22 Parks near Sandusky, Ohio
Aug 2015 - $34.00
We stayed two nights here. We were going to Cedar Point which is only 5 minutes away. Camp grounds were nice, lots of activities for the kids. We were there on weekdays so it wasn't too crowded. If you were there during a busy time it would feel crowded for sure. They allow 24 hour check in, which may be typical, however our first night there people checked in at 12:30am and proceeded to noisily set up their camp until after 2am. We have never experienced people setting up camp in the middle of the night right next to us. The campground was probably 25% full so they could have placed these late arrivers somewhere not near people who were trying to sleep. - Walther Fam
Aug 2015 - $60.00
This is a relatively big busy park in the summer. Most use this as a base for Cedar Point. There is allot to offer..but you are parked close together. There is a permanent section, that looks to be run down. Unfortunately, because of the size of my 45 foot RV, I had to park facing the permanent section. - sse
Jun 2015 - $72.00
Camp sites were very narrow. There were a couple loose dogs on the grounds that were breeds not allowed at KOA campgrounds. Many campers were loud, and did not clean up cans, bottles and other garbage on their sites.
Managment was notified, but was unresponsive. - epoux
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 - $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
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
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
May 2016 - $35.00
Closest fhu cg I could find to Cedar Point, other than staying at Cedar Point. Lots of road noise if you're outside your coach. Some noise from the Sandusky race track, too. Front desk clerk knowledge/competency depends on who is working the desk. Owner is a very nice guy. This place has a lot of trees. If you have satellite, the trees may cause reception problems and could cause trouble for big rigs. Closest RV parts place seems to be B&B in Milan. Stayed here very early in the season. Tables had not yet been placed at all the sites and the pool was not open. Water pressure was barely adequate at 35 psi. No cable, but it looks like some new sites are being built with cable connections. Lots of antenna stations. Wifi was weak even with so few people in the park. Gravel pads on newly built sites look narrow and very close to adjacent trees. Hot breakfast is offered on wknds. Gas, diesel and McD's right across the street. No fenced dog area. Only saw leashed pets and owners cleaning up after them. Small camp store and some tourist info available. I bet this place is really hopping during the season. - TH travelers
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
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
Aug 2016 - $38.00
Pool dirty. Couldn't get satellite, only needed electric. Very expensive for what's available. WiFi poor. - Sondkr
Jul 2016 - $38.00
Bit close but good spot for a short stay. Conveniently close to I-80. - HurricanTraveler
May 2014 - $38.00
Pay the tolls and stop at the Milan Travel Parking Milan Ohio because it had good ratings according to Good Sam. Well, after paying $40 in tolls we were met by a surly woman who never even bothered to tell us that the bath house was closed and that the only restrooms were the ones behind the office. The WiFi is the Worst we have encountered anywhere. I ended up using my phone. The place is filthy and run down. The toilet stall doors are falling off and there was a spider web the size of a trash can in the men's room. The only men's room available in this large park is the one behind the office and it looked like it hadn't been cleaned in a month. And even with the Good Sam discount it came to $40. Had I seen how bad it was before I paid, I would have dry camped in a parking lot some place. - Chuckstr89134
Jul 2016 - $31.00
very nice state park, well maintained and staff was the best!!! Roads and paved sites were very good shape. - KCook3
May 2016 - $30.00
Clean, quiet, customer-service oriented experience. We really enjoyed the karaoke contest and outdoor deejay dance party. Lake Erie was very nice for swimming and wasn't far at all from the campgrounds. Our site was very large and very well shaded with mature trees. Our animals were welcome. Rules weren't excessive but were very well enforced. Park was easy to find and easy to navigate once on the grounds. - A42680
Jun 2015 - $28.00
We stayed here for a week at a pull-through electric only site, C226. It had an asphalt pad and was long enough, but it was the least level site we have ever stayed in. Funny, considering the state park is the flattest in Ohio. It was also difficult to maneuver in and out. We put some ruts in the grass and the ground was very soft from rain. We like the park, but if you want a pull-through, you need to get your reservation in 6 months ahead for a level site. The dump station and potable water were clean and easily accessible. - Hartleyfam
Aug 2016 - $38.00
This is a huge park that is almost all full timers in house trailers, travel trailers, etc. Many are boaters with docks at the sites. There are a few primitive sites and trailer sites for nightly use. If you are stuck, during the week is acceptable. Small sites, no privacy and little vegetation. The power went out constantly and it was in the 90s; so that caused a lot of concern being gone during the day with a fridge full of food and a pet in the trailer. The staff is exceptional, very friendly, professional and helpful. If it is a weekend, opt for the rest stop on 90 as a more enjoyable one night stay. My last night was a Friday. The site behind me (since they are so small, on my site too) had about 40 people drinking, cussing, and playing corn hole. Also a lot of really bad country rock Karaoke. Folks constantly walked directly through your site to get to where they are going, in addition to unsupervised children . Really about the worst camper etiquette and management oversight situation I have encountered in 45 years of camping. Considering the size of the park, they really need to have some type of night supervision on site to keep things in check. - Robi
Jul 2014 - $44.00
It is a seasonal campground. Only 4 pull thru sites. Bath house marginal and right next to very smelly dump station. It was quiet (no one there) but nothing else good to say about it. - Ascolo
Jun 2014 - $38.00
We were in town for a lacrosse tournament and this was minutes from the fields and Cedar Point. There is a small store and a clean laundry room at the entrance. When you first drive in there are many permanent sites but most are well maintained and everyone we met was very friendly. The sites are level and have more room than many campgrounds we've been to. Although we didn't use the actual restrooms the showers are separate and could definitely use some updating. There is a nice playground for kids, kayaks and canoes to rent, and activities run by the campground. We would definitely stay here again if in the area. - coldwaterconch