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08/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Neat and very clean campground and well run. We came through to visit some of the Amish stores, but mostly to ride the bike trail nearby (Holmes County Trail). The young woman in the office was very nice and efficient but not very helpful with info on the trail itself, almost as if she didn't know it existed. That was interesting because when we finally found the trailhead behind the Walmart parking lot in Millersburg, we saw that it was multi-use...shared with bikes and the Amish buggies. Perhaps we asked the wrong questions. The bike trail was awesome. Paved and shaded. We stopped in Killbuck and ate at the little diner just off the trail, Creekside Coffeehouse and Cafe. We would stay again.
08/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Another campground that is difficult to rate. We loved being on the Greenbrier Trail so we could hop on our bikes and take off. The nature of the WV mountains were gorgeous. However, the park was less than 25% full the days we were there just prior to Labor Day and most sites were marked reserved. Reserved for whom? Long drive in and long drive out, but very scenic. We are glad we stopped but might camp at another trailhead next time. Trail was great though. We were in River Bend section.
08/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We travel through this part of Kentucky often on our way home and enjoyed our overnight at this park which was about 15 minutes easy drive off the Grayson exit. We were on site 21 with no problems. Office staff was very friendly and unlike state parks in many states, KY doesn't reserve them and then leave them empty for days. Everything was clean and neat. Patrolled well. We will definitely stop again.
08/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
This place is absolutely gorgeous and a hidden gem that doesn't seem to be listed on any of the websites we checked. We stopped in the area a few weeks earlier to ride the awesome bike trails and stayed at another campground that was no comparison to this one and it was full. We were one of very few camping here and could not believe it. The campground looks like a state park, only better than many. The lake is beautiful and has a huge swimming area although closed the days we were here because it was the end of the season. The mountains are riddled with hiking trails and the Oil Creek Bike Trail, the Samuel Justus Bike Trail and the Allegheny Bike trail (all paved and rails to trails) are within a few minutes drive to a trail head. We were here short term to ride the trails, but if we were looking for a place to stay awhile, this would be it. We camped near the office just because we didn't have AT&T cell signal for data and wanted to use wi-fi and also wanted a view of the lake since it was so quiet. We were able to extend the wi-fi signal using our Ralink antenna from the office to our motorhome. Most of the sites were in the wooded areas and cozy. They seemed to be level. We would definitely return.
08/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
First, the park itself is beautiful with miles of hiking trails and access across the road from the Erie Canal Bike Trail. We thoroughly enjoyed the scenery. We were parked in the Rolling Hills section in a 25' motorhome and although there were a few larger units there, I don't know how they got in without damaging their home. The campsites in this section were dirt and tree roots and pretty much like backing into the woods. They also were quite close together. My husband is a good driver and maneuvered us in sideways to help with leveling. Since the sites are dirt, rain is quite a nuisance and it rained while we were there. The mud was compact, but mud nonetheless. If I were to go back, I would ask for the Pines area because it seemed to be a better section with "actual" sites with either gravel or pavement.
08/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
It is difficult to evaluate this campground. I will mention the negatives first. Coming from Hwy 8, the roads into the campground are quite narrow and gravel. Our GPS did not find the address, so we called for directions. We were here to ride the bike trail but had to drive about 5 miles to the state park for a trailhead. We were in a smaller motorhome luckily. We did not have AT&T nor Sprint cell service, and there was no wi-fi. A few vacant camping trailers at the back of the campground were somewhat unsightly. The owner was very helpful. Although first impressions were not at all good, we did find the park had a pool, play areas, petting zoo, and even a nice fenced dog run. There were many seasonal camper trailers, but they were neat. The sites were grass but mostly level. Other than the happy sounds of a few children playing, it was very quiet. The two mile hiking trail through the forest and around the campground was lovely and linked to the state park. At the end of our 2-night stay, we determined that the rustic flavor was intentional and not all bad. The Oil Valley Bike Trail was awesome. It was paved, level and remote with forest all around. It is surprising that the locals don't capitalize more on their trail to bring much needed funds into this area. We would like to ride the trail again and most likely would stay at the campground again.
08/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
We enjoyed 2 nights at the campground while we rode the Holmes Bike Trail during the day. Very neat and very clean. Gravel, but sites were level. Office staff very nice although they didn't seem to know about the bike trail. We drove a couple of miles to Millersburg and got on the trail at Walmart. The trail was beautiful and we had lunch at the little cafe and coffee shop in Killsburg. We would definitely stay again.
