The view from the sight was incredible. Mackinac Bridge and Island and Lake Huron's beauty. But that is where the good ended. The sites are very narrow. We were only able to extend our awning about 3 feet before it touched the tall shrubs that separated our site from the next. Wi-Fi was useless. First, they require a daily passcode and allow only one device per site. The signal was too weak to even get to a point to enter the code. Fortunately, the Verizon data signal was strong. For a 600 site campground, they only had one place to dump trash. It was near the office and generally overflowing. They advertise being pet friendly. The sites are too small for the dogs to get their business done and certainly too small for any exercise - and we have small dogs. The area across from our site was marked "No Dogs". Fortunately, the staff did not enforce this policy. Everyone walked their dog there. I understand the need to keep the area clean and we ALWAYS pick up after our pet. If there was a dog designated area, it was too far to be useful for the daily important dog business. The sites were in bad need of trimming and weed control. Not a very neat appearance. Lastly, I would like to meet the rocket scientist who decided it is a good idea to tape the campground ID tag to the windshield. The tape doesn't remove cleanly. Windex did not remove the residue. A fresh razor blade was required to remove the adhesive.
We were pleasantly surprised by this KOA. While it was somewhat run down and needed maintenance, it wasn't very crowded during the week and was quiet except for some interstate noise. The dog park was a nice break for our Schnauzers to enjoy. We stayed at a site designed for awing to awning camping with our neighbors. There was a huge concrete patio between the sites. Overall it wasn't bad and we would camp here again.
We were not impressed with this facility. We were first disappointed that biking was not permitted. After being nearly run over by a child on a bike, we inquired at the desk about the number of bikes we saw. The desk attendant knew the no bike policy, but was completely unaware of the enforcement policy. Policies should be enforced or removed for the enjoyment of all campers. My kids were mad that others were riding, but I wouldn't let them be in violation of the rules. Further, we had considerable rainfall the weekend we stayed. We had 4" of standing water on our site. We could not walk to our truck without soaking our feet and shoes. This would seem to be an easy fix, but since the soil was higher than the concrete pad, the water had no place to go. Also, the desk clerk at the newly opened zip line facility could not answer questions about this attraction.
What a great place to camp with our kids. The park was quiet and easy to navigate. The sites are nearly level, but sandy. We were on one of the "Y" sites with our neighbors. This was a unique arrangement that made our stay very pleasant. (See map) The site was heavily wooded and provided great shade. The only issue we has was the slow wireless internet access. The associated waterpark was fantastic for our kids. Very well conceived and well constructed water park with plenty to keep the kids going all day. The deepest pool in the park was only 4 feet and lifeguards were everywhere. We would reccommemd this campground to everyone. Not a long drive to the beach if you feel the need to leave the waterpark. The campground employees were extremely friendly.
This is a great place to park an RV. Nothing to do there other than the pool. But make no mistake, a very nice place to stay. All sites are level concrete and beautifully landscaped with fragrant bushes. Very quiet campground. But don't use the water for cooking and drinking. Apparently, TN uses quite a heavy dose of chemicals in the water, so be sure to bring water for drinking and cooking. We will stay there again for the quiet, convenient access to the Gatlinburg area.
This was our first trip in our new fifth wheel. Park was very quiet and peaceful situated among many large trees. We arrived late and the trees were a little intimidating to a novice driver. The site was spacious and the area clean. The owners are very friendly and helpful. Roads are smooth gravel and well marked. This was the best revied park for our trip to Indy. We chose this campground based on the other positive reviews. Many other facilities on the way received sub standard ratings on this site. We do not regret our choice to go our of our way to stay here and we would camp there again.