Agree with the earlier reviews. A very nice park. Paved roads and parking. Cement patio with table and grill. Beautiful views of the lake. Sites can be difficult to back into without getting on the grass, since they are 90 degrees to the road. There was no one here when we arrived and only 1 other rig showed up. Never saw any Park Rangers or security of any kind, and nothing happened. Placed the form and a check in the tube by the entrance. Note to the management: it is hard to find this CG on this site. It doesn't show up on the map and is really no where near Everglades City. I came by here years ago and knew it was here but struggled to find it. GPS says it is at 52388-54004 Tamiami Trail, Ochopee Fl, 34141. 25.85089, -80.99015.
Outstanding in every way. Not a single issue. I knew it was going to be great when I met Rocky, the Campground Dog, sitting at the check-in table. I have stayed at "Coach Resorts". This beats them all yet is for tent campers to Prevosts. Beautiful, manicured grass everywhere. Owners and staff constantly tending the grounds and taking care of guests. VERY friendly and helpful. Attention to the smallest of details yet unobtrusive...you don't feel like you are being watched for infractions. Dog park is manicured with a holder for campground-supplied toys. Nice dog bowl always full of fresh water. Seasonal rigs are spotless and the owners very hospitable. Quiet! Very pet friendly yet heard no dogs and no poop anywhere. Very nice and expensive gas BBQs placed throughout the park for guest use. Nice fire rings with grill on every site. Huge gathering/meeting room in the office. Excellent free Wi-Fi. Very convenient to Kennebunkport. I could go on but you get the picture. This is the best campground we have ever stayed in.
Agree with the others and won't repeat the observations. A very nice park that is cared for by very attentive owners. They are very friendly and helpful. They are always working on the park. Grounds are extremely well taken care of. WiFi was very good. Solid Verizon 4G service. They just added 3 pull though sites and 2 back ins. Very quick access to lots of shopping in Hickory. They give a Military discount. Lots of big rigs throughout our 2 week stay. We like this park and will be back.
Rate is based on a weekly rate. Spotless baths and grounds. Superb Wi-Fi. Some sites are satellite friendly and they have cable. VERY dog friendly. Adults only (to avoid accidents between young ones and dogs). My first visit and will not be the last. A fantastic place if you love dogs. Several off leash areas including two that are for small dogs only. Includes a stream fed pond that pets and their slaves can swim in together. Most sites are very private. The owners are fantastic. They started this facility from scratch and there is a lot of love in it. They hold fantastic events and culinary classes taught by the chef owner who has worked in resorts all over the world. I loved the tapas class. They have dog training classes but none were on this week. There is not a thing I would change...and, no, I have no prior knowledge or affiliation with this park. I just love it.
The park is very nicely landscaped and maintained with a pool, mini golf, bike/cart/boat rentals and other game areas. Free Wi-Fi was excellent our entire 2 weeks. Free Cable TV (but we didn’t use it because we use satellite). Fantastic staff: every single staff member was friendly, helpful and professional. The park does abide by the rule that campgrounds has to be a near a railroad. Yes there are tracks across the road from the entrance. Some days there were none/very few and others they were frequent. If you hate trains, this park and the other campgrounds in this area are not for you. After the 1st day, we did not notice them. There are, effectively, 2 parts of this KOA: the front sections near the office and entrance; the E section on the lake. The front section is typical with not much space between rigs and no view. The E Section is a whole different story. Our 35’ MH fit fine and there were some fivers also. Small rigs and tents can find some very nice views. Sites are on a beautiful lake with lots of space. There are a lot of sites where you nose in with a lake view. There are 6 sites where you parallel park with the door side right on the lake and the other side overlooks a beautiful grassy area that is along the river/creek. You can hear the sound of the water. Kids and dogs play in the river/creek. People tube down the river/creek. Lot of people fish in the lake from their own patio (no license required). Trails lead around both lakes for a nice quiet, scenic stroll. The park is about 15 minutes from Asheville. There is a lot of shopping and restaurants available near the park. Ingles Grocery has a gas station that is wide open and very accessible to any RV (I didn’t notice if it had diesel). The gas here is also a few cents cheaper than the other stations. We’ll be back.
Agree with other comments. This is a National Park CG so the $11 rate is with the senior pass (I forget the name). As of last fall, this is now a Reservations CG...they only have 5 walk-in sites and these are hard to come by. Make reservations. And, to emphasize, there is no water or sewer on individual sites. Water spigots are available in many places and there is a dump station. The grounds look like they are manicured and the hosts are great.
