We stayed here during the July 4th holiday weekend. My views on this campground are mixed. The pros to this campground include close proximity to the battlefields, nice swimming pools, plenty of space between sites, and a well-stocked camp store. The cons included gravel roads and sites, smelly bath house (I actually gagged a few times), poison ivy throughout the campground, and high fees for extras. Although we camped with four children, we never used the water slide because I thought it wasn't worth the $10 per person per day charge. We used the "free" pool and it was fine. The bath house near our campsite was horrible: it smelled terribly and the water pressure coming out the shower was so slow that it took a very long time to rinse my hair. We will not return here, it's just not worth it.
This campground was hard to rate. The sites were spacious, well-maintained, and the rangers were very friendly. The kids enjoyed the ball field and riding their bikes on the paved, relatively flat roads. However, the restrooms are in rough shape - very old, a bit dingy, and in need of a remodel. There are not a lot of structured activities at the campground nor are there many hiking trails. However, there is plenty to do in the area - hiking, canoeing, mountain biking, etc. - all which are a short drive away. The campsites are gravel instead of paved, but there are plenty of sites with electric. This was our second trip to this campground and I'm sure we will return. The pros far outweigh the cons.
This is a clean campground with level sites and paved roads. The lake is very nice. However, there is not a lot of activities, other than swimming. Boat rentals are pricey, and the campground is very hilly, making it all but impossible for my kids to ride their bikes or play ball. I don't think we will return here.
WOW! What a wonderful campground. We stayed here for one week and had a site right by the ocean. It was beautiful. We were so impressed with the space at the sites - not crowded at all, plus they were all pull-through sites. The pools were spotless and there were plenty of activities. The store was well-stocked, and the carnival for kids was a fun treat. I can't say enough good things. The only "fault" I can find is that the roads were not asphalt; they were well-packed sand. It wasn't a problem, but I just prefer paved roads. The bathhouses were spotless, and the general appearance of the campground was beautiful. LOVED IT. We will return next year.
This campground needs a lot of work. The roads really are as bad as other posters described, and the general appearance of the premises is shabby. The bathhouses need updated, and the showers are odd. Even my kids complained about the showers, and that's a first. My particular site was actually fairly spacious, but I kept tripping over tree roots. The staff was friendly, and the kids enjoyed jumping on the big air pillow. The pool looked nice, but we didn't use it. We were only here three nights, and we spent most of the time at the beach or visiting friends who live nearby. If I had camped here for my actual "beach vacation", I would have been very disappointed.
We stayed here over the July 4th weekend, with our primary focus being on touring the battlefields. This campground is so close to the attractions that one could easily walk or bike to them. The campground itself is an older one and could use some updating, but overall was very spacious for a private facility, and there were plenty of activities. We stayed in the back of the campground, near the primitive sites, and our boys had plenty of room to play and ride bikes. The pros of this place include swimming pool, relatively flat sites, close proximity to town, and cleanliness. The cons include gravel roads and older bathhouses. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Our site had water and electric, but the owners had a device on their tractor that would pump your water lines from the camper, which was very convenient. When we return to Gettysburg, we will stay here without hesitation.
We visited this state park over Memorial Day weekend. Pros included a nice beach with updated concession stands; wooded, shaded campsites that offer privacy; paved roads; and friendly staff. Cons include old, dingy bath houses; some sites are small; steep hills; and LOTS of poison ivy. The general appearance was average. There was a creek in the back of our site that provided hours of fun for our three sons. There is not a lot to do at this campground, but if you want to relax, let the kids run around, and enjoy nature, you will like it here.
This is a small campground with large, level sites. There is no shade, so bring a canopy. We were on the lake, where the kids could fish. The road and sites were gravel, but the grass was very well-maintained. Within walking distance was a very large pool that had slides, a trampoline, basketball, volleyball, and a diving board. Next to that was a large playground and basketball court. There is no shortage of things to do with the kids at this campground! The bathhouse was spotless, and the owners were extremely friendly and courteous. The negative aspects were the gravel roads, no camp store, and no shade at the camp sites. We will return to this campground, without hesitation.
We love camping at state parks, but this campground was a disappointment. The road was rough and uneven, the gravel campsites were small, the bathhouse was old & dirty, and there was nothing for the kids to do. The hill was too steep and rough for bike riding, there was no flat area to play ball, and there was no playground. The hiking trail was covered in poison ivy. The only positive aspect was that we had electric and water hookup, and that park (other than the campground) was beautiful. There is a very large pool with water slides as well as a spray area for little kids. If you stay two nights at the campground, you get one-day free passes to the pool, which is normally $5.00 per person. The pool is clean, well-staffed, and has a concession area. There is a playground outside the pool area, as well as lots of picnic tables and grill. The pool is one-mile from the campground, though, so it is not something you can just walk to. Too bad the campground wasn't closer to the beautiful pool and lake, where you can rent boats and fish.
