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I selected this campground because of the previous extremely high rating, but I don't think I am quite as impressed as that poster. The campground is waterfront, and I had a waterfront site, but it is really a bay and not the open ocean-lots of islands in view, but no open water. Also, I probably would have been happier to select this no-hookup park on a less hot day. I arrived at 7:00 pm with a hot motorhome from driving, only to discover I had missed the generator hours. I took a short drive with my generator running to cool it off, but only managed to drop the temp inside to 82. Generator hours are from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.; 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sites are dirt and grass, which is OK, but does not rate highly with me. Lots of families in tents and small trailers, although my spot was plenty long for a much longer vehicle than my 32'. View is worth a 9, but rest is much lower. Verizon cell and data were good.

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I stayed in one of the premium sites with a view of the entry to the locks. I was a little disappointed at how far away it was, but the view was good--just had to use binoculars to see the name of the ships. My premium site was enormous! Not only was it very wide, but I pulled off the road about 50 feet and still had 150+ feet to the water's edge, which was very nice. Also, good Verizon voice and data service. The only complaint I had was that a little gravel would have been nice on sites, and a water fill station with an attached hose would have been nice. Good bike riding to lock and around park.

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As others have posted, the biggest problem was uneven sites. I have no levelers and use boards instead. It took one layer of boards under two tires and two layers under a third tire to get my motorhome even somewhat level. A new layer of gravel would help as ruts and low spots have developed in some sites. Another problem was that the water spigots were spread around the campground, so you had to find one on the right side of the road, pull over, get your hose out and fill up. The one I used first took 25' plus 10' of water hose to reach my motorhome since the spigot was so far back from the road. A couple of water fill sites with pull-down hoses would have been very handy. Also, I had expected a little view of Lake Ontario from my premium site across the road from the lake, but trees resulted in only a tiny peek between trees.

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This campground literally is in the middle of a golf course and had very spacious sites, especially for a commercial campground. The only real negative about this park is that the sites are grass with a little gravel as a base. The roadways are asphalt, at least, and the place is very well kept. There are some permanent and seasonal residents, but the sites seem to be kept up nicely and the few I met were very friendly. The best thing about this place was the super clean and fairly new equipment in the laundry! The machines looked so clean I first thought they might be new. There are 4 washers and 4 dryers in a small shed that also had a sink and big fan for the heat, plus two chairs. In addition, the price was a bargain for all full hookup sites and they even have a two-night special that includes 9 holes of golf for an extra $15. This is not a destination resort, but it was a convenient and pleasant place for an overnight or two, especially if you like to golf.

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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.