Wrapping up a weekend here and have to say some stuff I like, some stuff I am left scratching my head over.
To start, Conner, our ranger that led us back to our site on our arrival on Friday took us the wrong way on the street we were staying on. Now bear in mind that the campground was fully booked and very crowded. What I thought was an honest mistake I later found was actually inexperience, incompetence, and some other adjectives I won't post. His solution was to do a K turn back into the street we came from, and then either roll in reverse down the street the right way to our site, or K turn and go all the way back to the entrance. I chose going to the entrance. It was getting dark and I was getting frustrated. Once we got to the site to back in...Conner could not locate the sewer connection because he was standing on it. The site itself is built out for a pop up, not a 30 foot TT so backing and leveling left me with my trailer at the back of the site, and my tongue 5 feet out into the road. But this is camping so I set up, strung my sewer hose behind my tire and went on my way.
Moving on.....take the kids to the pool. We get there, and boom - whistle blows for adult swim. Now this would not be a bad thing except they close down the water slide AND clear out the kiddie splash area so that the adults can play in that thus leaving 3 adults swimming in the pool....2 adults shooting themselves with water cannons....and a whole host of parents telling shaking their heads telling their kids that they can't make sense of anything.
Overall, the park is clean, everything looks very "new" and as such it's not cheap. Standard site with E/W/S is 100 a night....the standard sites are really small. The place draws a good crowd of nice people but it does not seem that quiet hours are honored or enforced.
Coming back from a day out today (Sunday) I wound up having to wait in a long line of checkins to get to a point where I could bypass everyone waiting and proceed to my site. Thumbs down in that area for me.
Next time I am in this area I think I will check out the KOA in Harpers Ferry instead because this place has earned a spot on my do not return list.
The website pictures don't lie. The place is very visually appealing but I guess because they are paying a fair amount of money in licensing the mantra is pack them in and charge them a lot.
They do have well run and plentiful activities for the kids and a REALLY nice area for lazer tag but EVERYTHING has a dollar sign next to it.
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park™ in Hagerstown, MD