We just returned from a 4 night trip to Baker's Acres. The staff was friendly, our site was large, clean, and the most level site we have ever camped on! We loved the nature trail. We saw deer every time we walked on it. My husband and daughter enjoyed the pool. The playground was nice. We enjoyed the scavenger hunt and Saturday night entertainment. There were very few golf carts and all the cars drove cautiously. We felt our daughter was safe to ride her bike.
Some people might complain about the condition of the roads. We didn't mind them - it kept people from driving too fast. The bathhouse at the pool could use an update but it was clean and the toilets flushed and the spigots worked! The red bathhouse was nice with separate shower/toilet rooms. Our campsite was a good 7 minute walk from the nearest bathroom which was a bit far so a small bathhouse near the nature trail would have been appreciated.
The trip into LBI was an easy one. We borrowed beach tags from the camp store for a fee and headed to the Brant Beach section of LBI.
We usually do all of our own cooking at our camper but we did decide to treat ourselves to a meal at Calloways (about 5 minutes away). They have outdoor dining and mini golf. In non-Covid times they have some amusement rides.
By far, the friendliest campground we have visited! Most of the sites are seasonal and we were placed amongst the seasonals. We immediately had multiple people offer insight as to how best approach the site. Our particular site was a bear to park in but once situated we were very happy.
The store is closed due to covid but the pool is open. There was a Leibys ice cream truck and food stand open the whole weekend. There were also planned activities for children and adults.
I would have given Echo Farms 4 stars - large sites, close to Sea Isle City, quiet, friendly campers - however, I can only give them 3 stars. I called Encore multiple times and was never able to speak with anyone. I called EF and left 3 messages but they acted as though I had never called. Upon arrival we found that the pool was closed, as was the playground. We were not informed by management. Being as this is mostly seasonal sites and we were one of only a few transient campers, they could have called. Also, the bathhouse was so hot we began sweating upon entering. They definitely need some air circulating.
This is a nice place but they could definitely do with better communication.
We enjoyed our weekend stay at Moyer's Grove. The sites were a nice size and were well shaded. The campground was quiet and peaceful. We saw deer daily. There are 3 resident geese who wander around near the creek and lakes. It was too cool to use the pool while we were visiting but it was clean and well cared-for. The bathhouse was cleaned frequently. The campground is mostly seasonal campers and they were very welcoming.
Be advised that there was no cell service or internet for AT&T users. (Verizon did have some service.) Also, there is no cable and our antennae was unable to pick up any TV channels. Make sure you have a LONG water hose. We actually had to buy a 50 foot hose in the camp store to accommodate the distance to the spigot.
I'd like to start off my review by stating I just booked this campsite this week and we are staying here for just 2 nights. We are in a transient site which doesn't have much shade and it is close to the main road (although separated by some trees and brush).
The campers and campground are very quiet. Everyone has been welcoming. The sites are large. It seems to be mostly seasonal campers. Because we are visiting during the Covid Pandemic, the pool and playgrounds are not open. We were able to check out the bathhouse which is super clean, the showers are large and there is a separate area for "getting ready" so people won't loiter in the area in front of the sinks or in the shower stalls.
I've seen other reviews that complain about the roads. They seem find to me. They are packed stone and yes, there are occasional holes from runoff but I'm camping in the woods so I expect that. The few cars traveling inside the campground were driving cautiously and I did not worry about my daughter riding her bike.
We are extremely pleased with the campground. We decided to stay here based on it's close proximity to Bucknell University. The staff is friendly, clientele is calm. Lots of well maintained seasonal sites. All the kids flock to the playground. A nice feature is the petting zoo. We will definitely return!
We stayed at Appalachian to visit a friend who has a seasonal site. Our site was full hook up. It was a nice size and was in a good location - near the ponds, pool, office, and bathhouse - but was still quiet! There were scheduled activities for kids and adults. The majority of seasonal sites we're clean and we'll maintained. Campers were friendly. A plus is that this campground is super easy to access from a major highway and once inside you forget about that.
We were very pleased with the size of our site. The campground was quiet and the bathhouses were clean. We happened to be there when it was 100 degrees so we definitely noticed that the bathhouses weren't air conditioned. We were really happy we didn't have to shower in them since they were so hot. The pool was warm but it could have been cleaner. The lake was so warm that it made us wonder what kind of bacteria was growing in it. Overall we were pleased with our stay and would return again.
We are ending a four night stay and are super pleased. Campsites are a good size, clientele is awesome, staff is great. Our one and only complaint is that the pool and water activities didn't open until 11.
There are several different camping areas within the park. Some areas are pet friendly while others are not. Some sites have hookups while others are primitive. There is an area for everyone! Be sure to check out the hiking trails and the beach!!
My husband and I have camped at Hickory Run twice now. Once before we had our daughter and once when our daughter was 7. Both times we had our dog with us. We enjoyed our stay. The other campers were quiet and considerate. The bathhouse was in a good condition. Our only complaint was that some of the dumpsters were full so we had to locate one that wasn't. As with any camping experience, check the layout of the campsite before booking to make sure the layout will accommodate your equipment.