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“Natural beauty” typifies this campground, said to have been the family for four generations. Has lots of mature trees and shady spots with grassy sites. They have the best camp store I've seen, plus fuel and a post office. Campers were enjoying fishing and there is a small beach. We approached from I-81 via Rt. 56. Reviewing driving instructions on the campground's web site is a MUST or you can get into trouble. Rt. 56 is not for the timid and has signs posted to warn truckers not to take the route. We had no problem but driving slowly is necessary (20 mph is the rule). To avoid a good length of Rt. 56, approach from the Blue Ridge Parkway and go 3.2 mi to the east, staying on the main, paved road; don't be tempted to take hyws 6xx. Camp staff was great and allowed us to stay for one night even though they have a two-night minimum on weekends; they favored us with a 10% military discount. Forget cell phones and WiFi. I would have rated this campground a "10," save one problem: the sanitary drain was too high with no screw-in connector. Even with a drain hose support, fluids are forced to go uphill. When a bolus of water full of "stuff" hits the hose and it starts to snake around, things can get UGLY! In any event, this out-of-the way place is worth going out-of-the-way for campers who like spacious, shaded spots in cooler mountain climes at an altitude of nearly 3000 ft.

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We enjoy the cool mountain air with lots of mature trees - 15 degrees cooler than July at home in the DC area! WiFi better than most, maybe because an antenna is mounted on a tree across the drive. But, they must have good band width because throughput is good all times of day. This is a hilly park accessed via a narrow road with switch-backs from the main Hwy (105). Few pull-throughs (some are parallel to driveways): think twice if you have a very big rig. Many fifth-wheels and motor homes have made it in. Convenient to downtown Boone and nearby, mountain attractions. The camp has a funky name and the city is named after pioneer Daniel Boone, but it has a lot of cosmopolitan amenities as well as country / bluegrass music. My neighbor is here for a 2 month stay and his advance reservation was not honored for his choice of site, but staff delivered some gravel to fix a muddy area next to his RV. We got a 10% military discount; no other discounts. On-line reservation system not well designed, especially for low band-width access: better to call. We would come here again.

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I dropped my rating from last year: rest rooms still need work. Peeled paint, etc. Ladies room looked like a different standard of cleanliness applies here. We camped here for an event in the pavilion. As in past years, the A/C broke down. The excuse given was the town failed to pass a levy, evidently, to fund maintenance. Hey, Coshocton: people pay for services and if they breakdown, well, That's Not Fair! Where's the money going? Why isn't staff cleaning and doing simple maintenance? Why is the cover for the electrical hookup falling off of its hinges? NEGLECT. In the meantime, the money is still being collected and the rate is similar to that for other parks where the level of maintenance, etc., is much better. We'll consider a different camp next time.

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The best part: closest to Dearborn's Ford Museum / Greenfiels Village (~20 mi, most via freeway). Virtually no shaded sites and most are close together with adequate space and plenty of space for big rigs on pull throughs. Staff was pleasant and acomoddated us by holding a site - we came in from Canada and I didn't want to send a credit card number via email. Closed in winter and unlikely to have sites available during county fair in August. No facilities for kids, etc. Just camping. I'd stay here again if going to Ford Museum and like areas. Rate included Good Sam discount. Wi-Fi - never able to connect and get throughput.

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This is a very large campground with lots of activities. Well cared for with grassy sites and lots of shade from mature trees at most sites. Located close to London. It's a pleasant drive with no traffic snarls to visit sights. Forget the Wi-Fi - forget throughput. I could not even get a connection. So, I went to the local library, open 'till 9:00. They kindly gave me a temporary library card, so I could use their computers and Wi-Fi. This is the place to stay when visiting London.

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Previous reviewers slammed this park as trashy, etc. That was not our experience, even though there was one old car that had grass growing up around it. For a big-city park, this is adequate. Nice, grassy sites with some shade. There is evidence that maybe the grounds crew is slacking-off as grass needs mowing and was not mowed near bushes and trees. Campers are lulled to sleep by the sound of freight trains passing nearby. Kids love the place with lots of activity at the pool. We'd stay here again due to the convenience of being fairly near downtown Toronto. Oh, traffic was terrible leaving the city for the Canada Day weekend, some of the worst I've seen.

