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This is beginning to be a campground dedicated to permanent guests. Last two rows are taken up by permanent 'campers'. There are only about 6 to 8 sites that appear available for overnight campers. Roads and sites are dirt. Utilities were fine as was cable TV. No off leash dog run, but lots of areas to walk the dogs. Not much noise from the nearby truck stop. Never saw the manager. Just found a site, put payment in an envelope, and deposited it in the box at the office. Some areas, like the fence/flower box in front of the office need maintenance. Some neglected work needs to be addressed. Otherwise a good spot to stay overnight in an area with few options.

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This was our 6th visit to Bella Terra, and it was just a beautiful as before. Despite a week of rain, there was no flooding or water issues. The pump ran, drained the lake down a bit, and the rain refilled it. Good management. The holiday festivities included a Christmas party, lunch and a NY eve bash. Lots of activities if you want to participate. Looks like the resort is almost complete. Just a few lots remain undeveloped. While this place is beautiful, the staff makes it a 10. They are caring and responsive. Renters are treated just like owners. Great place.

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For directions, follow those on the web site and they will get you there. Interior roads are gravel. Pull thru center pads are cement. Utilities worked good as did cable. No interior lighting so its dark at night. There is a fair size fence dog run with a high fence right behind the office. Appears to be a nursing home next door, and you can walk dogs behind its back fence. Staff was not there when we arrived, but we called and he was there is 2 minutes; and gave us good advice on how to get back to highway. There is no pool, playground, store, etc. This is a bare bones park, but okay for an overnight.

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Take Exit 591 off I20, and go 2 miles South. You will see a house with "Marys Place" on the left, and the RV park is just after it. It is NOT the RV park just off the exit. This place is a gem. Interior roads are asphalt and in great shape. Pads are level, long, and cement. Each has a picnic table. There are some long term residents, but the sites are all very neat. There is a fenced dog run, which is pretty small; but there are acres of cut pastures at the back of the park where you can walk your dogs. Rest rooms and showers are tiled and very clean, as is the laundry. Staff is friendly and very helpful. In the back of the park are two out buildings that have beautiful garden patio areas that are set up for weddings, but you can use them to sit and have your coffee if there is no event ongoing. We will be repeat customers here.

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Directions poor. Interior roads very narrow, with large trees, and big speed bumps. Dog park a joke; small & dirty. Lots of road noise. Sites very narrow. Premium site got us a short site with cement pad and a rusty table & chairs, and a tiny rotted picnic table that looks like it was used by Lee & Grant. Really a poor park and poor value.

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1st the good: it is located right off I-65 and the cable connection was new. That is it. The bad: Park was very, very crowded. Many rigs could not put out an awning. Can't believe how they jammed RVs in. Interior roads were old pavement and very narrow. Huge speed bumps. Muddy off the road. Dog walk was about 50' long and 4' wide along edge of creek. Off leash area was designed for chickens. Found employees filling propane while smoking! And you could smell propane everywhere. No place to unhook nor hookup. Getting out of park is difficult. Got a run down motel on one side, I-65 on one side, and 31W on another other. Traffic noise is awful. Had a premium site since had a "patio" made of fence boards. One of the worst parks we have been in over the past 7 years of traveling. And this was another name and just got a KOA franchise. Awful.

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If following KOA directions, do not turn at first sign; keep going and look to side road after quarter mile. Look for big sign. Otherwise you will go over old wooden bridge. Interior roads are a potholed mess. Pads dirt & gravel. Grass needs cutting. Pool green. Got to drive all way thru park on awful roads to check in. Whole place is old and neglected. Don't know how they meet KOA franchise standards.

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Entry is gated. Roads are all paved with cement pads. Upper loop nearest pool & snack bar are seasonals. Lower loop primarily transients. 4 or 5 cabins. Huge well equipped club house that is really an expensive lodge. Beautiful pool with full service real snackbar. Beautiful grass everywhere. Large fenced dog run at top of the hill. Staff efficient but not particularly helpful. Golf carts for rent.

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Paved interior roads and pads. Very nice landscaping. Staff was helpful. Secure and gated. There is an off leash dog area, that meets KOA's "worthless" standard. It is a fenced pea gravel area filled with olympic hurdles no dog uses. There is a flat septic field area that would be perfect, but it is unsued. There are plenty of places to walk your dogs but they are in camping spaces. Compared to other decent RV parks in the area, this is a bargain. Note that the highway 31 that fronts the parks if really busy with highspeed traffic. Also, if using GPS use N 45.23.87 W 84.53.64. The street address seems to bring you 2 miles down the road if coming in from the North.

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This KOA is on the main road and only 7 minutes to the Star ferry to Mackinac Island. Roads are gravel and when it rained they got messy. Sites are dirt and gravel. Some shade, but when make reservations just tell them you want a site for your satellite. This park is much larger than it appears on arrival. Many secluded tent sites and 30 amp sites behind the bathhouse. Lots of places to walk the dog, but no off leash area. Staff helpful. Utilites were good, but placement was odd. Water and sewer hookups were everywhere. (Our sewer was by front DS, and water was by rear PS- so bring extensions.) Little road noise. Lots of campfires at night so there is some smoke. If coming back here we would stay here again. Location for the island ferries is great.

