This is the first time we have ever stayed at a state park. It was how I expected it to be. Not much other than a place to park the trailer and have a fire, nothing special. No grass, all dirty sand. We were on the other side of the road away from the lake. The rangers would do there usual walk around. Nothing more than just a presence to be seen. Within walking distance to town and attractions. Only a short drive to the sand dunes. Next time we go we will probably stay in a full service campground even though it may be $20 more a night. Very fun area!
We stayed here over Memorial day. It`s an OK campground. We had a full hookup site. The hookups were in good shape. Was a little on the tight side for getting into, but OK. Most sites are shaded. No full hookups along the river. Not a lot to do here except for canoeing on the river which was fun, kids had a blast! They have an indoor pool which is small. It would be nice to also have an outdoor pool. They have a small minigolf which is run down. The space would be better served as an outdoor pool. We would go back again if in the area.
This is a decent park that caters to boaters. We had a pull through which is in a new section at the back of the campground. We had to weave (literally) through the very tight campground to get to our site. Doable for me, but maybe not for some. It would be better if they gave you the number for the seasonal gate for large rig entry. (We are 55 feet from front bumper to trailer bumper!) Hookups were nice and pull throughs were level and long. Beware that the full hookup sites have no shade at all. We were here over the 4th and there was a heat wave. The whole time it was 100 degrees almost every day! Our A/C struggled during the day to get the trailer down to 85 degrees. They have a small arcade with a couple of games. Small pool for the size campground. They need to add another pool for the size of this place. They do give anyone staying 3 days or more free passes to Chula Vista Hotel and indoor/outdoor water park just down the road. I would stay again and probably also rent a boat for the day.
We were here in January with the scouts. in the winter they allow scouts or youth groups to camp in the cave. the kids have a blast camping and exploring in the cave. in the summer they have guided cave tours. They have the best food I have ever had at a campground, pancakes and sausage in the a.m., home made Sloppy Joe for lunch and some of the best fried chicken and mashed potatoes I have ever had for dinner. The campground itself is older, it has been open for tours for over 100 years and the campground opened after that. The campground itself is OK. I took a walk through it because it was nice out for a change. It`s a little tight, I think I could stick my 35 foot travel trailer in about 4 of the sites the rest are good for about a 25 footer! Hookups looked to be in good condition. One side of the campground looks over a nice valley, beautiful setting! The have canoe trips down the close by Wisconsin River and the longer trips they cater the food from the campground to the stops along the way. The campground does have a small mini golf course, and they are talking about putting in a pool in the next year or two. The bathhouse was kept up with pretty good considering the number of people that are using it. it does seem dirty, but I think that is because it is older and gives it that dirty feeling. All in all a nice family run campground in the middle of WI.
We stayed here for 1 night on our way back from Florida. A little off the beaten path for what we were looking for, a quick overnight stop. Turned out to be the perfect setting! It was off season, but still had a bunch of people for the weekend. Our site was not really level but that is a non issue for me as I have leveling blocks and I expect to do some leveling, still not to bad. Site was long and 2 separate hookups for different length rigs. Cable worked great. Owner turned on the jumping pillow for my kids, very nice owner/people, gave me info. for the area and a menu for the local restaurant that would deliver to your site. The bathrooms were amazing, very clean! The store looked like it would be pretty well stocked in season, it was out of season but they still had the essentials and a nice sitting/reading/TV area. The pool was closed, but looked clean and pretty big for a smaller campground which would be a welcome change compared to some small pools at larger campgrounds. The views were great! we would stay again if in the area.
Well I have mixed reviews of this campground. Great time at this very clean, big campground. We were in the 200 loop. Close to the outpost and bus stop. Only a couple of negatives. The path to the outpost also has golf cart traffic, kind of a pain to constantly have to step off the trail to let the carts go by. The other issue is the music from the outdoor movie theatre. It's very loud even with the AC on and we were a ways away! They do have cable TV, but about 6 out of the 10 channels are Disney info related. Now we don`t need cable, but when you get back from a park at night it would be nice to watch something other than what I just came back from! Otherwise it's a very clean, friendly campground with lots to do if you don't do the parks. Make sure you bring everything you need as everything is expensive, and it is a ride to get to any major store. We would stay here again.
