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05/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is an excellent park for the money. The sites are very wide, level, and a mix of shade and sun. It is located next to the TN River. The sewer hookups are very far away, so difficult to use if you don't have a long hose. This is a large public park so there is traffic through the campground until it closes at 11 pm. We saw several police cars patrolling the park. Sites are first come, first served for location, but reservations can be made to hold a site. The city allows stays up to 45 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day, and indefinite stays during the rest of the open season. There is a marina with boat ramps, a fishing pier, playground, disc golf, etc. Downtown is close enough to bike ride to, as is the Rosenbaum House which is a Frank Lloyd Wright House you can tour. We would come again.
05/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is one of the nicest commercial campgrounds we've seen yet. It is attractive and clean with friendly office staff and a small store. The sites are level, mostly pull-through, and well maintained. We came here due to no power at home for 5 days due to storms. The office put us in a site where the WiFi signal would be strong which we really appreciated. The cable channel selection is large. There are individual shower rooms with a dry dressing area in each room. The showers were spacious, had a seat built in, and had excellent water pressure. There appears to be a section of long-term campers that are well kept and are in a separate area from the short term sites. Cabins and tent spaces are available as is propane. We would definitely stay here again.
03/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
The Bad: If you are looking for a beach vacation, this is the wrong campground. It is in an isolated area on an island with NO beaches. The closest beach is a 45 minute drive away. The website claims that there is daily bus service to the beach, but it did not run any of the days that we were there in March. When it runs, it runs once/day and costs $2/person. Be prepared to drive some distance for almost anything you want to do. When we booked our reservation, we pre-paid for it, so it was a surprise to find that we were charged an additional $3/person resort amenity fee when we arrived. Since there is a charge for the bus (which didn't run while we were there), a charge for Wi-Fi, and the daily rate was not cheap, it seemed excessive and should be disclosed when reservations are made. There is a small crowded pool. Smoking and drinking were allowed anywhere around the pool even though there were a lot of children there. Wi-Fi (Tengo internet) was supposed to be available for another $4.95/day, but we couldn't stay online long enough to pay for it. There is limited cable TV. The showers were small and dinghy looking, so we didn't use them. The sites were utilitarian looking and although we requested a site backing to the trees, we were given an inner loop site with sites backing to us and directly beside us. The cancellation policy is quite strict - you must cancel more than 48 hours BEFORE you arrive, so if you book a week and change your mind about staying there on the first day, you can be denied any refund for the final days. The Good: This could be an interesting place for a snowbird to spend the winter, esp. if you enjoy fishing or hanging out at the campground. There was a tennis court, small camp store, nice bike paths on the island, etc. The ferry ride to Cayo Costa was a lot of fun. The sites are level and have a concrete patio. We would not stay here again.
03/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a wonderful campground in a great location in Orlando: just 5 miles or so from Sea World. A variety of options are available from dry camping in a field for $15, electric and water for $18, and FHU for $23. There is a lot to do within the park from bike riding to disc golf to a children's farm. There are plenty of trees and a a large lake. The sites are roomy. Some are level, but others have a fairly significant slope. Cell service was good and TV signal with antenna was good. It was quiet and didn't feel at all like you were right in Orlando. We will definitely stay here again.
03/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a great spot for an overnight stop on I-75 between Florida and Atlanta. The sites are in a blacktop parking lot, so are utilitarian. The host/security met us when we came in and took our payment. There is a pond, historic buildings, farm animals, and a museum on the grounds. WiFi being included was a real plus.
11/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
This gem of a campground is worth the 35 mile drive from the freeway. It is part of the Bankhead National Forest. Upon entering, we were greeted by very friendly hosts who gave us a choice of two sites: one with a side view of the lake and one with a view from the back of the site. The sites are large and immaculately maintained paved sites with a large raked gravel area with a fire pit and picnic table. Most sites have a mix of shade and open sky and are arranged to give as much privacy as possible. There is one trail that is marked on the campground map that connects two of the loops, but there are other beautiful trails that are not marked on the map. The day use area (swimming beach and picnic pavilion) is separate from the campground, so there is very little traffic through the campground. There was AT&T cell phone coverage with Edge, and Verizon coverage with 3G. It was quiet, scenic, friendly, and very well maintained. We will definitely be back. It closes for the winter Dec. 1.
