We stayed here 4 nights in August. This camp is located within a few miles of the shores of Lake Erie and The Cedar Point amusement park. It is a camp people come to because of what it's near, not for the campground itself. Our $44 back-in lot nightly rate reflects the camp's location, not its amenities. The campground itself is clean, well kept. Spaces are tight together, but I've seen tighter. WiFi reported that it was present with an excellent signal, but connection speed was as always as disappointingly slow as an old dial-up connection. I was able to use my private 4G hotspot without problem. Treed lots made for a pleasant, wooded, atmosphere, but satellite TV was out of the question, and no cable access in the area where we camped. Pull through spots were available at $66 a night, but were no wider than back-in spots, so other than being “pull-through”, and possibly offering cable (?), we could not discern why they were rented at a rate 50% higher than back-ins. A big plus for the campground is it is very socially active, there are gatherings and events for campers to mingle. A big minus is most of those gatherings and events take place in a large central pavilion – but the campground does not have access paths to the pavilion, so campers have no choice but to cut through others' campsites to get to the pavilion. The lots were close together as it was, and it quickly became very annoying to have a constant parade of people walking two feet from my chair on their way through my lot toward the pavilion. Were it not for this, I would have given a higher rating. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We arrived after dark and were assigned the first site past the office. The site was next to a falling down Park Model and had an old utility trailer half parked on it. The site was a literal mud hole. Went back to office to tell them and they seemed somewhat surprised, but assigned us to another site. Sites are all grass and swampy due to recent rains, but our new site was solid enough to park on. You could see quite a few sites where campers had buried their trailers in the mud and looked as though they had to be towed out. Sites are very close together and set up at an angle which is not marked, leading to confusion when backing in. Showers were outdated, but clean. There are not walls in the stalls, but a bunch of shower curtains attached to pipes separating stalls. This Campground is definitely not a destination park, but tolerable to stay at to go sightseeing, if weather conditions are dry. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was our second stay at Camp Sandusky; we chose it again because our first stay was adequate for our purposes of going to Cedar Point. I do not think we'll choose it again. The Wi-Fi signal was strong, but the connection was so slow it was absolutely unusable (at various times of the day, not just evenings). Our site was near the shower house which got worse since our last visit. We expected the highway noise, but it was drowned out by drunk tent-campers howling for the Karaoke night in the nearby pavilion. There was a severe storm (probably the same referenced by recent reviews) and the standing water was so bad I had to walk around and take pictures. Travel Trailers had to be removed by a backhoe/front-loader. I understand Mother Nature is beyond their control, but adequate drainage is not. From my observations the camp is run by several older couples, possibly as a retirement investment, and not proactively managed. We actually prefer state parks and are used to bugs and messy shower houses but this was far worse. I'm disappointed because our first stay wasn't great but good enough to come back, but after this last stay I believe we'll look elsewhere. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
References as the Cabin Capital of Ohio for a reason. Lots of cabins and tent campers, so they really don’t accommodate the big rigs much. They pride themselves on level, grassy, pull-thrus, however, after a very rainy season, their grassy pull-thrus were mud, mud, and more mud. When we encountered about getting some sand or gravel to fill in the major mud puddle we had when setting up, we were basically told it wasn’t going to happen. I understand that now since they were busy turning their grassy sites into gravel. It was very noisy. They have fruit trees between the rigs so very messy and lots of flies. They also are very low if you have a big rig (ours is 37 feet with 3 slides). Just stayed overnight, however, would not stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We arrive the morning after it rained most of the night before. It was a muddy mess. Our site had dried out some before we arrived, but still has to use 4 x 4 to keep from spinning the tires on the wet grass. Wi-Fi was so weak at our site it was unusable, cable TV was so-so. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This should be a last resort place to stop. The Wi-Fi was weak to none. The spots are on grass and they are wet when it rains. The office is nice, but that is about all I can say good about the campground. The bathrooms and showers are too far away to be of any use. Think they were placed for the cabin rentals. I would not stay here again. The rate is based on a weeks price. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Overall, very nice campground. All amenities (showers, pools, WiFi, etc.) were in good condition. Shade plentiful. Roads narrow, but manageable. Office staff was fine. Pricing was disconcerting. Highest price on-line: $49. Arrive at CG, it is $66. Humm. So Passport America rate is 1/2 of $66, not $49. "Premium" site did not include cable, so why is it premium? Because it is simply a pull through and can't get satellite? Would still consider returning. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The rate is a weekly rate. The roads are narrow and in bad condition. The sites are narrow. The laundry is 2 washers and dryers in the pavilion. There seemed to be mostly tents and pop-ups here. Staff was pleasant. They have 2 small pools which are well maintained. Cable is on a limited number of sites. Not satellite friendly. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I have nothing but good to say about this park. We have camped in many parks around the area and this one is the best. The sites are nice and shady. they have the potential to be a little tight, but when we were there, they made a point of not putting folks on top of each other, and it seemed as if they left some spots vacant just to give everyone more room. The pools and playground were great. The owners were wonderful. We had a camper malfunction that required us to leave our camper on the spot for several days in order to get it repaired. The owners were gracious and worked with us and let us leave it there without charge until the repairs were done. We will definitely return. This campground had everything we needed and is close to Cedar Point, and the Lake Erie Shore activities. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The grounds are clean and very-well shaded, but that also makes maneuvering tricky. The showers were state-park quality (read: bugs) and offered little privacy (only curtain walls) and most dudes don't have wandering eyes so it wasn't a problem, but the girls in my family weren't happy. The sites don't look to be paved or gravel, but I didn't look around too much so I can't speak for the whole place. The highway noise was very noticeable and would be unacceptable for a "destination park" or for tent camping (IMHO). My kids loved the playground and raved about it each time they returned. The sites are very close but not more-so than most commercial parks. The staff was very nice; I got sick and left before our scheduled departure date and was given a refund for our missed days (we did not see the "no refunds" sign until after we asked, but they did so without complaint even though they would have been well within their rights). This would not be a "destination park" but a jumping off point to other destinations so in that function it performs well. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stopped here for a couple nights, on our way to MN, and took kids to Cedar Point Amusement Park. We didn't use the showers and bathrooms, so I don't know how they were. It was a nice campground, but sites were very close together. I would stay here for a quick over nighter again, but not a long stay. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We went to Camp Sandusky during the July 4th weekend. Therefore, the rates were a little high. We like the staff and the camp site. They added another pool, but both pools are very small. One benefit of the park is that they have a nice playground for the smaller kids. Also, they offer a pancake breakfast for less than $4.00, we did not get a chance to try the pancakes. The camp ground has two bathrooms/shower buildings. One of the female bathroom/shower buildings had a clogged sink and one backed up toilet. The other bathroom/shower building was more functional, however you had to shower with the natives(spiders & mosquitos). It's possible that because of the holiday weekend, the staff was stretched thin. Overall, i would revisit Camp Sandusky again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We used this park as an overnight stop. The check in staff was not very well informed. We had requested a cable TV site. We needed to move three times before we had a correct site with cable TV. The site was relatively clean but the grass needed to be cut. The main roads in the park were gravel. The sites are grassy and level and sufficient room between each site. The cable TV was very good but the Wi-Fi was spotty. There are several lovely trees in the park. The pool was closed as it was under repair. The park is very close to the highway so you can hear road noise. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a decent park. It is very busy in the summer, but we got here a day before officially opening. A call ahead did the trick. There was only one other rig in the area. We got a cheap rate since all the amenities, namely WiFi, picnic table, weren't set up yet. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I'd definitely stay here again during the less busy season. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If Sandusky and/or Cedar Point Amusement Park is your destination, this is a great campground. Yes, you are right next to Route 2 and you do hear the traffic but after awhile, we didn't even notice it. And, during the hot weather, your A/C will cover any highway noises. Our pull-through site was long enough for our 40' fiver and truck and we had no problem with the location of the trees at our site. However, due to the location of a tree at the exit end of our lane, I could foresee a problem for people pulling a fifth wheel so I mentioned it to the managers and the owner. Thank you, Owner, for listening. The back-in sites along the edge of the field look to be a bit shorter and most of them are hard to back into due to the many trees but those are the sites where the cable is, and those are the sites where everyone went and no one hit a single tree backing in. We were here over the Labor Day weekend and it does appear to be tent city but everyone was having a good time and that’s what camping is all about. There is a huge playground for the kids and it was well used over the holiday weekend. The pools were sparkling and probably could get crowded on holidays. The Wi-Fi is not free and at times ran slower than my Verizon card did. They do not have picnic tables but each campsite has a fire ring for those social “around-the-campfire” sessions. The proximity to Cedar Point makes this a great campground for the vacationing crowd who don’t want to park in the amusement park. We stayed here via Passport America and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this to others. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We camped here as part of a rally of fellow Montana owners and were treated very well by the campground management. Our site was one of the cable sites and was very tight to get into because of trees although ours was probably the worst of the sites in this respect and it just made it an interesting challenge. It is very handy to Sandusky and all its attractions. It is busy on the weekend with lots of kids but they didn't disturb us. