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Date of Stay:
July, 2006 -
Beautiful, large, rolling campground, only 1 year old. Our section was brand new and did not yet have grass, but each site is huge and has a large, level concrete pad, so we could easily live without grass. Each site has own fire pit. Many sites have trees along the back, but most are treeless. Along the lakes there are pull-in sites for RVs so they have a view of the lake instead of the road. Great pool, hot tub, lake for fishing, volleyball, basketball, tennis, playground. There is an incredible clubhouse with a library, big screen TV, full kitchen, two fireplaces, pool table, games for campers to use. They even had free ice cream and hot dogs while we were there! Bath house is a pretty log cabin style, clean with individual showers. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. They have free Wi-Fi that worked right from our site! My only complaint is that there is no trash pickup and only one dumpster in the very front, which is too far to walk or bike with a bag of trash from the back sections. Also, the store is very small. Also note that they do not allow units over 10 years old or under 24 feet. We camped at Hidden Ridge RV Resort in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay:
June, 2005 -
We thoroughly enjoyed this campground. It's new, small, and only a couple of miles from downtown. The sites have large concrete pads and firepits. The bathhouse was clean with a separate shower room. There is a small beach that was clean. There are a couple of trails, probably about a mile's worth. The staff was very polite. Checkout is not until 3pm, and they had no problem letting us stay even later for no charge. Even though there is no cable, we were able to get quite a few TV stations. Our only complaint was there is a train track very close to the sites, but I only heard two trains go through the entire weekend. We camped at Markin Glen County Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay:
May, 2005 -
Incredible new resort campground. When we arrived, one of the staff members led us to our site in her golf cart and helped us back in. The sites are all paved including the fire pit, beautifully landscaped with a sprinkler system, all the same size, full hookups. There are 231 planned sites, but there is one section that is not yet developed. There is an awesome basketball/shuffleboard/tennis court area, and also a huge play structure and open field for plenty of fun. The buildings are gorgeous. The clubhouse is huge with a deck overlooking the pool and a lounge where campers can go and play games - bring your own or they have some there, including pool. They showed a movie in the lounge for the kids with free snacks. In the lower level there is a small gameroom, a really nice fitness room, and dial-up Internet access. The locker rooms lead out to the pool, which is 25-yards in length. The clubhouse and pool overlook the river. Down the hill is the store and the dock where there are rental boats. The store is well-stocked. They have hand-dipped ice cream, and there is an open pavillion above the store with tables. There was a band playing there on Sunday night. There are no street lights near the campsites, but there is security that drives around. Very quiet and peaceful. My only complaints were that we had to carry our trash to the dumpster instead of having it picked up at the site, and the only bathhouse was the locker rooms for the pool. There is another bathhouse, but it is located in the undeveloped section and was locked this weekend. Also, the rules state no campers under 24' and no truck campers, but we saw both there. There is not much nearby the campground, and to do any biking or running outside the campground would require using the main road, although there is a large shoulder. However, there is really no need to leave this extremely clean, well-maintained campground. We camped at River Ridge Resort in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay:
April, 2005 -
We stayed here April 2-8. Our site: 1106, a large inland site as we requested, directly across from the lazy river and basketball courts, but muddy and not level. We had to use a stack of four pieces of wood to get level. My parents came in after us and were put 4 sites away after we both requested them to be near us, but then later they tried to put someone else right next to us, even though almost every inland site was empty. Other sites: By the lake were nice looking, but the shelters at the beach area sites were pretty rundown. The paved pull-through sites are very close together with no shelter. The units at the permanent sites, excluding the very newest area, look very rundown. Bathhouses: Clean, but the shower in our bathhouse did not have any hooks or shelves inside the shower stall to hang things to keep dry. The lone outlet did not work at all. Lazy River/Pool: Awesome-looking, and we liked the music they periodically played. The lazy river was truly lazy - our kids hated it because the jets were not turned on and it didn't move. The outdoor pool was huge but not heated. The indoor pool and hot tub seemed okay. Recreation: Great basketball courts. Our kids were disappointed because the arcade was only open weekend evenings, so they couldn't go. The putt putt area was nicely landscaped, but the holes themselves were rundown and not very interesting; cost $5 to play. Office/Staff: Beautiful office, nice staff. There is an internet kiosk in the office that you can pay to use. There is also a spot for dial up access. They have a sign there saying that there is wireless access through AirPath, but even though we had a signal we couldn't get it to work. After we spent an hour on it, another gentleman came in and had the same problem, and when he went to the desk they told him that the router had broken, and they didn't bother to fix it because no one used it. That man was so angry he left the campground. They should have removed the information or stated that it wasn't working. Store: Well-stocked, nice staff. Beach: Huge and generally clean, but my husband found a used contraceptive. Overall, we were disappointed and do not feel it should receive the great reviews we've seen about it. We camped at Pirateland Family Campground in a Motorhome.