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05/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed at this site overnight while traveling. It was more than adequate for that purpose. Due to the length of my trailer we used a site that was on the road entering the RV park versus actually being in the park. As a result, there was no one else around us and this presented us with a quiet night. It had rained quite a bit in the preceding days and while the site was a bit soggy that was to be expected. There were no sewer hook ups available which we had forgotten to ask about over the phone before we made our reservation. The park does have a dump site, but our RV was too big to adequately use it and turn around. Keep that in mind. Access on and off the interstate was easy and it wasn't too far away.
05/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed here overnight while traveling through the area. I was pleasantly pleased at how nice the park presented itself. We stopped early in the afternoon and spent the evening walking the grounds. The restroom facilities and showers appeared nice although we did not use them. There are several sites adjacent to a lake that offered lots of fishing. The State Park also has a pool that looked like it was to be opening soon. We debated on staying an extra day to explore the park more, but could not fit it into our schedule. We travel in a 42 ft and while the roads at first appeared a bit small there was plenty of room to maneuver. We would definitely stay here again.
05/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
Overall the park is good. The rate was a bit high as we travel with four children and the base charge did not cover most of them. The park was conveniently located in relation to downtown Charleston. While the park was quiet and nice I often felt like we were being watched. On one hand it is great the staff is constantly driving around the grounds keeping an eye on things. On the other hand the reminders about what you could not do were a bit too much for me. I know that several people complained about the speed bumps, but I don't think they were that big of a deal; although, there are a lot of them. While the park is nice the next time in the area I'll search for better pricing in advance.
05/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
The overall park atmosphere is great. The walking trails through the woods are about 6 feet wide and completely graveled to make the up and down trek much easier. There are wooden bridges along the way as well as benches for resting. Each tenth of a mile is marked so you know how far you have gone. There are also many more smaller side trails for more hiking and biking. The Falls are great and for the more serious adventurer you can hike to the bottom and behind the falls either from the campground(not the easiest) or from the next door park(zoo). The park has a petting animal area and a small train and a few other activities. The showers were very clean. The only negative I had was I thought the overall park was geared for smaller trailers. We camped in a 42 ft RV. Almost all electrical and sewer are located at the very back of the sites. The roads are a bit narrow, but navigable if going very slowly.
03/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a large Thousand Trails park that is much nicer than any of the other Thousand Trails locations we have stayed at in the Southeast. I was originally reluctant to return to Thousand Trails after my previous experiences, but this site was much different. There are activities scheduled throughout the entire day and most evenings. The Rec Hall has a small store and grill serving breakfast and lunch. There are two pools along with shuffleboard, pickle ball, horse shoes, basketball, and more. The park was very enjoyable to walk and ride our bikes through. The park is divided into different sections with the back section being heavy wooded. We stayed in this section for two weeks and closer to the Rec Hall for another two weeks. We enjoyed both areas. There is only one trash disposal and it is centralized by the Rec Hall. This is a little bit inconvenient, but it made sense. The one disappointment I had was the poor internet reception. This was available for free in the Rec Hall, but it was out about half the time and very slow when it was running. I used the local library about 2 miles away when I really needed it. The one thing that could make the park better would be to have more 50 amp service. Depending upon when you arrive you may not get 50 amp since everything is first come, first serve. Generally, you can move the next morning by lining up outside the office at least 30 minutes before it opens. At that time you can choose any 50 amp sites that are open by departing guests. My family enjoyed this park immensely. Our rate reflects Thousand trails membership.
03/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
The park met out short terms needs for one week. All sites are preassigned. It was clean and quiet and close to the Disney activities. Internet access was available, but on a paid basis only. We did have cable included in the rate. There were two pools in different spots in the park. The grounds were clean and maintained. We travel with an extra small trailer and had to park it away from our site at an overflow area. This is also where the trash is located. Our daily rate reflects a weekly rate.
02/2014
rating [ 6/10 ]
The park was simple. We stayed here for an overnight using Passport America. It is about 6 miles north of the Interstate and not difficult to find. The owner was waiting for us when we arrived and we paid for the evening at our campsite. The place is quiet, but as others have stated, there are not a lot of extras here. The park is on a lake, but we did not get to enjoy it due to time limitations. One disappointment was the area in general seems to be a bit run down. It could be really nice. I did notice a few ants running around my hose connections at my RV when I was loading to leave, but a simple ant trap eliminated them over the next day. The WiFi and cable were good. I would stay here again for an overnight.
