I would like to give this park better reviews, but the owner was very rude to us. Internet was great when we got here, but in the middle of our stay they changed something and we had NO internet in our spot (with high-yield receivers). Spots are leveled and grassy. Pretty view with some hills in the background. Train track is about 30-50 yards and it sometimes feels like the train goes through your living room. The highway is right behind the tracks. Very noisy. Water pressure is very poor. Again, we chose this campground for the internet, but if internet is not a concern there are a lot nicer campgrounds in the area. We visited friends at Hart Ranch, much nicer, closer to Mount Rushmore, Custer, etc.
Friendly staff, okay campground. Internet is free, but not very good. Only water and electric - not even a dump on site. You would have to borrow a wheel-dump-tank, drain your tank then drag it over to the toilet to dump. Price reflects Passport America. We stayed only one night.
Beautiful little park! Very well maintained. Helpful staff/owner. We got stuck in the very wet grass/gravel after lots of rain here, but the owner helped pull us out. One hundred sites were down due to flooding, so we stayed in the seasonal area, but it was not at all trashy. Very well kept. We would have loved to stay longer, but we rely on internet. We paid $20 per computer ($40 total) for a weeks worth of internet, but the provider has some strict firewall settings and I could not access my work files, nor could my husband access his entertainment service. The service gives about 0.5 mbit/s so not bad, other than the restrictions.
Now, internet has a big part in my reviews, and this park has amazing internet. Best we have seen on the road. Sights are mostly big, but paved, and I am a little bit worried about being stuck in the sand when we pull out as our lot is very sandy. The park is huge, with ponds to swim in, playground for the kids, Frisbee golf, trails, anything you want for a county park. We will definitely come here again, and do our week out of a park in Orlando.
Positive experience. I was quite worried going into the office after all the horror stories on this site but was pleasantly surprised when a nice, friendly lady helped me out. Nice, really clean pool and my daughter loved the "beach-pond". Good, free Wi-Fi. Quite dusty. Many permanents, but well kept. Price reflects a Passport America discount. I would stay here again.
We were here during the Indianola Balloon Festival. It is on Hwy 92, a few minutes from Balloon field. It is a first come, first serve, you pick your own spot and pay daily so you can extend your stay as long as you wish. Nice, shaded spots and we managed to keep it cool inside despite the 100 degrees outside. We picked a spot with the playground right outside, our daughter loved it. It is at a fairground though, so you might want to check their schedule as we had a very loud Figure 8 spring car race our last night, but noise doesn't bother us too much. It is also on Hwy 92, which is a little noisy. Internet was however spectacular, which is one of our priorities so we were happy.
We just spent a week here and it was a beautiful park! Good sized lots (even better for electric only sites, but they were limited to 28' I think, and we're 40'). Nice green grass, clean picnic table in good shape. Very clean rest rooms. Beautiful playground, raspberry and blackberry picking, nice trails. Quiet. A little pricy, but for closeness to Mall of America it's worth it.
Not bad. Good location, spots were small, seasonal spots were bigger, and there were no permanent trash. Toddler, baby and I had great fun in the pool as half the pool was only 3 ft deep. Friendly staff that let us store our perishables while we were fixing the wiring to our fridge, freezer, and microwave that was damaged by a tire blowout. Internet was free, but fairly slow. I would stay here again thanks to the proximity to Atlanta.
We just stayed here one night ($20 with Passport America but only one night and very limited dates). We loved it! We had a giant spot with beautiful leaf trees. Close to one of the 4 playgrounds. Well looked after, clean. Used the laundry which was clean. Some seasonal but no permanent trashy trailers. Huge, beautiful lake. Very positive. This used to be a Yogi park from what I understand and some of the reviews surprise me. Maybe it is under new management as I did not see anything Jellystone.
We stayed here for 3 weeks. It was really the only option this time of year. The lots were decent sized with sites shaded by trees. We were there for opening and Easter weekend and it was pretty party-party past quiet hours. During the week we were almost by ourselves and it was very nice. The "lake" was more like a disgusting green-poison-pond, really yucky. Playground was very nice although a little far from the sites. Also a fenced dog playground that looked nice if you have a dog. Laundry was clean and nice. Activities for the kids.
Affordable with Passport America ($14 I think). Nice small campground with lots of trees. Mainly functions as an amusement park with many visitors daily, quite pricey and for older kids than ours (6+). The cavern is very neat, although we were a little taken aback about the religious aspect of the tour. We came to see a million year old cave and instead got a Genesis lightshow. Small playground, good laundry facilities.
We stayed here for 10 days. Very nice and well maintained. True campground, no permanents. Our spot was close to the office so our Wi-Fi was good. We were only like 10 feet from the playground so our daughter was in heaven. The playground could improve, it has a large wooden pirateship, a wooden train and a little house. There was also a tube/climbing structure, the kind that you can see at McDonalds but a regular outdoor climbing set with a couple of swings would greatly have improved the over-all impression for a family with little ones. We did laundry, maybe we were one of the first of the year but we got lots of laundry ruined by rust stains. The water was very filthy. We had to buy a new filter after leaving as the sediment had clogged ours. There were chunks of rocks/clay in the filter and what came out of the hose was brownish. There were activities for the kids on the weekend, and our daughter got to see and hug Yogi Bear. We saw some bingo going on. It was a little far from civilization.
We had booked two weeks at this place to visit relatives in the area. Booking was interesting in itself as staff was friendly but not very knowledgable. Trying to explain that I wanted Passport America rate for the two weeks and willling to pay full on the weekend like their site stated. They wanted to try and make me pay their weekly flat rate even though it came out more expensive. Anyways, we got there and had to pay $10 deposit for our key card. We arrived fairly late and when we saw the state the park was in we decided to stay one night and try and get our money back leaving our one-day penalty charge behind. We tried their Wi-Fi which was great. Being fulltimers with constant Internet cravings and also the fact that we would spend our days at our relatives' house made us stay for the two weeks. The "playground" consists of 5 swings and a "climbing wall" built with tires. The lots are tiny. People are pulled in every other way so the 10 feet between lots is shared. And where you are back to back with someone there is about 2 feet, just enough room for your hookups. Furthermore this should not be labeled a campground. I have never seen such a variation of permanent-Picasso-looking trailer-creations that have sprouted shacks, huts and fences. I wish I could show you some of MY pictures (rather than the arranged pictures on their website). It might seriously be worth to stay the night just to check out the creativity of some of the residents. But no, not even that would make me recommend it to anyone. At the exit of the park they had a tire puncture strip. Seriously? What if we would've had to stop for a kid running out of one of the houses and rolled back slightly (as we have a manual transmission truck).