Lovely Staunton-Walnut Hills, a plantation from the past, camped along the beautiful pond, my vision much surpassed. A warming sun, quacking ducks, winter fades to green, a gravel pad, and easy set-up. So, sit back it's time to dream. Different tiers to choose from, not a site that seemed forlorn. Road-weary from a day of driving, a chance to feel re-born. The only downside I could find is that the internet was weak. It beckons so come relax enjoy. To serve is such a pleasure, a traveler's delight, they've earned a "9" for such a rambling man's pleasure.
I really wanted to love it. I was thinking it could have been quaint so signed up for two days but left after one. What I'd hoped for it definitely ain't. Good management seems to be lacking. Our site was a really poor choice, not one that we would have chosen, had we been given a voice. Water line on one end, hook-ups at the other, and our awning blocked by a tree, 35 feet of hose wouldn't make it. I was really hoping to avoid strike three. Our second site seemed to be better, but we were informed the water was temporarily down and our cable line was broke. At this point we just cut our losses, said we would just stay the night. They happily gave us a refund, so thankful it wasn't a fight. We were asked to "Please come Again", on this they seemed genuinely sincere. I give them a "5" out of 10 for trying. As for us I think we'll steer clear.
Waterside the campground, very aptly named, we camped beside the river, two days pouring rain. Hook-ups not user friendly and here's the reason why. Water 30 feet away, sewer capped to high. Cable at first was fuzzy, then came in crystal clear. Cell phone signal strong, WiFii not good here. We didn't use the bath house. Room for transients yes, but definitely a "seasonal's" park. Some sites really run down, others nicely done. On the battle between nature and "chachkas", the latter clearly won. If you enjoy the sound of trains, and hearing whistles blow, be advised it is constant, know this before you go. Not a family run campground, but employees are very nice. We had a "Good Sam" discount, but still a bit high priced. The Riverwalk was scenic, the Canal was just okay. They have a pool, reasonably sized, and a place for kids to play. Also, a picnic table and fire ring. It was a fairly roomy site so to me a score of "7" for Waterside seems just right.
Wanting a park where tranquility reigns, and the winds bring chatter to the trees, Look no further than "The Woodlands Campground", where the owners are ready to please. Close to I-80 for those seeking respite, for a week, several days, or a night, You're greeted in the office by the owners themselves, and escorted right away to your site. It seems inadequate when describing the bathhouse, to simply say it is clean, Un-timed showers, abundant supplies, no fear of what may be unseen. The pond is lovely with a walk around path, swings and benches abound, Fishing, paddle boats, horseshoes, and Frisbee, for the youngsters a really nice playground. Hiking trails encircle the park in the woods, where the primitive tent sites sit, It would add to the all around luster though, if seasonal sites were spruced up a bit. You should be aware that many of the sites, do sit facing each other, If privacy matters and given a choice, you may want to opt for another. Cell service works, Wi-Fi is steady, four channels of cable are clear, I give the Woodlands and "8 out of 10", I enjoyed very much staying here.
After visiting their website and reading all the flowery prose, I booked two nights in our RV. I wish now I hadn't chose to visit this poor example of what being a good host means. The Birches talks a good show, but all is not as it would seem. The RV sites are dreadful, Moosehead Lake is barely in view, you are placed at the marina, and the mechanics garage is in front of you. You feel like "Cinderella", before her fairy godmother appears. My advice to campers is to stay away from here. There were other issues, but the bottom line is the Birches rates a "2" and I'm being generous.
If it's a hopping, jumping campground that would fill your hearts' desire, Mt. Katahdin is the place to build your late night fire. Very family friendly, always things to do. Managed very nicely, seasonals, and yes, they're nice too. You have a pool and Wi-Fi. If you want a/c you'll pay. There is a playground for the kiddies, and they're buzzing about all day. Those who stay the season can add their own decor. Although it's always busy, a well stocked camping store. If you are into "peace & quiet"this is not for you, There is a primitive tenting area, but it's pretty "happening", too. It's very family friendly and if your focus is just that, I believe it rates an "8". So go check out "Mt. Kat".
The name says everything you need to know. "Long Lake" is beautiful, in the valley below. Sites are level, the seasonals are nice, well maintained, and you pay a fair price. The camp store was closed, and I am not sure why, but you've got a picnic table, fire ring, cable and Wi-Fi. This park has a real nice, laid back feel and you can walk to their restaurant for a pretty good meal. ATV's are big here, but they don't over-run you. No pool, but there is a playground for the kids to have fun. It's a novel idea. You can camp and you can dine. I believe that "Lakeview" deserves a nine.
"My Brother's Place" makes promises, and it keeps them, this is true. It's neat, and clean, and manicured, a bit dated, nothing new. Lots of trees and grass, trails around the ponds. Emphasis is on "The Rules", no carpets on the lawns. Register here, go this way, pick up after your pet. Much the same as most campgrounds, so we obey, except. Those who run this business, show a certain attitude. It's rather hard to pin down, I wouldn't call it rude. It's more a bit of cynicism, like they've done this far to long. They're watching and waiting, just in case you do something wrong. I say "O Brother Where Art Thou", it's time to re-appear. Make your guests feel welcome when they spend their dollars here. Overall this park feels good, despite what the owners lack, I've given them an "8" out of 10, just bring the brother back.
Location is the attraction, of Sunset Point I'm sure, if not for Campobello, I'd be puzzled by the lure. If it's internet your after, free internet you got, but cable TV, will cost you extra, in very limited spots. Tenters have the prime locale, all along the shore, while RVers have a parking lot, and really little more. The first night we arrived, I had visions of a fire, to my chagrin, my "fire ring", was next to my neighbor's tire. They squeeze as many in a row, there’re girdles far less tight, and it's only a utility pole, that demarcates your site. If a "staging ground" is all you need, to plan your daily drive, it will suffice, but as for me, it only rates a "five".
It's clean, almost spartan, this Corporate entity. Highly impersonal, it lacks identity. A heated pool, and cable, some trees but very few. Over a "hundred" bucks for what they claim is "Ocean View". Overall for what you get, it all seems overpriced. Even with a discount, I paid $66.00 a night. I've looked about and realize, no reason to return, a score of "7" out of 10, is what the "Narrows Too", has earned.
Adirondacks, dressed in blue, Lake Champlain, a lighter hue. Sailboats turn to catch the breeze, my vantage point, framed by the trees. Ferries passing on the lake, a hundred times before daybreak. The seagulls cry, the loons dive deep, I close my eyes, and soon I sleep. To dream the dream of yesteryear, bygone days, I've found them here. Hypnotic trance, perhaps it's true, I'll stay awhile, I love the view.
A campground along Maine's rocky coast, met with a smile a willing host. To accommodate your every need, for eight bucks a pound he'll even feed. The finest lobster upon which to feast, no finer place you'll find "DownEast". I'm reluctant to offer up this place, with all its' charm and all it's grace. No swimming pools, no big events, Just motorhomes, pop-ups, room for tents. A game of horseshoes if you desire, a picnic table, a ring for fire. Walk the trail along the shore, please don't expect a huge camp store. While there, become one with the tide, the ebb and flow such a soothing glide. Go back in time, remember when... Sunset Point it rates a ten!