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07/2014
rating [ 5/10 ]
Expensive overnight stay. Charge extra for everything. Parking lot type of campground located within view of the interstate and noise. All hookups worked fine. Office workers less than cordial. We would not ever stay here again.
07/2014
rating [ 4/10 ]
We so wanted to love this park after driving 30 miles on secondary and bumpy roads. The park itself was very nice, The sites, we are finding, were typical of thousand trails parks, close together and unimproved. Even after all that, we still loved the fact that it was out in the country. What we did not like was the fact that as soon as we plugged in our 50 amp service our power management system shut down everything due to pole issues. We let the office know and the manager assured us it would be fixed, but was not taken care of the entire time we were there. We ended up on 30 amp during some very hot days where we had to juggle air conditioners to cool one end or the other. Electrical problems seem to be the norm for Thousand Trails parks, as we had this issue in one several months ago, but have stayed in others with no issue. If you can get past the 50 amp service, the pool was nice (looked fairly new), the grounds were well kept. The lake around the park was beautiful, but could only be seen by the cabins and the seasonals. If TT put money into electrical upgrades this could be a gem. Call the campground for directions, the GPS does not want to take you in the correct way. And, yes the final road into the park is very bumpy, just take it easy.
07/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice park in the middle of town, but also quite expensive for what you get. A gravel site very close to your neighbor on both sides. It does have free Wi-Fi, but we did not get fast service on that. Sites 17 and 18 have a bit of an incline so keep that in mind if you want a level site, we were there during a rally so we had to take what they had left. The park is big rig friendly, the utilities worked well. The cons: the workers on golf carts fly through the graveled roads kicking up quite a bit of dust, but were very friendly and helpful. Not much green space for such a wonderful area. That said, if you just want a place to park to tour the area, this is the best ticket in town in our opinion. We would stay here again if in the area.
06/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
We loved this park, our rig fit perfectly. Sites mostly level but some leveling needed, no water hookups but there is a water hookup near the bathhouse. Folks, this is a state park, so yes they are going to charge you for park entrance as the campgrounds are all located within the park right off the main roads. We knew this ahead of time and planned for it. The charge was not phenomenal and we felt it helped keep this beautiful park in great condition. We loved this area! The electric worked fine and we were there 12 days. The bathrooms kept quite clean, no issues there and I'm picky about that sort of thing. The road into the park was a tad winding, but the speed limit is set at 30 so you must not hurry through it. In addition, there is much wildlife and people are pulling off to the side to watch buffalo, etc. Yes there was a huge bull bison walking down the main road on more than one day we were there. Don't miss the wildlife loop, you can see numerous amounts of wildlife, bison, prairie dogs, antelope..etc. Across from the park is a small lake with a lodge, they do serve food at all lodges and the one at Legion was quite good. We didn't expect much but were pleasantly surprised and it was very convenient. Do not remember seeing a playground for children and this is a very small one road campground. There is a Sunday church service at Blue bell amphitheater on Sunday mornings, we enjoyed the 2 young men who put their heart into that ministry and the message given. I could have spent all summer there.
07/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice little country campground outside of Coolville. Has been here many years and is always full as it is about the only ticket in the area. The owners do take pride in keeping the campground tidy and they do not seem to put up with any nonsense, which is a good thing these days. This is mostly seasonals, but they do have spots for transients, We are in a large field in the new section and we were escorted by the owner to the spot and had plenty of room for our forty footer. The road coming into the campground is a bit steep and gravel. It is also narrow, so keep that in mind and watch for someone coming down the hill and you will be fine. We had no problems. The hookups worked fine, no issues with surging. Would definitely stay here again if in the area. Enjoyed our stay, some of the seasonal folks we met were quite friendly.
07/2014
rating [ 6/10 ]
We stayed several nights. This is a TT membership park as well as a park for seasonals. This "could be" a wonderful park. We reserved a 50 amp full hookup site for our 40' 5th wheel. She tried to put us in the seasonal section 30 amp site even after reminding several times we needed and paid for 50 amp. It's like they pay no attention to what you say. The park is mostly 30 amp so keep that in mind if you have a newer, bigger unit. We refused that site due to the fact the road was narrow and the seasonals were parked on both sides of the road. The electric box looked like it was 30 years old. We do not feel (as did other members) that much money is going into the campground for needed repairs such as road, electric and low hanging trees. If TT would address these things it could be a very nice park. Also you park on grass if you wish to call it that, it was more like parking on pine needles and dirt. We had tree sap all over truck and RV. Sounds critical, but we really want to like this park and it has great potential if they would do some upgrades. That said, we eventually found a 50 amp site and had no issues with the electric. We stayed in the Whispering Pines section. The girl at the office gave us several sites to choose once she realized we were not going to accept 30 amp, from but that, found only 1 available that was some what level and easy for big rigs. We never used the pool or the mini golf so cannot review those.