02/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
We only stayed at the park for a quick visit to downtown San Antonio for the night. The park was conveniently located for that, although the sign for the park is difficult to see from the highway. The site we stayed in was a pull through and very long, accommodating our 42 ft fifth wheel and tow truck along with another truck and small trailer. It was a bit difficult to understand one of the signs to get to our site, but we made it. The park is on a river and it looked like it would have been fun to explore it, but time did not allow for that. When checking in the clerk was very nice and helpful. It appeared the majority of the sites were occupied by older units that were permanent residents, but for an overnight stay it was more than adequate and we would stay again. I can't comment on the bathrooms or shower house as we did not use them. Our rate reflected a Good Sam cash discount.
02/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
The overall atmosphere and look of the park is great. It is well organized and clean. Each site is very spacious, providing for more privacy than most other RV parks. There is a small park with games and children's play equipment overlooking a river that continues to add to the ambiance. A small walking path was also just added. The river was low and we were able to play in it and explore it with small children. That may not be the case at other times of the year. The shower house was well maintained as were the laundry rooms. The only thing preventing me from giving this a 10 was a few negative experiences. There were a number of permanent residents or at least winter residents, but all were nice except the one who decided we were exceeding the very low 5 mph speed limit which resulted in a warning phone call from the owner on day 29 of a 31 day stay. That left a bad taste in our mouths as neither myself or wife could recall exceeding the limit. Also, as I indicated, the owners are extremely attentive to details. However, that can result in a slight negative as well. Our son took the dog for a walk without a cleanup bag and of course the dog did its business. Our son came home to get the bag and before he could return the owner was knocking on our door asking us to clean up. I understand, but maybe this is a bit aggressive. We stayed here for a month and the rate reflects additional children and electricity.
01/2014
rating [ 5/10 ]
The park is older and almost all sites are permanent residents. The road had many potholes and it didn't help it was raining creating a huge mud mess. The bathroom and shower were clean, but management decided not to supply toilet paper or paper towels due to theft. Also, there was no shower curtain. We did not use the laundry facilities. The sites available were very close together. There was internet service and it was okay. If stopping only for a day or two the location is good, but I personally would not stay any longer. Be warned the noise from the highway is very noticeable and loud. The rate reflects myself, wife and 4 children.
01/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed at the park for one month during the Christmas and New Year holidays. There is nothing fancy about the park, but it was better than I expected. The majority of campers are long term, but everything was very orderly and quiet. Management was visible every day and always working to make improvements. The park provides a propane pickup and drop off service through out the day which was very nice during the colder month. Internet is available, but at a cost unless you access it at the club house for free. An earlier post indicated there was no shower house. In my visit the clubhouse had several bathrooms with showers. These were clean. The roads are paved with the sites being packed gravel and level. I would definitely stay here again. The rate reflects a month stay with four children and the cost of electricity.
11/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is a great RV park. Everything is extremely orderly. The concrete sites are perfectly level with room between them. The location is about 2-3 miles off the interstate, but well worth the few minutes to get there. It was a little cold to use the swimming pool, but it looked great. There was also a fully stocked pond. The restrooms were clean and nicely maintained. The park is expanding to meet a growing local demand for workers, but almost everyone at the site were travelers. We stayed here for 1 week in a fifth wheel visiting relatives and definitely would return again. Maybe next time we wouldn't tell the relatives.
11/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
We stayed here in a 42 ft fifth wheel. We prefer the atmosphere of State Parks versus RV Parks. As a previous reviewer stated this park is somewhat older and showing signs of age. There are no sewer hookups or 50 amp service. As we stayed only a few days this was not an issue. The park was not made for big rigs. I found the road condition okay, but very narrow with many trees adjacent to the road making the winding road interesting. Drive very slowly! We chose a pull through which is basically a small half circle next to the main road. The site was not very level and it appeared one of the better sites. I had to level partially off the pad to make it work. On a positive note, the handicapped sites were in great condition and perfectly level. We called a few days before we stayed and the individual we spoke with was very helpful, although there was no one on site when we arrived in the afternoon. The campground does not have internet service, but the lodge does. However, when we went to use it the internet was not available and had not been for some time. There were other amenities on site, but with limited time we did not get to use them. The restrooms and showers were very clean and updated.
