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08/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very nice campground. Clean, with level sites. Very friendly staff & nicely stocked store.
10/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
A very dated and getting antiquated campground. Most trailer sites are jammed in tight, not every one has a fire ring; and a lot are on hillsides. Toilets and showers are old. No swimming pool. It's OK in a pinch if you are out and about Lancaster sight seeing; but not worth more than a couple of days.
08/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Yes, it has beautiful views and nice wide sites. But, we too were on the hillside and the sites are NOT level. Longer trailers will certainly experience the problem of trying to get it level, without having a LONG last step down when exiting the trailer. Better to request one of the premium pull through sites down near the office, which are level. The bathrooms, though not modern were clean and the store well stocked. We were only here over night, so did not use the pool or activities.
08/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
A VERY nice campground, with modern and clean showers and toilets, very decently sized sites; two pools and a hot tub, as well as a friendly staff. Most sites provided shade as well. For the price of $38 a night, the place can't be beat. The only things that kept it from being a 10 were only one table and umbrella at the pool, poor TV reception (OK...who really needs it camping) and narrow bandwidth on the free wireless. The stone roads were fine, prefer them, rather than muddy roads when it rains. We will definitely aim to come back.
08/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
A difficult dilemma rating this KOA. Yes: the store, pool, snack bar and playground were really nice. The staff was warm and friendly. However, they really only had one modern bathroom and ONE modern shower stall; in the office building near the larger sites. The balance of the showers and toilets were older and farther away. As well, most of the sites were "rough surface" and pretty rustic. The picnic tables were older and a number wobbly. Yes, there is plenty of shade, but many sites were very narrow, with fire pits that ended up under one's awnings. And these were called the premium sites. One fire pit next door was made out of crumbling cement block above ground, the next was completely below ground with a tire ring, easy to step into. Additionally, they were having constant problems handling the electrical load on a mid 80's day; with the power going off (along with the internet access) in different sections, several times in one day. Internet service was flukey as well. Yes: they have a nice shuttle service into town, but they need to do some improvements to the electrical grid and freshen up the sites a bit. Yes: this is a decent campground, close to everything. But, a 9 or a 10? No.
09/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
If it weren't for the VERY narrow sites and the campfire rings close to your neighbors, I would rate this a 10. However, several times; we had smoke come in and it set off our C02 detector and things were just TOO cozy. Rate was very fair though and the CG clean and well taken care of. Showers and Toilets in nice condition. It's just those close sites and the fact that most of the "big rig" sites were a tad too short are keeping the CG from being a 10.
08/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
A nice campground on the beach. Indoor and outdoor pool with inside hot tub.Grassy sites and concrete pads. Showers and restrooms clean, although a bit "dated." Wi-Fi a bit slow with narrow bandwidth; and yes, they do nickle and dime on the charges. Pool, decently stocked store and office open late. AS TO THE WATER QUALITY, which other reviewers have noted...the office explained it as they use well water and since they are between the ocean and the sound, the salt water does infiltrate the aquifer. We did NOT hook up to the city water, preferring to draw from our on board tank.
08/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Based on nearly 35 years of camping, I feel the 10 ratings on this campground are a little high. BUT...that said; this is certainly an above average KOA. The store is well stocked and new. There is a boat dock and a beautiful sunset on the Neuse River. They offer premium patio sites with chiminea, swinging chairs, and umbrella topped tables. The sites are level. But, one set of toilets that we used were a bit dated and the pool only goes to 4ft. Additionally, the pool DOES not offer steps, only a ladder which make it difficult for the elderly or disabled to get in. When I compare the landscape and facilities to a CG such Willow Tree Creek or Normandy Farms, it's still only an 8. But, it is a VERY good Campground though...well worth the visit and central to area attractions.
08/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
This campground is a "Tale Of Two Cities," indeed. YES...IT IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CG'S WE'VE BEEN TO, with the landscaping, pool and toilet facilities among the best. It's very peaceful there. However, it's more than annoying that a campground just built from the ground up in 2003 as a "Premium Campground" was built without Cable TV. Additionally, the road/intersection lighting is non existent. Coming back late at night, you have to be careful not to drive down one way lanes since the signs are not lit. The store closes at 5 pm and that store is 95 % nick knacks, without any basic groceries such as bread, milk and eggs. We couldn't even find potato chips and they don't sell firewood. They also run a hayride at 9 pm at night...in the dark when most young children are heading off to bed. Additionally, the internet has had long term problems and was not working at all during the 4 days we were there. The current management of the campground is new as well. BE FOREWARNED ON FEES...if you make more than one change to your schedule, you are charged $10. If you have to cancel, you are charged a full nights fee. I have never seen such charges over 35 years of camping. YES, it's beautiful, but in good conscience...I can only give it an 8 out of 10 rating. If it weren't for the bathrooms, it would be only a 7. Management needs to rethink their business plan.