Agree with the Oct 11 review completely. We've come here for 2 weeks at Christmas for the past 4 or 5 years and see some of the same rigs also visiting family. We've never had anything stolen or an incident of any kind. Office staff is great. We used to stay at the one on I-95 but the price was absurd and the staff rude. (That was 4 years ago. Price is still absurd. Don't know about the staff.) Much better value here and perfect as a base to visit family. There used to be some ugly, decrepit, full-time rigs but they have all been evicted in the last few months. For years there was a poor chap that wandered around all the time: harmless but would talk your ears off. He's been evicted also. Price is with the $5 lifetime Kosmo "membership." I had to check "no" to clean baths etc., because there are none. Wi-Fi is excellent. Big rig accessible gas station across from the CG. Propane available at the RV place behind the gas station.
We evacuated here from the Outer banks during Irene. We've been here before and always enjoyed it. It is great seeing how the couple has transformed the park from a run-down KOA. The lady was so very nice and e-mail responsive about accommodating our several changes in plans as we tracked the storm. The sites drain well (and we had a LOT of rain) and the owner rakes them like one would a gold sand trap. Wi-Fi is superb. Owners and staff are superb. Rate is a Good Sam 30 amp and no on site sewer hook up. It was close to another RV but no big deal. There are plenty of spacious sites. We like it and will be back, but not because of a hurricane, we hope.
Great facility! It's quiet. Has nature; beautiful views and great staff. The roads are tight. We're in a 35' MH and had no problem. Bigger rigs might. It's about 14 miles from 95, but a pleasant country drive.
VERY nice park. Beautiful grass everywhere; paved roads and camp sites; quiet; lots of privacy. Lots of trees but many sites can "see" a satellite. Verizon 3G full strength. The park's website is in error when it say turn on dirt road: all roads are nicely paved. As already noted, no water or sewer at the site but water fill ups are plentiful and there is a dump station. The only thing missing was a map of the park that indicates trails etc. None posted or available that we could find. We'll be back.
The CG is near Ochopee which is also very close to Everglades City. The City is a quaint town and we've enjoyed going along the river banks and trying the restaurants. Air boat rides etc., in town but the CG says the Indian operators are better and cheaper. It's a "quaint" CG but we like it. If you're in for pristine KOA style, nah. But it is clean, has some permanents, but all the folks and management have been super. The glades are right out the window, there are a couple of small lakes on the grounds and we saw a small alligator in one. They have a reptile exhibit that is nicely done: the caretaker is very informative. It's April 14 and no bugs. Has good WiFi; 30 amp with water; and there is a dump station on premises. $27 so it's more expensive that the gov't places, but I've got a thing about helping small businesses. BTW, in Eliz City there is a new "Motor Coach Resort" with a cost over $100 in the off season.
Really enjoyed our stay. Had planned to stay 2 nights and stayed 6. Rate was a winter special. Like it better than Ocean Waves. I can understand the negative comments in prime season...Nov is great! Dogs OK on beach with leash and cleanup. Wi-Fi horribly expensive but Verizon tether worked great. Good cable system. Like how they configured the sites with a covered palapa for each site...adds privacy and convenience. We'll be back (but not in the summer).
Agree with the other positive reviews. Interesting CG with lots of privacy. Satellite is impossible except on a couple of sites. The cable they provide is bad. Few channels (8?) and those were barely watchable. That's OK though...sit outside and enjoy the beautiful forest. We'll be back
We've stayed here several times and always enjoy it. The park is very well maintained and the staff super friendly and accommodating. WiFi was excellent and we were a distance from the office. We enjoyed the Bark Park for the pooches. The pool is quite nice also. We did encounter one thing that we had not experienced here before. We were a last minute reservation and got one of the very few sites that have utilities on the "wrong side" if you park like everyone else. Our check in suggested we reverse to get the utilities correct. The down side to that is you then share a patio with your neighbor...a little too close for us (and them!) The solution is simple: just park like the others and run an extra length of cable and hose and you'll have a nice site. Management was very cooperative on what was a minor issue. I mention it only as a head's up if you get one of the couple of sites that are this way. A very nice park that we enjoy visiting.
Agree with the others. I'd like to say that I will come back but at $63, it would be a tough call. This is an instance of economic theory that a cut in price would vastly increase the bottom line. Outstanding facility but not worth this much money.
We like this park. The other reviewers have described it well. It is very clean and well kept. There are a lot of long term residents but they keep their sites neat and the ones we met are very nice and helpful. There is excellent free wifi; cable; very nice reception. It is a great place for an overnight or to tour Meridian. There is a Sam's right up the road and many shops and stores for restocking. We'd love to come back.
Our experience was very different than the most recent post. The owner was very friendly, cordial and helpful. The pool was spotless and kids were enjoying it, but it had to be cold! The park is very well maintained and immaculate. There were long term residents but their sites were very neat and not trashy at all. There is a big field where the dogs could exercise away from other residents. There is an excellent Cajun restaurant a couple of blocks away. We thoroughly enjoy our stay here and will spend more time in the area using this park as a base camp.
