We were very pleased to find this fairly new park right on Lake Erie. Small campground has few amenities, but they aren’t needed with the setting. Paved road and sites, which are easy back-ins and all level. Laundry room, and clean bathroom/showers. No sewer, but three dump sites. No Wi-Fi or cable, but good TV reception. Weekends are $35. We would definitely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
You might ask - "How can it be a 10 without sewer hookups?" Easy -- sites are spacious, paved, and wide enough to park your car next to your rig. At least 20' separation between sites, and landscaped mounds and to the feeling of privacy. Close to downtown, yet on the water. Good over the air TV. Well maintained, and the lady who checked us in could not have been more helpful. The kind of park where we wished we could have stayed a month. We would go out of our way to stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The campground is owned and operated by the Erie-Western PA Port Authority, a government agency similar to a municipal government park. It is a very nice park with good 50 amp power at every site. There are actually 3 dump sites, but one faces the wrong direction on the roadway. The showers and restrooms were very clean and well maintained. All the sites were very wide and covered by asphalt. There was chain link fence all the way around. There are no amenities within walking distance, unless you want to fish off the pier walkway along the channel leading to the lake. Appears to be a popular fishing pier for the locals. Good Verizon G3 signal. The trees between the sites are still growing. We camped here in a 36' motorhome diesel pusher and still had lots of room on the site for the toad. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Site 11 was long, wide, and had view of the lighthouse on Presque Isle State Park. Well laid out county park with 2 dump stations. View of water - not waterfront but close to state park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
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Very nice campground run by the City of Erie. Would have given this campground a 10 if it had sewer at each site. There are 2 dump stations. Every site has a wide level asphalt pad with plenty of room between sites, picnic table and fire ring. Roads are asphalt too. Located across the channel from the Coast Guard Station on Presque Isle. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you can imagine camping in a supermarket parking lot, then you will love this campground. If you need trees, shade, some level of privacy, then this is not the place for you. The sites are described as "Waterfront" but a chain link fence divides you from the edge of the lake. The campground is in an industrial area and offers no amenities within walking distance. The wind is fierce coming off of the lake and there is no buffer. The $20.00 nightly fee is great, but this was only offered during the 2005-2006 season. The new rate is not posted yet. There is a FREE boat launch and bike trails nearby. This is the first campground I have ever set-up in and then packed up and left. The desk staff was understanding to our need for more a more rustic campground and refunded our money with no problem. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Did not stay because this campground is now closed by State of Pennsylvania Court Order. Can not be reopened unless owner gets proper permits which is doubtful because of large fines he owes state. It is also under forclosure. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The owner and the staff of this campground were extremely rude. Most of the campground is made up of regular seasonal campers. Most sites are in a grassy field. Gravel drive into and around the campground. There is a covenience store on site. Bathrooms are in poor condition and showers do not drain well. Will not stay again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The showers were clean, but could stand to have them upgraded. Nice place to go when you want to remain in the Erie area to go places you need to go in this area for the weekend. I wouldn't want to go here often because it doesn't have activities and the water spickets do not have good drainage for absorbing water. Make sure you set up your tent far away from the water pipe. Tenters make sure you have a 220 line adapter to plug your AC cords into. The only thing this camp has is a small playground for the kids and a huge pond to look for green and brown frogs and other pond creatures. We camped here in a camper.
Quite a few permanent residents. Showers and rest rooms were in poor condition and not as clean as we would like. A lot of open sites with water and electric only. In fairness, it was raining when we were there and everything probably looked its worst. We camped here in a camper.
Tent sites were small, muddy, not private. Our bathhouse had one shower, one sink, and one toilet. No immediate access to water. Quiet hours were not enforced. Visitors were very loud entering after hours, drunk, using very profane language, had a dog running loose. Took several phone calls from several campers before they were asked to leave twice. Definitely will not stay again. Usual campground was booked full. Needs maintenance due to mud and ruts in the roadway. We camped here in a Tent.
