I am writing this review in regards to the most atrocious campground that exists in Pennsylvania, Splash Magic campground, or what I like to call the Auschwitz of Pennsylvania. When you enter the campsite it strikes you as a very promising and up tempo place. However, do not be fooled this campsite will make you dread every penny that you spend their. I want to touch on two basic principles about the campsite that exasperated me which includes the overall environment, and staff.
As is stated before, the campsite may strike one as a very up temp campsite that could be fun and exciting to stay at. Let me begin with a couple of minor complaints about the site. First, when using the showers be careful because they are not cleaned out on a regular basis which was apparent when the drain in my shower was clogged with human hair. Second, make sure you take dark colored curtains to block the glaring headlights from the golf carts that the security guards drive around to all hours of the night. If you have a wide camper do not even think of going here due to the narrow roads that are throughout the campsite. These roads are also not marked properly and usually ends up in a traffic jam.
Now for my major complaints which falls under the category of how the staff treats their clients. First event, my cousin wanted to buy ice cream for her son when she asked for a cup to put the cone upside down in she got a very sarcastic and nasty response of “NO”. My cousin, thinking the lady misunderstood her, asked again for a cup and the lady replied “either or”. My little cousin was extremely upset because he wanted ice cream but, due to the rude behavior of the staff my little cousins day was ruined. The second complaint I have about the staff involves me and a very rude security guard. I decided to walk over to my aunts camper which was about 150 yards from my camper and I was stopped by a security guard on my quiet nonchalant walk over to say good night to the rest of my family. The guard asked me in an extremely rude tone of voice “Where are you going”. Now let me remind you that this was at 11:20 at night. I answered that “I was going over to my cousins camper”. The security guard responded “there is no foot traffic after 11:00 So, get up to your campsite NOW!”. I AM 24 YEARS OLD NOT A LITTLE CHILD AND I DO NOT WANT TO BE TREATED LIKE A CHILD. Well I did not listen to the man and kept walking over to my aunts camper. I was then pursued by the guard who decided to practically run over me with his cart and made me divert my walk off to the side of the road. This I believe is the most wonderful example of how you will be treated by the staff at this campsite.
My family spend over 2,000$ at this site and will not return, so I beg of you to save your money and do not attend this horrid horrid campsite.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This is a family oriented campground and features many full hook up sites with water, sewer, electric and cable TV. The campground also has 41 full service cabins with heat/AC, full kitchen, full bath, cable TV, picnic table, charcoal grill and fire pit. The amenities include a family swimming pool with attached splash park, adult only swimming pool, in ground hot tub, 2 water slides, miniature golf, 12,000 sq foot playground, bumper boats, paddle boats, row boats, aqua trikes, pedal go karts, basketball court, game room, ceramics pavilion, recreation hall, live entertainment, themed weeks, restaurant/snack bar, several bath houses, store with camping and RV supplies and a certified RV mechanic on duty. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Splash Magic Campground Hotel Northumberland