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07/2014
rating [ 10/10 ]
I will say this is one of the nicest parks I have stayed in to date. I have covered over 350K miles in my RV and have stayed in most almost every state in the union you can get to. The view is fantastic, and I fear that it will be impossible to get a site here soon. The resort area of the Smokies is always packed during the fall but this place is a bit more expensive then most of them, and that might help out a bit. First time I think I have been happy for an expensive park. The views are amazing and the power is strong and the water pressure is good. They have cable TV, too. The sights are large. It has stamped concrete and they ask you to put boards under your jacks. I have air leveling so there is no issue there. The sites are either down by the lake, on the lake, or up top a bit overlooking the lower sites as well as the lake and the mountains are in the background. It is a wonderful location and they have an area for kids to play in the water. They are building boat docks so you do not have to pull your boat every night after being on the water. I would stay here again.
06/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
Arrived here and the registration shack was closed, so no entrance fee was collected. We had an email telling us our site number and sometime during the first day they came by and put a sign on our post with the checkout date. Park was mostly empty, while the COE park across the water was half full. I guess if you have the golden age pass it was cheaper to stay there. The sites at the state park were electric only with a couple water hydrants spread around the park. Bath house were clean but the light shut off too soon so at night it was kind of dark walking out of it. Otherwise it was a great park and I would stay there again.
06/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
Paid cash, so it was 30 dollars. The layout as mentioned is odd, but works. I saw one review that said they could not get level. Either it was a different park or they changed things. Everything was pretty level on all the lanes that I could see. My auto leveling just went into level with no real movement. The power was strong and OK water. Did not hook to the sewer, as I was only there one night. We are passing through after leaving Yellowstone East Entrance and this was 248 miles from the west entrance and took 7 and a half hours. You look over the town's rodeo grounds and football field. Nice shade but still could get my DirecTV. But not all sites might be able to shoot through the trees. There is one older trailer here and two others that are a step away but still look serviceable. All the rest in here are passing through, though some stay more then a night. We walked to Crazy Woman pub about a five min walk hand gad one of the best prime rib dinners I have had in a long time. We would stay here again.
03/2014
rating [ 10/10 ]
The amenities are great but the interesting thing is the pricing. Stayed here in Dec of last year and it was 76 and this year in March it was 100 and the next week it was going to go up to 120 a night. Now that said, it is a wonderful place Great sites and good power, water and cable TV. The buses and boat means that we did not did not need to drive the car for a a week. You can have packages delivered to the campground too and you get in early if you are staying on property and this one counts. They change the dog sites depending on how many reserve. It is expensive but it is worth it if you are just seeing the Disney properties. If you are going to see other resorts then it might be cheaper to stay off the Disney property but it is still one of the nicest campgrounds I have stayed at.
06/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is one of the only games in town for a big rig. It is nice with grass and the sites were large enough just barely. They could probably remove one row of sites and have enough room to park cars and then still be able to get the rig up and down the rows. Not a huge issue but still it is annoying. Lots of rules but they make for a quiet campground. The docks were not in yet but the water was pretty cold when we were there too. The wifi is weak is an understatement. The place was not full but the wifi was so weak you would see the MIFIs come on all over. This could be a 10 with a working wifi. It is not like you are going back to nature as you are right near town and the roads. I did not hear any road noise in my site but then again I was a long way from the road. I know when I was right on the road last time you could hear it but only in the day time really.
06/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a gem of a park. Off the interstate but you do not hear much noise. All the sights are pull thru and full hookup. There is enough room to maneuver a big rig around in there. The owner is on premises and takes great pride in his campground. He came and shook my hand as I was leaving and asked us to come back when we were in the area. He was on the way to clean up the bath house again that morning. The WiFi was a bit spotty but if that is your only complaint then we are doing well. The reason I mention it is the other reviews said it was great. I will say that when we got there ether was just the WiFi listed and by the evening all the different MiFis were out. I would camp there again.
06/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
Easy in and out. Not very crowded. Good wifi internet as a result. Full hookups but cable was very light on channels so we did not get it. Close to Wall Drug and the badlands so staying here 2 nights on the way west. Train went by at 6 in the morning but very slowly.
09/2013
rating [ 4/10 ]
What to say, first we reserved two sites next to each other so we could camp awning to awning. We were given site numbers with our reservations. When we got there, the campground had four units in it but our site was given away. So they stuck us in two tight sites that were all dirt. WiFi dropped out all the time and some of the staff was rude and others were great. Luck of the draw depending on your need. Playground for the grand kids was just OK. They did like the sluice but that is 7-10 dollars a bag so keep on adding is in place again. The arcade was nice since it rained all weekend and we had the only kids. The batting cage was a value the rest the normal ripoff. Will not stay there again but it is a fine place for an overnight if you are traveling thru.
