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07/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
Price is average of weekday and weekend rates. No sewer or Wi-Fi but good power, satellite, and phone reception. Large paved pad sites well spaced. Close to many area attractions, including the large and very beautiful Presque Isle State Park. We were here over the local 'Roar On The Shore' Harley-Davidson weekend in town so there were a lot of cycles in the campground but for Harleys they were pretty noise considerate. We would definitely stay here again if in the area.
07/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice remote family friendly park. It may have 50-amp sites with sewer, but as weekenders we were not offered one. We had 30-amp and no sewer. However, power was good and weather was nice so no problem. Owner very friendly. Our site was grassy, not perfectly level but we got close enough. Lot of seasonals here but folks are very friendly. Nice lake which dogs was allowed to swim in so she was happy. Good Wi-Fi. We would stay here again if in the area.
07/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
Rate was Passport America, good for 5 days which is great. Power was good, site level and grassy with gravel pad. Widely spaced nice sites with tables and fire rings. Office folks not warm and fuzzy or informative. Office opens at noon, so if you want to leave before then and have a gate pass turn it in the night before to get your deposit back. Laundry only has cold water, which they do not tell you. All in all a nice rural, quiet park which we would go back to if in the area.
06/2014
rating [ 5/10 ]
Passport Rate for the stay. Road going in is Very rough for the last 1/2-3/4 miles. Park roads are dusty, twisty, and narrow in spots. Park claims Wi-Fi but I could never get connected to it. Our site was heavily wooded so no satellite. Off-air TV was spotty. Don't know how others missed the pool, but it is there and fully functional. Folks here are very proud that they switched it to salt water to be more environmentally friendly. Same with the new laundry facilities. Lake is nice and clean and our dog took full advantage of it. Lots of seasonals and lots of semi-locals on the weekends. Many golf carts driven by all ages at all hours. We had a teenagers gathering at the pavilion next to our site at 1 AM Sat. night. Much longer and I would have called security. Overall, facilities are adequate and park is probably more likable when it is less full.
06/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate reflects average 5 nights Passport America, 2 nights discounted regular. We like this park for our area interests although the park environment is not really special. People are friendly, snack bar is good, pool is refreshing, Wi-fi is good, flea market is always interesting and busy. We take our dog to Winged Dear Park where she can swim in nice water with us (on leash) so this is an added bonus. Nice quiet park and great for NASCAR races if you get reservations early.
06/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
Rate reflects average of 2 nights Passport America, 2 nights full rate. Mixed feelings about the park. It is an older park which could us some TLC. We were in the lower, probably transient, area. Power,water, sewer, cable good. Got satellite. Wi-fi is weak, as is Verizon. Camp area where we were could definitely use more attention although we were told the restrooms are A-OK. Park is heavily permanent and seasonal and geared to families. We never used any of the other facilities due to our interests which had us out of the park most days. Good for short term visits (longer if you have kids) but probably overpriced.
03/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
Mixed feelings about this park. It is good for our purposes as a couple of days stop. Full hookup with 50 amp power and cable. Wi-Fi is weak. Site was level and well spaced. However, it is NOT a destination or family park. Most sites are long term workers who leave noisily at 5 AM. Environment offers no aesthetics (where is the lake?) and you do hear highway noise if your windows are open. Owner is very friendly and helpful but the scenery is not the best. We would use it as a stopover again, but not as a "destination" park.
03/2013
rating [ 5/10 ]
Camped here only because no other places are open this time of year. Way overpriced for what you get. Gravel/muddy roads and sites, no cable, and no Wi-Fi we could find. The owner is friendly and helpful and this may be a good place with kids in the water park season, but is not the greatest place in winter months.
12/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
OK private park with all the amenities. Stayed here just a couple of days with no problems other than a slightly unlevel site. Campground seems isolated although it it very close to all civilization has to offer. People were friendly and helpful. Park has a nice fenced in dog area and our pup made some friends while here. We would use the park again if in the area.
12/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Corps of Engineers parks are almost all great and this is no exception. We spent two nice weeks here over the Christmas holiday. The hosts in our loop were really good, decorating even the washrooms for the holidays. Part of the park was closed for a special deer herd thinning hunt by special permit so we did not use the whole park. The only minor problem was with Mother Nature. They sure do get some strong and lasting winds coming off the lake when weather fronts come through. Sure would come back again but like the rest of Texas, probably not in hot months.
01/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
Great spot for us close to family in Hammond. Road going in is narrow as previously noted, but it is very lightly traveled. The entrance is tight but not a problem for careful drivers. The interior roads need a lot of work, many potholes filled with water on this visit. Place can get muddy when saturated by heavy rain as on our visit this time. Sewers are on septic system and our site had a problem, possibly caused by the recent frequent heavy rains. We had no problems on past visits. Our price is based on a weekly rate. We have used the park before but it is not really a "destination" park.
