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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 5

Natural Bridge / Lexington KOA, Natural Bridge, Virginia

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

It has been 21 years since our last trip to this kampground. There have been so many changes, I didn't recognize the place. The owners have been renovating sites, buildings, and adding cabins since ownership five years ago. They were on site and were pleasant to talk with taking part in the activities. The shower houses, bathrooms, and laundry are some of the nicest Iveever seen in a campground. We loved the tiered sites. Some sites had patios, decks, tables and chairs, picnic tables or a combination. The placement meant you didn't see your neighbors sewer hookups. Nice touch, The tent sites looked superb. All sites seemed quite spacious that were on the upper section. TherE are four brand new cabins in the process of being built and a new fenced basketball court had been completed that our boys loved very much! The convenience of location was wonderful, but you would never know you were not far from an interstate I 81. The campground has a woodsy forested feel. The staff was superb and we loved being guided to our site and having firewood delivered. The staff was always busy taking care of the grounds and handling the large number of campers for a busy Halloween weekend. My only suggestion would be to renovate the game room and I'm sure that's probably next on the list. We will be back for Thanksgiving, We camped at Natural Bridge / Lexington KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes
Tips for other Campers:

Lots to do in nearby Lexington and Staunton. Also, visit the Natural Bridge which is almost an all day event. Natural Bridge Zoo, cave system, and Safari Park are also nearby.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 5

Holliday Lake State Park, Appomattox, Virginia

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Off the beaten path, this state park offers clear night sky viewing and large sites. This is a true camper's campground. No cell service or other signals. Many hiking trails and a nice lake with diving decks and canoe, kayaks, and paddle boat rentals. Bathrooms were clean, but a little dated. Showers were also clean. Plenty of staff around and you see them everywhere. Rules are enforced. Nice snack bar, but tiny store. Bring what you need. We very much enjoyed the nature activities with the ranger. Not dumbed down and sorely needed for today's kids. They enjoyed it too. This is great for a weekend get away, but probably not much more. It is one of the oldest state parks in Virginia. We camped at Holliday Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Be sure and visit nearby Appomattox battleground where Lee surrendered to Grant.

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 5

Greenbrier Campground (formerly Greenbrier Island), Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $60.00
Overall Rating:

This is a picturesque campground with a convenient, but out of the way location to Gatlinburg. All roads and sites have been well maintained and the layout and interior roads of the campground is excellent. Almost all sites are streamside, with the exception of a few overflow tent sites and pull thrus. WiFi was excellent and the cable tv had enough channels for us. We loved tubing on the river and playing on the beach! Just note that this is the swift side of the Little Pigeon River, so it's not a slow float. My only complaint is that our site, and several more just like it, were extremely narrow. That's typically not a problem for us and yes, the campground does give you lengths and widths of each on their website map. However, what is not shown are the sewer placements. These are much closer to the top of the site, and for most RV's, the septic hookup of your neighbor ends up being within just a few feet of your door and your picnic table is almost on top of it. Our rug ended up being within three inches of the septic hookup. We moved our picnic table behind our trailer. So, although we don't mind small sites....it's the placement of the utilities on several of these sites that really kept us from scoring Greenbriar higher. However, now that we know, we made reservations for next year and picked out a date the site we wanted would be available. The rest of the campground is so good, we would definitely stay when we are in the area as long as we didn't get sites 17-24. We camped at Greenbrier Campground (formerly Greenbrier Island) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
17
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 5

Imagination Mountain Camp-Resort (formerly Great Smoky Jellystone Camp, Cosby, Tennessee

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $60.00
Overall Rating:

