This appears to be a very nice campground but did not work well for me with my 35" motorhome. The turn around was very small - I had to backup to complete the turnaround. The site (32) was not level and I moved to site (35) and it was not level either - both sites the wheels were off the ground to achieve level. No cell service. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Not recommended for type A motor homes. Only 2 or 3 sites can be used by a type A without building ramps. The other sites are very sloping. Some curves in roads too tight for long units. Only 1 site with 50 amp service rest are 30. No cell phone service. We paid the rate for card-carrying seniors. Nearby Eggert's Landing C of E campground has fairly level sites, but so heavily wooded that satellite TV would be a challenge on most sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Price reflects Golden Age discount. Some sites are paved and some are gravel. The roads are narrow and tight for big rigs. Trees hang over the roads in some places, so I would recommend walking to sites first and decide before driving a big rig in. This one does not have a dump station, but West Ashtabula Crossing and Eggert's Landing does. West's station is very difficult to get a big rig to. Eggert's Landing is newer and easier to dump. I didn't need to dump, but I'm sure you would be allowed to use either of the others. If you have kids or pets check for ticks often. Beautiful lake and a quiet campground. I would probably go to Eggert's Landing next time. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice Corps of Engineers park on Lake Ashtabula. A bit of a drive from Interstate, but no freeway noise!!! Very wooded, shady sites. Clean, no charge showers. Lots of walking/hiking trails through the wooded areas, swimming beach. Lake access is somewhat limited since shore is also heavily wooded. Very few sites have any kind of lake view. Bugs and mosquitoes were mild, but present. Dump station located at entrance/exit. Price reflects senior pass price. Other than distance from Interstate, this is a very nice, economical overnight spot. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed in site 34, which was very close to the beach and the playground. We found the site we stayed at very pleasing. Looking around the campground, there seem to be several campsites that we would enjoy, as they seem very private. The majority of sites have plenty of trees in between sites, which is very nice for privacy. There are nice hiking paths, a nice beach and a nice playground for kids. The only 'downfall' we could find with the campground would be that people really seem to drive pretty fast by the beach and playground that kids frequent, so maybe speed-bumps would be nice to see in that area. During our stay, we also noticed several golf carts being driven (pretty fast) by younger children. ATV's are not allowed (even though we did see, and hear, as it was quite noisy,a 4-wheeler tearing around by the playground) in the park, and not allowing golf carts would be beneficial, too. The last thing of note: there is a 'campground host' there, but in the 2 days/nights we were there, we didn't hear or see anything of them. I realize this is a 38 site campground, however, I would think the 'job' of the campground host would be to welcome campers and offer assistance if needed, and maybe even to sell firewood. Good thing we didn't need any, because I don't know where we would have gotten it from. We will most likely stay here again. Restrooms were clean. Beach was clean. Hiking paths were good. Playground equipment seemed in good shape. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful COE park. Rate quoted is with senior pass. Heavily wooded, very private sites. Most will accommodate a big rig. Only 30 amp but because of the heavy shade it was adequate to keep the coach cool. Take on water before parking. Water is available at the dump station at the entrance and there are a couple other faucets around the campground. Over-the-air TV signal was poor. We were able to pull in one station but it would pixelate frequently. Very, very weak Verizon 3G even using our amp and external antenna. Even with these drawbacks, this was a very nice campground and we'd definitely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Previous reviews pretty much sum up the positives of this park. A number of sites will accommodate larger RVs. Signs and directions to the park are sketchy and the park is quite a distance from town; we almost didn't find it. There is a small sand beach in the park where kids can play in the lake. I would have rated this park a 9 had water hookups been provided to the individual campsites. Overall, a good camping experience. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is everything a campground should be. Very large sites very well separated and very private. Large shade trees. Bathrooms and showers are heated, clean, and the best we have seen anywhere. No rocks or posts to impede parking. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A North Dakota best kept secret. Big rig OK, sites are back-in, level, electricity, shady, large private sites (~30x50 to 80') w/table and fire ring, near lake, COE (Corp of Engineers) site so Golden Age and (Am the Beautiful) pass is 1/2 price ($8). Restrooms-showers are immaculate as well as park grounds; boating, fishing, swim beach are within walking distance. No water or sewer at sites, but water within area (about 41 sites) and water/dump station at entrance. Take I-94 Bus loop through Valley City, then about middle of town go north on 5th Ave NE, under the magnificent Hi-line RR Bridge. This is an all-round cool little town and area, with lots to see for a couple-three days. Then stay on County Rd 21 (paved) for ~10 mile; at the crest of Hill with the brown-white sign, turn left (West), then right (North) about 1/4 mile further. Cross the bridge; Yes, big rigs can get past the swim area, and turn North and past the restrooms-showers on that one-way road--thats where you want to be! Tell the owner hello: she's a peach! