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States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 6

Pirolli Park Campground, Petersburg, Michigan

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

The campground has mostly seasonal sites. The site we were on was terrible - mostly mud, with a few sprouts of grass here and there, and when it rained, the back of the camper, including the jacks, electrical cord, and water hose, were laying in two inches of water. Good thing I didn't need anything out of the back of the camper around that time. There was another site only a few feet behind our camper, too. It looked like most of the other 'transient' sites were on grass, and I don't think they were full, so I'm not sure how we landed on that lousy site. The only thing I liked about the site was that it was shady.

The roads were in good shape, although navigating to our site was bizarre - we had to drive through the site from the side, then back in. It made sense once we saw it, but when they explained it to us in the office, we were scratching our heads. No major problem with the utilities or their location, other than the rainwater issue I mentioned above. We were in site #51 - on the map it looks parallel to the site behind it, but that's not how we were directed to use it - the front of our camper was facing toward the bathhouse.

The office was also a small grocery store/deli, more than the usual campground store affair. There are two lakes - I think you can swim in one and fish in the other. There was also an auction every Saturday night. We didn't try any of these. The wifi worked fine.

A golf cart hit our camper during our stay, so we talked to a lot more people than usual. Everyone we talked to, including the owners, were as nice and helpful as they could be. The owners got the name, address, and insurance information for us and had it ready when we came back to the campground after a day in Detroit and discovered the damage.

Note, all sites are 50 amp only. If you have a 30 amp camper, you need an adapter. They sell them at the store. We camped at Pirolli Park Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
51
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 6

Indiana Dunes State Park, Chesterton, Indiana

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Indiana Dunes is a great campground very close to the lake shore. They have miles of hiking trails with some good climbs/staircases (apparently, dunes can get a LOT taller than I realized), and the beach was pretty nice. The campground has decent roads, paved spots, and a paved spot to park your vehicle at your site. The sites are situated relatively far apart and have a mix of shade and sun. We'll almost certainly stay here again if we're in the area. We camped at Indiana Dunes State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
85
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Easy access to Chicago either by train (South Shore Line station is nearby) or by simply driving in, but there are tolls. We've done both. Check out the Craftsman houses at the nearby National Park, they're really interesting designs.

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 6

Straits State Park, Saint Ignace, Michigan

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We loved the park - the sites are a little close together, but are otherwise well designed, and the roads are paved. They have some hiking trails, too. Although it's right next to the interstate, I could barely hear it even outside. The campground offers convenient access to the lake and to the Mackinac Island ferries. The views of the bridge on the trails are sometimes blocked by trees, but you can still get some great pictures. Take bug spray; the bugs were all over us when we were there, especially when we went to the beach at dusk to get some shots of the bridge.

My one gripe would be the employee that checked us in. We're from out of state, so we didn't know about the required car pass, which we had to pay for on the way in even though we'd already paid for the site. Then, he handed us the map of the campground and told us to have a nice day, not giving us directions to the site (after it was made clear we'd never camped in a Michigan state park before) - and, in fact, we initially pulled into the site the wrong way as a result. He definitely didn't seem in tune with how things normally work in a campground. We camped at Straits State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
190
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

The Mackinac Bridge is easy to see and photograph from several places in the park; the Father Marquette memorial is part of the park (but separated physically and requires a drive). The Mackinac Island ferries are only a few miles away from the park. St. Ignace seemed like a nice little town, although we didn't have much time to explore it.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 6

Harrisburg East Campground, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

We've stayed at Harrisburg East many times, and it was never a great campground (due to traffic noise, close spots, pay showers, little or no grass, etc.), but the new owners are increasing prices (now $45 a night - ridiculous for the area) and requiring a copy of my driver's license, something I've never heard of at a campground. They also now want two night's deposit. The wifi, while free, is flakey - it just randomly dies, only to return a few minutes later. We camped at Harrisburg East Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
104
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 6

Elk Neck State Park, North East, Maryland

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent! We stayed in the North East loop with full hookups, and we couldn't have been happier. Note - if you have a longer rig, be sure to check the pictures of the sites on the website, because some have a slope you have to back up to get the trailer in. But other sites are pull through or easy back-ins. Cellular service for AT&T was weak or nonexistent in our site, but Verizon was good. We'll definitely be back. We camped at Elk Neck State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 6

Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Date of Stay: January, 2012 - $80.00
Overall Rating:      

It's expensive, but it's also very, very nice. We had a problem on check-in - the site hadn't been cleaned yet, so they directed us to the waiting lot, where we waited an hour or so. Then, when we got to our assigned site, we found a motorhome working on pulling out, which would mean it hadn't been cleaned yet. We went back to the front, and my wife explained the situation, and they assigned us another site, actually a nicer one. A day or two later, we went back into the office to check on something else, and the concierge actually remembered my wife's name and where we were from! Also, we were taking one of Disney's back stage tours, and they picked us up at our campsite to take us to the Magic Kingdom for our tour at 7:15 in the morning - for free (although we tipped the driver). This is the kind of detail Disney puts into everything, including the campground. The boat service to the Magic Kingdom was GREAT, and the buses transportation was good, too - we only ever drove to (a) get gas in our truck and (b) see my parents; otherwise the truck sat at the site the entire time we were there. Definitely a great place to stay if you're on a Disney trip with camping. We camped at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 6

