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07/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
Excellent park with great facilities for kids, including a unique giant bounce pillow, a cool pool, nice laundry, and attentive staff. A good location. Well worth the money.
07/2010
rating [ 2/10 ]
These guys are really confused. I'm thinking this is a condo-resort development that has tacked on a campground to sort of hold onto the land until they are ready to develop it. They are really not too serious about supporting camping. Amazingly, they closed their office at 5 pm!! Which leaves campers floating around trying to figure out how to fit into the tiny, twisty, over-treed spots. Here were my obstacles, objections. Absolutely no internet, though it was promised over and over by phone and in person. Twisty, warped sites that were very difficult to get leveled on (even w/ my little 25 ft. trailer). Too many trees to allow me to even put out an awning without re-setting my trailer several times. I was told where three 30-amp sites were, BUT (I should have looked ahead of time), after starting to get set up in each of them without help at 5:30 pm, (quittin' time for the staff), I had to move when I opened the posts, only to find there was only 50 amp power available, or there was NO power available, or there was no water available!! The bottom line: These guys are not serious about running a campground. DO NOT come here, especially with a big rig. Instead, go 2 miles away to the Charlotte/Fort Mill KOA. You'll spend a bit more, but you'll get MUCH more also: including an attentive staff and a place where everything works!
07/2010
rating [ 4/10 ]
This is a well-worn, former KOA. Internet was a bit weak. Park had an odd collection of affable, if rough, locals, living here full-time. Showers were hot (I needed AC) but usable. OK for an overnight stop, with Wal-Mart located about a mile away: on your way from the interstate.
07/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
A nice surprise. Clean, gravel, well-landscaped, but quite hilly. Sites (some small) were chopped into a hillside, but separated from each other by vegetation. Clean showers and bathroom, but it wasn't air conditioned in the crushing heat of this area, so that helped me hurry back to my trailer after my shower.
07/2010
rating [ 2/10 ]
What do you want for $19!!?? This is suitable for an overnight stop only, but I'm grateful they were here for me. Creepiest thing was their showers: a bit unkempt. Sites have junk in them and some hookups are broken w/loose wires. Again, they are in a rotten location where I wouldn't want to live, so I'm glad I had a place to pull over for the night. Mosquitos are a bonus.
07/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
I was in an overflow area, but they charged me the same as if I were in the main campground w/internet and cable TV. I am still pouting about paying the same rate as those who had services, but the adult part of my brain says that I was lucky to have some place to stay when I came in so late. Overall a nice place.
07/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
This place is clean, well-maintained, and a real gem of a campground. Not fancy, but really nice. I always stay with them when I go through the area. They go out of their way to have a nightly cook-out/ice-cream social w/ local entertainment. They are good people who make you feel welcome.
06/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
Park has cable TV, no internet. Simple, basic place to stay w/reasonably well-maintained accommodations. I am grateful that anyone is willing to live in, and operate a campground for me to stop at, in Barstow. The overall surrounding environment is generally inhospitable, but these kind folks provided us with a better place to stay than they would have had to provide.
