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Very remote location on MN-61. Casino, Hotel, Trading Post with fuel. CG is mostly grass, some pull thru and some back-in, all have picnic tables and fire rings, SWE and Wi-Fi. No ctv and no hdtv reception. Some sites have excellent views of Lake Superior. Good location to daytrip out to Isle Royale NP. Casino undergoing remodel and additions with construction equipment. Workers occupy one end of the CG. Must contact the marina office and register before selecting a site. Laundry and restrooms were clean. If we ever return to Minnesota we may stay here again.

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Check-in at the hotel desk. Sites are back-in with water & electric and a backwards dump station. No one does the speed limit in the CG. Some sites overlook Lake Superior and there is a community area with three picnic tables and fire rings next to the lake. Interior sites accommodate larger rigs, perimeter sites up to 32'. Boat launch and marina at the casino. Staff was helpful and courteous. Campers do have access to the hotel showers and restrooms, separate entrance. Some sites don't have much room for outdoor furniture...some picnic tables set at a huge slant on a side hill and some sites are just plain narrow. Great views of the lake and Islands. We had a pleasant stay and would return.

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All sites are back in and odd #'s have to cross over for water. Asphalt parking lot, pick your site and then register at the hotel desk. There is no CTV and no HDTV. There are hotel and casino restrooms but nothing dedicated to the RV park and no showers. Garbage hadn't been picked up in a long time. There is no room for your tow vehicle or toad on the site so must park in the parking lot. There is grass between the RV sites and each has a picnic table. This is a casino and weekends brings late noise. An okay location to do the Keweenaw Peninsula from. We would stay here again, if in the area.

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New waterfront sites, 88 thru 100, all back-in with 30/50 amp service, sewer, and water, gravel, new grass planted, new trees. Showers and restrooms are sparkling clean (new). Dump station appears new. The new sites are mere steps from the beach and the 50 degree water of Lake Superior. Grand Island across the strait. No cable and HDTV is bare-bones, 4 channels with one network station. Easy access to and from the campground, and the host was friendly and helpful. This wasn't a good time of the year for mosquitoes and midges, in swarms, everywhere. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would definitely return when in the area.

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Office person didn't know which sites were 30A or 50A. We asked for 50A and were assigned a site. I was pretty much leveled and aligned before I checked the power supply and found it to be 30A (had paid for 50A) so once setup was complete walked over to the office and got a refund of $2 per night. Sites are gravel with some shade, utilities are easy to reach. Grass between sites, mowed while we were there. CG long ago was an Ojibwa burial ground, remains all moved years ago to Tribal land. The CG is pleasant, easy access, close to amenities in St. Ignace. A neighborhood dog patrols the CG a couple times a day. Place no patio carpet on the grass. This is a nice place to relax, or take in the cruises and local sights. We would not hesitate to stop here again, if in the area.

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Easy access and not much highway noise from M-31. Sites are mostly level, grass, 100' feet long and 30' feet wide with utilities well placed. Host was courteous and very helpful, provided plenty of local information. Interior roads are gravel, very well maintained. Large play area for kids and a full size sand volley ball court. Meet the Yellow Dragon and other critters through-out the CG. Shopping can be a challenge. We enjoyed our stay here and will definitely return.

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We stayed on a private lot on the property with full hookups. The owners of the park are relatively new (3 years) and have made huge improvements in the facilities. This was once a Western Horizon Park, now much improved. Our conversation with the new owners indicates they are proud of the things they have achieved, the condition of the facilities and the additions they have made. We enjoyed our stay here and would return when in the area.

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Friendly and helpful greeting staff and an escort to the site. Interior sites are pull-through with full hook-ups, cable TV, 30/50 amps. Power and sewer can be a long reach to hook-up. Roads and sites are gravel with grass, picnic tables with fire-rings. Laundry $1.50 wash and $2 dry. Nice store, pool, miniature golf, rec room, storm shelter. Large pet area but not an off-lead run. Propane on site but expensive. Easy access to the interstate, east and west.

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Fairly easy access and friendly, courteous staff. This CG is way over priced. My Electrical Management System initially would not connect because of an intermittent open ground in the system, big problem. CG staff checked it? and said it was connected. There was consistent low voltage in the CG and the ground problem. My EMS worked overtime, on and off, to prevent damage to onboard equipment. When lawn mower did my site he broke my sewer hose support and didn't mention it to anyone. The morning we left the Electrical Utility company was working on the power supply into the campground. Sites are gravel, interior roads gravel, grass between, roughly half the sites are pull-thru unless there is an RV in the site already, then it becomes back-in, taillight to taillight, share with the other rig. Most sites have concrete patios and parking space for toad or tow vehicle is limited. Laundry is clean but expensive, $5 to wash and dry a load. The biggest problem is the power. We likely would not return to the campground.

