Campground Review: Brandywine Creek Campground
Campgrounds close to Phoenixville, PA are relatively hard to come by. Campgrounds close to Phoenixville, PA that can accommodate our big boy Charlie are REALLY hard to come by! We have stayed at the Philadelphia / West Chester KOA in the past, but found it a little tricky to get to as well as a bit further from Phoenixville than we preferred. When we knew we would be back in the Philadelphia area, we decided to check out another campground nearby, Brandywine Creek Campground. Upon our arrival, we checked in at the small “office” area. The owner was extremely friendly and escorted us and made some recommendations of where to park on the site. She stayed around until we got all situated. She provided us with a rundown on the wifi, cable, and laundry facilities.
Our site was one of the longest pull-thru sites at campground at about 90 feet. It was easy to pull right in, but we did have to back out of the site because of a tree that we would not have been able to clear while pulling out. There are several sites in the same row as ours that would work for our next visit. Our site was located right next to the bathroom which some people may not like. It did not bother us as they were kept clean and foot traffic was light. The Brandywine Creek does line the property and we could hear the light sound of the babbling brook the moment we stepped out the door. Such a soothing sound!
About half of the sites at Brandywine Creek Campground appeared to be seasonal guests, many of which hadn’t arrived yet. During our stay, the park was quiet and the wifi worked really well. The pool was not open for the season quite yet, but it did look to be a nice area. The roads leading to the campground are a bit narrow with lots of curves to take note of. Make sure to verify your route prior to making the trip. It’s biggest downfall was the road into the campground. It appears they recently added a drainage pipe under the road and have the road built up above the pipe. The road is very narrow in this section, right before pulling up to the office. Take it slow & check your mirrors.
For us, the proximity and easy drive to Phoenixville, PA (where we have family) made this campground a better choice for us than the KOA. We also thought it provided an easier route to get to with our truck & trailer.