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06/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
The nightly rate reflects the Passport America rate. Although this campground is far from pristine it offers a lot for the price. It is 20 minutes from Jekyll Island, with pull through sites, and 50 amp. Our site was grass but level. There were some resident campers that had trailers in disrepair, but we had no problems. Management was friendly, and the place was quiet. We would stay here again.
06/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
The nightly rate reflects a weekly rate. Although this is a very nice campground as described in the other reviews, I do have one complaint. This park is marginally big rig friendly. The campground is hilly with many turns. The turns are bordered with large flat sharp-edged rocks. If you hit a rock edge you will probably slice your tire or damage the side of your rig. When you get to the bottom of the hill to exit the park you have a right hand turn that has a cement fence on the left and wooden posts on the right. I'm sure the owner put the obstacles up so that people would not be putting ruts in the grass; however, rocks and cement fences are not very forgiving. We are 65 feet overall, and it took some maneuvering to get out without damage. Besides that, it is a very nice place that is great for kids and campfires. Because of our size we would probably not return. But if you have a smaller unit than ours, I would recommend this campground.
05/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed here free with our ROD membership. The main purpose of this review is to let people know that they now have some 50 amp sites available. The park was recently purchased by a new owner. Money is being spent on upgrading the water-slide park. The park has a nice indoor and outdoor pool, and several nice cabins. Most sites are grass, but there are some gravel sites. They also have a restaurant on site (Maui Mikes) that has good pizza. We would stay here again.
04/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
I'll start with the most important part. Don't rely on your GPS to get you to this park. The address is 405 W State Route 68, Lynnville, IN 47619. This will take you 1 1/2 mile east of Lynnville. The park is actually 1 1/2 miles west of Lynnville, just past the Coal Mine Museum. If you get off I 64 at the Lynnville exit, take a left on Route 68 and the park is 1 1/2 mile on the right. The rate reflects a weekly rate where you get the 7th night free. We stayed 2 weeks. We were in site #9 that was big enough for our 5th wheel and car, and wide enough to park our tow vehicle on the side. Our site was fairly level. The park was quiet. It was almost vacant during the week other than a few permanent residents. On the weekends it was close to full with plenty of campfires going throughout the day and night. I talked to a fisherman who said he caught about 50 undersize bass in 2 hours. They need to be 14 inches to keep. We saw turkey and deer while walking the dog. You have to watch for ticks if you walk off the road. For $15 per night we received 50 amp, full hookup, and a nice wide site. We would definitely return.
07/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here for 3 weeks using our Thousand Trails membership. Our pull-through site had plenty of room for our 40 foot 5th wheel. We had to park our semi truck tow vehicle in the storage area, which is not unusual for us at other campgrounds. There were some overgrown trees that could be pruned. There were plenty of mosquitoes. We talked to the manager and she said by law that they can not fog for mosquitoes - the county has to do this. Once the county fogged, the mosquitoes weren’t bad. There were plenty of full hook-up sites; however, they only have 30 amp power available. Water pressure was excellent. Our Verizon air card worked fine. If you are looking for a seafood market, Maxwells is less than a mile away on the way to Smithville. Their items include sushi grade tuna, clams, mussels. and canned lump meat crab. We left on a Saturday morning, and cars were lined up for miles to get to Atlantic City. We were 1/2 hour from Atlantic City and stayed for no charge under our membership. For us it was a real bargain.
05/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
This is definitely a stop-over location. The sites are very narrow. They have cement barriers between each site by the utilities. With these 2 issues it makes it hard to put slides out. Because we had no neighbors we had no slide problem, but our slides did extend to the neighboring site. We also had to pull the fifth wheel to the front of the site and park the truck in back in order to hook up the electric and be able to put the slides out. It's noisy during the day, but we had no noise issues at night. Even though it is a cement site we had to raise one side 2 inches to level our unit. We had a good view of the sky for satellite reception. If I needed a place to sleep and wanted full hookup I would return. If I was looking for a true campground then I would pass this one by.
05/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate reflects Passport America rate. If you are using Passport America be aware that it is only good for Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday as stated on the Passport America website. This campground is a great value for $17. We stayed 3 nights and had full hookup including 50 amp service. The sites are truly big rig friendly - 110 foot gravel pull-throughs. This is a small town, so we went 15 miles north to Berea, KY for any needed shopping. This campground is 1/2 mile off I-75, so it is a convenient location but far enough from the highway so you don't have any highway noise issues. We would stay here again.
05/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
With full hookup and 50 amp service, this campground is a good value for the $15 Passport America rate (for 2 nights max). However, if you have a big rig there are some issues. We tow our fifth wheel with a semi truck, and our overall length is 67 feet. When you get off the highway you have to make a sharp right turn to enter the park. There was no way we could make that turn. We made our turn-around at the first gas station down the road, but because of a dip in the road we bottomed out. The campground site was plenty big for our fifth wheel, but with the owner’s permission we had to park the truck partially on the grass because there was not enough room on the site for both the truck and trailer. The ground was soft from rain, but we were able to leave the left side tires on the cement pad so there was no risk of getting stuck in mud. When leaving the campground we could not make the left hand turn to enter the highway without going over a curb with our trailer tires, so we traveled about 3 miles east on city roads to get to an I-40 west entrance ramp. We would stay here again, but if you have a big rig then be prepared for some maneuvering.
