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Medium-sized, peaceful campground located in the heart of the beautiful rolling Hocking Hills. Within 3 miles of Old Man's Cave. The campground is situated at the top of a ridge amongst well trimmed hemlocks that provided lacy shade throughout the day. For those that prefer unobstructed skies for satellite reception, there were more open sites available. The campground is DEFINITELY a tiered campground. The interior roads are gravel and some will pose a challenge for underpowered trucks pulling large travel trailers or fifth wheels up the somewhat steep inclines. Some roads were steeper than others. so just pick carefully before attempting a grade if your tow vehicle isn't a good match to your camper. Even with the tiering, I found the sites to be quite level and spacious. The pull throughs were especially long. Ours was at least 80 feet. Our toad could fit either at the back or front of our motorhome & there was still plenty of room left at either end of the pad. The sites were angled and placed so you had plenty of privacy without having to look at the side of your neighbor's camper. Many sites had 10ft x 15ft gravel patios and a few had large paver patios with an iron table & chairs, a log swing & a fancy fire ring with fire poker. Of course, these site amenities come at a price. In peak season, those paver sites go for $55 per night. The campground has a small camp store with basic supplies & souvenirs, a large & clean pool, a big game room, immaculate & well-lit bathrooms/shower houses, a big pavilion where they show movies on weekends, a playground, cabins for rent, numerous walking trails through the surrounding woods and a 75ft "gem mining" sluice. You purchase bags of gem rough at the camp store that'd been pre-loaded with some miscellaneous semi-precious stones or fossils. You then empty the bags in the screened boxes at the sluice, wash away the dirt & find your gems/fossils. The gems can be quartz, obsidian, agate, low grade ruby/emerald/sapphire..etc. It's really a neat activity for kids & adults alike. I would say the only downside of this campground is it's steep price. The nightly price per site was for 2 adults with 2 pets. Children are an additional cost. I found it unusual for a campground advertised as a "family campground" that the campsite pricing did not include any children. Aside from the pricing, I loved this campground, it's location & amenities. I would certainly recommend it.

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This is a very nice park with a large lake, clean beach and plenty of trails. Although the park is easy to get to from Rt-22 (8 miles east of I-77), the campground is a few miles back from Rt-22 so that no (if any) roadway noise is heard, even at night. Recently upgraded sites now have 50 amp and full hook ups. The campground was very busy on the weekend but we did not feel it was too crowded. Bathrooms and showerhouses were kept clean and were well ventilated. While in the area, we visited other campgrounds (Spring Valley and Hillview Acres) and felt that the state park was much nicer and a better bargain. The park is about 10 miles from Cambridge (basically the I-77/70 split), so if you forget anything, it's a short drive to a Wal-Mart and K-Mart at that intechange. We also enjoyed eating at the Dancing Donkey on Rt-22...great BBQ. The only reason I didn't give this park a 10 is the abundance of critters, most especially skunks, that are frequent visitors to sites. It IS their territory, I know, but a bit surprising how bold and unafraid they are of campers. It would be nice if they could be controlled somehow, but being as this is a state park, probably unlikely. I would definitely recommend this campground to others.

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Very pretty, well-kept campground in the heart of the Cooks Forest region. Owners are very friendly and hospitable. Interior roads are gravel; sites are mostly level, grass with picnic table and fire ring. All under the shade of very tall pine and hemlock trees. Some sites had trees fairly close together making them a challenge in maneuverability skills to be sure slide-outs and awnings cleared trees. TV reception is poor - we could pull in only 2 stations with our antenna. WiFi is new and reaches about 3 rows into the campground. Best reception was, of course, from the office porch. Campground owner said they would be extending service to the entire campground soon. New pool was immaculately clean and heated. Owners were putting in new decorative wall around pool which will enhance its appearance. Mid-sized campstore has everything you could possibly want (snacks/supplies) and more. We were here during the week and it was very quiet. The campground quickly filled up with both overnighters and seasonal/permanents come Friday evening. Lots to do in the area with all the canoeing, tubing, and horseback riding establishments in the area as well as biking, hiking and just enjoying the beauty in the nearby state park. This is a really nice campground that I would recommend to anyone travelling in or through the area.

