We discovered this campground thanks to the federal government shutdown. The cons: The approach to the park is not for the faint of heart. The 1.5 mile road to Tanglewood is a dirt road which begins solid and well-maintained. The final half-mile is easily a 14% grade and here the road is loose pebbles and gravel; we needed 4WD to finish the ascent. No sites have sewer hookups. The pros: The campground is well-maintained. Mature trees provide at least partial shade to most sites. Sites for transient campers number about 35 and are gravel/grass, generally level and vary in size. Interior roads are gravel and easily navigable. The park is 40 years old, but the electrical service and water hookups are much more recent. Restroom/shower facilities are “rustic” but clean and well-kept. Dump station is easily accessible. Owner/manager very personable. Campground store is well-stocked and has a small dining area. The setting is beautiful. The campground occupies the top of a ridge overlooking a large pond. About two-thirds of the park is seasonal sites. They are grouped together and for the most part are generally neatly kept. It’s quiet, but there are activities and facilities for families. If you need to get away where nobody can find you, this is the place. We will camp here again.
This park is among the most convenient to downtown Atlanta. It is very large and will accommodate all sizes of RV’s. Getting to the park can be a bit confusing but the access roads are good. You are charged a $10 parking fee before proceeding to the campground. Check in was easy and fast; office staff was businesslike but efficient and courteous. With the exception of the sites in the loop around the office and pool, all sites are well-shaded, gravel/stone, and level. Good utility hookups. Many sites have a deck and a gas grill. Bath and shower facilities were relatively modern and tolerably clean given that it was the July 4th holiday and usage was heavy. Campground personnel keep the grounds clean and pick up trash on a set schedule. Free shuttle service is available to the attraction area of Stone Mountain Park. For those who visit during the hot summer months, I’ll suggest the use of a meter to keep tabs on the voltage to your rig, as the heavy demand created by A/C units taxed the capacity of their electrical system. Rate reflects cost of stay over a holiday. We would stay here again.
This is a nice park although the layout indicates it is an older campground. Most sites in the front are somewhat small and graded out of the hillside, sometimes making leveling difficult. Sites in the back of the campground are a bit larger but still on a slope. Some interior roads are narrow. Management keeps it clean and there were no noise issues of any kind. Restroom & shower facilities very clean. Well-stocked store. We would stay here again. Base rate of $40 is for two adults only and reflects KOA discount. Extra persons are $3 each.
The sole reason to stay at this campground is if you plan to visit to pan for gold or gemstones. Interior access roads are rough, narrow, and checking in requires you to double back to the entrance. All RV sites have full hook-ups. They are grass/gravel, back-ins, unlevel, and not very long. Little to no shade. There is no litter on the grounds but the grass was not recently cut nor had any trimming been done. Office staff very friendly both on the phone and in person. No amenities of any kind and no Internet access. Quiet – yes.
If you are looking for peace & quiet, Skidaway Island State Park is the place. Even over the July 4 holiday this park had many empty sites. All sites are large, sandy, level pull-throughs with a substantial canopy of trees so there is nearly full shade all day. Each site has a fire pit and a raised platform for the picnic table. Good utility hookups. No issues with insects other than mosquitoes - typical for the locale. As noted in earlier reviews the interior roads are a bit narrow but easily navigable so long as you take your time. Office staff very friendly and helpful both in person and on the phone. Restroom and shower facilities very clean and look to be relatively new. The park pool was closed; the sign said "due to budget cuts." We prefer full hookup sites but we'd gladly stay here again. A good value for the money.
This park puts most privately-owned campgrounds to shame! Paved interior roads, level and spacious gravel sites, all with at least partial shade. Utility hook-ups are solidly built and intelligently placed. Shrubs & trees shield your site from your neighbor. The park is clean and the buildings are well-kept. Restrooms and showers very modern and clean. A long list of scheduled activities and access to recreation areas in the park. In spite of being nearly 100% occupied the campground is quiet. Office staff very personable and helpful. This should be your campground of choice in the Charleston area.