09/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
We had a rally here. Great site and easy registration, too. Got the rally price even though we came in early. The catering staff in the rally building was excellent as was the camp group. Good power, water and strong WiFi at the sites the one issue is that the park is very flat and drainage is an issue in heavy rains. The combat it by putting a lot of gravel on the sites and the roads that flood. It works but it is odd to see your coach tires dropping three inches into the fresh gravel. In a couple weeks the sites will be packed down as they put it on for first the Samboree and then our rally.
08/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We have been in this park for a while now, so I can give a pretty good report. The park is near Baltimore and Annapolis and DC and you can tour all of them from here. The campground is pretty quiet late at night though you can hear some road noise from the jake brakes outs at night if they are very loud. It does not really offend though, but it is noticed as the rest of the time it is pretty quiet. They escort you to your site when you get here. The issue is that they have so many foreign motorhomes and rentals that they escort everyone. It is interesting to see. The bathhouses are clean and tidy, but they could use an extra dumpster on the weekend, but they make do. The sites are fairly level up front and on the sides. There is one section in the trees that has great shade, but the sites are not as level but I have not seen any issues with people getting level. They are also the closest campground to Johns Hopkins and right now there are two of us in the campground getting radiation treatments. They have bent over backwards to make sure both of us are ok. The other guy found out when he turned his head and broke his neck that he had cancer and they have moved things around to let him stay here till he can arrange getting his rig home and himself as well. They have a pool while small is comfy and their are activities for the kids. The grands visited and had a great time. It is pretty quiet at the end of August and till they close once school is in session, the campground will not be full. We had a heat wave and the power was a bit low, but we all survived. They are planning on adding more 50 amp sites too. There are great eateries close by, too. I will say that they do not allow more than a 2 week stay, as it is a county regulation.
05/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
We camped here for a Motorhome Rally. They were very nice and gave us a section of the campground for ourselves. We are all big rigs and all fitted in there with no issues. They had a good breakfast on Sunday, too. The campground was adding spaces and they had equipment around still, but the new sites were ok even if they were too muddy still to stay there yet. I would go back.
06/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We were back in the new section this time. It was nicer back there as it was private but it was a hike to get to anything upfront. It is sort of like a second campground. It was mostly Motorhomes and Larger trailers and Fifth wheels back there. The bath house was clean and not over crowded. The pool was open but it was too cold to go in. I would stay here again.
08/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a small, older campground that you have to drive through the middle of town to get too. It looks sketchy when you make the turn but we were met by the owner as soon as we pulled in. She said take spot 17 and come on into the office. The spots are wide enough to have slides and there is good power 124 volts and great Wi-Fi. I have a full hookup site and can see the river though some of the riverfront sites are empty. We are a big rig but had no problem pulling in (42 foot plus tow and straight axle up front) the space. We called and they said they had a spot and did not ask for any deposit. I was going to just spend the night but decided on two as there is a bunch of neat stuff in town to see, including a prison tour. I would stay here again.
06/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
It is a wonderful campground. We always stay back down by the horses. There were not too many this weekend. They were helpful in putting our friends right next to us too. The Wi-Fi is slow and goes in and out, but that is the only thing I would right it down for. The rest of the place is very nice. It is a horse park so there are horse droppings around and the sites down there are not the most level. If I can get level in my big rig you should be able too. You might have to back and fill to get there though. I would and will stay here again.
05/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a wonderful campground. It is close to the road but I have double paned windows. It is an adult campground. The spot seem to be level for the most part and I did not have to raise or lower my coach at all. There are a couple that have a slope but the majority are very level. They are small and are for 16 year old and up it says on the sign. It had great grass, good power and a very friendly staff. You watch cows out your front window and we watched a guy plow the field with 6 mules. The buggies go by all day. The campground is tight but if you know where your corners are it is very doable. I am a big rig and do not have independent front suspension. I got right into my site on the first pull in. We were told when we called for reservations not to pull into the top part of the campground as we would not fit up there to turn around. I had to unhook when I pulled in the lower area and then back up a bit to make the turn. This is now one of our favorite places and we will be back soon.
04/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
They were very pleasant. We have stayed here before. They upgraded us for free, to a premium site right on the river. The campground was spotless and there seemed to be less geese this year. The sites were gravel and there was nice grass all around. You can not park or drive on the grass as they have underground sprinklers, but there was enough room on the sites to fit behind the motorhome and I am 42 feet. It is big rig friendly, though I might choose a regular site pull through, as it is wider and longer than the premium sites. You can fit and you can get out, but the circle is a bit tight. Not a problem and I do not have IFS either, but it is noticeable and I had to back up once to make the turn into the circle. Not a huge issue but you will have to unhook the tow car before parking in the premium site. The regular sites do not have that issue: if you are staying for the night you can remain hooked up and not have an issue.