We pulled in and noticed everything is picturesque in a sort of magical forest sort of way. It's hard to describe because you just know something very unique is here. Check-in is easy and you are escorted to your site. When I saw ours I looked at my hubby and I seriously couldn't believe we would be able to maneuver in our travel trailer. But one of the awesome staff members, assured us if we do everything he would tell us, it would be a piece of cake and they had done it hundreds of times. He said if we weren't happy though and wanted to leave, he would make it right. The place was so pretty and I remembered that camping is all about being resourceful and flexible and gave it a chance. These folks have amazing customer service and they are experts at guiding. Our site was awesome after we got situated and the staff member helped us get all hooked up. The fact that he stuck around and did all he could to help in a very busy time of year meant so much. These are very hard working people. The pool looked sparkling and lovely. Adjacent to it is a nine hole miniature golf which we played endlessly. Creeks and streams are prevalent and almost all of the sites back up to one. The entire campground is shaded but without low hanging limbs. The game room is very large and they have a movie night every night and other planned activities throughout the weekend. Awesome hiking trails are within a quick walk. We did get some delicious shakes at the ice cream parlor. Plan on booking months in advance. They have very loyal customers year after year. We are coming back in October and got our daughter and her family a weekend in one of the cabins for a birthday present. We camped at Imagination Mountain Camp-Resort (formerly Great Smoky Jellystone Camp in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

If you're planning on going to Dollywood, ask for directions from the office. They know all the best routes to keep you out of the traffic.

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 5

Hungry Mother State Park, Marion, Virginia

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Bring your bikes! This park is part of the Virginia Creeper Trail and the campground itself is excellent for biking for all ages. Beautiful large swimming, canoeing, kayaking lake with very large beach and restaurant and snack bar. It is a local favorite, but we didn't feel crowded. The lake also has a diving platform. Some sites are only partly shaded and can be short although most are lengthy wide enough. Other sites would have no problem handling the longest of RVs. Excellent daily planned programs and activities. Call ahead for entry into the park. It is very easy to enter the wrong way, but other than that, once you're checked in, the campground is awesome. We camped at Hungry Mother State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
19
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

New drive in theater with terrific putt putt course just up the road! We loved it and it is very modern and nice.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 5

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Campground, Asheboro, North Carolina

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $55.00
Overall Rating:

This is a brand new Jellystone under development. But don't let that stop you from booking some time here. Easy to find and roads level. Entrance clearly marked. The owners have really poured knowledge and love into the the inner roads and sites. Sites are huge with terrific drainage. Lots of young trees but no overhanging branches. They gave us a tour of the up and coming progress that is on-going but noise and equipment is well out of sight and sound. Very peaceful, yet proximity to zoo and town is excellent. We camped with friends and we both had kids of all ages, and all had a terrific time. We love the personal attention. Bonfire, movies, s'mores, hayride all on Saturday night. Activities provided during the day. Water slide, foam zone, jumping pillow, huge Gaga ball pit. Basketball, tunnel ball, large chess set, tether ball and other activities gave our kids plenty to do. Also, nice walking and biking trails. We couldn't have had a better time and will return every year. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
6
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

They gave us two free tickets for the zoo and lots of tips for visiting the zoo. Spring time is a very busy time for the NC zoo. Go early.

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 5

Pipestem Resort State Park, Pipestem, West Virginia

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

We've been to Pipestem several times in the last three years, and it is still one of our top places to visit. We have two older teens and a seven year old and this is at the top of their list as well. There are volley ball courts, pools (for a fee). basketball courts, tennis, par3 golf, miniature golf, a stunning pro golf course, horseback riding, trails, soccer golf, frisbee golf, and tracks for remote control cars. The resort is simply picturesque and it is worth a trip to the hotel to see the view over the gaully from the lobby. Also, take the tram to lodge down by the Bluestone river. There is a five star restaurant down there as well. The Nature Center is very interesting, offers programs, and well staffed. There is a small library there that we utilize every year. They couldn't be more helpful and some of the kids' books are one of a kind and we love them. The campground itself is spacious and well laid out. The only caution is for trailers or RV's over 40+. I saw plenty of them, but be aware that the pads on the sites are small. The sites themselves are wide, but maneuvering onto the pad for something large will require a little effort. We will be back next year! We camped at Pipestem Resort State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We love driving a few minutes up the road into Athens and eating at Genos Pizza. Truly, this may be the best pizza on the planet! So incredibly affordable and wonderful service!

