Campground Reviews

KOA Williamsport South

Nittany Bear


Upon nearing the KOA we looked over our reservations and found a statement on the bottom reading something like “use these directions as not all GPS take you to the right location.” We used their directions and were taken right to the Koa. As a side note, later in the trip, we followed where the GPS wanted to take us and although it did eventually get us there, it was a roundabout way.

Upon arriving and checking in at the store, we found 2 employees there to greet us. They were extremely helpful and polite. They answered all our questions with no attitude at all. They provided us with welcome books/flyers which included an activity sheet for the week, activity price sheet, snack bar menu, a cable tv channel list, and troubleshooting guide, and a park map.

Following the route they highlighted for us took us straight to our site with no problem. We found the sites were clearly marked as were the site direction signs along the way. Our site was angled to make our backing in extremely easy. It was also a large and secluded site. In a nutshell, the site was awesome!!! Our set up is our trailer is 35′ and the truck has an extended cab F350 with an 8’ bed. We had no problem navigating through the park but felt the route could be a little problematic for a large 5th wheel or motorhome. We did find an area near the entrance that was pull-through sites that could easily handle larger 5th wheels and motorhomes but they were on a flat open field and not wooded. The sites seemed to be fairly level and all gravel. Some had cement patios.

Activity Sheets

We found the grounds to be well maintained and clean. There seemed to be a lot of seasonal’s there but everyone was friendly. The cable reception was not perfect but much better then the antenna reception we are used to…lol., The bathrooms were cleaned regularly and were always neat, clean, and fully stocked. The showers had a brownish color on the walls which I am not sure if it was due to something in the water or just due to age.

There was no security at the entrance from when we arrived until Friday. From Friday through Sunday they had someone at the entrance checking tags. We are not sure about actual security through the park. We did see employees driving around on golf carts but are not sure if they were in a security capacity. As far as late-night goes…..well, quite frankly, we were sleeping so we have no idea…lol.

Site Map

There was a catch and release pond, petting zoo, jumping pillow, mini-golf, playground, shuffleboard courts, pool, horseshoe pits, and basketball courts so there was plenty to keep yourself or little ones occupied if you chose to stay on the grounds. There were also fields for soccer, baseball, or volleyball. There was a section to bring your 4 legged friends to stretch and do their business. There were poop bags and a garbage can for the disposal of those bags right next to the pet walk. They had a pretty well-stocked office with a full-service snack bar that also supplied ice cream, yummy!!!! There was a pretty large rec hall as well as a 24-hour laundry room. There was also a hiking trail. There were golf carts available to rent but we felt we needed the exercise. We use campgrounds as a home base for our riding and adventures so we rarely use any of these amenities but they are things to have and use if you are not leaving the park and there just to chill out for a while.

Our Site

All in all, we enjoyed our stay. It served our intended purpose. The one issue I will mention is there seemed to be an electrical issue. I will say, we are not electricians!!! Not even close!!! We had a 30 amp site but had things going on with our a/c acting funny, our Rv bathroom fan spinning slower than usual, and our freestanding fans spinning slower than usual. I am not sure why that was happening but it almost seemed as if we were getting less than 30 amp service if that makes sense. As I said, we are not electricians. We had enough a/c power to keep us cool and that’s what mattered as the temps were in the 90’s…lol. I will say, if we needed to be in that area of Pennsylvania again, we would most definitely stay there again.

Big Bear

One last side note. Upon getting back to a Long Island County Park, our fan speeds, and a/c are back to normal. Hmm, not sure what that’s about. Maybe it’s time for me to learn a little about electricity…lol.


Date Of Stay: July 2016
Site#: 179


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KOA Williamsport South/ Nittany Mountain

9.2

Overall Appearance

9.5/10

Big Rig Friendly

8.0/10

Restroom/Showers

9.0/10

Staff Friendliness

10.0/10

Park Road Conditions

9.0/10

Site Size/Condition

9.5/10

Pros

  • Full Hook Up Sites Available
  • 50/30 Amp Service/Cable
  • Cabins/Tent Sites
  • Camp StoreDump Station/Propane
  • Mini Golf & Bike Rentals Available ($)
  • Catch And Release Pond/Pool
  • Pet Friendly/ K-9 Park/Petting Zoo
  • Game Room/Rec Hall
  • Scheduled Events/Activities
  • Laundry Facilities

Cons

  • Bathrooms Need Updating
  • Some Turns Tight For Big Rigs

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