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08/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
There are seven sites at the front of the bluff over Lake Memphremagog that are limited to two weeks. Many other sites have water views. There is a sandy beach down the bluff that has kayaks, canoes, small sailboats, and bikes for rent. There is a playground and tennis courts. A walking/bike trail goes about a mile into downtown Newport or about 9 miles to Canada. The included WiFi is mostly good, and the Verizon cell signal is very good. Most, if not all sites, would allow a satellite signal. Sites are firm grass and look to be mostly level. The grounds are well maintained, and the staff very accommodating. GPS might ask you to turn under a 9ft railroad bridge about three blocks from the campground, but continue north on Union St. to Bluff Rd. and follow the signs to the campground. All sites have picnic tables and fire rings. Water pressure was measured at 80lbs, and power is consistently good. There are no Walmarts anywhere close, but a few good grocery stores, a Dollar Store, and a good hardware store within 5 miles. We camped in a 44ft 5th wheel and there are about a dozen sites, including all of the bluff sites that would accommodate us easily. Most of the sites would easily accommodate a 40ft motor home as we have visited here with one of those too, and there is plenty of room to turn around in a large parking area. This campground is definitely on our return to list.
04/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
One of the nicer Florida state parks. Easy access for our 44' 5th wheel with lots of sites that will work. There is a nice rubber matted ramp for easy in and out of the river with our kayaks within walking distance of our site. The river is very nice and full of kayaks, canoes and divers on the weekends. There is a playground and a pool, but the pool is closed this time of year. Our Verizon signal was sometimes weak, but worked both for calls and data. There are several dedicated tent sites near a bath house. Hosts are friendly and helpful.
03/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
There isn't much landscaping and the sites are grass with a concrete pad and picnic tables are scarce. But this is a very comfortable big rig park with the bonus of an 18 hole golf course, a driving range and a deep water marina off the Inter Coastal Water Way. It has about everything a snowbird would want. We cringe when we try to get our 44' 5th wheel into many parks, but this park makes it easy.
02/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
There are probably a couple of sites that would accommodate a 40' RV and tow vehicle, but the one we booked wasn't one of them. The trees and the narrow winding road make it difficult for a big rig.
01/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is essentially a lot with sites located around its perimeter. The surface is gravel with some grass between sites and a paver surface with a picnic table. As another reviewer noted the entrance was very tight for our 44ft 5th wheel and we needed to get some help moving some vehicles to get out, but it works for big rigs. Just make sure you approach the gate from the north. Its located right on US-1 and we were two spots from the street. The gate near our site was left open at night and our bicycle was stolen from the front of the RV. They need better security.
12/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
I marked that this CG is not big rig friendly because of the narrow winding road access and the sites perpendicular to the road. We had booked site 28 because it was rated for a 42 foot RV. There is no way we could have gotten our 42 foot 5th wheel into that site. We did get into site 30 which is rated for a 30 foot RV, with a struggle. I won't say don't go because there are some pluses. I will say be prepared to be challenged if you have a big rig.
09/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Maybe just the first 6 sites have 50amp service. The rest are 30amp with some sewer hookups. All have water and all back up on a bank on the Shenandoah River. There is a boat ramp and apparently deep water with a little current that had me concerned about launching a kayak. We had to use 2x6's under the front tires to level and the soft ground absorbed about half of the boards under the jacks of our diesel pusher. The WiFi was strong and fairly fast. About half the sites seem to be seasonal.
07/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate includes taxes and was for a non sewer site, the pump out was $10. Sewer sites are available but were reserved. They plan to make more sites with sewer. The young couple who manage the CG are very friendly and accommodating. Wi-Fi did not extend to our site. Verizon signal was good. Sites very from fairly open in the front to nearly private towards the rear in trees and they are level. We will visit again.