07/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a Passport America rate. This is just a huge, lovely campground, all amenities worked perfectly. The grounds are kept nicely. They have additional camping up a small hill and it is very nice as well, again very well taken care of and grass! First rate operation. Ladies at the desk, polite and responsive. The overnight sites seem to be in the front and probably closer together than the rest of the sites, but still very adequate (puts KOAs to shame imo). This is a campground done right and wish we could stay longer than 1 night. We will definitely return here on our travels for a longer stay.
07/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
What a lovely campground! We are in a full hookup, gravel site in the middle of a lovely little town. Some of the sites are a bit close, but I would rate it as good or better than most KOAs for half the price. Next door is a very nice aquatic center and park with walking/bike trails. The managers at the park have been exemplary and helped us with travel directions. Call the campground for directions, the GPS does not bring you in the best way. We are 38ft. and had no issues getting in the campground.
05/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
All the previous reviews are correct. The new Catoma section is beautiful, nicely spaced sites, wide roads, and sufficient for big rigs. The park has wonderful camper hosts and it is overall a very nice peaceful place to camp. All utility hook ups worked as intended with no loss of power even during a horrendous rain storm that lasted all day. The park is not close to stores so bring what you need when you come. Also, the Verizon service is non existent, thus the reason for a 9, not the parks fault. There is an AF base near by, so if that bothers you keep that in mind. We would definitely return to this park.
09/2013
rating [ 5/10 ]
We did not stay here, but drove through on Labor day weekend. The CG is very "unimproved." The roads are gravel, steep and washed out, and while there is full hook ups, it looks like someone went through with a dozer, cleared off some semi circle areas and put in full hook ups. This could be a jem if they ever go through and level out the sites, asphalt the roads and RV sites and asphalt the historic park. To us it looks like it is run on the bare minimum of dollars, such a shame. That said, if you have a smaller rig, say under 28 foot, do not mind being unlevel but like the place to yourself, you may love this park! We went through on Labor Day weekend and saw maybe 2 or 3 units. I would not recommend this as a big rig campground even though some of the pull throughs are huge. The turns are tight and you have trees to contend with as well.
06/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a nice campground if you love LOTS of screaming kids and LOTS MORE barking dogs. We have a dog, so not a sour grapes person, and we also camped in the pet section. That said, some brought as many as 3-4 dogs, had pens set up, some let the dogs run loose, we even saw a Rottweiler running loose in the campground. Strange, because the sheriff patrols the CG several times a day as does the park ranger, especially on the weekends. We really liked the campground even though the sites in C loop (pet section also) were very close together along the back side away from the lake, which is where we were camping. The water was brown most of the time, we had to run it for a minute or so to clear it up, this we did several times a day. Now, even after all that, we would come back to this CG, probably leave the dog home and camp in the "no pet" section. The view of the lake is very nice from most of the campsites, and if you boat or fish, you will like this campground. We see the signs for the "recovery act" everywhere here. We can see where the money went, not to improve the grave sites, but they put in some of the biggest nicest playground equipment we have ever seen. Granted, the kids need nice play toys, just not sure that our tax dollars should have gone to that extreme, maybe some new campsites on top of the hill overlooking the campground would be lovely, or improving the volunteers campsites, which were rustic at best. I mentioned that, because you can use them if the volunteers are not utilizing them, however, they are not near the lake. If they get a grip on the dog situation and if people get a grip on their kids from screaming from 8am to 9 pm. I literally mean screaming kids, we were at the far end of the playground and we could hear them just fine. This would be a really nice campground for people who love the lake and the beauty of the surroundings.
04/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Beautiful, but small park. Lots of sites fairly close together. We were here during severe storms and had the place to ourselves: so that said, it was wonderful having the lakefront spots to ourselves. In the summer, I can see where this could be a very busy, noisy and high traffic place. The park is easy to access, we had full hook-up's which worked great. Looks like a new shower house on the top of the hill over looking the lake. Most spots on the hill top were made with smaller RV's in mind. The lake front spots are more for big rigs. That said, not much shade, basically a parking lot, but plenty of grass and kept up very nicely. They are constructing a mini golf and the store looked like it was amply supplied. You are about 5 miles from Hillsboro for shopping purposes, there is a Wal-Mart and a Kroger store. We would definitely go back, but probably either early spring or after school starts.
10/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed in a super site along the road, the sites are a bit close, but all utilities worked fine for us. Bring plenty of sewer and electric line if you stay in these, that is if your hook up is near the front of your rig. The hook ups are clear to the back of the sites. We've stayed in this site before, last year. Yes, the lumber mill can be noisy but remember you are right in the middle of town. It is a good stop for touring Amish country. Just remember it is basically a parking lot with full hook ups and don't expect to much and you will have a good time!
