This place is great
we stayed at buttonwood for the first time the end of August. probably the friendliest campground I’ve stayed out. when you arrive you are met by a staff member on a golf cart that takes you to your campsite. he helped us back in and get level and offered to bring us ice or wood if we needed it. from there it was “take your time and head down to the office when you are ready to check in”. there is tons to do for the kids. ours really enjoyed the bounce pillow, laser tag and peddle cars the most. there is also a small pool and nice canopies around the pool to sit under. my wife’s favorite part was the wine bar on site with local made wine and wine slushees!
the campground is divided by a local road and has 2 different feels. the lower section is right by the river with several riverfront sites and many river view sites. the upper side has the playground and kids activities and feels more set out in the country.
only downsides I can say about this campground are the sites are small. we where on the upper side and it felt more like tailgating than camping but everyone was super friendly. also plan on spending $20 per person for an activity wristband that includes all the extras including mini golf and tubing shuttle.
Large grassy sites right on the Juniata River. Tubing, canoeing, swimming. Nice pool. GORGEOUS landscaping. Very friendly.
This was the first time staying here and definitely won't be my last. It all starts when you first pull up. There are people on golf carts to take you to your site. They then help you back your rig in. They were so friendly and will even give you rides to where you need to go in the campground. Plenty of things to do there also. You wont br disappointed in your stay.
This was our second stay at Buttonwood and both times we have had a fun and enjoyable stay! The campground's landscaping is welcoming with beautiful gardens and flower arrangements throughout. Buttonwood is actually divided in to two sections with the upper lot, which is near all the activities and pool; and the lower area, which is near the Juniata River.
During our visit, we found the staff to be friendly, helpful, and taking pride in the campground. Upon arrival, we were escorted to our site and the staff member helped back us into our spot. He then explained the electrical box, sewer, etc. to help us feel welcomed. We found the sites to be spacious, well maintained (gravel pads) and very level. Our site was along the river, which provided us with a great view. Yes, there is a train track across the river and you will hear them go by, but most of the time I really didn't notice them.
Buttonwood has many amenities and theme weekends for their customers. In addition to the pool and playground there is mini-golf, laser tag, giant bounce pillow, and go-carts to name a few (Fee). They also offer free transportation to the Port Royal Speedway on Saturday nights for the races. Each weekend various activities take place with outside vendors, crafts, food, etc. One very important fact is they have a permanent stand for the Juniata Valley Winery onsite, which is open every weekend. Try the wine slushies!!
Overall, we found Buttonwood Campground to be a fun and relaxing place to stay with friendly customer service and a variety of amenities. We will return and I recommend them if you are looking for a clean place to stay in Central PA.