This is one of our very favorite campgrounds. We've always given it a 9 or 10 rating; unfortunately, this time we can not. The place is as nice & secluded & quiet as ever, even more so this time, as there were few campers. But the strangest things had to do with the volunteers, there seemed to be very little volunteer activity or presence; in fact, when the weekend campers left on Sunday morning, so did the volunteers, leaving their RV's in place. This gave me the impression that the locals were using the volunteer sites as a free summer long camp sites. There was certainly enough work to be done, as the place had the appearance of not being ready to open. A few problems; 1. No one on the gate, or even came around to see if you were registered. 2. The potable water fill had obviously been frozen & the valve was split,leaking badly, but I wouldn't put that water in my tank any ways as it more resembled chocolate milk. It apparently hadn't been flushed after the winter. 3. One of the 3 shower bldgs. had no hot water, another had NO water on the men's side, (hot or cold). 4. The bathrooms in the picnic & beach areas weren't even unlocked. The hikes around the area were as great as ever, & the pond & lake were beautiful as always. We will be back, but hope they get things taken care of.
This is our favorite park, as always, it was clean well taken care of, with clean bathrooms & showers. C loop has electric hookups, sites are fairly level & range from open to shaded. Has some very nice hiking trails for everyone from the easy to the more difficult, for the experienced. Two small lakes, the upper for fishing, & the lower for swimming & fishing, both are stocked with Trout, Bass & Catfish. There is a fresh water fill & a dump station, (which didn't have any water this time as it was under construction), no big deal as you can still dump. Great location for touring the Northern end of the Blue Ridge Parkway. We will be back, hopefully a few more times this year.
This is a small campground in Jefferson National Forest. It is fine for hiking, trout fishing, or just to relax, not much else around. Our rate was with the Senior Pass. Our site, as was most, was unlevel in both directions, I used two complete sets of Lynx leveler blocks, (20 blocks) & still never got level. Ours was in partial shade, & grassy, with electric and water hookups. Wi-Fi is available in the electric sites, and it was not very strong, but that was fine by me. The host was friendly and helpful. The electric sites back up to Route 16, which is much busier & noisier than I would have thought. This is obviously an older campground, as evidenced by the obvious lack of emphasis by the Forest Service, I assume because of the small size. The bathrooms were relatively clean, but need remodeling. There are NO showers, the nearest are 5.5 miles away at Hurricane campground, which requires an entry fee, plus $2.00 per person per shower. The streams at the rear of the campground are a nice touch. I doubt we would stay here again, with nicer, bigger campground just a little ways down the road.
I hope this state park is not indicative of all NY State Parks. While we did see a few larger RVs, the interior roads are very narrow. The sites are large & mostly fully wooded. I think the park is over priced considering that you get no hookups at all. There is a dump station & potable water to fill your tank. Bathrooms are not filthy, but are far from the cleanest I've ever seen. The showers, on the other hand, are nasty--floor was dirty, shower curtains are mildewed. There is only one shower building for all three loops, & only 3 stalls on the men's side, actually not stalls, just 3 shower heads divided by shower curtains. There is a nice beach, although we didn't use it. I don't think we'll be returning.
A Blue Ridge jewel. Water and electric with a dump station. Sites are pretty level and well cared for. Bathrooms are clean with plenty of hot water. This has become one of our favorites and it's a great base camp from which to tour the Blue Ridge Parkway. Two beautiful little lakes to swim & fish in and some great hiking trails.
This is our third trip to this gorgeous little gem; they just keep getting better. This was during the week, so it was very quiet. There are two great little hikes around the lakes, one not so easy, up to Overlook Rock The sign says .5 mi., but seems like 3 mi. going up. As always, the park is in great shape, with clean, functional bathrooms and showers. The grass was mowed while we were there. Very friendly staff. Rained for 1 1/2 days, but that's not the fault of the camp ground, & still better than being at home watching it rain. We will be back.
This was our 2nd trip to this national forest campground; it certainly will not be our last. Our site was pretty level & wide. We love this fully wooded, quiet & peaceful place. It is truly unfortunate that Trout Pond itself is drained, but Rock Cliff Lake is as beautiful as ever. As said previously, if you're looking for somewhere with a lot to do, (other than nature) this may not be the place for you. The roads into the area are narrow, hilly, & winding, but completely do-able with a little common sense. The bathrooms & showers are clean & functional. While there is not an actual pool, there is a very nice sandy swimming area at the lake. There is a nice picnic area & playground.
