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Review Count: 92
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 26

Add-More Campground, Clarksville, Indiana

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

First Impression: Roadside appearance - very nice; Campground interior - not so much. Safety: no concerns. Access: Exit 5 off I-65, past the Walmart, turn right on Sam Gwin Drive, right on Progress Way, angle left on an unnamed road and follow large, well-placed signs. Municipal roads in fair condition, GPS directions good. Office: Small room in a large building used for sign-in only. No store. Credit cards NOT accepted. Online reservations NOT available. No price discounts. Facilities: No pool, spa, fitness room or rec center. Small, clean laundry room. Restrooms/showers out of the 80s; okay-clean but needs paint; good, hot water pressure (score "B"). No propane sales. No playground. No off-leash dog run. Campground: No indications of flooding. Moderately wooded. Interior roads are dirt/gravel with acceptable turns and no overhead obstacles. Big rig challenging. Prevosts could have problems. Tents not allowed. No yurts or cabins. Sites are all cramped, nearly slide-to-slide, grass and gravel, all short, back-in but some back-to-back sites are marked as "pull-through". No landscaping, sites are level. Utilities at mid-rig with 20/30/50-amp full hookups; no meters. Strong water pressure but with a strange taste. Sewer pipe is 4" threaded, about 3" above ground level. No patios or picnic tables. Open ground fires not permitted but portable fire pits allowed. Poor satellite views (tall trees). No cable TV. OTA TV found 46 channels. Free Wi-Fi with good coverage and bandwidth. Verizon phone and 4G at 5 bars. No recycling. Noise: No railroad, aircraft, traffic, or interstate noise. Bug Report (early July): a few wasps but, otherwise, no insect issues. Runners: Campground interior roads marginal for running; go out to Add-More Road (asphalt). Yoga: some grassy spots might be okay for your mat. Conclusion: Marginal. Pricey. Better for shorter rigs. Limited camping options near Louisville, KY. Okay for a few nights. We camped at Add-More Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
47
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Clarksville, IN is a suburb of Louisville, KY. Area has just about anything and everything that you need: local and national restaurants, fast food, groceries (Miejer, Kroger), diesel at the Circle-K, on Veterans Road, east of the interstate at $2.119, Lowes across from Walmart/Sam's Club. Major VA facility in Louisville.

Review Count: 92
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 26

Lebanon/Cincinnati NE KOA (formerly Cedarbrook Campground), Lebanon, Ohio

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $64.00
Overall Rating:      

We're in the vicinity to visit relatives so we set up and vanished until bedtime. Campground isn't exactly convenient. Follow OH-122, east from exit 32, I-75. Turn right onto Neil Armstrong Highway (a.k.a. OH-123). At the next traffic light (about 4-ish miles distant), proceed straight onto Franklin Road, about ¼ mile (or so), KOA is on the left. This is an old campground being upgraded to KOA standards. Entrance road is asphalt in excellent condition BUT, only 1 lane wide. Interior roads are gravel, narrow, with sharp turns and speed bumps. No overhead obstacles. Follow signs to the office to "check in" and big rigs (like my 40' 5er) can find it challenging to get around the building. Small but inviting pool. No spa. Huge and very nice playground. Campground is slightly hilly. Sites are gravel, pull-through and back-in, not necessarily level. Utilities are mid-rig with 20/30/50. Restrooms/showers not inspected. There aren't many other camping options in this part of Ohio. Seriously overpriced. We camped at Lebanon/Cincinnati NE KOA (formerly Cedarbrook Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
77
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Nearest town is Middletown, OH which is a sprawling hamlet, about 14 miles distant. Fast food outlets, some national restaurant chains near the interstate at exit 32, Walmart, auto services, Lowes, banks, credit unions, churches, hotels, diesel at $2.249, groceries at Meijers and Kroger. Excellent ice cream at "Ice Cream Dreams and Confections" on South Dixie, near Central Avenue, next to the bowling alley.