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Website directions work much better than those given by the GPS. Access is fairly easy and close to downtown Independence. There are 3 drive-through sites, 27 are back-ins, all on concrete pads with convenient utilities, small patios, and picnic tables. Restrooms and showers are clean, laundry with 3 sets of machines, $1 each, wash and dry. Owners friendly and helpful. We would stay here again when in the area.

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This CG could rate higher if there are site sewer dumps. All sites are 30/50 amp & water, two sites to a shared stanchion. All sites are back-in. The CG dump station is convenient, across the road from the CG entrance. There is access to the lake from the CG. The interior roads are paved and sites are gravel. Most sites are fairly level and some have fantastic views. Historic sites in Topeka are minutes away. Camp Host was friendly and helpful. Restrooms, showers and laundry were clean. This CG is a well kept secret. Locals apparently don't even know about it. We would return when in the area.

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Sites 1 & 2 in this section are full hook-up but gravel surface. Not all sites are concrete but all sites do have covered picnic shelters with new BBQ grill and concrete tables and benches. All sites are extra wide and deep so there is plenty of room for additional vehicles. Restrooms in lower Santa Fe Trail are clean and have clean showers, upper section is a pit toilet. Roads are paved. Camp hosts are okay. Be aware of COE regulations on the use of their facilities, especially the ones NOT published on their website. This is a quiet, pleasant campground with access to the lake. We enjoyed our stay in this campground and would return.

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Tornado Alley. We arrived mid-week and were escorted to our site where setup was pretty routine. The section we were assigned is drive-thru sites with full hook-ups. The only issue might be front to back level, low in the front but easy to compensate for. Utilities are handy, sites are gravel with hard surface streets, BBQ stands and picnic tables. The way the wind blows here good luck with BBQ. There are storm shelters in two locations in the CG. To avoid the doggie population use the basement at the office building. There are a series of lakes with stocked fish, Canada Geese, no swimming. One tornado missed the CG by 2-3 miles, others were no issue. Halstead is small town Kansas and the folks are friendly. Even with the heavy rains and winds we experienced the CG was still accessible and not a lot of standing water. The county road between KS-50 and the CG gets a little soft. There are few trees in the CG and that leaves the hilltop open to the winds so batten down the hatches when you set up. HDTV not great but a few stations. Cell phone coverage, none. There is plenty of room, several rental sites and long-term residents but everyone is friendly and sites are well maintained. This is a good place, stop over for the night or spend a few days relaxing and sightseeing in Hutchinson. We will return when through the area.

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Owner is friendly and helpful from the start. Some sites are pull-thru, some back-in and some 50A, some 30A. Wi-Fi is good, phones okay but some roaming. No hdtv stations and no ctv. Farm community mostly closed down on Sundays. Local museum, with a few artifacts from the Santa Fe Trail. One station in town with diesel fuel, VOLZ Oil. The drive-thru sites are concrete, not totally level but easy enough to correct with pads. We didn't use facility restrooms or showers but the laundry is 5 or 6 each washers and dryers. This is the ONLY laundry in town and outsiders come in to use it as well. Lots of grass, a few trees, and surrounded by trees as wind-breaks on the perimeter. There are trains and semi's moving through town day and night but not a big deal. This being wheat and beef country there is a lot of stuff moving to market. We enjoyed our stay here and would stop again if in the area.

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The Park HQ closes at 4PM. The Camp Host is gone but the site occupied, then the park staff was gone two days (Mon&Tue) at a meeting. There was no one to assist campers. Use the Fee Box and pick your spot. Sites are gravel with a little grass between and garbage from past campers left laying in the site. This is a pleasant campground, open 4-1 to 9-1 yearly. Scott City is 14 miles south for fuel and amenities. With staff here to answer questions and assist with site selection this might be a lot better than it was for our stay. Five 50AMP sites at $25 per night, then add the "processing fee" of $3, plus there is a user fee for your toad or tow vehicle of $5 per day. If you plan to be here more than 5 days, buy the annual pass. There are trails through-out and fishing piers and/or boat launch for bass fishing. We would stay here again if in West Kansas in the future.