Date of Stay: July, 2014
The 7 is due to the fact the staff is not totally up front with the site information. I have a 30 foot trailer and the woman who gave me the site info on the phone said I would fit on the site she suggested because of the distance from my second axle to the rear bumper. For most sites, there is a cliff after the parking stop so your rear stabilizers are flapping in the breeze. I had site 28 which is the only "safe" site for a trailer this size. I had to park my rig sideways on the pavement in order to make it comfortable for me. Sites 28, 29 and 30 seem to be old sites with old tent sites behind them and they just made three sites out of six. They actually tried to put a 36 foot travel trailer on a site that was 24 feet long. Staff was very nice but just young kids inexperienced with camper sizes. Horseback riding stables on site, pool is down the road and a fee is charged even if you are camping ($2 PP). There is a very small camp store with the absolute minimum necessities. Lodge is also down the road, and the falls are even further down the road. Unless you are an avid hiker, you can't walk or even bike to any of this due to the hilly roads. This is a great tent/popup campground. Dump station is easy to access and is actually sloped a bit toward the dump. They should all be like this.
Date of Stay: July, 2014
Many seasonal sites. Nice small pool and a fishing pond. Large sites, cheap firewood ($10 for 24 very large pieces). Sites are side to side level which is very hard to find most of the time. Very friendly staff but hardly ever in the office. Had a pig roast the day of arrival and we were invited for $5 each. They said everyone should bring a dish but since we were just getting there, not to worry about it. A little noisy the first night with the seasonals as is usually the case at most campgrounds that have seasonal sites. Movie playing loud till after 11:30.
Date of Stay: July, 2014
Beautiful Large campground. Plenty of space between sites. Only an 8 because it was a stopover only. Very friendly staff.
Date of Stay: October, 2012
This is a membership Sportsmans Club. Most sites are grass. The full hookup sites are small on gravel right in the middle of the entrance. Very few sites have their own fire pit. Two types of sites, full hookup or electric with community water spigots located within a 100' or so of each site. The oddest thing is that almost every site has the power post on the passenger side if the rig. Sites are relatively level but a lot are not. For some reason, you can hear the highway noise quite a bit. It is about two miles away. Small playground but nothing much more for the kids. If you are visiting the area, it will suffice. $18 is for electric only.
Date of Stay: May, 2012
This is my second review of this campground. There have been some changes since last year. There are more non-reservable sites now. They have updated the restrooms and shower houses. The floors are not bare concrete anymore. They are painted and dry much faster after their daily cleaning. The only reason I can not give a 10 is because of the locals being allowed to take a NON-RESERVABLE site, and not stay here. This needs to be addressed. The best sites in the park are non-reservable. We spent 5 nights this past Memorial Day weekend and several of those sites were unoccupied at night until Friday. Great place to camp. We are going for a week at the end of the month. We love it here.
Date of Stay: August, 2011
Very nice and quiet campground. It was full when we arrived. We intended on staying at the State Park but the RV in front of me in line got the last spot. The park host gave us a list of local campgrounds to try and we picked Pine Harbor. I'm told it was the right choice. This was only a stop over on our way to Minnesota. Extremely accommodating owners who live on site. The gentleman who greeted us sympathized with us and squeezed us into a seasonal site where the tenants were not there. Most sites are huge. Our shared site accommodated my 30' trailer and a 34' seasonal trailer with plenty of room to spare. From discussions with other campers, the sites really hold a lot of water when it rains but eventually goes down. All sand and grass sites. Bathrooms and showers are big and clean. Only gave a 9 because we got there relatively late and left early. Did seem to be a family get together place for the seasonals. Lot's of family. Very respectful and quiet though. A ways off the beaten path so I'm not sure if I would go out of my way to stay there.
Date of Stay: August, 2011
Wow. Where do I start. This is a resort with cabins and campsites. They claim 5 transient sites but there are more. There are at least 30 sites with most of them occupied by seasonals. Each site either a concrete patio or a wood deck. Some have both. The decks come right up to your bottom step. Need to get used to that last step that disappears with the deck. Restrooms and showers are spacious and clean. It does not matter if you spend $1,000.00 a week for a cabin or $250.00 for a campsite, you are treated as an equal. Campsite delivery of firewood, ice etc. makes you feel like you belong. Great (small) beach for the kids with a water slide and trampoline. Very pet friendly. Dogs are allowed everywhere, even on all rental boats. This is a resort for fishing. After all, it is on Leech Lake. If you get a brochure, it it outdated. There is no snack shop or sandwich shop. They offer frozen pizza and ice cream bars. The only negative I can say is the sewer hook-ups are a little awkward on some sites. Mine was way too high out of the ground. I went to the office to mention it and a camp employee nearly beat me back to my site to cut the PVC down so my hose pitched correctly. There were other sites where the hook-up was at the ground and still above the RV's outlet. I would highly recommend Acorn Hill to anyone. We will be back.
Date of Stay: September, 2010
This is one of the nicest State Park campgrounds you will find. PRO's - Mostly level sites, reliable power, extremely clean restrooms and showers, several large campsites. CON's - There is one site occupied by a state employee who's site is a little run down. His car sat with a flat tire and there were people in and out at all hours. Some sites are severely sloped, dump station in awkward location (not on the way out), $25.00 for a State Park site, The new reservation system. We arrived on Thursday, 09.23.10 to stay four nights. The registration booth was closed so we picked our site and the ranger stopped by to check us in. I told him I was staying four nights and he would only allow me to pay for two. He also said I may have to move as the site may get reserved for Saturday and Sunday. I was unable to reserve a site on Thursday until Tuesday the 28th. The state needs to improve on this system. We would stay here again.
Date of Stay: August, 2010
This is a very clean and strictly run campground. I did read the reviews prior to making my reservation and I was very skeptical about staying here. I have a 10 year old and a black lab. It seems to me the ones who complained must be used to either State Park camping, which I also do, or a Jellystone where kids are running amok all the time. If you are looking for a quiet and respectful campground, this is it. The sites are very close together, too close for me. The neighbor's power post was at my front door. The highway noise is very loud when you are up front. If you are just spending one night or just sleeping, it's OK. You can not bring food or drink in the enclosed pool area but there is a covered patio on the other side of the fence with tables and chairs where you can bring these items. Most of the workers seem to be retired people who can be much nicer to the guests if they wanted to. We did blow out our power converter the first night and I have to say it was a godsend to have an RV service center on site. We were diagnosed and repaired within 36 hours. Just waited for the replacement to arrive. Kudos to the service department.
Date of Stay: May, 2010
What a great fun campground. The best sites are the non-reservable sites. Great beach, clean shower and toilet facilities. Can get pretty noisy sometimes. Well patrolled by the Corps police. Most sites are pretty level but some are ridiculously sloped. We stay here twice a year.