My family checked into the campground Friday March 8th and left on Monday March 11th before 9:00 a.m. When we made the reservation we looked through the website and even called several times. After many calls we finally got hold of somebody, a man whom did not identify himself.
As most of our party were camping in tents we asked about the bathrooms and showers and were reassured that you had new bathhouse - showers and toilets. When we asked where on campsite map the bathrooms and showers were located, we were told close to the slide.
When we arrived, we checked in, which took us forever to find the campground office and had to shout to be heard over the music playing in the restaurant at 1pm.
The campsites are very close together and were where not able to put up tents next to our friends RV like they had said we would be able to and had to end up reserving and paying for another site. There was no picnic bench or fire pit/ring at either of the 2 sites we purchased. And no firewood to be found. People camping next to us helped us drag over a picnic bench and fire pit.
When we went to use the restrooms and shower - the bathrooms were filthy and the shower consisted of a hole in the wall with no hot water. At this time we figured that maybe it was the end of the day and nobody had had a chance to clean the toilets yet and the hot water had run out. But then early the next morning we tried again - and still no hot water and the bathrooms had not been cleaned. They were disgusting. I then talked to somebody in the bar area, since the campground office was locked up and they promised that someone from the office would come to the campsite and talk to us,which never happened. We tried several times to catch somebody in the office to no avail.
Unfortunately we had already paid for the whole weekend, could not find another campground around that had openings,so could not move someplace where we could actually use a clean bathroom and have a shower.
They advertise that they have endless hiking in 58 acres of woodland. However, just 10 feet from our campsite there is a dump. Broken glass, metal, chairs and who knows what all else is in that dump. Fortunately we had no little kids with us, but the people across from us had several small kids, so we warned them not to let them wander around as if they went near the dump they would most likely be hurt.
We originally chose to stay here because of the water slides and bar in the pool. I was so unhappy with my stay that I was not about to give this property another cent of my money. The pool that you didn't have to pay to use was even disgusting. Leaves and trash floating in the pool and beer cans and trash all around the pool.
I usually always read the reviews before booking a stay and I regret not doing it this time. This was the worst camping experience my family and I have ever had. Next time we will be staying at a state park.
- Also Known As:
- Bear Bottom Hotel Sunrise Beach