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Old 05-13-2013, 09:40 PM   #11
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Buttonwood recommendation

We've been there twice over the 4th each time and the campground is well taken care of. Impressed with the flower beds and entire grounds. We stayed on the pool side to be closer to the shuffleboard and horseshoe pits. We also took along innertubes to float from the bridge back to campground. Good place to float down and catch some smallmouth.
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Old 05-15-2013, 05:27 PM   #12
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I appreciate the replies. No one has commented about the trains so I guess it's not too annoying. Anyone know if the campground has inner tubes for floating on the river or if you need to bring your own? We have already set up a reservation for a canoe trip but inner tubing could be fun also. I don't currently have any but we can buy them!
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:39 PM   #13
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I should have mentioned before we had some innertubes we also had to buy some in the camp store, very reasonable prices, and they have an air compressor on the river side just for blowing up tubes.
There's also a place up river about 3 miles that rents tubes and canoes. We didn't rent there we just used their parking area and ramp down to the river.
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:26 PM   #14
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They have an active Facebook page you can check out. I haven't stayed there yet but have heard positive things from other central PA folks.
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:18 AM   #15
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Just stayed there this weekend. We went ahead and booked for next Memorial Day weekend. We stayed on the river side, and had a fun, relaxing weekend. The CG had a lot going on, but didn't really participate as the river kept the kids busy all weekend. Friendly and helpful staff. Yup - there are a lot of trains that pass by across the river at all times, but they were no bother to us. We kind of liked them.
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You were there with good friends of ours! They're whole family goes and they rent a few sites. Always seem to have a good time.
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:32 PM   #17
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Thanks for the additional replies. From all the favorable feedback I feel confident that we will have a great time there.
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:56 AM   #18
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We loved Buttonwood. What a nice place, very clean, lovely landscaping, and very friendly owners and staff.
Enjoyed their livery service and did 2 canoe trips.
We had a site on the row closest to the water, and loved the lower section of the park which was further from all the great activities they had for kids.
The trains didn't bother us at all, only a brief horn blast after they were past the campground.
they rent golf carts there and all of them running around bugged my DH, but hr was just being a grump, they weren't that bad!
I highly recommend the park, and would definitely go back if we are in that pay of PA again
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:34 PM   #19
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Lake Raystown resort is very nice. We are headed back there in a couple of week after we drop of our son at Juniata college. The only thing is the closest store is about 20 minutes away. Glad to see the great reviews on buttonwood. We were thinking about trying it.
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Old 08-06-2013, 02:48 PM   #20
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They have a good map on their website. If you have kids you might want to stay on the upper side to be closer to the activities for kids and you don't have to worry about them crossing the road ( which is not very busy) If it's just adults you might want to stay on the river side of the road. The sites that are closest to the river do not have mature shade trees yet ( they have trees planted during a recent renovation of the lower side, but they are still small)

The center rows have a few mature trees and the uppermost row has plenty of shade trees. You may want to look at the Google satellite view although the image is older.

All the sites are nicely graveled which you don't see in the Google photo, and the shadows from the trees by the river make it look like the waterfront row is shaded but it's not. There is also a new exit road which isn't in the aerial photo.

I just took another look at the aerial of the upper campground and it must be a really old photo. All of the upper sites look unfinished in the photo, but in fact they are fully finished, graveled sites, grass all around, they've added cabins, bathhouses, laundry. The jumping pillow, mini golf, laser tag and peddle carts, horseshoe and shuffleboard areas aren't in the photo either. But at least you can see the layout of the park.

Can you tell that I was really impressed by how nice the campground is?
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