Well maintained grounds and sites, very friendly staff, good-size RV sites, minimal to no shade. Very quiet. Small playground for children. Has a location for launching kayak or canoe onto the sound and a pier for fishing. Bathhouse very clean and showers are excellent. Although the campground itself is not bike friendly (gravel road and no bike lane nearby), there are plenty of bike trails closer toward the main part of town. Campground is on an island on the sound side of the Outer Banks. Daily rate based on the weekly rate of $200/week. Laundry - washer-$1.50; dryer - $1.00. Would definitely stay here again. Much to see and do; recommend staying a week to take advantage of the weekly rate.
Agree with comments from earlier reviews. Would definitely stay here again as a stopping point going to other locations either north, south, or west. The owners are very friendly and accommodating. Regarding the Family Friendly Park rating, the owners continue to add to the campground, so I expect there will be more available for children in the future. The campground is located close to a major highway (US Hwy 30) so there is a bit of traffic noise.
From Hwy 11, a very steep climb to the campground entrance; dated campground. Staff was very friendly. Very nice swimming pool, however the walk to the pool from the campsite passes by two large, open trash bins and open gravel pits. Overall, campground around the office area is unsightly. Bathhouse very clean; showers very nice. Stayed in W19, very small. Verizon reception: 1-2 bars (fair). Very good OTA TV reception, all three major networks. Wi-Fi at the office; had tables to sit down and shade. Not bicycle friendly. Laundry - wash $1.50; dryer $1.00. Dryers were aged. Would not stay here again.
Very scenic and isolated area. Staff was very friendly. Rate was using the National Park Senior Pass. Bathrooms and showers very clean. Campsites were good size. No Verizon service or OTA television stations. Limited sites with electric and water. Nice bike path, approx. 2 miles along the river. Campground is close to many site attractions, including ski resorts and small towns. When turning off of Hwy 100, stay on the left fork of the road. We had a very interesting experience with one of the locals when we mistakenly took the right fork of the road. We unknowingly stopped in a long entrance road to a private residence in order to unhook our towed vehicle from the RV so that we could turn around.
Sites offered good privacy. Roads inside the campgrounds were narrow with trees on both sides. Noticed that large puddles of water easily formed on most sites after a rainfall. Water spigots are shared between adjacent sites, so you do need an extended hose to connect to the water. Not bicycle friendly. Wood was $9/load. Very good shade. Verizon cell service fair to good. OTA TV reception fair to good; had all three major networks. No Wi-Fi. $3 token each for washer and dryer. Bathrooms were clean but the men and women showers were in poor condition. Lake was nice for canoeing or kayaking. Crossed the Delaware Memorial Bridge from the south - no toll. Gas is at least $0.10 a gallon cheaper in New Jersey than Delaware.
Very good shade, pull-through (Loop D) was fine for my 30' motorhome; however, I saw the longer RVs struggling with the tight spaces between trees. Other loops (A-C) were more accommodating for the longer RVs; however, the electrical and water services were installed so that adjoining spaces shared a common water facet and the electric boxes were back to back. Swimming is not allowed in the pond; however, can boat and kayak. The conditions for bicycling were excellent within the park and the surrounding state and county roads (wide shoulders both directions). Bathrooms need updating. Laundry was $1.50 per load for each of the washers and dryers.
Stayed at site #4 - full hook-ups, very nice site, good privacy, bathhouse directly across from site. Driveway on site is paved, as well as the campground roads. Verizon service fair at site, good at the beach and lighthouse. Internet at store - average (slow) - no password protection. TV reception - excellent - all four networks. Bathhouse has two showers each for women and men's bathrooms. Showers average. Biking good for most of the park; some hills. Laundry $2.00 for washer and $1.50 for dryer - limited hours of operation (closed Monday and Tuesday). When coming on I-95 or Hwy 40 from the south, go on Hwy 1 to cross the Susquehanna River, otherwise will pay $24 toll if towing a vehicle (4-axles). With MD senior discount, paid half-price (Sun - Thur.).
Staff very friendly. Very clean restrooms. $0.25 / 8 minutes for showers. Grounds were well maintained. Was very nice having cable and Wi-Fi. Overall, very pleased with the stay and the site. Stayed on site 143. Sites are on the small side; however, each has a stone slab with a picnic table. Wash is $2.75 and dry is $0.25 for 8 minutes. Came in a 30' motorhome towing a vehicle - no issues with the roads coming in to the campground. Hammonasset Beach State Park approximately 10 minutes away - very nice beach; can park nearby and ride bicycle in without any charge, otherwise, $15 entry fee for non-residents. Would definitely return.
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.