Date of Stay: May, 2007
The Red House area is beautiful. The campground, on the other hand, has problems. We camped for 3 days. The first night a group of younger tent campers arrived at the site next to ours in the "E" loop. They partied and carried on until midnight. I checked the campground rules and it stated no noise after 10pm and no amplified music of any kind. These folks had a radio going full blast. The second day we stopped at the police station at the Administration building and told them about the problem. They said they would have a policeman drive around that evening to check it out. Well, the same thing happened that night and lasted until midnight. I don't think an officer ever traveled through all evening because if he had, he would have heard the noise and put an end to it. One other thing...The voltage at the 15 amp outlet at the site war extremely low, sometimes as low as 95 volts. I was worried about the electronics in my coach, so I unplugged the shore power and ran on the inverter instead. I was disappointed with the campground. The electrical system needs an upgrade and the police need to patrol the areas more.
Date of Stay: July, 2005
We camped here for 3 days in July. My wife, my 12 year old son, and I were trying out campgrounds in the area. This one was close so we tried it. We made a reservation about 1 month in advance. I was concerned the noise from the interstate was going to be a problem because I could see on the map that it was right next to Interstate 90. The woman on the phone said they had sites far from the interstate and it was not a problem. When we arrived the woman who checked us in was not very friendly. During the check-in process she received a phone call and left us standing at the counter. She did not say "You're all set! Have a nice time!" or anything. Finally we just picked up our receipt and map and walked back to our coach and drove to the site. It was a back-in shaded area, with the water hook-up and 30amp power hookup on different sides. I had to connect 2 water hoses together to make it to the water outlet. Our site was right behind the recreation hall and we had to listen to the bingo caller saturday evening. We were in about the middle of the campground. The freeway noises were constant. All night long I listened to the sounds of trucks rumbling by on the interstate. About 95% of the campground is seasonal. The 50amp pull-through sites are right by the entrance to the campground. The second day my son and I decided to play miniature golf. The course was very small and cheaply constructed. I guess my son sort of enjoyed it, but I felt like we were getting ripped off. The course is directly in front of the office and the woman who checked us in the night before watched us play from a bench in front of the office. She scolded my son for parking his bike next to the course and told him to park his bike in the bike rack. We found the bike rack on the other side of the building between the entrances to the restrooms. The stench from the restrooms was almost nauseating at the bike rack. That night we left in the car to find a place to eat in town. Of course as we passed the office the same woman yelled "Slow down please" in a condensending voice. The signs all over the park are 5 or 10mph. We were probably going 7 mph. The swimming lake had no beach. They said the sand had all been washed to the bottom of the lake. My son went swimming for a short time, but I made him get out because the water did not look very clean. We also went to the playground and some equipment had yellow caution tape wrapped around it. We tried the swings but I made my son get off because the chains were almost rusted completely through! We were told that "Lots of Games" on Saturday night for all ages. This turned out to be only BINGO for cash prizes. Note that if you want to use A/C or electric heat in your coach, there is an extra charge. I definitely would not recommend this campground. You can go east 30 miles to the Erie, PA. KOA, or west 20 miles to Indian Creek Resort and have a great time without these hassles.