I was hosted by Cape May KOA & GoRVing Program, but this is not a sponsored post and as usual, all opinions are my own.
You know how much I love to travel and how the pandemic has prevented us from doing it. When we started planning to resume travel, we needed to make sure it was safe and that it would be fun! So today I will be sharing our experience camping at Cape May KOA.
Camping At Cape May KOA
Making a List & Checking it Twice
Camping will be an amazing experience, but with all the changes and restrictions due to Covid-19 Policies, I highly recommend checking the campground’s site out before booking and also calling them just to make sure.
Finding The Perfect Campground
I also recommend you looking beyond amenities and really thinking about social distancing and what the location has to offer.
Many campgrounds are not offering group activities and some have closed pools and rentals for boats and equipment.
In my opinion, the best options are locations that offer:
- Trails on the property or at short walking distance
- Beaches which are open
- Lake on the property or at short walking distance
- Updated campsites with a seating area, fire-pit & grill.
- More to do around your Tent, Cabin, RV!
The Cape May KOA had all the above, check it out:
Lake Laurie, on the Property, just one block from our cabin!
So much to do at the Lake!
Boat Rentals are not currently being offered, but you may bring your paddleboard or kayak. Carrying an inflatable paddleboard could be much easier, though you may have to bring a pump with you as well. You can look for easy to use electric pumps for sups that are lightweight to carry with you while going on camping or vacation.
This was my view ! Beautiful, isn’t it?
It rained one day, but that didn’t stop hubby and son from going fishing.
Sun was back the next day!
The Lake beach is open for swimming & just chilling in the sun!
But don’t forget to social distance!
Sunsets at the lake were the best!
The Cape May KOA has over 8 miles of trails on and near the property.
Some trails are in the property and some outside by the high school. We explored them all with a golf kart, that you can rent at the front office for $60.00 per day.
The property is so big, if you want to explore it all, I highly recommend it!
My teen had so much fun using it and being able to go where he wanted without having to be with us all the time!
The lake trail does a loop around the lake and continues through the property.
When you think you’ve reached the edge of the property, you’re just getting started!
We took short walks along the trail, but I personally wouldn’t walk the whole trail, nor do it in one day, but if you’re up for 8 miles of beautiful scenery, by all means, go for it!
Loved seeing such a beautiful mix of Jersey Forest and wild flowers, hundreds of them!
Hidden Ponds await you, if you decide to go deeper into the trail!
Comfort & Amenities Camping At The Cape May KOA Camp Site
Our Deluxe cabin not only had all the amenities needed, but also offered an outdoor space that in itself, guaranteed us to have everything we needed in our camp site!
This two bedroom cottage rental (also called a deluxe cabin or a park model RV) has gorgeous wood paneling and flooring that gives you a rustic feel with all the modern conveniences of home.
Our cottage came fully furnished with a queen bed, a twin-over-full bunk bed, and a sleeper sofa to comfortably accommodate up to 7 people. If all cottages came like this I would probably go to one often! I know that there are many in England, so maybe we’ll have to check out Holiday cottages in the Yorkshire Dales near a pub so we get the authentic cottage experience in an idyllic British setting. We will have to put that on the holiday list!
Other features include a fully appointed kitchen (pots, pans, dishes, utensils), private bathroom, two flat screen cable televisions and a screened-in porch for your enjoyment. The cottage also has AC!
We could, if we wished to, stay in our site and social distance in there!
The Outdoor Area offered a patio with a fire pit, beautiful set of chairs and table, picnic table, grill and swing.
We picked up some wood and lighter fluid at the KOA general store and we were all set for an evening by the fire!
Here are some of the fun moments we were able to enjoy on our patio, while social distancing:
Meals on the grill.
Hubby took over as the grill master!
He loved reminiscing from his childhood and the numerous camping trips his parents took him on while traveling all over the country!
He was hoping our son would also make memories he will cherish forever!
Who doesn’t like a beautiful stake on the grill?
The general store has charcoal and all the supplies to help you be the best campground chef ever!
S’mores & Desserts on the fire pit
Warm evenings by the fire!
Loved looking up and being surround by nature!
A screened porch invites you to enjoy coffee there before you start your day!
The pandemic has us worried about safety and cleaning when it comes to staying outside the comfort of our home!
I can assure you, the KOA cabin was clean and it had a lot more supplies than I thought it would have.
It had a full set of cleaning supplies, toilet paper, paper towels, trash bags, hand soap, dish washing liquid, sponges, pots, dishes & silverware.
We chose to use disposable utensils and plates to cut cleaning time and have more time to enjoy the vacation.
We also brought our own sheets blankets and pillows and towels, but the cabin had all those add-ons as well.
I felt so safe, being able to make choices and not second guess in regards to cleanliness and linens.
It doesn’t get any better than that!
This is what you should know about the location:
Pool was closed to reopen at a later date.
Restrooms were closed – all but the ones by the front office; no showers were open, so important info to take in consideration if you’re planning on camping with a tent.
No boats and kayaks for rent because of CDC guidelines, but you can bring your own.
You must wear masks at the general store and in restrooms.
Basketball courts are open but at that time they asked you to bring your own ball, as the recreation center was not open.
My son loved the court, we brought our ball. He enjoyed shooting with his friend!
We loved it so much that we want to camp one more time in July and another time in August!
You can also book your next camping trip by checking out KOA.COM
Also follow outdoor adventures at GoRVing.
According to Go RVing Deluxe cabins are also known as Park Model RVs.
They are unique units that provide temporary accommodations for recreation, camping or seasonal use.
Park Model RVs are designed to look like a home, but they need to be hooked up to site electricity, sewer and water like any RV.
They may have a front porch, a sleeping loft and are a great way to experience camping if you’re not ready to purchase an RV or all the gear that goes with tent camping.
Can’t wait to hear what you think of our Camping at Cape May KOA !
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