Date of Stay: March, 2017
This campground recently joined the KOA family. It's a bit shabby and needs some attention. Our site had some garbage here and there and the cable TV signal was weak. There is NO campground WiFi, just a hotspot at the office. They offer a service for a fee for WiFi. Sites were generous and roomy, but unlevel. Not bad for an overnight visit, but not great, either. Roads were a touch on the narrow side.
Date of Stay: March, 2017
Our 2nd visit here. Super clean and really nice people working here. We arrived at 9:02 p.m. but the office stayed open for us and we were still escorted to our site. Large enough site for our 32' motorhome and a rental car with plenty of room to spare. Enough space between units or Kabins so we didn't feel like sardines. Just a couple of blocks off the main drag to Charleston and very quiet. Nice small lake (catch and release), large dog park, disc golf, pool, and adjacent fun park. The most amazing thing is that the Wi-Fi actually works and works well. The exception was Saturday evening when the campground was filled to the gills, the other six days were great. I also experienced the "low def" almost unviewable cable TV so we just used our antenna for weather reports. I didn't set up the dish. It sure ain't cheap, but I'd stay here again (and again) when in Charleston.
Date of Stay: October, 2016
What a nice state park. We stayed in the C loop which is full hookup. Sites are fairly deep and wide. Paved pad was at an angle to the road so it was very easy to back into. The electric only sites were mostly empty but also have paved parking pads. Showers and restrooms were clean and abundant. Utilities at the site worked well (the water pressure was a bit low at 25psi). We had very good AT&T 4G LTE coverage and OTA TV from Dayton and Cincinnati was good. We stayed here while visiting our son at Miami University which is just a bit over 20 minutes from here.
Date of Stay: September, 2016
Nice quiet park about 25 minutes from Hershey. Extremely nice people in the office. They had preprinted handouts with navigation instructions so I didn't have to argue with my GPS to get to the local attractions. The rate shown includes taxes and no discount was available due to the World's Largest RV Show going on (park was sold out). Roads were wide enough to accommodate my 32' travel trailer. All utilities worked well. Sites were cleaned (fire ring emptied, site inspected) after someone checked out. The only disappointment was the WiFi. It was typical campground WiFi that is just too slow to bother with. I ended up using my AT&T hotspot which had 3-4 bars at the campsite. Small store onsite with the usual campground stuff and "oops, I forgot to bring that" things.
Date of Stay: May, 2016
Yes, the sites are tight to get into, but I had room to put our trailer with the slide out and park my Super Duty next to it. On the other side, we had the awning out, the firepit, and still had room to have cornhole set up. I don't think there's a site in here that's more than a 5 minute walk to the huge, soft sand beach on Lake Michigan. I loved having a separate dog friendly beach for my dogs. Note: you will get sand everywhere! Climb the dunes by the beach for fantastic views of the water during the day or a million stars at night. Great sunset viewing on the beach that faces due west. We were there on Memorial Day weekend and it was packed. Regular ranger patrols, along with local police patrols through the park kept the crazies in check. It's a 5-10 minute walk to downtown Pentwater if you are looking to eat out, get groceries, shopping, etc. We will definitely stay here again.
Date of Stay: March, 2016
We were looking for something close to Detroit Tigers spring training and this filled the bill. It's mostly seasonals (in good repair, not like a trailer junkyard) with people in the 60+ age group. We were assigned a back-in site for our travel trailer. However the utilities were set up on the opposite side of the trailer so we ended up pulling in like the motorhomes near us. If we had backed in, the awning side of the trailer would have been facing the water/sewer/electric hook ups with the patio on the wrong side of the trailer. Fortunately, we were at the end of the row so I could get the truck out. I have no complaints about Sanlan, just found the whole Lakeland area to be lacking in restaurants, shopping, anything to do. We bugged out early to move to Charleston.
Date of Stay: October, 2015
Nice state park less than 15 minutes from Miami University. RV sites are electric only and pretty level. Nice space between sites. Although we didn't use the restrooms and showers, we did go in to check 'em out. Not super nice, but clean and will do the job. Large rolling grounds with plenty of hiking trails nearby. They accept Passport America for one night. Verizon service 2-3 bars 4G in the campground but very spotty out in the park. TV signal decent from Cincinnati (we received 30+ channels). Other than the occasional ranger on patrol, didn't really see any employees. That could be the late season.
Date of Stay: September, 2015
This was the first time we really disagreed with the other reviews on RV Park Reviews. The owners seemed to be in a bad mood both times we spoke to them. It's a small, older park with very narrow roads and somewhat bizarre site placement. There are a few pull-thru sites and a few sites on the very edge that are easy to get into or out of. Our site, #56, was extremely narrow & unlevel and took us quite a while to position the trailer between the trees so we could open the slide-out. We leveled, hooked up everything, and went inside for lunch. Within 10 minutes, we noticed we weren't level (about a half bubble off according to our level). After another 10 minutes we checked again and found it was a full bubble out of level. Went outside to check and our leveling blocks had sunk into the soil by an inch and a half. In 12 years of RVing, I've never had this happen. We ended up having to completely break camp, hook up to the truck and move the trailer so we could put solid wood under the leveling blocks. That took about an hour and was extremely frustrating, especially when I politely mentioned it to Mr. Owner and he accused me of "doing something to the site." I also asked him about the wi-fi. We were about five sites from the wi-fi antenna but signal wasn't strong enough to connect to our laptop or phones. His reply was that the park was full (it was about half full) and that, if I wanted to use my "doodads and gadgets," maybe I "should get up at 2:30 in the morning" to do so. The wi-fi wasn't slow, just too weak. Bathrooms were tired-looking, but mostly clean. Showers were separate. There was only one shower that was unlocked so I'm glad we had full hook ups and were using our own facilities. The dump station was positioned in the same parking area as the entrance, the camp store parking, and the dumpster. Since the dump station wasn't a pull through arrangement, I imagine it would be a traffic nightmare to get a lot of people through.