Lazy Acres Campground, Fayetteville, North Carolina

Date of Stay: January, 2012 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

I stayed at Lazy Acres several years ago, so I already knew it was a good campground. We called them on the road to check whether they had room for an overnight stay, and they said the office would be closing before we arrived (it was January after all), but since they knew we were coming, they kept it open for us. Good service. The campground is well kept and we were able to get a site that accommodated our entire rig without unhooking. We'd definitely stay here again. We camped at Lazy Acres Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 6

Compass RV Park (formerly Indian Forest Campground), St Augustine, Florida

Date of Stay: January, 2012 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

After we found two other campgrounds full, we landed at Indian Forest. Great choice - the very first thought I had when I walked into the office was "professional". They were friendly and helpful, the rates were reasonable, and we had a pretty decent-size site for our trailer without having to unhook. There was a lot of shade, and it was very quiet. We camped at Compass RV Park (formerly Indian Forest Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 6

South of the Border, Dillon, South Carolina

Date of Stay: January, 2012 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

It's not a great destination campground, but for overnight I love it. It's nice to walk around the shops after a day of riding in a vehicle. A little frayed around the edges as others have said, but still good, and you can't beat the price. I did find that the sewer connection was too far from the back of my trailer to be useful, though. I carry two hoses. I see this problem at more and more campgrounds, so perhaps I need to start carrying more hose... We camped at South of the Border in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 6

Donegal Campground, Donegal, Pennsylvania

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Our site was a little strange, and since we were just staying overnight I didn't want to unhook, but I think I was blocking the exit for the next site. Fortunately no one was using it while we were here. Otherwise it seemed like a reasonably nice campground, and the owner was friendly. Some noise from the interstate as others have noted. There is a building in the back that has the bathrooms and showers, but I think it also contains some apartments, which is odd for a campground. We camped at Donegal Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 6

Cross Creek Camping Resort, Delaware, Ohio

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a gorgeous campground. I'd definitely go back if I were visiting the Columbus area again. I was a bit annoyed that they charged me $10 for showing up 35 minutes shy of noon, but that really was my only gripe. They have a lot of activities, nice pool, and a little train they pull campers around with. We camped at Cross Creek Camping Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 6

Cedar Point Resorts / Lighthouse Point Campground, Sandusky, Ohio

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $80.00
Overall Rating:      

Pretty nice campground. The sites are a little tight, and they ask you to make sure you're at least 15' from the next camper, including your awnings, which is hard to do given the site size. No Wi-Fi. I wish $80/night campground "resorts" would get on the ball with that! But otherwise it's a very nice campground, and you can walk to the park gate easily, so heading back to the camper for a break is very easy. We'd definitely stay here again for another visit to Cedar Point. One FYI note: they charge you $15 at the front gate the first day, then refund that to you in cash when you check in at the campground. Not a big deal, it just would have been nice to know ahead of time how that works. We camped at Cedar Point Resorts / Lighthouse Point Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 6

Harpers Ferry / Civil War Battlefields KOA, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

Upsides: The campground is very well maintained, and it's very nice. The people were nice, and there are a ton of amenities. Downsides: As others have stated, the sites are rather narrow - we felt like we were right next to the campers next to us, and we just have a small B-van. The fire ring was uncomfortably close to the next camper after they pulled in. Also, the prices were kind of high, but I guess that's because of the area and all of the amenities. Note they charge a "pet fee" of $1.50/day, although they waived it when they heard we had a cat, not a dog. Another gripe was that they ask you to wear those annoying wrist bands similar to what you get in hospitals and the like - I understand WHY they do it (security), but at the same time ... they couldn't find a better way? At least find some wrist bands that have snaps on them so you can remove them at night? But, even with these gripes, we'll definitely go back there again. We camped at Harpers Ferry / Civil War Battlefields KOA in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 6

Ramblin' Pines Campground, Woodbine, Maryland

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

My family has a long history with Ramblin' Pines - my parents used to camp there, years ago, and now that I have a camper I've visited a couple times myself. In general it's a pretty decent park, but I find public address announcements extremely annoying - "Attention campers! The snack bar is now open!", and the like. We heard a couple of those throughout the weekend. Also, the shower was a mess one day (probably some kids, overnight - I was willing to overlook that problem), but then the next day the shower was clean but the water wasn't draining from the shower so you ended up standing in several inches of water. Again, that wouldn't bother me so much (I'm sure these things happen everywhere from time to time), but another camper told me that he'd reported the problem several days before, and obviously, it wasn't fixed yet. We camped at Ramblin' Pines Campground in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 6

Philadelphia South KOA (formerly Timberlane Campground), Clarksboro, New Jersey

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Good campground, not great. As others have stated some sites are close together, but on the other hand the campground is clean and well-kept. The paved roads are nice and in good condition. The Wi-Fi only works near the office; it isn't park-wide. One tip to RVers going to or coming from this campground: avoid the nearby Borelli Rd at all costs - it's extremely rough. We camped at Philadelphia South KOA (formerly Timberlane Campground) in a Motorhome.

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