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09/2012
rating [ 5/10 ]
A wooded campground on the south end of Elizabethtown. The roads and sites are covered in large chunk gravel. This campground is not made for rigs over 36'. We had trouble with our 38' MH, getting it situated just right. Sites are close together, and unlevel side to side and front to back. Wi-Fi unusable. Cable is very good. Water is a spigot hookup, sewer level with the ground. Roads getting around are narrow and winding through trees. There is an escort to the site, (just make sure you don't lose them). Check in 2pm, check out 1pm. Early checking and late checkout incurs fees. Long termers are a strange lot. I wouldn't use the term friendly, more like nosy. There is no literature given out, so no rules. Lots of kids running about during the day, and lots of dog barking and off leash. For me, not a safe feeling place to be. We paid for 2, stayed for one...and that was too long. The best part, is that it is convenient to a Pilot station that some of the cheapest gas in "Etown" and "the ville". Can be a tight fit though.
06/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very peaceful campground. Would camp again in a heatbeat. Over 100+ channels on cable (Dish). Very good internet, can be spotty during midday. Spots are 30 amp or 30/50 amp. Sites are firm packed grass. The spots slope front to back, so if it does rain it won't stagnant. There was a nice tenting area behind RV's sites that you could walk your pooches, but do be careful, there are some tiny hidden cactus in this area, I recommend keeping to the outskirts. There is a train that does come though, but it's only during the day, I only saw one during my 2 day stay. All in all, it is very peaceful, beautiful sunsets, dark enough to see the stars, and a quick 10-15 minute ride to the mall/WalMart. (PS - This WalMart is a small one, so I don't recommend bringing anything bigger than a truck camper into the parking lot.) They do tend to book up for the weekend, so make sure you call ahead. Staff in the office very nice and helpful and love the whistling frog! Very Big Rig Friendly! Rate is Passport America (w/tax).
01/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
If you are lucky to get one of the level pull through sites be the lake, consider yourself lucky. If you get another site it is not worth the money spent. We checked in right before a snow storm and that is only reason I stayed so long at this campground. We had one of the monthly sites and it was so out of level side to side I had to use 2 sets of leveling blocks , and the site I had was grass, no gravel, so when the snow melted a day later (this is Virginia after all, wait 5 seconds the weather will change), I was back to being out of level. The Manager was new when we came, and I'm hoping he'll clean things up. Since there was melting, all of the tent sites were under an inch of water. The Bathrooms and Laundry were clean, and cold so we didn't use them. They do have site to site trash pickup. Though their WiFi is excellent, it was an extra $2.50 per 24 hours on top of the fee stated. This CG is about 2 miles from I-81. I do recommend the Kangaroo Express Gas Station if you need to fill up. We have a 38' w/ toad gas Class A and were able to fit and fill with no problem. They also have a separate Diesel Station in the back for trucks that will fit any size Diesel pusher you have. Overall I wouldn't stay here again.
06/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
For me, strictly an overnight. Easy process to check in. Initially very friendly host, but I had trouble with a site assigned to me, and was very gruffly dealt with by the Manager when I returned to the office. The third time I had a question about the Wi-Fi, since I couldn't connect. (PS: I'm in my 30's and quite tech-savvy.) After getting some BS thrown in my direction, the manager finally copped to the fact that the space I was staying in has very iffy wireless, due to the antenna being on the opposite side of the office. For $40 a night, iffy wireless is not an option! Though they stated they had a dog run, you had to go to the back of the park (W/E only) cross a bridge to get to it. Too far in my opinion. We didn't make it to the run, but you can walk your pooches on the outskirts, very few clean up after their dogs. The one redeeming factor of this park is that it is within walking distance of some very good eats. We ate at the Dash Inn (at the entrance), their BBQ , fried chicken dinner and milkshakes are heavenly. Besides that: cable TV is limited, the store is more knickknacks than RV Supplies, and the price could be shaved down about $10 a night. I know some people swear by this campground, and they can have it. Would not stay again. Rate is GS with a $3 extra person fee.
06/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
Highly Recommend if you want FHU's and cable at site. All Site have W/E, About 1/2 have Sewer, and half of those have cable. We didn't have a reservation, so we had to pick b/t Sewer of Cable. We decided on Sewer. There are about 15 over the air channels and most are HD. (We have a digital TV) So you pick. The one thing that makes this park for us, is the Dog Run, or should I say the Dog Corral, it is very big and at the back of the park. Having 2 100+lb dogs, this is a big star in our book. Since we were at the back of the park, wi-fi can be spotty at night, much better during the day. The CG is within easy walking distance of Wall Drug (the Buffalo Burgers and Hard Packed Ice Cream is a must!). CG sites are on an angle, and very spacious. We had a T-storm with Hail while we were here and by morning there was no pooling of water so excellent drainage. Anybody 17 and under is considered a child, so no extra fees. We did make a canine friend while we were here, a Collie that belongs to the neighboring farm, if you see him (and yes its a boy), just tell it to go home, he will. Rate is Good Sam.
