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Escapees 15% discount, plus stay for 5 nights and get 2 more free. On a hill overlooking the Little Big Horn valley and railroad right of way. Many crossings require trains to sound horns for miles, not an issue most of the time. Owner & host are friendly and helpful, escort to your site. Sites are mostly level gravel with grass between. Some trees for shade. Laundry 2 each washers and dryers, $2 for each per load. There are not many quality RV parks in this area but this one is. Good electric and sewer with artesian well water, very soft, at the stanchions. Fantastic sunset views across the valley. Diesel in Hardin or Grass Lodge only. Good shopping and dining in Hardin. Close to the Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument. We enjoyed our stay here and will return if in the area.

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Daily fee plus $8 reservation fee and $7 per day access fee. South Bay CG S-loop has 17 full-hookup sites some pull-thru (parallel to the road) and back-in sites. Utilities are well located, all CG interior roads are gravel and sites are gravel with fire-pit and picnic table. Sites are large with room for parking a boat as well as vehicles. Staff was friendly and helpful, checked the sites daily. Reservoir is a busy summer place, boating, fishing and a public swim beach part of the park. We enjoyed our stay here and will return when in the area.

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Interior roads are very narrow but most of the sites are drive-thru with full hook-ups, some with CTV. If you chose a CTV site you receive a channel selector at check-in with instructions on how to use it. The box you connect your cable to, at the power stanchion, is the CTV convertor box. In order to use the CTV system you must be in a place inside your RV which allows you to aim the channel selector at and communicate with the convertor box outside. Sites are concrete pad with asphalt approaches, mostly level and with large patio areas and metal picnic tables. The CG Wi-Fi is not great but does work with patience. Our Verizon Jetpak drew a 4G signal so we used that while here. This is a Gering City Park and is adjacent to a huge park facility with all kinds of equipment. Laundry is clean with 2 W&D. Gering is close and Scotts Bluff is across the North Platte river.

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Additional 5% discount for cash/check. Staff was friendly, the CG busy, and full each night of our3 night stay. Gravel roads and sites, mostly level, utilities well located, picnic tables, most sites are drive-thru. Some perimeter sites are occupied by long term tenants but clean and neat. Lots of trees and room for patio stuff. Altho I-80 is nearby the road noise is not noticeable. Laundry with 5 sets of machines, $1.25 wash $1 dry. Coded access to restrooms and showers that are clean. This is a pleasant place to stay and we would return if in the area.

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First, this is one side of a two campground park (Riverside is the other). This CG just reopened 7-4-15 after serious flooding this spring and early summer closed them down. At one point there was about 4 feet of water over the park and CG. The park staff has done a great job of making ready for camping. The roads are paved (some in the park will never reopen) and sites are concrete, deep and about 18 or 20 feet wide. Utilities are mid site, 20/30/50, sewer, very short/low power pole so, if you use a surge protector, the equipment will be in the mud. Right now the smell, though not offensive, is of dead and rotting vegetation from the flood. We never did talk to anyone from the park department, except on the phone. Pay at the entrance sign and pick your site here. The dump station here gets a lot of business, every day. The upper part of the park, the pavilion and picnic area is used a lot. The flood damage will eventually blend back in with the rest of the park and the CG is totally useable. In spite of the heat and humidity this is a pleasant place to stay. We did not check out Riverside, across town, but we would stay here again if in the area.

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Staff lost our reservation (confirmation didn't help) but in spite of holiday weekend they shuffled sites and accommodated us. Very nice CG. GPS sent us through town (intriguing) instead of the second exit which takes you directly to the CG entrance guarded by a WWII army tank. On I-13 from the south the South High Street exit, fr0m the north bypass the North High Street exit. Interior roads paved with sidewalks and lots of room at each site, paved, deep and wide. Firewood $10 wheelbarrow load, really loaded. This is a relatively new CG. Restroom buildings are also storm shelters. Laundry is expensive. Trees are young. If you cancel a reservation CG issues a credit, not a refund. There is a $3 charge for each device you connect on the CG system, per day. Our Verizon Jetpack worked just fine here. Overall, a pleasant CG and we would return if in the area.

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Full hook-ups sites are gravel back-in. Unless you have a tiny rig don't consider #54. It isn't pretty. Reservations are possible but ours got lost in spite of confirmation number and on line approval. Lots of confusion. I found one site which it turned out is NOT reservable (#60) but on first come, first gets it status. We took that one as all the rest were reserved. Camp host was not helpful, just there to sell firewood, clean cabins and restrooms. If this CG was properly managed and the manager responded to questions when asked, it would rate higher. Take the manager and host out of the rating and it could be a 9 or 10. Our on line reservation fee was not refunded as requested. The CG is pleasant, near the lake. West campground has 16 electric only sites. The 16 sites must share from 4 water outlets and none can connect a hose to the spigots. Quiet and peaceful, knowing what to expect we would return if in the area.

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Visitor Center host couple knew absolutely nothing about the campgrounds. Pay station, at the entrance to one campground, didn't open until 12noon and they were no help. Departure times for campers already on site is 5PM and we got there at 12NOON. We visited three campgrounds before finding vacant sites in Tailwater West, none with full hookups available. There are a total of 16 in the entire complex with full hookups. Dump station is in the midst of it all and easy to access. The sites in Tailwater West are paved, wide and lots of room for patio, all with fire rings. COE staff was helpful, rangers assisted finding us an open site. We were told Tailwater West would be very loud due to heavy traffic in and out of the fishing area but we didn't notice in T-10. Since Tailwater West is at the base of the dam, tucked into the canyon along the river, there is IFFY Wi-Fi, no cell phone and poor TV reception. A good place to relax and just kick back. In spite of all the confusion we would return when in the area.

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Nightly rate plus $8 reservation fee. As said in earlier reviews the entrance road is pretty narrow, uphill and twisty, not impossible but close if someone is coming the opposite direction. With most big rigs it takes both lanes to enter or exit without driving in the landscaping. Roads are paved and sites are gravel, some nearly level others not. Fire rings and picnic tables, no carpets on the grass. Water is a reach from the front of the site, sewer has two drop points, power is at the back of the site. Some sites are close together, others have plenty of elbow room, most are back-in. The CG is part of a huge REGIONAL park system, lots of stuff to do and trails to hike and bicycle. Laundry holds 2 washers and 4 dryers, wash $1.50 and $2 (large machine), dry 25 cents per ten minutes. Host was friendly, courteous and informative. We would return when in the area.

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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.