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We used one of three pull through sites. One is in use by the campground host. The site was a very tight turn and we needed to use the grass to turn in our 35' rig and toad. The campground is 12 miles off of the interstate, however, it was peaceful and quiet. Cows and their calves greeted us in the morning from the pasture outside our windows. We will return here and investigate the rest of this campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We last reviewed this park two years ago, and it's improved since then. A proper dumping station is now available, along with a station with potable water for the rig. Our Tracfone did not work here, but the Verizon air card did. We raised six channels on the antenna. In two years, the price for 50% senior discount has risen to $11 from $8 for an electric-only site. We like this place and would stay again on our way through the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park has about 10 electric hookups, with at least one 50 amp site. No water or sewer hookups, clean vault privies, with showers available at visitor center in restrooms. There is an unmarked opening in top of the holding tank for the vault privies as a dump station; you have to know to drive on the grass to get to it; no flushing water available. Campground has a bizarre reservation/drive up system. Our site was "reserved out" from under us, even though we submitted payment in the self-pay box, and we had to move. Drive up folks, pay close attention to the directions. Sites were generally not level, but could be adjusted to level easily. Some sites were shallow; we saw two pull through sites. Price reflects a 50% discount for Senior Pass holders (age 62+), making this a very desirable place to stay in spite of the limitations. Also, the views are fantastic. We saw plenty of white pelicans just below the dam, and a huge 100 unit wind farm further up the lake. A lovely scenic byway starts at the dam and heads south for 62 miles. We'd stay here again, or at any of the other campgrounds run by the Corps of Engineers on the lake. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A North Dakota best kept secret: big rig pull-through sites, level, electricity, (about 10 sites) mostly sunny with view, large sites w/table and fire ring, near lake, COE (Corp of Engineers) site so Golden Age and (Am the Beautiful) pass is 1/2 price ($8). Restrooms-showers are immaculate as well as park grounds; boating, fishing, swim beach. No water or sewer at sites. Take I-94 Bus loop through Valley City, then about middle of town go north on 5th Ave NE, under the magnificent Hi-line RR Bridge (this is an all-round cool little town and area, with lots to see for a couple-three days), then fork to left on County Rd 19 (paved) for ~10 miles. Turn right into campground before Bald-hill dam. If Reimen is full, although its a gravel road, even a big rig could go through campground and East for ~3-4 miles and hit County Rd 21 to Eggerts Landing where there is about 40 camp sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here 3 days when our truck broke down. It was a friendly park with a friendly and helpful part time attendant. The park is pretty basic, a parking spot with full hookups and showers and a bathroom. It is operated by the city park department. Sites were quite close together but the park was no way near full during peak season. There is a small store a block away with a good selection of food, ice and supplies. Our Verizon phones and MiFi worked well. This would be a good low cost stopover. We will stay here again. Some of the sites are suitable for big rigs. A few of the sites are shaded but most are open. All sites are back In's. Tents are permitted. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The best I can say is it was cheap and close to the interstate. When we checked in there was one clerk and a line of people needing help for the campground and the motel, so no information was offered about restrooms, Wi-Fi, or anything. It was a place to plug in and the price was right, but I wouldn't seek this place out for any longer than one night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There are only four sites with 50amp service, two on top of the hill and two in the “gully.” We put 4 inches of boards on the downhill side of site 16. The park wasn’t mowed when we got here; it looked very shabby. Someone did mow the second day and trimmed around the utility poles but not around the bushes or trees. The sites are all pull-through but the roads are just one lane with the sites at a 90 degree angle to the roads. No one in town seemed to know where to recycle. Water pressure was adequate. We didn’t hear a train; the interstate was below us so the noise from it wasn’t bad. We were asked not to run our a/c if we weren’t in the rig. We’d come again only if we could have site 1 or site 16. The park wasn’t busy and since we never had a rig on our downhill side, we had a great view to the west. