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05/2007
rating [ 10/10 ]
This park is immaculate since it is brand new. It was still under construction while we stayed, but most of it was finished and was beautiful! The restrooms are individual rooms with multiple locks on the doors providing for extra safety. The sites were all concrete and nice and spacious. The gentleman that runs it and his daughter were super nice and told us to pick any site we wanted since they are all the same price. I could not believe it was only $28! They have cable, however you do need your antenna for local channels. Like the other review said, it is called RVXpress so it is meant for stop overs and not long term stays, therefore there are no picnic tables, fire rings or grassy areas and there were no trees planted at the time of our stay. THIS SAID: IT IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL and I did not miss these items at all. I wish we could have stayed longer. This is definitely a campground that we would go out of our way to stay at again. After having traveled cross country and staying at numerous campgrounds, I can easily say this is by far one of the nicest in the U.S.!
04/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
This was our first trip to Vegas and we were unsure how this campground was going to be after reading some of the reviews. It is basically a very, very large asphalt parking lot, however there were some nicer sites and you get what you pay for!! We took a super site which was a lot more expensive but definitely was worth it. It had a stamped concrete pad, decorative rocks, a small tree and a beautiful patio set at it. The site was enormous and we had a ton of room all around us. So the upgraded site is definitely worth the money. Just be careful though because we booked our site several months in advance at the rate of $79. We found out that the going rate for walk-ins for the first four nights was $59, not $79. They finally did change the rate for 4 days to $59. We look at it this way, at a hotel if you want a nicer room you have to pay for it and it's the same at this campground, otherwise you are basically getting a parking space to park your "house". I do agree however that there are no trees anywhere to provide for shade. We made sure we carried our dogs across the pavement since it was so hot, or we walked them early in the morning and late at night. We were there the week they hit records-it was 97 and 98 degrees in April- so some shade would have been nice. The staff were extremely pleasant and everything was well kept. The pool was closed while we were there because they were painting the area around it. We did notice that they cleaned the restrooms at inconvenient times and seemed to be in there a long time cleaning them, almost as if to deter you from using them.It seemed odd to be cleaning them at 9 30 and 10 00 every morning since this is such a busy time especially in Vegas since the average morning wake up time is later because of the night life. Also there was ABSOLUTELY NO TV RECEPTION. We knew someone with a satellite that had a hard time getting any channels. My husband and I figured they probably scramble the reception so that there is no tv to watch, making you gamble more. They don't want you in your rig-they want you in the casino. The location is ideal though because you are right on the strip.We had a vehicle with us which was great because you were near the casinos which all offer free parking! The campground was really quiet at night considering you are right on the strip, but they are in the process of building a new hotel right along the one whole side of the campground so every morning we woke to tons of large machinery. We did notice that the sites along that side didn't seem to be used probably because of the construction at your doorstep!! All in all we really enjoyed it. Most of the reviews complain that it is just a parking lot. Yes that is what it is, but sometimes the convenience of the location out ways everything else. It is located at the far end of the strip but it is in a very convenient location in terms of all the casinos. One word of advice though is to get exact directions on how to get into and out of the campground. The roads around the campground are very confusing and several times we just could not find the entrance!! Can you imagine being lost in Vegas and having to stay there forever???!!!