08/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We really enjoyed our two nights at John Bryan SP. We were on site 8 and had plenty of space. The campground doesn't have very many sites with electric, but the ones that do are paved and level. Mid week it was quiet and the weather gorgeous. The best part is the proximity (2 miles) from the Little Miami Bike Trail. We WILL be back!!
07/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed at Jim Miller Park for a weekend dog show. It is a municipal park complex used for the Georgia State Fair and other events. Our stay was pleasant and we were one of 3-4 motorhomes in the campground. The sites were level with hookups and easy access. Even though a dog show was in progress and would be interesting for dog lovers to visit, the campsites were away from the public area where the dogs were showing. Water pressure was a bit high but otherwise okay. We checked shower houses and they were outdated with poor maintenance but we were self contained so did not use them. Traffic in and out was light for us. Basically a camping spot to enjoy the activities of the park or for an overnight or home base to drive into Atlanta. No amenities but the price is right.
05/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We were in the area for my husband to do business and this was the most convenient campground, about 25 miles off I-75. During the week it was very quiet with limited campers in and out. Staff was friendly. The campground sits in the hollow surrounded by eastern Kentucky hills so quite scenic. Several camping trailers were parked on sites for local weekenders, but everything was mowed with pretty flowers and landscaping and nothing looked "permanent". Concrete pads and new septic was just installed so grassy areas are being renovated. Gravel roads through the campground and one section has sites on paved area, others with grass yards. Horse riding and hiking trails and lake nearby for fishing. The area has pavilions for local gatherings and a pool (we did not evaluate). This is a "country" setting about 5 miles from small town with Walmart. Wi-Fi was good in Site 1 where we were but not accessible further in the campground without a booster. AT&T and Sprint phones worked for talk, but limited on data. The entertainment is nature. We would return.
04/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
This campground is a typical KOA with lots of campers in a small space. It was an okay place to spend a couple of nights, but definitely not a destination as we like it. On the positive side, the Pineallis bike trail ran right by the park and was great to walk the dogs or ride bikes, even across the bay on a dedicated bike bridge. Even more positive, since our motorhome is only 26'' and we are portable, we drove over to St Pete Island and down to the end at Pass Grille, parked in the street in public parking and spent the day at the beach. Being April, the weather was perfect and it wasn't at all busy. We then drove up toward the bridge, parked in a Publix parking lot and walked to a restaurant to dinner. Back to the campground for the evening and since it was only our sleeping spot, it wasn't a big deal that it was crowded except for a large group of party folks with teenagers in the cabin behind us. We would probably camp here again because of proximity to beach, but not high on our list. Our Garmin did navigate us into the campground, although it is totally hidden in a "repair shop" kind of neighborhood.
04/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed here for an overnight and enjoyed the Cajun hospitality. The fishing lake in the center of the campground was scenic and the prime spots around the lake very nice. A few sites seemed to be reserved for short timers like us near the entrance and ours was level and just fine. Longer term, I would have liked one in the lake circle. The campground was full but very quiet. We were able to call same day and get a site so we were lucky. Showers and bathrooms were at pool area and older but very clean. Office staff was friendly. No negatives. There are several turns to get to the park, but signs at each intersection led the way. We would stay here again.
04/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is quiet little campground like other reviewers said that is perfect for a stop over, which is what we did. The grassed area is level and easy in and out for us. You can choose partial or full hookups. The store next door has supplies and fresh food at their deli from 5 am-4 pm. Everything was very clean and neat. Wi-Fi was strong and with an internet signal, we had no need for TV so didn't try. Store staff was very friendly. This would not be a destination campground, but when on the road and time to stop, this fit the bill for a relaxing evening. The only negative which is not their fault is a very weak ATT cell signal, but that can be worked around with Wi-Fi and a Google phone number. We would stop here again.
04/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is a different kind of camping experience, but one we prefer. The small campground is quiet and clean with no bells and whistles, but everything we needed. The older couple that owns the place are native to the island and have lots of interesting stories to share about its history and the affects of hurricanes, one being a positive as the beach is growing tremendously. The two bathroom/shower combinations were very clean. The laundry area is convenient. Level concrete pads. We were at the first site near the road which was easy to get into and convenient. Wi-Fi was good. Cable TV. Full hookups. All this was good. However, the big attraction is the beauty of the island and beach just across a street with little traffic. We loved the beach, almost like having a private island. Our 3 small dogs had a blast running and romping with only a few people at a distance. We stopped in for a night, but hung out longer. I can't figure the previous bad review. It is not a resort area, rather a place to relax away from the hustle bustle. We would definitely return.