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We made a reservation in advance and when we arrived at the park the space was too small for us, so we were given different site to pay difference. The power was on and off during our stay, the water line was accidentally cut so we had no water for hours. I looked out my window and thought I saw a cat, but no it was a family of rats living under the third cabin in front of us. At night the skunks spray their perfume. There are lots and lots of trees, so many it may hinder you from entering and leaving your site. The water tasted like bleach so we used bottled water the whole stay. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We gave this campground a try even with the so-so reviews of previous RVers. We stayed for a full week and needed a full hookup. They have pull through sites, but they are just big enough. They also now offer a "double-site" at special price. This is what we did and glad of it as sites along the back corn field are tight. Big rig and trailers will have a tough time. Too many trees. Read the other reviews, and they are pretty much "right on". OK but would look elsewhere next time in that area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Camp is very noisy since it is on top of RT 2 Freeway. The place is crawling with kids and teenagers which is greatly reduced during the day when they leave to go to Cedar Point. A little muddy and tight on the sites but on the most part all is fine. We would return here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice park and they accept Passport America, the reason for the cheaper rate, staff was friendly and helpful. My only complaint is my site was tight to get my rig backed into between the trees, I could have asked for another site but I made it. We would stay there again but check the sites. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Tree limbs on pull through grass sites make it tight for rigs with slide outs. We had to pull forward into an empty site in the next row where we were finally able to extend all four slides but they still touched the tree limbs. This campground was heavily populated with campers in tents while the pull throughs were almost empty. An inexperienced lone staffer at our check-in made the process excessively long waiting for her backup to arrive to issue a credit for an overcharge. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for the 4th of July. It was full of tent campers. We were at the back of the campground. The pool was very small! The larger playground was out of order due to painting. The smaller playground looked like it could collapse at any minute. I can see why people nickname this campground: cabin city. There were tons of small cabins all around the campground. Because of the high volume of tent and cabin campers, the bathrooms were always pretty full. There are two bathhouses: a front one and a back one. The back one had two sets of restrooms for the women. This way, even when it is being cleaned, one set is always open. They claimed they had free Wi-Fi, but we were not able to get any reception. The TV reception was not very good either, it was not worth watching. They have a small camp store with very little supplies. They do have a basketball court, volleyball net and corn hole rental. This was a very quiet place and was close to amenities, such as Kalahari, the mall, etc., but we still would probably not go back because of the lack of kid activities. Oh, they do have a daily pancake breakfast available for purchase. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was the first time I've stayed here, first impression was alot of shade trees, and the site we had was VERY close to another camper. The pull-through sites had more room than the site we had. Our stay was for 3 nights and the CG might have had 25-30 campers. Very good location to Cedar Point, only a 15 min. This would be a very noisy CG if your A/C is not running. Close to the highway and your in the shadows of the golden arches, so Mcpuke in the morning. Bathhouse was not very clean, could be updated to the year 2009, didn't look in the shower had my own in the camper. The people were very nice and helpful. Bottom line, I would come back here cause of the location to Cedar Point, Sandusky town and the ice cream shop on SR 101. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Premium sites along the corn field were small, but pretty nice. The bathrooms and showers were filthy, and often not functioning. Highway noise was an issue, even though we were on the opposite side of the park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A better name for this place would be "Sardine City". RV Sites are uncomfortably close together. They recently added several (way too many) cabins taking away what could be a little extra "elbow room" from RV campers. A large percentage of the cabins were empty on Memorial Weekend while the rest of the CG was packed to capacity. This could be because the cabins themselves weren't much more than backyard sheds with bunk-beds in them. Extremely rustic to say the least. That being said, the rest of the CG was relatively well maintained though the roads throughout the park could use repaving and or additional gravel. Before arriving our kids were excited when we told them there was a bunny farm at the CG (per their web site). However their "farm" consisted of 3 full grown rabbits that hid from view most of the time. The pool would've been nice had it been open prior to the weekend. It was being filled as we arrived. Consequently it was way too cold to actually swim in. A little foresight in this regard should be expected especially since Memorial Day weekend is historically busy for them. The shower house looked pretty gross. I believe they only clean it once per day. It could use some serious updating along with additional hand dryers (there was only one for the entire mens shower house) There really isn't much to do/see at the actual CG itself. However it is right in the heart of several area attractions (islands, Cedar Point Amusement park, several water parks, etc.) It's an OK place to sleep and eat, but that's about it. The CG offers an all you can eat pancake breakfast each morning. There is also a McDonalds directly across the street. The staff was helpful and friendly at check-in. The camp store was minimally stocked. So if you forget something, you'll likely have to run up to one of the area stores to get it. Warning: If you like a quiet place to sleep at night this probably isn't the place for you. The CG sits right next to the highway (Route 2). The exit ramp runs about 20 feet away from a row of cabins. If you camp in one of those you'll have the pleasure of hearing all kinds of vehicles speeding by 24hrs per day. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Was a very friendly park. The only problem we had was the last night we stayed here. We had to call the sheriff to report some drunk and disorderly campers who woke up the whole park. There was no staff to report to at 12:30 at night. That being the exception, the staff was very friendly and helpful. Would definitely come back here. We camped here in a Tent.
The campground had a very friendly staff. The sites were nice but nothing special, we normally stay on sites with pads. The best part about the stay was the pancake breakfast in the morning. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice campground with excellent pool. Also has a nice pier with beautiful views of Lake Erie. Sites are modern with level cement pads. No fenced in pet walk is the only thing that kept this campground from a perfect rating. Walking distance to amusement park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Absolutely the best campground/Resort we`ve stayed at. I will say this place is nicer than Fort Wilderness!!! We stayed in the Lighthouse Point section the week after the 4th. The pull throughs required absolutely no leveling, just drop the jacks and your done. Perfect setting with views and sounds of the Roller Coasters and other rides. Hookups were perfect and cable worked great with at least 60-70 stations. If there is anything negative to say, it is that the check in is very slow, and the camp store doesn`t offer much for the RV`er. They offer very little in the way of food and more souveniers, but that is all forgotten after 5 minutes in the campground. We will definitely stay here again! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Park was kept clean and orderly. The showers were also very clean. The park employees were very helpful with a shuttle service that took you just about any place in the amusement park and at some park restaurants. They have a small store in the camping area that sells just about everything you forgot to pack ! Staying at the camp grounds offered a hour early admission from the general public. WI-FI available near the main hotels. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Pricey, but worth it for a family trip. We stayed in the Lighthouse Point section of the campground, which seemed to be a litter less cramped than the other section. Sooo convenient to be right next to the park which you can walk to, or shuttle to. You also get to enter the park one hour early staying at the campground; we rode the most popular rides (ie Millenium, Top Thrill Dragster) in that hour rather than wait hours for those particular rides later in the day. It was wonderful to go back to the campsite during a brief rain storm and rest up, eat home made food and then go immediately back to the park again. Note; there are grills at the sites, but campfires are not allowed (so no s'mores). It's OK, because staying at the campground allowed us to stay in the park until absolute closing time. After a whole day at Cedar Point we didn't care too much about having a campfire. The park is clean and kept up. Bathrooms clean. The campground is not really "pretty" but that's not what we're there for, however, there are trees and shrubs. Lake Erie is right here and its nice. Soak City was fun and not very crowded. We enjoyed our stay here and would do it again; we recommend it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Resort is well maintained, groomed, and clean. All concrete pads. The resort is very busy, and doesn't allow bicycles or golf carts. Very pricey, but worth it when buying theme park ticket packages. Shuttle bus takes you any where you want to go in the park. Never had to wait longer than seven minutes. But then again, the theme park is walking distance anyway. Check in wait was around twenty minutes. Being right on Lake Erie had awesome views. Be warned that there is one way on and one way off Sandusky, so, traffic is a nightmare during peak park hours. Requesting certain sites or areas even a year in advance, is not even considered we learned when we checked in. Free wireless would have been nice, at the cost of these camp sites. Overall, very nice resort. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here so we would be able to enter the park one hour early and to avoid the daily parking fees. It is a nice enough resort although it is time to trim some of the trees in the campground area. The check-in area should have the parking spaces marked as RV PARKING ONLY. When we checked in there were single cars parked in 8 of the check-in lanes. That made for a real mess during check-in. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It is very pricey for a sardine packed campground with only 30 amp electric. They do not assign sites until you arrive. There is a filling station for water located on the side of the bath house in the middle of the circle, but it's very hard getting out of there because of the way people parked their vehicles. There is not a lot of room to get into your site. It was very hard to get around their circle to our site because of the small sites and people parking their vehicles on the edge of the road. You have to pay the parking fee at the entrance from the causeway, but when you check in they reimburse you. They have discounted park tickets and early entry to only those staying on property to the indoor water park at Castaway Bay. We would probably stay on property again because it's convenient but would chose a full hook up site because those are bigger and more spaced out. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