Review Count: 92
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 26

Sleepy Oaks RV Campground, Au Gres, Michigan

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

First Impression: Park/marina sells sites/docks to seasonals with a few permanents. All very neat and clean, no junk yards. Attractive and uncluttered section behind clubhouse used for transient RVs. Safety: no concerns - very peaceful. Access: South on Main Street about .7 mile, somewhat small sign on left, hard to spot, Garmin GPS did not recognize CG - used the address. Office: No office/store. Camp host (site 288) assigns sites and takes payment. Credit cards NOT accepted. Online reservations NOT available. No price discounts. Facilities: Heated pool, no spa, no fitness room. Clubhouse with very small laundry area. Clean restrooms. Ladies shower pristine ("A"); men's not-so-much ("B"). No propane sales. Nice playground. No off-leash dog run. Campground: Adjacent to Saginaw Bay (off Lake Huron). Any flooding would be quite rare. No trees. Roads are somewhat narrow, asphalt with sharp turns and no overhead obstacles. Challenging for big rigs; you best be good at "back'em'ups". Coaches might have problems. No tent area, yurts, or cabins. Sites are all spacious, all back-in, nice grass landscaping but some transient RV sites are loosely packed, large gravel. I needed 4 wheel drive to push my 40' fiver into place as trailer wheels sank into gravel. Sites are level. Electric at rear of site with 20/30/50; metered. Water bib at front of site with adequate water pressure and taste. Sewer pipe is at mid-rig, 4" threaded, about 4-6" above ground level. No patio; no picnic tables. Fire rings at some sites. Good satellite views. No cable TV. OTA TV found 16 channels with marginal reception quality. No CG Wi-Fi. Verizon phone and 4G at 4 bars. No recycle bins. Noise: No railroad, aircraft, or local traffic noise. Bug Report (late June): some ant mounds but minimal activity noted. Runners: CG roads good for running, no fitness room so no treadmills. Yoga: mats might be okay on well-mowed grass. Conclusion: Good price for amenities offered. We camped at Sleepy Oaks RV Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
266
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Au Gres is a small hamlet. A few, local restaurants; no national chains; no fast food restaurants. No Walmart. Diesel north of town at $2.459. No hardware store. NAPA for automotive needs. Few, local hotels and B&B's. Good laundromat on E. Huron (a.k.a. US-23), across the street from Sunrise Grocery (an IGA store, very reasonable prices), w/pharmacy. No theaters. Churches (I saw Lutheran, Catholic).

Review Count: 92
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 26

Thunder Bay RV Park, Alpena, Michigan

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

First Impression: Hum-m-m. Unmanned, un-gated, gate building. Coincidently met by a nice camp host who said, "Pick any site. Come back here to fill in form and pay fee." Apparently, making a reservation doesn't equal a commitment. Safety: no concerns. Access: On US-23 just south of Alpena, on the right going south. Big sign, easy to find. GPS took us right in. Office: There is no office; no store. Checks, cash, or VISA/MC cards accepted; call the camp host to use plastic. Online reservations not available (no web site). No price discounts. CG map on back of gate house. Facilities: No pool, spa, fitness room, or rec center. No laundry room. Nice restrooms (modern fixtures and clean). Unisex, private room showers (clean w/ timed heat lamp) (score "A"). No propane sales. No playground. No off-leash dog run. Campground: Not in a flood plain. Roads are very narrow, dirt/gravel with tight turns; no overhead obstacles. Very narrow roads make maneuvering big rigs challenging. Prevosts must use open, sunny sites on south side of park. Use any site for your tent. No yurts or cabins. Sites are a mix of close-to-very-spacious, pull-through and back-in, grass and tree landscaping, level. Water and electric are near mid-rig. Most sites have 30A electric; a few have 50A, check the pedestal. Adequate water pressure and taste. No sewer - use honey wagon or dump station. No patios. Nice picnic tables. Fire rings. Poor satellite views at most sites (tall trees). No cable TV. OTA TV found 6 channels. No Wi-Fi. Verizon phone and 4G at 2 bars. No recycle bins. Noise: No railroad, aircraft, traffic, or interstate noise. Bug Report (late June): small red ants w/ mounds, some black ants. Runners: CG roads marginal for running, no fitness room so no treadmills. Yoga: Put your mat on the gravel if you are so inclined. Conclusion: Not many options for camping in Alpena. Acceptable for the price. We camped at Thunder Bay RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
33
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Alpena, MI. Lots of community parks on Thunder Bay. Numerous, local shops, restaurants, and mini-malls. Two, national restaurant chains (Applebees, Cracker Barrel). Typical fast food (McD's, Arbys, etc). Landromat looked closed. Groceries at IGA or Meijers or Walmart. Fuel (diesel at $2.449). Banks. Two local theaters. Sports Unlimited RV (Jayco dealer). Hardware stores. One VA outpatient clinic on North State Avenue. No Silver Sneakers. Mongo's Mexican highly recommended (but no alcohol).

