We just returned yesterday from one of the most wonderful camping trips we have had in a long time. The pictures on the Gooney Creek website are very accurate! It is beautiful! We stayed at site #18. It's the last campsite on the campground. This campground was great! We were next to the water and a short walk from the swimming hole. The water is crystal clear and the sound of it running over the rocks was very relaxing. The campground is best for tent camping with two people. The entire campground was well maintained and the owner does it all herself! The wonderful time we had talking to the owner was part of the joy in our trip. She is a lovely lady. Gloria is a wonderful, gregarious and delightful woman. She is delightfully witty, so be on your toes! She sells ice and wood. Bring your own supplies. If you do forget something, there is a 7-11 a few miles up the road. The campsite reminds me of the old fashioned campgrounds from long ago. Very peaceful. We stayed during the week and there were not many people. There is a road next to the campground, so you will hear traffic from time to time if you have a site near that road. Site 22 is the most private. Sites 19 through 21 are also private and close together so if you have a group or family, those would be great if rented together. There is a Men’s and Women’s outhouse along with the regular bathrooms. The bathrooms have hot and cold running water and flush toilets. There are also showers! There is a large sink on the side of the bathrooms to wash your cookware. At night, the main area of the campground is lit by a lamp pole so you can see without any problem. Sites 22 through 18 do not have light at night so bring your lantern and flashlight for the night time. We loved the fact that there was no lighting because the moon was almost full and reflected off the running river. It was so beautiful! This is a no frills campground. If you want a fancy campground or expect a KOA site, then go someplace else. This is just comfortable, basic, clean camping. Our first visit, but we will be returning soon!
- Also Known As:
- Gooney Creek Campground Hotel Front Royal