We stayed just for the weekend at this campground and I was pleasantly surprised. I thought that the camp store was very nice and the pool was nice (although small) and they had a movie at their amphitheater at night for the kids. I do agree that the gravel is a problem. Our truck and camper were so dirty and dusty when we left there that we couldn't wait to get them washed. I do feel that their "beach area" needs to be improved - not very inviting.
This campground is definitely clean, well-kept and with the most spacious sites that I've ever stayed in. The only reason that I didn't give the campground a "10" is because of the lack of cable television. I was amazed that this campground didn't have cable hookup and to make matters even worse, we couldn't get any local channels at all on our television. I don't like not being able to watch the news for an entire week. We were also frustrated with the front desk staff. They always seemed to be understaffed and overwhelmed. When we went to the front desk for anything, we were in there for a minimum of 1/2 hour which got to be very frustrating. The game room, the office, etc. all close down at 5:00 p.m. which was a little different for a campground. Overall though, this campground was beautiful but I do think if we go back to the Myrtle Beach area, we'll stay a little closer to the beach and restaurants, etc.
We loved Pipestem Resort. There are tons of things to do in the park. The campground is nice but not great. Unfortunately, it seems like the full hook-up sites aren't as spacious and level as the primitive sites are. Half of the sites are unreservable so that makes it hard to reserve sites together if you're traveling with a couple of families. Overall, though, the park is wonderful and we will definitely return.
I was disappointed in Carter Caves campground. The area around the campground is very pretty but the campground is older and very crowded. There are several sites that practically share the same firepit area. It appears to me that they crammed as many sites into the campground as they could and didn't take site size or privacy into consideration. We visited on a very busy summer weekend and the pool was so crowded that it was unbearable. It seemed like everywhere you went in the park, you felt claustrophobic. I'm crossing this park off of my list - way too many other nicer parks around to visit.
We camped here overnight on our way to Mackinaw City. We loved the large, wooded sites and the great location to Frankenmuth which was a charming, little town. But, I can't imagine staying here longer than a night without a pool or any other amenities. I think the kids would be very bored. I would stay here again if we were just passing through.
We stopped over at this campground on the way to the Outer Banks and were very pleasantly surprised. The sites were spacious and it was heavily wooded. Some of the pads are in need of repair and full hookups would be a definite bonus but for a county park, it was very nice. I wish we could have spent some additional time at this campground and would definitely stay here again if ever in the area.
We only camped here for two nights before checking into Little River (overpriced and overrated). The campground has great access to the Little River for tubing which was fun but the campground itself is basically just a parking lot with campers lined up on top of each other. We were so close to the camper next to us that we couldn't even put our awning out. The pool was very small, not that clean and packed. The location to Cades Cove is ideal.
If you are not a boater, this is not the campground for you. The sites are very small and close together and most people have a camper, a truck, a boat and maybe even a tent on their site so you feel totally claustrophobic. When we arrived, we were informed that the pool was closed for major repairs and it was a very hot weekend. We ended up leaving two days earlier than we had planned. The campground is literally built on a cliff and you wouldn't even know that you're right near a huge lake. This campground needs some major renovations to improve the facilities and enlarge the sites to fit the size of today's campers. Some restrictions as to what you can have on your site as far as number of vehicles, etc. would also help!! We would not return to this campground.
After reading how wonderful this park was from Frommers (which rated it #1 in the state of Tennessee in many categories), I had very high expectations. I was completely disappointed!! I had reservations made 7 months in advance and discussed in length with the employee taking my reservation that we wanted a site with full shade. When we pulled into our site, we were in full sun. I figured that there was some mistake but when I went to the office to switch sites, I was told that there were no other sites available (may I add, that she was very rude!) That didn't start our week stay off on the right foot!! The pool is great and the falls are nice but I thought the campground was in desperate need of some TLC. The roads getting to the campground are hairpin curves and it is literally in the middle of nowhere. I wouldn't let our kids ride their bikes out of our campground loop because the roads in the campground are treacherous with cars buzzing on them. I would not return to this campground.
Very nice park with easy to maneuver roads. The sites are all pretty level. There is a great pool and plenty of things to do for the kids. We have been there for Bluegrass Games the past two summers and it does get pretty crowded and overrun with kids during that weekend. If you're there to enjoy a peaceful weekend, I wouldn't recommend this campground when the Bluegrass games are going on. Full hook up sites would be a wonderful addition.
This campground is what it is. It is a parking lot in an excellent location. We left our campground in Frisco early and called here (campgrounds near Nags Head are non-existent except for this one) and they were very friendly and accommodated us for two nights. We didn't have high expectations and mainly just wanted somewhere to park our camper to explore the area and that's what we did. You just cross the street to the beach which was perfect. The sites are so close that you can't even put your awning out but we spent little time at our camper while we were there. We went to Jockey Ridge State Park and the Wright Brothers Memorial which are very close and spent the day in Duck, NC which was also great. A smart investor should open up a nice RV park in the northern section of the Outer Banks. I would think it would do great - there is no competition.
