We LOVE Pirateland! This was our 6th visit to the campground. We have toured all of the other ones and, while some may look nicer, none of them offer the space on each site that Pirateland does. The covered shelter with picnic table is invaluable. We put tarps around it and it becomes a private outdoor room. We have camped in a pop-up in the past so we used the bath houses. They have always been clean and have large showers. There are always lots of things for our kids to do. This year they added a giant water ball. My kids loved it. $5 for 3 minutes, but that is enough time. They get tired. There are always events for them to participate it. The beach is wonderful. Never too crowded even in peak season. The camp store is well stocked with everything you need as well as souvenirs. The arcade is nice and the man running it was really sweet to my 4 year old daughter. We will return to Pirateland, hopefully for years to come.
My rating is based on the site we stayed at as well as the park itself. The back 1/3 of the campground is on quite a bit of a slope and that is where we stayed. The actual space for your vehicle is level but as soon as you step out the door it begins to slope. We had as much usable outdoor space as the width of our awning before it dropped off completely. The back sites are also very close to each other. We felt that those sites should not be the same price as the premium sites. Plus we were charged $10 extra for our 4 year old. That has never happened before at any other campground we have stayed at. The pool chairs really need cleaning and the umbrella we used was broken but otherwise the pool area was nice. The bathhouses are really nice. They are all individual. Toilet, sink, counter and shower in one room. An "in use" sign outside lights up when you are in there. Very private. We rented a water regulator from the camp store for $10. $9 returned when you turn it back in. The park is patrolled constantly. That part was a bit annoying to me. Because it is such a small park the same people on the golf cart drove by and checked out your site every 10 min or so. Trash is picked up at your site all throughout the day, which was nice. We did not feel the need to rent a golf cart at all. The walk from front to back is about the length of a city block and a great view of the lake. The camp store has your basic necessities. There is a restaurant with great prices but we never ate there. Overall the park is nice and we would return but ONLY if we could get a level spot close to the lake. We were told those spots get booked way in advance so are hard to get.