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Nice state park not too far off I-75. Campsites are gravel with grass in between. Sites are well spread apart and some are shady, others more open. Wish trash dumpster was not so far away. Only real negative is very poor cell service. Even with Verizon, my calls kept getting dropped. Minimal, but usable Verizon data, however.

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This place gets a 9 from me on the basis of the view alone. It is a city park directly on the St. Mary's River, which empties Lake Superior through the Soo Locks into Lake Huron. This means that all shipping from Lake Superior has to go past here to and from the locks, so there is always something to watch, especially if you have one of the premium sites along the river. Next door is a boat launch and day use area. Roads are paved and sites are gravel and fairly well maintained. Sites are also fairly well spaced apart and have electric and water. Cell service is good, but you have to be careful not to roam to Canada, which is just across the river. The campground is far enough out of town to be quiet, except for the occasional ship's horn. Laundry has multiple machines and is clean. This is my second visit here, and I will come again.

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A lot of seasonal and permanent sites, but mostly neat and well-kept. Nightly guests are assigned to sites near the front, which are mostly good pull-throughs. My biggest complaint was the "free" Wi-Fi was extremely slow and only really accessible from the office patio. I was told that sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't, and this was just "one of those days." As someone who needs about an hour of Internet per night for business reasons, I am getting tired of finding out that promised Wi-Fi just does not exist, even with a booster. There are very few campgrounds with electric along this stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway, so am disappointed with results.

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Campground was mostly full of seasonal campers and permanent locals. Sites were grass or gravel, with roadways being also gravel and dirt, which was a problem because of dust with every entering and leaving vehicle. Also, Wi-Fi was free, but not usable unless you were very close to office. Sites were partially wooded, but I managed to get a satellite signal and used a booster for Wi-Fi. Dump station was way in the back and hard to get to with my 32' motorhome. Office staff was helpful, but that did not improve the facilities. I will probably not come back here again.

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NOT big rig friendly. Reserved a premium serviced site, and once you got in, it was very nice, but roads are VERY narrow with overgrown trees and very narrow site entrances. Very hard to make turns just to get to site, and ended up with pine branches scratching side of vehicle. Had to back up just to make one turn. The turn on other approach would have been impossible for my 32' motorhome. Neighbors took an hour to get their 5th wheel backed into their site, and I had to get help from two people, which is the third time in three years I have needed help getting into a spot, with more scratching from pine branches. They need to do a LOT of tree trimming in this park, plus widen the roads a bit! Premium sites are on level gravel and have water and electric, but no sewer. Getting in site was not worth the effort and scratching of paint. Not appropriate for big rigs, regardless of what they tell you in the office. Also, not appropriate if you want to come and go a lot, as I usually do. I am not going to go through the pine bough scratching again, so will be riding my bike into town. Also, "free Wi-Fi" means 30 minutes of free Wi-Fi--after that you have to pay $5 per day--so that is a little misleading. I will not be returning to this campground.

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Incredibly small and some very steep sites in an obviously older state park. The pull-thrus on the side of the road were big enough for a car and/or truck at the most, certainly not an RV with slides. I drove through and tried to find a walk-in site large enough for my 32' motorhome, but all were too small or too steep. Left without staying.

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Check-in was a little awkward as no one was at the booth, and there was no real parking to check in at the store. Campsites were mostly asphalt and there were enough trees scattered about to make it a little tricky to get satellite. The grounds looked well-taken care of. The big problem with the campground was the next door stone quarry and the gravel or stone trucks that climbed and then braked on the way down on the steep roadway next to the campground. It was noisy, even at night. In addition, I had to drive the less than a mile to the actual fort to take a tour. I don't understand why the state cannot manage to have a park road, or at least a paved bike path the less than half-mile from the campground to the fort, since the main road is full of big trucks and not safe for walking or biking. They seem to own all the property in between, and even have one roadway in the day use area that comes within 500 feet of the fort. Could also use better access to the Kentucky River from the campground--maybe removing some trees and putting in paths?

