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06/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
Beautiful campground. Stayed in Coquina loop--closest to the beach, but still a bit of a walk. You can always drive to the day-use area for quick beach access. Very private sites, undergrowth (and overgrowth) is heavy. Perfect white sand beaches. Only complaint: folks need to slow down in campground. After complaining to a ranger, I saw a St. Augustine cruiser drive through, once. They need heavier ranger presence.
04/2014
rating [ 5/10 ]
Stayed for an over-nighter. Campground is close to a main highway. Noisy. Otherwise, average state park. Jungle-gym and swings for the kiddies.
04/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
Stayed for an overnight stop-over. Very scenic. Long drive into the campground, signs are hard to read. Thankfully, the gal at the tollbooth entrance told us it's a five mile drive into the park to reach the campground. Interesting layout. They have parallel spots along the campground roads. We stayed in a large back-in with only water/elec. Pretty and quiet. We'd definitely come back, looks like there's plenty to do there.
04/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Spacious sites. Good privacy. The island beaches are wonderful. The state park is beautiful. Loads of aquatic life and birds. Swimming, shelling, birding, fishing, canoeing, sunbathing, hiking, biking. Mostly snowbirds, families. We were there during spring break, and it was very quiet. A real hidden gem. The bad: the campground itself has a serious bug problem. I guess Florida park system doesn't bother investing in LP bug harvesters because the place is always booked solid. Bring heavy-duty bug repellent--you'll need it.
03/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Stayed for just an overnighter. Well groomed site and landscaping. Clean. Well kept pool. The sites a good size, but a little tight together. Access to beach is across main road. Good water pressure.
06/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
Decided to check out Gunnison on our way to Zion National Park. Needed the road atlas to find this one, as our Garmin Nuvi couldn't locate it. Great place. Quiet and remote, but close enough to head into town. Staff was really outstanding. Very attentive. 'Old school' playground, but the kids loved it. Laundry room machines good. Good size lots, plenty of room for truck, chairs, awning, etc. Game room, and 'social hall' was great. This is a really great campground all around. Glad we found it. Highly recommend.
06/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
Outstanding campground. Beautiful views. Great trails. Full hookups. Extremely attentive staff and rangers. Loops are designed for slot privacy and views. This place is top notch. No wonder getting a reservation was so difficult.
06/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
The good: close to Arches National Park. Clean pool. 15 minutes from big grocery store. Decent sized slots for awning, barbecue, chairs. The bad: power cut out right after we left early in the day for hiking, and in the heat of Moab we were never able to cool the trailer down once we got back that afternoon. Had problems with power cutting out for our entire stay (site 49). Also no shade along that whole run of slots. In this climate you need shade, or you'll have a hard time cooling the rig down. Road noise is an issue; being so close to the freeway you get diesel jake-brakes all night long.
06/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Stayed overnight. Very clean. Management very attentive. Good stocked general store. Good water pressure, good power.
06/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Quiet and out of the way. Good size slots. Host was not only gracious and accommodating, but beautiful.
05/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
This is a tough one to review, since Yellowstone is an amazingly beautiful NP, and the "campground" sits in the middle of it. The CG itself is basically a parking lot. The sites are narrow (I mean really narrow- that is, your trailer and truck, and that's it... no opening the awning, no putting out chairs), and there's no views. Why they didn't take advantage of Yellowstone Lake, or even open up the sites a little is beyond me. I was really disappointed, but you're in the middle of one of America's premier National Parks, so we just used it as a base camp to eat and sleep. CG is adjacent to a bear preserve, so you've got to keep your site policed (not hard to do, since there's no room to do anything outside the trailer, anyway), and there's no leaving anything outside. As nice as it was to be in the center of the park, we wouldn't stay here again. Mainly because we couldn't simply unwind, and 'camp' at the trailer.
05/2011
rating [ 4/10 ]
Stopped for an overnight. Pull-through sites convenient, but parking lot campus is a real bummer. Not much to maintain on campus, since everything is gravel. Not much of a view, either. Appears to be connected to a mobile home park. Children's playground consists of a small jungle-Jim. Staff consists of "work-campers" and their attentiveness and demeanor reflects as much. Won't be back.
05/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Stopped for an overnight. Extremely attentive park manager. Arrived after closing- just as the staff was leaving the office. Manager saw us pulling up, and came back to check us in. Didn't feel rushed... answered all our questions. Very clean campus. Hook-ups in perfect working order: cable coax, breakers, sewer, water. Buildings maintained and clean. Children's playground very well kept, and diverse... my 8 year old loved the biplane. Only drawback is the proximity to freeway and airport. Otherwise, highly recommend.
07/2010
rating [ 2/10 ]
Asked for "lake front", when I made phone reservations. No lake front, but there's a slot one site off. So I say: "Fine, but I've camped there once before, just so long as you don't shoehorn me in to a tiny site, I'd like a little bit of real estate." "Fine," she says. "This site is a larger one." Now, my storage yard has a 12' right of way, and my slot is 12' wide. There's a box truck on one side, and a Jayco on the other. I can back my rig into this spot with no problems. So when I finally arrived at my reserved spot and saw the available room, I was annoyed, to say the least. Negotiating this site was going to be very difficult. Went all the way back up to office. "Nope, nothing else available." Had to ask the neighbors across the road, to move their tow vehicle, then grease my trailer down, just to get it into the slot. Pros: There are none. Cons: $2/night charge per child. TINY sites. Cramped. Expensive. Dishonest reservation taker. If you're into sardine can camping, you'll probably be "OK" with this place.
