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10/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate is -0- as this is a member campground. Beautiful lake and scenery, a very peaceful getaway. We were here as the season was winding down, so there were just a few other campers there. Pool closed for the season. They can improve on handicap access at this park--especially in the bathrooms. Very friendly competent staff. Roads are partly paved but mostly gravel, with deep ruts in some CG areas. Lots of the sites were not level, most uphill. Ours had a slight slope with the sewer in the back of the spot, and it doesn't flow uphill. Will definitely visit again, as it is a beautiful park.
10/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Member rate is -0-. Very nice campground. Big rig access is limited, recommend loop B. Two really big hills before you get to the campsites in loop B. No 50 amp. Not all campsites have sewer. Campground to close end of October for the winter, so not much going on for activities, and CG is nowhere near full. Staff going about their business, but not overly friendly. This CG could be a real jewel, but it needs a major overhaul. So many sites are not even big enough for a pop-up! Many sites are on little "hills" with grassy ditches between you and neighbor. The best sites are taken by seasonals, of course. Most roads are paved, looks like they attempted to fix some of the bad potholes from last year. Bathrooms are very rustic: shower curtains for a door in the toilet area. Over air TV was poor, only received one station ABC. Branches right over RV, so a site in the open probably better reception. Verizon cell 3G, only 1bar. Will return, and hope that they add 50 amp FHU at all sites soon.
10/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
Rate is 50% national pass rate. No electric, water or sewer. No soap or towels in bathrooms. No showers. Sites are very tight for a motorhome, which are only allowed in loop "T". They have a new reservation system, and the host don't know what sites have been reserved, so you can't park in any site that is "reservable" without risk of being asked to leave if someone shows up for that site. This limits the options for where you can park, and most of the "reservable" sites were empty. Camp rules prohibit generator use from 9PM to 8AM. Bathrooms accessible. Not worth the money, would rather stay at Wal-Mart, at least we can run generator there, watch TV till late and make coffee at 6AM.
10/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
Rate is Good Sam discount. Location is excellent. Most sites are short and narrow. When a motorhome would arrive on our road, others on the road would have to move their toad car or pickup in order for the new arrival to get in their campsite, as most toads were parked crosswise at the entry of the campsite-this because they put 40ft motorhomes in a site that is 40ft long. So you have to pull in as far as possible with the rear hanging way past the gravel in the trees, and park the toad or pickup sideways in front. There were other sites that were longer or wider, but most sites were like ours: SMALL. I noticed in another area they had pull throughs that shared the power/water hookups on the driver side, and on the passenger (campsite) side, shared that with another camper also, so they were very close; two picnic tables in a row. That might be nice if traveling with RV friends, but otherwise not so good. Cable TV was snowy as another review mentioned. Didn't use the pool/spa/or restaurant. CG is the best location if you are visiting the Capitol. I've stayed at lots of CGs for less, with much nicer campsites. So bottom line is, if you're visiting Washington, DC, this is a good place to park, and that's all.
06/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
Rate reflects 1/2 discount. We had 50amp site, no water or sewer. Did not see any pull through sites. Grass maybe 10" high, guessing it hadn't been cut in a month. Gravel sites, covered with old grass trimmings, made it almost impossible to keep the debris out of the RV. Though there is security during the day there is zero security at night. Significant police presence on the weekend makes me wonder what problems they have had in the past. Lots of trash bins throughout the park. Very heavy tree cover, so don't count on getting satellite. The only sites we saw that might get satellite did not have electric. OK CG for what it is, but we've been to some very nice COE parks, and this one just didn't measure up.
06/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
Rate reflects Good Sam discount. Dogs running loose every day at this park. Complained to the office and we were given lip service. The manager was supposed to follow up and come see us the next day but never did. Dogs continued to run loose. We have a dog and pet friendly parks are a plus, so we were looking forward to the pet wash, but the loose dogs spoiled our stay of 3 days. Also there were pit bulls present. The sites are narrow and unlevel as mentioned. Also the picnic table was peeling badly and needed resealing, a definite minus. Between the loose dogs, narrow site and unsightly rough picnic table we did not spend any time outdoors with our dog. Also, their "Pet walk" is a drainage ditch. Indoor pool was nice. Spa not hot, more like a hot bath, and had chewing gum stuck in the rocks, what adult would do that? The water hookups were a challenge to get working. Didn't see any management presence during our short stay. Park less than half full, and of that, there were maybe 20 rally goers; they had a nice shelter for the rally to use, a plus for that. Didn't use laundry as we have facilities onboard our motorhome, but did notice they were expensive. We were able to get WiFi the first day, but it was very weak. The last two days their WiFi was not working at all. Would not stay here again, as it is not worth the price and there is a nice CG closeby in Berlin that we like, for a lot less.
