We were disappointed with our annual trip to Fishermen's Memorial State Park this year. The park is doing some major construction to upgrade and add more full hookup sites for 2015. We were aware of this when we reserved our site. However, when we checked in we were informed that they were having problems with the electric service in Area 1, but the ranger was able to correct it and all should be well. We pulled in and plugged in that is when our problems began. Our surge protector caught on fire. Fortunately, we were able to put it out. By then the entire row had lost power. The staff was very helpful and did find us another site for the night in Area 2 with power. We stayed for a week and row 70-75 did not have the power situation corrected in Area 1 during that time. Since there were other power problems in Area 1, the office was handing out printed information on how to obtain refunds from the state. In addition, we were inundated with ticks. Every night I removed several from our dogs and found some crawling around the RV. When I mentioned this to the office staff, they said the ticks were very bad this year and the staffer had even had a few on her. Normally, we love this campground and the surrounding area but did feel that do to the electrical problems and ticks they deserved a lower score for this year.
We enjoyed staying at Winter Island. It is a great choice if you want to explore Salem and Boston. We had a 30 amp waterfront site which had a lovely view of the harbor. In general, the campground was peaceful but be aware that it has a launch ramp and the boats are launched starting at 5:30 am. Also, the park has many public functions taking place at the pavilion and function hall. On Friday evening, a graduation party took place at the function hall which is at the end of the 30 amp waterfront sites. It was very loud and the party guests did not stay at the hall but walked through, around and into our site and we were parked four campsites away from the party. The campers at the closet site were very unhappy. Fortunately, the hall was only used one evening and the functions on Sat and Sun were lower key and over by 6 pm. It is very easy to bike to the historic sites of Salem. The House of the Seven Gables is only 1.4 miles from the campground. They also have kayaks rentals on site and a lovely small "Waikiki" beach. We enjoyed the lighthouse just off the parking lot and poking around Fort Pickering. One of our fellow campers did have a problem with a skunk that ate all the corn they left out overnight. The 30 amp power was not that strong. (ie: you can't run a microwave and anything else.) The Verizon service worked well. We hope to visit again in the future.
We spent 2 weeks here in 2013. The first during the last week of June and the 2nd during the last week of September. Both trips were great. Scusset is a state park so you will not find all the amenities of some private campgrounds. The sites are large and some are private with shade trees and vegetation, and some out in the open. Our Verizon cell service was excellent. The bathrooms and showers were cleaned at the posted times each day. In season, a trip to the Dune Dog cafe at the beach is fun and they often have fresh fish on the menu. The beach, breakwater and canal bike path were great activities. This trip we walked to the top of Sagamore Hill near the office and fishing pier. The trail had historical markers and markers pointing out trees and plants along the way. It is only about 1 mile round trip and worth the trip. In the fall, we did encounter a skunk in our site around 7pm when we went out to check our dinner on the grill. I guess it liked the smell, too. This is an inexpensive and pleasant base to enjoy the shore.
Absolutely spectacular views of the St. Lawrence Seaway from the waterfront sites. Just about any of the prime waterfront sites are excellent. I would be wary about the non-prime sites because many had standing water and were very muddy. If you like waterfront camping, this place is perfect. The electric power was the best we've had at any campground. Verizon cell phones work well, but do be aware that you will bounce off Canadian cells and might be subject to roaming charges. The garbage was picked up several times a day. You can kayak or fish directly from your waterfront campsite. Several campers brought their power boats and were mooring them at a small sandy bay near loop A. This is a state campground so their are no water or sewer hookups, but the views are worth "roughing" it a wee bit. We watched many birds: sea gulls, loons, cormorants, osprey and ducks. While in the area, you can travel up to Ottawa which is about 90 miles away and worth the trip. There is very little to do in the area surrounding the campground, but for a few days it is certainly worth the visit. We hope to return next year.
We stayed in the Barnhart Loop on a premium waterfront site and it was perfect. Lovely view of the river plus a tree lined sandy beach. If you kayak or canoe, they can be launched directly from the site. The campground marina can accommodate small john boats up to 35 foot or larger vessels. We enjoyed bike riding on the miles of paved roads. Definitely stop at the Eisenhower lock near the campground entrance and watch one of the ships go through. For a waterfront lunch spot, go to the Massena Country club by car or boat. The park employess were great: helpful and friendly. The grounds crew were constantly mowing or weed wacking keeping the park grounds well maintained. Some of the roads within the park were in need of repaving. A very quiet state park campground in the evening most campers were tucked in by 9pm.