05/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a wonderful park but it was hot this weekend and their power got low on the voltage. I will say that the owners called the electric company but they got very little satisfaction. The fact of the matter though is that the power was sitting at 108-111 volts on both legs of the 50 amp plug. This was worse the further in the park you go. They have an issue that I am sure they will get fixed as it was not this weekend. They are a great campground and have plenty of space and nice sites that can get TV reception for the Sat system. I know I stated that the power was low but it is and was a pleasant camping weekend.
03/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
There were two of us in motorhomes and they worked to put us next to each other. We are backed in by the river and it is very nice. It has rain (poured really) the last two days. There is a few spots were the water has puddled but most of the campground is not flooded or puddled. They have good drainage. They have a nice building and a shelter as well. The sites were very nice and spacious. I saw some pull thrus that must me close to 100 foot long with three sewer connections. The campground has multiple free Wi-Fi connection points as well. I am sitting here in the coach writing this and watching the rain fall. They have shaded sites and open sites. The pool was still closed as it was cold still. We would stay here again.
08/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
I have reviewed this park before, but they have made major improvements to it since the last time I reviewed it a number of years ago. Now they have poured concrete pads for the rigs at every site just about except their primitive sites. They have pull thru and back in sites, but they all have concrete pads and full hookups or so it seems walking the campground. They have a wifi here too though I could not log in, but it is free. I am just using the aircard and that works pretty fast here. I would say that the interior roads are still gravel and put up a bit of dust but the entrance road has been paved as well so that is much nicer as well. They have made nice improvements to the sites and have mature trees and nice sites though they are a bit closer together than I would like and they have alot of extra room around the sites for future expansion. The people at the desk were very nice as well. We will come back here again, but mabe not let as much time pass.
07/2008
rating [ 5/10 ]
Poorly laid out campground with the office off to the side and a 180 degree turn required with rocks all around down low. I did fit 42 feet in, but it was tight and not worth it. The entry way was narrow and the road down from the office had holes in it 3 feet long and 2 feet wide. I think this could be a wonderful location with a bit of updating. It is not a destination site for us but there were 20 units there in the middle of the summer.. Interesting.
07/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Love this park. The road in is under construction but it is paved and has patches from the rains. The campground it tight but we got our 42 footer in without a problem. We have 30 amp though and wish it was 50 amp and it would be a 10 in my opinion,. They had wifi free and the staff was great. Would stay here again...
05/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a nice campground, but we are too close to our neighbor. All the sites are too tight that way, and the driveway is a bit tight, too. Now it is well cared for and clean. The power is strong, and you can get a big rig in here, too, though registering is a chore and on a hill and very tight. I would stay here again, but I would look to Mama Gerties first as it is more adult and much more quiet as the interstate is right behind you as well.
10/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a lovely park, It has a few 50 amp sites and a few with sewer but has a handy dump station. The sites are spread out and you park on concrete and have grass all around you. The campground was totally flooded out this spring and summer but still was in good shape this fall in one of the rings. Some of the shelter houses on the other side were a bit rough because of it. There are a few nicely shaded spots but many have short trees and only a few on the lake itself though many have a good view. There are a load of tent sites not in the site count since they are permitted in general areas not on individual sites. The directions on the GPS to get here are a bit off due to a lot of construction in the area but if you see the sign you can follow it in and you will get here. It is a quiet park and quite a jewel. I think if you have a year pass you can reduce the daily rate by 10 dollars but the yearly pass to enter is 40 dollars so for out of towners staying a weekend it costs us a bit more.
08/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
This campground could be very nice. They did not and have not mowed the grass in weeks. The front of the park is immaculate but the campground section had grass 18 inches high in places. It has a great location and good power though there were no 50 amp sites available when we got here due to the number of seasonal people here. I would say that half of the sites are seasonal with multiple cars in front of trailer with a lot of junk piled around and under them. I have stayed at worse campgrounds and we are not here for the campground but a wedding so it will work as a weekend stay but not a destination.
07/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
Lovely Campground. Only 30 amp so I marked it down a bit and the water is far apart though not on our site. It is shady and quiet and the owners very nice. I can say after being on the road for 4 weeks this is one of the nicest campgrounds we have stayed at. Very peaceful and while the sites are a bit tight to get in they are not that difficult. I just backed up a few feet and swung in the pull-through. The sewer dump station is in an odd place and tight from one side to get into. Most of the bigger sites have a dump so the smaller trailer sites will only have to use it. there are a few really long back in sites that do not have a sewer but if you approach the dump from the left you will not have a problem getting into it. While the power is only thirty amp I will say we tripped a breaker with the Aqua-Hot and that means they need to replace them as they are getting weak. We will stay here again when we are passing through.
