7/29/2013 Disney Fort Wilderness Campgrounds. Stayed at the campground for 5 nights while touring Disney. Originally, had planned on staying at another area CG, but changed our plans to be in-park. A great decision. There's many benefits to being in park including Disney Transportation and early park hours -- we took advantage of both. Disney provides transportation within the campground to the Depot, then park transportation from there. There are also ferry boats that run between the campgrounds and Magic Kingdom, The Contemporary, and Wilderness Lodge. Park busses run about every 20 minutes, ferry boats vary from 10 mins to 30 (the ferry to Magic Kingdom is the quickest way to the park). The campground busses will pick you up at the entrance to your section and drop you off at the Depot for the ferry boats. Note there are three Depots on the campground property -- Outpost( Bus Transportation), Settlement (Store and Ferry Transportation, and Meadow Store & Restaurants). We were in section 300 which is walkable to the ferry boats. Due to the heavy rains, there was significant standing water which lead to Mosquitos. (Reason for the 9 rating). Next time we will request a site not in the 300-400 range. However, our site -- "preferred" -- was fine with lots of shade and backing up to the creek. The utilities are located in the center of the site which may require a bit of maneuvering if you have slide outs. We decided we would upgrade to a premium site next time with the extra cement pad to avoid tacking in the sand to our RV. The facilities are what you would expect from a Disney park. They have a large pool, but we didn't use it on this trip. Rate includes $5/day pet fee.
Stayed here as an overnight stop returning from Florida. Our GPS took us right to the campground. We didn't have reservations and were somewhat skeptical based on some online reviews. However, it was perfect for our overnight needs, close to the interstate, pull through sites (long enough we didn't have to unhook), and very friendly staff. We arrived well after the office closed, but as I was looking at the map, the office light comes on and the manager opens the door and asks if we are needing a site. The office is new and has a well stocked camp store also. We found our site easily and was hooked up in short-order with no adjustments to level needed. There are shaded and open sites. The roads are paved and the sites gravel. There's no grass between the pull thru sites, but that didn't matter to us given the short overnight stop. There are comments relating to the noise from the highway, we did notice it, but, from inside a modern RV, is not an issue. Our rate includes VKR discount.
This is a nice campground and well maintained. It's close to Disney theme parks and other attractions. The campground is more "urban" than most KOA campgrounds and sits just off 192. The pool and hot tub are well maintained and the park, overall, is well kept. We stayed here for 3 nights prior to moving to Disney Worlds Campground. I didn't see any shuttle buses from the park, but I didn't ask as we wanted to be "on-property".
This is one of the nicest KOA kampgrounds you'll find. The sites (we had full hook-up, pull through) are adequately spaced and most are shaded. Our site was level and easy to pull into without any problems. The pool and adjacent splash pad are very nice and sized appropriately for the campground. There's 24/7 security at the entrance for added safety. While golf carts are permitted, we didn't see any reckless driving or issues. The CG is about 4 blocks from the beach, the shuttle takes you within approximately 2 blocks. It's an easy walk or bike ride. I didn't rate the cg a 10 because of the internet service. They use Tengointernet which is notoriously bad and this campground is not different. The band width is woefully under-powered to handle the modern day demand. As a result, most online responses drop to a dreadful crawl after 8 am and almost stop in the evenings. If this wasn't bad enough, even our ATT 4G (no LTE service in Myrtle Beach yet) service was disappointingly slow anywhere around downtown (assume due to the seasonal high traffic?). Finally, I have no idea what the MB rules are for Golf cart parking at the public access sites. Even after calling and being transferred 3 times then going to the police station and asking, I never got a definitive answer. We would definitely return.
We stayed here as a late stop-over enroute to Myrtle Beach. The campground is easy to get to from the I-40. It's definitely a stopover but appears adequate for a couple of nights or to stay if visiting attractions on the west side of Asheville. The sites are fairly close together and, we found some difficultly getting a site that we fit (front to back) so we didn't have to unhitch. The night security man assisted us to locate a more suitable site. The roads are gravel and, due to the sandy soil, I can see where rain would turn it into a soggy site. We were in a full pull through,and the back in sites appeared fine. There was only one site that appeared to be a worker camper with excessive clutter. They have a camp breakfast for $3 on Saturday which was nice.
