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03/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
The $13 charge is with a Golden Age Pass. I also spent $9 to reserve the campsite. We stayed here for a week in late March on site #16. The pad was paved and level, a little short, with the back of our 31 foot motor home up in the air. There was a nice concrete "patio" for the picnic table with a fire pit, a waist level grill, and a camping lantern pole/hook for night-time activities. On the other side of the "patio," away from the motor home, was a marked off tent site. We were on the lake shore. Good campground hosts. We rode our bikes on the new Tanglefoot Trail, about 5 miles west, in New Houlka. Lots of history on the Natchez Trace Parkway, about 4 miles to the east. You can visit Elvis's birthplace in Tupelo, about 25 miles away.
03/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
We have been visiting this park in the winter for a number of years. This year I made a reservation 6 months ago and was able to get a full hookup site, #76, that had all the utilities together and on the right side for a back-in site. Our neighbors, who also have sewer connections, have hookup problems, too far, wrong side, etc. The park is wet this year but has also been wet in the past, nothing new. The parking pads are breaking up, ours was just gravel, from heavy RVs and leveling jacks. Some sites are short. Neighbor, next site, can't park his truck on site, and he had a devil of a time backing in. Then damaged his travel trailer when he opened his slide, tree was too close. Wi-Fi is slow because of all the embedded ads that are being filtered out or blocked. (This wasn't a problem in the past but we all know more ads are showing up on web pages.) But I come for the Tammany Trace, a bike trail that is under construction for the last few years.
01/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
We camped here in our 31 ft Class C because I wanted to ride my bicycle on the Longleaf Trace, a 40 mile paved trail from Hattiesburg to Prentiss, MS. The owner of Four -K- Stables was extremely helpful and friendly. We camped through a cold spell and he winterized our water hose, at his expense. His main business is the stable, having 5 horses of his own, and it was fun being around the horses. The facility owner is on the Board of Directors of the Longleaf Trace and is very supportive of all users. There is an equestrian trail adjacent to the paved trail that is wide enough for buggies and wagons. Bassfield is a 58 mile round trip to and from Hattiesburg on the trail.
01/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
We stayed here for eight days in the middle of January. We were charged $108.50 for the 8 days with free electricity. Flat, solid gravel site, some dead grass and a small tree on our site. The free CATV was great: 70 channels and 18 HD channels. The free Wi-Fi was variable; had 3 antennas but was slow at times. The DSL modem probably needed to be rebooted. We used our own bathroom. The laundry worked fine; wife was happy. It rained for 30 hours straight while we were here and one road turned into a lake. As the reviewer from October 2009 said "the permanent pickup camper next to our site was using both his own yard and our yard too with a small refrigerator and assorted stuff on the picnic table and scattered about." He was still here in January 2010 in site 19, we were in 20. Fredericksburg is a great place to visit. This park is OK if you don't need all the fancy stuff. We would come here again.
10/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a new state park campground that opened in August of 2009. It has a new bathroom and shower facility in addition to new vault toilets. There are six private shower rooms in the bathhouse. The campsites are relatively open and easy to get into with good, wide access roads. The individual sites have fairly level gravel pads and are roomy. The campground has 34 electric sites, 20/30/50 amp, and 31 non-electric sites. Rates for Wisconsin residents are $12/night for non-electric and $17/night for electric. Non-residents pay $14 and $19. An entrance fee is also charged.
03/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a beautiful and popular campground in central Wisconsin. Some of the sites have electricity but it is only rated at 15 amps. Water and a dump station are available at the park entrance. Sites 1 through 22 are available as first come/first serve and cannot be reserved. They are electric sites. We worked as campground hosts and these sites, 1-22, were generally available during the week. There is a nice swimming lake with sand beach. There is good road bicycling in the area with some off-road and paved trails in the park. You will also need to buy a Wisconsin State Park entrance sticker to put on your car, truck, or motor home. I'm rating this park somewhat low only because they don't have full hookups like we have come to expect. Otherwise for beauty, it is a 10. We really stayed here in July, 2008, but 2008 was not available as a pull-down option on the data entry form. So I'm pretending that we were here in March of 2009 only to get the park in the database.
