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Midway is a small, but very clean and neat park. The hosts and work campers do a great job of keeping everything in good order. Despite the heavy rains prior to and during our stay, our site was well drained once the rain stopped. The sites are electric only, but water and a dump station are conveniently located near the front of the park. The restrooms are cleaned regularly, and are in excellent condition. There are no showers though. A resident gator and some babies live in the center pond, and more can be seen across US41 in the adjacent canal. Fish and birds are also abundant, as well as some turtles. The nearby visitors center is well worth a visit, to see even more gators and related exhibits. There is some road noise from the nearby highway, but it's not overly intrusive. We will most certainly be visiting here again.

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We have a large back-in site with no nearby neighbors. We really enjoy the quiet atmosphere, and the walking trails are great for exercise. The "horse loop" is sparsely occupied, but there are a couple of beautiful horses stabled in the nearby barn. The last time we were here, that were quite few more horses to admire. The check staff was friendly and helpful, and the work campers are regularly in attendance checking and cleaning sites as soon as guests leave. Our site is quite open, making satellite aiming very easy, and our Verizon cell service is quite good here. The OTA TV signals from Tampa are also very strong. The sites are water and electric only, but the dump station is very convenient with easy access. We will definitely be coming here again!

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We stayed here for 4 nights to catch up on shopping before continuing on our way to Florida. The park is just a mile north of the Florida state line. All sites except the tent sites are pull-thru, and most have a picnic table and fire ring. The angled sites make them seem larger than they actually are, so you don't feel crowded in. The staff is very friendly, the guide to our site was helpful without being overbearing about guiding us in. The free pancake or waffle breakfast is a nice treat, and served every day. They have a cute little barrel "train" pulled by a golf cart, that they use to give smaller children rides throughout the park. The dog park is fairly large, and kept stocked with poop bags, as are a couple of other locations. The free WiFi is quite good considering how full the park was during our stay. Our site gave us a good satellite view, and the park cable system has a pretty extensive channel selection. Verizon cell service was quite good here. We will most certainly be returning here!

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This is a small quiet park out in the country, with a cow pasture next door that we enjoy watching as the cows roam around. We find the 5 mile distance from I-95 well worth the time, even for our overnight stop. The gentleman that checked us in and filled our LP tank was friendly and helpful, and even guided us to our site. The park does not have cable, and OTA TV channels are sparse, but our satellite dish worked just fine. The park does have WiFi available, but it's a satellite service, so it's pretty limited. We used our Verizon hotspot, with a good signal for data and our cell phones. We will be back here.

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We stayed here for 2 nights on our way to Florida to recharge a bit before continuing on. The park is well laid out with mostly pull-thru sites, and quite easy for big rigs to maneuver. The fellow at the desk was friendly and efficient, and quickly had us checked in. The restrooms and showers are very clean and heated. The cable and WiFi services are quite good, and our site gave us a good satellite view as well. Verizon cell service is very good here. The park is just over a ridge from I-81, so the road noise is almost unnoticeable. There's a Flying J with a Denny's right at the exit making refueling your vehicle and body very convenient. We will absolutely be returning!

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Shenandoah is an overnight stop for us on our way to Florida in January. The park was lightly occupied and the WiFi and cable services worked very well. The office staff was friendly and helpful. Our site was relatively level, well within range for our auto-leveling system. Verizon cell service is strong, and the open sites are great for satellite service. The park is an easy on and off for I-81, but the close proximity does lead to noticeable traffic noise. We will definitely be returning.

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This was an overnight stop for us on our way to Florida. The park was nearly empty, but that's not surprising in January. We just really appreciate that they're open year round! The staff is friendly and the facilities are well maintained. The guide to our site was polite and informative, without unnecessarily trying to over control our parking. The on-site deli/camp store is extensive, and the hot food on their menu is delicious on a cold night. They deliver to your site as well. The WiFi is adequate with reasonable speeds, but I don't know how it is when the park is busier. Verizon cell service is strong, and their cable system has a good variety of channels. We most certainly will be back!

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For us, The Villages at Turning Stone is what we wish most RV parks were like. The sites are immaculate and well spaced, with room for even the largest rigs. The free shuttle buses to and from the casino are a plus. We only stayed overnight this trip, but we'll be back when we can spend more time checking out all the features of this fine park. The free cable TV system has a good selection of channels, and the free WiFi is one of the best we've encountered anywhere, with consistent 10 meg down and 5 meg up speeds. Our Verizon cell signals were strong as well. Our site had a good satellite view for the channels the park cable doesn't carry. Previous reviews have covered the various features of this park, and there appears to something for just about everyone here.

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Letchworth State Park and the Genesee River valley, the "Grand Canyon of the East", is well worth a visit. Allow at least a full day for touring the overlooks and stopping at the Visitors Center and nearby museum. The campground has 8 loops, with some designated as no pets. We were on site 824, which was spacious and reasonably private with a gravel driveway, but off level. It took several blocks under our rear wheels and jacks to get level. The sites are electric only, but water spigots are scattered around the loops, and a three lane dump station is located along the entrance road. Our Verizon cell and data service worked well, although the signal levels were towards the low side. Our site had a Dish network eastern arc satellite view through a gap in the trees, but the western arc and DirecTV birds would have been difficult to see. Many sites are heavily treed though, making them even more difficult for satellite use. OTA TV stations for the major networks are about 35 miles away, and should be viewable with good antenna system. Overall this is a really nice park, and we will be returning to some of the places we skipped due to rain. We will try for a more level site though.

