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Old 10-09-2009, 05:28 PM   #1
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Have you ever left a campground without setting up? We did tonight because the campground was so poor, and the staff so inconsiderate and un-caring.

What a way to ruin the last long weekend of the season.

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Old 10-09-2009, 05:40 PM   #2
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I have only have had one bad experience, just recently, in a campground north of Shelby, Montana, just off the highway going up and into Canada. I cannot remember the name of the place but I asked for my money back because of the poor service, attitude, lack of internet access when they said it was available and at the sites. The Man had a horrible attitude. The only thing good about the site was that they billed themselves as having nice showers and they did. But, I paid a lot of money for that shower! Luckily it was the only bad experience on my last trip.
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Old 10-09-2009, 06:17 PM   #3
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Once in Pennsylvania we left after one night after having planned to stay awhile. The desk clerk marked a map of their sites with a high-lighter and told us "Any of these are available. Make yourself at home and let me know where you ended up in the morning." We dropped anchor and set-up, wanting to be there for a few days while we explored Amish country by bike. Well, at about midnight some folks with a 5th wheel pulled up to our site, sat with their big diesel idling for several minutes and finally we heard a knock on the door. They'd reserved the site we were in and wanted it, NOW! I groggily replied that there must be some mistake and went back to bed.

Minutes later one of the owners of the campground was in our site, demanding that we move immediately and that if we didn't, he'd call the sheriff, hinting that the sheriff would surely side with a born-n-raised local. I produced the map that the desk clerk had given us, and showed him where she'd highlighted the available sites. He backed off then, but still insisted that we'd need to move in the morning.

We did. To another campground a few towns away. A nicer one I might add; less crowded, quieter and located right next to an Amish market that sold eggs laid that morning...and cobbler, and horseradish cheddar, and fresh-baked buttermilk bread...
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Old 10-09-2009, 06:20 PM   #4
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I have been at ones that I wanted to. Usually, it was the condition of the bathrooms. Happily, now we have our bathroom working. I have been at one or two where I stayed inside the trailer.

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Old 10-09-2009, 06:49 PM   #5
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Once in Pennsylvania we left after one night after having planned to stay awhile. The desk clerk marked a map of their sites with a high-lighter and told us "Any of these are available. Make yourself at home and let me know where you ended up in the morning." We dropped anchor and set-up, wanting to be there for a few days while we explored Amish country by bike. Well, at about midnight some folks with a 5th wheel pulled up to our site, sat with their big diesel idling for several minutes and finally we heard a knock on the door. They'd reserved the site we were in and wanted it, NOW! I groggily replied that there must be some mistake and went back to bed.

Minutes later one of the owners of the campground was in our site, demanding that we move immediately and that if we didn't, he'd call the sheriff, hinting that the sheriff would surely side with a born-n-raised local. I produced the map that the desk clerk had given us, and showed him where she'd highlighted the available sites. He backed off then, but still insisted that we'd need to move in the morning.

We did. To another campground a few towns away. A nicer one I might add; less crowded, quieter and located right next to an Amish market that sold eggs laid that morning...and cobbler, and horseradish cheddar, and fresh-baked buttermilk bread...

so whats the name of the good one near the amish? me and my wife like it down there and wanna take our uhaul next trip...thanks Bruce
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Old 10-09-2009, 06:52 PM   #6
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My sister and I did once when tent camping... but it was because of a creepy guy hanging around our campsite. He said he was camped nearby but when we were exploring the area we saw him just sitting in his car, no camping gear. So we put the tent bag back in the car and left (and drove all night rather than camping- we were pretty young at the time but too smart to take a chance.)
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Old 10-09-2009, 11:22 PM   #7
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Vacated a campground in Cannon Beach in the middle of a driving rainstorm at night to move north to near Astoria even LATER that night.
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Old 10-10-2009, 07:42 AM   #8
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Yes a KOA in the Black hills .They put the camping trailers 2 feet apart in a dirt lot. We left after 1 night. NEVER again will I stay at that KOA NEVER.
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Old 10-10-2009, 04:59 PM   #9
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Cascade Lake Campground in the Pisgah National Forest. It's not run by the Forest Service, but some private company for them. It's run like a prison. The campground is okay...not great. The problem was with the jerks running the place...little Nazis. We'll never go back.
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Old 10-10-2009, 05:19 PM   #10
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yep.. drove through Del Norte Woods State Park in No. Cal, never even tried to stop at my site. I had reservations.. it was in the evening, but something made my skin crawl there. Can't say it was dirty, scary or any other clearly definable reason. It just didn't feel right. Instinct kicked in, I kept driving into Oregon.
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Old 10-10-2009, 05:50 PM   #11
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not necessarily poor service...just the creeps. a little place after we disembarked from the ocracoke ferry from the outer banks. it felt like an advertisement for Deliverance! can't remember the name...got the info from a AAA campguide. scary place...just drove in...and then right out again. didn't stop, didn't ask any questions. just go the heck out of there.

everyone's expectations are different. dennis and i don't generally have alot of "must haves"...except i do appreciate a clean washroom and do expect hot water in my shower. what bothers some might not bother us....all depends on the circumstances.
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Old 10-10-2009, 06:10 PM   #12
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Palliser Regional Park on Lake Diefenbaker, the camp sites are 12`X 12`and right next to each other, park entry fee, fire permit and camping came to $42 for one night, firewood was $5 and all it was milk crate half full of driftwood. The Nazis running this place were way out there, after setting up the tent I cracked a beer within 2 mins a truck pulled up and told me it was a dry camp and alcohol was not allowed (nothing was indicated before this). The wind was blowing sand around in a swirling motion as we sat around the small fire we managed to get going, every 15 mins the truck would come buy to make sure we we didn`t try to sneak another beer, the next Morning we packed up and left.
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so whats the name of the good one near the amish? me and my wife like it down there and wanna take our uhaul next trip...thanks Bruce
http://www.djshadyrest.com/

Quiet, shady. Bathrooms were a bit rustic but the staff is friendly and the location is ideal.

The campground is hidden in the trees beyond the alfalfa and farm house.

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so whats the name of the good one near the amish? me and my wife like it down there and wanna take our uhaul next trip...thanks Bruce
The church is within sight of the campground. The other was taken a few miles away.
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