Kyle's Mom

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We camp here a few times per year and enjoy this park. I have to say I was disappointed this time - our site was very unlevel and being July 4th weekend, lots of intoxicated people on golf carts and driving their vehicles around this large campground. We cautioned our 11 year old son to be very careful going to and from the water slide because no one was obeying the speed limit. This campground puts on a wonderful fireworks show on July 4th and even though this time our experience wasn't as good, our past trips have been thoroughly enjoyable.

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This is a small Jellystone Park, however, it is clean and well maintained. The pool area was great and enjoyed by our family. The staff was extremely friendly and always said hello. On our way to Frankenmuth from Canada, we noticed our truck was making an occasional thumping noise. We asked the front desk staff for assistance - they refereed us to a mechanic who took great care of us and fixed our broken wheel bearing. As we re-entered Jellystone from leaving our truck with the mechanic, they asked if there was anything they could do for us. Since we are young and active (early 40's) and our 11 year old son is really active, we thanked them for offering. It is wonderful to have staff that cares about their campers and campground. We will definitely be back.

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This appears to be a clean and safe park, however, on our first night an announcement was made to be sure no coolers were left out and anything left out should be locked up. It seemed reasonable, but I've never been to a campground where this announcement was made! Then, we found the campground basically closed up for the night at 8 p.m. when the staff went home. The 1st night, we locked our 3 bikes to our camper's awning. Due to heavy rains the next morning, we closed the awning and locked the bikes to a nearby tree next to a picnic table. Sometime during the 2nd night, 2 of our 3 locked bikes were stolen. Thieves took bolt cutters and cut through our 3/4 inch bicycle lock. Our 11 year old son's new bike was tossed on the ground and my husband’s GT and my Schwin were stolen. After realizing the bikes were gone, I walked around the trailer and found someone's cooler tossed under our camper. A lady camping behind us saw me and realized her cooler of beer was gone and her walker was tossed across her campsite. She was in a permanent site and told me 2 other children’s bikes were stolen the night before and this type of crime has gone on for years - trucks pull up at night, thieves steal anything metal they can get (plus alcohol left unattended), sell the metal for scrap and buy drugs. The campground staff was helpful when my husband went to the office to tell them the bikes were stolen and assisted in contacting the police so a police report could be written. The area near the campground appears to be older hotels with individuals who rent for weeks/months at a time. If the bicycle stealing has gone on for years, why don't this KOA and the other campgrounds involved do more to protect their campers? It is very disappointing to me as a tourist. We are by far not people who get scared easily, but our sense of security was gone. After our bikes were stolen only 3 feet from where we slept, no one slept well. During our remaining nights, we put the remaining bike and our hitch inside our camper along with leaving our outside and bathroom lights on. My husband periodically went outside our camper at night with a metal bat to protect our truck and travel trailer. It is ridiculous to have to do something like this because you don’t know who or what you are dealing with. I have to say if our bikes were not stolen, I would recommend this park.