We checked in and went to our site. We had a small, very small issue: and needed the campground host. We located his camper and asked him to help us with something. He didn't come out of the camper and totally refused to assist us. What we needed would have taken 5 minutes. The park is pretty, lake and small beach area were nice. Bathrooms were clean. However, starting at 10 pm a site rented by a group of teenage girls started playing very loud music, screaming (and I mean loud blood curdling screams), and running around the park through other campsites. By midnight my husband decided to check for security at the gate, and there was no one there. We didn't feel the host would be helpful based on earlier interaction. By 2AM, my husband asked them to "Please be quiet" because we had a camper full of kids trying to sleep. Finally by 4AM the girls were at a quiet roar. At 10AM we hauled out of that park after being told the girls were staying another night by park staff. We did not get a refund on our campsite. By far the worst night ever spent camping: EVER, by an avid camping family and ex- state park hosts. Made for a long ride since my husband had no sleep! We will never be back!
If we didn't have kids there would be no reason to camp here. But the kids had a blast with 8-10 activities every day. A few activities every day were not free, like the tie dye shirts $8, and the suncatchers $3. There are 3 outdoor pools, 1 indoor, and 1 splash pool. There are many seasonals that had well cared for lots. Golf cart rental available, and kids on bikes literally everywhere. The lake has a beach area and there are 5 playgrounds. The activities are put on by teenagers that sometimes seem a little bored with the games: kickball, flag football, etc. But, there were a couple of them we got to know well that were very friendly. The absent adult workers or security was a downfall. I witnessed a grown woman vomit on the beach and walk away. But, there are no visible workers inside the camping area. I was completely disappointing by the shower house situation. Seems the park has grown but forgot to have enough bath/shower houses. There was a constant muddy floor in the showers as well. The campstore is nice and pricey, and the cafe was nice for the kids to get snacks. We were here 11 days and were discovering new things every day about the park. Oh, and our neighbors decided to park with their camper/ RV touching, completely sideways taking up the whole 2 sites and blocking our view of anything. I don't know if that's fair when we paid as much as anyone else here to stay. We were told, however they can get them in, is okay with the staff. If you are looking for rest, relaxation and rejuvenation, this is not the place. This is kid oriented only. We will return 3-4 days a year until the kids don't camp with us anymore.
Lovely wooded campground with a great historic (not rustic) feel. Very family oriented, very friendly to their local community (reunions and gatherings offered here). Could not have asked for friendlier hosts. They go above and beyond for the kids at the campground to have a good time. The children loved the flashlight lollipop hunt and the beach games! The campground creeks and lakes are all spring fed, and in constant movement from the originating spring. We had a good time exploring the property and appreciate all the work someone put in to build creeks, dams, and ponds throughout. The swimming "hole" is clean, only about 5 feet deep, has a small beach area and floats the kids can play on. The lake behind that is good for fishing. The kids had fun exploring the creeks and the little bridges built over them. There are permanent sites, mostly separate from visitors, and were all well kept and friendly. The camp store has all the necessities and goodies for the kids. It's also the nightly hang out for good but quiet get togethers of the campers. The pool was newly lined and clean, but chilly. Showers small but clean and the bathrooms were clean. Teepees are available for rent, but currently require some TLC. Give them time, I am sure they will get to it. Laundry available as well. No septic hook up, but a dump station on site. The town of Allen is worth exploring too with antique stores, Amish goods, and nice local people. We plan to stay here 2-3 days once a year now.
First of all, don't let the bridge scare you. This campground has very friendly staff and a attentive owner. The bridge looks narrow entering the campground, the road is behind a neighborhood and off the beaten path but close to the interstate. However, once entering the campground you will see the pride taken to care for this place. It was mowed, landscaped, and gravel was well graded. The playground was dated. The pool was clean. The bathrooms were some of the nicest we've seen. They were dated, but very well cared for and decorated with a like home feel. The showers were hot and had Delta faucets. There is a small store with 50 cent coffee (with a donation slot). Our site was pull through, fairly level. The staff closed the pool, but once they saw our kids in swim trunks, they reopened it for another hour. We had a bit of trouble with our holding tank, and they were eager to share their knowledge and assist by letting us use tools. They have been campers for years, and understand the lifestyle. We highly recommend this campground if you are looking for a friendly overnight stay. We will stay there again!
This was a great ocean front camp resort with lots of activities for our kids. The week we stayed they had vacation bible school, concerts, contests, and art activities. The staff is friendly and very present, the patrol drives around on golf carts and are quick to respond to problems. While we were there a child came missing and we witnessed the patrol quickly get out his map and locate the campsite the child was last seen at. Within minutes he was found. The pool is clean, there is a professional maintenance man for the pool on duty every day. The store is nicely equipped, laundry and arcade /breakfast/pizza parlor/ ice cream shop on site. This campground allows only families to stay, and there are kids everywhere. Teenagers are on golf carts everywhere too, but patrol does well to keep them in line. Every night there is a fun golf cart parade! The ocean front site we had was 3 campers away from the ocean, the sites near the pool are about 3 minute walk away. The ocean sites have "cabanas" to provide shade. Some of the pool side sites looked hard to get into. There are permanent residents here, but they take pride in their ownership and keep the resort beautiful. The only negative was that the showers were very dated, yet hot. The bath house near us was not handicapped accessible, and I only saw one that was. Easy to find, signs along the road. We hope to return soon!
New owners who are very nice. Stated they took on the KOA from an owner who had not kept up with the maintenance. They are putting forth good effort to upgrade. Front lot is pull through, rear is for back in and tents. The roads, sites are in need of new gravel and really needs grading. After a good rain this place may be hard to drive through. Lots of road noise, but very wooded, pretty. Playground was next to a deep pond, not near any sites. The showers were tiny, larger people may have problems with closing the door behind them. Although the showers, bathrooms were dated, they were clean and the water was very hot. Little store, pricey, coffee was 1.50. Most importantly though, this campground's entrance is quite steep. We took it at an angle and didn't bottom out, but could see where many campers have scraped. I would reccomend that if your unit rides low, avoid this spot. Leaving the campground we put the truck in low gear, as it is a steep decline. We will not camp here again.