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The good news is the park is very close to the Interstate and the Bluewater Bridge to Canada, making it very convenient for an overnight stop before crossing the border. The bad news is the park is very close to the Interstate and the Bluewater Bridge to Canada, making for constant road noise 24/7. That issue aside, the park appears to be well kept up, and the woman that checked us in was very pleasant and accommodating. Our premium site had very good 50 amp electric and a well placed sewer connection. The water spigot was one of four on a single riser servicing four sites, and required about 35' of hose to reach it. The site was a bit closer to the neighboring sites than we like though. The park WiFi was quite good at about 5 meg down and 3 meg up. Our Verizon signal was excellent as well. All in all, we felt this was a good overnight or short term stay location, but a bit to close and noisy for a longer term stay.

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This beautiful state park is on the shore of Lake Ontario, and just 20 minutes away from Niagara Falls State Park and all its attractions. A number of premium sites have a nice lake view on the 200 Loop, as did our non-premium site across the road. The electric only site (#225) we were on was level and spacious, with a picnic table and fire pit. Water spigots are spread throughout the park, and there was about 75' from our site. There is a dump station on the 200 loop, and another one at the main park entrance. The camp store has the basics, but not much else. The staff is friendly and helpful. We stopped here on a layover on our way to Ontario and Michigan, and we will be back again!

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The price listed includes a 50% Senior Pass discount. Tompkins is a beautiful campground located along Cowanesque Lake with fairly large sites that are nicely separated from the neighboring sites. Some areas have trees and bushes separating the sites for privacy, while others are in more open areas. The water, 20/30/50 amp electric, and sewer connections were well located on our back-in site (site #3) requiring a minimum of hoses and cord. Water pressure and voltage were both well within acceptable ranges. The sites have a paved RV driveway and a packed gravel area for the picnic table and fire pit. The boat launch and swimming areas are well laid out, and easily accessible. There's a 4 mile long maintained hiking trail with some good views of the lake and benches for resting along the way. The only downside we found that keeps this location from getting a 10 rating is the poor to non-existent cell signal for all carriers. That's not the campground's fault of course, but something to be aware of. We would definitely camp here again.

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We stayed on the beach loop with a wonderful ocean view out our coach windows over the sand dunes. We parked backwards on our site to get the best view. As others have said, the road into the campground is badly pot-holed, and the water supply is virtually undrinkable due to the salinity. We had a good supply in our tank, so it was not a problem for us. The primary advantage of the park is the ocean front location of course, and the proximity to the beach town right outside the park gate makes grocery runs to the Bi-Lo and meals out at one of several nearby restaurants an easy 10 minute trip at most. You can walk for miles on the beach, but be aware of the high tide times. We did not use the bathroom or shower facilities, but the building does look somewhat dated and in need of maintenance. The campground hosts were very pleasant and helpful. Verizon voice and data was strong and solid, and the Charleston TV stations were within reach of our antenna. We also had a clear view for our Dish satellite service.

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The sites at this park are all sand with little separation between neighboring sites. The campground roads are badly rutted with many potholes, as well as being quite narrow. Backing a large Class A into some sites can be a real challenge. The available 30 amp power is generally good, although we did see a few dips down to 107 volts at times. The water pressure was good. Verizon cell voice and data service is weak, and would have been unusable without our onboard amplifier and external antenna. Free WiFi is available at the nearby concession stand. The springs area is very nice with a long boardwalk out to a fishing pier. Many birds and other wildlife can be seen in the park, with deer roaming freely and unfortunately becoming used to visitor food handouts despite rules prohibiting doing so. We stayed in the Magnolia 2 loop, and the Magnolia 1 loop is currently being rebuilt with upgraded facilities and reportedly, paved roads. If they continue the upgrade program with the other loops, this could be a fine park. As is, it reminded us of our tent camping days at other state parks in the 50's. We are not likely to return.

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Rate includes taxes. This is our first time at this state park, and we are very impressed! We are in the newer Palmetto Ridge campground, with 50 amp electric, water, and sewer hookups at each site. The two older campgrounds in the park are electric and water only. The sites here on the ridge are spacious and separated by bushes and trees. Each site is paved with raked gravel, except for two ADA sites at each bath house that are paved with blacktop. There's a fire ring and a raised grill at each site, along with a picnic table. The park is very quiet at night, and during the day the volunteer hosts are constantly taking care of cleaning the bath houses, raking vacant sites when a guest leaves, and other maintenance chores. Verizon cell service is marginal but useable, and the closest local TV stations are about 40 miles away. Every Wednesday morning there's a coffee hour at a pavilion near the campground, where we can meet and greet our neighbors. The same pavilion hosts a "Florida Tales" story telling session Wednesday evenings. Other parts of the park offer hiking trails, a tram tour, air boat lake tour, guided walking tours, and other attractions. Our two week stay here has been fantastic, and we very much look forward to coming back again.