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Trip Advisor Great for all ages!
Apr 21, 2014 by: Bea C from Elkridge, Maryland
There is something for everyone to do! I am a beginner camper and I stayed for 7 nights. The first 3 nights were just me and my 3 year old. Later other family came to stay for a few days, and the last night my husband came to help me get home. Everyone had a great time even the first time campers with me. The staff were very helpful and really friendly. There are so many activities that if you miss one there will be another soon. It's so close to home I plan to make this my family vacation spot for a long time. It's a perfect way to leave the rat race behind.

Trip Advisor Visit with group of 19 people, ages 1-60s
Apr 21, 2014 by: crayolabird from Columbia, Maryland
My two sisters and I rented three two-bedroom cabins right next to each other during Easter weekend (cabins 37, 38 and 39). Our giant party of kids, adults and grandparents had a GREAT time. The pluses: *there is a lot to do. Favorites: jumping pillow, LAZER TAG (huge fun for the men and boys and 13 year old girl in our group), pedal carts (like go-carts only you pedal them on a track that is, truthfully, pretty run down), minigolf (clean and well-maintained but not particularly challenging) and playgrounds. Also, my kids are super enamored with just riding around in the expensive golf carts we rent :) If you stay in those two bedroom cabins (37,38 or 39), the golf carts help because you are at the top of a pretty steep hill. *cabins were nice - a/c and heat worked (we needed both), hot water in the shower, beds were comfortable *staff is almost entirely friendly, eager to help *even though it was Easter Weekend and completely full, it didn't FEEL full. The egg hunts were manageable, things weren't ever spoiled by crowds *lots of wood behind the cabins for our giant evening fires *the C&O canal towpath is a six minute drive away! Great for a getaway to hike/walk/bike. Antietam battlefield is really nearby also downsides: *when you look at the campground map, it looks like our cabins are next to woods, at the end of a road. Nope. We are right next to the giant Maintanance facility so carts of workers were driving by ALL. THE. TIME. *there really are a ton of people there - I can imagine the pools and waterslides could get crowded, they pack people really deep in the campsites *only one basketball hoop in the entire place - the court didn't even have two hoops! It was always overcrowded with older teenagers so my pre-teen boys never felt comfortable playing even though they wanted to Overall, we were super pleased with our experience. This was our second Jellystone vacation (we've already done the one in Natural Bridge, VA) and we would absolutely do it again.

Trip Advisor First time "resort" camping
Apr 15, 2014 by: Tyese from Owings Mills
I am not an outdoorsy, camping type of person so this "resort" campground was a compromise. They call it a "resort" campground which just means it has more comforts than regular camping. I have to say that I really enjoyed myself and my 5 year old son and 3 year old nephew had a blast! Our little Cozy Cabin was more secluded than the rest of the cabins so it was quiet and our kids had plenty of space to play away from traffic. When I say cozy I mean cozy! One room with a double bed, bunk bed, refrigerator, and a TV about the size of my laptop screen. Thank goodness it didn't rain until we left. I can't imagine being stuck in there with kids all day. The bathroom has the smallest shower I've ever been in and it's not ideal for little ones. I ended up washing them up at the sink. The fire pit does not have a cooking grate so be sure to bring one. They should inform guests about this on the website. Overall, it was clean and just what we needed. There are a lot of activities offered including mini golf, laser tag, pedal cars, game room, jumping pillow and multiple playgrounds. The activities are okay for little kids but I imagine teenagers would get bored with them quickly. They have golf carts available to rent but its really not necessary. The campground is not that big that you can't walk where you need to go. The BIGGEST negative: On their website it says that you can enjoy the facilities while you wait for the 3:00 check in time. However when we arrived at 11:00, we were given a hard time. They kept throwing their $25 early check in fee in my face even though I was not interested in checking into the cabin yet. I just wanted to let my kids play! I don't understand why there would be an extra charge to check into the cabin if it is ready anyway. Especially when we are already paying $100 per day to stay there. I didn't appreciate being nickel and dimed and it wasn't a good first impression. They may want to reconsider this policy as it is not customer friendly and not typical in the hospitality industry.

Trip Advisor Halloween
Nov 20, 2013 by: Erin C from Elkridge, Maryland
We (my husband, 6 year old, and me) went the last weekend of September with two other families for Halloween activities and camped in a primitive site. Bathrooms and showers were clean. All activities ran smoothly and good times we're had by all. The only comment would be a big utility sink by the bathrooms for dish washing for us tent campers would be nice.

Trip Advisor Very Nice Campground
Nov 20, 2013 by: JANN G from WARREN
People here are very friendly- they always take you to your spot- It is very well kept- Very quiet place- They are very nice in the office- There are plenty of Yogi Bear Characters around- It is very close to everything that you need in the way of Food, Beverages, gas, Clubs etc.

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