A bit of creative photography overlooking Kenisee Lake
Our stay here this year has been the longest stop of our 2019 Adventure. We were ready to slow down, do a few small projects, and get ready for our slow move back to Texas. The very fact that we planned on a longer stay at Kenisee is a clue as to how much we like this campground.
This is our third stay at Kenisee Lake Thousand Trails in Jefferson, OH. Since I reviewed the campground after both previous stays so I’ll just post some new photos and pretty much let that be my review.
The previous reviews are: 2013 – 2018
This stay, we have been in one of the big pull-throughs in the rear of the campground. These sites are long enough for the biggest of rigs and easy to get and and out of. We like the size of the sites, and at times we like being a bit isolated from the activity in the rest of the campground. We think it is both good and bad that these sites are quite a ways from the Activity Center, pool, and bath houses.
The last time we were at Kenisee we had lots of rain and our site sometimes felt a bit like an island surrounded by water. This stay we have had good weather most of the time. When it did rain, we noticed that the same sites we were in last time got muddy but work that has been done cleaning out drainage ditches behind them has made a difference. Overall, we have enjoyed the cool temps and sunny days.
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Pine Ridge Campground is near I26, just south of Spartanburg, SC in the town of Roebuck. The route in includes a few zig zags on decent roads. The campground road itself is rather narrow and has a steeper, but very short hill. It is another of those campground entry roads that leave you hoping you don’t meet a RV coming in the opposite direction. Be careful, slow down, and look ahead to avoid a problem.
Once in, the campground is nice with pretty good spacing for a private campground. There are some nice amenities: a good fishing lake, pool, playground, communal fire pit, and a jump pad for the kids. There is also a laundry and public area with comfortable chairs at the office.
Most of the campsites have trees that provide some nice shade. I managed to bump into one and do some glass damage to the motorhome. It was driver error and not a fault to the campground. We will get the damage fixed on down the road in a week or so.
Spartanburg has most any shopping you might want – and it is only a few minutes away. I got satellite TV easily and our Verizon signal was good. The campground WiFi was okay, but it got pretty slow during the busy weekend.
Aside from the too narrow road in and the trees that reach out and grab you (!) this is a nice spot for those traveling through the Spartanburg area.
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Some full time traveling RVers set out to visit all the National Parks. Others plan their journeys to see as many minor league ball parks as they can and more than a few focus on seeing the grandkids who are scattered around the country. I think, though, that we have a corner on doing animal highway sketching! At least this year, we did a pretty good drawing of a dog.
Honestly, it was only after I began planning our 2017 Adventure and I started mapping it out that I realized we were drawing a dog. Next year we’ll likely go back to drawing nondescript maps of amoebas.
Check out our 2017 Adventure Map page for links to reviews of all our stops during this “year of the dog.”