Definitely an RV park more than a campground. Less than 10 minutes from metro park & ride which made daily trips to DC convenient. My kids liked all of the amenities - pool, cafe, movies. Although there are many trees, there is little shade as the most trees are along the perimeter. Also, the noise from 1-95 can be heard from throughout the park, although it is much louder in some areas than others. Most campers appeared to be passing through or tourists - so park was quiet during the day.
This campground has the friendliest and most helpful staff we have encountered in years - for people and dogs too! We would rate the campground a 10 in customer service. The reason we've listed it as an "8" is the interior roads are difficult to navigate. The sites along the main paved road that runs between the entrance and the store (see campground map on their website) are easily accessed, but all other roads are dirt and gravel. There are some tight turns and a few short but steep inclines. An escort will help you get around the turns and into your site. There are canoes, paddle boats, small kayaks, and rowboats to rent for $5/hr. There is a new dog run and a separate swimming area for dogs. On-site dog daycare available for $3/hr from 8AM-8PM. They were so kind and patient with our dog. By the time we left the staff knew us, our kids, and our dog - incredibly friendly!
This is actually two campgrounds, one on each side of the road. The side we stayed on was smaller, but bordered the river. Sites on the other side were more densely wooded with some pull-thru sites. Extremely helpful and polite staff. Very clean - especially the bathrooms - although small and older. The pool in front of the motel is available to campers and the nicer of the two. There is a motel adjacent so my non-camping mother was able to join us - simple but newly remodeled. Definitely recommend this quiet, family-oriented campground.
This campground is situated on the Sinepuxent Bay directly across from Assateague Island. It is less than 10 minutes from Ocean City and Assateague beaches. Our site had a great view of the beautiful marsh shore of the bay, and due to spraying was not buggy - and a wonderful steady breeze. Many sites are shaded. Seasonal sites make up only about 15% of those available. There is so much to do including the water park and wild west theme park. There's also a fishing pier, marina, mini golf, arcade, and a restaurant on site. Very family-oriented, friendly, and quiet at night. Only minor drawback was the long walk to the bathroom from our site on X-lane and a strange odor in the middle of the night.
Beautiful wooded campground in a county park along a lake. No hookups - primarily tent sites and rustic cabins. Anything bigger than a pop-up wouldn't fit due to most sites being heavily wooded and rocky. If you don't mind roughing it this is a great place to go for fishing, lake swimming, and boating. Highly recommend it! The quaint shops and cafes of Jim Thorpe are only 5 minutes down the mountain.
My kids enjoyed this campground. Yes, there is new management so comments about the owner in reviews earlier than 2005 probably no longer apply. This campground has great concept for their newest bathrooms - individual rooms with private toilet, shower, and sink. Drawbacks -highway noise, reservation policy and extra charges for the activities. Within one mile is a great PA Dutch family style restaurant (Haag's) and a farm stand in season (Stoudt's). Yes, much of the staff is young, but they were polite and helpful.
We've stayed here before and didn't plan to return but we needed a place to camp in Sturbridge. Unfortunately this stay wasn't any better than the one a few years ago. Previous reviews note most of the same problems. Too many young adults who show up to drink. There was a group near us who played very loud music until 2AM on Friday night. OK, security came by many times and asked them to turn it down, but if the campground was serious about creating a family environment they would have kicked them out Saturday morning. Instead Saturday night was a repeat performance. If you must go, stay in the 700 section. Yes, you can hear the highway noise, but this section didn't seem to attract the drinking groups. This campground has so much potential so it's really too bad!
My family loved this campground. There is so much to do: pretty 30 acre lake for boating and swimming with a water trampoline and boats to rent, swimming pool and hot tub, snack bar for lunch items (burgers, etc.), homemade waffles & ice cream in store, mini golf with challenging water feature, and a new building going up on the lake beach (snack bar). I wasn't bothered by the extra child fee because the total site fee was $41 which is reasonable for a campground of this caliber. I did feel the visitor fee was too high. Only drawbacks are highway noise at sites nearest entrance and steep hills in some areas. Big rigs can be accommodated in the more level areas. Book early - many seasonal sites (mostly well maintained) make getting a weekend reservation in the summer difficult.
If I was reviewing this campground for tenters and others with small trailers, I'd rate it higher. However, due to problems noted in earlier review (low hanging trees, narrow hilly roads, etc.) this campground is not the best choice for big rigs unless you can get one of the open sites near the pool. Having said that - we loved this place! It rained the entire time we were there but it has everything we need and the location can't be beat - just 20 minutes from the state beach. Or, if you prefer the boardwalk atmosphere, that's nearby too. Lots of shade, bathrooms were cleaned a couple times each day, well stocked store. Oh... my kids said I should mention that the shallow end of the pool is too deep for little ones. Small gameroom, ice cream and snack bar counter that served breakfast were nice extras.