07/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
From my past few reviews, it probably sounds like a bad camping year for us, and yes it has been. Probably along with everyone else. This was a good old standby for us as it was not far from home and well kept. When we arrived, the trash bins were over flowing, the rules about a certain amount of people and vehicles was just completely overlooked, we saw up to 5 vehicles parked on one site! The majority we saw had at least 2 but most had 3 and/or boats and trailers. To top it off, the entire (and I mean entire) campground smelled of sewage. Not sure if has been a problem lately, or if the high humid temps we have been experiencing for the last month or 2, has something to do with it. We even wondered if maybe some of these people who were staying long term (14 days, and there were a few), were dumping on the ground? The gnats were unbearable, and between those and the sewer smell made the 4 days we were here absolutely miserable. The fire rings had not been touched and beer bottle caps (which are not allowed in Ohio state parks), were embedded in the ground around our campfire. Also, we came across at least 2 vicious dogs while walking the loop, one even tried to bite my husband while he was on his bike. This used to be such a well kept state park with respectable campers and fairly nice camping units. That is a thing of the past I am afraid. We will probably mark this one off our list for now unless some management changes take effect.
07/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
I agree with everything June 2010 said below...and will add this as a con though: Ants, ants and more ants on site 49, along with yellow jacket nest in the wood timbers surrounding our site. We sprayed for the ants, but they continued to climb all over us while we were sitting out around the fire, about drove the poor dog nuts.. Hubby says the men showers (push on) were extremely hot, lol, and I noticed ours was quite cold unless you let it run for a while, so some adjustment there would be great. The firewood was a rip off, 5 bucks for a few sticks of basically no more than kindling wood. This isn't the only SP that pulls this nonsense. We do not mind to pay, but they need to make it reasonable. The wood was basically burn up within 30 minutes or so, not much fun for a mountain campground. They will discourage people from not bringing their own if they continue on that path. We hunted all over for firewood, the country store also sold it for 5 bucks, which amounted to a dollar a stick with them. Theirs was a bit more substantial, however, staying a week became quite expensive and we would not leave home without our own again. We checked bulletin boards, newspapers, only ones advertised were truckloads. We spent way to much time looking for firewood, trying to be Good Sam on that. All, in all, we loved the campground, it was pretty much full while we were there, saw deer, turkey, snakes, salamanders, ivory billed woodpecker..etc.. the waterfalls were beautiful. Everyone was very friendly. We would definitely love to go back in the fall sometime. Loved the area also.
06/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
This is our 4th trip to this State Park, and probably our last, unfortunately. While the other reviewer's hit it on the head for spacious sites and bike riding (those are pluses for sure). The bathrooms continue to be a problem for us. Although, somewhat clean, the mosquito and bug problem were at an all time high. There has been alot of rain, which might add to the bug population, but this has been an on-going problem since we started coming here. The bathrooms are in need of a serious update also to allow for a bit more privacy while changing. The shower nozzles were broken off, and the only time we saw the camper hosts in our section was when they rode the golf cart 500 feet to the dumpster, not at all friendly. Not that we need baby sitting, but the two spots next to us were very rowdy all weekend, with loud cussing and drinking, never saw the ranger all week until the day before we left. We thought this would be on our favorite list, thinking they would update the bath houses at some point, but we see the park declining more. Will not return. To many other nicer Ohio State parks out there, with better facilities.
05/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
The park is basically in the middle of town, as others have stated. That said it was still very quiet. The campground is nicely kept, and utilities worked as they should. If they would take out every other site, it would be more desirable. The neighbors door and picnic table opens up basically at your sewer connection, which we really dislike. Someone mentioned it is like a parking lot, and that is a good description. Another thing that we didn't care for, more than half the sites were empty and yet they piled everyone up on top of each other, with the sites so close, not much room to stretch out and relax. No campfires allowed, although they have one small ring (they call community fire pit) at the pavilion, but I think most were intimidated about using it. The WiFi costs extra if you want it. The office staff nice. All in all for the money if you want to just sight-see its okay, if you want the ambiance of a camp fire and a woodsy feel, try another campground. If we return, we may look elsewhere, but would not rule this one out if need be.
10/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
This campground is a very nice base for seeing Amish country. Don't come here looking for the ambience of country camping. It is next to a lumber yard and across from a high school. We stayed in a super site right next to the road. The good: we could watch the Amish folks wheel by to our hearts content, also a nice soccer match from the HS across the road. The bad: the traffic literally flies down this road, not sure how the Amish survive the speed of vehicles in this area. Another thing on the sites, the utilities are to the back of the sites, it took us 3 water and 3 sewer hoses to make a connection. So make sure if your rig has front connections that you come prepared: if not there is a Wal-Mart in Millersburg that has ample RV supplies. The sites are gravel and most are pull through. No issues at all with water pressure or electricity problems. The sites closest to the office look like a parking lot, no grass whatsoever. The other 2 sections, the hill and the valley, both have grass and they seem to be able to accommodate big rigs okay. The sites in the valley area are across the fence from horses and some farm deer, so that was nice scenery. This campground is not equipped for children: no bath houses as others have stated. If you come prepared for a place with full hookups, a place to park to explore, you will not be disappointed. We enjoyed our stay here, the folks are friendly. We would definitely come back.
