Date of Stay: June, 2007
I gave this campground a 5 because of the location and the friendliness of the people. The place is a great home for snowbirds who seem to make up the majority of the campers. The people behind us, in a big fifth wheel were lovely and from FL. The tent campers next to them were a nightmare and had no clue about quiet time. The police were called on them the second night for a domestic dispute. The fifth wheel next to us had a spotlight shining on us and they people were never there so we could not ask them to turn it off. Also, we had a classic car camper on the other side that washed the car many times through the weekend and decided to take off at 7:00 AM Sunday, yelling to his friend and revving his engine the whole time they broke down. Now for the grounds themselves. There are many old trailers that need cleaned up, but that really doesn't bother me. However, this place is far from tent camper friendly. They have pay showers and no electric outlets in the bathrooms. Their idea of a "lake" was a big green "cement pond". My children waded in and ran out stating that there was goo in it. The DJ at the barn is fun and ends at a reasonable time. I found the staff to be very nice and friendly as were the other campers. The best part is the location. Very close to the southern suburbs of Cleveland. 15 minutes to anywhere. Overall, this is a great place to crash for the night, but not too much more.
Date of Stay: August, 2006
This is a beautiful campground with lots of shade and great fellow campers. Walking distance from the school and concerts. The only drawback is the lake. Horrible Swimmers Itch. Stay out. Take the time to drive into Traverse City and go to a city beach. Well worth your time. And actually, the nicest bathrooms I have ever seen in a campground. Great nature program for the kids too!
Date of Stay: July, 2006
This is the first park that I felt comfortable enough to let my children run with the other kids. If you have children, this is the place. Yes, it's pricey but worth it. This only drawback is lack of shade, but they took us in on a holiday weekend at a moment's notice! Don't get much better than that!