This park has rapidly deteriorated over the last few years. Long-term campers have full sized refrigerators and even living room furniture outside making the entire place look trashy. The pit toilets weren't clean, were practically overflowing, and the stench was terrible. The beach has eroded and is becoming overgrown with weeds. The RV sites have become more and more unlevel. The only dump station is in an awkward place in the park where bigger rigs can't fit. Shore power from the pedestal is weak and erratic. A surge blew out one of my outlets and the power was so weak I couldn't run my AC. When I brought these issues to the owner's attention he immediately became very defensive and told me not to come back. Management is terrible! We won't be back to this park!
This park has gravel pads, but they are nice and level. There are trees here, but they aren't big enough yet to provide much for shade. The pool area was very nice and made to look like a tropical oasis. There is a covered seating area around the pool as well. The bathrooms/showers were very clean and private; however, there are only 4 of them. A park of this size really needs more. You will get traffic noise from the adjacent highway, but it is easy on/off if you're just traveling through. We would stay again.
We stayed at the main RV park near the marina on base. The marina offers boat rentals. The small beach at the marina is not suited for swimming and a camper next to us cut his foot on a shell requiring stitches. However, the emerald water of Panama City Beach is just a few minute drive from the RV park. The sites are way too close together leaving you practically on top of your neighbor. The RV sites do not have fire rings, but there are some community fire rings in the pavilion area. The bathrooms are nice and clean. Each bathroom has its own toilet, sink, and shower and offers privacy. The staff was very nice and they towed our dolly to the storage lot and assisted us in getting into our site.
A beautiful campground that is meticulously maintained--best I have visited so far! The crushed gravel pads are pretty level and most sites are adjacent to a stream. The stream adds an element of beauty and a sense of serenity as you listen to the water rushing over the rocks. Our stone fire pit was placed nicely so we could sit around the fire while also watching the stream. Mature trees provided nice shade and the sites don't feel too close together. Owners work very hard to ensure your stay is fantastic. The high cost of our stay was due in part to "leaf peeping season" and the holiday weekend. The kids had a blast seeing the Halloween decorations and trick or treating in the campground. So if you visit on an October weekend be sure to bring candy to hand out. It's also close enough to visit the attractions in Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge, but far enough away to avoid the traffic and crowds associated with those cities.
Rate I paid includes 15% military discount. Overall, a very good park. It's close enough to Chattanooga, TN to enjoy the sights, but yet far enough from the hustle and bustle for a quite stay. There is a jumping pillow that the kids really enjoyed and medium sized wooden playground set. There are hiking trails adjacent to and around the campground, but they are in need of some maintenance. Bathrooms and showers are nicely maintained. The staff was very friendly and helpful.
This is a great RV Park! Large sites with a lot of mature trees. The sites are farther apart and separated by trees so you have more privacy than you normally get. It was nice and quiet. We stayed in a nice pull thru with full hook-ups and fire pit. Bathrooms/showers kept clean despite quite a bit of traffic. The pads are crushed gravel, but ours was fairly level. Great playground and lots of hiking trails. We also visited the Huntsville Space & Science Center, which is a 15-20 minute drive away. We would visit again!
No other reason to stay here other than for a night or two to see the caverns. Not much to the RV park. Extremely small. Unlevel crushed stone pads and odd layout. We stayed in site #2, but sites 1, 2, and 3 are all in a row so if you had someone staying in any of the other sites you would be unable to pull thru. The playground badly needs updating. Mature trees were a plus, but no fire pits. Bathrooms/showers worked, but lots of spider webs in them. Cavern tour is nice, but the rest of the "attractions" are overpriced and need maintenance. This is an alcohol free park.
This park is not without its good points: level concrete pads, mature trees, clean bathrooms/showers, and area attractions (National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola Lighthouse, & Fort Barrancas). However, their many rules take much of the fun out of camping. There are no fire rings at the RV sites, only in the tent camping areas. They have overly restrictive rules regarding fire and I couldn't even use Tiki Torches. There is a nice beach within walking distance (although you can't really see if from the RV park); however, they recently posted it as no swimming. Now to swim you have to drive to the beach a few miles away, which defeats the purpose of having a beach at the RV park. The sites are also much too close together and oddly placed. It also needs a playground for the kids.
