We wintered in this park, spending nearly four months at a very reasonable $300/mo. Management was friendly, responsive, and really on top of things. We didn't find highway noise to be a problem at all, and once you experience the heavy rains of a Gulf winter, you'll know why the sites are gravel. Temporary "swamps" drained quickly and park crews followed every storm with a fresh application of gravel to any areas where water pooled. We won't hesitate to go back for more great southern Louisiana hospitality.
This city-owned park has been upgraded, with a new central bathhouse, new reservation system, and free WiFi throughout the park. Word is that the operating contract has been awarded to the owner of the crowded nearby Soo Locks Campground -- it will be interesting to see what that means. Waterfront sites are well worth the premium $27 per night.
Across the street from the Bay Mills Resort & Casino and a beautiful view of the bay on Lake Superior. All sites are pull-thru and fairly roomy, but the trees are all too young to provide shade yet. Firepits at every site. There is free wi-fi at the hotel; some sites reportedly can pick up the signal, but most just walk across the street and sit in the lobby. Our stay was pleasant and quiet.
We have a long association with this park, having had a seasonal spot here many years ago. Many things have changed over the years, but the friendly, family oriented atmosphere hasn't. Kids love it here, with the arcade, mini-golf, pool, hayrides and daily activities ... not to mention lots of other kids to play with! The on-site store and restaurant/bar are also very handy. Not very big rig friendly, but with planning, several sites work out well for big rigs. No sewer hookups, but there's a honey wagon on site for pumpouts as needed. If there's been a lot of rain recently, big rig owners should be sure to ask for a dry site. The Kishwaukee River runs right through the campground, so the ground can get very soft after heavy rains. We nearly got our 39' 5er stuck one year (most sites are grass parking, with no pads).
Brand-spankin' new campground opened in the Northwoods just in time to save us from the heat wave! This area has many well-established campgrounds, but most have only 20A electrical service, making it impossible to run A/C. Most also have a limited number of sites large enough for bigger rigs, no sewer, etc. Hi-Pines is a new, modern park with lots of wooded 30A sites as well as a number of roomy "drive-thru" sites with full hookups including 50A service -- and you can get a signal on your satellite dish. Free wi-fi at the clubhouse was the icing on the cake. No pool, but many took advantage of the swim beach on the large, clean retention pond in the center of the park during 95+ degree weather. More sites are under construction, but our stay was quiet and pleasant -- even the live music on Saturday night shut down at 10pm so everyone could enjoy the quiet.
The other parks in La Pine are noisy places right off Hiway 97, most full of permanent residents whose rigs haven't budged in years. Head to this small, quiet, wooded park instead. Just added free WiFi this season. Owners are on site, friendly and very attentive.
Pretty, wooded, quiet and very convenient to Kennebunkport, most sites are large and surrounded by trees, giving a sense of seclusion. Work is underway on several upgrades, including new sites and a rec hall. Owners are friendly and full of information on sights to see, restaurants to visit, beach parking, etc. Though their strict policy is max 2 dogs, they allowed us to stay with our three because we specifically asked about pet restrictions when making our reservation and weren't told of the limit.
We were promised full hook-ups plus cable when we made our reservations. On arrival, we had to choose between sewer and cable--no sites available with both. We spoke to another camper who had also been promised sewer hook-up but didn't get it. While there was plenty of room for our big rig in the spacious grassy site we were offered, getting there was another matter--lots of low-hanging, close-to-the-road trees brushed our sides and roof as we crept along. While the internal roads are paved, they are also heaved and potted and sprinkled with many speed bumps. Bone-jarring, even at 5mph. But folks were friendly, the shade was pleasant, and the site was quiet and comfortable. Seemed to be lots of happy kids.
We were pleasantly surprised to find this little gem just a few miles off I-80. It's mostly tidy family seasonals, but the area devoted to transients is just as clean, level and pleasantly shaded as the seasonals area--just no waterfront. Water isn't far away, though, with five small lakes in the park. We found it quiet, friendly and clean, clean, clean. Only downside is no modem access, but Verizon National Access came in clear as a bell.