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When we checked the website to make reservations, about a month before our intended arrival, it showed nothing available. On a lark, we called and were able to get a site. So don't necessarily believe their website. Give them a call. Arriving was a bit confusing. As you turn off of highway 62, the office is on your immediate left. There is no sign, but that is where you check in. I think your experience in the campground will all depend on what section you are in. Our experience and rating is based on our stay in site 22, but the comments would apply to sites 1 through 66. This is a very close-packed campground, with only a few sites having a reasonable view of Lake Superior. If we had put out our awning, we could have provided shade for the camper next door. On the other side our view was of a very white camper about ten feet away. We did have a bit of a view of the Lake out our front window. Our picnic table and grill were behind our neighbors site. We had good, strong 30 amp and water at our site. We did not have the worst site by any means, most had no lake view and were even more crowded. It was not quite since there were so many people crowded into a small space. The campground roads are one-way and the angles are wrong on the turns. Even in our relative short motorhome, we had to back up once to get around a turn. The dump station is also very tight with wrong-angle turns. At our site satellite was not a problem since it was fairly open. We had good strong Verizon data and voice. We did look at the other sites and many were much better than those in this loop. Sites 1B through 34B are large, reasonably separated, and most have a lake view. This seems to be a newer section of the park and is set up for bigger rigs. Sites 67 through 91 are significantly better than our loop was. Sites 92 through 102 are quite close to Highway 61, a very busy road in this area. We certainly would not stay in this campground in the same loop as this visit.

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OK, full disclosure, we did not actually stay at this campground. We had reservations. It sounded nice on the Forest Service website. We knew it was just off Highway 2, but we did not realize that our selected site would be about 6 feet off of the highway, which gets lots of traffic and is very noisy. I would not advise driving through in a motorhome because of vegetation. This campground is really designed for tent camping if you can tolerate the traffic noise, and in some cases site. We did not stay and simply forfeited our fee that we paid to stay. It would have been really bad. Not for us.

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The rate is for a 50% Federal Senior Pass discount. The name of this campground is a little confusing, so I entered it with both spellings to aid in searches. The official name for the campground is Brevoort, but the local town name is Brevort. So you see it both ways. This is a typical Forest Service campground without any hookups, but it is excellent for what it is. We loved it. There is water at the dump station for filling a tank. The sites are well separated with lots of vegetation for privacy. It was very quiet when we were there. About half the sites are reservable and the other are first-come. We came in fairly early on a Friday and had no problem getting a wonderful site with some partial lake views. We had to work at it, because it is heavily wooded, but we did find a hole for Satellite TV using our portable dish. We had strong Verizon voice and data. We would certainly stay here again.

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The rate is for a 30 amp site and does not include the required daily entrance fee or annual pass at $31 each for motorhome and towed vehicle. The name of this park gives somewhat the wrong impression as this is pretty much civilization with a camp store. The roads to the park are good, if a bit bumpy and narrow in places. We were there during the week but it was still crowded. We had OK spacing but the sites are pretty close together and there is no vegetation for visual separation. It is fairly tree covered. We were able to get satellite by asking our neighbor if we could use a bit of their yard for our portable dish. We had Verizon data and cell by using our Wilson amp and roof-top antenna. A few of the sites are on the lake or with some view of the lake, but I suspect these go early. In our loop, we were back in the woods. As we were leaving they were preparing to open some full-hookup sites, which should be nice. Good to have full hook-ups in the wilderness. Since it was crowded and the sites are pretty close, it was a bit noisy at night, but not too bad. We would probably not stay here again.

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The rate is for a second row from the water site with 50 amp, water, and cable TV (which we did not use). Since they do not accept reservations, we arrived fairly early in the day on a week-day and had no problem getting a site. However, by the weekend, they were putting people in overflow sites, that were not that nice. You drive, or walk, around and find a site without a tag and without anything in the site. You set up, then go back and pay. Some of the best sites next to the water are taken by season (or almost season) renters, but we still got a nice large, fairly level, site. We did not use the facilities but did use the laundry. From the smell in the laundry room and coming from the restrooms, we were glad we are self-contained and did not need the restrooms. We were able to get satellite TV by using our portable dish. We had good Verizon voice and data. It was fairly quiet in the campground at night. If visiting the area again, we might choose to stay in Munising where there are more activities, but this campground worked for us.

