We are regular users of this park and normally love the place. This weekend we were infested with ticks that were carried in by our dogs. For some reason the park has decided to let the tall grass grow in the RV park and is cutting the bare minimum around the sites. On our normal walks around the loops our dogs would pick up ticks just walking in the grass. They don't seem to be small deer ticks but no tick is a good tick. If you have young children, I would not let them run around or play off the gravel sites because of this problem.
We stayed here one night on our way to Key West. The campground is right between I-95 and the Florida turnpike. The office staff and host were friendly and very professional. The pull-through site we were on was great. Plenty of room between the sites and the landscaping is beautiful. Bonus was we could wash our campers which had the fronts covered in bugs from our drive south. Would stay again.
I am disappointed that this place has "resort" in their name. There is no resort here. The hookups are old and are not maintained. The cable is a joke. You get 40 channels but can't see them through the snow. We are up near the road, and the noise is terrible. We have never stayed someplace that the A/C and fan did not drown out the outside noise until here. The sites near the river are much quieter. Roads need some new gravel to keep down dust. Disappointed and will not stay here on our return through the area. There has got to be better.
Arrived here after a long day on the road. We called ahead and someone met us at the office when we arrived. It was pouring rain but the roads in the campground were in pretty good shape (no mud). Nice spacing between the sites and a nice area to walk the dogs.
Very disappointed in this campground. The sites were close together. The place needs new gravel on the road and sites. It was very dusty and dirty. There was evidence that someone rinsed out their sewer house behind our site. The people next to us threw a bunch of their trash into the field behind the sites. It seemed like the kind of place where that kind of behavior was acceptable. We won't be back.
We loved this place. We had a back in site in the back with the national forest behind us. The place is beautifully landscaped and the sites were a nice size. We were very impressed that we could wash our camper and truck after the long drive across country.
Spent the night here while traveling. Pull through sites were very close together, but they were level. For some reason there are very bright overhead lights. I could have read my newspaper outside after dark. Nice field to walk dogs. Also saw evidence that people do not always pick up after their dogs.
Great place to spend the night when traveling. Sites were level and spaced nicely apart. Plenty of grass with nice area to walk dogs. Didn't hear highway with fan running. Slept great and got an early start the next day.
This place is great! Water to fill your tank, park, put up the antenna and get a couple of stations, get a good nights sleep before hitting the road in the morning. We are on the eastbound side. Plenty of grass to walk your dog if necessary.
We so disappointed in this campground. The good stuff first: sites were reasonably spaced; good tree coverage for shade. Now the bad: the sites do not look like any money has been put in them in years. It was hard to determine where exactly the camper should be placed because the gravel is covered by weeds and grass. What this means is that when it rains (which it did) everything outside is dirty. The hookups were old and worn. Although there is cable TV, none of the channels were without snow which shows that the cables and boxes haven't been serviced for years. It is quite a hike from I-95 but they seem to get alot of overnight travellers. BTW, the grass had not be cut in awhile and there was an obvious dead tree hanging over our site.
This review is about the campground itself, not the park. We were disappointed in this Va. state park. The sites with electric/water were for the most part small. Most were on the outside of the loops with the back of your camper on the road. The sites don't look like they have had fresh gravel put down in years so when it is dry, it is very dusty and dirty. If the camp host drove by once, they drove by 500 times a day on the loud gas powered gators. Very annoying when you are so close to the road. Also, when we arrived we found that it was acceptable to save the best sites for your friends with lawn chairs, who knew? We enjoyed hikes inside the park but we can now say we've been there and done that. Virginia has too many parks with much better sites to be squeezed in like that again.
We were there with a small group this weekend and we were very impressed with the campground. It is located in the woods up the side of a mountain. The sites are large and mostly laid out well. We were up the hill on the main road into the campground and it was very quiet. We will be back.
We are here now for an event at Carlisle. This is a great park. I have never seen so much green space for walking your dog. We are in the back of the park and it has been very quiet. Everyone is very friendly. Will definitely come back here again.
