If you ever find yourself even considering stopping here, pull to the side of the road and slap yourself as hard as you can. When you can see straight again, carefully reenter traffic and run, run like the wind. This is beyond a doubt the worst campground (I use the word campground for lack of a better word) that I have ever stayed at. Yes, they say they have 60 sites, I counted about eight that were not used for full timers. Most of these were water/electric situated in the middle of a field. Access for even medium sized rigs is iffy. We scraped several branches coming in with our 30 foot Class C. Average site width is about 12 feet, (I am being generous here), not enough if you have slide outs. The web site states the grounds have been restored to the same way they were 20 years ago. I think they mean they have done nothing to the place in 20 years. Avoid this place like the plague. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed overnight in a long pull-through. Excellent office check in. The campground store is well stocked. Wi-Fi is very strong and included. Rate is with Good Sam's 10% discount. The dog park is a very nice large fenced in grassy area. The seasonal sites are well separated from the travelers needing a night or two. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park that keeps a few pull through sites open all year. Spent two nights here on the way south. Close by Shipsawana for a day trip for Amish goods. Near Lake James and Daves Lake Shack which is a great place to eat. We will stop again in the spring. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Large campground with lots of seasonals. We were here only here one night. It is easy on/off of the interstate. Walked around and was impressed with how clean all the seasonal sites were. Didn't use the showers, but everything looked nice and clean. Had Good Sam discount, but well worth the price. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Adequate for an overnight stop, mostly a park for seasonals with about 20 +/- transient pull through sites in front of park. Utilities worked well and no tress to block satellite reception. Nice playgrounds in this park and everything seems to be well kept. Camp store is better than most, never looked at bath houses or laundry. When calling for a reservation they tried to book me into a lake front site but I instead requested a pull through in front; after walking the park in the evening it was apparent I would have never fit my larger RV into any of the short lakefront sites. No pool, but there is a beach / swimming area at the lake, but it's quite a walk from the transient area. Not sure I understand why there was only about five RV's staying in the transient area, yet we had a neighbor directly beside us; not sure why we weren't spread out a bit more. Nearby rental cabin had a big dog tied on a short leash to the front porch who barked at everything. Most other dogs in the park ran free and I was particularly unimpressed with the dog $&*+ that was left on my site and adjacent playground areas. Gross. I was going to complain but then I saw that one of the dogs running loose was the owner's (or at least whoever lives on the only house on the campground property). Pet friendly is one thing, allowing dogs to run loose off leash in the park and owner's not cleaning up after them is another. Next time in the area I will look for a park I don't have to deal with the dog issues. If you like barking dogs and stepping in dog $&*+ this is the place for you. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We only stayed one night at this campground because we were visiting friends in Angola, but it seemed to be a very nice park. It is a large campground with many amenities. There is a well stocked store with some delicious ice cream. Hogback lake has a beach and boat rentals and lots to do. I would like to stay here again when I can stay longer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is 2 miles from I-69, and convenient for "Winter Texans" heading home to Michigan and Ontario in the spring, as the transient sites are available with full hook ups. Staff is friendly, and the sites are nice and long. Price paid is the off season rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nicely kept campground and RV park. The seasonal sites are further away from the road in a treed slightly hilly area. The short term campers are closer to the office in two long rows going away from the road, one for long RVs and one for shorter one. The site driveways are level gravel and the grass area between sites is well kept and a reasonable size. All sites are on the diagonal, which improves the privacy. All services are good, including Wi-Fi which was strong and steady. There is very little road noise and no trains or planes. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice campground. It is mostly “Seasonal” but there is plenty of room for transit RV’ers too. It was very crowded over the Labor Day week-end which I expected; you do have to watch out for golf carts. We were here for 6 days, and were disappointed they charged a surcharge of $10.00 since it was a Holiday weekend. Especially since their WiFi was not working, and from what some of the Seasonals told me, hasn’t worked all year. You could tell there was some “tension” between the owner and workers, but we were treated just fine. I would return if in the area, however will try to avoid during Holiday weekends if possible. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
