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10/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
Excellent professionally run campground. Helpful friendly personnel. Good entry roads, (some tight turns) hilly terrain. Many sites were concrete pads, and hookups were easily accessible. Very convenient to Winchester and surrounding areas/events. Too convenient to the Super Wal-Mart one block away on Rt. 50, as well as the Sonic, IHOP and Appleby's! The campground store has the best selection of RV supplies/equipment I've experienced at a campground, and the food items were less expensive than the same at 7-11! Gifts/souvenirs were excellent and well displayed. There was one morning we awoke to no electric and called the campground store and within 5 minutes someone was at our site testing the pedestal and the problem was diagnosed and repaired within minutes...excellent service. The campground now has cable TV, which we enjoyed and campground personnel offered support/help when the area was under a tornado watch/warning if we had decided to pop down our pop up camper. Laundry facilities were well maintained and clean. There are bug lights (yellow) overhead, which made stain finding/treating a bit difficult. The camping caboose of years past has been sold and is no longer on site. The trolley is still in use for special events. We took advantage of a Trail Ride flier at the Rocking S Ranch (just a few miles away) and enjoyed it thoroughly. Also visited a haunted house/hayride with the granddaughter one evening, and went bowling one afternoon. This is 'leaf-peeping' season, but no sooner did the color become beautiful than the rains and winds ripped the leaves off the trees! We stayed 14 nights this trip and enjoyed them thoroughly.
09/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Stayed in the E section which is more wooded than the other areas. Many full-timers and extended stay folks while I was there. Clean and well maintained bathhouses. Pools were closed, but spa was working well. Trading post is closed Mon and Tues., but well stocked. Laundry is clean and well maintained. Ponds were low, but heavy rains at the end of my stay brought them up to overflow level and were draining out the overflow pipes. Turtles could be seen popping their heads up out of the water, and several were basking in the sun on a raft. Major upgrades to the sewage treatment plant are in the works, and the few sites with electrical issues are scheduled for repair during the off season. Enjoyed site E-26, with dinette view of the river. Squirrels bombed my camper roof with acorns and chestnuts! Ann's Restaurant (17 & 198) has good home style cooking, and about 20 miles south on Rt. 17 is Ginnys Place in Hayes Plaza, Hayes, VA - great seafood buffet. Lots of shopping in Gloucester, VA. Wal-Mart super center, Food Lion Grocery Store to name a few.
07/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Sweet campground located off Route 12 in Hubbardsville, NY. Good entry road, field sites as well as wooded sites. Nightly, weekly, monthly and seasonal rates. Tent sites run $20/night and special event weekend (7/17-19) runs $35/night. There is a mini laundry ($1.50 wash/$1.50 dry), mini golf, fishing, horseshoe pits, volleyball, basketball, game room. Rental units are available. We stayed 7/2-7/11/10 (during the heat wave) and had a very enjoyable stay. Close to Hamilton, NY and Colgate Univ., as well as Roger's Conservation Center, nadilla Moto Cross, Utica Zoo, Fort Rickey, Sylvan Beach, Turning Stone Casino, Chittenango Falls State Park, Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Ame and Farmer's Museum. Also close to Bouckville and Antiques.
04/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
A very enjoyable campground - with amenities for all ages. Very nice petting zoo and playground for the little ones. Good entry roads, sites a bit unlevel, but for the most part gravel pads. Some sites are well spaced, others are rather close. Campground close to Skyline Caverns, Skyline Drive. Eateries, groceries available in Front Royal (Route 55 is easiest).
07/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
Currently staying on site D-145 (wooded area of the campground) across from the bathhouse and laundry. It's been extremely warm during my stay with most days having afternoon t-storms. My site is level and has water, sewer, electric as well as a picnic table. Three pools (adult, family, wading pool) and a nice spa. Clean and well maintained. Trading Post (store) doesn't carry groceries (they tried, but even bread/milk didn't sell). Good ice cream (some even sugar free). Interesting mdse. Newly opened Sweet Bay Grocery store less than a mile to the south on 27, Super Wal-mart about a mile south, as well as a Winn-Dixie. Campground is approx. 9 miles from Disney attractions. Nice amenities and courteous staff. Propane refill available, extended stay also available, as well as on-site storage and off-site storage.
