I don't know about the former management and park condition, but the new owners are doing a WONDERFUL job! The park is very clean and quiet. The sites are level and adequately spaced. The Wi-Fi worked like a champ (not so much in previous parks!). The pool looked clean and inviting. The owner was incredibly helpful and informative. The park is conveniently located and close to the cute and historic town square. The Tues & Sat Farmers Markets on the square offer a nice selection of good-looking items. The "farm to table" Thymes Square Cafe overlooking the square is incredibly good...so much so that we ate breakfast there on 2 of the 3 morning we were in town we would have made it 3 for 3, except they are closed on Mondays.
Don't let the steep drive or the unattractive junkyard-looking entrance discourage you--the campground is actually quite pleasant! Sure there are a lot of seasonal units with permanent decks and patios and golf carts; but the park is very large and the sites are very widely spaced. We stayed in site #350 which was fairly level and in a shady location. The campground is convenient to town and Horicon Marsh. We were too busy exploring the marsh and environs to use the indoor pool...but it looked big. Everyone (staff and seasonal campers) were very friendly. LeRoy Meats is UNBELIEVABLE! The porterhouse steaks were sooooo good, we actually had them freeze 4 or 5 so we could enjoy them during remainder of our trip and at home. Also, the fresh corn is unbelievably good! And it is available many places from "serve yourself honor" farm stands! The Horicon Marsh tour was worthwhile. If you go on one, keep in mind that they go out as 2 pontoon boats lashed together...so don't get stuck in the middle 2 rows!
What a great value! Once again, a MI city municipal RV park is WONDERFUL! Sure, the park did not have all of the modern amenities like cable, Wi-Fi, camp store, and game room...but it had Lake Michigan right outside our door...and for under $30 a night! WOW, what a deal! The sites were very level and widely spaced. We commented that during our RV trip out west last year, there would have been 2 or 3 more sites between our site and our nearest neighbor! Talk about privacy! The campground host was helpful...even delivered dry firewood w/fire starter pieces to our site. The laundry room was small, but clean and the cheapest we've seen in our travels this year. The beach was small, but mighty. The sandbar there allows you to go out about 200 yards with the water only coming to your knees. In town, try out Elmer's for a superb breakfast (lunches looked good too!).
This is a typical MI city municipal campground: basic amenities situated in a great place at an incredible price! I will forgo the pool and Wi-Fi and other items to be able to camp in an RV park on Lake Superior for $23/night! WOW, what a deal! The sites are fairly level; most are widely spaced. There is little shade available. The few non-tent sites on the lake go fast...reserve early or hope for a cancellation. Even if you are not camped on the lake, you will probably be able to see it. The campground is pretty close to town. The smoked whitefish is very good! I would stay away from Sydney's restaurant...the food is "OK" and the prices fairly high. I couldn't believe they were out of perch and were substituting haddock! So, I got the whitefish instead; wish I would have just stuck with soup and salad bar. A visit to Seney National Wildlife Refuge is a must. As is a trip to Whitefish Point and the Shipwreck Museum. I had previously done the Pictured Rocks Boat tour, so I opted for seeing the National Park via trails instead of via boat.
Lovely city municipal park right on the river. There are virtually no amenities other than being on the river. But the prices are very reasonable and the sites are fairly level and nicely spaced. The office staff is very nice and helpful. Due to the proximity to the river, there are no sewer hookups, but there is a dump station. It is awesome to be doing something and look up to see a huge tanker moving silently by your campsite! The Saulte St. Marie Locks visitor center has a listing of approx. times for the ships to be moving into/out of the locks so you can plan your time to watch the big ships.
