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Typical of most KOA's the sites are very close together and the roads were very narrow. We had a pull through site and had no problem getting into it. The site was level. To leave though we had to wait for the people in the site across the road to leave so we could drive through their site to get out. The roads and sites are gravel which created a lot of dust. We had a FHU site. Water pressure was good as well as the electric, even with just about every RV in the park running the AC. We did not use their restrooms or showers. Went to the store for ice cream one night and the staff is very friendly. We didn't use the pool either. Lots of kids around but we expected it and weren't bothered by them. Lots of things for the kids to do. We used it more as a base camp and were gone most of the day each day we were there. We may stay here again.

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This park was used as our home base while visiting family. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Road and sites are blacktop and level. We had FHU at our site. Lots of trees so lots of shade. Sites are close together but we didn't mind. Campground is right next to I-90 but after a while you don't notice the traffic anymore. A gold mine tour with gold panning at the west end of the campground. Tour was informative and the kids enjoyed panning. We would definitely stay here again.

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No park admission fee if your camping. Has a dump station with water in the back half of the campground. Campground roads are blacktop with gravel sites. The entire campground is on a slant so I needed extra blocks under the stabilizer jacks. Definitely big rig friendly as there are not a lot of mature trees though lots of grass though to play. Restrooms were clean with pay showers. Playground for kids. Didn't go to the cave as this was just a stopover on a longer trip. Beautiful view with mountains all around. We would stay here again.

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Has dump station and water at the entrance to the campground. The campground road is blacktop but the site we had was gravel. I was able to maneuver our 37 ft rig on the road but our site was much harder. There were low hanging shrubs and trees and for a pull through site it was quite narrow. Had to do more maneuvering to be able to deploy the slides. Picnic table and fire pit were on the wrong side of the site. We just used it as a stopover on a longer trip. Had buffalo in the site during the night which was cool. I didn't use the campgrounds restrooms. Would stay here again but in a different site.

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Park entrance fee ($5.00) is not included in the camping fee. Water and dump station at entrance. Road was blacktop but sites were gravel. Campground is big rig friendly. Our site was fairly level with electricity. Sites are within eye sight of each other with no trees or vegetation to block your view but there is plenty of grass to play on. The restrooms are clean with hot/cold running water. There is a filtered pond for swimming but we didn't use it. Park is easy to get to from the interstate. We used it as a stopover on a trip out west. We would stay here again.

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The park was easy to get to from I-94. The staff at the contact station was very nice and helpful. Electric but no water or sewer at the sites. Dump station is on the way in. Roads are paved sites are not. Our site was pretty level. No vegetation between sites so all the neighboring sites are visible. Lots of trees for plenty of shade on our loop however, there was a tree on our site that kept us from deploying our awning. Shower building was outdated and could use some remodeling. Plenty of hot water but the men's showers were small requiring a person to get dressed with no privacy. Lots of hiking and biking trails with easy access to Lake Michigan shoreline. We used the park as our base camp for outings in Chicago. It's about an hours drive to downtown Chicago. For what we used the park for we would stay here again.

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Campground has no electric or sewer. No water at the sites but pumps located around the campground. No flush toilets or showers just vault toilets. Sandy beach at the small flowage. A neighboring site had been fishing there and catching some nice size bluegills. Able to navigate the road, with a 37 foot TT, pretty easily. We had a pull-through site with some low hanging branches that I had to be careful for. Campfire ring and picnic table on site. Firewood for sale, $3.00 for a rack full, at the contact station. Water and dump station about 12 miles away at the Black River State Forest headquarters building. We would stay here again.

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Park was very clean just like other COE parks we've stayed in. Not much grass on our side of park but I believe it was from Spring flooding as the park was closed in June due to flooding. The vault toilet facilities were clean. We did not use the shower house which was in the other loop. Sites are well spaced but no vegetation in between so you can easily see from one end of the loop to the other. The site we had was about 75 feet deep so plenty of room for big rigs. No water or sewer at the sites but there are water spigots scattered around the loop and a dump station at the entrance. Right on the Mississippi River boat landings in the park as well. Our price reflects my Access Pass discount.

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Easy to get to from the interstate. Was very close to the freeway and freeway traffic noise but after a while you don't notice it anymore. Sites were level and easy to pull into. Sites are not quite as close as some other KOAs but still close together. Showers were very clean and were put in last winter. Pool was clean and refreshing. Truck stops nearby to fuel up when leaving. WiFi worked pretty good at times before slowing down to where it was unusable. We used this as a base camp while here. We would probably stay here again if in the area.

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Was easy to get to from the interstate. Once in the campground the roads are very dusty and the dust covered everything when a vehicle or even the staffs golf carts went by. Kid friendly with a jumping pillow and nice pool. Showers and bathrooms were clean. They say they have wifi but you couldn't tell because it never worked at our site. There is a race track nearby that was loud along with the truck traffic in the area. Also train traffic close by. We stayed here as it is easy to get to St. Louis. The sites are very close and should be priced lower than what they are. Not many other places to stay. We would probably not stay here again at the price we paid this time.

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Our site was river front below the dam. Park and campground were very clean. The sites are well spaced with grass between them. Sites have concrete pads that are wide, deep and easy to back into. Also had a picnic table and fire pit at each site. Each campground had a fish cleaning station and clean restrooms and showers. Staff was friendly at check in and at the visitors center. There is a gorge that was washed out after two floods that is full of fossils. We enjoyed roaming through the gorge. We would definitely stay here again.

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Easy to get to and nice looking park. There are miles of hiking and biking trails. Roads are blacktop but have to watch for low hanging trees. We stayed in the Cliffwood Campground. Sites are deep, level and well spaced. Lots of vegetation between our site and adjacent sites. Did not use the restrooms. The dump station was easy to get in and out of with one dump site and one fresh water fill point. Did not use the beach but there is one and boat and kayak rentals. Hiking trails were well maintained. Would have rated higher but had to watch for low branches go to campsite and again leaving.

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Very nice campground for dry camping. Has hand pumps for water and pit toilets. Fresh water, and dump station, also available at Castle Mound Campground about 10 miles away. Small pond here with a well maintained picnic area and newer playground equipment for the kids. Kids can also swim in the pond though no lifeguard. Hiking and biking trails at park as well. Firewood available that was dry and only $3 a rack. Some sites are reservable, Reserve America, and some are for walk ups. Was full when we were here Memorial Day weekend. Would definitely stay here again.

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I was a little concerned to learn that I reserved one half of a double site that wasn't listed as such on the website but after arriving the site worked out for us. We were right on the Mississippi River. Had to chase away some geese when we arrived to set up. The park is very well maintained and free of litter. The showers were very clean and cleaned every morning we were there. The dump station, with fresh water, is along the road before you get to the gate and looked fairly new. It allowed for easy in and easy out. Small child's playground in our loop and a pit toilet which we didn't use. We would definitely stay here again if in the area.

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Boondocking only sites. Water and dump station at the entrance. Shower house is cleaned daily and the pit toilets are mopped daily. Paved roads and nearby paved bike trails. Kids enjoy the nature center. Budget cuts are limiting the hours and programs at the nature center. We see the park rangers driving through often during the day and night. We stay here for a week every summer. Sites get reserved fast 11 months in advance.