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04/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate is a rally discount. Great place for a rally, fully equipped kitchen, meeting area, BBQ, directly across from drive through sites. Sites are gravel, concrete patio, blacktop roads, dog park, big rig friendly. EXCEPT, do NOT follow your GPS into this campground. There is a railroad track on Southcross Road with a small steep hill that will cause significant damage. Follow the directions in the Good Sam book. There is free Wi-Fi for two devices, Sprint cell & MiFi worked well; satellite is hit or miss depending on the site. Employees are great. Would stay here again.
04/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
Rate includes Good Sam discount. Friendly staff does what they can with what they have, but it needs updating. Former KOA. Grass sites, gravel roads, satellite locked on, Sprint cell worked. Big rig tight - best to stay up front. Camp sites are wide but not not exceptionally long. Road to the campground is a little questionable, a sign verifying one is going the right way would be helpful. Would stay here again.
04/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate includes KOA discount. Grass sites, gravel roads, big rig friendly, long sites, long enough to disconnect the from the 5th wheel and not worry about blocking the road. Stayed up front for one night, did not use restrooms. Satellite locked on easily, Sprint cell worked. Easy on/off the interstate, little bit of road noise. Would stay here again.
04/2014
rating [ 6/10 ]
Rate includes Good Sam discount. Nice park, friendly people, stayed up front, easy on/off I-10, some highway noise, only stayed one night and did not use the restrooms. A little tight but big rig friendly. We did not get any sense of unease.
04/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
Rate includes KOA discount. Gravel roads, concrete sites (100 amp available), friendly staff. Only stayed one night, did not use any of the amenities except the free newspaper and included breakfast!! Very easy on and off the Interstate; stayed up front so there was some highway noise but worth the convenience. Would stay here again.
04/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate includes KOA discount. Super clean, nice people, easy on/off the highway, convenient. Stayed one night, long enough to relax in the pool and do laundry. Yes, there was highway noise but the convenience was worth it. Paved roads, concrete sites - long and level - grass between sites, short walking trail to the Colorado River. Sprint cell worked well, clear satellite signal. Big rig friendly. Entrance is in the front, exit is out the back into a residential neighborhood. Follow the sign posted at the exit. It says no waterfront sites but tents can camp very close to the Colorado River. Would camp here again.
02/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
Sadly we used this campground as an overnight stay, it is definitely a place I would go back to and spend a week. Good handicapped access, good access to restaurants, employees helpful... everything you would expect from KOA. The point of our trip was to deliver my parents from the polar arctic north to sunny Florida so the overnight stay was short.
02/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
We arrived tired, cold, wet, after dark, and hungry for an overnight stop. Easy access to I-95, simple check-in and a pull-through spot. We were able to eat and obtain some essentials without unhooking. We used it as an overnight stop, but would be good for a couple of days. Good handicapped access.
11/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate is with KOA card and points. Stayed one night, convenient to I75. Paved roads and sites; water, electric, sewer, wifi (worked well) and cable all included. They are turning the back two rows into one row to accommodate big rigs - yes, big rig compatible. Called to reserve a site, knowing we would be arriving at closing time or shortly there after. The manager said not to worry, she would wait! Not only did she wait, but so did her assistant who escorted us to our site and offered to help us set up! Sprint cell and DirecTv rooftop satellite worked well. Would stay here again.
11/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Stayed one night, very convenient from I-75. Roads are paved and gravel, sites are gravel, Wi-Fi is $3 a day, Cable is $2 a day (80 channels); electric, water, sewer are fine. We needed a pressure regulator for the water - our tankless water heater loved it. Site was almost perfectly level! Sprint phone, Sprint MiFi and DirecTv rooftop satellite signals strong. Drive in looks tight but there is plenty of room. Employees very helpful. There was a dog park but we did not stay long enough to use it. Stayed in the back, in the longer sites. Would stay here again.
11/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Stayed 10 days for deer season. No water or sewer, electric only. The showers were warm and the water hot. Roads are paved; a few sites are paved, most are either gravel or grass. There are two or three sites with sewer. The City of Gladwin has Wi-Fi, but we were not able to pick it up in the campground; it is much lower than the surrounding neighborhood. If there is a lot of rain, it can flood. But the wind is blocked. There is an upper section with pull-through sites. There was only one employee, the manager, very helpful. In the lower section Sprint cell and MiFi worked; roof top satellite did not, blocked by trees; picked up 3 local TV channels on antenna. Would stay here again.