One of the best campgrounds and the best KOA I have ever stayed at. I originally planned to stay for 3 nights--ended up staying for 6! Petoskey is conveniently located for day trips to Mackinac Island or Charlevoix or the other cute towns on the upper NE side of Lake Michigan. The park is very large, very well-run, and very secure (card security gate access). The back-in sites are fairly level and some-what shaded. The site placement gives one the feeling of spaciousness. The office staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. The laundry, showers, and bathrooms were unbelievably clean. The Wi-Fi was very good. KOA's are kid-magnets, so need to be careful of kids playing and riding bikes when driving the internal roads. The pool looked nice, but was totally overrun with kids--would be very nice if they expanded their "adult only" hour to include the evening instead of just the morning! If you visit the park, try Mim's restaurant across the street...the Friday fish fry is WONDERFUL (as are the onion rings)! Food is cooked to order; portion sizes are large and the prices reasonable. It would be best to call ahead, place your order, then run across the street to pick it up and take it back to your site to enjoy with an adult beverage of your choice (no alcohol at restaurant). Also, if you have tire problems, Richards Tire Repair is across the street and VERY helpful and reasonably priced.
Nice campground cut out of the surrounding corn fields and blueberry patches. The park has planned phase 1 and phase 2 "expansions". Not sure what will happen to the park's ambiance and feeling of spaciousness once that happens. Our fairly level site was on the outer loop overlooking the pretty field where they will build one of the phases. I like it now; not sure if I would like it when it is bigger. Once (or if) they expand, they will need to upgrade the internal dirt roads and improve the drainage (during a heavy rain the road in front of the office has deep wide puddles). The park also needs to greatly improve their Wi-Fi: it barely worked and the office staff wasn't very helpful. The park is also close to the cute town of South Haven and beautiful Lake Michigan beach. Check out Sherman's Dairy Bar/Creamery on the way into town...the ice cream is WONDERFUL!
Good basic amenities for an overnight stay while going from point A to point B. Nice level shaded sites. Easy in-and-out park and pull-through sites so didn't have to unhook the toad. The staff was helpful-gave good driving/timing tip for getting through Chicago/Indiana to Michigan. The pool looked good, but was totally overrun with screaming kids--pretty much what you would expect on a very hot summer day! Fortunately everything quieted down at sundown.
This park is a basic "beside the road parking lot with RV amenities". It is great for an overnight stay while going from point A to point B. We didn't even unhook the tow vehicle--just took the free shuttle to Lambert's Home of the Throwed Rolls. The sites were level and decently spaced. The office staff was helpful. The restroom & showers were clean. It satisfied our basic overnight needs.
The views from this campground are amazing! The sites are reasonably spaced (although do NOT get one on the end!) The check-in process was fast and efficient. No fires are allowed, however they have fire rings available for use. This is a good thing, and a bad thing as fire rings encourage late night gatherings which tend to be noisy. We were parked next to a group of 3 or 4 units who stayed up half the night having a grand time around the fire drinking and partying (it was the day after the Sturgis Bike Rally). A call to the office got them quieted down around 11pm. Other than that, all was fine. There are 2 ways to get to the park from I-90: exit 61 and exit 57. Exit 61 is longer, but far easier. Also, our GPS from exit 57 took us the "scenic" way via Skyline Road (the name says it all!) The park is very convenient to Mt. Rushmore, Chief Crazy Horse, and Custer State Park (all must-sees).
The park is very well located! Within walking distance to the Buffalo Bill Museum and a very short drive to either the Wal-Mart or the Albertson's. We were in a back-in site. While the trees were nice, they prevented us from getting WiFi at our site. (I suggest the park upgrade their internet capability!) The biggest problem with the site was it was too short! I only have a 25 foot rig, but my toad did not fit. Had to do a tricky parallel park in front of the the RV, but I still stuck out into the aisle. The people in the office were very helpful and provided much information. My biggest complaint is that this large park is CASH only! I had a hard time believing that a large operation (with a big convenience store and gift shop) did not accept credit cards. I can understand this in a very small mom-and-pop park, but this was a large, well-run park.
