I think I must have been in a different campground than the previous reviewers! Perhaps I have become too accustomed to campgrounds that truly cater to big rigs. The entrance to the park is a long dirt road that ends with a fairly steep hill up to the office area. I had called that morning to reserve a site and was told a reservation would not be necessary based upon my projected arrival time, and that there were plenty of pull throughs available. When we arrived on schedule, the park's owner commented that if he had a 40 foot motor home, he wouldn't go anywhere without a reservation, and I must have spoken to his son who was "too lazy" to make it. Oops! We were put in site 59, told we would not have to unhook our toad. Very tricky turns around trees, stupid us, should have unhooked anyway. Site was heavily wooded, 30 amp WSE, dirt, pull through, no grass for pets. One of my dogs cut her foot on glass when I walked her. Leaving early the next morning was also tricky for a big coach because there were cars parked in the roadway on the only way out. Perhaps there are other pull throughs on the other side of the park that are better suited to big rigs, but we did not see them. The long and short of it, if you driving the New York Thruway and want to stay at this park, be sure to make an advance reservation suitable for your coach! Located about 2 miles off I-87.
For the life of me I cannot understand why Narrows Too is only 1/2 full in high season, and that was also our experience when we were last here two summers ago. Perhaps it is because the address is Trenton rather than Bar Harbor, but it is located literally just across the causeway from Mount Desert Island. It is ideal for big rigs, and there is not a bad site that I can see in the park. Sites are level, gravel as is the access road, super easy to navigate for big rigs. The laundry room is top notch. The park features a nice small heated pool, several lovely clean bath houses, plenty of lush grassy areas and flower beds throughout the park (a real plus if you have dogs), a friendly and helpful staff, all just a few steps from the water overlook if you don't choose one of the more expensive waterfront sites. Several excellent lobster pounds are right outside the campground entrance, with a helpful new stop light on Route 3 making access much easier than in previous years -- and you can't miss it! Plan on about 15 minutes driving time to Bar Harbor with good restaurants and quaint shops, and the same distance to Ellsworth with a Walmart Supercenter, two large supermarkets (Hannaford and Shaws) and all the customary restaurants, etc. If that's not enough, Bangor is about 40 minutes away. Easy day trips to beautiful Blue Hill, Bucksport and other Maine attractions. Acadia National Park is a must on anyone's bucket list. Only minus I can see is when people don't use common sense and drive slowly in the park, does raise some dust from the gravel roadways on dry days if not careful. The park does not really cater to children since the only real amenity is the pool, and most big coaches are owned by the baby boomer age group. Our preference, but families with young children might be happier in another park. We are staying a bit over 3 months in a premium or medium grade site (meaning not waterfront, although we can see the water) and this is the average nightly rate, inclusive, that we worked out with management. Shorter term rates are posted on their web site. TengoInternet is available at a charge, but we use our AT&T MiFi quite successfully. Gravel sites and roadway are the only reason I removed one star from my rating, but they are certainly not essential in this park.
We have reviewed this park before and still think it is a perfect overnight stop on our way north/south on I-95. Pleasant staff, convenient location, good amenities. Just a note we discovered on this visit -- our previous 37' Class A fit fine in one of the paved sites without unhooking our Jeep toad, but the new 40' coach did not; the paved sites were too short to accommodate both the coach and the toad without unhooking. We had to move to a gravel site, which appears to be about 60' overall. Gravel sites are level, hard packed and easy to maneuver, so this will not affect our plans to visit often in the future. Very nice park. Nightly rate is Good Sam.
Spent 5 nights here heading north from Florida. Friendly, helpful staff. RV sites are close together and not remarkable, with the exception of the covered patio areas at each RV site, very useful. Our awning reached over the edge of the patio cover and so we had a nice dry outdoor space to grill out when it rained. Sites are level, hard packed sand. We were about 7 sites back from the beach entrance, and prior to May 1, could walk our leashed dogs on the beach all day long. At high tide, there is not much beach, but when the tide goes out, there is a big, wide beach, perfect for walking. Monster outdoor pool was already open in early April. Also loved the location of the park, just down the street from outlet shopping, Walmart, and many great restaurants. If you like golf, there are courses nearby for every budget. We thoroughly enjoyed this park and will be back -- this fall!