This is a very nice state park. The sites are very spacious, the grounds are well-kept, and there is a lot to do in the area. I wish the campground had paved roads, and the bathhouses were old, but clean. I appreciated the hot showers. There is no camp store but there is a little store just down the road from the campground. If you enjoy hiking, you will love this area. You can also enjoy fishing in the Clarion River. Lots of people brought canoes and kayaks as well. We will certainly return here next summer!
This campground has an excellent reputation in our local area so I was eager to try it. Our first impression upon arrival was that it looked more like an RV park than a campground. There were so many campers that were crammed together on small campsites. However, it was also clear that there would be a lot to do. The pros to this campground include friendly staff, full hook-up at many sites, clean bathrooms, lots of activities for children, and two nice pools. The cons include sites very close together, gravel roads, and small camp store given the size of the campground. I was charged more at check-in because the website had the wrong rates. In conclusion, it was a great family place but I felt like we were in a trailer court as opposed to a campground. Perhaps that is because we camp at state parks most of the time. In any event, we probably will not return.
We camped here over the Memorial Day holiday. The facilities were clean, the campgrounds nicely spaced, and the sites were spacious. We had electric hookup at our site. The kids had a great time riding their bikes and scooters on the paved roads. There was a new bathhouse on our loop, but it did not have a shower. All of the other bathhouses did, though. As with most federal parks, there were no water or sewer hookups available. This is an older campground but in great shape. We took a boat tour around the lake. You can also swim, fish, and water ski. There is a beach area as well. This is a fun place for families.
This is a very nice state park campground. We stayed in the lakeside campground and the view was beautiful. We were three rows back from the lake but still only 150 feet from it. There is a large, clean beach on the other side of the lake. You can canoe on the lake (no motorized boats), and many kids were fishing. The bathhouse was updated, spotless, and had hot showers. There are many sites with electric hook-ups. The sites are level, spacious, and have fire rings. The cons are as follows: the "camp store" was bare, not a lot of organized activities, and the main route to the beach was closed, so we had to go around it. Not a big deal, really. The roads are all paved. We would stay here again.
This state park campground had the following pros: level, shaded, spacious campsites; clean bathhouses; paved roads; lots of hiking trails; and close to local attractions. The cons were as follows: limited number of sites with electric; no campstore; and had to drive to get to the lake. The campground was within walking distance to the "Discovery Center", which is a very small museum of sorts that teaches kids about animals in nature. While it was interesting, we walked through it in 15 minutes. The kids spent lots of time riding their bikes on the road and trails. We all enjoyed the hiking trails. The lake itself had so many large rocks on the bottom that you really could not swim in it. That was a disappointment because we love to swim and hang out by the lakes. The lake is really geared towards boaters. There were lots of pontoon boats, power boats, and jet skies. While you can rent a boat, it is quite pricey and really not something we wanted to do with three small children. Overall we had a good time at this campground and would certainly camp here again.
This campground is located right on the Pamlico Sound and just a few blocks from the ocean. The views were gorgeous, and watching the sun go down over the sound every evening was priceless. The kids enjoyed crabbing and fishing as well as trips to the beach. The pool is beautiful and well-kept. The camp store is large and has everything you could need. The staff is friendly and helpful. The sites are level but narrow and small. No campfires are permitted. The bathhouses are small and not as clean as I would like, but we tend to use the bathroom in our camper most of the time, even for showers. Overall we really enjoyed our stay and would definitely return again.
This is an RV Park, not a campground. I wouldn't stay here to just enjoy the surroundings, but if you are looking for a "home base" to check out all there is to do and see in Williamsburg, it works. PROS: Level sites with full hook-ups, nice pool, friendly staff, close to attractions. CONS: Only one bathhouse that really needs some work, sites are very close together, wi-fi connection was very difficult to get. We stayed here for two nights as a stop over on our way to the beach, and spent one day at Water Country. For our purposes, this park worked well and we would stay there again.
This is a beautiful state park with lots of trees, a nice playground for kids, hiking trails, and a huge lake for swimming and fishing. The campsites are a nice size. Our site was flat but there are some on hills. The bathrooms were old but clean. The camp store is small but there is a large store nearby that has everything you may need for a reasonable price. The lake has a large beach area for swimming, and it appears you can rent non-motorized boats for fishing and recreational purposes. There are not a lot of sites with electric, and reservations must be made early. No sewer or water services are available, but there are dump stations. Nearby attractions include Old Bedford Village, Coral Caverns, and Gravity Hill. If you are ever in the Bedford area, this is the place to camp!
The positive aspects of this campground include easy access to DC via Metro bus, which picks up right at the campground; lovely, clean, heated swimming pool; very friendly staff members; and clean bathrooms/showers. The negatives were very small, narrow campsites; carnival and migrant workers living there; and the inability to have a campfire at night. The fire ring was literally 12 inches from the picnic table. This is a great place to stay for easy access to D.C., and we would do it again. At $50 per night with our Good Sam discount, it was far cheaper than staying at a hotel. The kids enjoyed riding their bikes, and we were near the playground, which is well-kept.