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My rating was for an overnight when passing through on Hwy 31. Park was very convenient and easy to find. Office attendant was friendly. Park was very quiet. We parked on the grass at site 04. The permanent campers had neat areas. We would overnight here again.

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Big campground with lots of campers but check in was seamless and grounds were neat and clean. We were only here for one night but we enjoyed the stay. The bike trail is super and we were in walking distance to plenty of food choices although it seemed the campground is out in the country. We were on site 49 which was very convenient to the trail and did not require us to use levelers. It should be noted that Michigan has a state park fee. Only electric was available at our site. We would stay here again.

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We were driving through on a road trip and scouted out both campgrounds in the area and decided this one was the nicest, just because of the personal touches and appearance. We enjoyed chatting with the owner and learned a lot about the UP that we didn't know. We didn't get on the river, but the campground has canoes and kayaks for rent and for those that enjoy the sport, it was a good setup for a day or half day trip. The campground was very neat and clean. Wifi was available at site 3 and since ATT cell service was iffy, that was nice. Our site was level and grass with tree buffers between sites. We only stayed one night, so sewer was not needed. Dump station at entry to park. We would stay here again.

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Nice little campground, nice people and a good place to relax. The bike or walking trail to Caspian is at the back of the campground and is 2.5 miles. Iron River is a quiet little town where the 2-3 local eating places don't open until 4 pm. We stayed a couple of days because it was so peaceful. Sometimes being away from the noise is the best place to be. We did not see showers or bathrooms. We would stop here again.

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Just too many extra fees for an overnight stay. Small campground with electric only. For the cost we paid to overnight with 3 dogs less than 15 pounds, we could have stayed in a nice place with full hookups. We thought we might ride the bike trail but it was very busy with folks that seemed to be professional bikers that were riding for speed or endurance. Since the trail was narrow, we decided not to ride. Fees for the trail were an extra $4 per person per day. Geez. Camp host answered all questions when asked but was not particularly helpful with any additional information. We probably would not stay here again.

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Courteous staff. Clean and neat campground. Away from town noise and rural setting in lake but 5 minutes from Walmart and fast food or sit down restaurants and shopping. Wi-Fi excellent at site 12, which was a drive-through site. We were driving through and only stayed one night but it was plenty nice enough to stay a while. We would come back.

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Neat and very clean campground and well run. We came through to visit some of the Amish stores, but mostly to ride the bike trail nearby (Holmes County Trail). The young woman in the office was very nice and efficient but not very helpful with info on the trail itself, almost as if she didn't know it existed. That was interesting because when we finally found the trailhead behind the Walmart parking lot in Millersburg, we saw that it was multi-use...shared with bikes and the Amish buggies. Perhaps we asked the wrong questions. The bike trail was awesome. Paved and shaded. We stopped in Killbuck and ate at the little diner just off the trail, Creekside Coffeehouse and Cafe. We would stay again.

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Another campground that is difficult to rate. We loved being on the Greenbrier Trail so we could hop on our bikes and take off. The nature of the WV mountains were gorgeous. However, the park was less than 25% full the days we were there just prior to Labor Day and most sites were marked reserved. Reserved for whom? Long drive in and long drive out, but very scenic. We are glad we stopped but might camp at another trailhead next time. Trail was great though. We were in River Bend section.

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We travel through this part of Kentucky often on our way home and enjoyed our overnight at this park which was about 15 minutes easy drive off the Grayson exit. We were on site 21 with no problems. Office staff was very friendly and unlike state parks in many states, KY doesn't reserve them and then leave them empty for days. Everything was clean and neat. Patrolled well. We will definitely stop again.

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First, the park itself is beautiful with miles of hiking trails and access across the road from the Erie Canal Bike Trail. We thoroughly enjoyed the scenery. We were parked in the Rolling Hills section in a 25' motorhome and although there were a few larger units there, I don't know how they got in without damaging their home. The campsites in this section were dirt and tree roots and pretty much like backing into the woods. They also were quite close together. My husband is a good driver and maneuvered us in sideways to help with leveling. Since the sites are dirt, rain is quite a nuisance and it rained while we were there. The mud was compact, but mud nonetheless. If I were to go back, I would ask for the Pines area because it seemed to be a better section with "actual" sites with either gravel or pavement.

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This place is absolutely gorgeous and a hidden gem that doesn't seem to be listed on any of the websites we checked. We stopped in the area a few weeks earlier to ride the awesome bike trails and stayed at another campground that was no comparison to this one and it was full. We were one of very few camping here and could not believe it. The campground looks like a state park, only better than many. The lake is beautiful and has a huge swimming area although closed the days we were here because it was the end of the season. The mountains are riddled with hiking trails and the Oil Creek Bike Trail, the Samuel Justus Bike Trail and the Allegheny Bike trail (all paved and rails to trails) are within a few minutes drive to a trail head. We were here short term to ride the trails, but if we were looking for a place to stay awhile, this would be it. We camped near the office just because we didn't have AT&T cell signal for data and wanted to use wi-fi and also wanted a view of the lake since it was so quiet. We were able to extend the wi-fi signal using our Ralink antenna from the office to our motorhome. Most of the sites were in the wooded areas and cozy. They seemed to be level. We would definitely return.

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It is difficult to evaluate this campground. I will mention the negatives first. Coming from Hwy 8, the roads into the campground are quite narrow and gravel. Our GPS did not find the address, so we called for directions. We were here to ride the bike trail but had to drive about 5 miles to the state park for a trailhead. We were in a smaller motorhome luckily. We did not have AT&T nor Sprint cell service, and there was no wi-fi. A few vacant camping trailers at the back of the campground were somewhat unsightly. The owner was very helpful. Although first impressions were not at all good, we did find the park had a pool, play areas, petting zoo, and even a nice fenced dog run. There were many seasonal camper trailers, but they were neat. The sites were grass but mostly level. Other than the happy sounds of a few children playing, it was very quiet. The two mile hiking trail through the forest and around the campground was lovely and linked to the state park. At the end of our 2-night stay, we determined that the rustic flavor was intentional and not all bad. The Oil Valley Bike Trail was awesome. It was paved, level and remote with forest all around. It is surprising that the locals don't capitalize more on their trail to bring much needed funds into this area. We would like to ride the trail again and most likely would stay at the campground again.

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We enjoyed 2 nights at the campground while we rode the Holmes Bike Trail during the day. Very neat and very clean. Gravel, but sites were level. Office staff very nice although they didn't seem to know about the bike trail. We drove a couple of miles to Millersburg and got on the trail at Walmart. The trail was beautiful and we had lunch at the little cafe and coffee shop in Killsburg. We would definitely stay again.

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We really enjoyed our two nights at John Bryan SP. We were on site 8 and had plenty of space. The campground doesn't have very many sites with electric, but the ones that do are paved and level. Mid week it was quiet and the weather gorgeous. The best part is the proximity (2 miles) from the Little Miami Bike Trail. We WILL be back!!

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We stayed at Jim Miller Park for a weekend dog show. It is a municipal park complex used for the Georgia State Fair and other events. Our stay was pleasant and we were one of 3-4 motorhomes in the campground. The sites were level with hookups and easy access. Even though a dog show was in progress and would be interesting for dog lovers to visit, the campsites were away from the public area where the dogs were showing. Water pressure was a bit high but otherwise okay. We checked shower houses and they were outdated with poor maintenance but we were self contained so did not use them. Traffic in and out was light for us. Basically a camping spot to enjoy the activities of the park or for an overnight or home base to drive into Atlanta. No amenities but the price is right.