I camped here in the beginning of the season so there wasn't a lot of things to do. It seemed like a nice place that was clean and close by for a quick trip. Some of the maintenance people weren't too friendly told me rudely not to scare the deer when I didn't even see any deer. My site wasn't shaded but it had grass which I don't see at many other campgrounds. It doesn't have a pool but has a lake with a beach that seemed to be clean and maintained. Some of the seasonal sites looked run down but again it was also the beginning of the season. Overall a nice place to go, be sure to bring your mosquito repellent!
I camped here because it was close to a car "swap" meet in Englishtown and close to Great Adventure. They supposedly are a pet friendly campground but when we checked in they said that pets aren't allowed in the park. I took this as any public area which is understandable. When I had my dog on his leash right outside of my site the woman from the office rushed up to me in a golf cart and rudely said "I told you NO DOGS can be off your campsite." Apparently the whole campground to them is considered a "park." If it wasn't for it being Saturday already I would have packed up and left. The rest of the time this woman kept watching us no matter what we did. Be sure I have been telling everyone that I know this campground is not pet friendly as they advertise. Most people I know take their pets and appreciate the info. I will never go to this "park" again. One other thing is the sewer connection was so far away that even with a 20' hose it didn't reach without holding it.
I have camped at Muddy Run over the past six years in both a pop-up and travel trailer. I am from South Jersey and close to the shore but would much rather go to Lancaster because of shore traffic. Muddy Run is a very clean campground from the bathhouses, parks, and the lake front. It doesn't have sewer but you can learn to use a "tote along" easily. This is also a "pet friendly" campground which is a plus when you don't want to leave your friend behind. The sites are un-level but after all you are in the mountains and that is half the fun. I camp here for a month each season that is why the site fee is so low. Definitely a place to try!