It's a nice enough campground catering to seasonal campers. The lots are small and there's no security to enforce the rules, such as no bikes after dark, quiet time (midnight!), one vehicle per lot and motorized scooters, to name a few. While the parents are having a party at night with the music cranked up, the kids are roaming the streets...Complaints on the noise are routinely reported to the owners to no avail. I feel bad for the hardtops and hybrids with babies/young kids trying to sleep. Ask about Palm Tree Lane and stay away from it of you can.
The trees have overgrown and have reduced the size of some lots. The campground was buiIt when trailers were 20 - 25 feet at the most. I routinely see motor homes being sent to lots better suited for hardtops. You may want to check your lot before you sign up. And to make it worse, some seasonals have built huge decks and park partially on the street. You'll probably need to get people to move their vehicles to back into your lot.
With mostly seasonal campers and a reported long waiting list(?), they don't see the need to spend money making improvements or doing preventative maintenance. There's no cable connection and satellite can be a challenge given the trees. Wireless is limited to the office so you'll need to bring your laptop and sit on the park bench outside the office to get WiFi service. The electrical service is 25 Amps when most newer trailers have 50 Amp breakers, so you need to be careful not to overload the service. It's in bad shape, with direct buried cables that are over 30 years old, so it's common to have lots with no power as reported by others.
There's 2 pools, but only one is heated, and they're only open for the July long weekend. The cleanliness of the washrooms is passable, with the facilities in rough shape.
We only go because of the location and the fact we have friends there. If you're from out of province and looking for more than an overnight stay, there's a lot of better campgrounds elsewhere...
- Also Known As:
- Pine Cone Camping Hotel Sussex