5.5 Average
     
Van Buren, Ohio

Pleasant View Recreation

Van Buren, Ohio



12611 Allen Township Rd 218
Van Buren, Ohio 45889
Phone: (419) 299-3897

Sites: 350
Recent Rate: $44 7/2016

Latitude: 41.137425345242
Longitude: -83.637542724609

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon, Sprint Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon,Sprint
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen yes
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games yes
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment yes
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf yes
  • Billiards Billiards yes
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong yes
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

13 Reviews

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

With the exception of the pool (new in June 2016) the pictures on the website are bordering on fraudulent. They are certainly misleading. Pretty much everything was in disrepair. The mini-golf was a so broken down as to be unusable, the bounce pillow wasn't working. The 'pond' disgusting. This place is in the middle of a corn field...nothing for the kids to do outside of the park. Our site was basically just a dirt/gravel lot and it was very very small. The 'transient' sites are off on the side near the dumpsters (but close to the pool) With the terrain and the sewer pipe extension, our coach wouldn't drain...even with the jacks fully extended. This place is probably 95% seasonal. You can tell that it used to be a KOA and was probably pretty nice once upon a time...but not any more. We were supposed to stay 3 nights but we left after just one. The staff wasn't around when we left at 10AM so we left a note and then a VM. I'm skeptical that we'll get a refund. We camped at Pleasant View Recreation in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
N10
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

50 amp pull thru site reservation for 1 week for our 42' RV which we had reserved approx 2 months prior to arrival: was not available. There were no 50 amps available. We were assigned a 30 amp site and thankfully not exceptionally hot that week, so able to make it on only 1 AC. Blew the breaker 1 time due to running the microwave, coffee pot and 1 AC. Our site was very close to the one next door with the slides out. Thankfully they left half way through our stay and no one came into that site the rest of the time. The park is very clean and well maintained. We have stayed here before since we have family in the area, but not pleased with our reservation this time. We camped at Pleasant View Recreation in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

The only positive was the friendly staff. Many amenities were unusable: putt-putt, shuffleboard, basketball. They need to stop advertising these because of their condition. The pool/pond had a strong green/blue color. Park store has very limited supplies. Bathrooms were not clean at all. Website is down. We camped at Pleasant View Recreation in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice people. We also found the sites to be small. Pet friendly, but the dog walk was awful. It needed to be mowed and cleaned up; the worse part was that it was at the dumpsters. KOA discount was not accepted. However, we did get a Good Sam's discount. Level site and good Wi-Fi. This park had only a few overnight sites. We would return if given a larger site. We camped at Pleasant View Recreation in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Place was clean and quiet except for the train at night. The area for transients is small and tight. Not much room between sites. Our site was level. Not much to say about the place. Lots of things for kids to do if that's important. Better than nothing but I wouldn't want to stay there for more than a few days. We camped at Pleasant View Recreation in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Clean campground. We were in a 45' Prevost and the turns were VERY tight. Prevosts can make the turns but other 45 footers would probably not make them. We got satellite reception in the N section which were pull-throughs so we did not unhook since we were just looking for a place for the night. It was close to I-75 and the staff was very friendly. We camped at Pleasant View Recreation in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here a couple of days during the week with our three children. Over all a nice campground, but, a little disappointing. Many of the attractions for the children where unavailable during the week, like the jumping pillow. Also, the swimming is only available 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. during the week. The campground brochure states that swimming during the week is 12:00 p.m. to dusk weather permitting. However, according to the management times are subject to change. Also, the swimming pond has an inflatable slide, which they require you to wear one of their life jackets to go down it, children and adults. And they charge you $.50 for use of the life jacket each time you go down the slide. They will not permit you to use your own life jacket. We questioned the management on this and they just said that those were their rules. We were mot to happy, since slide is technically unavailable too. We camped at Pleasant View Recreation in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 261
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Previously Pleasant View, this park has been converted to a KOA. Easy access and far enough off the interstate that there is no noise, however there is an occasional train. Park has a very high percentage of permanent/weekend folks. As another reviewer mentioned, there are lots and lots of golf carts and visitor parking is at the farthest end. The short term sites have very little grass, are dusty and fairly tight. There are lots of activities for the kids. We stayed during the holiday weekend and there was lots of entertainment for the adults as well. The computer system seemed to be overwhelmed by the crowds, so service at the counter was slow but friendly. Verizon signal was not fast but satisfactory. I was impressed that they were so well prepared for the amount of trash for the number of people they accommodated for the holiday. We would stay again. We camped at Pleasant View Recreation in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

This campgrounds is about 75-80% permanent campers and then the rest of us camp in a converted dusty parking lot, all stone no grass. The pluses are the location near the interstate, gate security, and strong consistent Wi-Fi signal. The minuses are the constant golf carts operated by permenant campers, many of them screaming loudly and openly drinking alcohol and the small sites. I believe this is their first year as a KOA franchise. I doubt they'll have it too long unless some KOA expectations and standards are put into place. We only stayed here because we had business in a nearby city. We camped at Pleasant View Recreation in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2008 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

The new name for this campground should be UNPLEASANT VIEW because that is what the new owner (3 years) is. VERY UNPLEASANT! In the last 3 years he has lost more business than he has gained because of his attitude and business practices and how he treats his customers. He doesn't know how to treat people. He is a tyrant. We learned not to trust him. Watch your back especially if he thinks you have crossed him and it doesn't take much to do that in his eyes. The restaurant was joke. He only kept it open at his whim. The hours changed every other week or so. There are no cabins! And there rarely is entertainment because he discontinued it. The only way there was any kind of activity or band etc is because the campers themselves sold 50-50 raffle tickets to raise any money to support the activities. The owner's idea because it would not come out of the his pocket. We camped at Pleasant View Recreation in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2008 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Great access off I-75 with graveled lots and all hookups. We arrived after a hard rain storm and the gravel was helpful versus some lawn yards that we have stayed. Staff was friendly and helpful. This is a good place for an overnight stay. Not much to do in the area and probably about 90% of the campers are seasonal or homesteaders with most nicely kept. Would stay again for an overnighter or two. We camped at Pleasant View Recreation in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2008 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

The campground was very, very large and there were a lot of seasonal campers there. It almost felt like you were intruding on a huge party. We were placed on the edge of the primitive sites so our direct neighbors were also week enders and were very friendly. They have a full restaurant and nightly activities along with an ice cream shop, however, when we went in we had to wait for nearly 5 minutes before anyone offered to wait on us and they were not busy at all, only 5 other customers. The store inventory was very scarce and other than the pond, there wasn't much else to do. We were in town for a softball tournament so we really only spent nights at the camp but if I were going to spend alot of daytime hours, I would look elsewhere. We camped at Pleasant View Recreation in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 54
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2004 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is very crowded. Mostly with seasonal owners. The office was very busy and other than taking your money they were not interested in anything else. The washrooms were clean but seemed to be an area where a lot of the teenagers congrigated. The showers seemed to be the same. The sites were small and tight, as stated crowded and felt like being in a sardine can. The park was clean though, and some one was patrolling it on a reglar basis to make such people were adhearing to the rules. For the price and maybe not on the weekend we would stay in the park for a night again. We camped at Pleasant View Recreation in a Travel Trailer.

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