Nice park (make sure to bring your ant poison). Wish it was more child friendly. They have pools that warn in many ways that kids are only welcome in the kids pool and the very shallow kiddie pool. When we were here the kids pool was not filled and we were told it was OK for the kids to be in the adult pool when no adults wanted to use it but that if any kids went in the hot tub we would be asked to leave (leave the entire place) immediately. Plus they charge extra per person after the first two. Our rate reflects two nights on the Passport America rate which is only valid Sunday through Wednesday nights. Since its the only place in the area we really have little choice, but I'll keep looking in the hopes of finding a better place.
The good: Beautiful with lots of amenities. The bad: Mosquitoes and very smelly water The spots are all right along a beautiful stream with crystal clear water. There is a great play area for the kids, a tennis court, lots of games, DVDs and canoes to use in the stream all included in the price of the stay. My children had a great time riding in the canoes and playing the lawn games that are set up. At night we roasted marshmallows in the firepit set up right next to the playground. The HUGE problem was the mosquitoes. More than I have ever seen in my life. We had used liberal amounts of bug spray (after reading the previous reviews) and still came away with bodies covered in bites. The smaller problem was the water. Not the water in the stream, which smelled fine, but the water coming out of the spigot. Maybe a well? Not sure but it smelled like rotten eggs and none of us could use it even for teeth brushing. Nasty stuff. I would love to say I would stay there again because the good parts really were very very good however the mosquitoes were awful enough to make me say no. Not at this time of year in any case. Maybe after a few good frosts.
If you're looking for a clean well kept RV park near the beach, this is your place. If you are looking for any room to stretch out or the ability to sleep in, not so much. The sites are REALLY close together and there are 400 of them so you have a lot of neighbors. They are very proud of the grass strip in between the rows spending a few hours one of the mornings we were there (starting at 8AM) weed whacking and mowing. You have to sign a form promising not to put jacks down on the grass when you check in and they water it every morning. The other weirdness was the pool. The surface was covered, COVERED, with little black bugs. I don't know what they were but we didn't swim. The staff was very friendly and helpful (even backed in the trailer for me) and, as I said, it was a clean, secure place close to the beach. We might stay here again but I wouldn't go out of my way to do so.
Great find! We were just passing through and only planned to stay one night but extended our stay to three after seeing how nice it was. The spots are very large and come with a picnic table, fire pit and outdoor barbeque in addition to the usual hookups. The grounds are very well kept and garbage free. The campground is close to I-5 but we honestly didn't hear it at all once inside the trailer and only the sound of the occasional train kept us from believing that we were in the middle of the woods. The free Wi-Fi was a little spotty as was the cell phone service but not a real problem. We plan to stay here every time we pass through the area.
Built on an ant hill. Unless spending 3 hours killing ants and spraying poison sounds like your idea of fun, skip this place. We can get over the fact that they turned off the power in the entire park for whatever scheduled reason (that they neglected to mention at check in). We can get past the overly strict pool/spa rules as well as the pad-locked gates between the adult and child pools. But when we told the night manger that we had ants, she handed us a bottle of ant poison and said, "we have a lot of ants here." So it was a known and not new or unusual problem. The main manager the next morning was not surprised either and, though he did refund us for one of the nights, seemed to think that we should have expected the ants, saying, "Well, it's been hot here and that brings them out. I have them at my house too." The amenities available seemed nice, we didn't try many out since we were at Magic Mountain the whole day, and the people working here were friendly but we had streams of ants going up each jack and had to take all the food out and wipe down the entire inside of the trailer. Two days after leaving there we are still finding ants. We would not stay there again.
No frills but a nice little place. Everyone was very friendly. The spots are level and clean but very bare bones. No tables or fire pits or anything like that. If you want extras bring them with you. I agree with the previous review that said that the place seemed unfinished (maybe due to the economy?). The hotel portion was a ghost town. Even so, everything was clean and kept up. The pool and hot tub were wonderful and had a lovely view of the river to enjoy as you swam or soaked though there is no actual river access here. Wi-Fi was spotty at best for us but we were also in the very last spot so it's possible that we were just out of range. It was a very peaceful place to stop and rest before continuing on and we would stay here again.