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First the good part. This park is easy to find, and only 10 minutes west of Munising. It is right on the water. You can walk your dog along the beach, and the water looked shallow quite a way out and inviting (except it was frigid). ATT signal was good. As for the bad, it is a sand pit with a little grass here & there near the sites. You will have sand in your rig. It is dusty, & vehicles do not follow the speed limit, raising clouds of dust. Lots of campfires at night, & lots of smoke. Sites that border the lake are beautiful, but the sand is very soft so its best for smaller rigs. There are two paved sites (43 & 44). They are listed as handicapped, but they give them to anyone booking them. One road had a huge mud puddle in it which indicated a water leak. At the intersections, and in some sites, there was sticky mud & it had not rained for a week. On weekends this place is packed. There are site markers, but don't be surprised if someone pulls in between sites, or sets up a tent between rigs. Its basically a free for all, and you can park at any angle or direction. Bring lots of hoses and extension cords. Some of the water spigots are split 4 ways and can be a distance away. Same for electric. Ads and website say you can get a FHU site. We paid for one, and then discovered that there is no sewer. There are dump outlets at some sites, but apparently the system is inop. Never saw anyone hook up. Our "FHU" site did not have a sewer outlet at all. Wifi is super weak; so weak we could not log on although I could see the antenna. All of the sites are dirt, and if it rains you need to beware of the mud in the sites and roads. Roads are very potholed. It looks like they have not been graded in years. No cable and no over the air channels, so bring your satellite. This place could be a gem, but the city just wants the income but does not want to do the investment.

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We debated about driving this far from Racine, but we are really glad we did. Access road is paved as are the interior roads. The pads are gravel, with some grass at the ends of the drive through sites. Beautiful tent sites. Walking/bike trail runs along front of the campground and along the lake. Some trees, but still could get satellite service without a problem. Good utilities. Lots of open areas with beautiful trimmed grass. Couple of sandy beaches leading out into the lake. Clean. This is a gem. Never saw the camp host. Note, do not take site 21 if you are a motorhome or a long 5er. The problem is a light pole at the entry to the site. Other drive thru sites seem to be okay. Some comments complain about getting to the park thru a residential area. From the south, take a right on Lakeshore Drive and follow it to the end, where it turns north and becomes 9th street. Go up the road to Michigan ave, and take a right on Michigan. Keep going and you will drive thru the gate. Simple access. There is a map posted by the rest rooms. Find your site and get settled. Check out is at noon. This place is a real treat.

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The reviews that describe this as an amusement park with a campground are spot on. The directions are good and bring you to the office. To left is mini golf, pool, water park, etc. Access is paved, but interior roads are dirt and gravel and sites are gravel (other than premium sites which give you a paved site and a fireplace). We needed blocks under our jacks since the sites are not level. It rained and the area around the sites turned to mud. The pedestals have a cable port, but there is no cable service in the park. (But the ads indicate cable service.) Satellite service is impossible due to trees. You can get over the air TV from Chicago and Milwaukee. Lots of places to walk dogs and they have an off leash dog park. Dark at night - no lights. The place is clean with no litter. If you call, you will likely not get an answer. I stood at the desk quite a while, and the phone never stopped ringing. We also called the office from the campsite, and only got an answer after about 10 minutes. If you want to make a reservation, email them and have them call you back. Note that once you say "okay" they bill your card for the entire amount. Refunds are only given more than 20 days out, otherwise you are out the entire amount. They have a strict 4pm check in time. You can check their web site to see if your site is empty and if so check in as early at 1 pm (for a $10 fee). Check out is 2 pm. When you check in you will get 2 pages of rules. I can only imagine this place in the summer with the kids out of school. Yikes.

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Access drive is narrow, opening into a big dirt lot (that if raining will turn into a quagmire). Dirt and dust roads. Dirt and gravel sites. Utilities good; but no cable. Some smaller trees, but mostly sunny sites. Staff was very helpful. Some grass areas to walk dogs, but they cut only part of it. Two off leash dog parks but no shade and no water for the dogs available. Basically this is a big, dirt parking lot. Not much character.

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We usually stay in a KOA just overnight, but we were tempted to just stay here for a while. Access road is great. Drive to office is beautiful. Interior roads are gravel as are sites; but they are groomed regularly. Flowers everywhere under beautiful trees. Thick grass. Best tent sites we have ever seen. Apple trees heavy with fruit. Pumpkins by the road. Thick trimmed grass everywhere. Quiet. Staff was great. The lower level has the best sites for shade if you do not need satellite; but those sites are a little short. Upper level is open to the sky. This place is a gem. Only thing it lacks is an off leash dog area. But there are lots of places to walk the dogs in beautiful grassy areas. When we head north again, we will try to stop here.