11/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
In the short time we were there I really enjoyed the park. We didn't get to spend too much time enjoying the different amenities as we were searching for a new home in the area. However, the park had numerous trails and water available along with a golf course. The roads in the campground were in great condition. We stayed in a pull through which was basically a paved area adjacent to the road. You had the option of facing your RV in either direction as there were no posted signs on which direction to travel on the roads in the campground. Most people had their doors facing the road. We chose the opposite and of course had to run our water and electric under the RV as a result, but no problems there. There was plenty of space between campers. Each site had a picnic table and fire ring. The picnic tables need upgrading, but it was still a great atmosphere. We will definitely camp here again when we have more time. The only negative is the distance from the front of the park to the campground and the early closing of the back entrance at 5 o'clock. It is over five miles from the front entrance to the campground. If you miss the cutoff time for the back entrance, plan to add 20-25 minutes to your drive to get back to your site. Also, internet service was supposed to be available, but it was not working. The office indicated this problem was being worked on.
11/2013
rating [ 5/10 ]
I really didn't know what to expect at this campground based on the varying reviews. We camped here to be closer to Cleveland. The last two times in the area we stayed in Chattanooga at another park. I knew this was going to be bad when we called the day before to ask if there was room to park an additional vehicle and small trailer. I didn't get a good answer and then inquired about the rate. As it was different than what the website was showing I inquired and was told additional fees would be in effect. I indicated I would finish the reservation on line since the price was less. The next day when we showed up the woman behind the desk immediately asked if I was the one who called the day before and made an on-line reservation. The conversation went rapidly downhill from there. To make a long story short, this woman should not be in customer service. When all was settled I politely thanked the woman and received no response or even the slightest acknowledgement; and no, I was not allowed to park my extra trailer there even though there was quite a bit of room to do so. Even though the above occurred, I tried to objectively rate this park. There are many permanent trailers on site. For the most part they were clean and orderly. However, the park is older and starting to show serious signs of being worn out. We did not use the restrooms so I can't comment on them. The sites were not paved and some had serious slopes. Mine was okay, but I had to laugh when I was told we were in a deluxe site. There was nothing deluxe about the site except that there was good Wi-Fi and cable. I do not plan to stay here again in the future. It isn't worth it. However, if you are looking for a quick on and off from the interstate for an overnight stay this park would probably work. I stayed here in a 42 ft fifth wheel with my wife, 4 of my children, and two dogs. If you choose to stay, don't mention my name or you may regret it.
11/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
This site is located in great proximity to all of the sites of Pigeon Forge. It was easy to find and maneuver within once we arrived. The park was clean although there isn't anything that makes this park stand out above others of a similar nature. The sites were level and most were paved. We were allowed to park an extra truck and small trailer on any gravel site for free. The restrooms and showers were clean and in good condition. The front part of the park and road into the area for RV's is for mobile homes, but they were all well maintained. The staff was friendly and we enjoyed our stay in the Pigeon Forge area.
11/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Overall, the park was enjoyable. The trails were in good shape and like the namesake of the park, there are many waterfalls. Other notable features of the park are an Inn and golf course. The Inn is a bit dated, but it has a restaurant buffet several other campers were favorably recommending. Having eaten at other State Park restaurants, I was a bit skeptical. To my surprise and enjoyment the buffet was quite good and reasonably priced at $9.95. I also enjoyed the golf course, but there were many leaves on the course due to the time of year. Still, I think the course could have been a little bit better maintained. I lost a few balls in the middle of the fairway due to the excessive leaves. We did not use the restrooms or shower house, but they looked in good order. Be careful when reserving on line. Our site said it was level, but it was definitely not. We were able to level out, so no big deal. We camped here in a 42 ft 5th wheel. In general, the park would have rated higher if more effort was given to improving the overall appearance of the park. With that being said, we would definitely camp here again.