One big surprise! Got a site backed up to the fishing pond, which had good shade. While other responders are right, most of these 300 sites are seasonal, they are kept in good shape. Some of the pull-through's are in the sun but they are the only ones. Staff was friendly lots of space between rigs would definitely come back, (and the fishing was great.) We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a mostly seasonal park across the street from a small airport. There are only about 20 sites for big rigs, and they are in full sun. The wooded area has very small sites with narrow roads and many low branches. Our second site was level (not all are), and long enough we didn't have to unhook with a 37' fifth wheel. The showers were cold, and the lake had a lot of algae in it. There were several very nice playgrounds for the kids, and a large fenced in area for dogs. Two pavilions were available for gatherings, and everything was pretty clean. Staff was friendly and helpful and provided many activities We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Used this campground as a one night stop. Pull through sites are level, big rig friendly and easy to get into and out. Water had a bad odor and poor taste. Had to go to store and buy bottled water. Staff was friendly. Would use as a stop over again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a really nice campground, and the owner & employees try to make your stay enjoyable. There are mainly seasonal RV’s but a lot of transit RV’ers too. There is something going on most of the time and most week-ends they have live bands. There are a lot of golf carts running around and children on bikes, so you have to be careful in that respect. They have canoe and pontoon rentals and a nice beach. I will definitely return to this park the next time I’m in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were really disappointed in this park. The pull-through sites are real narrow with weeds for grass! For the price they charged for a nightly it is not worth the visit. Go elsewhere! This park is more interested in their Summer seasonal people. We still can't believe no CABLE for the price they charge. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice park. Two sections, one for permanent and seasonal, one for overnight and temporary visitors. There is good boat access to Hogback Lake. Sites are large, grassy with full hookups and fire-rings. The office staff is friendly. Nice play areas for kids. Clean laundry area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were here in mid-June and found this to be a pretty good park. The grounds and restrooms were well cared for and clean. There are a lot of seasonals here, but they were newer units with nice sites. The short-term sites are in an open field under the adjacent airport runway, which isn't great. Staff was good. We'd stay here again. The fenced dog exercise area is great! That alone will bring us back here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was our second time here, the staff is friendly and helpful. Mostly seasonal sites, but they did not make us feel like outsiders. There are a lot of golf-carts running around and children on bicycles, so you must keep a keen eye. I would definitely use this campground again when in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I agree with the last review. This is an interesting park! We have two dogs and they love to walk. There is PLENTY of walking space for the dogs. They have a HUGE dog run and the park itself is large. They have a lake in the back for swimming and a small pond in the front for fishing. If you stay here, it's worth it to get a back in site. They are much nicer by the water. The pull-through spaces were in the front, and esthetically unpleasing. The bathrooms are also quite a hike! It's a nice place to stay, but if you stay multiple days, you definitely want to be in the back of the park where everything is more convenient. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We arrived on the Thursday prior to memorial day and we were put in the rear of the park with all seasonal lots. This was a little different for us as we typically avoid parks heavily populated with seasonal users. Additionally, none of the units had been "opened" up for the season and looked rather dumpy. We nearly left, and I would have given this place a 1 or two simply because it looked terrible. I am glad we didn't. By Saturday evening the place had evolved into a beautiful park that had a nice mix of seasonal and short term campers and the multiple play areas for the kids were fantastic. I would suggest this park for anyone in the area looking for somewhere for kids to play and swim. My only complaint is that where we were in the seasonal lots the quiet hours seem to be ignored and not enforced, but it was a holiday weekend and everyone was out for the first good time of the summer. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is an interesting campground. It seems to be primarily a family campground and those with children will have a great time. About 3/4 of the park is seasonal campers in pretty stationary units. We found the staff friendly and eager to please. One interesting feature is that on their web site it is possible to click on a specific site and see what it looks like. Most of their pull-through sites are up by the office. We stayed here for one night in a fifth-wheel (in a back in site) and enjoyed it enough that we may spend a few extra days here the next time we pass through. They such extras as boat rental, golf cart rental (which everyone seems to have). We did find it a bit noisy. We were there on a Saturday night and some campers didn't quiet down until almost 2 AM. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here overnight on our way through. Nice, level pull through, although the overnighters aren't near the lake. Overnight pull thrus have little or no shade. However, they have a nice camp store, propane, ice, etc. All you need when just passing by. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The overnight pull through spaces are separated from the longer term spaces by an electric gate so we did not get to see much of the campground, only the overnight pull through area. This area was easy to get into and out of and offered very long pull through spaces. Only complaint was that the rock base for parking wasn't nearly wide enough for our motorhome. Otherwise, a nice park and, at least the overnight spaces, were not crowded or difficult to ingress and egress. The free wi-fi was excellent. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice campground with many shady sites available. We had a site on the lake (site L-8) and had a tough time angling our trailer in but once we had it set, we were in good shape. The site was narrow and none too long makig it hard to fit the trailer and our tow vehicle, but it was useable. There are mostly seasonal campers here and they seem to take great pride in how their sites look. On Saturday, there was a hog roast for all to enjoy and campers brought covered dishes to share. That was very nice. There is a nice playground for children under 13 and the park is kept immaculately clean. I do not think they spray for mosquitoes here because we were heavily invaded on one night of our stay and had to retreat indoors so, if you camp here, bring your spray! The camp store is nice and the prices were reasonable. Boat rentals are also reasonably priced and our kids really enjoyed both the row boats and canoes. The lake sites are nice and on our last night, we even had a family of swans visit! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Beautiful campground with large and clean, level sites. Many, many seasonals, but all were nicely maintained. We stopped by for an overnight and had no trouble getting a space. Some sites are on a lake. A lot of grass. Friendly hostess. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a very nice campground, with paved primary roads, gravel sites & secondary roads. The park was clean & staff very friendly. There are a lot of seasonal sites, but also very friendly. You have to keep an eye open for bicycles & Golf Carts, but we were there over Memorial Day Weekend. They had a lot of activities and playgrounds for the little ones. I certainly would use this campground again when in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
On our trip home we pulled in to spend the night and didn't find anyone around. But he came by before we were set up. We had to stay an extra night because of bad weather back in Michigan, and the owner suggested we visit Shipshewanna about 30 miles away. We appreciated that. We might stop here again if we are in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Camp was clean and well kept. Showers and rest rooms were clean. They have a lot of pleasant shady camp sites located far enough off the road to be quiet. Overall a very nice stay. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice campground. We've camped here twice. Our experiences are consistent with the other high-rating reviews on this website. The owners/operators/employees are just the salt of the earth - wonderful folks. And for some reason, the seasonals here are NOT the typical snooty, snotty grumps - even they are very friendly and helpful. We've had the waterfront sites. In the spring, there are these odd trees that drop strange, tough inch-long leaf-casings when the trees are leafing-out. They contain sticky sap and stick to everything. Our poor dogs had them embedded on their paw pads and in the fur on their bellies. Also, we tracked the casings into the camper, got them stuck in the carpet and the sap stained the vinyl flooring. Had to use mineral spirits to clean the floor and the dogs' tummies. This is lake country - would be impossible to spray for mosquitos LOL! Absolutely beautiful setting, but yeah, the mosquitos and mayflies can get thick. Just bring the deet, you'll be fine. The only criticism of the campground I could possibly come up with is that the water pressure is low (at least it is down on the waterfront sites) and takes a while to backflush the tanks when leaving. Also, there are (seasonal?) boat tie-ups right along the transient waterfront sites, so the waterfront sites are actually "boat-front" sites in-season and it's difficult, if not impossible to fish from the shore at your campsite. But the boat owners have been nice and try to avoid being conspicuous (trying to walk along the "lot lines" instead of directly through transient campsites). We will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I am the same reviewer who left the September, 2011 review. We stayed at Happy Acres over the Labor Day weekend 2012 (along with a couple of other times this past season). Happy to report that everything is as ship-shape as set forth in last year's review. This campground is under new ownership and the only thing different that we noticed is that the seasonal campers seem to be a LOT happier and welcoming to us "transients" (weekenders). We'd be sitting by our fire and they'd drive by on their golf carts just waving and smiling, yelling "hello," etc. This in sharp contrast to many other campgrounds where we're regarded as "outsiders." A couple of them stopped by and talked a few minutes, thanking us for spending the weekend, asking us where we were from, etc. And these are the SEASONAL CAMPERS, not the owners! The owner did indeed stop by a couple times wanting to make sure everything was OK. I don't want to overstate all of this: it wasn't like we were being bothered every few minutes. People were just very friendly without being overbearing. It was like they were genuinely concerned about the reputation of their campground. All of the transient sites, including a water/electric grass site section for groups were full and everyone seemed to be having a good time with the bingo, hayrides, etc. The pool is well maintained and spotless with lots of tables and chairs. Another pleasant trip to Happy Acres. