I agree with other reviewers. This campground does not have the attention of the owners. Personnel were non existent having been laid off a few weeks earlier. Phones are shut down and office is locked. Literally no services. We were told we had to leave because campground was shutting down early. We purchased membership here mainly to camp in The fall and early spring because of too many people being there in the summer. Now that opportunity is lost. Owners are rumored to be buying more camps while letting this one deteriorate. Wish we knew how to contact other members. We feel our membership at this campground has been seriously devalued. Many improvements that were promised never carried out. Would not buy membership here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park could be a very beautiful one, but there is no enforcement of the rules, creating unnecessary wear and tear on the grounds. Although there is a LONG list of rules, they are ignored and things such as no golf carts, become a joke. There are so many golf carts that run everywhere, it is difficult to walk. These carts also run on the grass, making permanent ruts, killing the grass. There are obviously numerous permanent RV's in the park, and those sites have become over run with 'stuff.' Multiple pot holes in the roads make traversing the park, an unpleasant experience. The lack of visible personnel, doesn't help with the enforcement of rules. Those who are visible, are not interested in helping the campers; they appear bored with their jobs and are are not communicative, even when asked questions. Check out is at 1:00, but being there for three days, certainly proved that was an ignored guideline. People leave as late as 6:00, and nothing is said to them, making it difficult for in-coming campers to find a spot. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Half the sites have sewer connections and half do not. Some sites are spacious; others are pretty tight. In the section with sewer connections, the overall feeling was that rigs were packed in pretty tightly. The section without sewers was nearly empty; the section with sewers had only a few sites open. Roads are narrow, and I had difficulty backing into my site due to a tree too close to the road on the other side. There were lots of kids running around. Some sites have shade but most are out in the open. The individual bathrooms available at the general store were very nice. Trash dumpsters were overflowing with bags left on the ground. One morning, voltage dropped to 109. Rate is for ROD. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Sites are grass and can be muddy if wet. Small sites; many not level. No 50 amp or sewer available when we got here. Staff said they are usually taken. Honey wagon service on Tuesday and Thursday. This is a family place, lots of kids. We stayed here free with ROD membership. This is definitely not up to standards. We will not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Once again the registration is a free for all. If you plan on having a full service site do not come here. All of the sewer sites are passed around to the regulars. Old, small sites and an invisible staff. Last night one of the campers decided to burn his garbage in a campfire and managed to gross out at least ten other campsites full of people. Some sites only have 20 amp service, check before you commit to a site. We will not return to this campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
As guests of a member we only had to pay $10 per night. The campground was clean, but we felt that the campsites were small and narrow. I would never pay to be a member here until all the sites had full hook up, were paved and a bit wider. We had issues with the 30 amp service, we ended up having to plug into the 20 amp circuit. There weren't enough chairs up by the pool. I would also love to see them put in a dog run area where the dogs can run free to do their business. Also the dump station left a lot to be desired. Again...as a guest only paying $10 a night it was worth it, but I would never be a member. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park was clean and well maintaned. The staff was friendly and very helpful and there was plenty to do in the area. If we had any complaints it would be the train that came through every morning. All things considered this was a very nice park and I would stay there again if we are in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed two nights at this campground. It is a county park with nice paved sites and roads. There is no shade in the campground. Everything is well maintained. Be aware of a late checkout time on Sunday (3:00 PM); we arrived on a Sunday and had to wait for the previous tenant to leave our site. The restrooms were very clean. There is only one shower per restroom (plus one in the family restroom) but the shower is very spacious – and it is not as busy since all sites are full hook up. The rental rate is very reasonable for full hookup sites; note that there is a flat $5 reservation fee in addition to the site fee. There is no Wi-Fi. Local TV reception was good. Our biggest disappointment was that we had planned to use the attractive bike trail system that appeared to be connected to the park. While there were limited bike trails within the park, the access points to the more extensive trails were gated off. To use them one would need to go out the main gate to public streets and then find an access point. While we would stay here again we would know to not count on a lot of biking. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Another very nice MI county park. Very clean and well maintained. Wasn't crowded when we were here. Nice and quiet. Had a lake area for swimming and another area away from the swimmers where our dog could have her fun in the water. Our only complaint about our stay here had nothing to do with the campground. Kalamazoo has several off leash dog parks but the rigamarole you have to go through to gain access is very inconvenient and impractical for short term visitors like us. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We really enjoyed our stay here. I'm not sure we've seen bigger cement pads for sites - plenty of room for your big rig and all of your gear. We enjoyed the fishing (lots of bluegill & some large-mouth-bass), the swimming, and the access to the bike trails. The restrooms & showers were kept meticulously clean by the park staff. Local law enforcement has a presence in the park as well. There is a train track next to the park but the trains were few and far between. The only real downside of the park is lack of shade - more noticeable for us since it was fairly hot when we were there. We have family in the area and will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice county park. Seems new with excellent hookups, cement pads good spacing. The whole park seemed very clean with great walking trails, and a pretty lake for scenery. Great place for walking your dog. However this was new enough to have very little shade. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
2nd year using this campground while in Michigan. Nice walking area, nice park. Always enjoy it and close to everything yet no street noise. Oh yeah, do have a daily train. We camped here in a Motorhome.