10/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
This a great place to stay with a family. The State Park has many things to offer for all ages. There are hiking trails, bike trails, an observation tower, horseback riding, fishing, lake activities and all sorts of games to play for a small fee. They also have an 18 hole golf course along with a par 3 nine hole course. My son and I played the par 3 course and enjoyed it. Our family did the 1 hour horseback ride and while we enjoyed the ride, it was a little bit more geared for the beginner rider. The outdoor pool was closed for the season, but the indoor lodge pool was available for a fee to RV campers. While there is no Internet at the RV campsites, you can use the Internet at the lodge for free. The lodge has a game room with various activities for a small fee. The wildlife was abundant during our stay. The deer are everywhere and very used to people and will allow you to get close to them. During our stay we saw a bear cub (did not see mama, but also did not wait to see her), turkeys, a muskrat and the other animals you would expect to find. The views are breath taking throughout the entire park and the Fall leaf colors certainly added to it. We stayed here in a 42 ft fifth wheel for 10 days. We had previously stayed in West Virginia State Parks over the years in cabins, but this was our first RV experience. We are planning to return next May. The on site staff was extremely helpful and nice. The only negative was that many of the RV sites were not quite big enough for us and many of them were not level. We did find a level one and are taking note of other level ones for our return trip. The atmosphere of the RV campsite was good as the sites while close to one another, were not on top of one another.
10/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
The park is conveniently located if you are enjoying the surrounding activities of Appomattox and the Museum of the Confederacy. However, the RV park is a no-frills park. There are no bathroom facilities or anything else for that matter. The park is very simple with three rows of 10 sites each that are all very level. We stayed here for several nights enjoying the local activities and visiting our daughter in school in Lynchburg. The RV Park was only half full and the owners allowed us to park a separate vehicle and pull behind trailer on the site next to ours. My only concern with the RV Park is that it is not fenced and while there were no security issues of any kind, I felt somewhat uncomfortable as I travel with four children. Also, there is some road noise from the nearby highway, but not as much as my children make. We paid extra for 2 people above the standard rate of 4.
10/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We were pleasantly surprised during this overnight stay. The grounds were clean and orderly and provided for a good overall night's stay. We were traveling and spent the night here only. The campground is about 1-2 miles from the Interstate. The restrooms were not terrible, but could have been a little bit more clean.
10/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
The rate reflects membership in Thousand Trails. Overall, the park is okay. It is older and you can tell it is past it's prime. The location is good with easy access to the Interstate. We camped here in a 42 ft fifth wheel. We came in late, but were able to find a site that could accommodate our length. However, the majority of sites are not level. The bathroom condition varies from building to building. The staff was friendly and helpful to us. The outdoor pool was closed for the season, but the indoor pool was open. My kids swam for a short while and liked it, but I was not thrilled with it. They did have a 9 hole putt putt course and to my surprise it was in good condition and fun. We would stay here again if returning for a short trip.
10/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
The rate reflects membership in Thousand Trails. We camped here in a 42 ft fifth wheel. The roads were okay, but not great. You are not assigned a designated site and therefore must drive around to select your site. I was able to do this with the fifth wheel, but I would recommend doing this with a car if at all possible before heading to your site. The park is well treed and this created a nice atmosphere. Not all sites are level, but I was able to get one that was fairly level and large enough for our fifth wheel. The bathrooms are a little bit dated, but the men's was clean. My wife did not care for the women's bathroom. Overall, as things are breaking, the repairs seem to be temporary fixes. I joined Thousand Trails on an impulse, but should have done more homework. The parks are older and on the downswing in general.
09/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
The park was good and clean overall. The bathrooms and showers were also in good condition. Our family used the pool which was very inviting. I normally do not like to swim in public pools, but had no issues with this one. The only negative is this park has no trees. It is a cement village. If you are staying long term that might be a turn off. If you are staying overnight or only for a few days this a good place to stay.
10/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed here for three nights visiting our daughter. We used a Good Sam discount rate, but the park charges $3 additional for each person above 2 campers. We travel full time with 4 kids so there is always an extra charge. The parks is very clean and orderly. The restrooms were clean. We are planning to return for another week in about 1 month.
09/2013
rating [ 4/10 ]
Big rig friendly might be an overstatement. We camped here for a few days in a 42 RV. The roads are extremely narrow and the sites difficult to get into due to trees and the narrow road. The park is past it's glory days. While the brochure states there is Putt Putt, this clearly has not been there for many years. If you are simply passing through in a smaller RV you might be okay. Larger RV's might want to find a different site.
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