07/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
This place is a paradox. On paper (and in their physical presence), they are fine. However, there is a weird vibe here that seems to say, quite clearly: "Welcome to Candy Hill. Much of what you might need is subject to an additional fee. And we are happy to have you as a potential addition to our revenue stream." Yep, it's fairly clean and has decent sites (if inconveniently positioned hookups, requiring pulling out lots of hose and electric cable to reach). Showers are okay, etc. Want internet? You must sign up for an account with their affiliate that provides a "free hour." But they don't tell you that once the hour starts, the clock doesn't stop ticking. So if you go to the showers after a quick email check, like I did, you'll find your time has expired and you will be asked to pay a fee when you try to get back on later. I'm betting the campground gets a fee for every new account it signs up through their IP address. Questioning this, I was told that, "Marriott charges $10 for internet..." (Really? No Marriott I ever stayed at!) Need air for your tires? That'll be $1, please, so long as the timer doesn't run out, in which case you'll need another $1. Need a jump start? They are available for a substantial fee: electricity is pricey, I guess! And a diesel rig will cost you more for your jump start, so the welcoming warning sign tells me. Want cable TV? Not available, though on the way, as indicated by all the ditches I stumbled over. Given that I was told by the manager that I would pay $78 in nearby Hagerstown for a night at a campground, they are likely planning to increase rates when the cable is installed. Upon arrival I was offered a great bargain on a "steel fire ring." Marked down from $69, I could have this little beauty for a mere $49. ! For a fire ring, a hunk of steel? (Is that PT Barnum I hear??) In my frequent cross-country-educated RVing opinion, this place is worth $20 - $30 per night. No more. The bottom line. In the future, I will reroute to avoid staying at this place and feeling like a "mark" and a potential source of upselling revenue. Candy Hill left a sour taste in my mouth.
10/2009
rating [ 2/10 ]
YUCK!!! This is basically a bunch of slabs behind the gas pumps at a CitGo Station. Noisy freeway on one elbow, trucks coming and going on the other. NO showers, restrooms (aside from those in gas station). NO Wi-Fi or cable. Sites have broken pavement with lots of mud in between and NO picnic tables. Never again, unless Wal-Mart has no space in its parking lot!
10/2009
rating [ 5/10 ]
VERY hilly location, but pretty. Small (and few) sites available. It would be hard to squeeze in a very large rig, but our Suburban pulled our 26 ft. trailer carefully into place and all was well. All sites are cemented or otherwise paved and overall the place was spartan, but well cared-for. Good clean showers. We'd stop here again for an overnighter.
10/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Pretty park in a well-treed setting with big, soft, fat, long-eared bunnies cruising around all over the place. Pond/lake on the premises. Sites are gravel or dirt and there are tent campers here as well. Staff is attentive and the place is well-cared-for. We'll stay here again on our way South.
10/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
Clean, quiet place with several small lakes and plenty of water view sites. No Wi-Fi, no cable TV. They have no plans, according the the staff, of getting either. But local Norfolk stations come in fine on antenna. Very attentive staff. Some sites are really muddy when it rains (it rained several days of our 10 day stay.) Excellent (though a bit rough-hew) clean showers and bathrooms. We'll be staying here again when visiting our relatives nearby. [By the way, the little beach looked clean and water clear to me, despite the other reviewers saying to beware of the leaches!... Hmmm...]
10/2009
rating [ 5/10 ]
If you like rustic locations, you'll like this little park. Beautiful, shady location in the oak trees. It's dusty w/gravel and grass -- no pavement. Amenities are old, but functional. Shower was older & rougher than in some state parks, but it had plenty of hot water. We have relatives right nearby and will stay here again. Very nice people run this place and care about your having a positive experience. Duck pond, ostrich, geese etc. are fun to watch. Some long-term guests are working locally and staying here. It's VERY quiet at night, yet still close to the freeway and city shopping in Wilson. Wi-Fi works fine.
10/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Great value, located next to the Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (don't miss this... the fine art collection was a great surprise). OKC zoo is nearby as well. This is a clean park with lots of amenities. Pavement and gravel everywhere. Restrooms were large and first rate. Big rec room with 2 big screen TVs. Only negative: They were "working" on their Wi-Fi... (I've heard that before!) and converting it to high speed. It drove me nuts, kicking me offline every 10 minutes. If Wi-Fi is important, make sure their changeover to high speed is complete. [I'd rate this place a 10, but for the frustrating Wi-Fi.]
10/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
Wow: what a deal! A beautiful, clean park with tiled private bathrooms, showers and large paved sites. There's a nice rec room and very attentive staff. Good Wi-Fi from several locations. My "10" rating is due to the price and great value. Very near lots of shopping malls and more. We'll be staying here again!
