The kids enjoyed the pool and waterpark except that there were lots of sticks, bees and bugs floating in it. The free cookies were a big hit and were delicious! The bathrooms and laundry were clean. The laundry was a bit pricey. The sites were private and separated by hedges so you weren't on top of your neighbor. The firewood was free which was a nice treat. The staff were all friendly, polite and helpful. The pancake breakfast was also a nice treat but a little expensive if you wanted anything other than pancakes. I found 4 dead birds in and around our site but once they were reported to the office someone came and took them away.
The staff was awesome! They gave great advice on our trip from the time of booking until our last day. They also have a pet sitting service which was very helpful. The campground itself was not great in that the sites are so close together it's uncomfortable. Our neighbors slide out touched our picnic table making it impossible for us to spend much time outside our trailer. We ended up having to set up our chairs behind the trailer almost on the road. The mini golf was fun for the kids and great because it was free but very old and in desperate need of some refurbishing. The bathrooms were clean but smelled terrible until you got used to them. The dog walking area was okay but I preferred to walk in the residential areas instead. The location of the park was good because it is walking distance to the main street in Gardiner and the river but it is in town and not a park in a wooded area. It is surrounded by private homes. The office was well stocked with souvenirs and treats for both humans and dogs! Because of the staff at this campground, I give it an 8 out of 10.
The only good thing that can be said is that there is an ice cream shop 2 minutes from this campground. There was nobody there to greet us when we arrived, they had no record of my reservation once someone showed up and I never got the receipt I was promised. The bathrooms were clean however, they were bathrooms for 1 only. This campground is a parking lot in the middle of town that someone bought and divided up to park RV's. There is no space between RV's and a train goes by blowing it's whistle every hour or so. There is no where to walk your dog except down the residential streets where there are dogs barking and growling at you the whole way. We spent all our time in the trailer and prayed for the day to be over.
When we first arrived, we were disappointed by how close the sites are to each other. The sites don't have too many trees and the playground was a bit run down but most times full of kids! They have a variety of bikes to borrow which was nice for those kids who didn't bring their own. The arcade was a big hit with my son. The waterslide and pool were a great addition but it would be nice if the campers didn't have to pay extra for the slide. The staff were all very friendly and the service was good. The laundry was open 24 hours. There was not much space for dog walking because you are always on someone's site but there is a public road that runs alongside the campground that I explored with my dog.
This campground is quite open but spacious. There were very few people there while we were there. Not too many trees in each site but because each site is big you still have privacy. We had a path straight to the lake which was nice. Very peaceful and the kids likes wading and throwing rocks. The playground was 1 slide and 2 swings so not very entertaining for the kids. The hostesses cleaned the bathrooms early in the morning so I was shooed out and told to come back later for a shower. Not the best time to clean since some people want an early start and then can't get into the bathroom. All in all it was a nice place. We would go again.
Our site was at the end of a loop so it was private but some others are right on top of each other. The playground was good with lots to keep kids entertained. A short walk gets you to the Trolley and the On-a-Slant-Indian Village. I was not happy with the tour of the village. We paid and then were taken to the first hut in the village where the guide talked a bit and then excused us saying if we wanted to carry on the Custer House to go ahead. I felt ripped off since we paid and really got nothing out of it. I did, however, enjoy the campsite - lots of places to walk and explore with the dog.
The pull thru sites are quite open. The bathrooms and showers were very clean but to keep the shower going you had to pull a rope which was inconvenient. There is no longer any beach or water because it's all dried up. The back in sites seemed more treed and private. The playground was okay. The park was very quiet when we were there, not many people.
The sites are very tight and hard to find. We had to drive around the entire campsite a few times to find the office, and then eventually our reserved site. Lots of one-way roads that make things very complicated. The site itself was nice but very close to the neighbour. Lots of mosquitoes too! The pool area looked great but very busy and the mini golf was super. It seems to be brand new and we were the only ones there to enjoy it. Staff were all very friendly.