If you are going to the amusement park, the campground offers such a great location to go back and forth to your RV. Shady and wide spots. Our first site was a bit too close to the water park for us, so they easily moved us to the other side which we loved. Although the campground didn't have Wi-Fi, we simply walked next door to the hotel and used it in their lobby while sipping on complimentary coffee and tea. Pools at the campground and hotel were great. The price is worth the convenience. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice park, We stayed in a pull through site on the lighthouse point and had nice room between sites. Also every site has small pine trees between sites. The shuttle was always running, just had one morning they showed up very late (had to walk) to get in at the early in time. The park noise wasn't that bad, thought it would be louder. The only bad thing was the bathroom/showers. They only have 4 bath/shower rooms for the whole section of the lighthouse point, had to wait at times, plus people at the pool use them also. Showers are bathtub with showers. They were somewhat clean. We would stay here again next year. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Loved this site for location if nothing else. Park was packed when we went. Requested a pull through 50 amp FHU site however, only a back in 50 amp FHU available (#319). Not a problem maneuvering 43' motorhome to get into the site. Was near a bath house and easy access to the park, shuttle or other resort areas, no Wi-Fi though. Problem came with 50 amp service. We kept blowing the breaker at the breaker box, even when we set our RV to only use 30 amps. Contacted maintenance by phone 4 times over the first two days and asked them replace breaker; in the meantime we would just reset it ourselves at the box. On the 3rd day we had gone back into the park around 6pm, returned home about 11 to no electric and could not manually reset the breaker. It had totally died. Had to run the generator while we tried to locate a real person to talk to, they tracked down the electricians and someone finally replaced the breaker about midnight. Not quite what I expected for $72/night, however, would go back again just for convenience sake. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed in the 30 amp older section of the park and sadly it was one of the worst camping experiences we have had in a long time. The campground is made up of sites in concentric circles with the bathhouse in the center. Way too many sites for a bathhouse consisting of 5 showers, etc. especially considering sites did not have full hookups. Our campsite itself was entirely gravel with no grass whatsoever, which served as a blessing later. Standing on the steps of my camper I could reach out and touch the slide-out of the pop up next to us. The troubles began when storms rolled through the area on day 2 of our 4 day stay putting most of the sites literally under water. At no time did I see anyone from Cedar Point drive through to check on the condition of the sites or offer any assistance pumping water, etc. The campground's supposed main selling point is its convenience to Cedar Point and "early hours" access. We found the early hours to be a joke since only one or two coasters were operational during that time - and they were not the major attractions. Lastly, during the course of our stay the overwhelming number of major rides were intermittently closed despite the weather being warm and sunny. Overall, I would suggest to anyone that they avoid this place and if you desire visiting Cedar Point stay at one of the other nearby campgrounds since the cost of staying at Camper Village way outweighs the supposed convenience. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Pretty nice campground. The sites are a little tight, and they ask you to make sure you're at least 15' from the next camper, including your awnings, which is hard to do given the site size. No Wi-Fi. I wish $80/night campground "resorts" would get on the ball with that! But otherwise it's a very nice campground, and you can walk to the park gate easily, so heading back to the camper for a break is very easy. We'd definitely stay here again for another visit to Cedar Point. One FYI note: they charge you $15 at the front gate the first day, then refund that to you in cash when you check in at the campground. Not a big deal, it just would have been nice to know ahead of time how that works. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
What an overpriced campground! We payed $70 a night for an electric site only. They promise you early entry to Cedar Point when you stay there and buy a combo pass. What they don't tell you is that everyone staying in a hotel or resort gets in early as well, so lines are still long. Plus, the only rides that open early are like 3 big rides. Water rides don't even open until 11a.m. The convenience of walking back and forth to the camper and to the park was nice, but definitely wasn't worth the money. They don't even have Wi-Fi. Noisy campground as well. We will look for somewhere cheaper next time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Enjoyed this campground. Love being right at the theme park. Hookups were in great condition and everything was landscaped. Check-in girl was amazingly cheerful. Don't really know the rate as I bought a ticket/campground combo for my family of six. We have our own MiFi, so can't comment on theirs Wi-Fi. Happy to experience this park and will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a great park. Clean, well maintained, lots of shade. It's right next to Cedar Point amusement park so there is lots of background noise from roller coasters and park activities but we knew this going in. It's also right on Sandusky Bay with access to the beach by the hotels. Nice pool too. The only drawback is no Wi-Fi but the cell service was excellent. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a super great RV park for dog lovers. People who always bring their dogs with them. There are many places to walk them in the park. Perfectly landscaped emerald green grass, sidewalks are lit up at night, and trash cans every few steps to dispose of doggies bags. We had a back-in 50 amp full hookup site which was very nice because we had a nice little backyard for our dog and lots of privacy. This is our second time here. We love the concrete paved sites for our 43 ft. motorcoach. Very level and solid sites. Pool was open during our stay. Very convenient to the park, must stay here if going to park. This is the best option for dog lovers who are going to Cedar Point Amusement Park. The only minus for this park is no Wi-Fi. But there is free Wi-Fi in the hotel lobby next to the campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was the nicest RV park I have ever camped. It was very clean, you park on a level concrete pad and even though you are close to your neighbor, the landscaping puts a nice barrier between the sites. It is expensive but you get discounted tickets to the parks, early entry, and a shuttle bus. It was only a five minute walk however. There was noise from roller coasters, but you at a roller coaster park, I expected that. And it wasn't that bad. We plan on going back next year and staying longer and checking out the whole Sandusky area. We left the dog at home and I was glad due to no good place to walk them. The check in area was quick and streamlined, the store was nice and stocked, and the staff friendly. Just keep in mind if you go to camper village you will pay more for stuff due to being at an amusement park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was our second stay at this campground. The price is high for the services provided, however, it is worth the cost to have quick and easy access to Cedar Point and Soak City as well as the discounted park tickets and early admission. The bathrooms were generally pretty clean, but did get a lower score because they ran out of paper towels and toilet paper in the afternoon several times during our stay and it was not replaced until the next day. We had a pull-through site on the inner circle close to the restrooms and it was very shady. The campground has three different circle loops and there are no pathways to get to the restrooms from the outer loops. As a result, people staying in the outer two circles had to walk through campsites in the inner circle to get to the restroom building. Since we were in the inner circle, there were a lot of people using our campsite to walk through to get to the restrooms. Most people were respectful and tried to walk on the backside of our camper so as not to disturb us, but several people were pretty rude and walked right under our awning (several times when we were sitting there!) to cut through. If that was the only place to walk we wouldn't have cared, but they could have easily walked on the back side of our camper or through the site next to us where no one was sitting outside and wouldn't have disturbed us. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and will definitely camp here during our next trip to Cedar Point, but will probably request a site in the outer most circle so as to avoid the people cutting through our site. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Great campground, with or without the amusement park next door. Perfectly level site, space between rigs was good, water pressure great, clean grounds. Like Fort Wilderness, but better. We paid $150/night for a pull through but that included tickets to the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wow we had a great time I highly recommend this campground we had a blast. The sites were all concrete pads with very modern hookups and included a grill and table, very nice. Just a short walk through a parking lot and you are in the park. You can leave and go back anytime. If you stay at one of their resorts they let you in an hour early which is huge during the busy season. The park is awesome we all had so much fun. The pool is big and has a life guard until 11pm it was great! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
What a great set-up from which to visit Cedar Point! Campground is flat, paved, and sites are concreted, level, and very clean. Sites are crowded but you are there for the Cedar Point attractions. We were walking distance from the park that allowed for lunch, snacks, and occasional breaks...very convenient. Yes, the price is steep, however, the discount ticket packages and the location made up for it. Better than remotely camping and going to the parking lot for your camper! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is not a traditional campground, just a place to sleep while you visit Cedar Point. There are no fires, (but charcoal grills are provided). Being able to come back to the camper that was so close to the park for lunch and dinner was well worth the expense compared to the amazingly overpriced park food. The sites are small but ours was nicely landscaped to give privacy from our close neighbors. There is a constant breeze from Lake Erie that makes warm weather more tolerable. The restrooms are family style, a full size tub/shower, toilet and sink with a lockable door and hooks to hang stuff. They were moderately clean, but never had enough hot water for a comfortable shower, forcing us to shower in our rig. A very nice pool with kids play area was close to our site, and the courtesy shuttle pickup/dropoff was there. Just call for the shuttle from the courtesy phone, and one was there within minutes. There was an overflow lot to park our rig in after checkout while we went back to the park. The camp store seemed pretty well stocked but was expensive, though ice wasn't too expensive. On our next trip we will stay here again, but maybe plan on showering at night in hopes of hot water. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was our second stay here and we love it. We stayed in a full hook up back in site. This year we stayed 4 nights and purchased 3 day ride and slide tickets which are only $83 for resort guests. This is a great deal off of the gate prices. The bathroom and laundry facilities are excellent. You can walk to Soak City, the beach and Cedar Point. You get in a hour early to ride select rides. They have free shuttle buses to take you around if you want to go to the marina or front gate. The pool area is nice. If you want Wi-Fi, you'll have to go to the hotels. They have lots of channels on the cable. The sites are level and the hook ups conveniently located. They have a camp store which is convenient for ice and milk. One tip when you go to the park, at all the places that sell fountain Pepsi you can get free cups of cold water. If you are going to Cedar Point with an RV stay here for all the perks of the resort and the great ticket prices. We camped here in a Campground Cabin.