Lots of good things about this park, stayed 6 weeks during the high season. Our second visit. Not the most high end park we have ever visited, but everything you need and then some. Main pool kept at 86 degrees, clean and refreshing, hot tub plenty warm and enjoyed by many. We had a paved site near the main pool and clubhouse. Sites are generously sized. Great walking or biking -- 2.1 miles if you follow the outer loops around the park; more if you add some of the interior loops. Nice sized dog play area, plenty of rest rooms for the size of the park, although most units were self contained. Did not use the laundry this year but I did hear that it was going downhill. There is a brand new laundry facility nearby, located across the highway (U.S. 192) from the main entrance to the park, adjacent to the Publix grocery store. It's ideal for big items like bedspreads, etc. Not an overwhelming amount of activities in season but the ones I attended were enjoyable. Very close to Disney, Kissimmee, Orlando, etc. Wonderful, friendly neighbors throughout the park, plus helpful, friendly staff. Lake Magic is used as an "out" week facility for the nearby Thousand Trails, and many TT members told me they preferred Lake Magic overall. A perfect place for a long term stay, and we plan to return.
This one is definitely a 10. Although only 100 sites, this is a big park area-wise. Big, spacious sites, with pavers and generous patio area, great walking and biking throughout the landscaped park, street lamps at each site, escort to your site, pull-ins on the river and lake sites and back-ins on the nature sites, gorgeous pool, sprinklers throughout, clubhouse and tennis courts, a long raised wooden walkway along the shoreline, pet friendly with a large play area and pet stations, a nice mix of seasonals and transients. The park feels like it is in the middle of nowhere, but really just a few minutes from Port Charlotte, Placida, Punta Gorda, and surrounding communities with an overwhelming amount of dining and shopping nearby. FYI, it is important to follow the directions provided by the resort in their confirmation email so you don't miss the entrance. (We did, dumb us, followed the GPS. A little tricky where we had to turn around.) Like it so much we are considering purchasing a site. Now if the weather would just warm up a little...
Another tough one to rate. We were there for the Tampa RV show and the park was packed. We stayed in a "premium" site in the Palms section (primarily English speaking). That, for us meant a back in grass site with no patio and not particularly level. In our case, we had to back up over a small hump in the ground to get to the site. So called "super sites" (paved sites), of which there seem to be a total of 9, are reserved months in advance. The coach next to ours damaged its rock guard backing into their site. This was the bad. The good included very nice, helpful people at the front desk and an efficient check in process. It needed to be because there wasn't much room at the entrance for multiple coaches to pull up. Friendly and helpful neighbors, both seasonal and transient, great walking/biking throughout the park, and a nice swimming pool in our section. Camping World was down the street, LazyDays was within a few miles, and it's convenient to the Tampa Show. A fun evening of bingo in the French speaking part of the park (The Oaks) but conducted in English. The front desk referred me to an excellent walk-in clinic a short distance away that I used to treat fire ant bites that I received at another park. The good definitely overcame the bad. We would return, but would reserve a Super Site if at all possible, or would reserve a specific site, now that we are familiar with the park.
A really nice park about 5 miles from the quaint town of Cedar Key. It has that newer park feeling with updated facilities and clubhouse. Very nice people at the front desk. Generously wide, paved sites with some open some shaded. All RVs, no manufactured homes. While we only stayed three nights, others were there for the season or at least a month. There is a pretty, heated pool, but too cool to use it when we were there over the New Year. The resort put on a fun potluck New Year's Eve gathering and we found friendly, hospitable neighbors consistently throughout our stay. Extremely pet friendly, everyone seemed to have one and it's a good way to meet others walking their dogs. No big grocery stores in the area; although, there is a small store in Cedar Key. So stock up before arriving. Otherwise it's 28 minutes to Chiefland with a Walmart and Winn Dixie, but it's a nice drive on uncrowded roads. Would definitely return.
