This large, wooded campground is located at the base of a lovely stone cliff with a stream babbling along it. The campground is equipped with all kinds of activities for family play and has several miles of trails through the woods and along the creek. It is a beautiful setting. There are only a few seasonal campsites. Our electric/water campsite was level and gravel. Cable TV and Wifi worked well. The campsites are pretty close together, though at the time we were there not many people were camping. Campground staff work hard to keep everything nice and to make you feel welcome. The price reflects AAA discount, they also have Good Sam discount – you will need to bring your card inside with you when you register.
This large campground is located on Lundy’s Lane in Niagara Falls, ON. There are two major other campgrounds nearby. The stop for the town bus that runs down Lundy’s Lane to the Falls is practically on the property. There is very limited parking near the Falls, so the bus is really the best option to get there, and it is very convenient to the campground. While the campground does have some seasonal folks, it is really set up for temporary visitors coming to see the Falls. The staff was extremely helpful. Our campsite was gravel, level and full-service. The Wifi speed was better earlier in the evening and degraded later. Price reflects Good Sam discount and $Canadian.
This was the only campground open in Tobermory after Canadian Thanksgiving, though it does close later in the month of October. It was clean and had zippy fast internet. The campground is about a mile from the center of Tobermory and a few miles from all the hikes and other things to do at the Bruce Peninsula National Park and Fathom Five National Marine Park. Our full service site was level and easy to get into. Price reflects off-season discount and $Canadian.
We actually stayed at this Ontario provincial park twice, the first time when we arrived on the Bruce Peninsula and again as we were leaving. It is a heavily wooded park along the Sauble River at the lovely tiered falls. We were told that we had missed the salmon running up the falls by a few weeks. At the time we were there, the East Campground was closed for work, and only the West Campground was open. During the off-season, the camp hosts will check you in if you arrive when the office isn’t open, which is very convenient – though the camp hosts only take cash. We were running out of Canadian money by the time of our second visit so arranged in advance by phone with camp staff to pay them when they came in the next morning. They communicated this with the camp hosts and all was wonderful. Our electricity only campsite was large and level and had a view of the river and the falls in the distance. The trees were beautiful autumn colors which was an added bonus. Price quoted here is in $Canadian.
This Toronto and Region Conservation district campground is located one of the residential areas on the outskirts of Toronto. Though it is a campground that closes for the winter, it feels like a poorly run trailer park. Some of the seasonal trailers are very well kept, and some of them are trashy. We arrived after a rain storm, and our first site was a swamp. Our second site had had new dirt put on it that hadn’t been compacted so we sunk in to our axles in mud. Our third site was damp but better than the first two. We had water and electricity. The laundry facilities were great. The campground has free internet that is best accessed from the laundry building area, so I made friends with a fellow camper who has using a washer as a desk for his computer while I did my laundry. We had read in these reviews to avoid the side of the campground near the train tracks, so we did. We got traffic noise instead along with the train sounds in the distance. After a while you learn to block those out and it didn’t really bother us. That said, the campground was VERY convenient to the people we were visiting and the work we were undertaking in Toronto. Price quoted here is in $Canadian.
This huge Ontario provincial park is located on a narrow, hook shaped peninsula in Lake Ontario. Our spacious, level campsite was right on the water. There are beaches, trails, opportunities for boating and a lighthouse here. Price quoted here is in $Canadian.
This large campground is located on Colonel By Lake that is part of the Rideau Canal system. Our level water/electricity campsite had a beautiful lake view. Many of the campsites are for seasonal folks, but there are still good ones for temporary visitors as well. The campground is close to Kingston, ON and very close to the Kingston Mills locks of the Rideau Canal, which are very pretty. The park has free internet at an “internet Café” and in a multipurpose room. Price reflects a Good Sam discount.
