21 Parks near Lakeside, Ohio
Jun 2013 - $44.00
It is an expensive campground, plus you have to pay a gate pass for yourself and auto if camping during the 10 week Chautauqua season in the summer. But, it is worth it to be in Lakeside which is a truly wonderful place. Sites along the back fence are far away from the sewer so I had to use a coupling device to stretch my sewer hose. To use Wi-Fi I had to go to a picnic table near the center of the campground. 50 sites are for permanent residents, 34 for transient visitors. Sites are rather small and not very level. - rvrose
Aug 2012 - $40.00
We LOVE the Peninsula. Originally started staying as motel guests and have recently purchased a travel trailer to keep at the RV park behind the motel. The grounds are clean, the staff is friendly, and it is a well-run campground. Very satisfied so far! - kicker0927
Jul 2006 - $35.00
The campground is located adjacent to and behind a somewhat run-down looking motel. Most of the RV sites close to the entrance appeared to be seasonals. For our one night stay we were escorted by golf cart around some pretty tight corners and trees for our 35' rig to an area well away from the road behind the motel. This looked to be a recently cleared area of about 8 sites for the shorter stays. The full hook-up utilities appeared new and in good shape. That was until we plugged in our electric cord to the pedestal and our voltage monitor showed that there was no ground connection. I called the front office and they sent someone out to check the wiring. Once the pedestal was opened I could see that the ground wires from the 30-amp outlets were connected to the electrical box but the box was not grounded to anything! I explained that this was a safety issue and did not meet electric code but the employee insisted because nobody else had complained that it was not a problem. I called the front office and spoke to who I believe was the owner. He insisted the electric hook-up met code and that the problem was with our RV. I explained that without a proper ground, if anything in our rig shorted out, or the rig that shared our electric pedestal, that our whole RV would become electrified. After getting nowhere I requested a refund and was told "there are no campground refunds". At that point I told him that we were pulling out rather than risk being electrocuted. I also told him I was going to dispute the charge on my credit card and report the issue to the local building inspector. At this point he began yelling at and threatening me. I did speak to the inspector after they had a chance to investigate the problem. It is my understanding that the electrical hook-ups did not meet code and that the work had been done without the required permits and inspections. He also stated the campground was now working to correct the problem. In the end I came to appreciate my voltage monitor and the other campground personnel I've dealt with that still understand customer service. Unfortunately this is severely lacking at Surf Motel. - MI-Dave
Sep 2016 - $36.00
We stayed at a full hook-up site in C loop. Very nicely kept grounds. We did not use bathroom facilities but we did check them out, (glad we got a full hook-up site) but they had new bathroom facility across the way from us that was super nice. No bug issues while we were there. The sites were not very private but they were very clean and large enough. There are not many full hook-up sites and no water at any other sites. There is a dump station that got lots of use. Park and Campground is right on the Great Lake Erie with a tree line around the campground. Would definitely go back if we could get a full hook-up site. - Hester
Jul 2016 - $15.00
Nice State Park. Were there from Sunday to Wednesday. A bit crowded when we checked in but by Monday less than half full. Lots to do in the area.
