Fourth year in a row of camping at Knoebels and we love it! It is a family friendly campground, amusement park and water park. When you don't feel like cooking, you buy great food at reasonable prices at the amusement park. Pet-friendly. The staff is always friendly and attentive. This year friends of ours even had a medical emergency. 911 was called and Knoebels was notified via the paramedics. Knoebels had an EMT on staff even though it was before park hours. She was there before the ambulance and was very capable. Later she even stopped by to check up on the status of the patient. Knoebels is the perfect place for families with young children through mid-teenage years. Very affordable with a warm staff. Large sinks for dish washing are available as well as laundry facilities. Just realize we call it 'city camping', definitely not private sites.
Hills Creek State Park is a beautiful park with clean restrooms and ideal location. This campground probably would have received a 10 out of 10 rating from us if it wasn't for our site location. We were directly across from the 'host' (creepy spy) site. From the moment we arrived we felt as if someone was looking over our shoulder. By the next afternoon we realized that was exactly true. Because of this oppressive feeling we left a day early. We camp all over New England and have never experienced anything like this before. We are a young family of four out to enjoy a nice relaxing camping vacation. Also, quiet hours encompass 11 hours of the day...from 9pm to 8am. If you decide to camp here it may be wonderful. We just recommend you avoid being any where near the host site. When we were there the host site was site 6.