Dave B.

Pitman, NJ

Joined June 2019

Great Campground!

We had a long weekend ( 4 day/3 night) stay here. The staff was nice and helpful with finding the your site and guiding in vehicles. The staff also drove through periodically checking on things. The campground is about a 5 minute drive to downtown Gettysburg.

The campsites were all a very good size with nice fire-pits. Very well maintained. The bathroom/showers were very clean as well , and individual units for privacy. The wifi was spotty, but that is to be expected. The cable was great on the HD channels and crustal clear. AT&T cell service was pretty good. Verizon cell service was a little spotty depending on my location in the campground.

This was a great experience overall and one of the best KOA’s we have been too. We will definitely return here for future visits!

Disappointing

We stayed at Harpers Ferry KOA for a long weekend. Upon arrival we were told that the campround was going to be at full capacity. Just after puling into  into our site we immediatley noticed puddles that were growing and leak from the adjoining sites water hook up. We went to the office and maintenance responed at first telling us that in order to fix the leak they would have to shut off water and dig up lines in about half of the campground. At the same time we discovered that the cable was not working, and neither was the wifi. Maintenence came back and was able to stop the leak. We were then told that due to the leak , no one would be put on that site. People camping on the other side of us told us that the campground had been aware of the leak because they reported it hours before our arrival as well, and nothing had been done, We opted to stay on that site for remainder of the stay as were were already set up. We then went on an outing only to return to find that a work crew began to work on the water line , moved out gear , and threw cigarette butts around our site as well. On top of that the sewer hook up was also leaking. The actual manager was asked for but never responded to any calls. The sites were also very close together and tight.

The staff was not very knowledgable on the area attractions either. I asked two different employees how to get to the local attractions and neither could tell me.All I was told was that the battlefields were closed, but people could still walk around on foot.  After some exploring we were able to find historic Harpers Ferry about a mile up the road. Harpers Ferry was great. Most of the shops and restaurants were open and great. 

Cell service in the area for both AT&T and Verizon was poor. I do not know if this was due to the terrain or lack of towers. The area of Harpers Ferry was nice, but the campground experience was not.

Spcacious, clean , and friendly

Visted Mt.Pocono campground this weekend. The staff was friendly  throughout the weekend. The sites were spacious. The campgroung was very qiiet, and all of the facilities were very clean and well maintainined. The only downside was that my Sprint Cell servie was very good in this area. The campground was great!.

Great quiet campground!

We visited this campground for a trip to Luray caverns. The staff was very nice. The campground was very clean and very quiet. The whole area was very well maintained. There is not a camp store, but there is a gas station with a general store very close by. Our campsite had great views of the surrounding fields and mountains. We will definitely go back again!

Nice campground

We stayed here in April. This was a nice campground. The RV sites were nice. there were no elctric/water/ sewer hookups. Our site was across from a water station. There was a dump station at the campgrond. Bathrooms were clean. The campground is not far from the popular shore towns. Diners in Woodbine are close as well.  Cell service with Spint/ Verizon was good. Our camp site on the outer loop was large. Some sites in other areas were smaller.

Great Family Place

We havent been there this year yet. We stayed here 3 times (2016/17/18). Each stay was great. The staff is very friendly. There we alot of activities, and the place was very clean. We will definitely be back.

Round Valley Trip

We went to Round Valley Resevoir on 6/21-6/22/19. When hit the water around Noon and after paddling for about 15 minutes the wind really kicked up and the water got pretty rough. We originally were supposed to camp at site 83, but the water was too rough to continue that far. The strobe lights were activated and we pulled off of the water. After about 30 minutes I called the ranger station and requested a new camp site because the water was too rough, and the strobe system was activated. The person I spoke to said that the strobes didnt mean to get off the water, but just to stay close to the coast and continue paddling. I told the person that it was not safe to paddle and we got reassigned to another site. (It should be noted that in the ranger station as well as on the literature they give you when checking in says to get off of the water if the stobes are turnd on). We ended up at site 40. The site itself was ok, but not really level. We were a little over a mile to the nearest water point. It was nice to see bathrooms along the trail with trash cans.  However the bathrooms were really dirty and unmaintained.  I understand it is a wilderness camping spot, but the one bathroom actually had feces covering the floor. The trash cans were nice though. 

The wind died down early on 6/22 and we hit the water, paddling back to the boat launch in about an hour in calm water.  Over all the site was not too bad, with a great view of the water. The staff was not very friendly , saftey concious or helpful. I felt the advice to just keep paddling close to coast while th strobe alert system was activated was not very wise.  We will probably visit again, but will hike in so we do not have to deal with the unpredictable wind ans water conditions. Also his is an active Bear area , so bring bear spray. Also , there was no cell servce by the ranger station , but our phones worked well when out on the water and at the camp site.