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Date of Stay:
August, 2010 -
Very nice for a State Park. The beach is really nice, everything is very clean and well maintained. Be specific as to how big your rig is. Bath houses really clean. Some of the sites are really tight for larger rigs. I had no problem. My 24 footer fit nicely on the paved pad, but if it were a big 5th wheel, there would have been no way it would have fit. We camped at East Harbor State Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay:
July, 2010 -
Maddox Campground is exactly that A Campground. It is unpretentious, reasonably clean and quiet. It is not a destination campground. For those who need to be entertained and pampered this is not the campground for you. We stayed there from 7/24/2010 - 8/7/2010 The pool is small but usable, store is OK Laundry facilities are adequate and operational. Game room, not really a game room. Sites are reasonably sized however those with large rigs with slide outs and an add a room that also require an additional parking spot and a place for a screened in pavilion and a spot for the kids’ tent, one site will be a bit tight. Many nice shaded spots for both RV’s and tent campers but there are quite a few non-shaded area too (which are generally filled with the Johnny-come-lately's). The restroom/bathhouse facilities are not fancy, they were cleaned once daily while I was there. No bears or raccoons but there are gulls that are just as bad and much noisier. Don’t leave your trash out unless you want to wake up at 4:30 am, trash is picked up twice daily. There were lots of people with pets (dogs), we left the dog at grandma’s because dogs are not allowed on Assateague, they did not charge me for the parakeet who does not mind being left alone for the day in the motorhome. Chincoteague Island Mosquito man visits daily in the evenings but still bring lots of bug spray or bug clothes. This year was a dry year so mosquitoes were not much of an issue. We had one really big rainstorm. It deluged for a good hour straight. The staff kindly warned the tent campers that they would get flooded (puddled) out and they did. Power flickered for about a minute, I was very surprised that there was no problem with sewage back up; talking to the permanent site holders they said that is usually not an issue unless they get more than 3 or 4 days worth of straight heavy rain. They do not allow unlicensed vehicles in the campground so if you rent one of those scooter things you can’t bring it into the campground. But you really won’t need them anyway, bring your bikes. Big plus, Maddox is close to everything. We spent two weeks there and we went everywhere by bike. Chincoteague Island vacationer friendly and touristy type stores and restaurants just head left up Maddox Blvd. The beaches on Assateague are easily reached by bike. The pace was set by my 8 year old son on a 16” bike, I followed with my mountain bike and child-trailer full of beach gear. The unguarded beach is a leisurely 15 minute pedal on a flat paved path through the refuge. The guarded beach at the end of Assateague is about twice as far about 30 min with about 1/3 of it on the busy beach access road. I was nervous about my son traveling on but we made it there several times without incident. We liked Maddox camp ground. We camped at Chincoteague Island KOA in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay:
June, 2010 -
This campground is one of my favorites for a quick weekend get a way. Many people complain about the regular trains that travel along the other side of the river, but other than that, it is a nice family friendly campground at a reasonable rate. This is not really a 'turn the kids loose run wild' resort type campground. It is a place to enjoy the river (which in itself inherently requires diligent parenting) and the bike trail, then hang out by the fire. We camped at Uniontown KOA in a Motorhome.