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Campground is behind the motel and across the road from the office. We got a 50 amp site; there are only 4 50 amp sites. Two are at the top of the hill and level; two are at the bottom of hill and far from level. Utilities were good. Laundry can be done across the street in the motel at a reasonable rate. The campground is located on a hill, so there is a view of rolling hills and interstate. Very basic campground, but it was clean with good hookups. When you only want 1 night, it works. $25 rate was for the 50 amp. We would consider staying again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Basic RV park with all pull through fairly level gravel sites between the hotel and the interstate. You turn into the road before the hotel when coming from the interstate...there is a small sign but it is unclear which way to go. We parked in the seldom used road during check in and were glad we did since we could just pull into our site from there instead of backing up or making a loop. You can enter the first row of sites directly off the road. We were in site #1, the only one with a tree tall enough to provide some shade. Full hookups and all in one location so easy to hook up. The campground is within walking distance of Medicine Wheel park, which is definitely worth a visit. Also within walking distance of downtown if you enjoy walking a mile or so (we do). Nice view of the valley across the interstate from the campground. If the Wi-Fi signal had reached to the campground I would have rated them higher. We had a good signal with our Verizon air-card. This is probably not a good campground for those with children as there is nothing to entertain them. We will stay here again if we are in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Basic RV parking at a low price, we paid $20.00 for full hookups & 30 amp power. There are long pull through sites plenty large for big rigs. Easy hookups well located. Not much for trees, it's mostly open at the top of a hill with a nice view but windy today. Check in is at the motel. No showers or bathrooms but you may be able to use those at the motel, we didn't ask. They let us pick out site then check in. Sites are gravel and close to level, good amount of space between sites. No fire rings, most sites have picnic tables. It is about 4 blocks off of interstate 94 so there is some traffic noise. 4 bars on our Verizon MiFi. This is not fancy but a great bargain for a few nights. We would stop again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Park has long, large pull throughs. A few spots need boards to level from side to side but a number are perfectly level. There is a lovely view but sometimes windy as it's on the hill. Within walking distance of Hilltop Cafe and Sabirs fine dining restaurant. Within walking distance of Medicine Wheel Park, worth seeing. Has a continental breakfast in the motel and 3 washers and dryers. We stay here every year for at least 1 month at $350 for the month. Since the pipeline crews left the area, there are no full time residents in the park and reservations are not needed. No showers available. Wi-Fi in the motel area but not strong enough for the park. Friendly and helpful motel staff. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We paid $350 for the month. All of the sites are pull-through and have picnic tables. Only a few of the sites are level but not difficult to level side-to-side using boards. We stay here every year for a month or two in the summer. This summer there are only a few others here for the season. Most people stop here for a night or two or three on their way through the state. The park is within walking distance of the Medicine Wheel, a site worth seeing. Hilltop Cafe is just a couple of blocks away, located in the Tesoro gas station. Valley City is a pretty town, and does have a number of antique stores. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Many spaces available here this time of year. Road work nearby but not to bad. Sites are not real level but we picked the levelest one. Water was still on after snow fall of 5 inches a week ago so we appreciated that. Pull throughs were pretty easy to access. Full hook-ups, only 30 amp at our site, and Direct TV. Valley City is a cute little town with an excellent quilt shop and some nice restaurants. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Shore Services: 50amp, Sewer good, Water 40@ psi - Wi-Fi: None - AT&T Cell Phone: None to very little - Sprint Air Card: Poor signal - Verizon Air Card: Very good with Freedom Antenna - Cable: None - Site: 16. close to level. Other sites very poor. - Site Size: Wide enough but a little short to pull in and out with the TV - Site Closeness: Grass between sites. Can put out awning with no problem. - Roads: gravel and rutty - Restrooms: in motel - Laundry: in motel $1 to use each washer and dryer. - Long term tenants: a lot of pipeline construction people using sites - Directv Satellite: Good - Discounts: None - Payment: Credit card, cash or Check - Additional Remarks: There are very few choices of RV parks in the area. This one is built on the side of a hill. I would check the site being assigned before you pay. Site #16 is good. If I could pick the site I would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is OK for an overnight stay. It is not a resort. Adequate gravel roads and sites. Each with a picnic table. Each site rather spacious perhaps 50X50. No side by side. It sits above and about a block away from I94 but the noise is not objectionable. There is a very nice supper club (Sabir's) about 2 blocks away. There were only 2 sites available. Most of them inhabited by what looks to be semi-permanent construction workers' trailers. Not objectionable. No showers or restrooms so your rig must be self contained. I suppose you could go to the adjacent Motel to find a restroom. Perhaps there will be shade in 20 years as there are trees about 4 feet tall by each site. We camped here in a Motorhome.