We stayed here overnight while on the road and needed to dump our tanks. As previously noted it is out of the way--the trip in from US-15 in our 33' Class A was interesting to say the least. I wouldn't recommend it after dark. The camp itself could tempt me to stay a week just to chill out, although like most KOA's it is a little on the expensive side. There is little paving except around the office, sites are shaded and plenty long and wide. The staff is friendly and helpful.
We stayed here for 5 days while visiting family in Pittsburgh. Of all the campgrounds within 1 hour of Pittsburgh this is the only one that is convenient and to which we would return. We used the long pull-through sites in the new section and, as we are self contained, did not use any amenities except the cable, Wi-Fi, WES. The campground was not really 'open' for the season. The amenities we used were good to superior and the price was right for the area. Having said that, if we hadn't had plans to be elsewhere all day everyday, I think we might have felt a little at loose ends; the pool wasn't open yet and there wasn't anything else to do.
Once you get here, the campground is spacious, meticulously maintained with large sites and very quiet. We didn’t use the bathrooms or laundry room, so we can’t comment. I was put off by the heavy traffic and heavily commercialized highway (US 441 also named Parkway) leading to the campground. Cross-traffic turns are nearly impossible if not down-right hazardous. Having said all that—if Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are your destination this is a very nice campground—one of the 3 best I have ever used. If you are not looking for this as a tourist destination, I recommend you pass on by to find someplace else for a stay. We stayed here a week to visit the Great Smokey Mountains—the commercialized development took us by surprise or we might have found another way to access the Park.
We stayed here for a week while visiting Stone Mountain, Atlanta and Chattanooga. If you’re looking for a campground with amenities and activities to entertain you as a primary destination—look elsewhere. But if you are looking for a place to park and sleep for a night or longer-this is the place. The price is right (especially when compared with others in the area), the WiFi works well, the laundry room is clean and adequate and the owners are friendly, helpful and available. The campground is quiet. There are only 2 or 3 pull-through sites which are kept for overnighters. The other sites are back-in, which was no problem for our 33’ rig. We would stay here again, if we were in the area.
We stayed here for 3 nights mid-week off season while enroute elsewhere. Very few people in the park, but you could not have asked for more from the staff: friendly, courteous, prompt to meet needs and fulfill requests. Store and grounds were very clean--the grounds crew was visibly doing their job during the day. Garbage picked up promptly from in front of our site. Utilities and hookups worked as advertised. I never give a 10 just on principle or this campground would have one.
First: about the dog waste that previous reviewers have complained about. The culprit is not permanent residents, but a neighbor's dog from across the street who is allowed to run loose. There are no leash laws in Wanchese and there really isn't anything one can do about it. This owner runs a tight ship, couldn't have been friendlier. She has her ground crew cleaning up regularly. It is unfortunate that the problem exists, but it is not her fault. Second: this is a lovely park. We were here pretty early in the season. The weather was not cooperative but the view is lovely and the walking areas very enjoyable. Were I to stay in the area for any length of time, this campground would be my choice.
A spacious beautiful well kept park. The office staff was prompt, courteous and friendly. We were here 4 nights while visiting Charleston. I would stay here for a extended period of time. The only thing stopping me giving it a 10 is that there are too few washers and driers for a campground this size.
Rate reflects Good Sam Discount. This was a nice park--we were only here a few days to visit St. Augustine. I wouldn't consider this for a longer stay without a pool, but for the tine we were there it was very nice. I recommend it for St. Augustine visitors or someone needing a stopover from I-95.
We were welcomed at the office courteously and professionally. We were guided to our site. Hookups were convenient and set up accomplished quickly. How you feel about the site depends on which site you get. There were many nice, roomy sites, including the ones next to us--but ours (#38) was so narrow that we could not extend our awning fully and leaving the coach required making our way over our neighbors hoses, electric boxes, faucets, etc. There was a picnic table but we didn't even think about trying to use it. The area flooded during a hard rain but drained off in less than 30 minutes. We might stay here again to visit Savannah but I wouldn't make even a week of it.
Rate reflects a 3 month commitment. This was our first time staying and we spent the winter (Jan-Mar). This is a 'community' park in the sense that everybody is family. Sites are spacious, activities are age appropriate, new-comers are welcome--we didn't want to leave when the time came and we've already reserved our space for Jan - Apr 2013.
Office staff friendly and helpful. WiFi from outside vendor at an extra cost. Narrow streets, tight turns and extremely narrow sites—we could not open our awning because of a tree and if we tried to across from each other at the picnic table one of us would actually be sitting under the neighbor’s slide-out. Nice pool and hot-tub. Very quiet at night. In mid-February, the bugs were biting at dusk and after dark. We stayed two nights to create one day for an Everglades excursion—it was an expensive OK place to sleep, but I wouldn’t stay there again for any length of time.
Spacious entrance and check-in area. Our pull-through held our 33' rig, tow dolly and two cars without 'double parking". We were escorted to our site. A water pressure regulator is critical because the water outlet at some sites is not adjustable—it is either off or on. There are several seasonal/semi-permanent sites, generally sequestered into one area and most well kept. We were there off season so the pool was covered. Office staff were helpful. Despite filling up over the weekend it was quiet. We plan to return in December when we visit family in the area.
This community owned park is a good place to stay. There is little for children to do on site, but being in walking distance to the town with all there is to see and do, that shouldn’t be too much of a draw-back. Most of the sites are not shaded or private but they are spacious. Many seasonal sites but well-kept. The staff was wonderful, helping us to check-in, find our site and give tips on where to shop, eat, sight-see. We didn’t use the shower/restroom facilities. We stayed for 10 days. The WiFi a little slow but dependable and many cable TV stations. We drove through the local KOA and would much prefer to stay in this park. It is a public park (not gated) so there is some local traffic going through the main road, mostly boats on trailers going to and from the marina—but there are speed bumps and they keep their speed down. I would recommend this place.
We stayed overnight without a reservation. We were met by staff before I got out of the vehicle and were escorted to our site. Staff was very friendly and went out of their way to accommodate us, recommend restaurants and give directions. Campground looked very well kept and our pull-through site was more than adequate. We would stay here again.
What a nice park! Huge spacious sites, clean and quiet. Helpful, friendly staff. Laundry room was clean and well kept. We did not use the bath/shower-rooms. Many models, seasonals and regulars but very well kept. We stayed here 10 days and would stay here again.
This is a well-kept park with comfortable sites. We arrived after-hours and were escorted to the site by the resident manager. The staff was friendly and very helpful. Laundry room was clean and well kept. We did not use bath/shower-rooms. We weathered Hurricane Irene here with minimum inconvenience. We spent 3 weeks and would stay again.