A small, well appointed, but high priced park located just over the causeway from Bradenton Beach and the access to Anna Maria Island. Our rate was $998 for two weeks, plus tax. We stayed here over the Christmas holidays and the park was not completely full, although we were told that would change after January 1. Very competent escort to your site who has you in place in a jiffy. A mix of coaches, fivers and TTs. Comfortable paved sites (several available for sale by private owners, $100K plus), good services, though sites are close together. A small heated pool, laundry and fitness room with two exercise machines. Not a lot of walking/biking room in the park because it is so small, but we were able to go outside the gate and walk some of the local neighborhoods. Very few activities other than a meet and greet. Dogs must go into the grassy areas behind the sites and there are walkways to those areas in the corners of the park. Frankly, the web site photos make this park seem better than it really is. We would return, but would explore other parks in the area first.
This park is becoming a regular stop on our north/south travels. No surprise because of its convenient location just off I-95, excellent sites, and facilities for big rigs. Stayed three nights on this visit and and toured, shopped, and tasted local seafood at a couple of restaurants both in St. Simons and Jekyll Island. Early December, the park was not crowded. Flying J just down the road at the same exit so a good opportunity to fill up on diesel. I am sure we will be back again in the spring.
Our second visit. Very convenient to I-95, easy on/off. Office/store being renovated now that the park is no longer a KOA. Entrance sign has changed from the old yellow KOA, now blue. Long, pull-through gravel sites in the transient area. Asked for and received an open site for satellite. Plenty of space to walk dogs. Everything we could need, friendly management as well. Look forward to next time.
Our first time in this simple yet well situated and pleasant park, and won't be the last. Nothing fancy but everything we needed. Stayed for 8 nights over Thanksgiving period, rate is based on a weekly charge plus the one extra day. Level, gravel sites, quite large, ours backed up to a good size open space bordered by the water. Several people took advantage of that area to give their big dogs some needed play/run time. All services fine, management was friendly, helpful and welcoming. Several rigs like ours on the way south for the winter; others on the back side of the park seemed to be seasonal. About 2 miles west and down a fairly busy two lane road from 158 bypass, easy to get to anything in the area. Turn into a quiet residential street where the residents have placed a few makeshift speed bumps, no big deal and we respect their desire to protect their children and pets. Other than the unseasonably cold weather, we enjoyed our visit!
We enjoyed this park with a good location near shopping, restaurants, and reasonably easy access for a big rig. Stayed in a pull through site near the front of the park. This review is for this type of site. Seasonal RV sites and manufactured homes are in the rear section of the park and I would not choose to stay there. That is not appealing at all. The pull throughs in the transient section in the front are paved, with a nice patio area, and all the customary services for large coaches. Nice environment backing up to a lovely heated swimming pool and clubhouse. Not generous, but ample room between sites. Since the park is so large, there was plenty of space for walking with my dogs. There are doggie stations along the access road with pick up bags provided. Very pleasant group of people staying there for the season, and the transients were equally friendly. Be careful entering and exiting the park - even in your car. Left turns can be hazardous. The road is two lane and very busy. I was told there are frequent accidents right at the entrance to the park. Not far from Tarpon Springs and Clearwater. Plenty to see and do. We would definitely return.
This is what I would call a so-so park. We stayed one night passing through the area. The front desk people could not have been more helpful, even going so far as to bring my keys to my site which I left in the office. We were escorted to our grass site, no patio, not particularly level, through some tight turns between what seemed to be a maze of small manufactured houses and RV sites. We later learned we were on the fringe of the RV area. When my husband turned off the engine, he leaned back and said, well I guess tomorrow I'll figure out how to get out of this place. We were able to back up and get a better angle to make the turn the following morning. Unhook your toad before entering the park and hook up in front of the office when you leave. The park obviously caters to seasonal campers. Friendly people, but we were not there long enough to experience the neighborhood. A few miles from Crystal River, shopping facilities and the customary restaurants. Plenty of space to walk the dogs. We would return, but only for overnight.