Park is a mixture of permanent sites and overnight sites. However, DO NOT let that taint your view of this campground. The permanent sites are very very, well maintained as weekend resort cottages and are well kept. The overnight section is nicely kept and was easy enough for us to maneuver into our site. The sites aren't too close together, but the road is narrow in front so the issue would be if someone was parked on the adjacent spot in front of their camper it could make maneuvering into your spot more challenging. The campground is a short walk or bike ride (they also rent bikes) away. The only negative is the overnight "premium" sites do not have fire rings. They have "public" fire rings (3-4) for these sites. We had a wonderful time including swimming, fishing, golfing, getting ice cream, and just enjoying the Holland weather.
Absolutely the nicest state park campground. We had a full hookup site. It was easy to maneuver into and a quick hook up. There a plenty of trees in the campground section even though the park is a grassland park. We had bikes and took advantage of the miles of paths to ride. There are various club houses (I assume for rent, but didn't inquire). Getting to the park can be a bit tricky but just follow the website directions or signs off I-65 and its no problem. The staff was extremely friendly. Only issue is, since its a state park, there's no "late" check out. They have a standard Sunday late checkout, but nothing Mon-Sat. We absolutely would stay here again.
Cereland was formerly a private park that is now open to the public. The campground is very well maintained and is adjacent to the Softball Park and Fitness Center. The park is south/southeast of Columbus in a wooded setting. The sites are wide and easily accessible. While they do not offer WI-FI, we found both 3G (Verizon) and 3G & 4G (AT&T) service was good in the park. The park is beautiful in the fall complimenting the south Indiana countryside. They do not accept reservations, everything is first come – first serve, but we had no problem getting a site in October. Limited laundry facility (2 Washers and 4 Dryers) but was adequate for a quick uniform wash/dry. We couldn’t find a place in the park to purchase wood, but was referred to Lowe's about 9 minutes away which we picked up on a trip into Columbus. We highly recommend this park. One note, the water & electric box is at the back of the site, so an extension may be necessary.
Very nice park about 2 blocks from the beach. It’s an easy walk /bike ride or the campground offers a shuttle. The campground rents golf carts but are only allowed inside the park. We rented from Best Golf Carts so we could take it outside the park. The park is located near the heart of Myrtle Beach but you will never know it when you're in the campground. We looked at 5 parks last summer and this was far and away the best in distance between sites, facilities, and beach access (although there are some CG's with direct beach access the sites are packed together. No thanks!!). The main bath house appears new (<2 years) and was very clean with lots of room. Notables: fire rings are available for a $25 refundable deposit. Pool and splash pad are outstanding. Highly recommend you bring ant killer and spray around tires, jacks, stabilizers, hoses, anything that touches the ground. This will keep ants out of your RV. There a two sections. The upper section is nice and has cabins, back-in, pull through, and tent sites. This section is very shaded, although if you have a satellite you can request a site with no trees to obstruct your view. There are a few "park models" for overnight rental in this area, but they appear to be well maintained. The lower section (sites in the 300's) appears older and other than the few sites along the creek appear to be mostly semi-permanent. There are also several "stored" RV's in this section, many appears they've been stored for a long long time. It's too bad they've allowed the storage to detract from an otherwise outstanding park. I rated this park lower because of the Wi-Fi and their lack of restrictions on the types of dogs (pits bulls & Rottweiler’s). For the first two days we had persistent Wi-Fi issues. Despite calls to the TengoInternet help desk, emails to their support, the problems continued. It appeared to clear up by the end of day 2 then resurfaced on day 4. The turn-around time noted on Tengo's website is 24 hours, clearly unacceptable for broadband help desk. To be fair, TengoInternet manages the in-park network but the data service is through Horry County Telephone. Either one, or both: could have been source of the problem.
NOTE: THE BEST WAY INTO THE PARK IS 441 to Turnpike Road (locals refer to it as the "Falmouth intersection"). GPS will take you down a couple of back narrower roads. Stay on 441, GPS will "recalculate" two times, then route you directly to Turnpike Road This is an outstanding park. Very well maintained, continually updated, and offering all the amenities you expect from a KOA. There are 3 sections to the campground. Front section is newest and less shaded but is designed for pull throughs and big rigs. (ask if the new sites with a patio and swing are available). The center section is well shaded and sits across the road from the new Kamp cabins. The lower section is being expanded and also is tent friendly (mulch spaces with electric). Pools are very nice with a water mushroom in the main pool and spray jets in the kiddie pool. 3' chess pieces and wooden checkers are available next to the General Store. Wi-fi worked great the whole time. The 2 hour limit is unique but minimally problematic. We chose this park after flatly rejecting a park in York. The park is about 30 minutes from Hershey, 30 minutes from Lancaster, and 40 minutes from Elizabethtown.
