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08/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Pretty campground with average to large sites. Stayed here for a quick overnight stay. Interesting 2 mile drive from I-70. Looks like your heading into nowhere but saw plenty of signs to guide us. (The GPS showed us driving off road to get here). Internet signal here was strong and fast. Although we were in late, and out early, never seeing another person, we saw enough to say if in the area again, we'd camp here again.
07/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
We camped here for a quick overnight stay. Sites are large and level but if it's rainy, the lower level turns into a huge mud pit. The rest rooms seemed old but were clean. Pool is tiny. They have a nice pond and it looks like they have paddle boats. The lake shows up well in the campground's web page photo. Some of the electric and water connections are not too well laid out. Our camping neighbor complained because he had to borrow an addition 25 feet of hose to connect his water, but the plus side is that the campground did not charge him for this. The office was closed after we arrived. We called ahead and they asked only for $25 for a pull through for the night which we gladly paid! Our only complaint is that even inside our TT, we could still hear the din of the traffic on I-70, about 1/2 mile away.
07/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
After reading some of the older reviews about all the rules here, we chanced it and stayed here for two nights. We were glad we did. Very well maintained and a beautiful campground in a nice, quite, rural setting (except for the occasional play gunshots sounds from the Wild West town next door during the day). The sites were level and ours was average to large in size. The folks were nice. The turns in the campground are tight and the guide kept a very close eye on my TT. Whether he was doing this to watch out for me or worried my TT would hit and damage one of their wooden post, I wasn't sure. Firewood is the most expensive I've ever paid at $6 for a small bundle. Internet was free but service was frequently slow with occasional dropouts. We would stay here again.
08/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
A terrific campground. We camped here for 9 nights. The folks here very kind and friendly. Sites level and average in size. These people take pride in their campground as all day long, trash is constantly being picked up. We saw a KOA employee stop his golf cart in front of a vacant site, walk over and pick up a chewing gum wrapper, then resume his trip. Fire pits are swept clean usually with 30 minutes of a site being vacated. A single track train line does run parallel to the campground across the road, but the train noise didn't seem to bother anyone. (Note to rail fans: ask for a site next to the road if you want to be closest to the trains.) The pool is heated and very nice. We did not do any activities here as we spent our time in town. The campground is only 1 minute from the main road but is in the woods so you really do not feel like your camping near civilization. Best KOA we've visited in 7 years.
07/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stopped here for an overnight rest and it was perfect for that. Less than 5 minutes from I-95 but far enough so there is no road noise. Even though it was one hour past closing, an owner came out of his trailer, took down our credit card # and guided us to a site. Very pretty and nice. You're camping in the woods here, lots of shade (and ants too). Level sites. Did not have time to explore so I can't comment on amenities. Could not receive Internet from out site. My kids liked the ducks that roamed around the CG.
08/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
On check in, we were disappointed to find our campsite at the entrance. Some sites are at busy/unusual places: like right next to the dump station! They gladly switched us to a quieter one in the back. This CG is more like a resort: lots of activities. A large CG, a fair amount of shade and level lots, tucked back in the mountains next to GSM NP. Very nice pool and cafe, though the pool deck could use a little TLC. Very friendly staff. Had a great camp store. They have an activity booth where you can sign up for off CG excursions which we used for a white water raft trip. If you want to tube on the river that runs along the CG, they will rent you a tube for all day but go early as tubes run out fast. Internet is available on a pay for it basis: hourly, daily or weekly but is subject to crashes. By the pool, there is a small area with free public Wi-Fi. For cell service, AT&T coverage is little to none here (and most of Cherokee), but Verizon works well. Our second time here and we'd certainly come back.
08/2009
rating [ 4/10 ]
An older campground but well maintained with fairly nice sized lots on a gentle slope. There is plenty of shade. Place is almost exclusively seasonal or all year. We were only one or two short term campers. Park is not for kids. Stay is limited if you have kids under 18. They must be accompanied by an adult, but that doesn't matter as there are not any activities, no playground, etc. Pay for service Internet connect was okay, but kept dropping out. Bring ant spray: the ants prevented us from spending any decent time outside. I did not mind this CG but my wife and kids hated it. Nothing for the kids and my wife said many of the seasonal sites were unkempt looking. Some were "junky" (despite all the CG rules), but most seemed alright. And, the cleaning service decided to clean the ladies room from 8 to 9 am: an inconvenient time! Personally, I do not like being the only visitor amongst seasonals: it feels odd. There is no camp store. Located very close to Busch Gardens. If all you want to do is spend the entire day at BG and sleep here, it's fine.
07/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
A clean and well maintained park. The owner was friendly. He upgraded us because all the rain made the back sites muddy and it was a slow week. Very nice 24-hour pool and a hot hub with huge deck. Has very level lots. Not really a place to have a campfire and you have to have it in one their fire pits. Own only negative item (for our interest) is that this is "city" camping. The four sides are surrounded by road and trees, back of a shopping center, Sam Club and Wendy's and a condo resort. Close to WDW and the Sea World Parks (~15 min). For the price: if you are visiting Disney, I'd stay at Ft. Wilderness.
08/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
We were disappointed only because we were not expecting "city" camping. From the CG's website, we thought that the location was more remote. We stayed for one week. We excitedly pulled into our riverfront site... only to notice that there is a moderate rise, i.e., 5 to 7 story motel on the other side of the creek with several balconies of folks peering down to watch us back in and set up camp. These buildings are strategically just outside of the view in the CG's web site photos. We did not like the thought of being watched the whole time while we camped, nor the lights and sounds of a motel less then 100 ft away so we went back to the office to seek another site. The staff was very nice and cheerfully let us switch sites. We choose one in the back and against the woods. They even gave us a credit since these were cheaper sites. Otherwise, the campground was clean and well maintained with level sites. The free pancakes at breakfast across the street was nice. The campground store was well, I would not call it a store as they had very little. However, being in town anything you need is close by. Yes, the trolley/bus does run through the CG. Nice if you want to use this transportation, but if you have little ones that wonder off site, you may have to keep an eye on them.
10/2008
rating [ 3/10 ]
Beautiful RV park to stay at if you do not need any of the facilities as it is getting run down. The playground was rickety. One kid put his foot through a decaying board. The water slide needs work. My son used the showers and ran out of hot water even though he was the only one using it! My daughter had the same happen to her the next day! On the plus side, the Internet worked and the owners are very nice and friendly. We thought that $45 for 2 adults and 2 teens was a bit much for what they offered. A warning for those who's RV are considered long. On both Friday and Saturday...there were dozens of TT and motorhomes that came into the campground only to complain their site was not large enough. Evidently, the owners try to really squeeze the big ones in when they do not really fit. We witnessed a lot of frustrated and mad campers driving around looking for a space large enough to accommodate them. A few ended up leaving. We will not come back.
07/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
We spent three nights here. This is a nice, well kept and clean campground. Lots of sports opportunities and one of the best playgrounds for kids we've seen. Internet access (Wi-Fi)was good, with an occasional signal dropout. The campground seemed to be mostly seasonal and looks as if they've been there for years. Many had very nicely decorated sites. Camp store is small. The bad: If you do not have your own restrooms and want to use the campgrounds, be advised they only have one. Three showers stalls for an entire CG may be on the short supply side. We were in the back and it was quiet...the sites up front may be subject to road noise. Yes, we'd go back.
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