Date of Stay: July, 2016
Most of the review of this campground are accurate. Nothing fancy. Gravel roads and campsites. Only a few sites with full hook ups. While not what we would call a resort, it is what I expected. Had we not needed to stay near Belfast to visit my daughter, we never would have stayed here to begin with. If you are looking for a campground near Belfast, this is the best one. The price is simply too expensive for what they offer.
Date of Stay: June, 2016
This campground did not live up to the expectations I've come to expect from a Corps of Engineers campground. It was somewhat overgrown and not very well kept. The website described our site as paved. In fact, it was gravel. Each site had a picnic table and fire ring. Situated on the western shores of J. Percy Priest Lake, this campground is close to Nashville. This was a non-electric campground prior to 2012. A flood washed out several of the campsites and the Corps rebuilt 10 of sites with water and 50 amp electric service. Our site, #4, was spacious, but a bit of a challenge to back in to. It required backing off the main road, down and steep, off canter grade that really racked our motorhome's frame. I noticed several of the other sites appeared more difficult, if not impossible to access with a large motorhome. I don't think this access issue would affect those camping in travel trailers or 5th wheels. Once positioned on the site, everything was perfectly level.
Date of Stay: June, 2016
Very nice. The grounds are immaculate. I didn't see a stone out of place or a weed anywhere. Each site is landscaped with native stone. We preferred the sites on the hill overlooking the rest of the campground. They were much larger, offered some shade and a constant breeze and seemed to have less traffic through the loop. If the kids were still traveling with us, a site in the lower section near the pool and beach would have been our choice. The rules state no outdoor dog kennels. We thought this was a rather unusual rule since pets are welcomed with a dog park and plenty of dog waste stations scattered throughout the park. I did see a couple small kennels discreetly placed near a few campers. No one seemed to mind. Bring some cash. Firewood is reasonably priced at $5.00 a bundle, but the owners charge an extra $2.50 if you use your credit card. Even if you buy multiple bundles, they still charge the extra $2.50 for each bundle. As the other poster have stated, this park away from tourist areas to the west, but close enough if a day trip to those areas is what you want.
Date of Stay: August, 2015
Very nice campground and county park. Perfect for exploring Cincinnati or just relaxing. I would be nitpicking to find anything to complain about.
Date of Stay: July, 2015
Very typical of what I've come to expect from a COE campground. Spacious, clean, quiet, well maintained and affordable. Pretty much out in the middle of no where. Other than a couple gas stations and a pizza place, the town of Thomson doesn't have much to keep you supplied. Closest real grocery store is about 12 miles north in Savanna. No complaints, just noting. Either pack enough for your stay or be prepared to drive a few miles to resupply. The host told me the campground is only open from April through October and is subject to flooding every now and then. Beautiful views of the upper Mississippi. And oh, make sure and pack mosquito repellent.
Date of Stay: June, 2014
We spent two nights here while visiting the Gulf Coast. This park is definitely away from the tourist hubs of Destin and Santa Rosa. A little too far if your intent is to use this campground as a home base for visiting the beach. If you're looking to fish, this is a great campground. It has a private boat launch with easy access to the Choctawhatchee Bay. The sites we rented were concrete, however, the two sites we had were not level. I was able to level with my jacks only, but my brother-in-law had to drive his front tires up on some blocks. For folks with trailers, their would be no problems leveling. I thought the price was kind of high because in addition to the $47/night, they charged $2 for each of our three kids.
Date of Stay: December, 2013
Everglade Isle RV Resort is just that. A gated, beautifully landscaped park at the mouth of the Barron River. At check in, you are provided with a key fob with opens the electric gates. Each brick paved site is long and wide. Tastefully done landscaping between each site provides a lot of privacy. Ornate street lights and accent lighting at each site and along the adjacent boat slips make for a picturesque setting. Maintenance staff were out and about every day. Nothing ever appeared to be out of place or in any state of disrepair. The clubhouse consisted of a bar, free pool table, overstuffed chairs with books abound. Dark hardwood floors and woodwork with high ceilings. The clubhouse also has spotless bathrooms with private showers (towels included), free washer/dryers, a well-equipped gym, and an awesome movie theater with reclining leather seating for 12. You can choose from their video library or bring your own DVD or Blue-ray. A working lighthouse with access to the top for panoramic views is attached to the clubhouse. Outside are the pool and hot tub area and porches. The staff was attentive to our every need and frequently stopped by to see if we needed anything. The only thing I felt was needed was an outdoor table at each site. It’s my understanding the resort was built in 2009 with the intention of selling most of the lots. I am told that model didn't work out so well and most visitors rent sites by the day, week, or month. If there is any downside to this park is the fact that several air boat ride companies operate directly across the river from the park. They begin around 8:00 and run until after 5:00 each afternoon. While I did not find the noise to be bothersome, some folks might. It should be noted that Everglade Isle is a class "A" motor coach resort and is supposed to adhere to a 10 year or newer policy. I did see a couple motorhomes over 10 years old.