05/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
Stayed here as ROD members. Well kept manicured grounds. Lots of tall pine trees provide shade, that was nice but our roof satellite could not get direct tv from our site. Bathrooms need updating. Roads are gravel, so there is lots of dust. We used the pool & spa once; the pool was clear/clean but not heated and the spa jets don't work well so it was like taking a bath. Kind of a mixed bag there. Didn't use the rec building so don't know about activities, games, etc. We left a day early, and we were not "checked out" in the system until the day of our original reservation; I don't know what to make of that, maybe they just didn't pick up the check out slips that day. ROD sends you an email when you check out, and if they didn't I would not even know about the mix up. Several Canadian Geese "families" with little ones, they were very cute to watch around the pond. Lots of places to walk. The "dog walk" fenced area is a joke, though, it is very small, maybe 8-10 ft square, and to my dog that is a kennel, not a dog walk. Perhaps it is useful for toy breeds. There were many flowers and shrubs, and the landscaping was very nice. The campsites were pretty large, all gravel (no grass between sites). We visited New Orleans from here, maybe an hour drive across the toll bridge. We would camp here again if visiting the area, as it is a convenient place to park with thru.
05/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Stayed here while traveling Natchez Trace, off mile marker 8.1. Paved roads & sites. We had pull thru #24, a nice level thru site. Most sites also looked level, but were back in. Good location from which to visit Natchez historical sites and downtown. We did not have a reservation, so had to drive all the way to the "office" to register, and then back to the CG to our site. Staff at the office didn't have any info about Natchez, and only a photocopy of the campsite map, so if visiting here, you need to get your info elsewhere. There were several very nice cabins on the other side of the lake from the CG, looked like the views from them would be wonderful. The CG was very quiet and peaceful. Would definitely camp here again.
05/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
Right off the Natchez Trace at mile marker 304.5. Rate reflects 50% senior discount. Concrete site pads as mentioned in an earlier review are very high, and stepping out of your camper, you have quite a step down at most sites, especially the waterfront sites. We stayed in site 38 (not waterfront) and selected this site because it was level without a step down. The water level of the lake is fine, not low as previously reported. There is one ADA restroom (of 3 in the CG) this is of course the newest one. They had a Sunday church service at 8:30AM, very nice. There is a swimming pool, separate use fee, we did not use. Many hiking trails. Great diner type restaurant nearby in Belmont, the Belmont Cafe...excellent down home cooking, don't miss the peach cobbler, it is excellent! The cg was pretty crowded on the weekend, but very few campers during the week. I would have given a higher rating, but the dump station was on the side of a hill with 7 or 8 inch ruts from water erosion in the road to get to it; we didn't think it was worth the potential damage to our MH to try to get to it, so we did not use it, and this would limit any stay at this cg. We would visit again, but only for a short visit.
05/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
Natchez Trace NPS (free) campground at mile marker 385.9. We loved this CG! There are no hookups, but the ambiance makes up for it. The roads and campsites were all recently paved and pretty level; at least half are pull thrus, so great for a stop along the trace. New camp picnic tables at most sites, too. Water spigots in several places, but not at each campsite, as mentioned this is dry camping. There are very clean and spacious (with handicap facilities) restrooms, but as previously mentioned, no showers. There was not a host present while we were there. Batwing antenna received a few stations, and our Verizon phone and broadband both worked, though not a really strong signal. Only 4 campsites occupied of 30 or so, which is quite a shame for such a beautiful campground! The historic park was quite nice, with the grave of Meriwether Lewis (Lewis and Clark)at the park a few miles from the CG. Definitely worth the stop.