Review Count: 92
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 26

Tiki RV Park & Campground, Saint Ignace, Michigan

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

First Impression: Good roadside appearance but close-up suggests an aging CG. Safety: no concerns. Access: We came in on US-2 from the west, through town (road needs resurfaced). Good signage, turn west on South Airport road, uphill. GPS took us right in. Office: Friendly staff. Office doubles as rec room but looks more like the remnant of a garage sale. Junk in piles - not appealing. Credit cards accepted. Call for reservations. All sorts of price discounts (AARP, Good Sam, Escapees, etc), including veterans. Facilities: No pool, spa, or fitness room. Small, clean laundry room. Acceptable restrooms (floor needs serious cleaning) with private room showers (score "B"). No propane sales. No playground. No off-leash dog run. Campground: Not in a flood plain. Roads are packed gravel with gentle turns and no overhead obstacles. Big rig, pull-through section, tricky in/out. I watched a big coach have problems in #83. Multiple tent areas but no yurts or cabins. Sites are not cramped; pull-through and back-in, grass and shrubbery landscaping, sufficiently level. Utility locations vary. Electric is 20/30, some 50; no meters. Adequate water pressure and taste. Sewer pipe is 4" threaded, below ground level with concrete ring. No patios; aged, "ok" picnic tables. Fires in rings only. Trees obstruct satellite views on some sites. No cable TV. OTA TV found 12 channels with good reception. Free Wi-Fi but very unstable (system upgrades in process). Verizon phone and 4G at 2 bars. No recycle bins. Noise: no railroad; some local aircraft; no traffic; no interstate. Bugs (mid June): small red ants, pre-treat is recommended. Lots of mosquitoes. Runners: CG roads marginal for running, no fitness room so no treadmills. Yoga: no good place for your mat. Conclusion: good price for a tourist destination. We camped at Tiki RV Park & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
84
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

St. Ignace, Michigan is a quaint, small, cozy, tourist trap. Lots of small shops selling trinkets, souvenirs, gifts. Local restaurants. Fast food chains located west on US-2 (around the interstate). Only national chain restaurant is Big Boy. Ace Hardware. Banks. No RV shops or dealers. No Walmart. Local diesel at $2.479. Passenger ferries take visitors to Mackinac Island for around $26/person, $10/bicycle (round trip). Renting a bike on the island is very expensive.

Review Count: 92
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 26

Winona Lake Water Park & Campground, Lima, Ohio

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

First Impression: Major draw is a natural lake, water park; CG is not impressive. Took 3 phone calls to get reservation. Arrived at CG to no paperwork and girl at desk was nice - but clueless. Aging owner/manager not pleasant and overdue for retirement. Safety: CG over-packed; Independence Day weekend; fireworks. Security was a concern. Access: I-75 exit 120, west about 5 miles, good road sign, GPS was accurate. Two lane W. Breese road narrow but in good condition. Office: Office is a small shack for the water park. No computerized reservations. No store. Checks or cash only. Online reservations NOT available. No price discounts. Facilities: Water park but no pool, spa, fitness room, or rec room. No laundry room. No plumbed restrooms/showers - (disgusting) pit toilets only. No propane sales. Small, aging playground. No off-leash dog run. Campground: In a flood plain. Entrance gate very narrow, a "paint scraper", watch your sides. Moderately wooded. Interior roads are only as wide as a pickup truck, asphalt with sharp turns; no overhead obstacles. Very challenging for any rig over 30'. Big coaches cannot get in or maneuver. No tent area, yurts, or cabins. Some sites are nicely spaced; others are close, dirt/gravel, back-in, with grass between; sufficiently level. Not all sites have all utilities. Utilities are at rear of site with 30A and some 50A sites; with meters. Very strong water pressure but doesn't taste very good. Sewer pipe is 4" threaded, about 2" above ground level. No patio. A few derelict picnic tables. Fire rings. Poor satellite views (tall trees). No cable TV. OTA TV found 23 channels with good reception. No Wi-Fi. Verizon phone and 4G at 1 bar. No recycle bins. Noise: No railroad, aircraft, or traffic noise, but lots of children. Bug Report (late June): very tiny, red ants. Runners: CG roads marginal for running. Yoga: Put your mat on the grass if so inclined. Conclusion: Crude. Overpriced. Not even acceptable for an overnight. We will not return. We camped at Winona Lake Water Park & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Lima, OH about 7 miles north. Didn't see any national restaurant chains (except Ruby Tuesday by the mall). Major industry is a refinery and supporting companies. Typical fast food chains. Local shops, restaurants. Typical diesel at $2.479. O'Reillys, Autozone. Ace hardware but no Lowe's or Home Depot. Assorted churches, banks, credit unions. Try camping at Ottawa Metro Park off OH-81, east at I-75 exit 127, $25/night ($20 seniors) but no sewer, utilities vary by site.

