Tara M.

Oakwood Hills, IL

Joined April 2018

resort camping on the ocean/bay

This campground is a resort KOA - those are campgrounds with more amenities - and we found this to be true.  It's on a peninsula that has a National Wildlife area on the ocean side and campground on the bayside. With the campground on the bayside its so close to the oceanside that the beaches still have that ocean feel - you can hike on the shore for miles.  It has a great camp store (lots of items for sale) with a cafe/ice cream place.  And it has Jackspot - a restaurant right on the beach - very yummy.  This campground rented golf carts out of which I am not a fan - but realize with it being so large some people need a way to get around.  They are usually driven by kids or drunk adults and blaring radios - we found this to be true.  We stayed a week at this campground and found that the weekends are very loud as the partiers come out and during the week its quiet great place to camp.  But I will say that the campground is great at keeping the peace and keeps the quiet hrs.  It's close to Cape Charles that has a nice beach too and lots of great restaurants (brewery and a distillery!).  We wondered why this area wasn't built up more and really it's not allowed much with the National Wetlands being right there - which we enjoyed.

Great views and wonderful pool

We stayed at this KOA on our way to Virginia Beach but wanted to a day in Shenandoah National Park.  We didn't do reservations because they wanted us to pay for the entire weekend when we just wanted to stay one night.  But we took a chance and it paid off.  This campground is tucked in the Shenandoah valley…mountains on both sides and nestled next to a farm.  The sites are big and ours backedup to a big field - great for the kids to run.  Nice and quiet campground and clean bathrooms.  The pool was clean and refreshing - so thankful for that because it was in the upper 90s the day we were there.  Great place to stay and wish we had longer.

Family campground with pool and lake

The campground Happy Acres is in a great location about 15 min from grocery stores and restaurants near Bristol, WI.  It has a pool and lake for swimming.  Lots of big sites but we went on father's day weekend and had encountered drunk people taking our kids to the bathroom at 10pm - they seemed to dissipate but was awkward for kids and felt like I had to chaperone them to the restroom every time.  And the bathrooms really are in need of updating.  The pool was great and thankful it was heated as the weather was cool.  The staff was attentive and made sure we were happy.

clean close to home

We like this campground because its close to home and its clean/large campsites. But there aren't any showers and you need to pay with cash or check. No credit cards. This year the prices have also gone up for people that live outside the park district - bummer. Hard to pay that much when you can't shower or clean up. Depending on where you camp there are pit toilets and also a real nice flush toilet bathroom. There is a lake for fishing and some trails.

Good campground base-camp for Bar Harbor & Acadia

You should know that the view is not an ocean view. This campgrounds view is a bay view. The beach is a rocky small beach. Good for the kids to go exploring but you wouldn't want to swim in it. We stayed for 6 nights at this KOA as we used it as a basecamp to tour Bar Harbor and Acadia National park. Instead of bringing our camper we actually stayed in the cabins this time. They were air conditioned. You didn't need the air for how hot it was but it was humid and loud. Seemed like every few days this KOA had campers depart and another crew came in. Where we were was in the middle of it all. The employees were very nice and helpful to get information and maps. The store was great. Had lots of supplies in case you forgot and pretty good prices.