We stayed in the Lighthouse Point section of the campground. Sites were concrete, level and well manicured. There was plenty of room for a 45' motorhome with 4 slides and an awning, plus a large SUV. We could have easily fit another car on the driveway. The picnic table and grill were in good shape. No campfires allowed, but we knew this ahead of time. There were 4 complete bathrooms (tub/shower, toilet, sink) plus a laundry facility near the pool, and they were cleaned frequently. The view and sounds of the roller coasters were a plus for me: that's why we were here, after all. The park was a short walk away, plus there were shuttles to take you there. We will definitely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The older "circle' part of the park is 30 amp electric only with both pull through and back-in sites available. The newer portion of the park is a full RV resort: sites are beautifully landscaped with full hook ups including cable TV. There is free efficient and friendly shuttle service available throughout Cedar Point, including the campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Had a wonderful time here at the campground. The grounds were always clean and well manicured. Our site was level and easy to get into. The camp store was well equipped, a little pricy, but worth it if you forget something. The shuttles were great. Most of the drivers were pleasant to talk to and were knowledgeable about the park. If you didn't want to take the shuttle, the walk wasn't bad at all. If you are tired of the park and want to do something different for a day, take the Jet Express to Put-in-Bay, rent a golf cart and see the island. A relaxing time. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We just got back from a great Cedar Point trip. I haven't had a bad trip here. This was our first trip with the camper. We stayed at a full hook up back in site. The best deal for staying on park property is a package with tickets and coupons for stuff to do. We had enough room for our awning. A user had stated that could be a problem. Another review said there was no camp store but there is a really nice camp store in the building where you check in. It is fairly well stocked with ice, food, drinks, souvenirs, etc. It's probably cheaper to bring your own but if you run out of milk and don't feel like driving out to get some, I think an extra dollar isn't too outrageous. If you are staying at this property, you're going there to go to Cedar Point and Soak City. You're not going there to camp out in the wilderness. But it is a nice place to take a break from the hot sun. I think it is worth the extra money for the time saved by staying on property. The noise from the coasters didn't really bother us. Our two little kids took their afternoon naps. We were further away from the Mean Streak but could here the Magnum going up the hill. The place is clean and the bathhouse was clean. Somebody had clogged up the sinks and the cleaning crew was working on that the morning we left. I don't know why people or kids have to be so inconsiderate by messing up the bathhouse. We plan on staying here again. If you are going to Cedar Point, I would say stay here to enjoy all the park has to offer. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Part of the park is decent, part is not. You are here only if you want to go to the amusement park. Fires are not allowed & you may or may not have enough room to get your awning out. There is no camp store. If you have a big rig, watch out for the trees & low-hanging branches. As a campground, this place rates a 1 or 2. Since Cedar Point is within walking distance, I gave it a 3. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground was awesome. If you plan on spending time at Cedar Point, this is the place to stay. Yes you spend a little bit more but you get the convenience of being right outside the parks. You also get the benefit of entering Cedar Point one hour earlier then anybody else. Huge benefit to get onto those rides that would usually be packed. The pool is excellent and located just off Lake Erie. Staff friendly and helpful. Restrooms were extremely clean and garbage pick up was maintained. Take your kids on a great trip to Cedar Point and stay at Campers Village! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is not a luxury campground and is basically there to allow easy access to Cedar Point and Soak City. As other reviewers have stated, the sites are very close together and many of them back up to the Soak City fence, so there is not much privacy when the water park is open. We had site 123 which backed up to the wave pool area and other than the workers cleaning the area with a leaf blower at 7:00 each morning it didn't bother us. We actually spent most of our time in the park while we were there, so the visitors to Soak City didn't bother us at all either. If you are staying in Camper Village, there are only electric hook-ups and to get water, you have to go to the restroom building. Also, if you reserve a back-in site, try and request one on the outer circle, otherwise other campers will have to walk through your site to get to the restroom building as there aren't any walk through areas for the inner circle sites other than the campsites themselves. I felt bad every time I went to the restroom building as I had to walk through 2 or 3 occupied campsites on the way. The restrooms were cleaned regularly and the staff was very friendly and helpful. It is definitely overpriced for what you get, but when you compare the cost to staying in one of the resort hotels it's definitely a better deal! Also, it was very nice and economical to be able to come back to our camper for a late lunch and a quick rest during the afternoon. We are looking forward to returning next year for another visit to one of our favorite amusement parks. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We have been coming to Cedar Point for years and this was our first stay in this campground. This campground is what the reviews say it is. We had an electric only site in the older section of the campground. The sites in the older section are very small and crammed together, but they are paved and level with plenty of shade. We fortunately had an end site that was well shaded and a little larger than most sites in the older section. The restrooms and showers were old and fairly clean, but not spotless. The newer section of the campground has full hookup sites that are a little larger and have more updated restrooms and showers. You can’t have bikes or campfires. This is basically a place to sleep and rest when visiting the park. You pay for the convenience of being able to walk into the parks directly from your campsite. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good park if you want to just have a home base for Cedar Point. Not much to do at the campground. VERY close to highway, and security wasn't great. Sites were a bit tight. Camp store VERY sparse, and it's a drive to a WalMart or Meijer to get supplies. As I said, good "base camp" if you plan to spend much of your day away from camp. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We have been coming to Cedar Point for many years, but this is the first year in a RV. If your site is too close to the park the noise from the coasters is quite loud. But if you love roller coasters this is the place for you. No open fires are allowed at your site. They have swimming pools and access to the beach, and we saw some guys fishing off the pier. We will be back next year. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice campground, great perks. Close to the park and early entry to Cedar Point. We like staying here because of the convience. You and take a break from the park, eat lunch and cool down before heading back out for more fun. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The newer area of Lighthouse Point has a new bath house and it was in great shape. Parking on the cement pad was a breeze and worked out great for the two nights we were there. The 'camper village' one was cleaner this year than last. I had the same "SLOW" check-in procedure and lost valuable "line waiting" time in the park. If my family does this again, I will arrive early in the morning, register and park the rig in the lot until check-in time. The extra cost for 'tickets' was a waste. We entered an hour early and nothing was running with the start up maintenance just getting under way. I would do it again but plan differently! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great family campground. Large heated pool with hot tub. Campground store stocked with basics. One thing we noticed was the bathrooms were not very clean. They need to be cleaned more frequently. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Sites shaded, but on the small size but understandable due to the space available. Water is available at bathhouse in middle of circle but water is on the wrong side of the trailer if you pull in correct direction. Wonderful being within walking distance of Cedar Point and getting in an hour early and getting a 20 minute wait for the Maverick one day and Millennium Force the second. Price is expensive but the one day we ate at the park, we spent 100 dollars between lunch and dinner for five people and spending zero the second day as we ate at the trailer. Can use pool at lighthouse point but is a walk from Camper Village. Staff is friendly but check in can take a while and would recommend getting there early in the afternoon. