I felt like I was stacked like cordwood. Our windows faced the next guy's wheels and on up the hill. I've stayed in "tiered" parks, but this was a mountainside. Each kid was extra too. Come on! People camp here in motorhomes, there is not going to be excessive water or sewer use!
A very new park, limited trees, everything is gravel, located at the entrance to the park. The campground is part of the Yellowstone Trading Post which includes the Grizzly and wolves preserve as well as the IMAX. The campground fee includes two IMAX tickets, additional are at a discount. The other reviewer is correct, this is not a first class campground, but what it is, a place to park the rig so you can spend time in the park. Yes, the world class campground down the street has 10 square feet of grass, they are very booked up and difficult to get in. This place, for us, was a welcome place to stay.
The management could not care less, they have the only game in town and with all the oil field workers, they are sitting on a gold mine. I would not recommend this place to anyone. They claim to be AAA Rated, if they really are, the AAA has not been here in years. This place is so crowded that the tent campers are doubled up with other tenters and perm residents that may not be here at the time.
Refreshing place, overlooking the rows of corn to the lakes. The spaces are level and the owners greeted us with a smile. There is Wi-Fi access, at least that is what they say. The signal quality was very weak so none of the Wi-Fi devices would work. The camp ground is pet friendly and they may charge extra for a pet. The bathrooms are spotless, and when you check in, they will give you a key to the bathrooms. The showers are pay to use, the sign said "$3.00 for all day", guess you could stay in the shower since they do not have pool. The place is a perfect stopping point for overnight. It is right off the highway, but almost no highway noise.
This place should be a KOA: Keep On Adding. EVERYTHING is extra, from paying for a electric/water site, sewer is extra. If you want to swim in the lake, that is extra. They have a lot of activities for the kids, of all ages: for an extra fee. The place is not ADA compliant. The permanent sites are clean, and the employees keep the place clean.
The staff is VERY friendly. This must have been the week for everyone to visit the Smokies, 2 hours to get into town, 2 hours to get out of town. The only way to get around town is to have a good GPS. I forgot how small the spaces are! We were in the front, I was able to get into the "front" Wi-Fi node fairly solid. They do have a bandwidth issue, when it gets loaded, you still get a good signal, but no DNS resolution.
This is a well maintained park, the grass is cut, the sites are fairly level and gravel. The park is divided into two. The upper and lower. The lower is near the Ohio River. You can fish and watch river traffic. The upper has the pool, a small fishing lake and a good stocked camp store. We stayed in the upper part. Almost all of the sites have at least one tree, some have two, one at the front, the other at the back of the site to allow awnings and slide outs. The Wi-Fi worked flawlessly. The park is very close to the Grand Victoria Casino, which may explain why the internet was fast and the cell phone service very good. If I had any complaint, and why I could not give the park a 10, the park is served by well water. The water has a strong sulfur smell. The park may also be under staffed. The office closes at 5PM, but there is a well stocked liquor store about 2 miles away (for ICE!!!), and IGA and Family Dollar about 4 miles away.
Nice campground. Located about 2.5 miles out of the center of activity around town. Wooded, but the trees were not so dense to prevent satellite receptions. No cable TV, so satellite is the only TV unless you are DTV ready. Not the campgrounds fault, but this has to be the coldest June I have ever experienced! They were in the process of repairing the road in our section so unless you were fond of oil on the carpet, you left the shoes outside. The positive side of this is that it made it easier to find your campsite in this very large campground. Sites are level and good drainage with all the lake sand and gravel. WIFi was down for the first 4 days of our stay then came up. WiFi is NomadISP and is a bit expensive. For being the end of June, the place was surprisingly sparsely occupied. Get a site near the lake, they have a wonderful view of the bridge, but not 50A AC.
I am very happy with this campground. They welcome dogs, the staff is extremely helpful and friendly. While some spots are small, some are really nice. I am going to ask for the same space again next year. Fall is wonderful in the Smokies. The "stream" that runs along the campground is actually the Little Pigeon River. The sites are gravel and fairly level, but extra 2x6 pieces of wood under the levelers is needed. Some sites are worse than others. The WiFi is slow - 802.11b, but the signal is strong everywhere. There are also a couple open nets via the nearby motels.
I spent the first weekend of October here, what a fun weekend! If you want to stay here, you must make reservations six months in advanced or you will not get in. The park is extremely popular with the locals! The park was sold out, and I found out why on Saturday night. The shut down vehicle traffic and everyone went trick-or-treating. They hold a contest for the best decorated site, and the campers do go out of their way to make it a FUN weekend. Our site sorta had water, it was on the wrong side, and sharing the site next to us. If I needed water, I would have dragged out all the hoses to get to it, but I left the house with a 1/4 tank of fresh water. There are very few pull through sites and the standard site is very very tight for a 40 foot Motorhome and toad. I've never been here this late in the season, and plan to return next year at the same time. Camping fees do not include a $5.00 fee to enter the park. The horse stables are gone, bike trails replaced the horse trails. Next weekend, the village will be active. No TV, No Wi-Fi, talk about technology withdraw.
