We were just looking for a place to stop for an overnight stay, and this campground turned out to be a nice little surprise. As mentioned several times, follow the campground signs, and not your GPS unit's directions. When we pulled up, I really wasn't expecting much. It was a small campground, with about 27 sites (the rest are for tents). It was right on the banks of a small creek, which the kids loved. I didn't expect it to have WiFi or cable, but it did. The WiFi signal, while not super strong, was adequate. There were flowers everywhere, and this made for a very nice landscaping touch. Several of the trees were wrapped in lights, which made for a nice touch in the evening. Like the others before, we walked across the bridge into town, and enjoyed a fine meal at the Italian restaurant. This was at the recommendation of the owner/manager. There is one shower available in each of the restrooms. We didn't use them, but they did appear to be clean and functional. The creekside sites did tend to slope downward, so a fair amount of leveling is required. We believe this campground would make a great base for exploring the area's historic sites and offerings.
Pros: Lots of activities for the kids, including 2 pools, jumping pillow, mini-golf, fishing (catch & release), biking. Site was large enough to afford some privacy. Cable TV, although only about a dozen channels. Good WiFi signal at our location. Bus tour to NYC was nice, although in order to see all the sites, it is a very rushed experience. Daily garbage pick up at each site. Showers and restrooms were clean. Cons: There is an additional charge for several of the activities, including the jumping pillow and mini-golf. The fish pond was covered in algae, which made fishing difficult. Overall, a very nice park with lots to do. The extra charges do seem excessive though, and slightly detracts from the experience. We would return here for an extended stay if ever in the area again.
Pros: Right off the interstate, but not too much traffic noise. Ice Cream bar with patio seating available at the store. Escort to the site. Cons: Landscaping needed. No cable or WiFi available. No pool. Overall: Just fine for an overnight stop, but that is about it.
As mentioned, it's an overnight stop, and that is all. It is about a 1/2 mile off the interstate, so it is convenient. No problems checking in, just bring cash. Denny's and Cracker Barrel are close by for your dining needs.
Positives: Easy to get to off the interstate, clean restrooms, friendly staff, lots of cable channels, free WiFi (not sure what the last reviewer paid for, it came right up for us). Negatives: Sites not very level, and could use another load of gravel. Interstate noise was noticeable when our windows were open. We used this park as an overnight stop on our way back home, and it works well for that purpose.
Positives: Very well kept park. Good landscaping, paved roads. The permanent mobile homes are also well kept. Clean restrooms. Very friendly staff at check-in. Lots of space between sites. We didn't use the Wifi, but the signal was strong when I checked it on my PDA. Negatives: Highway traffic is loud at front row sites. No pool or other forms of entertainment. If we were passing through the area again, we would definitely use this park for an overnight stop.
Positives: Close to the interstate, but far enough away to be quiet. Very friendly and pleasant staff. Easy entry/exit. Negatives: Very tight between camp sites. Not enough room to put out canopy. Lots of landscaping needed. No WiFi available. Cable access appears to be from a satellite feed, and just a couple channels. We used this park for a quick overnight stay on our way south, and it served that purpose quite well.
We spent 2 nights at the Camp Burson campground in Hungry Mother park for a little R&R. Check-in was quick, as we had reservations. We had a packet waiting for us, and proceeded to pick our on site after checking in. As mentioned before, this is the only one of the campgrounds in Hungry Mother with full hookups. There are 49 sites. There are eight pull through sites that are paved. The rest of the sites are gravel. It appears that the pull through sites were at one time two sites each, as they appear to be about 100 ft long, and have connections at each end. Some of the gravel sites have very nice pads with plenty of room for an extra tent and screened room. A few of the sites are a little more rustic. There are six sites with only water and electric hookups. They are expanding the grounds, and it looks like they are adding about 15 more sites. Included in the camping price is access to the park and the lake beach. The bathhouse is clean and functional, but way outdated. Most of the park is very shaded, and the trees are trimmed back for access. We found the free WiFi to be a pleasant surprise. It is provided by Friends of Hungry Mother Park. The campground was very crowded and almost full on Saturday night. On Sunday night there were only 8 campers in the park, including the hosts. We will stay there again for our quick getaways.
Overall, this was a good park. The roads are paved, as are a small number of the sites. It appears the back-in sites have a little more room than the pull through sites, because of the configuration of the pull through spots. The restrooms were a bit out of date, but they were clean. We had a very good WiFi signal even back at the rear of the park. It is about a quarter mile walk to the main Trolley terminal at Patriot Park. From there you can take the trolley system to any point in the town. You can also pick up the trolley at the campground entrance, but we found it easier to just walk to the main terminal. Cable TV feed was good with at least 60 channels. Most sites appear to have a patio, fire ring, picnic table, and a small grill. We didn't use the pool, but it looked clean. There is also a pool-side jacuzzi. It did rain a bit one night. There was no standing water to speak of the next day. There didn't appear to be any "activities" going on at the park, but that is to be expected as most campers are here to do the tourist things in town. We would use this park again based on our experience.
A nice park over all. The kids enjoyed the pool, which was staffed with lifeguards. The sites were decently sized, and included a picnic table, fire ring, and curb-side trash disposal & pick-up. We used the free shuttle to go from the campground to the Horse Park. Bath Houses appeared to be clean, which is impressive considering the number of people at the campground. We would love to see sewer hook-ups added. Some sites do have trees low enough and close enough to prevent the opening of awnings or slide-outs. Overall, it was a good trip and a pleasant experience.
Very nice campground. In addition to the amenities listed in the other reviews, there is a long fenced in dog run, and the restaurant offers pizza, bbq, as well as coffee shop selections (we had their version of a frappucino). The staff was friendly, and very involved. Our Wi-Fi and cable worked very well. We would stay here again if in the area.
We live fairly close to this campground, and camped here to break in our new motorhome. This is a great stopover campground, as it is just off the interstate. You do not hear the interstate traffic though. The restrooms are immaculate. The sites are level, and the pool is well kept. There is a small fish pond, but we didn't use it. Dog walks are available as well. There isn't a lot going on around the campground, so it wouldn't be a great place for a long stay. However, if you are on I-81, and need a clean, quiet, easy access stop over, this campground is perfect for just that.