Woodalls rates this campground as a 5W/5W, and my kids gave it a "10", but it wasn't my cup of tea. Recognizing it's appeal for RVers, I've rated it an "8. " The sites are open, level, grassy, and some have gravel pads and concrete patios. There certainly are lots of activities, especially for children. Nice 50 acre lake for fishing, boating and swimming. There are many seasonal sites, with separate areas for transients. We prefer more wooded campgrounds. Some sites, particularly those in the "N" section are too near the road. Most sites have one or no shade trees and there is little privacy between sites. This made it difficult to deal with nearby campers that played loud music during the day and violated the quiet hours (campfire and talking until 3 AM). Although there is a restriction on the number of camping units per site, further restricting the number of people and vehicles per site would have helped the situation. The neighboring site had 15 people with 4 cars camping in one large travel trailer.
Gorgeous state park on Lake Michigan. Camping fee doesn't include daily park access fee of $8 or purchase an annual pass for $29 (less for MI residents) which provides access to all MI state parks. Easy online registration includes descriptions of each site. Campground is located in an 1100 acre state park, with tall forests, just a short walk to beach and monstrous wooded dunes. Bath houses super modern, clean, and accessible. Most sites huge, shady, level with sand/dirt surface and 30 or 50 AMP hookup. Water nearby, no sewer hookups. No low brush but some privacy created by sites being spaced well apart. New playground, hiking trails adjacent. Park's education center fun and informative. Don't skip the stair walk to viewing platform on top of 200-foot dune overlooking Lake Michigan. We didn't care for the nearby city of Muskegon. Grand Haven, 10 minutes south, was fun. Less than one hour to dune rides/Jeep rentals in Silver Lake.
Huge campground with tremendous variety of sites. Our experience was quite different than the last reviewer's - probably due to our location. If I was rating the full hookup section (bridgeview area) I'd probably give it a 6 due to the small size of the sites and the lack of shade. We were happy to be in the older section near the pool, bath house, store, and gameroom. This section has plenty of shade trees, nice size sites, with water and electric hookups only - it might be worthwhile to skip the sewer hookup to camp here. There is another more densely wooded area with lots of privacy but too much road noise for us (section nearest entrance and office). The only thing better than the view and watching the moon rise over the water each night was our fellow campers! This came as a pleasant surprise especially considering the amount of alcohol available for purchase in the store. We stayed from a Friday-Tuesday in late August and were surrounded by families and retired couples - no partiers! Less than 5 minutes to Mackinaw City and ferries to Mackinac Island. Only complaint were the showers - clean, yes - but need to be reconfigured. Curtains separating stalls instead of walls, no way to adjust water temperature (too hot), and shower heads that keep timing out.
This is one of the friendliest and cleanest campgrounds we have ever visited! For a small campground there are great amenities including rental kayaks, peddle boats, row boats, 4-wheel bikes, fishing, game room, ball field, playground, pavilion, and scheduled activities on weekends. Super modern and clean bathrooms and showers that are handicapped accessible. Only a few sites have 30 or 50 AMP and water hookups -- with a nice view of the lake. Most sites have 20 AMP with water nearby. Most sites are level and grassy or dirt surface; roads are gravel. Sewer hookups not available but there is a dump station. Although located in a residential area and bordered by a busy street, it was quiet at night. The staff went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable.
We chose this campground to save money over the more expensive parks located closer to Cedar Point (20 minutes drive). It's a good place to stay if most of your time will be spent at the amusement park. Bathrooms were clean most of the time, there's a small pool and playground, and laundry facilities. Very limited grocery items and supplies in office with no store nearby. Sites are mostly open with shade trees, some are wooded. Limited number of pull-thru sites with full hookups.
We did not camp here but drove through while staying at Hoffmaster SP in nearby Muskegon. Great place if you want to camp on the beach. Each site has both sand and pavement with only a few trees. Tight spaces. It appeared some RV's could not deploy both awning and slide outs simultaneously. Web site doesn't give an accurate picture of how crowded the sites are. This is one of the state's most popular campgrounds, so book early!
