Kasey M.

Crestview, FL

Joined November 2018

Adventurer, SAHM, Designer, 1 of the FernwehFour

Love!!

10-15 from downtown Bar Harbor and the gorgeous Acadia NP. We vacationed here for my birthday. We had full hookups with free WiFi and cable. The kids loved playing on the playground and going down to the water at low tide. There is a kayak launch as well, and pool, but both were closed since we came in at the end of season. Everyone was nice and we had an amazing time.

Tip: Grab groceries in Ellsworth if you want to save $.

Fall foliage

We came in at end of season, so pretty much everything seems closed. But, it’s a beautiful campground and the part of PA is great too.

Beautiful spot

My biggest complaint is the narrow roads in the campground. The location is great, and the campground does seem to have quite a bit to offer. The staff was very friendly. Our visit was short, we were just passing through, but will consider this campground again if we’re ever in the area again.

Great location friendly staff

We came in in October, the foliage is beautiful on the “wooded” sites. There are new sites with gravel and no trees as well, we had our choice. The wooded sites are pull through and back in, depending on the row. There are cabins and rentals as well. Fire pits and charcoals grills at all wooded sites. Family friendly facility with a playground. Lounge closed for Covid, pool closed for season. Events and activities are run by management. Great location for beach and stores.

Quaint but adorable

The hosts, who just recently bought this campground are very kind and accommodating. It will eventually be a KOA.

We came in the fall, and the foliage was beautiful. There are many little areas to walk and explore in the campground.

We have a TT and our campsite had wifi, a fire ring, and full hookups. We have kids so we opted for a site close enough to watch them play on the playground.

The pull-through sites are long and have trees in between and around so still gives a feeling of privacy.

Peaceful but lacking

I will say the heated pool was a big plus! The river is beautiful and serene. This campground did have a newer playground which my kids loved, as well. We didn’t have a site that over looked the river but we’re able to access it through the “beach area.” Most of the campers in the campground seem to be weekend warriors who leave their campers on premises to enjoy them on the weekends.

Beautiful campground

As part of the Thousand Trails group, this campground has many amenities. It offers a pool, playground, and activities that include bocce ball, shuffleboard, and horseshoes. We loved our full hookup site minus the neighbors’ weekend ragers. (At least they turned off the music at quiet hours).

The creek that runs by the campground is gorgeous, and my kids had fun finding Crayfish.

The nearby towns are adorable and offer shopping, hiking, farms, and more.

Nice woodsy stay

Free wifi and cable! The beautiful setting around is nicely within the woods. There is also a playground and the rates are hard to beat.

The campground is on 16 acres, and if you'd like you may hike around, there is a beautiful creek.

Nice State Park retreat

Nice pads, even with rain none were flooded. The wooded area makes you feel a little more secluded from any neighbors. The state park has two playgrounds that are both open and trails to hike. I LOVE the commercial-sized washing sink for your dishes, since you don't have full hookups its a BIG deal. The bathrooms could use some updating, and the showers actual doors instead of double curtains. There's a nearby Arboretoreum as well. I think my only problem is that parts of this state park are not on adjoined property and you do have to drive to them.

Great for a Summer stay

This was the first RV campground we stayed at when we became Full time. We stayed an entire month and LOVED it. *This review is prior to COVID so there may be changes since.

Pros

Super family-friendly! This used to be a KOA but now is privately owned and operated. You're only a 10-15 min drive to the closest beaches (further for the lighthouse and Ponce Inlet). It had a great pool, a playground, and a dog run. Great rates for monthly and seasonal. The location is close to grocers, shops, beaches, and more. People are kind in the camp store, and our kids were very welcomed. Also, there was cable, which is a fun plus for rainy days. Trash pickup service and Community events!

Cons:

We luckily didn't have anyone besides us for the month, but the sites are rather tight and not all have shade. Prices do fluctuate because of high volume season (snowbirds).

Quaint and close to beach

Pros:

Manicured landscape, close proximity to grocers, stores, and not far (15min) to nearest beaches. Beautiful community area includes pool, fire pit, gas grill, tables, & cornholes. Nice laundry facility.

Cons:

Small campground, gravel sites reserved for travelers (short term stays). 

However, this road that we were on does flood during rain, as you see in pictures. Some long term residents complain about children playing in the road. The gym was closed due to COVID.

