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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 8

Coles Creek Campground, Carlyle, Illinois

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Loved this campground. Asphalt pad and patio area, very large sites, and full hook-ups available on the waterfront lots. Most of the park is electric only, but there are about a dozen sites located along a little cove of the lake that are waterfront. There are other full hook-up sites in that section, but not on the water (although several have a view). Easily navigable interior roads, good utilities (although we don't measure water psi and electric amperage), and nice facilities. The park has it's own beach with bath house, boat ramp, shelter houses and picnic areas. There's really nothing else around this lake (we did the 1hr tour around it...roads are terrible and scenery is poor...thanks, honey...), despite the fact that it's 26,000 acres. Carlyle is about it. We were very pleased with the campground, though, and the FHU area was very quiet, even on Friday night. It doesn't appear to be a big 'party' campground, and the camp host confirmed that it only gets a little noisy on the big 3 (Labor Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July), but usually mostly pretty quiet. Tip for travelers- don't follow GPS if it tries to take you from the northeast to this campground. Roads are terrible. From the east, take the US 50 exit at Salem, off of I-57, it's only 25 miles from there, and it's straight, state highway roads. We camped at Coles Creek Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
19
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Town of Carlyle is about 15 mins away, with restaurants, shopping, gas, etc.

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 8

Sunny Brook RV Resort, South Haven, Michigan

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $80.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful park, meticulously maintained, a bit pricey but it's the nicest private park we've stayed at. Pool and clubhouse are nice, enjoyed the Friday night 'mixer' with complimentary beer, wine and appetizers. On our walk one evening, I bent over to tie my shoe, and some jackass hollers out his door "hey, don't let your dog pee in my yard!" Guess he thought that was why we stopped, but it wasn't. I understand why he would be protective- he had a nicely landscaped property- but, c'mon man... Loved the concrete pads and asphalt drives, wide interior roads, it's a 'newer' park, so trees are not large, but they're getting there and the landscape is maturing nicely. We stayed at an owner-improved site, which had a larger patio, resin table/chairs and fire-pit behind the coach. Other sites available for rent don't necessarily have the same amenities. The park is adding a second 'phase' with an additional clubhouse, so there's a bit of construction visible, but we didn't see any activity while we were there (no trucks in an out, no dust...our neighbor said they will resume construction in the fall, to minimize impact on the residents). We will stay here again, should the opportunity present itself. We camped at Sunny Brook RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
117
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 8

Nolin Lake State Park, Bee Spring, Kentucky

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Our third year visiting Nolin Lake SP; it has become an annual trip for us because of the draw of the serenity of the lakefront sites. This is a small park, with nicely kept grounds, in an out-of-the-way location. We like the fact that the park has restricted the boat parking to the parking lot, rather than them being scattered all along the roadways. I understand that's not as convenient for those with boats (I guess...), but it sure improves the character of the park. There is NO AT&T mobile signal at site 21; Verizon does work. OTA TV will get a few channels at night, with our new TT having a signal booster (the previous unit received nothing). Webb's Grocery is 3 miles away for necessities. Camp office sells ice and firewood (and laundry soap...of all things...they don't have any W/D... weird). There is a boat rental facility called Moutardier Marina (prunounced Moody Deer ;-) on the other side of the lake that is very affordable for pontoon rental and is about a 20/25 minute drive from the campground. There are also a handful of little country diners on that route. For the quality of the site, with waterfront view and access, with W/E hookup for under $30/night, clean facilities and nice folks, we think Nolin Lake is hard to beat. We camped at Nolin Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
21
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Travel tip: if you're coming from the north, go west on the WK Pkwy out of E'town, to Litchfield, then south on SR259. Using the suggested GPS route from the Mumfordville or Upton areas (from the east, off I65) will result in a drive with lots of hilly corners and shoulder-less county roads. Trust me on this one.

Mammoth Cave is about a 20 mile drive, many folks come to Nolin Lake SP to visit the cave.

