This is a beautiful state park. We had to reserve well ahead of our stay, but that is expected in popular waterfront locations. It is a long drive out from the highway but the weather was perfect for our arrival and departure, so no problems there. We did find our loop to be a bit tight for maneuvering a 36' fifth wheel, but with one stop to check tail swing on the trailer, we got to our site. We enjoyed this state park and will return in the future. Make sure you check out the lighthouse while you're here.
It's a paved parking lot with 50/30A power pedestals. The spaces are just long enough for the fifth wheel, so we had to unhook and park the truck beside it. There is plenty of room to do so. If you plan to use the dump station and potable water (oddly located on potable water but it worked), I would recommend selecting a site to the right as you enter the lot. Any will work, but the right side will allow for easier entry into dump station area. We initially thought $20 was a little high for what it was. After a little time for reflection we have decided the convenience, and relative feeling of security versus being in a truck lot somewhere to sleep for the night, was worth the price of admission. We stopped on the westbound side of the turnpike and will use again. I may be tough with ratings but I just can't give an electric only, overnight only, parking lot more than a 6.
The folks that own this place were very friendly and attentive to any needs. They seemed to be out and about building something new for the small people the entire week we were here. If our travels ever take us through this region again, we would definitely stay here again. I have never been a big fan of KOA as we've found most to be way overpriced against the region they serve. With that in mind, we didn't feel pricing here was too bad.
This is a nice gated community if you're one of the full time residents and are able to utilize all the amenities offered. If you're a road worker with a contract up the way, it was the only campground out on the island. The views are beautiful, and overall we liked it, but they have crammed a few too many sardines into that can. The chubby girl at the office seems to quote any highball price she thinks she can con people out of. Overall Nettles is way overpriced even for what they offer. The daily rate listed is 1/30th of what she gouged us for, including the per day charge for electric, no matter how little you may really use. We gave them points for being a nicely kept gated community. We took away points for attitude and gouging in the office. Overall we believe a 6 is fair. We just recently pulled out of town, but I really doubt we would ever be back for work or pleasure.
We rated this campground low because it is not only overpriced but still wants to be controlling. For $62 per night I will not tolerate the Wi-Fi police mentality. I was online submitting something for work during the period that their childish one hour timeout expired. Upon clicking submit on over an hours worth of work I was taken to their hourly login page. In doing so all of my work was lost. For the money they extort out of customers just for a site this is inexcusable and unacceptable. Otherwise the place doesn't look terrible but it's just an average nothing to write home about CG. We will NEVER stay here again.
The $17 rate listed represents what it costs me per day on a monthly rate plus electric. This is a nice little campground in a beautiful area. I have found it very convenient while working at the nearby Facebook Data Center. I do see some back in sites near the office that may be challenging to get into but we had no trouble with backing into our site in the back section. They have a very nice laundry setup in a cabin with three washers and three dryers. The owners are some of the nicest people you could ever want to meet and they are on top of any issues. The AT&T signal is a little sketchy here. I can't speak on any other carriers. We not only would stay here again, we still are.
We loved this place and we will be back. Although it says big rig accessible you will want to pay attention to site selection. Sites can not be reserved (first come first served) so you will want to arrive earlier in the day if this may be an issue. Most sites are pull thru but they are a horseshoe layout that enters and exits on the same road. Once you are in, and until you have to leave, that is a beautiful arrangement as far as we're concerned. It can make it a bit tricky to get out though. This is about as good as it gets in a state park in our experience so far. Did I mention we can't wait to return?
This was an okay park for a few day stopover in the area. It is basically a paved RV parking lot with little strips of grass between sites and no shade. If that is your preference you will love this place. We were okay with it based on the 1/2 off pricing of $25 per night. Cable was good and the selection of channels was pretty good too as park cable goes. All things considered we would probably stop here again if passing thru the area.
We will start with the positive. Almost every site in this park is a pull thru. Now for the not so positives. The number of 50A sites is fairly limited, they have voltage problems on some 30A sites, water pressure issues on several sites, and a general run down feel overall. Although we didn't use the showers a neighbor told us they are pay showers at 5 minutes for 25 cents. If they weren't trying to nickel dime customers like that I might be borderline okay with their rates but $40 and pay showers is a bit much for this old park. Based on the playground equipment it is a fair bet this was an old Jellystone park thirty or forty years ago. We may stay here again if our travels find us in the area but I won't "write home about it" and I won't drive out of my way to revisit this one.
This is a typical overpriced KOA but it was convenient to our activities for a few days. The owners do seem to be very hands on and active. The location of the dumpster is inconvenient but that is our only real negative. This park wasn't special but it wasn't bad either. It would have been more realistically priced at $35 - $40 but it is the overpriced northeast and the even more overpriced KOA. We would camp here again if the situation should arise to be back in that area.
We stayed here after our reservations in Hershey were canceled due to flooding from Tropical Storm Lee. We were in the are for the RV show in Hershey. In hindsight I would have skipped the show had I known how bad this park really is. The spaces in this park are entirely too narrow for any rig with slides. We were stuck in the back of the park. The pull thru sites may have been better but they were all reserved by little truck campers that could have fit in the too small site we were stuck in. The grounds were in our opinion a filthy mud pit. The water hookup is one of those octopus setups where eight sites share one water riser. If you aren't parked right beside it you will need 50+ feet of hose just to have a chance at reaching water. This park is sorely in need of a facelift and infrastructure upgrade. On the morning we left the check in lady, her husband, and an unknown guy all three screamed at us to slow down. I was doing eight, yes EIGHT, miles per hour. That is not how you treat paying customers. We will never be back to this run down little dump.