This is the best RV park we've stayed at during our 2.5 month trip! It is slightly more expensive than the others, but definitely worth every extra penny! The park is large. It is extremely clean and very well maintained. It is run very efficiently. The check-in process is easy. I really appreciate having 4 large lanes to park your rig/unhook the toad. This is a very busy park, but there were 4 staff members to facilitate the check-in process. The staff are very courteous plus helpful; the office/store has many brochures and info as well as a bulletin board of menus for surrounding area restaurants. The store is thoughtfully stocked with things you may need (both food, beverage, and items like binoculars). I didn't see much in the way of cheap trinkets (go to the stores in town for that). I was amazed that the store prices we so reasonable, maybe 10-20 cents more (if that much) than the grocery store. All of the interior roads are paved and very wide (no dust here!). The sites are big and wide. The parking pad is gravel (bordered by concrete) and level. The sites have a concrete picnic table pad. There is nice grass and trees separating you from your neighbors (no noise bleed from your neighbor's rig!) Also, if you have a table-top grill, the office will provide the free use of a grill mat to protect the composite tables. I was in a back-in site that bordered the dog walk with a field and trees beyond, very nice! I was very pleased that they had 3 laundry room/bath houses located thru-out the park. The best thing about the park is the location, two blocks from Yellowstone entrance and within walking distance of all stores plus restaurants (if you don't mind walking 2-6 blocks). We would definitely stay here again!
The sites are very close together, able to hear neighbor's conversation and coughing. The proximity to Yellowstone's North entrance is incredible! Some sites are oriented so that you see into the park. The downside to the proximity is that people leave early in the morning to view wildlife, so expect to hear people noises and cars at 5 am. The staff is very helpful and friendly. Also, the sites are somewhat level, however you will need to use leveling blocks. The sites have picnic tables, but is a "rule" that you can't but your grill on them. If you don't have a grill stand, this rules out grilling as it is too dusty to use the portable grill on the ground.
For a one-night stay by the highway, this place is OK. It is fairly easy on-off of I-90/I-15. The park is located less than 1/2 mile from the exit. The sites are very small, but level. The staff are friendly. The Wi-Fi at the site is practically non-existent. We were fairly close to the office and the signal strength was LOW. Plus, the connection continually dropped.
The park's sites are level and fairly large. There are grassy areas, but not much shade. It appears as if the park has good amenities; however the park office has very limited hours, so we were unable to enjoy any of them. If you are traveling on I-40 and just "passing thru", you better be there before 7 pm if you want any contact with staff for questions, suggestions, help with problems, etc.
The park has some nice shaded and level sites. However, the roads are dirt and therefore it is very dusty. Wi-Fi worked well and was available at our site; cell phone coverage was not available. The laundry facilities were large and clean. The staff were helpful; someone came to our site to make sure we knew that a UPS overnight package was waiting for us. There are a lot of kid activities, petting zoo, tractor hay rides, walking trail, pool, etc. My only complaint is the office gave me the wrong lesser amount "discount". When I audited my bill, I discovered they gave me the lessor Good Sam discount instead of the greater weekly rate discount. I understand about not "discount double dipping", but I feel you should automatically receive the better discount! This park is a LONG drive away from Yosemite Valley.
This park has very, very narrow sites; our awning practically was over the picnic table next door and there was barely enough room for our toad! Most of the sites back-up to the stream. The ground slopes back towards the stream and is rutted from previous RVs, very sandy and somewhat unstable. Consequently, we were unable to level our rig. The bathhouse and laundry were up a steep hill (probably in the permanent mobile home section).
This park is working very hard to upgrade its facilities. The bathhouse with toilets and showers was located in the "trailer park" section of the park; however they have plans to build a new one in the RV section. WiFi was available at the site; however my cell service provider was not. The river and "swimming hole" were nice, but take your bug spray! The staff are very knowledgeabe, nice, and helpful. I needed to have some repairs made and the office emailed me many suggestions plus recommendations. The park is very convenient to Sequoia National Park.
This park is basically a field at the end of an industrial park area. The sites were fairly level. The "managers" were a retired couple who didn't know the area very well and were not very hospitable or service oriented. They were unaware of an RV repair shop 2 miles away and tried to steer us to an RV dealership with a service department for which they had a "card." The dealership had horrible online reviews (and some reviews indicated they were very pricey). The park's laundry facility was horrible: 2 or 3 washers/dryers for a park with so many sites (and many long-term residents). In addition, the laundry machines only operate using a "special" debit card that can only be purchased from the office during their limited hours. To add insult to injury, they require a $5 card deposit, refundable with the return of the debit card: during office hours of course. So, if you decide you need to do laundry after 7pm, you are out of luck. Or, if you are lucky enough to have purchased a debit card (and had the office load it with the required amount of money to properly wash and dry your clothes), but plan on departing before the office opens at 9am, you are forfeit the $5 deposit and any unused funds on the card. Not a very customer-oriented practice!
