Date of Stay: May, 2007
What a beautiful campground this is! We stayed from Wednesday to Saturday and there were very few other campers here but by Friday night the place was packed. We were pleased with our site (number 27). It was a pull through with the immaculate restroom/shower house on one side and a neighboring spot on the other. There is so much space between campsites that you never feel squeezed in. The restrooms and showers were very clean with the most interesting floor made of tiny river pebbles. It only cost $1.00 each to wash and dry clothes. The pool was very clean as was the entire campground. We found it centrally located to many activities. We travel with my mother who has cancer and is in a wheel chair and the camp staff were very helpful in suggesting appropriate activities for accessibility. My husband and kids went kayaking while mother and I went to Malabar Farm. This is an interesting stop full of history where Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall were married. This campground is the nicest we have seen in the Ohio Parks network and they accept the Golden Buckeye Card for up to 50% off campsite rates depending on the day of the week.
Date of Stay: August, 2006
This is a nice campground with many shady sites available. We had a site on the lake (site L-8) and had a tough time angling our trailer in but once we had it set, we were in good shape. The site was narrow and none too long makig it hard to fit the trailer and our tow vehicle, but it was useable. There are mostly seasonal campers here and they seem to take great pride in how their sites look. On Saturday, there was a hog roast for all to enjoy and campers brought covered dishes to share. That was very nice. There is a nice playground for children under 13 and the park is kept immaculately clean. I do not think they spray for mosquitoes here because we were heavily invaded on one night of our stay and had to retreat indoors so, if you camp here, bring your spray! The camp store is nice and the prices were reasonable. Boat rentals are also reasonably priced and our kids really enjoyed both the row boats and canoes. The lake sites are nice and on our last night, we even had a family of swans visit!
Date of Stay: July, 2006
We had a great time here. The park is well maintained and kept very tidy. The restrooms are beginning to show age but they are still cleaned several times a day and even though there was some rain during our visit the staff made efforts to keep the floors moped. The showers are the push button style that only give you limited time before you have to push the button again for preset warm water so that is a bit of a nuisance. There are laundry facilities at the bath houses and for $1.25 you can wash and dry a load of laundry. Security is visible on golf carts throughout the park and they are friendly but not intrusive. The campground runs a ferry and tram to the amusement park every half hour. Make sure you carry your campground pass with you or they will not let you ride. We camped during mid-week and left on Saturday morning. The park became increasingly more crowed (packed) on Friday and we were glad we were leaving on Saturday. Security told my husband they were having 380+ check-ins on Friday! Our children enjoyed the game room and we also played on the mini golf course which was expensive ($6.00) but well maintained and challenging. We felt very safe here and also had no worries about allowing our teenage daughters and friends go to the amusement park alone. We will definitely camp here again.
Date of Stay: June, 2006
This was a nice campground geared towards people with interest in boating and fishing as there is little to do there other than that. Our site was spacious and clean and near enough to the shower house. The only problem was a couple of kids who pretty much did what they wanted and rode their bikes through our site at 7:00 each morning. We rented a pontoon boat for a couple of hours and that is something that we would highly recommend unless you have a boat of your own. Make sure you check for the list of discounts because they accept several types and can save you $$.
Date of Stay: June, 2005
A nice family campground that was very busy. The staff all in all was very friendly and Bingo was great fun as were the paddle boats and pool. But, the owners were not overly friendly and at times a person could feel as though they were being scrutinized for everything simply by the looks they got from an owner. We went to tour the campground before deciding to stay and the reception we got at the gate made us feel as though we had asked to do something illegal. They gave us a car pass for 11 minutes to drive through the location and were told it would be hard to see lots of the area from the car- which led us to believe we could drive through but don't dare step out of the vehicle. they really get you on the extra fees for things like 50 amp, etc. so make sure you check that out before you book here.
Date of Stay: May, 2005
This is a fairly clean park but the weekend we camped there was a major rain storm that flooded our site. Our fire ring was totally filled with water and unusable. When we asked for a new site, we were told they were completely booked. However, sites all around us were empty the entire weekend. One shower had no light in it but people were so frustrated with the wait to shower that many of us ventured into the dark to shower. There was trash in another shower and it remained there all weekend. The campground rents bikes and pedal car type bikes which are great fun if not a bit pricey as is everything there including the site fee itself. They were all over the roads when it wasn't raining so care needed to be taken by vehicles coming and going. We would probably not camp here again.