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This campground has a lot of potential! We stayed here about 5 years ago and it was obvious that very little had been done in the way of improvements since then. They badly need to at least grade the road used by every camper through the entire campground, if not entirely resurfacing the road! It's narrow and full of potholes and is very rough. When it rains, it's just mud holes everywhere. We saw several sites that were all mud due to recent rains. The pull through sites are mostly gravel so that helps. The campground setting is lovely with large trees and a creek running through the outside edge of the campground. The services worked well but sites are spaced very close together in most sections. The outside loop of back-in sites have a little more space than the pull-through sites. We barely had room for our trailer and the truck once we disconnected in our pull through site assigned us. We'll ask for a back-in if we return. There's the famous Mark Twain cave which you can tour and several gift shops including a winery on site. The campground office also has a small store with basics available. The downtown Trolley tour makes several runs to the campground daily so you could use that for touring downtown Hannibal, as long as you're mindful of your time constraints.

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This was our second stay here. It's a pretty little campground surrounding a small man-made lake right off I-57. Very convenient for an overnight stop but reservations are suggested as it's very popular! There is some traffic noise from the interstate but it's certainly not bad. The sites are fairly well spaced for a private park. Service connections are convenient and all worked well. Very friendly and helpful staff! There's a small walking path around the lake with comfortable chairs and swings available for relaxing. You can catch and release fish in the lake.

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This is our third stay in this campground for an RV Rally. The campground is nicely set up for groups and we were even permitted to put up a large tent filled with tables and chairs for a couple of weeks. The campground staff was very accommodating for our group activities. We had a lot of rain during our stay and as promised, this campground floods during heavy rain. It did drain off fairly quickly and I'm not sure there's anything that could be done to prevent the flooding and fortunately it doesn't happen often. The campground is surrounded by large open fields where beautiful horses are found and that's a nice bonus. The main downside is how close all the sites are to each other although this is very common in private parks. We barely had room for the provided picnic table between our rig and the one next to us. The laundry had new looking appliances (4 washers and 4 dryers) and plenty of room. They even a large table and chairs and lots of reading materials available. They have an RV/truck washing station up near the front office that worked well. This campground is near the center of everything there is to see and do while in Shipshewana.

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The only downside to this campground is the route you have to drive to get there! Narrow, winding, curvy, hilly, no shoulders on many of the roads and that's just the roads to get to the state park! Once inside the campground, the roads are adequate and nicely laid out with ample room between sites and room to get backed into back-in sites. There are several loops with a variety of services from which to select. You are very cut off from the outside world in this park! There's no internet, phone or TV to be had anywhere in the campground. Even at the store where we were told you could get service, we didn't find anything on either Verizon or AT&T. We didn't really find this to be a huge problem other than us personally adjusting and changing habits for a few days. All the staff we talked to were very friendly and helpful. The surrounding scenery and the river are amazing! Well worth the visit.

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We arrived on a very hot day and was glad to get a nice long pull through site with 50amp hookups so we could use both air conditioners. The owners were very nice and friendly and led us to our side via a golf cart. They checked back to make sure we were getting along okay and then came back to warn us of approaching storms. Very considerate. The sites in the transient area have no trees, barely any grass between sites and are very close together but they placed rigs every other site while we were there. I'm not sure you could open your awning if each site was full! The utilities worked fine and it was a nice stopover campground. It's an older quaint family campground with a lot of seasonal sites in the wooded area. It makes a good stopover campground while traveling. The rate reflects a Good Sam and/or AAA discount.

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What a surprise to find such a nice city campground! There is a nice choice of back-in or pull-through sites but all are long enough for the largest rigs and a vehicle. Each site was paved with ample grassy area between each site. Picnic table provided at each site. We enjoyed riding our bikes on the trails through the wildflowers and trees. The park is very close to lots of shopping and restaurants but you feel like you're in a very isolated area in the campground as it's so quiet. Once in a while we'd hear a train in the distance but we enjoy that so it didn't bother us. We would definitely stay here again if in the area.

