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We were in the South Bend area visiting family and stayed two nights (Friday and Saturday) because our preferred campground, Potato Creek State Park, did not have a vacancy. Spaulding Lake is an acceptable park. It is about 10 miles from the Indiana Toll Road. It is a quiet park with a mix of new and dated amenities. The electric, water, and sewer services worked well. There was good Verizon cell/MiFi reception. We had a clear view for satellite reception. Our site (102) was a very soft grass site; the site's previous tenant left a 10" deep rut from their tires.

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Nightly rate does not include the $9 entry fee (one time fee) for out of state residents. Site 75 is spacious, gravel/grass mix and mostly level, but many sites have a slight grade. Good Verizon cell/MiFi reception. Good satellite television reception at our site. Trees may block reception at many sites. We stayed for four nights to visit family in South Bend and will stay again. The campground is popular on summer weekends and a reservation is probably needed.

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Stayed for five nights while visiting family. Site was a level, grass, 50 amp, FHU site. All services worked well. Verizon cell/MiFi worked well. Park WiFi was available but was slow. Both OTA and Satellite television reception were good. Laundry was clean and worked well ($1.75 wash/$1.25 dry), but six washers for 350 sites seems inadequate. Easy access from Indiana Toll road. Some road noise, but otherwise a quiet park. This is not a resort type of park, but is satisfactory for visiting the Elkhart area. We would stay here again.

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A convenient basic overnight parking area with 50 amp service. Water and dump station are available. Good Verizon cell/MiFi service. Road noise from trucks entering the service plaza.

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Very nice campground within a community park along the Susquehanna River. Site 57 is a 30 amp full hookup site; 50 amp service is available at other sites. Good Verizon cell/MiFi service and good OTA television reception for those channels within range. We stayed seven nights while visiting family and will return.

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Basic overnight park off I-88. Narrow road within the park with some low hanging trees. Road noise. Verizon MiFi okay, but Verizon cell service was limited. Good OTA television reception. Park is overpriced at $30.

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We enjoyed our brief stay at Croton Point Park, though it was a challenge to drive a 33' motorhome through Tarrytown and Sleep Hollow to get to the park. There are many seasonal campers set up with large propane tanks, decks, and other items that detract from the campground but we would still return. Croton Point was a convenient location for us to visit family in Brooklyn but is not convenient for an overnight stay if traveling the Interstate highways.

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Rate includes an extra fee for a site specific reservation. Rate is high for a state park. First Landing is not big rig friendly. Roads are narrow and tree branches along the road will scrape a large motorhome (ours is 33'). This is not a good location for an overnight stay as it is a good distance from the main highways. The campground is adjacent to a military facility that has low flying helicopters in the air until 10:00pm. If you overlook all this, First Landing is a very nice park located on the Chesapeake Bay and has miles of hiking trails.

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No discounts offered at this park. Sites are long, pull-thru and grass. Very basic, but it is in farm country. Grass had not been mowed at our site so it was a bit overgrown. Swimming pool was not yet open for the season. Only one other site was occupied during our stay. Would stay again if in the area.

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Large FHU site. Stayed two nights to R&R on our trip from Florida to Maine. Pleasant location; mostly quiet; short hiking trail; courteous staff. Would stay again.

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Friendly staff, but not really a place for someone just passing through. All but 8 sites are for seasonal campers. The overnight sites are grouped closely together on a grassy slope. We will not stay here again.

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Convenient to I-95. Stayed two nights to visit Jekyll Island and St Simon's Island. The park was clean, nicely landscaped and quiet. We relaxed by the swimming pool after a day of travel. We would stay here again.

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We selected this KOA campground for the proximity to both Disney and Universal theme parks. We stayed for nine nights. It is close to a major parkway so there is some road noise. The grounds are nicely landscaped. The pool offers a relaxing spot after a day of crowds at the theme parks. We encountered a problem with the laundry; a previous user overloaded the soap dispenser causing a major suds issue with our load. The maintenance staff helped remove the suds and reimbursed us for two loads of wash.

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A pleasant Escapees park at a low nightly rate for five nights. FHU on dirt and grass under an oak tree that dropped acorns on the roof at night. No cable, but good OTA and good Verizon cell/MiFi coverage.

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This was an inexpensive overnight stop with a level, pull-thru, FHU site. Good OTA and Verizon cell/MiFi coverage. Would stay again.