We returned here for the long weekend and fair. The campground had a major flood from Irene so the park still had evidence of severe flooding. However, big kudos to re-opening and managing to get back to normal. The campground has numerous sites and the draw is that the campground is family friendly and located near all the major attractions of the valley. The management was very pleasant and even with a full campground it was fairly quiet after 10PM. We would visit again.
Came back again this year so I wanted to post another review. A great campground which is hidden from view. No website, no big ad's, just a genuine family-owned campground with a pool and lake. Most sites are large with pull-through ability. Owner's have added a Wi-Fi hot-spot at the office which works well. They have placed a table and chairs outside and there is a plug nearby for charging/running your laptop. Owner's run around during week and grass is always mowed, the pool is always clean, the beach is raked weekly and the roads are graded.
We just visited the park for our 3rd year in a row to enjoy the clean-up weekend. The owner's are great people and super hosts. We enjoyed our stay and the lake is still wonderful with great views of the mountains. The campground is clean, the seasonal are very friendly and the sites have modern hookups. I would suggest this park.
We were traveling thru from New Mexico to Maine. Using the Woodall's book we picked this particular park. My wife and I were very pleased, the staff were very friendly, the sites were really, really large and the park was easy on/off the highway. My wife and I visited the well-known steak house down the road and had a great one night stay during our travels here. I would visit again. I would have given it a 9 but the road/highway can be heard at night.
The good news is that the park staff was friendly and the park was nice and clean. The campground is also very close to the highway and easy to get in/out of. Now the bad news, this is the highest price I have ever spent for a overnight stay. Also, the fact they charge for more then one kid is just a rip-off. At over $55 for a family of four to stay one night on a very narrow site. The place would have been a 6 or 7 if they were more reasonable on rates.
We camped here locally to our home to try out our new camper. We had a rough start as we stated that the site MUST be 5th wheel friendly with no low hanging branches. What I got was a large pull-thru with branches hanging over the entry to the site that would have ripped open my roof. After chatting they offered another site that was more roof friendly. Beside that gripe the roads were in good shape, the hookups were good with 30amp power, a 20amp aux. power source, water and sewer. The site was good sized and faced Estes Lake and offered a nice view of the water. The site was wet but the area had abnormal rainfall and it was livable. The playground had one piece of modern equipment which was small but the kids still liked it. The lake was the draw and was clean with a nice beach area. A walk around showed that the campground has a large seasonal population who seemed friendly and had sites that weren't a dump like other places I've stayed. I would recommend them.
We returned here this year and wanted to post another review based on some changes. The previous owners have sold the campground, and it is now owned by someone with no previous experience in running a campground. While this is not a bad thing I can say that it is obvious the camp suffered some between changes in ownership. The roads had gullies and standing water 1-2' deep in some areas, this is unacceptable as a quick use of a front loader and some gravel could fix this. The "new" bath house seems half-finished with just paint on the wood floor and no clean wall surface (just raw wood). Also, no visible site of a night crew keeping parties down and enforcing quiet hours like my previous posting. Also, the beach had many cans and trash on it. I hate to see this place go down the tube as we have family camped here for years, but the truth is the truth.
Very nice owner's and host staff, restaurant and small supply store. Beautiful lake access with a dock for boats and visiting boats. Mostly outdated playground for kids but the lake is the main draw with a jump float and nice clean beach. Steady 30a power and decent pricing with flexible staff. We extended our stay by a half day and they charged me only $6. Now I have to be honest and list the bad - the access road is terrible and nearly 3/4 of a mile long with steep rises and falls, some overhanging tree limbs and rutted areas. Also, the sites are tight tight tight. This is NOT a place for anyone towing something longer then a 34' trailer of any type. The roads are narrow and people park their cars into the the road, I am still surprised (thanks to my wife spotting objects) that I didn't tear the roof or take out a corner marker.
We camped here in the early Spring. Very nice camp hosts, and the campground is tidy and clean. I thought the views from the lake were spectacular and the sounds of loons at night were very nice. The only downside is the train tracks on the road side of the campground, the train does get a bit loud. However I wouldn't say it was a big deal and is obviously something the owners have no control of and during the summer I would think the tree's would buffer the sound more (Spring, were no leaves).
Very nice park. We camped on Blueberry Hill site 13E. The site was plenty deep and offered easy in/out access to the site via the road. The campground has many Theme weekends and this particular weekend was "Blue Grass" weekend with many live bands, buffet, ice cream, hay-less hayrides and much more. The facility has the best pub/food service around and the camp store has it all. Very pleasing staff and fellow campers. Overall it is clean and obvious they take a lot of pride in this place. Only a few things keep this from a 10 ranking. The first was golf carts from seasonal users which were a bit loud/fast on a few occasions and our site was next to a not very friendly seasonal camper. This particular camper had no interest in being even slightly friendly. However, a walk around the rest of the park showed us quickly that other than a few bad apples the majority of campers/seasonal people were friendly and a joy to be with.
Very well organized operation. I was impressed with their new entrance road that probably cost them a million dollars to pave and put-in. The old road, I was told, was dirt and uneven. No more of that and they added entrance lanes to park in while checking in - very nice feature. The sites were nicely spaced and appointed. Cable, wifi, septic and water were all placed neatly in a convenient spot on site. The fire ring is large and includes a flip up/over grill surface. The store is well appointed and featured most everything you'd need on site and was priced within reason of the local corner stores. The "snack shack" made good food and had a lot of offering. The people staffing it were a little "slow" as we had to repeat our order and correct them 3 times. The food was good, however. I would give them a 10 but a few things were annoying. The customer service person told us there were no sites that we could move to when we arrived so that we could extend our stay 1 day. However, a few sites around me sat unused our entire stay. Also, the site seemed to have way to many cigarette butts around it. One phone call and it was cleaned in 10 minutes, much to our liking. Overall they have a few nice beaches, a new large pool (total of 3 now) and are quick to help out. Bring your walking shoes, you will need them - lots of hills and very large area is covered. Many, many bathrooms/showers make it easy anywhere you camp in this park.
Great park for families who are interested in relaxing and having large sites where there is good seperation between campers with shade/trees. Most of the sites are 20amp and they seem to be upgrading to 30/50amp in the premium sites. Each site has a "lean-too" which makes for a great place to eat with the picknick table. They have a nice beach area on the river and offer canoe/kayak day trips that end at their campground. They are near all of the White Mountian National Forest attractions and North Conway shopping. Very friendly staff and the owners are on site almost all the time. On the downside for some is that they have very little "planned" activities - I think they let the surrounding attractions sell themselves as most people visit Echo Lake, North Conway Seneic Railroad and such for "activities." The bathrooms are dated but are stocked/cleaned daily from what I can see after a few visits.