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As per previous reviews, the place is a little tired, but still pretty OK. Nice long pull through sites, though we had to do quite a bit of leveling. Handy to downtown Kingston. Also, very pretty, right on the canal. Being so late in the season, we didn't use the showers, so can't comment. Roads were a little muddy with the bad weather, but just surface stuff. Still solid. Nothing that would bury your rig. The biggest disappointment was the WiFi. Once again, third party provider, so any problems are not the park's problems. Signal was weak, even with a Lynx booster, and bandwidth was pitiful. Like so many parks, they haven't got it that "full service sites" these days needs to include good internet. Staff was friendly and helpful. Gave us a real welcome feeling. We would stay here again if in the area.

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OK spot. Folks that run it are super though. They took us in after another park with whom we had a reservation, decided to close up early for the winter. A lot to be said for hospitality. Pull through sites are short. Our 30 foot motor home didn't leave room for our car, even disconnected. Also, not the most level sites we've seen. The washrooms, showers are rustic, but well maintained. Wireless internet is solid, and fast, but is $5.00 extra per day. (Not included in the rate quoted above.) Oh, and the park is on one of the approach routes for Ottawa airport. It can be a little loud first thing in the morning, especially the short hop, prop planes. Still, overall, not a bad spot, and handy to the city. We would probably come here again if in the area.

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As we planned our visit to Ottawa so late in the season, we thought it best to call ahead to confirm that the park would be open, and to make a reservation. Unfortunately when we arrived, they had forgotten about us, and closed up for the season. They directed us to another campground 2 miles down the road which they believed was still open. Driving the loop to get out, we found the place was a bit run down, so perhaps it was for the best that we were sent elsewhere.

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We would rate this a 5, but the location makes it just slightly more desirable. Sites are a mix of scruffy grass, sand, and gravel, but do have beautiful mature trees. Pool was closed this late in the season, but looked well kept. Good kid facilities. Washrooms/showers were modern and in good shape, and generally were kept clean. (Floors were dirty one day, but we had had 12 hours of rain, so it was to be expected dirt would track in.) WiFi was disappointing. Although we always had a strong signal, the connection was always slow, and frequently was reset. It looks like there are quite a few season/permanent residents. We were back away from the office, and had no problems with traffic noise on Sands Road. We would probably stay here again if we had to, but would probably look elsewhere first.

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We didn't get a chance to use much of the park's facilities, as the weather turned bad on arrival, and it poured. Seemed like a pretty nice park. Washrooms/showers were clean. Showers were a generous size, but had no door or curtain between the change area and shower, so clothes were at risk of showering with you. 30 second push button lukewarm water is not so great. Shower heads are fixed, and can't be adjusted/rotated. Office staff were really friendly. Wi-Fi was pretty good, as promised. Some connection issues, but we attribute that to the exceptional rainfall. The rest of the time, Wi-Fi worked fine. Overall, this seemed to be a pretty nice park. We chose to use our coach shower, but that's no big deal. We would return here, and would feel comfortable sending others here, after informing them of the limitations.

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Mixed thoughts on this park. It is quite large, and had a lot of permanent/seasonal rigs, and cottages. Our site was in the middle of these. Good recreational facilities. Showers were older, but well maintained. Only two washers, two driers, which is inadequate for a campground this size. It's a mature campground, with lots of nice big shade trees. Alas, it also shows signs of age, and could use a face lift. The wooden deck at our site had rotten sagging planks, that someone will fall through one day soon. Likewise, the picnic table planks, being unfinished, were warped and split. Didn't trust it either. My most common complaint about campsites applied here too. Too many places just don't get how important WiFi is to travelers these days. WiFi here was office only. Considering how cheap WiFi repeaters are these days, it's hard to understand why parks don't pony up a few hundred dollars to cover the entire park. Not a bad pitstop, and convenient to the Bass Island Miller ferries, if you're going to Put-In-Bay.

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To be fair, we arrived in some unusually wet weather. What we saw were many grass sites submerged under large puddles. One site was in the process of swallowing a picnic table. Fortunately, there were some semi-graveled sites available, which were not too bad for level, and didn't require a life jacket. Lots of mature trees. "Free" internet is available at the office, which was closed from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. But for $9.00 per day, you can have internet in your coach from a third party provider. Showers were rustic, with old pipes and laundry tub style taps, but were very clean. Change and shower areas were a bit small. Park has a nice beach and kids play area, with a pretty view of the Mackinac Bridge. Overall, not a bad park, but not a good port in a storm. (Unless your unit floats.)