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We've stayed here before, and it's as nice and friendly as ever. Had a pull-through full hookup site. Nice, well-maintained hookups. Fairly wide/level site compared to other private campgrounds. We were here on Labor Day weekend and the place was pretty well full. Everyone seemed to be having a good time, what with the planned activities including a corn hole tournament, bingo, a hayride that we jokingly dubbed the "Harley Tractor" (it was really loud and clacketing, and went around and around and around the campground many times). The pool is small, but when we got in on Thursday, we were just one of three couples. On a 90-degree day, it was HEAVEN! Very clean, clear pool, with plenty of chairs, and tables/umbrellas. On Labor Day weekend Saturday, the pool was indeed packed. However, it was virtually all families having a great time - and we still found 3 chairs poolside!! There are many big lakes and Pokagon State Park within a few miles of this campground (we were fishing/swimming Coldwater Lake this weekend). The road noise can be kind of annoying if you're outside (but we couldn't hear it inside our hard sided 5th wheel), and the Wi-Fi was completely out. No cable, but we picked up a couple dozen channels with our antenna. However, the friendliness, roominess, and cleanliness of this campground outweigh those relatively minor annoyances. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice enough park with about 30 FHU, pull-through, open field sites, some W&E, and the rest seasonal sites in the pines. We were there on a Sunday night and only a handful of the FHU sites were taken. The utilities worked well, and the sites are decent size. There is no cable TV (I did not try antenna reception) but most FHU sites are satellite friendly. Did not ask about WI-FI at check-in, but when I tried to connect later, I got the "limited or no connectivity" message even though it showed a strong 4 bars. I did not try to resolve the issue since it was late. Nice small pool and some play stuff for kids. The bathrooms could use some updating. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This CG is great! However access is a bit of a challenge due to construction on the access road. Unfortunately the road is not marked due to the construction. Just turn south at the "Gas America" station, take it slow until the pavement begins. The park is huge complete with ponds and local wildlife. Roads are gravel and sites are level. The staff is very helpful and the Wi-Fi performed well. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Had a little trouble finding the park as their signage is amateurish and poorly placed. We called & staff had trouble with directions. Park is locate on frontage road next to I-69 so there is some traffic noise. Park has gravel roads which are very dusty. Staff was friendly. Pull thru sites were long enough for any size coach without unhooking toad. Sites wide enough for any number of slides. The utilities were modern and well placed, but the water faucet was dripping & mounted to an insecure post. There was trash in the site when we arrived. The Wi-Fi is only available in the office. Pool closed at 6pm on a very warm day. We felt the park was adequate for an overnight stop. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Friendly helpful staff. Level, gravel, spacious full-hookup sites. Pull-thru sites are separated from seasonal sites, however seasonal camp sites appeared clean and well-maintained. Very close to I-69, but could not hear traffic noise inside our RV. There are small trees planted between the sites, so someday there will be shade in the pull-thru sites, but not now. I would definitely camp here again if in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Where we stayed there is no shade, so if you are staying in the mid summer, be prepared to use air! You are right next to the major freeway, but luckily for me that put me right to sleep and the kids loved playing how many trucks passed before a car came. The owners were really nice and overly helpful. The $5 for wood, is definitely worth it - huge bundle. Although we only stayed 1 night, we didn't use it all! The seasonal sites are kept up pretty well, although I didn't like being woke up at 8 with a lawn mower We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
These owners did anything/everything to make sure we were taken care of. It wouldn't have surprised me if they would have come over and helped us set up our hybrid! They and their staff were always buzzing around the campground checking on things, but not bothersome. Activities for the kids, pool was spotless. DJ on Sat night - varied dance music, kind of like a wedding reception, stopped promptly at 10:30pm. LONG pull-through sites. A lot of overnight big/fancy rigs with toads. Back-in sites are near well-maintained seasonals, but not too close. All sites are fairly large by private campground standards. Our first assigned-site was a back-in near the end of the road where it curved. Would've been OK, but we would've been facing the backs of three seasonals (sewer hookups, et al). Owners changed us to a pull-through with minimal fuss. However, I'd recommend requesting a pull-through away from the highway when making reservations. The only problem we had was the highway noise, since we were at pull-through site #1, the closest to the highway. We were in our hybrid, so it was very noticable at night. Not so bad in my brother-in-law's full hardside TT. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Easy on/off expressway. Large and level pull through sites. No complaints. Have returned
