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Nov 07, 2018
Management is very unprofessional and rude. Won't be back.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

This camper was upset we would not inflate the inflatable house while it was raining or wet. She asked 5 times. It was 45 degrees outside. The inflatable holds water. Too wet and cold. None of the employees were rude to this camper.
Nov 06, 2018
Shower heads need to be replaced. Water did not get hot. Unable to use. Was told that they will be upgraded in the near future.
Nov 05, 2018
Nov 05, 2018
Great time!!!
Nov 04, 2018
The campground is nice enough, and in a good location, but the freeway is very close and noisy.
Nov 04, 2018
Very handy
Nov 01, 2018
I love the small campground. The staff was nice as well. Only issue was all the RAIN.... but it did let up before the kiddies went trick and treating.
Nov 01, 2018
Oct 31, 2018
Loved the campground. Our only issue was the amount of people at the site. We were told 6, but woman at counter argued when we requested a wrist band for a 5th person. I was even told that no one told me 6 people and implied we were lying. Your policies should be in writing when making reservations so no one is confused. Other than this we had a great memory making weekend

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

The campground policy of 6 per site max is listed online, in our brochure and is standard for campgrounds. The amount of wristbands are what is listed on reservation and are ready for the guest. Our policies are in writing on multiple websites and is listed on reservation confirmation. I am sure Miss Jones was polite at check in. You would have to pay for a 5th band.
Oct 31, 2018
Nice place. Not happy with the roster fixtures and loose towel hangers in showers behind main office. Other showers are fine. I expect nicer when I am paying this much to stay. Overall I enjoyed it.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We don't have rusty fixtures or lose hangers. ?
Oct 30, 2018
Staff was kind and friendly. Wish my fire ring was not flooded with water.
Oct 29, 2018
Despite a rainy start, we had a really great time (as usual) at the KOA for Halloween weekend!
Oct 29, 2018
Oct 29, 2018
I wish their hours were a little longer. Staff was great to work with.
Oct 29, 2018
Oct 29, 2018
The Halloween special weekend was great!
Oct 29, 2018
Oct 29, 2018
The stay was very expensive. Over $500 for 2 nights. It did rain 75% of the time which I understand is out of anyone's control. Our cabin itself was nice. However the pots and pans provided weren't usable. If you tried to cook the fire alarm continuously went off, only one person could shower because the hot water only lasted 10 minutes. No sheets were provided for the bunk beds although stated.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

There is a standard pots and pans set provided. Smoke alarms are mandatory in cabins. The bunk bed sheets are stored in plastic boxes under the bed. When there is an issue we recommend you come talk to the staff. We were not made aware of any issues while the guest was here. This guest stayed in one of our popular deluxe cabins.
Oct 29, 2018
It was an amazing stay! We loved the campground and the Halloween activities for the kids were awesome! We loved it all. Thank you to all the amazing staff. We will definitely come again!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you! Despite the weather everyone came together to show their kids how Plan B works with the rain. We were very grateful by midafternoon the rain stopped. Kids enjoyed the pony rides, climbing wall, bounce house, face painting, pumpkin decorating, costume contest hayrides, and trick or treating.
Oct 29, 2018
Staff was wonderful.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you they all came together to be sure the guests had a great time. We had many happy campers despite the rain.
Oct 29, 2018
We just a little upset when we got there even though we brought an extra card it brings our kids we got charged extra $5 for a car that stays on our campsite interfering with anybody else's and that's $5 a day people were nice though electric on a campsite was on the wrong end though we had a hard time stretching a cord out to get it had to move the camper way to the front of the campsite electric

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We have lots of campers invite guests to our Halloween Special Event weekend. All campgrounds in our area charges for extra cars as we have limited space. We provide an awesome weekend for the families and it helps defray costs associated with this event. This camper stayed in a popular site usually enjoyed by campers.
Oct 27, 2018
Friendly, helpful staff! Got to enjoy the Halloween decorations and fun. Laundry facilities were clean and all machines operable. Easy access to the metro station to get to Washington DC.
Oct 25, 2018
Oct 25, 2018
Oct 25, 2018
Oct 25, 2018
We stay several times per year and the staff as well as the facilities are always great.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Welcome back we are glad you enjoy staying with us frequently. Building memories with families is our business. Come again soon.
Oct 24, 2018
A convenient stay for visitors to Washington, DC, or Baltimore area. Bathrooms are clean and well maintained. Pull-through sites are well rocked, but back-in sites are not... lots of bare dirt. Over priced for the site.
Oct 24, 2018
Very nice campground but seemed a bit pricy for this late in the season. Still, a very convenient location for the Annapolis/ DC area we were visiting.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Fall is prime season at Capitol KOA between the Renaissance Faire, Boat Shows, Fleet Week, and our Super Fun Halloween weekends. We bring in a lot of amusements for our Halloween weekends. We also allow our registered campers to bring in outside guests which brings lots of children to our events. For a small fee they get to enjoy all the fun activities our campers do.
Oct 23, 2018
Great time. Great activities.
Oct 23, 2018
Always a great lay over at this park!
Oct 23, 2018
Loved the new management - efficient, courteous, caring, knowledgeable, thoughtful ........
Oct 23, 2018
We stay every year for Halloween weekend with a group of friends and our families. We really love the small campground and feel our kids are safe when they are out exploring the activities going on. They were very disappointed that the bouncy pillow wasn't up. This is one of the things they really look forward to. We hope to see it next year.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

