We camped here for an RV rally sponsored by Forest River. We had a site in the grassy field overflow area with water & electricity. Sites were a bit tight but located a short walk from the main buildings. The grounds are attractive and well maintained. Our major concern was the double railroad tracks just beyond the camping area. The line is very busy and trains blow their horns all night long. Sometimes eight trains per hour and they blow their horns at every crossing for miles in each direction. Even running the fan in our unit did not muffle the shrill horns. Not sure we would stay here again without good ear plugs.
The Park is located on the bluffs overlooking the river. Although the views are spectacular from the park over the Mississippi River, the views from the campsites are of the woods or your neighbor. Rates are reasonable and campground not crowded when we arrived on a Thursday in September. But we encountered a line of 4 other RVs waiting to fill water tanks from the only water spigot. The main concern was how tightly the sites were situated: most very close to your neighbor, especially for a state park. Then the weekenders arrived at 8:00 pm on Friday creating a commotion right outside our unit till well past 11 pm quiet hours. Another annoyance was that the park requires you to reserve both Fri & Sat nights on weekends even if you want only one night. Won't stay here again. Will check out the State Park in Wisconsin south of Prairie du Chien instead.
Park is nicely situated on the west edge of Galena convenient to the Galena attractions, and to Dubuque, IA. Our visit was after Labor Day so the park was lightly occupied. They closed the pool the day after Labor Day although the weather was still warm. RV sites are relatively tight if all are occupied but not a problem during our visit. Truck loading/unloading noise in the middle of the night from the Wal-Mart next door awakened us each night of our 3 day stay. Also, the Wi-Fi didn't reach our site and even sitting in their office we could not upload any email replies. Something wrong with their system. We used the park as a base to explore the surrounding areas. We may stay here again if we can locate farther from the Wal-Mart noise: down the hill & in the rear.
Friendly & helpful host greeted us upon arrival. Park was quiet, uncrowded, & well maintained except for the potholes in the gravel access road. This park is very well situated to visit the Lincoln and other sites in Springfield. We would definitely stay here again.
This is a lovely park with nice camping spaces in a park-like setting. We had a drive-through site overlooking the wooded hillside. During our fall mid-week stay there were few other campers and area was quiet and peaceful. On the weekends it fills up. You can fill up your water tank at several spigots in the camping areas. Two complaints - the poor signage for the campsites makes it difficult to locate your site and a rude worker. When we drove on the grass to u-turn to find our site a worker drove across the lawn on his utility vehicle and yelled at us and was rude after we apoligized and asked where to find our site. I guess its OK for him to drive on the grass, but not lost visitors.
The best about this park is its location just west of downtown. Convenient to many attractions in the city versus staying 30 miles away. Be aware - this is an asphalt parking lots with spaces close together. The owners attempt to schedule every other space when they are not busy. Also, the park is adjacent to busy roads and considerable traffic noise 24 hours. We had to run the fan at night to mute the traffic noise. Request a site on the east fence for the quietest spot - away from the busiest street. One complaint - their internet didn't work although they said it was available. Overall, we probably would stay here again to visit the city attractions.
The park is carved out of the woods and borders very small Lake Patricia. There are lots of seasonal campers but most sites were empty during mid-week when we stayed here. Sites by the lake are down a rather steep hill that is not navigable by large motor homes. We were greeted pleasantly and allowed to choose our site from those available. They offer discounts for Good Sam only and would not honor any other cards. Sites were very clean and they are raked after the campers leave.One off note - the cost for a rowboat (no motor) was $40 a day - rather pricey. The beach was full of kids at times - looked like fun but it was too cool for us. Owners and staff were very helpful in recommending an rv repair company and in offering dining suggestions. There is lots to do and see in the area. The park offers easy access to Hgwy 51 (1.5 miles west of 51 off of hgwy 70) but is not near enough for road noise to be a problem. We stayed on a lakefront site with water, electric and cable.
Pleasant looking park with many shade trees, neat landscaping, and easy access to sites. Owner pleasant upon arrival & offered 5% cash discount. Sites are open, grassy, mostly level, shade trees thru-out and wide, i.e. 40 feet wide. Very convenient access to main highways, interstate, Wal-Mart & Home Depot, & attractions. The park focuses on older adults in its advertising and signage but has a playground for kids. No pool. The staff was very helpful prior to our departure fixing our blocked propane line. Stay here for the pleasant folks, friendly atmosphere. Choose a site in the back row farthest away from the entrance for easy access and peaceful sleeping.
The park is next to a new casino that opened mid Aug 2011. Roads and pads are gravel, some steep and not suitable for larger rvs. The park is run by 2 college students that know little about rv needs. They "helped" a family noisily setup at 3 am, talking loudly waking everyone nearby. The park has no permanent dump station so we were directed to a pipe sticking up from the ground with no cap near the edge of the Casino parking lot. Some sites have electric but it is 50 amp - no 30 amp provided. Strange. Some sites have water from shared spigots. We were promised water for our reserved site but they had to run a hose across the parking pad next to us because no hookup was next to our site. Then the students couldn't find a white water hose, pretended they didn't know they needed to provide a white hose, and ended up connecting via their dirty green hose which we had emphatically rejected. We couldn't drink the water for our 3 day stay. Several sites including ours had a view of Lake Superior - lovely. But the park was not inviting - more like a construction site with little grass, dusty roads,& narrow and uneven sites next to us. They also mix tent and RV sites next to each other. Our complaining to management about the improper hose hookup was passed on to the college students who thereafter ignored us. Do not stay here if you are seeking a "Northwoods" scenic site. If you want to be close to the casino and in a construction parking lot atmosphere then this is the place.