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Stayed here 4 nights in a 35 foot fifth wheel. This is a family oriented, weekend oriented, campground with lots of WEEKEND activities for kids: zip lines; water sports; canoeing and kayaking. We camped with another couple in separate fifth wheels, and though sites were not huge, they were adequate. The one drawback, and it's a big one, is that we arrived on Wed to a very pleasant campground, that was crowded and over packed by end of the day Fri. People roll in starting Fri, and the campground seems lax in regulating how many people can be on one site - one camper unit invites multiple friends to join for the weekend's activities, and this is apparently common. Four sites next to ours had a total of 4 trailers and 6 tents; One site behind had a total of 5 large vehicles in addition to their trailer. Three adjoining sites just down from us had a total of 7 vehicles.

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This is a good campground. The owners of the past two years have put effort and resources into upgrading sites, and sounded both proud of their campground, and dedicated to further improvements. We stayed here two nights as a stop between other destinations, in a 35 foot fifth wheel, in a "pull-trough" site that was recently improved to be more level. This is definitely a get-back-to-nature setting. Lots of woods, and reports of wildlife - though we didn't see any while there. No Wifi; no cable; poor cell phone reception; but if it's a woodsy experience you're looking for, this place is great.

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I feel some of the recent highly critical reviews are unfair. We stayed for 4 nights. This is a very busy campground, but they had our reservations in order despite us placing them months in advance, and check-in was quick, and easy, and handled by gracious staff. The park was clean and well kept up. I did not use their restroom facilities or shower, but looked in a couple times, and found them clean and modern. It's true the pool is out of service, but there is a large posted notice at check-in that they have made arrangements with the motel next door for campers to use the motel's indoor pool free of charge. There IS Wifi, but as is common in campgrounds where I've stayed, reception is often iffy and slow at best. Cable TV was available and operational at my site. We stayed in one of the grassy sites nearer the road, but road noise to dropped off at night and was not a disturbance. Sites further into the campground are extremely wooded, but even large rigs appeared to have no problem with negotiating the roads and backing angles. It's regrettable that some reviewers report they had a negative experience, but for us, I have to say this was a good choice and we enjoyed both the campground and the Munising area attractions.

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I read the reviews for a park before deciding to stay there, and I read them again before writing mine. That said, we stayed here 3 nights while visiting family in Memphis, and the park was much better than I expected from some of the reviews. I'm glad I stayed here, and I'll stay again. The Western side of the park is a mobile home park, and the Eastern side a campground. You can get there directly via Canada road, or go on to Monroe and come in the back entrance. Back entry minimizes speed bumps. Park was clean and quiet. Rest rooms tidy. We had no problem with our site being level, or with the electric as some others report, but our rig is 30 amp; not all sites have access to 50 amp. This is an old mobile home park / campground, and shows it, but the owners keep it up and have made evident repairs and improvements. As I said, I was pleasantly surprised, and I WILL stay here again.

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Overnighted here. No showers, no laundry, heck - no office; you call and the owner comes by to register you. This new park is no frills, very clean, very roomy, very convenient off the highway. Open field space with level, gravel pull-thrus. Cafe, grocery store, gas literally within walking distance. Owner very friendly and responsive. For $25, can't be beat as a place to overnight. I would definitely stay again, but I fear that once this place becomes known, the 18 available sites will fill up very quickly each day.

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This is not a great campground, this is not an awful campground, hence my "6" rating. It's a good place to pull over and spend the night. It is, as some others have said, somewhat easy on / easy off, but the one way access roads running beside the freeway make it a pain in the neck to go get food, gas, etc and then get back to the campground. A center "island" with trees, but for the most part this field of gravel pull-thrus reminded me strongly of an old drive-in movie lot. No cable; WiFi was strong for the first few hours then died.

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The park itself is a good park. Lots of regulars, and long termers, but everyone was friendly. Staff was helpful and courteous, facility was clean and well kept. Unlike some reviewers, I had great WiFi reception and access. The pool was very clean and nice. I would definitely stay here again if I needed to return to north Dallas. Be aware they charge a daily electricity surcharge they don't mention ahead of time. Now for the negatives: Dallas roads and getting around are a nightmare. Avoid I-635 if at all possible, it's a chronic, multi year construction terror. If you come to this campground from the South, you must use I-35E North exit 460 and double back to the camp; beware of narrow lane 90 degree left turn at the overpass. And Dallas has a bizarre system of one-way freeway "access roads" running parallel to the freeway lanes, which mandate multi mile loop arounds to get wherever you want to go.

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We stayed here 4 nights in August. This camp is located within a few miles of the shores of Lake Erie and The Cedar Point amusement park. It is a camp people come to because of what it's near, not for the campground itself. Our $44 back-in lot nightly rate reflects the camp's location, not its amenities. The campground itself is clean, well kept. Spaces are tight together, but I've seen tighter. WiFi reported that it was present with an excellent signal, but connection speed was as always as disappointingly slow as an old dial-up connection. I was able to use my private 4G hotspot without problem. Treed lots made for a pleasant, wooded, atmosphere, but satellite TV was out of the question, and no cable access in the area where we camped. Pull through spots were available at $66 a night, but were no wider than back-in spots, so other than being “pull-through”, and possibly offering cable (?), we could not discern why they were rented at a rate 50% higher than back-ins. A big plus for the campground is it is very socially active, there are gatherings and events for campers to mingle. A big minus is most of those gatherings and events take place in a large central pavilion – but the campground does not have access paths to the pavilion, so campers have no choice but to cut through others' campsites to get to the pavilion. The lots were close together as it was, and it quickly became very annoying to have a constant parade of people walking two feet from my chair on their way through my lot toward the pavilion. Were it not for this, I would have given a higher rating.