Review Count: 92
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 26

Sterling State Park, Monroe, Michigan

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

First Impression: Very attractive, large state park, beautiful views. Asphalt biking/hiking trails. Safety: no concerns. Access: Exit 15 off I-75, north on N. Dixie Highway about 1 mile. GPS took us right in. Excellent signage. State Park access road in very serious need of resurfacing. Office: Buy (if you don't have one) a Michigan DNR "Passport" (entrance fee) at park access gate. CG office for registration only. No store. Credit cards accepted. Online reservations available. No price discounts. Facilities: No pool, spa, or fitness room but you do get a rather large Lake Erie to play in. No rec center. No laundry room. Very nice restrooms with private room showers, clean and modern (score "A"). No propane sales. No playground in CG area. No off-leash dog run. Campground: Not in a flood plain. Roads are "2 lane" wide, asphalt with gentle turns and no overhead obstacles. Big rig friendly. Coaches won't have problems. Tents can go in any site. No yurts or cabins. Sites are all spacious, asphalt, back-in and some pull-through, grass landscaping, sufficiently level. Not all sites have all utilities. Electric and water at rear of site with FHU-20/30/50; no meters. Medium water pressure with "ok" taste. Sewer pipe is 4" unthreaded, in a cement pad just above ground level. Some sites have patios. Aging picnic tables. Each site has a fire ring. Good satellite views. No cable TV. OTA TV found 42 channels with good reception. No Wi-Fi. Verizon phone and 4G at 4 bars. Recycle bins for just about everything, next to the pavilion. Noise: Occasional, distant railroad, no aircraft, no local traffic or interstate noise. Unfortunately, some weekend campers don't understand "quiet". Bug Report (late June): black ants not an issue. Runners: CG roads okay for running but watch for tree roots on trails making surface irregular. Yoga: sites are good for your mat. Conclusion: FHU price ($35) a bit high if you're looking for amenities. Otherwise, this SP is a keeper. We camped at Sterling State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
56
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Monroe, MI is Michigan's 3rd oldest city. Red Lobster less than 1 mile away, towards I-75. Drive north for restaurants and fast food. Wal-Mart at N. Telegraph and Mall roads. Groceries at Meijers (best diesel $2.279) and Kroger. Banks and credit unions. Ace hardware store. No VA health facility within 15 miles. Silver Sneakers at Go M.A.D. Fitness Express, 4.8 miles away.