This enormous, beautiful New York state park in the 1000 Islands region is located on the same island as the bridge to Canada, though you would never know it while you are in the park. Most of the 6 camping areas were closed when we were there, the park closed for the winter a week later. Our campsite was a few yards from the St. Lawrence River and some of the many islands that give the region its name. There are informal put-in spots for canoes and kayaks throughout the campground. It was several miles from our campsite to the main entrance, and miles beyond that to a town. I wouldn’t suggest using it as a staging point for touring the region, but there is plenty to do in the campground, so you may not need to leave. We were here for only one rainy night, and will definitely return here again to enjoy all that this wonderful park has to offer.
This pleasant campground is located on the shores of Henderson Bay, Lake Ontario between the towns of Henderson Harbor and Sacketts Harbor. It has a gazebo for watching the lake, a boat ramp, and a small rocky beach area. The area closest to the shoreline has seasonal folks, and the temporary visitors are placed closer to the road. Our full-service campsite was level and unshaded. The campground is well-maintained. The laundry facilities were excellent.
We stopped at this pretty New York state park for lunch and were pleasantly surprised by it, enough so to warrant writing an entry here. We had camped at another state park the night before so we did not have to pay an admission fee as a day visitor, I put $1 in for this form because it would not accept 0. The campground has about 60 campsites. At the time we were there (mid-week, off season) fewer than 10 were in use. Many campsites have water as well as electricity, which we hadn’t found in the three other NY parks we stayed in. Most campsites can see the Lake. There is a lovely historic lighthouse on the property, right next to some of the campsites. If we are ever come this way again, we will definitely try to stay here.
This is a huge New York state park with several camping areas that are really spread out from each other. The campground with electricity is called the Bluff Camping Area. It is a wooded area on the top of a high bluff with a steep road going to it. Next to it on the bluff is the Lakeview Camping Area which overlooks Lake Ontario and has 2 electric sites on either side of the restrooms. The beautiful wide, long sand beach was about ½ mile from our campsite. There is a lovely pond (that is connected to the lake by a channel) with swans, ducks and geese and a place to rent or put in your small boat for paddling around. There is a boat launch on Little Sodus Bay (that borders the park) for boats that arrive on trailers and a dock for tying them up. There are cabins to rent here as well. The town of Fair Haven is very close to the park. Our site was large, and level and very shaded.
This beautiful, spacious, well maintained New York state park is on the shores of Lake Ontario. Our campsite was large and level, and located on the edge of a very tall bluff overlooking the lake. The view was mostly obscured by trees, but the sunset was fantastic. There is a small area where you can reach the rocky shoreline of the lake. This park is very popular for people visiting Niagara Falls that is close by. Even in the off-season it was pretty busy. There is lots of green space in the park. Sites only had electricity.
This beautiful, spacious, well maintained New York state park is on the shores of Lake Erie. Our campsite was large and level, and located on the edge of a bluff overlooking the lake. What a view! There is a large sand/shale beach, though the park has “no swimming.” There is lots of green space in this park. Sites only had electricity. We would definitely stay here again.
This is a lovely, well managed campground just minutes off of I-80. The campground has RV sites, "primitive" tent sites in the woods, a cabin, a pavilion, a lovely pond, a children's play area and places to play volleyball and Frisbee golf. There are trails through the wooded area on the perimeter of the campground. The sites are gravel. We had a very level pull-through full service site. We asked for and got site 23 mentioned in another post, it is a very nice spot. There are seasonal campers on the edges. The camp store has many helpful things and hand made gift items as well. The managers/hosts are a husband and wife team who take great pride in their campground and who work hard to make your stay comfortable.
We stayed two nights in this campground, paying $28 for one campsite, and $32 for the second. The second campsite was a pull-through and was in closer proximity to the lake and thus more costly. This is a nice municipally owned campground, right on a bay in Lake Superior. Grand Island is in front of the bay, so the waters are very protected. Many campsites are right on the water, and people had their kayaks and canoes pulled up on the shore. Campers gather at the shore (or on the water in their boats) to watch the lovely sunset each night. The campground itself is plain and simple, the sites are level and the utilities easy to reach. Some of the sites are shaded. This campground is very popular and many campers reserve their spots in advance. Call at the last minute (as we did) and be prepared to move from night to night. Munising is the town on the western edge of the spectacular Pictured Lakes National Lakeshore. The boat and kayak tours of the beautiful Pictured Rocks cliffs leave from Munising. There is also the lovely Grand Island to visit as well.