This is a good park for an overnight stay. It's absolutely no frills, but does have a small playground for the kids. It's well kept and, although close to a highway, I didn't find it noisy. While there is a mobile home park in the back of the RV park, it posed no noise (or other) issues. The bathrooms/showers were very clean and nice (excellent water pressure for the showers). There is even a small workout room with a Bow Flex and some aerobic equipment. The downside is no trees and the concrete pads are very small and many are a bit uneven. When passing through again, I'll stay here for a night.
Park is very clean and inviting. It looks great from the moment you arrive and as you walk around the campground. The bathrooms and showers are very clean. There is a nice pool, but the playground is lacking (only a slide, teeter totters, and 3 swings). The pads are gravel, but our site was level enough that I didn't even deploy the leveling jacks. The sites are a bit too crowded for my liking and our pull through overnight site did not have its own fire pit (other sites have their own fire pits). This campground is very, very nice, but could be even better with additional offerings (e.g. bigger playground). Will definitely stay here again.
This park is really a mixed bag. The good are great views of Lake Alice from numerous sites and a nice swimming beach. There are boat docks and the fishing in excellent. Many mature trees also provide great shade. The bad is that there are no sites with sewer and the dump station is in a awkward place in the middle of the permanent campers sites. The pads are also extremely un-level (so bring extra boards or leveling blocks). The toilets are strictly "outhouse" style, dumping directly into the holding tank (so, it stinks). However, overall I do like this park since it offers access to beautiful Lake Alice. I'll stay here in the future.
We enjoyed what this park had to offer from the playgrounds, to the bounce pad, to the pool, and the evening movie. Nicely stocked camp store as well. The pads are gravel and could use some leveling, but aren't terrible. Parts of the park need some care as we were a bit put off by the overgrown flower beds at the entrance and the mini-golf, which needs repair/pruning. Overall it was a very nice stay, but the park could be better with some work.
Fantastic park with big open sites and a view of the bay. Can walk right down to the beach from the RV for a little beach combing. However, I would not recommend swimming in the bay. While each RV site did not have its own fire ring, there were numerous fire rings near the beach. There is a decent newer playground. Bathrooms/showers were clean and adequate. Very close to Destin--just cross the bridge (cost $3 each way). Would stay here again.
Our full hookup site was nice with enough trees providing shade that we didn't need to extend the awning. While the site was not particularly spacious, we did have a small grassy area with a fire ring. The sites are a bit closer together than we would have liked. There are several small bathhouses throughout the campground, but each contain only one shower and one toilet with only a curtain for privacy. The campground beach is not well maintained and people reported to us that they saw snakes in the water near that beach. We opted to drive to the larger beach which is better maintained. Great hiking/mountain biking and even a little waterfall. Kids also enjoyed the petting zoo, although that too is small. Not much of a playground; only swings and one slide.
Nice sites with plenty of trees. Adequate spacing between sites. Fire rings provided. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. We reserved our site and purchased Snow Mountain tubing tickets as part of a package deal. A bit on the expensive side, but also close to Atlanta for seeing the city. You can also hike up the back of Stone Mountain (or take the cable car) and there are summer seasonal things to do as well (which we cannot comment on since we went in the winter). Would stay here again. This is an alcohol free park.
Rickwood is small with the only attractions being the cavern, 1.25 mile hiking trail (which is pretty), and pool (which was not yet open when I stayed). Site had a nice "backyard" were the kids were able to run around while playing ball and Frisbee. Power from the pedestal was weak, and it kept going out even with just the TV on. Luckily it was cool enough that we didn't need our AC, but had we needed it there simply wasn't enough power to run it. Playground was nice with swings, teeter-totters, and monkey bars. Although the kids thought jumping on the rocks was even more fun. Cave tour lasts about an hour and was nice, but once you do that there isn't much else to do other than "gem mining" which takes all of five minutes. This is an alcohol free park.
The Crosseyed Cricket is slightly off the beaten path making for a quiet camping experience. It's really almost two parks with the upper park for primarily long-term residents. The lower part, which is not in view of the upper part, is mostly for those staying only for a few days. There are several pull-through and back-in sites, along with tent sites. We stayed in a pull-through site along a quaint creek. There are many ducks running around and a small playground consisting of swings, tetherball, and a 'log cabin' for the kids to climb on. There is also a fish-shaped swimming pool, but that was not yet open in April. Okay to stay there for a few days, particularly if you are primarily using it as a 'home base' for exploring the Knoxville area. Finally, follow the signs or web/phone directions into the park otherwise, your GPS might take you on a narrow single lane road.