Our site was large, gravel and level with plenty of room between sites. Hookups were not convenient: water, electric and cable were not close to the sewer. Couldn't hook up to sewer until the day we left. Camp roads were extremely narrow and in bad repair. Many, many permanent sites in total disrepair: very unsightly. Very loud group of tenters (8 tents on 2 sites) caused problems first night; management finally came on site at 4 AM and quieted them down. Management came to our site the next day and apologized profusely. No refund was offered (nor did we ask for one), but we were provided with a certificate for a free weekend of camping in the future. This was a very nice gesture on management's part, but we probably won't use it. This campground is just too old looking and there are many other choices in the area. I will say that, although we didn't use it, the pool looked very nice. It even had a diving board which you hardly ever see any more!
If you plan to visit this campground, I would not recommend staying in the sites they call the "tree sites." Those sites are on grass and quite narrow. On Father's Day weekend, it rained on Friday night and our site was literally under water when we got up on Saturday. It remained muddy and wet all weekend. Aside from the horrible site we were on, the campground was actually pretty fun. Very family oriented with lots to do for kids. They have a very nice pool, miniature golf and a decent game room. Probably won't stay here again; but that could have been different had we been on a different site.
I have to agree with a lot of what was written in another June, 2009 review that I read. The most obvious thing about this campground is the fact that it appears the Owner puts very little back into the campground. The roads are a mess, the grass isn't cut, a lot of the amenities (mini golf, tennis courts, basketball court, ball field) are run down, etc... I will say that we had no problem with the seasonals while we were there; they were actually quite friendly and the place does have a very well stocked fishing pond. We also brought in our own firewood and had no problems. Probably won't stay here again.
Very nice park. Level gravel sites. Excellent fishing (pond or creek). Appears that the owners put a lot of money and TLC into keeping the park nice. Very well stocked camp store. Only issue is there in no TV. No cable and the park is so for out "in the middle of nowhere" (which is generally a real plus), can't even get any over the air reception. We'll definitely be back.
Stayed four nights and had a very pleasant experience. Sites were quite adequate in size and level. Staff was very pleasant. Free shuttle bus to OC (11 minute ride in moderate traffic) was very convenient. Bathhouse very clean (should be since they're brand new!) Would definitely stay here again.
Very clean, neat park with extensive activities for kids. Plenty of playground equipment, nice pool, basketball court, horseshoes, fishing pond. Our pull through site (in the 400's)was level; however, some of the sites in the woods did appear to be not so level. Sites were wide enough that you weren't on top of your neighbor. Staff was very friendly/helpful, including an escort to my site upon arrival. Overall, we were very pleased with our weekend stay at this campground.
We stayed in the Tulip Loop which, as previously mentioned, is full hook up. Large sites, plenty of privacy, very well maintained roads and grounds. For those that like to exercise, if you run the paved roads through all of the loops in the park, you get a nice, level, 3 mile run. They have a pet beach (on the Chesapeake Bay) which was a decent walk from the campground (1/2 mile maybe). As should be expected, seeing that the park is surrounded by water, there are mosquitoes, gnats and flies. A good campfire and some bug spray however, and I barely noticed them. I highly recommend this State Park.
Nice, clean campground that we'd definitely stay at again. Campers who like to bike would love the place as there's a 60 mile paved bike trail that runs right by the park along the Mississippi River. I would point out that there are probably only about 5 sites that are right on the river and those are non-reservable. Also, the sites are closer together than other COE parks that we've stayed at, but as another reviewer has said, there's plenty of room to open your slides.
Pros: Campground was neat and well-kept. Pool was clean. Owners were extremely friendly. Cons: Seasonals had preferred sites (larger and in shady areas). Sites are not overly large and hook-ups for short-term sites were configured in such a way that one site was a back-in and the site next door was a pull-in. Thus, the awning sides of two "neighbors" faced each other. This cut down on privacy a lot. I wouldn't make this a destination campground; but if you're visiting in the area, it's definitely worth staying at for a night or two.
Although this campground is located right on Interstate 80, and the noise would definitely be bothersome to some, we enjoyed our stay and we would go back. The sites were large, although somewhat unlevel. Seasonals are seperated from non-seasonals. The pool was very clean and the mini-golf was fun too. Easy river access for fishing. The access road (about a half mile) is gravel, dusty and bumpy. If this campground was 5 miles off the Interstate (rather than right on it), it would be an 8 or 9.
This is a relatively small, quaint and clean campground. I would recommend it as an overnight stop (it's approx. 4 miles off Interstate 80); however, I would not recommend it as a destination campground, particularly if you have kids (no pool, very small playground, not a whole lot to do.) The site are relatively close together. There were no camp fires allowed the night we stayed due to drought conditions. Obviously, this is not the campground's fault; however, if you like a fire, it's worth asking about when you make your reservation.