12/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
Great Location - easy access to Disney, shopping and tourist traps! Workers were doing landscape work (trimming bushes/trees, etc.) during my stay, and management was having the entry road repaved and other improvements. During this time, there was a major power outage, water and sewer were out of commission for 12 hours or so, but management delivered notices/progress reports to all campers during this time. Gate personnel were wonderfully helpful in giving directions, procedures, etc. I stayed in the D section which was somewhat wooded and seemed very private. Site was level and spacious and there was a Wi-Fi booster at my site so I could access the internet easily from inside my camper. Bath house/laundry was nearby and well maintained. Great activities lined up daily. Pools/spa well maintained and very comfortable. Super Wal-mart and a Winn-Dixie less than a mile away. I enjoyed my stay and will return.
08/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Hibernia Campground is part of the Kerr Lake State Recreation Area (SRA), and is located at the end of Hibernia Road, off Route 39 in Townsville, NC. This year I selected site 104 (W/E) and was pleased with the level site, graveled drive and camp pad. Pad featured fire ring, lantern stand, picnic table in good condition. Lake levels vary depending upon rain to the north/west, as well as how much water is let out of Kerr via the Kerr Dam to sustain Lake Gaston at its proper height. Sites 100-107 or thereabouts have been set up with 4x4 framed driveway, and framed pad, with rock (rip-rap)(lake side) to protect the sites from being washed out. Some sites are situated/rocked with easier access to the lake than others, but they are level! While there, the lake seemed to shrink and the beach expand about 1 foot a day, but, due to the activity at the nearby boatramp, the lake bottom was not murky from our site. Water was very comfortable for swimming or just a refreshing dip. Park features a nature trail (Plantation Trail) taking you to the site of the original Plantation as well as family cemetary. Very large park with mostly lake accessable sites - bathhouses on each loop, clean and maintained. Boat ramp and area for trailer storage. Gate personnel were very accommodating. Nearby is RJ's Country Store which has camping/fishing merchandise. and a newly added deli. About 1 mile south on Route 39 is Chuck's. Both sell gasoline, and propane trade-in. (Only place locally to get refills is store at corner of Nutbush and Satterwhite Point Road). Wal-mart is about 15 miles south off I-85, many eateries in Henderson (Dabney Road exit off I-85). Clarksville, VA is an easy drive of about 17 miles north on 39, north on Route 15. Best eatery - Middleburg Steak House on Route 158 in Middleburg, NC. Nice Antique stores in nearby Warrenton, NC as well as 'Virginia Avenue' in Clarksville, VA.
08/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Enjoyed site 220 (full hookup) this past trip, and this site was fairly level, but without the water view. Sewer, water and electric were located at the rear of the campsite, so plan accordingly for access. Campsites on the south side of the campground are W/E sites, but full hookup is available on the north side. I was there during the week, so all was pretty quiet. Store well stocked and clean. Propane refill, fishing licenses, pontoon boat rental available. Clean laundry and bathhouses. Nice family lounge well stocked with paperbacks. Wi-Fi available near the store. Food Service in season in store's cafe. Great personnel. Well maintained membership campground. Local eateries, some fast food available in Littleton. Best food at Middleburg Steak House in Middleburg, NC (Route 158 - about 20 miles west of Littleton). Wal-Mart and other shopping in Roanoke Rapids, NC about 15 miles east of CG on Route 158. Campground is about halfway between Interstates 85 and 95 off 158. Sunsets over the lake are wonderful! Great swimming beach and pool is nice when not crowded!
05/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is not a campground, but rather 12 RV sites in Art's backyard. There are currently 10 full hookup sites and two W/E sites (which as of this writing 5/08 are getting connected to the sewer). Art's RV sites are very convenient to Ft. Bragg/Pope AFB as well as anything in Fayetteville. Very little street noise from the main drags of Skibo or Cliffdale. Shopping and eateries galore about 1 block away on Skibo. Propane refill is available at Owens Garden Center directly across from intersection of Windemere and Cliffdale. $12.50/night reflects Passport America rate with no restrictions.