05/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
There is a working Amish farm right behind us, the hosts are great, the location is great, the Wi-Fi is much better than most. With that said the CG is much less than ideal for a large motor home. The sites are terraced and perpendicular to the road so it there was more twisting than I have ever done to get into the site. Then I had to drag out several boards to level up, something that I refuse to do at most campgrounds. Getting out may be a little easier, but its going to take several back and forth maneuvers to get lined up to the exit and I haven't yet figured out where to hook up the towed. I'm not saying don't come, because the location is great. Just stop by a lumber yard on the way and make sure you look at the site you're assigned before you try to get into it if you have a large motor home. In fact I'd definitely discourage anyone with a motor home larger than 40'.
02/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
The rate is the approximate monthly rate with taxes and electric charges. We've stayed in hundreds of campgrounds all over the country. There are a few that are fancier, better landscaped and have larger sites. But this is the best run RV Park that we've stayed in. And all of those things, landscaping, and site size, are quite adequate. In addition to that Ft. Pierce is a great location and a friendly, not so busy town. The people are great; they have good water and beach access without having to hunt for parking or change to pay for it.
01/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
I agree this is a beautiful place. I would just caution that for a "Big Rig" it is very tight and not possible to navigate the Shady Pines Loop without at least brushing branches that may leave scratches, did leave scratches. Some of the turns are such that we were not able to stay on the paved road and it took some maneuvering to get in and out of our site. I would recommend site 98 for large RVs as it is paved and is on a turn so that it would be easy to get in and out of. Also there was no cell service so we had to drive about 30 minutes to make calls.
09/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
To say CATV is available is a bit misleading as you would need to call the local cable operator and have them come and set it. The owners are nice and very helpful. The roads and sites are gravel and roads a bit rough. Most of the campers appeared to be seasonal campers. Our site was level and we were given a site where we could get a satellite signal. Its a bit tight getting around in a big rig, but passable. It would be hard to give it a 9 or 10, or even an 8 compared to CGs with slabs and paved roads and landscaping. But it works and is comfortable and we'll return. Our rate was the PassPort America rate.
06/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice park with a very friendly and helpful staff. There are many permanents, but they're separate and well taken care of. Wi-Fi works only at the club house. The sites are grassy (not muddy in rain) and level. The roads were dirt and dusty with potholes. But they were being graded while we were there. It is lake front but the lake is remote from the area used for short stays and we didn't see an area to get to the beach without going through another site. We would recommend the CG and will return.
01/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
The roads and sites are sand/grit, but are level and firm. The campground is nearly hidden in thick water oaks which will make satellite signals difficult. The roads are narrow and we found it challenging getting into our site. But once in it was long, private, and wide. When we asked about Wi-Fi we were given a full typed page that on later reading explained that Wi-Fi doesn't work well near water and in other conditions. When I asked about this at the office I was told that they don't have Wi-Fi but at the office. This was a big disappointment, particularly the long explanation of why they don't have it under circumstances that many others do.
11/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed and paid for a month at this resort and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We spend over 330 nights per year in our motorhome and have no association with the resort and didn't know it existed until two days before our visit. We did drive to the resort and inspect it before booking our stay because of the previous review. This is condo park where individuals own many of the sites, while some are still for sale. The park is about 2 years old. We hadn't heard the term "port" used in this way before, but some of the owners have built covers for their RVs while others have added small living quarters in addition to parking for their RVs. I've seen fancier places, but the sites all have concrete pads and the landscaping is very nice and neat. The very nice person who administers the facility drove through the park daily to see who was here along with the owner's checking. Everyone was very nice and helpful. There is little lighting in the lower section where we stayed, I suppose because it is the newer section and has more unsold sites. But there was nothing that gave us any concern. There are lights on owned sites. No boats were observed in the park and I was told boats are not allowed in the park, although there is an adjacent, off site storage facility where boats are parked and accessed. I can't imagine anyone who didn't belong bringing a boat into the resort as it's located a bit off the main road. The roads would be narrow for two big rigs passing, but were adequate for getting around in a car and getting to and from a site. Some of the sites would be difficult for a big rig to get in and out of, but many were not. We made into our site in a 40-foot motorhome straight in and straight out with no problem. We saw no children running around. I've stayed at places that cost much more that were not nearly as nice and, this park is the nicest CG in the area at a reasonable price. Everyone that we met associated with the resort made our stay that much more enjoyable. There was absolutely nothing that caused us safety concerns. On the contrary, the residents made us feel very welcome and secure. The Wi-Fi only works in or near the community center. We will stay here again.
