We checked in on Friday afternoon around 1 PM, since we booked weeks ago we paid in full and thought we could drive to the site. Not so lucky, we were greeted at the entrance gate where a staff member asked us our name and wrote some information and then were told to go the the office to check in. So to the office we go, were asked how many kids and adults, I informed them three adults and no kids. Another $24 for your guest please (then accidentally charged us $92). Really? OK, with that done they informed me that the 30 amp service is for lights only. No electric heaters, water heaters or air conditioning. Everything is extra. Check in took about 30 min before we went to our site. Once at the site we hooked up our electric and water, the utilities worked fine over the entire weekend. There are over 50% seasonal campers here. Sites are tight, almost rally like where your awning comes close to touching your neighbors slide. Fire wood is $6 per bundle (6 pieces) you are not allowed to bring your own in, you must buy it from them. The Delaware River is so nice looking there. Oh, make sure you do not get a site up by the road, there are lots of loud motorcycles that drive along Route 46. Sorry but we did not use the bathhouses or showers over the weekend. We were on Oak 57.
We arrived on a Wednesday afternoon and check-in was quick and effortless. With a map of the campground we were given directions to our site #54 (full hookups (W,S, 50A E, cable TV and pull-through site). Our host also told us how to log onto the wireless internet, it worked perfectly every time we logged on and speeds were great even when the campground was mostly occupied. All utilities worked perfectly as well, we saw staff cleaning up and blowing leaves during our stay and the bathrooms were also spotless. This is a great place to stay when visiting Charlottesville and the surrounding area. Monticello and the downtown area are a 10 mile drive; also make sure to check out some of the local micro breweries like Devils Backbone, Blue Mountain and Starr Hill. All but Starr Hill have a great lunch to offer along with some of the best beer you will find. If visiting in the month of October take a 45 min ride north and go to Liberty Mills Corn maze, go at 6 PM and bring a flashlight. We did have to leave a day early because of hurricane Sandy and the effects it would have on our home state of New Jersey. After driving for a couple of hours we received a call from the campground asking if we did leave a day early and we were told that we would receive a credit back for the night we did not stay. Something like this has never happened to us before, that is amazing customer service. There is no question on where we will stay when visiting Charlottesville and will look at staying at KOA's in our travels. Thanks to all the great staff at the Charlottesville Campground. Some other notes: Since we have a 34' motorhome and tow a car If visiting again we would stay in our site #54 again along with #16 and #47. Cell service was great with AT&T. There is a trail that surrounds 3/4 of the campground where you can take your dogs for a nice walk.
Great campground located on the Delmarva peninsula around 25 miles from the bay bridge or 60 miles from the beaches in Delaware. We stayed here for five nights. Great campground for the outdoor lover. 20+ miles of hiking/mountain biking trails. Canoe and Kayak rentals on the 60 acre lake/Tuckahoe river. Pavilions for groups. Playgrounds for kids. There are two camping loops, one with electric and one without. We would recommend sites in the electric loop, 28,30,21 & 33. Water available in several paces along the loop. We are outdoor lovers so the local attractions for us were Adkins Arboretum, Chesapeake Environmental Center, and Pickering Creek Audubon Center. Looking for lunch? Try the Lilly Pad Cafe in Denton. Great shower/bathhouses. No problems with power or dump station. Note that this is a very wooded area so satellite and TV reception is non existent.
We stayed here for two nights in site 208 (Woodlands area). From the time we checked in, service was great. Since we arrived on a Friday afternoon, there were many campers doing the same, and there were many staff members that checked you in very effetely while you stayed in your camper. Very convenient free shuttle service to and from the park. We attended a concert at Hershey Park and they do run the shuttle later (11:45) for concert goers. Along with discounted Hershey Park tickets staying at the campground allows you to enter the amusement park one hour before the "normal" operating times. This is a campground where you are parked side by side although there was plenty of room for both of our slideouts and awning. Sites were fairly level with minimal leveling needed. Great hookups with power pedestals having 50, 30 along with 20 amp receptacles. Water pressure was great, many channels with the cable TV, and fast draining sewer . We did not use any of the amenities that the park offered but walked through and everything looked extremely well maintained and clean. We did see the train, but did not hear anything in the Woodlands area. The tent area is closest to the train. I will give it an 8 only because we normally like a campground with more space and privacy. We would recommend and stay here again.
