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We came through with a school group and stayed in the cabin, guest house, and lodge. The spaces were large, tidy, and perfect to sleep kids in.The owner's were very kind, accommodating, and available. The overall experience was more than we could have hoped for....More
The owners are very laid back and nice. The mineral pools are warm--be prepared for the sulphur smell--but you get used to it. It is a lovely experience at night--relaxing and fun. There are a bunch of pool noodles and floaties for guests to enjoy....More
NEW OWNERS as of April 1, 2017! Water temperature, customer service and overall ambience is "back to normal" like when Ron used to run it. Looking forward to green grass and clean bathrooms! If you've been in the last couple of years, give these new...More
This park's spaces are narrow and nothing is flat. The spaces have huge ruts/bumps, not level or even flat. Not groomed at all. The very small grassy areas were untended, ugly dead grass. There were no attached covers on the sewer hookups and instead the...More
Nice campground right by the river and it has 2 big pools for soaking.Listen to the trains going by just yards away. Still a great place to stop for a day or two. The staff was very accommodating. We would stay here again as a...More
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When I went several years ago the price for my very small camper and 3 adults was $40. We all embraced the fact that this place is a natural hot spring environment therefore there will be an odor, not always. The facilities... More
When I went several years ago the price for my very small camper and 3 adults was $40. We all embraced the fact that this place is a natural hot spring environment therefore there will be an odor, not always. The facilities are dated but the surrounding hills, the ride in from route 20, the staff, the Camp shows on the stage at night, the other campers all added to an experience that screams of 1950’s and for that I very much enjoyed this place. My expectations are usually low since I’m camping of course. This is a place where you can shed pretensions and you have to do some things yourself. Overall, when you consider how well the pools have been arranged, the constant flow of the pools to keep them fresh and the safety of the pools this is a pretty good deal. I’ve been to hot springs that were in their natural state and there was jeopardy of getting in too deep and hurting yourself.
I highly recommend Fountain of Youth because of it’s corniness above all and it is just another of the many adventures on your vacation that will be with you the rest of your life, a good story to tell. As many of you already know, many things you experience while camping are much better when the season is over and you’re talking about it over Thanksgiving dinner. Go off the beaten path and savor the slow pace of getting to and from Fountain of Youth and then continue on your trip knowing you have stepped back in time.
Happy trails campers,