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11/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We were here over the Thanksgiving holiday. It is something to be in a campground with nearly 160 sites and BE THE ONLY TT IN THE CAMPGROUND. It was certainly quiet at night. Veevay is such a great little town - River museum, and grand old homes. Then into Madison - WOW!! It was a shipping town - big successful businessmen built big homes (mansions) and then along came the rail-roads but because of the large hill behind Madison, the railroads couldn't get into the town so passed it by. Nothing was ever torn down - there are 133 blocks on the National Registry of Historic Homes! Many of them are for sale if you have any interest in historic homes, this is the place to be. We also visited Hanover College-high above the Ohio River with all Georgian architec-ture. Beautiful campus. Much to see in the area. We had car problems and the owner of the CG came by and spent a lot of time trying to get us operational. Finally called to get a tow truck for us. Very accommodating - much more than was necessary. We left the day after Thanksgiving as the ground was covered with snow - time to put the TT away for the winter.
09/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
We stayed here two years ago and really enjoyed it. It is a quiet CG but we were very disappointed with the filthy toilets. It looked like the workampers had given up for the season and were simply biding their time until time to leave. The crew and visitors running around on the 4-wheelers paid NO attention to the speed limits and dogs were free to leave droppings wherever they wanted to. Freezer foods were frosted over and not very good and they had no charcoal lighter fluid - which seems pretty basic. We stayed for a week visiting the president's homes, Charlottesville, Orange and other sites. We still like the location but we were really disappointed in the cleanliness of the place. Maybe a different crew will be better next time-we plan to visit Virginia annually but we will probably look elsewhere.
09/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We tried to get here last year but didn't make it. Finally, we made it. Having heard about this place and reading reviews, we were anxious to see what they had. And, do they have it!! The kitchen staff even made a special trip to the grocery to purchase a special soup she had told us about. It was delicious! All the staff were just as friendly. Bus schedule worked as they told us and it didn't take long to master the Metro system. We were here for five days and had a marvelous time. My only reason for not giving it a "10" was because of the neighbors - we had park models on either side of us and one had propane problems for three days and the others sat on their porch nightly until 2:00 a.m. and talked - much too loud. I had need of some repair work on a stabilizer, stopped by the office and filled out a request for the repair - when we arrived back that evening, the repairs had been made very nicely. It is one well run RV Park. I would return in an instant - and we plan to do so.
08/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
Campground is immaculate, well laid out and very well managed. Seems to be a shortage of restrooms and showers but we never found a waiting line. Newspapers aplenty and rules enforced. If I were to mark them down for anything, it would be the LACK of friendliness of the front desk staff. Too young to care, too bored to be friendly. Lots of seasonal campers but they are well taken care of and they seem to care about the park. Plenty to do in the area if you are into hotrods, dune buggys, etc. An abundance of vehicles for riding the dunes, otherwise not much going on. Definitely a campground worthy of returning to.
08/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is the finest campground we've visited in three years of traveling! Quiet, lots of trees and shrubs blocking others, easy drive in and out, clean-clean-clean and very accommodating staff. Garbage is picked up all morning and small food supply place prepares good from 1:00-9:00 daily. Pizza, hamburgers, ice cream - all the essentials. It is close to town and just plain THE BEST PLACE WE'VE EVER STAYED!! and we normally avoid KOAs for the obvious reasons. Wi-Fi is the same hook up we had previously in Mackinaw City, but here it worked. Here it is FREE and I never had a problem with the service. We have stayed in Trailer Life campgrounds that were rated 10/10/10 that weren't up to the standards of this campground. We would stay here again in a hear beat, in fact, I would plan a vacation trip to return to this place. It is the BEST!!
08/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate reflects Good Sam discount. First site was not one we were happy with, strong sewer odor constantly. Second day we asked to be moved and were accommodated, new site was much better. We were three slots off the water with a great view of Lake Huron and the bridge. Every time we visited the public bathrooms, they were being cleaned. Young kids working the store and they were more intent on entertaining each other than taking care of business. The park was clean, huge, easy to maneuver around once we learned the short-cuts in and out otherwise there were some very narrow turns, corners and trees to work around. Talked with several campers that have been coming here for years, they wouldn't think of going anyplace else. We enjoyed this campground immensely, so much to do in the area. We stayed for four nights and couldn't get everything done we hoped to do. We would definitely return.
06/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Here are 125 acres that could be made a showplace for a campground BUT they can't seem to figure out how to do it. There is a lower level across the stream that is inhabited primarily by seasonals. They are (mostly) kept very neat and tidy and they are very friendly. Lots of shade in this area. Other areas have less shade and are rather randomly parked. There are many near the fishing lake: many seem to be there for the duration and the swimming lake is filled with the children of the families that live here. Several other buildings have names but one has no idea what is in the building. One could have been a gift shop or grocery store but it was unidentified and there was no supplies in the main office even though several people seemed to work in there and there was lots of room. Again, they just don't seem to know what to do with all the space! They even have a par three golf course with plenty of clubs for your use. No one played all the while we were here and it used up lots of space that could have been used for something else. WiFi is available FOR A PRICE, with no guarantee of it working. I paid the daily rate ($4.95) but was unable to get on their site. Seems like a money maker for them: whether it works for you or not. Garbage is collected at your site but no one ever said when they might come by. One day they came by around 3:00 and the next day at 8:30 a.m. Often times bags of garbage just laid by the roads until they did come by. If they ever get their act together, this could be one of the premier campgrounds in the midwest. Until then, I think I'd try the KOA right at the exit instead of maneuvering your rig 4+ miles down a NARROW two lane backroad.