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We spent 3 nights in an "electric only" site here while we visited Cedar Point Amusement Park. I thought, "Wow, $60 per night for electric only"? But in retrospect it was worth it for the convenience in accessing the park and early ride times. My only complaint is that the staff were not the friendliest - we were rushed thru at check-in and no one told us where to fill our fresh water. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Every year we debate on whether its worth the price to stay here ($60 for electric only!) but convenience always wins. Our site this year was in the back by the lake and the mayflies were terrible! The restrooms were as clean as could be considering it was prime mayfly time. There were 6 of us so the price evened out but I would not stay here if it were just the 2 of us. If you are spending several days at CP and SC this is the place for you. If you are only visiting CP for one day you may want to look elsewhere. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Excellent for access to Cedar Point, but they're about to chase us away as the price increases every year. There are campgrounds right outside of Cedar Point that are as good and are much less. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very friendly staff, clean & level sites, very large pull through sites, pools and hot tubs nice after a long day at the park, shuttle buses take you right to the gate. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great place to camp and go to the park. Sites are tight in the older section and do not have water but being within walking distance of the front gate to the park is worth it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is really a clean campground. A little pricey, but check for a package deal and it helps. Also remember that it saves you from paying parking fees at the park. It is really nice to camp right under the coasters. Easy access, and campground guests get to go into the park an hour early. Will stay here again, kids will love it. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
[ 6 / 10 ]
The $55 per night is for electric only, full hook-up is $72. Way over priced. Disney's Fort Wilderness is not that much! The shower curtains had green mold all over them. It took a phone call in the morning and then a personal appearance that evening to complain at the front desk to get them cleaned. The bathroom stalls constantly had paper towels all over the floor. The sites are level and while not huge, you did have some room between you and your neighbor. Check out is 1:00pm, we didn't check in until 7:30pm and there was still garbage (bones from chicken wings and beer bottle caps) from the previous campers on the site. The gnats were a huge problem - swarms af them everywhere. Easy access to Cedar Point is the only thing going for this park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were in the newer, full hook-up section of Camper Village which extends into the Lighthouse Point (camper-cabin) area. Top-notch resort-type campground, extremely clean, well-kept, and landscaped. Uniformed, polite staff on duty until after 11pm and campstore open until 1 am. They even clean the grills every day! No campfires allowed. We walked 5-10 minutes to the waterpark and theme park, but shuttle-service is constant. Not a lot of shade in this newer section. I wouldn't do it in the summer without A/C. Our site backed-up to the road, so we had a LOT of people walking through our site (what's up with that, anyway? Don't folks know you're just not supposed to do that??). Some full hook-ups are literally UNDER the wooden roller-coasters which runs until close to midnight. If we were to stay there again, I'd get one of the pull-through sites, which are in their own section, very long, closer to the pool. All sites have level concrete pads AND large faux-slate patios. Hookup water was colorless/odorless. Campground pool was large by campground standards, adjacent was a large fountain/waterworks-valve area with cascading water, pool was always life-guarded. Just past the pool area is a large pier going out into Lake Erie. We saw beautiful sunsets and huge ships just a couple hundred yards from shore coming into Sandusky Bay - awesome!! The nearby Soak City water park has waist-deep adults-only pool with a well-staffed swim-up bar. Thought I died and went to Heaven. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I have to rate this low because of the reservation system. We reserved a full hook up site only to arrive and have them tell us that we did not. After showing proof that we had, we ended up having to move 3 times before they got us on the right site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
My FAVORITE park on a cross country excursion and the last one before returning home. CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN, friendly, beautiful large pull thru's (if you can get them) great electric, great scenery, pool, dock, Amusement Park. I cannot say enough about this park. We called a day ahead and they happened to have a cancellation on a premium pull thru site so we were lucky. I plan on staying again and making reservations for several nights. A good park even without the amusement park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the nicest place we have ever been to. The parks are fantastic. It was like staying in our driveway at home with our camper. Beware of the mayflies. They were late this year and came to visit us on our second day. Other then that, this place was great! We loved it and can't wait to come back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed at Camper Village in the newer section with full hook ups. We stayed 3 nights at the first of June. It is expensive $66 a night with full hookups, but worth it for the convenience. Cedar Point is pretty isolated from the town of Sandusky it takes a good 30 minutes to get off the island, go into town and find something to eat or a grocery store and the same to get back so forget about leaving for lunch unless you want to lose 1-2 hours. It is a well landscaped, clean campground. Every site has their own trash can emptied daily; they clean your ashes out of your grill daily if you BBQ. The best part of it for us was the ability to get up eat breakfast, walk into the entrance an hour early before park opens to the general public, get the big rides out of the way before it gets crowded, then go back to trailer eat lunch, then change into swimming attire and go to the water park which is even closer maybe 100 yds, the water park is really nice and all of it is heated alot. I wasn't expecting warm water in early June. Then after several hours go back to the trailer eat dinner, change clothes, and go back to Cedar Point for the remainder of the evening. Between the money I saved for meals for 5 of us at the park, and the daily parking fee of $10 that I would have had to pay if I stayed elsewhere, and the convenience it was well worth it to me, especially if you get the 2 Day Ride and Slide like we did. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is one of the nicest RV parks that I have been to. The campgrounds are spotless.
The staff has a can-do attitude. The new sites for 2004 are large, about an 80 -85 foot in length concert pad. The park is well patrolled with Cedar Point's own police force. When you stay in the RV-park, you get to enter the amusement park at 9 AM, 1 hour prior to the general public. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
This was a great park, we stayed in the newer section, paved sites and patios. Walk into
the back of the park:) We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 5 / 10 ]
We stayed in the original area of the campground, where there are electric only sites. The sites are close together and the landscaping is minimal. Updates are needed in this section. I'm very surprised at these comments--I think people are factoring the fun from the amusement park, which is fun! It is noisy, especially on the weekends as the roller coasters run late. Regardless, we had fun. I recommend the two day pass with water park included. That is very close to the campground and it is well done. All in all, we might have saved money by camping, as silly as that seems. We ate all our meals in the camper or on the picnic table and drank all our drinks there. That saved us lots of money. Besides, the food served at CP is not very good or healthy. It was fun to escape from CP to the camper. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
[ 10 / 10 ]
This place was awesome. Right at the theme park and water park. Plus, had a nice pool for the kids. Trash was constantly being picked up by camp personnel. Large sites. This place was great! We're going back next year for a week! We camped here in a camper.
