We stayed one night from Saturday to Sunday and we camped by tent. Upon arrival it looked like our choice of campgrounds was a mistake. The woman we check in with was not very nice - there are some confusing signs about where you are and are not allowed to park when you check in and flipped out on us as soon as we arrived.......anyway, after that fiasco calmed down, one of the gentleman took us around to find a site. We picked an AWESOME site that was very near the restrooms and not near anyone else, it was up a little hill and because they were not crowded we had the use of two sites. There are some not so nice sites near the road, but we told him we were not interested and kept moving til we found our great site. My only regret after getting back was that we did not take a walk around to see the whole campgroud - next time when we go back! It was nice a quiet and there were wild rasberries surround our campsite. We had a little feast.
The lake was OK. We did not catch anything, but the guy next to us was (I guess we were using the wrong bait.) The pool was very nice and clean and my daughter had a lot of fun. They playground was nice, but we did not use it. There was supposed to be a petting zoo there - but we did not have enough time to check it out. We will next time.
At night, things got a little rowdy with at least two campsites but they were far enough away that I was able to have a great night's sleep - they seemed to adhere to the quiet hours. Had no issues. The bathrooms we stocked with TP and paper towels and I know it was cleaned in the morning because I smelled discenfectant and saw the floor was clean. It served us fine. Oh and each site had water and an electrical outlet - I had no idea! Worked well for washing dishes and our hands and didn't have to go down to the restroom. There are separate showers by the bathrooms - we did not use them so I can't comment on them, but they looked ok.
So what else....didn't really meet anyone so I can't comment on friendliness of other guests. All in all, we had a very good time - a very nice campsite (just pick out the one you want) and make sure you read the signs when you get there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the foothills of New Jersey’s rural Sussex County, the Great Divide is your gateway to fields, forests, mountains—and the finest in New Jersey camping and recreation. Adventure, relaxation, family time or solitude, you’ll find it here. No matter what type of getaway you seek, we invite you to experience camping your way.With dozens of amenities and attractions, the Great Divide is the perfect vacation spot for families, couples and groups. Hesitant to leave creature comforts behind? We offer cabins and cable TV hookups. Prefer to ‘unplug’? Choose a primitive campsite and enjoy sleeping under the stars. From our Olympic-sized pool to our full schedule of family-friendly activities, there’s something for campers of all ages and interests. In addition to our beautiful locale, Great Divide visitors enjoy the hospitality of our friendly team. Each of them is passionate about protecting and enjoying the New Jersey outdoors—and they’re here to make your stay comfortable and memorable. Unforgettable experiences, friendly faces. They’re what draw people to the Great Divide, and what keep them coming back, season after season. ... more less