19 Parks near Vermilion, Ohio
Sep 2015 - $40.00
We stayed at this park over labor day weekend. The park was full as most parks are on the last weekend of summer. The restrooms were clean when we arrived, but as the weekend rolled along, they became less satisfactory. The park itself is made up of mostly permanant tenants. The permanant RV's are all well cared for as well as the grounds. It is a quiet, well run park, with alot of river sites. It sits in a great area, only a few miles from Lake Erie beaches and views. Vermillion is a quaint charming town. If Cedar Point is a day trip, it is certainly close enough. I think this parks' previous reviews are not accurate or fair. We plan on returning. - di and chuck
Aug 2015 - $40.00
Campground is not suited for motorhomes. Sharp turns. No sewers. Management seemed to think we were a bother. Did not get site promised. - Mr. B
Aug 2012 - $40.00
Bath house dirty, smelly and dark. Paper toweling all over the floor. Not clean, period. One shower (pay) out of 3 worked, and the water never even got warm. Drain very slow and had to stand in 2" of standing water throughout shower. Yech! Would not recommend this park, nor return. - hondaaero
Sep 2016 - $35.00
We stopped by just to spend one night and had a wonderful experience. The office staff was welcoming, kind and informative. Our site was level so set up was quick and easy. We were told that 85% of the occupants are long-term, however, this place did not feel at all like a low-income trailer park. The roads are gravel and very dusty. We were right out in the middle of a field and there was no shade. There was a calendar with activities making if feel like an Escapees type campground. Breakfasts and dinners are offered on some days for only $3.50. Golf carts can be rented for $35 a month. Prices seemed very reasonable. We would definitely stop by again if we were traveling through this area. - lauraslytle
Oct 2015 - $35.00
We were seasonal for 2 years. Managers were glad to see you when your bill was due, but did little to solve issues with your campsite. The owner might have said 5 sentences to us in two years. If you don't mind dust storms when it is dry or mud puddles when it rains, I guess the roads are bearable until the gravel washes out of the craters. When it is hot and everyone uses their AC, we were lucky to get 95 volts to our trailer, but on a cool day we were doing good at 105 volts. After a while you get used to the smell of raw sewage. The pool was so chlorinated you could smell it 50 ft away from the building and it was enclosed. I met some great people here and when they left, so did I. If the owner cared about this place it has some potential.
Lot spacing is very close with sunny/open exposure. Site surface is gravel, featuring a fire ring. - Harry Donehoo
Aug 2015 - $35.00
Large level gravel sites. Friendly staff. Great indoor pool. We stayed three nights and it was quiet. WiFi only at office. The only down side is low water pressure. I would definitely stay here again and recommend this campsite. Verizon Cell and data was excellent. Easy satellite. - roybrody
Sep 2016 - $20.00
I got a late start on the Friday before the Labor Day weekend and knew I would not be able to make it to my son's house before dark. I also knew all of the area state parks and even commercial campgrounds would be packed. This service plaza parking area was a perfect quick solution - right on my way and easy to access. Admittedly, spaces were just large back-in areas marked with paint stripes on pavement, but there was electric for each site and water and a dump station were available. Some of the power posts looked pretty old and in need of replacement, but the one I had worked OK. One problem is that although spaces are wide enough to park a vehicle next to an RV, they were not very long. I had maybe 6' in front of my 32' Class C. Anything over 36' would not fit in, nor would toads or tow vehicles unless unhooked. Also, machines accepting payment take exact amount in cash only and you need to look carefully for the sign at the entrance to the service plaza that says "RV Parking." If you miss it, you cannot easily circle back. The sign is confusing and several RVs drove through looking for actual parking, were surprised to see hookups, and then drove through to the regular truck lot. Good Verizon service. Lots of road noise, as you would expect, although the RV sites are in the far back area and backup against some trees and a grassy area. - judy_online
Jun 2016 - $20.00
Quick stop. Very convenient as you don't have to get off-on Tpk. Can save $$$ by not driving long way to regular RV park.