Another great weekend. I have reviewed before but wanted to add some more comments. Hiking, mountain biking, geocaching, its all here. This time around we stayed on site # 12. This site is higher then all of the others so satellite TV worked along with over the air television reception (channel 7 out of new york). If you want a site close to the bathhouse then sites 4 & 5 are for you. Sites 1 through 8 will require over 50' of hose to reach the spigot. Sites with water in a "normal" distance away are 10,12,14 & 16. Note that on site #14 the picnic table is a little far from the camping pad (all sites are paved).
After reading many of the great reviews we decided to make a reservation (recreation.gov) and stay here while visiting our Nephew that lives 30 miles away in Charlottesville, VA. WOW, we can't say enough great things about this park. Super clean.. There is not much information on the website regarding some important park information. There are several "loops", All of the loops have their own bathhouse and water spigots located throughout. White Oak Loop is mainly for tent camping, there were some pop-up campers but not all the sites could accommodate since some of the sites you can not back in. River Bend loop, this looks like a first come first serve sites, all of them have electric. Meadow Loop (where we stayed) all the sites can be reserved and have electric (50 Amp). Group Camping loop is for tent campers that prefer to be together. We have a 33' class A motorhome that had no problems getting from the interstate to the park / camping area. More then enough room for a 40' with a toad. There are two (small) lakes where fishing, kayaking and swimming are allowed. A bathhouse is located at one of the lakes. There is hiking available from the park via the Torry Ridge Trail, Blue Loop Trail, White Rock Gap Trial, White Rocks Falls Trail, Cliff Trail, Lakeside Trail and Slacks Trail. You could hike 2.5 miles from the park to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Mountain biking is possible on most trails. We also brought along our road bicycles and enjoyed the area. While in the area we visited Hump Back Rocks, a 45 min hike off of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Great panorama views of the blue Ridge Mountains. Blue Mountain Brewery, we stopped there for lunch and a beer, both were great. Starr Hill Brewery, free tastings on Saturdays along with brewery tours. The town of Charlottesville, VA. If you like music make sure to see who is playing downtown. Also lots of shops and eateries. Like others have stated there is not any cell phone reception here. A short 5 mile drive you will find two gas / convenience stores that will have anything you forgot. Oh along with cell phone reception.
We stayed on site #20 (Addison Run Loop) where pets are allowed. Pretty much all the sties are the same here at Cunningham Falls, they are a a fine gravel and level, picnic table, fire ring with grill and lantern / light holder. There is a camp store there but they were closed every day we were there. Not every site has water. Site #20 was great for the fact we could use one section of water hose to have water hookup since the spigot was close by. All the loops have several water supply spigots. We had 30 Amp, I did not see 50 Amp. Site length said 30 feet, we easily put our 33' motorhome in this site with room to spare for a car. Bathrooms were clean and maintained, I'm sure during the busier season this could be different. A note about hiking around here. It is very mountainous, even the short hike to the falls or lake from the campground involved a hike, you can drive to the lake and hike to the falls, that would be much easier. No mountain biking on trails. Overall a great place to camp while visiting the area, Gettysburg is not far and Baltimore is 40+ miles away. There is NO / NONE cell service and satellite was very had to get from the tree cover. There was also no local over the air TV channels.
We stayed here for a weekend (two nights) in April. Great campground for what we like: hiking, mountain bicycling, photography, geocaching. Many miles of hiking trails. There is also picnic area / pavilion within walking distance if you have a larger group. The tent and RV sites are not next to one another. We didn't use the bathhouse but I did check it out: very clean. The RV sites are heavily wooded. Note: water is not available at each site. The sites where you could have water hookups within 50' of your camper / RV are 10,12,14 and 16. This campground is also not far from I-80. You would take Rt 15 north to Weldon Road, around a 10 minute drive from I-80.
