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07/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a wonderful park set in the woods, and the owner is continually making improvements. Sites vary from quite small to larger pull throughs; however, most of the larger sites appeared to be used for seasonals. We were in site A6, which was a very nice, large, pull-through set up on the hill; however, maneuvering in and out with our 35ft fifth wheel was a bit difficult simply because of the slant of the hill. Would rate a 10 if there was wi-fi somewhere in the park, and if laundry facilities were expanded (there were only 2 washers and dryers, and the room was only open from 10am - 7pm). The staff and manager were awesome. When we arrived one of them drove my husband up to our site so he could see it before we went up to it with our trailer in tow; we also needed a mechanic because our truck died and they had someone come out to the campground, and he had it fixed within 24 hours! Since the lake is open to the public it does get pretty crowded, and it's a busy place on the weekends; however, noise was really not a problem. It's a great place to do a lot or just relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the campground. We also liked the close proximity to Amish country. There is a great mall nearby (that's where we hooked up to wi-fi) and Beuhler's grocery store. The "Lynn Drive-In" theater is about a 25 minute drive. We'll definitely return.
04/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
We used this as a stop-over on our way home from Florida. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. They escorted us to our site (#1 which was a pull-through and quite level). We purchased firewood and they delivered a fire ring to the site. They also sell pizza and wings etc. and deliver it to your site. Twice, while we were sitting around the fire, they dropped off warm chocolate chip cookies. Due to close proximity to I-75 there is traffic noise, however, once inside the RV for the night, it was really not too bad. Wi-fi is free for 30 minutes, or $5.00 for 24 hours. We paid $31 for a full-hookup for 4 adults, this includes the KOA discount. I would definitely use this spot again for a one or two night stop over.
04/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
We have stayed at this park before, however, it's not likely that we will return. The fees have gone up significantly over the past few years and considering there is no sewer hook up, no cable, no Wi-Fi (except at office) it is high. In order to have a fire you either have to buy your own ring, or rent one of theirs for $3 per night; firewood costs about $8.00 a bundle! There was "stuff" on one of the toilets that remained there for two days, and the showers were not overly clean. We found getting into the site (#225) with our 35 ft/3 slides a bit difficult. The setting is beautiful, but, considering all things, we will not likely return to Fort DeSoto in the future.
08/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a mostly seasonal campground (just over 100 sites - only 17 transient) in the Kawarthas. The draw for this campground is that it is right on Pigeon Lake and has spots to dock your boat. The washrooms and showers were rather old and were not consistently clean. Lots of outdoor activities for the kids - including the pool and the beach area ("inlet" lake- very warm!). Our site was an empty seasonal site near the highway, and there was quite a bit of noise from the traffic, however, sitting by the lake with a book was very peaceful. The owners were very friendly and helpful. This campground was fairly nice and quiet, but we would likely only return if we needed a place to dock a boat.
08/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
We used this campground as a one night stop-over. We were there the Saturday night of a long weekend and it was still very quiet. Very friendly owners and staff, clean and very well maintained. Not a lot to do in the area, but there is lots to do at the campground itself. Sites are mostly pull-through, large and grassy. We wouldn't use as much more than a stop-over, partly because there is no sewer hook-up, however, it was a very nice spot to rest during travels.
07/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a fairly new campground set in the woods. The sites are a good size - gravel and sand, and the trees provide good privacy. Our site was not particularly level. We were there midweek and it was very quiet. Some noise from the road, but not too bad. There is not a lot for kids except for the playground which was quiet nice. WIFI will be available once the rec hall is finished (was being built while we were there) - could only get 13 channels on the cable. Owners were friendly. Small store, not a lot in stock. Seasonal sites were very nice. Washrooms clean, but no air conditioning - pretty hot in there as it was over 100F while we were there!