01/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We like state parks. This one has sewers, unusual for state parks. Would rate it even higher if it had 50 amp power. Great trails for walking and geocaching. Only problem we had was that they shut the park down for three days of deer herd thinning by hunters and cut our visit short by a day even though we had an on-line reservation. We did get a one day refund. We did not pay the daily $5/person entrance fee because we had an annual Texas parks pass or the park would have been more expensive. We would definitely come here again although probably not in hot months.
01/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Our first time here. Close to kids living in Kingwood. Basic stopover spot but not a "destination" park unless you have things to do away from the campground. Utilities were good. We did not use cable which is available for $$. Wi-Fi was spotty but our phone card worked well. Only real problem was that there were some major potholes right at the junction of the campground roads and the highway. This can rock your unit if you are not careful. We'll definitely use the park again. The Passport America rate makes it a good alternative to more expensive nearby parks.
07/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
An OK Passport America park but not really our type. Thought we had asked for a 50-amp site but only got 30-amp through some mix-up. Made it through just fine by using our adapter box on two 30-amp plugs. Was a busy weekend since they had Christmas in July but the area we were in was quiet despite the activities. Would consider staying again but not make it a destination spot.
07/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice quiet park even though they were having Christmas in July while we were here. Sites are well spaced although some are a bit sloped. Power was good but no sewer, not a problem for our length of stay. No one in the office when we first arrived but we eventually made contacts and got to our site OK. Wonderful lake for swimming and fishing. And our dog absolutely loved playing in the water every day. We would visit again.
07/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Another very nice MI county park. Very clean and well maintained. Wasn't crowded when we were here. Nice and quiet. Had a lake area for swimming and another area away from the swimmers where our dog could have her fun in the water. Our only complaint about our stay here had nothing to do with the campground. Kalamazoo has several off leash dog parks but the rigamarole you have to go through to gain access is very inconvenient and impractical for short term visitors like us.
08/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
A bit pricey for our tastes but a very clean, modern park. Only been in business 3 years and it looks like it was built yesterday. The owners live on site and are very proud and helpful. All grass sites with no shade but there were no bare or dirt spots from previous campers. Got good phone and personal Wi-Fi connections. Enjoyed our stay here very much and would come again if in the area.
08/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Very nice park for the money. Limited number of 50-amp sites. We were on a 30-amp site with shared hookups. No other sites near us were occupied so we used an adaptor to feed both 30-amp outlets to the coach and it was as if we had 50-amp. Great restaurant right across the street. Spent a week here visiting the area and would surely come again. There are a number of other county parks up and down the east coast of the thumb of MI that also look very nice.
08/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very nice park near the waterfront of Saginaw Bay. Large paved area for RV and patio. Only limited sites with 50-amp power but our 30-amp site was just fine. Well tended grounds and a nice quiet atmosphere. Walking trail out to the bay is paved most of the way. We stayed here a week and had a great time. Wonderful for a county/township park.
08/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very nice state park. Wide open with little shade but widely spaced long sites. Power system, only 30-amp, looks old and needs to be updated but we managed with no problems. No water or sewer at sites but that's what holding tanks are for in motorhomes. Phone coverage was spotty and kept dropping calls (Verizon) but computer connection through Verizon was OK. We rate this one high because it is a beautiful park and the many other facilities besides camping are great. The lodge is beautiful and has a good restaurant, although a bit $$. We would definitely stay here again if in the area.
03/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
Camped here years ago and the place has gotten even better. Sites have great views and waterfront access which our pup loved. Wi-Fi is limited to a small area by one repeater but we had strong cell phone and wireless computer card access with Verizon. Some sites will not accommodate big rigs but many will. We stayed in the "E" loop which has 50-amp power. Other loops are tents only or 30-amp power. Really friendly and helpful office staff. Beautiful park views although trees make satellite reception spotty we got out a portable dish. We would come back in a flash.
02/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
Great COE park. We paid senior rate with Golden Access card. We chose a site without sewer so we had the water view. Some roads are tight for motorhomes but not a problem if you go slow and be careful. Computer wireless card service was poor but phone was OK. Our site was nice and level but some are a bit sloped. All in all we spent a great 6 days here and will come back.
02/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
This park is a good base for visiting the area. Nothing fancy but all the essentials are here. Wi-Fi is good but might have to log in frequently. We stayed a week while awaiting work on our motorhome and used the camp as a base for the many geocaches in and around Tyler. Manager is friendly and helpful. They have a trail around the back part of the park. It is not woodsy all the way but it is good for exercise and dog walking. We paid a weekly rate which is the same as the parks PA discount rate.
02/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Not exactly a "destination" campground, but there are things to do in the area. Owner extremely friendly and helpful. Our dog loved playing with the campground dogs. Looks pretty primitive but it has all the necessities and they are in good shape. We would come here again without a doubt, if we were in the area.
02/2012
rating [ 1/10 ]
Basically the same comments as the last reviewer in 2009. Doesn't look like anything has changed. Sure don't know where they got the pictures they use on their website, because we saw nothing like that when we pulled in. There must be something better in the area.
05/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
Over-rated and over-priced in our opinion. Not a bad spot for a short stay, but sites are not level and it exceeds our ability to level the coach. There are no discounts of any kind and for what is offered, other than interstate access, this is a high priced place.
