This is a very nice park for an overnight stay going north on I-95. It is right off the road, but no road noise. It did rain and there was some muddy areas, but the ground is sandy and did not stay muddy. If you want everything paved, stay in a hotel. The trees made the place quiet and cool. The staff was helpful and took us up to our site. Restrooms and showers were clean. We would stay here again on our way north.
I agree with the previous reviewer. We had a site next to the creek, it was shaded and very quiet. The bathrooms still needed updated and painted, but were clean. There were places to walk the dog and a playground. The pay lake was nice. Lots of children were fishing. It was 4th of July weekend and they had lots of activities including fireworks over the lake. We would stay there again if in the area.
What a wonderful park. Staff was pleasant, helpful and knowledgeable. It was terraced. We liked it so much that we stayed one night on our way to PA and two night on our way home. It was clean, pleasant and had great dog walks. The sites were large and all pull-throughs. That was an extra added bonus. Hook ups were easy. The playground for children was huge and very clean. The bathrooms were spotless as were the showers. It was so private because of the terracing, that we sat outside and enjoyed the evening, the stars and lightning bugs. They had Christmas in July, so the park was decorated with lights and blowup Santas, etc. This will be a regular stop when going north through VA.
I do not know where these other people stayed, but a 9-10 for this park is way over rated. We were told over the phone that the site would be next to the quiet stream and a very nice spot. We were looking forward to several days to just relax. It did back up to the small creek, but 5 feet beyond the creek was the major highway into Gatlingburg. The road noise was so bad with cars and trucks at all hours, we could not even sit outside because we could not hear each other talk. There was no sewer hook up, no TV and I was unable to get WiFi. Either theirs or my own. The fire rings had trash in them, including cigarette butts and beer cans. I can say that the bathrooms were relatively clean. Someone vandalized the men's bathroom and stuffed toilet paper in the toilets and they were unusable. The management did clean that up, but it is not pleasant to camp with unruly children or adults. The gnats were another issue, too many to be outside of the camper. One last thing, I understand that smoke can be a problem but it was so smokey again we could not sit out. It was over 100 degrees outside, why would someone need a fire? There was no breeze, so the smoke hung over the park. People left the fire to smolder. This is a park management issue. They were not cooking. We stayed at another Jellystone in CO and were so pleased that is why we stayed at this one. We will not be back here.
Noisy, Noisy, Noisy. It is right on the highway and the traffic noise is constant. The bathrooms were somewhat clean, but needed much more attention. The hot water did not work, even with the tokens. There were trees overhanging our campsite and we asked the rangers to trim the trees. There were fire bans in Washington and this was a real fire hazard. They were friendly and cut the branches. We would not stay here again.
This was a one day stop over campground for us, so it was good for that. The water did not work when we went to hook up and the site was messy. Paper was around the site and a large amount of paper in the fire ring. There was no one to take us to the site and it is a rather large park. We circled several times before getting to the correct site. When we called the office regarding the water; they were attentive and sent someone out within 30 minutes. If we had gotten in after the office had closed, I do not know if we would have gotten good service. The gentleman who fixed the water also cleaned up the site. The indoor heated pool and spa were very nice, and the fact that after 8 pm it was all adults, made it even better. The sites were small and pretty crowded, so I would not have wanted to stay any longer than one or two nights. Pizza is delivered to the campsite, so that was nice.
This is one of the best parks we have ever stayed in. The bathrooms were not only clean, but they were individual bathrooms. We had site 22 which is a back in, but huge. We were able to put up our screen room, chairs and still had more than enough room for a campfire. The staff was great, friendly and knew the area. The site was clean and there was no road noise. Our site was tucked into the redwoods with a canopy of trees. It was truly wonderful.
This was our second visit to this park. In 2008 and 2009 we took advantage of the KOA "stay one night free" special in May. My husband and I stayed in a travel trailer and our son and his wife stayed in a tent. We did not have an experience either of the other reviewers had. The staff was friendly and we saw someone around the campground even late at night. We had a site with trees and our son in the tent also had a treed area. This is Florida, so get a grip with the ants. By the way, there were none at either site. There were no dogs and cats "unleashed" and the campers were friendly. There is lots to do and close to Disney with a free shuttle. The only disadvantage was there there was only one plug so we could only plug in the trailer and not our van. There is a new owner and managment, so that may be why there were so many changes. We would stay here again. Our family camped both in a trailer and a tent.
I realize that many of the reviews regarding this campground are negative, but that was not our experience. The bathrooms, showers and site were all clean. The rangers were helpful and check in was a breeze. There are many places to walk our dog. Our site was a pull through that had lots of shade. There were several tents in the sites next to us, but the people were quiet and respectful. They were approximately 13 children and many adults and by the time quiet time came, they were in their tents and quiet. That was the same for both nights we stayed. In the early evening since there was no TV the children were out playing. It sounded good to have children out giggling and laughing and not sitting in front of video games. We got one TV station with rabbit ears. In the morning it was also quiet. There were mosquitoes, but this is Florida. I am sure there are no flying bugs in places where it is now snowing. The weather was beautiful with high 70's during the day and 60's at night. There is lots to do in the area. We have reservations for a February weekend and are looking forward to it.
We stayed at Jekyll Island over the Thanksgiving holiday. We had stayed on the beach in a motel last year and this year. Although it was different, it was wonderful. Jekyll Island is just a great place to be. The park is clean and heavily treed. The trees make for some tight spots, but not too bad. It rained one night and because the park is not paved, there was some mud in and out of the trailer. Just bring your bikes. They have bikes to rent, but there is a bike path around the entire island. It is nice to ride in comfort. Bring some fire wood. It is expensive to buy and hard to find. Winter is prime time, so make reservations early. We made them for next Thanksgiving week before we left this year.
Great place. Stayed there for 2 days in January, 2008 and 3 days in February. Planning on staying in the fall again. Had a back site in January and an ocean front site in February. The view, the stars, the sunset and sunrise, all worth the price. Roads need some repair, and that is why the 9 and not a 10.
The campground was not easy to find. The signs were very poor. I did call and the manager/owner did walk me through the directions. Unfortunately we were on digital roam on the cell. There was no one at the office, so check in was tricky. The gnats were unbelievable. We could not even make it to the bathrooms without the gnats getting into our hair, eyes and ears. Even opening the door to the camper brought in many gnats. Everyone was in there respective RV's because of the gnats. We would camp there again if we had to, but would pack lots of bug spray. We live in Florida so flying insects are the norm year round. It was the most expensive campsite in the two weeks we were on the road, and the least comfortable.
We were going to stay at this campground last week. We did not make reservations, but did call to see if there were any vacancies, and they had plenty. Boy, were we glad that we called and did not make a reservation. We are over 55, but did not want to stay in this campground. No tress, no shade. The place was pretty dumpy. It needed lots of work and for the price was not worth it. The roads and the concrete sites were in sad shape. Just glad we did not make reservations. We drove through the campground and then left.