This is not a destination campground. I would like to give this park a higher rating since the owner/office staff were exceptionally pleasant and accommodating. This park is old and needs updating and maintenance. Buildings are in need of paint and renovation. Many level, pull-through sites (all gravel) make this a good place for an overnight without unhooking. We were given a site with lots of shade - not true of all sites. Grounds are clean but restrooms/showers could stand a thorough scrubbing. Rating would have been higher except for road noise from I-95, spotty Wi-Fi, and we woke up in the morning to find the sewer had backed up and flooded several sites, including ours. Campground staff was on it very quickly and apologized for the inconvenience. Still, we would overnight here again.
This is a neat little park but is hampered by small sites in most of the campground. Four of the five loops are pull-throughs. The fifth loop has some back-in sites that will accommodate an RV longer than 35 feet. Sites are paved, close to each other, and most are not level. Nice wooded setting and most sites are shaded all or most of the day. Grounds and facilities are clean. It was quiet at all hours. Office staff very friendly and helpful. Pool and restroom facilities were not the most modern but were very clean. We would stay here again but in a site that was a bit more level. Rate reflects 3rd person in our party.
Rate reflects KOA Value Card discount. This was our first time at this park and we will definitely return. Sites are spacious, allowing you to keep a fire at a reasonable distance from your RV. Some sites more shaded than others; all are crushed stone. Drainage is good. The entire grounds are immaculately clean as are all other facilities & bathhouses/showers/restrooms. Two pools, each with a water slide and a small amusement park area featuring a carousel, ferris wheel, mini-golf and more. On-site restaurant plus rec hall, arcade, fitness center, arts/crafts area. This rating would have been a 10 but the one & only negative was a long wait for check-in; the counter person was alone and involved in a phone call with somebody making a reservation. Help did not arrive until the last moment and took the person behind me in line.
We stayed at this campground over the recent Thanksgiving holiday. To my great surprise staff was in the office and on duty on the grounds when we arrived on Thanksgiving Day. Staff was very helpful and courteous. In spite of how full the campground was it was very quiet – there is more background noise from nearby roads and the railroad but we did not find that to be offensive. There is no “woodsy” ambiance, rather the feeling is more like a residential neighborhood with regular rows of sites. The grounds are very neatly kept and litter-free. Campground staff patrol regularly. There is a pool but it is located near the entrance to the campground, well away from the vast majority of campsites. All sites are level; many are pull throughs and many have a concrete pad. Grassy sites are available, too. Most sites have at least a little shade for a portion of the day. The size of individual sites can vary; some are on the small side. The majority are moderately spacious unless you have a site on the end of a row – these sites have the most “elbow room.” If you want to have a campfire you must rent a free-standing fire pit from the office. The bathhouses are very nice – modern, well-appointed and relatively clean considering the heavy use they saw over the weekend. The campground store does not have much in the way of groceries but there are so many local places to get food that this is not an issue. Rate reflects total of six in my party. My only issues with this campground were 1) the Wi-Fi – free, but difficult to get a connection and very slow speed once you are connected, and 2) speed bumps every 50 yards on the main thoroughfare.
This was our first stay at Gettysburg Campground and we will definitely return. We had a shady, stream-side, back-in site that was not overly spacious but was level due to the good layer of crushed stone. Trees made backing into our site a bit of a challenge but I think this was a function of our particular site. The office staff was extremely courteous, friendly and efficient. The campground store is well stocked with groceries, supplies and clothing. This family-oriented park and facilities are clean and exhibit evidence of ongoing maintenance to improve the campground. Most sites occupied by long term campers were well kept; only one or two were occupied by shabby-looking units. This park is not as close to Gettysburg as some others but this was not a negative for us. The owner himself is actively involved in the day-to-day running of this business and in my mind his attention to the customers is in marked contrast to parks owned by corporations.