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We had to stay somewhere over the Labor Day holiday since we were traveling and this campground is where we made reservations in advance -- which is always suggested anywhere for Labor Day! The campground was packed as expected with lots of activity. People were having fun but quieted down after dark with no problems. The boats on the lake were very noisy and irritating with the constant roaring of the engines until well after dark. We were told there's no speed limit on the lake so they race all the time. The site we reserved had 50amp electric, but was one of the most unlevel sites we've ever had. There were a lot of muddy areas next to the narrow roads. Many sites would be a challenge to back into with larger rigs. Water faucets are few and far between in this campground! We went down to near the dump station to use the fresh water pump there to fill our tank. There appeared to be only one faucet per each of the four loops in the entire campground! It's an okay campground but not nearly as nice as one usually finds in a Corps Of Engineers facility.

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This was our second stay in this beautiful park in the last four years and it was just a nice as we remembered from the first time. This is a very nice campground. It is not an RV Resort though. You fill your fresh water tank at one of the many faucets available in each loop and dump your tanks at the dump station when you leave. The electric worked great and we enjoyed the huge grass site and the privacy afforded by the wonderful landscaping between each site. Our 35' Fifth Wheel and truck fit in our site easily. You can see the length of each site listed on the web site when you reserve a site so pay attention to that if you have a concern. We enjoyed multiple rides on the very nice bike trails and the quiet serenity of the campground. We will definitely return here.

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Nice Corps campground in a pretty location. Sites are long and well spaced. We had full hookups in our site (#18) and a great view of the lake. Price is with our senior pass. You just can't beat Corps of Engineers campgrounds for quality and value.

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We've stayed here three times and although it's a pretty campground, getting there is challenging. The road from Black Rock to Powhaten and then on to the park is narrow, winding and rough. The roads within the park are also fairly narrow. The sites are well spaced and most are long enough for almost any rig. The concrete pads are in rough condition and few of them are very level but each site has a fire ring, table and grill. Our surge protector system disconnected us a couple of times, first time in a long time, so their 50 amp service in the site (#81) we were in had a problem. The views from the sites in the E loop of the lake are great and I'm sure this is a nice place to be in the summer.

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This is mostly a seasonal site campground. Many campers here with permanent decks, porches, etc. Large activity area for games. Fire pits and picnic tables. Off the road next to farm fields. Appears to be an older campground, but they've done some repaving work to the office area and it looks nice. We had a large but uneven site for the night. Water and 30amp electric only. It was a handy over night stop that was quiet.

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Not too far off Hwy 13 and easily found. Mostly seasonal sites here but we found an empty pull through with full hookups to use for one night. There was nobody in the office -- fill out an envelope and put your money in it in a box. The campground appears to be fairly well maintained. It was a handy stop.

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The sites are all pull through but fairly tightly spaced and narrow. The concrete pads need resurfacing and the park needs some general maintenance but the price was right for full hookups and a safe place to stay right off the Interstate.

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Nice new campground with full hookups and a lot of very large pull through sites. The owner and the host were very friendly and helpful. We had a problem with a landing foot that needed welding and the host took care of it for us at no charge! The weld he did was better than the original! Nice bicycle trail right across the highway from the campground. Nearby shopping, etc. Great location for golf, fishing, or just relaxing! We highly recommend this campground!

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Pretty clean campground right on the shores of Lake Superior. We had site #10 which backed up to the lake which spectacular views. We had a 50 amp and water hookup, picnic table and large fire pit. The employees were very friendly and helpful. They have good security here. We had dinner one night in the casino/hotel and it was excellent! Only 3 miles from downtown Bayfield where the cruises to the Apostle Islands depart. Lots of nice shops and places to eat. Also a ferry to Madeline Island is available. The Apostle Island National Lakeshore Visitor's Center is downtown and interesting as is a maritime museum and a City of Bayfield Museum which is very well done. We would stay here again if in the area.