Review Count: 92
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 26

Country Village RV Park, Ishpeming, Michigan

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

First Impression: Seriously spacious sites. Attractive presentation. Safety: no concerns. Access: US-41 in Ishpeming, MI to Country Lane, turn north. Municipal roads in good condition. Old sign on south side of US-41 hard to see; turn between McDonalds and Hilltop RV, past the mini-mall. GPS took us right in. Office: Friendly staff, token store with a few frozen snacks, a few RV equipment items, and numerous trinkets and toys for the kids. Credit cards accepted. Must call for reservations. Good Sam discounts. Facilities: Pool, kid pool, spa, no fitness room or rec center. Small, clean laundry room. Modern, sufficiently clean showers, private changing area w/door, hot water with great pressure (score "A"). No propane sales. Nice playground. No off-leash dog run. Campground: Not in a flood plain. Roads are wide, asphalt in excellent condition with gentle turns and no overhead obstacles. Big rig, very friendly. Prevosts won't have problems. Numerous tent areas, no yurts, a few cabins. Sites are all very spacious, pull-through or angled back-in, grass/dirt surface, level. Electric and water at mid-rig with FHU-20/30 (ask for 50A); no meters. Strong water pressure with good taste. Sewer pipe is at rear of rig, 4" threaded, about 2" above ground level. No patios. Good picnic tables. Fire rings; wood for sale at office. Good satellite views. No cable TV. OTA TV found channels. Free Wi-Fi but very unstable; always dropping access. Verizon phone at 4 bars; 4G at 2-3 bars. Nearby railroad rarely used, no whistles. No aircraft noise; minimal local traffic noise. No recycle bins. Bug Report (mid June): small red ant mounds - everywhere. I sprayed and sprinkled (ant "food"). Few biting flies. Runners: CG roads good for running, no fitness room so no treadmills. Yoga: Low cut grass good for your mat but watch for ants. Conclusion: A few amenities doesn't justify their daily cost. We camped at Country Village RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
75
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Ishpeming, MI has a McDonalds and a Subway, no national restaurant chains, no Walmart, no Starbucks, a few local restaurants. Ace hardware, Hilltop RV (dealer, service, parts), ShopKo (department store), a small movie theater, local shops. Laundromat near the Quick Trip oil change and car wash. Super One Foods (grocery).

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Review Count: 92
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 26

Lake Fanny Hooe Resort & Campground, Copper Harbor, Michigan

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

First Impression: Clean, sprawling layout with sections for tents, smaller TTs, and larger rigs. Big rig section puts units rather close. Smaller rigs and tents get forest privacy. Safety: no concerns. Access: Into Copper Harbor on US-41 (narrow; needs resurfaced). Turn right at blinking red light, go to 2nd Street, turn right into the campground. Access road in good condition, good signage, GPS took us right in. Office: Clean and presentable, friendly staff, token store with fishing gear, some RV essentials, souvenirs, no snacks or food. Soft drink machines outside office and more in rec room. No price discounts. Credit cards accepted. Call for reservations. Facilities: No pool, spa, or fitness room. Rec center with TV, sofas, pay electronic games. Small, clean laundry room. Restrooms/showers have aging fixtures but extremely clean. Shower privacy is curtains only (score "A-"). Propane sales. Nice playground. No off-leash dog run. Campground: Not in a flood plain. Roads are dirt/gravel with gentle turns and no overhead obstacles. Big rig friendly. Prevosts won't have problems. Numerous tent areas, no yurts, a lodge (motel) and cabins. Sites are all back-in, mowed grass, sufficiently level. Water and 30A at front of site, sewer at rear (needed two stinky tubes). Low water pressure with a strange after-taste. Sewer pipe is 3" threaded, about 3-4" above ground level. No patios. Nice picnic tables. Fire rings at ground level. Good satellite views. Free cable TV; no OTA channels. Free Wi-Fi with good coverage and bandwidth. Copper Harbor has no cell towers. No railroad, aircraft, or traffic noise. No recycle bins. WARNING: this is bear country (none seen). Bug Report (mid June): few ant mounds visible. Gnats, serious biting flies and mosquitoes, few bees. Runners: Main road, asphalt, good for running, no fitness room so no treadmills. Yoga: Low cut grass "OK" for your mat. Conclusion: Few amenities make this campground pricey. A good destination for boaters and ATV-ers. We camped at Lake Fanny Hooe Resort & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
55
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Copper Harbor is at the end of the earth, a finger sticking out into Lake Superior, the end of US-41 coming up from Miami (1990 miles away). Small, rustic, picturesque. No national restaurants. No fast food chains. No traffic lights. One main road. Local hotels, restaurants, souvenir shops, nice mini-golf, golf and disc golf courses 1 mile away, Fort Wilkins State Park, a "General Store" has food, snacks, camping supplies, minimal hardware, and an ATM. Everything is expensive.