This is a small national forest campground 10 mi from Wytheville in the woods. All sites have shade, most have full shade. We got no TV reception, but that was fine by us. Thirty-five of the 50 sites have either electric, or electric & water; there are a few sites listed at 45-50 ft & we did see a couple Class A's of 36-38 ft. If you're looking for a lot to do here, this is not your place, but if you're looking for a nice quiet, woodsy place to relax & take a couple short hikes or play in the small stream that weaves through the park, this is it. Our site was fairly level, but I saw a few that would take some doing to get level. The check in is a little confusing; actually, there is none. We had reservations, but other than that, there is a collection box at the entrance. The volunteer hosts were constantly around taking care of things. We will stay here again.
This COE campground on Kerr reservoir in VA. is one of the finer campgrounds you'll find, the sites are gravel, with a picnic table, food prep table, fire ring, & lantern pole. Some of the sites are set up a little strange, with the elec & water pedestals right at the rear of the site which would preclude hanging the rear of your rig over the back, but our site was plenty long enough without having to do that. The new bathrooms were a little different, but very nice, 6 doors, each one is a separate room with a sink/toilet/changing area & shower. There are several swimming areas playgrounds, & excellent paved bike trails. The $12 rate reflects the Senior Pass rate. The weather didn't co-operate for a couple days, but we enjoyed ourselves, We will stay here again.
A beautiful National Forest campground just off the Blue Ride Parkway. Two loops have electric hookups but no water or sewer. White Oak loop is for tents & RV's under 28' & no hookups. There is a water fill station & spigots spread through-out & a dump station. There are 2 lakes, upper & lower. The bathroom/showers are clean & well maintained, but unheated, which is only a slight concern in mid October; makes you dress faster. No WI-FI, no c ell phone, no TV, (without satellite)& only a few open sites for that, but we didn't go there for those things anyways. Very secluded & quiet, (during the week). Sherando has become very popular over the last few years, & getting a site on a weekend has become difficult. Only C loop takes reservations.
This is an old park that had apparently fallen into disrepair, but the friendly new owners are obviously working very hard at restoring the park. They have obviously spent a lot of time and money to this end. There is a lot left to do, roads are narrow, some are dirt. Our site, a FHU pull-through, was pretty level, lots of trees. One of the quietest places we've ever camped. Has lots of Permanents/Seasonals, but still room for everyone else. Bathrooms were old but clean and functional. The WiFi was slow at times, but did work. This is a Passport America CG, just not at the time we were here. If you are looking for a Resort type CG, you may want to look elsewhere, but if you're looking for a quiet woodsy atmosphere, this is the place. We will stay here again, if in the area.
It is a very nice NP campground, fairly large, well separated sites. It seemed the more level sites were in A Loop, where we were, next time we will bring the toad, as the amphitheater, Camp store & showers were quite a walk away. The only real problem was, all the sites on the inside of a loop, (left side of the road), are backwards, you have to get turned around, & go the wrong way into your site, to get your awning on the right side. But all in all, a great relaxing weekend away from the constant upper 90 degree heat. We'll be back.
This campground is in the George Washington National Forest, of the West Virginia mountains, very secluded & very quiet. Roads into the campground are very narrow, hilly, and winding,which is exactly what you'd expect in the mountains. However, they didn't seem to deter anyone, as we saw a large 5er, & a couple class A's (38-40 ft) pull in. The entire campground is in full shade, no open sites, so don't expect TV, or wi-fi,(although I did see one of the volunteers with two dishes set up, aimed at the tree tops) or cell signals, but that didn't bother us. The three bathroom/showers were small, (1 shower stall on men's side), clean, functional, heated, with plenty of very hot water. Sites were laid out nicely, with 14 of them having electric hook ups. No water hookups, but there are water spigots spread through out the area, & potable water at the dump station. The Recreation.Gov site is incorrect in stating that there is only 15Amp electric, there is 30 Amp, & in fact our site (#10) even had a 50Amp plug in the box. Our site was probably one of the most unlevel sites we've ever had. There is beautiful Rock Cliff Lake for fishing & swimming. The Trout Pond itself, which is a natural sink hole, was nearly dry, but I was told that it usually fills back up with times of heavy rain. There are several very nice trails in the area, some are relatively easy, for us non hikers. All in all we had a great time, despite the unlevel site.