A difficult park to rate, can't quite justify a 10, because it does not have all the facilities typical of a resort RV park -- but the unusual ambience and friendliness of this small park make it totally unique. Imagine pulling off the main road through the center of this small town of Cedar Key directly into a site that fronts on the water, with a friendly tiki bar right outside your door, and a small suite motel on the premises. Quirky decorations and Key West style ambience abound. The owners and front desk manager could not be more helpful and directly involved in the running of the motel and RV sites, and also handle the bartending chores. The tiki bar, closed Wednesdays, serves no food but attracts many of the local residents as well as those from a second RV park within walking distance. It's a fun watering hole before heading for one of the local restaurants for dinner. We have actually stayed here twice recently, once in mid December and again after the first of the year. Electric/water/sewer access has recently been upgraded to modern 50 amp pedestals. Our 40' class A fit in the first site (which is fairly soft sand so big rigs should go straight in, without turning your wheels), but anything much larger might be a stretch. On arrival/departure, staff will help stop traffic so you can pull into/back out of your site. All you have to do is ask. We really loved this park and look forward to our next visit.
On this visit to the park, we stayed in a pull-in waterfront site overlooking the marina. A few dollars more on the rate, but the advantage was clear sky for satellite reception rather than a shaded location further back in the park, to say nothing of a nice view. We particularly appreciated the helpfulness of park management who went over the top to assist us on a repair issue related to our individual site. We enjoy this park and will definitely return often. Only down side is the heavy traffic entering and exiting the park on Route 278. One another note, in early December the park is not sold out and there are plenty of waterfront sites available. That changes dramatically after January 1, when things are really crowded.
We stayed one night only on the way to the Outer Banks, in one of their super sites. Very spacious and roomy, level paved site with paved adjacent patio, nice metal table and fire pit. This time of year, very few people on a Friday staying at the park. Noticed several that seem to be seasonal or long term. Heard the Navy jets, but not at all bothersome. I do not know how old this campground is, but we found the interior roads narrow and somewhat difficult to maneuver for a 40' motorhome -- doable, but would have liked a little more swing room, particularly when exiting the campground. Super friendly front desk personnel. Would definitely stay here again.
We stayed at a free site in the campground while waiting for prep work on our new coach. It is a nice amenity compliments of LazyDays. A fine back in site. Plenty of length for our 38' coach but not quite enough for the tow car, which we parked at an angle across the front of the site. The access road was comfortably wide, so there seemed to be no problem with this arrangement. Took advantage of the wonderful driver confidence course offered by LazyDays, free to registered campers, don't miss it! Free daily newspaper delivered to site, very nice pool/hot tub, pleasant little Exit 10 pub on site at the campground, and complimentary simple breakfast or lunch in the LazyDays cafeteria as well. The well equipped laundry room offers machines which accept credit cards -- no jars of quarters required! Complimentary Wi-Fi that worked well. Attractive, well manicured park. Wander through all the new and previously owned rigs at the LazyDays complex that are open for your inspection. No sales pressure, but when you find the perfect one, it's hard to resist! We will definitely return.
Very nice, clean, and well manicured park. Stayed two nights and took a pleasant day trip to Jekyll Island. Enjoyed the area very much. The park's developers have done a good job of maximizing available space. We did think the turns between lanes were a bit tight for a 40' MH with our Jeep in tow, but definitely doable. The paved sites, though somewhat narrow, have hedges between them and are very attractive. Certainly big rig friendly. The park seems to attract rallies as well. We parked our Allegro Bus and realized we were in the thick of similar Tiffin rigs who had just finished an 80 coach rally. The next day a separate Class B rally opened. Easy on/easy off I-95. Follow the directions on the park's web site. We will be happy to return.
Great stop for an overnight stop off I-95, just a half mile from the exit ramp. Pleasant and friendly greeting and escort to site. Interior roads and sites are gravel and our site was perfectly level, which we needed since we were having a problem with our jack assembly. Gravel portion of the sites were bordered with railroad ties, with plenty of room between sites. Nice area to walk dogs. All services were fine. Will return with pleasure.