10/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very nice preserve on Lake Gaston. Good entry roads, full hookup sites are on right side but honey wagon service is available on the Water/Electric side. For full hookup sites with a lake view, one needs to back into the site up a slight grade (which can be wheel spinning!). The site I chose was not very level, and I backed to the levellest spot I could find and had to increase my sewer hose to make it reach. Nice store, fishing license available here, propane refill, gasoline for boats, nice pool, but closed the night we arrived, nice member lounge with good paperback library. Other folks enjoyed watching the TV there. WiFi through Tengointernet at the store area, but I was able to connect at the campsite. Beautiful sunsets! Clean laundry, showers, bathrooms. Enjoyed my 10 day stay. Groceries available at Piggly Wiggly in Littleton, and there are several Food Lion Grocery stores within about 15 miles. I believe there is a Walmart in nearby Roanoke Rapids. Due to drought, no fires permitted while we were there. Lake swimming area was clean and very enjoyable.
09/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very nice campground just off I-64 and Route 30 with good entry roads. Sites are fairly level side to side, but many on hilly terrain. Hookups are easily accessible - most sites are full hookup. I chose a handicapped site across from the office/store/pool and was very pleased. Indoor pool was fabulous, the spa very relaxing, showers/bathrooms spotless, laundry clean and well cared for ($1.25 wash/$1.25 40 min. dry), member lounge was clean, nice and good library. Game room with lots of pool tables and working games, mini golf well cared for. A little road noise from I-65 and Route 30, but, no train noise as with other area campgrounds. You could hear the train whistle in the distance if you were listening for it. A Wal-Mart supercenter a few miles away, and several Food Lion grocery stores. Most eateries/attractions along Route 60 and within an easy drive. Very nice stay, friendly and helpful personnel.
09/2007
rating [ 10/10 ]
Great 5 night stay at a wonderful Thousand Trails preserve. Weather was very comfortable - even used heat the first night, then remaining 4 nights had windows open! Stayed on E-9 on the Piankatank River, enjoying the view, watching the boaters and loving the breeze off the water. Enjoyed both the pool and spa during my stay and even enjoyed the food service Thursday night dinner. Pool will remain open until water temperature drops below 75 degrees - so I've been told.
08/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very nice campground with a wonderful pool. Managers were very nice and helpful. Sites were pretty level. Entry roads good, campground well maintained. Showers/restrooms very clean and stocked. Nearby eateries along Route 3, and 205 and many in Colonial Beach. Places to visit included: G.Washington's birthplace, Westmoreland State Park, Westmoreland Berry Farm, Inglewood Winery. Food Lion Grocery store about 6 miles away on 205 in Colonial Beach. (Nightly rate does not apply to members)
03/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
Great location on the Bay. Good store,game room, laundry, clean bathrooms, nice boat launch, slips - all about fishing. Many seasonal sites,allowing additions (porches). Transient sites are back ins, 30 amp with great view and bay breeze. Propane refill, marine gas. Off season when I was there, but entry road pot holes were being filled, and hurricane/storm erosion was being addressed. Great owners/staff.
01/2007
rating [ 10/10 ]
About 1/2 of the sites are full hookup, but there is honey-dipper service available if needed. This preserve is great - personel, sites, amenities, trails. Upon arrival (Sunday), I chose an available site (W/E), but signed up for a sewer site as I don't have greywater holding tank. Next morning one was available and I moved with no problems. A very busy preserve during the 'season' of Jan-March with all kinds of activities daily, food service on weekends, ice cream socials, caravans to local attractions, and canoe trips (sign up). What started out as a one-week stay got extended due to pleasure!!! Laundry room has 5 washers and 6 dryers ($1.25/each), clean and well maintained. Bathhouses (2) were clean and well maintained. Pool was enjoyed by all as was the spa. We had daytime highs in the low 80's, and nights varied from 50's and 60's. While located just off US 17, traffic noise wasn't too bad. A Wal-mart Supercenter is located about 4 miles north of Peace River Preserve on US 17 in Wauchula, and a newly opened Sweetbay Grocery Store is about 3 miles north of the preserve in Wauchula. Eateries galore in Wauchula. Great stay at a great preserve with fantastic, friendly helpful folks. Lots of full-timers visiting while we were there.