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Review Count: 92
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 26

City of Houghton RV Park, Houghton, Michigan

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

First Impression: Very, very nice. Back-in to a waterfront site on the Portage River. Attractive. Safety: no concerns. Access: Michigan route 26, just south of the river. Look for small brown "camping" signs on road. Municipal road in good condition, no big sign, GPS took us right in. Office: Occasionally manned but camp host is next door. No store. Credit cards accepted. Call for reservations. Facilities: No pool, spa, fitness, or rec room. No laundry room. Restrooms part of city park but no showers. No propane sales. City park (next door) has huge playground, river swimming area. No off-leash dog run. Campground: Roads are asphalt, sufficiently wide with gentle turns and no overhead obstacles. Big rig friendly. Prevosts will just fit. Sites are all spacious, back-in with trees and bushes between most sites. No tent area, yurts, or cabins. Sites are asphalt and sufficiently wide but some sites "tilt" towards the water making auto-leveling difficult (our front jacks bottomed out). Utilities at mid-rig with full hookups-20/30/50; no meters. Adequate water pressure with good taste. Sewer pipe is 4" threaded, about 2-3" above ground level. Nice, covered concrete patio with aging picnic tables. Fire rings and elevated, charcoal BBQ grills; wood at $5/small bundle. Poor satellite views (in a steep river valley). Free cable TV (16 channels). Free Wi-Fi but weak range and very low bandwidth. Verizon phone at 4 bars; 4G at 5 bars. No railroad or aircraft noise but notable local traffic noise. No recycle bins. Bug Report (early June): Big, black bees. Small brown ants stayed on the ground, small black ants invaded the rig. Runners: campground roads good for running, no fitness room so no treadmills. Yoga: patios are plenty big enough for your mat. Conclusion: Overpriced for no amenities; local camping options are limited. We camped at City of Houghton RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Houghton is the only major city in this part of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. There is a lot of history with copper mines and smelting plants (now as museums). Only a few major chain restaurants (Applebees, Pizza Hut), typical fast food with a few local restaurants. Landromat. Wal-Mart (diesel at $2.449). Econo Foods. Banks. No RV stores. Ace Hardware. Auto dealerships south on route 26.

Review Count: 92
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 26

Frontier Bar & Campgrounds, Saxon, Wisconsin

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

First Impression: Rather nice but there's nothing much around. This is a gas station, bar & grill, and campground, all rolled into one stop. Pleasant roadside presentation. Clean. Safety: no concerns. Access: on US-2, halfway between here and there. GPS took us right in. Billboard signs alert you to the CG which is clearly visible off the road. Office: In the bar & grill, token store with overpriced snacks, beer and soft drinks, and hot food, with a few RV and auto items. Credit cards accepted. Must call for reservations. Facilities: No pool, spa, fitness room, or rec center. No laundry room. Very old but clean restrooms with a single, pay shower stall (score "B"). No propane sales. Older but nice looking playground. No fenced dog run. Campground: Not in a flood plain. Roads are dirt/gravel with gentle turns and no overhead obstacles. Big rig friendly. Sites are all spacious, mostly pull-through with a few back-in. Tent area but no yurts or cabins. Sites are mostly grass (some dirt), level, quite long with grass between sites. Utilities at mid-rig with FHU-20/30; no meters. Low water pressure with good taste. Sewer pipe is 3" threaded, just above ground level. No patios. Weather worn picnic tables. Fire rings. Only a few sites have satellite views (trees elsewhere). No cable TV. OTA TV found 10 channels but no major networks. Free CG Wi-Fi but weak coverage; "ok" bandwidth. Verizon phone and 4G at 5 bars. No railroad or aircraft noise and only minor, occasional road noise. No recycle bins. Bug Report (early June): small brown ants, mounds all over the place. A lot of mosquitoes. Runners: CG roads ok for running, no fitness room so no treadmills. Yoga: grass is not tall, okay for your mat. Conclusion: Decent price for an overnight or a few days. We camped at Frontier Bar & Campgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
34
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 92
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 26