This is a seasonal campground with a few sites for transients. Nice small campground located in the village of Brasher Falls. You can walk to church and a restaurant. The sites are adequate and the seasonal campers we spoke to were very friendly. The electric was strong without any brownouts. (Yay!) However the water was had a yellow tint (1 point deduction).
Beautiful park like setting along the Mohawk River. The employees were very friendly and accommodating. Rate was for electric/water group rate. Even though it was a summer weekend, the campground was quiet and peaceful at night. We and other members of our group had difficulty getting enough power to run AC on the 30 amp plugs, but when we switched to the 50amp plug and used a "dogbone," we all had enough to run AC all weekend. As others posted, the mosquitos are ravenous so don't forget the bug spray! Also, the campground roads did kick up a lot of dust when people would drive by. Overall, a great place to camp! We will go back again.
Overall a lovely state campground with full lookups. We were in Area 1 overlooking a marshy area and a wildlife preserve. In the distance, we could see the Atlantic Ocean with the surf breaking. It was only about 20 to 30 minutes from Newport by car. Since we visited off season, we were able to easily bike ride to local beaches, the Galilee fishing village and the Point Judith Light house. I'm guessing in season biking would be more difficult due to vehicle traffic. We were able to buy lobsters right off the boat from the docks at Galilee. The Campground was nicely maintained, but some of the infrastructure(ie roads) was crumbling, and the bathrooms were pretty basic, and they do charge for showers. Please note that the office does have a sign up saying that the electrical grid will not support RV air conditioners. We will definitely be back again.
Super friendly and helpful staff. We needed to switch sites and they came out and helped. All the staffers went out of their way to greet you when they see you out and about. The location is convenient to Mystic right off 95. Even though it rained the entire night and evening our gravel site pad did not become soft and our jacks held. Always a plus when you aren't stuck in the mud. There is a reasonable distance between the sites for a private campground. The kids jumping pillow and play area seemed to be getting quite a workout from the kids and they had many activities for families during the weekend. Hope to go back soon.
This campground gets a 10 for location. There is direct access to the Canal bike trail and access to the beach! Why else would I come to Cape Cod? We loved walking the canal path at night to watch the ships large and small go by. The downside to the campground is the lack of sewer which is OK but while we were there the bathroom cleaning crew kept moving the time for restroom cleaning so it was unnerving wondering if you walked to the restroom if it would be open. They did not follow the posted times for cleaning and changed them everyday. OK for motorhomes, etc but I did feel sorry for the tent campers. We enjoyed riding our bikes the 6 miles to Bourne and rewarding ourselves with ice cream and or lunch. It was very quiet when we visited and very relaxing. The sites are huge but most are in a field so there is limited privacy. We hope to return next year.
We stayed at the "100 Acre Woods" section. The sites were large and clean. Despite the fact that Hurricane Irene had just been through the week before and the Adirondacks were hit very hard, the campground was open and no debris was visible. The workers were helpful and it appears that the owners run a very well organized campground. Even though it was Labor Day weekend and the full hook up sites were full, it was very quiet. Since we used the campground as a base camp for sight seeing, we didn't use any of the resort facilities. The staff was very attentive and responded when we wanted our cable connection checked. Would like to visit again and use their facilities and trails. For hikers, a campground trail connects to a trail to Whiteface Mountain. The rate reflects a Good Sam discount.
The park gets a "10" for waterfront activities! You can bring your boat and keep it at the docks for an extra fee. You can bring kayaks, rowboats, etc and leave them on the beach (no fee). We saw a pair of Loons, ducks, and an American Eagle while staying there. The campground has a lovely grassy lawn with playground equipment leading down to Tupper Lake. Many campers brought their chairs to sit and enjoy the gorgeous lake view. The beach is roped without a lifeguard. There is a floating platform to swim out to and it is deep enough to dive from. Kids were also busy fishing from the campground catching the usual sunnies. Just a great family place to do "camping activities" of fishing, swimming and cooking somemores. About 60% of the campground is seasonal. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. The owners and their family are at the store/office everyday all day and are very attentive to your needs. This is not a "big rig" campground probably 30-32 feet would be the max and no 50 amp service. Call ahead since they only have a few sites available for the 30 footers. Nice family, rustic, waterfront campground with hookups to explore the Adirondack Park. Visit the Wild Center located in the town. We are planning on returning.
