Haven't been here since 2009. Again we stayed in the 'upper woods' which have nice sites, however, going down the hill into the main campground wasn't fun. The permanent campers have taken over this campground. The map is deceiving, as 3/4 of this entire park is permanents squished in so tight that parking their personal vehicles is a challenge. I think the staff tries, as we observed trash being picked up regularly and a female employee took the towels off of the pool chairs that some kids came and put on every single beach chair when the pool opened in order to 'save' them for later. They have organized activities, however more pavilion space is needed. No Wi-Fi either, which is odd in this day and age. Our kids asked to not come back.
Fifth time here, family still loves it. It's all about the location for us, so close to Assateague and the OC boardwalk. Glad to see they have taken back a bit more control of the golf carts being driven recklessly, as it was much improved. Showers were dissappointingly dirty and the push-button timers lasted for mere seconds, which made showering there tricky. Store is once again to be given kudos for their delicious burgers. A bit expensive, however, after a drive there and set up in 90 degree heat, it was well worth it. 4 teenage kids had a great time going to the boardwalk on the campground shuttle and the activities at the pavilion also. Can't wait to return.
VERY buggy, like we've never run into before. Couldn't have a campfire due to the brown, flying cockroach-looking bugs that arrived after dark. Kids liked the pool and jumping pillow. Roads are bad; however, we've seen worse. Stayed here last minute in an effort to get closer to Skyline Drive. Very small campground that needs some attention. Sites need trees trimmed and new stone. Fine place for an overnight stay. Any longer and you will be bored.
Sites on the top section are premium, second-to-none sites which have their own pool and bathhouse. The store/office is old, too small, and smells bad. Beginning to think it's just too expensive for what you get--it's no resort. Never see anyone driving around on the upper level from a security standpoint, and this last time 2 drunk couples were in the pool after it closed creating a disturbance. Only draw for us is Shady Maple.
We stayed here for their annual fireworks weekend-it was AWESOME! Rivaled or exceeded most municipality shows. Our site wasn't the best (corner pull-through site) so we looked around for next year. Kids loved the super-soaker hayride, activities, game room and ice cream parlor. The pool was freezing though. The few permanents they have were cordial and well-kept. Excellent for dog owners--lots of space to run and love the dog park as well. Quiet in the late evenings and peaceful sleeping. One of our favorites!
Clean park and very, very rule-driven, which is okay with us. Nice pool, pedal cars, activities, and fireworks show for the 4th holiday which was a nice surprise. Husband enjoyed the hiking trails nearby-just a quick drive. Won't go back here, though; 95% of the park is permanents so it was more like a trailer park than a campground. Also, one and only bathhouse is teeny, although again, this is a park for permanents, so I suppose it's not needed. Owner and wife were very pleasant.
Stayed here for our first family outing for 2010 as we like to travel and visit new places. This was our first time here, and we will go back. Very well maintained, many new improvements and upgrades happening--like a new mini golf area, stone enclosed fire pits at all sites, and landscaping. Bath house was the cleanest I've ever seen; not so much as a spiderweb! Camp store seemed to be new construction. We saw the new pool which was advertised, although they will quickly find it will be too small; it's the size of a family's back yard pool.They still need to get cable from a convenience perspective. Sites are large and private for the most part. We like the wooded area beside the small stream. Take plenty to do; there is nothing nearby this campground--which was fine for us!
My family stayed here over the Labor Day weekend. We were in the "Post" sites with sewer and the sites were much too tight for our liking. Also, all of the hookups were in odd places-our 25' electrical cord wasn't long enough. Not that this campground doesn't have large, beautiful sites, they do in the "B" section-which all also had cable as well. Camp store seemed to be well stocked, nice activity schedule, mini golf, 2 nice ponds, very quiet during "quiet" hours and lots and lots to do nearby in Gettysburg which is 5 miles from the entrance. This is a park in which you can stay longer than a weekend and still have plenty to do. We will definitely return.
