The best thing about this park is it's LOCATION. It is just off of I-95 and is an easy on/off. This is definitely not a destination campground, but a very good overnight spot. The sites are sand/gravel/old pavement, but they have put some effort into prettying up the place with flowers, planters, palms, etc. The pool and hot tub are in need of some work, but they have been working to update the main office/laundry/coffee and wine bar. Wi-Fi works great with FHU sites offered and most are pull throughs. There are a few seasonal campers here, but they have cleaned them up since we were here 3 years ago. All in all, a decent overnight spot.
For what it is, it's OK, but the shower curtains had lots and lots of mold on them that a toss in the washing machine would fix. That is pretty much my only complaint about the campground. It is a large gravel parking lot with a paved road running through it. The sites are close, we were within 10' of 4 other RVs. Our awning was within 2' of the RV next door and our slide was within 1' of the RV on the other side. Our back end was about 4' from the RV behind us and then there were RV on the other side of the road, about 10' from us. All of that said, it is easy access to NYC, the PATH into the World Trade Center or Times Square. It had water, sewer and Wi-Fi ($5 per day or $25 for the week). Getting into the park and marina was pretty awful since they are working on the road. Potholes, speed bumps, and patches made for a rough 4-5 blocks and then you had to leave by way of an access road. Although I have complained, it was an OK place to stay and the other RVers that were there were nice. I would recommend it, but I would also warn about the roads.
This park does not take credit cards, cash or check, only. We were looking for a place to stay while enroute from Maine to NYC and we lucked upon this campground. The campground caters mostly to seasonals, but has many overnight sites located amongst the seasonals. This is nice since the seasonal campers are very welcoming and helpful. The sites are good size, but the roads into the campground are pretty rocky with many potholes. There is very little cell service and no cable, very little antenna TV service, but it is a wonderful outdoor CAMPING experience. There are two large ponds on the property. The largest has lifeguard service during the day, a sand beach, plus a large grassy area. It also boasts lots of fish for catching and releasing. The bath houses were interspersed amongst the many campsites and they held 3 toilets and 1 shower stall in each of the buildings. They were outdated, but were kept clean. There were several playgrounds within the campground for the kids. We had a great time and ended up staying for 4 nights instead of the planned two nights. If back in the area, we would definitely stay here again.
This is an older park in need of some upgrades, but it is 3 blocks from the ocean and is a quick 5 minute walk to downtown Old Orchard Beach and the Palace Playland on the beach. Sites are pretty basic and not very wide, but have trees along the back of each site and gravel drive-in with some grass between sites. The bathhouse/office is an older block building and could definitely use an update, but that being said, the bathrooms are clean, though very out of date with peeling paint, 1950s hardware and rubber mats on the floors. There is a good pool for the kids, and the area is nice. The firerings at each site are, I think, old washing machine tubs. Whatever they are, they do the job. We would stay here again, but we need only a place with services to park the RV and don't need all the frills. The price of the sites does go along with the lack of services. Most sites at the other campgrounds are $20-$30 more per night than here at Ne're Family Campground.
We are on a 3500 mile camping trip and came from Luray Jellystone to High Meadows, so our views of this campground might be a bit skewed. The sites are small (Woodland, FHU), but have great Wi-Fi, good cable, but sites are not quite level and are pea gravel, which gets tracked into the TT. The shuttle service to/from Hershey Park is great with short wait times except first thing in the am or late in the pm. Pools are cold, but that seems to be the norm up here. The laundry has new front load washers and the dryers are hot and quick. We definitely would return here and probably will in a few years.
Park was crowded with only 2 or 3 sites empty. Lots and lots of kids. Wi-Fi was OK, but crowded and kept having to switch between 3 different networks. Kids had a great time, but we did have to purchase a $17 pass for each one to play putt putt and use the waterslide and paddle boats. We will return.
NTSP is a fabulous park - 2 campgrounds located adjacent to each other. Cove View is older with 16 sites, 5 rows of 3, then a single. Close, but do have grass and shade. Bathhouse is clean, but old and needs some upgrades - gravel roads. Lover's Leap is new with large pea-graveled sites, limited shade, 50/30 amp w/water. Great new bathhouse with 4 individual shower rooms, great laundry ($1 per load), asphalt road. Great camp hosts and rangers in the park. Pool is about 1 mile from campground - large with water slides and food.
This park is one of the most beautiful wooded parks I have ever been in, but getting here is pretty rough. The road is very curvy and mountainous with 3 hairpin turns. (We take a 35' TT up here). The upper campground has paved road with open sites (5 only) and a bath house with showers. The views here are amazing. The lower campground with 10 very spacious sites is completely wooded, therefore the views are not as good. Sites are not long, therefore there are only a few that large rigs can fit into. Electric only on the sites, but water is available for fill-up near the dump station in the lower campground.
