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08/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is one of our favorite campgrounds. The sites are large and separated by plenty of trees, so you don't feel too close to your neighbors. It is extremely peaceful and beautiful. The park rangers were very friendly. You can walk to Lake Michigan, and Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes is just a short drive North. Our original reservation was for one night, but we liked it so much that we stayed an extra night. We will definitely camp here again. The $24 fee included an additional $5 for using the electricity.
08/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is a beautiful campground and is definitely one of the nicest we have stayed in. The entire campground is immaculate: very clean, neat, and with beautiful flowers and trees. The people are very friendly, and there is plenty to do on days when you don't have plans to go somewhere. Our kids enjoyed the playground and had a big enough area near our campsite to fly their kites. There is also a volleyball court, basketball court, and doggie playground. The pool and hot tub looked nice, although we didn't use them. The laundry facility was very clean and convenient. The cafe has great food and ice cream. The cement pads are nice for parking your RV, and then there is grass to sit around the campfire. The sites are definitely closer together than they are at most of the State Parks, but they are still very nice, and you have full hook-ups and wonderful amenities that you don't get at the State Parks. There's so much to do in this area, this is a perfect location. We came up for the Mackinac Bridge Walk over Labor Day, so rates were a little higher, but definitely worth it.
08/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
My sister reserved this campground for a large family camping weekend. It seems to be an older campground, but overall, we had a good experience here. The staff were friendly and helpful. The kids enjoyed the playground and fun cycles. The fun cycles were $2.00 for a half hour, but they were free on Sunday. Our site was level and shaded, which was nice. My parents had a cabin, which was also nice. The main problem we encountered was that one of the sites we had reserved was right next to the road that led to the rustic section of the campground. That site ended up being only half a site because we couldn't put anything in or near the roadway. Do not reserve sites 31/32 for this reason. Our motorhome is 31' and I don't think a larger vehicle would have been able to maneuver through the campground. Lake Michigan is a short drive from the campground.
06/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
Overall, this is a nice place to stay. When we first arrived, our reservation was for a site that had a fire pit full of trash. The employee at the ranger station apologized and said that was unusual, then moved us to a different site. The new site was much nicer. We recommend reserving a site farther into the park, not right near the entrance. There is only one sewer drain at the sanitation station, so at check-out time you have to wait in line. We like this State Park, though, and it's just a short walk down a foot path to the lake. The lake is great for swimming because it's shallow so far out. The campground hosts were very friendly. We have camped here 3 years in a row and will probably camp here many times in the future.
06/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
We absolutely loved this State Park. You don't get full hook-ups at most of the State Parks, but the sanitation station was easily accessible and we did have electricity. We had one of the larger sites, which gave us plenty of room for our RV, and we had woods behind us. There were no trees in between our sites to separate us from the people next to us, but that wasn't a problem for us. The volunteer hosts were extremely friendly. The beach is easy to get to, and you just can't beat Lake Michigan. We walked to the beach one day and rode our bikes to the public picnic area another day. Our boys are already begging to go back!
03/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
We stayed at this campground on our way from Arizona to Michigan. Most of the campgrounds in this area weren't open yet because it was too early in the season, so our options were limited. We pulled in after dark, and it was very difficult to find our site. Once we got there, the site wasn't very level. The highway and train noise was pretty steady throughout the night. There was no cable. We felt for the price we paid, we didn't get our money's worth. Will find a different place to stay next time.
03/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This was a nice KOA with easy access from I-40. Our site was fairly level, and the park wasn't very crowded. There was a playground for the kids and a cafe that served breakfast and dinner. There was some noise from the traffic, but it did not keep us awake at night. The staff were very friendly. Cable and Wi-Fi worked well. We would stay here again if traveling through the area.
03/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This was a nice, quiet campground, and the staff were very friendly. Our only concern was just that the water hookup was very close to the sewer hookup. We thought that was a little unusual. It was a nice RV park and we will stay there again if we are in the area.
01/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
What a nice place to stay! This campground is run by wonderful, friendly people who we enjoyed meeting. Our kids were thrilled with the playground and mini golf, which were a nice treat for them after spending 8 1/2 hours on the road. The sites are roomy and level with picnic tables. The view of the mountains all around is beautiful. They even have a Kafe that serves dinner and breakfast, and they will deliver it right to your site. I was surprised that the price was so reasonable compared to some other KOA's we have stayed in. This KOA doesn't charge extra for kids under the age of 12. It definitely goes on our favorites list and we will stay here again!
01/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a nice RV park, and the managers were extremely friendly. It's a very nice community, and we felt warmly welcomed. Our site was a good sized site, but several were smaller and quite close together. It really is walking distance to several restaurants, so if you aren't towing a car behind you, that is nice. We enjoyed our overnight stay here.