We stayed during July 4th weekend. It was a wet week in the area, which left the site in very poor condition with ruts and extremely muddy. Site size is very long, but very tight in width. Set up facing one trailer and back to the back of another. With more rain during the weekend, the ground could not absorb and became more muddy. Had to lock in 4 wheel when driving on site. Location of campground is a close drive to Erie Zoo and Presque Isle. If in the area again would look to camp elsewhere. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The camp staff was friendly. The pool was really nice and had plenty of shallow areas for kids to play in. The play ground was very limited. The overall appearance of the park had a run down look. Our spot (#5) was a grassy spot. It was level from side to side but leaned forward. The wireless internet had a strong signal. It was very quiet. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here for four nights because of the location near family. Park office personnel were friendly. Park itself needs work. Most sites are now overgrown with little gravel and not level. With all the recent rain, site was very wet which makes for muddy tires and feet. This is the first time in two years we have had to use wood under a tire to level. Many very old permanent units. Park has WiFi but it is very slow. We wouldn't stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We pulled in, paid for one night, then could not get into our site. Was told it was a gravel pad, but it was complete grass, and it was pouring rain, and the ground was super soft. The bathrooms were bad. We turned around and left. We did not even stay. Would never return. Staff was of no help. Said there was gravel at one point, but the grass just grew up over it all. Appeared everyone there was living there fulltime except maybe two. Horrible. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very pleasant and helpful lady in office. Gave us several maps with our site seeing routes highlighted to make it easier for us. Terrible weather, and the site we were given was a little soggy. Owner came and talked to us and offered us any site that would be easier for us, but we kept the one we were at. We didn't have any problem when leaving, but if we had, the owner said he would help us if we needed him, and I do believe he would have! Campground is a work in progress, lots more work to do, but you can see they are trying to make things 100%! We would most definitely stay here again, if in the area!!! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a good place to stay if you need an overnight spot close to the freeway. It would not be a place I would use as a destination for a week or so. It is an older campground and does not have many amenities for families. It was a good spot for us to stay overnight on a trip down Interstate 90. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good overnight stop. Fairly basic as other reviews have mentioned, but it was pleasant and we felt safe. Nice little store associated with the office. We would stop here again when passing through. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground has changed names to Presque Isle Passage. It has new owners. We were greeted by very friendly and helpful staff. They have a great selection of goods in the general store. We stayed 3 nights. There is very little shade. We lucked out and got one of the better sites. We did walk around and seen there were quite a few sites we would not want to stay on. They would require a lot of blocks! The rest rooms were the cleanest we have ever seen in a camp site! We did not like the "timer" on the showers. We would stay again if we could get the same site we had gotten! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Campground name must be because this place is on a slope. All sites slope 2 directions. Had to use several blocks under the jacks and still could not get level. We could see where several rigs had sunk into the mud at least 6 inches. Would not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I will never stay here again. The park is on the side of a hill and there are no sites that are anywhere close to level. The manager was sympathetic but couldn't help. It didn't help at all that many days of rain turned the place into a mud hole. The showers are push-button operated and there is no adjustment for temperature. The water was VERY hot, too hot. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped for 2 nights and had a pull through site. It was tight pulling in between the trees and not level. We asked for a better site but were told there was nothing wrong with the site we had by the owner. Since we had to visit friends in Erie we decided to stay anyway. The water and electric on the site worked good but the sewer backed up so we decided just to dump later since our tanks were not full. We would not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The first 50 amp pull-through we were given was plenty long but the hook-ups were in the middle of the site and the front of the site sloped so much there was no possible way for a 38 foot motorhome to get level. When I went and asked for another site I was told "I had no idea that site was not level". We requested another site and that one was level but we had a tree in front which would have caused us to drive over grass to get out and there was a sharp metal grill setting above ground that would have destroyed our tires so we had to back out. We did not use their cable and we did not have any problem with the electric