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02/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Practically all sites are on grassy surfaces, although there are some near the marina area that were gravel. We had an "ocean" site, but had hammock trees behind us so we really couldn't see the water. The restroom/showers were very nice and cleaned regularly. The WiFi signal was the strongest we found on any of the 9 parks we stayed at on this trip. Their Tiki bar was quite active and we attended one of their sunset cookouts. The other guests we met were very friendly and found that many of them have been coming to this park for years. While we aren't into fishing several of the other guests are and told us the fishing was great. We are daily walkers and found the Old 7 Mile Bridge, which is very close to the park, a great place to walk. Even though this place is right along US-1 you can utilize the Old 7 Mile Bridge and sidewalk into Marathon for biking. There are no sewer hookups, but they provide a pumpout service practically any time you need it. They could use some road improvements within the park as it rained one evening and there was standing water, especially around the Tiki bar area. The location of this park is great for exploring the rest of the Keys and it's less than an hour to Key West. We would definitely stay here in the future.
03/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
This park reminds me of a state park with lots more amenities. Some may not like all the trees/shrubs/undergrowth between sites, but it does provide a certain level of privacy. We actually stayed here twice during our recent trip because we felt comfortable here and even reserved for a much longer stay next year. Some sites are more shaded than others, but there is a nice variety available. In addition, the park apparently allows guest to dress up their individual sites giving the place more character than cookie-cutter parks. The cable TV offering was extensive. The check-in staff was excellent even though they were quite busy both times we checked in. There are plenty of activities for those than want them and the heated pool area was busy even during cooler weather. The area surrounding the park is less crowded with less traffic than other areas of Florida further south, but it still offers a nice variety for those looking for fishing, kayaking, biking, etc.
03/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
We selected this campground due to its location relative to central Florida. We had been traveling up US27 from the Keys/Miami and it's less than a mile west of the highway. We wanted to attend a spring training ball game in Lakeland and also not be too far from Orlando. The sites were fairly generous with cement patios. Our site was listed as crushed shells, but it was basically grass/sand, but it was level. The problem we had with the site, and most of them were like this, was that the sewer hole was way to the back of the site and nowhere near most RV sewer connections so bring plenty of sewer hose. The park roads were paved and the park was well-kept. The Wal-Mart next door came in handy as you can walk to it. We didn't use the pool as it was a bit chilly during our short visit. The park also doubles as an RV dealership for used RV's kept out near the road. We would definitely stay here again if in the area.
02/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
Stayed here for 3 days on a tour of different FL RV parks to see where we might want to stay for a longer period in the future. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The sites were pretty tight, but sites we saw had cement pads with sand/grass RV parking. We had some difficulty getting into our site due to the tightness and vehicles parked nearby. There are a good number of mobile homes in the park, but the RV area is separate from them, although they do share the clubhouse activites (which there were plenty of). The park residents we interacted with were very friendly to us even though we were there for such a short time. We did not see any children anywhere within the park and there weren't any playground areas. They had a great lending library, an area where puzzles were being worked on, a movie night, and other activies one could take part in. We would stay here again, but only for a stopover rather than weeks or months.
07/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
We like the beach so this campground was a great spot for us to camp. It is very tight quarters and most sites are not shaded, but all of them had paved pads for parking your RV. Lots of sand so be sure to have a broom to keep it out of the camper. The restroom/shower facility is very new. Our campsite (#139) was excellent. The lake was just over a dune from our site and we had a nice maple tree to help shade our site, although we kept the awning out because of the warm weather. The beach was great and the lake water was clear and sandy. Lots of lake shore activity with boats, jet skis, and swimming. The Pentwater River empties into Lake Michigan here and there is a nice walkway along the river where you can also fish from if you're so inclined. Downtown Pentwater is very close (about 3 blocks). Nice little shops and eateries in town, but there is not much in the way of grocery stores in Pentwater. Ludington isn't far away if you need supplies of any kind.
