Date of Stay: August, 2011
Nice quiet park but nothing for kids to do, not even a playground. Sites are tight and could be difficult to get into. Power posts are shared, and during a hot day the voltage dipped down to 106v. No fire rings either. They have a common area with a fire ring and firewood for a donation. Nice ice-cream stand in the campground and nice to hear the clip-clop of horses going down the road. Close to Shipshewana but their sister campground is in the town next to the flea market.
Date of Stay: June, 2010
Cherry Hill is a great campground. Everything there was top notch from the pools to the store. I'd give the park a 10 if it wasn't for the constant highway noise from the 95/495 split. All night long you hear jack brakes and motorcycles. It's not bad inside with the A/C running but if you sit outside plan on hearing this. Their wi-fi was strong all around the campground which was nice. The metro bus stop in the campground was great too. You could hop on a bus which will take you to the College Park metro station where you pick up a train into the city. Couldn't have been easier. We will go back to Cherry Hill should we vacation in DC again.
Date of Stay: June, 2010
Nice campground. We stayed here in June. The pool is nice and clean. They have a nice store, a large theater, game room, and indoor basketball court. They do charge a $5.00 per person 'resort fee' which I was OK with but a lot of the activities they advertise are held only on the weekends. We'd come back if we were in the area.
Date of Stay: June, 2010
This review is about the National Park, not the state park further north. I will not go back, please read to see why. We stayed on Ocean view site 25. This site was right next to the beach and is full sand. The area is interesting with wild ponies wandering everywhere. Because of this there are mountains of horse manure everywhere, and I mean mountains! The beach is covered with manure, too. This attracts a lot of biting flies everywhere. These flies waited at the door of our travel trailer and every time someone opened the door at least 10 flew in. We must have spent an hour trying to kill these things; they just wouldn't leave! There is no power either, meaning that on summer days like the weekend we stayed it gets very very hot. Heat, biting flies, sand all over the camper, no power, and two frustrated children did not mesh well. We left after two days. Not going to go back. I'd rather spend $30 more a night for a full service campground and just visit the island, not sleep there. I'm giving the campground a 10 because it's not the fault of the management for the way nature works. I should have known better so I give my judgment a 1.
Date of Stay: September, 2006
Mill Creek is a rather large Corps campground with 348 sites most of which are primitive. They do have a few sections that have electric hookups but no water or sewer hookups are available. Potable water can be found throughout the campground and a 4 port dump station is available. The campground operating season is Memorial Day through Labor Day and it can get busy during summer weekends. The campground in on a large flood control lake which is very busy with water skiers, fishing, pleasure boaters. Our campsite was a primitive site and cost $14 a night. The sites are very large with lots of privacy between each site. The interior roads are nicely paved however the sites are gravel/dirt. A picnic table and fire ring are provided at each site. There are flush toilets throughout the park and two large shower houses. The rest rooms could use a touch up as could the shower houses. The one thing I couldn't understand was there was no soap in any of the bathrooms or showers. I would have have given the facilities a higher rating if such a basic item such as soap were provided. There were a lot of spiders/spider webs hanging around too. The showers had small stalls with curtains but no private changing area. There is a large common area to change however. The more modern sites with electric hookups looked nice. The primitive areas are more secluded with a lot of trees where the electric sites are more in the open but still have privacy. The park has an amphitheater however I didn't see any activities going on. The area surrounding the park is small towns with little to do other than the lake. The campground has no store however there is a small drive through right down the road as well as a restaurant. I would skip this restaurant and drive 5 miles west into Deerfield and eat at the restaurant on the circle.
Date of Stay: August, 2006
Ridge camp is the state park campground in Cook Forest. The campground is right in the state park and some parts have a 'Yellowstone' look to them. Access roads inside the campground were either gravel or broken up asphalt. There is a check in post at the front that was staffed. The only thing I didn't like was you could drive right in and not even be given a wave. Poor security but at least the rangers drove through often in the daylight. Never saw one past dark though. We brought our dog and were limited to a certain area for pets. The pet rules are strict. You are not allowed on any trails except one for pets. You cannot walk your pet outside of the pet area. You are charged $2.00 a day if you bring a pet to cover "added maintenance and program costs" whatever that is. The sites are large and include a picnic table and fire ring. The park has 50 and 30 amp electric sites, a dump station, drinking water spigots throughout, and shower houses. Out of the 230 some sites, 60 of the sites have electric hookups, the remainder are primitive. The site we had was primitive. I have a battery so that didn't bother my much. The bathrooms are OK but not real clean. My wife overheard a lady telling her child "it was only a mouse, don't cry". I choose to shower and use the toilet in my popup this trip! There are a few canoe liveries and gift shops in the area. Lots of trails but like I said above we couldn't really do any hiking since we had a dog. It rained quite heavily all weekend which didn't make out stay enjoyable. We may try this park again sans the dog. There are a few other modern campgrounds in the area that look better though.
Date of Stay: July, 2006
Sky High made some improvements since the last reviews were made. They have a brand new showerhouse/bathroom which has private showers with lockable doors. The pool is very nice as is the campstore. The campstore has a bar and restaurant which is nice too. The sites are OK. The area we were in didn't have definable sites; you just backed down into the grass close to your power/water hookup. Some of the big rig sites are close to each other but nothing real bad. There is a section in the woods that is very hilly. Has a real national park feel to it and I could see some rigs having a hard time navigating this. The full timers are in a totally separate area and you never see them which is nice. The campground is not that hard to get to off the interstate. You have to climb up a bluff which is about 1000' above the interstate. Offers a great view. The Dells area is about 25 minutes north and the small town of Portage is only minutes away. Would definitely stay here again if we are in the WI area.
Date of Stay: October, 2005
This is Ohio's gem of state park campground. Large clean sites, the BEST bathroom/showers anywhere! GREAT activities (movies, crafts, hikes, etc. ). Just got back from the annual Halloween weekend and had a blast! The haunted trail was great despite waiting in line for 2 hours. I am glad we are close as this is our favorite campground.
Date of Stay: July, 2005
Very small & close sites, better get along with your neighbors here! Close to attractions like the islands, lighthouse, Cedar Point. Beach in the park but it is not within walking distance. Camped here with a large group of others we know. Good camp for this type of activity since you are close to each other.