03/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
This was a good campground. We made an overnight stop here on the way home from Florida. Full hookups with good cable TV and Wi-Fi. We were given a drive through site with a level concrete pad. The entrance road is huge! The interior roads are gravel. We were given free hot chocolate, popcorn and the USA newspaper when we registered. We were escorted to our site by a woman in a golf cart. The only negative was a bit of noise from nearby highway 231. The $24 price was a cash price; credit card price was higher. We would definitely stop here again.
03/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stopped here on an overnight on our way home from Florida. There were a mix of transients, like us, and more permanent people. We were given a pull-through site with a decent gravel pad. There was some standing water at the site but the picnic table was on a wooden platform. There was another wooden platform under our steps. Good cable TV but the wireless internet was spotty for us. Wife's Mac mostly worked but my Win computer didn't. We have a wireless backup camera that must be turned off to access WiFi. I-65 is just above the campground so there is road noise. They have Gray Line bus service to the Opry, $45 adult ticket. We paid a bit over $19 after tax as a Passport America rate.
03/2009
rating [ 5/10 ]
We stopped here as an overnight stay on our way home from Florida at the end of March. The only utility available at this time was electricity. The showers and bathrooms were not opened and we really didn't find drinkable water. We used some cloudy water to rinse out our toilet. We stayed in a pull-through site, #6, I think, and it was level. Some of the other sites were seriously off level. The roads were paved and were relatively easy to navigate. But it helped that there were few other campers in the park. I saw two handicapped sites that were paved in concrete. The campground host was friendly. He recommended Ted's Garage on highway 54 on the west side of Clinton for food and I had a good Friday night fish fry.
03/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here for a week while visiting friends in The Villages. This was a nice place with a few shade trees if you are lucky. There are wide, paved roads in the campground, with good cable TV and WiFi. We used our Passport America membership to get a rate of $14 a night, plus tax of about one dollar. Negatives for us were that we were on a problem site, not level, and our swing down levelers just sunk in the sandy soil. The individual campsites were on dry, sandy ground, no pavement, with a little grass. I know, I need some 2x4s. Another negative was that our utilities, water, electricity and TV were on one side of the motor home and the sewer was on the other side. When properly positioned for the sewer, our awning almost touched the RV next door, so site 131 was tight. We probably could have moved to a different site because the park was emptying as we stayed. We saw a Class B try to park near us, on a hill, and they complained and found a flat site across from the office. This is a 50+ adult campground so that is why it is rated as not being a "Family Type Campground."
03/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here for one night. The roads in the campground are sand and narrow. It is pretty hard to avoid brushing vegetation. They have different sized campsites. You really need to go through Reserve America to get a site you can fit into. The campsites are sand and are nice as are most of the sites in the Florida state parks. Quiet and dark. We stayed here in a 31 foot Class C and didn't use the camp bathrooms or showers. We would come again.
03/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a decent place. This is a “Good Sam” park but that is an overrating. The office people were friendly and took us to our campsite. Our site was on grass, I think all of them are, with some trees around us. Sandy roads inside the campground but with no overhanging branches to catch the unwary. There is a 1500 foot boardwalk to the Suwannee River. You can swim in the Suwannee if you want but there are no lifeguards. The campground has a mix of snowbirds and overnighters. I didn't notice any “permanent” residents. Odd cable TV with the three old networks plus Fox, TV Land and Fix News. NBC came from New York of all places and it seemed like ABC was coming out of California. PBS on the antenna. Full hook-ups but low water pressure. WiFi at a hot spot in the clubhouse. There is a tent camping area in the woods near the boardwalk. This is a very quiet area, well off the main roads. The entrance road is 0.6 mile (not 1.5 miles as someone else has said) bumpy mystery pavement with sand and gravel over the top. The paved road out front is fairly narrow. Two Class A units meeting would probably have to slow down and pass carefully. The Nature Coast Trail, a 32 mile paved biking, hiking, and equestrian trail is 5 miles away in Old Town. We stayed here in a 31 foot Class C for 5 nights and payed $95 with a Passport America discount.
03/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is a deluxe campground that was in high demand in March when we stayed there. We had relatives visiting in the Destin area so we stayed for 8 days. I was able to use Reserve America to find sites but we stayed in 4 different sites over the eight days. There are two parts of the park, an older section and a newer section which was nicer. There is good shade in most of the park. The interior roads are smoothly paved and are wide enough for the biggest of Class A. There are level, concrete pads throughout the park with nice, paved patio areas in the right spots. The campground is very well maintained by a large staff of state workers and campground host volunteers. Full hook-ups plus cable TV. Heated pool and fishing pond. No WiFi. There is a 20 mile bike trail just outside the park. We would definitely come back again but make reservations in advance. The only negatives are that there is no WiFi and the daily rate is high for a long term stay of 14 days maximum. We stayed here in a 31 foot Class C motor home.