01/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
Our site was right on the bay with a nice view. The site was level enough that we didn't need to use our leveling blocks. The sites are all cement pads. The campground was extremely crowded, and the RV's are pretty close together, so if you want to spend time outside at the picnic table, this isn't the best place for that. There are a lot of oil workers who stay here long-term. Also, if you're arriving after the office closes, you might want to call ahead. We never would have found our campsite if we hadn't called the manager. She was extremely friendly and helpful, though. It is new to KOA, and they are making improvements.
01/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is one of the nicest KOA campgrounds we have stayed in. The site was perfectly level, no need for blocking up any of the wheels. Water pressure was great. The staff was friendly and helpful. In the morning there was a newspaper waiting for us outside our RV door. They even had a free continental breakfast! Will definitely stay here again.
01/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
This campground was fine for an overnight stay, especially if you only need power and water. Our site didn't even have full hook-ups. We definitely would not recommend it for more than an overnight. It's not much more than a parking lot in the middle of the city.
10/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
This was definitely not one of the nicer KOA's we have stayed in. It was pretty run down and not nearly as well maintained as we are used to seeing at KOA's. Their biggest asset is that they are close to so many tourist attractions, but I think next time we will look for a different place to stay.
11/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This campground was nice overall, but their paved roads are in great need of repair. The playground for the kids was also fairly small. There aren't many options in the area, though, so we were grateful to find a KOA here. The staff was friendly and helpful.
11/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
We have stayed in this KOA twice, and we love it. The view is beautiful; in the daytime you can see the mountains, and at night you can look down over the city lights. Our kids loved the playground, the staff were friendly, and the sites are very well maintained. We definitely recommend this campground.
07/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is a great RV park! Nice, level sites with concrete slabs for you to park, but grass on either side with nice picnic tables. There is a small lake at the park with plenty of room for kids to run around and release their energy after a long day of driving. You can fish there, but we didn't try it. The park is quiet and surrounded by trees, so we had a very peaceful night's sleep. The staff in the office were extremely friendly and helpful. They don't have cable, but we were able to get the network channels just fine with our antenna, so it was not big deal to us. We would definitely stay here again and recommend it.
07/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This campground met our needs for an overnight stay, but it would probably not be a campground we would choose for any more than that. The staff was friendly, but it was fairly small and our site was definitely not level. There was an awful lot of highway noise all throughout the night. Okay as a one-night stop while driving cross-country, but definitely not the best we've stayed in.
06/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Our rate reflects an additional charge for traveling with our dog. This park worked as an overnight stop, but it isn't the nicest KOA we have stayed at. Our site was pretty level, and the sites are a decent width with picnic tables. The biggest problem we had was a very bright light shining right outside our RV, which made sleeping difficult. We eventually covered the overhead vent in our bedroom area with a piece of cardboard to block the light that was shining in. They advertise a serene mountain view, but there really isn't much of one. It seems like a run-down area. The people were friendly, though. We'd stay there again if we had to, but will probably check into other options first.
05/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
This was not the best park we have stayed in. The office staff was friendly and they had a nice playground for the kids. However, the lots were extremely close together, so we could actually hear the furnace of the RV that was parked next to us. Our lot was not level, either. There was some airport noise, but it didn't seem to bother us throughout the night. The biggest problem we had was extremely high winds. That was certainly not the fault of the park, but the lady who worked in the office said that was pretty typical for Gallup. We would recommend avoiding staying in Gallup altogether if you can.
05/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
Our nightly rate included an additional charge because we are traveling with our dog. This campground is one of our favorites so far. The staff who greeted us when we arrived were extremely friendly and helpful. They have a great playground for the kids, and even a little playground for dogs. Our Wi-Fi worked well and we had everything we needed. We even ordered pizza from the office, which they delivered right to our RV, and it was delicious. Even though we were close enough to see the trains going by, we didn't hear them at all. We did hear a few planes overhead at about 10:30 p.m., but other than that, there was no trouble with noise at all. We will definitely stay here again.
05/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This was a nice place to stay. The family who operates the park was extremely friendly and helpful. Our kids loved feeding the fish and turtles in the pond. You have to pay an additional $5 for a fire ring and firewood, but that seems to be a fairly typical price for a bundle of firewood. The picnic table was small, so we ate inside our RV. Overall, we liked this campground and would stay there again.
05/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. It was a nice, quiet park, and the owner was extremely friendly. We were able to cook our dinner and s'mores over the camp fire, and our site had everything we needed. The cable and Wi-Fi worked great. The other people camping in the park were very friendly as well. We will definitely stay here again whenever we are in the area!
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