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There is not much to add to the previous reviews. This is a situation where the owners are trying to maximize the use of this small property during their short season. As long as they have customers they can continue to do so. There is absolutely no effort made to make this more than a cramped gravel parking lot. I gave it a three because of a lady staff member walked our elderly dog while we went on the 12 hour bus ride in Denali. So I'm taking that as a good sign that she did a good job. When I mentioned to the manager that their park had poor reviews she responded that "nobody reads those reviews."

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We were very fortunate that our campsite was close to the river (B-24) and the roar of the water drowned out the roar of the Interstate. There had been flooding in the area earlier and the trails needed grooming, but we enjoyed them. We were able to hook up with others for a paddling trip on the Rogue River. In this CG a lot would depend on where you are located. We had no noise issues and would have enjoyed staying longer. I believe the rate is $24 per night but we only paid $12 as it was State Parks Day and we got one night free.

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We needed to stay in Anchorage for a week and this appeared to be our best option. It was better than we expected. Some effort has been made at landscaping, the bathrooms were utilitarian but clean, and it was a convenient location. We found the staff to be friendly and helpful. We used our Verizon Wi-Fi with no difficulty. It is not a very attractive place and is crowded but it was OK.

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We were at Cottonwood Campground which is on the San Juan River, not on Navajo Lake. The road was paved, as were all of the camping pads. The sites were well spaced and level. There were beautiful mature trees and nice walking paths to and along the river. We would certainly stay here again.

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We had reservations to stay here for over a week because we had business to attend to in the area. This is absolutely the cleanest, fanciest, best cared-for park I have ever seen. Previous posters have it right on. I gave it a 9 because it really isn't our cup of tea. All that pavement and astro-turf and folks running around in golf carts cleaning up every 30 minutes was outside our experience. We will probably stay here again because it is just so darn nice and is the best place in the area.

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The Ochlockonee River flows for 150 miles from south Georgia to the Gulf of Mexico. This SP is on the wide tidal section just before it becomes a bay. It is a beautiful spot with both pine prairies and live oak hammocks. It is dotted with small ponds and there is a narrow strip of white beach beside the tea colored river. There are miles of level trails for walking and biking and boat ramps for river access. There are only 30 campsites placed on a loop beside the river. Sites 9 through 20 have a river view. We were in site 8 with direct access to the river trail. Contrary to previous posts, there were a number of large motorhomes in the campground and they seemed comfortably placed in Sites 7, 9, 21. The Backwoods Bistro in Sopchoppy had a surprisingly sophisticated menu and excellent food. We also enjoyed Sally's for local seafood at a reasonable price. The park is conveniently located to St. Mark's Wildlife Refuge with its beautiful lighthouse, Wakulla Spring State Park, the Apalachicola National Forest, Bald Point State Park, and many other attractions. It is remote (but only 15 miles from Walmart in Crawfordville), and it can be buggy on this part of the coast when the wind dies down. Winters are beautiful there. Don't miss the white squirrels! We will go again, maybe next month.

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We were traveling south on I-65, and I wanted to see the Wabash-Erie Canal, so we stopped here for overnight. It was OK. Nice lady at the desk but couldn't understand why she put us so close to our neighbor in an almost empty loop. Restrooms and showers were in front of the recreational building facing the highway. Seems like it would have been better to have them in the back, more private and closer to the campers. Lots of rules, some of them written in Sharpie on the walls. Looks like they just added rules on an "as needed" basis. We did enjoy walking one block up the road to a catfish restaurant, and we went up to Delphi the next morning to see the Canal. Great museum and exhibits. if we happened to be driving on I-65 and it was time to stop for the night, we would stay here again.

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The previous reviewer said it all. This is a very nice park with shaded sites and clean facilities. We were pleased to have a large, level site so that we did not have to unhitch for the night. The $20 fee included electricity. It will go on our list of good places to overnight when traveling I-39.