07/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Really glad we followed advice from others to camp at this campground. It's a well kept municipal facility. All sites were grassy and some seemed larger than others. It's pretty wide open, but there are many mature trees for shade. The beach is down a bluff, but there are stairs down to the beach. If you're a rock hunter the beach is full of a lot of good specimens. Water shoes are a good idea because there are a good number of stones upon entering the water. It's a good swimming beach though. The campground got very full over the weekend, but it was quiet around us (site #66). Downtown Grand Marais is just a short walk from the campground. We enjoyed the Lake Superior Brewing Company (bar & grill). Not much in the way of grocery stores, but there is a small one that has fresh meats and most supplies. The road west to Munising, H-58, is a nice drive. You can access some of the Pictured Rocks Nat'l Lakeshore sites along the road. You will also find some hiking trails there too. The flies were biting while we were there so we didn't hike much. We didn't have any fly problems on our walks into Grand Marais and out to the lighthouse point. We would definitely recommend this campground to others and will camp here again when in the area.
07/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Camped here in mid-July so it was fairly busy, but thankfully we got there in the middle of the week and were able to secure a lakefront site (#26). There are really 4 different sections here. The ones on the north end were grassy and generally shaded. Some water hookups were more than 25 ft. The middle section (where we camped) had about 7-8 lakefront sites, all very nice. There were pull-throughs, but not made for longer RV's. Also some sites were along the country road that were grassy and shaded. The newest section, and probably the most sought after, has 7 lakeside sites only. The new restroom/showers were in this section and were very nice and kept clean. The 4th section was across the road from the other sites and the lake. It contained several sites that were level, grassy, and mostly shaded. The dump station was in the newer section and was easily accessible. Usually one young man ran the office. He was pleasant and usually around the campground area attending to duties. This is a laid-back operation, but they take good care of things. The beach was excellent!!! Nice and sandy and not very far from our campsite (about 50 yards or less). Town was about 1 mile south and there is a sidewalk most of the way there. We walked into and around town for our morning exercise. Porcupine Mtns. State Park was about 14 miles south, but the park is huge so there is more driving necessary if you want to enjoy the full park. Syl's is a good place to eat. There is a good grocery store on the east side of town along M-38.
04/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
This park is easily accessible from I-75 (exit 120) and is right next to the Kentucky Horse Park. In fact, you can walk through the back gate and into the horse park facilities, although they do charge a fee for entering at the main entrance. The sites are all paved, although a bit narrow. There is plenty of space between sites. Water and electric is available at the rear of the site. They have a pool, basketball courts, volleyball court but we didn't use them. We felt safe at this park. Wi-Fi is available for a fee of $9.95 whether for a few days or a week. The facilities are clean and well-kept. The staff was friendly. Our fee reflects a 10% discount for age 62+. This is our 4th time to use this campground and would definitely return in the future.
07/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
Camped there for one night on our way back from the Tetons. Reasonably priced and scenic. Our site was on the water, but a bit difficult to get into. Once off the paved road near the entrance the gravel roads were bumpy. I was surprised they don't allow swimming, but they do allow boats, fishing, and saw someone water skiing. The attendant was friendly and told us to just go anywhere there was a site, but not the reservable sites. I would stop by again, but not for a long-term stay, just a quick over nighter or two.
07/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
The CG is just above 10,000 feet so if you're not accustomed to this elevation you best be aware of the issues of dealing with it. The lake is great for fishing and has a nice boat ramp. The CG has been around for a good while, but was basically remodeled just two years ago. The sites are generous, but gravel, as is the road into and through the park. The Nat'l forest info/visitor center is about 2-3 miles from this campground (there are several campgrounds in this specific area). At this specific CG only the first 9 sites have electric (ours didn't). The campground host was the nicest man you'd ever meet (we spent about an hour talking to him). This area is good for people that like to fish and mountain camping. It's a climb getting up to this area and a long decline going down, but the roads are good. There are some fruit farms in the Cedaredge area (south of this campground) & we pick up some cherries heading to the campground. We would definitely camp here again, but would prefer an electric site if we went back. Some of the high numbered sites have great views to the south, but no electric at those sites.
