We have stayed here numerous times to visit Knoebel's Amusement Park. We would not be coming here if it weren't for the theme park. It is a basic, fun place to hang when not at the park. They offer a free shuttle we have never used: just as easy to drive the 5 minutes and park for free. They are building an impressive new camp store. There is a stream that meanders through the campground. My kids love wading in and catching crayfish. A pool would make this place ideal. We would go to the park down the road, but they do not allow tents and a few of our friends that go with us tent camp. We stayed on Knoebel's Drive, site 80. Had a small stream and shade. We will be back for the park!
Our rate reflects Halloween/Holiday weekend pricing for full hookup site. We were in the back near the horse corrals. VERY quiet and great camping. They have certainly expanded since we were here 3 years ago. Plenty to do. We camped without our kids but have decided to bring them next October. We went on a 2 hour guided horseback tour of the battlefield that departs from the National Stables on the campground property. My husband is a civil war history buff so we have been to G'burg many times. He said the tour was basic. We thought it was a great vantage point to see the battlefield. We will return as we have no complaints.
We just returned from our first stay here. We will return! I wish it was not 3 hours from home. We were there for the Pirate weekend. What great events for families! The activities really brought the campground together. The hosts were very accommodating and everyone was friendly. Our kids did not want to leave. They voted this the best campground playground. It is a very clean, well maintained, landscaped campground. It would have been a 10 for us but we felt the sites were a little too close for our liking. We stayed on site 25 on the trickle stream. It was an end site so it was a bit roomier than most. We were here to visit the Army Heritage Museum- 15 minutes from campground- free and terrific for any American History buff!
We booked a week here after enjoying a stay for Mother's Day Weekend. We reserved site R6 (best in the whole place). It definitely fills up on the weekends. Not all sites are as private and quiet as ours. I can see some sites being noisy and on top of each other which is nice when camping with friends but not with "strangers". All staff and seasonals very friendly and their children included mine in the daily activities. We will book a week again next summer, maybe even two! Honey wagon (pump out) service was $5. Can't say enough about this great campground.
This was our second stay here at site I 54. I would suggest a site on the outside of the loop- dune side. We LOVE it. One loop with electric and a new loop that is dog friendly but very small. Cool to see dogs on their end of the beach playing in the waves with their owners. There is no comparison for beach camping. We did invest in a generator due to the extreme heat wave this year. We are glad we did. It did reach 97 on the beach. Thank goodness for the ocean breeze! The bugs were not horrible due to the breeze. Mosquito's made an appearance almost each night at dinner time. Repellent is a must, be prepared. Horses were everywhere this trip- many more than last time. We are booking for next summer- you must book in advance. This is a dream location for beach lovers.
We have visited Elk Neck, Chester Loop site 247, for two years in a row. The campground was virtually empty during the week. It did fill up on the weekend. We were beginning to think the new "dry" alcohol status had brought an attendance decline to this great park, but Rangers insisted they had been pretty full all summer so far. We attended the free programs and craft time in the Nature Center to our kids enjoyment. We might try the full hook up NorthEast loop next time. Turkey Point Lighthouse was great. Nice laundry room and snack bar/camp store. Very helpful staff in park. Rangers made frequent patrols. Nice hot showers but only two in each bathroom for the whole loop made it necessary to wait, and they were dirty by evening from the constant use.
It was a different type of site. You park parallel on the blacktop to your site as previous posters have mentioned. This allows more use of the sand and scrubby pine shaded site but it was odd to have "backyard" neighbors as well as neighbors to the sides. This has potential if camping with friends to "open up" facing each other. Rangers did patrol daily. It was a short bike ride to the walk-in beach access (NEVER crowded). You had to drive to the "boardwalk"access. There was a neat WW2 observation tower, Fort Miles, and other military areas open to the public with tours available. The nature center was great! If you do not want to pack your bike, the Friends of Cape Henlopen (At Nature Center) have bikes available to borrow for up to 2 hours- for free. Awesome biking trails- all paved. The showers were mopped twice daily but not CLEANED. They were push button operated- water ran for less then a minute every push. We would stay here again.
We just returned from our second trip to Camp Taylor. This is one of our favorite places to relax. We stayed in site 66 again, right on the stream. Our children love to find salamanders and catch frogs. This trip we used the pond swimming beach and mini golf. All were satisfactory. Our camping loop was 99% capacity but our spacious secluded campsite offered us some solitude. Lots of families camping with early rising, noisy kids. I try hard to keep mine inside and quiet (hard to do with neighboring kids playing soccer at 7 AM). We will hopefully return this Fall. The wolves were quiet due to the heat.