04/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a nice park for a few days stay if visiting the area. The roads and sites are mainly grass, but solid and well maintained. Full hookups with cable TV and free Wi-Fi make it very comfortable. Management is very friendly. We would definitely stay here again if in the area.
04/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice park and handy to Savannah and Hilton Head. Full hookups include long list of cable TV channels and great free Wi-Fi. We weren't on the best of sites, but it was more than adequate. The only drawback to the park seems to be the total absence of restrooms and showers. Very unusual. Park roads are a little dusty in dry weather, but the sites are grassy. We came at a time when Passport America rates applied for unlimited length of stay. We would stay again when in the area.
03/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is the kind of state park we really like, even as big rig motor homers. The roads are kind of old but smooth. The restrooms are relatively new and were spotless. The park is very quiet and scenic. It is close to Pascagoula and its sights. Nice stopover right off US 90. We would definitely stay here again, but check for reservations because it is small and popular.
03/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
This is an OK park for overnighting, but it has no real self-contained attraction. Sites have pads for RV's and full hook-up as listed above, but they will NOT allow a big rig to sign up for 30-amp service. We are Passport America and had to pay an extra $3 for 50-amp service even though we were not running A/C or heat. They say they burn out 30-amp plugs, which probably means they have inadequate wiring. We would stay here again, but only if it was especially convenient. Management wasn't particularly friendly.
03/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a wide open, flat graveled surface park which has potential for the future with all the trees that are newly planted. It is not a "destination" park, but is convenient for visiting Bellingrath Gardens (5 miles away) and sights in Mobile. The owners/managers are very friendly and helpful. Our rate reflects an average of 2 days at Passport America rates and 2 at other smaller discounts. It is not the greatest campground we have ever been to, but we would definitely stay here again if visiting the area.
09/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a really pretty and quiet park. The lack of water and sewer hookups at the sites is a minor drawback. Water is available close by and they do have a dump station. The sites are widely spaced with concrete parking pads and gravel for the table and fire pit areas. There are nature trails for hiking. Park personnel are very friendly and eager to help. Golden Age Passport makes this a very inexpensive stay.
09/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
A nice park for a short stay. Electric is only 30 amp and there is no water or sewer at the sites although they are mostly pretty level and well spaced. This is a large park with lots of trails to keep you moving.
09/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
A huge park you could get lost in without a map. The section we were in has unpaved roads and can get dusty but paving is in the plans. Wi-Fi costs, which seems a bit much at the price of a site. Free shuttle to town for one of the ferries to Mackinac Island. Sites near the lakefront are pretty close together but have great views of Lake Huron. A nice park but there are cheaper alternatives.
08/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a very nice park right in the river with great views of the passing ship traffic. There are 50 amp sites and river front sites but we made our reservation a bit late and had an interior 30 amp site which was just fine. Sites are level and grassy. The Wi-Fi worked great at our site but does not necessarily reach to the whole campground. We would definitely stay here again.
08/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a nice city park with adequate facilities except for having no sewers but that seems pretty common in this area. We were fortunate and were placed on a newly renovated site with full paving that would normally be saved for handicapped folks. The views out over the lake were great and we saw some neat sunsets. We would definitely visit this park again if in the area.
08/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
This park deserves a higher rating and would get one except for the management which is a bit strange. The price we paid was not what is published in various places and is much higher than the discounted price we expected. The camp sites are fine and the beach just across the road is beautiful. The place could use a bit of sprucing up but is generally in good shape. We would stay here again as long as we know what to expect. The owner/manager is very friendly, but different.
08/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Really nice, well maintained city campground. Overnighter sites do not have sewer but for a night or two that's just fine. Areas around sites are nice and grassy and there are plenty of places to walk for some exercise. Park is right off US 41 which runs north-south, so it is very convenient for travelers. Large number of the shaded sites in the park are occupied by seasonal folks but they are kept very neat.
08/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
Not a bad spot for a short stay, although the over nighters sites are not very level. It has a "Lodge/restaurant" but if you are a non-smoker you will not want to eat there. We were traveling through the area on a long trip so we used the park for a layover day. Overnight sites are out in the open so satellites will work. Cell phone and wireless card reception is marginal due to the out of the way location.
07/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a new park that has great facilities. It is still growing in usage but is in a good location for overnighters or longer term stays to explore the area. Cable and Wi-Fi are included in the site fee. This is also a good place for rallies of motorhome or trailer clubs as they have a nice clubhouse with kitchen facilities. Have visited here several times already and found the owners and their workkampers very friendly and helpful.
08/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
The park is OK for the overnighter we spent there. Transient sites are water and electric (30 amp) only, but the is a free dump station. Overnight sites we saw were long with 2 vehicles parked nose to tail. If you are the tail site you need to wait for your up front neighbor to leave in the morning or be able to back out.
01/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
This was a very nice surprise for us since it is quite a bit upgraded from what was in our Trailer Life book. It also honors Passport America on certain days of the week. It has a nice woodsy atmosphere.
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