09/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a very nice campground with many amenities and very nice employees. We stayed in the new section and had a wonderful view of the surrounding mountains. There are only 2 things that are a downfall, which might be of importance to some. The sites in the older section are very mish-mash designed and hard to figure out for one that has never been here before. The sites in both the new and old section are typical KOA sites and way too close together for folks who want some privacy along with the camping experience. The weekend we were here, they had an oyster festival along with glasses of alcohol, which was not so great a weekend for little ones to be around. No problem with the water pressure as some have stated. The church service was nice with a great pastor, the pool looked very nice, but of course was closed. There was easy access from the interstate with some highway noise, but not bothersome. We would definitely return if in the area, for the mountain view alone.
08/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very nice COE park, although the week we were here, the electric and water both went out and the water was brown the entire time. The small flies/gnats were everywhere, including your face. Sites needed leveling, some drastically. That said, the folks here were some of the nicest and despite all the problems we would camp here again. Small towns and beautiful scenery on the edge of Allegheny National Forest. Not a tourist trap kind of area. Come for the scenic beauty and hometown flavor.
07/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
We were pleased with this KOA even though the sites were a bit closer than state parks we camp at, the way they had them staggered gave us enough room. Everything was top notch and well run, no problems with anything in the park at all. That said, as other posters have noted, the bridge and short distance from the bridge to the campground is VERY narrow, so you must watch for people crossing the bridge before you decide to cross. There were 40 ft. motorhomes and all types of fifth wheels there while we were there so it is doable, just be careful with the short distance described above. We would not hesitate to stay here again. They have a new restaurant open and the pool was very nice as was the game room and children's playground. No issues with water or electric.
07/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
There are Pro's and Con's to this one. Easy access off I-79 and for people traveling there is not much in the way of easy offs from Charleston to Clarksburg for big rigs, unless you are willing to search and find some of the COE's. The COE's are still a ways off the interstate. That said, I feel its over priced for amenities offered. No tv at all, even the digital couldn't pick up anything. The pools in the Days Hotel were available to campers, but we found it a bit awkward and didn't take advantage of that. There is no security and we noticed a few cars roaming through after dark which might make some a bit nervous. The site also took 2 levels to level it out and we were still to low in the front with our jacks completely extended. The amphitheater is nice, we came here for the Aaron Schust concert. They have several different artists throughout the year and its right in the middle of the campground just so you know, that doesn't bother us. It might bother some on a Saturday after traveling all day. They seem to end early enough though in the evening. The wi-fi did work for us with no issues. Sounds like a dreadful review, but really not that bad. We would probably look elsewhere if staying again, maybe SJ state park, with full hook ups, the problem there is no chance for a traveler or over night as they book solid through the season.
07/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Our review below at Aug 2007, pretty much the same, the park volunteers continue to add beauty to the park with their many planted flowers. We were there over the 4th of July, wow the CG was completely full, cars parked everywhere, people leaving barking dogs in their campers all day. Not our cup of tea, although we knew it would be noisy going into the holiday weekend, but had no idea LOL! Once the weekend party was over things started to settle back down. That said, playground equipment looked mid to upper level, the camp store just added a new little ice cream addition, mini golf still looks nice, the volunteers were wonderful. There was a hog roast, kids bike decorating contest and campsite contest over the weekend. The hosts (and rangers) really worked hard to make it nice for everyone. Not sure I'd go again on a holiday weekend, but all in all we would return to this campground.
05/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is an "older" Ohio state park, it was well kept and clean. However, the pull through sites were waaaaay to close to each other and there were tons of rowdiness going on. Rules not being followed very well, with people having 3-4 cars at some sites. We thought maybe it was the weekend crowd, but some of the most rowdy went on. On Monday people were screaming at each other from one end of the campground to another. Although the camper hosts were friendly, it's just not a park we will return to again.
05/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Typical KOA campground. Sites are close together and gravel roads. The owners/host showed us to our site, very hospitable. We fit into the pull through at 36' but I would think from the looks of the sites that rigs over 38' might have a hard time maneuvering the roads here. But that is just my opinion. The pool is being filled but not open yet. Store was adequate. As another reviewer said, the speed bumps were horrid and we felt unneccessary since there were speed limit signs posted everywhere and the hosts were constantly monitoring the area. All in all, we would stay here again.
05/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a nice KOA right off of I-75. The owners/hosts were very friendly and showed us to our site. The sites are a bit close together, but the amenities when traveling sure make it nice for an overnight. The park is not crowded, but on a crowded weekend it might be tight for bigger rigs. We are 37' and had no problem. Didn't use the pool but looks like it is nice. The store seems very adequate. Not a lot in this area for bigger rigs and this was a nice in between stop for us. A little steep in price, but better than an unknown motel room anyday. We would not hesitate to stop here again.