Date of Stay: September, 2013
We stayed at this park while we visited the Off Road Riding area just east of town. Easy to access from Interstate 64, but far enough away you couldn't hear the traffic. It appeared to be occupied mostly by locals who fished on the lake. Very friendly folks at the front gate. They went out of their way to accommodate our needs. It was a challenge to maneuver our 40' motorhome into our assigned spot, but the other campers were more than willing to move things out of the way to help us get situated. The sites are close together and very little shade was available. Everything was very neat and tidy. We would stay here again.
Date of Stay: July, 2013
Lincoln State Park is a very well run, well maintained campground. Large shaded sites are the norm. Paved roads with mostly gravel sites. Shower houses were clean. Camp store and beach within the park. Reservations are accepted. One word of caution especially for motorhomes owners. Many of the sites are not level. Each reservable site is pictured and described on the reservation website. Our site was listed as level, but in fact sloped down slightly from front to back. Many of the sites are situated on a significant grade. Travel trailers and 5th wheels are no problem, but motorhomes would be hard pressed to get level on many, if not most of the sites.
Date of Stay: June, 2012
This campground is exactly what its advertised to be, a fish camp for Klamath River salmon fishing, about 1/4 mile from the mouth of the Klamath River. We arrived a few weeks ahead of the salmon run and pretty much had the campground to ourselves. I'm told during the fishing season the place is packed. From the look of the layout, a full campground would be very crowded. Our stay was very pleasant. We had a riverside site with a nice view of the river. No fire pits were available on the site; however, a community firepit on a deck overlooking the river was available. The staff provided the firewood and started a fire each evening. The campground looked a little rough, but I think the staff was starting to tidy up for busy season. Their advertising states cable TV; however, we were told the entire town lost its cable provider. Not a big deal to me, but maybe to someone.
Date of Stay: June, 2012
For the price, this campground was a huge disappointment. Everytime we went to the registration office, it was locked. A list was taped to the door confirming our arrival. We paid by check months ahead of time to reserve our spot because they don't accept credit cards. This park has huge potential. Mature trees and large, shady campsites were the norm. Great location for exploring the national seashore, San Francisco, and several lovely little towns in the area. The park itself just seemed run down. The grass was mowed but it looked like it hadn't been trimmed yet this year. Weeds around the trees and bush were a couple feet tall. I had to rummage through the weeds to find the sewer and water hookups. I would not describe this campground as a "resort" by any stretch of the imagination. Their were no resort type activities that I saw. Wi-Fi was here, but we could never get it to connect. If this were a $25 or even $30/ night campground I wouldn't complain, but $55/night was a little pricey for what was provided.
Date of Stay: June, 2012
Very nice campground, but boy was it hot! I really cannot find anything to rate this campground anything less than a 10. Great location to explore Hoover Dam and Lake Meade.
Date of Stay: July, 2011
I agree with most of the posters here. The dusty gravel roads were my biggest complaint. We stayed in the 200 loop. It appeared to me most of the sites were a bit of a challenge to get level. Especially in a motorhome. This campground is what it is. Large sites, nice camp store and gift shop, on site restaurant. The pool was very small and the put-put golf was run down. I would not recommend the lake front sites. Campers were crammed in bumper to bumper. The lake front loop was basicly a gravel parking lot next to the water. The basic nightly rate, $27.00, was very affordable, however after factoring in $5.00 per kid extra each night, it suddenly becomes less of a bargin at $42.00 per night.
Date of Stay: July, 2011
Babcock State Park campground is exactly what I expected from a State Park. Clean, well kept, large shaded sites, affordable. Nothing fancy. I realy have no complaints about this campground.
Date of Stay: December, 2010
Having read the reviews of this park, we got what we expected. That’s not to say we were disappointed. Our main objective in visiting this park was the ocean view from the campsite. In this regard we were not disappointed. The campground was satisfactory. The sites were large. The power and water were adequate. The relatively low price was somewhat offset by the $5.00 per day, per person entrance fee. I was a bit disappointed in the condition of the beach. I noticed quite a bit of trash and even broken glass. Galveston was a nice town; however, I don't anticipate a return visit.