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07/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very well set up for each site to enjoy its privacy. Directv easy to set up. Well kept, full hookup, great bike trails and pool for kids. Very level, hookups convenient to connect. One of Indiana's best State Parks. TC's restaurant in Battle Ground a can't miss.
06/2014
rating [ 10/10 ]
Blacktop everywhere, no dust, well kept, kid friendly, lots going on for kids, nice pool, easy in and to site, cable tv, SW for satellite no issue, sewer too far back from other hookups, Great find, close to many day excursions as well.
06/2014
rating [ 5/10 ]
Hosts very nice, helpful on places to eat, area hot spots, and general information. Exceptional access off I-90. Within 1/2 mile of exit. Good Sam club member. Pull-through site close quarters, and ours had a "shared" sewer. 1st for me. Had to dump as needed and the site next to us did the same thing into the same sewer connection. Site wet from rains in area, stayed wet for stay. Wi-Fi excellent. Gravel drive and sites Pool not open when arriving, opened next day but level was 6" below recirculating returns so floating debris stayed in pool. Only 5 deck chairs and no shade, which may have been due to it being the 1st day of summer and pool had not been used for the season. Water line broke to campground and was repaired later that day. Over 75% were permanent sites. If DirecTV line of site important need to state up front, most sites are in shady area. Not a bad overnight, extended stay not so much if pool is important.
06/2014
rating [ 4/10 ]
Based on no internet at sites, dirty pool, tight sites back to back and very close side to side. Nice clean showers, level sites, good location of utilities, location to falls, kid friendly, and general cleanliness; nice if phone and internet not important. We put a significant priority on this so key to rating. Also noted gate leaving malfunctioning so guests inconvenienced.
02/2014
rating [ 10/10 ]
As good as I have seen, roomy sites a big plus. Did a pull-through which was exceptionally long. Cable good, phone service good, internet spotty, hosts exemplary, bingo night well run, dinner/dance night very smoothly operated, maintenance well attended to, quarry interesting, breakfast in town reasonable and close, even rode bicycle to it, a great campground. Day trips abound, Gainesville, Cedar Key, Ocala, and many others.
06/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
Stayed in upper campground due to pool availability for grand kids. Pool clean but not an Olympic size pool as stated in brochure. Appears to be more of an overnight stop for 3 gambling boats near the grounds. Showers had a bench with screws extending out from bench; notified office and repaired right away. Was hoping for more campground activities, the but pool was it during the week. Made the place our base for zoo in Cincinnati and Aquarium in Newport Ky. Great places I might add. Pull through sites nice, Wi-Fi was good, kids games in clubhouse all cost money.
05/2012
rating [ 4/10 ]
Easy on/off from 65. Passport rate was $23 cash only; IRS please note. Envelopes for those checking in had the rate at $37 so not thinking the 50% rate being given to Passport America members. Seems like my rate should have been $18.50 by my calculations. But I was never good in math. Ate at the Franklin steakhouse in Franklin (converted waffle house) and it was an excellent meal for the price. The rib eye very good. Will look for another Passport America spot next time.
05/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
Hosts and owners friendly and quite helpful. Ate at Cheddars in Valdosta a decent meal for fair price. Easy in/out only 2 miles from I75. Very nice looking town/friendly and clean. WiFi sucked in fact never did get on line. Great overnight stop and passport america campground.
12/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
We found this park a wonderful experience and highly recommend it. 1st site too small for our 40' 5th wheel but the park attendants were great in putting us in a different site. Great views of the water from several sites. Cafe within 5 minutes going north on a1a, good meal and reasonable. Sweet Tomatoes pizzeria in west Melbourne also worth a visit. UDT museum and Mel Fishers museums great stops nearby.
12/2011
rating [ 4/10 ]
Not for big rigs-camped in a 40' 5th wheel and could not get in 1st site due to turning radius. This campground needs grooming in the worst way. Won't be back. Great park for watching manatee and boat tour great. Angelina's for pizza and Bellini's for a great Italian of any kind. Right turn from Hwy 17 abysmally bad-ran over curb with RV once and dually truck another time. Potential of campground is immense-to bad its not utilized. Site not wide and sandy or is it level. They could do so much better.
12/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
It is not big rig friendly. Personnel standoffish and monotone when giving information as only a bureaucrat can. The entrance to the park is tricky, we went by 1st time. It is a hard v type turn into campground area. Site 87 overgrown and we had to not only watch sides but overhead as well-I even checked roof to make sure it was not damaged when setting up. We won't come back and left 4 days early. The town great for things to do; the American Legion at foot of drawbridge has a great prime rib. It you get to Palatka go to Angels diner (oldest diner in Florida) it's great.
11/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
State park with cable TV and Wi-Fi, although the Wi-Fi is not great. Full hookups. Roomy sites. Ignore site 16 in the fall with the acorns dropping. Scarecrows in the park is a hoot during Oct/Nov period. Great walking areas. Bike paths are super. Will camp here again. Town of Opp close and very convenient to 331.
11/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice overnight with Wi-Fi and easy in and out. Gravel sites. Roomy. Many snow birds for the winter. Big Bob Gibsons barbecue for ribs was very good.
11/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Great stopover near Cave City, Ky. Site 37 was huge, a great Direct TV spot and the Wi-Fi great. Gravel site but level. Just off 65: 2.5 miles at exit 53 going west. Gentlemen at office check in, offered suggestions on where to eat/things to see in area. We recommend the Mexican restaurant /El Mazatlan about 5 minutes from the campground. Looking at this as an annual stop on our snowbird trek each year.