Beautiful, but crime nearby

Pros:

Beautifully landscaped, and clean. The dog run was great for my dog as well. The gym was open for use and sanitized, as well as the pool. 

Cons:

Bad neighborhood, they even tell you there's been theft and make sure to lock up your bikes. Pull through sites lack privacy and are tight. 

Other than that, you're within driving distance to some of the most beautiful towns and beaches.

Mosquitos, Overgrown & Quiet

We chose this campground based on proximity to work. This campground was priced fairly, however, it does come with its downfalls.

PROS

Let me start with the positive, we were 1 of 3 campers in this loop during our week-long stay. This made it peaceful and quiet. 

CONS

It's close to a Naval base, and therefore you constantly hear airplanes, and helicopters at all times. 

Other than the daily bathroom cleaning, this campground lacks maintenance on sites and walkways. They are both overgrown. 

Playground, fishing, archery all seem blocked off at this time. 

Trails seem open but are across and through hunting areas. They are also muddy from the rain. There is even standing water around our site which brings us to…the MOSQUITOS! We tried fans, tiki torches, and many deet free or light deet products before having to buy 100% deet so we could be outside. These things are awful!

Nice Campground

Nice campground well-kept pool, and laundry facility. The playground closed due to COVID but has a dog park and fishing ponds with bass. The biggest downfall to this facility is that the nice campsites are only reserved for seasonal or year-round campers. Anyone there for days - weeks stay get a full-sun site which some can be pretty small ours was a decent size. It's also overrun by feral cats so if you're allergic, bring meds. They offer cable, and you can pay for WiFi.

Great location, but needs work

We loved being close enough to ride our bikes to downtown Winter Garden. The kids enjoyed ice cream, the bike trail, and the splash pad, all while the parents enjoyed the brewing company and coffee shop (Axum). As for the campground, everything is shut down because of COVID, no playground access, no group campfires, no activities, and only 1 of the 2 pools are open with limited hours and capacity. Also, we were there for the 4th of July and there were no decorations, no socially distant activities, it felt unpatriotic. The lots themselves though were spacious with a paved area to park your vehicle.

Wooded but busy

We loved how private our site felt within the big oak trees, but we noticed they had a lot of other sites that weren't as private. They did have buddy sites, tent camping, and cabins. There was a cop almost every night patrolling. The area is nice, it is next to a historic sugar mill, and not far from the beach. I know it's a small thing, but the laundry had the CSC app which is super convenient to pay on.

Peaceful, but limited

We enjoyed our walks around the lake with the dog, but there wasn't much more to do. The pool was open, but you had to sign up for a time slot (because of COVID) and there wasn't much nearby to do. We drove into Hilton Head Island from there and enjoyed the day out there. The sites were to tight to enjoy playing outside, and the mini-golf was closed due to COVID.

Family Fun

We came amidst COVID-19, so the many activities and events this location usually holds are down, BUT there is still fun to be had here! We chose a non-sewage site, the loop is quiet and large and they have the honey wagon 3x a week (free sewage dump service). We've enjoyed mini-golf, feeding the animals, "hiking" through the cornfield, fishing, and campfires. The weather is perfect right now highs reaching low 80s, so the evenings are super lovely! There is also a pool, hopscotch, a swing set, and a playground open as well.  We haven't traveled into historic Gettysburg yet, but it's not too far from here.

Beautiful!

The campground at the top has very poor to no cell service, so we stayed on the lower loop closest to the camp store. They have been updating the sites to prevent flooding. The bathrooms are up kept, the camp store is handy for almost anything you need and has free wifi and laundry services. The sites are beautiful, but not all are level. Look around before you choose your site.  The hikes are jaw-dropping but be prepared with plenty of water and possibly a rain jacket. The swimming area is adorable and open, but because of COVID, the jumping dock is closed. We will come back to this campground!

Relax and Kick back

Beautiful park, close to the road, but private enough to relax. Drop your kayak in from a waterfront site an enjoy Lake Juliette, popular for Bass fishing. Or set your hammocks up and enjoy the breeze and view of the trees. We paid for a premium site and had more area than others, totally worth it. If you have a buddy, it has a site next to it that you can enjoy time with. The only downfall is there isn't much more than a lake and campground. You can drive to High Falls (and you should) for a wonderful hike.