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 5

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort at Natural Bridge, Natural Bridge Station, Virginia

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $100.00
Overall Rating:

Yogi was crying while we were there. He didn't understand why campground ownership never seems to put money back into the park for maintenance and grounds, but expanded the park for even more sites on an already overwhelmed park and staff. Interior roads in campground in upper section are a disaster - heavily rutted and sections of pavement missing. My site was spacious and not that unlevel, but my friend's next us both had really unlevel sites and one had a huge tree stump to maneuver around. Lower section sites are so unlevel, we saw rigs jacked up on their stabilizers on top of boards or whatever they could find with wheels completely off of the site. Lower section sites near the river are so tight, they look like a state fair parking lot Two other families in tent sites who were camping with us paid $65 a night to stay in tent sites where the grass has not been cut and weeds had taken over the back half. To really improve things, start with combining two sites into one. This place had a ton of empty sites on the upper section and more people would come if the sites were properly maintained, level, and the lower sites had enough space. The pool is old and small for this size campground. There needs to be another one added in the upper campground. Those sites in the field in the blazing sun would be the perfect spot for it. The inflatable water obstacle zone in the pond needs to be completely replaced. The swimming pond is disgusting and needs to be dredged. This campground needs at least two more bath houses. They are also short staffed, but I've read the owner's comments on reviews of his park and he refers to making repairs over the winter...but those reviews go back at least five years. Why on earth they chose to push further back on the upper section and open up yet more sites for seasonals (which also isn't getting mowed) is beyond me. I'm heartbroken because we've camped here for years and we won't be returning. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort at Natural Bridge in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Upper Section
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Campground has plenty of activities, but tubing or canoeing down the James River is nearby and it is a gorgeous river. Natural Bridge is a must see.

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 5

Shenandoah Acres Resort, Stuarts Draft, Virginia

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

This campground has had a lot of love and work poured into it recently, and I believe the owners have a good handle on moving this park towards a destination place. Lots of activities for all ages. Large lake swimming beach is a huge draw. Be aware that the lake is not deep and diving is not permitted. It's a very pretty park and laid out very well. You will be guided and assisted with parking your rig, and this is a huge plus. Our site was spacious and shaded. Some sites had less shade. There is a very shaded and very nice tent area. Showers and bathrooms are new, clean, modern, and well designed. I appreciated the upscale tile and faucets. On the negative side, golf carts. Literally everyone had a golf cart except for us and one other person. This adds more to noise than any diesel truck pulling out. It simply made the entire stay seem busy and noisy. This was really the only negative. I'm glad we came and gave this one a chance. It is awesome to see such dedicated owners and I truly believe their service is top notch. We camped at Shenandoah Acres Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There is really not much to do very near the park. You would have to drive about 20-30 minutes to get to the national park for hiking. Still, there are quite a few activities and amenities here in the park, that if only staying for a weekend, you wouldn't need to leave.

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 5

Riverside Campground & Resort, Sevierville, Tennessee

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

If you're looking for convenience, peace and quiet, courteous and professional service, cleanliness, level and gorgeous sites, then look no further. We were not expecting the quiet and beautiful views from a campground of this size and popularity. My daughter and her husband stayed just a few sites away from us in a cabin and even though the cabins were close together, they also had complete enjoyment and privacy. Although I didn't use the showers, they were the most up to date, modern, clean and downright beautifully decorated I've ever seen in a campground. They looked much more like upscale hotel bathrooms. They were always clean. The only downsides are that this campground does not really have tons of activities (we didn't care and appreciated the calm atmosphere). There are a few, but mostly on the weekends and there is a church service on Sunday. We didn't attend, but it looked nice and welcoming. The other downside is that the sites are on the smaller side. However, we drove through several campgrounds in the area further in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg and the sites in these campgrounds were about half the size of what was available at Riverside. We still had plenty of room for our chairs, bikes, and extra table. Everyone who had slides was able to use them. We simply loved the convenience as we didn't not have to fight traffic or make tight turns to get in and out of the campground. This was a huge plus for us. It is also about fifteen minutes away from all of the attractions in Pigeon Forge and a little further to Gatlinburg. We will be back to Riverside and the sooner, the better. We camped at Riverside Campground & Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Riverfront
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We used alternate routes into Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg. They are faster and not so laden with traffic.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 5

