Have been a camper here for 6 years and the yearly rate is going up again. Has went up $500 over that time. Can't camp after November and not again to April. I know people that have campers done at the DE beach and pay less and can camp all year long. I have never been told to keep the noise down or put out my campfire. I do notice if you are not in the click than you are a nobody. Thinking of not renewing, but don't want to lose alot on my camper.
This campground is a sad waste of a nice waterfront.
As other posters have suggested, I concur that both the on-site facilities and the personal sites are in rough condition at best and that the overall feeling at this property is that of filth and dishevelment.
The staff is generally courteous and helpful but no one here demonstrates enthusiasm.
Perhaps a great place to put in and take off but not worth spending any amount of time locally. "old, tired, messy and dilapidated' are words that come to mind.
The general lay of the land is basically a huge, sparsely tree'd dirt patch that is crammed with trailers, sheds, boats and lots of junky home made additions. The only sense of camping comes when the sun goes down and the fires ignite. Even, then, the essence of camping is just not found.
A family of 6, avid campers and living on the eastern shore of Maryland, we're in the market for a local campground (within 30 mins of Centreville Md.) where we can take a quick jaunt in between long distance trips and possibly, use as a seasonal site.
We first visited this campground last fall and left feeling very un-impressed. Eager to find something local that is waterfront, we decided to go back last weekend for a better look, thinking that with more green vegetation and a livelier summer atmosphere might give us a different impression.
Sadly, we were even more put off in so many ways. First of all, this campground is just jam packed with hundreds of old structures and camping units that just gives everything a very tired and dated feel to say the least. It really is very dirty, junky and just plain nasty.
By the looks of everything, I have visions of a trailer park in a town gone bust with abandoned houses, half naked babies running among filth and poverty.
We have stayed in some very basic campgrounds with virtually no amenities to speak of that felt higher class than this place.
Honestly, I'm not sure I would even stay for a free weekend if it were offered to me.
I camped in tents with two 20-something couples on Sunday and Monday night. We had a great time, partially because we were the only (tent) campers there. There were a lot of RVs and campers that were there permanently. But as far as tent camping goes, there are really only two sites that actually on the river and offer great views. If you can get one of these, it's definitely worth it. Sites did come standard with water and electric which was nice.
The staff was helpful enough. I didn't experience any sort of rudeness. They gave us our campsite, took our money and pretty much left us alone (which is what I look for in camp staff).
Pool wasn't open in April, but I would just as well go swimming in that river if it was hot enough. It looked really fresh. We caught a few catfish off the dock (ate one), but had no luck with any crabs.
My biggest complaint was the lack of open fields. Like I said, when we were there, there was really no one else there so we could run around and throw the frisbee on open campgrounds, but in the summer, or on a weekend, that might not be an option. A small place to play volleyball or even game of softball would be really great.
Would be a great place to bring a boat or water craft! The dock and boat launch are in great condition.
i have been at duckneck for three years now. I love my site, management has always been courteous and helpful whenever i've gone to them with a problem. i've often just stopped in to purchase something or just to say goodbye till next time and they're always nice and take the time to chat for a few minutes.
We have been camping here for the last six years and we love it!! We have no problems with the management. They enforce the rules and do their jobs, they have never been nasty or rude to us. I think the majority of these reviews are people who either didn't get their way or got kicked out for one reason or another. Quiet time starts at 11:00 pm, but that doesn't mean you have to go in. We have spent many nights at the campfire well past 11. The location is great and so are all of the other people on our row. Our kids love going every weekend. We will be here for many years to come.
Went in to ask about places for sale and lot fees etc., no one seemed to want to help us. They did not offer to take us around and show us anything, feeling of please just get out. Had cash in hand to move in to a place right away, but will go elsewhere.
Ive rented a site for 3 years now, and this place has been saying their puting sewer in. But still NO Sewer Just raised rates every year for the past 3 years ive been there. I would not tell anyone about this place its all about raising rates but nothing is getting taking care of about what they are promising!!! Renters Beware!!!!!!!!
I think most of these bad reviews are wrong. Most of the problems I've noticed are people who do not abide by campground rules. You cannot just build sheds or additions without first consulting with the management, imagine what it would look like if there were no limitations, yes 11:00 pm quiet time might seem early to some people, you can sit outside all night if you like as long as you don't disturb your neighboors, 11:00 pm sounds resonable to me. I have more than a half dozens friends that are now and have been permanent campers for years. Go Duckneck. Our gang is counting the days till we open
We've been here for many years, made alot of friends, love our neighbors. Quiet time IS 11, doesn't mean you have to go to bed. We still sit by the fire/have the music on low, however after boating/crabbing/swimming all day, not usually up real late. Yes the managers aren't the most cooperative and nice people, but we don't bother with them most of the time. Where else can you go for the whole summer for $2600, certainly not down the Jersey Shore.
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