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10/2011
rating [ 2/10 ]
The price noted is the monthly rate. This is not an overnight-stay campground: only 6-month seasonal or year round. It is an adult only campground, although children are allowed for short visits. We first found this park in 2008; advertised as seasonal only, which greatly appealed to us. We started staying here part time from May-October 2009 and would rate the park a 9 for that year. The following year (2010) gets a rating of 8. Our final year here (2011) was not as enjoyable as there was a lot of tension in the air and new unwritten rules. This year’s rating is 2. As soon as we showed up in May, we could see the signs that the park was moving away from being an RV park and moving towards full-time trailer park living. Needless to say, we were not happy about that, and as it turns out, other campers are quite concerned as well. Several decisions made by management this summer reinforce the direction of the “RV Park” moving to a “trailer park” environment. For example, campers are now allowed to have permanent building sheds, remove portions of the fencing along the street, and erect canopies to extend their living space. Some of the sites resembled a tent city with all the add-ons going on in their site. The sites are VERY close to each other; one open awning almost extends to the next unit. Generally, this is not an issue, but there are some owners who insist on leaving their dogs alone in the unit to bark and yap the entire time they are away. As others have said, the noise from the street is very heavy during the day; however, traffic noise really calms down around sunset. The town of Maggie Valley is no longer attractive to families as most venues geared toward them have closed (many before the economy went south). With people living so close together comes a lot of DRAMA. From almost every site you can see and sometimes hear what is going on in the rest of the campground. The park manager adds to a lot of the drama. Enough said. The bathrooms are very clean as are the common areas in the clubhouse. My low rating of 2 for 2011 in no way reflects uncleanliness. This year, the park owner seemed detached from his investment even though he lives on the premises. A couple times this summer, we practically had to beg to have the grass mowed. Outside maintenance around the park has dramatically changed from our first year here. The park is in the heart of the town and within walking distance to several restaurants and shops; this is a big plus. Concrete patios are available at some sites because current or previous owners purchased them. We bought ours the first year here and it was well worth it. The park puts on a July 4 cookout; it is not only a good way to get to know your neighbors, but the food is fantastic. Another feast not to be missed is the annual fish fry. The park buys the fish and one of the campers spends all day cooking the fish and hushpuppies. Everyone else brings a dish. If you're looking for a seasonal spot with lots of activities, this is not the place, as it is a small park. We didn't need scheduled activities but some people may want that. In good conscience, I could not recommend this campground to a friend, but you make up your own mind.
11/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
Arrived after dark and after office hours so we found a site on our own - #11. The site was not level but we managed OK. Had we been able to arrive in daylight, we would have seen that some sites have concrete pads. Very friendly manager with knowledge of surrounding area. The bathhouses seemed very new so they were very modern (tiled floors) and clean. Cable TV service was good as was cell phone service even though this is a remote campground. Definitely plan to come back when we visit Mt. Airy, NC again. Price reflects KOA discount.
11/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We were registered by two very friendly and welcoming young managers. The campground is very remote so few TV stations and no cell phone service (Verizon). The bathrooms are clean. We would stay here again when visiting the area. Price reflects KOA discount.
11/2010
rating [ 4/10 ]
This campground doesn't have much going for it other than it is convenient to the Richmond area. We were checked in by the most unfriendly camp host we have ever met. My suggestion to the red-headed gal is to get out of the hospitality business. We were assigned site 17 - the cable TV connection did not work but since the campground was not busy, we were able to connect to our neighbor's. The road noise from I-95 cannot be overstated! My husband is hard of hearing and it bothered his sleep. We felt like we were sleeping on the highway. The camp fee seemed overpriced for winter camping and reflects the KOA discount.
10/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
The office person was very friendly and helpful. We camped in site A11. Our site was not level due to winter storm damage. The bathrooms were very clean, although a little dated, and the shower stalls were large. There is a nice lounge behind the office. The road to the campground was very winding - not a problem for us in a truck camper, but it must be tricky for the bigger rigs, although there were several camped here, so it is possible to get in. The campground was perfect for a fall getaway as it is mostly wooded, which may be why we did not get the Wi-Fi at our spot. I would have rated this a 9 overall if we had gotten the Wi-Fi.
10/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We camped in site #36 on the creek. The staff was pleasant and helpful. This is a very nice campground with level sites and easy access from the road. Wi-Fi was strong at our site, which was wonderful since we did not get the Wi-Fi the night before at one of the other nearby campgrounds. The bathrooms were dated but kept clean. There seem to be many seasonal or long-term campers here but they kept their outside sites neat and decorated for the fall. We would definitely return.
07/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
The nicest bathrooms I've ever been in, tile, automatic lights, spacious stalls and very clean.
