Date of Stay: April, 2016
Stopped here for an overnight and really did not use the facilities so I cannot comment on them. Arriving well after dark we were warmly and immediately greeted and escorted to our site by an employee named Glen. In the moments it took us to get to our site another employee and the owner had shown up to make sure we got parked & set up ok. As previous reviews have mentioned, I will state the staff and owners here are phenomenal! Did someone mention trains? Read the previous reviews, but we were still caught off guard. The tracks are nearly in the campground! Never heard a horn, thank goodness, but they ran all night. Sleep was spotty, even with earplugs in. Campsites were a little tight in the center section where we were located, but we booked at the last minute so it was ok, and we appreciated the full hookup. Very clean campground, and owners have obviously put a lot of effort into it, but with the trains shaking our RV I'm not sure we'd stay here more than one night in the future.
Date of Stay: May, 2014
Very nice state park campground, but as an earlier review has already mentioned, the campground area has a layout that is not big-rig friendly. We did alright with our 35-footer, but there were only a few sites we would fit our rig. And don't plan on level sites either. But very clean and well maintained park. Lodge had dining room with spectacular lake view, outdoor pool was closed due to a maintenance problem but campers were allowed to use the lodge pool (which is not usually the case) so that was nice. Horseback riding, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, scheduled activities and hiking trails were all available the weekend we were there. Be aware though - the area has lots of ticks!
Date of Stay: July, 2013
We stayed here with another family and had a wonderful experience. Yes, some of the sites we saw were VERY tight, but they appeared to be the bridge and lakeview sites. We had 2 sites a bit further back in the "large RV" section, and had great wide open, very level, full hook-up sites. Could not have been happier with them. No, we didn't have the view, but a short stroll took us right up to the lakefront where there is a large, park-like area to sit and relax and enjoy the view of the bridge and Mackinaw Island. Pool was great, shuttle service was great, Wi-Fi however was terrible. We did not use the bath/shower facilities so I cannot comment on those. Only a couple complaints to mention: the new firepits they are putting out are huge cement rings. The one on our site was badly placed (being under one of our slides) but they are impossible to reposition. Also, an additional dumpster or two within the campground would be a nice addition. With 600 sites all spread out it can be a pain to load your trash in your truck and drive up to the main entrance to dump it. But that's minor stuff. We loved our stay and will return again.
Date of Stay: July, 2013
There were positive and negatives we discovered here. We had a full-hook up site in the back of the campground which was nice as the only thing behind us was forest and trails. Nice trail system here and a map was given to us at check-in. Great pool and lots of activities for the kids. Our site was large and mostly level. However, the interior roads in this campground are terrible - narrow, pot-holed, broken asphalt / gravel mix. The wide, paved entrance is very deceiving as to what the rest of the roads are like. Cannot comment on the restrooms as we did not use them, but I did see you have to pay for the showers. Laundry room was very dirty and only 2 of the 3 washers were operational. Staff member came and emptied the trash while I was there but didn't bother to sweep or clean the floor in any way. Wi-Fi was terrible and we only got a signal at the main lodge. Cable TV not available unless you had a 50amp full hookup (we had a 30amp). The owners dogs had the run of the place which, one time, made it difficult to walk our 2 ON-LEASH (as required) dogs as the loose one followed and tormented mine. Not sure we will return; perhaps if we find out they actually invest some of their profits on improving their interior roads!
Date of Stay: June, 2013
The owners of this campground have put some time and energy into cleaning up and expanding what used to be an old KOA and their efforts really show. The campground is wonderful, offering both wooded and open sites. The wooded sites are in the "older" section, but the sites were very nice and shaded. The open sites were in a new section the owners have built, which is where our site was. The newer section offers large pull-thrus with full hook ups. The sites are very level and nicely landscaped with young bushes and trees, cleaned and raked between each visitor (which I thought was a nice touch). The owners themselves could not have been nicer - going above and beyond at every turn. After our check-in, while we were still setting up our site, one of the owners came by to check and see if we were happy with the site. The site was great, but unfortunately on the drive a pin had broken in our tailgate and we were unable to open the tailgate to unhook our 5th wheel! Again, the owner helped with some tools to assist us. Even something as simple as delivering ice or firewood right to your site is something I haven't run into before, but they do it. The main building had what appeared to be a new laundry room and the restroom/shower area was very clean. We will definitely stay here on our next trip up to Egg Harbor.