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Wow! This place is terrific. We were not on the water but our campsite was very private and clean as a whistle. Beautiful facilities everywhere in the Park. Loved the walking/biking path to nearby Copper Harbor and to the Fort. We went to the presentations at the Fort every night and to an Arts & Crafts show in Copper Harbor. This is a super base for exploring the Keweenaw Peninsula. We were in site 101 in the West Campground.

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We had such a good time while staying here that I hate to downgrade the CG. First, our site was spacious and clean. There is a lovely view of Lake Superior and good access to a nice beach. It is super convenient to all of the many attractions around Munising and the staff were friendly and helpful. The downside? It is mostly a grassy field with some shaded tent sites along the lake. The electric hookups are shared by several RV's and clustered together in the middle of the field. Even though we had a huge site, the MH behind us was only three feet away and two others were literally within spitting distance. There was a large group of teenagers attending a camp who were in 20 or so tents nearby. This group also had a MH, a chuck wagon, and a dining tent set up. They were super youngsters but it was just too much population for the restrooms and showers. There were lines most of time and frequent breakdowns in the facilities. Speaking of the facilities, they were very dated and "rustic." The CG needs lots of TLC but we liked the convenient location and everything quieted down at 10 p.m. We would stay here again.

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Love this place! Absolutely the cleanest campground and facilities ever and the staff was wonderful. We were in site #34 with a full view of the ship activity and fabulous sunsets. This is a great base camp to visit attractions on both Lake Superior and Lake Huron. The campground is like a large parking lot and I'm sure it can be uncomfortable if it is very hot or very cold. Our weather was perfect, so that boosts it's score.

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This is a huge (600 sites?) campground located about 20 miles off I-77 on Pymatuning Reservoir. Camping with pets is allowed in two of the loops (100-150 and 201-252). We were here on a Monday night and it looked as if the weekend had been busy. There had also been a windstorm the previous Thursday that blew down trees and limbs. We chose a site off the lakeside because it was level and we did not have to unhitch. The site had not been swept and I cleaned up paper towels and other trash. The fire-ring was filthy with partially burned food and trash. We walked around the loop before deciding to stay, but other sites were not any cleaner. The restroom and showers appeared to be clean. The camphost did not return our greeting then or the next morning, just looked away when we spoke to him. Despite all this, we would stay here again. It is a pretty place that is under maintained, but this may be due to budgetary problems. The office staff was very helpful and we had a good night's sleep.

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This is an extremely popular park and it was August. Need I say more? We were in the Kilcoursie Bay loop. The sites were close together and not level. The little access roads were just dirt tracks and with so many vehicles parked on them, difficult to traverse. There didn't seem to be any restriction on how many camping units or vehicles could be on a site, and there were ropes hung all over the place with tarps on them. We have stayed in many great Provincial Parks over the years but this one was just not up to par. We had planned to stay several days but moved on.

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We only stayed here one night but wished we could stay longer. This is a clean, quiet, lovely cg beside a pretty creek. The driveways and pads were paved and level. The restrooms and showers were very nice. We were site #3. We had no difficulty with cell phone access and used our Verizon Wi-Fi. I did not give it a 10 because we prefer a little more privacy and the RV sites were very open. We will stay here again as it is an easy one day drive from our home.

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This was our first visit to Ochlockonee River SP in over 20 years. It hasn't changed much but the newer bathrooms/showers and well-groomed trails were a real treat. We were blessed with excellent weather, no bugs, and very few campers. Some of the sites would be tight for a big rig and of course, the roads are sandy. Sites 6, 7, 8 & 9 are the largest and all back up on a trail to the river. Sites 26 and 28 are pull-throughs. This park is a fine example of lowland pine woods along a tannin-stained coastal river. At low tide, you can walk along the white sand shore. Good canoeing on nearby rivers including the Sopchoppy, Wakulla, and St. Marks. Bike riding in the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, and along the St. Marks Greenway Trail. Hiking opportunities abound in the Refuge, on the Greenway, and on the Florida Trail. Gulf beaches are minutes away.