This is no longer a Yogi Bear Jellystone Park. I have stayed at this campground many years and have watched the deterioration right in front of my eyes. Since the takeover by a major corporation, the park has looked trashy. This year, though, it looked better. Most of the larger and shady sites have seasonal campers on them, leaving most of us that camp overnight in the sun. The Nascar arena is very nice but in the late afternoon and early evening hours the sun is shining right on the screen. Most of the time there was not any trash pickup. I had to dispose of it myself. The web homepage of this campground is very deceiving, most of the pictures are not from this campground. I have since changed my home campground to a different one. I decided to chose quality over quantity. I can live without all of the additional amenities for a weekend or a week and enjoy my camping experience without hassles. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Positives-Sites were shaded. Lots of activities for the kids. Negatives-Our section was used as the dog walk. Neighbor kids were walking through our site after being asked not to. One bath house for the entire campground. Low water pressure. Section K is very tight. Arrive early if you are booked there. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 6 / 10 ]
Now that I have returned from our weekend, I realize I should have read reviews before booking the place. We came here specifically for Mother's Day activities. Many of these were cancelled. Not enough staff? I saw quite a few staff members on the grounds. My kids said the activities were not real good and they felt rushed. The hayride was lame. The site we were registered for was impossible for us to get to with our 31' trailer. The roads were very narrow and near impossible to navigate through. It was not a problem to change to a better site. Camp store not very well stocked. Although this was not the best experience, we might return again when the pool is open. The playground was lots of fun. |Maybe more activities when the park is full. This weekend was mostly regulars with some of the kids thinking they run the place. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Our weekend was a complete waste of time. The park was filled with mostly seasonal campers who made us feel as if we were weekend visitors and their kids ran unsupervised all weekend. The Lake looked more like a swamp and the sites were very small and hard to get in to. Only 2 activities all day (hay ride and moon bounce). We couldn't wait to leave all weekend and will never return. They also wouldn't honor a coupon for a free night we picked up at the RV show and we were charged extra for 50 amp electric we didn't need. Don't bother! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice campground if you are not a big rig. We were told there is room for us, and the sites are good size but you have a hard time getting to and from them. Lots of children and activities for them. We will not stay again, mainly because of our size We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a horrible experience. The sites are extremely small and hard to get into (even with our pop-up). We followed the manager in a golf cart to get to our site and he helped us back in. This should have been our first warning sign. We couldn't even use our awning. Very crowded. And people from other (tent) sites constantly came to our site to wash their dishes underneath our bunk end. They played cultural music very loud all day (and sang as well). The pool was very small and crowded. Never again. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This park has a lot of activities for children. We were here in a 40' motorhome with 4 slides and would not recommend it at all for big rigs. It is very hard to get in and out with a big rig. Too many trees and too close together. We almost scraped our MH getting out. I agree with the previous review that this seems more like a trailer park with a few camping spaces. If you are a small unit and have children this will probably do you fine. One other problem we had was the ground is very soft and sandy and even with jack pads down my MH sunk on one side and we had to pull everything up, re-position and start again. We will not be back due to our size. On a good note the people working this park are very nice and helpful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Overall a nice campground. Sites are a little tight. If you own a larger rig call ahead and tell them, to see if they can accommodate you. We went for the halloween camping and enjoyed ourselfs. A lot of activity,very friendly staff, they seem to go out of their way to help. Bathrooms are a little dated, but kept very clean. We will be going back again to camp. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Clean.. Family friendly campsite. However sites are way too small BEWARE..right on top of each so small and so tight that when you check in an employee goes with you to guide you in. great for pop-ups and tents murder for trailers and big rigs. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The only thing I didn't like about the campground was our spot for our travel trailer. It was a tight fit just to back in. We had enough room for our trailer and truck, but couldn't have a campfire because there was no place to put it. Thank goodness they have people to lead you to your campsite and help you back in. (If you camp here, one of those helpers is a nice guy and does a great job getting you in). This is good plus! The whole campground was clean and nice. The bathrooms are clean but should be updated. I give a lot of credit to the people that dress in those costumes (Yogi, Boo Boo and Cindy), with it being as hot as it was when we camped. Nice place to take the family. We will be camping here again. We reserved a much bigger spot. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is definitely family friendly. There were activities constantly for the kids including hay rides, crafts, pictures with Yogi, Cindy and Boo-Boo Bear. When we arrived, we were escorted to our site by an employee in a golf cart who then helped us to back into our site. The staff was very friendly. The rules are enforced very well. The campground is mostly seasonal, but they were pretty well maintained and not eyesores. They advertised a heated pool, but it as a bit chilly, too much for my one year old to enjoy. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I camped here with my family and, contrary to what the previous reviewer wrote, I thought all those seasonals were a BIG eyesore -- I wouldn't even call them 'seasonals' I'd say they were 'full timers' and this is their mobile home park year 'round'. It is family friendly in that they do have lots of activities for kids (as do most campgrounds) but most of the full timers were retired and there were very few kids there. It felt like we were in a retirement village or a mobile home park. It was cramped, unkept, muddy, and VERY FEW available sites that were NOT for full timers. This one won our family's vote for least liked campground all year. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We found this to be a fun place to camp . It is a true campground nicely shaded with trees and a beautiful shallow river running right along side of it . Yes there are a few older seasonal trailers there but they do not dominate the scenery and all the seasonal campers we met were nice folks . Pool, showers, playground, and the whole campground were clean . A good place for families . Your kids will have a good time . We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is an older, well-maintained campground with owners who still care about their park, their customers and still give their campers breathing room to have fun. It may not have the technical amenities or the full-time babysitting activities that some campers like, but you can enjoy both worlds of camping; the busy activity weekends and/or the slower back-to-nature weekdays where you can enjoy nature, the river, or venture out for side trips including the beach, the boardwalk, or the excitement of the casinos. I have found Winding River-Mays Landing to be one of the few parks left in the area that still welcome the average camper. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our stay was for 1 week. The people at the office were friendly and accommodating. The camp store was well stocked and reasonably priced. Aside from that, I was disappointed. Several seasonal sites resembled what you would find in a run-down trailer park: dirt-caked units with "week-end warrior" additions and/or modifications. I've never seen conditions like that in a campground. The pool experiance was surprising to say the least. Adults drinking alcohol in and around the pool(even though it was posted "No Alcohol"), and smoking around the pool with children present ??? There were no activities during the week, the campground turned into a ghost town Monday to Friday at noon. Our per day charge was $56, including $8/day for or daughter, and $4/day for our son. To me, that was steep considering what we found, saw, and was available. We've stayed at other places that offered much more w/o overcharging us for being a "traditional family." We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay. I would have rated this CG a 9 if a few minor things were different. The site we had was difficult to get into, and once in it was found to be a little less level than I like. This is an older CG and in truth, I hope to see more just like it. Clean, well kept. If they level the sites a bit they will be great. I don't care if they have Wi-Fi or Cable. I personally go camping to camp. I am not looking for concrete pads, built in barbecues, or other items. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A very nice campground. Contrary to what other posts say, I felt the sites were rather spacious. I was, however, disappointed to see that you had to pay to operate the shower. The Egg Harbor river is the best thing about this campground. We went on a three hour tubing trip on the river. It was beautiful and clean cedar water. Didn't use the pool as it looked crowded. I will be camping there again in the future. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We stayed here over Memorial Day weekend. The owners were nice. We had a very hard time navigating to the campsite (119) as the road was very tight due to trees. We then had a hard time backing into the site. Another trailer had to actually be backed in by a tractor because of how tight it was. There were a lot of permanants (nicely kept mostly), but we happened to be by one with 3 small children that were totally misbehaved to the point that they actually went into our campers while we were away from them. The playground was really nice, but the parents did not watch their kids. We do have small children (4 & 6) and I actually had to tell the other kids to let her on the slide. Overall, the other campers were not friendly and I felt very nervous about being there. The sites seemed large, but were hard to get into as stated above. I will not be returning to this campground as we saw many that were nearby and much nicer. One nice thing was the pool. It was shallow enough to let the kids play and not have to be in there holding them and there was a lifeguard. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 8 / 10 ]
The best asset to this campground is the fact that the Great Egg Harbor River runs alongside it. The campground offers canoe rental service, and they drop you off upriver. The Great Egg Harbor River is an excellent river to go canoeing or tubing on. The river is mainly in the shade, it is not deep, its perfect for novices, it has a few spots you can paddle over to the bank and stop and have something to eat (either a pic nic, or at the Palace Outfitters pizza joint). You end up your canoe trip right at the campsite. Just pull your canoe out of the river, and head back to your campsite. It's perfect! The owners are nice people. The pool is nice, but it gets overcrowded when its hot outside. We would prefer more space between sites, as we felt not very woodsy or private. However the other campers were courteous and friendly. This campground is also only like 15-20 minutes from Ocean City NJ, and our family likes going there at night to walk the boardwalk. Wether you are camping there, or just want a day canoe trip, this campground fits the bill! We camped here in a Tent.