Park was better than expected for a "city" park. It was conveniently located near the highway and restaurants. Unfortunately, the girl in the office wasn't very knowledgeable about nearby grocery stores for provisioning (but she did have good restaurant suggestions). Unfortunately the pool and hot tub were not operational. The park was extremely neat and clean, and the grounds well maintained. The sites are level concrete and have nice grassy areas separating them. All-in-all, a good park for passing through the city.
HORRIBLE! Park is no better than a dusty gravel parking lot. Wi-Fi is only available either on the office porch or in the laundry room. Cell phones did not work, probably due to the big satellite dishes next door. In the midst of the park there are several banks of metal storage units. All-in-all, this place was a waste of money. We would have been better off in a Wal-Mart parking lot!
One of the best "highway" RV parks we've stayed at! Incredibly clean and well-maintained. The staff was very knowledgeable and helpful; they worked with us when we had to change to an easy-turn pull-through site to accommodate turning restrictions related to repairs made at the Camping World across the highway. The pool and hot tub are very nice and a welcome respite after a day or travel or sightseeing. The free morning breakfast was WONDERFUL as was the afternoon popcorn!
Quiet park with shaded level spots. Entrance slightly confusing -- think you are entering a mobile home park sales site. Park has many "rules" including; managers not very flexible, friendly or hospitable.
Nice park right off of I-40. Convenient to shopping, restaurants, tourist spots and RV repair. Price's is next door and they are great. The staff was very helpful. The morning muffins and coffee are a nice touch.
This park is not much more than a parking lot with hookups. To get to the entrance, you drive down a dead end road between a gas station and a Harley dealership. The staff is non-existent. Reservation calls go to voice mail to be returned later. To check-in, look for an envelope with your name pinned to the bulletin board in the laundry room. Once set-up, you call a number to state you have checked in. To read the Wi-Fi info, you needed a magnifying glass. So, if you want a parking lot experience with no staff, this is the place for you!
This park was better than expected. It is old and desperately needs some upgrading. The laundry room is clean, but very old. While Wi-Fi is available, it is only available in the office or laundry room not very convenient! Laundry room doesn't have any plug outlets. The sites are somewhat level for your rig, not very level for picnic table or walking. Sites in row "A" have the best view row "B" has some views and nice natural green bushes/trees behind it. Sites on lower level next to office are very narrow and short.
Very quiet and cozy park. Staff is very helpful. Sites are large (wide and long) and shaded and fairly level. Site was quiet, not too much road noise and not too much internal campground activity. The location is VERY convenient! The breakfasts and pies were excellent. The folks at this park are in the "hospitality" business and NOT the "real estate rental" business.
Great location. The park does not have a lot of amenities, so location is important! The office hours are not "guest" friendly. The laundry requires "token" that can only be purchased from the office during their limited hours. Also, the laundry is located at the opposite end of the park from the office which makes if not very convenient.
Very nice park -- beautifully landscaped. Lots of green spaces. It was a little bit of a walk to the bath house and laundry -- not convenient at all. Plus the "hours" available were fairly limiting. It surprised me that there was as much road/highway noise.
Sites are extremely close together and the aisles are very narrow. I don't know how a big rig gets into a site but they do as there were several in the park. The park is basically a parking lot with water, sewer, and electric hook-ups. Very ugly, but functional. The location is great -- very close to Seattle. Also, despite its proximity to the highway, the park was very quiet.
Wi-Fi is non-existent. When I called the office, I was told, "Oops, I guess it went out; try again in 5 min". I did, but was unable to sign-on due to very low signal strength. Office said, "Sorry". Park is VERY noisy; kids riding bikes until after 9, screaming and screeching; dogs barking.; freight train whistles blaring at all hours of night. If you want a quiet night's sleep, this is NOT the place. Spaces are very close together -- so much so that the picnic table, bikes, and chairs for the spot next to ours came to within 6 inches of our unit.