07/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
Bathrooms are in excellent condition - both clean and modern. Level spot. Quiet hours are 8 PM to 9 AM, which seemed unusual and if they are serious about this, they need to tell people, especially those with children because most people probably don't read the rules and would overlook this. Quiet hours were not observed the night we were here.
07/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Convenience store with gas station and restaurant. Bathrooms are clean but stuffy and need paint. The shower curtain is old and there was no place to put soap in the shower.
07/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Nice level site. Wi-Fi was excellent. Very nice bathrooms with locking doors.
07/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Price is based on special senior rate. Staff was very nice when we asked to switch from our initial assigned site due to low tree branches getting hung up in our camper. Restrooms were clean but dated and not as nice as the ones in Yellowstone. They do have a wash basin but you cannot clean dishes here. Did get cell phone service in this area.
07/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Sites have no utilities but the restroom was convenient to our site with a wash basin for cleaning dishes. Pay showers are a little distance away. Large campground but well divided into small private sections. Nearby conveniences include, gas station, grocery, gift, visitor center and two restaurants. This is one of three areas in Yellowstone with cell phone service. My Verizon phone worked all the time.
07/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very helpful managers/staff that give information on town activities. Sites are very close to each other. Large gift shop on site with reasonable prices. Convenient to downtown shops, museums and restaurants. We did walk all the time but beware, it is about one mile to town. Very clean restrooms.
07/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
We only stayed here one night but wished we could have stayed longer. This is a VERY nice park on top of a ridge with nice breezes. It is a real working ranch with nicely planted trees and flowers. Free ice cream upon arrival was a real treat after a long day of driving and touring.
07/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
Convenient trolley to town but one can walk it because it only takes 15 minutes. Very nice park.
07/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Staff was very nice. Very clean and modern bathrooms. Wi-Fi was not always strong enough to get at the site. We stayed in site 16, which had some electrical issues.
07/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Stayed just one night as an overnight stop. Friendly staff. Nice level site with shade trees. They offer an Indian taco dinner for $6.25, which is a nice idea but the wait time was quite long considering everyone pre-orders. Also, they are very skimpy on the meat, you couldn't even taste it.
07/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed here just one night as we were making our way out West. Friendly staff and well-stocked store. New sewer lines were recently put in and our row of sites were not level. Better like the smell of cow manure because there is a farm nearby.
07/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very busy campground with lots of families. Friendly staff who escort you to your site. Bathrooms were very messy due to high use and by evening were in need of a good cleaning.
07/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Showers are small but bathrooms/showers are clean but need a little maintenance, e.g., clothes hooks need screws. The staff is pleasant and helpful; store is well stocked. We always stay here when visiting Nashville. A convenient shuttle goes downtown and costs $10 per person round trip.
10/2008
rating [ 5/10 ]
On the positive side, this campground is clean, clean, clean. Also, the office camp workers are friendly and very helpful. My big issue with the manager is this -- we stayed here long term for two years and paid over $10,000, yet we were frequently told how the campground was "losing money on us" even when all the sites were not sold out. I spoke to several other long-term campers and they too will not be returning because of this same treatment. However, if you stay here for a short while and pay full price, you will be treated royally and wonder what this post is all about.
10/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a well manicured campground with a park-like feel to it. There are lots of grass, trees, and two ponds on the property. The campground was closing the day we pulled out, which may explain why the bathrooms were not as top-notch as the outside grounds. There are many seasonal sites here with only a couple junkie occupants. We only wish we could camp here more often. (800) 356-7700
04/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
This park is very convenient for sight seeing the San Antonio area, as it is on a bus route. We used the bus several times and we felt safe. Park was well maintained and the staff very friendly. Bath house was clean and needed a code in order to enter, adding to the security of this park. We would definitely stay here again.
07/2007
rating [ 3/10 ]
This campground has paved interior roads and lots of shade trees to escape the summer heat, which is why it is a favorite for snowbirds from Florida. The park manager, Hamp, is very nice but the female owner scares people away. They have lots of petty rules posted and you feel unwelcomed. We had stayed here many years for short periods of time, and the best suggestion that I have is to avoid the owners and you will enjoy your stay. Although they do have clean bathrooms, they really don't want anyone to use them.
05/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
We have a seasonal site on the creek at this campground. The park is well maintained and the large bathrooms are spotless. The park manager and staff are very helpful; in fact, one of the staff came to our unit to try to help me get better WIFI reception. We had a seasonal site here last year (2007) and enjoyed every minute. We have stayed in other nearby campgrounds and were not as satisfied as at Creekwood Farms RV Park. The only improvement would be to expand their WIFI capability. The staff does not go overboard with rules and the ones that they do have are typical of most campgrounds and are for the enjoyment of all camping there. The ratio of seasonal to other campers is good with only about 10-15% as seasonal.
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