All in all, we enjoyed our trip to the Harper's Ferry KOA this 4th of July weekend. The site was close to all of the amenities and the pool, bouncy pillow, playground and arcade were favorites of our 2.5 and 3.5 year old kids. We stayed in cabin K-103, a deluxe cabin with a bathroom that slept 4 of us (one queen bed and a set of bunk beds)
-The cabin was great. Clean and new -- fantastic air conditioner that was key since the weekend topped 90 degrees everyday. It had a fridge, microwave, cable TV and a full bathroom. VERY convenient for families with young children who are not ready to "rough it" in a tent yet.
-There was PLENTY to do for the kids. Tons of activities that we didn't even get a chance to do, but we did the tie dye t-shirts on our last day which was fun. There was also a bluegrass band on Saturday night which was good.
-The kiddie pool was perfect for the kids. Even though it was crowded, we were able to find tables and chairs with umbrellas each time we went. The heated big pool was awesome and refreshing.
-The Grapes and Grinds coffee shop/wine store was great for a refreshing iced coffee in the afternoons. The fudge they sell there is delicious, too.
-The campground is close to Harper's Ferry. We rode our bikes over to the C&O Canal towpath, but beware - coming back to the campground is ALL UPHILL (steep!) and is challenging (especially with 2 kids in tow), but do-able.
-Free pancakes in the morning were great - fresh and hot. No long lines despite other reviewers experiences.
-They pick up your trash every night, and deliver wood and ice to the sites.
-Staff was friendly and helpful wherever we were.
-The site was SMALL. Very cramped and close to the neighboring site. It was so small that we didn't feel safe lighting a fire with the little ones walking around the site. No matter where they walked, they seemed to be too close to the fire.
-The site was SUNNY. No trees or shade whatsoever. It would be worth the $20 extra to request your site be shaded. Luckily, we had a 10x10 canopy that just fit over the picnic table so we weren't in the direct sunlight during the day.
-There was no grill on our fire ring. I told the front office that we didn't have a grill and they said "Yeah, some sites don't have them". I was told we had to buy a grill from the camp store. For the money we paid, I would think that something as simple (and important) as a grill would be guaranteed. So be aware, you may have to bring your own.
The pros outweighed the cons for us, and we had a very good time. Will be back!
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