Very comfortable park with sites that can satisfy a variety of preferences. Some very wooded, shady sites for tents and smaller RV's, some that will accommodate groups, and a large relatively open area with large level back-in and pull-through, FHU sites that are comfortable for big rigs. Most of the pull through sites are quite long, about 100 feet, and a few have wooden decks.
The sign says "clean, quiet and relaxing..." the Red Apple is all of those. The owners' pride is apparent in the beautifully landscaped, very well maintained grounds and facilities. Everything looks relatively fresh and works well, including the Wi-Fi, hook-ups, picnic tables, fire rings and lawns. The electric boxes have night lights. The only thing missing is cable TV, and only the 3 primary networks are receivable via antenna. The park has paved streets with good clearances and paved, level parking areas which accommodate everything from seasonal park models, cabins, all types and sizes of RV's and tents. The friendly owners will provide terrific recommendations of places to go and things to see on Maine's south coast. The park is convieniently located and easy to reach from either I-95 or US 1.
Park consists of generally level sites built upon a terraced, wooded hillside. Gravel interior roads and sites. Adequate clearances for maneuvering in most areas. Some noise from nearby I-80, but not too bad. Few amenities beyond basic hook ups, fire rings, a volleyball court and some horse shoe pits. We did not use the rest rooms or showers, but while they could use some remodeling, they appeared clean enough. A sign said that they would be closed for cleaning on Thursday and that appeared to be the only time they were cleaned. A new and relatively elaborate mini golf course on the property seems aimed more at the local market rather than the camp ground. Fee charged, but one game free with camp stay. Small flock of goats provide some interest. Amish folks come to the camp sometimes with fresh baked goods for sale. We had a funny experience here. As we were preparing for departure, a herd of about 10 cows came running (yes, really running) through the campground. Apparently they escaped from a nearby field and were running for their freedom. No one was injured and eventually the cows found some new pasture and settled down. The primary reasons to stay here seem to be either an overnight stop while travelling I-80 in PA or to work or play near State College or Penn State U. If you go to the PSU campus, be sure to try the wonderful ice cream at the Creamery, located near the Food Science building.
The entry road to this park passes through an area of run down trailers with junk filled yards then it leads to a serpentine driveway that will provide an unwelcome maneuvering test for big rig drivers. Once inside the park, you will find a large, well stocked camp store, paved interior roads, well maintained lawns and trees but a rather cramped layout. The staff will provide an escort to your site. Some sites have been leveled by piling up crushed rock into a narrow strip. This creates a height difference which can make the first step into your unit a very high one and you may step out onto a steep down slope. Not all sites have this problem but if you have anyone with walking or stepping difficulties, you might try requesting a more level site. No cable TV, additional fee charged for WiFi access and few other amenities. Close proximity to a 4 lane highway makes this a pretty noisy place. We did not use the rest room and shower facilities, but they looked adequate and clean. Many kids tooling recklessly around the park on very low to the ground rental recumbent trikes create a safety hazard that no one seems to care about. As we paid about $43 for a site with 30 amps, this is not a good value choice, but it is a marginally acceptable place to park for a night or two.
A comfortable overnight stop about 2.6 miles off of I-95, this park has mostly level, gravel and dirt sites that are shaded by mature moss-draped Live Oak trees. The trees provide welcome shade and do not present any serious obstacles to general maneuvering. A discounted rate is available to Good Sam members. Both full hookup and W & E sites are available. The entry roads are hard surfaced but have several speed bumps. Most sites are narrow but adequate and many are over 65 ft long. Some sites have the utilities at the very back of the site so you may need to stretch your cables and hoses or limit your forward placement on the site if you are travelling in a motorhome, but we were able to keep the toad hooked up to a 40 ft coach on a pull thru site by using 20ft of sewer hose, a 20 ft water hose and just about all of the power cord, all stretched to the max. The shower and bath houses had private rooms, each with a shower, sink and toilet, but they were not very clean. We had very weak to no cell phone service at this location. There is a tidal inlet on the grounds and it appears that there are efforts underway to develop this asset. A new dock and bulkhead were already in place and some floating excavation equipment suggested that some dredging would be done to improve recreational water access.
This hillside park is just a mile off of Interstate 77, just north of the mountains. A good place to stop for a night or so. As you enter this park, the first impression will be that the somewhat hilly roads and many trees will not accommodate your big rig, but as you continue on you will find that there are good clearances and many suitable sites. Very helpful resident management (call in advance, since you should ask for their help in getting to your site - some sites blend in well with the surrounding areas.) Tall pine trees and a few hardwoods shade most sites. Interior roads are gravel and dirt but well maintained. Most sites are level enough. You can beat the heat here. The park is located at an elevation of about 2700 ft. so it is relatively cool here even on days when it is hot in the lower cities. The overnight low temp on June 19, 2008 was 49 degrees. There are two ponds stocked for fishing and the surrounding lawns make a nice venue for tent camping. Some fast food places and motels are located just off the I-77 exit. There is no cable TV or Wi Fi, but at $28, this is a good value for a quiet overnight stop.
I can confirm the previous reviews from my experience there the second week of July 2008. The place has many shortcomings. The Wi-Fi and 13 channel cable service is especially pathetic. The good things that I noted included an adults only pool and spa for those over 21 and rather nice elevated firepits. However, the fire pits are sometimes very close to adjacent rigs so if your neighbor has a smoky fire, your unit will soon fill up with smoke. A few sites can accommodate large rigs but many are not level enough. Beyond the few cranberry bogs just outside the main gate, you will need to drive miles and miles from this park to get to any of the Cape Cod attractions. This campground is simply not worth the premium price.
Very long sites, especially the pull thrus which can be over 100ft long. Mostly level, grassy sites in an open field with a few trees that provide some shade between some sites. Easy big rig access and good clearances throughout park. No sewer hook ups but two good dump stations and the portable honey wagon service is prompt, clean and hassle free. Each 4 night stay earns a free service. Over the July 4 weekend in 2008, it appeared that many families from the nearby states consider this a destination resort rather than a place convienient to attractions, but it is well located, quiet and easy to find from I-95. Very tent, dog and family friendly. I can not comment on the cancellation process but I found the staff to be friendly and helpful.
This park now has WiFi internet access. Very helpful owners live in the park. Many interesting pieces of antique machinery and tools on display. Good access to I-65 but far enough away to be quiet. Long, almost level pull-through sites. Good Sam discount.