Montebello Camping & Fishing Resort, Montebello, Virginia

Date of Stay: September, 2008 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

We couldn't wait to get to Montebello after reading all of the wonderful reviews. What we found was a mixed bag. The store is as described; clean, cute, well-stocked, and picturesque. Employees are plentious. First, please note that you must climb mountainous roads to get into the campground. They are pretty, but steep and curvy...so just be careful. The campground is across the street from the store. I only saw one employee enter the campground on Sunday evening to collect trash. They seem to hang out at the store. The bathrooms were not cleaned the entire time we were there. The men's restroom was great, but the ladies' was terrible. The playground is small and quite a distance from the sites. Someone has spent some money on some landscaping. That's nice. Wish they would spend some on things you need in the campground. The sites themselves need some work. Most sites have very little gravel and are unlevel. The campground roads need to have more gravel and some work done. Our site's road was full of huge ruts. There is a brand spankin new barn facility behind the store that is gorgeous. Just wish they had spent more money on grain and hay. So, you can trail ride on their horses because they're safe because they're so weak from being underfed. Does this make sense? I think this place was once beautiful. I think the funds are not going back into the campground. It is a shame. I would return if they'd improve the sites and totally revamped the entire campground. I wish they would feed the horses more and not offer the trail rides. I'd rather see them well fed and happy. We camped at Montebello Camping & Fishing Resort in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 5

Lynchburg / Blue Ridge Parkway KOA, Monroe, Virginia

Date of Stay: August, 2008 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

It is a small, but pretty campground. Things are kept very clean here. They have plenty of activities for all ages, and there is live music every Saturday night. Only problem I really saw was the restrooms. There are only two stalls available for women and two stalls for men. The same goes for the showers. There is another bath house with one more shower for men and one more for women, but only the three cabins are allowed the use of those facilities. If they will add another bath house with three stalls each, I would rate this one much higher. If you have your own facilities, then this wouldn't be an issue for you. But for those of us in popups and tents, it is an issue. We camped at Lynchburg / Blue Ridge Parkway KOA in a Tent Trailer.

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 5

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort at Natural Bridge, Natural Bridge Station, Virginia

Date of Stay: May, 2008 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

The swimming lake is very clean. They need to watch for people bringing in alcohol in concealed containers to the beach area. Plenty of employees to help with activities etc... Our bathhouse had NO hot water in the ladies section for over 24 hours...Definite downside. Hope they get that fixed. Lots of activities for the kids etc...well managed and clean. We will be back in August. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort at Natural Bridge in a Tent Trailer.

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 5

Wytheville KOA, Wytheville, Virginia

Date of Stay: August, 2007 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

First, the good: Kids of all ages will love it here - from toddler through teens. Go carts a short distance from campground, as well as par 3 golf. Campground amenities include the bomb of all game rooms (huge arcade, batting cages, indoor miniature golf, and play area for toddlers and preschoolers); basketball court, horse shoes, volleyball area; and swimming pool with slide. All of these things are in wonderful condition. We first visited here in 2002 under the previous owners and then it needed updating. The new owners are doing just that and everything looks good. The bathrooms are clean (although, one more bath house would be nice). So, why not a perfect 10? The full hookup sites are really small and I mean small. Really, I think it would be better to put two sites into one and then they would be average size. True, they wouldn't be able to accommodate as many campers, but the campers would not feel like sardines. The employees were quite friendly and helpful. Even though we camped over a holiday and the campground was packed, everyone completely behaved and kept up with their pets. Yes, we will go back, but during a less crowded weekend. We camped at Wytheville KOA in a Tent Trailer.

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 5

Melville Pond Campground, Portsmouth, Rhode Island

Date of Stay: August, 2007 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

If you are looking for planned activities, this is not the place. If you are looking for a pristine campground, level and large sites, clean bathrooms, then you have found it. We are definitely going back next year. These people no how to lay a campground out and there was no crowding of sites. Only reason I did not give it a full 10, they need one more bath house. We camped at Melville Pond Campground in a Tent Trailer.

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