04/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
As most other posts have indicated, this campground is done in true "Disney" fashion - the setting is beautiful, stores are reasonably well stocked (I really didn't find the prices that high, considering it's in a prime tourist area), washrooms were beautiful, laundry rooms had everything you'd need to get your laundry done. Although it is a large campground, we didn't get the feeling that we were in a huge park. Check in was a bit slow, but we arrived the same time as 5 others. Although we arrived before normal check-in time we were given a site right away and were able to head off to the theme parks. We were situated in the 800 section and had no problems getting around on foot (or bike). When we used the bus we just drove our truck up to the front bus pick-up and left the truck in the parking lot. One thing I would recommend that is not directly connected to the campground is the "Magic Your Way Dining Plan". We purchased this plan because we knew we wouldn't want to head back to the trailer to eat. It was well worth it - it cost about $700 for our family of 4, however, the actual cost of the snacks and meals we got through the plan was about $900. You could literally go to the park with just your Magic Your Way card and still be able to get drinks, ice cream, meals, etc. We ended up getting food for the road on our last day because we hadn't used up all of our snack and meal coupons. We had never stayed on Disney property before, but we'll return to Fort Wilderness Campground the next time we go to Disney.
04/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
We used this KOA as a one night stop on our way home from Florida and made a reservation the same day we arrived. We arrived after the office was closed and our registration information, including a couple of complimentary mints, was left in their night time registration box. We had arranged to pick up firewood at the owners site, however, as soon as we pulled into the campground at 10pm the owner greeted us, gave us our firewood and escorted us to our site. All sites are pull-through, our site (#6) had a paved pad (not concrete) which was not quite level, as well as gravel. We had a grill, concrete picnic table and a firepit. The washrooms were clean with soap pumps and hand dryers, and piped in music. The store appeared to be very well stocked. The pool wasn't open yet, but it, and the playground, were very nice. There wasn't much in the game room or arcade. It is close enough to the highway to have easy access, however, it is much quieter than many other campgrounds near the highway. We heard no traffic, however, we could hear a train in the distance, but it was not bothersome. Although the amenities could be improved upon a bit (i.e. leveling pads, improving recreation), I gave this an 8 because the staff and owners were very friendly and helpful and appear to put a great deal of effort into their work. We would definitely use this campground again as a stopover, or even for a few days.
04/2006
rating [ 5/10 ]
We were disappointed with this campground which we chose after reading reviews on this site. We thought that the campground was becoming a bit dated and run down and was overpriced for what you got. The buildings are clean, but rather old and the dock is basically falling apart - I wouldn't feel safe letting a young child on it. The ocean is just across the street, however, most of the beach is very rough sand. The water was still quite cool when we were there - the waves were a lot of fun, but we could not swim, and my youngest son did not go into the water because of the undertow. The pool area was nice and the staff were very friendly and helpful. There is a lounge area with TV, books, puzzles and an arcade room - however, the games looked fairly old. Our site (#3) was long and narrow, we had a complete wall of foliage on one side, however, we had to keep our blinds down on the other side or we were staring at our neighbours. The sites further to the back appeared to be more private and a bit wider. You are provided with a code for the gate, however, the "arm" of the gate coming into the park was missing so anyone could drive in. You are also provided with a code to the laundry room/restrooms which were locked once the office was closed - however, it was sometimes difficult to get it. The door also locked a number of times throughout the day and if you didn't know the code, you had to walk around to the office and go down the stairs. There was a spot in the laundry room to hook up computers. Cell phones did not work very well in the campground. We will not likely return to this campground.
04/2006
rating [ 3/10 ]
We found this campground to be very outdated and run down. Our site (#78)was essentially at the edge of an open field, with one small tree at the edge. We were right by the dump station which is used by commerical vehicles, so there were a number of large buses etc. that came in which were quite noisy. We had to buy a 50 ft hose to reach the water spiggot, which was a long way from the electric and sewer hookups. The washrooms were very old but they did appear to be fairly clean. Site had a concrete slab and sand. The only thing we liked about this campground was the location (i. e. beach was within walking distance and cruise ships could be seen from our site) and the playground was great (however, it can be accessed by anyone using the beach). The store was not well stocked, and the hours it was open were limited. Wood fires are not allowed and the grill at our site (kind of a brick "fireplace" was falling apart). We chose Jetty Park in order to see a rocket launch and to visit the Space Center. We were very disappointed with this campground and will not return.