We planned on staying here due to access to parks in York. However, after driving through decided to stay in Elizabethtown. The park has several old RVs (not sure if they are occupied). The restrooms are quite old (require security code to use), the connections are quite a distance from the sites. Wouldn't recommend this park.
This is a tale of two campgrounds. There's the new section (sites 201-228), older section (29-93), and the oldest section (1-28). We were in a site that had just been converted from a semi-permanent site. I tried to level the trailer, but the front jack was at its max lift. The view was of 2 old trailers, an old dump truck, and 4 unused propane tanks. This section of the campground (sites 1 & 14-19) appears to be semi-permanents, that are not well maintained. The front section has no shade but is much nicer with adequate room between sites and grass. Unless you can get into the new section, I would recommend going to one of the other campgrounds 30 minutes away. I tried to connect to Wi-Fi all weekend (3 different devices and was "unable to connect"). The campground is 5 minutes from Patriot Park, (Michigan City Parks & Recreation).
Second trip to this park. Very nice facility. Pool, "Ranger Station", sites, all meticulously maintained. Wi-Fi service is very good. The left side of the park is overnight, to the right are seasonals, but the park maintains strict control and there are NO "permanent campers". A security code is required to enter after hours. The park is minutes from the Lake Monroe launch, 20 minutes from Bloomington. We were in town for a softball tournament at Winslow & Twin Lakes parks, both of which were easily accessible from the campground. This is our #1 private park to visit.
Stayed here the week of the 4th. Park is clean and met our needs - full hookups, cable (32 channels), Wi-Fi (strong), 3G cellular data coverage, pool (clean & nice). The park is located 5 minutes N of Middlebury, 10 minutes from Essenhaus, and 30 from Elkhart. Most sites are pull-through. Regarding the water, the water is typical of N Indiana well water with higher concentrations of iron. Harmless, but may be unappealing to some used to treated city water. If so, just fill your tank before you leave home and use from your tank while here. We went park exploring one afternoon and decided this was the right park for us based on amenities We would stay here again.
Very nice park. Comments on golf carts are valid, but we didn't find them to be a problem. Security guards continually monitor the golf cart traffic. The staff were helpful and worked with us to find a new site when the assigned site was too small. The campground is large but offers very nice sites that are not overly tight. The park is next door and shuttles run continually, although its a short walk. Would definitely camp here again.
A very nice campground. We had a spot (#28) on the end with the stream behind us. Like the whole park, the restrooms were very clean, the store is nice. The campground is easy to get to from the N by taking the Teaster Rd (at CVS) which avoid the Parkway traffic. They are located next to the main trolley station which seemed like it would be convenient, but we found the buses, if you are accustomed to city public transportation, to be less than optimal. The office couldn't give the travel times between stops and the bus drivers wouldn't even tell us where the nearest stop was located (at Tanger Five Oaks). However, if you were just shopping up and down the Parkway the Trolley may suite your needs. If you are going to Dollywood, this park is a short 5 minute drive or ride to Dollywood. The park does offer Wi-Fi, although it was low signal and wouldn't connect on Friday and Saturday which may be due to the park being full (or nearly full). It worked fine on Thursday.
Very nice campground. We took advantage of the shuttle to the ferry from the campground on the advice of the front desk and were very pleased. Almost every site is shaded and the laundry facilities are very nice. We had problems with the Wi-Fi the first night, but it was corrected the next morning.
A very nice park. Enjoyed both walking and biking on the trails. Many open sites the weekend we were there, so quite peaceful and quiet. Recommend, if coming from the west on I-74 (Indianapolis), using the Sunman -Morris exit in lieu of Exit 149-Batesville.
A nice campground. Helps to know the terrain before picking your site. Some sites are very close together. Full hook-ups are very difficult to get in the summer. The only problem with the park is they do not offer Wi-Fi and we had no service (3G or extended) on Verizon or AT&T. For boating or the beach a good choice.