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 8

Starve-Hollow SRA, Vallonia, Indiana

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Second time visiting this park, stayed in the FHU section this time, and it was much nicer. The electric-only area (where the lakefront sites are located), is more crowded and noisy, and the lakefront sites themselves are pretty small and some are pretty sloped. Our site was paved pad and paved patio, with good shade. The sites in the FHU area are very large. There's good OTA TV, good ATT cell signal. They sell great firewood (seasoned and dry) for $5/10pcs, at the campground. Not much available in the boathouse, where you can rent kayaks, in terms of camping supplies or groceries. Nice farm market with lunch counter just up the road. Town of Vallonia is small (nearby), Brownstown is a larger town, but to get Walmart and other larger stores, Seymour is about 15 miles east. We camped at Starve-Hollow SRA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
235
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 8

Brookville Mounds State Recreation Area, Brookville, Indiana

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Our second time to visit Mounds SRA at Brookville Reservoir. We stayed in the FHU section again, and it was fairly full. The rest of the park (electric only) was sparsely populated in mid-September.

Electricity was out for about 3 hours on Sunday morning, they got it fixed. Water was out for a while, too, 'cause someone backed over a water spigot and it needed dug out to repair. Service was fairly prompt in correcting these issues. Even still, water pressure is just so-so.

Lots of OTA television channels from both Cincinnati and Dayton, fair 4GLTE signal on ATT.

Sites are large and are asphalt paved for the parking area. There's a large open field in the interior of the FHU site section C, that's used by campers throwing footballs, playing soccer, etc. Overall, it's a pretty quiet campground (or, it was this weekend), and most of the campers/rvs there are pretty nice. Nobody was camping out of the back of a box truck.

The shower houses were awful the first time we went there a couple years ago, but the state did some upgrades/updating to them, according to the DNR website. We didn't use them this time, so I can't say if they did or didn't work on them.

The lake is nice (I caught a nice catfish ;-), but requires driving from the campground (unless you're a VERY ambitious hiker). The camp store is large and well stocked, interior roads in the park are wide and easily navigable. There are marinas for boat rentals in the area. Brookville is sort of a quaint old town, just a few miles away. Metamora was formerly a very touristy little village about 20 minutes away, but it has deteriorated over the last decade.

Mounds is one of the few state parks in Indiana that has full hookup sites and paved pads. For that reason, we do like it, but $40 is too much, really, so that rates it only a 'satisfactory' for us, in terms of value. We camped at Brookville Mounds State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C27
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 8

Van Buren State Park, South Haven, Michigan

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Typical state park, electric only sites. Interior roads are a bit narrow, and I wouldn't denote this park as big-rig friendly. Our site was fairly large, shaded and clean, but we saw others that were a bit smaller and had more sun. Our site was listed as accommodating a 35' camper, but I had to block the road to hook/unhook from our 30' TT. Sites are a sand base, so kick off your shoes before going back in the camper ;-)

There is a dog-friendly beach area, but you have to hike over a sand dune to get to it. The regular beach area has adjacent parking, but is a short (and more level) walk from the campground. Office sells ice and firewood, but they were out of ice (for the next couple days...), and the firewood was a bit green. Check-in staffer was pleasant, we saw DNR foot patrolling the park a couple times, and we didn't experience any loud, raucous camp sites. It's mostly families and groups and, overall, a pleasant, relatively quiet place to stay. Pretty easy access, just a few miles off I-196.

Overall, it's a satisfactory state park in a good location, with larger, pine and hardwood shaded sites. It's not a must-return park for us, but we'd consider it, if we're back in this area. We camped at Van Buren State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
54
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Proximity to South Haven brought us to this campground, and South Haven is a lovely town to visit, with a bustling, older and renovated downtown, shoreline shops, parks, etc. Just outside town is big-box shopping, including a Tractor Supply, Wal-Mart, Meijer. Plus there are nearby farmer's markets with local fruit, vegetables, jams, honey, etc.

Really enjoyed Brix Corner Oven in South Haven, wood-fired pizza and pasta dishes, local craft beers on tap, and dog-friendly patio dining

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 8

Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping, Mackinaw City, Michigan

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $59.00
Overall Rating:      

Booked a "large" RV site 6months in advance, and checked in to a site that was about 25' wide. Our receipt said that our site was 40' wide. We brought this to the office's attention, and they courteously moved us to a lakeview site, which was the same width, but the view was FANTASTIC. If you can fit into a 25'w site and don't mind getting to know your neighbors, get the lakeview site, it's worth it.