LOVED this place! We weren't able to swim, but the beach was great, the playground was fun and, for better or for worse, a train went by from time to time which was heaven for our 5 and 1 year olds. HIGHLY recommended. We will go back! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice park with lots of amenities as mentioned in previous reviews. The Cons: Though the pads are nicely concreted with patios, they are not level side to side. At times, the water pressure was low even though the park was sparsely occupied. When camping here, the park requires you to attach an entry tag to the passenger side windshield which is impossible to remove. The adhesive is so strong that solvent and a razor is required for removal. A hang tag would be less expensive, less annoying and more user friendly. When we visit a community, we like to remove our 'Entry Tag' so as not to advertise we are travelers who may have valuables in our vehicle. Also, if you have visitors, the park insists they pay a $5.00 daily entry fee (or $25.00 annual pass). To avoid this exorbitant fee, your visitors must park outside the gate and be picked up. We found this to be embarrassing and obnoxious! It is a poor reflection on the park administration. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very attractive park with a very nice walking path around the park. The park has parking for visitors, clean and well maintained restrooms, and a lake with beach area for swimming. Great for kids. There is a train that goes by the park a couple of times per week, sometimes in the middle of the night. You'll probably wake up the first time or two it goes by. One thing I didn't like was the reservation process was kludgy and they required advance payment by check for our entire stay. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a really great find. We were only here for 1 night, but if we needed a stay longer we would still stay here. VERY friendly staff and other campers. A few long termers were a bit standoffish but no big issue. Road in from the north has a few overhanging limbs. Quiet: just a good place to spend a pass through or a while. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Although not a lot of amenities other than the county park, which was very nice, this is, without question, one of the nicest parks we've ever stayed in ... staff went waaaaaaaaaay out of their way to be nice and it was as neat and clean as a whistle. Would strongly recommend this park and will always return when in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here the 4th of July weekend. The are both angled back-in sites and pull-through sites that will easily accommodate the largest rigs. Many of the outer back-in sites are very large being over 50' wide. The park was immaculate even though it was completely full. There is a lot to do here with paved bike/hiking trails, a couple of fishing ponds, a small lake for swimming, playgrounds and more. Across the street there is a large wooded area for more hiking. The restroom/shower building has separate facilities for men, for women and a separate family facility. Verizon cell and data service worked well. The park is fairly new which means that the trees that have been planted throughout the park have not grown very big so there is little shade. If there was more shade I would have rated the park a 9. I will return here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
There aren't many campgrounds in the Kalamazoo area so this would be our first choice. It is well-kept and very convenient for the city. The sites are large with paved driveways and patios. Our Verizon air card works great. There are walking trails, tennis courts and a fish pond. The only drawback is lack of shade because the trees are small. We would definitely stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed Sunday evening of Labor Day weekend and were lucky to get in as it was full Friday and Saturday. Despite being packed with kids and dogs the campground had a quiet feel to it. The campground and day use area are laid out superbly to allow for everyone to spread out and not run into each other. I never saw anyone with a fish but that didn't stop the steady stream of families trying their hand at fishing the ponds, which offered lots of room off bridges and on the shore for all who were interested. It will be great when the trees in the campground are big enough to provide shade but the sites themselves are some of the best you'll find. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nicely maintained, small campground with three little lakes: one with a beach, playground and picnic pavillions. It was designed to be handicapped accessible so the trails around the lakes are paved. It is easy to get to with a big rig and has several long pull-through sites. Great satellite and cell reception, due to all sites being out in the open. Located within 40 miles of Lake Michigan beaches. Reasonably priced for full hookups. We would gladly return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
One of the nicest RV-Park-type campgrounds we've ever stayed in. It's the best kept camping secret in Michigan. Only a few miles from downtown and WMU. There's a small swimming beach a short walk away and walking/biking trails that thread through the 190 acre park. Concrete pads are relatively level with grassy areas separating the sites. The railroad referred to in other reviews is only used once or twice a day, and didn't bother us at all. We will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice, new park. Since the trees are very new, there is not much shade available. Most of the sites are geared for RVs. If you are tent camping, ask for a site in the back, near the woods. The bathrooms were very clean, but there were only three showers - mens room, womans room, and family room. The only major drawback is the park's proximity to an active railroad track. Around 5:00am each morning, the train came through sounding its horn. Not a fun wakeup call. The beach was very nice and the water was clean. We would camp here again. We camped here in a Tent.
We thoroughly enjoyed this campground. It's new, small, and only a couple of miles from downtown. The sites have large concrete pads and firepits. The bathhouse was clean with a separate shower room. There is a small beach that was clean. There are a couple of trails, probably about a mile's worth. The staff was very polite. Checkout is not until 3pm, and they had no problem letting us stay even later for no charge. Even though there is no cable, we were able to get quite a few TV stations. Our only complaint was there is a train track very close to the sites, but I only heard two trains go through the entire weekend. We camped here in a Motorhome.