Even though we only spent one night in this campground I still wanted to give it a review. We stayed in site 29, plenty of space for a 28' travel trailer and tow vehicle. This site bordered the woods so we would have only had neighbors on the one side of us had there been anyone here. It was a Sunday night and I was surprised to see the amount of people here. Clean, Clean. Checked out the bathrooms and they were sparkling clean. The rest of the facilities were also in great shape. Very convenient to get the town of Charlottesville, around a 10 minute drive. I-64 is the same amount of travel time. Like other posters said, there is not any cell service. There is WiFi so we were able to text with our iPhones. I did see people using their satellite dishes, portable ones look like the way to go since you have more ways to position it. Again great campground close to the town of Charlottesville and the mountains.
Clean, Clean and Clean. We camped here for the first time in May of 2010. Our site, on the Aspen loop (#52) was absolutely perfect. Since we had reservations, check-in was a speedy process. We stayed with another couple and their two children. The only “additional” charge was for their vehicle. The site fee was $30 (W/S/E) per night and that is for up to seven people per site. We walked around and noted some other sites (54,14,15, (122,123=Long Cord),101,100,96,97) that we would like to say at in the future. Make sure to bring extra lengths of electric cords, water hoses and sewer hoses. Our site had 20, 30 & 50 Amp service. Some of the utility hook ups were up to 30’ away from the actual site. This campground has plenty to offer in or around the area. In the campground you will find some hiking / biking trails. Plenty of bird watching with Osprey nests located in the park. Close by there is Colton Point & Leonard Harrison State Park: both will offer some spectacular views of the canyon.
This is one of the nicest campgrounds we have ever stayed at. Our site (#94 Water & Electric) was plenty large enough for our 28' travel trailer. Water pressure was excellent and the quality of the electric was also good. All sites are large, they do not 'shoe horn" you in. Plenty of recreation within walking distance. One being a "off leash" dog park (less then one mile walking south on the bike / walking path) Not that it was a problem for us but the check in office has a 11' clearance, if you are higher then that they will direct you through the exit it access the campground. For GPS Directions type in: 50 Institute Road, Burlington, VT To get to the campground you do need to drive through town, There will be no problems driving through town even with the larger 5th wheels or MH's. One of the biggest positive aspects is the access to the 17+ mile bike / walking path along Lake Champlain and the downtown area shops and restaurants. Stowe is a 30 min drive and we even visited Cabot (cheese factory) and that is around a 60 min drive.
Clean, Clean. Our stay here was great. The sites were large and the concrete pad for the picnic table was a plus. Wi-Fi worked on our site and we had no problems connecting. We would definitely stay here again. The center of Gatlinburg was within one mile from campground.
This is for site 155: electric service was 20 amps for a RV site. I could not run my air conditioner and another appliance, voltage was as low as 105 volts. Water service: the handle was broken and water pressure was less than 20 pounds. I needed to fill my freshwater tank and used my house pump to take a shower. Site was dirty when we arrived. Piles of trash in the fire ring and on site. I contacted the office and they did clean it up. Sewer smells from staff pumping out holding tanks and dump station. Road drainage: water from road drained through our site. Location of dumpsters: need to drive through campground to dispose of trash. Dump station, fencing in the way of drive path, vehicle and camper in the road while dumping, grade is tilted away from dump station this will not allow the tanks to totally empty. The entry road is too narrow, especially by check-in. Golf carts: they enforce the 5MPH speed limit with cars, but not with the golf carts. Keep the golf carts on the golf course. Bathrooms: we only looked in and they were very filthy. The doors do not close, making the bathrooms full of bugs. We left a day early due to the sewer smell. Very high cost for a 20 Amp outlet and some low pressure water.