This campground is over-priced for what you get. Our site was gravel and level. The utilities were convenient. If we had had neighbors, the campsite would have seemed very small. We looked out on a seasonal campsite that looked run down. There were tons of empty sites, and we weren't sure why we had to be stuck next to this eye sore. The Wifi didn't work. The water had a terrible mineral taste - we unhooked the water in the morning and remade our coffee with water we had on-board. My husband tested the water, although it was chlorinated, the conductivity was over 800. Normal tap water is usually between 200-300. There are lots of games and activities for kids. The campground is in close proximity to Buckeye Lake which would also draw families. We were two seniors just getting off the road for the night, so these amenities didn't really apply to us. However, the campground gave us what we needed, a clean and safe place to stay for the night.
This is a beautiful, spacious campground. The trees are trimmed high, so the sites are shaded and you don't have to worry about the branches hitting your roof stuff. The campsites are large and many are along a river. About 2/3 of the campsites are for seasonal people. There are some sites for short-termers along the river. There is a huge central area with many games and open fields. The grounds and campsites are beautifully maintained and scrupulously clean. We arrived after hours and our paperwork was left out for us. An employee stopped by as we were getting it, and made us feel welcome. The dump area is well designed and easy to use (I never, ever comment about the dump, but this was a good one.) The campground is about 5 miles off the highway and was a serene stop over for us on a very long drive.
We called this campground several days before we needed it and they said they would be full on a Sunday night. We called again the day we were going to arrive and they had a site for us. There were several open spots when we got there. We had a pull through. It was level and the utilities were convenient. The campground has quite a few seasonal sites. The staff member we met was helpful. They did not provide a map of the campground for us to take with us.
This campground also has cabins and a motel. The campsites are level. The shared utilities posts are set between sites, so depending on which one you have, it may be on the "wrong" side. The town has no cell phone reception at all. The campground has wifi, which was nice to have. Our site was at the edge and was surrounded on 3 sides by trees so the service was degraded. In the clubhouse in the center it was more than adequate. Copper Harbor is beautiful, natural and rugged. There is great mountain biking and kayaking. Some Friday evenings they have an Art Crawl where the local artist community open their galleries and homes to sell their wares. There were re-enactors at the Fort. We camped here because the state park was full. We would camp here again.
This campground is first come/first served. You can not call ahead to make a reservation. The phone number listed for it is for the town offices. You drive around and select a site from the unoccupied sites. Then after you move in, you go to the office and pay your fee. While we were there, there were plenty of sites. The sites along the lake shore are $30/night. The other sites with electricity and water were $27/night. The campground is on a bluff overlooking Lake Superior with staircases of 40 steps down to the beach. The beach is sand and then pebbles at the waters edge. The sites are mostly narrow, however they adequate for a big rig. The bath houses are in good shape, and the laundry room is clean. The campground is very close to the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. We would definitely stay here again.
This campground is located just downstream from the Soo Locks, on the shores of the St. Mary's River. Freighters pass by going up and downstream 8-10 times a day. The sites are level. Some of them are paved and some of them are grassy. The sites have electricity and water. The campground has a dump station. Many of the campers come year after year and meet each other there. They are friendly. They find out the schedule of the freighters, and everyone goes to the river front to watch them go by. There isn't much else for children to do, there is only a swing set. The campground is a short walk from the Soo Locks Tours Dock #1 and a short bicycle ride from the Locks themselves. We would stay here again.
