I have stayed at Camp Taylor on several occasions. Every time I visit, we have a great experience. The staff know me and my family by name, and treat us like true family, as I'm sure they treat most of their guests. The store is well-stocked, the giftshop has a huge variety of gifts, some handmade on premises. The staff organizes many different events all throughout the year, and there's always something fun to do. Have you ever been to the Haunted House they have around Halloween??? It's INSANE!!!! The Wolf Watch is fun, interesting, and educational... I go at least once a year. Nobody could have a bad time here unless they tried to! On that note...
When I came to TripAdvisor to leave a review, I read some of the other reviews that were left, and the negative reviews made me laugh. The only possible way you could have an unpleasant time at Camp Taylor is if you're obnoxious, rude, and can't follow simple rules. There are some people who assume rules don't apply to them, people who are noisy, inconsiderate, and generally make trouble for themselves. These are the only people who could and would leave negative reviews for this fine facilty. If you complain about not being able to use the wood you brought from outside the campground, that's your own fault for ignoring the rules (and state law!). If you complain about being billed for leaving broken glass on your campsite, that's your own fault for being an inconsiderate slob. If you complain about the maintenance truck driving down the ONLY road in the campground, perhaps you'd prefer if no one cleaned up the sites. (Because management has to clean up broken glass from people who accidentally drop their bottles in the fire!) If you complain about the restrooms being filthy, use some perspective... it's not supposed to be a luxury spa. For all the times I've been there, the restroom has never been filthy, but it IS a public-use restroom. If you complain about not being given a tour of a trailer because it is currently being rented by another party, but they're away for the day so you think it's ok to go inside anyway, then you're just a pea wit, and probably shouldn't be allowed anywhere near a campfire anyway. If you're one of these people, you might as well leave a bad review because it rained while you were camping at Camp Taylor and the horrible staff failed to notify you in advance of the inclement weather.
I have been in the trailers, the cabins, and on primitive sites. All accomodations were always excellent, and equal to the care I took to make my stay not only pleasant for myself, but also for the other campers and for the staff. I check the rules, follow them, and leave the site cleaner than when I got there. You have to be somewhat of a responsible person to camp... not just at Camp Taylor, but any campground, and any forest. If you can't respect other people or nature, then you shouldn't be there. Camp Taylor is an awesome place to camp. Instead of your own wood, just bring a good attitude!
- Also Known As:
- Camp Taylor Hotel Columbia