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07/2006
rating [ 10/10 ]
Absolutely wonderful. I would highly recommend this campground. Nice warm pools, clean sites, clean bathhouse and laundry. The campstore had the best stock of RV and camping supplies of any place I've ever stayed, though they really lacked any groceries, but that's probably because about a quarter mile up the road was a small grocery store with anything you need. Mini golf was great, views are incredible, we'd definitely stay here again. You can really see a pride of ownership in it's upkeep, something that can seem rare in campgrounds or RV parks.
07/2006
rating [ 10/10 ]
One of the best campgrounds we've ever used, despite it's small size. I have a few basic requirements - clean bathhouse, clean pool, clean laundry facility, good store. This place met and exceeded these expectations. Their pool even had a 2-feet depth at the low end. I know it doesn't seem like much, but that means toddlers can touch the bottom, it was big deal for my littlest one! Bathhouse was in perfect condition, something I really, really appreciate. I highly recommend it.
07/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
This park has received very good reviews, which is why I was a bit surprised by the condition of some of the things I've found. Overall, I'd say this is a good campground, not great, but if in the area I'd stay here again. On the positive side, nice pool area and playground. The layout makes for easy getting to your site, etc. It's a large campground, but you can comfortably walk to anything you need. Store is nice, but lacks in basic food items. What disappointed me: the bathhouses. We used the ones away from the campstore. They are the single-room kind - shower, toilet, sink in one room, one at a time. I like this set up, but the floor was warped from water damage, the baseboard had rotted away and just plain wood was put back up, and it had serious mold. I would not consider the bathhouses clean at all, and this is a basic requirement for me. To be fair to the owners, their help is very poor, we watched at least 5 folks spend 2 hours "cleaning" the one bathhouse, they were playing, sitting, goofing off, but not really doing their job. However, the owner must know that the bathhouse needs floor repair and a cleaner environment. The only other thing I didn't like was the laundry room hours, I prefer the ones open all the time, this one didn't open until 8, and I was up, jogged, showered, and was ready to wash clothes by 6... not really a criticism of the campground though, because I realize they can't please everyone. I think if the bathhouse conditions had been better, I'd give this campground a much higher rating.
07/2006
rating [ 1/10 ]
I will give a fair and detailed review, but my overall assessment is that this campground is a dump. Pure and simple. To me each campground has things that are OK but that need work, and then there is unacceptable, and there were lots of things at this campground that are just unacceptable. First, the interior roads - full of potholes and very, very narrow, one car can't pass without being scraped by tree branches. Second, the bathhouse - just disgusting. Old, old fixtures, stained and mildew everywhere, and shower stalls are so small the curtain sticks to you as you shower. Also, every time the washing machines kick on, you get a blast of cold or hot water. Just not well planned facilities. The laundry room was equally unkept. Overall, what is unacceptable to me is the level of care this campground receives from it's owners. I do a fair bit of my own home maintenance, and there is not one thing I saw that met my own standards - pipes run here and there, blocks of wood stuffed here, paint sloshed to cover up a bigger problem, dirty, old equipment, junk piled up, water lines running above ground from site to site along the ground, etc. All i can think of is that the current owner is just sitting on the property waiting to cash out. No serious business owner could possibly allow the current condition to continue. I know this seems harsh, but I can think of no other way to put it. In fairness, I'll give two positives that I found while staying there. Bass Harbor as a town is nice, the lighthouse is a great place to stay and we found a few nice local restaurants. Also, there are several seasonal residents who work at the campground store, and I met several who were just wonderful. So nice, in fact, that I hesitated posting my review, but nice store help doesn't make up for a serious lack of attention to the rest of the facility. In fairness, this campground is ideal for two groups of campers that I can think of. First, folks in nice motorhomes who never need to use the interior roads, bathhouses, or laundry rooms, and are looking for a cheap place to park and hookup. Second, this is a great place for tent campers who couldn't get into to Seawall but wanted to camp in that area and have electric and water and a place to shower, though, I'd take my chances anywhere else on the island, and if Bass Harbor was the only place open, I'd go back up towards Elsworth.
07/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is the nicest campground in the Black Hills. They have 5 different camps on the property, some are better than others, we were in the Line Camp - incredibly spacious and well shaded! Pool is fantastic, hot tub next to the pool. The staff keep the place very tidy. It's convenient to many places in the Black Hills. The only drawback seemed to be the attitude of the staff, which seemed to be "yeah, I'll help you because it's my job" most seemed to be college kids working there over summer break. I tend to think employee attitudes stem from the manager's. However, considering all the other benefits, I'd still stay here again. After checking out other campgrounds, this is the only place I'd stay in the Black Hills.
07/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
A very nice and convenient park. The only reason I didn't give it a higher rating is that it's right on I-90 and highway noise is constant at night. However, this does make it a convenient place when traveling, lots of folks (like us) were heading to or coming from the Black Hills. Campground is well kept, neat, clean, great playground for kids. There is an RV dealership right next door, and a few campers had pulled in for the night hoping to get a repair there the next day, it's good to know. We had to have new tires and went to Ben's Bargain Barn instead. While there don't just overnight, take an hour and visit the Sioux Falls falls park: it's a nice place.
07/2005
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a great campground. It's 15 miles off I90, but worth the drive. To get to the campground you pass through the Badlands National Park. The scenery is beautiful. The campground is well shaded and very quiet. When we were there the White River was up due to rain, and it is white. This campground has new owners as of two years ago. All of the facilities seemed in good condition. We don't have pets but I noticed a huge dogwalk that was fenced in. The only sites that are right on the river are tent sites and a few cabins. They sell a pancake breakfast each morning, it was cheaper than a restaurant but a bit more than I expected to pay for a campground breakfast, but it was still good. This is an ideal spot to decompress if you are returning from the tourist trap that is the Black Hills, but it's also a worthy destination in it's own right. I have to commend the owners on helping me when I had a blowout on the camper - I called them from the interstate and they looked up a wrecker service for me, very nice.
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