We really enjoy this campground. It's right on the Blue Ridge Parkway so you can take a nice hike so easily. It is a very quiet park. There are many seasonals but most are considerate and quiet. It is very scenic too.
We stayed at MBTP for six months, ending April 2006. We enjoyed staying there and made many friends among the seasonals. The park has spent a lot on replacing the old bathhouses with beautiful new ones. But there is not a suitable activity building for the snow birds - the space they have is old and too small. This is unfortunate, since many activities are available. The reservation "system" is completely manual making it impossible to reserve a specific space for the next season.
We stayed in this campground a month, using it as a base for visiting NYC. It is actually too far for this, the trip requiring about 2 hours each way by the time you drive to the commuter train station and ride the train. We have since found a better campground for these city trips. During our stay, week-days were pleasant. However, on week-ends the campground turned into party city. Locals gathered every week-end and sat around big fires talking and playing radios until well past quiet time (10 PM). One group of young men (underage in NY) were completely drunk and disorderly until after 2 AM. When I reported this to management the next day, they said they had asked them to leave, but they had returned after the guard left (10 PM). The managment made no effort to enforce quiet time and I suspect was reluctant to lose this source of steady income for those campers just passing through.
I agree with most of the comments of other reviewers, the place is messy, facilities not well maintained, etc. However, we stop here whenever we are in the area because it is the best home base for visiting NYC (which we love to do). It takes about an hour or so to reach the city on a NJT commuter train, located about 15 minutes from the campground. The office has a flyer telling how to do this. The other campgrounds in the area (Newburgh KOA, Yogi Bear Gardiner) are at least 30-40 minutes farther out from the City.