06/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very Peaceful Campground. Two levels: 30 Amp only (FHU's) on top level, 50 Amp (FHU's)on the Bottom Level. You have more room on the top level along with a beautiful view. They do have W/E only site on the top for very small models, this is the space most people use for a dog walk. Sewer HU's are close to the back of the site, and sites are on an angle on the top. If you have anything more than 35' long you may have to unhook if you have a toad. The wind can be gusty in this area, so keep your awnings in and careful with with your charcoal grills. Open fires are not allowed. As of Mid-June, Fire Level was Moderate. Easy on/off from I-90. Town has the basics if you need to pick up anything, and the CG Store has some nice sales going on, Along with low-cost ice, noshes and RV supplies. Host very nice and they live over the store. Price was Good Sam Rate, along with an extra $2 for cable. Cable is worth the extra money, very clear and copious amounts of channels. This would be a 10/10, but I knocked it down 2 stars for their use of Pesticides around the CG.
06/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
I would give this very nicely laid out campground a 10, but when the wood chippers start at 7:30 AM on both Saturday and Sunday (quiet hours are from 10-7), and continue through almost noon, the stars are going down. That said, this is a very nice campground with very, very long back-in (some are pull-throughs if you off road your rig on the dirt road behind the back-ins), and pull-in's for MHs only that face the 18 hole 71 par golf course. Most sites could easily accommodate 2 of my MHs nose to end. They have 2 sewers at each site (1 in the grass behind and to the left of site), 1 water, and 20/30/50 amp at each site. Each site comes with landscaping, one piece cement pad and patio, and lush green in between sites. They do have a restaurant connected to the golf shop (go to the back). It looks like a greasy spoon, but the food is wonderful. The golf course is true red neck golfing. Speeding golf carts and drinking on the green...and that's just the instructors. I was tempted to get my camera out and send it in to AFV. :-) Wi-Fi can be slow and weak at times, cable is extended and clear. Oh, and each water spigot has a built in water pressure adjuster. Located in the heart of Deer Park with a few good restaurants, and even though its right next to the airport, I have yet to hear one airplane. If you have big dogs and a big rig (mine is 38') I would get sites 128-134. Behind you there is a huge expanse that your pups will love to explore. If you have a smaller rig #1-15 are right across from the other pet run and have a bit of grass as well. There are 2 dog runs, but they are small and every time I went over with my pup there were kids playing near them. :-( God Sam park. Would stay here again if in the area.
06/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Great for an overnight or a couple nights, but not much staying power for longer. Park is along a street that includes mostly business' and industrial companies. They have nice small strips of green for your pooches, lots of recycle bins, very clean (rows of roses are a nice touch), nice cement pads for rig and side pad for car, good cable though limited, and good Wi-Fi. The trains can be noisy, but don't come often; shopping is a bit of a drive. The hosts are nice and once I left the office I wasn't bothered. About a mile from I-84. Dumpsters are sparse, but centrally located. You will have to unhook your car if your rig is longer than 36'. Would stay here again.
05/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very nice campground. I had a 60' pull-through site and didn't have to unhook my toad. YAY! Tall bushes (6'+) divided my site from my neighbors. Hookups are in the R2D2 model. Sewer can be in the middle of the bushes. Beware if you're allergic to bees; the flowering bushes are full of them. Lots of plush grass which is a welcome sight after going through southern CA and AZ. Nice Restaurant with great fish and chips and burgers. Fries, onion rings and lemonade are a must if you go, and their creme brulee is heavenly (if you have any room left). Very nice dog run, small but a nice run, with an actual gate latch. Big enough for my 2 big pooches to get tuckered out. They have free hand mitt pickup bags available, along with a scooper and trash can in the pen. There is trash pickup at site. Clear, though limited, cable at site and also phone hookups. Very clean, though dated, restrooms (no place to sit down in the stalls). This is a gated community. The small pool has a great view. Hot tub has a timer. They also have times where its adult swim only. They have a remote and card they give you at check in that will get you into the bathrooms/laundry/park/golf course. I really wanted to give this park a 10, but only 2 things downgraded it. There was a dog that continued to park until well after 10 pm (was not in the RV Park; it was in the house section of the resort), and there is no-one to call and alert them. And the second item will not find me in the park again. The winds shifted during the evening from the south to the north. And with the northerly wind came the very strong smell of cattle dung. Even with the windows closed and A/C on, it seeped into the rig. I have a very delicate smeller, and this is a deal breaker for me. FYI: they are selling pads from lakefront to back-ins. You can find the price list on the table opposite of the check-in desk.