Knife Island Campground, Esko, Minnesota

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

First Impression: Quaint. Secluded. Rustic. Thirty spacious sites tucked away in a small forest. A few sites in a meadow. Safety: no concerns. Access: Don't trust GPS. Don't trust Microsoft maps or Mapquest; they can't even find the address. Google maps on wife's phone took us right in. Poor roadside signage. Office: Casual, family staff. No store. Credit cards accepted. Must call for reservations and directions. Facilities: No amenities. No laundry room. Restrooms are porta-potties; no showers. No propane sales. Playground consists of a few swings and see-saws without the sees (or saws). No off-leash dog run. Campground: In a flood plain (St. Louis River). Roads are narrow, dirt/gravel with gentle turns in meadow but sharp, tight turns in forested section. Low hanging branches. Big rig challenging. Prevosts will have problems in the woods. All sites are spacious, pull-through but mostly back-in. Tents can go almost anywhere. No yurts or cabins. Sites are level, gravel/dirt/grass in "ok" condition with grass landscaping. Utilities at rear of site with either 20/30A or 20/30/50A (at extra cost); monthly meters. Low water pressure with "ok" taste. NO SEWER; pump truck available for a fee. Dump station. No patios. Old picnic tables. Open ground fires not permitted but fire rings are at some sites. Buy wood in office. Good satellite views in meadow; not-so-much in the forest. No cable TV. No CG Wi-Fi. Verizon phone at 5-bars; 4G at 4-bars. Distant railroad, no aircraft, but interstate noise notable when outside. No recycle bins. Bug Report (early June): Small brown ants; mounds all over the place. I sprayed and sprinkled (ant "food"). Runners: CG roads adequate for running, no fitness room so no treadmills. Yoga: If you don't mind, place mats on the grass. Conclusion: Marginally overpriced. We're here because a big, Duluth air show has other CGs booked. We camped at Knife Island Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
3b
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Cloquet is a small town in two parts, separated by the St. Louis River. Walmart on route 33 just off I-35. Kwik Trip diesel at $2.499. Banks. Applebees, Perkins, some local and fast food restaurants. Walgreens. Menards (mega hardware store). Super One groceries. RV dealer, parts, service on Highway 61, west, over the river from the Knife Island campground. Drive 19 miles to Duluth for big city amenities.

Review Count: 92
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 26

Irvington Campground and RV Park, Menomonie, Wisconsin

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

First Impression: A small, hole-in-the-wall, off the beaten path, out in the country campground. Not too hard to find. About 3 miles (or so) south of Menomonie, WI. Nice, spacious sites. Verizon dead-zone. Safety: no concerns. Access: I took I-94 to exit 41 (local route 25), south on route 25 through Menomonie to "D" road, turn right. Watch for a hard-to-find, upside-down canoe sign on the left. GPS was correct. Office: Used for check-in, no store. Credit cards accepted. Online reservations available. Facilities: No pool, spa, or fitness room. Small rec center with a pay pool table ($1), chairs, small paperback library. Very small, clean laundry room. Attractive restrooms/showers are very clean with modern fixtures (score "A"). No propane sales. Small playground showing its age. No dog run. Campground: In a flood plain (Red Cedar River). Roads are dirt/gravel with gentle turns and no overhead obstacles. Big rig challenging. Prevosts could have problems. Sites are all spacious, pull-through and back-in. Tent sites but no yurts or cabins. Sites are level, grass and gravel in nice condition, grass landscaping. Utilities at rear of site with FHU-20/30/50; with meters. Adequate water pressure and taste. Sewer pipe is 4" threaded at ground level. Site #7 has a concrete patio; picnic tables are in good condition. Fire rings. Tall trees challenge satellite views. No cable TV. OTA TV found 11 channels but poor reception. No Wi-Fi. Verizon phone at ½ bar; no 4G; occasional 3G at 1 bar with spastic coverage. No railroad, aircraft, or traffic noise. Recycle bins. Bug Report: Ants, ants, and more ants. Mounds all over the place. I sprayed and sprinkled around the fiver - twice. Runners: CG and nearby rural roads ok for running, no fitness room so no treadmills. Yoga: except for the patio at site #7, no good place for your mat. Conclusion: Not really a destination CG. A bit pricey for no amenities. Too out-of-the-way for a night-over. We camped at Irvington Campground and RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Menomonie has Applebee's, Perkins, Denny's, and local restaurants. Ample scattering of fast food chains near the interstate. Couple of landromats (none inspected). Wal-Mart north of I-94 on route 25 (diesel at $2.549). Groceries. Banks. Fandango movie theater. No RV stores. Ace Hardware store.