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This is a pleasant COE campground with many sites directly on the lake. Very nice views from nearly all sites, and you can par a boat right at your site if it is lakeside. It does get crowded on weekends, but everyone was well-behaved and not noisy. I liked that the laundry facility had two working washers and two working dryers that cost just 75 cents each! Decent Verizon service. Most campsites were gravel, however the camp roads were paved, although narrow for backing in.

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Clean and mostly level concrete pads and asphalt drives, so no dust. Check-in people were friendly and helpful. Good Verizon service. Free WiFi was so slow, however, as to be almost unusable, even with my booster. Had to wait long time for each page to load and it would drop occasionally. Would probably stay again mostly because not much better in area. Good for one night--convenient to interstate.

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This is indeed a jewel! All of the sites I looked at in the upper loop had both electric and water. There was a water line break while I was here, but they worked fast to fix it, and that is a small interruption. Best part are the great views of the lake and mountains in the distance. Sites are mostly level, paved, and well-spaced apart. No activities, but a lot of peace and quiet, which is just what I like. Excellent Verizon service. Price is for seniors and water and electric site.

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A nicer than average campground with most sites having cement pads. Nice landscaping and well-taken care of, but the water hookups were in a hole about 15" deep making it impossible for me to access them since kneeling on gravel and bending over that much is something I cannot do. Person who escorted me to site had to fasten water hose and turn water on for me, which makes it difficult if I want to leave for a day. I will also need to get help when I leave. Also, there is a newer and older section, but they do not allow smaller than 40' motorhomes in the newer section, which was a bit irritating. Another negative is that they rent out their clubhouse, meaning that parties can have loud music and noise on the outdoor patio. Could hear voices and thumping of base all evening. WiFi hookup required a booster to stay connected.

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I like state parks, especially when sites are spread apart and have a fantastic view, so in spite of this one's needing some tender loving care, I am rating this place highly. Sites are especially wide so that I could park in the middle and walk around on the asphalt even with both slides out. With sites so spread out, it was amazingly quiet here--just far enough from the interstate to be convenient but no noise. Wonderful view from every site! Hopi ruins were worth seeing. Good Verizon service also. Road into the campground has some very rough cracks between sections, but they have repaired the road to the visitor center, so just need to fix this one. I will definitely come back here.

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This is probably the nicest RV park in town, with beautiful landscaping, paved roads, and cement pads. If you like casinos and gambling, this is very convenient. However, this place gets a low score from me for not letting me know that the time I planned to check in was a trick or treat event for the entire town and that 700 kids plus parents, food booths, and a bouncy house would be there, basically closing the campground from 5-7 pm. They did call the day before and ask me when time I planned to arrive, and said it would be best to arrive before five because they were having "some" trick or treaters, and said they would escort me to my site, which did not happen. The security guard directed me to a dead end in a parking lot where I had to keep moving to let cars out as people left. I am an older single woman who travels alone and was stuck for over an hour standing in the parking lot, avoiding a drunk in the parking lot who followed me around! I finally got set up at 7:30 pm. The manager did call me two days later and apologized and said they would not charge me for the two nights, although this does not completely make up for my experience. I told them that next time, they needed to be more complete in their warnings to people with reservations. The park is clean and well-kept, but I will not stay in a casino again.

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This is only the second time I have driven through a campground where I had a paid reservation, looked around for other human beings, and then left because it was so creepy. The few RVs there looked abandoned because no lights were on and no one was sitting or walking around. Could not find a camp host either, and there was no office I could find. (It was late in the day, so people should have been around.) This is basically a parking lot in the fairgrounds and did not look secure or safe enough for me to stay. Yes, it might be cheap, but not worth the low cost to me, especially since I am a female solo traveler. I went to one of their competitors down the road and felt much safer. I will not go here again.

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Very nice campground, but a lot of short sites and larger sites that are tricky to get into because of trees and low-hanging branches. They are very particular that you park any vehicles on the asphalt, so make sure when you make a reservation that you choose a site that is long enough to accommodate both. I was able to get in and out of my site fairly easily, although I had to park more to one side than I like so a branch would not interfere with my slide. Very large motorhomes might have problems. Lots of excellent bike trails in the park and a gorgeous beach within a 1/4 to a 1/2 mile hike or bike ride. There is a marine science center and aquarium also within bike riding distance, which was nice.