Whispering Pines Campground
Big Rig Friendly8.5/10
Park Road Conditions9.5/10
- FHU Pull Through Sites Available W/30A & 50A
- Cabins/Tent Sites Available
- Camp Store/Propane Available
- 24 Hour Laundry Facility
- Pool/Playground/Outdoor Games
- Fenced K-9 Park
- Catch & Release Pond
- Covered Pavilion/Seasonal Snack Bar
- Scheduled Activities (Weekend Only)
- Mini Golf/Game Room ($$)
- No Cable
- Slow Wifi
- Weak AT&T Signal
- Gated Entry Only In Season
- Some Run Down Seasonal RV's
- Bathrooms Very Old
When we were looking for a campground to spend our last week in the Northeast we found this place on Google. It was close to where we were and had an attractive weekly rate. Since we were so close by we decided to stop in, talk to them, and take a look around.
Since it was the offseason, the office was on extremely limited hours. Apparently, we just happened to be lucky enough to show up when someone was there. The lady in the office was extremely friendly and set up our reservation making sure we received the off-season rate. She also gave us a sitemap and told us what our site would be.
Monday Monday Can’t Trust That Day
Since we were coming in on a Monday and no one would be in the office we decided to go ahead and pay our week in full. Since we already knew what site we were in, we didn’t have to do anything but set up when we arrived.
The first thing we noticed about this campground was that it had a gated entry. When we asked her about it she informed us since it was the off-season the gate would only be used on the weekend.
We took a quick cruise through the campground and although you could tell it was a much older campground it was clean. We took a ride to our site and it was not muddy. This was impressive because there had been a ton of rain in the area.
The day we arrived we were able to get in and set up without any problems. The connections were in good shape. The site had water, electric, and sewer but no cable. The site only took some leveling on one side and other than that it was pretty level.
Hmm, I Think It’s Missing A Wall
There were 2 bathhouses in the park. Although they were clean they could definitely use an overhaul. The laundry room made us laugh a bit. It wasn’t really a room per se, it was more like a covered breezeway. There were only 3 walls. The machines were old but clean.
There was a catch and release pond that you could also take small rowboats out in. The life jackets and boats were staged on one side of the pond. There was a bench placed in 2 separate sections of the pond. Behind the one bench was a small stream. Chris and I had our morning coffee on the bench in between the pond and stream on a couple of mornings it wasn’t raining. It was totally relaxing.
There was a building in the middle of the park that housed a game room, a small grill area/snack bar, and a patio with chairs. This overlooked the pool and was next to a mini-golf course. Nearby was also the basketball courts, horseshoe pits, bocce ball pit, and playground. There is also a train ride that takes the kids around the park on the weekends.
There are many seasonals at this park. Some with really nice RVs and park models and some that aren’t so nice. Everyone there was friendly. There are some flat areas of the park and some hilly sections. It was also extremely wooded. It made for some great walks through the park. You felt like you were truly camping in the woods.
There were 4 rustic cabins available to rent. They were located near the entrance and front bathrooms. Although we did not go inside we peeked through the windows. They looked neat and clean inside.
Can You Hear Me Know?
The cell signal for AT&T was 4g not LTE. It was also spotty at times. As far as the WiFi goes, even with our booster, it was useable but slow. The campground was set back in the woods which was probably the reason for the weak cell signal. Once we left the campground and got to the main road a couple of miles away we were back to LTE.
Lastly, one observation we made was that the campgrounds water lines appeared to run along the ground in a few sections. I guess that makes it easy to find and fix water leaks… lol
Overall we enjoyed our stay here. It was uneventful, quiet, and close but not to0 close to I-95. If we were ever in the area again and needed a campground to stay at we would definitely come back.
Date of Stay: 9/17-9/24 2018
Number of Nights: 7
Normal Cost Per Night: $38
Our Cost Per Night: $27.14
Total Cost of Stay: $190
Amount of Discount: $10.86 p/night
Type of Discount: Off Peak Weekly Rate
Site #: J23