Date of Stay:
October, 2017 -
Stayed in B10. Bad power. Our EMS shut down our ACs. The RV Center next door, affiliated with the park did not have a clue. We had to call them to even get anyone at the RV park, since no one ever answered the phone & no way to leave a message. Manager nor full time resident are very friendly. Lots of residents with trucks that need mufflers, who leave for work early and lots of train horns all night. Only way we would go back is if we were desperate and would only be an overnight, but probably not at all. The only pros are the pull thru site was level and the seasonal sites (which is at least half) are neat. We camped at Shady Pines RV Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay:
September, 2017 -
Part time camp host told us we could stay 28 days, and then he could get us an extension from the ranger for another 28 if we wanted. Knowing the COE rules of 14 days at a time, I mentioned it was not like that at other COE parks in other states we had visited, but he insisted those were the rules here (website rules beg to differ). Too many people have been here way beyond the rules, even some sites occupied by campers with no one staying in them. Rangers drive by frequently & have to know people are staying too long because they see the same campers/cars every day. The whole campground had fairly high weeds, and no one mowed for the next 7 days while we were there so the weeds were really high. That resulted in lots of bugs. The only area that seemed to stay mowed were along the entrance roads. We noticed a large pool of oil in the corner of our site spilled by the previous camper & tried to find the full time camp hosts, but never could and never saw them doing anything in the park for the 9 days we were here. We even knocked on their camper door with no response. We wound up buying cat litter to pour on it to at least try to soak it up. When we did finally find the part time host again, no one ever came to clean it up. No way this park is a 9.1 rating. We camped at Persimmon Hill (Enid Lake) COE in a Motorhome.
Batesville nearest town with Walmart, Lowes, Kroger, but nothing to do or see. Fish hatchery atvpark entrance is worth the $2 admission.
Date of Stay:
August, 2017 -
Generally very clean, but our fire pit was completely full of ashes when we arrived, and no one ever came to clean it out. The people in the site next to us pulled in front first instead of backing in, so their windshield was facing our drivers side windows. So, no privacy. A porta potty was right across from us. On our third afternoon, our 30 amp electric kept cutting off, even though we weren't using anything except one AC and fridge. It was a very warm day, so this made our last night most uncomfortable. They said there was nothing they could do because they couldn't get an electrician until the next day. Since this is a County owned, very large park, that's really unacceptable. I feel certain the county employs many electricians. Water pressure was not too good either. Took almost 1 hour to fill our freshwater tank. They only have a few sites with full hookups and the rest are 30 amp only, with no water or sewer. Definitely not worth what they charge for 30 amp service and nothing else. It's in a sketchy area, but it is gated. The price includes a $14.00 annual entry fee you are forced to pay. Not sure I would come back. We camped at Winton Woods Campground in a Motorhome.
Plenty of shopping in Cincinnati, but need to watch what areas you are in to be safe.