05/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a very nice park. Unlike many other Thousand Trails parks, this one has plenty of 50 amp sites. We tow our 40 foot trailer with a semi truck - overall length of 67 feet. We did not find it difficult to get into our site, although it was a back in. We had to put one level of leveler blocks under one side to level our rig. We did not find this unusual. They have several sites with a clear view to the sky for satellite access, and several sites in the woods if you prefer the shade. They have a nice lake for swimming/fishing, and trails through the woods that many people use for their golf carts. Although the pool was a nice size, it did not open until Memorial Day weekend. We would come here again.
12/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Train was close but not so loud that it would wake me up at night. The site was a 70 foot pull-through, so my 67 foot rig just fit. My only real complaint is that the sewer, water, and electric are all located at the back of the site. I had to put an extension on my water and sewer lines to reach. If you don't have 35 feet of water and sewer lines, you better purchase them if you have a 40 foot trailer and you want full hookup.
10/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is not your typical campground, but if you are looking for a place to park your rig on the east side of Cleveland (Geauga County) then this is a reasonably priced place to stay. The main operation of this facility is a 55+ mobile home community. My mother lives here and the owner lets us park our rig with no hookup for several days while visiting. He is now putting in a handful of sites to offer to RV's. This is a quiet, family-run park that may be just right for someone needing to stay in this area of Cleveland. The potential downsides that you need to consider are as follows: No pull-through sites; No dogs allowed; This is an adults-only park; A minimum of 6 nights is required. Rates are $20 per night, plus $3 per night for 50 amp. The monthly rate is $15 per night plus the 50 amp fee if desired. If you are looking for a place to stay for several days in this part of Ohio, and you don't have children or dogs, this is a great place to stay.
09/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Our rate reflects our membership in RPI. This campground was a very good value for the rate we paid. They offered full hookup including 50 amp service. We had good satellite reception. The security gate is still broken, but that was not one of our priorities given the location of the campground. The campground borders the St. Johns river, and campers have use of the boat ramp and limited dockage. The only inconvenience was that our Verizon cell phone was unreliable, and our Verizon air card did not work at all. We would definitely stay here again.
09/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
I thought this was a very nice campground. For $35 it was no bargain, but most KOA's charge top dollar. We had no reservation, and all the 50 amp sites were taken, so we had 30 amp electric. You could hear road noise from the highway, but it wasn't so loud as to be annoying. The sites were wide and level, and we had good satellite reception.
08/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
I thought this campground offered a lot for the money ($17 per night for a Passport America rate). We had to take a 30 amp site, and there was a lot of road noise from the highway. But the sites were wide, the electric was good, and they offered cable TV. Plus it was very close to Rapid City. We stayed 5 nights for $17 per night. I though this campground was a bargain.
09/2010
rating [ 4/10 ]
I had a reservation for one night but chose not to stay here. My main complaint is that I do not consider this campground big rig friendly, contrary to the information in a prior review, or after a discussion with the campground owner. When I arrived about 2:00 p.m. on a Wednesday, there was no one in the office. I called the number for guidance but no one answered the phone. I walked the grounds but did not see any sites that I felt comfortable using. I tow my 40 foot fifth wheel with a semi truck, so to be fair it is bigger/heavier than most rigs. My concern was with low hanging branches, unlevel sites, and many sites looked soft from recent rainfall. I was concerned with getting stuck or damaging the grounds while pulling into a grassy site. This looked to be a casual campground that would accommodate smaller, lighter rigs for a reasonable price. However, big rigs should go elsewhere.
05/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
We camped here for free with our Thousand Trails membership. We tow our 40 foot fifth wheel with a semi truck. Overall length is 67 feet. It was a little tight getting to our site, but I took it slow and was able to get in without any trouble. We had a pull through site that was long enough to accommodate our truck, trailer, and Smart Car. I have a voltage regulator to monitor the electric, and we had no problems other than the fact that they only have 30 amp. The water pressure was a little low. Staff was friendly. They have a beautiful pool, and a nice clubhouse that offers modem hookup. The golf course next door has a nice restaurant. We would stay here again. If they had 50 amp and more water pressure I would have rated this park higher.
03/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This campground is in the process of construction; however, they currently have about 15 sites. In addition there are privately-owned sites available for rent in certain months. The sites and the road are cement, which is rare in this part of Texas. The sites are also very wide. Although the sites are back-in only, they are angled from the road and very easy to back in to. The clubhouse is currently under construction. If a restroom and laundry are important to you, then you should call ahead to see if it's completed. There are also plans for a pool, although construction has not started on this yet. The daily rate reflects the monthly rate of $350 plus electricity. This campground is located between Corpus Christi and Rockport, TX, so there are plenty of activities nearby. We looked at several campgrounds in the area, and almost all have either gravel roads and/or sites, and many have deferred maintenance. Southern Oaks is new and clean. We would definitely stay here again.