service where we were. If in the area again we would look for another campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed in this campground the night of July 4th. Our site, a 50 amp pull through, had low voltage (100) and we were unable to run any of our equipment for fear of burning them out. Low voltage was everywhere in the park but not as low as our site. The park management had numerous excuses for the low voltage and incorrect wiring at our site. The management took a ho-hum attitude concerning his voltage problem and when we asked for credit they promised to call; that was 2 weeks ago and we have heard nothing. No matter what we pay, we expect the park to furnish what they advertise not to risk burning up our expensive equipment for their gain. The park sites are tight and the campground isn't what we consider nice. We would not recommend this campground for large rigs requiring 50 amp. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
OK for overnight. Sites not level. Cable connection at our site broken. Sewer connection top about 8" off ground which may be a problem in totally emptying holding tanks. Sites and roads fairly narrow. Roads rough. Did not get escort to site and had difficulty finding because seasonable sites are on map provided but sites are not numbered. Rate reflects Good Sam discount. Close enough to Erie to do full provisioning. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice park, just yards from I-90, and great for an overnight stay. We stayed for several days, however, and enjoyed it thoroughly. The staff was very friendly in responding to questions about the campground and the area attractions. Though it is so close to the highway, there is enough of a wooded area to cut traffic noise. It is a straight drive out to Presque Isle State Park and past Waldameer and Water World. This road also passes some farm market stands and places to purchase firewood, but the firewood offered at the campground is reasonably priced. My family will keep Hills on our list of campgrounds to visit again in the future. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Clean and well-run campground. Lots of seasonal sites and families. Staff was friendly. Restrooms were old and basic, but very clean. Park has side-by-side hookups, but since it wasn't full, every other site in that area was empty. Sites would be narrow and crowded when park is full. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A very convenient stop over park near the interstate. The ooffice staff were friendly and helpful. There are some long term sites, but all were neat and clean. We used this park as a stop over on the way back to Ontario and would stay here again. We were unable to access wireless internet at our site, but it worked at the office. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a convenient location for the Erie area. It is right off the interstate, but not noisy. Many of the sites are not level front to back, but it didn't create a problem for us. The WIFI is free, but you have to go to the rec room to use it. The back half of the park has seasonal or permanent units, but the park was very neat. They have a great little store and offer Good Sam and AAA discount. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed a week. Good location -- near I-90 but far enough away for no traffic noise. Nice store and laundromat. Uneven sites more common than not. Very nice folks here. Seems to be about 50/50 seasonal to short term folks. If you go north on Sterritainia Rd. for 10 miles you arrive at Presque Isle. Beautiful place. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice people, Good Sam park, best stocked store I have seen! Sites were very tight in an open field, but easy to get to for a one-night stay. Over priced for no amenities except cable included. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We made an overnight stop here. The pull through site was a bit unlevel but was adequate. The staff was friendly and helpful. Restrooms and showers were very good. We would stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Took us right in with no reservation on a holiday weekend. The desk personnel were friendly and provided answers to any questions we had about the area. The site was fairly level and had a gravel base. Hook-ups were conveniently located and access was no problem. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We camped here as a one night stop over. It is very close to the interstate and very easy to find. It is good for a short stay but not for a long stay. Sites are extremely close together and not level. There is not any shade. Over 3/4 of the park is seasonal. The bathrooms were very small but clean. Each shower had it's own changing area. It has a nice campstore, game room with small TV and large laundry room. Owners / workers were very nice. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Just off I-90 west of Erie, basic campground with 69 cable channels. No pool, gravel sites, pretty level, basic washrooms didn't use them but looked clean, friendly people, close to Presque Isle State Park. Good Sam Park. Fairly expensive for the amenities. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is okay but I would not recommend it to anyone. The Wi-Fi is free for only 2 days and it is slow to none. If there was a fire here, all the campers would burn, that's how close they are placed. The side that is lake view, would never be available for over nighters as it is full of homesteaders. The sites are cleaned each time a camper leaves so that is about all I can say to the good side. My 30 dollar rate is based on one week rent. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We used Passport America. We brought our dogs, and had we known we could have taken the camper over to the lake without the dogs, we would have kenneled them. We stayed on the other side of the road. There was a stream in back of our camper and the kids loved playing in it. The campground was clean and basically empty. This was the last weekend the campground was open for the season, so there were some seasonals shutting down their campers. Pay showers but nice. Great access to Presque Isle walking paths and access to the lake. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