09/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
The park site's pads are limestone with grass and lots of trees. They are level and well kept. It would be hard to compare the facilities with high end condo parks, but the friendly staff and comfortable setting made up the difference to us. An example of their interest in customer satisfaction is that they keep a list of sites where a roof mounted satellite dish can capture a signal, and it works.
06/2009
rating [ 5/10 ]
I suspect that regional ratings differ greatly. A 9 rating to me would include at least neat level gravel sites and maybe concrete or blacktop pads. The sites where we were are grass and squished mud under the weight of our tires. We were able to level. 50 amp service was not available. WiFi has been installed but the repeater in our area was not working. I would return, but without the delusion that the campground is anything more than average. We stayed in a motor home.
06/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
I agree with other reviews that the campground is nice and managements is very nice. But level sites with 50 amps for big rigs are few and in a loop opposite the office from the rest of the sites. They are maneuverable, but very tight. We will return and ask for site M3 and hope that we can level there. I added that Wi-Fi is available but will note that it has bandwidth controls and starts out strong and soon slows and even disconnects. But its included in the cost.
02/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is primarily a retirement community with some homes and many owned RV lots. The 20 listed are for travelers. Its a gated CG and well kept. There are no rag tag units or sites. The sites have ample room. The site we had had the 50 amp hookup on the wrong side of our coach and about 30 feet further than our cord would reach, but had a 30 amp hookup well within reach. WiFi is only available in the rec room. The rate we paid was for Coast to Coast. We would stay there again, just not in site 183.
05/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is the same campground as Sundown Campground but under new ownership. I would agree with much of what was said about Sundown, but with a positive spin. We got in and out with a 40 foot motor home and towed and there was a 37 foot 5th wheel pulled by a Kenworth with a sleeper trailing a towed car that got in and out. But the turns are a bit tight. We had no trouble leveling. The owners were very friendly and the view out the front window is awesome. We would stop there again.
03/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
I mostly want to correct the MP to 197. We camped in a motor home and the spots were level and double wide for slides and parking a toad. There is a dump area and potable water as you leave the RV area. The RV area is across from the restaurants near the car parking area and there is plenty of light. It works very well for a single night.
02/2008
rating [ 5/10 ]
This campground is located right off I-10 and would be adequate for a quick overnight stop. The sites are narrow but adequate for us as only every other site was used. We would return.
02/2008
rating [ 1/10 ]
This campground is apparently still recovering from Katrina. The sites that were open were either unlevel or wet or both. Most of the sites were permanent and this is a membership campground. We would have forgiven that, but our phone messages were not returned and when we arrived, during "open hours," there was no one in the office. We found it preferable to spend the night in the parking lot of a closed grocery store, and did. I fully understand that there may be another side and reiterate that we were not able to talk with anyone we had made a reservation by phone. Also, we were not able to access the web site.
01/2008
rating [ 5/10 ]
We were assigned a site on the outer ring that had no concrete pad, as those in the inner ring, and was closer to the sewage treatment area. When we protested we were told that nothing else was available, but the next morning found at least 7 empty sites that the manager admitted were available. We arrived on a Sunday at closing time ( 3 PM) and in retrospect realize that the two employees there just dumped us and left. We were very disappointed in the Encore Park and will not return and will avoid Encore parks in the future.
01/2008
rating [ 5/10 ]
This is not the best place we've ever stayed, but it is better than a 1. We were given a level pull through site and had no trouble with insects. Yes, there were many permanent sites, but they were all neat and clean. I would say that it was a little pricey compared to other places we've stayed, but comparable to south Florida in the winter.