We have adopted this KOA as our "home" campground, spending Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends here annually. There is a mix of roomy sites and some that are cramped. Big-rig/pull-through sites with full hookups are gravel only and sloped; the back-in full hookup sites are shorter, more level, and have grassy areas. There are many level water & electric sites across the creek, and also pull throughs that are nicer and larger than those with full hookups. Bathroom/shower facilities are kept meticulously clean and staff regularly picks up trash and keeps the place clean. Office staff is personable and efficient. The store is well stocked. Security is on duty through the night and quiet hours are enforced. Alcohol is prohibited. Two playgrounds for kids, mini-golf, pet area, activities and hayrides. KOA's tend to be expensive but this one is a good value. The access road from PA Rt. 100 is narrow and due to a washout is single lane at one point, but passable even for large motorhomes.
Ugh: if we're ever in the area again we'll be camping somewhere else. Precious few sites available with shade and those that exist will be occupied by long-term campers. The rest of it is a glorified parking lot. Very confusing layout that does not match the campground map. Paved sites are narrow and utility hookups are old and/or in need of repair/replacement. The sewer hookup was simply a hole in the ground being held open by a rusty pipe. The best thing I can say about this CG is the bathrooms/shower facilities were relatively new, housed in a pole building. It was clean but evidence of low-budget fixtures and construction was everywhere. Office staff was very polite and helpful when I called and when we checked in, but I should have known better when they said we didn't need reservations.
We chose this park over the less-expensive Munising Tourist Park in order to have Wi-Fi and sewer hookups. They accommodated our very early arrival without any additional charges. Nearly all sites are shady, level, and there are a substantial number of pull-thoughs. Our site exceeded the length of our trailer and tow vehicle even after unhooking. Trees and small undergrowth help define your site from your neighbor's. The site we were on was mostly dirt which was dusty when dry and muddy after a rain. There was a storm the first evening we were there which knocked out power for a while and wreaked havoc with the Wi-Fi. Power was restored quickly; the Wi-Fi was out for about 24 hours. The park was clean but could have used some tree/shrub pruning. Office staff was very personable. There was very little in the way of groceries in the store - you'd be better served driving the two miles into town. The pool looks dirty but was not; the high iron content in the VERY refreshing water stains the sides and bottom of the pool. The passing of the trains did not bother us.
If you do not have kids, do not stay at this park. The base rate is reasonable but you will pay a $6 per day amenity fee per person for the first three days of your stay; for us that tacked on an additional $18 daily. Campers also must wear a wristband (even adults) to prove they are registered guests. Any visitor staying longer than 20 minutes will incur a $10 visitor fee - no exceptions. Clean? Yes. Quiet? Yes, given the number of people there on a weekend. Office staff was courteous but in a "business-like" way. Seasonal units very well maintained. There are lots of things for kids to do and organized activities. We were in a back-in site that was not terribly large, not very level, and suffered from poor Wi-Fi reception. This is a nice park in many respects but not a good value for the money. We will not return.
We stayed 2 nights at this KOA during our tour of Michigan's Upper Peninsula in early July and chose it primarily for its location to attractions we wanted to see. Office staff was courteous and helpful and check-in was easy. As noted in other reviews there are very few full hook-up sites in this rather large park. Most sites are shaded and most are relatively level. Some of the full hook-up sites are on the side of an incline and I can understand why some campers would have issues there; our site was a full hook-up site at the foot of this incline and we had no problems getting level. The park was clean and quiet. The fire ring should have been cleaned out better and the picnic tables are pretty worn. Wi-Fi reception was best if I sat at a table in an adjoining empty site. While it could use a "sprucing up" in terms of painting or other maintenance there was nothing objectionable. The campground store had mostly just the basic groceries. The free breakfast was your choice of eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon and beverages, all made while you wait. A destination campground it is not but we would definitely stay there again.