Date of Stay: June, 2008
We stayed at Butler/Mohican KOA for the second time. We stayed once before in a motorhome in 2005. This time we stayed in a travel trailer. The sites are very big and our site was nicely shaded with lots of large, mature trees. The pool was fun, but very cold. They had a little ice cream social one night and a fire truck ride for the kids. We stayed there Father's Day weekend, but it wasn't busy at all. Once the sun went down, it was completely silent. We have stayed many other places that are actually louder after dark due to partying, but this wasn't one of those places. We enjoyed fishing in the lake, but didn't catch anything. There are several trails leading down the hill to the pool and store from the upper level, but beware, these don't appear to be trails made by the campground themselves, but rather made by a frequent flow of campers. So they are not cleared of plants necessarily, which we learned when our 7-year-old got poison ivy on her ankles. Our own fault though. So if you're very sensitive to poison ivy, stick to the actual drives through the campground! We will continue to go back to this campground due to the peacefulness and the fact that it's not a busy place. Also, the owners and other employees were so nice to us (family of 5 with 3 kids ages 7, 5, 1). They make sure rules are followed, but they're not breathing down your neck. Great place.
Date of Stay: May, 2008
Pleasant Hill is a place that I have mixed feelings about. If we feel like letting loose and having a few adult beverages, then it's fun. If we feel like relaxing in the peace and quiet and not exposing the kids to too much partying, then it's not the place to go. My parents have a seasonal site at Pleasant Hill, so we go there a couple of times a summer on our own and camp near their site. We always have a good time, but don't necessarily sit much while we're there, which can be good or bad. There's a lot of socializing and events. The roads are all paved, which is great for the kids riding their bikes. We always are there on holiday weekends and the place is packed. The park rangers are always driving around, so don't even think about breaking any rules. In section B, there are mostly seasonal sites, so you may feel like you're invading someone else's party if you camp there without knowing someone already. Stick to C or D if you're not wanting to feel like an outsider. The lake is beautiful with lots of speed boats and water skiing, which is fun to watch. If you're not into partying and socializing, maybe Pleasant Hill isn't the place for you. If you enjoy letting loose, then check it out.
Date of Stay: October, 2007
We camped at Mohican Adventures in October 2007. It was our only camping trip that year, due to purchasing our camper very late in the season. Mohican Adventures was the perfect choice because they have an indoor pool with a hot tub. So when the cool evening air hit, we went inside for a swim with the kids. The pool building was very nicely kept with showers and restrooms. There were quite a few paved roads throughout the front section that we camped in, which was ideal for our kids riding their bikes, since they are younger and can't pedal through gravel. The campsite itself was very small and had no shade trees what-so-ever, but we didn't need shade in October. I have been told that the campsites in the newer portion of the campground (in the back) have larger campsites and more shade trees. There were a couple of fishing ponds that were nice to look at, but after several attempts, we gave up due to none of us being able to catch anything at all. The people working there were very nice. They were constantly out cleaning up loose trash and making things nice. They also checked a couple of times to see if we needed anything and to ask if we stayed warm that night before (got down into the 40's). Very nice people. They also ooh'ed and ahh'ed over our kids, which any parent loves.