Review Detail

16 - 18 August 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.6
Location 
 
3.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
2.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.0
M.B. left this review using the Directory software: - Stayed at the APG North campground 16-18 Aug 14. Made initial reservation attempts through the internet site, followed up with several phone calls. As noted earlier, the management still appears to be learning the ropes and communications with them (3 non-replied emails & 3 unreturned messages). Should have paid more attention to a previous review indicating for after-hours check-ins the keys for the sites are in a metal box at the MWR office, which was not communicated to us by either phone call or email. Noticing the utilities were locked, we found another site and moved to that one before setting up. Formally checked in with MWR the next day without incident. The campground is in great shape as it is relatively new. Workers were still performing maintenance on the sites & grounds to further improve the area. There is an occasional train noise in the background, throughout the day/night, from a nearby Amtrak/MARC line, but you get used to it. The base Top of the Bay Club is open on weekdays for lunch. We opted for the hot lunch buffet for $9.95. The food was good; however, one of the staff measured out one 4” kielbasa link and one stuffed shell. The side dishes are self-serve and the buffet includes a trip to the soup or salad bar. Be careful at the salad bar as the shelves are slanted and if you leave your tray there it will fall off onto the floor. There is also a sandwich bar if you prefer a lighter lunch. The Aberdeen Diner, about two miles north on Route 40, is nothing fancy, but has good home-cooked food. There is also Wal-Mart Superstore about one mile north on Route 40 from the MD 715 junction, which was very convenient. Although there are limited facilities at the camp area itself, the hookups were properly placed and there was a fire ring and table for each site. There was enough room to park a camper as well as a boat and two vehicles, as the camper across from us did easily. The Commissary & BX were well stocked for all basic needs. We will definitely keep this campground in mind for future planning.
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