My family stayed here for a weekend. The sites in the 1500s are what camping is all about: very large, private and wooded. They are located in the top portion of the campground and have a nice large pool, bath house and playgrounds within a short walk. There is easy access to these sites for the large motorhomes we saw there, via a paved main roadway. You won't find sites like these many places at all. The nearby Shady Maple Complex has lots to do including their smorgasbord, gift shop and the Amish goods stores. This campground does have a hill that's a bit steep for going up and down to the camp store, game room and mini-golf, but I've seen far worse: it's doable. The staff seemed a bit indifferent, not outstanding as far as customer service, just did their jobs. There was a nice activity schedule. A bit expensive perhaps, yet the size of the sites is relatively unheard of and well worth it! We will return again!
My family camped here for a weekend. Park is very small, not that small is a bad thing. Most sites are very tight, have a concrete pad for your RV and a concrete patio. Roads are quite narrow and a bit difficult to manuever, however they too are concrete. This park is 85% seasonals and all set-ups appeared neat and well kept. We found the folks here friendly, however, there isn't much to do unless you want to go into the river. Ice cream shop within walking distance was a highlight. Pool was very nice per my kids, however it was also very, very small. Again, I think the river is the draw here. Don't know if we will be back.
Just returned from a weekend stay and had one of the best sites we've ever had in a campground-in 'the hill' section. These wooded, large sites are private and give you lots of room. Stay anywhere else here and you will be very cramped. The themed weekend was full of lots of planned activities, it's just too bad the vast number of seasonal folks seem to 'take over' everything in this park, including the large, nice pool.Nice fishing pond and open sports field are a great place for the dogs. No security to be seen anywhere, had no water when we were packing up to leave on Sunday-called the office and told them a number of us were without water and was promised maintenance would come to see what the issue was-no one ever came. We'll go back, just wouldn't stay here longer than an occasional weekend.
My family of 4 just returned from a week here and we already have a reservation for 2010. We like the location, shuttle service, water park and large "L" shaped pool in the campground. Staff are friendly and the camp store has anything you could ever possibly need-including a small deli/kitchen. We ordered a couple of sandwiches and sides the day we checked in and they were delicious. Assateague Island which is nearby is also a plus. There is quite a walk to the water park and theme park from the campsites so we take our bikes. Reason for the "8"? Golf carts are a complete hazard here, young people drive them way too fast and pull out in front of vehicles, walkers and bikes. Others load little ones onto them haphazardly and we also saw adults driving with alcoholic beverages. Security needs to also be beefed up a bit. A state trooper car and campground vehicle flew by our site one night after some young people ran by after dark. Not sure what was happening, however, their 11 p.m. quiet time was that for all 6 nights, very quiet. I'd pay more per night if they would get rid of the golf carts. The worst thing that would happen is folks would actually get some exercise.
Weather was bad when we arrived, no one outside greeting arrivals. Office staff was friendly, asked if it was our first time, gave us a map and told us how to get to our site. After climbing a very steep S curved hill, we were in the "D" loop in a group of sites very close to one another. Bath house with clean showers nearby as well as a nice playground. On Saturday evening we noticed everyone walking by with lawn chairs and a wagon ride full of campers. Since we didn't get any kind of an activity schedule at check-in, we had no idea what was going on. Overall layout of campground is awkward due to steep hill-pool, arcade, pond and everything else is at the bottom and its not a nice, leisurely walk. As the campground map shows- 85% are seasonal sites. This is a campground that seems to cater mostly to its seasonals, with very few nice, roomy spots with full hook-ups near the amenities.
My family stayed here for a long 4th of July weekend. Not many sites with sewer, however, having been here once previously, we knew where to stay-"M" Lane. Large pull-thrus on the lower level offer lots of room for kids and dogs and are private.Lots for kids to do, well-organized, priced below average in the camp store-which has just about anything you'd want-and the friendly KOA staff make sure everyone stays in line.Saw the owner working the cash register in the store and complimented her as they've been working very hard with various upgrades we noticed. Improvement needs include a lower-level bathhouse and a muzzle for the rooster at the camp petting zoo which woke everyone up at 4 a.m. sharp each morning.We will definitely return here and look forward to future wooded sites with sewer hookups.