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Hither Hills? (No hills visible). Disappointing, as is common near a big city - convenient to Ottawa in this case. Asked for quiet, shady spot when making reservations and at check-in. They were available but not to us. They put us near the highway with little shade. Staff was a bit snippy: when seen cleaning windhields with Windex, the manager said no vehicle washing as they are on a well, even after it was pointed out that vehicle washing was not in progress. Our site has nice grass. We noted to the manager that picnic table was missing from our spot and manager told my wife she was welcome to move one from another spot! She noted they are too heavy so they did move one for us. We needed to use a Wi-Fi booster antenna even though we are close to two campground antennae; throughput quite poor morning, mid-day, evening. Unable to connect on some days. The redeeming quality: close to Ottawa. Low rating given due to staff attitude, road noise.

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An adequate camp ground over looking the St. Lawrence River and near the bridge into Canada at Ogdensburg - about 1 hr south of Ottawa. Grassy sites, but no shade. No Wi-Fi, but good Verizon cellular signal. Buy your diesel here before crossing into Ontario - it's expensive, but better than in Ca.

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This is one of the best commercial camp grounds that I have stayed in. The sites are nicely layed out with grass surrounding graveled parking, a concrete pad to step out onto from one's rig and an adjacent paving stone patio. The patio is furnished with a modern table, soft-seat chairs and a swing for three adults. The thoughtfulness extends to small lights to make the entrance to sites, that do not produce sky shine. Many sites have shade. WiFi was variable and not solid during high-use times. Many sites are occupied by seasonal users / owners on "premium" sites, with about 35 set aside for transients. Travel time to downtown Montreal is a reasonable 15 to 20 minutes (avoid rush hours in the city.) There is an excellent train museum nearby, easy to miss if one is thinking Montreal. Very pleasantly situated amongst quiet fields.

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Another beautiful NH state park. Quiet with nice, treed sites. I rated high for natural beauty. Close to "downtown" Gorham, NH and easily accessible from main hwy. Mount Washington Auto Road 10 mi away - but we didn't go due to fog - bummer. Many fresh water taps throughout campground but we could not find a dump station - don't think they have one. Excellent cellular connection with Verizon at our site. Oh: you get hit with a $9.50 reservation fee by booking service.

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A large RV park with plentiful sound from nearby high speed highway. supplemented by terrible WiFi for which customers have the privileged of paying. I complained but was offered no refund. Slow throughput was blamed on various things, including my "foreign" (as in USA) laptop. The desk clerk suggested going outside. The problem was obviously lack of adequately sized connection: throughput improved in off hours but was even slow early in the a.m. Laundry room has 3 washers and not hot water for washing; inadequately sized should the campground be full. On the plus side, it is convenient to the old section of Quebec City via a ferry that is inexpensive: $3 for senior foot passengers . A funicular at the is easily accessible from the ferry terminal to take one to the top of the hill and the main part of the old city on the St. Laurence. A Red Bus with a good, bilingual guide stops one block from the ferry terminal but one may need to buy a reservation on-line or at the visitors center at the top of the hill. Would I stay here again? Yes because it's convenient to the old Q.C.

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A lovely state park. It was quiet when we were here - very few campers. I rate it high for natural beauty and clean rest rooms. The ranger checking us in was quite helpful. Campground roads are a bit tight and backing into some sites is difficult. Campground is easily accessible from I-93, one of very few interstate parkways. Reserve America charges $9.50 reservation fee! Fudged about Wi-Fi and cellular service - this is in the mountains.

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Great location with a beach on Lake Champlain. Camp ground is simple. Hosts were nice at check-in. Convenient to downtown. Wi-Fi works well - at least at our site which was about 100 ft from a Wi-Fi antenna on the side of a service building. Access is controlled, especially at night.

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This is a community park with a great swim center. Great for families. Nice attraction near by: antique Roscoe Village. Golf across the road. Low rating given due to lack of full hookup and rest rooms which are in need of repair. Shower temps strongly affected by others turning on hot water and toilet flushing. We attended an event in the great dance pavilion and dry camped with A/C.

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We returned because the campground is pleasant with lots of mature trees and some attractive, stream-side sites. We had to split between sites to get a full week, a reflection of the camp's popularity - some come here for the whole summer. We enjoyed getting together with relatives and were fairly well accommodated, given the holiday limited site availability. There are a surprising number of cultural activities in Boone, a university town, and nearby Banner Elk, an upscale community. Emphasis is on country music, but there's summer theater at Lees-Mcrae College. However, I down graded to a 7 because: dryer out of order for weeks. Wi-Fi throughout is poor to none in evening and some times in non-peak / daytime hours. Water pressure is low - small pipes just don't get the flow to more distant sites. But, yes, we would return.