The plans are to put in a new bounce pillow next year. The pillow had a big hole in and that's why it was not up. See you guys next year have a great winter.
Oct 23, 2018
The manager of the camp ground Bob was very rude. He should not be in a customer relations fails at all. He talk down to us like we were children because we were listening to a little radio and talking around a camp fire at 950 pm. Quiet time was at ten but we weren’t making that much noise at all. He pretty much ruined our camping trip. I hope the other KOA’s aren’t like this!!!!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

What they failed to tell you it was actually 10:50 PM and this was the 2nd time they were asked to be quiet. I had told them that I have received several complaints from other customers who wanted to sleep. And that it was fine for them to sit around the campfire and talk, but they needed to keep it down and turn off the radio. Also that there were 10 to 12 people around the campfire. And that 2 o
Oct 23, 2018
The staff is well organized and very attentive. Requests for support, such as propane or firewood, were fulfilled immediately. We brought grandchildren for the Halloween weekend for a second year and were just as impressed as we were last year with the activities.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We are glad you enjoyed our Halloween weekends. We had the perfect weather for it. I will pass on the compliments to our hard working staff. It takes a lot of planning for our favorite holiday weekends.
Oct 23, 2018
When I checked in I was refused using my KOA points because it was a special event weekend. While I understand the 2 night minimum on this weekends and not allowing use of points for one of the 2 required nights, I was staying 3 nights. I should be allowed to use my points for the 3rd night of a 2 night minimum weekend. If I had came in for only Sunday they would have been accepted.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Points can not be used for outside guests entry fees.
Oct 22, 2018
Halloween weekend was a blast. Lots of fun for kids and adults.
Oct 22, 2018
Great Halloween event,will be back next year
Oct 22, 2018
Could hardly sleep. The noise from the highway up the hill behind our site was very loud and never stopped.
Oct 22, 2018
Oct 22, 2018
Oct 22, 2018
It was good except for the fact that we arrived after office hours, in the dark with a very dark route to our campsite. Caught a rock in the aluminum skin of a slide out and fender. Dark (unlit) tight corners. This was the route drawn on our campground map. The campground is in a good area to access DC.
Oct 22, 2018
Staff was very friendly! We rented 2 tent, no electric sites (95, 96). These 2 sites are horrible for a tent. Both are on a steep hill. No where was it flat. It is also full of big roots and rocks. My tent got 2 holes in the bottom from stumps sticking out of the ground. They need to do better with these spots if they plan to rent these out.
Oct 22, 2018
You'd never know this KOA is so close to the highway! Easy access to DC and other popular destinations. Park was clean and hosts were friendly. We had a smaller site with electric and water but it was clean. It's small so make your reservations early!!!
Oct 22, 2018
Oct 22, 2018
New owner charging for everything except the air you breathe. Last year was much more laid back. Pillow was broken so kids were upset. Won’t be rebooking for next year. Too many other great choices than to stay at a nickel and dimer campground.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Jumping pillow is on order for next year. There was a inflatable on borrow to hold us over. Also had a bounce house over the weekend as well. Full activities for Halloween were enjoyed by many families. All activities included in the price for campers.
Oct 22, 2018
The events for this weekend were very unorganized and not planned very well.for the pumpkin painting there were not supplies provided;the hay scramble was not fair having adults pushing kids.adults should not of been in it. bounce house should be supervised by staff there were many teenagers playing on there while young children were on there which caused small children getting hurt and bullied.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

The well planned event schedule was given to all campers at checkin. It is posted in all buildings and online. The pumpkin decorating was listed on schedule. Plenty of supplies available for decorating. Bounce house had supervision all day. No children were hurt on the bounce pillow. No adults pushed any children at hay scramble as it is timed by age.
Oct 22, 2018
You have a nice camp ground.my two complaints ( or I should say unhappiness) are that you charge for all the extra people and cars per night.if all the load do that well then I guess that's it.2nd. Is that the activities same a little unorganized the hay thing u should have had them line up as to age my 2 yr old grandson got push out of the way a lot same with the costume contest.sorry

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We have a lot of guests come visit our registered campers.The small fee helps defray the cost of all the activities and supplies. We have limited parking so we do charge for extra cars. We encourage people to car pool. Halloween weekends we can have 100 or more people come join in on the fun with our registered campers. They are welcome to do that for a small fee.
Oct 22, 2018
Our least favorite campsite so far, after 15 different camping trips this year.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

This campsite was near the playground a favorite for families with children. This area is a favorite as it is near everything.
Oct 21, 2018
Oct 20, 2018
I was very impressed with the activities available for children: the inflatable bouncy castle, playground, crazy bikes, outdoor chess set and ping pong. The pool looks nice but not open due to the season. I was disappointed in the campsites, Many were not level and our had so many tree roots is was hard to walk. Also, unlike most KOAs our campfire ring was not clean when we arrived.
Nov 05, 2019
This campsite is a diamond in the rough! We booked a cabin for the Halloween festivities and worried it might be a let down. It was the opposite! It was packed full of things to do and lots of people to do them with. They even did trick or treating on the grounds and my kids loved going from RV to cabin and getting candy. My whole family talked about going back in the summer and seeing how it would be in a different season. Definitely check it out!
- Shea Hopkins on Google
Nov 02, 2019
Clean family campground.
- Sam Morthland on Google
Oct 15, 2019
Such a great visit to Capitol KOA. Kids had a great time, very family friendly. Cabin was lovely. Staff was friendly and helpful. Will definitely return.
- Alicia Kwait-Blank on Google

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