Friday, July 31, 2015

River's Edge Campground and Cabins - July 18 to July 23, 2015

Rating: 3.5 on a scale of 5 

Location:  We selected this park primarily because of two factors: it is approximately halfway from where we stayed in PA for a month and our next one-week visit with family in Columbus, OH; and, it is near Fallingwater (the famous Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home) that I have wanted to see for decades. It was also close to the National Historic Battlefield, Fort Necessity, and the National Historic Site, Friendship Hill (the home of Albert Gallatin). The added bonus is that the park is situated between the banks of the Youghiogheny River and the Great Allegheny Passage Bike Trail. Railroad tracks are located on the other side of the river. At first I wondered what the sound was as they run several times of day and night, but it was not a problem for us. Can you see the train through the trees?

Lot Size: The is a wide variety of lots here; some premium RV back-in sites along the river, deluxe and standard tent sites, many seasonal sites, standard (back-in) RV, and pull-through RV sites.

We had  a pull through site that afforded us a view of the beautiful river.

The length was great...even more room than we needed for our motor coach, tow dolly and car. However, it was not very wide. On one side was a seasonal site that was very busy/hectic and we did not appreciate the folks that kept walking through our site! The other side was a pull-through lot that was occupied by various RVers and was vacant a couple of nights during our stay. There are also cabins, that appeared to be very nice, available for rent.

Amenities:  Amenities at this park abound! Cable is provided with about 50 channels and the wifi speed was relatively good, especially during weekdays. The laundramat is large and well-equipped with approximately 10 washers and 10 dryers. Trash is picked up at each site in the morning and at night (very convenient). Fire rings and picnic tables are found at each site. There is a large swimming pool, arcade, basketball court, well-equipped playground, K-9 park, and a pavilion where various activities are held during the weekends.

Canoes, kayaks and tubes can be rented for use on the river and include life jackets. There is also a shuttle service that will drop you off three miles upriver. Some folks just launch from the campground and hang out along the river, while others take advantage of the shuttle service. Golf carts and bicycles can also be rented. The office is located in an A-frame building where the standard fare of camping stuff and souvenirs are sold. They also sell ice cream at the that can be enjoyed at outside at tables with umbrellas.

Cost: $236.00

Management:  This is a KOA campground and they totally have their act together. Check in was efficient and they were prepared for our arrival. We were escorted to our site which is always convenient. A pass was provided for our car as there are folks at a pavilion upon entry checking for visitors. Overall, the park is well maintained and clean.

General Comments: This is a great campground for families as there are so many fun activities. We had a blast playing air hockey in the arcade room! I didn't rate it higher because of the large number of seasonal (permanent) sites. This always seems to create a weird vibe for us full timers (may just be my imagination!) Regardless, this would be a great place for a family with children to spend a week or more on a summer vacation. There is so much to do! Overall, we were happy with our stay.


1 comment:

  1. That is the first place we stay when we bought our rig in 2006.