Our nightly rate based on monthly stay. This upscale park has recently been sold and is now an Encore Park. Many concerns have arisen as a result of the sale of this property, and changes will definitely occur. The swimming pool is the nicest we have ever used in any RV facility and is kept at a steady consistent 82*. The dining room is one of the nicest in the valley, as is the ballroom. This has been our eighth year of spending the winter at this resort, and we have always been proud to say that we stay there ... We hope none of that changes.
This is an excellent park with great security and access to I-70 if traveling cross country. All concrete everywhere as the ownership of this park has been in the concrete business and has been successful which is reflected in this very nice park. We can't think of anything negative at all to say about this park, and will definitely stay there again.
This Corps park does need upgrading as do the roads as others have noted, and water levels are down dramatically, but site #75 down by the Lake is delightful and peaceful and relaxed. The electricity is excellent as it usually is in Corps parks, and so is the water pressure. Gate personnel are very helpful, and would have let us switch sites of we wished, and were very cooperative and friendly as well. We will stay again here if given the opportunity.
We admit that park personnel at this RV park were friendly and helpful initially, but when we ran into a verified high voltage problem with the park the manager would not admit that there was an issue that needed to be addressed. We have an electrical management system in our motorhome which shuts down power to the rig at above 132 volts, and which did so several times. Using the Lakeview RV park's voltmeter with the manager present, as well as my own, we confirmed about 280 volts in the pedestal wiring which supplies power to the 50 amp outlet, and 140 volts in the wiring supplying power to the 30 amp outlet. All of the expert opinion that I can find, and it was substantial, indicates that these pedestals are out of those power company specs which I am told should be 120V +/- 10% or +/- 12 volts. Those specififications using this formula would permit a maximum of 132 Volts allowable, and voltage at 140 volts is substantially above this level. Since the park manager admitted to me that they had checked three additional pedestals and found the same voltage at all, they assumed that there was no problem. I talked to three licensed electricians, as well as to other experts in the field, receiving eight total opinions that this situation is a serious problem. I believe that the real problem with this situation, however, is that park management would not believe that this is a problem. They told me, with witnesses present, that they have been having substantial electrical problems. However, all they could say was that the only time that they had ever seen this particular problem was with large motorhomes. There are a large percentage of trailers and fifth wheels in this park, and I believe that none of them has the capability to detect electrical problems to the extent that many large motorhomes do. I believe that this situation and this park management attitude will only change when one of these units has a fire or perhaps burns to the ground. I believe that the excessive voltage present could burn up light bulbs, TV sets, refrigerators and other sensitive electrical units and could cause other electrical problems. We had paid for a week's stay but left three days early, and of course they would not refund our money. Their only comment was that since I believed that the voltage was too high, that we should leave the park, which is what we did. This is not the kind of RV park that I ever wish to visit again.
We stayed here for two nights and although its certainly not a great park, it was pleasant and friendly. There were 30 amp hookups with water and a dump station which we didn't see. The location is excellent, as its very close in to the Mackinaw City area and the staff was very friendly. We would stay here again if visiting this area.
Its hard to complain about free. We discovered that there are two 30 amp hookups next to the parking lot, and a half dozen or so sites with 20 amp hookups which are back away from the parking lot and near some trees. All sites are on grass, but automobile owners may park to block in a big rig making leaving more difficult. However, we left in the morning and the parking lot was nearly empty, so no problem. Staff was friendly and very accommodating. By registering for a Rewards card I received $10 gambling credit, and since Friday night was ladies night, wife received $15 credit. We might stay here again. Considering the price, its not a bad place at all.