We chose a site on the front row but not waterfront at a rate of $49 if staying four nights or more. With four slides and a 38' coach, our fully paved site #117 was tight but cozy and heavily shaded. Dogs are welcome but hard to find a place to walk them when the park is mostly full; a dedicated dog walk or dog park would really help. It is a lovely park, as many others have mentioned in previous reviews; chilly in early January but that was to be expected. Tip -- When you arrive, expect to wait a while for a sufficient break in the opposing traffic on 278 (William Hilton Parkway), in order to make the left turn across the highway in your rig, turning onto Jenkins Road where the park is located. Similarly, when driving from the park toward Hilton Head proper, making the left turn from Jenkins Road back onto 278 is not easy, with heavy traffic in both directions. A trip light at this intersection would really be helpful. Maybe the park could work to convince local authorities of the need here. We enjoyed our visit and plan to return.
I would call this a middle of the road campground, not memorable, fine for an overnight stop off 301 but a bit depressing. Nice front desk staff. We were escorted to our site at one end of a long row with a few other transients. Most other rigs seemed long term. Fire ants at site; be careful walking dogs. Roads through the campground are one way, we were happy to have an escort. Site was unlevel but not badly off. Would return if in the area but only for overnight.
We have stayed at this park often while traveling in both directions on I-95. It is a reliable overnight stop. On this visit we stayed two nights waiting for high winds to abate, after a white knuckle drive only from the Richmond area; very glad to get there after deciding that stopping early in the day was the better part of valor. Most sites are gravel and level, certainly long enough for our 38' motor home plus toad without unhooking (office says 65'). We had an end site on one of the first rows of gravel sites which featured an outdoor gazebo; I understand they charge extra for these gazebo sites in warm weather, but not in December. Lovely, spotless rest rooms in the main building; showers are modern with glass doors. Did not see/use the laundry. There are seasonal sites around the perimeter of the park, as well as paved sites closer to the clubhouse; we have never been assigned one of those at the standard rate. Very friendly and helpful staff. Evidently staff has a view of the campground by camera; the lady at the front desk was worried about our elderly neighbor should he decide to drive in such high winds. We assured her we had already spoken to him and convinced him to stay another night. I am sure we will visit this park again many times in the future.
We stopped here for an overnight on our way south. Pleasant enough staff; were escorted to our site which was fortunate because it is a confusing layout, particularly at dusk when we arrived. My impression was lots of thick gravel -- the roads and the sites -- and not a lot of grass to find an area for our two small dogs to use. Quite a few seasonal campers around the perimeter of the park, not unkempt and looked like contractors staying in the area. There was a good bit of highway noise as you are very close to I-95, but that usually never bothers us. All services worked fine, and our site required very little leveling. Bath house was older but clean. Convenient though a bit pricey for a simple overnight, but we were happy to get there after a long day of packing up and getting on the road for the winter. Easy on, easy off I-95. We would definitely return.
We were here for the Christmas holiday visiting family in North Myrtle Beach, and found this beautiful park through an internet search. Off the beaten path, it is still within 20 minutes of all the beach action. Our huge waterfront site #9 overlooked the clubhouse and lovely lake with its 1 mile paved walking trail, but there is not a bad site in the park that we could find; all are spacious, and the only difference in price seems to be distance from the clubhouse and water. The laundry room had plenty of good quality machines, and the adjacent rest rooms were new and spotless. The large fitness center had all the exercise equipment you could want. The spacious office has a small store with some RV supplies. Areas for car and RV washing are provided. The very friendly and helpful staff told me they now have a total of 60 snowbirders who winter over and meet for coffee each morning in the clubhouse. There is daily trash pickup in front of your site. We loved it here and look forward to returning.
