We loved this park. The ferry over ($170. R/T for two people, a truck and a 34' 5th wheel) adds to the cost of the trip. There is a fresh water fill on the way in, and a dump station: very clean. There was a lot of space, it was clean and well maintained. We had a great view of Lake Erie from our camp site. The park also has a boat ramp and jetty for fishing. You could tell it probably gets muddy when it rains. We biked and hiked and had a great time on Kelly's Island. Would return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Campground was maintained, paved roads & pads, nearly level. Some shade on nearly all sites. 2 of 3 bathroom buildings include showers - building in pet loop does not have showers. Pet beach for the dogs to enjoy Lake Erie. Great campground for kids & bikes. Being in island makes stay unique - golf cart rentals available on island but not allowed in campground. Ferry cost may be high for large rigs ($150 for 2 adults, truck & 30' 5er, may make a weekend stay cost prohibitive, but also keeps the campground free of rowdies. Campground hosts were friendly and seen working every day. Many boaters anchor near beach to swim also. Beach is sandy with some rocks. Hosts offered movies for kids on Saturday night, along with some nature programs. Would given a higher rating if showers in all buildings, more toilet stalls available (currently 2 each), a bit larger site, and a cheaper ferry service. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great Ohio State Park. It was clean neat and right on the lake. We stayed in late June. The Kelley's Island Winery is a short bike ride away and worth the ride, good wine and food. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a beautiful state park right on the north shore of Kelleys Island, one of the Lake Erie islands in Ohio. The campground is clean, well kept and the sites are very nice. The only way to get you and your camper to the island is by ferry from Marblehead. It cost us $106 round trip for two people, our truck and a tent trailer. There is also a passenger-only ferry that runs from Sandusky to Kelleys Island and on to South Bass Island. To reach the state park from the ferry dock you must travel through the downtown area. Not bad when we were there but it is probably quite full at the peak of the season. The showerhouses are pretty modern and well kept. The only gripe was that there was only one toilet available in the men's side of our showerhouse during the three days we were there. The other had a sign stating it was being replaced. Not really a big problem, since the CG wasn't anywhere near capacity. We were there near the end of the Mayfly season. Wouldn't want to be there at the peak of the season! We had them on all wind-sheltered surfaces. The CG has a nice sandy beach within very easy walking distance. It is sheltered by a breakwater. There are also some nice trails going around the north shore and the glacial grooves, scoured into the rock during the last Ice Age. Well worth seeing! The town of Kelleys Island has several restaurants, a mini-golf and a few stores. It doesn't take long to see, but our reason for visiting was relaxation so it wasn't an issue. It's a nice campground and a beautiful area. A little removed, but worth the trip! We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This is a great park. Very nice sites, all with asphalt pads. Our site was grassy and large enough for our 30' trailer and screen room with room to spare for the kids to play. You must travel by ferry from Marblehead, OH to the island. The fee was approximately $186 round trip for our car, trailer and family of 6. The island is quaint, with most people traveling by golf cart. The state park does not allow golf carts inside, so it made for a very quite, low traffic stay. All interior road are asphalt and in great condition. You can easily walk from the campground to the beach on Lake Erie, water is sandy and very shallow, great for kids. Not alot to do on the island, 1 mini golf and several little tourist shops. The island is not big, so you can bicycle it easily. It was a great place to relax. Prices are very high for grocery items etc, so plan ahead and bring all your supplies to avoid having to shop on the island. We all enjoyed this park, and would go back again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park was nice because of it's tram ride to the amusement park. Shade was definitely scarce, and the sites were packed closely together. It's an ideal way to save some money, and spend extra hours in the park; however, if you are going to this campground for any other reason, then it is the wrong reason. We camped here in a Tent.
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Stayed here 2 night in Aug.2004 in a 40' Motorhome. Family weekend at King's Island so also had a
large tent on our site. Had one of the lower number sites with nice large shade tree that almost didn't allow us to open awning. Site was level but made of gravel. Tram service from park office to King's Island Park enterance ran every 15 min. Fire pit hadn't been cleaned of ashes but we had no problem using it. Restrooms were OK could have been a little cleaner but only used it at the end of one day. All & All not that bad for a couple of night. Not a lot to do if your not going to King's Island but paly round ball at night unil they turn the light out!! We camped here in a Motorhome.
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The site had broken bottles and a fire pit full of rotting trash when we arrived. The restrooms were in the most horrific state of any we have seen in over 30 years of RV'ing. Mold growing across the ceiling on 4-5 foot stretches, broken doors and fixtures, filth and residue in the showers. Absolutely awful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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It took me a while to figure out why this campground was as poor as it was, but I finally did it-it's sole purpose is to get people to go to King's Island Amusement Park. There is nothing to do in the CG. The swingsets are in terrible shape leftover from the 70's and there was no other visible recreation available save for a small video arcade. The showers/restrooms were atrocious but the staff was OK. There is a shuttle which runs about every 15 minutes that will take you to the park. This would be OK for a 1 night stopover but that is about it. Shade sites are at a
premium. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.