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You can make reservations for this park. There is a$5 reservation fee. At first glance this campground was not very impressive, but we ended up enjoying our stay here while we explored the Apostle Islands and the park. We had to do some blocking, but most sites seem somewhat level. The sites vary significantly in size and placement. The restrooms are nearby and are the Park Service restrooms. There are showers for a fee. We did not use either of these as we are self-contained. There are water fills located throughout. There is a dump with rinse water but not fresh water. We had to work hard, but we were able to find a hole in the trees for our portable satellite dish. We were able to get Verizon data and voice, but only when using our Wilson amp and rooftop antenna. Bayfield with shopping, restaurants, and activities is about 20 minutes away. All of the roads to reach the campground are paved, but about 10 miles are quite bumpy. It was very quiet at night and nice and dark. We would stay here again if visiting the area.

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The rate is for a 30 amp and does not reflect the required day pass or annual pass at $31 each for motorhome and towed vehicle. As previously noted, there is not a dump and there are only pit toilets. The good news is that they are actively constructing a dump station and modern restrooms. The way this campground is laid out with power pedestals and fire pits and picnic tables, it is very difficult to tell where your campsite begins and ends. We saw one confrontation between two campers regarding fire pit "ownership." Some sites are very close together. Campfire smoke was very bad. It is mostly wooded but we were able to find a small hole in the trees to get satellite with our portable dish. We did not have any Verizon cell voice or data, even with our booster and antenna. There is WiFi, with the best location being at the entrance station parking area. We would not stay at this park again, but would stay elsewhere and visit the historic site as a day trip.

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The rate reflects a 30 amp site and does not include the required daily or annual pass ($31 each for motorhome and towed vehicle). Our site, 136, was very unlevel, even though it is listed as level on the web site. The only way we could park was sideways near the front of the site which meant that we barely had enough electrical cord to make it to the power pedestal. We made it all work, but just barely, by working on it for a long time. Our site was on the west end in the East Shore unit. (The West Shore unit is about 15 minutes away, more remote, with 20 amp service, and does not take reservations.) We did not have any type of water view, but it seemed to be much quieter in our loop. Many of the sites on the east loops did have a lake view, with some being wonderful. I suspect one has to book very early to hook one of these sites. We were able to find a hole in the trees to get satellite with a portable dish, but it was not easy. We had Verizon data and voice using our amplifier and roof-top antenna. On one side we had close neighbors, on the other we had lots of space. Most sites are fairly close together with little vegetation for separation. It was fine for a couple of nights to visit the area, but we would not go out of our way to stay here again.

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The rate is for a 30 amp back-in site in the West Campground and does not reflect the required daily entry fee or annual pass at $31 each for motorhome and towed vehicle. There are two distinct campgrounds, the West and the East. We were glad that our site, 110, was in the West Campground where there is vegetation between sites to provide some privacy. The East campground is much more open and sites share a power pedestal, which can be a long ways from a campsite. Our site was reasonably level and had just enough space for our 27 foot motorhome and towed Honda CRV. We had good 30 amp power. Water fill for a holding tank is at the dump station coming into the campground. We were able to get Verizon data using our MiFi device with our Wilson amp and roof-top antenna. We had no Verizon voice. We were not able to get satellite, even with our portable dish, because of tree cover. A few of the sites have some views of a smallish lake; we did not have a view. Overall, this was the nicest Michigan State Park of the several that we visited during our time in the state. We would return again.

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The rate does not reflect the required park entry fee or $31 (out-0f-state) annual pass required for both the motorhome and towed vehicle. This is a heavily-wooded campground outside of Muskegon. The campsites are fairly close together with some brush for visual. The sites are really just parking spaces on a grass/dirt surface. We had good, strong 30 amps. Our site was heavily tree covered, so no satellite was possible even with our portable dish. We had marginal Verizon coverage, but could get both voice and data with our signal booster. We happened to be in a site with quite a bit of traffic because of the way traffic is routed in the campground. We had an OK stay but certainly would not rate this as our best camping experience. It was so heavily tree-covered as to be very dark. The sites are laid out more as stalls, so it did not have a good feel. We would camp here again if traveling through, but this would not be a destination park for us.

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The rate does not reflect the required park entry fee or annual pass of $31 (out of state) required for both the motorhome and towed vehicle. This campground is located a few miles outside of Manistee along Lake Michigan. It is right along Highway 110 in a fairly open, partially shaded, field. There are stairs going down to the lake; during our visit there was no beach, only a couple of small dry spots along the water. The sites are fairly close together with no visual separation. You can clearly observe many neighbors. The sites are laid out very strangely with fire pits for a site next to your neighbor rather than close to your hookups. This gives it even more of a very tight feeling. If your neighbor has a campfire, you will get smoke. During our visit, the campground was very smokey at night. The "sites" are really just spots on the grass/dirt and some are very unlevel. Only a very few of the sites have any sort of lake view. We had strong 30 amp. There is a, nice, well-designed dump station with three lanes. This is also the spot for filling a fresh water tank. We had good Verizon voice and data. We had enough tree coverage that it was difficult getting a satellite signal; we finally found a "hole" in the trees for our portable dish to be able to pick up a signal. We simply did not enjoy the feel of this campground with its openness. It was not relaxing looking at several neighbors. We had prepaid reservations for three nights, but chose to depart after two. We would not go back to this campground unless in a pinch.

