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Paynetown State Recreation Area, Bloomington, Indiana

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Huge state park located on Monroe Lake about 10 miles SE of Bloomington. Interior roads are in need of repair and maneuvering can be tricky as cars, trucks and boats encroach into the campground roads from sites. This is a very popular boating/fishing area and the crowded campground reflects this. Price paid does not reflect the additional $9 entrance fee we paid at the gate.

Many sites were very close together but maybe it appeared that way due to all the vehicles parked in/around them. Our 30A, electric only site was level, nicely wooded and roomy with a paved pad, concrete patio, picnic table and fire ring. We did have some "lake views" through the trees. All sites are electric only but there is a dump station near the campground entrance/exit. We had no OTA TV and no Verizon service.

The bath/showerhouses were typical concrete block but were relatively clean (except for some spider webs in corners). There were also some pit toilets scattered about as well. There's a playground, marina with boat rentals and also a campstore that has groceries as well as camping/fishing items. We camped at Paynetown State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
222
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Visit nearby Nashville, an arts and crafts community. French Lick has an historic hotel, scenic railway museum and train excursion.

Scenic View has good food but go early or you won't be able to find a place to park and will have a long wait. Enjoy local open mic night at Trailhead Pizzeria.

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 5
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Kentucky Lakes / Prizer Point KOA, Cadiz, Kentucky

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $75.00
Overall Rating:      

Huge KOA located on a point surrounded by the Cumberland River in the Land Between the Lakes area of KY. We had a shaded premium patio pull through site with fhu/50a, cable, concrete pad/patio, patio furniture, glider & fire ring facing the river. It was a very tight left-turn to get out of the site & we dropped our toad off the 4" high pad on the swing. The rest of the park has sites that are gravel & grass. As is typical with KOA's, the sites are rather close together. It would be VERY crowded when the park is full. The park has a stocked campstore, small restaurant, marina, indoor pool, playground, go-kart track, outdoor chess, laundry, restrooms/showers, cabins & condos. The restroom/showers were spotless & bright. Park personnel were friendly & helpful recommending places to eat. Wi-fi wasn't that great & neither was Verizon service. Most of the RV'rs who were there when we were, were there for the fishing - which I heard is very good. We camped at Kentucky Lakes / Prizer Point KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
06PS
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes
Tips for other Campers:

Boating & fishing are the main attractions in this area.

Upscale dining at Harper House. Less expensive fare at Tripletts, located behind Harper House. The Fishing Hole (1 mile from the campground) has good fried fish & the homemade fried pies are delicious.

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 5
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Dale Hollow State Resort Park, Burkesville, Kentucky

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice state park with sites set in groups of loops. Good separation between sites. We had a fhu/50a site with a picnic table, fire ring, lantern hook, asphalt pad & cement patio. Water spigots are shared between 2 sites, so depending on which site you get, your water could come to your wet bay side or across your patio & under your RV. We were here in mid-October & the park was only about 1/3 full. There were more RV's in the lower section than the upper. Well stocked campstore, small putt-putt, restrooms/showers, laundry, playground, marina & a full service lodge are all on site. The restrooms/showers were typical state park cement block, but were clean & bright. $1 to wash/dry laundry. Their golf course is at the entrance to the park. This is a nice state park in a pretty region of Kentucky. I would recommend it. We camped at Dale Hollow State Resort Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B008
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Lodge dining room overlooks lake. Nice dinner but awful service. Staff was not attentive. Drink glasses not kept filled, forgot appetizers, did not check back after serving food (missing items ordered) did not check to see if we wanted dessert...etc.

There is a small gas station & convenience store on the road into/out of the park. Burkesville is about 30 minutes away. Jones Restaurant's lunch buffet is a real bargain at $8. Delicious homemade pies for $2 for a large slice.

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 5
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Wapakoneta KOA, Wapakoneta, Ohio

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Easy access from I-75. Check-in was friendly and quick. Park neat & appeared well cared for. Escort to site. Easy to maneuver interior roads. Interior pull through sites were typical "KOA close" but many had shade. Perimeter sites had a bit more room. We paid a higher price for a roomier site. Price listed reflects 10% KOA card discount. Pad was level, crushed stone/gravel with a cement patio, fhu, cable, picnic table & fire ring at rear of site. A small patch of grass was in front of our patio; the rear & side-rear had plenty of grass. There was also a crushed stone/gravel parking pad for our toad beside the patio. Several types/sizes of cabins available for rent.