11/2006
rating [ 10/10 ]
Beautiful Preserve, well-maintained. Sections A&B were already closed for the season, so I selected site E-55, which is close to the bathhouse/laundry even though I've got facilities in the pop up. The arrival night shower was fabulous! I know I used more than 6 gallons of water! The sites in this area are bluestone drive/pad, most of which had fire rings and good picnic tables. Full-hookup sites. 50 amp service is available, and one can get a 50 amp site via the ranger station at a cost of $2.00 per night. Propane refill was $2.69 per gallon. It was nice to see that they also have a group camping area and horses are allowed! There are several trails, one of which has a 'pioneer graveyard' dating back to about 1850-52. Wal-mart Supercenter about 13 miles north in Mocksville, and a Food Lion Grocery Store about 6 miles in the other direction towards Lexington, NC. Childress Winery is also near Lexington. The Tarheel Q (eatery) is about 1-1/2 miles from the preserve entrance. All facilities in the preserve are well maintained and personnel were very nice. There was a craft sale while I visited, and the doggie crafts were great as were the oil paintings of beautiful mountains.
09/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
Virginia Landing (TT/NACO) got hit hard Labor Day weekend by tropical storm Ernesto. The Storm Surge flooded the campground with swamp reeds, which have been cleaned up, and no trailers were damaged. Flooding has shorted out sections of the electric sites, and the ground was rather spongy in many areas when I arrived. However, a few dry days and good breezes helped dry things out. A beautiful preserve with peace and quiet, but all the amenities. Laundry and Restrooms were clean and operational.
07/2006
rating [ 10/10 ]
I stayed at Hibernia Campground, part of the Kerr State Recreation Area, on site 95, with water and electric hook up. Site was level side to side on gravel pad, with good view of the Lake and a nice amount of grass between pad and rocks before the beach. When I went down mid July to check sites and reserve, the lake was very high, with picnic tables and fire rings under water at many sites. Upon arrival 7/28, lake was 'back to normal' with nice beach, and picnic tables have been replaced. Noticed lake shrinking about a foot every 24 hours and did hear a rumor that the lake is being pumped for Newport News. Restrooms/showers were clean and well maintained as were all of the grounds in the various camping areas. We enjoyed our walk on the Plantation Trail, and visited the cemetary of the Hargrove Family who migrated from England in the 1700's. Great place to camp. Two stores within 5 miles - RJ's Country Store (formerly Hibernia Shell) and Chuck's Shell both on Route 39, one at Hibernia Road, the other at Townsville Landing Road. We did enjoy Middleburg Steakhouse in Middleburg, and also tried 'The Olde Place' in Townsville, which was nice. There's a Walmart off Dabney/Rt. 85 as well as fast food joints, etc. all around Henderson, NC. We took a trip up to Clarksville, VA and enjoyed eating at the Lamplighter, visiting Occoneechee State Park, and Virginia Street Mall.
06/2006
rating [ 10/10 ]
Beautiful Preserve on the Piankatank River. 373 full hook up sites, some open field, some wooded. Cabins, and deluxe cabins available too. Three pools (adult only, family and baby pool) all clean and well cared for. Restrooms were clean and stocked. My grandson and my 20 yr old daughter loved the game room, mini golf and of course the pool. I too enjoyed the pool this visit and as we had gotten a wooded site in the E section, I rented a golf cart for my daughter's use in getting to the pool - it was worth it! Friendly, helpful personnel. There are seasonal sites available too. We enjoyed our stay. There is a Food Lion grocery store about 5 miles from the preserve, and south on 17 in Gloucester is a Walmart Super Center.
05/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
A spotlessly clean campground with a great pool, shopping nearby (Super Wal-Mart within a mile) and an easy commute into Winchester, VA. Entry road is paved, well marked. Main roads through the campground are paved and in good condition although a little tight for the bigger rigs. Most sites have a tree or two to give shade to the campsite at some point during the day. In prior trips we've been disappointed due to road noise from Route 37 and Rt. 50 traffic, but it did not seem so noticeable this trip. Day time temps were in the high 80's and low 90's, so we did utilize our AC. Being a holiday weekend, the Campground was pretty full and kids seemed to be having a blast renting those low rider bicycles and loving the pool. Showers/restrooms were spotlessly clean, store neat, clean and well stocked. Staff was helpful and friendly. We will return. They now have a new WIFI service which just requires you to have an 802.?? card in your laptop/computer and you can access the service anywhere in the campground or so their advertisement says.