06/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
A simple campground. Very nice counter help upon checking in. Not much in the way of a camp store. We were really disappointed to see several dog walkers failing to clean up after their dog(s) and nothing to encourage them to do so. We were visiting the Toledo Art Museum and this was a good campground to visit Toledo. Has clean and tidy bathrooms and there's plenty for children to do. We expect to return when we need to stay in the area.
05/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We were here last year and gave it an "8" and thought that was a bit generous. We were returning to the Lebanon area and looked at other campground reviews and saw none that sounded better than this one. Reluctantly I made reservations again for this one - and we are glad we did! We stayed at a different area of the campground - much roomier and nicer! Check in is easy with very friendly folks. Campground seems to be mostly run with workcampers, and they know what we're going through - they are very competent! We find it very difficult to give a campground a "10" so I only moved up to a "9" wishing I could give it a 9.5 at least. It is so much better than last year we are thinking of canceling other campground reservations and returning to this one. Lebanon has so much to offer it's difficult to see it all in four days. We'll return later in the year KNOWING where we'll stay next time - no question! This is the campground of choice for this part of the state.
07/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
There is room around your TT BUT it felt like we were really crowded. The space behind us was right up to our TT. Children next to us climbed the tree roadside of our TT and they were looking right into our dining area - a bit disconcerting! A family campout used four spaces near us, pulled all tables together and raised several "pop up" tents to protect against the weather. Thank heavens they were very quiet as they could have been very noisy for the entire weekend. They enforce their 10:00-8:00 quiet hours! It was quiet ALL the time we were there. Lots of mature trees. It would be difficult to find yourself parked in direct sunlight. They have a fairly small pool but it was never crowded. If you are there to visit Lebanon as we were, you are so close downtown can be walked to. This is a nice campground, quiet with very little entertainment provided. Store is adequate, nothing fancy. If a problem arises, they are available to take care of it immediately (during business hours). If we were to return to the area, I would probably check out any other campgrounds in the area. This one would not draw me back but if nothing else, it is adequate.
04/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
TL rates this CG as 5.5/8.5/8.5 and that is probably exactly right. There are very few amenities: no WIFI, no store, no large, noisy play area, no swimming pool (they do have a small pond for swimming)and no shopping in the immediate area. The crowds will be kept down due to the above - very nice for what we're looking for. There is an attached trailer park - beyond the owners home and of the 45 sites, probably 25 of them are seasonals. Normally, we would keep away from this place, but it was too pleasant, too quiet, too peaceful - looking over the huge lawn and across the Sun Valley Pond across the road. Lots of ducks and lots of quiet - exactly what we were looking for. We will definitely return to this place - a nice place for the week end - a quick get away, if you are looking for solitude.
04/2009
rating [ 4/10 ]
After reading the above review, we thought this might be just what we were looking for as we had to spend a couple days in the Chillicothe area. We arrived an hour before check in time (not many campers yet this year) but the manager was not available to assist us. Her husband couldn't find our reservation and didn't know which site was assigned to us - and there was no way for him to figure it out. It is our understanding these folks came from Wyoming and had purchased the campground sight unseen and was somewhat shocked to find out they had purchased this run down, poorly thought out park. We thought we had found a campground the public had not yet discovered. Unfortunately, the best was I can describe it is to say that with massive infusions of cash and ten years of work, they might bring it up to "primitive" standards. The entry office was not welcoming and it was difficult to tell exactly where the sites were. We drove through the grounds, having been told the flat area was at the rear. When we got up there, we were driving the wrong direction to back into the sites so we simply kept driving and went elsewhere. Campers, looking for primitive sites, will love it here. We are travelers that choose to travel with in a travel trailer, visiting the historical sites and museums. Relaxing in our unit at this CG wasn't what we were looking for. I hope others find it more enjoyable and up their alley.
10/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Price reflects Good Sam discount on a premier (waterfront) site. Water could be a large pond or a canal that flows through the park. Nearly half the sites are on the water. When I review a park, I try to always start with an excellent score of 10 and discount shortcomings. This park is really nice with all the water. HOWEVER, I have to discount certain areas: There are many long term residents throughout the campgrounds. Construction workers and laid off factory workers from all over that have come to the area to work. No problem with this but many sites have oversizes propane tanks and lots of outside furniture lying around - some neat and some not so attractive. Secondly, the showers and toilets are superficially clean but behind doors and around corners there are too many spiders, cobwebs and just plain dirt! Basically, they were very dingy (deep down dirty). Wi-Fi works if you are close enough to the office and there is no cable television. Between Toledo and Detroit stations, however, many channels are available but none of the standard cable channels. No camp store and only yesterday's newspapers. Very nice and helpful workers - campworkers. Many residents are electricians, welders, and other skilled workers so if you need to have some work done on your trailer, this is certainly a place to be! Lots of very friendly folks willing to assist whenever and wherever needed. A very comfortable campground. If you can live with it's shortcomings, you will find this an extremely nice place to stay. You'll love listening to the ducks 24 hours a day!
