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Date of Stay:
July, 2010 -
Stayed here because we had to check out early from another one. We stayed here before. This is a nicely maintained family campground. The sites are a good size and most have trees. Staff is friendly and they have a petting zoo (kind of) and a nice mini-golf site. Nice pond for fishing though we have never caught anything. Showers are large but only one stall in the upper area. Have Wi-Fi around the camp which is good because we used my phone for Internet/weather channel access to see how bad it was going to get. Would recommend this place as very family friendly. There are many big rigs but also many tent trailers. We camped at Whispering Hills Jellystone Park Camp-Resort (formerly Whispering Hil in a Tent Trailer.
Date of Stay:
July, 2010 -
Called to make reservation and pick a site. Told them it was a Pop-Up. The site picked would not work for most Pop-Ups as it was hilly. Day before we were to arrive they couldn't find our reservation. They did have it when we got there. It was misplaced. Trip in had me wondering where I was going as we turned off a paved road onto a small paved road then around a farm and up a VERY STEEP hill with a turn 2/3 of the way up (after mentioning it they told us we should have taken the back way though they didn't mention it when I called). Was not full at all on Saturday (which had us wondering why not). On Sunday we had the whole area to ourselves but there were campers on the other side of the camp and down by the water. It was nice to have all the area to ourselves. Like boon-docking but with water and elect. We picked the place because they had a pool and the cheapest rates for canoeing. But, AT&T has NO COVERAGE in the area and we would be the only ones on the river with no way to contact anyone in case of emergency. We opted for another place for the canoeing. Pros: Large shower area; could shower and dress in a decent amount of room. Pool was clean and nice. Site I choose was large. Staff was friendly. Had things for kids on the weekends. Cons: Shower area needs hooks (they put one hook over the door after it was mentioned). Wife mentioned her bathroom had not been cleaned in some time. She kept an eye on one very common place to see if it ever got cleaned; it didn't. Mostly had hot water though I did have one that was only lukewarm at best. They were unfamiliar with site boundaries and general landscape of what could go where. River and campsites by river were 0.3 miles from everything and down a steep grade -good exercise? I would recommend the place (but come in the back way off 39 NOT BY WAY OF 3) if you want somewhere away from a crowd. Though they were supposed to be busy on the weekend (we left on Friday for another campground because there were no open spots for us to stay suitable for a pop-up). We camped at Camp Toodik in a Tent Trailer.
Date of Stay:
September, 2009 -
This park was sold out over the weekend. The bad: The sites were small compared to other places I have stayed and there are no quick paths to the office/shower/toilets. This didn't stop many kids from cutting through occupied sites on foot or bikes. There was a toilet house in one of the far corners to make up for the distance. The bathrooms and showers were clean, however, they were also very damp. The owners are working to correct this using fans to move the air. The pool was in use by mainly children 12 and under with only 1 lifeguard who seemed to be bored and inattentive. Rules stated no one under 12 without adult supervision, but it was not followed for the most part. The noise level wasn't too bad during the day, but when you want to sleep after 11pm, there were dogs barking, radios playing and kids being loud and riding bikes in the dark. They had firewood for sale but it didn't burn well and had a terrible smell. For that matter, the entire camp had a wood smoke haze that was irritating and smelled bad. The good: Owner and employees (save for the lifeguard) were attentive and they had lots of activities for families. The owner was present and generally seemed concerned that people were having a good time. The employees were constantly telling the kids on bikes to not ride in the pavilion, through sites, etc. They were trying to keep things under control. I would recommend this park based on my experience mainly because of the cleanliness and location. Just don't go on a holiday weekend. We camped at Cross Creek Camping Resort in a Tent Trailer.