Herb Strandberg

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One of our favorite resorts. Nicely maintained. Great wild blackberries for picking in August! Our club had 30 rigs there for a rally. Management very accommodating in providing needed items (extra BBQ at tent that also has a refrigerator and two microwaves. Free light breakfast and delivered newspaper for daily renters. Wonderful catered dinner for 60+ people -- salmon was great. Also a theater for evening movies.

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Very nice for this class of park. Sites can be used for RV's or tent or both. Sites 1-27 have no hookups, 28-59 sewer/water/30A electrical, and 60-94 have water/30A electrical (no sewer). Lots of grass. Asphalt pads usually with a slight slope. Website is misleading -- if you car is towed in by your motorcoach, it is all one vehicle. Detaching before arrival may result in an extra vehicle charge. Reservations recommended during summer.

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City RV park located in the Oak Harbor City Park adjacent to the beach. 100 yard easy walk to the beach. 56 sites. No reservations. 30 consecutive days max stay. Check-out at Noon. Check-in anytime a site is available. Sites 1-19 and 44-56 are satellite friendly (DirecTV and DataStorm internet). Nicely maintained. Great July 4th city fireworks show. Tent sites available. Stayed three weeks. Never liked the old name of City Beach Trailer Camp.

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Very nice resort. A year around destination park for some -- all of their RVs and sites were very nice and clean. Don't let Google Earth fool you. 95% trees on the south side of the lake have been removed, therefore satellite friendly. Nice lakeside sites (as well as non-lakeside). Swimming beaches on certified alligator free lake. Fishing allowed without license. South lakeside sites are design with dual hookups for back-in (trailers) or front-in (RVs). Paved roads and pads, except those on the south side which are expected to be paved soon. Second and third rows from the lake on south side are pull-thru. Two beautiful fountains in the clean lake, which are lighted in the evening. We would come back here again.

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Beautiful upscale resort for motorcoaches with most sites on the lake. All lots are private ownership, with some in the rental pool. We stayed on a beautiful wedge shaped lot #4855 on a cul de sac peninsula looking out over the lake, fountain and club house in the distance. Very very spacious lot and landscaping with brick pavers. Owner had left patio chairs and table which we used for our Thanksgiving dinner with relatives. Six year old grandson stayed with us part of the time and enjoyed the pool for many hours every day. Spoke to lots of owners here. Brought appetizers to their BYOB gathering at the club house the day after Thanksgiving. Always found folks waving as we drove by when entering or leaving the resort by car, or bicycling within the resort. Never hurts to be outgoing and wave at them. Our site was satellite friendly for DirecTV and Datastorm; many sites might not be. We were allowed to drive around and pick a lot from a short list of lot numbers. Average of $74 for an eight night stay was cheaper that we paid at a KOA in St Petersburg! We would definitely come back here again. Among the upscale motorcoach resorts, this site topped them all. Their season is just starting, and their planned activities increase during the next few months.

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You drive through slum industrial businesses to get to is park. Wanted 50A, satellite friendly site. They drove me out in a golf cart to pick one. I believe most sites are 30A. Ended up getting a "Lake Front" site, which you backed into facing away from the lake, which could not be seen anyway because of the tall dense overgrown bushes and trees blocking the view -- reportedly environmently protected. Hardly a view lot. We were embarrassed to bring the relatives we were visiting to our 40' Motorcoach. This KOA was recommended by the Kissimmee KOA -- bad recommendation. We would never stay here again. The only positive point was the St Petersburg bicycle/walking/skating trail just outside the park entrance. Extremely nice, long, and level path with road overpasses, apparently built by the city on an old railroad right-of-way. I heard that you can go over 50 miles on it. Good work St Petersburg.

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Very clean KOA. Don't let Google Earth satellite view fool you. Hurricane Ivan cleared out the tall pine trees (a few years ago) which have been nicely replaced with palm trees and possibly power pedestals. So now almost all sites are satellite friendly. This is one of the better KOAs. Wife even liked this one. Grass parking, concrete patio.

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This is a very symmetrically laid out RV park. Golf course is not integrated into the layout to make it more interesting destination park. All nice units on clean sites. We did not see any run down RV. Lake is down at least five feet for the past five years, so there is no dock access. Public dock is apparently nearby with water access. Very satellite friendly especially in the grass area (site 208-381). Sites 1-207, pull thru with concrete pads, were not available for my one night stay. I got a grass site with full hookups including 50A. My disappointment was that I had to disconnect my toad and back in, yet there were many grass sites where I could have pulled thru an empty site to an assigned site -- it is all grass. So if you want a pull thru for a night, tell the office that you would like to pick a site where you can drive through an empty site and you will call them with the site number if you assigned site does not permit it. The staff cannot visualize which vacant sites would permit a pull thru with their reservation system. Management understood my suggestion.