Very friendly staff - really went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. There are few campgrounds on Cape Cod and fewer with a swimming pool. This park has both a pool and a lake for swimming. Row boats and a peddle boat are also available for $6/hr. The park is 55 acres of mostly wooded sites. There is a fairly steep hill at the entrance that gets backed up on Friday evenings when many campers are checking in. Roads are paved and most sites are fairly level with dirt/sand/pine needle surface. A few had gravel but appeared to be seasonal sites. The campground is about 20 minutes from Bourne bridge, 10 minutes from bay and sound beaches, and only 5 minutes from Falmouth ferries to Martha's Vineyard. We really enjoyed Falmouth with its trendy shops and outstanding restaurants! Ocean beaches are approximately 45 minutes away. Campfires are permitted and fire rings provided. Minimal road noise could be heard but only from sites nearest game room. Many seasonal campers on weekends. Although there are no posted rules or quiet hours, most campers turned in early. The smaller bathroom has private showers and changing areas, the larger has private showers with a common changing area that needed a more thorough cleaning. Camp store only open 9-7 with limited RV supplies. If I were comparing this campground with only those on the Cape it would get a 9! Their web site doesn't do it justice.
I already reviewed this campground but forgot to mention the big slide at the new pool is an extra charge - there's no charge to swim, just to ride the slide - tokens for one ride cost $1 or a daily bracelet for unlimited rides cost $7. I think there's a different price for a 2-day bracelet.
I agree with the comments made in earlier reviews. We were there at the start of the week-long event that commemorates the Battle of Gettysburg and the park was full. Even so the bathrooms were clean and I never had to wait for a shower in the ladies room! The only time we felt crowded was in the pools - it was 95 and humid the weekend we visited. Suggestions regarding sites - the sites at the top of the map on the campground's web site are closest to the highway so stay away from those if road noise bothers you. Also sites along the major roads through the park get very dusty - nothing an application of oil or some rain wouldn't cure. Very friendly staff and fellow campers - kudos!
We camp with a group at this KOA each year. It is a small, nice, clean campground. Very hilly. Previous reviews did not mention the lower section of the campground along the river. Riverfront sites best for tents. Must be able to get unit back up steep hill from river front sites. Our favorite part is the pool, and renting the canoes. This may be the closest campground to Philadelphia, but it's still quite a drive.
This was our first stay at a membership type of campground - the low cost couldn't be beat. Timothy Lake North had an indoor waterpark which my kids loved but I preferred the outdoor pool at "South." There also appeared to be lots of non-campers who came from the city to stay in the cabins at "North." South was much quieter and had more Outdoor World members but much of the park was empty. Most surprising was the number of closed pop-ups being stored on sites that had grass that was more than a foot tall. It was a fun but strange weekend - kind of like visiting another camping planet.
This is our favorite campground in the Lancaster area. We've stayed up on the mountain but usually choose the lower section because our kids enjoy being close to the activities. Big rigs are best accommodated in the upper section where the shade and large sites can't be beat! There is a tremendous variety in sites, so reserve early and state your preferences - shade, open, on a hill, near creek, near pond, etc. On holiday weekends the place is full and some of the seldom booked sites near the arcade are small. Lots to do both in and out of the campground.
The warnings about the railroad tracks cannot be overstated! The sites closest to the tracks are separated by only a hedge row. Less than 25 feet! Very active trains. The more level shady sites are near the tracks. The more sunny hilly sites are further from the tracks and closer to a very pretty pool. Tough choice!
Like most Jellystones, this one is in a great destination (Sturbridge) but pricey. The Woodalls 4W/5W rating is too high. We were directly across from one of the bathrooms and a short retaining wall built caused water to pool at the entrance door. As soon as they would clean the bathrooms people would track the muddy water right back in. There are two pools - the one called the "Aqua Center" - a small pool with a nice slide - costs EXTRA. For the high site fees, admission to the pool should be included. The comments about drunken campers at night making too much noise were true during our stay as well. (Big surprise with a BAR at the campground!) Could be a really great campground with some improvements to the bathrooms and sites and a lowering of fees.
We love Cherrystone! It is right on the bay with excellent opportunities for fishing or crabbing right from the campground's piers. The best thing about Cherrystone is the variety - every type of site, lots of activities. It's good there is so much to do at the campground because there's not much to do in the immediate area. Only drawbacks: any campground this large is going to have its share of problems when it's full. They tried to keep the bathrooms clean but that was tough with so many people (we were there over 7/4), some problems with noise after hours, and difficulties with a group of teenage boys. Don't get a site too close to the fish cleaning station. Assets: 4 pools; local produce, clams, can be bought on site; rental bikes and boats; dances; crafts; movies; fireworks on the 4th were awesome!
Very well-run, clean. We made a reservation here as a last minute decision after rains flooded Cherrystone and forced a change of plans. Seasonal sites are in one section, along the water, and completely block the view for anyone not along the water. Transients are in a separate section that is layed out in straight rows with two trees per site. Paved roads, grassy & level sites. Transient sites in front had more shade but could not be used the week we were there due to mud. Trees in back of transient section less mature, no shade. Heat, humidity, and no shade or breeze made our site unbearably HOT. Nice staff, activites, and amenities, but Cherrystone it isn't.