From I-80/90, take exit 118 instead of exit 110. Exit 118 is a more direct route and exit 110 meanders through a residential area. As you cross the land bridge to Cedar Point, get in the far left lane and stay far left through the park entrance gate all the way to the campground. There are two adjacent campgrounds. Camper Village does not have full hookups in all sites and is older with gravel sites. Choose Lighthouse Point which is much newer with concrete pads and nice landscaping. This is a destination park with many things for families to do, both in the campground and in the theme park. The pool at the campground is the nicest we have seen anywhere with a lifeguard and overhead sprays to run under. It is an expensive campground, but you get more. We recommend this campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed in the new Light House Point section of Cedar Point's Camper Village. Very long pull-thru concrete driveway and picnic pad, complete with permanent grill and clean picnic table. Concrete site is perfectly level. Landscaping is beautiful with excellent manicured green grass and privacy evergreen trees around the concrete patios. Not waterfront, but water view. Entry to park is a quick 5 minute walk or shuttle bus. Trash pickup service everyday. Nice registration office and campstore. Noise from rollercoaster is only a low rumble, not a big deal. In short, campground reminds me of a high end luxury motorcoach resort in terms of looks and long concrete pad. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This lives up to its name as a Resort. If you love roller coasters and such you will love this campground. We did not use the amusement park since it was cold and rainy. Opting instead for a lovely drive along the lake. The campground is well manicured and very clean. We had a tire problem and the Resort maintenance came and helped us - wow, I had to twist his arm to give him a tip. 2 complaints would be that it is loud due to the roller coasters, and you can not get a lake site since they have cabins all along the lake front We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great location if you are spending the day at Cedar Point. Free shuttles or a 5-10 minute walk across the parking lot to the back entrance to the park. The pool was open, even in October. Eveything is paved and level. The back- in sites in the newer section seemed larger, though louder due to being closer to the main road and rollercoasters. Cute cabin and cottage rental available for friends traveling without rvs. It was very nice to be able to come back to the motorhome after 14 hours at the park while everyone else was stuck in traffic trying to leave at the end of the night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Extremely clean CG right at the base of the roller coasters at Cedar Point. Very sterile looking though - not like a normal CG more of a resort. We were at site 238 which was next to “Mean Streak” roller coaster. Good site but it was still a long walk to the park. If you go, look to stay in sites 284-321. This is a little closer to the park. We went to a bath house close to the swimming pool, to shower one morning, and the showers were terrible. They were dirty, and the drains were blocked so you showered in a couple inches of water. There is another very modern bathhouse in section 284-321. Needless to say, we showered there from that point on. Great long cement pads at each site that could fit a camper and truck. Fantastic amusement park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A very nice RV resort. A little noisy but thats due to the proximity to the roller coasters in the park. Be prepared to wait in a long line to check in. If you get there early and want to park and go to the amusement park the overflow lot fills up fast and I got mildly hassled by an attendant at the lot across the street for the Cedar Point water park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It is a resort campground so it is expensive. The park is laid out well in the space available. We were disappointed in the lack of cleanliness in the bathrooms. Can't beat it for the easy access to the amusement park but the shuttle vans need to be replaced. They appear to be many years old and in need of repairs. Also would not expect a tip jar for drivers for an included service. Bottom line is there is room for improvement but if we visit Cedar Point Amusement Park in the future, we will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This CG is good for what it is- a place to stay while doing the park and soak city. As for a "normal" CG it is way off. First and foremost your not allowed to ride your bike!! Come on! I've been to many CG and have yet to see a problem caused by a bike rider! The bathrooms were a mess at all times! Staff were business friendly only. English was a major problem at CG and park. Quiet time was fine and the camping area was fine. Good electric and water pressure. Shuttle vans were a big plus. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Immaculate RV Park perfect for those who want to maximize their stay at Cedar Point or Soak City. Awesome pull thru sites with full hookups and picnic table, but no campfires allowed. Thrilling roller coaster noise gently floods your campsite. Convienient shuttle to park entrance or walk for about 5 minutes across a parking lot and you are through the gates! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We paid $204.00 for two nights. This was for a pull through site, full hook ups, also included 4 tickets for Friday night and 2 tickets for Saturday. It was great to be in the shadow of the coasters. The price seems a bit steep until you look at the tickets to the park you get also. If you go here get one of the package deals from them on the web site. The only drawback was the bathrooms were a bit on the messy side. They could have been a bit cleaner to get a "10" from me. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A bit pricy unless you stay as part of a package deal, then it's pretty reasonable. The sites are a little close together. Not quite sardine like, but closer than we prefer. We were on the end of a row and there was no one on the other side so it wasn't too bad. Plus we spent most of our time in the amusment park. It was great not having to get a locker or drive to another location at the end of long day from walking and standing in lines. My only real nit about it are the park maps. The one for the campground itself is OK, but it doesn't tell you where the restaurants and other things in the resort are nor the park entrances. The map for Cedar Point itself is cartoon like and hard to understand. This doesn't sound like a big deal, but when you're trying to find out how to get to an onsite restaurant, it's annoying. I would still highly recommend staying here. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 10 / 10 ]
We camped here in August, 2003. Wonderful campground. Large pull through sites on concrete pad (70'). Each site separated with landscaping and each site has a slate patio with small charcoal grill. Each morning staff would clean out grill and also dust the picnic tables for spiders etc. My children thought they had gone to heaven being able to camp literally under the roller coasters. We were able to sit at our campsite and watch them all, anticipating the fun to come. Staying here is considered to be onsite by Cedar Point and entitles you to resort priviledges. Only downside, by the end of 5 day stretch, mom and dad had enough of "roller coaster noise". We are definitely adding Cedar Point to our coaster park circuit and will be back again to Lighthouse Point. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here 3 nights. This park was just bought by a retired couple (well they were retired ;), earlier this Summer and they are working hard to renovate an old campground that needs a lot of work. Give it a year or 2 and this will be a 9 or 10 if they keep working on it like they have been. Already, they have added a nice game room with pool table, ping pong, and games. They have weekly events including a Sunday Breakfast and Saturday Corn Roast - both yummy! The staff were very friendly and helpful. The location is very convenient to Sandusky and the Islands, but is quiet! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here one month. This is an old campground that needs a lot of renovation. The pull-thrus are very close to each other with tight turns on the gravel roadways. The electric service delivered about 108 to 110 volts during heavy air conditioner use. The "game-room" is a couple of machines in the office. The website ad is misleading. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We appreciated receiving packages and mail during our one month stay. The location is very convenient to the Erie Island area attractions, while still being remote enough to be considered camping. Caution - bring LOTS of ant pesticide. Our site was loaded with ants and mounds. We would stay here again but only for a night, not one month. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Crystal Rock is a well run campground in a great location far enough away to get out of the hustle and bustle, but close enough to many attractions to be convenient. Sites are a good size, mostly grassy, and divided between partly sunny to shaded. It rained quite a bit during our stay and the campground seemed to drain well with no sites retaining excess water or runoff. The restroom and shower house on the north side is a short walk from any site. The facilities were clean and completely functional. One of the things I liked is a community camp fire which it seems goes on every night. A few nights that I didn't feel like building a fire I was able to hang out there. The staff there are very friendly, helpful, and seem to be willing to do whatever it takes to make your stay enjoyable. One night one of the staff even went to help someone get their fire started as they seemed to be having trouble. Something I noticed was that when you buy firewood from them you also get some kindling and a firestarter brick. They are making improvements to the campground from my observation from last year to this visit. Some of the utilities have been improved (more 50amp sites), they are adding cable hookups, and wifi is now available in the campground (no extra charge for wifi). It also looks like they're adding a pizza oven for next season which looks like fun! The only thing that detracts is some kind of pump/machinery that runs intermittently on the far north side of the property. If you're looking for total and complete silence it may be bothersome from time to time. It certainly was not enough to keep you awake or drown out conversation or anything. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is an old KOA; great place if you tent camp. If you need hookups this place is the pits! New owner has a lot of work to bring this place up to standards. He told me that the campground was dropped by Good Sams this season. The few hookup sites (30 amp) are dirt, no grass left. The one and only 50 amp sites does not have sewer. The campground is miles from anywhere and hard to get to on narrow farm roads with no signs to direct you. The only true statement in the ad was the wi-fi did work; the rest of the ad is very misleading. Pass on this one unless you are tent camping and just want to be out in the country. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate reflects Good Sam. This was a accidental stay, as we left our original campground for lack of services, and needed a quick solution nearby to Cedar Point. The sites are a bit unlevel and dirt. There are lots of trees and most sites a shady. The staff was very nice and knowledgeable of the area. They had a good laundry and we had a full hookup. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Camp staff stated that they were new owners of the campground. We noticed that this park had very few campers, but were very surprised at how friendly the staff was. They delivered wood to our site and came back multiple times to see if we needed anything. We camp very often and have never been taken care of so well. Campsites are very big and the rates are very cheap compared to some of the other campgrounds in the area, and they don't nickel and dime you like other campgrounds regarding guests. I would recommend this campground and will stay here in the future! We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We camped at this park for Memorial Weekend and wondered why it was so empty compared to other campgrounds - now we know why. The owners seemed nice at first, but they're only in it for the money. We had a couple people come stay with us and didn't pay the extra $4/person, only to be confronted by the owner with a nasty attitude. He seemed to drink beer all day and when he confronted us, he seemed to be drunk. He came back to apoligize, but it was too late because he already left a bad impression. During our stay, we witnessed another camp group get kicked out of the park. I've been camping for years and have never had a bad experience at a campground, until now. I would not recommend this campground to others. Maybe that's why they're selling the park (even though they just bought it), because they don't quite know how to run it? We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The voltage at our site was less than 100 VAC, it should be 115 minimum. This was with just the TV operating. Went to the office and the sent a fellow out with his voltmeter. He did not think it was that big a problem, I explained that it is a VERY big problem. I found that the voltage on the site next to us was 114 VAC and it was not rented so I plugged in there. They have some serious power issues at this campground. The restrooms and showers were excellent. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a clean, well-taken-care-of campground. The camp sites are fairly roomy, with lots of mature trees. The office people were friendly and helpful. When I informed them that someone had left a mess in the restroom, it was taken care of very quickly. The store is not very complete - just the basics. The campground has a very nice-sized, clean pool. We had a very strong cell phone signal at the campground. This campground is a good base for going to downtown Sandusky, Cedar Point, Catawba, Marblehead, Put-in-Bay, and Kelly's Island. We enjoyed our 4 night stay very much, and we would definitely stay at Crystal Rock Campground again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 4 / 10 ]
No scheduled activities. Playground for little kids was pathetic. Close to Cedar point and Lake Erie. Camp store had very little to offer. Only good if you plan on spending your entire day off camp property. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We chose this campground to save money over the more expensive parks located closer to Cedar Point (20 minutes drive). It's a good place to stay if most of your time will be spent at the amusement park. Bathrooms were clean most of the time, there's a small pool and playground, and laundry facilities. Very limited grocery items and supplies in office with no store nearby. Sites are mostly open with shade trees, some are wooded. Limited number of pull-thru sites with full hookups. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Pros: Clean showers, paved pads, full hookups, 1 mile from Cedar Point and Lake Erie. Cons: Back-In sites are listed as 40' in length, but are 30', some pads are not even wide enough to get tires on, nowhere to park tow vehicle, except in street. The sites are practically stacked on top of each other, less than 10' apart, closest I've ever seen, just enough room for your awning to come out, very weak Wi-Fi. Not a destination park, but OK for a couple of days to go sightseeing. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Not the best experience, nor the worst. They had messed up our full hookup, back-in site reservation by assigning us to an electric only back-in site. That was caught at arrival, but resulted in us being assigned to a flood prone, full hookup back-in site. Set up in afternoon. That evening a heavy rain shower came in, including a tornado warning. Our site filled up with water that did not drain until next morning. Staff was friendly and accommodating and let us move to a nearby site the next morning that did not experience flooding during heavy rains. But, we had to move back to our original site for last night because that site was reserved for that night. Stayed 6 nights. About the campground. The good: Playground, pool, up-dated clean showers, close to Cedar Point and Sandusky. The bad: Close, crowded campsites; double train tracks very close to campground with trains passing at least every hour; small laundry room is not air conditioned. We camped here in a Motorhome.
