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Browning Recreation Camp, Dillsboro, Indiana

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Called ahead and asked for a place by the pool and under some tree coverage and verified there was wifi access.I was assured we would receive all three amenities. We asked the person who met us if we indeed were parked under shade trees and were again told we were. We get to our spot which was right by the pool but there were no shade trees. I mean we could SEE them from where we were parked but none near us.The pool was completely unsuitable for all but the frogs that called it home with 10 inches of water.Major maintenance is required to get this thing usable. Falling apart and concrete missing, metal thrown in like it's being used for garbage.

We felt deceived but had already paid. After a couple weeks of some very strange traffic I called into the Sheriff's department when the Deputy on duty advised me he would probably not stay there with his family. We witnessed underage drinking as well as numerous other sketchy activities. I never felt personally threatened, but would advise caution for travelers with kids.

We tried the little restaurant and was not surprised to find the food was unremarkable-at best-but the service was awful.The woman seemed annoyed that we actually ordered off the menu rather than using the buffet.

The owner while seemingly nice lied to us regarding the 3 major things we requested over the phone. She informed me we had access to wifi but when we got there she would not relinquish the pw to us claiming she did not know it and the server at the restaurant told us nobody ever gets it.

I had a difficult time contacting the owner when calling (which really should have been my first clue)-I kept getting the "restaurant" and the owner was the only person who would discuss sites but was never around.

I would not go back as things are. This was clearly a very nice place at one point. If someone were to take some care and renovate the park and pool, maybe add a little security..I would consider giving it another shot.Until then-Beware. We camped at Browning Recreation Camp in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C2
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Stay at the National Park if you don't need internet.

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Camp Faribo Campground, Faribault, Minnesota

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

We had a great little spot with good cell phone coverage (sprint). The camp provides wireless(satellite) internet but it is spotty. The pool is very well cared for and gave us hours of fun over our stay. What started out as a one month visit turned into 3 months. We really did enjoy ourselves in this area. It is a short jaunt to the Mall of America in Minneapolis and other fun attractions. We were even able to attend the annual Renaissance fair which was also just a short ride away.

The mud mentioned by other reviewers really wasn't an issue for us over the three months we were here. Yes there was some mud, but what 4 year old doesn't enjoy splashing around in the puddles? We just wore boots- no biggie.

The owners are on-site and friendly. The Camp hosts are all lovely people who seem to be friends and friendly with everyone around. Very good experience. If we can we will definitely be back. We camped at Camp Faribo Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
39
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

There is so much to do around Faribault. I found our location quite central to everything we wanted to see.

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