I thought this was a nice well-kept campground. We were only here one night, so weren't bothered by the issue of only 24 hours of free WiFi use, but I must say this is the first time I've ever seen that kind of limitation. Side by side hookups and not much room at your site on the outside, but wasn't a problem. Very clean campground. Store in the office. Nice staff.
This was a campground just off Hwy 34 on the route to Rocky Mountains National Park. We intended to stay in Estes Park, but after driving up there later, we were glad we stopped sooner. The roads past this campground become much curvier and are somewhat of a challenge if you are tired of driving as we were. Estes Park is a touristy town and the streets are a little narrow. Apparently there are plenty of campgrounds up there tho. Carter Lake was plenty adequate, some sites not level. Looked to be more seasonal than permanent parties here, but it didn't detract. We were so tired we didn't even ask about Wi-Fi, but I saw someone using a laptop, so it's possible they had it. There's a little "store" inside the office to pick up some necessities.
Agree with what everyone else has said. Sites are grassy/dirt. Good internet connection at your site. In fact, the best of any WiFi I've had. There are trees and good gravel roads. Lots of sightseeing within a half hour/hour's drive. Owners are very nice and helpful. They give a Good Sam or military discount. Sunsets are beautiful. Frequent coal trains pass day and night nearby, but we weren't bothered by them.
This is a city park right on Lake Superior. The rate we paid was for a non-waterfront site. Waterfront sites, I believe were $21.00 and some had limitations on how long you could stay at the site. Sites 65-70 had a 1-week limit, the other waterfront sites had a 2 week limit, I think, didn't pay too much attention to this since we didn't have a waterfront site. We had site 8 which was good because we still had a nice water view. Park is mostly sandy. Beach was very accessible and wide. All roads were sandy. Lots of kids and families here and RVs of all descriptions and size which made the park look, at first glance, a little on the dumpy side, but found it to be a great deal and very scenic. The office was not manned all the time. Trash cans at every site. Dump station was nice. Lots of shade trees.
We are writing to evaluate the West Shore part of this campground, which is on the other side of the lake. We arrived on a Friday night and the other half of the park was overrun with people so we tried the West Shore half. This is a great place to stay if you like lots of solitude and quiet. There were only a handful in there on the weekend. Good points: nice shade, cool, scenic forest scenes on all sides, level wide sites for the most part, quiet since there weren't many people over here. Bad points: no lake view, only 20 amps electric, LOTS of mosquitoes. It's a self check in. Someone does come around frequently to check the population. I thought $16.00 was a lot to pay for only 20 amps electric, but we still enjoyed it.
This campground was scenic with 2 pretty lakes. We were only there 2 nights, but were given a lake site. The season was winding down, but the campground was kept up. Most sites were neat. Someone came out promptly to weedeat & mow when we asked them to cut down some of the weeds. (A seasonal camper had just left the site.)
I have only one word about this place & that is "dump." Overpriced, junky in the extreme. Side by side sites are narrow & the permanent party sites were junked up with old rusty cars sitting around, & other junk sitting out. RVs didn't look like they had been moved in years & were dirty. The whole campground had a look of neglect.
We loved the park. Rates are cheap. Park is scenic with the remains of railroad tracks, depot (can't go in it), remains of coal mining operation next door, green grass. If you like a quiet place with ruins & history to explore, this park & whole area has plenty of that. We couldn't get the cable TV to work. We mentioned this to the museum where you register, & they told us to check with City Hall, which we didn't do. There are trees planted in the park, but not big enough to give shade. Also there is no sign out on the road showing the location of the campground! The roads are narrow in that area & there isn't any place to make a turn in a big rig, so we were lucky to find it. There is no bathhouse or office, only the Kentucky Coal Museum where you register. I was also disappointed that the mine tour wasn't open & one of the volunteers said it hadn't been open for a year and a half, & it didn't sound like it was going to be open anytime soon.