We enjoyed two weeks at this park, which is actually located 14 miles south of the downtown Clermont area at the intersection of FL 27 and 192. Our original reservation was for a standard site using the Encore "Ready, Camp, Go" card. Standard sites are unpaved and in most cases far from pools and clubhouse, plus we saw plenty of fire ants in those sites. After checking out other possible sites, management helped us upgrade to a lovely paved, partly shaded site close to the pool and laundry room. Great neighbors, many of whom told us they have been coming to this park for years, and it is the people that keeps them coming back. Location is excellent, within one mile of a Walmart, and a Publix just across the street, with Disney a mere 6 miles down the road. Lots of good restaurants in the area too, as one heads toward Orlando on Route 192. We understand the park offers activities in season, but they are not well publicized. We walked the park each morning with our dogs, great exercise and plenty of friendly company. Recommendations: the pool by the laundry room closes too early; supposed to close at dark but the closed sign was usually up by 5:00 or 6:00 P.M. Laundry room is too small for the size of the park. Adding another laundry area near the clubhouse to serve the other side of the park would be a good investment. Thinking ahead to future years, we spent an entire day checking out the various parks in the area, and concluded there is only one other besides Lake Magic that we would possibly consider. We will definitely return.
This is a mixed use park, primarily manufactured homes with RV sites sprinkled among them. First, the good. The residents of the park are very friendly. Lots of activities in season with one or more activity directors. The park surrounds a small lake, and the walk around the park is about 1.1 miles, making for a pleasant walk or bike ride. Park is close to a Walmart, Cracker Barrel, and just a few miles from Anna Maria Island. The bad: Sites are small and unlevel, even the "elite" sites on the lake. No-see-ums are so thick that you cannot sit out and enjoy your site. Standard sites are very close to I-75, mostly dark and gloomy, and the highway noise is aggravating if not worse. Both laundries had broken machines (even the small secondary laundry was down to one washer) which were not repaired in the 2 weeks we were there. A horde of screaming children took over the smaller pool (I counted 14 -- mind you, this is a very small pool) on both days I attempted to enjoy it, with virtually no parental supervision, and no lifeguard. Evidently there are a number of young families living year round at the park. There are several other parks to choose from in the area; we will look elsewhere.
We stay at this wonderful RV park several times a year since it is only 2 hours from home. I last reviewed it in 2010 and there have been upgrades -- a fence has been added at Bark Beach between the dog area and the "people" area of the beach, a good thing -- tends to keep the dogs together in one section -- and they have a ball! More rental cottages in the Island Oasis section were added this year. Front desk personnel get better every year -- kudos -- and the workers who help with so many things in the campground are always a pleasure. The Jackspot bar seems well received and many people have commented on the good food offered at the cafe. Happy to note that the pools are open much later in the season than other campgrounds -- this year closing about October 1. Dog owners seem religious about picking up after their pets, and the dog friendly policies of the campground are appreciated by everyone. We are just completing a two week fall stay. The rate of $71 per night is mitigated by the two free nights allowed per week at this time of the year. Already planning our 2013 visits. A great park, enjoy!
Although quite a distance from I-295, after which one travels through Brunswick and Bath, Maine, this park is worth the time. The park takes no credit cards, bring cash. Our rate reflects Good Sam discount. Discount also applies to AAA members. We are in the open big rig section, where the road and sites are graveled and nearly level, with a small deck and picnic table alongside most. Large combo rigs (motor home and trailer) can easily be accommodated. The pull through sites are narrow but long; however, the outdoor decks are staggered, creating a more open feel since you are not parked directly alongside your neighbors. Back in sites around the perimeter are easy to navigate and have more room between them. Sites for smaller RVs, in another area of the park, are shaded and private. Each site has its own trash can, picked up daily. A small pond a few steps away is filled with ducks. Everyone, including the staff, seems friendly and helpful. The park is just a few minutes from Boothbay Harbor with its large assortment of interesting shops and restaurants. Lots to do even on rainy days. We would definitely return.