We had a relatively level spot with water, electricity and cable. The staff was very helpful and friendly. They have a pool and game room for the kids. Most of the sites are shaded. They have firewood for sale. Though we do not regret staying here, we should clarify one thing. The campground advertises that they provide a shuttle to the Mackinac Island Ferry. In truth, the ferry has a shuttle system to all of the campgrounds and motels. The campground will provide you with a ferry schedule, then about a 1/2 hour before the ferry you go to the office and they call the shuttle for you. The KOA also gives you a $5 discount coupon per ferry ticket.
This is a great campground. It looks like a forest/inland campground, until you go down the path and across the dunes to Lake Huron. The sites feel private, and there are a lot of trees around them. It is very quiet and peaceful. In addition to the picnic table and fire ring, each campsite has a park bench that you can move to any part of the site you want. The staff are very upbeat and helpful. When we got here they gave us a map of the sites that were open for the number of days that we wanted, and then we returned later to tell them which site we picked and to pay. There are 2 bath houses for all of the sites. The beach is very nice. Some of the sites are better suited to tent camping. This is a family friendly place. We only had 2 bars on our Verizon phones, but our personal hotspots on the phone worked fine.
This campground was an unexpected gem. The campsites are all around the perimeter of the fairground. The best ones are at the back alongside a wildlife sanctuary along the Thunder Bay River. You can see swans swimming in the river, it is very lovely. The campground offers only electricity. There is a source of water at the dump station. The sites are mostly level. The fairground is along a bike path that goes through the town. We biked to the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center and the glass bottom boat shipwreck tour in about 10 minutes. They only take cash or checks. There is a very nice laundromat in town down by the harbor called Tons o Suds.
This is a very busy campground, with most of the sites occupied. We had one campsite for 2 nights, and then moved to another campsite for the last night. Most of the campsites are level. They have electricity, but not water. You can get water either at the point where you enter or at the dump station. There are two beaches, one on the Tawas Bay side and one on the Lake Huron side. There is a pet beach for your dog. On site also is the Tawas Point lighthouse. This is a very family friendly site.
The campsites were level and the access to utilities was OK. The campground has a huge beach. Our campsite was one row down from the beach and we had a good view of the water. We had bad weather when we were there, so spent time exploring the town on foot, which was fun. The campground was very easy to find and drive through.
We stayed here when we went to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton OH. The campground is enormous with many permanent/seasonal sites and a handful of sites for short term visitors. There is a pool on-site, as well as a small diner restaurant, and an RV repair service. The site was level, the access to the utilities was easy.
This campground is at one end of Panama City Beach. You drive through the active beach community to reach the park. The park is on a peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico and the Grand Lagoon. The campground is along the Grand Lagoon. You need a car or bicycle to get to the beach from the campground - it is at least a half mile. The beach is absolutely gorgeous! The campground is right on the Lagoon, and many of the sites are on the water. The view across the Lagoon is of upscale condos and yacht clubs. We had some great kayaking in the Lagoon and the pelicans really put on a show. We had been told that it was hard to get a campsite here, but saw many empty sites while we were there.
We were only able to get reservations for 2 nights at this very popular Florida State Park, and we moved from one campsite to another. We then put our name on a waiting list the next morning and got a spot for the third night. There are two campgrounds. The Gulf Breeze campground is right on the dunes. However, the campsites are very near each other. The Shady Pines campground is newer and better laid out. However, the walk to the beach is a tad longer. And oh what a beach! We can see why campers reserve spots 11 months before their trip. This was the only campground on our trip that did recycling, which was gratifying. The only drawback is that dogs are not allowed on Florida State Beaches.
We lucked into this absolute gem of a park trying to escape traffic over Easter weekend. We were here 2 nights at 2 different campsites. The sites are large and well-situated. The campground is along a very wide dune system and so close to the beach you can hear the surf at night. The park is on an "island" with wetlands separating it from the mainland inhabited by many interesting birds and a few alligators. We also saw 2 Painted Buntings. There is a Nature Center, and an empty residence of the original millionaire owners that you can tour. There is a paved bike path to the nearby town of Murrells Inlet with a fabulous seafood store and a bunch of restaurants. The beach is wonderful, and (best of all) dogs are allowed on the beach.
