Campground/RV Park: Ives Run COE Campground (Corps of Engineers) – PENNSYLVANIA
Location: 710 Railroad Grade Trail (Ives Run), Tioga, PA 16946 (570) 835-0110
Date(s) Stayed: 6/13/15 – 6/20/15
Length of Stay: 1 week
Site #: 111 (Walk-in Site)
Cost per night (with taxes): $17 ($34 for others)
Discount Used: 50% National Park Access Pass (Disabled)
Connections: 30 amp Electric/Water and Dump Station
Ives Run COE Campground sits on the eastern shore of Hammond Lake in north-
The campground is absolutely gorgeous!! Lots of gentle wildlife!! We oftentimes took three walks a day/night. There is a separate swimming area from the boat ramp. Fishing is allowed with proper license. We appreciated their rules of not allowing boats/trailers on the campsites. They have overflow parking down at the boat ramp and elsewhere throughout the park. The campground rules state that each outside guest that visits your site must pay $3 each. There is a small campstore for basics (ie. hamburger/hotdog buns, hotdogs, chips, soda, water, etc.) Quiet time is kindly adhered to. A roving Park Ranger makes his rounds regularly noting safety issues and adherance to the campground rules.
Make certain you bring extra leveling blocks; note that this site sits in the mountainous region of Pennsylvania. As with all campgrounds, we highly recommend filtering your water. The only drawback to Ives Run COE Campground is internet capability is seriously lacking because of its location in the mountains (AT&T and Verizon); spotty at best.
We WILL return! We would have given it 5 stars if internet capability existed.
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When we visited Gettysburg with our RV fifth wheel, we researched extensively to find a campground or RV park that could accommodate our Ram truck, toy hauler and motorcycles. We found that Artillery Ridge Campground and Horse Park was the perfect place to park so we could unload our motorcycles to tour Gettysburg.
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Campground/RV Park: Fort Belvoir Travel Camp – Virginia (military)
Location: Outdoor Recreation (ODR), Bldg 778, 10155 Swift Road, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Date(s) Stayed: 5/21/15 – 5/26/15
Length of Stay: 5 days
Site #: 45 back-in
Cost per night (with taxes): $50/night
Discount Used: none
Travel Camp was beautiful to look at however, it had its issues which earned it
3.5 stars. To get to the Travel Camp/RV Park, we entered through the
Tulley Gate off of Route 1 (attention big rigs, its tight getting out of the
gate because of posts). The travel camp is located ‘on post’ therefore,
we had to go through standard military security and ID checks to enter.
Once on post, directions given by the Travel Camp office were spot on.
absolutely beautiful. The park overlooked the Potomac River; the view and
feel is spectacular! Lots of wildlife, two Osprey nests, long pier for
fishing and nice walking trails on the park and in the woods. The park
seemingly has been updated with new buildings, laundry, bathrooms and walkways.
The laundry has three washers/dryers each ($1.00 each) with nice folding
table and chairs to sit and wait. The bathrooms were immaculate; tile
floors and showers, stone or faux stone counters, etc. The convenience
and distance to DC is great; although outside the post on Route 1 is rundown
but a jaunt down to Olde Town Alexandria is nice. The post, being the
supposed ‘primo’ of military posts/bases because of its proximity to Washington
D.C. boasts it’s amenities. Everything under the sun is on this post;
commissary, PX, fueling stations, movie theater, gyms, etc.
campground is built on a river bank and very hilly which means the sites are
not level. Be prepared to work with your leveling systems. Bring
lots of leveling blocks. This was ‘big talk’ amongst fellow RV’ers.
Second, the cost. C’mon, its a military post which is supposed to
serve ALL paygrades of the military, not just Senior ranks. Even Retirees
will go elsewhere because most are on fixed incomes. This is ridiculously
expensive for a) being a military post and b) the fact of the instability of
sites (lack of being level). Third, get some WiFi towers on post.
Ridiculous to be on such a large post and near major metro area, that
you’d expect better WiFi signals. Finally, none of the gas stations on
post have diesel. 99% of 5th wheel RV’ers are pulling with diesel
engines. We had to waste $8 in diesel just to go get it filled prior to
said, while it is in a beautiful area with great views and updated facilities,
its lacking in very important issues. This Travel Camp we would have
expected to be at least a 4-5 stars but because of the not-so-goods dropped it
to being a mediocre RV park/Campground/Travel Camp.
Campground/RV Park: Ivy Acres Lodge & RV Park – SOUTH CAROLINA
I-85 exit 39, only 1.3 miles. The drive
into the park was a narrow driveway/road.
The office was a large house so we didn’t know if we should ring the
doorbell or just walk in. Check in was
easy; they were expecting us. We have to
admit the grounds were beautiful, hilly and encouraged a good walking
workout. There was a fishing pond in the
small valley surrounded by woods. We
enjoyed sitting at various benches placed throughout the area. Note that this is an adult only park for 45+
crowd, however children are welcome but management must be notified before
arriving so they can make appropriate accommodations. Parental/Grandparental supervision required
at all times (probably because of the pond).
Rates are for two persons per site; $ for additional campers.
were much to be desired. They were just
gravel sites with barely adequate hookups.
The ground was very uneven therefore we had to use our blocks and play
with our leveling system. The sits were
very close together. There were mostly
permanent sites but they were generally kept separate from the temporary sites. No ATV’s or dirtbikes allowed. No firepits however, they had designated
gathering pits available loaded with wood for fires each evening. Trash pickup was every morning by putting it
at the end of your site. We did have
internet WiFi connection (AT&T) at the campground. From what we’ve heard, there is a Camping
World about 30 minutes away.
is good for a pass-through overnight; not long term.
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