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Small state park located directly across the street from Lake Erie. Swimming beach a short bicycle distance away. We were in one of the only 3 full hook up sites. Paved roads and sites with grass, fire rings and picnic tables. Sites are nice size with mix of shade, shade and sun or full sun. Rental cabins across the street had lakefront property and own private beach. Restrooms/showers (typical OH state park cinder block style) were clean but (typical) need updating. Small campstore with usual items and tourist info. The new lodge is located a couple miles east of the state park entrance. There are no inner park roads that connect the state park to the lodge site. Also, be aware that the lodge is NOT affiliated with the state park, so campers do not have priviledges at the lodge's pool, work-out room, game room...etc. We were told this when inquiring about a day pass to use the lodge indoor pool. Price I listed is for peak season, with our Cardinal Card discount (10%).

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Even though this is a Clean, well maintained campground with a beautiful swimming lake and the website lists 300 sites; what they fail to tell you is that only 12 of them are for short stays. Previous posts have had that number higher, but we were told by the girl at check-in they've got only 12 for overnighters now. The entire rest of the campground is seasonal and permanent sites. The sites for short stays are all pull throughs and fairly narrow, but have large trees amongst them for a fair amount of shade. The sites in single digits are the most level, although even those have a slight slope at both the front and back. The sites in the teens are worse. If you have a LONG rig (over 40 feet), I would not suggest this campground. For smaller rigs, this is a decent campground.

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One of several in the area owned by the US Army Corps of Engineers located next to Tionesta Lake. Easy access off Rt-36. Fishing, boating and water skiing on the lake. Interior roads and site pads are paved. Sites are a roomy with a mix of sunny ones and shady ones. Although backing in can be a challenge when narrow interior roads are crowded with vehicles parked close to the edge of sites. Lots of trails to bike and hike in the area. Small swimming beach located near the campground entrance. Nearby town has gas, grocery, post office...etc. Nice, quiet campground in very beautiful surroundings. I would recommend this campground to anyone visiting the area.

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Nice campground located just minutes from the outlets and quaint shopping town of Volant. Many sites were spacious while others were the typical, narrow KOA-style. We were passenger side slide-out to slide-out with our neighbor but at least our sites faced opposite of each other and we had plenty of patio room. Heated pool was very clean as were restrooms/showerhouse. Tractor rides through the campground were a hit with the kids as well as the playground, gameroom, bocce ball, basketball and frisbee golf. The golf was especially challenging since it's located amongst trees! Campstore was well stocked with supplies if there was anything you might have forgotten. This is a decent campground that I would recommend visiting when in the area.

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Small campground located on the grounds of a resort state park. The state park is located in a valley with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. Close to many attractions like Dolly Sods, Blackwater State Park & Seneca Rocks, and there is a ski resort just across the road. All sites are paved, full hook ups ( a plus for a state park) and are a mix of back ins and pull offs from the road loops. Although sites are of decent size, our 37 foot motorhome was about the limit to fit in comfortably. We were in site #10 and had plenty of privacy with the wooded surroundings. Deer, raccoons, chipmunks and skunks were typical site visitors. Restrooms/showers were older yet clean. There is a full service hotel resort, and campground visitors have priviledges there. There are also cabins for rent and a nice golf course. This is a nice campground in a beautiful part of West Virginia and I would recommend it to anyone travelling to the area.

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Beautiful state park located in the Allegheny mountains. Sites are set amongst tall pines and are spacious. Our site was in a newer 50 amp section and was very level and had a large gravelled patio area adjacent to the parking pad. Beautiful lake and lots of hiking trails (easy to moderate) to walk. There are also cabins and yurts to rent. The bathrooms were older and I agree with the previous poster that the toilets need to be anchored a bit better & it would be nice if they had air hand dryers. There is a new upper section of sites going in and there was a new bath house under construction there. This one will be ideal as it is well lit, has nice tile and will have air hand dryers. Hopefully, they'll upgrade the older bathrooms to meet up with the standards of the new one. Rangers patrolled the campground often during the weekend, but didn't see them at all during the week. Although, by the time the week came around, the campground was pretty deserted so probably no need for patrolling. I would have rated this campground higher if the older bathrooms were in better shape. But, all in all, this is a really nice campground to visit.

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Small, quiet campground located just off I-70 in Zanesville. Beautiful views from on top of a small ridge. About half of the sites were seasonal. Average size width sites, although several of the pull-thru sites in the front of the campground were considerably long, if not very wide. Free wi-fi access and the pool (although closed this late in the season) is new. Restrooms/shower house was clean and well ventilated. Small campstore had basic supplies and there was a small game room with attached picnic pavilion. The playground was a mix of older metal swingset and slide, a couple plastic toy houses and a couple really big tires to climb in/on. A previous post mentioned ATV noise. There were some ATV's being run around the private residence below the campground, but they were not a constant and were not around at all after dark so we did not find them intrusive to the quietness of the campground. They give both AAA & Good Sam discount. The price we paid for full h/u reflects a 10% AAA discount. In my opinion, this is a nice campground to stay at in the area.

