Buena Vista RV Park – Buena, NJ
Is it possible to give negative stars? A half of a star is much too good for this park. First we pulled up to the gate with our 5th wheel only to see a sign that said the entrance was 12′ 10″ high. My 5th wheel is 13′ 1″ high. The girl at the gate told me I had to back all the way up and go through the exit and didn’t offer any help backing up. Who puts that kind of entrance at a campground when most 5th wheels are 13′ high? When we finally got into the campground the “escort” golf cart that showed us to our site took us the wrong way down our street to get into our campsite so he took us all over the campground going the wrong way down one way streets (full of potholes) until we finally came to the other end of our street to pull in correctly.
Once we got hooked up the electric lasted about 30 minutes then went out. I went over to the connection to check the breaker and as soon as I touched the breaker it came loose and started sizzling. Maintenance did come by and replace the breaker but the electric went out twice again the next morning. Two gentlemen from maintenance were nice enough to take care of the problem for me quickly by replacing all the wiring in the box. This part is not a complaint but is just one example of how shoddy everything in this park is.
We went July 4th weekend and no pool… yep it’s under construction in the middle of the summer, way to go management. They neglected to mention this on the phone when we reserved our sites. Of course you can pay extra to use the water slide… well for the first day, it was broke after that. Then there’s the lake, you can swim in that if you don’t mind the very under qualified lifeguard. Since it was hot with nothing to cool off in I figured I’d watch some TV in my camper, but wait, you have to pay extra for cable on a full hook up site. Oh well, no TV.
Now we know there’s no pool, bad electric, a broken water slide, a dirty lake with a nasty “lifeguard” so what else does the wonderful Buena Vista have to offer? Well, I hope you don’t use the campground’s restrooms because if they’re not locked, they’re filthy. In addition, keep your kids off the roads because there were plenty of people driving way too fast (25 mph) down the streets and right by our sites with security no where to be found. One camper was so drunk he drove his car over a tree stump and tore the gas tank off the car. Campground management found him there complaining with a beer in his hand. Did they call the police you ask? Nah. Quiet time is 11:00 at Buena Vista but some campers don’t care and blare spanish music well into the night all over the campground. Not once did management or security drive by to check things out.
Onto the store and game room… the store was pretty much empty of supplies and the game room was full of old games in which most didn’t even work.
As for management and staff, it seemed to me that the average age was about 17.
Morgan RV Resorts owns this campground so I’m scratching all of their campgrounds off my list of possibilities.
So, if you’re into spending $57 a night for filth, bad electric, nasty lifeguards, a broken waterslide, no pool, lots of spanish music and a generally horrible experience go to Buena Vista Campground. If you’re not into these things go anywhere else.