Basic services are covered in the downloadable flyer. I note the mention of showers being available but didn't look for them in the service center building. - Tireman9
Jun 2015 - $20.00
A convenient basic overnight parking area with 50 amp service. Water and dump station are available. Good Verizon cell/MiFi service. Road noise from trucks entering the service plaza. - Dave51
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
Sep 2016 - $42.00
If you do choose to stay at this park, check the Milan Dragway schedule first. We were unaware that this facility existed, and as a result, we were subjected to a mostly sleepless night while fellow campers and residents of the Motel 6 next door partied late into night (4am), accompanied by the sound of motorcycles and car tire burnouts. There is a train running next to the park, but that is the least of your worries.
We stayed twice, once in mid-August and again in September. The second time we had a swarm of bees around our site (looked like there was a nest in a nearby tree), and as we were further away from the office, the wireless service was unavailable (it wasn't very good the first time, either). The place is poorly kept up, the pool had leaves and the cleaner still in it (at 3p in the afternoon!) and the dumpster was overflowing both times. We never used the bathrooms.
About the only plus is that it is right off I-80, making access easy and quick. We only stayed the second time since there was nothing else available in the area. - GSVicks
Aug 2016 - $38.00
We stayed 1 night. 40 Foot Class A Diesel Pusher with 4 slides and pulling our toad. We have our own satellite dish, use our OTA antenna and seldom use cable. We have 2 in our party with a small dog. Hook ups were acceptable with no issues on electricity, water or sewage. We use the WIFI for basic, seemed OK. We have our own MIFI. What we liked: The staff was courteous / friendly on arrival. He took us to our site. Dislikes: Loud and noisy. There are people all over the RV Park yelling and shouting, sort of like one big party. There were loud cars at all hours of the night, (mostly at the Motel 6) and racing down the main street out front at all hours. People playing basketball (the court was right by our site) and the ball kept dribbling or flying into our coach. Owner needs to take control of his park, and city needs to enforce its laws. We would not stay here again nor in this city. - rdmike
Aug 2016 - $38.00
Pool dirty. Couldn't get satellite, only needed electric. Very expensive for what's available. WiFi poor. - Sondkr
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
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 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
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
Jul 2011 - $15.00
We affectionately call this one "Camp Wonderful" full of the noises of trains, planes and automobiles. The spider webs in the bath & laundry room spook you. But it was cheap and close to where we needed to be for home inspections. There is a pond, but we were chased out by one the mobile owners who said we were trespassing. Looks like they parked their trailers there decades ago and let the grass grow over them. The owners are very caring. The only thing for little ones are the ability to build a fire and roast marshmallows. We are now looking for an alternative! - BuckeyeBarb
Jun 2008 - $25.00
This was the worst campground that we have stayed in during the last 10 months. There are potholes everywhere leading into the campground, and it is not paved. The sites are a good size, but the campground is run down and it looks like it is occupied primarily by full time residents. The water smelled very sulphury (I believe the campground is on a well), and the shed where the bathrooms were housed looked too scary and rundown to even want to check them out. But the worst part of the campground is that it sits directly next to a railroad and the Ohio turnpike. Trains run all the time and the traffic noise from the turnpike is non-stop. We were unable to get a decent night sleep either night we were there. There is absolutely no way that we would stay here again. - Millermw
Jun 2007 - $25.00
The entry road is covered with a fine concrete like dust that totally trashed the truck and trailer as we came in. It had been raining. This is an old mobile home park with mostly permanent residents in campers. It is sandwiched right between the Ohio Turnpike about 100 feet out our back window and a railroad track on the other side of the park a couple of hundred feet away. I counted three trains in the first hour. The host lead us to our space, helped me back in, pointed out the connections and left, saying he'd be back later for the rent. - glsurratt