While this part bills itself as a campground, there are many more seasonal than transient camper sites. Some areas of the campground have a "shantytown" appearance that is very off-putting. The pool is too small for the size of the park, maybe another pool should be in the planning. We have camped in many campgrounds with older facilities, and just because something is old does not mean it can't be kept clean. The bathhouses were overcrowded and dirty, and the office staff surly. Also, we were told no reservations, and, after picking a site, we were told that site was reserved. Hmmm. All in all, Tom's Cove has a great location, and a well stocked camp store. They need a clearer reservation policy, cleaner bathhouses, nicer staff and another pool.
Camping at Tall Pines was a wonderful experience for our family. We were welcomed upon arrival, and escorted to our site. Owners Ray and Sherrie could not have been nicer. The campground is very popular,(due to the number of 'frequent flyers" we met during our stay) and appears to be outgrowing it's facilities. The pool was obviously built for a smaller campground, and 1 bathhouse, while very clean, was not meant for 80-plus sites. Another gripe is the constant roar of golf carts. It seems the "seasonals" don't have to abide by the reasonable 10 MPH speed limit while in their golf carts. Also, I saw several golf-cart drivers speeding along with a beer can in hand. That is a recipe for disaster. All in all, we did have a wonderful week end. We do hope to return to Tall Pines Harbor, and will recommend this campground to other campers. Just beware the golf carts.