Highland Campgrounds

Highland Campgrounds, Inc

9.3

Overall Appearance

9.0/10

Big Rig Friendly

9.0/10

Restrooms/Showers

9.0/10

Staff Friendliness

9.5/10

Park Road Conditions

9.5/10

Site Size/Condition

9.8/10

Pros

  • FHU 30/50 Amp Sites
  • Cabins/Tent Sites Available
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Wifi (Useable)
  • Pool
  • Playground/Basketball/Volleyball
  • Pet Friendly
  • Heavily Wooded For a Great Camping Feel
  • Game Room ($$)

Cons

  • No Pull Throughs (except our site)
  • Extremely Small Camp Store
  • No Fenced Pet Area
  • Some Sites Hilly
  • Some Seasonal Rigs in Rough Shape


Traveling during the off-peak season certainly has its pros and cons. The biggest pro is that the campgrounds are usually empty. The biggest con is that it’s hard to find people in the offices but at least they answer the phones.

This place was no exception. We called from the road and spoke to a very nice guy. When we are only staying for a night, we try and get a pull-through large enough that we don’t have to disconnect. He told us there is only one site that fits that description.

The Long And Winding Road

This campground is located approximately 15 miles off of I-81. The roads leading to this campground are very narrow and head uphill.

When we arrived the office was closed (surprise…lol). He had already told us on the phone we were in site 1 by the pool. There was no sitemap left for us but there was a map near the office. We usually like to get a sitemap even if we know where the site is because we like to see everything the campground offers. 

We Were The Center Of Attention

It turns out our site was in between the pavilion, game room, bathrooms, and pool. If it was the “in-season” there is no way we would have stayed there but for one night in an empty park, it was fine. 

Our Site

The set-up was a breeze. Only a slight leveling was needed on one side. All the hookups were in good shape. It was near a road but not the main road so it was quiet. Rain was in the forecast for later in the day and the next day so after we set-up, we went for a walk to explore the campground.

Fresh Corn Anyone?

As I stated earlier, all the sites we saw were back in sites except for ours and I am not sure if that is actually a site they use on a regular basis.  They were all full-hookup sites as there was no dump station. The office was very small (and closed) but it looked like the only thing they sold was firewood and fresh vegetables. 

We did not see any propane tanks. The bathrooms/showers were clean but the floors were concrete and unpainted. There was a game room but it was small. The pool was a nice size and clean. This campground is pet-friendly although there is no fenced-in area for your furry friends.

Real In The Woods Atmosphere

The wifi was ok and the AT&T cell signal was good. The sites were all located behind the office (except ours) and were in a woodsy type setting which gives you the real camping effect. The sites were all decent size but some were hilly. There was a playground, volleyball court, and basketball hoops set off to one side. 

Some Were in “Rough” Shape

There seem to be a lot of seasonals. Some of the seasonal RV’s were in “rough” shape. There were a few rustic cabins that looked like they were clean. There was another set of bathrooms near those cabins. 

Our Site
This is not our sitemap. We did not get one…lol. I took this picture of another campers sitemap. that was on the door. Their name is blacked out.

Final Thoughts

This was a fairly small campground. If we were to come during the “in season” we would have stayed in the actual campground instead of near the pool. Camping in the actual campground would give you and your family a great feeling of actually camping as the sites were wooded opposed to RV’s all lined up in a row on an open field. If we were ever to come back to this area, we would definitely stay here and experience the “real feel” camping environment.

Date of Stay: 9/24/18
Number of Nights: 1
Normal Cost Per Night: $43 p/night plus tax
Our Cost Per Night: $39.70 Inc Tax
Amount of Discount: 10%
Type of Discount: Good Sam

 

 





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