04/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
This was our yearly trek to Deer Creek, the bathrooms were in good shape at this time and hope they will stay that way through the summer. The park hosts were polite and friendly and the park in the normal shape. However, the water in the lake was down a lot, so for you boaters, you might check with the park on that before you haul your boat over there. All in all, a good place to camp. Oh, don't forget to stop by Ben and Joy's in Mt. Sterling for dinner, their all you can eat ribs are wonderful!
10/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
Agree with all of the other reviews. Nicest SP in Ohio. Only reason I didn't give it a 10: the road into the park is a "shake your teeth loose" road from the south. You don't dare come in from the north, there is a railroad track "hill" that is bumpy, full of holes and you could scrape bottom or loose something very easily. I am amazed that such a nice SP does not have a nice road to get to it. Maybe they will pave it in the future; in the meantime be safe and come in from the south if at all possible. Other than the road into the park, the park itself is very nice. I think some of the asphalt sizes are really smaller than they state on the reservation site. We reserved a site that said it was 53 feet: we are only 46 feet and we didn't feel we could fit into the site at all. So we opted for another site that was available, and still barely squeezed into it with 2 tires in the grass. And yes, the other reviewer is correct when they stated that you will be asked to move if you are in the grass. We saw the park ranger ask one couple to move their vehicles off the grass. All in all, we loved the park and would definitely return next year.
09/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a mixed bag, the park is older, but in good shape, the restrooms were some of the cleanest and nicest we've found in the Ohio park system. The sites were a bit to close to each other for our taste, and some of the camper host's units looked like they had been there for years. Also, no one that we noticed picked up their dog's droppings, so be careful where you walk if you stay in the pet section. Not alot to do in the area unless you like to boat. Security is lax, the gate was not manned much of the time, but maybe that was because it was after labor day, and we did not see alot of security patroling the campground. All in all, we would go back if in the area.
08/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a very nice park, we had a super site, completely paved site, which worked well for us. The pool, hottub, game room, all nice. I wish however, that they would at least pave the main loop around the campground, the white dust from the slag gets on everything from vehicles to carpet..etc. We had a great time, but It doesn't seem to be as nice as the first time we stayed there. We would probably look for something else next time.
07/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
This use to be one of our favorite Ohio SP's; it just doesn't seem to be as well taken care of anymore. The shower houses were "OK" nothing great and some of the shower stalls were stopped up and not fixed during our stay. The mowing is evidentially contracted out now as we watched them skip many empty lots and hap hazard mow the rest. Use to be such a tidy, clean state park but we just see it going downhill...We will probably look for camping elsewhere when coming to the area from now on, sadly. The camper hosts were friendly as were the park attendants, the park was completely full the weekend we were there, weekdays were more crowded than we have seen in the past.
06/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is strictly an overnight stop along I-64 in West Virginia..The sites are grass and not level, but good enough for a nights rest. You must drive through the grass to get back on the road. It poured the night we were there, but had not trouble at all getting out. All hook ups worked fine. The gentleman running the little park was very nice and helpful.
06/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
If you are in to boating/fishing and beach swimming this is the place for you. If you are not you are probably not going to like this park much as there is little to do other than that...We loved the beach, it was clean and the low water was great for cooling off and for folks with small children. I was not particularly fond of the sites, best way to explain it, is one big field with full hook ups, the sites are only marked off by posts and the sites are all grass. The sites are wide enough but you still lose any sense of privacy as everyone is out in the same area. The 2 weekends we were there the park was completely packed full. The roads were dusty, needed work, but were okay as long as people didnt drive fast up the roads. This one boggles me...The security is very tight, however the 2 weekends we were there, there was a lady wandering the campground asking for money, she carried luggage with her and the park security never seemed to ask her to leave which I found very odd. However they will let you know if your vehicle limit is exceeded although there were boats, jetskis and tents everywhere.. All in all we liked the park, and would return if in the area...However;I think they have a few things they could improve on, but what park doesnt? Some have said this is Virginia's nicest park...I think that is a stretch, but everyone has their opinion.
05/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very nice, well kept State Park, This was our 3rd try at a Kentucky SP, and I must say this is by far the best we have encountered! It is a small cg with only 45 sites, but that made it all the more pleasant. The sites were very clean, the rest rooms were very, very clean and security was present over the weekend. We would definitely stay here again. The staff was very accommodating and they let us switch sites with no problem. There is an excellent pull-thru horse campground on one side of the campground, very nice.One note, there is a very nice lake,for boat rentals or fishing, but not much else to do in Taylorsville, however its about 30 miles to Louisville and other attractions within that range.