09/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is an all-around trailer park. Rentals, long term residents and another section, a campground. Much of the campground is new and many more pads are being built. A very well kept park! A small store where we checked in and a larger well stocked store at the entrance to the campground. A very nice pond with a walking trail around it. WIFI is available at sites 1-199 or something like that - those sites CLOSE to the front office. Doesn't work in the campground area. We would return in a heartbeat. In fact, we stayed over an extra day because Bedford has so much to offer the traveler. Nice campground.
09/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
As stated elsewhere, this campground has the most awkward Wi-Fi arrangement. You have to get the "username" and password daily from the office. If they don't open at 8:00 as stated (and I sat there waiting until nearly 8:30 one morning). The internet awaits: and waits. I found the personnel to be helpful when asked, but not very offering of help and not friendly at all. The lounge area did have library books and magazines for campers use. Know ahead of time if you wish to be on the hilltop with some sunshine and ease of in/out or "down in the hole" with a gravel hill to climb out of upon leaving. No sun shines "down in the hole." Hard rains had created HUGE ruts in all the roads making the hill climbing really rough!! We had to do the most levelling we've done all summer. Four days and we never put our awnings out being "down in the hole." A great place to stay to visit Mt. Vernon, the Marine Museum, Washington DC and our new favorite, Stafford Hall, the home of the Lee brothers of Virginia that signed the Declaration of Independence and eventually gave birth to Robert E. Lee. Fredericksburg has so much to offer: antiques and Civil War sites. I would look around before staying here again. Of four campgrounds we visited on this ten day trip, both my wife and I counted this one as being in last place. Better than a lot of others, but not of the three others we stayed at.
09/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
Definitely a work in progress. As I told them, I can't wait to see it as it matures! A very pleasant CG. We were alone in our section - three spaces away from us, cows meandered back and forth grazing! A very peaceful park! We simply overnighted on our way to Virginia but would definitely return if in the area - for a single night or for an extended stay.
08/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
Small camp sites with mostly narrow, uneven pads. Many pads have a dangerously steep drop off that could cause twisted or broken ankles, legs, or toes. Very little grass - mostly dirt and/or straw. Attractive because of the location - scenic Hocking County and within walking distance of Old Man's Cave or a short drive from many of the other caves and sites. We arrived on a Sunday afternoon and stayed for three nights. It wasn't until Tuesday that the over-flowing garbage dumpster RIGHT NEXT TO OUR TT was emptied. It was full when we arrived but people kept putting their garbage in it, on it and close to it. Because of the many sites worthy of visiting in the area, a lot of people use this campground - pop-ups, tents and antique TTs. A very busy campground and with close neighbors, it is seldom quiet. Dogs bark regularly and we saw no attempt at quieting them. This is one of Ohio's state parks we will not return to - we'll leave it for the many, many folks that have NO interest in quiet, peaceful, enjoyable camping.
06/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
Freshwater swimming, fishing, and boating in the state park plus shuffleboard, horseshoes, playground and planned activities in the campground. Paved roads with paved pads 20' to 24' long (some with steep drop offs along edge). Nice showers and flush toilets. Every site was filled during our visit - significant outside traffic cruising through the campground areas. Quiet lake - mostly fishing but lots of room for speed boaters. A nice, quiet campground especially with so many people.
05/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
We had visited Dillon last season and were anxious to return in our own TT. This was our maiden trip and selected this park because it looked so nice when we last visited it. It was very comfortable - the store is well stocked and sites are well designed and maintained. We had a site with lots of mud but otherwise, we enjoyed our first night out - we stayed for three nights. We had a campfire nightly with our neighbors and found the entire experience to be very comfortable. There were tenters, class B campers and huge motorhomes in the park - all were very comfortably cared for. If you are looking for a quiet escape from the world, this is the place to visit. There was quiet 24 hours of the day - it was wonderful. There were playgrounds for the children and paved roads for the walkers and bikers. We would return to this campground without hesitation.
05/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
Having visited several of Ohio's state parks, we really found this one exceeded most in cleanliness, design, openness and separation of campers. We walked or drove through most of the camp areas to select our favorite sites and found many in different areas - we were looking for isolation, space available, lack of mud (it has been raining for nearly two weeks) and a combination of sun and shade. Many to choose from. There are pet areas - they are kept together and away from non-pet campers. We really liked this campground - all workers were helpful and very friendly. The rate reflects our Golden Buckeye discount of 50%. We will definitely return to this campground.
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