All I can say is that there is a train that goes ALL NIGHT LONG, every hour and 45 minutes, through somewhere close to the park. A good night's sleep was impossible. The sites are slammed up against one another and the pool was murky. They were nice enough and our hook ups worked fine, but there was literally no room on either side of us, we were packed in like sardines. If I had to do it all over again, I would stay at Cedar Point itself. Not sure about their amenities, but there is no train to deal with and it is right at the park. Out of the 17 places we stayed during our excursion, this was the worst, by far. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is not top notch, on run down side. Old permanent trailers also bring the park down. Laundry room not cleaned on a daily or weekly basis. If ever. Blacktop on sites narrow and in need of repair. Extremely noisy train passes right by park blowing whistle at all hours especially during night: often. A lot of help but most sitting and chatting behind desk. Help oblivious to providing camper with nice site or understanding plain English on what you want. This park brings KOA endorsement down. Has to be something better in area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
OMG! the flying bugs, swarms and swarms: everywhere!. This is a nice looking park, relatively easy to get into, however, the place is FULL of water bugs/mosquitoes, etc. Unbelievable. Perhaps it is the time of year but really, couldn't wait to get out of here. The trains running near by do sound their horns as they go by, which does tend to wake you up. They have recently been trying to update according to a nice letter they included with registration package, just not sure what they are going to do about the flying insects. They are literally everywhere and in very large swarms. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The campground is very conveniently located near Cedar Point and off of the highway. The grounds are very well kept. The pool and playground areas were clean and nice. There was a snack shack that had a nice selection. There was a jumping pillow. There was also a $1 per day per child charge to jump and a waiver needed to be signed. The pillow also closed for part of the afternoon. I only mention this because we have not encountered this before. There were crafts, activities, a movie and an ice cream social while we were there. We camped in a pull-through site that was plenty long, but narrow. The site was paved and level, as was the entire campground. There are a lot of tent sites. A lot. This campground was a bit noisier (campers) than we are used too. We had rather noisy tent campers across from us. Campers were constantly in and out of the campground. I think this may be due in part to the proximity to Cedar Point. You cannot hear Cedar Point, but we felt that most campers stayed here just to go to the Park or were passing through. All in all, it served its purpose well and we would probably stay there again. The reason we gave it a 7 is because of its transient nature. It is a nice, clean campground though. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Camped at the Sandusky KOA during Fourth of July Weekend. I will never do this again. The campsites and grounds were too crowded and the restrooms were not clean. They should have people available round the clock to clean during holidays. On the positive side the grounds were level and Wi-Fi worked great. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Pretty nice campground. We have camped here many times before, but this year there were lots of sites for seasonal people that are leaving less sites for people wanting to stay a few nights. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Restrooms/showers were clean, but not air conditioned so it was literally like taking a shower in a sauna. Large pool but we didn't get in it because it looked like it was green- probably needed to be shocked with chlorine. A little food shack is on site that serves pizza, hot dogs, etc. that was nice. Weekend activities for the kids and family but we didn't partake because we went to Cedar Point. Very close to Cedar Point and easy to get to- only 5 minutes away. A little on the pricey side, but still more affordable than the ridiculously overpriced Cedar Point campground. We will probably stay here again next summer while visiting Cedar Point. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I reserved a pull thru site, and even called to confirm that I would have a pull-thru. After being reassured that I would have a pull-thru, when I arrived they put me in a back-in. Had to park the trailer in the back of the park and unhook. All the sites are right up against each other and hard to get into. Had noisy neighbors. Had I known all this, I would have paid more to stay at a different park. Moved to a different park on last night. No LP for sale and staff was not helpful to find any. Not like any KOA I've stayed at. Do not recommend. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There was a lot of pros and a lot of cons at this park. The sites were clean and well maintained with a decent amount of shade. However they were stacked right on top of one another and the electric and water hookups were shared, so some of the hookups were on the wrong side for our camper. The bathrooms and showers were clean but very small. For a campground this size they could use a lot more. Because of this it is important to time your trips to the showers. The people behind the desk were friendly and helpful but the store itself was a joke. Make sure not to forget anything or plan to make a trip out to the local grocery store. As an aside, I think the people here are missing the boat by not selling Sandusky merchandise and souvenirs. The location is close to Cedar Point which is fantastic. It also borders a train track which is very active and noisy. I really wanted to rank this park higher but compared to the other KOA's that we have been to, this one was a disappointment. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice and clean park. The train whistle did not bother us at all. Staff friendly - got escort to site. Only negatives: Sites rather narrow for rigs with slides and awnings. But long enough. Water had lots of particles - really jammed up our filter. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Clean, well kept even during Bike Week with lots of tents, and cabin dwellers. Has friendly staff, great pool, good planned activities, nice sites. Not much in the camp store, or for your pets. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here on Memorial Day Weekend and the following week. Negatives: Just as I read in some of the other reviews, some of the sites are very narrow due to the trees that are located between each site. Also, just as noted in some other reviews, the train/train whistle initially caused some rude awakenings, however by the 2nd and subsequent nights it didn't bother us. Positives: Has easy access, friendly staff, well-maintained park, garbage pickup, Roving Security, Pet Friendly, Kid Friendly, and very close to Cedar Point for a great price. When we arrived the campground was nearly full. We were escorted to a site only to find that the group beside us had a vehicle parked in the spot we were to go into. The park employee ask them to move the vehicle and as we got closer we realized that there were other vehicles parked in the grass between the sites and 2 large tents with multiple adults and children on the site. Absolutely no way to pull our 5th wheel into the site, put out the slides (2) and have any room. (The slides would have pushed up against the tents.) I called the office and we were reassigned to another site without any difficulty. The park employees were very concerned about inconveniencing us by having to move, but we actually like to new site better than the one we had originally requested. As for the other reviews that worry about the need to have night time security and unfriendly staff. We did not feel unsafe at any time during our stay and we did not feel unsafe in the area outside the park. We are night owls and sometimes we were out in the city well after midnight. It is great to see a business taking extra precautions that are not necessary, to assure that you feel comfortable and safe during your stay. Finally, the owners/operators and every employee were very friendly. There was no hint of rudeness as other reviews had documented. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Our stay was $121 a night for a park model cabin. It was way over priced and not comfortable at all. These cabins were actually very small mobile homes, not cabins like what is pictured on the website. This would have been OK except that the mattress in the cabins were 6" thin, filled with springs and wrapped in noisy hospital plastic. All night long we were trying to balance high center on the edge of the mattress so we wouldn't be sleeping on each other. FYI: One of us weighs 140 and the other 110. I was very glad that the campground was close to Cedar Point, after a night of no sleep and a day of rides, I was in no condition to face a long drive with traffic. We camped here in a Campground Cabin.