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We had had car troubles along the way, and so had to change our booking dates several times, eventually reducing our stay to only one night. The manager was really cooperative and understanding with these changes. Actually, he was terrific. The campground really is right on the lake. Even from out pull-through one row back from the shore, we had spectacular views. Sites are pretty basic (grass and some gravel), but are reasonably sized. Washroom/showers are a beautiful log construction building, with clear finished pine interiors, and were spotlessly clean. We found this to be a very friendly little place. We would stay here again in a heartbeat.

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This is one of the nicest parks we've stayed in in a year of traveling. The park staff are super friendly. Showers and washrooms are well designed, and spotlessly maintained. Lots of trees, well manicured landscaping. We had to extend our stay because of car repair problems, and they generously offered to switch us to the weekly rate. The only minor issue we had was with Wi-Fi. We had asked for a location with good reception, and were placed near the office. The only time we had a reception issue was when a coach pulled into the arrival parking area. However, I have to conclude that if that was enough to interrupt reception this close to the office, more distant sites might experience poorer reception. On balance, we would certainly return here again, and would highly recommend it to others.

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Nice campground. Spacious sites, entirely on grass. Lots of activities right out of the park; bike trail, tubing, kayaking, etc. Lanesboro is a really pretty little town, and well worth a visit. Although near highway 16, road noise was no issue. Our only complaints were: 1. Coin operated showers, with poor shower heads that make it difficult to rinse. Please just build the price into the campground fee. 2. Advertised site wide WiFi could not be received at our site, or anywhere nearby outside. In fairness, many campgrounds don't get the importance of this feature to modern travelers. 3. For a decent sized campground, there are only two washers, and one was out of service.

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This a very simple, but pretty park. Sites are a decent length and fairly level, though not very wide. Lots of good sized trees. As the name suggests, it is a very kid oriented park. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Showers are very clean, but shower/change area is cramped. Our two main beefs were: 1. Not enough gravel, so parking was soft and muddy when it rained. 2. Unreliable Wi-Fi. Our signal varied between fair and good to their wireless, but the internet connection was frequently reset or unavailable. We would probably look for another campsite if passing this way again.

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Pretty location, lots of mature trees, quiet, and handy to town. Laundry facilities are limited (two washers, four driers), but never seemed to be busy. Showers and washrooms well kept. Change area for showers a little tight, and would have benefited from better lighting, and having more than one hook for all your clothes and towel. Sites are pretty level, decent gravel, and grass. Internet was the best we've had in a year of traveling. Not only a very strong wireless signal, but also great bandwidth. We uploaded 10 pictures at a time to our journal in under two minutes. Kudos to Lake RV for recognizing the importance of this service, which so many parks have yet to catch onto. Water connection for our site was closer to the front of the site, and so required an extension hose. No big deal for those who travel prepared. We would certainly stop here again, and recommend it to others.

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This is a basic park, but well maintained. Park operators are super friendly. Washrooms/showers were basic, but are kept very clean. This would not be a destination for us, but we would certainly stop here again if passing through, if only to attend the evening ice creem social that we missed.

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This park is well laid out, with all sites having mature trees. Some of the best shower facilities we have seen. Ten or more private rooms, each with changing area and shower. All had track matting, and were kept very clean, and the whole washroom/shower area was kept comfortably heated. Facility maintenance is generally very good. Most staff were friendly. Only six miles from the Yellowstone west entrance. No highway noise. Some sites have a concrete patio pad and newer picnic tables. Sites are reasonably level, but you might need to search around a bit for the magic spot. All site parking areas we saw were gravel, with about 1/4 of the gravel that would have been required to do the job correctly. Grass picnic areas were likewise lacking in decent coverage. The result was sites which were unsightly at best, and mud holes when wet. The poor condition of the sites appears to be the result of neglect, an exception to the general standards of maintenance we saw in the rest of the park. Perhaps site overhaul is just not in budget. We were also very unhappy with the WiFi. Never great, but sometimes usable, it was highly unreliable. It took five efforts to get this review up. When asked, despite advertising site wide WiFi, the staff said it's really only reliable in the laundry room. Because it's been contracted out to a third party, the office can offer no help, but to suggest you call the provider. This is a bit of a catch 22, as AT&T cell coverage here is little or none, and the pay phones, still shown on the park's map, have been removed. Call how? Overall, it is a pretty park, has good kid facilities, and has a pretty good location. But, for $50.00/night, even with a KOA membership discount, camping in mud with poor WiFi makes this a very poor value. We would not camp here again, nor would we send others here.

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This is a nice little park. Very tidy and well maintained. Decent sized trees. Very pretty. Sites are gravel, but pretty level. People who run it are very nice. Showers and laundry are kept extremely clean. Lots of train traffic, and they do lay on the horn, but it's distant. You don't even hear the cars, just the horn. So unless you're a really light sleeper who keeps the windows open at night, should not be a problem. Good location to do Glacier, Whitefish, and Big Mountain. We would stay here again if doing trails on the east side of Glacier.