Just returned from our first stay at Colonial Woods. We can't wait to return! It was a great weekend. We were on Washington Ave (W12). Site was level but all big rock. Our site was spacious: most are. The pool was great for all ages: the 1 ft. splash pool and the 3-6 ft. regular pool were a big hit for our kids (3-5-8). We are booking again for August. Great campground for kid biking (nice paved roads in transient side of campground), good fishing pond, playground, and mini golf. Everyone was pleasant and quiet. Many dogs and all were well behaved. This is just the place to take them. It is very shaded and not much grass can be found. Not too many people left their campsite with their dog. Our dog needed some grass. So glad we found this gem close to our home!
This is only 20 minutes from our home and it has taken us 2 years to get here! I wish we had come sooner. We biked the tow path to Stockton and crossed the bridge to Dilly's Corner. What an amazing weekend skipping rocks on the Delaware and hiking & biking the beautiful area. We cannot wait to come back. We choose site 15 as other reviewers said it was spacious. We agree. It was near the bath/shower house and was close to the path to the river. We will come again. Most everyone was friendly, no rif-raf. Great family camping! Finally a place in Jersey we would venture back too.
We just returned from our first trip to Blue Rocks. This is a nice family campground with a nice pool, good playground and the stream was fun. The Blue Rock glacial boulder field was really cool to see. A new snack bar has been added this year. Great prices. Most of the park seems to be seasonal: not too many camper sites for weekenders. There were a lot of tent campers. Great people here. There was a small store and game room. We were in site 146 (W&E) on the stream, nearby all activities. Our site was level and shaded but our camper was right along the main road. We did open up to the stream which was beautiful. Bath houses are few and far between. The bathhouse near the store saw a lot of traffic and was muddy due to the light rain we had day before. Great hiking and nearby attractions: Crystal Cave, Mid Atlantic Air Museum. We would stay here again.
Whoa. Where to start? I will try to be factual in this review. Pros: Shaded, huge sites, tons of free kids activities (even midweek), nice staff. Cons: showers are cold, dirty, and push button (10 second water flow so a 1 handed shower). I can tolerate a lot of dirt but I can't stand when things are broken or missing (handles for showers, non-flushing toilets, lights out for 3+ days) especially for $49 a night. I should be able to take a hot shower! We finally left one night early due to rude, vulgar neighbors. Management was apologetic and gave one nights credit. It can be a lot of fun with friends but is a rowdy kind of camping we are not used to. This was wet & wild weekend- water gun fun but that was ruined for us. We wouldn't have returned even if we didn't have the neighbors. It is not our type of campground.
We camped in Chester Loop Site # 247. LOVED our site. Had a cool trail to the Elk River at Stony Point. Great kids nature activities. We have few places on our see again list and this is one of them. Very shaded sites, playgrounds at every loop. nature center. camp store, laundry. Beautiful lighthouse. Nice people. Bathrooms were heavily used so not extra clean. No soap in ladies room. Great HOT showers, need to adjust pressure at times. For $30 a night, I can't complain. The views and setting cancel out the negatives here. We had yellow jackets at our site, not camp fault. Bring bug spray. Awesome!!!
Wow. We have added this location to our see again list. We LOVED this aprk. We had ponies in our site two of our three nights. It was amazing to hear waves as you slept at night- to walk to a "private" never- crowded beach, all for $30 a night is awesome. The views and biking were great. Terrific ladies in nature center. Great activities for the kids. Bathrooms were not great but they were heavily used. Mosquitoes were as expected. Bring sunscreen & bug spray. No shade. Bring your own. Camp store had little to nothing and expensive. Beautiful. So glad we got here. Book early so you will not need to move sites to complete your stay.
We have just returned from our second stay at Lake Glory. We were put in a tent site (30' hybrid? Hmm). We were able to get in due to my husband's creative thinking and amazing driving skills. We wanted to stay, since it was next to the family we were camping with. Office wasn't sure how it happened? Lake glory is a basic campground, no frills but close to Knoebels. We love to be near the stream so the kids have something to do. The playground is "primitive" (home made). Stream is more fun. If it had a new playground, it would be great. We were on Creekside Drive sites 42 & 44. Next year, might try Lakeview Circle. Not a lot of shade on Covered bridge but that area is flat grass on the stream. We love Knoebels and will be back again.
