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Date of Stay:
March, 2018 -
We stayed at Artillery Ridge for the first time over Easter Weekend. It was very close to the battlegrounds which was nice. The over all campground seemed nice. It was rather quiet for spring break, but we were ok it. The campground staff were super friendly. When we checked in our original site was kind of swampy due to the recent melting snow, and they immediately offered up 3 other full hook-up, pull thru sites we could move to. This was done with out me even asking in to move, so I thought that was very nice. The store was well stocked and had a nice variety of selections. We were right next to the entrance, but it didn't bother us at all. Everyone seemed to abide by the speed limit. The sites were rather close together, but again it wasn't bad. We've been to campgrounds where you literally were on top of each other. We walked around the whole campground and found it to be rather charming, the further you got away from the entrance. Watching the horses gallop around the fields was fun, although our dog was less than interested in it. The only complaint I could see was more enforcement of the leash rules. A couple of times people had their dogs out without a leash, which made it more of a chore for us to monitor our dog. Other than that we had a good time. We'd come back again. We camped at Artillery Ridge Campground in a Travel Trailer.
Tommy's Pizza is just down the road and they deliver to the campground! After driving and then doing all the set-up, we cheated and had pizza delivered for dinner. Pizza was very good.
Date of Stay:
September, 2017 -
This was our first trip to Pine Cradle Lake and it was a last minute getaway. The rate was a little more than we like to spend for camping but it was over Labor Day weekend and after calling several other campgrounds, they had the only opening, so we took it and are we glad we did! The campground was very relaxing and was very well kept. When we first checked in, they sent a nice young man to help take us to our site. Not only did he help us find our site, he helped us back in and even went and got us firewood while we set up, since the general store was closing. They had a nice pool/splash pad but we didn't use it since it was rather breezy. They had plenty of activities planned over the time we were there which was nice. Our site was a premium site which included a newly built deck and fishing dock. There was plenty of room for our dog to run (on a tie out, of course). Overall the park was inviting, relaxing and the staff was super! They even gave us a bag of doggie treats when we checked in with our dog. They do say that Cell phone reception is spotty, as is WIFI and they're honest about. Our cellphones became basically electronic paper weights and to be honest, it was great! We loved not having the electronic leashes. Lake/Pond is catch and release, which was cool. Overall had a wonderful time and we've already made plans to return! Highly recommend for anyone wanting to get away and relax! We camped at Pine Cradle Lake Campground in a Travel Trailer.
Very peaceful environment. If you live by your cellphone, you might get panicky, but the General store does have a fairly decent cell strength. You can rent a golf cart, but we enjoyed walking around the lake with our dog.
Date of Stay:
July, 2017 -
Our first stay at Lakewood. We camped with our 8 yr old niece and 13 yr old nephew. We went with my husband's family. We had a very nice site located very close to the water park, arcade/ ice cream shop and beach. We rented a golf cart for the 6 days we were there because the resort is very large. They had every thing you could need for a fun vacation. The service was great. No issues with power/water/sewer. Our AC ran all week with no issues, which was great considering the temps were in the high 90s all week. The trading post was well stocked and all the workers were very friendly. Each night they had a golf cart parade, which the kids loved. We enjoyed it so much, we've already made reservations for next year. The only down side was they offered pizza delivery, which apparently they no longer do. Our nephew was excited to have the pizza delivered to the campsite since he doesn't have the option where he lives at his house, but he enjoyed the golf cart ride over to pick it up, so that was even. The only down side is that they don't allow you to rent specific sites. You can reserve an area and then you don't find out your site number until you check in. We camped at Lakewood Camping Resort in a Travel Trailer.
Don't over pack on the food. Lakewood offers so many different options for dining (breakfast, lunch, dinner) that anything you might need is offered there. We brought home almost 75% of the food we originally packed. Get to the beach early, it gets crowded by noon. Rent a golf cart!
Date of Stay:
May, 2017 -
We camped at Rocky Gap for 10 days with friends. We've stayed here at least once a year for the past 9 years. We love going to Rocky Gap. The sites are well spaced out and provide plenty of trees, foliage, etc. Surprisingly we didn't see the Camp Host this trip, but the Park Maintenance crew were readily on hand if you needed any assistance. Although we experienced a lot of rain this trip, Rocky Gap had a lot of activities available for the kids in our group. The bathhouses in the Ironwood loop were redone about 10 years and are still holding up fairly well. The Maintenance crews were cleaning the bathhouse at least 2-3 times per day which was nice, especially with the amount of rain and mud. They do offer a dump site which is located just outside of the entrance. I do agree with other reviewers that it can be difficult to use it prior to entering the campground. We have a 30 ft travel trailer and the u-turn area to make it to the dump station prior to entering is very difficult. We stayed in site 252 on the Ironwood loop and there were no hookups. Both the bathhouse and water spigot were fairly close and easily accessible. Campsites vary in size but again are well maintained for a State Park. The only negative was trying to back into our site, which had a very tight turn but other sites were more open. Our loop was the closest to the Casino and on Saturday night, we enjoyed listening to the concert being held at the Casino. It wasn't too loud either. We camped at Rocky Gap State Park in a Travel Trailer.
The Aviary is an interesting and fun activity, especially for kids. For a dinner out, try "The Girls R Cookin" in Flintstone. Good food and affordable prices. You don't even have to hit the interstate to get there. On Sunday (Memorial Day Weekend) they had an all you can at Pancake/Sausage breakfast for a small fee.