helpful and friendly. This was our second visit, and we would definitely return.
We camped here in January, so the camp was pretty empty. It seems like it would be crowded during DC tourist season, as access to the city is very easy from here. The camp was nice enough; however, the walking trails were trashy and parts of the camp are run down. We probably won't stay here again, due to the noise from the Capital Beltway. The camp is located right off of 495 near Rte 1 in College Park.
There is so much to do here in this campground, it would take more than a week's stay to see everything. Short (20 min) drive to Siesta Key beach where we visited often. Also stayed in the park to view canopy, walk trails, explore the water. Lots of wildlife. Restrooms are very clean. Camp is well maintained. Can't wait to stay here again.
This campground is worth the money. We visit here often, and this is the only place we stay when we come to Ocean City. Full of amenities and activities. The sites are always clean. Stay here and enjoy the beach on the Sinepuxent Bay, or go to Ocean City or Assateague, both a short distance away. Shuttle service is available to Ocean City. The camp store is awesome, staff is very accommodating, upgrades are made it seems every time we visit. Cafe has great food available for pick up or delivery to your campsite. There is even a bar on the water with live music. Internet recently upgraded with option of free or for a small fee.
This is our second visit to this campground. In October 2012 we stayed in the wooded sites (168), which were slightly difficult to get into, but spacious. We had to go out and buy extra electric, sewer and coaxial in order to reach, but once we did, everything was fine. We stayed near the camp entrance in July 2013. The sites in this section are very small. Almost no room outside our camper. Some of the sites had a useless cement patio. Ours had grass, but not much of it. There are a lot of amenities at this campground, but many are outdated. The camp store is nice, and there is a cute wine shop, but the restrooms are filthy, and the pool is disgusting. However, there is so much to do in this area, visiting the town of Harper's Ferry, the casino, tubing in the river and zip lining all very close by. If we stayed here again, it would be in the wooded sites.
Our site was a huge "super" site, and we were able to camp awning to awning with family on an adjoining super site. Pool area was very nice. Small beach area on the Rappahannock River was enjoyable, but difficult to get to for handicapped and elderly guests. Registration process was easy. Friendly staff. Agree with other reviewer that golf carts were out of control with many underage drivers and drinking while driving. Not enough bath houses to accommodate the size of the park. Water had a horrible "sulfur" smell. We did not notice this smell on our first visit, Memorial Day, 2012. Camp store was sparse. We rented a pontoon boat from a nearby marina and spent a day enjoying the river. This was our second visit, and we would probably visit again.
Waterfront says ocean, but it is not really ocean; it is the Sinepuxent Bay which dumps into the Atlantic Ocean and is adjacent to the Assateague National Seashore, which is oceanfront, but you can't see it. The park is very clean, plenty of bath houses and laundry rooms available. Service is excellent, especially the bar at the bay side beach, although it did seem to go downhill a little towards the end of the summer. There is a full service cafe on site that will deliver right to your campsite, or to the bar, free of charge. We used this service a lot throughout the summer. The cell phone service and WiFi capability is lacking, an amenity necessary when staying at an ocean resort town. We stayed here several weekends and one week throughout the season.