09/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
We chose this campground because their website advertised Wi-Fi, but when we got there, they said they were not allowed to give the password out anymore. There was no discount for the lack of this service. The campground is in an isolated area surrounded mostly by cornfields. It is attractive since the sites are mostly clustered around a small fishing lake. The prettiest spots, with trees and along the lake, are taken by well-kept long-term trailers/RVs that appear to be used as vacation homes. The transient sites were pull-through and lined up directly next to each other close enough that it was easy to hear noise from adjacent campers, even though they were not being excessively noisy. There is a pleasant, short walking path that goes around the fishing pond.
10/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is an attractive park for exploring the mountains of North Carolina. There are concrete patios next to each site, trees, and the sites are angled so they feel more private. The office manager was friendly, as were the other campers. There is a large field that is great for walking dogs and a gas station/market next door that also sells propane. The campground is set off the road, but you can still hear cars during the day. At night, it was very quiet. We spent three nights here and would stay here again.
09/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This campground is located close to the Mammoth Cave National Park. The owners are friendly and helpful with information about the area. The sites were gravel and ours required the use of leveling blocks. It was quiet except for the 6 AM rooster crowing. The campground is set in a farm-like setting including a little pond with ducks. A number of sites did not have trees or shade, but it wasn't needed when we were there. There was TV via our antenna, Wi-Fi, and cell-phone coverage with AT&T and Verizon.
05/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a beautiful and secluded state park with lots of mature trees and a stream that runs behind a number of the sites. The sites were level and gravel, except for a few paved pull-through sites. The pull-through sites have sewer hookups, but the back-in sites did not. We were able to use one of the pull-through sites to dump our tanks. There are many tent sites available in the campground and some additional primitive sites within the park. The bathrooms were clean. There is a small playground and a covered picnic area. There are lots of places to walk with a dog. We were unable to get cell phone reception with AT&T or Verizon, but that was OK because we were there to enjoy the surroundings. The biggest negative was that the trails were overgrown so thickly with poison ivy that we couldn't use them, but there is a dirt road that runs along the stream that made for a great walk. It was very quiet and the sound of the stream was wonderful.
07/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
The signs for the entry road to this campground were a little hard to see, but it is pretty close to the exit off of I-75. We stayed here overnight on a road trip. The sites were level and grass/sand. The park itself was quiet, but there is the hum of road noise from I-75, so the person checking us in gave us a spot as far from the freeway as possible. This is a pretty park that appeared to be well maintained. We were not able to access Wi-Fi from our site, but there may be a "hot spot" area where Wi-Fi can be accessed. There was cell phone coverage for AT&T and Verizon and cable service was provided.
07/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
We stopped at this park as an overnight stop on a trip to Miami. It has very easy access from the freeway. The office offered a AAA or Good Sam discount which our rate reflects. This is not a park you would choose for scenic reasons and there is not much around it to do because a number of the businesses around it are closed (motel/restaurant/etc.), but it was quiet and adequate for an overnight stop on your way somewhere. The pull-through sites were level and grassy. There was cell phone coverage for AT&T and with an antenna up, TV channels were accessible. The office also houses a barber shop if you're in need of a trim while traveling.
05/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a beautiful and popular park for nature lovers. The nightly fee was $28, but there was an additional $5 "parking fee" that is charged even if you are camping. There are two main campground areas - west and east. We chose the west because even though it was almost full, the sites were in a more natural setting and with more space between them than the sites in the east campground. There are well-maintained and mostly shaded trails in the park that lead to views over the canyon or down to the bottom of two waterfalls. The trails to the waterfalls are for those who are physically fit because there are a multitude of steps to climb down and back up to get to the bottom of the falls. Park hosts and rangers drove through frequently. The campground was quiet. It is pet-friendly. There was cell phone coverage for AT&T. There are one or two dump stations on your way out of the campground.
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