Verizon service was good and, surprisingly, Wi-Fi was good too.

Proximity to I-75 lent to constant interstate noise, but it was not bothersome to us. Train whistles could be heard from distant tracks, but also not bothersome.

Campstore had RV supplies, clothing, ice cream, ice and a few food/drink items. They have a small deli where one can order food they will deliver to your site. Can also fill propane tanks there. Next door was a screened-in meeting room with tables & a couple games. Plenty for kids to do with sluice for finding "gems" & "dinosaur bones" ( after buying the bags of dirt at the campstore), playground, horseshoes, basketball court, mini-golf (looked a bit tired - could use an update), pool...etc.

A severe thunderstorm came through with wind, rain and hail. Although we lost power it was not off for more than a few minutes. Many of the interior sites were flooded for several hours but all was dry by morning.

I would recommend this park for anyone traveling to or through the area. We camped at Wapakoneta KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
90
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Visit The Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum. For a nice dinner go to Marley's. For a more casual/eclectic lunch/dinner, try J. Maries (happy hour with half priced drinks 2-5P Sundays) or sports themed Woody's Diner. Drive 2o minutes to Lima to bike the Lima Rotary Riverwalk.

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 5
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Shawnee State Park, Schellsburg, Pennsylvania

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

This review is of the new full hook up sites, Loop B, numbered in the 300's. 13 sites on a moderate hillside opened this season (2017) and are very nice. Although there are mature trees in the section, they are not lush with leaves and other trees in the section are dead and need removed, so most all sites are full sun with sparse shade on some sites. Our site was at least 100 ft long. Although not overly spacious, the grass area between sites was roomy enough (estimated 25-30 ft) as to not feel we were too close to neighbors. The pad and small patio are of fine gravel and it was very level. It had a picnic table and fire ring. One of the seating boards on the new picnic table was already beginning to warp. The fire ring was so new, it was still shiny and had no rust. My observation: the fire ring is too close to the side of the RV. With our awning fully extended, the edge of it was over the fire ring. The sites are near the edge of the park boundary and, as such, turnpike noise is more noticeable during the quiet of night than in the interior/more treed sites. Although once inside our coach, it was not heard. These sites are a nice addition to what is already a popular state park. We camped at Shawnee State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
308 - Loop B
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 5
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Logan / Hocking Hills KOA , Logan, Ohio

Date of Stay: August, 2008 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Medium-sized, peaceful campground located in the heart of the beautiful rolling Hocking Hills. Within 3 miles of Old Man's Cave. The campground is situated at the top of a ridge amongst well trimmed hemlocks that provided lacy shade throughout the day. For those that prefer unobstructed skies for satellite reception, there were more open sites available. The campground is DEFINITELY a tiered campground. The interior roads are gravel and some will pose a challenge for underpowered trucks pulling large travel trailers or fifth wheels up the somewhat steep inclines. Some roads were steeper than others. so just pick carefully before attempting a grade if your tow vehicle isn't a good match to your camper. Even with the tiering, I found the sites to be quite level and spacious. The pull throughs were especially long. Ours was at least 80 feet. Our toad could fit either at the back or front of our motorhome & there was still plenty of room left at either end of the pad. The sites were angled and placed so you had plenty of privacy without having to look at the side of your neighbor's camper. Many sites had 10ft x 15ft gravel patios and a few had large paver patios with an iron table & chairs, a log swing & a fancy fire ring with fire poker. Of course, these site amenities come at a price. In peak season, those paver sites go for $55 per night. The campground has a small camp store with basic supplies & souvenirs, a large & clean pool, a big game room, immaculate & well-lit bathrooms/shower houses, a big pavilion where they show movies on weekends, a playground, cabins for rent, numerous walking trails through the surrounding woods and a 75ft "gem mining" sluice. You purchase bags of gem rough at the camp store that'd been pre-loaded with some miscellaneous semi-precious stones or fossils. You then empty the bags in the screened boxes at the sluice, wash away the dirt & find your gems/fossils. The gems can be quartz, obsidian, agate, low grade ruby/emerald/sapphire..etc. It's really a neat activity for kids & adults alike. I would say the only downside of this campground is it's steep price. The nightly price per site was for 2 adults with 2 pets. Children are an additional cost. I found it unusual for a campground advertised as a "family campground" that the campsite pricing did not include any children. Aside from the pricing, I loved this campground, it's location & amenities. I would certainly recommend it. We camped at Logan / Hocking Hills KOA in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 5
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Salt Fork State Park, Lore City, Ohio

