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11/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
Not a "resort," but an outstanding RV park. Concrete pads and patios - paved roads with curbing; plenty of parking for cars. Irrigated trees. Nice folks in office. Well maintained. Sign up for propane delivery on Tuesdays - saves a tear-down headache. 75-80 psi water pressure, so be sure to bring regulator. Showers are individual toilet/sink/shower 3/4-bath type arrangements - 5-ea., with four washers/driers in same building. Hot water is usually "luke," and showers could use some maintenance, but are usually reasonably clean. Biggest feature is SECURITY; it's behind the hospital - inside 24/7-manned gate - and adjacent to base housing. 6-month maximum stay, and judging by the number of empty slots, and the number of full ones in the "overflow" area, a reservation is likely mandatory. The usual big-box stores are close by, a truck-wash is about four miles away (for those of you who may be inbound, and in need of a wash - and no washing in the park), as is a medium/heavy truck repair and service shop just south of the truck wash (Allison-certified). It gets a bit windy - and office will remind you to furl your awning before you leave your coach unattended. We enjoyed the stay - hope to be back for a 6-month trial the next time.
06/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
FRIENDLY! Seasonal campground, and really nice. Heated pool (82 degrees), picnic / party pavilion / plenty of grassy areas for kids to play, playground, clean restrooms/showers, hardwood shade throughout the park, activities e.g. tag-sales and parties. Plenty of seasonal campers - folks escaping the sweltering south. One guy rides herd on this re-managed / re-stored campground, while another keeps the grass neat and tidy. The office lady runs the office/store with a great smile and an iron fist, and the do-what-needs-done guy is just across the gravel street (and invites newcomers for a BS session over a cold Froshingschlosh). The rules and guidelines are reasonable, and enforced - it's quiet and peaceful after 2200 hrs. The manager is getting the place back on its feet - and doing a great job. Some folks may be put-off by the bumpy gravel road coming into the site, or the many of the electric/water-only hookups (with a pump-out when needed) for most of the sites, but the grass-everywhere sites, nice people, cool weather (warm pool), and great facilities were just right for us. Kane (15-18 miles away) is a nice little town in which to spend an afternoon (check out the Texi-Hot - been there for decades, and Bells Market - outstanding Leek-Loaf, Leek Sausage, and Leek Dip), Smethport is the "quaint" little town, the Kinzua RR Bridge is not to be missed, and Bradford has the usual big-box stores. If you have a motorcycle, be prepared to spend weeks on the by-ways...state parks, Kinzua dam and lake, museums, bars, and ice-cream stops. This is the Pennsylvania "outback" at its finest! We WILL be back to see the gang at Idlewood!
06/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
A VERY nice campground. Terraced spaces on the side of a hill: can see over the rig directly in front of you. Was pretty easy in/out, however some might be kind of tight for larger class-A's or trailers. Has 30'+ wide spaces, table and fire ring, mostly hardwood-shaded sites. Bath house was 8/10, laundry has three washers and two dryers, also 8/10. A few seasonals, but no "permanent-looking" rigs. Friendly folks in the office. Shuffleboard and mini-golf, goats/geese/chickens for the kids to feed. A LOT of work goes into flowers/gardens/grounds. Had large closely-mown fields out front, if kids want to play baseball or football. Surprisingly quiet, considering I-80 is about half a mile away. Easy on/off I-80, and I-99 dead-ends at this intersection of I-80, becoming SR-26. Groceries one exit south on I-99, in Bellefonte. Wal-Mart is about 20 minutes. Watch out for buggies on the secondary roads as this is edging on Amish country. No Good-Sams or PPA discounts, but they do have 10% off for active/retired/former military: which, when compared to local State Parks, beats the a la cart fee system (fee for shower, fee for parking, fee for electric, fee for...). We'll definitely be staying here next year.
06/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Wow! Wasn't expecting much, since it was right off the interstate, but it was VERY nice. Little to no noise from interstate, sites pretty level, and paved (albeit old asphalt), hookups were in good shape. Bath-house 6/10. Sites kind of close, but had room for slide-outs and tables. Nice folks at the office. Mostly long-termers, but it was a very quiet campground: no tricyle motors making a racket, or boom-shakalaka stereo's going on. Great place for an over-nighter off the interstate. Definitely stay here again, if the schedule works out that way.
06/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very nice park near Amish country. Well maintained. Level gravel sites (a little narrow though), and many all-grass sites for tents. Playground for (grand)kids, horseshoes. WiFi intermittently "on," has WEP code. Didn't use TV cable. Only drawback is I-76 about 300 yards south, and old Rt 22 immediately adjacent on the north side; much motorcycle traffic (nice roads for biking). Quiet at nite. Cabellas is 13 miles west on I-76. Will stay here again.
06/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
Outstanding! This was PPA rate for full hook-ups, and included TV and WiFi. Large sites, heavy gravel, paved streets where steep grade would allow wheel-spin if only gravel. Well maintained overall. Plenty of room for backing in - nose-to-nose, sites were about 70' apart. Didn't have chance to see rest of park, as weather went bad, and staff came around to collect everyone after tornado warning - sent us to showers and laundry room (concrete block building). Excellent staff and facilities. Couldn't ask for better. Will definitely stay here again.
06/2009
rating [ 5/10 ]
Great moneymaker for volunteer fire dept (back parking lot). Sites are gravel, fairly level, good water. WiFi is new, and manager not certain how it works yet. TV and WiFi are at no extra charge. Mostly long-termers; gas-field workers, etc. Quiet, comfortable, safe. Clean restrooms/showers. Good for overnight or short-term stay. Ten minutes from I-79. Manager less than half a mile away; very responsive. Bridge on Rt 188 is out for several months, but can get there via Rt 21-Haverhill Rd-Pine St, turn right on Jefferson Rd. Will stay here again.
06/2009
rating [ 2/10 ]
PPA restrictions, other than "cash," were not mentioned in PPA book. PPA discount only for two (of six) days, even though the park was nowhere near capacity. Cable TV is extra. WiFi only in "store;" signal weak, and only one IP available at a time. Ticks were everywhere, had to close all windows and vents, and even covered ceiling vents with duct tape and plastic film to keep them out. Rabbits - and their droppings were problematic. Iron in water stained sink/tub, and left odor on body after showers. Could not drink water, even with "cleans- everything" filter. Signs in laundry room warned of possible iron stains. Sites had little gravel, resulting in mostly mud; could not put out rugs or mats. Sewer pipe nearly a foot above ground level made dumping problematic. Central dump station dirty and oder-iferous (did not use, but was four sites away). Many long-termers. Many RV's stored here. Biggest objections were ticks, water, site condition, and bait-and-switch on PPA rates. Will not stay here again.
12/2008
rating [ 4/10 ]
We have been to this campground several times - last time about two years ago. Little about the facilities have changed in last ten years, except Wi-Fi (likely 64K DSL going off-site). Don't know their cleaning schedule as men's showers looked like something at gas station; women's were clean. Campground host played music LOUDLY during daytime, as well as on Friday night; partiers came in on Friday night and host did not instruct them to tone it down. Forestry worker started his leaf-blower at 08:15 in the morning for a tank and a half worth of pointless rearrangement of oak leaves. We came to this campground, during the week to find some solitude. The American flag was improperly displayed, as well as tattered, torn, faded, weathered, and unsighted. We've become too tolerant of this level of intellect in the South. We DID enjoy watching the alligators transit the lake during the evenings, their presence annotated by their wakes reflected in the glare of security lights from the opposite shore. Campground hosts can have a great impact on experience. We will likely visit some other Blackwater park, or Open Pond (just up the road in AL) the next time.
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