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This is a nice campground, easy to find off I-71. Well kept roads and sites. No TV hookups, but a variety of shaded and open spaces. Makes satellite possible. Very clean and well kept. Gravel, level sites. Another reviewer said neighbors were "7 feet apart", but in my opinion, the sites are no closer together than in most other campgrounds. We had no noise or intrusions issues at all with our neighbors. I will definitely stay here again.

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Overall a great park. My two minor complains are at the end. Have read all previous reviews, and can confirm that lots are spacious with level, concrete pads, and clean, groomed, and well maintained grassy sites. Good area with lots to see and do. Very courteous, friendly, staff. One area of the park is primarily seasonal campers, and we were put in among them for our week's stay; all very friendly to us, contrary to the experience of some previous reviewers. Wi-Fi did not reach to this area well enough for connection, but was strong at the office. Now for the two things which struck me immediately, and I'm surprised no other reviewer mentioned them. The park is named Vacation Station and has a railroad theme because train tracks run along the entire southern edge of the park. In fact, the southernmost row of sites, all in the seasonal area, are literally no more than 10 yards or so off the tracks. Trains do pass by, but with surprisingly little noise. Second, most of the sites here are back-ins, and half of them are passenger side back-ins. The trailer must turn to the passenger's side. Apparently no one told whoever laid out the park that RVers far prefer driver side slots for back-ins due to better visibility while backing up for the driver.

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If you're reading these reviews, you're noticing that this place gets ¾ rave reviews and ¼ pans. I read them all myself before I came. I've been here now for the first of two weeks I'll be here in total, in a 35 foot fifth wheel with three slides. My spot is in row 6 on the graphic map available on their web site, about 1/3 of the way down the row from the Lake Huron end. After a week's worth of being here, I am very pleased with this campground, but I'll also say that ALL of the reviews, good and bad are probably accurate! So, here's my take and advice. First, be clear on WHY you're thinking of staying here. Some campgrounds I stay at for themselves, for things about the camp that I value and want. Some campgrounds I stay at because they're base camps for things I want to see / do in the surrounding area. This one fell in the latter category for me, so I can shrug off some of the negatives about the camp itself. This place is HUGE. Read the descriptions. 500+ sites. That's twice as big as a very big state park campground. They are busy. They do have check-in down to a science. I have seen as many as 5 or 6 staff working the check-in windows, and I've seen as many as 9 RVs lined up to check-in, while 6 staff are serving them. It's true that no one will escort you to your site. Think about it: if 6 staff are working check-in, and are fully busy doing so, how many would be needed to escort everyone? Ain't going to happen. BUT, they do give very good directions to your site at check-in, and the place is very well signed and marked. Pay attention to the instructions you are given at check-in for finding your site, and if you have any questions about it, ask. Because it's huge and spread out, there are a wide variety of sites. Some people gripe that their site was on a gravel road and dusty; some gripe that they couldn't open their slides and put out their awnings. It's possible. Some people gripe about smokey campfires; that was not a problem for me. My site is called “economy” because it's “narrower: 25 feet by 50 feet, and not as close to the water.” My site is actually closer to 20 feet by 40 or 45 feet (by pace off measurement), but is within 40 or 50 yards of the lake shore, with a great view of same, is sufficient for my slides and awning, and is on a paved road. Every rally I've ever been to, has given me a smaller space. Yeah, the guy next door is close, but again, I came here as a base camp, not as a destination in itself. I'm happy with the site. Final comment: the staff have been uniformly friendly, helpful, and courteous. The store is remarkably well stocked, and as a side note is the only camp store I've ever seen that sells not only beer, but hard liquor as well. Be aware of why you're thinking of staying here, be aware of what 500+ sites means in terms of people per square foot, and a resounding YES, I would stay here again. Advice to the management: Do away with the graphic “map” of the campground and replace it with a to-scale map with site numbers. You'll get a lot fewer complaints from people who couldn't find their spot on their first drive around, (i.e. couldn't follow directions).

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Brand new park, opened in 2011, at Cromwell's Turkeyville just north of Marshall MI. Open, gravel sites, good gravel roads. Great pool. Wi-Fi somewhat iffy, but most of the time was good. Had a strong 3G Verizon signal as well. Off I-69 at exit 42, four miles north of I-94 interchange. Penned farm animals (for the kids) and small gage train rides on site. Friendly staff. Of 127 sites, only about 30 campers in the park the 3 nights we stayed in June; maybe because it's not widely listed yet.

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This lovely little campground is one we have camped at for years and a favorite of ours. Only 20 miles from our home, this close by camp allows us to check out our fifth wheel after Winter storage at the beginning of the season, and has great Halloween weekends at the end of the season. The staff is gracious and accommodating, the sites are level and clean, getting around interior roads poses no problems. Good satellite TV reception on the pull through sites, a nice variety of local channels, adequate campground Wi-Fi and 4G Verizon personal connections. We hope to continue coming here for years to come.

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Stayed 2 nights. Literally right off the highway - campground is at the bottom of the exit ramp. Very attentive, friendly, accommodating management. Large, level pull throughs, clean and well maintained park. Fairly vacant during our early March stay, except for overnights off I-65, like us. Only drawback - there is nothing else at this exit; not even a gas station. Have to drive 4 miles south to the previous exit to get gas / a meal. Would stay here again when passing through on I-65.

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Overnight stay at this KOA on our way north. This is a new campground attached to a dealership. Still in process of being developed. One revise reviewer mentioned their GPS couldn't find the road - that's because the KOA book cites 'Dandy Lane", but in fact the street is actually named "Corky". Good overnight, and is bound to improve with further time and development. Good, level, roomy, spots.