October 12, 2011
Little Mexico Campground
1640 Little Mexico Rd, Winfield, PA 17889
5 miles off Route 15 between Shamokin Dam and Lewisburg, PA
Along Penn’s Creek
Private, Family owned and Run Campground
Basic INFO: 250+ sites. Big out door pool, minigolf, game room, camp store. Activities on weekends. Kayak rentals and livery service. 3 ponds for fishing. Penns Creek is stocked above and below campground. Firewood for sale-good sized bin for $10, delivered to your site. Super responsive management-even after hours. Bathouses with shower and laundry facilities. Some Creekside sites. Playgrounds.
Campground has around 150 seasonal sites, and real nice seasonal campers whose sites are well kept.
Three pavilions, which can be reserved. Group rates available and posted right on web site.
Golf carts for rent, or can bring own.(see web page for rules on that)
The pool is new with new liner and pumps. It is DEP inspected. No lifeguard, as is normal in PA.
OK, here’s my thoughts:
This family has owned this campground for the last 6 years. They are in their early 30’s. They and their staff have been working their butts off to improve this campground and I think they’re doin a bang up job. They’ve been working hard to replumb and tile the bathrooms, improve the stone roadways, and add sewer and upgraded electric to the sites. They even have cabins available. Basic cable is on most sites and wifi. They do have video surveillance on public areas, to try to protect their facilities, as well as catch trouble makers, if there would be any. This spring has been rough trying to get any grading of sites or roads done with how wet it has been. But Fri eve, there was even a dump truck there delivering driveway stone.
The pavilions are a nice central location with sites all the way around them for a group to reserve. There is even a fireplace in the middle of each pavilion and along the one wall is a counter with outlets for crockpots and such. And the open sides of the pavilions have tarps hung for blocking wind/rain. They roll up to keep em out of the way till you need them.
The only sites I would avoid reserving are 408, 409, 410 and 512,513 IF its been really rainy. These sites will be a big puddle if it rains for days on end, like it has this spring.
The only problem we had was : I did request the owners assistance via his emergency line on Saturday evening (11pm) when we heard banging and voices near our trucks, after we’d gone in for the night. We went out side quickly and saw/heard teenagers walking away. Dad chased them down in the truck and hollered at them to go home. The owner was quick to respond . He helped us look over our trucks to be sure there was no damage. and said he’d check the cameras to see who it was and go talk to their parents. We think they may have been running in and out of the bathouse next door and slamming the doors. (The bath house doors don’t slam unless you slam them) He said that he was pretty sure he could guess who it was based on who was there that weekend and our descriptions. He also told us that in the past, if he has had any serious problems with any campers, even his seasonals, he has no qualms with throwing them out, on the spot. He has a list of 150 more people who want seasonal sites at his campground and he can easily fill a vacancy, so he enforces the rules, and most people really like that. His quiet time doesn’t start till 11pm, which was close to when this noise occurred. I felt reassured that he was going to take care of it. Those kids wouldn’t even look at us on Sunday.
note: I have some pics, and will try to load. But if want em just message me.
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