Nice park if you use it as a location to leave from. Not a typical state park, with beautiful shaded sites. Few trees, very congested everywhere in park. Restrooms and showers were clean, but if you're looking for seclusion in the Ohio Islands Region, don't camp here. Camp here if you want easy access to everything in the area, and love the beach and sun. IE.. bake-your-brains-out sites a-plenty!
This park is a lot like many other KOA's, (clean showers, Wi-Fi, standardized amenities) but what made this place so great were the owners, and staff members. While all trailer and RV sites were pull through, they made sure you pulled in your site the right way by giving you a golf-cart escort! These guys were hilarious, very personable, and seemed to genuinely care about who we were, where we came from, our travels, and made sure our camper was level! Unbelievable service. The campground owners checked us in, and were great. The most memorable personalities, really. They loved what they were doing! They had a little gift shop and mini-grocery store as well. They stocked many local wines, which was nice to see. The personalities and niceness of this campground made us think about coming back to that place, as opposed to just driving through.
While a tad pricey, this campground was GREAT. Its location is what makes it perfect- close to Jackson Hole, and very easy access to Grand Teton National Park. After spending a week in Yellowstone with no electricity or showers, we decided to splurge on this campground and stayed for 4 days. Sites were nice, shaded, grassy, and level. Good amount of space for each camper. Gravel drives throughout, but, most campgrounds are. Another reviewer mentioned uneven, pot holes, muddy... I did not experience that at all. Its gone through some ownership changes, and these new owners are really trying their best to improve. Every a.m. there were lawn and maintenance people working to keep grass green, trees and shrubs clipped, and gravel in good shape. Showers and bathrooms were very clean, but apparently the sewer system is a bit outdated, so they asked that at your campsite that you dump all at once. Owners were very nice, modest little storefront, and we'd definitely stay here again. Each campsite had a picnic table and fire ring.
Madison was a nice National Park Campground! Certain sites were more shaded than others, but everyone is surrounded by lodge pole pines. Certain campground loops had VERY clean, updated bathrooms, (but no hot water or showers). Others had clean, but outdated facilities. Campground roads were in great condition, we had no problem with levels, and enjoyed walking throughout the entire place. Madison was not close to any shower houses, so we found ourselves packing our shower stuff for our day of touring Yellowstone, and showering when we came across a shower house. We stayed in Madison for 7 nights - next time I will stay at several campgrounds for a few nights each- closer to each area of the park to discover, and we won't have to drive so much. Canyon Campground was beautiful (we drove through them all) and so was the West Thumb area. Fishing Bridge RV park - no campfires, VERY close together sites, and no picnic tables. Bridge Bay Campground was nice, and in the same area. Sacrifice the electricity (run on generator or battery) and stay somewhere other than Fishing Bridge.
This campground had an eclectic office worker, less than enthusiastic (he was having a bad day, apparently) but we forgave that. Showers are pay showers- $0.25 for 5 minutes. Very clean bathrooms. The sites were all gravel, and VERY VERY close to each other. Thank goodness we were there on a Sunday night, and it wasn't full. There would be no room for even walking around if it were full. Positives- VERY quiet, clean bathrooms, no road noise, some nice views. Negatives-pool was not open, sites were tight, showers were pay, gravel everywhere.