Portions of the park have dirt roads which are not particularly well-maintained, but most of it has paved roads which are sufficient for navigation with RVs. Many FHU sites, OTA tv is fair (no cable). Wi-Fi is spotty (first site we were on it was great, on the lakeview site, not so good), and costs money to use, per day.

Camp store is large and well-stocked, registration office has numerous agents for check-in. As mentioned in other reviews, this park is huge and has lots of check-in/check-out activity every day.

The proximity to Mackinaw City, island ferry, the bridge, etc., is excellent, and the views of the lake, bridge and island from our site were worth the narrow site and the hassle of setting up twice, after the move.

We'd go back here, and would select another lakeview site. Would have given it a '9', if the roads were a little better on that northwest section and if there were fewer weeds in the 'privacy' growth between sites. Other people have complained about the lone shower house, but we use our own shower, so that wasn't a big deal, but it is a bit of a hike from parts of the campground. We camped at Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
625
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Mackinaw City is nice, with shops and restaurants, but Mackinaw Island is worth the $50 round-trip (for 2) ferry. It's a must-see, as is the Mackinaw Bridge, which had my wife covering her eyes for a portion of it ;-)

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 8

Alice Springs RV Park, Ionia, Michigan

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

Best thing about this place was the nearby town of Ionia, MI, with some interesting, old architecture and a still-surviving old downtown. Although the structures at the park (pool, shelter house, camp store/office, bath house) are clean and newer, everything else here is just 'average'. Gravel interior roads, sites were formerly gravel, but our site was mostly just grass, and an average distance from the neighbor's site. There is very little shade, but they do have some trees that will mature.

They did have an ice cream counter, which was nice on the first night, but on the second night, we went to get a little treat about fifteen minutes before closing and the lights were off inside, and we heard the clerk announce to some kids that they "should not start playing video games, 'cause she was gettin' ready to close", so we took that as a sign that she'd already washed the ice cream scoops, too. Also, it was clear they didn't have any inside firewood storage, as when I asked if they had any dry firewood (it had rained buckets), I was soundly laughed at; shame on me for not knowing that they store all their firewood UNCOVERED.

The place looked to be 50% seasonals (some VERY nice, some not so much...), and mostly locals, at that; lots of driving in and out by same vehicles. There are a LOT of kids, as the park sort of caters to that. On the plus side, cable is good, 4g LTE on ATT is good, good water pressure, the park is close to shopping, local restaurants, has easy access to interstate, interior roads are wide. So, weighing the good and the bad, it's just sort of 'average'. We camped at Alice Springs RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The Lamplight Inn in downtown Ionia is great! Good food and Michigan craft beers in an old brick building.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 8

White River Campground, Cicero, Indiana

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Concrete pads and patios, river front sites available, good OTA TV, good firewood for$5, Cicero is only 3mi for groceries and hardware, Koteewi park across the river has new features including zip line, some sites are larger than others so ask when you book. Our 32' TT was a bit snug on site 29. We visit this park at least once per year, when it's available, because it is full most weekends. It's busy, but quiet and with lots of FHU sites. We camped at White River Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
29
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Koteewi Park across the river, a new bridge is under construction.

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 8

Paynetown State Recreation Area, Bloomington, Indiana

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Focusing on just the campground, and not the beautiful Monroe Lake property, this property just gets 'average', although it borders on poor. A prior review from years ago referenced bad roads and potholes inside the campground. Well, they're still there; the roads are terrible. This campground is old and tired, but it gets packed every weekend, because of the fact that it's adjacent to the lake. You'd think Indiana would spend some of the increased camping fees to fix the aging campgrounds.

Many sites have some sort of lake access or lake view, and others have only a short walk to a nice view or access. The 2-cars per site rule isn't enforced, and some people are camping in horse trailers and box trucks. Many of sites are not level, so trust the online booking when it indicates slope. Our site was listed as 'gentle' slope, but it sloped front to back AND left to right. It's also referred to as a 'gravel' site, but this site (nor any others) hasn't seen fresh gravel in years. Some RV sites looked like tent-only to me. Our AC was having a hard time keeping up after the campground filled up, due to an overloaded electric system. I'm guessing that the electrical system gets overloaded, as many of the RV sites are used by 20-amp tent campers with multiple crock pots, lights, etc. For $30 for electric-only sites, this campground isn't a great value, but daggone-it, we'll go back because we love the lake.