The campsites and roads in this interesting state park are small. Our 29 foot motor home was just about the largest vehicle you could get in there. The park covers the entire island, with a road running through the middle. The beach is on one side of the road, and the campground is on the other. There is plenty of parking at the beach. The campground is loaded with vegetation, huge live oak trees, Spanish moss, and vines. It looks like a set from Jurassic Park. The campground also borders a wetland area with kayaking and fishing. The campground is in a depression and cell coverage is non-existent.
Fort Pickens is just beautiful. The campgrounds are well laid out, and the individual sites far enough away from each other that you don't feel like you are in your neighbors business. Our arrival was delayed by a day because the road was flooded after a big storm. We got a call from the park service that morning telling us to plan to arrive the next day. The beach is a short walk from the campground and one of the most beautiful we've seen, with sugar white sand and bright emerald green waters. The Fort is old and enormous. We sat on it's ramparts and watched the Blue Angels practice overhead. We will definitely return here.
We loved this campground. It is older and has lots of enormous live oak trees with accompanying roots. However, the utilities all worked, and a beautiful beach is just a very short walk away. The campground adjoins the Audubon Bird Sanctuary and is a short walk from the Estuarium and Fort Gaines. Most of the island has wide, paved bike paths. A great seafood store, a general store and several restaurants are a short bike ride away. We were here during the transition between the snowbirds and the vacationers. The snowbirds come back year after year, they like it so much. We had intended to stay 4 days, and stayed 11. You get a price break the longer you stay.
Hurricane Katrina ripped up this part of the Mississippi coast and it looks like this state park had to be completely rebuilt as a result. It is very new. The roads are easy to navigate. All of the sites are full service. The picnic tables are built into new, clean concrete slabs. The sites are separated from each other and there are trees dotted throughout the campground. There is a water park as part of the park, but it was closed while we were here. There is a tiny triangular stretch of beach at the entrance to the park. It is a half mile walk from the campground to the shore. The rest of the shoreline is sea wall. There is a longer stretch of beach several miles down the road. There is a brand new casino 2-3 miles down the road as well.
We stayed here while we visited New Orleans. The campground is located in a suburb community of New Orleans. They provided free shuttle service into the French Quarter in the morning and picked us up again at the end of the day. The campground is very crowded and the sites are close together. Campground staff help you get parked in the tight spots. The campground is family owned and operated and the pride they take in keeping it nice and providing good service to their guests shows.
The campground for this beautiful park stretches along a high levee that separates it from a wide beach and the Gulf of Mexico. There are many paths across the levee along the campground. The campsites are laid out in diagonal rows. They are level and the water and electric hook ups are convenient. The bath houses are very new. The laundry facilities are free. The camp hosts are the most helpful and present of any park we have seen. The park also has a lagoon area where we took our kayaks. The only thing we didn’t like about this park is that you cannot take dogs on the beach. The town of Grand Isle is a collection of fishing “camp” style houses. There really isn’t any beach community vibe to the place. That didn’t matter to us, because we like the less commercial, more natural settings. We stayed here four nights.
This is a beautiful municipal park. It is new and modern with full service sites, marina, beach and other amenities. The sites are close together (but not unbearably close), level, and the hookups are convenient. The roads within the park are easy to navigate. The sites are along the edge of a beautiful lake. There is a very nice paved pedestrian path throughout the park. We stayed here on our way to another engagement. If we hadn’t been in a hurry we would have stayed on another day or so.
This campground was highly rated in Woodalls. It is a large field with concrete and gravel sites close together like in a parking lot. It is right off of Highway 90; however, the sites along the canal do not have the highway noise. Our site was full service including free Wi-Fi and cable. Price reflects Good Sam discount.
This beautiful campground has gotten a bad rap, perhaps because it was built in the 1960s and hasn’t really been upgraded since. However, it is quiet and lovely with sites separated from each other. Each site has water and electricity. The campsites are level concrete slabs big enough for our 29’ RV. The angle to get into them is a little awkward. Inside the loop of sites are enormous live oak trees dripping in Spanish Moss. It is part of a city park located in a middle class neighborhood. There is a key pad with a code to get through the front gates. They only take cash or checks.