We stayed here to visit family and to visit Montreal. We had reserved a shady site but when we pulled in there were no shady sites available and we parked in a field. The majority of the sites are occupied by seasonals. Fortunately it did not rain since the site had deep ruts in the grass from previous occupants. The Wi-Fi worked great. Our son was able to stream some TV shows onto his laptop. The sites were large and the seasonal campers and staff were very friendly! The power was consistent which we appreciated due to the fact that it was over 90 each day and we ran the AC each day. Surprisingly, they do charge for the showers as my husband found out when he had to do some repairs on the MH and didn't want to muddy up our unit. We will stay again when we come back to visit our family.
A previous reviewer stated that this similar to a forest service campground except it has full hookups. I agree. We stayed in Tall Pines Circle and the pines were tall and beautiful old trees were all around. We had a roomy backin site that overlooked the forest. The pull through sites were not as spacious but adequate for 2 slides. Our Verizon cell phone had full coverage, too. This is a quiet park nestled next to I-87 which we couldn't see but could hear. The pool area was new, nicely landscaped and had a great view overlooking a small mountain. They had a game room and movies were offered nightly. If you are looking for a quiet campground near Lake George, this is a great choice. However, if you need resort activities, you should look elsewhere. I downgraded the park from an 8 since our electric cutout 2 times and we were unable to maintain adequate power to run our air conditioner. The staff is incredibly friendly and responsive and did try to boost our power to no avail. We will go back, but not during a heat wave!
The park staff is very helpful and knowledgeable about touring the DC area. We had a lovely campsite but some of the sites are quite small and on top of each other. The WiFi connection was intermittent. Since we were trying to work while traveling, this weak connection was frustrating but typical of most campgrounds. The week we were here it was in excess of 100 degrees each day and cooled down to mid to upper 80's at night. Fortunately, the electrical grid held and we didn't experience any brownouts or interruptions. Definitely, one of the best and closest campgrounds to camp at if visiting the DC area.
This is a difficult campground to give a number rating. The pros: Very helpful staff, great river views, fishing, crabbing, kayaking all from the campground. The cons: terrible local roads leading into the campground. We tour in our motorhome so we had to come and go each day in our 30 ft motorhome. There are no shoulders on the roads once you get off route 17 and the ditches are right next to the road. In addition, the roads are so narrow that if you encounter another large vehicle one of you must pull to the side. We considered each day to be motorhome roulette. Also, fortunately it only rained one day while we were at the campground but when we surveyed the site, there was 1 to 2 inches of standing water on it. (The dog refused to go out.) The road and site pad were up higher so we could leave without a problem. So, if you have a tow vehicle and like great water views and water activities this campground is just fine. Our 17 yr old son gave it an 8 1/2. His 16 year old friend said maybe a 5 since there wasn't anything else to do except crab and fish. We liked the park at the base of the bridge to Yorktown for free pier fishing and swimming. The campground was conveniently located near Yorktown and the Colonial parkway.
Great wooded campground. This is our third time staying here in 10 years and once again we were impressed. The staff was attentive and courteous. And believe it or not, the wifi worked well throughout the week at our site even though we were far away from the office. The gravel sites were a blessing this week since it rained constantly and we appreciated not having to walk through mud. The dog liked the new pet playground. We had a deluxe pull through site which made coming and going in our motorhome very convenient. The new cement fireplaces in the deluxe sites were nice and even came with a grate so we didn't need to put our grill on a table to cook. We loved the swings. Since we are all history buffs in our family including one reenactor we will return to Gettysburg. As a side note, the battlefield is very easy to tour via motorhome and once you get through downtown Gettysburg the area is quite RV friendly. (Watchout for your mirrors on the trees and utility polls while going through downtown.)
