Date of Stay: March, 2014
We stayed here for the first trip of 2014 during a nice weekend in March. We have stayed at this park before and loved it. Much to our surprise on arrival, they have basically cut down all woods in the park due to emerald ash borer. Its so disappointing to see all the trees gone. The nature trails are gone, and the park will never be the same. All the big logs were taken to the mills and the remaining tops and brush were all left in the woods. The dozer used to drag trees has the ground so torn up and muddy that this year will be a write off. To top it off the lake was lowered over the winter for dam repair and its basically now a big mud puddle.
Date of Stay: December, 2013
We were very disappointed in this campground after reading so many good reviews. The sites are way to close together. If the campground was full I can't imagine how awful it would be. Sardines in a can come to mind. The sites did seem pretty level, but there was just wasn't enough shade for us. We will never return. Too many other beautiful state parks in the state to waste time with this place.
Date of Stay: October, 2013
We stayed here at the peak of the turning leaf colors this year and loved it. The campground is very clean, very shaded, and just downright pretty. The most negative thing I can say is some of the sites are pretty close to one another. We stayed in site 18 which looks out on the lake and really enjoyed it. Water is available at numerous places throughout the park and easily accessible. The surrounding area if also beautiful. Make sure to visit Chagrin Falls area which is an older town. Beware also that the only sites with 30 amp are the handful of full hookups. The rest of the sites only have 20 amp electric which was fine since we didn't need AC. We will definitely return to this park.
Date of Stay: September, 2013
I will say that yes the campground is convenient, its clean, and they have a lot going on for kids. However, we did not like it at all. We requested a premium non pet loop, 1200 or 1300, 9 months ago. When we arrived they gave us the 600 loop which has no trees and is a pet loop. After some complaining they moved us to our original request. We stayed in site 1332. When we arrived the site smelled of sewer. The staff came and hosed the site down again which helped some. The other problem was the sites are not very wide at all. They are long enough to fit our 36 ft TT, but the two slide outs were in the bushes. The interior roads are pretty narrow too, but are manageable. Don't plan on driving to anything inside the campground, because they don't have parking spots at any of the attractions such as pool, or marina. They make you ride the bus or rent a golf cart. Can you say scam? We were not impressed at all, and for 78.00 it was somewhat of a rip off. We will not return to this park as there are much better places to stay for the money. If your goal is to use this a base camp to visit all the parks, then it will work.
Date of Stay: September, 2013
We used this as a stopping point on our way back from Florida. We were pleasantly surprised. It was very clean, and the staff could not have been any friendlier. They even showed up at our site with a box of warm cookies and thanked us for stopping in. We also ordered a pizza from the office and they delivered it via golf cart in under 20 minutes for 9.00. You can't ask for better service. The park was pretty empty so we had our choice of sites. We picked a shady site up on the hill, instead of one of the open pull throughs on the bottoms. They were too sunny. The pool was clean, the store well stocked, and Wi-Fi, electric, cable were all good. This was an excellent stopping point.
Date of Stay: September, 2013
This is a very small park sandwiched between hotels right on the beach. The spots are super tight but the location can't be beat. The sites are hard packed sand with a little grass between them. I would have rated the park much higher had we not had so many issues with electric. The site only had 50 amp service which was not a problem using a 50 to 30 amp adapter. The problem is the voltage is so low that its on the verge of burning up your AC unit. We hovered at 107 volts the entire time. Maintenance even came out and changed the outlet, and breaker to see if it would help. They were extremely helpful but did not understand that we needed a minimum of 114 to feel safe running the AC, fridge and other appliances. The beach at the campground is among the best I have seen. No crowd, clean, and close to Daytona. I would have loved to give a higher score but electric service held that back
Date of Stay: August, 2013
We used this as a stopping point on the way to Florida do to its close proximity to to 75. The sites are extremely close but were long enough to allow us to not have to unhook the truck from the trailer, which was a plus. The first site we they put us in was so close to the next one that our slideout touched the neighbors awning. The staff was very helpful in getting us another site for the night. Grounds were clean. We would use this again as a stop over but not a destination park.