Roosevelt State Park was built a long time ago and seems more designed for small pickup truck campers and pop-ups. It has very narrow, windy roads that go up and down a lot of hills. The campsites are narrow, back-in concrete pads. Ours was built up at the back over the edge of a ravine. Despite all that, we saw bigger 5th wheels and travel trailers. We saw 1 big motor home in a pull through site. The park is lovely and wooded with the campsites around the shores of a beautiful lake. Price reflects the Senior Citizen discount.
Point Mallard is an enormous recreation complex owned and run by the city of Decatur AL. It has soccer and little league fields, tennis courts, a huge water park, a golf course, archery ranges, bike trails and I’m sure other things we didn’t see. The campground seems to have a lot of “permanent” residents with a fair number of campsites for itinerants. The staff is very friendly. The campground is kept clean, they pick up your trash at your site 3 times a day. Our campsite (26) was a full service, pull-through site on a corner, so we ended up having traffic passing us on two sides. Next time, we will request one of the other sites. There was trash and cigarette butts in the fire ring, which we cleaned up because they were unsightly. Our price reflects the 15% Senior Citizen discount. This is also a Good Sam Club campground.
This beautiful gem of a campground is run by the Forest Service. It is located just 4 miles off the Natchez Trace Parkway with its own exit at MP 243.1 and well-marked signage to get to it. The shaded campsites are dotted among the trees along the banks of Davis Lake. Most of them are right on the water, all of them have great lake views. Though you can see other campers, the sites are spaced apart and feel private. Most of the sites are very level, though a few have sloped driveways to get to the pad. They have electricity and water, nice picnic tables, a grill and table next to the grill (a nice touch), and a fire pit. Our price reflects the America the Beautiful Senior Pass discount.
Claytor Lake State Park is a lovely, well maintained state park along a mountain lake. The RV campground is essentially a large gravel field with a few trees and campsites in rows of diagonal pull through sites. Our site was level and the electricity was convenient. They have water, but it had not been turned yet on when we were there March 6. They were very upfront about the water being turned off for the winter both on-line and over the phone. We had snow the night we were there, so I guess they have a good reason for turning off the water at the sites. The rest rooms were immaculate and heated. There are dirt and paved paths down to the boat and swimming areas along the lake. A very pretty spot.
We really enjoyed First Landing State Park. The campsites are nestled into ancient sand dunes among gnarled live oak trees. They are sufficiently separated from each other that you have some sense of privacy. There are beach access points in each of the loops with boardwalks across the dune ridges to a wide sloping beach. The beach is along the Chesapeake Bay so the water is shallow, without the surf you will find around the corner on Virginia Beach. In the distance you see ocean going cargo and Navy ships entering the Bay. The Trails part of the Park has quite a few well marked trails. The Bald Cypress Trail goes through a cypress swamp with Spanish Moss hanging from the trees. Quite unusual for Virginia. There is a wonderful Visitors Center in the Trails area. The Park also offers cute 2 bedroom cabins for rent in a pine forested area. Like the campsites, they are thoughtfully situated for privacy.
This is a lovely, clean & friendly state park. We stayed in the Greens Point loop which is bordered on two sides by Lake Conoy (a large salt pond fed from the Potomac River). This camp area has few trees and so is exposed to sun and wind. It also has direct access to the lake, and gorgeous views. Several campsites had kayakers. The other camping areas are wooded and shady but away from the water. In the campground there is a sweet visitor center with civil war relics and fun nature children's exhibits. The camp ground is several miles from the beaches, fishing pier, lighthouse and restored Civil War fort in the rest of the park. It looks like most people drive from the campground to that part of the park, though we walked. There is a path cut-through from the campground to the main road that leads to the other areas. There are 2 pet areas with beaches where our dog swam and retrieved.