04/2007
rating [ 10/10 ]
We loved this park. The loops are spaced out so that every group is not on top of each other. The sites are a bit closer than most the bigger Ohio state parks, but there are still very nice. We had a full hook up, everything worked, the people friendly, not overly crowded...scenic beauty. Very nice. Bathrooms were clean and they also had washer/dyers although we did not use them. There is a separate beach and marina for campers which makes that so very nice and less crowded. We are looking forward to returning soon.
11/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed in one of their cabins. Nice, except no heat in the bathroom, and the kitchen did not have a sink (as shown in the picture); so make sure you ask about that before reserving if that is important to you. We utilize this campground as a mid way point from WV to Virginia beach. Beautiful area: the mountains are amazing.
10/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
We didnt stay here, but drove through to check it out. it is behind the Days Hotel (not Days Inn), so don't let that confuse you. It is up a steep hill, and in behind the hotel. Looks nice as the sites have a pad; but are gravel and some looked not quite level but workable. It has a nice ampitheater and the grounds are nice. The roads are just a tad narrow, but it looks like they have it laid out so everyone is going one way. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here if in the area. Would be a great stop for a nite or 2.
10/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a small RV park next to Bob Evans Farms. The campground is basic with water and electric; and very near the highway so expect traffic noise. We stayed there during the Bob Evans Farm festival and it was wonderful, the staff at the farm were very accommodating to the tourists. They even brought a van around in the evening to take those of us at the campground to the hoe-down. The sites were not level, but fixable. There is 1 pull through. The road is gravel and the back-ins are gravel also. There is a dump station across the highway. Would stay there again. The small campground is beside a beautiful creek and within walking distance to the farm if you are able to do so. We loved it.
09/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Military campground. Right beside Oceana air base. Don't go if you cant take the jet noise. Didn't bother us, we loved it. No pool, although there was a small playground. Only con: Water was brown the entire stay. If they address that issue, it will be one nice park. Would stay there again if they address water issue.
08/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very Nice Huge State Park about 20 miles south of Richmond. The park sites are nice, some are new and are still in the tree growing stage, but other than that pretty nice. Minimal leveling on our site. Only downside...people put chairs and other objects in the nicer spots, so you have to pick elsewhere, but most of the sites are nice, just have to watch out for the unshaded spots in the heat of the summer. The water park at the park is very nice and the bathrooms were nice also. We would return if in the area.
08/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very Nice State park near Bainbridge, as the other reviewer suggested, not a lot to do if you don't fish or boat. If you are looking for a nice place within the south-central Ohio farm land, with a few Amish, pleasant camp hosts, clean shower houses, laundry, and is quiet, this might be a nice stop for you. We camped Sun-Thurs. and it was virtually empty. I assume the weekends are packed, as are most parks. A new mini-golf has been added, nice nature center, fully equipped camp store, and they also rent dvd's. Cave's nearby, be sure check out Loyd's Store in Bainbridge if you are into country decor. Also, several other craft and antique stores there. After exiting 50 towards the campground, 5 miles, be sure to pay attention, as the campground entrance is around a bend and sneaks up on you. They have a sign posted "275 feet to turn", but it is difficult to see in the turn. Just go slow around the bend you will be fine. Definitely a park we will return to.
07/2007
rating [ 5/10 ]
This is an older ohio state park that still has the latrine toilets and no shower house. Keep that in mind. Some of the sites could hold our 37 ft 5th wheel, but you could tell the roads (and trees) were put there with smaller units in mind. The sites were mostly shaded sites with little or no grass, it rained (and hailed) right after we arrived and the area was completely muddy. Most of the sites were at that upward or downward slant of yesteryear and some of the sites could stand re-paving. The sites are very close together so keep that in mind if you like privacy; considering it was packed over the weekend. All that said, if you like to fish, and can go during the week when it is not crowded and rain filled, it could be a nice little hideaway. It is right beside a nice little lake. Go not expecting a lot and you will not be disappointed. We would go back if in the area or wanted a last minute getaway as its only 45 minutes from us. The campground is about 15 miles west of Lancaster on US 22 almost to Circleville.
06/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a nice park close to Charlottesville, right off of I64 on 250. Easy access from interstate. The campground has all the amenities and is big rig friendly..The only neg we can say is that the sites are waaaay to close together for us. The sewer connection is right next to the next space's picnic table. If they would re-arrange their spots and take out a few, they would have an excellent campground. All the utilities worked well.