Only area C open for pets. - JJnLilly
Jul 2016 - $31.00
very nice state park, well maintained and staff was the best!!! Roads and paved sites were very good shape. - KCook3
Aug 2016 - $49.00
Big resort with lots of amenities, including multiple pools for all ages. Good electric & WIFI as well as good OTA TV or satellite shot. Very friendly staff. Lots of seasonals, but also lots of transient spots because of it's location in the Lakeside-Marblehead area on the NE shore of Lake Erie. About 20 miles to Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky. Average pricing considering the area ($348/wk). Had no need for bathrooms or laundry, so can't comment. - Gerry H
Aug 2015 - $49.00
Mainly Seasonal campground. We stayed mid-week so getting a space without first making a reservation was no problem even during their peak season. The staff was accommodating in giving us a shady spot upon request. The only issue I had was a neighbor next to the campground shot guns (at targets, I'm assuming) ALL DAY LONG both of the days we stayed. I wouldn't say there's much the campground could do so I don't fault them, but it's definitely something to keep in mind if you like peace and quiet. Perhaps it was just a fluke and it only occurred on the days we were there. Overall, it is a nice campground and we will try staying there again in the future. - Rickb0354
May 2015 - $50.00
Cedarlane is a slightly wooded, well-maintained park with spacious gravel and grass sites. Staff is friendly and provided us with a lot of information about local attractions. There is no cable TV or Internet. A security card, with a $10 deposit, is needed to get into the park. Summer ammenities, aside from a campstore, were not yet open during our stay. This park does not recycle, but we were directed to convenient community facilities just a few blocks away. We enjoyed our stay, but thought the park was priced rather high for the services we received. - The Borgs
Aug 2016 - $109.00
A 1st class campground that puts you right next to the theme park. Excellent bathrooms and showers. Good Wi-Fi and cable. Shuttle service to park could be a little better based on crowds. Privacy at camp site that are spaced just right. Only downfalls is the customer service could be better and somehow controlling the birds and spiders that seems to be everywhere and sites. Recommend this campground for anyone going to the theme park. - Biggyrat
Jul 2016 - $112.00
Pros: Proximity to Cedar Point. Shuttle Service allowed us to not have to disconnect from the tow vehicle. Level sites with cement pads, full hook up.
Cons: Price. Sites are a bit narrow. Pool was too dirty to swim in, and the BBQ grill was never emptied of coals.
Note: The sewer connection had a screw inside the pipe, which prevented our sewer hose from being able to make a tight connection.
Overall, it is a nice park and we will return. We felt the high cost was worth paying for the convenience of being on site. We were unable to fully extend our awning due to the placement of arborvitae hedge around the patio area, but we were able to get the slide outs extended. - Pioneer24
Jul 2016 - $115.00
Very nice site, early entry into park. Park was having water issues (not park's fault). Pull through sites are very long with great shade. - KCook3
Jul 2016 - $30.00
This park has some really good points and some very bad. The good first. It is right on the water on Kelley's Island with many sites that have a water view. Only 2 sites with distant water views allow pets. 1/2 of the really good water view sites have no electricity. There are no water or sewer sites in the park. Only one section allows pets. They strictly enforce this. At least half of the campers when we were here camped in tents. Mixing RVs and tents right next to each other can have problems. We had people next to us for 7 days with two dogs that barked all the time. The dogs were left unattended sometimes. Our distant water view was blocked most of the time by the LARGE collection of things people bring when camping in small RVs or tents. Big screen rooms for example. Sometimes there are MANY people on one site. The water fill up is a spring type, so you have to stand there holding the faucet for as long as you fill. For us I stood holding the faucet for 20 minutes.
We have been to Kelley's Island many times, but this was the first time in our motorhome. I think we will not return in our RV. If you come on summer weekends you should be OK with crowds. People pack an amazing amount of stuff into a pickup. And sometimes there was more than one pickup. We did complain to the people next to us to keep their dogs quiet. They did not. We asked the people running this park to tell the people next to us to keep their dogs quiet, they were ineffective. - RFCN2
Jun 2010 - $30.00
We loved this park. The ferry over ($170. R/T for two people, a truck and a 34' 5th wheel) adds to the cost of the trip. There is a fresh water fill on the way in, and a dump station: very clean. There was a lot of space, it was clean and well maintained. We had a great view of Lake Erie from our camp site. The park also has a boat ramp and jetty for fishing. You could tell it probably gets muddy when it rains. We biked and hiked and had a great time on Kelly's Island. Would return. - SteveandAnn
