We planned a 7 week trip around coming to this park to be near relatives for a reunion. The park office did not give me good directions and failed to tell us to turn off our Garmin, which led us down a gravel road for almost 4 miles, and we had no place to turn around. We also ended up in the switchbacks with a 38 foot 5th wheel! Thank goodness we didn't meet any oncoming traffic because driving that portion of road is very dangerous. We had no idea that we would be so isolated and without communication. We had no phone, internet, or cable. The restrooms and showers were stinky ,not only in the loop where we stayed but also up by the pool. Due to the drought, everything was dried up which was sad. The laundry facility was adequate. The pool was full. Avoid the cafe; the food is horrible. The waitress was laying down sleeping in the chairs when we got there. The park was deserted for the most part, and I am sure this was due to the extreme heat. We wont go back.
Pros: This park is wonderful for families with children! There are cabins to rent, fishing, pool, play scape, zip line, crafts and endless activities. Cons: We arrived at the park and found our site to be a very thin gravel uneven site. The park was dusty. We had no shade and the sites were set at almost a 90 degree angle to the road which made it very difficult to pull maneuver in and out of. There was only 1 washer and 1 dryer in the laundry room... I realize this is a new campground.. however, someone didn't do their homework as far as the layout of the campsites, etc. Ease of setting up is very important, especially on an extended vacation. The best advise I can give is, make sure that you have your passports so that you can go over to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls because the U.S. side is not safe.
We pulled up to this campground and the people at the office were very friendly, as they always had been when I spoke with them on the phone. When we got into the park, we noticed numerous run down old travel trailers parked in the woods with run down cars. We drove further up into the woods and saw the cabins that were for rent and would have been greatly disappointed had we rented the cabins. There were a lot of long term campers with run down sites. We got to our site and it was a narrow, uneven strip of gravel with another trailer parked in it. We pulled into another site after calling the office. I called the dog walker and got her on board to walk our dog so we could go into NYC. The Gray Line Tour Bus offered from the park is $90 per adult and $70 per child. I later found out that this was in a van, not on a bus and I would not recommend the tours after our DC experience. The train ride is an hour into the subway station. This park is not a convenient distance away from NYC! The moral of the story is, park your trailer here and stay in a hotel in the city if you want to enjoy yourself.
We arrived and were supposed to have a 50 amp site. We were escorted to site 31 which is a very nice large corner pull through site. User error. I set up and didn't look at the electric box. Went to plug in and just had a 30 amp plug at this site. I went to the office and they said they had me on a hold over reservation for an extra nite. We moved to site 32. We watched 2 other rigs get escorted to site 31 and have to move for the very same reason. Otherwise, the park was very nice. The office staff was nice and had a nice gift shop. Two of the girls in the office walked our Boxer for us during the day so that we could enjoy the Air Force Museum. The park had lots of amenities for kids such as a pool, train rides, restaurant, media pavilion, fishing. We were there a very short time but enjoyed our stay and will stay there again if we revisit the Air Force Museum which is well worth the trip.
We stayed one night at this park and it was very nice. We had a hard time getting into our back in site because there were obstacles in front of the sites such as trees, electrical boxes, etc. People walking by commented on having the same problems. We had a nice quiet shaded site. The pool area was full of families but we didn't use it. The office area was nice and there was a meeting room and a media room. I was politely warned that the dryers in the laundry room don't dry the clothes well and that you have to keep feeding them quarters. We were directed to a "safe" laundromat in town that was not in a safe part of town. We quickly did our laundry and left. We took the shuttle from the park to the casino and back to have dinner. If you don't like smoke, don't go to the casino. The park was very nice for families. Turning Stone was very smart to put in this park knowing that people prefer to stay in their RV's vs hotel rooms when they come to roll the dice! We would stay there again.
We decided to head up to Maine so my husband could eat lobster! The staff at Hemlock Grove were very nice and Buttons the English Bulldog was a great greeter to all campers. Our site was not shaded and hard to get into because it was on a steep incline but it worked out. I went to the laundry and the dryers tore little holes in my clothes. The clothes had to wait until the next stop for the next trip to the laundry. The restrooms and showers were clean. The buildings were all very nice. This is a simple campground. We ended up spending one night and leaving our RV and going to Bar Harbor and spending several days. We came back and all was well. We spent one more night. The office had no problems extending our stay and were very accommodating.
This park was awesome. The sites were huge and level. I loved the big trees and we stayed in site 58 and it was right next to the office and pool area. The staff was very professional and friendly. The front gate had a card access so the park was safe. We even saw the Sheriff drive through the park at night. Park workers drove around and picked up any little piece of paper that was lying on the ground. It was immaculate! The laundry room only had 4 washers and 4 dryers so there was a wait, but it was clean. There was a good cafe and a cute gift shop. The park had every amenity you could ever want, including a lake with a beach. My only regret is that I didn't have a month to spend there. I will come back again.
Cherry Hill Park is the best park that we found on a 7 week trip up the east coast! What a great location!! The Metro picked us up at the entrance to the park and took us to Union Station to catch the subway or we could take the Metro into DC. Metro passes are only $5.00 vs paying for the Hop on Hop off tours that are very expensive. We paid $148.00 for 3-2 day tour passes and chose not to use the 2nd day because we couldn't find a bus to hop back on and ended up taking cabs to get everywhere. No one at the front desk shared the Metro secret with us! I asked a Metro driver who was on break about their routes and this is how I found out about it. The park was awesome. Every amenity you could ever want. Great cafe! Large laundry room, dog runs, bb courts, 2 pools, sauna, hot tub, 4 computers for guests to use near the cafe (snail mail!). The park has 4 or 5 homes that they rent out that are beautiful and also rent out park model trailers and cabins and yurts. Don't miss out on this park. We extended our stay so that we could spend more time in DC.
We loved this park! It was beautifully landscaped and we had a great site right next to the pool and activity center. The seasonal owners made us feel very welcome :) The laundry room was very clean and had ample washers and dryers. The roads are all paved and were a bit hard to maneuver around a tight corner to our site and back in but we made it in after a couple of tries. The only issues we had were no phone signal or internet. I would definitely stay here again if I went to this area.
I had high hopes for Raccoon Mountain RV Park & Campground but we pulled in and my hopes were quickly dashed. I felt like I was in the back woods. The park was set up real strange. Part of it was on one side of the highway and the pool and most of the activities were located across the highway. The office staff was not very friendly when we arrived. We got to our site and it was gravel and un-level. There are a lot of long term campers in this park. They just have them located further down the hill. The park claims to have Wi-Fi but we could never get it to work. The batting cages and the go carts were also not working. The workout room was locked up and the laundry room only had 2 washers and 2 dryers and there were tons of tent campers at this facility. Needless to say, the washers and dryers were never available. Raccoon Mountain has caves adjoining their campground and I think that is their main focus $$$ and the campground was an afterthought. This park is old and needs repair. We will not camp here again.
The park was full so we had to pull in behind another trailer and were on a very steep incline. The sites and roads are gravel throughout the park. We had mechanical issues with our RV and the manager had a repairman that came to the park and assisted us with part of the repairs. The laundry, restroom and office were immaculate. I did not use the pool. There are a lot of full time renters on a different portion of the campground that borders a farm. The owners of the campground were very friendly.