when traveling through area We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
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We camped here August 6-9 2004. Nice quiet campground except for the noise from the
interstate. Very large pull-thru sites. I would camp here again. They give a discount for Good Sam's We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed in the 500 loop again. Fewer sites in this small loop so the restrooms stay cleaner. There was a NO hot water Saturday. But otherwise a great trip. We enjoyed the bike trail and nature center. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed in the 500 loop. It was a challenge maneuvering our 30' travel trailer, but worth the extra work pulling in as the sites were very private and spacious. This is one of the smaller loops so the comfort station serviced fewer campsites and was always clean. Our kids enjoyed crafts at the Potawatomi Inn. I recommend trail 7. Two dump stations available, but both are in rather strange places in the middle of the 300 and 400 loops rather than on the way out. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Pokagon State Park is a great park with lots of activities. It has a nice bike trail, nature center with helpful staff (the summer months there are lots of activities for kids, including feeding the critters that live at the center), saddle barn and bridle trails, beach on Lake James, and miles of hiking trails. The bathrooms are only okay, but the campsites are for the most part great: good sized and well shaded. We did have to come in the wrong way on what was marked as a one-way street; the only way to angle our trailer into the site. The Potawatomi Inn is very nice and has a restaurant and pool, and the park has a Toboggan slide in the winter. Close access to the Indiana Toll Road and I-69 are pluses. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We made reservations on the state park site; the site location and information stated that the site was 50' long. On arrival (and paying an additional $7 entry fee) we drove through the park and when entering the campground loop were confronted by 180 degree turns with poles and trees close to the road, along with park cars. The site itself was heavily treed and too small for our coach; even if we could fit it would have required pulling into and backing out due to trees on each side and narrow access road. It was not level and was not wide enough to allow slideouts on both sides, let alone an awning. After a tortuous attempt and slow escape from the loop, we requested and received a refund with the comment from the park ranger that "I guess we'll have to measure those sites someday". The park itself is very extensive and beautifully maintained; however it IS NOT easily assessable for a 40' motor home and tow - I would not recommend for anything over 36'. We'll have to pass on this otherwise beautiful park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very good state park. Heavily treed, very quiet during the week. Lots of sites fairly well spaced, although we were given a pull through that was fairly close to the ones on either side of us. Many of the back-in sites were quite large and well separated from their neighboring sites. We were only passing through on a long trip so we were only interested in a quiet place to stop overnight and we were not disappointed. We are planning a return visit later this season, and may well stay there again! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Pokagon has so much to offer, from bike paths to horseback riding. The trailride is a little pricey and the mosquitos were terrible, but it was still a great weekend. The beach is excellent, although a hike down a hill to get to it, so carrying your gear is a pain (especially back up). We were in loop 4. The kids liked riding their bikes down the hilly roads. The roads are paved, but narrow, and most are one-way. Loop 3 had pull through sites, and two shower houses. The shower/toilet facilities are all pretty dated, but they were always clean. What's nice it the location. Very convenient to the highway, but not so close that you hear it at night. Angola has a Meijers and a Menards within a 10 minute drive which is very convenient for purchasing supplies. The downside is the majority of the sites are not shareable, they aren't very deep and it would be difficult for more than 1 family per site, and the park limits 1 car per site, and overflow parking is kind of far away. Compared to the large sites at Potato Creek in Indiana, where sharing would be a breeze, I wouldn't recommend it here. I will definitely return! We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Nice camp ground. Sites were a bit too open for our taste. Some areas were kind of cramped. We liked loop 5 the best. Very wooded with lots of nature trails. Access to Lake George from Campground. Horseback riding and hayrides available for additional fee. Also had boat rentals. Nature center on site and indoor tobbagon run in winter. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.