Date of Stay: August, 2015
Very nice state park. Great value for full hookup campground which even includes cable TV. Sites are concrete pads. Some sites more shaded than others. Newer section has most shade and nicest landscaping. Restrooms are kept pretty clean and are air conditioned. Hand soap dispensers in men's room are broken and need replaced. Paved path to beach is very nice and a very quick trip on a bicycle. They rent carts at the camp store you can attach to your bike to load all your beach stuff on to tote to the beach. Beach is very clean and not crowded since it is away from the commercialized areas. Will definitely come back here in the future.
Date of Stay: August, 2009
Stayed from Saturday to following Friday here. Very nice quiet park. Well groomed campground. Nice plush grass around all campsites not the dirt and mud that you find at a lot of other state park campgrounds. Stayed at full hookup site. Price during week is cheaper than weekend rates. The land was once a military ammunition plant before it was turned over to state to turn into a park. So you can see old abandoned railroad cars, buildings etc. along some of the park roads. Nice overlooks they have built to view the Ohio river. Plus a boat launch if you have a boat. There are also a number of trails to walk on. Would have given a 10 rating but not much activities in the park itself to do. Although there are things to go see in close proximity of the park.
Date of Stay: July, 2008
July is not the best time of year to go here. Man is it hot! 110 most days. Zero shade to help any. The sites are not too bad though. Looks as though they have redone a lot of them. New gravel etc. At the time of our stay they were putting in new sewer lines or something. Heavy equipment running and digging etc. Roads were not in very good shape. Rough and rutted out. Not much to do there in the campground. No rec room, no pool. There is the lake to swim in though. Close to Hoover Dam which is a must see if you are in the area.
Date of Stay: July, 2007
Got back a few days ago from the Mackinaw City area and Mackinaw Mill Campground. For those of you that are wondering what the new extra large full hookup sites are like, as I was after hearing all the complaints about the regular size full hookups, they are not bad. Our site was right across the road from the full hookups that are by the lake. They have a lot more room than the sites right by the lake. And yes, the ones right by the lake are tight, but I have seen other campgrounds with just as tight of sites so their's is not all that highly unusual. It also appears they are also adding even more of the large sites further back into the campground. Lot of clearing of land going on and you can see the rough hookups of sewer, electric, and water they are installing. Looks like a lot of improvements are going on there. As far as the rest of the campground go's, it's a pretty nice place. It's clean and well kept. Nice pool, although we did not swim as it was fairly cool for the middle of July in the 60's and 70's. Not a bad rec room with several pool tables and a lot of vintage video games. Also a nice bike ride into town as there is a bike path. And yes the view of the bridge it great. I would stay there again if I ever returned to that area.
Date of Stay: October, 2006
We like this state park and campground. Have stayed here quite a few times. The new Maple Loop has a nice new showerhouse. We have stayed in the older part of the campground too. It is nice as well but the showerhouses are very old and need replaced.
Date of Stay: September, 2006
We were looking for a campground for Labor Day weekend that was not booked solid. So after researching on the internet we came across this one so we booked a site. I would not call this a "Resort" it's more of just a plain old campground. There seemed to be a lot of seasonal campers set up here as the RV's were more or less set up on a permanent basis. Some were very old a run down with a lot of junk piled around them. One even had a full size refrigerator sitting on the front porch. There seemed to be a "Hillbilly" type atmosphere there. Pool was not heated as stated. Hot tub was shut down. Restrooms were not cleaned all weekend. Toilets in men's room were nasty. Fishing pond was no more than a big puddle of green stagnated water. The owners were very nice though. I believe they recently took over the property. Some improvements have been made. The mini golf course is new and nice. The game room is not much although the pool table was kind of nice as we played several games on it during our stay. They show movies outside on Saturday nights which is kind of neat. They made homemade doughnuts on Labor Day morning which was different. And the Alpaca zoo was unique. Maybe if they continue to make improvements we might return someday but probably not anytime soon.
Date of Stay: August, 2006
Nice state recreation area campground. We like the Raccoon Run loop the best. Pads have been recently paved. We have also stayed in the Whitetail loop. Pads are still gravel in this area. The showerhouses and restrooms are brand new and very nice. This park is very popular if you are a boater with the very large lake that is there.
Date of Stay: July, 2006
Overall a nice campground. Basically no shade so A/C was working overtime in the July heat. Not a whole lot of activitys for teenagers who become bored very easily. Toilet in mens room needed repaired. Was loose so it rocked and rotated on the floor. Rate was reasonable for a full hookup site. Pool was fairly nice. Bike path was nice, although it did not directly head to beach as stated. But since we spent most of our time either at the beach or site seeing the campground served our needs well.
Date of Stay: July, 2006
We stayed here one night heading to and one night heading back from Gulf Shores. This is a really nice city run campground. In fact I have never stayed in this type of campground. The low price is amazing for a full hookup site. Nice shady sites. Wish we would of had the time to go to the nearby waterpark. I would definitely come back here if I had the chance and for a longer stay.