05/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
Located on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, just east of Painter (Route 13), and south of Quinby (Route 605), about 8-1/2 miles brings you to Virginia Landing. A wonderful 800 acres bordered by the Hog Island Bay to the east, and the Machipongo River to the west. With 200+ sites (some field style, some wooded), this preserve is very nice. I was able to get one of 9 full hook sites, and enjoyed my two nights to the fullest. Got lots of rest, and spent time touring the preserve. Family Lodge, food service (in season), pool, puttputt golf, horseshoes, ball field, playgrounds, Adult Lounge, Marina, Boat slips and ramp, fish cleaning stations, Pier on Hog Island Bay. Rangers Station has a mini store with a little of everything. Rangers were so very helpful and friendly. Lots of geese during my stay, the little goslings were adorable as they chased mommy and daddy to the pond. Saw a very large wild turkey, and quite a few deer. The preserve is part of the Thousand Trails/NACO system, and a very nice resort. My only reason for not giving it a 10 is that the preserve is going through spring clean up and miscellaneous repairs. Yes, I will return!
03/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
Beautiful location, several lakes and river frontage. My weekend was just after re-opening from winter, store was open and remodeling. Looks like it will be well stocked when they are finished. Bike rentals, golf cart rental. Propane filled 8-8:30 and 3-3:30 daily. All sites (except tent) were full hookup. The "D" Section was the only section open when I visited. They have on-site RV storage, as well as a storage area. Nice beach and swimming area, pier and boatlaunch are well maintained. There's a game room, basketball, shuffleboard, mini golf, 2 pools (family and adult), adult lounge, spa, pavillion and I'm sure more that I've forgotten already. This was their second weekend open, and I don't think the grounds keepers have had a chance to clear fallen leaves, gumballs, but it is a beautiful park. I enjoyed my brief stay and hope to return in better weather (it was cold and windy). I really liked the "E" section, and if I were to return, I'd request a site there. Ranger was really nice (camped next to me) and came by to give a freeze warning - either let the water drip or turn it off! Laundry facilty is very nice - 6 washers, 6 dryers and a triple loader. While it was sunny during my stay, the wind was wicked, and that deterred me from enjoying the park more fully. Some sections of the park evidently lost numerous trees in years past due to bugs or disease, so sites are not as private as they evidently once were - unless you are in the "E" section. One of the lakes features paddleboats and canoes. Best of all - a fenced in area behind the store for our canine family members to exercise.
02/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
I was pleasantly surprised this past weekend when we took our Pop Up to Camp Pedro for a winter break. Located behind the South of the Border - Rocket City, Camp Pedro was very nice. There are 100 campsites, most are pull-throughs with full hookups located on both sides of the pull-through. Three bathrooms/showers, a laundry facility, two playgrounds and a well stocked camping section in Pedro's Pantry. Metered propane was affordable (filled my tank for $12) and while it is winter, the campground was clean and maintained. I saw security come through several times, and saw the cleaning people too. There was very little road noise from I-95/301 throughout our stay, and the trains that were running weren't disturbing us at all. We visited the shops of South of the Border, and finally made the $1.00 trip in the observation tower. We enjoyed The Peddler Steakhouse one evening and breakfasted at The Sombrero, where they are still putting up sombrero name tags for $20.00 donations to the Shriners. My daughter enjoyed the indoor pool at 'the pleasure dome' several times, as well as the spa. And, of course enjoyed the Arcades. Most of the other campers during our stay were overnighters, but several were there for a few days and all said nice things about the campground. We made day trips to Myrtle Beach and other places while we were there. We had rain and wind several days, but there is good drainage in the campground, so it was not mud-city. I found it to be a very nice place, whether for a one-night stay or longer. It was a great winter's break for us and very affordable. All of the Pedro's (workers) were helpful and cheerful to us. We will return.