04/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is a very nice park and well maintained. Park owners were super nice and the office was open for us at a quite late check in. We called the same day while on the road for a site and were accommodated. Park was nearly full even mid week so we were lucky. All of the buildings were neat and very clean, including the bathrooms and laundry area. Concrete pads and all sites were pull through with full hookups. We were on site 21 at the end of a row which gave us grass on both sides of the RV. Sites are a bit narrow but not crowded because of nice lawns and configuration for privacy. Two pools and both looked clean, one for adults only. Breakfast served for $3 two mornings a week. I loved the fenced dog run area for my small dogs to get their energy out and it was clean. I picked up the small amount that had been left by other pet owners while my dogs were playing..my contribution to a well run place. Beach access, just across the street and over a short boardwalk. We liked it here.
04/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
We spent 3 days here with our RV looking out over the ocean. Priceless. This campground is very different from commercial ones and even state parks. The island is a nature preserve so you are several miles away from the bustle of town. Even though there are no hookups, there is fresh water and a dump station very close, less than half mile. The campsites were 2/3 full but it was very quiet and no children. We found most of the campers were older couples like us just enjoying walking the beach and relaxing with a good book. Generators are allowed from 6 am until 10 pm for appliances and recharging batteries. We loved the park and the solitude for a different kind of camping experience. When you head back inland to Corpus Christi be sure to stop by the USS Lexington at port for a tour. One caution for those with dogs..be sure to check their paws and undercoat for the little burs that are almost invisible and everywhere in the grass and sharp as needles.
03/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We were traveling around Texas and spent the night at Bastrop State Park. The aftermath of the forest fire of Labor Day 2011 was apparent, but hearing the story from the park police who was also a firefighter during the disaster made the park very interesting. Our campsite was 63 and was just right for our 25' RV; although, bigger rigs could not have come into that part of the campground. Our section was the nicest and most of the original trees were still standing. Seedlings were sprouting and nature's recovery was apparent. We enjoyed the hiking trail and the park. Only time will replenish the stately pines that were lost, but the park is worth a stop. Note--shower houses and bathrooms are under construction.
03/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
We came through the area on Easter Sunday as families were leaving the park. There were other campers but rain in the afternoon ran many of the day visitors away. Skies cleared and we found the campground to be very nice. The huge old oak trees were beautiful and the river peaceful. We are an older couple but all the green space and water activities on the river are certainly a draw to those with children. The office staff was super nice and helped us locate a level site since we don't have levelers. We stayed in site 50. Sites are far enough apart for privacy and roads are paved with good access. We liked the park and the nature. We did not use the shower house. Price included Texas park entry fee since we do not have a Texas park pass.
03/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We camped for one night when passing through the area and had no problems. The host was very nice and the small park well maintained. We did not hike the trails because we were only passing through, but saw others doing so. Our GPS did make us miss the entrance and there was only one road in so watch closely. No showers, but bathroom was very clean. We did not have a tow vehicle and we did attempt to go to the NP without success because there was no RV parking. We gave up and returned to campground.
12/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
This was our first time to visit this resort so we were allowed the base rate of $43 + amenities surcharges. The park was very quiet with only a few occupied motorhomes. Most of the coaches seemed to be parked but unoccupied, although the sites were more than half filled. The park was very well kept with a natural setting. Maintenance crews cleaned up leaves daily. We especially enjoyed the large concrete patio pads and outdoor furniture and easy access to bike trails all over the island. We didn't tow a car and enjoyed a few of the restaurants in walking distance, the best being Catch 22. Staff memeber that checked us in, was very friendly and helpful as was the escort to our site on the first day. December weather started with sunshine and moderate temperatures, but gave way to clouds and rain at the end of our week's stay. We were here to visit family in Sea Pines and the proximity to their home was convenient and our stay, enjoyable. Directions on the website were helpful because signage is limited by ordinance in the area. We drove right to the resort without any issues.
12/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
We returned to this campground because it is just off I-40 at Exit 20 with easy on/off access for an overnight stay. Sites are level and facilities are clean. We arrived after office hours so we found a place and put our money in the drop box with no hassle.