10/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate reflectsa group rate. Came here for a Rally. This was a good choice for our Rally because the sites are at angles making socializing easy. The pavilion had electricity for our Pot Luck dinner. Roads are gravel, sites gravel and grass. Electric is on the passenger side, water & sewer on the driver's side. An extra electric cord is advisable. Power & water were fine, Sprint MiFi & cell signal poor, good signal with roof mounted DirecTV SD satellite dish, no fire rings, WiFi is $3 a day. Employees are friendly, professional, and helpful without being intrusive. Can hear the clip-clop of the Amish buggies as they go by. Definitely big friendly, pull-thru sites are plenty long enough.
08/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Very nice campground behind a large pool open to the public. Stayed 4 days. Back in sites, with plenty of room. The entrance road has a significant dip down then up a steep entry hill to the campground. The road is scared with drag marks. Clean restrooms, washer/dryer worked good, quiet, clean, great views, dog friendly. Only met one employee when we checked in. She was also the pool attendant - professional and helpful. All inquiry calls were answered promptly. Road in is paved, sites are gravel, and security gate separates campers from swimmers. We did not use the pool, no idea if it is included. We were on the lake side so our roof mounted satellite found a signal with no problem (DirecTV); Sprint cell and Mi-Fi worked fine. too. The road in has a significant dip, then hill up into the campground, Once you pull into the driveway you are committed. Not sure I would agree with the "big rig friendly" designation because of the entry road. That dip could be expensive.
05/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate is with the KOA card. There is a weekly rate, stay 7 pay for 5 days. Stayed 6 days; picked this campground because it is the closest one to Central Florida R&P (15 min) and not far (35 min) from Amway Arena in downtown Orlando. Great park, dog friendly, employees are wonderful, pool & hot tub were great. Stayed here over Memorial Weekend, park was pretty full. The power dropped, tripping our surge protector 6 or 7 times. The breaker was changed to see if that helped, it did a little. Water pressure good, cell (Sprint) service good, satellite (DirecTV) good, laundry facility good, Big Rig friendly. Driving out of the campsite is a hair tight but do-able by even the biggest Class A! Most sites are concrete slabs, some grass or gravel. Main road into the campground is paved, interior roads are gravel. The lake is big enough to water ski. There is a boat ramp: we did not use it. It is either a pretty nice ramp or the folks that used it were very experienced, it looked pretty easy. Some brought big floating rafts and anchored out a bit from their sites. Campfires are permitted in rings that are 6" off the ground. Everything was immaculate, well cared for, night time security guard takes late arrivals to their sites. Our GPS said to go south and make a U-turn, but there is a break in the median so there is no need for a u-turn. A little pricey. Will stay here again.
04/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Former KOA, 1 mile north of I-10 on 441. 441 is pretty busy,so there is some highway noise but not like the Interstate. Stayed 4 days; goal was to visit friends. Lots of big rig friendly sites, almost all are pull through. Drive through a little bit of grass to blacktopped site, and picnic table is on concrete. Site is a hair narrow, step out of RV onto the grass. Plenty of room between sites. Leaving is a little tight; the road between the sites is a little narrow. Another post mentioned the rules. Yes, there are a few more rules than usual. Rules such as "no draining of petroleum products from motor vehicles", leave the ducks alone, close the shower curtain - really? Makes me wonder what situation forced the owners to put these things in writing. Water pressure is low, owners know it, can be a problem for on-demand water heaters. Cable was good with several HD channels and only went out once. Internet kept resetting so we did not use it. In their defense, it rained 6" in 36 hours during our stay. Blocks are required under jacks, and are provided. Satellite worked fine, Sprint 3g wi-fi was good, Sprint cell mediocre. Dog friendly, employees helpful, not intrusive. Office is open 5 hours a day, 8-10a and 4-7p. Gave it a 7 because of the water pressure. Would recommend it and would stay here again.
05/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is our second visit; we stayed here to visit with friends that live near by. Nice park with huge oak trees, hence the name Big Oak. Forget satellite, the cable is pretty good. There are a number of pull-through sites, B4-10, are the best. Road and sites are gavel, there are concrete pads with picnic tables. Our arrival was horrible, pouring rain, nothing seemed to go right, did not have our reservation, hooked up electric and no power. Employees took everything in stride with efficiency, humor and patience. The power was fixed immediately, no other problems encountered. Sites are a little tight, but staggered so you have room for slides and awnings. Visitors are fine, dog friendly and the office is open until 7pm. Rate includes Good Sam discount. Would stay here again.
04/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Camped here because it was the closest big rig friendly park to the Confederate Nationals at River Bend. Nice park, interesting lay out, definitely big rig friendly and they take you to the site first to make sure. Our site was gravel, in a large gravel parking area, but was very easy to back into. Electric, water and sewer are ground level so your slide will go over it if need be. Satellite worked fine, not blocked by trees. There are sites in a wooded area that can be tricky for big rigs. The creativity of the layout of this park is not completely appreciated until it rains. Spent 6 days here and it rained 4. The gravel parking area drained well. Lake sites are beautiful, big rig friendly, gravel in a gravel lot. If you are at a site with no sewer, they will loan you one of those blue tote tanks. There are no amenities, except propane, but everything is close. Employees are helpful and non-intrusive. Not good for kids, nothing to do. Even without amenities, this was a very nice park and I would come here again.