Review Count: 92
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 26

Madison KOA, De Forest, Wisconsin

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $54.00
Overall Rating:      

First Impression: Nice roadside presentation. Spacious sites. Easy to find. Safety: no concerns - peaceful. Access: Exit 126 off I-39, go east about 4 blocks, turn right. Good signage, access road in good condition. GPS took us right in. Office: Store with some food items, snacks, RV necessities, souvenirs, beer/wine/liquor/soda. Credit cards accepted. Online reservations available. Facilities: Pool, no spa, no fitness room. No rec center. Laundry room not inspected. Restrooms/showers not inspected. Propane sales. Big playground. Fenced dog run. Campground: Not in a flood plain. Roads are gravel in good condition with "be careful" turns and no overhead obstacles. Big rig and coach friendly. Sites are all spacious, pull-through and back-in. Grassy tent area. No yurts. Cabins and camper trailers for rent. Sites are level, spacious with grass and some trees. Utilities at mid-rig, sewer at rear. Electric 20/30/50; no meters. Adequate water pressure and taste. Sewer pipe is 4" unthreaded, about 3" above ground level. No patios. New picnic tables. Office will provide fire rings when requested. Good satellite views. No cable TV. OTA TV found 23 channels. Free Wi-Fi with excellent coverage and bandwidth. Verizon phone at 5-bars. No railroad or aircraft but very noticeable interstate noise. Recycle bins. Bug Report: No insect issues (late May). Runners: CG roads ok for running, no fitness room so no treadmills. Yoga: grass is very thick and would make mats "lumpy". Conclusion: Too far north of Madison and too pricey to make a good destination CG. Convenient for a night-over when heading to or returning from the Wisconsin Dells. We camped at Madison KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
D-10
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Exit 126 off I-39 has fuel (diesel at $2.479), fast food (Taco Bell, Subway, A&W, etc). No major restaurants. Couple of hotels. Go south to exit 132 for Home Depot.

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Review Count: 92
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 26

Sleepy Hollow RV Park & Campground, Oxford, Iowa

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

First Impression: Attractive CG, well-mowed grass, tall trees, big lake with a fountain. Safety: no concerns - peaceful. Access: Exit 230 off I-80, north about 1000', turn into CG, local road in good condition. OK signage, GPS took us right in. Office: Nice staff, store with snacks, beer, wine, few food items, souvenirs, RV equipment items. Site prices vary based on utilities. Good Sam and military/retired discounts. Reserve online adds 10% service fee with no way to claim discount. Credit cards accepted. Facilities: Big pool, no spa, no fitness room. Rec center in office with pay-games, make your own pizza. Small, clean laundry room. Restrooms clean - showers not-so-much with ancient fixtures, curtains not doors, and moldy wall tile (score "C-"). Propane sales by the tank (30# for $30). Older playground needs painting. No fenced dog run. Campground: Open with limited spaces in winter. Not in a flood plain. Interior roads are narrow, badly potholed and rutted, dirt/gravel with "be careful" turns and low hanging branches. Challenging for long rigs. Sites are all spacious, back-in and pull-through. No tent area but cabins are available to rent. Sites are grass/gravel. Back-in #40 not enough gravel for my 40' fiver so I put tires on the grass. Utilities at mid-rig; metered for monthly renters. Low water pressure with good taste. No patios. Tired picnic tables. Open fires permitted in fire rings; buy wood in office. Good satellite views. No cable TV. OTA TV found 18 channels. Free Wi-Fi with weak coverage and bandwidth. Verizon phone at 4 bars; 4G at 5 bars. No railroad, aircraft, or local traffic noise; distant interstate noise acceptable. No recycle bins. Bug Report: small, biting flies, no ants noted (late May). Runners: CG roads marginal for running, no fitness room so no treadmills. Yoga: Except for the grass, no really good place for your mat. Conclusion: Apparently a weekend getaway spot for the locals. Not bad for a night or two. Nearest town is 10 miles away. We camped at Sleepy Hollow RV Park & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
40
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade, Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Oxford, IA, about 4 miles north, is small with 1 convenience store and fuel (not sure about diesel). Drive 10 miles east on I-80 to Coralville (exit 240) for major chain restaurants (Red Lobster, Perkins, Olive Garden, etc), Walmart, Lowe's, Hobby Lobby, nice sized mall with Target, Casey's General Store across from Walmart diesel at $2.399.