This is an average park really. We only stayed a night, but it was a loud night until 1 am: which was expected from the look of the park when entering at 7pm. Staff seemed friendly, but the only interaction we had was at check-in. Didn't see any security or maintenance crew. Stayed until check-out time the next day. The morning was nice and quiet.
I've camped here before during the summer months and absolutely loved it. So we came back in the off season. The water had already been turned off, but they had two bathrooms open and a nice set of hot showers: clean with great water pressure. It was a lot quieter than in the summer, but that was great. We went up to High Point State Park for a nice fall-color hike, which was a great place to go for a walk with the dogs. They have a picturesque dog-run at the campground, too. Check in does seem confusing. I originally thought it was only this way in the summer, with things being busy and all. But there were few people up this weekend.
I would think that Disney would do anything they touched right: including camping. They just did not have everything well organized when we got here. Check-in was a hassle, and a site wasn't available any earlier than check-in. The park was clean, of course and the amenities were great, but lackluster compared to the rates. Can be a stressful park to navigate and feel settled in.
This is camping. Quiet, peaceful, with nice views. This place is well maintained and has no extra costs or frills. Simply park and enjoy it. We traveled into nearby Hornell to antique, nearby Alfred to see the colleges and a few performances they put on and Wellsville for some Texas Hots (cheap diner food to die for). There were lots of college kids on the weekend, mainly playing in the park or picnicking.
I think many rv-ers are upset at the size of the sites and the fact that large rv's are placed on what are meant to be tent sites. As an rver and a tenter I must say I understand, but staying here as a tent guest, I have to say the facilities were pretty good. The rates seemed priced right for the proximity to Hershey. We were treated very well by staff and even got a most of the deposit for leaving because of rain. Bathrooms were clean when I was camping there.
I can't believe anyone wouldn't love this place! We had a wonderful weekend, and came back later in the summer because it was just that much fun! We had free breakfasts (french toast was my fav) and had plenty of room to roam. The sites are fairly large, though there are a lot of seasonals in RV cottages, who are almost as friendly as the staff. It truly is pleasant. But, yea, a lot of room to roam. Went for a hike down to a quiet stream one day, where you can let your dog roam free (don't tell the staff). There were two nice size lakes, but I forgot my fishing pole. I saw one whopper come out of the lake you pass on your way into the camp. Ping pong, horseshoes, a pretty good cover band, friendly folks, laying out in the sun with your love, simply a relaxing trip. Neighbors could be loud, but quiet hours meant quiet hours here. Bring a flashlight on late night strolls. Sun tan oil for the poolside. Oh, yea the farm animals are cute, especially the fat ponies (who were bred that way for mining way back when, as I learned from one of the owners working the petting zoo.)
I wish I had a smaller pop-up like rig to navigate the place. Everything is absolutely beautiful, except some of the seasonal sites. And the inside of the bathroom. Still for $25 a night, it's a good place to hang out for the weekend or more. It's not a resort, but then again the resorts are asking you to pay 3 times as much. Moral: You get what you pay for.
Loud and proud of it. Not really what I think of camping. It's psuedo- Disney world at this place. Overpriced to say the least. Quiet hours were more of a suggested thing. I wouldn't gripe except the same 3 sites were at it until 4 am, without ever having someone who works there show up. Bathrooms nearest my site didn't seem to be cleaned once in the 3 1/2 days I was there. We ended up leaving the trailer and heading to nearby Wild Duck Campgrounds in our tent, just down the road. On the plus side: Bean bag tosses to occupy (if you have kids) and the beach is accessible by trolley or a nice stroll.
What a nice relaxing get away, after having spent way too long at Bayley's just down the road! A great set of seasonal campers, who enjoyed conversations by the fire. Clean, hot, showers with good water pressure. A nice give a book take a book section!
There is a lot that is special about this park. The adjoining Lakota Wolf Preserve is a must. Very interesting, but some kids might get bored. The views, after a nice hike, are amazing. I was upset with a frequent smell of sewage, that was resolved by the end of the trip, but made the swimming lake unappealing. Still, it was a nice place.