05/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
This place was beautiful!! Upon arrival we noticed several workers "washing" the interior roads of the campground so we knew right away what type of park this would be. We were glad we were in a motor home because the entire park seemed to be 90% expensive units. The grounds themselves were immaculate and there was always workers everywhere picking up trash, doing maintenance and grounds keeping,etc. The sites were nice-all concrete, a picnic table, and large hedges in between each site on both sides to provide some privacy. The pet areas were fenced in and all sand which both my boys loved and they were in convenient places throughout the park. Maybe this is why they charge several dollars a day per dog!! The clubhouse/pool area and store were so nice that it reminded me of a country club not a campground. There were several nice areas which had grass, grills, and patio swings. Of course the restrooms were nice! The campground is right on the marina and has a very large park at it. There was a nice walking trail along the bay at the park and it has picnic tables, volleyball courts, and a playground. It was one of the nicest public parks I have ever seen. We walked our dogs there every day because there were always several dogs there for them to meet. The campground has cable but the reception was terrible and there was only a couple channels. The one issue we had with this campground was that when we arrived and were assigned a site, I looked at the map and asked about another site. I was told it was not available. We had to move to another site because we decided to stay a couple of days extra. We inquired about several sites and were told they were not available because there were rallies coming in. The entire time we were there none of these sites or the first one we inquired about ended up having anyone in them. I was not too happy about this fact since it seemed like there were certain spots they were told to "sell" and the nicer spots were available the whole time. The nicest/most popular spots are definitely the sites right along the marina. I would have given it a ten had they been a little more cooperative with the site choices but since a big part of enjoying a campground is having a good site, to me it wasn't the perfect place although it was one of the best campgrounds we have ever been to!!!!
06/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
We were very concerned about the access to the sites after reading all the reviews. We have a 32ft motor home and had no problem at all. Yes, you do have to be careful because it is harder than normal with the fencing, trees, light posts, etc. but it was not that difficult. The sites themselves were nice. We took an ultra site which had the above plus a concrete pad,cable, and a good amount of space between sites(grass). The roads were rock but there was no dust created by them. We received a map at check-in and were surprised to see that the majority of the park was park model trailers. I'm not a big fan of campgrounds with these in them, but I did not realize that when I made our reservations. I was pleasantly surprised !! Most of them were no more than a couple of years old and were as big as some peoples houses. We did not see one eyesore unless you consider the one or two "gaudy" ones as eyesores. They were all extremely well kept and a lot of them had beautiful landscaping. The lake, with the beach area, was very nice. It had a snack bar, boat/kayak rentals, a dock in the middle for kids to go on, a playground, basketball, one of the three pools, picnic area, etc. It seemed to be very kid oriented, although we don't have kids. The park itself is huge so they offer golf cart rentals, and believe me there were a ton of golf carts! We had a space near the restrooms, which had a large grass area, where a lot of families would gather and play ball, etc. The restrooms were clean, but we did not use the showers since we have our own. The park itself is very well maintained and seems to have a large maintenance staff. We did have some issues though. We tow a jeep and had no where to unhitch because there are only a few spaces to park to check-in and since other people are waiting you can not do it there. We ended up pulling over on the side of our road to do it but if another rig came down the road, we were in trouble. To hitch up, we did it at a nearby gas station. One major problem I could see is that only one lane exists for entering and exiting the campground. During the busy times, in the summer, they offer express check-in at the security station. So if you want to either exit or enter the campground, you need to wait in that same line. We were fortunate that we left Saturday morning and did not have an issue with the lane problem. Both times I dealt with the staff, the girl was extremely rude and said only what she needed to. These things to me are worth putting up with, since the campground was very nice and is very convenient to both Cape May and Wildwood (it's about 4 miles to either one). We just got home 2 days ago and I can't wait to go again!!!
06/2007
rating [ 5/10 ]
We were camping at a nearby campground (Beachcomber)and decided to drive through this one to preview it. Maybe it was the fact that we were just driving through and didn't actually stay here but I have to disagree with most of the reviews. The campground entrance is nice. The office/store building is enormous and seems brand new. We also found a house somewhere in the campground that said it was the grounds keepers house. That house was nice, which is kind of ironic since that was all that was so positive. We drove all over hoping to find the "well kept" seasonal area and sites, however we never found any. The sites seemed to have no pattern to them. There would be a site where the park models would be long ways in the space and then the one next to it would would be parked the opposite way, almost intersecting it. We saw the exact same motorhome as ours which drew our attention to where it was. It was in a spot next to a park model trailer and the way it was situated, the back side of the motorhome had to be no more than 2 feet from the park model. The slide on the one side was not even extended all the way because there was a tree in the way. Three quarters of the sites appeared to be this way. It seems like they just haphazardly have sites all over!!! Most of the sites were rock but had weeds all over them, and the majority of the seasonals were older. We saw very very few that appeared to be LESS than 4-5 years old. The beach/lake (man made) was something I would never even put my feet in, never mind swim in. It was just very unappealing. The security guard at the entrance of this campground said this campground is much nicer than the one we are staying at (Beachcomber). He must get paid extra to say that since he works here, because there is no comparison. The other campground has A LOT of park models and we're usually not fond of this in a campground however THEY are very well kept. It's still your typical shore campground, but is much more visually appealing. Maybe the people that have reviewed this campground have different standards than me, or maybe they are just a lot older since my husband and I are fairly young. Or maybe it's the fact that the last review is a year old. Who knows? The one reviewer said it perfect: "I'm not doing back flips over this campground!" We just got back last month from driving our motorhome cross country and we have seen a lot of campgrounds. I apologize if my standards are a little higher, but there are other options in this area and they are a lot more appealing. Maybe its the amenities that make this place so "great" in everyone's eyes, but if you at least have some pride in where you stay this is definitely not a campground that should be rated higher than a five!