08/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
Very nice staff, showers and restrooms clean and new. Smaller pool (crowded in the hot weather) but it is in very nice condition. Large sites, but to be honest, what keeps my rating a 7 is that many of the larger pull thru sites are a bit rough. WiFi service very good, as well as a good selection of channels on the cable tv. SMALL store with a small selection and THEY DO NOT SELL MILK, although grocery stores including Walmart are within one mile.
07/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
A VERY Nice Campground, premium patio sites available for big rigs; but all sites very level and large; many with shade. On the downside, they have no sewage on sites, but do have a honeywagon service along with a sewage dump. Also, no cable TV. Wireless STILL having problems, with a weak - inconsistent service...and yes, they did have someone working on it, STILL. Although, if you are looking to be closer to the Thousand Islands, the Ivy Lea KOA might be a bit closer to the attractions.
06/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
An "OK" KOA. Fairly decent CG in an older "tourist" section of Niagara Falls. Nice indoor pool and very nice hot tubs, smaller outside pool, both in nice shape. Some facilities are a little older, but in generally good repair and condition. The grounds are a little rough and could use some upgrading.
06/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is one of the better KOA's with a nice, family atmosphere. They've upgraded a lot of their existing pull through sites with concrete pads in the "A" Section. Even a few with upgraded patios and chairs at the end of each "A" Row, as well as a new "Big Rig Section" with upgraded "premium" patios. The Wi-Fi is the pits.
05/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
It's an "OK" KOA, in an area with few campgrounds. $60 a night and no cable TV and poor Wi-Fi coverage. Worse yet, this KOA tried to charge me an additional $10 for a "requested site." It's bad enough where they nickel and dime you for every child and pet, NOW THIS? As I had NOT requested any specific site, I had to fight to get it taken off with a staff person who had a poor attitude. Been here about 10 times, and this was the first time they ever tried that, so check your bill folks! If this is a "national" effort, it's a despicable way to gouge people and maybe we ought to be looking at other campgrounds.
04/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
It has close proximity to all of the local activities, a friendly staff and nicely stocked store. We arrived very late out found us to have been put into a site way too small for our rig on a holiday weekend, but they readily fixed that the next morning, so the staff gets a "thumbs up." Note that we were in the newer and larger "Colonial" section of this KAO, and even in that section many of the sites, especially the big rig sites are too narrow. A fair number of the sites were barely level and need a bulldozer run through them. Most of the roads were gravel, with a fair number of tight turns. In addition, we found that the toilet stalls were way too small. It's not a bad campground, but for $55 a night and being in a major "destination" area, they could do better.
08/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
This was our first time at this KOA, formerly a privately owned Campground; which is now in the KOA system. Access off of I-95 was very easy. It is VERY family orientated, and everyone seemed very well behaved; with a lot of local Connecticut residents in camp. Even a few large but well mannered get together. About 70% of the CG are pull through sites, and a good 30-40% of them seem to be seasonal. It seemed very clean and had "pass card" security gates at the entrance. Saturday night featured an outdoor Disney movie under the stars. Our pull through seemed among the wider ones, not huge but very sufficient for a 4 day stay. The roads were gravel and paved. Actually, most of the sites were up on a hill, over looking the (two nice) pools; so there was a pleasant breeze and a nice view of the sunset to the west. We paid $55 a night with 30 amp, water and sewer; which is pretty typical for a KOA. There is a newly remodeled store with camping basics and there's an RV dealer and supply shop next door to the campground as well. To close, I would have to disagree with the negative reviews posted here and we would definitely stay here again.
04/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
There are few private campgrounds in the area, so there is little competition. Thus, this is your typical mundane KOA. But, if you are planning on visiting Annapolis & Baltimore, it's the closet of the two private campgrounds in the Washington/Baltimore area. It's moderately "big rig friendly," clean, safe and and well kept, with modern bathrooms; but there are no activities, despite the fact that the do offer tours of Washington. Considering the lack of activities as well as the lack of Cable TV, this KOA is overpriced. We stayed there in a 33' travel trailer with a slide out. Would we stay again? Yes,because there is nothing else in the area; but after 13 annual visits to the area, we sincerely wish they would do some improvements and upgrade the CG. After all, it is in the heart of a "destination" area and people would like to stay awhile in a bit of comfort.