09/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stay at the Horse Park Campground often and always enjoy it. The sites around the outer circle back up to green space and are very nice if you have dogs, which we do. This time we were in site 13 and it was spacious for our 35' MH. If you have children that want to play on the playground, we recommend site 149 or nearby because it's a shorter walk. This time around, we rode our bikes on the Legacy Trail, which was recently paved and links to the campground entrance so easy to access. It was scenic and paved and we thoroughly enjoyed the ride although we did not ride into downtown. Our only negative about the park is that the Wi-Fi is intermittent and if you have work to do while camping, it becomes a hassle. Hopefully, that will be addressed at some point because so many travelers need stable access.
06/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
We came to ride our bikes on the Katy Trail and this was one of the only campgrounds nearby. We were pleasantly surprised since it's a city park. The sites are shaded and level, it was quiet even though sports fields were nearby. The city pool was very well maintained and not crowded. The town had a trolley for winery tours or general transportation. Our only negative was lack of Wi-Fi. We did have Verizon and AT&T service for phones and IPad. Other sources of Wi-Fi is the coffee house and library in town which are less than a mile away. We would stay here again.
06/2012
rating [ 2/10 ]
The positives of this campground were full hookup plus sewer, fairly close to interstate, nice host, quiet, and a boat dock. However the negatives overrode the positives for us. The small park was right on the Katy Trail and had a lot of potential. Sadly, it was overgrown and unkempt, other campers were few and a little questionable, the store was only open on weekends, and it was riverside but not scenic. It was like camping in a farm field that had not been mowed. We meant to stay and ride the trail, but we left after one night. Would not stay here again.
06/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This campground is just across the Santa Rosa sound from beautiful Navarre Beach. We stayed here before the hurricane of 2005 and were so happy that the Navarre Beach Park has reopened to the public so we could come back. The campground is well run, friendly, and very clean. Although the campsites are compact, we did not feel cramped and the concrete pads are a nice plus to keep our motor home less sandy. Our little granddaughter enjoyed the clean pool and the beach at the campground. It was a quick drive over the bridge to the park for the beach time and to enjoy the bike trail toward Pensacola. Wal-Mart just a skip away and fine seafood at Pensacola Beach or Ft. Walton an easy drive. We especially enjoyed the seafood at Flounders at Pensacola Beach and the scenic drive by the National Seashore. We definitely would stay here again. We were in site 5 on the outside of the circle and the only thing we would do differently is plan ahead and get a prime site on the sound or on the other side of the park where we would have afternoon shade.
10/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
We have stayed at the Horse Park many times over the past 10 years because our children live in Lexington. It is a very nice campground, with paved roads and shade. The store has necessities and the showers are typically very clean. I checked them out this week and such was the case although I did not use them. We stayed this time in A11 which is on the outside loop. The sites in this area all have a big "backyard" which is nice because we like to frisbee with our dogs. Because the sites are at a 90 degree angle to the road, it is a little difficult to back in, but not impossible if you have someone to help and easier during daylight hours. In the last several years, we have stayed there during every season, during the week and on weekends. I'm guessing the negative comments may have been from visitors that came during the World Equestrian Games or during weekends when there were such events as state high school track meets. Just check the calendar if you like a quieter atmosphere and avoid those dates. This week was very, very quiet and a pleasure to be here. Campground staff is usually college students so they are hit or miss which is different than a privately owned campground where they have a financial stake in being "nice". I usually do not find them unfriendly, just not particularly interested. Luckily maintenance is such that I have had little reason to deal with staff at all because I schedule online. We certainly will be here again.
09/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is our third time to visit this campground because the facilities are so clean and pleasant and we love riding our bikes and hiking with our dogs on the New River Trail. This couple takes pride in their park and keep it well manicured with their personal touches. We camped in Site 5 which is in the front of the campground, but if you really want a beautiful view with a private swing and deck, ask for Site 11 or 12 in the back of the park.
08/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We spent a weekend here and found the park to be pleasing with lots of shade. We did have a little difficulty finding our site as we came in after dark, but luckily a ranger was out and guided us. Sites were spaced so it did not seem crowded and campers were thoughtful. We used our own shower, but the bathrooms were clean, however, needed some routine maintenance. We walked to the resort restaurant and enjoyed the delicious buffet (no toad vehicle). We had a short stay so did not have time to go to the caves. We would return.