Its hard to review this campground because the people running it are all very nice people, and knowledgeable, but the park is what it is.. SOO Lakes Campground is an older one with infra-structure that needs updating, so those nice people must be very frustrated, as were we. This Labor Day weekend the park was nearly full so its apparent that it will survive, but not without problems. The electricity is inadequate throughout much of the park with only 30 amp connections, but worse than that, when a few air-conditioners begin to run on warm days the voltage gets pulled down drastically, potentially causing situations which could cause electronic damage to newer rigs. One camper had an electrical management system which was designed to cut off power to his motorhome at 104 volts, and that system terminated power to his rig four times in about twenty minutes. He used a voltmeter at the pedestal and verified that his system was giving accurate voltage readings, confirming the cut-off point. The owner of the park used his voltmeter and the two readings were almost identical. Voltage below 104 volts could adversely affect the air conditioning units that most RV's have, for example. I wouldn't want my HD TV sets running on voltages that low. There is also very high water pressure in this park, and pressure regulators are a must, but there was no indication from the owners of this high pressure which we think is somewhat negligent on their part. We actually saw two hoses explode while visiting the park. At a minimum, a notice posted by the campground when checking in the campground concerning this water pressure could be posted to help prevent this situation. The Wi-Fi in the park seems to be non-functional most of the time, and we were forced to use a Verizon card which had nearly reached our monthly data limit. The campground's system would have been very helpful if it had worked, but alas it did not, for us anyway. Other RV owners that we talked to confirmed this situation. On the positive side, there are about fifteen sites facing the St. Mary's River which are beautiful sites. and are available provided reservations are made in advance. We suggest several weeks ahead, and some folks stay there for the summer and actually book those sites months in advance. We might stay here again, but would want to know that the site that we selected had an upgraded electrical system. Otherwise, we cannot recommend this campground.
This fairground type campground was adequate for us, as the electricity here is superb and we are used to dry camping without it if need be. The State park campground was not suitable for our big rig with satellite antenna on the roof, although we tried to stay there. The fairground campground had a very nice camp host available and about six sites were being used. For the $ it is a good deal, and we would stay here again.
After driving through this park in our toad (towed vehicle), we decided to not stay here. This is a very shabby park with many many sites occupied by very rundown trailers and motorhome units that could only be described as junk. Whether these units are used as fishing camps for nearby waters wasn't clear but we did comment to ourselves that if we were ever "on the run" from law enforcement that this would be a place to hide out. The park is accessible by a long rough road (route 215), and the trees overhang and make it appears as though a big rig would have some difficulty moving around and under the trees. There were no sewer hookups visible anywhere, but we did see a "Honey Wagon" vehicle which we presume could be used for dumps. We would not recommend this park under any circumstance, and spent the night in a nearby Church parking lot.
This is a very nice park. The restaurant is excellent, the cable TV is great, and the WiFi even works from time to time. We have checked out the other parks in town, and this is definitely our first choice. There is a show in the evenings in a tent on the site that is included with a lobster or crab dinner and it is wonderful. No trees is a plus for us, as we will not camp under a tree, but some shade would be nice. The waterfront view is spectacular and we actually rode our bikes to the Fortress which is a definite MUST SEE.
Moderately priced park in the woods, with nice atmosphere. We normally don't like to be in the trees to protect the roof of our motorhome, but decided that two days was OK. Was tight entry to our site winding in and through the trees in our 40' motorhome, as we followed very nice guide in golf cart. Made it OK, however. Friendly here, with stop on trolley at entrance, owner gave us (at our request) a recommendation for an excellent restaurant which we thoroughly enjoyed. We would stay here again, although we are just passing through.
Our time spent at this park was very pleasant, and we were here for four nights. The Wi-Fi works well, and better by far than most parks that we visit. The cable TV was also excellent, and as I notice negative reviews on the TV reception, I must state that ours was excellent. Management of this park is trying hard to make this a nice park, and the recent addition of the showers and bathrooms (which are excellent), make this a substantially improved park . We will recommentd this park, and will come back again.
We paid a reduced price rate of $13 due to my being over 65. The rest rooms were not very good, and the showers were worse. The park personnel were friendly and helpful, but the check in process is excruciating. They use the Reserve America reservation system and it can be and was be slow and tedious. We would probably not stay here again, however, the bike riding and walking and hiking are both very good. There are things to see within the park, and since we were with friends, we had a good time.