I was disappointed when we arrived at Frisco Woods. The site that we had booked for almost 6 months, was not at all what we had hoped for -- it was small and dumpy. So, the management was very friendly and let us move to a very nice, shady site but it wasn't a full hook up site. I felt that there wasn't much to do in the Frisco area and the few nearby restaurants were very pricey and not that good. But, the absolute worst part of the vacation were the mosquitoes. I've never experienced anything like it in my life. We were getting eaten alive cooking breakfast in the morning. We didn't even sit out at night because it was literally unbearable. I've been to plenty of campgrounds in the summer by the beach and have never had it this bad. The mosquitoes alone would keep us from ever returning. We didn't find the mosquitoes to be a problem in other areas of town -- just at the campground. Drove almost 15 hours and was disappointed.
This campground is nice but probably not as nice as I had hoped. But, the Hocking Hills area makes up for the disappoitment of the campground. We didn't spent a lot of time at the campground because we were too busy taking in the breathtaking sites that the area has to offer. The pool was large but there was a stench in the air from some type of a sewage system so that was a drawback. I would return to this campground because it had activities for the kids and we loved the area. I do wish the sites had water on them -- that makes for short trips only.
Lots of potential in this campground, but they need to condense the lakefront sites and make them twice the size that they are now. We had a wonderful view of Lake Huron but could almost reach out and touch our neighbor's camper. We did alot of sightseeing when we stayed at the campground and the location is great for many things like taking the ferry over to Mackinac Island which is a "must do". The sites are just not big enough to accommodate the size of campers today. I wouldn't write the campground off but I do think there are some significant updates that need to be done -- mainly being the size of the sites.
This campground is top notch!! The sites are meticulously landscaped and there are shrubs between all of the sites for privacy. Everyone here was very friendly. We rode our bikes to the beach and really enjoyed it. The cottages looked great although I didn't see the inside of one. My only complaint (if I had to have one) is that the pool was very small. It wasn't a problem when we were there in October but I could see that being a problem in the summer when the kids are out of school. I can't come back to this campground soon enough.
I really liked this campground, but my husband thought it seemed like a subdivision, because there are alot of permanent trailers. The grounds were impeccable and the amenities were resort-like. The sites were pretty close together, but alot of the trailers were unoccupied since they are permanent residences, so it was very quiet even on Memorial Day Weekend. I would return mainly because of the amenities and the family-oriented atmosphere.
If you're not a boater, keep on driving by this campground. The campground was not well kept, and was literally party central. We got there on a Friday evening and checked out the next morning. The campground is built on a cliff, and needed some serious maintenance. It took us over an hour to have someone from the office help us to get out electric hookup to work. The only reason that I can think of for camping here is if you have a boat and you want the convenience of Norris Lake, and you're planning on being on the water all day long so that you don't have to spend much time at the campground. Many permanent trailers here too.
Very nice, small campground. Most of the people who camp here are repeat visitors and very friendly. There are some nice hiking trails. If you don't feel like cooking, the food at the lodge is very good and not expensive.
Brown County is one of my family's favorite campgrounds. We love the Taylor Ridge section because it is very wooded. The only thing that would make this campground perfect would be having water at the sites. No water makes it difficult to stay longer than a couple of days. Very relaxing getaway!!
I was disappointed in this campground. It seemed unkept to me, and very over-crowded. There were golf carts buzzing around the campground at all hours of the night and someone actually flipped one over close to our site. Too big and too busy for us to consider this a relaxing getaway.
We stopped overnight here on our way back from Destin, Florida. I was very pleasantly surprised. It was a well kept campground with a family atmosphere. I'm not sure if we'll ever be in the area again in need of somewhere to stay, but if we were, I would be pleased to stay at Point Mallard again.
This was the worst campground I've ever stayed at in my life. We went strictly because it was next to the Camping World store. We checked out after the first night. It's in a bad part of town, has a train running right next to it, and a sewage treatment plant nearby which makes for a horrible stench in the air. I'm surprised that KOA would put their name on this campground!!
This is a very wonderful campground, BUT it has completely overpriced itself. We had a site booked for this coming June on a riverside site and after their price increase this year, our site would be $93 a night (two adults, two children and one small dog). The campground is not that nice! We did feel that the workers were very overwhelming. We joked about how the minute that somebody pulled out of their site, the "worker bees" would flock to sweep the site and clean out the fire pits -- almost ridiculously. They came up to us twice to make sure that our 20 pound dog was tied to a lead. They were everywhere!! We planned on going back this year, but just will not pay the overpriced rate. Too bad that this is happening because it's a family oriented campground that soon will be eliminating the family population because of the price!!