We stayed here for one night on our way to Disney. Very nice clean campground with beautiful surroundings. We had a pull through that did not require any leveling. Hookups were good. Campground staff was very friendly and helpful. If in the area we would stay here again.
Stayed here again for Labor Day weekend. It rained all day sat. The nice thing was on sun. The ground was dry, great drainage! We had a lakefront site. The campground is nice with all paved roads. Paddle boats and canoes were included in fee. Park is well taken care of. Due to the rain we found that the very small (for the size of the campground) game room needs to be bigger! We have reservations for next Labor Day already.
Very nice campground. Always something for the kids to do. Great "street dance" on Saturday night. Very nice hike around the lake. The pools were crowded, but were manageable. The water slides were good, the kids loved them. All in all a nice campground close to Chicago.
We stayed here over the 4th of July weekend. It is a very nice campground 2 miles from Mackinaw City. The only issue we had were the directions to the site; it would be nice to have someone escort you to your site. We had a back in site which was very large and all gravel. Hookups were setup perfect. the campground is very large and big enough to take long walks or a nice bike ride. The beach area was OK, a bit murky due to the boat launch keeping the debris in the area. the other side of the launch is nicer, but with small rocks and some sandy areas and only ankle to knee deep. The store is well stocked and the arcade has just enough to keep kids busy. The pool was very nice and heated. The only negative is that the garbage is all the way up front, that is a long walk carrying a bag of garbage. a daily garbage pickup like other campgrounds have would be nice! All in all a nice place. If we ever make it back to the area we would stay here again.
Very nice campground! We were given sites at the extreme back of the park, the newest section. Very long, back in sites with a gravel pad. These were seasonal sites that were vacated and they used them for weekenders. The odd thing is we did have sewer hookups, the sewer was a 3 or 400 gallon holding tank half buried in the ground. It was a non issue and we had no smell from it. They say in the next year or so they are going to tie into the parks sewer system. We also had cable TV hookup which worked great. The park was very busy, but you really didn`t notice it. Our neighbors were seasonals and were very friendly, they offered us some of there firewood if we ran out, very nice people, some of the nicest we`ve met. The facilities were all nice, very clean the couple of times I used the bathroom when out riding with the kids. Speaking of which bring a bike: a good one! This is a big park and very hilly. Going to the front was a workout, the ride back was a relaxing coast downhill. They had a country band on Saturday night: very good. All in all a very nice park that we would stay at again if in the area!
This is an OK campground. We used it for a day and a half stay to see Mammoth Cave. They have a pool and a water slide. The slide was included for the guests which is a nice change. However they closed the pool twice in the middle of a 100 degree day because there was some thunder off in the distance. They stated that is their policy. The pool then reopens after there's no thunder for a half hour! It did not storm until 5 hours later when a separate storm rolled in. Although this time when they closed it again it was necessary as there was lightning. Everything else was OK. We didn`t use anything else outside as it was too hot! Otherwise it was an OK place.
This is the nicest Jellystone we've been too! The owner is really nice and very friendly. He will escort you to your site and help you back in, which is a big plus considering it is a very tight campground. Even with our 35 feet of TT, 55 foot total length, we didn`t have any issues. The sites, along with the whole campground, is all gravel: no mud! We had a stream side site which was beautiful. There was always something for the kids to do. They even had a water fight Saturday afternoon: all the kids with waterguns on the hayride trailer and all the parents with buckets, hoses and water guns at their sites. It was a blast. The Wi-Fi worked great for the 5 days we were here. We had cable TV so I don`t now how good the standard TV reception is. The next time we are in the area we will go back!
This is a very nice campground within 2 hours of Chicago. Has nice grassy level sites, the pull throughs are nice and big so you're not on top of your neighbor. They have 3 pools that are fairly clean (we go a couple of times during the summer too). the cloudyness of the pools that some mentioned, is due to the chemical reaction between the chlorine and sunblock lotion, (I have a pool too). There are lots of activities for the kids. There is a very nice tent camping area back in the woods. Their Halloween weekends are great! The haunted house is excellent, better than most other haunted houses. All in all a nice campground for the Chicagoland area.