Very nice park. Manicured grassy site areas with crushed stone, level parking. Excellent off-leash dog park. Very pet friendly. A gimmick we liked: instead of a long list of things dogs can't do, they give each dog a biscuit in a bag with a note that says things like "we know you won't be outside without a leash" or "we know your owner will pick up after you". Cute way of stating the common sense rules. Nice staff, excellent park. We'll be back.
Agree with the most recent reviews. This is a great Park. We loved the beautiful pool and spa. Fun to walk through the many RV's that are for sale, all of which are open and no sales staff unless you want them. A great visit.
Very nice park and the staff were friendly and efficient. Park is spotless and very well maintained. We're here only as a layover but it is probably a good destination park also albeit a little far from town. We'd stop again.
A wonderful experience! The nicest staff that we have encountered, anywhere...and we mean every single staff member. Others have described the nice facilities. We were here for Labor Day and the park was full. Everyone was having fun and there was no "gestapo" like activity. VERY family oriented and very pet friendly (pet owners...lets give them reason to keep it that way!). Very nice setting. Lots of services nearby. This was our first visit but it will not be our last.
We enjoyed our stay here, but do not think we would like it in the busy season. Sites are VERY close together to the point of slides almost touching. It would be hard to sit next to your vehicle when the park was full, and they tell me it is full from Memorial Day on. In our case, it was not crowded, and we had lots of room. We were front row with a beautiful panoramic view of the Bay. The sites all had grass on them, and they were nicely packed so sand was not a problem. The beach is beautiful. They keep the park clean, and the one time I used the toilet facilities, they were fine. As others mentioned, probably 80% of the park is seasonal/full time, but those sites are kept fine. Staff was busy doing fix up projects so the earlier comments might have taken effect. The staff is very nice. Utilities are reliable. They say Wi-Fi is coming but no guess as to when (you have to go to the town of Matthews and use the library’s system). Some people complained of poor cell phone service, but our Verizon worked well. Satellite worked fine from the beachfront sites. Beware when you call for reservations, that you are not talking to the park…you are talking to someone in New York that has never seen the place so they cannot give you counsel on which sites are best. This park is part of a chain (can’t remember the name). We have not found another park with an ocean/bay view as nice as this one. For that reason alone we’ll be back, but it will again be in the off season.
If you can dry camp, this is a jewel. Beautiful forest setting with lots of room between sites and a quiet setting. They honor the Golden passport so the $16 rate becomes $8! We paid $50+ for a site at nearby Cherry Hill but, it has a lot of amenities so it is not a fair comparison. Rangers patrolled a lot and the park seemed very secure. We have a 35' motor home and had no trouble on D loop, the only loop open in March. We enjoyed our stay and will be back.
We liked this park for the reasons others have said. Dogs loved the fenced exercise park. Would be very nice in the shade under the pine trees (but you probably won't get your satellite to work). Excellent wifi, cable and utilities. Very nice staff. We did not find road noise objectionable. As a bonus, the gas station near the entrance is RV friendly and had the cheapest gas we found on 95 from NC-FL. Another great example of outstanding Mom & Pop business give great value for money. We'll be back.
As others have said, and excellent CG. The owners are so very nice and accommodating and really do a wonderful job. The CG is meticulously maintained. Most sites are huge and all have a very nice graded crushed stone topping. It was very rainy when we were here and had been for days, yet the roads and sites were drained. Nice oak trees but still easy to get a satellite. Wi-Fi is excellent. $26 was Good Sam without a sewer hookup (they have plenty but we did not need it). Nice looking fishing lake but did not get to try it. Very pet friendly with the usual, common sense, rules...lots of grassed area to walk pets away from sites. This is Mom & Pop small business at its best. We'll be back.
Beautiful forest setting with lots of room between sites. Very friendly staff. Very quiet and peaceful (never heard I-64 noise and was out a lot). The CG is part of a huge park complex so plenty of room to hike etc. Had no trouble maneuvering in and around in a 35' MH with TOAD. In February they had many piles of split firewood available throughout the park for free! Paddle boats, canoes, etc for rent on the lake. Sewer is not avail at any site...1 dump station. For military, Ft Eustis is minutes away with excellent commissary, PX, library and an interesting transportation museum (the museum is open to all). Great park!
As others have said, a very friendly staff and a meticulously maintained and equipped facility. As one poster said, the water view is across a marsh and barely viewable. We paid $47 in Feb for a water view site, not one of the fancy paved patio sites! This seems absurd for a non-resort location. While it is a superb facility and staff, it is not worth $47 in Feb (or anytime).
