This park needs some work done to it. (I was told that there was a major renovation planed for late 06 into 07) We were with 3 other campers and traveled 3 hours to go. This was our 2nd time at the park. One of the sites we had had a steep drop off from the asphalt pad to a gravel base. It was a bad slipping hazard for any adult and we had children with us. The pool was a whole other problem. The pool was filled to capacity with people so we waited for the "overnight campers only" time at 4:30 and when we got to the pool there were still plenty of day use people in the pool along with many water-logged diapers & general trash under the lounge chairs inside the pool area and around the outside of the pool area. The deep end was closed and the staff was adding chemicals to the pool while we were in it. Needless to say we left really quick. The one thing that put it over the top for me was the lack of "proper" swimming attire. The rules stated what proper attire was- yet there were young women in the pool with white tank tops on and no undergarments..you can guess what that looked like-obscene. I called the state to complain. I was called back by the park manager about 3 days later and she basically told me my complaints were unfounded. So I gave her a good piece of my mind and told her she didn't have to worry about fixing anything for me cause it was not worth the 3 hour drive to go back.
This was our first time at this campground. The campground was a little small- you could see all the way across it. The sites were a little hard to get into. There were a number of trees really close and it was hard to maneuver the truck with the trailer & roll the awning out. In the back of the park was a nice circle of sites. If I go back I will try to stay in that area. The only problem we had was the "resident" campers. Since hurricane Katrina there is a lot of construction workers living in RV parks. There were a number of these "campers" in Fairview on the weekend we went. Most of them were respectful of the kids on there bikes, but at night we had a few uninvited "guest" come over and try to start up conversation...it's funny it usually happened around supper time when we were frying fish or cooking steaks. We had to keep and extra close eye on the kids because of this. I was uncomfortable, but overall it a nice place. I'll give it some more time an maybe the workers will clear out as the local neighborhoods finish up there rebuild.
I have camped here one other time pre-Katrina. In fact the trip we just went on was originally sched. for October 2005. The park needs some work and I can't understand why it has not been done. According to a letter I received last year stating that due to the hurricane and the subsequent "living in" of insurance/ evacuee's in the park the Halloween weekend was cancelled.(I received the letter after the date had passed-but I had found out through a friend) They kept my $40.00 deposit and would not issue a refund. So despite the shape of the park we went so we would not loose our money. Now tell me how can good "business" people make such a bad decision. Also the staff is constantly watching every move you make, so why have rules. They act as if you are trying to steal or get over on them. However, I think the worse thing of all is all of the cats they have roaming the park and getting into your garbage and climbing on your trucks. I love animals, but I shouldn't be subjected to this when my dog has to constantly be on a leash. There were a lot of activities and contests, but the winners were mostly "resident" campers. I think this is our last visit to this park. For the price and the fact that we are watched like thieves- it's not worth it.