A very nice campground. We stayed here for the 4th of July weekend. Our site was in the circle with the lake view. They had someone show us to our site and helped me back into site #2 which had a cement pad. It was more than big enough to walk around the trailer with the slide and awning out. We had an OK view of the lake, a site farther down in the circle would have been a better view, but ours was OK. There was a total of 6 cement pad sites with lake views. Twp of which were down by the beach. These could be nice except you get the boat launch traffic, and due to the winds "DO NOT use your awinings! They have plenty of choices for sites, from wooded to open with a few trees. They have a small pool that we didn`t use, but it didn`t seem packed even for a holiday weekend. The beach area was OK, but being on the windy side of the lake all the debris would wash up on the beach, just sticks and such. It was rather rocky with larger pebbles. The restaurant was surprisingly excellent! The game room could use a little more room and a few more games, otherwise it was OK. This campground is older and they need to start adding to the park to keep up with the added sites. The drive into Minocqua, Woodruff is short. Obviously there's lots to see and do in the area. We actually found a nice secluded beach off of county road "D" that was picture perfect, I believe the name of the lake was Big Carr Lake. All in all, a nice campground, we will be back.
Nice park that is located approximately 3 miles from Starved Rock SP. It's located just off of I-80. A clean well kept campground, with a clean pool and facilities. Has nice walking paths through the campground. The tenting area is separated from RV sites, which is a plus for the tenters. They have shaded and sunny sites. The road noise up front isn`t bad, just a light hum. if you don`t like any noise, then get a site in the back. We`ll definitely be back!
Well what can I say. We stayed here for 5 days, 806 and 807. I`ll have to agree with most others, it`s an OK campground with grouchy people running it. It is in need of lots of updating, the store has seen better days: I hope! They have a small heated pool which was nice for the week (Sun-Thurs). I can`t imagine how crowded it would be on a busy weekend. Their mini golf was OK, but hardly worth paying for. We watched the staff several times stop and tell people what they can`t do. They even went so far as to tell a group of kids playing ball in a field that it was time to stop playing (8:00pm)? One of the kids said, "It`s not quiet time yet!" I just smiled and watch the guy drive away. It would be much easier if they just told you what you could do. If they put as much effort in being nice to the guests as they do being grouchy they could have a decent place! Oh yeah, they do have quite a few permanent sites! Not seasonals, but permanent spots. It kind of takes away from the campground atmosphere. They did say they are trying to get rid of them, though. They did pull out a run down 80 foot single wide when we were here. All in all, this could be a nice campground with lots of updating and some good people skills, or new owners. We would go back for a short weekend, maybe!
This is a very nice campground. We had a waterfront site which was beautiful. All grass and no gravel! Paddle boats and canoes were included in the rate and were available whenever you want 8:00-8:00. Owner was very nice and escorted us to our site. The only reason I gave a 9 was that the pool was literally 65 deg.! it`s a small complaint, but if you are going to call yourself a resort then I don`t think a 75 deg. pool is out of the question. Otherwise I would recommend this place to anyone.
We stayed here in '93 and again just recently in aug. '05. We loved this campground! The views were excellent, and you felt as though you were camping in the Hills and not just a field. The sites at the back of the campground (behind the bathhouse), which BTW is clean, are all gravel. The sites at the front have grass and were very nice. It is centrally located in the hills. Overall a nice campground I would recommend to anyone!
Recently upgraded playground, plenty of activities for younger kids. during summer they have dances for older kids. very friendly staff. Seasonal's think the park is theirs! (as with any seasonal). A nice park within an hours drive of Chicago. The halloween weekends (3) are the best I've seen!
Big park with lots of things for kids both young and old. Very nice, well kept, very big, almost too big! This July '07 will be our 4th year. Security guards are kids and act as if they are real cops. Most times the staff are worse than customers with the golf carts. Golf cart is a must to get around park. Indoor water park is extra $$$ for anyone other than villas/rentals. Not right, since the campers helped this camp resort happen.
Very nice campground located right off needles highway. You feel as if you are really camping in the hills. Beautiful views all around you. Very nice staff and some of the cleanest bathrooms I've seen. We will stay here again.