An old park that has been in the family for 50 to 60 years. Mostly seasonal and I'm told there is a five year waiting list. We camped on the Lake Erie side where they allow tent camping right on the beach and RV's in the lane-way along the beach. Because it was off season it was very quiet and we had a lot of space around us. We enjoyed the view and would come back again but only in the off season because we could see that the place is a zoo in the high season. The amusement park next door is also closed in the off season so we didn't have to deal with the noise from that. Maybe a great spot for families and young people in the summer but not for us sixty year old types. They gave us free WiFi because we stayed two nights. Washrooms were old but clean and well kept. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Heed the warning on where the park is located. It's directly on your right, right after you come down the hill on Hwy 832. We missed it and had to do the loop. The staff is very friendly and helpful, but the camp is old and tired. The electrical hook-up was so far away that I needed an extension cord. It was provided by the park guy. Water was just 25' and my single hose did the job. It's just an overnight sort of a place. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was an overnight stop for us and we wouldn't consider it for more than that. Signage is hard to find and decipher! There are two campgrounds across the highway from each other but the office is on the beach side. NO pets are allowed on the beach side so we were in the land side campground. Mostly permanent sites with many very old rigs that have been added onto with a variety of lean-to designs and there seems to be no rhyme or reason to the layout of the campground! Very messy and dump like quality to the whole scene! We had a concrete pad (one of about six available) surrounded on all sides by mud. The power connection is set in the middle of several sites and you have to find a place to connect. The cable TV was not available in most sites as they installer didn't finish the job, or so we were told. We had to unhitch our truck as there was no room to remain hooked up for overnight. We had to drive back across the road to register at the office anyway though. The office people were friendly but their campground leaves a lot to be desired. With the amusement part, water park and beach all next door, this is probably "party city" in the summer time. The rate we paid was discounted for our "Passport America" membership. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was an interesting campground. First, beware the driving instructions and your GPS. The address for the office requires a left turn off Rt 832; this will take you to a dead end gate at the office. The actual campground is on the right side, marked by a small sign. You park and cross the street to the office, or find a place and then register. We were lucky that a staff member was nearby and he directed us to a level, concrete pad. Four sites share a power pole; 3 plugs are 30A, only one is 50A, so whoever gets there first gets the 50A. The sites are located in a treed area and satellite reception is nil, but the free cable TV was very good. There is no WiFi, but Aircard and Verizon cell were adequate. The place is a crazy-quilt of pads, sand spaces for tents, dumpsters, and lots of permanent units. It was OK for a mid-September stay, but would be like a giant tailgate party during the summer. (The staff member said that they had over 200 tents on the beach over Labor Day). We stayed here because of the Passport America rate, but would not consider staying here for the full price, especially during the summer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is at the opening to a beautiful state park. I would review it much higher if it weren't so crowded. Sites are very small and tight. The best sites are seasonal regular campers. Our site and several of the other visiting sites are right behind restaurant dumpsters. The stench in the summer was hard to take, so we didn't spend any time outside of our home away from home. A lot of traffic in and out of the campground. Great bike baths once out of the campground though. Close to many amenities. I guess if you are looking for a secluded quiet destination this is not for you. However, if you like to be in the middle of everything then this place is perfect. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice campground situated at the entrance of Presque Island, Lake Erie. Connects directly into a wonderful bike trail & bay. Across the street (busy main street) is the beach side. No swimming pool, very crowded, limited things for children to do, but very close to the wonderful State Park. Close to amusement park, restaurants, shopping, beach access. Great sunsets over the lake!! We camped here in a Tent Trailer.