This is a fairly new park, quiet and convenient to visiting the Naval Aviation Museum. The owners are helpful and pleasant, the facilities are fine. After a rain though, it can be a little wetter due to not having concrete pads.
This is a top notch RV Park that has beach access. Short walk to the boardwalk access to the beach, and it is fabulous! The facilities are excellent, the sites level and all concrete. This is a great park for using the beach, and the sites are easy to get into for the pull through sites. We would return in a heartbeat!
This is an excellent park that is so convenient to the historic area and the River Walk due to the ease of catching a bus right in front of the park. The city is great and the people at the RV park were so friendly and staff helpful. The sites were level and the staff groomed the gravel after each departure. The hookups were in good order. Wi-fi was not bad either.
We were pleasantly surprised with this very nice RV park. Clean area, very attractive Lodge and welcome area, free coffee and danish in the morning. Free shuttle to the casino is a plus. Hookups easy to get to and very updated. The only downside is that there is nothing in the area but the casino.
This park is almost perfect. The staff and facilities are top notch and the only reason it is not perfect was due to poor cable TV and the reception with the antenna faded at times. The laundry facilities were immaculate and a huge open area within the office that could be a great gathering place. The view along the Mississippi River was great and there is a mile long walkway right on the top of the levee that was lovely.
This is probably the worst place we have ever stayed in the years of camping. The water faucet was broken at our site and no water at the next site. We managed to get water from the site behind us. The roads leading into the park were so bad with potholes, that we literally busted one trailer tire and rushed to get into a site before all the air left the tire. The area had a tornado go through several days before our arrival, leaving debris everywhere - that was completely out of their control though. The park has lots of permanent residents, who seemed nice and friendly and the office people were quite helpful. That was the only thing positive about a very run down park.
We stayed here about 8 years ago and were in the campground section (east) and it was fine. This year we were sent to a site sandwiched between tons of junk and permanent park models. That was a stretch to refer to them as park models. The site was on a slope and the office people did not give correct instructions to get into the site (one road too soon). Thank goodness we got out and walked to our site and returned to the office and asked for a refund. There was no problem and the staff was understanding.
This campground is easy in and out for an overnight stay. It was pouring rain and we were glad to have a place to stop. There is not a lot of campgrounds on Route 301, but this one is great for a stopover. There were puddles everywhere after all the rain and it would be great if there were gravel or concrete pads at the sites, but then again, the price would be higher.
In all the campgrounds that we've stayed, this one is a true 10. The friendliness of the greeters in the office, their attempt to make everyone feel like family and the overall layout and appearance of this campground is excellent. It is beautiful. The pool is immaculate. The security is great. We keep extending our stay from a few days to a week and now a little longer.
Last year we stayed at New Smyrna Beach Campground, which is next to this one. We were disappointed with this one as compared to last year's. The roads are curvy and lots of trees that will "whack" your camper if you are not careful. It has lots of permanents on site, that are not in the best of shape. The staff got our reservation kind of screwed up, but made it work. Not the best nor not the worst campground.
Although this is a new resort type campground and the entrance and check in facilities were tops, the campground needs some improvement. The escort to our site was fine and the gentleman was really helpful, suggesting we put our truck in 4 wheel drive. The gravel hill going to our site near the top really needed the 4 wheel drive. Getting into the pull through site was tricky. There were too many rocks and at the wrong angle getting into the site that it took some backing up and pulling up to get around them. The bath house was at the bottom of the hill (having it half way up would have been a better choice). The water pressure was so poor we could not even shower in our camper. They had a water tanker as the holding tank to get the water down the hill and the pressure was pitiful. For the price this campground charges, they really do need to make some improvements.
This is our second time at this park and I felt it was wonderful for what we wanted. The site was level and free of any obstructions for the slide out and hook ups. We stayed 3 nights and had ample time to see the city again. Nearby was a city park, called Angel Oak. It was by far the largest live oak I've seen and worth the short trip. All in all, this campground was very nice.
A very nice park. It has level sites, great location and it is quiet. People we've met are very pleasant and the seasonal campers are welcoming. The location is convenient to the beach, restaurants, national seashore, shops and necessities.