04/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
Recently repaved roads & site pads, but both still too narrow. As mentioned by others, must park on pad or in overflow: rangers giving out tickets, so beware. Unfortunately, not enough overflow parking so some illegal parking did make the roads difficult to traverse when exiting the park in the AM. Also the new paving of campsites raised the sites 4"-5" so when exiting your RV, expect a high curb 7"-8" on our site to the grassy area of site; the narrow pad makes this more of a safety issue. Beaches beautiful! Campground a bit crowded on the weekend with a party crowd. I noticed that not all facilities are handicap accessible, ADA site in loop A required walking through sand to get to the restroom. Very few shaded sites. Also many sites difficult to get in for big rigs. Though we didn't have it, site 30 in Loop A, looked real easy to park in. Overall, nice beach, Fort Pickens very informative, but if you've got a big rig, I'd look for another more spacious campground.
04/2011
rating [ 2/10 ]
Stayed as ROD and was assigned worst site ever in a CG. ROD members get the worst sites. We risked damage as we exited the campsite. Horrible roads, narrow, potholes, drainage dips, VERY tight turns, near to impossible for big rigs. Unfriendly staff. Only give it a 2 because 30amp power is steady, and they pick up garbage at site. Don't come here if you are ROD members!
08/2010
rating [ 3/10 ]
Special promotion rate through Thousand Trails membership. When reservation was made, they said all their sites were 50 amp. Upon arrival we were assigned a 30 amp site, with no cable TV as the ad describes. The 50 amp receptacle was taped off with electrical tape and the breaker removed at our site. They have two "family" pools, but no adult swim times. They have a security gate at the main entrance, but in the area we were assigned, vehicles could just drive in from the road across some grass, so they might just as well not have a gate at the main entrance. Staff was very friendly. Too bad this campground is not being maintained, seems to have a lot of potential. Very close to Amish areas and Lancaster. We will NOT camp here again.
07/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Better maintained than most Thousand Trails parks, but still needs lots of work. For instance, the doors at the indoor pool are always kept open because the handle latches don't work. What a concept, how about fixing the latches? So as a result, the indoor pool area was always full of flies and other insects, and the pool was dirty as a result. Campsites are generally very large, though not all are full hookup so you have to look around for one of those. Staff is very helpful. Grounds are mowed on a regular schedule (unlike some other Thousand Trails CGs) and there are nice flowering plants around the park. Convenient to Dayton, lots to do there. Near Caesar Creek SP also. Would definitely stay here again, the pros outweigh the cons.
07/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
Nice campground, but had to decrease rating because their electric melted our 30 to 50 amp plug, due to electrical problem on the power station. All the 50 amp sites are taken by annual/seasonal campers, so all that is available for travelers are 30 amp sites. There was a bag over the power station when we arrived to our assigned campsite. We called for maintenance, and their electrician assured us after testing that the power was fine. We hooked up, and it seemed fine, but when we went to disconnect a week later, found that damage resulted to our power converter plug. It was melted and took lots of effort just to remove it from the power station. Thankfully, we have a surge suppressor on our RV, and it protected our RV from damage, so we only had to buy a new 30 to 50 amp plug. Also the water spigot handle was broken; told the maintenance staff about it when they were checking the power when we checked in, but they did nothing. When we left, the water would not turn off, so there was a gusher when we disconnected our water line. They then fixed it for the next camper. The pool complex at this resort is very nice, they have adult only time 9 to 10 AM daily at the indoor pool, spa, and sauna. Very convenient to Lake Erie parks and ferries, also there is a Kroger and Wal-Mart within 10 miles. Seemed to me that maintenance, security, and recreation staff did not really care about serving campers, it was just a "job". Overall, the facilities are much nicer than other campgrounds in the area, so they do well. We stayed through our ROD membership. Would stay here again, with reservations about the electrical.
07/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Excellent campground to visit Holmes County Amish Country. Centrally located. Very friendly and helpful staff. Rate reflects 3 nights for $70 rate. Very well maintained park. Excellent restaurants nearby. Worth mentioning: has no bathrooms or a playground. This campground is aimed at motorhome campers with own facilities. Only drawback is that they don't have a pool to relax in after all that shopping!
05/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Excellent value for one night FHU stay. Camp Club USA rate, cash only. Has nice grass sites with view of a sod farm. There were a couple of small ponds equipped with Canadian geese on the property. Did not use the golf course, laundry or restrooms. Hosts were very nice. We will stay here again if in the area.
