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Very clean, owner attended park. Nice location, on the Yellowstone river. The owners put a lot of work into this park, and it shows. The only negatives are one washer and dryer, the wireless network uses routers inside the buildings, so your signal strength may be low outside, and there is a bit of road noise from the main highway to Yellowstone. There are no mosquitoes, because of local government sponsored spraying. This is probably the best park between Livingston and Yellowstone. I would like to see a more reasonable monthly rate (currently 4 times the weekly rate).

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The campground is great. Beautiful location. But, if you drive the campground loop road with a large rig, you are going to hit low trees. It is a tight, one way road, and the trees are not trimmed for a large rig. Too bad NPS just doesn't get it. Modern, large rigs need 13' clearance, not 11'. There are two, large sites (43 and 44). right at the entrance that are good to go. You can make a u-turn and exit, without doing the one way loop. I would not drive the loop road again in a large, tall rig.

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Good place to stay for visiting the Island. Most rig sites are level with easy access. The park is clean and the owners are very pleasant. Some sites have a view of Lake Huron. The Passport America rate is good for four nights. While staying there, I installed a new wireless Internet system for them. There is good wireless now, at most all of the rig sites. The only negative we had were the mosquitoes. They were very bad this year.

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Some sites are not at all level. Nothing on the reservation system tells you that, before you reserve a site. There is no fresh water at the dump station. You must block the road and fill up at a water faucet in the campground loops. Unlike a previous review stated, you can not leave your hose hooked up to a water faucet. We were rudely informed of that by what appeared to be the Park manager. Verizon coverage is very minimal. The grass insects were terrible this time of year. Most sites are large and clean.

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Fairly new park with mostly seasonal sites. It backs up to the Ohio river where there is a lot of barge traffic to watch. The sites are gravel and the roads are gravel. There is good Verizon coverage, but no park internet. The rate seems to be a little high, for the area and amenities. The owner is very accommodating and they are putting a lot of work into the park. This is a less traveled area of Ohio and West Virginia, with a lot of history. If you are in this area, I would recommend this park.

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I rate this park against other NPS parks. It has electric and showers, which is rare. The showers are decent. There are only a few level spots, for a large rig. If you are lucky enough to get one, the park is a real pleasure to stay in. Of course, there are some low tree branches. You would think that NPS owns an RV roof repair business also. Here's the formula, for the lame NPS managers: Walk the campground roads and sites. If a tree branch is less than 14' from the ground, cut it off. Job done.

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A lot of potential here, but not fully realized. The sites are narrow and close together. They are difficult to back into. Too many low tree branches. The young girl that checked us in was useless. Many sites are very unlevel. There is no parking area, near the store, to check in, without blocking the parking lot. I would not return here.

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This is a PA park, good until Memorial day. $20 a night, for as long as you can stand Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. We lasted 7 days. The Park location is good, Staff is good and the Park just feels right, for the area. Decent internet and nice pool. The only negative is the laundry room. It could use some work. Its worth joining PA just for the deal here.

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Very nice park. Good 5mb internet. The only negative is most all the spaces are sloped, front to back.

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The scenery is nice and the sites have all new electric, The roads are narrow and very steep. Many of the sites have a very severe slope. If you have a large rig, it will be a challenge to get level. Some trees need to be trimmed. We had to move, from our reserved site, to find one we could almost get level in.

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As others have said, it is a nice clean park. However, it is bug city. When the wind stops blowing, the rig is covered in green grass bugs and flies. I went for a short walk, in the evening, and was eaten alive. Also, the roads to the park are major truck routes for the oil haulers. Non stop trucks on Easter Sunday, and the roads are left muddy. I would not return for those reasons.

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This Escapee park is just OK. You must pay for internet access. It is a large, gravel, parking lot, that is missing most of the gravel. So, when it rains, it turns in to a muddy mess. Escapees need to bring in about 200 tons of gravel and spread it around.

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The newer area has very nice, paved sites. So, why the low score. 1) My pull-thru site was so overgrown with bushes that I couldn't drive my truck out the other side. It took me an hour of pruning to clear the driveway. 2) This park is an ant hill. They are in every site and in my rig. What really annoys me is the Staff knows about the problem, acknowledges it, and gives you no warning when you first arrive. Their check-in booth is loaded with bottles of insecticide to try and keep the ants out of their booth. Very inconsiderate not to notify their guests.

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Nice location and views. Not the nicest COE park. Most loops are old and the facilities were built in the 60's. Restrooms dirty and in disrepair. There are two loops with newer sites and facilities, and they are in better shape. Here's one for you: All of the entrance roads and campground roads are paved, but there is a 200 yard section, at the entrance booth to the campground, and a 50 yard section, between loops, that are dusty dirt and appear to have never been paved. Everyone who drives through creates a ball of blowing dust. I don't get it.

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Not sure what other reviewers use as a gauge to give to give this park a 9 or 10. It is a dirt and gravel parking lot. When the wind blows (and it blows here a lot), the dust blows also. The wireless Internet works, but it is only 1.5 Mbps, so it is fairly slow. The park is listed as offering 15% off for Escapees, but the park no longer honors this. The owner is helpful, as others have said, but $30 for an elec/water site in a dirt/gravel parking lot does not warrant anything higher than a 7.