02/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
I have mixed feelings about this place. It is really neat with a pretty fabulous set of buildings and a working railroad, 2 foot gauge. We came in without a reservation and asked to stay a week so we were given a grassy, fairly unlevel site. The cable TV did not work and the wireless internet was sporadic at best. They have an indoor heated pool, but it has restricted hours. In fact the activity building is closed much of the time. We did not have a picnic table. There really are two campgrounds here, the upper sites and the lower sites. The upper sites are in a grassy field and are used for the long term people or the work campers and they are cheaper. The lower sites have a gravel pad, all are drive through, and have various degrees of shading. The lower campground is nicer but more expensive. We stayed in the lower campground. Concrete pads would be nice. They do have some ongoing activities. We only saw one of the owners on Thursday night, at the potluck. The office person is a workcamper and she could have been a little more helpful.
02/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a good place and we would definitely come again. The rate is with the Good Sam discount. They have many activities in their clubhouse but the clubhouse is too small for the size of the park. The pool is outdoors and unheated while we were there. Nice sites with level concrete pads. No shade, at least where we were. The birds, peacocks?, next door that were mentioned by someone else were not a problem for us. There is a 5 mile paved bike trail at the park entrance and you can take the trail to Gulf State Park for a longer ride. Lots of "snowbirds" were here.
01/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a fairly small park that had lots of room in January. We came without reservations. The campsites a fairly large, fairly level, very quiet, and shaded. The road to and through the campsite is gravel and the pads are gravel. There is one heated bathroom and shower facility. The road through the contact station is narrow with a tight curve but we had no problem getting through there in our 31' Class C pulling a toad. I used my bike a bit riding in the neighborhood and then over near Ocean Springs. Lots of good restaurants in the area. Our nightly rate was the senior discount. Apparently they have a $291 monthly rate because a neighbor was there for a month. We would come back again.
01/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a good place to stay while visiting New Orleans. Our site was clean and grassy with a few mature cypress trees which gave minimal shade in the winter. The bathrooms and showers were new and there are free washers and dryers in the bathhouse. There is a chain-link fence around the park and rangers drive through frequently. Good security. Biking is good in the park; not very good outside. The Wi-Fi was very slow but usable for email. There is a seafood market just outside the park and it is about 12 miles to the free ferry at Algiers which took us to the French Quarter. The normal rate is $18 per night, we were given the 1/2 price discount for the Golden Age Passport.
01/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
We really enjoyed our stay here. I used a GPS unit to find our way here but the sign on Hwy 190 was fine with a nearby flashing amber light at night. The campground has been rebuilt since Katrina and the bathrooms/showers are new and clean. Most of the campsites are shaded, especially in the older campground. The newest sites on the end of the loop in the new campground are not very desirable with no shade and poor drainage. We came without a reservation but it was no problem getting a site. The Tammany Trace, a wonderful 31 mile paved bike trail, is at the park entrance. Mandeville was 4 miles from our campsite so I biked there in the morning to get the newspaper. Wi-Fi worked great and was fast. Rangers patrol all the time; not a problem with us.
05/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
We stayed at the Crystal Lake Campground as campground hosts from May 1 to May 22, 2008. We had electricity because we were in the host site. There are no sewer or water hookups that we saw, not even in the handicap site next to ours. There is a free dump site at the contact station. They are trying to extend the camping season. In the past the showers and flush toilets were only opened from Memorial Day to Labor Day. This year the showers opened on May 8 and they will try to extend the season into October. There are vault toilets for year around camping. Crystal Lake is a small, spring-fed lake completely surrounded with a sandy beach. There are no private properties on the lake. We saw eagles fishing and heard and saw loons, of course. There is an extensive paved bike trail system that goes from Boulder Junction to St. Germain. There is a nature center on site, right on the bike trail. Entrance fees are: WI resident $25/year, $7/day WI resident age 65 and older $10/year, $3/day Non-resident $35/year, $10/day
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