10/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Good Sam Park. Beautiful park if you want to see the Shenandoah Valley at its finest. And less that 5 miles to the Luray Caverns, Walmart, restaurants, etc. Very peaceful level CG, on a very exposed plateau surrounded by mountains. The wind can be a little wicked so bring your windbreaker. Very peaceful. Rooster will wake you up about 6:30am every morning, and there's a lot of room between sites and lots of grass for your dogs to play on (on leash of course). The tent site areas are very nice. Hosts are very accommodating. The showers/restrooms are very nice and clean, with plenty of hot water to boot. Do not recommend coming down 95 and crossing the mountains by route 211, trip is very, very, very steep. Come down/up by route 340. Would stop here again.
08/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very Peaceful. Awesome location with great wood behind the CG for exploring with your pooches. Great location for the Clearfield County Fair. Great hosts, will help you out with anything you need. Clean though dated restrooms and showers, ample dumpsters, and a great combo of pull throughs and back ins. Very pet friendly. Nice walk about the lake they have, very reminiscent of a English country garden. No cable. Great restaurant within 5 min of the CG called Gio's. Don't let the gas station put you of. They have the best BBQ and pizza I have had in a long time! Would Stay here again!
02/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very clean spartan campground. Beautiful views of sunset/sunrise. Very easy On/Off. Gas station right before the entrance to I-10W. 2 Prices. $16 for 30 amp, $18 for 50 amp ($199 a month including elec/cable/Wi-Fi). Price includes Water/Electric/Sewer/Cable and Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi is fast during the day, nonexistent at night. Cable is a little snowy on main channels, clear local channels, TV guide on channel 3. Very peaceful, even though the highway is within sight. Sites level, rock/gravel mix. Also great space behind campground for walking my big pooches. Would definitely stay here again.
02/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very nice campground. Very large spaces with green patches in between level sites of gravelly dirt. Even though this is right next to the North LLano River, it has excellent drainage, especially when we had 4 inches of rain in one night. Hosts take a lot of pride in their campground. Plenty of places to walk about the CG. CG is surrounded by beautiful natural Texas beauty. Great places to take your big dogs for walks. They even have a small off leash park. Some sites have covered patios with rockers. All have 20/30/50 amp, water, sewer, free cable, free wi-fi unsecured & secured, grill/smoker and picnic table. There are 4 gas stations right off I-10 and CG is less than 1 mile from I-10. Close to restaurants, and a liquor store near the entrance. This used to be a KOA CG, and now is a Good Sam. They still take both discounts. You get an escort to site, and a 24 hr gated community. Very easy on/off, and nice stop between Fort Stockton and Austin. Highly recommend for a quiet and peaceful stay. Reserved for 1 day, ended up staying 4.
01/2012
rating [ 5/10 ]
Grass Sites, big enough for a big rig and toad. Escort to site, very friendly at front desk. Dirt Road, so go slow. Just a couple of things, on the koa.com website they stated they had wifi and cable, they do not! Our site in the back had 20/30/50 amp, ample space for our 2 BIG dogs to nose around. Just be careful of the fire ant hills. I stepped in one that was in the middle of a bunch of clover. Air Channels not bad, but few, and gets scrambled is you have a neighbor with satellite. Check in/out very flexible. The few rules they have they don't enforce. They do offer a light breakfast and afternoon coffee/tea. If you have allergies to dust/mold stay away. And the sewer was odd, when you look down the pipe you could see stagnant water, but when you dumped the level didn't change. Very odd, and very unsanitary in my opinion. Way overpriced for what you get. Should be $20 tops not $42 (before KOA discount). Would not stay here again.