We just spent 10 days at Lake George Escape. I would like to rate the campground higher, however, the bathrooms at the playground, snack bar and pool area were always filthy! Other restrooms in the park were very clean. As I've stated previously, the 600 sites are large and private and our favorite place to stay in the park. They are far away from the activities but so much more peaceful. The grill menu is basically burgers but the prices are modest and the portions are ample. We enjoyed eating dinner while overlooking several of the smaller Adirondack Mountains. This time we did kayak the Schroon River. It runs right along the campground and is a lazy way to spend a summer afternoon. There are so many activities and the staff was always pleasant. We did hear some loud music on 2 different occasions but the "safety patrol" handled the situations quickly and quietly. We are headed back in October.
Another year and another great experience. This a great Adirondack state campground for those who are willing to forgo all hookups. The waterfront sites and views are beautiful. The sites are large and 305 sites are waterfront. If you enjoy water front activities: swimming, canoing, kayaking, boating, or fishing, this is the campground for you! The night time views of the stars are fantastic. If you bring a motorboat, you can access Upper Sarong Lake through Fish Creek. My teenagers were happy to spend the week without video games or TV and still want to go again next year.
Good choice for visiting the Boothbay Harbor Region. The rate reflects a Good Sam Discount of 10%. I liked that the rate was the same for a family of four. It gets expensive when you have to start paying an extra $10/day per child. We were in the wooded section where the sites were very large. The WiFi didn't work at our site but it did work intermittently at the one site closer to the office than ours (#20). The sites are gravel and the roads are paved. The sites overlooking the Cross River have great views but have only water and electric service. The daily newspaper delivered to the site and daily garbage service picked up from your own garbage can were nice perks. Nice walk to Lundy Island and the Fishing Rocks. My son the fisherman didn't catch anything at the campground but did catch 20+ mackerel fishing from a dock in Boothbay Harbor. Bring a Kayak if you have one since it is one of the nicest ways to enjoy the local bays and harbors. We will go back!
The campground is an older KOA with large pine trees so it has a "state park" feel. The campground is very dusty or muddy if it rains since there is very little grass. Our black dog turned gray... We enjoyed the large pull throughs with a lot of room between the sites. You can walk to the Au Sable River. There are several "lean to" sites available right on the river as well as one camping cabin with a river view. We all appreciated the 2 free BBQ tickets that were included with a three day stay over Memorial Day weekend. Check out their other specials if you are booking a reservation. This was a great place to stay to visit Lake Placid, Whiteface and the 1980 Olympic sites.
Conveniently located off I-95 between exits 29 & 36 so you don't lose travel mileage for stopping. The full hookups, Wi-Fi, and cable TV make this a comfortable overnight stop. The campground is heavily wooded and has dirt roads which would make it muddy when wet. It would make a nice base camp to explore Brunswick and Jekyll Island. There are many outdoor activities: a fresh water lake swimming area, salt water fishing pier, boat launch, archery range, and nature trails. The bathrooms were outdated and dirt, but there was a sign saying to excuse their appearance while they were being renovated. (It hadn't started yet.) We will use this as a stopover again.
Location and price combine to make this an excellent choice for the Florida Keys. The sites we chose had enough room for 2 35ft motorhomes with slides on both sides to open and put out the awnings. We chose the campground because it is at the base of the Keys, and to enjoy the coral reef. It was incredibly convenient to walk to the snorkel tour and glass bottom boat tour. The coral reef tour is a must see. Since this is one of the few places to visit a Coral Reef in the continental US, please take advantage of it. The showers were clean and washers and dryers were located at the bath house. There were two young men using their computers while doing laundry. Besides the snorkel tours, you can boat,kayak, dive or swim at the park. So if you like watersports this is a great spot.
Great location in Paradise! If you want a waterfront site directly on the water, this is the perfect spot. Fishing is great in the Bahia Honda Channel: grouper, tarpon, many reef fish. We were able to kayak directly from the site. There are 4 miles of road to bike on. There are 3 beaches with sand to chose from. You can snorkel from shore or sign up for an offshore tour. In addition, you are only 37 miles from Key West. If you are looking for a tent site avoid the Bayside Campground, it smelled like rotten eggs the entire week. Sandspur would be an excellent choice for tent or pop up campers. Buttonwood is for the RVs. Try to avoid the sites near the restroom since the dump station and garbage are also located there. I look forward to returning. You will probably need to reserve your spot 11 months in advance since this is a very popular and economical choice for the Keys.