This park is close to DC, as well as Baltimore. The wifi is marginal, it is grossly over taxed, I counted 21 workstations on, and the network was a snail. The spaces are tight and the wsater is at the front of the site, and the electric is at the back... interesting! The heated pool was not. They shut the pool heater off, a heated pool would have been nice! The employees are great. The park is on the Metro, and there is usually plenty of parking at the bus stop. I rated a FIVE because of the pool, wifi that I could not hit even with an external antenna outside the coach, and paying extra for having two kids.
Good gravel roads, close to the Interstate (road noise), few trees, looks like the water system is new. The wifi is a problem with me, they allow you two hours of access time, the ISP refused to allow me to d/l a required update that I needed - it said it was a copywrited file and was a violation of the terms of service. The camp office said that the wifi is only for email... huh? Other wise, this would be a nice stop over.
Passing through, late night, rain, were bad enough, the "narrow twisting drive" as some have reported was not too bad with a 37'MH and toad. The park employee routed us to a pull through site which was perfect for us. The site was a bit tilted, sloped forward, and the utility side was hilled and with the wet ground made it a bit difficult to get to the utilities. WiFi worked perfectly, I did not try local TV, and they do not have cable TV access. I rated at a 10 because the people were friendly, the rate was fair, and it was a nice place to stop overnight.
On the positive side: the park is close to all the action. On the negative side: the sites are small, even the pull-thrus were short. Could not fit a 36 foot MH with a toad, and not have the toad in the road. They claim to have WiFI access, there are three WiFi access points that showed up, when you try to access the internet. You are asked for a user name and password. But the office closed at 3:55PM and the HERSHEY RESORT I.T. guy did not know how to get access for me. They do have cable TV, which is good, since only one row in the pull thru area of the CG has a clear view of the SW sky. Very expensive for the services offered,
This place is very nice. LARGE spaces, very wooded, tall trees, no satellite TV, but they do have cable. My site had 30A service only, perhaps there are other sites with 50A. No WiFi was a minus, but the layout of the park would make network infrastructure difficult. The campground is off the beaten path, and you drive thru a residential area, past a cranberry bog/farm and winery to get back here. In the rain, at night, with tons of pine needles on the road, made it difficult to find the park office but managed. The staff are extremely friendly, the camp ground is located on a large lake, but there is not much happening on the lake in the middle of October, except for the great fall colors. I would have scored a 10 if we had WiFi and 50A. One major drawback is NO PETS...
This was year #5 here. We really like Clayboughs. We always try to get a space near the creek, and the kids love feeding the noisy ducks. Did I mention that the ducks were noisy? they are just plain LOUD. We love the Smokey's in the fall, and early October is after all the "Rod Week events".
Nice campground, "a little tiered" is an understatement! SLOPE is the word that leaps out at this moment. It is off the beaten path and there were deer everywhere. It's close to the Hocking Hills SP, has 30A service, no cable and TV is difficult. The site we had was not good for satellite. The owners are VERY friendly, I would have scored the park higher if they did not charge extra per kid, and extra to have pets. WiFi is available for $7.00 per day or 1 hr free per day.
Word of warning, when you make reservations IN PERSON, verify that they enter the reserved date CORRECTLY into the computer. They charged me for two sites for two nights, for a weekend that I did not request.
WiFi did not work, sewer connection was so far out of the ground that I had difficulty making solid connection. One huge thing in their favor, totally unexpected, I suffered a kidney stone attack and we had to leave early. Knowing that most campgrounds would refuse a partial refund, these kind people did, and for this reason, I will return.
Very pleasantly surprised! We stayed along the river, there are no trees, but very nice to watch the river traffic. Next time, I might stay up near the pond. I was very happy to see that the "seasonals" were nice and clean, no old fridges on the deck and no junk clutter that gets associated with permamant sites. They are also clustered together. The roads are gravel and in very good condition and not very dusty even in this drought season.
TrailerLife says they have WiFi, they do not! We found this to be a very nice campground for a GROUP or family, the sites are VERY TIGHT. They do have a few pull-thru sites. The CG is very old, I have been told that they are on the third set of new owners. There are many permamant sites, but not trashy. The owners are very friendly, and there plenty of activites for young and old. This park has several names, one is Caesar Creek Frontier Campground, another is Spring Valley Frontier Campground and I think that the final installment is Frontier Campground. The water source is well water and pressure drops. The trees are very tall so DirecTV was out of the question.