WHERE KIDS STAY FREE Only VA campground with waterfalls, indoor hot tubs & tame Bunnies. Family owned for 40 yrs. Offer River Tubing, Fishing, Cafe/Pizza Shop, Cabins, On-Site Rental Campers and Weekend Entertainment. See y'all soon!
cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.
This Campground is not well suited for Big Rigs. The gravel roads were in fair condition but the trees were not trimmed to accommodate our 45' Class A. We scraped our way through the trees overhead and on either side as we maneuvered though the tight turns to our site. Their longest site is 56' and we were not assigned to that particular site. Even if we had been, we would have still had to unhook our tow vehicle, which we prefer not to do for an overnight stay. When asked if we could park our tow vehicle in a nearby empty site (they were less than half full) I was told I would have to park in their lot. I let them know I was having knee problems and the young lady said “I'd have to check which sites aren’t booked for tonight” to which I replied “I'd appreciate it if you made that effort please”. Ultimately they did allow us to park in the empty site behind us. Lastly, their WiFi is not available at the sites, and AT&T had little to no coverage. So, if you are a larger Rig, or if internet access is important to you, this is not the Campground for you.
My family stayed here the weekend of Sept. 7-9, 2018, the weekend before Hurricane Florence made landfall. I intentionally booked after the season ended because of their heated pool. We stayed on the a river edge site that was narrow but we were able to get our 32' TT backed in. We were about a foot from the 8' drop to the river. It was small site but the river view out my picture window was awesome! We enjoyed the heated pool on Friday evening but it was too packed to use the remainder of the weekend. It rained off/on all weekend and was chilly but that didn't deter my teens from enjoying the river. They have 4 heated, jetted hot tubs in the building with the laundry room. When we went the first time, it was empty. We were thankful and thoroughly enjoyed them. Unfortunately, each of the other times we went over the weekend they were packed full of children. Frankly, I think children under 16 should not be allowed in hot tubs when water temps are 106°. That seems to be the policy at all of the resorts we have been to but not here. They have cameras but I really had to wonder if they worked or were monitored for all of the horseplay that was going on. The bathrooms were clean but the showers are tiny. I mean so small that I decided it was better to shower in the camper. If you want to camp near the river, be prepared to hike the hill. Office, restaurant, game room, pool, hot tubs, laundry and both restrooms are located up the hill. They have some sites up there but they appeared to be mostly rentals. We took advantage of the game room because it was empty. Hubs and I played pool for the first time in ages. They have an ice cream truck that comes around in the evening. Well, it did at the top sites but never made it's way to the lower ones. That was a bummer cause the young ones were excited when they heard its music. The whole family enjoyed feeding and interacting with the rabbits. We had a large one that took up residence across the street from us so the girls loved that. Rabbits are used to people and some expect to be fed. Office sells small bags of rabbit pellets. The worst thing about this campground is the narrow roads and sites stacked on top of each other. Most sites are too small for the unit and vehicle so the vehicle encroaches on the already narrow road. I would not camp here during the season for that reason. Dump station is situated so if you are on the bottom road sites, you have to exit onto the main road and back up to it. Strange but functional.
We did have a great time here and have decided this will be our after season trip again next year.
We stayed here for our 30th wedding anniversary. We brought our motorcycle in our Toy Hauler to ride the mountains. When we checked in, no one guided us to our campsite, we had spot 89. It was a 50 Amp full service site. Getting to the site was a challenge, the spaces are tight and the roads were narrow with some vehicles sticking out into our path navigating to our spot was tricky. The posted speed limit was 5 mph but golf carts were running around the campground at 15-20 mph.
When we arrived at our site, we noticed a large power transformer took up half the area under where our awning would be coming out. No one mentioned site 89 had a large 4' x 4' power transformer located on the site. In addition to that, on the left side of the site, there was a large area where the power went into the ground. When I connected my freshwater hose, the faucet threads were stripped so I had to find another faucet. We connected our cable but the cable didn't work. The Wi-Fi code didn't work when we tried to use Wi-Fi.
The rules stated no Fireworks but people were lighting off Fireworks on 5-7 July. The rules stated no alcohol at the pool but people were at the pool drinking from beer cans in the open. Quite hours were suppose to be observed at 11:00 pm but peole were naking noise well past 11:00 pm. Rules said to not burn trash in the fire-pits but we saw several people burning trash in the fire-pits in the morning and the staff rode by in golf carts and didn't say anything about it. The Men & Ladies bathrooms had dead flies on the floor and the soap dispensers ere empty.
We picked this campground because of its location to the mountains. In the mornings when the staff was riding around the campground, they never once said "good morning". I can say we will not be back.
