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This campground is fine as long as you know what you're getting into to. We chose to stay here for the convenience of exploring the town of Salem. It is a very quick drive to all the popular tourist destinations. We're a healthy family, and were able to walk a couple miles into town without trouble. You also had the option of taking the Salem trolley, which passes through the camp at regular intervals. So far as campgrounds go, this place is very unusual. It seemed to be staffed mostly by disinterested teenagers. They were friendly enough, but not particularly helpful. The place appears to be a former municipal park that was converted hastily into a "campground." Sites are extremely narrow. Ours was literally two former parking spaces with a picnic table. We did have fresh water and electric and a nice view of the harbor. However, it was very difficult to get parked in this tiny spot, because of a large building across from our place and the two adjacent campers. If you have a big camper, do not reserve 16d, 16c or 16b. I would not camp at Winter Island in a tent, because they only have two showers for the entire camp. The lone bathhouse was jam packed with people waiting for their turns. (This campground also shares its facilities with a public beach). Also of note, Winter Island does not have a dump station: For this you must go to the wastewater treatment plant down the road. We found it a challenge to get into the plant, because it requires a tricky u-turn and the road can be busy at times. One plus: Swimming at Waikiki beach, where our children found loads of sea glass.

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This campground is a real treasure. We learned that it was purchased just a couple years ago by a couple who have worked tirelessly to make this into a comfortable, tidy and peaceful haven. Of particular interest is the history of this park. It was originally home to a 1950s era hotel. Although the hotel, long-abandoned, had to be torn down, the owners incorporated several items salvaged from the original hotel. For instance, the bathrooms stalls are each framed with doors from the old hotel. Restored vanity mirrors are mounted to the wall in front of each bathroom sink. Flowers have been trained to grow up the headboards of old metal bed frames. The bathrooms were spotless (far cleaner, I'm afraid, than my own at home). The pool was very well maintained. We also enjoyed the beautiful wildflowers used in the landscaping throughout the grounds. What makes this place very special is the couple who owns it, and their sister who lives there. They were just the nicest people, and so ready to help us out when we had some trouble with our camper. I'm so glad we chose to stay here.

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I wish we had been able to stay more than two nights at this terrific campground. We were in town with the sole purpose of visiting the Baseball Hall of Fame, so I didn't pay much attention to the campground when booking. Therefore, I was surprised when we arrived at saw all that it has to offer. My children enjoyed the safe, modern playground and the clean, well-maintained pool. Of course it had a ball field (this is Cooperstown after all), and we saw several children out playing on it. The campground also offers paintball, but we didn't try that. We liked our level, shaded site in the forested section of the park. It reminded us of some of the nicer state parks we have visited. Bathrooms were very clean, and there were several of them, because this is a large campground. Camp owners and staff were friendly and helpful and allowed us to stay past checkout so our children could swim before our long car ride. My dog's least favorite feature was the dog wash station near the camp office. Our terrier mix was very displeased when a delightful walk in the park turned into a bath for him. However the rest of our family were happy to get him bathed, because he was getting rather stinky.

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I cannot say enough good things about this fantastic place. A gorgeous family-run campground with tons of activities for children and families. Friendly, helpful staff. Depending on your preference, you could have a wooded, private site or park in a well-maintained grassy field closer to other campers. The bathrooms were immaculate. The putt-putt course was well maintained and new looking. They offered a safe, modern playground, a basketball court, horseshoes, ladder ball, etc. My children were so excited by the shallow float path set up on the stream that flows through the campground. We also enjoyed exploring the lovely hiking trail off the back of the campground. We also appreciated the fun, organized activities such as "Halloween in July" and "Candybar Bingo." I could see us coming back here again and again.

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Beautiful setting on a lush hillside. Heavily populated with seasonals with tasteful encampments. Sparkling pool. Polite and helpful staff. Playground could use some attention. Would like to visit again.

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Very friendly park. Everyone waved and said hello. Nice community feel with lots of seasonals. We enjoyed looking at all the clever add-ons people have built. One family even constructed a private playground. Seasonal sites were mostly clustered around the woods and lake. Overnight campers parked in relatively level pull throughs in a grassy field. Picnic tables were not provided. Excellent field for kite flying. The low price reflects a AAA discount. Campground hosts were helpful and accommodating.

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Pleasant, clean but aging park. The putt putt course, swimming pool and playground could use some TLC. We would chalk this up to charm if the price were lower. Seemed a bit high considering the run down condition of some features of the park. Standard sites are close together with maybe 12 feet of grass between campers. Campground hosts were friendly. Enjoyed the view of the pond and little walking bridge. Overall a good experience.

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Very clean, well maintained. The perfectly level, pull-through site was a welcome feature after a hard day on the road. Very homey, comfortable feel. Nice playground for the kids. Easy hookups.

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Absolutely loved this resort and wished we could stay longer. The playground is a real gem: well maintained, spacious and imaginative. Loved the porch swings for grown ups. We enjoyed our time swimming in the lake. The lifeguards are attentive and take their jobs seriously. Only complaint was the water pressure at our hookup. At times, nothing wanted to come out of the tap. I would definitely come back here. Great memories for our family.