04/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Located off the beaten path, great place to relax and refresh. We stayed here for a week. This is a beautiful prairie. The birding is excellent. It was alligator breeding season and the gators made loud gronking noises in a marshy area along one of the trails. Alligators were not present in the campground area, though I would recommend that you be prepared anywhere in this park for wildlife. We saw quite a few deer. On the weekend, the park was full with quite a few children, with cookouts and partying, so if you're looking for quiet, visit during the week. We enjoyed it and will return.
03/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We love this park! Rate is discounted Florida senior rate. The sites are very neat, clean and spacious, though they could use a little more gravel on the pads. All sites have 30/50 amp hookups, and several also have sewer. There is little shade at the campsites, so plan on putting your awning(s) out. Very quiet and peaceful campground with Lake Louisa a few miles away, but still within the state park. Also has many hiking trails. The laundry is reasonable, but there are only two washers and two dryers, one each at two different bathhouses. Hosts very efficient at tidying up (raking the gravel, etc) after campers leave, and providing assistance when needed. We will definitely camp here again.
04/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
Typical Thousand Trails park. Maintenance of the park is definitely not a priority, though they did mow the grass. Interior roads are very poor, lots of potholes, also dusty from dirt roads. Impossible to get away from road noise. About half of the campground is W/E only, which of course includes the river sites (the furthest from the road), however due to it being off season, they were not allowing anyone to park on the river sites. That may be a temporary issue, I don't know. The only time I saw any employees was when they were outside taking smoking breaks, which they take a lot. No planned activities while we were here.
07/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
Entry is dumpy, owner is not particularly friendly, no amenities (laundry, pool, activities) just a place to park on or near the river, which is very nice. There are very few sewer sites available for the traveler, most are taken by seasonal trailers. As another reviewer noted, there is a Super Wal-Mart within 10-15 minutes. Also a new Tractor Supply and Home Depot in same shopping area, with ample restaurant opportunities. The CG supplies cable TV, but the Wi-Fi is $6 extra per day. No security or gate at this park. In my opinion this is expensive for what you get. There is a COE campground 10 miles away that is a gem by comparison.
09/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
We camp here because it is very convenient off Interstate 84 exit 1. Though some big rigs can get in this campground, there is a very difficult turn to the left at the bottom of the hill as you enter, so many big rigs refuse to stay here. This park's roads are the pits! Dirt and some gravel, when it rains the roads are nothing more than potholes and mud, and some of the 50amp section campsites get waterlogged too. They have known about this issue for at least a year, but no improvements so far. All of the 50 amp full hookup sites are in one area with many back to back "back in" sites. Problem is that if there is a 40+ft motorhome in one, then the site behind it will only have 20-30ft available (depending on the location in this area), so the full number of sites will not really be available for motorhomes/5th wheels/travel trailers that require the 50amp service. The CG has lots of weekend activities for children and adults, and it really fills up the CG & cabins to the max. Some of these activities (wrestling for example) can be VERY loud and may not appeal to everyone. Check the CG web page for the schedule prior to your visit. Lakefront sites do not have sewer (the few that do are taken by "seasonals") and are best suited to tents and small campers. The staff is not overly ambitious and often can be seen taking numerous smoking breaks. Still, we will return, as this CG is convenient and meets our basic needs.
09/2009
rating [ 3/10 ]
Outdoor World campground. Horrible roads within campground, large ruts and deep ditches on both sides of the entry road. Beautiful lake, only a few lakefront campsites, all seemed to be occupied by "seasonals" so not available to general membership. Sewer sites are available, but again most taken by "seasonals", and those few remaining were quite unlevel sites. We stayed in a non sewer site that was fairly level. The dump station did not have a cover on the sewer outlet! Pool & store not open during posted "open" hours. Benches on lakefront had nailheads sticking up a quarter inch or so, just an indication of the lack of even simple maintenance at this campground. "Rangers" on patrol going well beyond the 10 mph speed limit, just seemed to ride around all day not doing anything but kicking up the dust from the non-paved roads. In the comfort station nearest us, the last date logged in for cleaning/inspection was two weeks ago. There were cobwebs at the entry door to the comfort station that a tall man would run into. We did not use the comfort station. Campground staff not very friendly. On the positive side, the lake was beautiful and the campground peaceful, as there was hardly anyone there. We will not camp there again.
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