11/2005
rating [ 10/10 ]
Holiday Park was a very pleasant surprise. We truly enjoyed our stay. A clean, well set up, well maintained family campground, with nature trails, pool, club/rally camping area and pavillion, 4 playgrounds, 5 dump stations, metered LP gas, mini-golf, game room, tennis & basketball courts, planned activities on weekends and a gated entrance. Restrooms/showers were clean and spacious. Within 3 miles is 'downtown' Greensboro, Maryland, and close enough for day trips to Chesapeake Bay, Annapolis, Baltimore, Wash. , DC, Ocean City and beaches, Delaware Bay, Dover AFB, even Philadelphia, PA. Our visit was during the 'off season', and much was closed, however, we did visit Easton, MD for the Waterfowl festival on one of our days. Within 10 miles is a Food Lion Grocery Store, Dollar General, and within that radius are numerous gas/convenience stores. Boat launches are convenient to the campground, and fishing is allowed (license required). There are many historic towns in the area, as well as a wildlife refuge, miniture horse farm, riding stables and public golf courses. Also nearby is the Underground Railroad Tour. The Camp Store is very well stocked with some groceries, RV supplies as well as videos and a library. The camping season begins April 1, and runs to about 11/15. The campsite we were on is normally a 'seasonal site', but the seasonal people vacate by 11/1, so we got lucky. All sites have water/electric, shade, fire ring and cable TV access. We were very impressed with this campground, and look forward to returning. We really enjoyed being 'in the woods' and having river access. Beautiful views, very relaxing and pleasant. Good Sam, AAA, Military, FCRV, Coachmen, Senior Citizens, Clubs/Rallies, Youth Groups discounts available with cash payments only.
09/2005
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rather than impose upon our daughter and family who lives in Winchester, we decided to camp at Candy Hill and have her join us during her time off work. It worked out great. The campground is off Route 50 one block west of Route 37 (Winchester bypass), and there is a lot of truck traffic in the area, accordingly, road noise. We had made reservations about a week prior, and were told that it was a busy weekend. The Apple Harvest Festival was being held that weekend, and many of the vendors would be camped in the park. Upon arrival, we were offered Good Sam membership and discount, our reservations were in order and we were escorted to a water/electric site for our Pop Up Camper. The escort helped us position the camper, as well as hooking us up, told us where everything was and was very accommodating. Not at all like two of the prior reviews. As to the rules and regulations: none are unfounded. Speed limit must be enforced: paved roads are rather narrow with some sharp curves. In addition, bicycle riding (even those low bikes they rent) are only allowed on the blacktop: and with the low rider bikes, you in a vehicle only see a flag. So go slow!!! We ordered a fire ring, and paid for fire wood, and enjoyed our campfire with our daughter and granddaughter and had no problems with the fire being extinguished by 11pm. We were sited in the grass area, and our site was pretty level. We had shade trees, the park is immaculately maintained, as are the bathrooms/showers. The coin operated laundry was very nice and I have nothing to compare prices to: but it was worth it to use. We spent most of our time helping our daughter to move, so did not enjoy the trolley transportation to the festival as we were so very tired. We did enjoy our morning coffee looking upon the horses in a pasture next door, and our dogs, daughter and granddaughter enjoyed feeding the horses carrots and petting them too. We originally reserved for 3 nights and ended up staying 5. Well worth it. Over the weekend, we did have helicopter traffic to the nearby hospital, and Monday morning, we awoke to 'jake brakes' of trucks coming eastbound on Rt.50 slowing for the light. The campground store has lots of gifts, souveniers and some groceries, as well as a good selection of RV supplies: all at very reasonable prices. The store had better prices than the 7-11 on the same street! We did not participate in the Sunday fellowship, and did not get to check out the game room. As it was past Labor Day, the pool was closed. But, the personnel were all friendly and helpful, and even inquired as to my health (when I made reservations, I had no voice. Little more when we arrived). We had no problems with our daughter visiting, we'd gotten her a pass up front upon our arrival. One prior review mentions the 'crossing the double line' when re-entering the park and another vehicle being parked at the registration area. Had the reviewer but looked, there were two roadways to the left upon entrance and all issues could have been avoided if only they'd taken one of those two roads and by-passed the registration area. I did it with no problem or issue. We will stay at this park again. The only reason I rated it a 9 vs. a 10, is the road noise, but I don't think they can do much to control that unless they plant a ton of trees around the parameter.