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This campground is right next to a major interstate, so you have access to Wal-Mart & a lot of the major food chain restaurants. Most of the sites for short term were at the front next to that interstate and did not have any shade. Farther back will get you less of the interstate noise, but you can't get completely away from it unless you stay inside with your A/C running. Plus the sites farther back appear less level. There were quite a few seasonal or permanent sites here that were well kept. There is a nice pond with sites adjacent although a lot of those were on grass and not very level. The pool was clean and there was a small campstore in the office. Also, you can't reserve a specific site. I was told you can request, but that management reserves the right to move you if they have units that want to be together and you happened to have asked for a site that would put you in the middle of the other group - even if you made your site request before the group made theirs. Not very fair in my opinion, but it's a private campground so they can make their own rules. This is an "ok" campground for, maybe, an overnight stay, but not one worth being at for any length of time.

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This is an older campground much better suited to smaller rigs (under 30ft). Windy road to get to entrance & windy, narrow, gravel roads in campground. Has a lot of permanent/seasonal sites. Lots of shady sites if you're good at maneuvering around trees. Sites were gravel or grassed & not very level. Restrooms were old and in need of updating & a good cleaning. Several port-a-pots were located throughout the campground. The bright spot was that the pool, althought small, was quite clean. There is a much nicer state park, Salt Fork, just down the road that would be a better place, especially for larger & big-rigs.

     

Evergreen Park

Dundee, Ohio

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Brand new campground on RT-250 in Mt. Eaton in the heart of Amish country. Lots of pull through sites. All sites have soft lights on shore power boxes. Since the campground is new, there is no shade, new landscaping with young trees. Grass space between sites is about 10 feet wide. It looks like a hillside area was cleared to put this in. All buildings on site are new, log-style. Fabulous indoor pool and hot tub in same building as gameroom, exercise room and conference facilities. Big patio outside. Large, bright and clean laundromat with new machines. Bath/showerhouse is immaculate, bright and airy. Each stall with it's own glass door; handicap accessable ones have shower, sink & toilet in one large space. Large pavillion and basketball court. Small gift store & snack shop. Within walking distance of town restaurant. Many amenities still in process of being built. This is a nicely amenitied campground close to Amish tourist attractions.

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Nice, medium-sized campground located on grounds with a 2-acre water park. Sites in the lower section (numbers 1-50) are more closely spaced, have large shade trees, & the ones in the mid-teens can be swampy when rainy. The upper section (numbers 51-61), have a bit more room, young trees and are next to RT-93 at RT-62 intersection, so there was some road noise with those being state routes. Sites are level with pea gravel. Grounds are well kept & bathhouse is fairly clean being the cement-block type that isn't fully closed, the ends are open to the outside. The real draw here is the water park. There are 2 sand bottom lakes; 1 being the swimming park with slides, barrel roll, squirter hoses, diving boards..etc; the other, smaller lake is for paddle boats, kayaks and aqua-trikes. Both very clean. Concession stand has lots of snacks & an activities shop to rent inner tubes & balls & clubs for the on-site putt-putt. Playground, horseshoe pits, basketball, volleyball, a pavilion & several shelters are also available. If the bathrooms would have been more updated and brighter, I would have given this place a 10. I would recommend this campground as it is easy to get to from off I-77 and a nice place to stay.

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This campground is about 20 minutes north of Pittsburgh close to I-79 which makes it, mainly, a destination for locals. Website photos make it seem more spacious than it is. Of the 250 sites only 25 of them were for transients, all the rest were seasonal or permanents (or maybe a rent-a-trailer). The (so-called) pull-thru sites were actually back to back sites. They just happen to be pull-thru when the park isn't busy & they don't put anyone behind you. These sites are VERY close together. The park is located next to a small, not-very-clean river & is adjacent to a manufacturing plant that emits a constant, although not really that loud, machinery hum. They do have a relatively large outdoor pool, but, since we were there at the end of the season it was closed. There was a small game room with a handful of video games (PacMan & Tetris) & a laundry. Restrooms were small but fairly clean; although, the roof leaks into the women's stalls when it rains. This might be an ok campground if you were just staying one night passing through, but I would recommend others in the area if you were staying longer or preferred more space between sites.