01/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
This campground is better than half permanent sites, but they are well cared for and everyone is friendly. We were given a site for a 40 foot motor home and told to go the wrong way on streets to get to the site. When we arrived there was not enough room to back into the site that was angled in the wrong direction. I tried to back in, but wasn't able to. I decided to drive down the street and come back up the right way so I could back in. When I got to the end of the street I wasn't able to make either turn and that's why it was suggested that I go the wrong way. I ended up backing to a place where I could turn around and then backed all the way into the site. This is not to condemn the campground, but to forewarn visitors. There are no tables or grills. It is a nice clean place with reasonable prices to explore the area and we will return.
10/2007
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is a beautiful park in a pretty place with great owners. It's located a short walk from the New River where there is rafting and a great walking/bike trail. The surrounding mountains and parks are great for exploring and views and the Blue Ridge Parkway is a short drive. This was our second visit and we will return.
11/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a nice campground as described. The sites are dirt pads. Our 20 foot sewer hose would not reach the connection and the water hookup was on the passenger side of the motorhome requiring us to attach a 25 ft hose to a 25 foot hose to reach. It seemed to us that the campground was a bit pricey considering those flaws.
10/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a nice city park with a very friendly staff. It is a short walk to the marina and there is a very nice bike/walking path close by. It is heavily treed, making it difficult to get a satellite connection. There is a dump station but it has fittings for a boat that don't fit what most of us carry with us. I don't know if the little store carries an adapter, but an adapter is described on the pump. Many of the sites are long and paved. The staff will allow you to pick out a site and several are level. It's a circular campground and some of the sites would be a little tight for a long RV.
08/2007
rating [ 5/10 ]
We arrived at about 1:30 PM and they required a $15 early check-in fee. I asked if they needed to make the bed and clean the room. The clerk said nothing. The bathrooms were dirty and the sites are very close together. There was no sewer connection available
07/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
The number of sites available is an estimate. The campground has many permanent and seasonal sites that are well kept. In some campgrounds permanent and seasonal sites are a negative. They are not at this campground. Everyone was very friendly. There are also several fishing guides on site for lake Erie. The campground is on Lake Erie with about 1000 ft of frontage/Beach. Sewer hookups are not available but there is a dump station. The restrooms were clean when we inspected them, but they are not ornate. There are trees all around the campground, but the sites are in the open. We will visit this campground again.
07/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
The park is easy on and off I-55. And its clean with a friendly staff. We camped there in a 40 foot motor home and had difficulty finding a 50 amp site level enough. There were level sites that we assume were limited to 30 amps because we were not offered them. The campground advertised pay for use WiFi, but it was not available when we visited. The staff said they were looking for another source.
06/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
The campground is close to the expressway with a very friendly staff. There is some shade. We will visit again when we're in the area.
06/2007
rating [ 10/10 ]
We camped there in a motor home using our Coast to Coast membership. We'd be happy to run into a park like this at all of our destinations.
05/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
The sites were rather tight for a 40 foot motor home and not very level. But it worked well as a highway stop with clean clean facilities.
06/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
We camped there in a motor home. Maneuvering beyond a few sites near the entrance was very difficult with a 40 foot motor home and the first site they assigned us was not level enough. There was no sewer connections and the dump site was on a circle that the motor home would not have been able to get to. But its a very busy and pretty camp ground.
06/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
The sites were back in on a relatively level concrete pad. There are sites across from the water, but none on the water. WiFi is not available on the site, but is available a short walk to the restaurant. The owner was friendly as was the staff. We will stay there again.
06/2007
rating [ 5/10 ]
We camped there in a motor home as Coast to Coast members. The park is several miles off the main road on fairly well maintained roads. We were the only campers the night we stayed. The sites were sand and dirt with pine trees with dirt road access. The management was very friendly. The park is just a little too remote for our taste.
06/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
We camped there in a motor home using our Coast to Coast membership. There was very little shade, but it served us well traveling through as it was reasonably close to the expressway. The rest rooms were clean and the sites were adequate for a motor home.
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