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice park with a large lake, clean beach and plenty of trails. Although the park is easy to get to from Rt-22 (8 miles east of I-77), the campground is a few miles back from Rt-22 so that no (if any) roadway noise is heard, even at night. Recently upgraded sites now have 50 amp and full hook ups. The campground was very busy on the weekend but we did not feel it was too crowded. Bathrooms and showerhouses were kept clean and were well ventilated. While in the area, we visited other campgrounds (Spring Valley and Hillview Acres) and felt that the state park was much nicer and a better bargain. The park is about 10 miles from Cambridge (basically the I-77/70 split), so if you forget anything, it's a short drive to a Wal-Mart and K-Mart at that intechange. We also enjoyed eating at the Dancing Donkey on Rt-22...great BBQ. The only reason I didn't give this park a 10 is the abundance of critters, most especially skunks, that are frequent visitors to sites. It IS their territory, I know, but a bit surprising how bold and unafraid they are of campers. It would be nice if they could be controlled somehow, but being as this is a state park, probably unlikely. I would definitely recommend this campground to others. We camped at Salt Fork State Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 5
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Kalyumet Campground, Lucinda, Pennsylvania

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Very pretty, well-kept campground in the heart of the Cooks Forest region. Owners are very friendly and hospitable. Interior roads are gravel; sites are mostly level, grass with picnic table and fire ring. All under the shade of very tall pine and hemlock trees. Some sites had trees fairly close together making them a challenge in maneuverability skills to be sure slide-outs and awnings cleared trees. TV reception is poor - we could pull in only 2 stations with our antenna. WiFi is new and reaches about 3 rows into the campground. Best reception was, of course, from the office porch. Campground owner said they would be extending service to the entire campground soon. New pool was immaculately clean and heated. Owners were putting in new decorative wall around pool which will enhance its appearance. Mid-sized campstore has everything you could possibly want (snacks/supplies) and more. We were here during the week and it was very quiet. The campground quickly filled up with both overnighters and seasonal/permanents come Friday evening. Lots to do in the area with all the canoeing, tubing, and horseback riding establishments in the area as well as biking, hiking and just enjoying the beauty in the nearby state park. This is a really nice campground that I would recommend to anyone travelling in or through the area. We camped at Kalyumet Campground in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 5
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Geneva State Park, Geneva, Ohio

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Small state park located directly across the street from Lake Erie. Swimming beach a short bicycle distance away. We were in one of the only 3 full hook up sites. Paved roads and sites with grass, fire rings and picnic tables. Sites are nice size with mix of shade, shade and sun or full sun. Rental cabins across the street had lakefront property and own private beach. Restrooms/showers (typical OH state park cinder block style) were clean but (typical) need updating. Small campstore with usual items and tourist info. The new lodge is located a couple miles east of the state park entrance. There are no inner park roads that connect the state park to the lodge site. Also, be aware that the lodge is NOT affiliated with the state park, so campers do not have priviledges at the lodge's pool, work-out room, game room...etc. We were told this when inquiring about a day pass to use the lodge indoor pool. Price I listed is for peak season, with our Cardinal Card discount (10%). We camped at Geneva State Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 5
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Kenisee Grand River Campground, Geneva, Ohio

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Even though this is a Clean, well maintained campground with a beautiful swimming lake and the website lists 300 sites; what they fail to tell you is that only 12 of them are for short stays. Previous posts have had that number higher, but we were told by the girl at check-in they've got only 12 for overnighters now. The entire rest of the campground is seasonal and permanent sites. The sites for short stays are all pull throughs and fairly narrow, but have large trees amongst them for a fair amount of shade. The sites in single digits are the most level, although even those have a slight slope at both the front and back. The sites in the teens are worse. If you have a LONG rig (over 40 feet), I would not suggest this campground. For smaller rigs, this is a decent campground. We camped at Kenisee Grand River Campground in a Motorhome.