04/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
This was our first trip to Vegas and we were unsure how this campground was going to be after reading some of the reviews. It is basically a very, very large asphalt parking lot, however there were some nicer sites and you get what you pay for!! We took a super site which was a lot more expensive but definitely was worth it. It had a stamped concrete pad, decorative rocks, a small tree and a beautiful patio set at it. The site was enormous and we had a ton of room all around us. So the upgraded site is definitely worth the money. Just be careful though because we booked our site several months in advance at the rate of $79. We found out that the going rate for walk-ins for the first four nights was $59, not $79. They finally did change the rate for 4 days to $59. We look at it this way, at a hotel if you want a nicer room you have to pay for it and it's the same at this campground, otherwise you are basically getting a parking space to park your "house." I do agree however that there are no trees anywhere to provide for shade. We made sure we carried our dogs across the pavement since it was so hot, or we walked them early in the morning and late at night. We were here the week they hit records: it was 97 and 98 degrees in April, so some shade would have been nice. The staff were extremely pleasant and everything was well kept. The pool was closed while we were here because they were painting the area around it. We did notice that they cleaned the restrooms at inconvenient times and seemed to be in there a long time cleaning them, almost as if to deter you from using them. It seemed odd to be cleaning them at 9:30 and 10:00 every morning since this is such a busy time, especially in Vegas since the average morning wake up time is later because of the night life. Also there was ABSOLUTELY NO TV RECEPTION. We knew someone with a satellite that had a hard time getting any channels. My husband and I figured they probably scramble the reception so that there is no TV to watch, making you gamble more. They don't want you in your rig: they want you in the casino. The location is ideal though because you are right on the strip. We had a vehicle with us which was great because you were near the casinos which all offer free parking! The campground was really quiet at night considering you are right on the strip, but they are in the process of building a new hotel right along the one whole side of the campground so every morning we woke to tons of large machinery. We did notice that the sites along that side didn't seem to be used probably because of the construction at your doorstep!! All in all we really enjoyed it. Most of the reviews complain that it is just a parking lot. Yes that is what it is, but sometimes the convenience of the location out ways everything else. It is located at the far end of the strip but it is in a very convenient location in terms of all the casinos. One word of advice though is to get exact directions on how to get into and out of the campground. The roads around the campground are very confusing and several times we just could not find the entrance!! Can you imagine being lost in Vegas and having to stay here forever?!