Date of Stay: August, 2013
We used this park as a stopping point of I-75 on the way to Florida. It is perfect for just that. Easy off and on the interstate. The pull through sites were long enough to accommodate my 37' TT and 21' four door truck without unhooking for the night. The sites are extremely tight and would not be good if you were doing anything other than just staying the night. Full hookups with cable and WiFi for $34.00 wasn't bad. The campground was very clean. WiFi was great. We would use this place again for a stop over no doubt, but would not make this a destination park.
Date of Stay: June, 2013
This park has very shady sites as well as some that are out in a field. Unfortunately, the shady sites that we liked are very low compared to the surrounding ground and fill up with water during a heavy rain and thus stay muddy. We stayed in the B loop and enjoyed our stay minus the mud. The A campground is super tight on all the perimeter sites and are best suited for pop ups. The interior sites are not quite as shady, but still have big trees. C loop was not really that appealing to us. Too much out in the open. This place was full to the gills and had kids and adults on bikes all over the place, so much so it was hard for my four year old to even try to ride his little bike. That's not necessarily a bad thing I guess, but if you don't have kids you may not like this. No water at each site either, but random hookups throughout are conveniently located. We would return but not until the summer crowd is gone. The lake and surrounding area is beautiful
Date of Stay: May, 2013
This is probably one of the best campgrounds we have been to. We stayed in B-7 which was fantastic. We absolutely love the two tiered sites where the fire is away from the camper. Even though its only 35 feet or so. The picnic tables are heavy duty wood and extremely nice. The lake access is maybe a three minute drive where Grove marina is. We rented a pontoon boat for the day and they were extremely friendly. Not sure what the reviewer below was expecting from a park in a national forest but camping in the woods is a benefit of this park. The sites are huge. Our 36' TT fit just fine. It gorgeous and we will return every chance we get. The only negative I can possibly post is that the reserved sites are not available after labor day which makes no sense.
Date of Stay: April, 2013
We stayed next to the stream and loved it. Nothing beats sitting by the fire and listening to the stream. Our site was huge but that is not the norm. Actually the majority of sites are pretty tight and not long enough to accommodate anything much over 30'. There is an occasional site that will fit a big rig, but you must pay attention to the site length. The roads were paved, and sites were crushed gravel. This was good when it rained, but bad when its dry as it all gets tracked in the camper. Water pressure is fantastic, electric not so much. If we had to use the AC I'm not sure it would have run it. The park ranger does patrol a lot and watches for the slightest infringement. Its a bit excessive and annoying. Trout fishing is pretty good in the stream as well. We will definitely return for another trip. We loved it.
Date of Stay: March, 2013
To start with I will say that the owners are very nice and were very willing to accommodate our requests for different sites upon arrival. The original sites were full hookup, but the sewer connection was 30 ft away from my trailer. The second problem was the electric pedestal was so close to the site that if I gave room for my slideout we couldn't use the awning on the other side because of a tree. I spoke with the lady at the front desk and she let us move a couple sites up. The campground was empty so its hard to judge what it would look like full. With that said I believe it would be BAD. Sites are every turned every direction and make no sense. Lots of them are packed so close your sewer is under the neighbors picnic table. The giant trampoline pillow was a hit with my kid and the playground was OK. The gate to the river area, and scenic Indian Cliffs was locked so we had to walk a good distance to see that part of the park. The weather was beautiful and warm so not sure why staff refused to open that part of the park. I would not go out of my way to stay here again, but if I was in the area and needed a place to stay this would do.
Date of Stay: October, 2012
We love this park. Sites on the lake side are beautiful and always breezy. Sites on the cove side are still waterfront but get kind of stagnant in the summer because there is no breeze but they are super shady. All sites are crushed gravel. This is by far our favorite campground in the LBL area.