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States Visited: 5
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Tionesta Recreation Area Campground (COE), Tionesta, Pennsylvania

Date of Stay: May, 2007 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

One of several in the area owned by the US Army Corps of Engineers located next to Tionesta Lake. Easy access off Rt-36. Fishing, boating and water skiing on the lake. Interior roads and site pads are paved. Sites are a roomy with a mix of sunny ones and shady ones. Although backing in can be a challenge when narrow interior roads are crowded with vehicles parked close to the edge of sites. Lots of trails to bike and hike in the area. Small swimming beach located near the campground entrance. Nearby town has gas, grocery, post office...etc. Nice, quiet campground in very beautiful surroundings. I would recommend this campground to anyone visiting the area. We camped at Tionesta Recreation Area Campground (COE) in a Motorhome.

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States Visited: 5
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Mercer / Grove City KOA, Mercer, Pennsylvania

Date of Stay: May, 2007 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice campground located just minutes from the outlets and quaint shopping town of Volant. Many sites were spacious while others were the typical, narrow KOA-style. We were passenger side slide-out to slide-out with our neighbor but at least our sites faced opposite of each other and we had plenty of patio room. Heated pool was very clean as were restrooms/showerhouse. Tractor rides through the campground were a hit with the kids as well as the playground, gameroom, bocce ball, basketball and frisbee golf. The golf was especially challenging since it's located amongst trees! Campstore was well stocked with supplies if there was anything you might have forgotten. This is a decent campground that I would recommend visiting when in the area. We camped at Mercer / Grove City KOA in a Motorhome.

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States Visited: 5
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Canaan Valley Resort State Park, Davis, West Virginia

Date of Stay: October, 2006 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Small campground located on the grounds of a resort state park. The state park is located in a valley with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. Close to many attractions like Dolly Sods, Blackwater State Park & Seneca Rocks, and there is a ski resort just across the road. All sites are paved, full hook ups ( a plus for a state park) and are a mix of back ins and pull offs from the road loops. Although sites are of decent size, our 37 foot motorhome was about the limit to fit in comfortably. We were in site #10 and had plenty of privacy with the wooded surroundings. Deer, raccoons, chipmunks and skunks were typical site visitors. Restrooms/showers were older yet clean. There is a full service hotel resort, and campground visitors have priviledges there. There are also cabins for rent and a nice golf course. This is a nice campground in a beautiful part of West Virginia and I would recommend it to anyone travelling to the area. We camped at Canaan Valley Resort State Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 5
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Shawnee State Park, Schellsburg, Pennsylvania

Date of Stay: September, 2006 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful state park located in the Allegheny mountains. Sites are set amongst tall pines and are spacious. Our site was in a newer 50 amp section and was very level and had a large gravelled patio area adjacent to the parking pad. Beautiful lake and lots of hiking trails (easy to moderate) to walk. There are also cabins and yurts to rent. The bathrooms were older and I agree with the previous poster that the toilets need to be anchored a bit better & it would be nice if they had air hand dryers. There is a new upper section of sites going in and there was a new bath house under construction there. This one will be ideal as it is well lit, has nice tile and will have air hand dryers. Hopefully, they'll upgrade the older bathrooms to meet up with the standards of the new one. Rangers patrolled the campground often during the weekend, but didn't see them at all during the week. Although, by the time the week came around, the campground was pretty deserted so probably no need for patrolling. I would have rated this campground higher if the older bathrooms were in better shape. But, all in all, this is a really nice campground to visit. We camped at Shawnee State Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 5
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Wolfie's Campground, Zanesville, Ohio

Date of Stay: September, 2006 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Small, quiet campground located just off I-70 in Zanesville. Beautiful views from on top of a small ridge. About half of the sites were seasonal. Average size width sites, although several of the pull-thru sites in the front of the campground were considerably long, if not very wide. Free wi-fi access and the pool (although closed this late in the season) is new. Restrooms/shower house was clean and well ventilated. Small campstore had basic supplies and there was a small game room with attached picnic pavilion. The playground was a mix of older metal swingset and slide, a couple plastic toy houses and a couple really big tires to climb in/on. A previous post mentioned ATV noise. There were some ATV's being run around the private residence below the campground, but they were not a constant and were not around at all after dark so we did not find them intrusive to the quietness of the campground. They give both AAA & Good Sam discount. The price we paid for full h/u reflects a 10% AAA discount. In my opinion, this is a nice campground to stay at in the area. We camped at Wolfie's Campground in a Motorhome.

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