This is relatively small and quiet with lots of shade. The owners were great and courteous during our visit. This campground is in a good position for visiting the Moline / Quad Cities area with easy access to back roads. Wi-Fi was strong. If you’re looking for a pool or lots of amenities, this isn’t the place. If you’re looking for a place to rest your head, this is a pleasant park.
In my opinion this is an older KOA that seems a bit tired. The sites are too close together. When we were escorted to our site, the site next to us had loud music playing on a boom box playing on their patio. The employee was content to ignore the situation. Fortunately it was hot, we were there only for the night and we ran the A/C continuously. I will not return to this CG.
This is our second trip to this campground. We reserved one of the premium pull through spots with concrete pad and patio. We had an issue with water pressure – but the CG reported subsequently that it was probably a problem with the regulator at our site. Most sites have trees for shade. This campground is incredibly family friendly with lots of amenities including go-carts, batting cages, water park, etc. I highly recommend this park as a destination not just a stop-over.
This is a good example of an older KOA that tries hard. We were escorted to our site. Wi-Fi was strong and free during our stay. Sites were typically close together for a KOA. If you have a big rig, be sure to scout out the site first as some of the sites have trees that make entry and exit difficult. Sites were gravel and inside roads were also gravel. Although we didn’t use it during our stay, the pool appeared to be nice. Lots of trees for shade.
A very interesting CG. It has a large pool and lots of other amenities such as tennis courts, volleyball courts and an indoor lodge (with big TV). The sites all have concrete pads. The roads are paved and the central pond has a nice fountain. We stayed here during this summer’s heat wave and were amazed that the park had absolutely NO trees for shade. Be sure to pick a site with appropriate east/west orientation for afternoon shade. Although we like this park, we deducted marks for lack of trees.
The adult section (Cedarwood) is very nice. We've stayed here before - and we love it. Very quiet, clean and large sites. Highly recommended. Full concrete sites with patios, patio furniture and shrubs between the sites. There is garbage pickup at the sites, pizza and wood delivery throughout the park. The staff are very friendly.
We stayed at Balsam Lake campground. Our site (#92) was large, but very uneven – even after three boards under one side and our front landing gear fully extended, I couldn’t level the trailer. We moved to another site that was level. We found that even the sites that are “premium” have very tight turning issues. If you have a large rig (we have a 35’ toy hauler), consider an end spot. We found that the camp staff were very friendly.
This was our first stay at Turning Stone, although we've heard good reviews from friends. We tend to prefer high-end resort-style parks, and this one outperformed all the others. The spots are huge and easy to navigate with large rigs. Most sites have pleasant views with mature trees. The entire campground is family and pet friendly. Washrooms are immaculate and new. Staff are very friendly. All sites and roads are paved - making walking and biking very pleasant. Office facilities were excellent as were the pool and recreational areas. If I had one complaint (albeit minor), it was that the Wi-Fi was too weak or nonexistent in parts of the park. I highly recommend staying here. Don't forget to take the free shuttle to the casino for fun.
This was our first stay at Hershey Highmeadow. We had been warned that the spots were tight - and they were right! The park is well run and clean. However, don't expect privacy. If you're staying in the woodlands area, avoid the row by the entrance as the shuttle runs every half-hour up the hill. The back row is best. The sites at the top of the hill endure trains all day and night (the park posts signs warning of this before you check in). Water, elect, sewer and cable were fine. Wi-Fi was free and very strong. The pool and store were excellent. We had a bit of concern over the apparent lack of security staff or gate for non-park members.
This CG was a chance happening – we needed a one-night stop over. We’re really happy we stayed here. The CG is very nice, with beautiful grassy areas surrounding a small lake. Almost all of the overnight sites are on the waterfront. Many of the sites are able to accommodate larger rigs. We had full service. CG staff was very friendly. Washrooms were clean but tired looking. There was a beach area for swimming, but we weren’t there long enough to use it. Internet was inexpensive with a strong signal. Lots of ducks wandering through the camp sites. We will definitely stay here again.
This is our second time at this CG. They have the ability to accommodate larger rigs in pull-through sites. The large rig pull through sites are pretty much in an open field, while smaller sites are available in shaded tree areas. Staff was friendly and always present monitoring traffic. We didn't use the park facilities as we primarily used the park to visit tourist attractions in Detroit. I would recommend it, if only from the standpoint of location.