We customarily stay at Bar Harbor campground but this year they were packed, nothing reasonable available for our 38' motor home, so we made a change and are glad we did. We have been at Narrows Too nearly two weeks thus far. Our rate of $51 is based on a weekly rate of $360 for a medium-priced site -- reasonable for area, our site not on the water but with a partial water view. Add a $3/day resort fee plus taxes. Attractive, wide open park, great for big rigs. Mostly open sites but a few shaded available. Some cabins and trailer homes for rent too. For a really big rig towing a car/motorcycle trailer, you can be accommodated here. Our site is nearly level and adjacent to a large grassy area, convenient for our two small dogs! Have enjoyed meeting friendly people, staff very helpful and pleasant. Not crowded. Clean, well equipped laundry room -- a bit pricey at $2.50/wash and $2.00/dry, but plenty of machines. Nice heated pool with plenty of lounge chairs. Very close to local lobster pounds, located just outside the causeway to MDI. About a 15 minute drive to downtown Bar Harbor and close to Ellsworth with good grocery stores and a Walmart super center. We like it here and plan to return!
The rate shown includes taxes and a Good Sam discount--high season. We were told additional discounts were available for certain service personnel -- medical, military, etc. Our first visit to this campground for two nights. First, the good. Location is great. About 20 minutes from the casinos at Harrington/Dover and 18 miles in the other direction from Rehoboth Beach. The staff at check-in was very friendly and helpful. It was not difficult to find our site, which was an "upgraded" back-in site along the perimeter of the park. Ours required extra cable length and water hose, since every other site shares these services with the adjacent site, but we had been warned about this and were prepared in advance. Now, the bad. The sites are gravel, extremely unlevel, and so narrow that the tires on one side of our motor home were just barely on the gravel and those on the other side were on the grass. Both the motor home alongside us and our own had both our front tires quite far off the ground in order to level our rigs. Cable television channels are extremely limited, no networks, etc. The front desk staff told us they were even having trouble with the few stations they were supposed to have. Fortunately, we have satellite. The campground was not full, even on the weekend in season, but it is obvious they have plenty for children to do. We were far enough away that the children's activities did not impact us. Pool was busy over the weekend but thinned out Sunday afternoon. Basically, this campground is a mixed bag. We do plan to return, the location is great for us, but it is pricey for what you get. Sites urgently need upgrading, more gravel, leveling, etc. Did not use bathhouses or laundry so cannot comment.
We have been searching for a spot near Cambridge, MD and found this "mom and pop" campground on the internet. They do not have a website but the following web address gives an aerial photograph: http://marinas.com/view/marina/5080_Madison_Bay_Campground_%26_Marina_MD_United_States There are about 8 transient sites which are situated in the right side of the photograph near the marina slips. The remainder of the sites are seasonal. There is no shade and water/electric sites only, but the dump out station is easily accessible and certainly adequate. We did not use the bath houses or laundry so cannot comment. There is an excellent small restaurant and bar on site with local crab and seafood dishes as well as steaks, hamburgers and sandwich items, open for lunch and dinner. Call ahead for a reservation at the campground. When you arrive, go to the R&R Restaurant and one of the very friendly bartenders or wait staff will direct you to a site. This is a simple campground with a nice water view. We were there for the Eagleman half triathlon in nearby Cambridge, enjoyed our visit, and plan to return.
We were happy to locate this park which is open all year and very close (about 6 miles) from Harrington Casino, also about 20 minutes from Dover Downs. Very friendly and welcoming staff. The owner led us to our site #48. Simple but clean rest rooms with showers, heated by an in-wall propane heater, cool but not cold in late December. Both 30 and 50 amp sites available. Plenty of trees and fallen leaves on the ground. Sites and road are graveled. Our site #48 reasonably level. The office is not always staffed, call and leave message with approximate time of arrival and someone will get back to you and can meet you when you arrive. We opted to stay an extra day and simply put our daily fee in the mail slot by the front door to the office as the manager directed. You are in the country here but not far from an excellent large diner (Rudy's) at the junction of Routes 14 and 13, and there is a Food Lion supermarket in the same area. About 20 seasonal rigs were at the park for the winter, mostly tagalongs and 5th wheels. Most owners are working on a contract basis in the local area and seemed quite friendly. Only one other transient rig at the time we were there. Location is perfect if you like the casino. We will definitely return.