The staff was friendly and our spot was pretty wide, which was nice. The restrooms are a little dated and their is no place to put your soap and shampoo when you shower. Wifi is non existent, not even in the office, so if you are thinking they have wifi, they do not! Also, if you like TV, the cable is spotty at best, luckily, I don't watch TV but hooked it up for my dad. I unhooked it after a couple of days as the signal was to weak and their was a lot of pixeling. The pool is large and the tubing down the river was fun. Overall, the park is average, definitely not for big rigs as their are only handful of 50 amp sites.
Nice campground but very crowded. Beautiful scenery, especially the water fall, along the river.
The pool was fun, it is big and comfortable with plenty of seating around the deck.
The bathrooms were rough, a lot of usage and a lot of flies due to the doors being open.
Getting out at the end of the stay was difficult due to the number of campers visiting the dumping station. Even if you are not using the station, your exit may be blocked due to the line waiting.
We may stay again due to the convenience of where our weekend activities were and will be again. just wish it had more room.
The park is very pretty - and there is plenty to do, if that is what you are looking for. The on site store has everything from ice to ice cream to t-shirts, rental tubes, etc. The Staff is very friendly and helpful. Sites are a little close together and our "neighbor had a flashing beacon that went all night long. We were "on the river" and it was extremely pleasant. The sites are pretty level, the wifi is terrible - but, hey, do without the internet and sit outside for a bit....
We loved this campground! There were so many things to do. It was to bad for us that it was only an overnight stop. We didn't use the restrooms so I couldn't rate them. People were friendly, kids playing, riding bikes and just having good old fashion fun.
We stayed Shenandoah Valley Campground the first weekend in June 2017. First the good...the campground has several activities (karaoke, dj, fishing, corn hole, horseshoes, playground, pool, putt-putt-there was a charge to play putt-putt, not sure about corn hole and horseshoes) that are available. Most campgrounds don't have nearly this many activities. They also have tame bunnies all over the place, which was really cool. I did not use their restroom facilities, so I cannot attest to the condition of those. Other than the slobs who felt like it was ok to throw their drink bottles and candy wrappers on the ground with their parents RIGHT THERE, the campground was clean. There are ample trashcans that are emptied frequently. Now, the bad...The RVs are packed in like sardines in a can. I can't remember when I have been to a campground where we were so close to our neighbor. There was shade, which was good, but trying to find a good spot to build a fire so 4 people could sit around the it was challenging. The other complaint...don't say that you offer free wifi if it isn't usable. Yes, we could connect to their router, but that was about it. We could not get out on the internet to look up any local attractions or restaurants. We have Verizon for cell service which is usable just about everywhere, but not there. I know that you are supposed to camp to get away, but we run our own business and need to be connected when we are away from the office.
This is a happy place. Maybe it's the floppy eared bunnies hopping around, cheerful staff, or beautiful setting on a river with a verdant green hill above. Nice pool, and they offer family activities on weekends. Some sites are not so level but we found a good one along the river. WiFi is very spotty and tends to drop off. But otherwise a very nice place to stay. Best I have found along this stretch of I 81.
A great place for beginners. Staff was very accommodating to all our questions and helped us get hooked up the right way. Area was clean and quiet. Staff was VERY friendly and helpful. Had some issues with WIFI and TV but overall a great and relaxing time spent. Rabbits and waterfall were a great addition to our stay. Will definitely return again.
This park aims to keep you occupied... tame bunnies, streams, tubing, swimming pool, evening dance (during our stay), hot tub, and more. The grounds provided ample walking areas, the staff is friendly, store is open long hours. With 132 RV sites, 10 rental RVs, cabins, and tent sites this is a large facility which could be busy on the weekend. The staff is constantly checking/cleaning the bathrooms. The only negative is when the campground is full the sites might be cramped; however, on our visit it was about 1/2 capacity with ample room.
We had a pull through site that was shady and level. The staff are friendly and helpful, even stepping in on my last afternoon when I inadvertently locked myself out of my coach. The campground had entertainment Friday and Saturday evenings and nondemoninational church services Sunday morning, as well as an available breakfast that morning. There are many amenities for adults and children, including a swimming pool, hot tubs, a game room, miniature golf, horseshoes, volleyball, a bounce pad, and playground equipment. There is a population of bunnies that one can feed, but may prove a challenge for one's dog. There is a fishing pond. The Middle River borders the campground that one can tube with one's own or with a rental. Daily my Labrador enjoyed a morning plunge in the river on a retractable leash. With permission, twice a day she got to play fetch at the upper hill field. We had such an enjoyable time that we plan to return next summer.
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