This campground is now Sandusky/Bayshore KOA and this is their second season being a part of the KOA affiliation. This campground was very close to Cedar Point and it appears that there are attempts to improve the campground. The staff was very nice and helpful. They did mix up our reservations, but rectified the problem fairly. The campsite we had was very small, but satisfied our needs. There is a busy train track near by and a small airport...it did not bother us, but it is something to consider. They seemed very focused on safety and noise level at night, all of which were handled very well. It does appear that when the weekend rolls in, the "regulars" rule the campground. Nice pool! Nice campground, I would consider returning if I were in the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Ever want to camp in a parking lot next to a train track? Then this campground is right for you. Loud, crowded, ugly and unfriendly. Why would anyone stay there? Oh - maybe if they didn't read this review. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We camped here for 3 nights and 4 days. We choose this location because it is very close to Cedar Point. We had a long but narrow site with a full hookup. Wireless internet worked and was free. The kids loved the heated pool although there was no life guard. Staff was pleasant and helpful. I felt the camp store could be better stocked. Breakfast was available on Sunday morning. I would stay there again We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
No problems at all while there very clean restrooms and showerhouse. Campsite reservation was easy,timely and rite. The trains never bothered us we were in a travel trailer and in fact my 2 year old son loved the trains. They were working hard at making park better while we were there and the staff was friendly and efficient. Also the neighborhood it is in is not that bad but once yore in the park it is secure and patrolled by local law enforcement. Had a good time with my family while there no problems at all. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Stayed here 3 nights in one of there cabins. Some have complained about the trains but we really didn't notice them. the near by neighborhood was questionable but the park was nice and the staff were great with info on the area. It is now a KOA and they are really working at fixing it up. They were removing dead trees while we were there and installing new cabins. It's very close to Cedar Point which was the reason for our visit. We camped here in a Campground Cabin.
Well, since the last time we camped there I noticed that they have a few new faces. Some of the new help in the office were not very friendly. A smile or a hello would have been nice to see or hear. Bathrooms are great and pool is too. I have to say, the office manager is wonderful though. She really makes you feel welcomed here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
I camped here from May to September with the seasonal rate. I was by myself most of the time with visits from my family who live close by. This is a very safe, friendly, quiet and well-maintained campground. I'm going back this year to stay again and know I'll love it. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I reserved a full hook-up, back-in site that was supposed to accommodate a 40 ft trailer. The site was very shallow: my 36 foot trailer occupied the entire site with the back jacks at the end of the pad and my tounge jack right at the edge of the street. Backing into the site was very difficult. Sites are at a 90 degree angle to the road and large trees at the edge of the site require a tight turn to get on the site. Fortunately it was not very busy when I arrived on Thursday evening so the road was reasonably clear. As the campground filled up later in the weekend the only place to park vehicles was in the roadway making access to the campsites even more difficult. The campground was not in a particularly nice part of town. It was located in the middle of a mobile home park and right next to a heavily travelled railroad track (trains every fifteen minutes). Some of the roads in the campground were narrow and maneuvering a large trailer was difficult. On the plus side, the campgrounds restrooms were very clean and the staff was friendly. Given the small sites and difficulty of maneuvering I would probably choose a different campground on my next visit to Sandusky. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Our site was close to the pool and camp store. The shower house was in good shape, clean, and looked like a fresh coat of paint had been added this year. The staff was very friendly, there was some noise from the nearby airport (small planes only), that quit soon after dark. Overall, a good campground, and we'll be back again next year. We chose this campsite because it was close to Cedar Point, and also Vermilion Ohio, where we were racing a triathlon. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The sites are smaller than other places we have stayed and we had to do some creative things to get our pop up and van to fit without the bumper of the van sticking into the road, but we were able to make it work. The pool was very nice and clean and the folks at the office were very helpful and knew the area really well. We enjoyed the volleyball court and my boys enjoyed both the basketball court and shuffleboard court. The playground was really quite nice, although our kids are teens and did not use it. We chose this park as a cheaper alternative to the Cedar Point campground. The park is located just minutes from the park entrance which was very nice after a long day at the park. We visit the park every summer and were glad to find somewhere we could stay a couple of extra days and make a mini vacation out of it. The train was kind of a nuisance and yes, it came once every hour all day and night, but after the first couple, we didn't really pay much attention to it and it was not loud enough to wake us at night. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
While the sites and bathrooms/showers were clean the sites were small. The combined camper/tent site we stayed at had a small groove running through it and continuing through the neighboring sites. There also was an impression in the ground where the fire ring used to be. This also was in the only area where a tent could be placed along with the small groove. This is a natural collection place for rain water. Since it rained the second night of the two we were there, these indeed collected water and much to our dismay, seeped through one of the tent floor seams and made for a long wet night. Also, it seems that there is one of the nations busiest railroads right next to the park. There are two or three long trains every hour all day and all night long. And of course they cross nearby roads so they blow their horns each and every time. If you can put up with the trains and have a camper/RV then this is not a bad campground. It is very close to Cedar Point and has a nice pool. We camped here in a Tent.
This is next to a mobile home park (not an upscale one), and has lots of "residents" who are not typical RV-park crowd. The girlfriend wouldn't have stayed there if we didn't have a self-contained RV. Sites are very tight, and "pull-through" sites weren't, there were posts that kept me from being able to pull in with my relatively short 19 foot trailer, I had to approach from the other side and back in. Well, shoot, I could have saved money and just got a back-in site! In addition, reserved the site on KOA website only to find that they wanted "tax" when I arrived (a couple of dollars). No other KOA, including other KOA's in Ohio, have ever done this, any taxes are included in the reservation. Finally, the office area is rather scary. Has a "pool hall" feel to it, with the "store" being a shelf or two of food behind the counter (that says something). Other reviews mention the trains nearby, and they aren't lying - every 15 minutes, you can almost set you watch to it. It is clear they are trying very hard to clean up the place, and I have a lot of hope for the campground, but right now I will stay elsewhere. The good thing I can say is that the rate was appropriate for the accommodations, it just wasn't up to normal KOA standards. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a large park, expensive, but nice, Many activities for kids at the Park and surround area such as Cedar Park Amusement Park. I would stay here again. Staff very helpful. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I would agree with previous comment on how tight the sites were. If you have a slide out it's really tight. The staff however was very helpful and nice. The fire pits were very close to each other. We could hear everyone's conversation if we were not talking. Too close for us. I also agree on the scary part of town comment. However, after being in the gated campground you felt much better. It's just driving in and out of the area that makes you feel just a little uneasy. We camped here 3 nights. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Unfortunately, the campground did not have pictures of the surrounding area on their website. When we got there, we understood why. It is not exactly in the best part of town and there is a railroad that runs trains day and night blaring horns. The sites themselves were not bad, but the restrooms and showers looked like they get cleaned once a week. We left after the first night after realizing this "family campground" had an area dedicated to people who want to stay up all night partying. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The sites are so small that we almost hit the next camper when we opened our awning. We had a pull through, but it was so small and tight that we could not pull through, so we had to back in. Site was so small that we had to park sideways in front of the trailer. I would have rate it below 0 if I could have. DO NOT STAY HERE! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
It's hard to know where to start. The staff were unfriendly and seemed annoyed with their jobs. The store/game room/office is filthy. The sites and playground are mud holes if it rains at all. Very little grass, very little shade. Camp ground is directly next to a very busy railway system that runs trains (horns and all) at least every 15 minutes day and night. There is also a small airport in the close vicinity, with a lot of air traffic. Quiet time is not enforced and people are allowed to just party as loud as they want until all hours of the night. This campground charges too much money for what is offered. The experience was so unpleasant we almost packed up and looked for a new place to stay. But, with what we had already paid to stay there, we toughed it out and stayed gone as much as possible. The sites are extremely close together, absolutely no sense of privacy in the least. If your trailer has a slide out, it will be providing shade for your neighbors' picnic table. This camp ground says they welcome pets, and they actually have at least one dog in the office area at all times. We had the pleasure of receiving a complaint notice on our camper door about our Golden Retriever barking. Our dog was being teased by 4 teenagers and he was only reacting in a way dogs do when being tormented. The camp ground employees would not do anything about the teens and actually threatened to have us leave if the barking continued. The grounds are not well kept and the atmosphere was way off base for what seasoned campers are use to. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 7 / 10 ]
Lots of teens working the desk, horsing around and joking with each other. Sites fairly close together but adequate. Pool area and bathrooms were clean. Shuttle to Cedar Point was great. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice park. Sites are roomy, many with their own shelter/pavilion. Great play area for the kids, as well as a nice pool. Staff was friendly and helpful and the restrooms and showers were clean. Close to Cedar Point and other area attractions. Overall nice camping experience. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
The staff was friendly and helpful and the grounds were need and clean. We found the
restrooms were not well maintained and there were not enough restrooms and showers for the huge amount of people. We also found the campground to be noisy
because of its closeness to the main highway and a regional airport with low flying planes. However, the biggest problem was the close proximity of the
park to very, very busy rail tracks. The combination of all of these was enough to disrupt our sleep during our 4 night stay. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
A nice campground, friendly, helpful staff. Bathrooms and showers were clean, paved roads and sites, shuttle to Cedar Point (charge). Stayed here in 2002 and 2003. We camped here in a Motorhome.