06/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We chose this campground because it is on the Kal-Haven bike trail. The trail goes both toward South Haven and Kalamazoo and there was easy access from the campground. It was a 5 mile ride into South Haven and Lake Michigan Beach. Owners were very friendly, has a well stocked store, grounds were well kept, bathrooms and showers exemplary. We used the wide open mowed field behind the campgrounds to play frisbee with our dogs. Once the trees mature, it will very nice and a 10. We would use the campground again.
05/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
We camped overnight on the way to Kansas City and found the campground to be very well trimmed and neat, very shady. The new owners were exceptionally friendly and helpful both confirming our reservations by phone and also in greeting us. It is obvious that they take pride in having a nice campground both for overnights and also longer stays to enjoy the nearby lake. (A special thanks for the fresh eggs!) We would definitely stay again.
05/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
This campground is a diamond in the rough, because of its absolutely wonderful location on the river with the bike trail passing right by. That made our stay very enjoyable, although its management is just not good. The pool was closed for repairs and actually the whole place needed lots of maintenance, which is too bad. It appears they are backyard mechanics and are struggling to do everything themselves. We were there on Memorial Day weekend and surprisingly, it wasn't overly noisy. There were many permanent campers so after the weekend crowd pulled out, we were basically there by ourselves. Six days in and the garbage was still overflowing and smelling, grass was mowed just on the level spots and not trimmed, and restrooms and showers were as bad as any we've seen so we didn't use them. We probably would look for another campground that accesses the bike trail next time around.
06/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
Friendly staff and a nice stopover. Tubing available, quiet, restrooms clean. Not a destination, but a nice stopover while traveling.
07/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The sites were roomy and we were in a nice shady area. The "greenspace" was pleasant. Access roads were good for bikes as well as the Root River bike trail. The bike trail was paved and shady through the country side and along side the river. On the 4th of July, the campground sponsored a professional fireworks display. The only thing missing was Wifi and cell service was sketchy. We'd definitely visit again.
10/2006
rating [ 10/10 ]
The campground is located in a little mountain river town with a very interesting history and at the trail head for the New River biking and hiking trail which extends for 57 miles along the river through gorgeous mountain scenery. The camp owners have created a "bed and breakfast" atmosphere and the campground is very, very clean and well thought out. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting them, visiting with the folks in the small town and riding the trail. The autumn leaves, rippling shoals of the shallow river, homemade quiche and muffins, and the miles of easy biking will definitely bring us back soon. We stayed a week in a Class B motorhome.
07/2006
rating [ 10/10 ]
We absolutely loved this campground. Our only complaint was that we only allowed 2 days and should have planned a week. The ocean was nice with big sandbars, great hiking trail meandered through the "jungle" to the lighthouse and sites were large enough to have some privacy. We'll be back.
06/2006
rating [ 10/10 ]
Nice wooded campground. We just stopped over on our journey, but it was a pleasant night. Payment was on the honor system which is unusual these days, but I saw folks dropping in their envelopes thank goodness. We had a nice site and enjoyed walking the loops with our dogs. We always enjoy state and national campgrounds because of the price and scenery.
10/2005
rating [ 10/10 ]
Our yearly fall destination when the leaves are turning. Sites on the creek are very pleasant. Best part is the bike trails into Townsend and the proximity to the park. We'll be back.
07/2006
rating [ 10/10 ]
Very nice and shady campground with the beautiful mountains as a backdrop. Attendees were super nice. Luckily, we stopped in for the night and got a site backing up to the rippling creek, even w/out a reservation. Perfect. Everything was clean and well kept. We'll be back.
07/2006
rating [ 1/10 ]
This is not a place I'd stay again. Noisy, not well kept and a little bit creepy. We needed a stopover on the way to the Outer Banks, but were disappointed with the potential of the campground. It's in a nice location on the sound, but just not managed well. We ended up moving our RV out into the woods adjacent to the actual campground to get away from the noise and traffic. We did sleep, but with one ear open.
07/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
Small and clean campground. Friendly and family run. Good for a stopover on the way north or south on Hwy 17. Located just south of Wilmington and north of Myrtle Beach. All sites have water, electric, sewer and cable. Only downside is no bathrooms or shower house, so must be self contained. We'll stop by again if traveling this way and need an overnight stay. Just minutes from stores and from Holden Beach.
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