Date of Stay: April, 2013
I really cannot say anything that hasn't already been said here - but this park is WONDERFUL! Incredibly well maintained, wonderful staff and hosts, spotless bathrooms, nearly private sites due to the vegetation, and a beach that is one of the most beautiful I've seen. I have seen some comments here about the distance it is to walk to the beach, but for those that don't want to do that there is the option of driving 2 minutes to the public access section of the park and you're right at the beach. Perfect! We'll definitely stay again (and again). But book early - they tend to fill fast.
Date of Stay: April, 2013
We spent an overnight stop at this gem on our way to Florida. I call it a "gem" because it was the perfect set up for an overnight, no-frills rest stop. There's nothing there to make it a destination, but the entire premise of this place was to provide RV'ers a safe, comfortable stop. Situated in a flat, mowed field the sites here were level gravel pull-thru with full hook-ups. No restrooms or facilities of any kind, but with full hook-ups they're not needed. The place was clean, maintained, and the gentleman I contacted to arrange for a site (late arrival) could not have been nicer. The only reason I gave it a 9 out of 10 was due to the fact we had some difficulty with some distant train noise. We'd definitely stop here again!
Date of Stay: April, 2013
Stopped here for an overnight on our way back home from Florida, and would not stop at this park in the future. I had called the park in advance to arrange for a reservation and late arrival, and as promised the site map was taped to the office door for us when we arrive about 10:30 pm. Things went downhill from there. The map directed us to a turn we completely missed on the first pass through due to the fact that it wasn't marked and the road the map said to turn on was so narrow and lined with parked cars we thought it was a parking area! After circling in the dark we again arrived at the office, and I actually got out and walked down the road to make sure it was the right direction. Turns out the path is past approximately 9 sites of permanents, and at that time of night all their cars were parked up to the road. We barely made it though with our 5th wheel, then only to arrive at the last site on the road (#50), which was a wickedly sloped pull through. The gravel pad was narrow, but fit our 5th wheel after a couple attempts. However, the picnic table and fire pit, which thankfully we didn't need, were on a serious slope. I can't see the site being enjoyable to anyone staying more than a night. Walking around the next morning I did discover the other section of the campground did have some decent sites, and some that would easily fit larger RVs, so I imagine a nicer time could be had at this campground than we did. Why we were not given an available site over there, I can't know. Of note, there was some construction going on in the park so there was a large dumpster just down from our site, although I don't imagine that's always there. And several older campers and trucks seemed to be parked in the grass right at the entrance and across from the office on a permanent basis (maybe stored there?) making the place look a little rundown. We did not use any of the facilities so I cannot comment on those. Overall, I'd say the campground needs to clean some things up and mark their interior roads better.
Date of Stay: April, 2013
This is a wonderful, small, family park. It is very clean and well maintained. Cannot comment on the pool, as it was still closed in mid-April. Restrooms had a keypad on the doors so you had to enter a code to get in which provided extra security, and although a little older, the restrooms were spotless. They do have sites available on the river which were really nice, but they would not accommodate a big rig. That didn't really matter though as the campground is so small it's nothing to walk the very short path to the river, and we could hear it from our site anyway. The only negative I could find with the entire campground was the fact that the sites were somewhat tight. Sites on the outer ring had trees to navigate when you backed in, and you best beware of your slide-outs when you select your site. Also, the placement of the sewer drain tends to put it right at the edge of the concrete patio pad for the next sight.