04/2006
rating [ 10/10 ]
Fort De Soto was one of the most beautiful campgrounds we have stayed at, and is about a 5 minute drive to the beautiful North Beach. Sites are sandy, very large, and very private with your own private view of the water. You cannot swim in that area because of deep holes. We saw a great deal of wildlife, including racoons. The racoons really weren't a problem, however, you did need to look out for them if you were walking around after dark. There were also quite a few cats. They are currently having a problem with ants. There are two washrooms and dryers outside of the restrooms ($1.00 per wash/.75 for one dryer cycle). Store is not well stocked and it is a long drive to a decent sized grocery store. Campfires are not allowed except in an approved enclosure. They recommend a steel tub like you would wash a small dog in. It was to be enclosed on the bottom and on all sides. We had no problems manuevering our 25 ft TT, in and out of our site (#218). We stayed here for 4 nights, and wished we could have stayed longer. We will definitely return to this campground if we are in Florida again.
04/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a beautiful campground, with lots of upgrades in the last few years. We had a site along the riverfront (#10) which was right at the dock - great for the kids, however, I would not recommend this site as it was the access for the rest of the campers to the dock. There are large and small trees surrounding the sites, which are a fairly good size and covered with sand and grass. I would have given this campground a 10 if there more amenities - virtually no store, or kids activities; couldn't use cell phone and "sand gnats" were bad - got lots of bites. However, it's a wonderful place to just be out in nature - we rented a boat for the afternoon and enjoyed fishing on the Suwannee and stopped at Manatee Springs for a swim. This was one of the few campgrounds we found in Florida who actually allowed open campfires. I would highly recommend this campground.
04/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
We used this campground as a one night stop-over on our way to Florida. Comments are similar to those above. Very close to highway (I-75) - good for access, however, it was very noisy. Ground cover was sand/gravel and pine needles. We did not have a fire pit at our campsite (#5). Campground is very pretty, well maintained and clean and staff was very friendly. About a 20 minute drive to an Outlet Mall. We would stay here again.
04/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
We used this park as a stop-over on our way to Florida as it has very easy access to the I75. We found the campground to be quiet well maintained and clean. Restrooms were a little bit outdated, however, they were clean and decorated with a "homey" feel and there was a bit of a smell to the water. The roads and sites were gravel and most sites had a wooden deck. We were in site 63 and you can see and hear the highway, however, it was not a big problem in the trailer. We had made a reservation the day before and had no problems even though we didn't arrive until after midnight. We would use this campground again, but likely only as a stop-over. Rate of $30 per night includes a KOA 10% discount.
07/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very nice campground set back in the woods. They are building a new office etc., so there was some construction - not a problem when you know they are trying to upgrade their campground. Staff were friendly and helpful. Did not use many amenities except swimming pool and laundry room - both were fine. Stayed here mainly due to proximity to DC, drove to the "Franconia" Metro station and took Metro right into downtown - about 1 3/4 hrs in total to get from campground to Smithsonian/Capitol area. We would stay here again if in the area.
07/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
This campground has very easy access - right off the main road, we had no problems with highway noise, however, we were set in a bit from the road. Staff were friendly, and they are making a lot of upgrades, including their new indoor pool and hot tub, games room, etc. It will be very nice when complete, and the construction mess is tolerable since you know they are trying to upgrade. Our site (#60) was a good size and had a lot of trees, however, the firepit was at the back of the campsite right at the edge of a cliff, which would not be great for families with small children. Restroom facilities are new, and very clean. The rate is rather high, considering Watkins Glen is really in the middle of nowhere. We would return again if in the area.
07/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
The best part about this campground is its setting. There is a stream with rapids that you can raft down, which was quite a bit of fun. Pool was nice and they are just building a minigolf course. Restrooms were clean, but rather outdated, showers were somewhat clean but smelled moldy. The owners and staff were very friendly and helpful. There is no sewer or cable connections and we had to pay extra to use our a/c. Our site (OF9B) was extremely large and on a corner, all grass with one or two trees - virtually no privacy. Unfortunately, it had rained a lot before we arrived, and one night while we were there and we had pretty much an ankle deep pool of water all around the trailer, this was the biggest drawback. Although in a hilly area, we had no problems with our 27ft TT. We would probably return if in the area again.
07/2005
rating [ 10/10 ]
Just got back from a vacation that took us to 6 different campgrounds - this one was the best! We arrived after dark and as we were trying to back the trailer in someone from the campground came (with flashlight and lights from golfcart) and helped direct us. The staff were very friendly and helpful right from registration, store purchases, and booking our tour into NYC. The main reason I chose this campground was because of the tour into New York City. It was the highlight of our trip and well worth the money. If you plan to stay here and take the tour, I would recommend planning on returning to NYC on the "return trip for $30" the next day, there is way too much to see in one day. Our campsite was very nice and large (#49) and surrounded by trees so there was a lot of privacy. Restrooms were very clean and the showers were actually individual rooms. Laundry room also was clean and machines well maintained. Another highlight was that this was close to "Orange County Choppers" which the boys loved! We will definitely return to this campground if in the area again.