06/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
What can I say other than Normandy Farms is among the best of the best. The showers & toilets are immaculate and equal to Disney. The pull thru sites are large and easily accessible, and the store is well stocked. Three nice outdoor pools and a heated indoor pool with a jacuzzi and sauna provide relief after a long day site seeing. It is easily accessible from all areas and central to a lot of places to visit, yet back in the woods, peaceful quiet. A note about the back in sites...they did to seem kind of crowded together. I would opt for a pull thru for anything other than a pop up. The only minor "shortfalls" I could manage to comment on are that the tables have really short legs, and thus are really low to the ground, making them uncomfortable...and there was no cable TV. We are staying for two weeks.
05/2008
rating [ 4/10 ]
We stayed in this Campground over Memorial Day Weekend. Though it is in a very peaceful location by a stream, in my opinion, this CG is BELOW KOA STANDARDS, and I base that on MANY, MANY nights staying in KOA's The wireless internet was at best, weak and unsusable, along with the cable TV service which only offered a couple of channels. The CG IS NOT big rig friendly, with no sewer avalaible to the bigger pull thrus. Speaking of "bigger pull thrus," the were barely big enough for a 33' travel trailer with a slide out. FINALLY, with only MINIMAL (3-4 people) in a the showers at a given time, there was BARELY any water pressure, and the water was BARELY warm, no where near hot. The showers are difficult to get into for even a person of medium build. One has to climb UP into a very narrow shower stall. As to the sewer dump, which I needed to use because I had no sewer on my pull thru, as stated in a previous review; it is indeed in a bad place. It is on the main exit of the campground and one must block the road while spending their 15 minutes or so emptying the tanks. I WOULD BYPASS THIS KOA and look elsewhere. The
08/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is an excellent KOA, with very friendly and helpful staff. Facilities were up to date and clean, and there seemed to be an ongoing facilities upgrade program.
08/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a really nice KOA, surrounded by peaceful cornfields; to visit the Indianapolis area from. Easy access from the Interstate. They have a totally new store, office and pool, with very friendly staff.
07/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
Not a bad place, but a "little out of town" from St. Louis. Pool, toilets & showers were clean and well kept; and the staff very helpful. The wi-fi signal was weak, the water hookup a little old fashioned and we did have some problems with flys...could have been because of the recent wet weather; but it's worth the stop when visiting St. Louis. Dang, we missed the nearby cemetary. It would have been a nice history lesson.
08/2006
rating [ 2/10 ]
Among the worst...It looked so bad, we DIDN'T even stay here; it looked so bad, being in the middle of an industrial area. The place looked tired and sad, with plenty of older units cluttering up the grounds. To be honest, we were kind of scared when we drove in. Staff very unhelpful...told that wifi was down, when asked when it would be back up...told "any day now" even though we were also told it had been down for many months. Collected our deposit and pulled right out...KOA needs to pull this franchise.
07/2006
rating [ 4/10 ]
This KOA has seen better days. There were more than a few rusted and older RV's and the toilets and showers were certainly out of date. Not much in the store either. Don't remember seeing much of a playground either. I'll admit that the pool was nice and clean, thus, IMHO; this leaves this campground in the "overnight here if you have to" column.
07/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a really nice campground off if Interstate 95 and a great place to overnight on the way to or back from Florida. It's even nice for a 2-3 day visit to the area. Well maintained pool area with a covered deck and fans to beat the sun and heat, wide and nicely kept up sites. Clean & up to date facilities, with a really nice staff.
08/2006
rating [ 4/10 ]
Far from the best Campground I've been at! It's OK for an overnight, but beyond that I wouldn't stay there again for 3 nights. The office, store and game room were far from the campsites. The pool was small with old fashioned ladders that made it difficult to get out of. Most all of the sites were on a steep hill (which is not friendly to seniors and disabled) the toilets/showers needed upgrading...AND YET, they spent a lot of money on some kind of large "pillow bouncy" thing about the size of a tennis court...even though there was barely a playground!
06/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
I have stayed at this campground MANY times, in Cabins, Pop-Ups & our new Travel Trailer. I have always found the staff to be very helpful, the bathrooms clean and the campsites well maintained. It's a great campground for 3-4 day visits to see the surrounding area. Tours to NYC are also offered. There are two sections; one with large and level pull throughs for larger units and another, more hilly section with back in and tent sites. The two pools were always clean and well taken care of. Several of the showers in the pull thru section were recently remodeled. Rumor has it that they are planning on expanding.
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