10/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
Price is with KOA discounts. Backed into a spot in the back, lots of room, easy to access. Roads are sand, sites are grass/sand, roads are a little tight but big rig friendly. Lot of trees, forget satellite, cable was pretty good. Electric, water, sewer good; excellent pizza & wings, beer, wine, even a wine tasting. Had a very enjoyable evening with other campers and work campers. Also serve coffee and bagels in the morning! Dog friendly. Great way to relax, will go back.
10/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
Stopped here on the way to Big Foot, stayed one night. Price includes dog fee - $2, $1 each. Wide open spaces, long concrete site, concrete pad for picnic table, paved streets, corners a little tight. We checked in after hours, met the evening Ranger - very helpful, drove us to our site. Exceptional water pressure! Electric & sewer good, Sprint cell & MiFi worked well. Wi-Fi available, saw strong signals but did not try it. Park is very well maintained, would stay here again.
10/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Sites are being remodeled by section, only back-in but there is room. We stayed in the section above the horses, no one was in the row across from us. If there had been, it would have been a struggle to back in and pull out. The grass had not grown in our section yet, the other was very nice and well maintained. Had water, electric, sewer; 4G on Sprint MiFi; Sprint cell service was good, no trees so satellite was excellent. Sworn Police Officers take care of the Park, assigning spots, parking people, collecting cash or check (only). No reservations, first come, first serve. Definitely call before going to check availability and ask what gate to go in. We had to turn around twice and the gate people had no idea how much room we needed to do so. Very quiet, close to restaurants & shopping.
10/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Little tight for big rigs, the first site was too unlevel. We were upgraded to a premium site, concrete with pavers. It was very tight getting turned around - we have a 40' 5th wheel, towed with a Hauler. The employees were very helpful. Lot of trees but we were able to get roof-top satellite. Back-in sites may be better for satellite and looked deeper. Sprint cell/MiFi, electric, water and sewer worked well. Did not try cable or Wi-Fi. Our intention was to visit family, so we did not pay attention to discounts to surrounding attractions. Dog friendly.
09/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
As stated in previous reviews, the only negative is the price but it is conveniently located between DC, Baltimore and Annapolis. Roads are blacktop or gravel, plenty wide for big rigs. Sites are gravel and also big rig compatible. Electric, sewer, water, roof-top satellite worked well - sewer is being upgraded, to make adapters seat better. Sprint cell and mifi service worked well. Employees are great, helpful and work hard at keeping the park immaculate. Lot of nice little touches - camp store is well stocked and open until 10p, daily Washington Post available. Double washers and dryers available, $2 for washer and $1.50 for dryer (no extra time needed!).
09/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Big rig tight! When you arrive, park and walk to your site to make sure you will fit. There is one corner we almost did not make it around. Roads are paved, sites are gravel and grass. Electric was a little low but not enough to set off our surge protector, even running both A/Cs. Lot of trees, do not count on satellite; nice selection of cable channels. Pet friendly (breed restrictions call to verify), spotless, employees are very helpful. The sites on the back row alternate, so you can park door facing door with another camper. Good mix of campers - seasonals, full-timers, weekenders. I marked it a 7 because it is a bit tight, expensive and they need to give out an instruction sheet when you check in with info on what to do with trash, cable channels, store hours, etc.
09/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Came in for matches at Camp Grayling: perfect spot, very close to the gate. Large campground, not many pull through sites. Not all sites have sewer. Back-in spots are huge, plenty of room to wiggle around to get satellite (lot of trees). Sites are sand and grass; roads are sand: vacuum cleaner will get a work out. Power, water, sewer all worked well. Good Sprint cell service. Dog friendly. Laundry was expensive: $2 each for washer and dryer (45minutes). Significantly more relaxed after Labor Day, some seasonals, very quiet. Employees very helpful.
08/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Stayed over Labor Day weekend, park was full. Lots of activities. Very dog friendly with a small dog park. Sites are gravel, with grass in between. Interior roads are gravel, wide with room to turn. Staff has a lot of young people who were very helpful and knowledgable. Store is fairly well stocked. Sites are a little close together, but not uncomfortably so. When we unhooked, we took all of our pull-through site. No problems with electric, water or sewer; Sprint cell and air-card service worked well; no problems with satellite. Free internet available but we did not use it.