10/2009
rating [ 4/10 ]
Conveniently located to local site-seeing, this place is overpriced at $37 -- then add $10 extra for full sewage hookup! At 5 pm, everything is closed & locked up, except the bathrooms/laundry and you will have to check yourself in. Wi-Fi doesn't work well. No cable TV. Right beside noisy freeway. OK for overnight.
10/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice, clean park. Nothing fancy, but we've stayed here overnight several times and also at the KOA right nearby. This is lower cost than the KOA with exactly the same amenities. Really nice showers, plenty of hot water. Friendly, helpful staff.
10/2009
rating [ 5/10 ]
GOOD NEWS: Clean cement and gravel sites; staff person was very helpful and conscientious. BAD NEWS: NO FREE Wi-Fi. The poor staffer must tell callers that they have "free Wi-Fi" when they call to make reservations. After many frustrating attempts to use this "free Wi-Fi" including the staffer trying to help me find a location, I finally asked to see the Wi-Fi device. It was a tiny, cheap thing that was ineffective and improperly connected. What a waste of time! EXTREMELY SMALL SITES. Sites are narrow and packed in. Some big rigs couldn't open their slide outs. Those that did manage to get them open, could probably open their windows and hold hands between rigs. MY RECOMMENDATION: Go to the other slightly older, but more spacious park in the area. Or, for even more space in a park setting among more natural surroundings, go to the Regional Park. See this site for reviews of other parks in this area.
08/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice park with clean showers and well-maintained facilities overall. Has attentive staff. Only negatives: The physical landscape itself has lots of slopes, so if it's crowded, you might find yourself without a level space. Also, our space had a little more grass under the trailer than I would have liked: prefer gravel, but the rainforest character of this region has helped the grass devour most of the gravel on our site. We'd definitely stay here again however: especially since it's so close to Pittsburgh (about the closest we found). Finally, they do have weekend events. Our Elvis impersonator on the Saturday night of our stay was pretty good at what he does. (Though I'm not an Elvis fan).
06/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Nice clean park with moderately shaded sites. They have all the same amenities, ambiance, and quality as the nearby KOA, which charges more. We travel through Kingman frequently and this is our campground of choice. Lots of shopping, gas, and easy freeway access [but not the freeway noise].
06/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
This park is clean and simple. Easy freeway access. All services work as promised. Sites are rather barren, but there's a nice view of nearby fields and mountains. Just fine for an overnight stay and rejuvenation for the next day's drive. We could hear the freeway from our site, but it wasn't too loud. Ostrich bonus: Drive out the road a ways past this campground and you'll come to a field full of ostrich's! Rode my bike along their fence and they ran beside me. Fun!
06/2009
rating [ 3/10 ]
This campground is a paradox! It's totally beautiful and well-maintained, loaded with birds and green, shady trees. The staff goes out of its way to make sure you are happy. That's the good news. The bad news: A thundering train shook the ground and blasted its air horns several times throughout the night, just yards away from the camp sites. I was blasted from my sleep by the first train just after midnight and the adrenalin rush had hardly subsided when less than an hour or so later, the next train came crashing through. The tracks are concealed by trees at the edge of the campsite, so you wouldn't know trains run through there unless you ask. This was absolutely the most nerve-wracking night I have ever spent in my 5 years (and 10 times)of RVing across the entire country. My recommendation: This is a great place to hold your daytime event of any kind. This is a horrible place to try to sleep.
06/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
This campground is clean, neat, and well-cared for. It is almost fully treed-in and has a beautiful high canopy of hardwoods that provide shade throughout. There is zero mud! Clean gravel walkways and driveways, as well as some grassy areas provide a nice tidy feel to the place. The bathrooms are always sparkling clean. There are many shady lake-view lots. Nearby is a Wal-Mart Super Center and many other places to shop and eat. Despite their convenient location close to the interstate, the songs of birds are louder than any faint traffic sounds you might hear. We'll be staying here again!
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