Very difficult to rate. The professionalism of the staff and the overall attention to detail rates a 10. However, I was disappointed in the lack of Wi-Fi at the sites and the dodging of golf carts that seem to overrun the place. As a campground, I guess it would rate highly as a commercial campground. As a place to relax, it seems all too prepackaged and busy for my tastes. Restrooms, immaculate. Ease of transportation, efficient. I guess I find it comparable to a great hotel in a busy city. Clean, sterile and efficient. Just not what I look for in a great campground. My apologies to the Disney fanatics.
Normally I don't write my review until I've left, but I wanted to get word to anyone coming to Bluewater any time soon to call ahead about the pool. It's currently closed for repairs to the apron that were supposed to have been completed by the end of August. They have not been finished and there is rebar everywhere. So if the pool makes a difference, you've been told. We only found out after we already were heading down through an email "reminding" us that the pool may be closed during our stay. That having been said, this place is still one of the best. We scored site 41, which is at the end of the key and is spacious and well laid out. The managers are still the best. There is a remodeled laundry that is great.
This is a nice county park. Lots of biking trails and a 15 minute ride to both downtown Charleston and the plantation tours. The only reason for an 8 rather than a 10 was that my wife found the shower not as clean as she would have liked. Otherwise, the store was well stocked, the staff friendly and the site was private. We would come back again.
For what this campground sells itself as, it is a 10. I would not call it a destination resort. But neither do they. It is a place along 95 to put in relatively early, put on your swim trunks and enjoy the great pool. The showers are new & spotless. The grounds are well maintained. We will use this place again.
Not much that I can add that hasn't been said before. Well run, friendly rangers, beautiful beach right over the dunes. Liked the visitor center, hated the occasional bug. Like the ponies, annoyed at times by the wind. Great dry camping.
This was our fourth stay in many years. I've reviewed this campground before. I wanted to review again now that I've had more experiences in other campgrounds. I feel that I can objectively tell you that if you want to get away, midweek, on a wilderness site, this is as good as it gets in South Jersey. It's good for short term. We found the front desk staff, as well as the workers around the campground to be pleasant. The pool was clean. Remember, this is the pines. Nothing fancy. Lots of families, lots of kid activities. Not a destination, but nice to sit by the river with friends.
Great campground for families with kids. Lots to do. However, it doesn't appeal to my wife and me, as we normally like quiet. But like I said, if you have kids and want lots of organized activities, this is a well run machine.
Good base for visiting Biltmore. Friendly and helpful. Earlier postings that mentioned updating the restrooms are correct. Updating would make this a solid 9. Don't drive yourself crazy getting a premium site. There is a public area that you can walk to in the premium site area that has a great view, in my opinion.
Good stop along I-81. Friendly staff. Restrooms were clean. Well stocked store. Leveling the camper was challenging, had to change sites. Pool looked good, though we didn't use it. We would stay again for a stopover.
This is a nice state forest campground in the Jersey woods. Quiet and well maintained. No hookups, but a dump station and potable water are available. Even though I only gave it a seven, that number is quite good for any park in NJ ( although if you were to read some of my earlier reviews, I was overly generous to some other NJ campgrounds). After spending way too much time in NJ commercial campgrounds, I would have to say that the state parks are the way to go and this one is pretty good.
This was our third time to Bluewater and our first time since the change of hosts. The property continues to be first rate and the hosts have stepped it up a notch in friendliness. The staff is always cleaning, fixing and looking for ways to make your stay as comfortable as possible. In my opinion, still the only place to stay in the keys.
We overnighted here on our way to Florida. Easy on/off of Rt 95. Large, level pull through. Minor gnat problem. Clean, individual shower/baths. Nice store. Friendly staff. Although past season, we could tell that the 2 pools seemed very nice.
Many times we have passed by this park on our way to the Bay Bridge Tunnel. We always said that someday we would try it out. Well, we have to say, good job state of Virginia. Clean, quiet, well laid out. Good hiking trails. Lots of attention evident to keeping everything immaculate.
What a great find! We're on our way home to NJ from FL, stopped over for the night. Has friendly staff, great bathhouses, a good rate, accepted my American Express, cable TV and dependable WiFi. It's a good jumping off spot for the local area (Jekyll).
We absolutely loved this place! It is well maintained and managed. There is a great pool. It is only a ten minute drive to the best of Key West yet far enough away to be private and quiet. We hope to visit again in the spring.
Stopped here on our way to Bluewater Key RV Resort. Would have stayed at Pennecamp, but they were doing renovations. Glad we stayed here, though. The folks were very nice. We got site 48, close to the water. Grocery store close by.
The plus side-- well run, good store, nice filtered lake with beach. The minus, fairly impersonal, crowded (granted,summer), nighttime security played "tough guy". Overall, seen much worse, good for Jersey, I guess.