We just returned from our first visit to Twin Grove. We were on the stream in site Q46. We LOVED our site. Level, near bathrooms (never used them) and large. Some sites were close. Most are wide open with no shade. There is a little overflow "ATV" lot next to us. We had a little shade from the trees lining the stream.Most sites are in the open sun. Our children loved playing in the stream. There are little play areas dotting the campground with a large playground near the pool and central office building. The food at the restaurant for the Father's Day Brunch was excellent! The camp store was well stocked to get you out of just about any RV jam. The pool looked great (It rained the weekend we were there so we didn't use it). The rides were fantastic for small children. We enjoyed the crafts and indoor games/movies during the rainy weekend. Everyone was quiet - even the tons of dogs here- and they drove slowly. Staff was kind, polite, and friendly. They even ran rides just for our 3 kids! We would definitely come back if we could get this site again.
This is a tent campers dream tucked away. Our trailer is too big (30'+) to navigate. Not sure how some of the 5th wheels we saw did it. Sites were very shaded. Not too many large, level sites though. Quite a few seasonals. Nothing too offensive. Not much to do here. It is really to get away from everything. There were 3 swings and a volleyball net. Basically, bring your own everything. They have a swimming hole (pond) and a fishing pond. Both were quite a hike from the "grounds". Too bad we couldn't fit the camper, its only 20 minutes from home! Has potential to be a real gem.
We just returned from a weekend stay at Camp Taylor. What a beautiful campground! If you like rural and heavily shaded, this is for you. The sites on our "cul-de-sac" were spacious, shaded, and mostly level. (We were in site 66, our neighbors were in 67-both excellent) Each site had a true rock fire pit. Best of all, we were right on a stream. Our children (2-4-7) enjoyed dam building with neighboring kids and it was peaceful to sleep with the babble of the brook for background. I LOVED the howling of the wolves from the wolf reserve. It is located just beyond the campground. It was an incredible educational tour/hike there. We will return here.
Great family park near Hershey attractions. A free shuttle runs every 20 minutes or so. Great kids activities (flashlight candy hunt, cool!), clean lifeguard supervised pools (kiddie pool too), great hot showers. I even did my laundry while here and it was conveniently located. The camp store has something for everyone. The only downers here for us were how close sites were (we were nervous about making a campfire) in the woodland area, and that 2 sites were having obvious black water issues (stunk!) and no one addressed it! There is also a freight train that runs alongside the campground 24 hours a day... Very new playgrounds. I would stay again if in the shady rest area. It has larger grass sites and a creek for kids to catch crayfish etc...
We were excited to camp here because it had the stables on the property and it is the closest to the battlefields. My children aged 6, 4 & 2 LOVED the playground and riding bikes. There was a nightly movie but we did not attend. It was a bit cooler (thankfully) the 3 days we camped here so we did not use the pool. It looked well cared for and newer than many other amenities. The bath houses could be updated but must be kept cleaner. Wi-Fi was great but our site(78) was close to the camp store. It was a very quiet campground. Very basic. The only real downer for us was when we made our reservation, we wanted two sites (we camped with another family) next to each other. We were told the sites we were assigned would allow us to open up to each other. Due to the location of hookups (2 sites shared a common pole/hookup area) we could only do that if we were OK with our kids tripping over wires and hoses (we were not). The ladies in the store were terrific in letting us move anywhere else in the camp. We opted not to, since we were across the road from the bath house & playground. We will stay again- this Fall.
This was our first trip to Lake Glory. We headed out here for Knoebel's Amusement Park. That was really all there is to do in this beautiful rural area of Central PA. Our site was situated on the main road across from one of the bath houses. It was a very busy stretch to have 3 young children! The roads were gravel and it was dusty. They offer a shuttle to the amusement park, but we did not use it. The campground is well maintained and clean. The bath houses have a few private showers and a large shower room with many stalls. The larger room was newer but all were cleaned daily. They are free hot showers. Sites are not too crowded. The playground was not too exciting but kept our kids entertained for short periods of time. There are shaded sites but beware that there is a large field of sites that is in full sun. We traveled with a family that was in a primitive site along a stream that was awesome (Creek Drive). That was the place our kids wanted to be. They could fish, catch crawfish and cool off as they waded in to skip rocks. Knoebels is a five minute drive down the road and that is a great family destination. We would return to this campground for the amusement park.