Gay Camping 2018: Freedom Valley Campgrounds Trims Up the Best Appearance, Accommodations and Community

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Freedom Valley mows down three number one wins in the Best Gay Campgrounds of North America by Category Poll. Respondents rated Freedom Valley as having the best Appearance, the best Accommodations, and the best Community. 

 

Appearance

You have to see this campground to appreciate the beauty of its fifty plus flawless and professionally maintained acres. It's always clean, improving and well mowed. Freedom Valley is a beautiful campground, in a country setting with bright flower gardens. While very private the enjoyable atmosphere has perfectly manicured areas with many personal touches and breathtaking views. Even the dog park and wooded trails are kept well. 

Freedom Valley enjoys a picturesque setting in rolling hills. The pond and pool area is beautiful and inviting. The Valley is cool at night, looking down into all the twinkling tent lights. Illuminations weekend is extraordinary.

The enormous pond just off the pool area makes a perfect backdrop for the lush and green groomed lawns, and is beautiful and relaxing to look at with its fountain. Vast lawn areas that look like a golf course, and are immaculately taken care of, stretch to the pond bank.

Everything is kept in working order, clean and pretty. Buildings are updated and painted. Recently, some roads were paved in part of the camp and new gravel is laid every summer keeping down the dust and keeping up the appearance.

And it's obvious that seasonal campers take great pride in their sites, most being very well maintained with a noticeable dearth of accumulated unused items. 

 

Accommodations

A wide variety of choices in accommodations at reasonable prices allows Freedom Valley to accommodate all camper groups and budgets. Many lodging options are available to choose from should you decide to not bring your own camper or tent. From primitive to all the amenities, every type of accommodation is available. 

Affordable new cabins are well maintained and brightly painted. Most cabins are like hotel rooms, nicely furnished and not at all rustic. 

Other accommodations include trailers for rent. A restored vintage retro trailer, luxury RVs, air-conditioned cabins, a community bunkhouse featuring bunks with plenty of space and a large beautiful tenting area afford a place for every budget. 

Tent Valley has outdoor showers and flush toilets. The valley is beautiful, tent sites are big and level with plenty of sun or shade depending on your preference. Tenters are assigned an electrical outlet and can tent wherever their cord takes them. Tent Valley is away from the dancehall so noise is minimal.

Pull through RV sites, located in front of their pond are convenient, easily assessable, and well cared for with water and electricity hook-ups. Seasonal campsites border the edge of the woods and wander up the hillside under the trees.

There is free Wi-Fi camp-wide, cable service in the office, a clothing optional section and a dog park.   

 

Community

The best part about Freedom Valley Campgrounds is the community. Seasonal campers set the tone. It really is a place of inclusiveness as stated on their website. Men of all ages and sizes are welcome to visit. Acceptance is easy to feel there. Total strangers say hello and seasonal campers are friendly; everyone makes one feel like family. This is a great place to meet friends both old and new, a community of fun loving men.

The camaraderie between the seasonal campers and day pass campers is not like that in some places. Everyone is family at Freedom Valley. It's easy to feel welcome.  The community, seasonal campers, owners and staff take you in, give you a drink or a meal, and take care of you as if you were one of their own. People here are outgoing, friendly and inviting to guests. A tour and introduction to other campers would not be unusual. Strangers don't stay strangers long.

This is home away from home all summer long for some. Feeling isolated is next to impossible. The owners, staff and other campers go out of their way to welcome newcomers into the community.

Older members of the community are embraced and not judged. Appearances, beliefs and opinions are valued. There are no age barriers.

After visiting other gay campgrounds, you will likely find Freedom Valley is the most inclusive campground that you visit. The warmth and feeling of community is pervasive.  The welcoming from the other campers and the summer-long RV crowd is, well, special. 

 

FreedomValleyCamping.com


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