As I see someone must have flagged and removed my review of this campground, (and can only assume it was staff of the campground) Last year Myself and 4 other groups of campers came to stay at the Harpers Ferry KOA. Even though the prices for the sites were SKY HIGH we decided here Because of its excellent location to the river riders attraction and other friends have stayed here in the past with good experiences.
We stayed here on Fathers Day weekend 2010. it took us 2 hours to set up due to the un level sites, Very difficult to get Poop to run uphill ! lol We were then made aware by staff that parents, Children and "PETS" must all wear wristbands to show you are a camper and registered. This is due to the owner of the campground (trying to make more money) allowing non campers access to the campground and its amenities for a fee. So its to distinguish campers from Daily users. Had to take my wristband off to take a shower and 2 hours later I was approached by staff who stated if I don't wear my wristband I must exit the campground.
After learning that the Owner of this campground is a former POLICE OFFICER it is clear that he has trained his Staff with a strict policy! They ride around on their golf carts looking for infractions to the campground rules. Combined the family's we stayed with were approached by staff appox 12 times the entire fathers day weekend. A few with our party departed early because we all felt we were harassed the entire weekend. Pets at all times must be on a leash INFRACTION - expensive campsite electric dog fences will not be adequate. We were approached at site by staff because the leash was not in our hand! While trying to use the pool it was clear that the day use guests had completely taken over the pool so no one in our group could use the pool because it was so over crowded. (Im sure glad the owner is making money off day use, and campers) Between everyone in our camping group we ended up spending close to $2500 that weekend at KOA and other area attractions. Its sad we have to take our business elsewhere. I even tried to speak with the campground owner in regards to our experience on this trip, Hoping to put the past behind our group and give the campground another shot, he was however AGAIN very FIRM with his RULES (as all police officers are), and said "maybe you should just find another campground"
The good things about this campground are the civil war husband and wife team who operated a little outpost on site. Very informative and VERY NICE people. They shoot off a canon throughout the day which was very fun for the family. Also the nearby Ghost Hunting association which allows you to tour the house using ghost hunting equipment. They were all very nice people and great attractions that "want" us to come back!
We plan to come to this area again this season only with more campers in our party.
If you plan to come to this campground beware of the "LAW" in the campground it is"STRICTLY" enforced. Be sure to wear your bracelets at all times!! Pets are always kept on a leash, Keep your beverage of choice in a cup, and visit the ghost hunter and civil war team, Get a campsite away from the front office although it would be tough to find a level site anywhere else!
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