Aug 2008 - $31.00
Campground was maintained, paved roads & pads, nearly level. Some shade on nearly all sites. 2 of 3 bathroom buildings include showers - building in pet loop does not have showers. Pet beach for the dogs to enjoy Lake Erie. Great campground for kids & bikes. Being in island makes stay unique - golf cart rentals available on island but not allowed in campground. Ferry cost may be high for large rigs ($150 for 2 adults, truck & 30' 5er, may make a weekend stay cost prohibitive, but also keeps the campground free of rowdies. Campground hosts were friendly and seen working every day. Many boaters anchor near beach to swim also. Beach is sandy with some rocks. Hosts offered movies for kids on Saturday night, along with some nature programs. Would given a higher rating if showers in all buildings, more toilet stalls available (currently 2 each), a bit larger site, and a cheaper ferry service. - Browndogs2
Aug 2012 - $30.00
Stayed 2 weeks, employees are great. EPA is after them and all campgrounds about dumping gray water on the ground so they pump out. Power was fluctuating enough to kick our surge protector. An electrician was called in and it was fixed within two hours. Sites are gravel/grass, big rig compatible. Lots of trees, we wiggled back and forth until our roof mounted satellite locked on. The lake has a bounce thing to keep kids busy; plenty of activities. Park is mostly seasonal, but does not have that mobile home park feel. - Born2RV
Jun 2012 - $32.00
I guess it depends on what you're used to, but we thought this was an extremely poor value for the money. While they claim to have 50amp service, they actually only have 2 sites with 50amp. Everything else is 30amp. We feel that $32 for a grass site with only 30amp service, water and NO sewer, No TV, NO shade is a lot to pay. There is nothing special or even nice enough to talk about when trying to describe this park. I would not stay here again! - vidcity
Aug 2011 - $27.00
Stayed here for the National Matches at Camp Perry. Nice clean park, dog friendly, stayed two weeks. The weekends are more crowded than weekdays - lot of seasonal campers. Sites and roads are gravel, big rigs stay up front. Seasonal folks are friendly but get testy when you have to drive on their site to make it around a corner. Gray water is allowed to drain at site, but black tank must be pumped out or drive to on-site RV dump. Most campgrounds in Northern Ohio are like this. Employees are very helpful and professional. There are planned activities i.e. movie night, pot luck. The swimming pond has a trampoline-like bounce thing and a beach. I will stay here again. - Born2RV
Jul 2016 - $36.00
Nice check in, interior roads are very hard to large units, our site was 30amp with water. We could just fit my jeep in front of our RV.Grass sites, gravel roads, not big rig friendly at all. Nice staff. - KCook3
Jun 2016 - $30.00
Small but nice campground with limited full hook ups. Convenient to Sandusky area. Stayed 4 nights. Would stay again. - Bobo Pruns
Aug 2015 - $40.00
We were traveling to MI and needed place to spend the night. We saw this campground and decided to try it. The campground was 30 mins off of 80. It's a small, cute campground which has tents, 5th wheels, cabins and large RVs. The owners bought this campground 2 years ago and have made it a cute place for families to stay. We called and emailed the office for a reservation. We had no problems driving through park, level spot, full hook up. We'd definitely come back. - kimme
Aug 2016 - $60.00
We stayed here because all other campgrounds were booked for a last minute visit to Cedar Point. So we went in already thinking this was a place just to park and sleep for the night!
$60/night is expensive for this campground.
Staff is very friendly there and on the phone. They printed my tickets off no questions asked and with a smile.
Pools looked sketchy and green. We didn't use it.
Sites were very very tight!! The charcoal BBQ they provided on each RV site was so close to the adjacent sites that if they used it I was afraid it would burn up my trailer. That's how tight the sites were.
The weekend was insane with people that there was barely any room for cars to park. Even though there were a lot of people the park was generally quiet. Bathrooms and showers are run down and moderately clean.
The bunny farm is more like an uncovered rabbit pen.
Its generally close to Cedar Point. We wouldn't go back. - Gabriela
Aug 2016 - $48.00
Park was full of trees which made it difficult to maneuver with a motor home. There is an extra fee for cable. Crop dusters were flying overhead before 7 am. - Meme508
Jul 2016 - $35.00
The office staff couldn't have been any nicer. We changed our reservation once and our site twice, and they just kept smiling! Many trees, if you need satellite TV, ask for sites 12-16. Wifi did not work in site 16. May be better closer to the office. Very convenient to Sandusky and Cedar Point theme park. Mekong Vietnamese restaurant is excellent if you're interested. - SusanRon