08/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
Stayed 2 weeks, employees are great. EPA is after them and all campgrounds about dumping gray water on the ground so they pump out. Power was fluctuating enough to kick our surge protector. An electrician was called in and it was fixed within two hours. Sites are gravel/grass, big rig compatible. Lots of trees, we wiggled back and forth until our roof mounted satellite locked on. The lake has a bounce thing to keep kids busy; plenty of activities. Park is mostly seasonal, but does not have that mobile home park feel.
08/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Only stayed one night; goal was to get off the road and relax. Had 50amp, water, and sewer. Sprint cell phones and air card worked fine. Don't know about activities. Staff was friendly and knowledgable about the area.
07/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
Came here for the Arena Football game and to relax - great place for that. A little pricey but I changed my reservation four times with no harm or foul. They even called me when I goofed up the dates so I would not loose my deposit. The pool is open 23 hours a day! Sites are concrete, big rig compatible with 50 amp. Streets are a tad tight but thought was given to turning radius so there is room. Employees are professional, friendly and helpful. All the amenities you would expect from KOA - laundry, dog park, pool, 3 wheel bike things. My Nextel/Sprint MiFi hit 4g, not many trees so satellite worked fine. There is Wi-Fi, first day is free after that it is $1 a day that goes towards KOA kids. Only downside is the price, but it is everything you would expect from KOA.
04/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Our needs are few: full hook-ups, pull-through, pet friendly. This park met all those needs. Staff were friendly and helpful. We stayed in one of the pull-through spots in the back and did not hear the Turnpike. Park is mostly seasonals with a number of park models; most units are well maintained. Sites are grass, roads are paved and wide, and there is a security gate with a combination. Most of the daily rate sites are back-in and towards the front. They looked pretty wide, fairly level, deep enough for the big 5th wheels and not too tricky to get into. We stayed 5 days/4 nights: attended an arena football game, 2 day competition and an appointment with a specialist so we did not participate in any activities or socialize past walking the dogs. Also did not use the restrooms. Would stay here again.
08/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Stayed here for the National Matches at Camp Perry. Nice clean park, dog friendly, stayed two weeks. The weekends are more crowded than weekdays - lot of seasonal campers. Sites and roads are gravel, big rigs stay up front. Seasonal folks are friendly but get testy when you have to drive on their site to make it around a corner. Gray water is allowed to drain at site, but black tank must be pumped out or drive to on-site RV dump. Most campgrounds in Northern Ohio are like this. Employees are very helpful and professional. There are planned activities i.e. movie night, pot luck. The swimming pond has a trampoline-like bounce thing and a beach. I will stay here again.
01/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
Stayed here for the Tampa RV Show, so we did not pay much attention to the activities in the Park. There are two sections to this campground, The Palms and The Oaks. The published address is for the Palms, the Oaks is around the corner. Both parks were full during the week we stayed. Sites are grass, plenty wide and long; roads are paved and a little tight but everything is well maintained. Back in sites are staggered so you can pull-thru if you have a cooperative neighbor. Seemed to me, most of the sites had trees that blocked satellite signals. Cell signal was good (Nextel/Sprint). The pool is heated! No problems with the Canadians. Employees are excellent. Both parks were absolutely full, but they found us a site with sewer and moved us to it on the second night. I will stay here again.
01/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a very nice park, sites and roads are gravel and picnic tables are on concrete pads. We had 50 amp service, water, sewer, Wi-Fi and cable. Our satellite was not able to find a signal due to the huge oak trees, hence the name Big Oak RV. Employees are professional and helpful, even checked on us after we were settled. Had good cell service (Nexel). The interior road is a little tight, and the sites are close but RVs on pull through sites are staggered providing plenty of room. The rate reflects a Good Sam discount, still a little high. We would stay here again. We stayed in a 5th wheel which we tow with a hauler and still had room for a guest on our site.
10/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
Terraced campsites, the gravel roads were just a tad tight with a 40' fifth wheel and a hauler. Entrance driveway was steep, but we did not drag anything. Checked in during the day so we did not have any problem with the security gate. Our pull-through campsite was gravel, level and well maintained, with clear view of the southern sky for the satellite. We had to park the hauler perpendicular, behind the RV. The pool was already closed, but the bounce pad was a lot of fun even for adults. The employees were very helpful; park is dog friendly. Propane was readily available. This was our first time in cold weather. Stayed 2 weeks in our toy hauler with 3 dogs.
12/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very nice park, would stay here again. I would have liked to be able to rent a 100lb propane tank but that was not available since we only stayed a week. Internet was available near the office, washer/dryer was also available. We had plenty of room.
12/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
Excellent park, will definitely come back. Shade trees are on perimeter allowing a clear satellite signal. Staff members could not be more friendly and helpful. We had plenty of room.
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