01/2012
rating [ 4/10 ]
4 words. NOT-BIG-RIG-FRIENDLY. I have a 38' Class A 30Amp motorhome, and I have excellent spatial orientation, and it was a pain to back in. Sites are at a 90 degree angle to very narrow roads. It would have been fine, but they have these poles that are right next to road (which don't correspond with the site number), which won't allow you to do a smooth back-in. The road leading up to the CG is a very small pocked marked road, and the parking lot in front of the office is so small that is was barely enough to hold my MH and toad. There is a number code gate to get into the park, it is at small car level, but you will have to jump out if your in a MH to punch in the code to get into the park. The hookups are in the middle of your site which is fine if you have a less than 30 foot camper. You nose will be level with the road if your our size. The roads are narrow, the concrete patios rise about 5 inches from the ground with is a mixture of sand, dirt and sparse grass. While I was there one smaller MH came in a tried to park in one of the spots and after 5 tries left the CG. I also let the ladies at the front desk that I had 2 large dogs and asked for a quiet spot with a bit of grass . After asking 3 times they finally gave me a spot which seemed on their map to be a good choice. I was heamed in on all sides by motorhomes, with very little space for my babies to go potty, we were also so far from the doggy run (I couldn't find it even after I did a drive through later on) that is wasn't worth the effort. Also sites are either 50Amp or 30Amp. And the sites in the outlying areas with space for big rigs are 50Amp only. Wish they would have told use this fact before we came. There are your typical Florida mosquitoes, but in addition there are a ton of Thrips who's itchy bites started in the afternoon and didn't let up until the wee hours of the morning. Cable is a joke, totally fuzzy, I got a better picture with my HD TV. Internet is better when the office is open, slow at night. A lot of mold in the area, so my allergies starting acting up. Definitely not worth $53 a night (even with Good Sam Discount). Laundry is adequate though it could be cleaner. Also this park tends to house long term annual people, pulling it it seemed my transient status was a novelty rather than the status quo. Mostly TT and small 5th in this park. And the morning that I left, I opened my kitchen sink to find that ants had crawled up my outside sewer hose and through my grey tank into the house. Ick! Shame on Woodalls's for the 5 star rating, this place should be 3star tops. Want a 5 Star go to "The Great Outdoors" in Titusville. Not this CG. Never going back.
11/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
THE GOOD: Clean bathrooms. Hot and clean showers (open late). Long pull throughs, a clean lake, a clean and unheated pool and a good location. Has a friendly check in staff and a well stocked, small Camp Store. Dog waste bags and trash cans are available. Site has trash pickup. THE BAD: Not pet-friendly. Virtually no place to walk your pets, and the Kamp K-9 is the worst I've seen. The dog run is about as big as a pop-up tent, and loaded with old human furniture. Staff regularly comes up to dog owners wanting to chat. (Even if your back is facing them: over friendly lot). Streets are narrow, and don't even think about bringing anything bigger than a compact car near the Kabins: you will either hit a tree/pole or fall in the lake. Spaces near the entrance are more spacious than those at the rear. Spots are very skinny, and the placement of sewer cap can be odd: up to 20 feet away from other hookups. (A pain if you have a toad and need to back up.) Very tight turn into CG from Pope Road. PS: US-1A is also known as A1A. If you miss the turn, the lanes get really tight and skinny. Use 16th street, to get back to A1A, it's a bigger road than the rest. Sites are not level. They are rounded near the entrance and exit to the space, easily correctable. Other notes: Cable TV is OK. The over air channels are the best. Wi-Fi is quick with 3-4 bars out of 5, (ask for the code). Cable TV attachment is located on the water hookup pole, not the electric hookup box. Park is right across from restaurants, grocery store and less than 1 mile to the beach. They have paddleboats to rent. This is the closest CG to the beach. Have a 37' Class A MH w/toad.
07/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a great park, with a fenced dog park. (A must if you have large dogs.) Clean, though dated restrooms, very friendly hosts, and helpful staff that will escort you to your site. They have 2 kinds of RV storage: paved and non paved, all outside. Clean, though small pool for kids; a catch and release pond; small petting zoo; a jumping pillow and mini golf. Highly recommend taking the Rte 94 exit rather than the Rte 97 Exit. Rte 94 is about 6 miles long, with some mild grades. Rte 97 is shorter but has a very steep grade and a scary, skinny, twisty road. Also if you take Rte 94 you'll pass a Food Lion, and some restaurants. A good place to stock up on all your grocery needs. So why not a 10/10 rating? Wi-Fi is poor, if your within 75 feet of the office, it's strong enough to get a signal, if not, your SOL. The hookups are another reason. The electric is a standard plug it in box (no cable), but the water hookups are in a hole in the ground, so you have to squat or bend over on your hands and knees to reach. And the connections aren't tight, so the hole can fill with water if you need to fill up more than 4 times a day. The CG is quiet, and is next to a farm, the sites are spacious, Big-Rig accessible, and sites come shaded or partly in the sun. I love the front sites (FR) and it's a very peaceful place to be.
11/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very Big Rig Accessible!! You could have fit 2 of my 36' coaches in here and still had room for 1-2 toads. All sites are paved and most pull throughs. Beautiful lake with a walking trail around it, and into the woods. If you have dogs (even big ones), there is ample walking area on the outskirts of the CG with bags and trash cans easily available. CG has Security Gate and a beautiful beach with paddle boats available to rent. Lake can be fished or kayaked. Very peaceful and quiet at night. There are very few lights in the CG at night, so if you're a stargazer, you'll love the many constellations you can see from right outside your door. At each site, hookups are on top of a stone patio, you also have a fire ring, a grill (non rusted), concrete patio, and a pressboard picnic table. Very clean with wide sites. Internet is spotty and no cable TV, but was able to pick up most stations though the air. Would rate a 10 if it had cable TV and stronger Wi-Fi signal. Would return.
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