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“After 30 yrs nothing has changed!” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Inlet View Campground

Inlet View Campground
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Inlet View Campground
Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“After 30 yrs nothing has changed!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

I used to go here every summer as a child. I recently returned and was amazed by how run down the place is now. The city marina is conveniently located next to the campground and the pool is a new thing, but everything else has not changed in 30 years. Coming into the camp the go-carts we used to ride are all closed up. The camp store is as I remember. The same broken playground equipment I used as a kid is still there right next to the store. The same permanent trailers keep getting older and older and are not taken care of. The annual prices have gotten so high that some people have abandoned their trailers and given them to the campground. They use them as rentals. There is no way that the money is used to upkeep the camp. The bath houses are still the same with nasty, smelly water seeping out of the ground behind them. There is no water access even though the camp is on the water. Beach erosion is taking over so concrete construction debris now lines the entire shoreline to prevent it. The boat ramp is closed and the dock and pier are condemned. The feral cats are still there too. There just aren't that many of them now.
It is sad to see that this key property on the island has gone to waste. I was disgusted to show my family where I used to spend my summer vacations. I don't ever need to go back there again. It won't get any better as long as the permanent and condemned trailers are there.
If you want to camp on Chincoteague I would recommend Tom's Cove. No permanent trailers and much more modern. It's the way a campground should be.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Elmwood Park, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2012

Despite the reviews, we stayed at this campground in one of the cottages. This is a perfect example of not believing everything you read. We took the time to call and ask questions and the owner was extremely pleasant to chat with. Keep in mind that this is a campground and not a resort. Having said that, the staff was without a doubt one of the nicest and friendliest bunch of people I have come across in a long time. The grounds were constantly being cleaned and prepared for the incoming visitors. Everything was easily accessible, prices were great, the camp store was fully stocked and most importantly, I was told, if I need anything just ask-this time I actually believed it. Additionally, the seasonal visitors accepted us as there own and it was nice to have someone wave and say, "hi nieghbor"! We actually wanted to stay another night or two. We recommend this campground and look forward to visiting again!

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2012

I have visited Chincoteague Island frequently in the past 15 years and have seen this campground at it's worst. Luckily, new management has taken over and I can't believe the difference! The campground has been cleaned up and looks great! Definitely family friendly and will provide a nice vacation experience!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

I have been coming to Chincoteague for about 30 years. Rode around this campground for the first time yesterday. The less desirable parts of d.c., made this place look like beverly hills. I felt like i was in the barbary coast, san fran., ca, of years past. Squalor, decay, corrosion, etc. It recked of despair, shamelessness.....a sign could read.... Anything goes here...we don't care.....for what ever reason..... hopelessness, drugs, alcohol, etc. Not a place any self respecting person would want to be.. stay away...scary!!!!!

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2011

As life-long campers (tent), we've seen lots of places from east to west, and this place is at the very very bottom. The place is filled with permanent camping vehicles, which many appear to be easily condemnable. We went to bed in our tents only to be awakened by gunshots or M-80s being fired off by folks at a party in a nearby trailer site. The party went on until 4am! The other comments about the cats are true, and there was litter and junk everywhere, The bath house had maggots and hair so thick in the drain the water could not escape. Disgusting to say the very least. The grumpy greetings at check in were a bonus, too. Go to Maddox campsites if you plan to camp here in Chincoteague -or get a hotel! Don't camp here.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Inlet View Campground
Address: 2272 Main Street, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
Region: United States > Virginia > Chincoteague Island
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Ranked #6 of 6 Speciality Lodging in Chincoteague Island
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