06/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Beautiful country. There are wooded sites in 'Lakeshore' loop. Some of the lakefront sites are wide enough to pull the trailer curbside facing the lake. It is family friendly with lots of trails. There is a great pond for the youngins to go fishing. The outdoor theater is a treat. A good sandy beach areas on Lake Michigan. There is a nice little general store/coffee bar just a mile up the road. The youngsters loved the nature center- very informative. The 'Pines' loop is more wide open. Too bad most Michigan State Park's don't have full hooks, otherwise it would be a '10'.
06/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Clean, clear Lake Charlevoix. Gorgeous nature trails- be sure to have high, waterproof boots if you do the 'deer flats' trail. 'Mirror lake' is perfect for young fishers. Softball diamond, basketball court, and horseshoes. 'Oak' and 'Terrace' sites are larger and more private- the lakefront sites provide beautiful views of the lake. 'Spruce' is wide open- good for group camping. Happened to be a slow week on our visit (early summer), however, other campers told me the CG is normally packed during the summer- not hard to see why. Boyne City is close enough for convenience.
03/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very quiet- we stayed on a Wednesday over spring break (ranger said the weekends are very crowded). Very, very scenic. Large sites, lots of room, plenty for the kids to do
03/2009
rating [ 2/10 ]
I've found campers are a diverse group.. but to give this campground a rating any higher than a '2' is either people 'spoofing' or bogus reviewers with a stake in the business. This place is a dump- incredibly close quarters (they shoe-horn in RV's everywhere), ratty and unkept, rude employees, WI-FI so slow almost unusable.
08/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
owners very attentive. well-kept park. very clean. family friendly. no problem negotiating roads with 31' s/o trailer. gravel pad. at check-in had valet lead us to spot. two hours from tahquamenon falls. twenty-five minutes from mackinac. five minutes from burt lake state park. kids loved the hay ride in the evenings. excellent water pressure. 30amp plug was clean, with new breaker. near perfect level site. this is an outstanding RV park. highly recommend.
06/2008
rating [ 4/10 ]
Nasty showers- peeling paint, moldy plastic curtains, filthy. Restrooms were the same. Pool is basically unusable because almost the entire Orando population uses it (this is a City park). That is, Packed. Frissbee golf course is neat (as long as you have plenty of bug-spray). Our site was near the dumping station- foul odor occasionally wafted our way. When we arrived, I spent ten minutes picking up garbage that looked like it have been sitting on our site for several days, at least.
07/2008
rating [ 2/10 ]
Thirty years ago, I remember this being a well-kept, great campground on the beach. Times have changed. This is probably the rattiest campground I’ve ever stayed in. My site was half-way between the beach and pool- not very far from the dunes, but almost every site-line to the ocean is completely blocked with all the ‘park models’. Way too many… for me, park models in a campground wholly spoil the experience. Our site bordered the north edge- it appeared to be a condo or apartment complex on the opposite side of a foliage covered fence- extremely noisy tenets, with lots of all-hours partying. Quiet time was observed, for the most part, within Bryn Mawr. We only stayed five nights- but a garbage truck for this neighboring complex was maneuvering and grabbing dumpsters at least a half-dozen times during that time. There was a fair amount of rain, but not excessive by Florida (June/July) standards. Still, the retention pond at the end of our road completely overflowed, the corner was about 6-8 inches deep with foul smelling water. There were many deep pools of foamy, polluted, flood water through-out the campground. Get the impression from the staff they couldn’t care less if you stayed there. When we arrived, the concrete pad at our site was covered with road dirt and sand, and the crab grass was totally overgrown and coming up through all the cracks and edging. Obviously, ‘ocean front’ is the only reason they’re still leasing out slots- but with car access onto the beach, we’ll be staying somewhere else and simply drive down. It’s almost more convenient that way. Pool was warm and salty. Ratty and un-kept playground. A real disappointment.
06/2008
rating [ 3/10 ]
Waterfront means behind the main freeway in/out of town. Crossing this road, to get to the beach, is dicey... particularly if you've got kids... lots of locals use the area as a spot to blare their music, and get loaded- all day long. Campground, itself, is my impression of 'combat-camping'. No trees, wide open, fairly cramped sites. constant drone of road noise. showers were not nearly as clean as other MSP's we've been to. I'm a real fan of Michigan State Parks, but this place was a bust!
05/2008
rating [ 4/10 ]
Friendly staff. Very visible DNR rangers. Very scenic campground. Lakeshore spots primitive only. Almost walking distance from downtown St. Ignace, and ferry boats to Mackinaw Island. The reason I rated low: too close to ‘Big Mac’ road noise all day, all night. (If you’re deeper into the campground, those sites are a bit quieter). Water level in the lakes is very low, and the shoreline suffers from it. Had site 83- huge, but had a pretty good slope to it.
04/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
Well maintained. quiet. Beautiful views of lake Huron. Stayed in north campground. Had 2 new restroom/shower houses. They were better maintained than my pricey gym locker rooms. Very clean. somebody building their 'starter-castle' home right next to north edge of north CG- a lot of construction/dozer noise- recommend staying toward south edge of CG. DNR staff extremely nice, very visible. Highly recommend.
10/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Clean, well groomed sites. A little more wide open than I like. Looked like they had recently gone through and cleared out all the underbrush, and did some heavy trimming. Real friendly staff (goes without saying: it's Disney). Pool was a real downer: expected better. Maybe a water slide? Lots of fun over the Halloween holiday. Very kid friendly. Very good laundry facilities.
08/2007
rating [ 2/10 ]
Very narrow sites. Site situated across road from lake shore. Great view. Had a family emergency, needed to leave 3 nights early- wouldn't give me any kind of refund. Would not stay here again. Made plans for Straits State Park over the bridge
10/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
Gorgeous setting. Beautiful dunes. Quiet. Family friendly. Be sure to see the lighthouse!
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