This is a beautiful, quiet, small park. The wifi worked great. Notice for dog owners - your dogs are not allowed to use the grass in the park between sites for their business. Unfortunately, there is no other grass except out on the road. Not a problem for us because we didn't bring our dogs on this trip but we talked to some other dog owners who would not have come there if they had known this in advance (it's not on their website). If your dog requires grass, you need to walk them on the road. We probably won't be back if we are traveling with our pets.
After making a reservation through the web site, received a call telling me that the Beaverdam campground was not yet open and we had to switch to the White Oak campground which was also electric/water campground. Ok, no problem. Get there Friday afternoon and discover we can camp in the White oak campground but the water is not yet turned on. I have rechecked all my paperwork and nowhere does it mention that the water is not turned on until April 1st. We had to fill up the water tank at the reservation office but were assured that the water outside the bath house was also turned on. We looked but couldn't find a faucet that was working at the bathhouse. Would like to have had a warning about the water so we could bring our water containers. Also, paid full rate for E/W campsite even though we had no water. Most of sites were long but there wasn't much privacy between the sites. Enjoyed hiking around the dam and lake. Will probably go back to spend more time checking out the area and trails. Also, this is a Verizon dead zone.
This was a beautiful park and I wish we could have stayed more than one night. The cable was good and the internet worked great. Trash cans were located throughout the park and the grounds were very neat.
We stayed here one night. The owner was very nice but this campground was very depressing. There seemed to be a lot of people permanently living here and traffic was back and forth all hours. Didn't try any of the facilities but there is no cable or wi-fi. This is not a destination park.
Stayed here for a week. The campground is nice but after asking specifically about Wi-Fi was told that it reached to all sites. It doesn't...Also need to add a gravel driveway to the sites along the fence so you don't have to walk through mud. Cable kind of worked but not many channels. Liked being in town and the campground was very quiet in the evenings.
We reserved a waterfront site and what a great decision! This campground was the fifth we stayed in on this trip and our favorite. After a stressful day, we enjoyed the onsite lobster dinner. We will be back next year...
We stayed here overnight on the way to our destination. The park was very nice. Check in was fast. The site was level. If highway noise bothers you, this is not the place to be. It was so loud, it could be heard inside with the TV on. We closed up the camper and turned on the air to drown some of it out. Wifi worked ok but slowed down to a crawl at times. Didn't check out the bathrooms.
We love this park in the off season. Very quiet and since it was cold, not much action in the houses that are next door. Everyone is extremely friendly. Would give the park a 10 except their advertised WiFi did not work at our site.
Since we planned this trip in advance, I reserved an up front river site which was great. Loved sitting out under the awning and watching the river traffic. Would have rated the park a 10 but their WiFi is terrible.
We stayed here for a long weekend while visiting Pittsburgh for business. The main road up to the office is in terrible shape. The pull through site we had was adequate but was sloped so using a chair outside was not possible. There are some campers and tents set up there for the season that look pretty bad. The noise from the highway is very loud. All advertised utilities worked good except for the wifi. Went out a couple of times and was slow. This is not a destination campground but would stay there again if passing through.
Stayed there for a week's vacation. Location is great. Right on Lake Fontana, close to Tsali bike trails and the NOC. Park has mostly seasonals but leaves some open spots. Very quiet and peaceful. Convenient place to rent a boat or take out your own. Only problem was water pressure was very low during parts of the day. Will stay again.
This was our first RV park experience. I thought it would look like the website and I was very disappointed. The lake is tiny, there is only one site that actually has the gazebo on the site and the sites are very close together. If you weren't careful, you could walk out of our camper and roll down the hill to visit the camper right below. On the bright side, the bathrooms were very clean. Understand the owners let all the local kids use the pool in the summer. Won't go back - it's not our scene.
Beautiful park with great owner. Stayed on site 3 down near creek and the views were beautiful. Park has access to walking/bike path which was great to use in the evenings. Looking forward to going back. WiFi worked great.