We live less than 25 miles from this park and we LOVE it. They have opened new campsites this spring, so it is now big rig friendly. The bath house is wonderful and clean: there are 4 separate shower rooms, one which is handicap accessible and then the bathrooms, which are on the other side of the building. They have laundry facilities available also. The sites are gravel/pea gravel with fire pit and concrete pad and paved roads. If there was sewer, it would be PERFECT!!
We were traveling and chose this campground. We had stayed once a prior trip. We were told that they had a few sites left that would fit our travel trailer and when we arrived, they were having a car show. We could not maneuver our travel trailer into the site they gave us due to the cars sitting everywhere. We did, however, fit into another site. The next morning we planned to pull out about 9:30, but it took us until almost 11:00 to maneuver out of there due to the "classic cars" sitting everywhere and people being oblivious to a vehicle trying to get around them. We thought a man was going to run directly into the front of our pickup truck. We stopped and he was within a foot before he finally looked forward and saw us. Overall, it's an okay park, narrow sites and campers packed in. It is fine for an overniter.
Wi-Fi was VERY weak, sometimes non-existent; Cable was pretty fuzzy and could not pick up the networks (ABC, NBC, CBS), but did pick up FOX. The cable channels (HGTV, History, Discovery, etc) can in well. We finally unhooked the cable and used our antenna to pick up the networks, which came in great. The park is mostly seasonal campers, but is still a decent park to go to. We normally stay at the state park, but due to the oil, we weren't able to get in the ocean, so we HAD to have a pool. The state park's is STILL not open, Island Retreat has a decent pool and my kids enjoyed it.
Camped here with a group of 8 camping families, most with young children and it was fabulous. Owners were very "hands-on" and visited each site at least daily if you were outside. Bathrooms and showers were spotless, even after the rain, wind and storms. Owners fixed omelet breakfasts for everyone in the campground on Sunday morning in the clubhouse. Will definitely go back: soon.
Park was very nice and well-maintained. It looked like it had undergone some major renovations recently. Pool was nice and clean, restrooms were older, but very clean and neat. We over nighted and the next morning, spoke with a woman that was en route to Montana, but had her truck break down a few miles from the park. They called the park about 7 pm for a site, the owners/managers stayed up and waited for them to arrive, helped the tow truck park their TT, then took the husband into town the next morning while the truck was worked on. Took the wife to the store so she could stock up on some groceries. That's service!!
This is a great campground. The staff was fabulous, courteous and could not do enough for you. The sites were concrete and paved with as much room as any campground I have seen in the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area. The showers are individual showers that open to the outside, but are heated. They were very clean as were the bathrooms. The pool in the campground is quite cute and they cleaned it everyday even though it was Thanksgiving and 25 degrees at night. The pool and hot tub at the motel across the street, which we had access too was clean, nice and warm. My only complaint and the reason it got a 9 instead of a 10 was a dog across the street at a residence that barked incessantly from daylight until late in the evenings, around 10 pm. I guess the owners returned home then. I did mention this to the campground clerk that was on duty when we left. She said that she would make sure the campground owner knew about my complaint and others had also complained. Otherwise, this is a wonderful campground, especially when the landscaping gets more mature.
The park is large, has most amenities (no cable), and has the cleanest shower house/restrooms I have ever seen. We were across the street from a bath house, so it was convenient for us to use. We stayed for 2 weeks and were in and out of the bathhouse and NEVER saw as much as a speck of toilet tissue on the floor. We were amazed with as much traffic as the bathhouse saw that it stayed as clean. They did a fantastic job of cleaning at least a couple times a day.
Love this place. We camp here at least 3 times each year and love it. If they only had a pool and sewer, but I guess that's a little much to ask for in a state park. We have camped here in a tent, a motorhome, in a popup, in a hybrid and now in a TT and have had great success with all of them. Summer is awful for mosquitoes, but they do spray often and it can be very hot and sticky. The beach is beyond compare on the eastern seaboard. It is quiet, beautiful and very clean. Again, love it.
We stayed here for spring break with an 18 yr old girl, 14 yr old boy, 3 yr old girl and 9 month old girl. They all enjoyed the trip. The campground is out of the hustle/bustle of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, but is close enough to allow easy access. The campground was quiet (with the exception of some highway traffic noise late at night). There are several permanent sites, but they are well kept. The latest addition to the campground features flat, level sites that are right on the river, but they have no shade yet. The trees that have been planted are still very small, less than 6 feet. Overall, nice quiet campground close to the interstate but still close enough to the action.
We were looking to stay, but with a drive-thru in our tow vehicle without the TT, we decided this was not the place for us. The campground is old and not had a lot of upkeep done to it. There are many campers that seemed to have been parked there for decades with no upkeep. We just kept driving. Don't think I would ever stay there, unless it was a have to case. They may be the friendliest people, but the place just looked derelict.