07/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Nice location for visiting the Tetons & Jackson Hole as it's only a few miles to town. There are 2 dump station holes at the one station site, but one fresh water hook up. The campground is set amongst large cottonwood trees (they were shedding while we were there). The river is very close to the campground, but was running fast and not a likely fishing location. Getting into the GNP was very close by which made for great forays into the park for hiking. We didn't see any moose or elk, but did see buffalo 3 of the 5 days there (they were not in the campground, but not far away). When you go to town you have to visit the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, which is right on the main square, even if you don't drink--great woodwork and saddles at the bar. Some sites are better for views of the Tetons (ours wasn't, but wouldn't discount our rating for the park). Sites were level, but not overly large for parking our tow vehicle. We would definitely stay here again.
07/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Like the location of this CG. Had been staying in Gros Ventre CG, but couldn't get into Yellowstone. This was close enough for a couple of days driving back and forth to YNP. The staff was very friendly when checking in. This is close enough to Lake Jackson that you can walk there (about a mile). Saw some people that had been swimming. We got free Wi-Fi at the laundry/shower building just a short drive (or walk) from our campsite. During peak camping season you need to get to this campground early in the morning to get a first-come, first-serve site. Got here about 10 a.m. and had no problem. Liked our site (Loop H, #156). Plenty of room between sites too. Enough dump stations that you don't have to wait, but some days could be busier. Would definitely camp here again.
07/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Camped here to visit the Ouray - Telluride areas. Stayed in the Elk Ridge CG with just electric, but water was too far to hook up to. We selected a back-in site because the pull-thrus were a little tight and we don't have a big 5th wheel. All the sites were paved as were the roads. They were very friendly when we registered. The hiking trails were great and well marked. While there isn't any Wi-Fi in the park per se we did find a free location in the small city of Ridgway, about 6 miles away. We drove up next to a small coffee shop on the south side of the road thru town (can't recall the name) and we were able to log on without a password from the parking lot (we don't drink coffee or we would have gone in). We'd definitely stay here again.
07/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
I wanted to list this location because it may come in handy for an I-80 traveler looking for an overnight or two. We stopped on our way east from the Grand Tetons and saw a sign on the Hwy for camping. The city park in right in the middle of the small town. It's a self serve site and you pay with an envelope through a slot in a door. There's a small park here and a lighted ball field where people were playing night time softball. You feel safe here (we saw the local police officer come and check for the payment envelope after turning the lights out for the night.) The wife took a shower here and reported them clean and free, but there's a button you have to push after a few minutes. There is a dump station available. Like I said, it's good for a short stop with electricity and a low price.
07/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
We liked the nice laid-back atmosphere of this campground. Not real big, not real crowded while we were there, but just right for us. The camp hosts were extremely nice people and very helpful. Some sites were seasonal campers. What we liked about this CG was that there were trees and birds and is located about 6+ miles east of Taos on Hwy 64 where it's cooler than in town. Didn't use restrooms/showers. Appeared to be sufficient though. Some RVers use to well appointed campgrounds may not prefer this site, but worked well for us. Would recommend to our friends.
07/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very nice campground with a 360 degree view of the area. Up on a hill with nice breezes. Most sites were gravel pull-thrus, but we opted for one with a patio for an extra $3. There's a slight slope in the park, but not too bad. Shower/restrooms were very nice with tile floors and plenty of units. Excellent entertainment one of the nights we were there, although I don't believe they provide this often. Excellent Wi-Fi reception. We would recommend this campground to anyone.
07/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
A very friendly lady checked us in and was very helpful in directing us to our site. The sites we're gravel & dusty, but that was expect. They all seemed to be pull-through and were plenty long. This was just for an overnight on our way to Santa Fe. Used the showers and found them clean and in good working order. We didn't eat here, but the check in lady was pushing hard. We just didn't want to eat out. We would stay here again if coming through the area.
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