The good news, first. The lady who checked me in (owner, manager?) was very friendly, although she could not take a credit card. The showers/bathrooms were very clean, nice tall trees. WiFi worked ok. The bad news. The man who showed me to the spot, was marginally cordial. After he waved me into the spot, I asked about the cable TV, since I had been given the cable channels. Without apology he said, "It is not available on these sites." Since I was only here for one night I said OK. The site was very narrow and would only be suitable for a very small trailer or truck camper and was not very well maintained or level. The hookups were quite old. The park atmosphere is more that of a mobile home park than an RV park. Traffic from the nearby busy highway woke me at around 4:30 and sleep was rough after that. You can't always judge a book by its cover, but some of the visible residents made me uneasy enough to lock my camper when I visited the rest room, which is unusual for me. Although the showers were very clean, the shower was designed for someone about 5 feet tall and barely warm. Adequate, at best. Also, luckily I was the only one in there, because it was like a locker room setup and I like some degree of privacy. I would not stay here, again.
Arguably the trashiest park we have stayed in. It is a real shame, too, because with clean-up it could be quite nice. The electrical hookup was mis-wired, so we had to look around for another hookup about 50 ft away. The water hookup was inconvenient, also. Trash was everywhere and some rigs looked like they had been in their spot for 20 years. Unfortunately, it was the closest thing we could find to a work location, but will be leaving as soon as possible. The wireless internet was terrible, with a very erratic signal and very expensive.
A very nice park. Nicely located for access to Cleveland with lots of room to roam. We enjoyed the wifi, although it was an extra charge. We would most definitely stay here, again. Very friendly and helpful staff.
A wonderf ul place to stay. The pull-throughs were enormous! Naturally, it became quite crowded on the weekend, but during the two weeks we stayed it was very quiet during the week days. Excellent accessible beach and gorgeous views of Lake Erie. WiFi is supposed to be available next year, even though it is advertised as having it now. We would love to stay here again. Easy access to the interstate to drive into the Motor City and visit the Henry Ford, Motown, or whatever.
Difficult to access, but a great jumping off spot for NYC. The campground would have been gorgeous with some administration. Many residents are obviously long-term and when you see two pit bulls lunging at you from a site, it doesn't give you a lot of confidence.
Whatever you do, be very careful approaching the entrance to this park. Like so many KOA's that we have stayed in, space is tight. When approaching the entrance, what appears to be an entrance and and exit lane is, in reality, an entrance/exit LANE and a private DRIVEWAY that requires backing out into a fairly busy road..NOT FUN!! We complained inside and got a rousing chorus of affirmitives from those standing around. One gentleman said he had to unhook his toad and get his wife to stop traffic, all the while listening to the rantings of the property owner. VERY poorly marked and got NO attention. Then, while checking in, we got mired in several vehicles and had to get out ask some folks to give us a path. Then, we were assigned a site with someone already in it, who didn't want to move, so we took a site without full hookups, just to finally settle down. I hope I never have to stay in another KOA, we have had so many bad experiences there. They did have good cable, for what that is worth. We think KOA should stand for Kid-filled, Overpriced, and Ancient.
A very nice, clean park. Limited sewer availability, but a nice stay in a very clean little town. The library not far away had great wifi availablity. A gorgeous 9 hole golf course is a few blocks away. Great stopping point headed north from Des Moines to Minneapolis.
What a beautiful spot and close to everything! The campground has lots of great character with some beautiful tent spots. While walking the dog, we did have to witness some youngsters in fond embrace in their car, but heck we were young once, too. We absolutely loved this place and the fact that it was within minutes of downtown Minneapolis, the airport, Mall of America, etc...was icing on the cake.
I absolutely hated this park as much as any we have stayed in the past 5 years. It was incredibly difficult to access their so-called pull through and our 5W is only 33 ft. long. Barely missing fences, children, and rocks, the "guide" took me to the spot, which was way off-level and I couldn't even get the slides out because it was so narrow! After looking around a bit and seeing the chaos around us, with no slides, I went in and asked for a refund, which they very reluctantly gave back. I guess if you have children that love chaos, along with you, this might be heaven.
We loved staying here. Very quiet and easy access to a great bike trail, Wal-Mart, etc., but felt very private. The sites were very level the river was very peaceful. They didn't have a lot of amenities, at the time, but said they were working on it. Very friendly "mom and pop" park. Stupendous scenery within a 30 minute drive.
If you enjoy children running amock on bikes, scooters, etc..., yelling and screaming, then this is your kind of place. Leave your satellite dish down, unless you get one or two plum locations. Unfortunately, their cable system has lousy reception and only a few channels. Be sure to tell the office how long you are and that you need a big site, if that is the case. They put us in one we could barely squeeze our 33 ft. 5W into. Yes, it was getting dark when we parked, but it was arguably one of the most difficult places to squeeze into we have encountered in several years. Mosquitos were everywhere. We had hoped for wireless internet because one poster on here had said it was available, but it was not; however, we did find access a few miles away at a library. I would recommend if you are planning on staying here for NYC visits, to go on to Liberty Harbor. No trees, but few screaming children and very convenient to the city.
This could have been a great place to stay, had it not been for some unfriendly owners. The full hookup areas are not shaded and back-in only. The water was horrible and had a very nasty smell-we didn't drink it. They keep the bar open on weekends and it is pretty noisy until after midnight. If you are looking for an out-of-the way place (you go through a lot of back country roads to get there) to stay for a while, there are some water/electric spots away from the "action." We won't go back. Too bad, it could be a gorgeous spot.