This park is as good as everyone says. The place is beautiful and the sites are level. My husband really does not like government parks but I think he is convinced there are exceptions. This park is that exception. The bathrooms were old but clean. The amount of privacy in this park is truly wonderful--old fashioned camping.
This is our 3rd January to stay at this park. It will not get high scores for amenities, but this is one of the most comfortable parks we've stayed in. The majority of campers are there for the winter, and are friendly and welcoming. The managers treat you like their family, and are friendly, helpful and do a great job of keeping this park clean. We love the fact that you can walk across the road, and be on the beach in just a minute or two. There is not a lot to do in Mexico Beach, but it is halfway between Panama City and Apalachicola, which will provide entertainment and shopping.
Very convenient to the interstate, the campground was attractive and the landscaping very nice near the office. The staff was pleasant and helpful. The biggest negative was the narrow sites. You had to walk on your neighbor's site to hook up anything. The slide out went right to the edge of your site. This is a good overnight campground but would not be a "destination" type campground at all.
This is our 3rd time staying at this park right after Christmas. I have always rated it higher than this year's rating, as the campground has always been just so pretty and the beach and park are just great. This year they did a poor job with communicating with fellow campers. We were there from 12/30/06-1/4/07. We were in the office on 3 separate occasions and there were no notices of the main road/causeway being closed on 1/4/07. The only way out of this park was down a narrow road with overhanging branches that was built during the early 1930s. They did trim them the day before though, so we did not get our truck or camper scratched up. The day before we were leaving, a newly checked in camper informed us that they were asked to help with "flagging" the morning of the 4th around 9 am. That was when they assumed the road was going to be closed. Now, bear in mind, no signs were posted and no mention of this closure was made during the time we were there. We arose at 4:30 am and got the truck and trailer ready to go by 8 am. We rode over to the causeway and there was tape and cones blocking the road and that was after we drove the 1/4 mile from the campground. The road was blocked with digging equipment. We were stuck. One very nice ranger, who was not directly assigned to the campground and park, was kind enough to assist us. The regular park rangers were of no help whatsoever. We finally were led to the one way out, which was an 8-10' wide drive that no one closed off the incoming traffic. So there was two way traffic on a road which barely could hold one. This was so inconsiderate of the park employees. They could have had flagmen directing traffic in the morning. They should have posted flyers throughout the campground or informed fellow campers who were checking in and were leaving on that scheduled day. What a mess.
This is a gorgeous campground in a beautiful setting. The park is laid out nicely, the staff were very friendly and helpful. Since we were there during their slow season, we could drive around and pick out our own site. We had great views of the lake from our site. It was quiet and very restful. The bathrooms were clean. I would imagine that this place is really busy during the warmer months. We actually stayed a day longer due to tornado warnings between there and Atlanta. So, we took the opportunity to tour Augusta, which is a great city.
I had to comment on the previous review. I wrote the one in January 2004, and of course, that was prior to Katrina. When we were there this year, the full hook up sites were indeed occupied by Katrina refugees. It was sad that the area was a little run down, mostly broken awnings and so we wonder if anyone instructed these people on what to do with an awning. We were located in the electric and water section, with view of the lake. It is a really pretty place and the fellow campers were pleasant. We had a great time. I feel sorry for the parks and the evacuees from the hurricanes in the south.
This is our second visit to this campground, so that we can visit old friends. The owners are great. Very helpful and friendly. The campsites are large and level, with the hookups easily accessible. There is not much to do there, but relax, walk on their boardwalk to the river, which is remarkable in the way it was constructed. It is a pleasant experience. Although this year we did not do it, by all means get a firepot brought to your site for a little more than $5, you can have the best campfire that lasts a long time and does not smoke, nor spit sparks, but provides lots of heat.