07/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
This campground was very nice and had lots of things for the kids to do. Most sites had trees and were somewhat private. It was a bit larger than campgrounds we normally like to stay in, and at times was quite noisy, however, we were situated quite close to the playground (Site 208). Did not use the washrooms, however did do laundry - some of the machines weren't working and the dryers took a long time (and a lot of money). The staff were fine - not overly friendly, but certainly, not rude. On the whole, we enjoyed this campground and would probably return again if in the area.
07/2005
rating [ 9/10 ]
This RV Park was very clean and well maintained. We arrived a couple of hours earlier than check-in, however, they were quite happy to let us book in early and there were no problems with our reservations. They were very friendly and extremely helpful when we checked in providing a lot of information regarding what was available near the campground, they also provided us with a list and locations for banks, stores, churches, etc. Our site was a fairly large corner site (#28) and had a concrete pad, however, a lot of the sites did not. We camped here primarily because it was close to Williamsburg. We would return again.
06/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
Overall this campground was quite nice. There are not a lot of transient sites available and apparently they are pretty much booked solid after July 1st. The roads were fairly easy to manouever, however, once there are more trailers in the park, it might be a bit tight for bigger trails (we have a 27 ft); our site was easy to get into and was quite large - with slide -out and canopy we still had a lot of space beside us. It is a Christian campground and conference centre, therefore there are often groups in using other facilities. They do not allow, alcohol or smoking anywhere on the property. However, if you are o. k. with this it is a nice, safe place for a family vacation. We were there before the start of their busy season, so once the seasonals arrive as well as the cottages getting filled up etc..., it probably gets a lot busier. They have a pool, beach front (although the beach was rather rocky and not very large) and small area to swim in the lake. Canoes, paddle boats, etc..., can be rented. They also have their own 9 hole golf course - you pay one rate (about $30 for my husband and 2 boys) and can play all day if you want - or play and return later in the day. They do have children's programs in the summer, however they were not operating when we were there. They do not have a games room - but there are basketball courts, beach volleyball, baseball and a couple of playgrounds. They do have a cafe where you can purchase food, which we didn't use, you can also buy into a meal plan while you are there. The bathrooms were clean, however, they obviously have not been maintained for a while and don't give a great impression. Overall we thought this campground was quite nice, and will likely return.
07/2003
rating [ 9/10 ]
Lands End is a very nice campground in a "natural" setting. The sites are are fairly large and most are surrounded by trees. There are not a lot of activities for kids, however, the beach is very nice and there are great docks for the kids to fish from. The campgrounds (including washrooms/showers) were clean and well maintained. It is very close to the ferry and there are a lot of things to do in the area if you like hiking, boating, swimming, etc. I will certainly go back there if I am in that area again.
07/2003
rating [ 10/10 ]
We have visited New Glasgow Highlands Camp Cabins/Camping twice. The campsites are large and very private. If you like campsites with lots of shade, and well away from other campsites, you will love this place, I cannot think of one complaint I would have, from the booking of the reservation through to the end of our stay. The washrooms are cleaned continuously throughout the day and come complete with fresh cut wildflowers! The owners, Les and Marlene, live on the property and are very friendly and helpful. The first time we camped there (in our tent) we arrived in the rain, instead of having to set up camp for the night, Les and Marlene let us use one of the camping cabins. While there are no rules out of the ordinary, they do take their rules seriously and Les usually comes around the campground around 11pm to ensure you've put on your last firelog. Because there are not alot of campsites and cabins, this helps to create its quiet, family atmosphere. While there are no planned activities or "arcades" at the campground it is close to most of the major atractions in PEI (particularly "Anne's Land" and Cavendish Beach and Loster Feasts). There is a very nice building complete with stove, toaster etc... which is nice on a rainy day, as well as fireplace, books, puzzles and some children's toys. If you like smaller campgrounds, with large, private campsites, you can't go wrong at the Highlands.
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