We stayed here multiple times last year- and loved it. We didn't get to come this year until the last weekend in September- exactly a year since our last visit and so much has changed. I kept getting the excuse of "it's the off season" for the multiple problems but last year when we stayed the problems weren't there. Also if you have planned scheduled events and your website states off season is not until Oct 12, don't use "it's the off season" as an excuse. I was embarassed because we brought our friends and their 11 year old nephew this time and all the things we bragged about were not brag worthy anymore. Jumping pillow- broken and wouldn't be fixed until "next season." Arcade games and change machine near showers gone until "next season." All the cool bikes to check out went from a 5 dollar deposit to a 10 dollar deposit AND a two hour limit! Not to mention most were broken (probably not fixed until "next season.") The camp store was a whole other issue. I usually get eggs and other dairy there so I dont have to transport it but they were not getting anymore shipments. They also had a beer cooler where we would buy if we ran out but it was GONE! Oh well, the Jefferson Walmart made alot of money that weekend. And another kicker was the store's water supply was shut off- my question was how did the lady running the store wash her hands to serve the icecream? Ick...
Other issues included no one working the front gate because there was only one security working and he was "doing his rounds." Dont do rounds at 5pm on a friday when most weekend campers want to check in! The line was HUGE. Our site had an apple tree- who in their right mind plants an apple tree on a site?! The bees were awful! But I also knew how hard it would be to switch sites. So instead we bought bug bomb spray at Walmart after our kid's friend got stung and that helped a little. It was Halloween weekend there were supposed to be hayrides- there were not, the pumpkin painting contest ran out of pumpkins... Such a bummer. Pair this with the fact 90% of the place is permanent sites or yearly sites and its like nightly renters do not matter- the other reviews of local drunks is true- this is the first time I didn't feel safe. It's sad I may have to start looking elsewhere after 6 successful visits this one really was disappointing.
- Also Known As:
- River Bend Rv Hotel Watertown