It wasn't packed as I expected it to be on a beautiful weekend in July. The campsite was a pull-through behind the check-in station, was paved, had a concrete patio and a very nice picnic table. The showers, restrooms and pool were very clean. They offer discounted tickets to Carowinds in the campground store and a shuttle every hour from open to close. This is nice since we could come back and have lunch at the camper. The food prices and parking prices at Carowinds are very expensive. That kind of made up for the campsite cost being a little steep. The staff was friendly as well. Restaurants and shopping are nearby. Very close to I-77 and Downtown Charlotte.
We arrived after dark and were assigned the first site past the office. The site was next to a falling down Park Model and had an old utility trailer half parked on it. The site was a literal mud hole. Went back to office to tell them and they seemed somewhat surprised, but assigned us to another site. Sites are all grass and swampy due to recent rains, but our new site was solid enough to park on. You could see quite a few sites where campers had buried their trailers in the mud and looked as though they had to be towed out. Sites are very close together and set up at an angle which is not marked, leading to confusion when backing in. Showers were outdated, but clean. There are not walls in the stalls, but a bunch of shower curtains attached to pipes separating stalls. This Campground is definitely not a destination park, but tolerable to stay at to go sightseeing, if weather conditions are dry.
Pros: Clean showers, paved pads, full hookups, 1 mile from Cedar Point and Lake Erie. Cons: Back-In sites are listed as 40' in length, but are 30', some pads are not even wide enough to get tires on, nowhere to park tow vehicle, except in street. The sites are practically stacked on top of each other, less than 10' apart, closest I've ever seen, just enough room for your awning to come out, very weak Wi-Fi. Not a destination park, but OK for a couple of days to go sightseeing.
Cowan Lake Campground is average for an Ohio State Park. We stayed the second weekend of April, only the showerhouse and restrooms were open. Both were clean (other than cobwebs in the windows) and in working order. The non-pet section is nicer, though a large majority of those sites are not level. Bring an outdoor rug if staying in the pet section.
The campsites are packed together, which was somewhat expected since it is located in a sightseeing area. The sites were so close together that if my neighbor or I had a campfire in the provided rings, we would have caught each others campers on fire. Otherwise the campground and its facilities were clean and in good operating order. Note: Fill up your water tank at the freshwater fill up at the dump station. The spigots throughout the campground are not hose comparable. The beach is another story however. Visit the website: http://www.beachaid-eastharbor.com/ to see the story of what the state did to cause it to be such a disaster. Add to that, the beach facilities were boarded up and falling down, though a park worker said that new facilities are supposed to be built this fall or next spring.
We stayed at Stonelick over the 4th of July weekend. The campground was full, and I was surprised at how quiet it was for having so many people around. The showers were very clean and all in working order. The campground was very clean and well maintained. The campground volunteer organization seems to spend a lot of time taking care of the campground and hosting various events. "Big Rigs" should check out the website: friendsofstonelick.org for alternate driving directions to campground.
Singing Hills Campground is a small, older park, but overall is well kept. The showers and restrooms did not have air-conditioning. Which was unpleasant in 90 plus degree weather. They were dated and the paint and fixtures were not appealing to the eyes, but they were exteremely clean and well maintained. The owners were very friendly and welcoming. The sites were close together, and some of the picnic tables, grills and fire-rings needed work. Singing Hills Campground is what I would call "no-frills", as there isn't much to do there but fish in the pond. That was OK with us though, as we were there to see the area attractions. I was very pleased with the price. Many other campgrounds, in a lot worse shape, charge twice what we paid.
We stayed on a site in Loop D in the Cul-De-Sac. Sites were very spacious compared to other state parks. Sites are 20-30 amp electric only. Water spigot was between our site and the next, which was convenient. There is about one spigot and grey water drain spaced every 8-10 sites. I don't think I would have liked staying in the non cul-de-sac section, as there is no shade there. All but about 10 sites on the street were taken. Restrooms were rather clean for the amount of people there. The worst part is that it is about 8 miles to the main part of the park from the campground, with major road construction in between. Park does have lots of things to see and do though, when you get there. I would definitely return for a 2-3 night stay.
Stayed here for one night. The campground is very nice and clean with excellent showers, pool and spa. They have a cafe' that serves breakfast at a reduced rate for guests. Were asked not to return because our dog was over 30 pounds. I could understand, if you have an aggressive or barking dog. My dog is a professionally trained hound dog and is well behaved. She didn't bark and was only out twice to go to the bathroom (I did pick up after her) and walk up the street and back once. Will not return. Taking pets along is the main reason why I camp.
We stayed here for one night on our way to Florida. We arrived in the dark during a big rainstorm. The campground was difficult to find, the driveway is down a long lane between a gas station and truck repair shop. The owner was very nice and helpful. I filled out a night registration ticket with amount due to the next dollar and dropped it into the slot. The owner came over, after we pulled into our site, to bring me my 30 cents change. I was shocked, considering most places wouldn't have bothered, especially in a torrential downpour. He also pointed out where the facilities were, and told us which site he was at in case we needed anything and gave us his cell phone number. The showers and restrooms were very nice and clean. The showers all had a dressing area and were enclosed, which is always a plus. Would stay here again.
We stayed at the Allatoona Landing Campground for one night on our way home from Florida. The campground was very nice and clean and the employees were very friendly and helpful. There were two major reasons why I didn't give it a perfect score. First, the road to the campground from the interstate was extremely narrow, winding and steep. The campground sits right on a railroad. We were awakened four times during the night by trains blowing their horns continuously as they passed by.
We stayed at The Panama City Beach RV Resort in April of 2008, while on vacation. The campground was very neat and clean, as were the showers, restrooms and pool area. We were disappointed when we discovered that we had to walk two blocks to the beach. We were told when making reservations, that the beach was across the street from the campground. In actuality, it is a block up the street and a block down a narrow alley. The campground was highly overpriced, considering there is nothing to do there other than the pool. We were also annoyed that there was a walk-in only special for $59 per night. The sites are all set up for front living room campers. The concrete patio is located at the center of the site. Since our trailer has a rear living room and entrance, our door opened into the bushes. We wanted to pull the trailer up, but couldn't because we would have had to park on the grass, and that is forbidden along with multiple other things. The campground did not have picnic tables, something that we haven't experienced at any campground we've ever camped at.