07/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
We really loved this park..It is small and not a lot to do in the area, but thats exactly what we were looking for. Section B was new and very nice with black top sites and roads. The sites were not level, but fixable. The bath houses were the nicest we've ever seen in our camping experience in state parks. Cons: Their reservation system stinks. They do some (or all, not sure) of their reserving through Reserve America. Although they say on the reservation site, no specific sites assigned, we talked to RA on the phone they assured us we would have a site comparable to what we needed. Not so...we arrived on a Friday to find that we were the last big rig to come it that would be getting a decent size site. There were pop-up campers in the 50-60 ft pull throughs and Motorhomes in the older section with their fronts hanging over the site. This occurred the whole week we were there...So we concluded the sites are not even assigned but given on a first come basis.The camperhost was very nice in explaining, but firm in the attitude that we could take it or leave it. She explained there would be a lot of mad people that weekend and their probably were, we were to busy to watch and see, but we did see the effects of the poor reservation system (as described above.) Other than that, it was wonderful. If you go to the park with no expectations on your site, you will not be disappointed. If you go expecting a nice pull through or in the new section, and don't get it, you will be very disappointed. Also, they need more than 1 camperhost, she was running her legs off the whole week we were there, and we never saw her leave the campground and felt really bad for her. Other than that this campground is a 10 in our book and we would definitely return again.
06/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
Price reflects Passport America; available sun-thurs. This is our 3rd trip to the park, lovely park, and this time bathrooms in sec 4 were clean and somewhat bug free. The park is great for riding bikes and the folks in the camp office were very friendly. If they updated the bathrooms, I would give them a higher rating.
04/2007
rating [ 10/10 ]
$37 with Good Sam discount. This park is wonderful! first class all the way, the sites are all fhu's with landscaping and grill and fire kettle included. There is also wifi and cable hookup. Indoor pool, jacuzzi, game and exercise room. They are adding a snack bar and just bought Ruby's restaurant across 250 and will be opening that soon. Everything is new and clean, big rig access is perfect. The office folks, exceptionally helpful and friendly. Our site backed up against an Amish farm where you could see the horses and all the farm animals. If there is a downside, it would be the noise from 250 since the Resort is right off the road, but it is tolerable especially if you move toward the end of the campground. This is one of the best Amish country has to offer and we will definitely be back!
10/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a very nice campground; the office and camper hosts were some of the nicest...facilities very nice..only reason for 8 rating is the rv sites in my opinion were to close together...your picnic table was on top of the next rv's sewer dump. Easy access off route 3. Would definitely stay here again.
09/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
New and very nice park. The staff very friendly and helpful. The park is paved although the sites are not but we had no trouble leveling at all. Some of the pull throughs are long enough to park a boat on also along with your rig and tow vehicle. they have a few rules but nothing unbearable. You cannot take in firewood so make a note. You also cannot leave with any. check out their website for more info. They have 2 pools and working on a 3rd one. The one with the slide is very shallow. Only good for very small children in my book. They have a free 9 hole mini golf course. Nothing spectacular, but nice amenity. The trees will bring nice shade in a few years; the campground was laid out nicely and very clean. Had several seasonals spread throughout the park; but all seemed newer and in excellent shape. We would return again if in the area.
09/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
This campground is small and tight. They reserve sites through Reserve America which stated the site we reserved was 40ft. That was not so. There were several sites they claim to be 40ft but are not. Our 36 rig fit the site head to toe with no room to spare. The site we originally reserved was backed up a hill between 2 trees on both sides; no way our size rig could get in there no matter how good the driver was...Luckily the hosts were exceptionally polite and helpful and there just happened to be a site that we were able to squeeze into (that was the head to toe sight)...the campground is 39 sites on a slope; if you have a smaller rig you will be able to fit okay. The bathrooms were excellent. The hosts were the most helpful we have ever encountered. The campground is surrounded on 3 sides by the SP golf course and there looks like no room for ever an expanded campground. We probably wont go back only because our rig is to large.
07/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
The park is beautiful, the bathhouses cleaner than last year when we were here. Just wish Ohio SP's would update their bathhouses, the bugs were horrible and no exhaust for the heat. Really the only bad thing I can say about this state park. The office people were more than nice. With updated bathhouses i would give a 9.
07/2006
rating [ 5/10 ]
This is our 3rd year. We were so disappointed in the condition of the shower houses...the buildings were fine; but the inside was bad. There were spiders everywhere; cobwebs and bugs all over the place. Spiders on the shower curtains. It was so horribly hot in there you couldn't catch your breath and there was a roof fan; but you could tell by the cob webs around it; that it had not been turned on all summer. Both shower houses we checked out were the same. I don't know if the camperhosts are in charge of these or a paid worker; but they are completely opposite of last years trip. the bathrooms were always cleaned before and we even commented to the park about how nice they were. We also looked for a comment card; but could not locate any to let the park know. But we did send a note via their website. We did see where they are planning on upgrading the electric this fall. That is a good thing, everything else about the park was great.
06/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
This was an excellent rv park; we had signature site 16; the only bad thing I can say is the slag place across the river ran from 7 am to early evening and the trucks were loud..If that does'nt bother you; you will have a great time! I'm sure the rest of the park could probably not hear it as well as the row we were in and there are signature sites on the other end of the campground also... Also, If you think this is out in the country it is not. It is right in the middle of Seiversville and route 441 is very busy, (it is the route to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg). Everything about the park was very neat, clean and tidy; the pool was clean and the office folks friendly. We would definitely stay again, only on the other side of the campground.