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In addition to the stated camping fee, there is a $12 entry fee, for non-residents, that you pay as you enter the Park. This one fee covers you for your entire stay. One unusual policy that they have is that on Sundays and holidays, checkout time is not until five, rather than the normal two pm checkout. We were lucky in that the departing camper in our site left at around two. We arrived before that time and the very-nice campground gate attendant directed us to a large overflow parking lot and gave us a call as soon as our site was available. There is not water at the sites, so water is obtained at one of the two water fill stations. Be aware that the pull-ins for the water fill are very narrow and it is easy to run up on the curb as you pull out. Our site was in a fairly quiet part of the park, but there are lots of family groups and kids. Site spacing is fairly good. It is not a quiet relaxing campground, but that did not bother us. We had good strong 50 amp service. Some sites are fairly open and some shady. We had a shady site and had to work hard to get a satellite signal through the trees with our portable dish. We had good strong Verizon voice and data. We only stayed three nights and wished that we had stayed for longer. You do need reservations; weekend reservations are very difficult to get without way advanced planning. We would definitely stay here again.

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The rate is for an electric-only site. This Illinois State Recreation Area gets primarily local visitors, as it is not close enough to a major byway to make it convenient for most people traveling through. (We are an exception and are willing to go significantly out of the way to stay at state park campgrounds.) You see lots of friends and family groups staying near each other. During our weekend stay, we arrived without reservations, and it was not a problem as the campground was only about half full. When you arrive, you must first check-in with one of the two campground hosts. He gave us a map and let us choose our own site, then go back and pay. There are some full-hookup sites but they were all taken, so we chose a site with 30 amp electric only. There are some sites with 50 amp hookup available. The best place to fill with fresh water is at one of the two dump stations. Also, note that loops H, I, J, and K are designated as no-alcohol loops. Most sites seem to be fairly level, most with gravel, but some with concrete pads. Some sites are shady and some in the open. We chose a shady site. We did get satellite by using our portable dish. The park is well groomed and clean. We had weak, but usable, Verizon voice and data. The only negative that we had was a large family/friends group camped nearby that talked until two in the morning. We would stay here again if passing through, but would not go out of our way to visit again.

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The price reflects a 50% Senior Pass discount on a full-hookup site, a ridiculously low amount to pay for a beautiful full-hookup site! This is another nice Corp of Engineer park. The only thing missing were views of the reservoir; only a few sites had distant views of the lake through the vegetation. Otherwise, you couldn't ask for anything nicer. The campground is a bit far from the major throughways to be a convenient overnight stop, but it is easy to find and the roads to the park are all good, paved roads. The campground is easy to navigate. There are two campground areas, the West Campground, that you come to first, and the East Campground. There is an entrance gate, but there was no attendant on duty when we arrived, so we found a non-reservable site, set up, and paid later. The West Campground sites (1 - 95) are all non-reservable, wonderful for those of us that like to travel more free-form. The East Campground (sites 96-175) is all reservable. Some sites are electric only, some also have water, and some are full hook-up sites. All have 50 amp service. Although there are water spigots located throughout the campground, if you have a dry camping site, the best place for filling a tank is at the dump station. They are all very well spaced; some have vegetation separating the sites. Our site was very level, but some are unlevel. We had weak Verizon signal at our site, but with a booster, could get voice and fast data. The signal varied considerably throughout the campgrounds. The gate attendant was very nice and extremely helpful. We would definitely come back and spend a week or so here. For $11 for full-hookup, it can't be beat.

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This is a nice Missouri State Park located in a small village surrounded by farmland. It is a place to stay while visiting St. Joseph, MO, even though it is 30 minutes away. We had strong 30 amp service. There was no water at the site; the easiest place to fill a tank is at the dump station, but there are a few faucets located throughout the campground. We did not use the bath houses, but did note the nice laundry room. The sites are attractive with many having covered picnic tables, but it could certainly use a good cleaning. The sites are fairly level but are unusually narrow. The campground is partially shaded. We were able to use our portable dish to get satellite TV. We had strong Verizon voice and data. Since it is in a small village, it has more of an urban feel than a rural or remote feel, but we found it pleasant. It is fairly quite at night, but not dark as the surrounding houses have some bright lights. We would stay here again to visit St. Joseph.