This is our 3rd stay at this campground. We need to see our son and family in Atlanta, and there are no other choices. This campground needs to be run by people other than government! This campground needs to be organized and operated by people who have seen a campground, used a campground or operated a campground. Example, the first time there we requested a pull thru site. Well, it was a pull thru, but we were so far out of level we looked ridiculous and it was difficult to get into our camper. The second time, we were closer to the office and the site was somewhat satisfactory. You just did not want to go to the back of the trailer, or you would fall down the cliff to the lake. Having no children with us, that was easy to avoid. This time, having the site map, we called to make a reservation. The person taking the reservation gave us site #144 and that was a good site. We agreed, reserved and got a confirmation. When we arrived, the teenager handling the check in, was also working in the store, which created a huge line of people wanting to just buy something or check-in. Terrible situation. We were not given the site that was confirmed, which was empty. She said, due to our short stay, she could not give us our confirmed site. So they gave us #156! Next to the bathroom, bright lights and the site was so unlevel, it took forever to get situated. One of the employees came and said the site was "crowned up" and you need to find the level in the site. DUH! We can make anything work! To become level, we would have to bring one side of the wheels up about 7". So we jockeyed it around so that we were sideways and somewhat level. The poor guy next to us, actually broke his fifth wheel hitch in his truck, trying to reload his trailer. Most places that are operated by government and managed by teenage help, have absolutely no clue. Campers cost lots of money and do not need to be put in this situation. It is too easy to be in a private campground. This one should be managed by a vendor.
This park has received some unfavorable reviews in the past, but overall, it was a great campground for the location. They recently paved all the sites in blacktop and also the roads. The site we had was level and after they "fill in" the difference between the sites, it should be great. The people were very helpful and showed each camper to their site. The staff was friendly and just went out of their way to be helpful. The foliage had just been trimmed back, so next year, it should provide a little more privacy. The location of this campground made it worth the extra money. The WIFI was also a plus.
Most people would give this campground a 4 or so as it really has a not so great look. But, it is across the road from the Gulf of Mexico and our site had a nice view. The people who were there were so friendly and helpful, made us feel so welcome, we ended up staying 5 days instead of our planned 2! Our site was very level and everything was in easy reach of our trailer. We were here in January 2006 and the weather was wonderful! We would return again.
We have enjoyed this campground several times in the past. It is quiet and peaceful and far enough off of I-81 that you don't hear any traffic. The sites are fairly level and heavily wooded. Staff is pleasant - the only complaint was that one of the employees used a very loud four wheeler to go to and from all areas of the campground. He started this early in the morning as well - a golf cart would have been a better choice...or even a tractor would have been quieter. That was my only complaint.
This was our second visit to this campground and I wonder why we don't go more often, since it is very close to our home. The campground is lovely with large shade trees and very quiet. This campground reminds me more of a state park with large sites and full hookups. If you want a nice quiet campground without a lot of activities, this is the place. If I were visiting Charlottesville, this would be a perfect home base as the traffic to the city is minimal. The camp store is so bright and clean, well stocked and reasonably priced. Owners are pleasant as well. The bathrooms were immaculate. We will utilize this place more in 2006.
I loved this place! A short walk to the beach where you could ride your bikes or hike out to the jetty. It is clean, very picturesque and apparently in the summer, they have lots of programs for families to learn about the park and nature. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will return.
This was an easy campground for sightseeing in Charleston, or visiting family, which was our reason for the visit. Other than that it was kind of ho hum. Not very attractive, but served the purpose for us. We had planned on staying at James Island County Park, but could not get a reservation. Glad we did not as the traffic for the Christmas Lights was pretty tough. I would imagine that it would be great at other times. The other thing about Oak Plantation, is that in the mornings there are a lot of military planes flying overhead.
I don't know if I liked the campground or the island more - it was a fabulous place. The site was large and shady, although it was Jan. when we visited there and no leaves on the trees. The bike paths around the island are wonderful and very pretty. The fishing pier is across from the entrance to the campground. The staff was friendly and helpful and just a great place to visit. We wished we had stayed an extra couple of days there.
This was one of the prettiest resort type campgrounds we have seen. It truly looks like a residential neighborhood. The staff was great. Instead of assigning us a spot, we drove their golf cart through the campground and picked our own site. Our site was very private, woods behind and then all around our site was lush foliage dividing us from the next site. A lot of people stay for months, but we were treated no differently as a transient. We rode our bikes and walked all through the place and everyone smiled and was friendly. The previous review, done in 2003, can't be the same place!