It is sort of fun to people-watch here, as it's sort of like going to the county fair. Things quieted down pretty nice after about 10pm, though, even on Saturday night, so even though it's a zoo during the day, you can still get some rest.

There is a marina on the property for boat rentals and various basics and sundries, and a little larger store at the park entrance that sells fishing gear and beer/wine/groceries. We camped at Paynetown State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
87
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Bloomington is about 15 minutes away, for more shopping options. Nashville, IN, is an artsy-village about a 30-minute drive

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 8

Ceraland Campground, Columbus, Indiana

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Spent Mother's Day weekend here, as the park is close to "Mom", so she and Dad could come visit ;-) . Having grown up in this area, we remember Ceraland as a sort of 'crown jewel' of recreation areas, as it was formerly funded by, and for use by, Cummins employees and their families. It is now open to the public, and they sell annual memberships to use the pool, playgrounds, go-kart track, shelter houses, fitness center, etc.

The campground is about at the level of state park standards in Indiana these days; in the fact that some sites need some gravel (and a couple could use some fill dirt, and bath houses are older but kept pretty clean. All in all, it's a pretty fair value for a full hookup site. There are a few seasonals, but they're pretty nice and well-kept. Most of the sites will require a bit of leveling, but not too bad.

There is a lake, and there are lake-front sites available, but not if you have dogs. The "premium" lake-front sites are in a designated 'no pets' area. Also, the signs and literature state there's no alcohol allowed in the park, which probably cuts down on the loud, intoxicated parties, and that's OK. We just kept ours inside the RV ;-). This weekend was pretty quiet, and the park was less than half full.

There is a minimal camp store on the property, and they sell essentials, including firewood, but the city of Columbus is 10 minutes away for more options. We camped at Ceraland Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
248
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

US 31 in Columbus has shopping areas, and Fairoaks Mall. Rural King is one of the largest I've seen and has some camping supplies. Lots of architecture to see in Columbus, contact the Visitor's Center for info.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 8

Summit Lake State Park, New Castle, Indiana

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Summit Lake Reprise

We reviewed Summit Lake in 2013, and were not terribly impressed with the park facilities. Our recent visit indicated that things are looking up!

The electrical problem has been remedied; campground 'A' has been completely re-wired with all new boxes and 50a service. The bathrooms are still mediocre, but they've been cleaned up, a fresh coat of paint, and other minor improvements have been made to spruce up the facilities. The showers still need better drainage and they pretty much drain into the hallway floor, but that's an engineering issue, not cleaning.

DNR staff was walking through the campground on Friday and Saturday night, introducing themselves as security, and indicating they'd be on property until 4am. They were personable fellas and it was nice to know that staff was 'minding the store'. In addition, DNR vehicles regularly passed through the campground. We've noticed this trend at other state parks this year, so there might be a new directive in order from the state.

The trails are easy (although described as moderate), the lake has many options for fishing from the bank, and staff shared that resurfacing the interior roads is on the horizon, as well as new gravel at the campsites, and a re-wiring of the electrical in campground 'B'. Seems like they're intent on upgrading this property.

Campground A is mostly level and open, and the sites have shared, fresh water posts (two to a post). We needed 75' of hose to connect, but it's nice to have a fresh water hookup at a state park in Indiana. Campground B is more rolling, and few sites in B would accommodate more than a pop-up or tent.

We are pleased with our recent visit to Summit Lake and will return. We camped at Summit Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
25
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Get your firewood, ice, bait, etc., at the 'Gittin' Jiggy With It' store on the highway before entering the park. The park has little/no supplies.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 8

Cecil M. Harden Lake (Raccoon SRA), Rockville, Indiana

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We were formerly hesitant to visit Raccoon Lake, as it formerly had a reputation for the 'party' park, but were were most pleasantly surprised and comfortable during our stay.