Date of Stay: September, 2014
This is my second review of this extremely near and clean park. The first time, we had a smaller camper and stayed in the regular area. We are too big now so we stayed in the premium area. Have their own fire pits, but two community pits were nearby. Sites were very generous in width, with a nice level parking pad. Utility hookups were in great condition and the water had two spigots per site (nice feature, handy for dog rinsing while keeping RV hooked up). Tried the restrooms/showers this time and they are modern and spotless. In ten years of camping, I have never seen such a clean park (there's an older gentleman that appears to rake each site daily). The seasonal sites are very nice trailers, no Sanford & Son units anywhere. While the management seems a bit stern, I prefer that to the "anything goes" campgrounds we encounter on occasion. On the narrowness, bring your patience and use your cell phones/radios with your backing assistant. The sites are 90 degrees to the road and it's a single lane road. Go slowly and you should be able to make it work. If the campground was full, I'm not sure I could have done it with my crew cab pickup with long bed and a 32' trailer. Fortunately, the site across the aisle was open so I could pull in there to help in backing. Once you're on the site, you're minutes from the beach and wonderful sunset over Lake Michigan.
Date of Stay: July, 2013
This isn't a horrible campground, but their website really misrepresents what the place looks like. Bathrooms and showers were clean and the grounds were generally in good condition. No fires at your site unless you bring your own raised fire pit. Community pit is available and wood is provided which was nice. Good number of cable channels and hookups were in good condition. WiFi was pretty good, too. When we checked in, we were assigned to the "classic" area. This is not shown on the video/photos at their website. We were adjacent to a large parking lot for the huge fire station at that was surrounded by the campground. No landscaping, no privacy fence, just looking directly into the parking lot. 2-3 fire runs a night with lights & sirens blaring was a bit annoying. Power hookups look like they had been upgraded in the past few years, but the old poles, with wires hanging out, were still in place. Not sure if any of those were live. Neighbor on a long term spot was nice, but had a really old trailer that was missing a window and had liberal use of duct tape to hold the rest together. There were quite a few dumpy units on long term lots here. Looked more like a trailer park than a campground. If you need to stay in the city, this is an OK campground. However, we wouldn't stay here again.
Date of Stay: July, 2013
Rate reflects Good Sam discount. Nice basic campground with pull through sites. No cable but we were able to get 15-20 over the air stations. Nice little gas station (with diesel) with a basic store, tiny restaurant, and soda fountain. Great for a quick overnight stay right off the freeway.
Date of Stay: July, 2013
Rate reflects Good Sam discount. Good, very basic campground, great for a quick overnight. Close to freeway, but far away enough so you don't hear the traffic. Showers are concrete, but clean. Site was level, water pressure good, nice hookups (power pole and water connectors looked newer). Owner was helpful and offered insight on local restaurants and other businesses. We'd stay here again.
Date of Stay: June, 2013
Rate reflects Good Sam discount. Grounds and bathrooms/showers were spotless. Camp store had next to nothing in it, but they did have ice and firewood available. The bath/shower were individual rooms with a shower, toilet, and sink in each. Site was level and the sewer connection actually ran downhill! Wi-Fi was spotty, often kicking us off and requiring reconnection. Cable channels were very snowy. After a county-wide power outage, the cable TV did not return. This park is a long drive from Grand Teton National Park. Took us an average of 60 minutes on twisty mountain roads to get to the park. Don't try the drive at night since the hills are covered by moose, elk, deer, etc., waiting to trot out onto the road. It's a very nice campground, but we probably wouldn't stay here again due to the distance to the national park.
Date of Stay: June, 2013
Rate reflects Good Sam discount + 2 add'l people. What a nice park! Right on the Yellowstone River. Felt more like a bed and breakfast since the owners were so helpful. They know the local restaurants, sights, & what to see/avoid. The camp store had a nice selection of necessaries and some nice gift items. The grounds, laundry, and showers were immaculate. Downside of location is road noise from passing traffic. It's minimal after dark, however. The campground is also a solid 30 minutes from Yellowstone so keep that in mind when planning your day. The Wi-Fi is pretty much useless, even late at night. We had 3G Verizon wireless so we used that instead. We would stay here again.
Date of Stay: June, 2013
Good, basic campground for use as a base for visiting Teddy Roosevelt National Park. Sites are a bit narrow, but we were able to run out our 40" slide. We were warned that our site was uneven, but it was dead level. Pool is a bit of a walk from most sites. Wi-Fi is decent. Note: Medora has NO grocery store, only a small convenience store. If you need anything other than the most basic items, make sure to stop somewhere 30-60 miles before you get to Medora. There is nothing around here!