We happened on this park by chance. It is a beautiful park. Incredibly quiet. The staff are the best! Even if this place is out of your way, make a point to stay here to recharge your batteries. Lots of shopping nearby. Lakefront beach only a short walk away.
We frequent KOAs. This CG is well run and very clean. We had a problem with the sewer connection - and they moved us promptly. Wi-Fi is available, but weak in much of the CG. There is lots of grass around the sites - but the CG limits the use of mats, which also means more dirt being tracked into the RVs. The sites are large and big-rig friendly. The handicap washrooms were very good for wheelchairs. I recommend this location for visits to Cleveland. We will use this location again.
We frequent KOAs - and this one was pretty plain. However, as a one-night stop over, it was adequate for our needs. The sites were clean and level. There was an indoor pool (we didn't use it). The campground is very close to the 401 and may be noisy if you have your windows open. A bit expensive for the amenities.
We frequently stay at KOAs – and this one is by comparison is very well maintained and clean. The staff is friendly. Firewood is delivered to your campsite, as is pizza and other hot food from their restaurant. The pools are very nice and clean. The recreation area is very nice. Our deluxe site (#103) was a pleasant surprise, having a concrete apron around the fire pit and picnic table area. It also looked out onto one of the common areas. Highly recommended. The other premium sites looked nice too. The adult-only area, set aside from the rest of the park is incredibly nice – and will be our future destination! The weekend we stayed they were having trouble with the WIFI. We will return here again. We camped here in a '34 Travel Trailer.
We’re quite familiar with KOAs, and this one is not up to standards. It is in need of some updating. One of the things that we didn’t like was that the seasonals were mixed throughout the campground, and many of them were older and run down. Water pressure on our full-service site was very low at peak times. We had requested a large site, but we had barely enough room to park and place the picnic table in front of our trailer. The front desk seemed to be run by teenagers (absence of adults), although they were polite and friendly. While we didn’t use the pools, they were attractive and well used by regulars. The interior roads are gravel and bumpy, but it is easy to manage large rigs through the campground. Free wi-fi was available at the front building and pool areas only. The campground is a short drive to downtown Gravenhurst. We stayed for three nights.
We frequent this park because of the vicinity and the beaches. The woodland sites are large and can accommodate our 34' trailer. Unfortunately the sites didn't have the grass cut and they were about 10" deep. However, the park is well patrolled and quiet at night.
This was our second stay here in two years. The campground is very nice, with large shade trees. The sites are quite large, but with little privacy between them. The restroom facility was generally clean, but tired. Firewood was the most expensive I've every paid ($9). Stay away from the middle areas if there is a forecast of rain, as there is little drainage. We stayed on site 22. The fire pit was poorly placed. One of the best overall sites is #24. This campground, if properly promoted, could be fantastic - it is close to downtown and adjacent to the famous lift locks. Grocery is close by as is an RV dealership for repairs. We'll come back again.
We stayed here on recommendation of friends and were not disappointed. Excelled facilities, including large pools, VERY clean, modern restrooms and handicap facilities. Only drawback for handicap use is that the interior roads are gravel. Although they warn of the high water pressure, we always travel with a pressure valve anyway. All staff were exceptionally outgoing. We will come back here again.
It is a very nice, very large campground. For handicap accessibility, washroom/showers are better than average (but need improvement). The washrooms overall need upgrading (but are clean). All interior roads are paved, which is nice for both accessibility and bicycle riding. Sites are large and private. The staff were less than outgoing. Wifi is pricey. Free cable is nice for rainy days. The park's location is great for local shopping.
Overall we give this facility fairly high marks. The entire camp was clean and well maintained. There were lots of staff. Attention to detail was obvious, including daily delivery of newspapers to each site, delivery of firewood right to the fire pit (upon purchase), etc. This is an extremely 'family friendly' camp. On the negative side, its a bit pricey, even with KOA discount. Also, be aware that this facility is not handicap accessible. There are no washroom or shower facilities with wheelchair access. Inner roads are also not paved for those needing wheelchair accessibility. The on-site store has limited supplies - come fully stocked!