Date of Stay: July, 2008
I've stayed in this RV park a total of 3 months in the past year. I was there for 6 weeks in the winter (visiting family for the holidays), and we were there again this past July. Last summe,r and this winter, the road going into this campground was a mess - potholes and mud pretty much the whole way. This summer they've fixed the dirt road. It appears to have been regraded, which is a MAJOR improvement. That improvement alone made our stay much more enjoyable. Haas Lake is very convenient to shopping, and Detroit or Lansing. The people are nice enough - staff and campers alike. There are quite a few people who live in this park year round. And during the winter months we did find random weird things on our site, we're assuming they were left behind by teens or whomever. And then this summer there was a used tampon on the playground, which was rather disgusting. But, all in all not a bad place. The lakes are decent enough.
Date of Stay: June, 2008
The intersection off the expressway to get to this campground is a nightmare for big rigs. The 2 lane roads intersect at an angle, so the turn we had to make was basically a 45 degree turn which isn't an easy feat in a 40' dp with tow. Thankfully there was no oncoming traffic from the road we were turning onto. The roads to get to the campground were all narrow two laners, but clearly marked with signs leading to the campground entrance. The entry road is very steep and twists a bit. We had a reservation to stay at this campground for a week, but we left early. We were on the premium site, which was nice - right on the pond complete with a nice covered patio. The pond was a little nasty, as well as the area surrounding it - fishing line and hooks and garbage. The campground dog was very nice, but a bit of pain for our own dogs. He kept trying to mate with them. We found it quite weird that the owners would keep an unleashed dog within the campground, especially when the rules say to keep your dogs on a leash at all times. The pool was nice, not very clean and obviously in need of work. There were a lot of soft spots on the pool floor, which worried me a bit. This campground also allows the public to access their amenities for a fee, so the pool and slide can be very busy at times. The campsite itself was actually not that bad (not too level, but you're in the mountains), and the owners and staff were excellent. Overall this campground just seemed run down. We will more than likely not return.
Date of Stay: May, 2008
Not a classy resort type campground, but a great place to stay in a big rig if in the Richmond, VA area. They have a pool, playground, and game room for the kids. The roads are easy to navigate (we are in a 40' dp with tow). The sites weren't too narrow, but not wide either - think moderate KOA sites. This cg is right off of I-95, which was not a problem at all for us. I prefer noise to sleep, so I actually found it quite cozy. The staff in the office/store were nice enough. Overall, we liked it here. We were close to our family in the area and being right off 95 we were convenient to shopping and restaurants in the area. We will stay again when in the area.
Date of Stay: October, 2007
Would have given a 10, but they have satellite internet which is rather slow. My husband owns an internet company, so it's important for us to have cell phone or wifi connection. That being said, we loved this campground!!! Very family friendly and very kind staff. My three year old loved the playground and game room, which were well maintained and clean. Our site was one of the premium sites with 50 amp service, a log swing, and brick paver patio and patio set. We travel in a 40 ft dp, and found the site just long enough for our bus and our tow. The site (#14) was very wide and I think it was also a little more level than the other premium site. We loved it. We were able to get satellite, but had to maneuver ourselves around in order to receive it, the cg is treed making it rough for most sites to get signal, but hey we're here to camp not watch tv. The road at the entrance of the campground is pretty long and uphill, but keep in mind that you're in the Hocking Hills and there are hills all over this area. The attractions in this area are excellent, very beautiful and all FREE! Conkle's Hollow gorge trail and Ash Cave are more stroller and little kid friendly. We absolutely loved the Old Man's cave! And if you're in town fro a while with kids and trip out to Cosi science museum is in order - it's one of the coolest kids museums I've ever been to.
Date of Stay: July, 2007
We are staying at this campground right now. There are four lakes in this campground, and most of the sites back up to one of these lakes, which is nice. All the roads are un-paved through this park, and they're full of pot holes. My husband is going crazy because his bus is so dirty from staying here. There aren't any amenities at this campground. It's basically a place to park your RV with full hook-ups, at a decent rate. There aren't any bells or whistles. The sites are nice and roomy, although un-paved and basically dirt and rock and hardly level. Plus we keep re-leveling because the wood blocks underneath our jacks are sinking into the ground. The laundry room is tiny for the number of sites they have - 3 washers and 3 dryers. This place is quiet and it's served it's purpose for us. We're in Michigan visiting family in Lansing and Detroit, so this is a good half-way point. Oh, one thing nice about this campground is that the roads are really wide, making it easy to get around in a 40' motorhome. Plus visitors can park at your site, which is very convenient for us since we have a lot of family visiting.
Date of Stay: June, 2007
This is a nice campground on Lake Leelanau. It's not really ideal for big rigs because the roads are narrow and since the park is always full and people have their boats and other watercraft parked everywhere, it makes for getting around a bit tricky. The staff is friendly and Lake Leelanau is breath takingly beautiful. It's crystal clear and the beach area is very shallow so it's perfect for little ones. I would have given this campground a higher rating, but we had problems with our site. It was a little small for our rig, and the utility pedestals were in odd places. Other than that, a beautiful campground in beautiful northern Michigan. We may stay again, but will book early and opt for a pull-thru.
Date of Stay: June, 2007
The Port Huron, MI KOA is an extremely busy family campground. It's wooded and the sites are pretty roomy. The staff, for the most part, was very friendly although not always very knowledgeable. They sent us the wrong way to our pull through site (we have a 40' er). We are giving this campground 6 stars because when we reserved our site online the description boasted how the site we had reserved was very popular with big rigs because of it's cement pad and 50 amp service. Well the site we received had neither. It was a gravel site, fairly level, and only had 30 amp service. It turns out that this campground has only a few of these so-called super sites, and they're usually booked out a year in advance. So if you book with this KOA online, and the description of your site says cement pad, patio, and 50 amp service, chances are you won't be getting that site. Luckily, the weather was very mild for our stay with this KOA and both of our air conditioners were not needed. And the staff was very kind about the whole situation. They too were also very confused as to why our reservation said one thing and their computer said another, but did apologize and were very gracious with our many campsite visitors. Also, our neighbor had the same problem with his reservation. He said he called three times in advance to verify he was getting a site with a concrete pad and 50 amp service, and then didn't, so just be aware of that. This campground is a fun place for kids, and they are everywhere. It's also nice that you're convenient to a Meijer and other stores, and I've been told that the mall in Port Huron is very nice. I would really like to give this campground a better overall rating because we did like our site and my daughter had a blast.
Date of Stay: June, 2007
We camped here overnight on our journey from Virginia to Michigan. The staff is wonderful. We had a small problem with our toilet and one of the owners came out to help us with it. It's a family owned and run campground. The pool is very clean, and the playground is great. Plus, the store and kitchen are a great plus because it is rather off the beaten path. The only reason I didn't give it a 10 is because they do not have wi-fi, and we had no cell phone signal or satellite. We will definitely stay here again! The sites are great, level and wooded. Nice pull-thru's for big rigs.
Date of Stay: May, 2007
We stayed at the Yogi Bear Jellystone park in Natural Bridge Station, Va just last week. We were there for five days and had a wonderful time. It's a great family place, with lots of activities for the kids on the weekends. The staff seemed very friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay here again. We camped in a 40' Holiday Rambler without any problems.