Rangers at check-in were very friendly and helpful. Campground is at the top of a hill, so easy to ride bike to beach but very hard riding back. Can ride bike easily around campground. Going to the beach is far, thus a vehicle is needed. Beach is very nice and roomy. Campsites are level, shaded, and clean. Water pressure in showers was low but adequate. Can cut fallen wood near campsites. Good cellular reception and TV station selection.
Rangers at check-in were very nice helpful. Campground sites were very clean and roomy. Had back-in and drive-through sites. Bathrooms and showers were very clean. Hiking trails very nice. Can cut fallen wood locally, or can buy. Beach area very nice. Going to the beach requires going in your vehicle. Can ride a bike to the beach but there are a couple of steep hills. Look forward to going again in 2014.
Very nice campground near the Chesapeake Bay. If coming in a motorhome, recommend asking the ranger to be able to look at all three campground areas (D, G, and H) before committing to an area. This way, you are more likely to get a good level site. Saw many 30' and 50' sites occupied by pop-ups, tents, or vehicles; the park does not require that you have the appropriate RV for the large sites. Area good for biking and the beach is close by and very nice. Definitely will return next year.
Rating this campground is difficult because on one hand, the proximity to the ocean is ideal and the bathroom and shower facilities are very nice; on the hand, we brought our dog, a Lhasa Apso, and every time we took him outside, we spent 10+ minutes removing stickers from his hair. The bike trail is flat and is approximately four miles long one way ending in the Assateague National Seashore Park. The bike trail to he national museum crosses a high bridge (for a good view) and allows for additional riding. The rangers were very nice and police the campground very well. You can purchase wood for $5 per bundle at the ranger house. Both the state and national parks are known for their wild horses, which are nice to see but at a good distance, since they are known to bite. Because of the horses, there is horse waste everywhere. Also, you have to keep your food stored extremely well because the horses can be persistent and aggressive if you have food within their scenting distance. They come and go at their own leisure. The Fall season is an ideal season to visit because the weather is very nice. The National Park is next door, is less expensive, has larger sites, but the showers do not have warm water.
Very "remote like," even though it's located in a metropolitan area (Northern Virginia). Excellent 4-mile multi-use trail nearby that ends at another state park. Showers were very clean with good privacy. Very nice for families; well kept playground and hiking trails. Sites were a little close together but there were a few that offered good privacy. We selected an electric-only site, which worked out well because the bathrooms / showers were relatively close.
The campground is well kept and has a very friendly staff. The lady behind the counter drove to the site with us and helped us in parking since there was a tree close by where we needed to park. There was a good mix of tent campers, trailers, and Class A vehicles. The campground is good for anyone, including families, who wants to stay on the grounds and not go on extended bike rides (very narrow shoulders on Highway 11) or hiking. For children, there was a clean pool, a playground in good condition, a grass area for running around. There's also a miniature golf course, canoes and paddle boats. My wife and I took a paddle boat ride up the creek, which, at this location, is very slow moving. The water was very clear. Overall, a very good (but strenuous) experience. We also took a couple of bike rides in each direction on Highway 11. Going north toward Middletown, we visited the Battle of Cedar Creek site. The view was very scenic. The road had a center turning lane, so it made the small shoulder less perilous. Going south toward Strasburg (and I-81), the road is four lanes. Both towns are within a couple miles of the campground. I didn't give a higher score because a number of trailers / RVs, that were clearly there for extended stays, looked run down. Also, the campground is adjacent to Highway 11 resulting in a high level of sporadic traffic noise.
Very well kept campground with very good privacy. The rangers are very personable yet professional. The drive to campground is on Skyline Drive and is very scenic. With the Appalachian Trail next to the park, there is plenty of hiking opportunities. The only downside is that the showers are located a significant distance from the campground sites and cost $1 for 5 minutes.