There was a group of noisy adolescents across from us on a 'retreat' gathering (about six sites) that were only moderately supervised, but I blame the adults, not the DNR. They quieted down pretty well in the evening and only ran bicycles into my truck on two occasions... :-/

The restrooms and shower houses have been updated (very few of Indiana's older state parks can say the same...), the property and grounds is kept very nicely; DNR staff can be regularly seen driving through the campgrounds, cleaning the restrooms, etc. Our site was huge, on an outer loop with a copse of trees behind and beside us. Many of the sites, however, are not level and are suitable for tent camping only. The campground listed the pad at our site as 'level', but it slopes downward, front to back. Compared to many of the other sites, though, ours was more level than most. Many of the sites are pretty roomy and many are paved, but there are those on interiors of some loops that are pretty close to your neighbor. Overall, though, pretty typical state park set-up.

There is a nice camping store on site (although only open during high season; they were open the weekend only during the last weekend in September), many boat ramps plus a marina with rentals. There are a couple larger stores with gas and fuel right outside the park entrance, plus a bar/restaurant that other campers stated was pretty good fare.
Several nice bank fishing areas, shelter houses with lake views, and the hiking trails are great. Most trails are fairly easy to navigate, and connect well to each other. Walking to the boat ramp is a short distance from the campground, and it's only about a mile (or so) to walk to the beach area, using the trails.

We will visit here again! We camped at Cecil M. Harden Lake (Raccoon SRA) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
232
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

The town of Rockville is nearby and hosts the Covered Bridge festival in early October. It's a big regional draw, so book early if you want to visit during that time.

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 8

Salt Fork State Park, Lore City, Ohio

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Really mediocre park, in a really HUGE state park that requires you to drive everywhere (fishing, marina, pool, etc...) you want to go. The campground is large and the sites are well-spaced, but poorly maintained. We were at one of the few full hook-up sites, and the lid was broken off of the sewer connection, so that's open the whole time we're there. We camped on a Sunday and Monday (so there weren't many other campers), and staff decided to mow on Monday. Without regard to stirring up all the dust (it's been dry...), they keep mowing right on the sites that were occupied! Really?

I think perhaps they should have mowed less and sprayed for bugs more. On Monday night, the clouds of gnats were so pervasive throughout the park that you couldn't walk through the campground without getting absolutely covered with gnats. Huge clouds of 'em. It was awful.

Then, one evening, I ran to the camp store to get a couple little firestarters. I arrived at 4:55 (they close at 5), and met the attendant on the sidewalk who informed me that she'd already locked the door, so... I'm out of luck. She was literally 2 steps from the front door, with the keys still in her hand, and was closing 5mins early. There are only a few folks in the campground this Monday, so I'm sure she'd been busy all day and was ready to retire...

We had reservations for this park on our return trip for two nights (we thought it'd be nicer), and we forfeited the money to stay someplace else. Not really convenient to the interstate, not surrounded by things to see and do, and not a great park. We camped at Salt Fork State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
F21
Site Surface
Concrete, Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Gettysburg Campground, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $54.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here for four nights, and couldn't have been more pleased with the grounds, staff, amenities and cleanliness of the property. When we arrived, the owner drove me in a golf cart to preview our site, and when I expressed concern about the width (we have opposing side slide-outs), he checked their availability and moved us to a more accommodating site. And did so pleasantly, without making us feel like we inconvenienced them in any way. This was our first trip (been camping three+ years) in our camper for over 3 days, and we were really pleased that we chose Gettysburg Campground over the other choices. The camp store is nice, also, and sells hand-dipped ice cream, too! Everything at the property is well-kept and clean, every staff member we encountered was pleasant and helpful, there are no 'junk' seasonals on the property (junk seasonals are one of the reasons we usually avoid private-owned campgrounds...), and it's really close and convenient to downtown Gettysburg and the battlefield areas. OK, so there's only one thing, and it's one of those 'first-world problem' things: the cable signal could have used a boost, as the picture on the television was pretty fuzzy, I assume from being too widely distributed without boost. That's the only thing I can find that wasn't just spot-on. Thank you, Gettysburg Campground for an excellent experience! We camped at Gettysburg Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
209 creekside
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Don't miss the Dobbin House for a period-style dining/tavern experience.

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