05/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is the only ticket near Greenville. The new owners working very hard to upgrade the place. It is not a resort park; there are few amenities; and not anything for children; but it is a nice place to use as a base. Only problem we didnt get the site we ask ed for; but they tried very hard to accommodate us. We are satisfied and would return here if in area again.
04/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
We were pleasantly surprised with this state park campground. We stayed at site 169 and it was right by the lake; a pull through with moderate slope. The grounds were well kept. Even though we dont have small children the playground equipment looked very nice. The bathrooms were some of the cleanest we have seen in a state park. The young lady working in the campground office was very polite and made the experience a good one. This is not a large campground; but a very nice one. We will go back.
09/2005
rating [ 9/10 ]
We loved this park! The sites were wonderful; everything was neat and clean; the bathrooms were excellent; the office folks were pleasant. Even though the campground was pretty well full, we never got the feeling of "crowded" actually, it was probably the most quiet state park we have been to for its size. We didn't see anything about this SP we didn't like, except the mesquitos! There are miles of paved bike trails; plenty of grills and picnic tables, all in very good shape. Some of the other state parks in Ohio could take some lessons from this one! The only one thing we thought was somewhat bad was they charge 25 bucks to rent a bicycle, which we thought was steep; but again the bikes were in excellent condition. We will most definitely be back to this park!
08/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice campground to use as a base to sightsee; campground is an older holiday travel park; but one we felt safe at near memphis. The office workers were some of the nicest folks we met and were very nice to talk to. The mesquito's were horrible there; but were everywhere in that area. I think if they upgrade alot of the older amenities that they will have one of the nicest parks in the area. But it does need some work. Was disappointed they didn't allow campfires.
08/2005
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is an older state park. Very clean but there is not room for big rigs. They had 1 pull through that they had combined 2 smaller sites together but it was still awkward to manuever into. If you have a smaller rig and don't have to have all the amenities; this is the place for you. The park workers were some of the nicest we've met. And the area around the Land between the Lakes is beautiful.
08/2005
rating [ 9/10 ]
Excellent RV park for overnight; the sites are long, level and the park is very well kept. The restrooms were very, very clean and the park itself was very well kept. The only bad thing I will say about it, is that at night it is very hard to spot, even though it is only 1/10 of a mile off the exit. It is not lit up so we missed it on the first shot. If they would fix that problem, it would be great.
07/2005
rating [ 6/10 ]
This park was beautiful, and had it not been for the horrible bathhouses I would give it a 9! The park playgrounds, sites were very nicely kept and in excellent condition, but the bathrooms were so bad I hated to use them; there were spiders and bugs and mildew on the shower curtains. I'm no sissy; but it was bad! Very old and outdated. If they would update the bath houses; they would have our business again; but not until. If you don't have to use them you will love the park.
07/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
Park was very nice, the bathrooms are nice also...the only thing that was bad was the electric surged quite a bit and it wasn't on the weekend either. It could have been the site too, we were in 182. Last year we camped there with no issues.
06/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a very nice campground with nice interior roads. A little tight but not bad, we were able to manuever our 36' 5th wheel okay but the park was not crowded either. The amenities; such as pool and things for kids were very nice. I gave this park an 8 because of their reservation system. We reserved a pull through site 2 months in advance and were told we would have it. But when we got to the park it was not available. We were told that it was because of the reservation system. It must have been centralized or something; they were not clear on that. That was the downfall for us on this park as we needed enough space to unload from the back. Now I see on their website that they will not guarantee a pull through. Which at least they tell you that now up front. But we would probably try it again if in the area.
06/2005
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a very nice park. The owners and employees are exceptional. . . They are constantly working to improve this park. The pool is very very nice. The interior roads are rustic and the sites are sandy; but if you like the feel of being in the woods this is the one for you. The sites are not close to each other and pretty level. It rained every day we were there or the roads would have been better. We would not hesitate to stay again. The area is beautiful.
06/2005
rating [ 10/10 ]
The park was very very nice; and exactly how others have described it. Would not hesitate to stay again. Only reason I would say anything neg. is you have to watch out for the duck doo-doo where you walk because it is everywhere. Other than that the park is about perfect. The employee's are very very nice and helpful.
05/2005
rating [ 1/10 ]
We agree with previous post... Our first trip to Cowan lake; and while on a trail with the dogs; wandered into the no-pet section...we got yelled at by the camperhosts to get the dogs out of there now! without even a chance to explain...We did explain to the office and the park ranger who were exceptionally friendly...but between that and the planes from the airborne central hub shaking the ground from 3am on we will not go back...The park is nice; but not worth all that. This is the first state park in Ohio we have encountered and have not liked.
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