09/2005
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed here for 5 nights in September, 2005 and found it to be very relaxing. It was our first local trip in our new Pop Up Camper and only an hour from home. The park personnel were very helpful and friendly and one of the rangers 'backed me into my site' (it would have taken me forever - not having practiced prior to the trip). As we had pets, and it was after two camping loops were closed for the season, we were assigned site 29 on the Tulip Loop, with full hook-up (water, sewer and electric). Roadways are well paved, wide and easy to negotiate. Camping pads/driveways are designed for the more modern camping vehicles, and the driveways are wide enough for two vehicles side-by-side. The pads feature a picnic table and fire ring. Firewood is available at the camp office as is ice. In some cases the Honor System is in place. We were well prepared for mosquitoes, and did read posters of the park spraying on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:30am. We arrived on a Thursday and set up with no problems or mosquitoes. Sites are spacious and separated by reeds/trees, and seemingly very private. Friday it rained! There was a little wind that night which dislodged a pinecone from the Loblolly Pines and it hit our camper roof. The weather throughout the weekend was pretty rainy, and kids still enjoyed riding bikes and playing in the rain. There is a non-coin laundry in the Lanier Loop bathhouse, clean and well-maintained. There are 5 or six camping areas, one which features cabins for rent, no pets, another which is more open and quite a few campers had tents there. There are hiking trails, pet trails and trails from loop to loop. Fort Lincoln is a short walk from the campground. There's also a wonderful fishing pier on the Bay side of the penninsula. Boat launch, boat rental, on the River side, which features trips to Smith Island. During the season one can rent boats/canoes also. There is a designated swimming area (closed in off-season) and picnic area all within the park. At the end is the lighthouse, and historical smoke house. Bathrooms/showers are clean and well-maintained (although those by the lighthouse were closed for the season, with portapotties in use). We saw numerous deer while there, and there was a civil war re-enactment nearby. The park has special event weekends also. In the nearby town of Ridge, there is a well stocked, clean reasonably priced grocery store (Ridge Town & Country Grocery)(they also have paperbacks to lend) and nextdoor to it a very nice hardware store. We enjoyed our time at Point Lookout and maybe the rain helped us to relax. I did a lot of reading and resting during our stay!
10/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
With friends and family being in the area of Clarksville, Virginia, we spent five nights here in mid-October, 2005 and enjoyed it a lot. Occoneechi State Park is on Kerr Reservoir/Lake in Clarksville, Virginia and it is a beautiful park with great views of the lake. There is a museum/display in the Visitors Center/Office with artifacts from the Occoneechi tribe, as well as books, gifts, and a few camping supplies. The personnel are nice and helpful. We had pets, and it being the 'off-season', we were able to get a nice site (#29) on Camping Loop C which had water and electric. Entry roads are well paved within the park, the camping loops are fairly narrow but paved, and some big-rigs may have had some trouble negotiating the turns on the loops as the inside has a rocky ditch for drainage. Some campsites had trees almost too close to the driveway and those with motorhomes may have had some difficulty backing in. The picnic table/campfire ring/lantern hanger pad placement varied from site to site. Ours was on the drivers side and with our glideout dinette on that side, and an add-a-room on the other, we filled the driveway and were unable to use the 'steps' to the pad. The driveway was pretty level at our site, but to open the rear bunk end, we had to pull up in our driveway, which left little space for the tow vehicle. In addition, the ground slopes down towards the lake, but the pads are elevated, so there is a drop off at the end of the driveway. The park features a number of fantastic boat ramps, and there is a playground past the Visitors Center. There are hiking trails throughout the park, and an amphithetre. The park is vast all with a beautiful view of the lake and bridge into Clarksville. Nearby at the interesection of Rts. 58 & 15, is a gas/convenience store "Uppy's" with icecream parlor, bait shop and eatery. Very clean and well maintained. In Clarksville, there are a number of nice restaurants, reasonably priced and we ate at The Lamplighter twice. There's also a mini-mall on the main street (Virginia Avenue) and many little shops. Further through town is a Dollar General on the right, and further up is a well maintained coin laundry, and a Food Lion Grocery Store is on the left. We had pets, and accordingly paid a pet fee of $3. 00 per pet per night PLUS TAX. That was a drawback for us. The other drawback was that there is no wading or swimming allowed at the park as there are underwater hazards (fishhooks) and numerous drop-off's. We did prowl around the area, and checked out a Corp of Engineers park, which we may try on a future stay. We've been tent campers on the North Carolina side - County Line Park and Hibernia. We did enjoy this park - very clean, well maintained and spacious. During the season this is a fishing mecca so reservations are recommended. Most of the campers when we were there were tent campers with boats and boat trailers. There were a few motorhomes and a few travel trailers. (Camping Loops A & B were closed during our stay).
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