02/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nightly rate reflects a CampClubUSA rate. For the rate it was a nice park. However, it is borderline big rig access. We tow our 40 foot trailer with a semi - overall length of 70 feet. We fit in the site. but had to swing wide to get in to the narrow site. Because of the soft ground we sank into the mud and left ruts. It was also a tight swing to get out of the site, and again we had to go in the mud and leave ruts. Because of the trees our satellite did not come in. Also, no channel came through our antenna. They offered a box to connect to their satellite for no charge. Because of our short stay and the fact that we were visiting family in the area, I did not make a strong attempt to hook it up. It's a great nightly rate and I would stay here again if I had a smaller rig. However, with our current rig I would probably not stay here again.
02/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Paid approximately $24 for Saturday, and $20 for Sunday and Monday. We thought this RV park was excellent. Nice pull-through sites that made it easy for our semi truck pulling our 40 foot trailer (overall length of 70 feet). Two things to mention. First, the website says no pets. They DO allow pets in the RV park, but not the cabins (chalets). Also, comps earned in the poker room are for food only. You can not use them towards your camping fee. Unfortunately I did not know this until checking out from the RV park. Would stay here again.
01/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We loved this park. Daily rate reflects Passport America rate. We have a semi/5th wheel rig and we were able to fit our 70 foot rig on our pull-through site. Water pressure was the best I've seen. Management very friendly and accommodating. They had a pot luck dinner the night we arrived, and then gator races (bobblehead toy gators) the second night. We had so much fun that they agreed to add a second race night that week. We would definitely stay here again.
10/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
The rate of $17 reflects a weekly rate of $120. We stayed at this park approximately 3 weeks. The campground is a little rough, but this is more than offset by the price considering it is about 75 minutes from D.C. Management was very friendly and helpful. Some of the residents are struggling under the current economy. A couple were living in tents or deteriorating trailers; however, everyone was friendly and we had no problems. The managers keep a close eye on things. I am calling this campground big rig friendly, but there are limited big rig sites. We have a 40 foot fifth wheel pulled by a semi - Overall length of 67 feet. The one site that was long enough for us and had sewer happened to be available for us. There are a couple other long pull through sites that do not have sewer. When we left they were starting to put in 50 amp service into the bigger sites.
10/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
We loved this park. It is a Passport America and Camp Club USA park, so we paid only $23 per night rather than the regular rate of $46. We were put in the back of the park because we are a big rig. We had a pull through site with a gravel pad. This section has newer electrical and excellent water pressure. The staff was extremely helpful. The only downside was that walking in the park was a little tricky. Bordering the gravel pads are rocks about the size of plums. Also, there are horse prints in the dirt that makes it a little difficult to walk around the rig without turning an ankle. If you take it slow it's no problem. Also, the site sits a little high, so the first step into the rig is a big step unless you carry another step with you. We would definitely stay here again.
09/2009
rating [ 2/10 ]
We were not happy with this campground. When I called to inquire about a weekly rate I was told that a week is 6 nights. I told the person that other campgrounds consider a week to be 7 nights. After a couple minutes of discussion she agreed that the rate would be for 7 nights so I gave her my credit card number for a deposit. When I arrived, the campground owner’s wife stated that the weekly rate is for 6 nights and if I don’t like it I don’t have to stay. Because of our long drive I decided to stay. As far as the campground facilities, they are acceptable. Our site was at the top of a steep grassy hill. In dry weather it was no problem. If it rains for a few days I could see getting stuck in the mud. Because our trailer is 40 feet long, and about 13 ½ feet high, we could not back up all the way in the site for fear of tree branches damaging our roof. Because we could not back up to the rear of the site, we needed to use a 25 foot sewer hose, and a 50 foot water hose. Because we were on a hill, the sewer hose sloped upwards toward the sewer connection which is at the rear of the lot, and it did not drain properly. On a positive note, the campground was quiet, and you could access Lake Williams from the campground. I will not be returning to this campground.
08/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
We paid the rate of $41 per night for 6 nights and got the 7th night free. Although the sites were short, they provided an additional parking area for the truck. It's very convenient to Deadwood which explains the high camping fee. It is also across from the Mickelson Trail that is several miles long and is a good place to take a dog for a walk if you have one - or just go yourself. Management was friendly and accommodating.
09/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
We enjoyed this campground very much. There were 2 points that put this campground above others. First, they have a lobster pound right in the campground. They can cook you a lobster dinner that includes clams, corn, and potatoes. Second, there were only limited restrictions on the Passport America rate of $17.00 per night. Other campgrounds in the area would only offer the PA rate for 1 or 2 nights, or not on weekends. They also had a nice trail in the back woods that leads to a beaver pond. Because we made reservations late, the only site available for us was the overflow site. This site included water, sewer, and 30 amp electric. The only negative was this site was somewhat unlevel, although it was acceptable. If not for this, we would have given the campground a 10. And remember, this was the overflow site.
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