Nice campground, conveniently located off of I-95. This is our fourth year using this campground as a stopover on our way South. This year we did take the time to walk around the lake. The pizza delivery to our site is one of our favorite things about the campground since the cook doesn't feel like cooking after 2 days on the road. The coffee bar looked great but we aren't designer coffee drinkers. The dog appreciated the basket of bones available at check in. There appears to be a variety of activities available in the area and we should plan to stay longer than 1 night in the future.
This park is the "real Florida". Beautiful foliage between the sites makes it feel like a tropical paradise. Where else can you stay within walking distance to the beach, kayaking, biking and walking trails? The TV reception was good enough to keep two teenage boys happy when they weren't fishing, kayaking or sightseeing. The park is conveniently located near old town St. Augustine so if you aren't towing you can use "the beach bus". It did rain heavily but our site drained well so we did not have a problem getting out. This is our second time here and we will be back again.
Nice campground. It is conveniently located off I-95. We used it as a stopover on our way North. The staff was very accommodating. They give each dog visitor a bone with the campground rules for dogs. It was a nice touch.
Nice park and conveniently located north of the 495 Beltway. Heated water is a plus at this time of year. We have stayed here before and visited Washington, DC. The staff is usually helpful and there are many different ways to see the city.
The campground is conveniently located between exits 19 and 20 off I87 on route 9. Large sites. The interior roads are dirt as are the campsite pads. This is an older campground with plenty of trees. Larger rigs would probably wish to stay up front in the grassy field. We did see some large fifth wheels and large motorhomes in the treed sites but they were carefully maneuvering through the trees. The campground is within walking distance of the Six Flags Great Escape Amusement Park. (1/2 mile.) Also, there is outlet shopping nearby as well as restaurants and a Walmart. The downside to the campground is the road noise from the interstate. You can see the cars and trucks through the trees. Also, the 30 amp electrical is weak and the power browned out as well as cut out several times over the weekend.
Very clean and quiet park. Yes, there are a large number of seasonal campers but they are very friendly people. You can walk down a path from the campground to fish/or swim in Lake Champlain. Our son caught a 22 inch large mouth bass in the lake. It was the highlight of his stay. Nearby, the Depot Theatre is worth buying a ticket. The Westport Marina is a good place for lunch. Also, for trailer boaters, the Barbers have a field to park your trailer and boat. The boat launch in Westport is large with plenty of parking. The town has weekly concerts on the library lawn.
Awesome! Very busy campground, but 305 sites are lake front and you can swim, and boat from your site. The sites are large and despite the campground being full and therefore very busy we still had a great time. The campground quiets down at 10pm. The main road is paved and level so it makes for great bike riding. You can rent canoes from a truck that goes by the campsites each day. A "hard" ice cream truck comes by the campsites each night between 5 and 7 pm. Also, ice and firewood trucks come by. Yes, there are no hookups but the dump station has three lanes and you can run generators for 5 hours each day. A great way to visit the Adirondack park.
We were extremely disappointed to find that our deluxe waterfront/water view site was 2 rows back from the bay with non premium sites in the row in front of us (This site was reserved in January). It was classified as a deluxe water site because if the site in front of ours was not occupied you could see the bay. Incidentally the row in front was not considered premium since it could only fit a 24 foot trailer, but it still had a water view. The campground did refund our deposit. Be very careful about what site you get since the deluxe sites are $84 plus a night and only include water and electric. We will stay at Blackwoods in Acadia since it also doesn't have a water view but is only $18/night. We will NEVER try this campground again.
Nice park about an hour outside of Chicago. It is a country setting however housing developments are cropping up nearby. They seemed to have a lot of rules but were not draconian about enforcing them. We had a nice stay while visiting relatives in the Chicago area.
Great location on the Mississippi River!! Reserve early for a river front site. It is amazing to watch the river traffic. The river front sites have a concrete pad and picnic table but little shade. It is conveniently located to Memphis and the access road is in good shape. You will be just off I-55 and I-40. I think it is worth a stop even if you are not planning on touring Memphis. (Note the Gibson Guitar Factory Tour and Sun Records Tour are must sees.) I only wish they had cable TV. Also the laundry facilities are truly free and very clean.
Pricey but located within 5 minutes of the Grand Ole Opry, Opry Mills and General Jackson Showboat. The pool area is very nice and large with a covered pavilion so you do not have to sit in the sun while watching the kids. My only negative is that they do not have cable. A campground in a major city should have cable at these prices. It was clean, the staff friendly and attentive.