This place is obviously an older park that has been allowed to decay, road into it was paved at some point in the past, but has so many pot holes, that going back to gravel would be smoother. The staff is friendly & helpfull. The interior roads are very narrow dirt & gravel, with patches of old black top remaining. The pull throughs are hard to get into & mostly unlevel, some need to have trees removed for easier entry & exit. They have a nice stocked lake/pond. This place has a ton of potential, off the beaten path & very quiet. It is obvious that the new owners have done some work on the place, but have a Lot more to go.
This park has the appearance of an older campground, narrow, dirt & gravel roads, pull throughs are short, in order not to unhook the toad, I had to pull ahead, off the front of the pad, which then took a lot of leveling, trees are nice, but actually too many, couldn't put the awning out because of a tree, but with all the shade, it was not a big deal. Cable worked good, Wi-Fi worked, but a little slow. It's actually not a bad place for the price, $17 on Passport America. We will use it again for a short stay if in the area again.
We had a beautiful waterfront site, with water & electric, as many are. The bathrooms & showers were clean & funtional. The roads into this out of the way park, are an experience in themselves, but no problem if you take your time, many hairpin curves, just watch out for the Crazy garbage truck driver, who nearly took us out on one of the 15 mph turns at over 50. This park should be rated at 10, but because the folks that have the current contract aren't real big on grounds maintenance, grass hasn't been mowed for at least 3-4 weeks, great for ticks & chiggers, also don't seem to be up on rules enforcement, as we observed teenagers swimming in unautorized areas, dogs not only Not on a 6 ft. leash, (one was on a 20ft leash), but also watched the attendant drive by one man with his dog not on a leash at all, and just wave at him.
This is an excellent COE park, with spacious, relatively level sites, our waterfront site was especially nice. While it is generally not rated for "Big Rigs", we did see several larger Class A rigs, and one larger 5th wheel, pulled by a Kenworth tractor. The bathrooms & showers were clean and in good order. The road to the park, Rt 822, is like trying to drive 5 mi. on a snakes back, very hilly, and very curvy. Also, the interior roads are narrow & curvy, at one point goint to C Loop, you must negotiate a 180 degree turn on a hill, but I watched a 39ft Class A with toad, do it without a problem, so you should have no trouble with it. As previosly mentioned, B Loop is for tents, we drove through with the car, & the sites looked small. The folks, running the park were very friendly & helpfull. The weather was totally against us on this visit, but we will go back.
This is one of the nicest campgrounds we have stayed at. A wooded, family park, quiet and relaxing. Lots of vineyards & orchards in the area, and close to Charlottesville. Most roads were paved, and sites are gravel, and fairly level. A small stream runs through it, and two small ponds. The owners were friendly & helpful, we will stay here again.
If you're looking for a concrete parking lot, you may want to try somewhere else, if you like trees, this is your place. This place is in the woods and more like camping in a National Forest, it does have water and electric, but no sewer hook-ups, but it does have a dump station & a pump truck available, sites are a little on the short side for the big rigs, but our 30 ft. class C / with toad fit just fine. The showers and bathrooms were clean, but need more of them. The owners were friendly & helpful, & we would stay here again.
Owner was friendly and courteous. It was obvious that there has been a lot of work done as the web site indicates, showers/bathrooms were old but clean & functional. This place has a quiet and relaxing,family atmosphere, definitely, not a party zone. Close to Mammoth Cave and other places of interest. We would definitely recommend it, and would stay here again.
This is an Escapee Park. We only stayed here one night, but were very pleased. The bathrooms & showers were very clean, and heated, which was great, as the temperature was around 16. The Staff were courteous and friendly, the park looked well maintained, and clean. This used to be a KOA, which is probably why the spaces were a little close, but, as it was the off season, it was not crowded at all. Would probably rate it higher if we were there longer, but if in the area again, We will certainly stay here again. We paid a slightly higher rate, as we had two extra people, and cable, but were pleased with the non-member rate.