10/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Nice state park, roomy and well maintained. Eight miles to New Castle and many nice places to eat. Los Amigos Mexican was excellent. Nice beach, shade or sun your choice. Gravel sites, back in and pull through. Cell phone coverage weak but doable. Mifi in and out with Verizon. Will return.
09/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Spent 9 nights on site A1. Great roomy campground site w/50 amp and water. Shade and Direct TV usable w/rooftop mount. Paved roads/gravel site. Sites too close and would do well for an update and remove about every other site. Beach are small but nice. Great meal at Mr. Bills (2" pork chop house special) in Grand Rivers. Went to playhouse in town Friday night and was decent show. Check in hosts excellent in that my 1st site was not suitable for my rig. Great assistance in relocating. Paducah within 30 minutes and nice tourist visit.
08/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
No internet access even with air card. SW view OK for satellite TV. Big sites available. Well kept grounds. Mens restroom smelled of urine. In racoon run area. Very busy on weekends and about 20% during week. Great lake for fishing/swimming/docks etc. 3rd busiest campground in Indiana. AT&T cell phone worked OK. Big Berry hamburger spot good place for quick bite and ice cream treat.
07/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
90% permanent sites. Great for work being done at Walnut Ridge RV dealer who also owns the campground. . Electric & Water only. 50 amp. Out site was short but worked-would not have if I had my swivel-wheel trailer connected. Some shade but afternoon very sunny. Dump station in a lousy area-directly in path RV's come in. Charge for the pool $2.50 per person-and closed at 5pm. When temps were over 90 degrees all week this was a bit short sighted on their part. Bill's diner in town is where the locals eat.
07/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
DNR staff a bit standoffish at check in-all business and no personality. Park great and plenty of shade. 30 amp, gravel sites w/some blacktop. Direct TV access no problem. Showers too hot Tuesday but fine Wednesday. No set cleaning time on showers in fact request to allow child to use bathroom before cleaning started and was told come back in 1/2 hour. This is someone who needs another job. Most sites too short for big rig so be aware. Great facility but probably needs a shake up at the top to reenergize folks to realize what customer service is. Park not 25% full on our visit. On Site 22 and shady and ok for 36' 5th wheel. Did not find any outstanding places to eat in short stay.
06/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Avoid site 54 like the plague: they have allowed a mulberry tree to overlap the entry to the site and it's a mess. Please remove! The park has developed beautifully into a mecca for the locals. Nice beach by Indiana standards. Well maintained park (except for the aforementioned mulberry tree). Hospitable former Marine at the entry to the camping area, check in lady was a bit of a crank. Has a nice size lake for kayaking, etc. Located near any shopping you want in South Bend or Amish area. Biking was excellent as was any Amish place for food. Will stay here again, just not site 54.
05/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
Park shows signs of wear and not as well kept as we have experienced at other COE grounds. Restroom very dated, no lighting, excessive leaves, limbs, muddy entrance to site. Probably a result of the stormy spring but still on the edge as far as being an attractive place to camp. Won't return. Plenty of shade and nice lakeside view. Full hookup @ $12 with/Golden Age access was hard to beat. Tried to get a site w/SW clearance for satellite. The lady assigning sites said she did not know South from East. Only here two days, so ended up with no satellite. Dinner at Windows restaurant at the State Park Lodge was a very good meal.
04/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
Fantastic sites-long and well thought out. Clean park, well lit at night, near town, view excellent from many sites, caretakers doing great job keeping park looking maintained as you hope to see. Great coverage of cell on AT&T also Verizon Mi-Fi worked well. 333 restaurant a must for a buffet for a great price (7.50) The Corp of Engineers does a great job here. Great motorcycle riding in area.
04/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
Great overnight stop. Check in lady was exceptionally helpful and showed us several sites. We used pull through which was very easy to access. Internet good, Direct TV got out fine, fairly level sites. Near the road but noise not an issue. Ate Mexican (Los Rancheros) which was good and within 5 minutes.
04/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Great stay-will be wintering next year and wanted to spend a night to make sure we made the right call. The owner is doing very good things with this RV park. It is a work in progress but they have done a great job to date. Would prefer wider sites (perhaps another 10') but length is great. Internet good, abundant shade, roads well laid out, staff second to none when it comes to customer service. A sign to indicate where to sign in would be helpful. Night time lighting exemplary. Direct TV easy to use on east side of grounds. Great meal at the Alva Diner 12 miles to the east. Many other restaurants nearby.
04/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
One of the best state parks in the Florida SP systems. Very clean and punctual in cleaning restrooms on a daily schedule: same time every day. Great pull through sites and 3 minutes to the most beautiful beaches in the country. Come here two weeks every April for last 4 years. Location is perfect. Staff is customer friendly and the volunteers are great.
01/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed as snowbird for last 5 years (and they were great ones) but this is our last year with the changes on the horizon. Our prior ability to reserve a given site is no longer: it's now fist come first serve, even if you have a reservation. Rates increase 33% on most sites and over 100% on motorhome only sites in the front section (going for a more prestigious clientele). Turnover of park managers the last two years has been discomforting for long time campers who appreciated the effort they put in to keep the park running efficiently. Sad to see such a great park mismanaged to the extent it appears to be going. Old rates were great incentive to ignore the remote location.
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