We spent two nights here while touring the Mammoth Caves. It is a very nicely kept up National Park campground. The roads were paved (without the usual national park potholes). The bathrooms even provided soap! The rangers were pleasant and even changed our site before we arrived because they didn't think the site was suitable for our motorhome. The sites were spacious and we had deer run through our site twice. This campground is within walking distance of the caves and restaurant. The camp store provides the basics. Be aware that they do charge for showers.
We stay here whenever we visit the Lake George area. Pros: The 50 amp sites are large and screened from the next site with trees and shrubs. I love the space of the 50 amp sites. Well stocked fishing ponds as well as river fishing is available. They have great activities. Cons: They allow large groups at the tent sites and these groups can get very rowdy. Note: This year over the Memorial Day weekend, the park did hand out notices stating that loud campers would be asked to leave ! The 2 pools are inadequate for the number of campsites and guests. When you make reservations, request 50 amp sites as far away from the tent areas as possible to avoid the congestion and noise. Also, the campground is in Warrensburg on the Schroon River not Lake George.(Wifi is an extra charge.)
My favorite type of private campground. Wooded sites with plenty of room for slides. The campground staff if so sweet and kind! My in-laws and kids enjoyed the pancake breakfast and charity tag sale going on Saturday morning. We did camp with our dog and had no problems. Unlike a previous reviewer, we were able to leave her on site and noticed other dogs(barking) in their unattended campsites. I wouldn't worry about leaving my dog in the motorhome unattended unless you know that the dog would draw attention to itself. (This seems to be a standard KOA policy.)
Great place to stay just 2 1/2 miles from I95. We used as an alternative to a Flying J. The campground was clean and private and cheap! They only can fit up to a 35 foot rig. We were a 35 foot motorhome and did have to park at angle in our pull through site to be certain all was well. Unfortunately the clerk said the campground was being sold and she did not know if it will be open in the future. I certainly hope it will be since this is my new favorite stop off I95 in Virginia.
We stayed during a very cold, rainy & windy week. Our inland site stayed dry and our awning was secure (a few other campers lost their awnings). The cable tv worked well with plenty of stations to keep our teenagers busy. The sites were very large and roomy. They had many activities and church services on site that we were happy even though we weren't at the beach. The camp store was well stocked and the prices were reasonable. They had a good supply of fishing gear so our 14 year old fisherman didn't have to go to a bait shop to surf fish or cast net. We will go back again.
Great place to stay to visit the Magic Kingdom. The ferry boat takes campers directly to the Magic Kingdom from the campground. The sites were difficult to enter and exit due to narrow roads and site entrances. The staff did work with us to get into a site that worked for us. However once in the site, they are large and semi-private since the foliage partially barricades your site from the next one. The wifi charges of $9.95/ day were high considering we were already paying $82/night plus $5/night for the dog. That's why this campground only rated a 7. We were in the 700 loop this year and the 500 loop last time and both are close to the ferry dock. You also get free parking at the theme parks if you stay at Disney and for a motorhome that saves about $12/day per park if you skip the Disney transportation and drive to the theme parks. We will stay here again the next time we visit Disney World. We stayed in a 30 foot Class A motorhome
Gorgeous campground in the heart of old growth redwoods. What a treat! We were able to get our 30ft class A plus bike rack through the campground. The sites were large and obviously shady. The fire pit was elevated and quite large. The campground host was very friendly and helped us to back into our site. We will definitely stay again if we are in the area. Note the showers were closed and the sign stated they were unlikely to open.
We stayed here will traveling to California. It is conveniently located between exits from I-80. We had a nice large site overlooking the reservoir. Beautiful view of surrounding hills and it is in ranch country so there were cattle nearby. The toilets were clean but "pit" type. (No showers were available.) Water was available at each site. We will definitely stay here again. Visited in a 30 foot class A Motorhome.
We have stayed at this campground 2 times. We use it as a stopover while traveling South. The staff has always been very helpful and accommodating. The dog walk area is the largest that we have seen. The sites were level. We absolutely love the pizza delivery to our campsite. The bathrooms were clean and warm. (It was 20 degrees outside.) Our teenagers had a great time playing ball.