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Very very nice. Lots of facilities, including tennis court and play ground. Very efficient and quick check-in. Casino shuttle will come to your site for pickup and drop off. Asphalt roads and narrow asphalt pads. With a big rig, it was necessary to turn onto the grass to get onto the pad (site 108). We were very pleased with the facility.

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Don't be tricked by the 5W rating this ownership park received in a popular campground directory. A RV Resort we stayed at in Traverse City, MI truly earned their 5W and 10/10/10. This should be a 2W (wife just said 1W - guess I was too generous because I never stayed at a 1W, but maybe this is the first). The resort has 25 available sites as the others are taken up with park models, permanent travel trailers (some with permanent side rooms attached), and fifth wheels. 30A electric at rear of site. Water and sewer also at rear of site. Sites are approx 26x50 feet, with killed grass or gravel pads. No consistent architecture in this old "5W" resort! Their Splash Pad Fountain should be fun for soaking any kids. Small private Spring Lake on site with swimming beach and some small boat rentals. We would not stay here again.

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This is an outstanding ownership resort with big sites, great asphalt roads, concrete pads, with lawns surrounding the pads which overlook ponds. Immaculate clubhouse and satellite facilities. Rated 5W and 10/10/10 by the guides. Attended the Thursday $1 per slice pizza party, the free potato bash with trimmings at Saturday noon, and the fantastic $5 Sunday breakfast. Lots of space currently available for renters, due to unsold lots in new section. If renting, you are not approached by sales. Traverse City is a nice city. We would buy here, if we lived closer. Satellite reception is not a problem from 99 percent of the sites.

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This park is close to Frankenmuth MI - a fun Bavarian town. The park is heavily treed, so satellite accessable sites are limited. We reserved one, but when we got there it was taken, so they moved us to another site that was suppose to work. It didn't work for our satellites unless we turned the coach around -- not a problem for us or our neighbors as we didn't need sewer or water for this short stay, and electric we passed under the coach. Well, watch out for the evening "Security Patrol" which show up several hours after we arrived. Much to our surprise, and that of our unknown neighbor, they demand that we pack up, pull in our four slides and turn the coach around due to "fire code regulations". When we asked the Security Patrol if we could just leave and get a refund, they said, we could not get a refund for the two nights we paid for. Gee, the park was 30 percent occupied, we could pull directly out onto the exit route, instead of having to make three left turns around trees with our 40 ft motor home to get to this same exit street ! We went to the office, and got another previously empty site two spaces over - one that I had requested, when I arrived, due to Google Earth satellite photos of the park.

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Wide paved streets, gravel pull-throughs. Exercise equipment is not institutional quality -- treadmill stalled with 240 pound walker. Half of the park is occupied with long term folks, but they are well maintained. Dual sewer drains at each site to avoid long hoses. We would stay here again.

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Clean park with dustless gravel interior roads and pull-throughs. No apparent long term folks, only five rigs here today. Rows C and D (half of park) have been upgraded with 50AMP service during past month by the new owners. New BBQs and wood picnic tables at each site. Sites are 48 feet wide with grass between each pull-through. One 40 foot pine tree on each of most sites which might block satellite, depending upon parking position. D6-8, C9, B8 would have access to all satellites - I am a Datastorm and DirecTV user. Big rig friendly. They plan to re-open their small on-site cafe. Wi-Fi installed but not tested my me. We could definitely stay here again upon passing through Boise to West Yellowstone. Crater of the Moons National Monument is 19 miles west.

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I will preface this with the fact that I am not a golfer. Very nice pool and club house. Only garbage bin was near the club house, so some people have to walk 1/4 mile from their site to the dumpster. They have only 30 picnic tables for 148 site and will be "buying more each year" - probably 2010 before every site has a table! Reserve a table when you reserve a site!!!! Nice 3' planter bowls on the corner of each pad, complete with drip irrigation AND ONLY WEEDS. Park budget must be tight. Pretty bare sites with lots of nice grass between sites. Large concrete pads so very little overspray reaches RV, unless windy. Low level site lighting, so you can see the beautiful stars at night. Bring 30' for sewer hose as the sewer connection is oddly located. Less than 1/2 full on August 19th weekend. Golfers like it. Divots restaurant at golf course. WiFi in club house only.