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Old 11-02-2015, 03:47 AM   #11
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When my brother arrived with his pop up, and they wanted to shower...we found out they were locked up. Our neighbors told us they locked them up on Wednesday, October 28th. There were a few campers without rv's that were quite upset.

When our friends came back on Saturday and found out they shut the facilities down they were really not happy either. No notice, no notifications prior to or during their stay about this. I spoke to a park employee and he said that the date to shut off everything was on the calendar at the office of Nov 5th. He was not aware that they changed it either.

My brother and his family spent the weekend without showering, and because they didn't want to wake us in the middle of the night or early morning did their business in the woods. There wasn't even a garbage can in sight..people picking up dog poo had nowhere to throw it. They certainly took my money...full price money for our less than stellar visit.
Disappointment doesn't begin to describe how I feel with this NY state park. Very pretty but awful management.
That is pretty messed up. I would assume that you, as well as your friends and brother paid for this with credit cards. It sounds like you may want to refute the charges since the service you paid for was not delivered in full.
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Old 11-02-2015, 05:53 AM   #12
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That is pretty messed up. I would assume that you, as well as your friends and brother paid for this with credit cards. It sounds like you may want to refute the charges since the service you paid for was not delivered in full.
X's 2 I would try and get a refund, Try the park system and if no help I would call my Credit card company. THey sure could have told you that when you checked in. If the park was to close on the 12th of Oct they shouldn't have booked you in anyway. I know all our State and COE cg closed Yesterday, They leave 4 spots open for travelers but cut power and water off and lock the showers and bath houses up. The dump stations are still open only. With saying that I know that the COE locks the gate, so I don't know how you would even get in them 4 spots they say they leave open, very confusing. I'm going to get some info from the COE and see what they say here. I'll let everyone know incase your coming through Virginia....
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Old 11-02-2015, 06:28 AM   #13
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I hope that this C/G owner treats us better than what you went through! We are in Va.at a Private C/G,the owner has a Flow Meter on the water hose,a meter on the Elect,charges for Trash PU, charges for Tow Vehicle parking,but He supplies FREE BOOZE and will Help you drink it! We are trying to get a Seasonal Site Here! Youroo!!
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Old 11-02-2015, 08:52 AM   #14
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now now, I have to make some money to pay for the Free Booze, You get hook-up's 30 amp, water and sewer, for $35.00 a night you can't beat it with a stick. On top of all that you get to laugh until you start to cry, we like our CG been voted best in Virginia, all forum members are welcome. He didn't read the small print. Owner has the right to throw you out without NOTICE....
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Old 11-02-2015, 09:21 AM   #15
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Unbelievable! If they are not going to have bathroom facilities and trash containers available then the campground should be closed....nuff said on that!

Hopefully you and the others can get a refund....I know it doesn't save the vacation but it would be something.
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Old 11-02-2015, 03:37 PM   #16
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I'm not sure we will try and seek a refund, as we were able to use our trailer bathroom, etc. My brother, however, may just do that. We always have a good time when we camp together so we were able to share many laughs and have a great time even with the inconveniences before us. I just wanted everyone to know to look out for this when booking fall sites at state campgrounds. We normally camp in non-state parks..mostly private campgrounds. I know, I know...many of you love the low fees and off the grid type camping. Not for me, but I was willing to try this after we had a pleasant experience at 4 Mile Creek this summer. If this is an example of what it's like, no view, price point, or quiet time will make me do it again. Hopefully our planned weekend at Fishermans Memorial Campground in RI is a bit better equipped, or it will definitely be our last State park visit.....EVER
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Old 11-02-2015, 04:29 PM   #17
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Really too bad about your croton point experience. I know you don't like the state park campgrounds where you live but if you ever come Indiana way, give them a try. Our state park system does a good job maintaining the parks and reservoirs , and all but a few are electric sites with water in the area. Shower houses are cleaned multiple times daily and pools and beaches are well maintained. Nothing is perfect. We don't have the mountain vistas like the Smokies or Yellowstone or the beachside campsites like Michigan or Alabama . But that's ok. They're only 35-40 bucks a night and you can still have a great camping experience.
BTW...we have tried several private campgrounds and didn't really care for them. They seem to cater to the seasonal campers and the campers themselves didn't seem to want to interact with the weekenders. That's ok too. We just go elsewhere.
Again sorry about your outing. Hope the next one goes better.
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Really too bad about your croton point experience. I know you don't like the state park campgrounds where you live but if you ever come Indiana way, give them a try. Our state park system does a good job maintaining the parks and reservoirs , and all but a few are electric sites with water in the area. Shower houses are cleaned multiple times daily and pools and beaches are well maintained. Nothing is perfect. We don't have the mountain vistas like the Smokies or Yellowstone or the beachside campsites like Michigan or Alabama . But that's ok. They're only 35-40 bucks a night and you can still have a great camping experience.
BTW...we have tried several private campgrounds and didn't really care for them. They seem to cater to the seasonal campers and the campers themselves didn't seem to want to interact with the weekenders. That's ok too. We just go elsewhere.
Again sorry about your outing. Hope the next one goes better.
I hear ya...it was just a bad management experience, but a good camping weekend. I guess if we didn't experience the bad, we wouldn't know just how good some campgrounds are. We will be traveling quite a bit next year. I just retired on Friday! Yay for me! We are trying to find my brother a nice C class camper so he can enjoy more camping with less set up with his pop up! Then he won't ever have to worry about bathrooms again!
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Maybe I'm wrong here, but I don't think Croton Point is a state park. Appears to be a county run facility.
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Maybe I'm wrong here, but I don't think Croton Point is a state park. Appears to be a county run facility.
I believe you are right. We had to reserve through Westchester County Park system. Maybe that's where the quality of service differs. My bad. I take back what I said about NY State parks earlier. We truly did enjoy our stay at 4 Mile Creek SP. We'd go back there in a heartbeat, even without water or sewers at the sites!
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