06/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
We decided to give this campground a try after reading the reviews. The entrance to the campground is amazing. You enter the island by a small road completely surrounded by water which makes it feel as if you are in the middle of the ocean. Upon entering we immediately noticed a very strong "sewer" odor at the check-in area. Luckily the smell was only in the beginning of the campground. The office people were very helpful and the gentleman suggested we take a spot one row back from waterfront since it was not very busy and it would save us some money, while still allowing us the same views. This turned out to be a huge mistake since the spot we pulled into seemed to be infested with bugs. By the time my husband got out to hook up, our entire motorhome was covered with bugs!! It had just rained very heavy, possibly causing this problem since the spots were swampy. We just assumed the whole campground was this way because its surrounded by water. We did notice the gentleman behind us (who appeared to be a seasonal had a BUG LIGHT IN THE INSIDE OF HIS COACH! That obviously says it all! Anyway, the views were amazing. It is more like being surrounded by the ocean rather than a lake since you cannot even see land in many directions. One suggestion, if you like to see activity on the lake stay in the marina section of the campground. The views are great however that only accounts for part of the overall experience. As for the campsites: well that is definitely a whole other story. The hookups were all covered in spider webs (including the picnic tables) and were unkept. They were supposed to be gravel but had more weeds in them than gravel. Alot of the sites were extremely sloped. If anyone was in the site right behind us and pulled in all the way the rear of their coach would have been about 2 feet off the ground. As for the old run down buildings everyone refers to in their reviews? Yes, there are probably 3 or 4 really big run down buildings, but they're actually cool if you look at them. One or two of them are very old horse stables. The rest of the grounds are so so. There was a pool, restaurant, office, etc. We don't have kids but unless you like to fish I can't imagine where kids would enjoy it at all. It is literally in the middle of nowhere. Remember to stock up before you go here. The closest big town is Watertown which we drove to and it was over 20 miles away! Other than the small store on site there are no grocery stores, delis, etc. anywhere in the area. Remember you are going to an island in the middle of nowhere! We only ended up staying one night which is unfortunate since the owner (We think he was the owner: an older asian gentleman.) was very friendly and talked to us for awhile. I guess we should have mentioned to him about the unbelievable bug situation at our site. They didn't seem to be too bad when we walked throughout the campground however it was too late for us to even move to another site since the bugs were already everywhere. We must have killed at least 30-40 bugs inside and we were still killing them days later. One or two more things to note (well actually three). They do have internet access but you have to sit in the office right where everyone checks in and use it there. Also they do have cable but there is only 5 or 6 channels and they don't have all the major networks. They do allow pets and our two boys enjoyed it! Overall I wish I could say we really enjoyed this place but I can not. Please remember though that our bug problem might have been an isolated incident. We talked to several people before we went here and no one ever mentioned this problem to us. Many of the people come here several times a year. Please take that into consideration before you make your decision on whether to stay here or not. It is a place I am glad we went to, so that we were able to experience "the Island." However its not a place we will probably ever go back to. As for all the reviews that say there is potential for the island and they will return when there are more improvements done, I would definitely say that in my opinion this is as good as it will ever get! Enjoy!
06/2006
rating [ 1/10 ]
My husband and I were in the Sylvan Beach area (we were camping at another campground) and saw signs for this campground and decided to drive through to check it out. Upon entering we immediately noticed that 95% of the campground was seasonals due to all the "contraptions" that were built on to these, making them all look like they had been there since the fifties! One even had a very old minivan without a license plate sitting on its site. The road was a small dirt road and the campers were all lined up in rows with no trees, bushes, etc. separating them. The campground is on a small body of water with broken docks laying all over. This was one of the worst campgrounds we have been to and I am glad we decided to check it out before staying here. If you need to stay in this area and want to stay in one of the nicest campgrounds you will ever stay in, then go to the Villages at Turning Stone. Thats where we stayed and by their reviews you'll see why!
05/2006
rating [ 10/10 ]
This park is amazing. It is almost too perfect. Our only complaint is that this is the first park we ever stayed in, and now when we go to other parks to check them out, we feel like we'd be slumming compared to The Village at Turning Stone. All paved roads and sites, immaculate (though watch out for the goose droppings-the geese must be the size of St. Bernards). By the way, our two dogs loved the park, too. Entire area was very nature oriented, with ponds, exhibit signs explaining what you were looking at, trails through woods and fields that were actually "boardwalked" in spots for convenience. Staff was very friendly, and other RVers were pleasant. There were no run-down seasonals there. Shuttle bus to beautiful casino (3 minutes from park). This is an upscale park that I would definitely recommend if you would like a relaxing, quality vacation. One bit of advice- ask for a site that definitely picks up wireless internet. Ours did not. Other than that, it was way above a ten rating.
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