Outrageous price for an Interstate Highway stop over! $40.17 (tax incl) with a Good Sam Discount! The facilities are fine including excellent cable and WiFi (free now...it ought to be!) Convenient to Richmond. I-95 noise there but not overwhelming. Sites very close to each other. I have stayed at $40 campgrounds before but at least they had something going for them like an ocean, resort, etc. This campground is nothing special. Worth $30 at the absolute max.
Except for Mr "Dump" in Sept (who always calls places a dump, except for expensive resorts) we agree with the other recent reviews. What I would like to add is that Cherry Hill is very convenient to the high end medical facilities at Walter Reed, Bethesda, and HIH. We were here for 8 weeks for treatment. The Cherry Hill staff could not have been nicer and more efficient. The facilities are excellent and very well maintained. This is an excellent base camp for touring DC and/or medical stuff.
I agree with the Feb 07 rating and comments. We stayed here twice this month to/from FL and several times in year's past. It is a good enroute campground and it's easy access to 95 yet quiet. The staff was very friendly in all visits. The campground is very pet friendly with great area to walk them. It had excellent cable and good free wifi coverage. We love the Pizza made fresh in the office. They've just started a coffee bar. We'll be back.
This nice campground has a very nice staff. It is very quiet yet convenient to 95. They go out of their way to be helpful and keep the park very nice. We've stayed before and will stay again. A note: The name of the campground is Smithfield KOA and the physical location is Four Oaks NC (per the receipt). Selma is about 5 miles further north.
We enjoyed it. It is tight but we had no problem in a 35 MH and there were rigs bigger than ours. Beautiful setting in the woods on the side of a mountain. We had no trouble leveling and didn't see anyone else with a problem. Wi-Fi is not free. Cable is not on all sites. Staff very friendly. We'd come back if we pass this way again.
We liked it here. It is not a destination CG but a great overnighter. Sitting outside with a sarsparilla watching the sun go down over the prairie was great. The owners could not be more nice. Ernest Borgnine stayed here for a moth while filing a movie!
This time of the year the pools etc were closed. This is mainly a permanent resident park but the sites are kept very nice. Was told that management has just changed again and that the staff expects for things to get better. We liked it even though we were just an overnighter.
Agree with the earlier post: very nice park. The only thing to be careful of is that many of the sites are not anywhere near level. We had the jacks blocked and fully extended (front wheels off the ground), and we were still bow down.
Agree with Jul 06 post. We also could not get a sewer site even though the park was not crowded. People are very nice. Thought it was over priced for its current state (KOA price but not the KOA quality). No wifi, a dial up connection is in the office. Sites were gravel at one time but most of it is gone now so may be muddy in rain...there is a lot of grass between sites. Our restaurant experience wasn't as good but that is because there was not enough staff and the one waitress was pulled everywhere.
Agree with the other poster. Since this is a new CG, the facilities, hookups, etc., are first class. We wish our home had the beautiful grass area that they have here…it looks like a golf course on all sites. The staff is very nice. They have first class cable TV, electric, water, sewer, site tables, paved roads, store, and a very nice pool complex. But, to be a complete review, we need to point out some other things. The park really caters to permanent/yearly rentals, not traditional day or weekly. Probably only a third of the sites are designated for transients, if that. There is a river here, but it is hard (impossible?) to see from the transient sites. There are no fire rings or BBQ grills. They have great wifi on Roadrunner cable but it isn’t free. They tend to be hesitant to admit this. I asked several times about paying for it when we registered but the conversation was evaded…when you hook up to wifi, it shows that it is $9.95/day, on top of a $35 site fee. They need to be more forthcoming about this. The other thing is that there is not a tree in sight! This is one huge open field. Satellite TV RV’ers, will love it.
Concur with the other comments. This is a GREAT place...we'll go back a lot! You can get some very wonderful waterfront sites if you can do without hookups. Staff there told us that it is hard to get into during the summer.
We enjoyed our stay here and are surprised at earlier negative comments re staff. Every single staff member we encountered was fantastic. We were near the beach (could not stay beach front because we have dogs). Yes, the sites are close. Yes, the sites are sandy (as one usually finds on the beach). Utilities were great. There were a number of kids and they seemed to be having great fun. The only negative we had was that the free wifi was acting up (they know this and may change providers). We'll be back.
VERY nice CG. Very well maintained. Even has fitness room that would rival a Sheraton! We loved the fenced pet park where the dogs could roam without a leash and do their business. Park even provides a scooper and bags! Our site was nicely shaded and I'm entering this review via their free wifi. Pool was Very nice! Very nice folks operating the CG. We'll be back. PS: we stayed at the other park near here, very nice people also but does not compare with here... EXTRA $10 worth it.