We have stayed in this park for the past two years during the big RV show in Hershey. This year the campground was completely sold out, evidently due to a Pleasure Way rally as well as those of us attending the show. Sites are not wide so during the show dates, things did feel pretty tight -- but pleasant and friendly neighbors made for a good experience. We stayed an extra night on Sunday when the park was almost empty, and enjoyed the beautiful and peaceful feeling of a fall afternoon under the trees in a rural area. About 20 miles to Hershey -- a local small grocery story is just down the street -- and relatively easy on/off from I-78 and I-81. We enjoy this campground and will definitely return.
We love this small campground -- this was our third visit -- a good base to go spend your money at LL Bean and the many outlets in the area. Wonderful, friendly people -- the manager and her team make you feel right at home. We like to request the overflow space in front of the office -- water and electric (50 amp) only, but the rest rooms and showers are spotless and only a few steps away, with lots of little amenities for guests. Very nice small laundry room at $1.75 per wash or dry. Not many transient spaces here, mostly friendly seasonals -- call in advance if possible. We will be back.
We enjoy this campground very much and return once or twice a year for two or three weeks. Contrary to a previous reviewer, we find there are plenty of level sites for big rigs. We prefer the WES sites at the rear of the campground overlooking the water and the blueberry field. However, this year we moved for a couple of days to one of the X sites near the office during tropical storm Irene, where we felt sheltered from the wind. The lower sites are not level but with a little effort, they become satisfactory -- and the advantage is 50 amp service for a big rig. I always rate this campground five stars, but this year I feel compelled to comment about the general rudeness of the worker who chastised a very nice couple in a very humiliating way about a few barks (just yips, really) from their dog. It was totally uncalled for and made a number of us who overheard the exchange feel angry and uncomfortable. I have met this same couple at the campground in previous years and have always found them to be courteous and responsible when it comes to controlling their dog -- but I doubt they will return in the future. Really a shame and I hope the management of the park takes note.
We are fortunate this campground is located close to home and only a 2 hour drive for a weekend getaway. We like the nicely paved Club Castaways section in spring and fall because it seems to cater more to us quiet "snowbird" types who don't have families, but that is just a matter of preference. Children are a joy and they are everywhere in the park having a wonderful time. A great little beach on property which gives a beautiful view of Assawoman Bay; also the "Bark Beach" area adjacent to the Island Oasis where family dogs can enjoy the beach area as well. Prices at the park go up dramatically in summer, as do golf rates at the nearby Eagles Landing course, which is challenging and beautiful. This is a great campground, enjoy!
Extremely friendly and helpful people at check-in. We stayed in a water and electric site for one night as no full hookups were available. Site was sandy with lots of tree roots and tall trees, close to the pool, which seemed mostly unused. Not a busy park, but located close to Freeport and the many outlets. Although clean, the bath houses were old, had tissue paper thin walls, and an old washing machine and dryer were located outside the bath under an overhang. Full hookup sites were located around the bath house in the rear of the park. Narrow, tight dirt roads into campground area. A nice touch was the floral planters with hummingbird feeders at the entrance to the water/electric sites.
We really like this campground and try to visit more than once a year. When you arrive, if you don't get the type of site you wanted, just wait until the next morning and watch for those that are opening up. Put a chair or a "TAKEN" sign (available at the office) on the new site and move your rig immediately. We like the sites at the "back" of the campground overlooking the water, near the laundry and huge wild blueberry patch. There are nice pull through sites near the office, but we have found these are far from level and often require extra blocks. Pool is advertised as "heated" but always very chilly. Bring your own beach chair to the pool; there is almost no seating available otherwise. The price for the park is very reasonable for the area; it is a short drive to Acadia National Park and downtown Bar Harbor; and the free bus makes half hourly pickups at the park entrance: dogs and bikes are permitted on the bus! If you're in Bar Harbor, this is a great place to stay.