07/2007
rating [ 4/10 ]
Ok, it is a dry dusty campground but the whole area is under a drought and it is dusty everywhere. The KOA in West Yellowstone had dust and had to water the grass to allow it to survive. The sites have been leveled by putting gravel on the back end of the back in sites and the pull thrus seem pretty level to me. It is not a pretty campground to look at but the views of the mountains is amazing, especially if you are lucky enough to get a back in or pull thru facing them. They have good free wifi that reaches the site. It is a help, as the walk up would be dusty. We got a reservation at the last minute for the 4th of July and the rest of the weekend. It has good power and it is half full. I do not think they cut the grass but then not much more than weeds are growing out here. Would I come back here; yes, but would I look at other places first; yes. I like the Virginian in Jackson and find that very convenient. If they would spend a few dollars to pave the roads or at least gravel them and the sites, they could have a very nice campground. The lady at the desk was very nice and friendly. I guess I was expecting a worse reception. I will say, the maintenance man did not wave, when we drove in, just stopped and stared.
06/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
The campground is a great campground and the owners have done the best they can with the siting of the land and the spaces. I will say that the river is not the lake but to find a better location in a resort area is hard to do and keep it an RV park. The sites all have good power and is easy in and out. The sawmill is not that loud and the road noise is a bit loud during the day but almost non existent in the evening. The staff was very helpful in giving suggestions of what to see and where to go. I am renting a boat they have for the day on the lake too. I would come back here again.
04/2007
rating [ 5/10 ]
Bath houses were closed. Lots of messy looking seasonals in the front of the campground. Roadways were narrow. You can drive though but it is difficult to pull out of the pull through due to the decks that the seasonals put in. Ground is grass and sandy dirt. Not a bad location but it is just a place to stay to go to the National Refuge not a destination park. I find it hard to believe people would seek to have a seasonal site. Also drove through Toms Cove and it is similar though the sites were shorter.
10/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
We had a rally here and it rained 5 inches over the weekend. They had sites that had flooding but for the most part it was not too bad. The roads are narrow and the staff is poorly organized. Called in for a reservation 5 months ago and they said yes and then when we got there they did not have it. The lady made excuses but did find us a site away from the group. There are many many seasonal sites. In fact they have about 15 spots for over night guests in one section of about 100 spaces. I would go back there if there was no other choice to stay at in the area or was required to be in the area for some reason but would look elsewhere if there is another option for you. I think they cater to their seasonals and not us and kind of treated us as an afterthought or a bother. We were all in motorhomes and were pretty quite and were not outside much at all due to the rain. THey told us we had the shelter reserved for our use then proceeded to park their own trucks under it.
06/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
It is basicly a commuter parking lot and they have a marina there too. We camp on gravel sites and back in but it is convenient to the water taxi and you can see the Statue from almost all the sites if no one is in front of you that is. It is what it is though. It is very convenient to NYC and to the Jersey cities too. We use it as a base camp not as a resort. They have a canvas building on the weekends that they turn into a night club. We did not hear them but others did hear the music. I liked to look at the people but they were out there all night.
04/2006
rating [ 5/10 ]
The $29.50 rate is good till May 15th then it goes to $44.95. They just put in Wi-Fi too and it is great. I will say the sites are large but the hookups are pretty far away. Some people needed extensions to the sewer or water hoses. I saw a bunch of these extensions in the camp store so it must be a problem on many sites. There are a lot of seasonals in the campground. I would say about half of the sites. We were here for the FMCA State Rally, they had extra room for motorhomes and had 105 Motorhomes here including big rigs. They had someone direct us to our spot and we had nice power and water pressure and the sewer hose just reached. There were a lot of golf carts running around faster than you can drive a car inside the park and many were driven by kids. They have nice cable and super fast Wi-Fi internet connections too. The sites were large and somewhat sandy though they have grass. The seasonals are just jammed in though and you have to walk through them to get to the club house or camp store. Also they have great facilities for rallys too. I would stay here again but the numbers of campers is huge and overwhelms the amenities when they are full. Nice campground and we would use it again if we have to stay in the area but would not seek it out.
10/2005
rating [ 10/10 ]
We had a Foertravel Grandvention here with over 100 motorhomes in attendance and we did not even make a dent in the number of sites used. The facilities are amazing and the the people very friendly. They have shooting range, driving range, playground, lake and paddle boats and full service gym. The gym is not air conditioned except for the office area. You need to have a cummins engine product, be a member of FMCA or Good Sams and they have to have room too. It is one of the nicest campgrounds we have stayed in in all of our years.
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