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Sunday, August 12th, 2007
8:31 pm
[headchef]
Fantasy Island Campground
Fantasy Island Campground
401 Park Drive
Sunbury, PA 17801

http://www.fantasyislandcampground.com/

We spent 3 nights at this campground. We were lucky to get a spot along the river. The site was tight but the hubby managed to get the trailer in fine. The site was NOT level nor did it have a concrete pad as the web site claims the sites have. It took a bit but the hubby managed to get the trailer mostly level.

The campsite itself was nice. Free wifi! There was a big group of Winnies that showed up and they had taken over the big field. The site was also full of seasonal campers. One of the campers likes to hit golf balls into the river and almost hit our friend when she was out in her kayak. The staff was friendly. We arrived and the office was closed because the owners had gone out to dinner. They had left a welcome note on the front door of the office with a map to get to our campsite. The owner came down later in the evening to make sure we were ok and settled and all that good stuff.

We had steps from the site down to the river and our own little concrete dock. The seasonal people had wood docks built. We had taken our yaks so the hubby and our friend made good use of this.

We had chosen this site because it was close to Knoebels which we spent a fun but hot day at.

We were also close to Penn's Cave which was great fun. That night the heat broke so we had a fire and the fire pit was on the edge of the bank down to the river. A lot of people had fires so it was nice.

There was also a nice ice cream parlor within walking distance and it was quite nice.
8:01 pm
[headchef]
Conewago Isle Campground
Conewago Isle Campgrounds
6220 Big Mount Road
York, PA 17325

http://www.conewagoisle.com/

This campground is on a small island in the York countryside. There are a fair amount of seasonal campers there but there is also a good amount of open sites. We had a pull through site, in a field with trees. The site was very level which was nice. We also had electricity, water and sewer.

The island has a river on each side. One side has fishing and swimming. The other side has some paddle boats, canoes or kayak's available for rental.

The campsite is cash only. The man who runs the place is very friendly and helpful. The location is good if you want to go to Gettysburg or York or some other surrounding areas. There is a wonderful meat market about a mile away from the site too. Oh, and a huge farmer's market called Morningstar Marketplace is nearby.

I think we would go back there as it is nice and quiet. A nice little place.
Monday, July 16th, 2007
11:56 am
[headchef]
First time out..EVER
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park
340 Blackburn Road
Quarryville, PA 17566

http://jellystonepa.com/


We recently purchased a used 1993 Prowler 24M. We decided to give it our first test run this past weekend. The Jellystone park had been suggested to my husband by a couple coworkers as a good site for first timeing. Plus it was less than an hour away from our house.

I called Friday morning to see if there was any space. The staff was very friendly and thrilled that we would come there for our first time and picked out a space for us that would be fairly easy to get in/out of and hook ups.

We got there with no problems and since I had done most of the stuff over the phone we were taken immediatly to our site. We had a decent site, which might have been easier to get into if one of the trees was not there. Anyway, we got there at 5 and was grilling burgers by 5:30. Set up was that easy. Because it was our first time the reservation guy put us at a site that had water, electric, sewer and cable. Did not really need the cable but didn't really have a choice. The site also had a fire pit and a picnic table. After we ate dinner, we went up to the Ranger Station to finish filling out the paperwork.

Staff there was friendly. Usual camp store stuff. You could also buy boxes of firewood or ask for a load to be delivered to your campsite. We opted to not have a fire. We were also given a list of events happening around the park for the weekend.

Needless to say, we did much of nothing. Watched a couple movies on the laptop, snoozed, swam, made a walmart run for things we needed.

The site itself was not totally full. It was quiet and well patrolled. We had to use the bath house on Saturday morning to shower because we had not figured out the hot water tank yet. They were fairly clean, just some muddy footprints on the floor in mine. The hubby had 2 big moths in his shower curtain so he didn't use that when he showered. While I was showering the shower curtain fell down which is always fun with a head full of shampoo.

Anyway, we had a really good time and would probably go back. Have loads of other places to try first though!
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