We used this park as a one night stopover on our way home from a short trip. Easy access from the interstate, check in went smoothly, getting to our pull-through site was a breeze. We had stayed here several years ago, but that was in the fall and the place was almost empty. What a difference to the summer. I have never seen an RV park that was so packed. People (mostly children) were everywhere. Seemingly lots to see and do for everybody and everyone was enjoying themselves. We don't travel with children anymore but we do enjoy watching children having a good time. If you don't mind crowds this is the place for families. I was impressed by how the place was managed, staff were very friendly and helpful, and they all seemed to know what they were doing. We would stay here again if passing through the area.
We stayed here in the middle of the week and the park was only about half full. No complaints what so ever about the park and it's facilities, with two exceptions. The Wi-Fi was without a doubt the most difficult to log on to that I have ever come across. After much weeping and wailing and using all the four letter words I could think of, I got on, only to discover it was painfully slow. The other negative which has been mentioned before in other reviews are the prices. I guess they can charge what they want, being the only game in town. This is our second trip to Frankenmuth and we have seen all we want, so I don't see us coming back.
My wife and I chose this park based on the glowing reviews on this website. We were not disappointed. Staff were great to deal with, the facilities are first class, all in all a peaceful, relaxing place to stay while taking in all the touristy things in the area. Navigating some of the city streets to get here were a bit of a challenge, however. If we decide to return to this area this park will be first on our list.
In considering that we would be passing through the Kincardine area late in the day, my wife and I chose this park based on the description in a major directory. Being a Saturday and thinking good parks would not have any vacancies we decided to call ahead to secure a space. We accepted the only pull-through they had left, a bonus as we wouldn't have to unhook the toad. Upon arrival and checking in we saw we were being charged $54 for the site. A bit pricey but acceptable. However in addition to that they were charging $10 as a reservation fee. Altogether with taxes a total of $71.19. I was informed that the free Wi-Fi was only available at the office building, if I wanted it at my site there would be an extra charge of $5. The lady in the office went through all this without blinking an eye. Anyway because of the time of day and that we were tired we bit the bullet and checking in. On the plus side this park presents itself very well. Located on a spring-fed lake it is picture postcard beautiful. Buildings are all relatively new and spotless. Roadways are paved, sites are huge with concrete patios, hookups all work well and are properly placed. All sorts of activities for both adults and children. The majority of the sites are for seasonal campers (?), which are well kept. However due to their outrageous pricing policies we won't be back.
This rates very close to the top of the list of places we have stayed. Top notch in every respect. We stayed here one night passing through on the way to Arizona. Arriving in the evening a sign on the door said to pick your own site and come to the office in the morning, an honour system not seen much any more. Would definitely stay here again.
An OK campground for a stopover. The buildings seem to be getting a little rundown and could use some TLC. Staff was friendly and helpful. Easy access from the highway, although quite noisy. Rates are quite reasonable which is unusual for a KOA. Would stay here again when passing through the area.
A very nice park in a great location. My only complaint had to do with the sites, which are short and close together. Staff was very friendly and helpful and full of information about the area. Would definitely stay here again.
One of the nicer parks we have stayed in. Clean and well maintained, in particular was impressed with the private toilet and shower facilities. We also liked the complimentary breakfast, especially the waffles. Our only complaint has to do with the lack of staff in the office. Noticed some campers who had come in during the evening hours and selected their own site, found no one in the office in the morning to take their money. In trying to make a reservation I was required to leave a message on an answering machine and my call was not returned until well on, in the following day.
A good place for overnighting. Sites are a little cramped making it difficult to get parked. The area where this park is located seems a little run down. LP is available in the park which is a plus. Would stay here again if passing through the area.
This park is now known as Fireside Resort at Kruse Park, having undergone a change in ownership. We stayed here as it was the only campground open in this part of the state, at this time of year. The exterior of the buildings are in real need of some TLC, although the interiors are good. Driveways in the park need some attention as there were many puddles and a lot of mud. Lots of noise from the nearby highway. The lady in the office was doing her best under the circumstances and it is hoped the new owners make a go of it.
An OK park for overnighting. Easy access from the interstate but is subject to lot of noise. Sites are very tight and short requiring unhooking of dinghy. No cable TV which is surprising for a park right in the city. Roadrunners scooting around in the park were quite entertaining.
We arrived here in the pouring rain so once we were hooked up we didn't leave the RV. A basic no frills campground which is OK for overnighting. The price we paid is Passport America rate but the gentleman in the office didn't ask to see our card so I assume everyone pays the same. We would stay here again if in the area.
This is probably one of the nicest parks we have ever stayed in. Right on the Mississippi where one can sit and watch the barges chug up and down the river. A short drive will take you to Natchez where you can soak up all the history of the area. The path along the shore of the river was underwater during our visit due to high water levels, but in no way did it threaten the campground. The facilities were outstanding, in particular the private cubicles with toilet and shower. The only negative comment I can make has to do with the gravel surface of the roadways within the park which has to be the crunchiest stuff anywhere. No such thing as driving around quietly here. We will make it a point to stay here when travelling throughout the area.
This place is a real gem, super quiet and peaceful. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Other campers were very vocal in their praise for the place. My only negative comment is with respect to the sites, which required us to do some jockeying to fit in and to get level. We will make it a point to stay here again when in the area.
Above average for a KOA. Easy in and out from the Interstate. Staff are friendly and helpful. Store and laundry excellent, although can't say the same for the showers, which are totally inadequate for adults. No hooks for your 'stuff', no room to move around while showering, and if you are more than 5' tall you will need to bend way over to wash your hair. There is a new washroom facility being readied which hopefully means they will re-do the old one. We stayed here for three days while doing the tourist thing in San Antonio, which is a beautiful city with lots to see and do. The city should be proud of their bus service which I must say is one of the best we have ever used. There is a stop right outside the park gate which takes you right into the city with stops at all the major attractions. We would stay here again.
Probably the dingiest campground we have ever been in. The buildings were filthy, and the roadways were muddy. The hook-ups were all here and they worked, which was about the only positive thing we could say about this place. Not recommended.
A very nice park in a very nice setting. A high wind advisory was in effect when we were here, and in this location you really feel it. The sites are quite close together and the sewer connection was too high off the ground. Wi-Fi connection was spotty and considering the $4.95 charge for 24 hours, makes it a rip-off. Would stay here again if passing through the area.
A nice campground although somewhat off the beaten track for overnighters. Lots of activities for kids. This park has recently undergone a change of ownership and the new ones are very eager to please, although the young lady at the desk should learn to smile once in a while. The sites were well laid out with easy access. The only downside to our visit was due to a quirk of nature. This park is in a heavily wooded area full of pine trees which at this time of the year are shedding their needles which get into everything. I would stay here again.
Great location in a nice area. Lots to see and do. We arrived here after a heavy rain and the dirt and gravel roads turned into a messy, muddy bog. Some attention to drainage is needed here. The owner however is making improvements as evidenced by some attractive landscaping around most of the campsites. I was somewhat ticked off by the fact I was unable to use my debit card. The owner nade some excuse that KOA being an American company were unable to sort out their banking tranzactions in Canada. Nonsense of course, there are many KOA's in Canada where debit cards can be used. He does, however, have an ATM in his lounge area. Enough said.
The location of this park is suitable for anyone wishing to spend a few days in the area to see the sights. But be prepared for some challenges. Whoever designed this park didn't have a clue. The sites are jammed together, most of which are not close to being level. The hook-ups, water, power and sewer connections are placed such that those for 4 sites are grouped together. Extensions for power cord, and or water hose and or sewer hose will be required in order to complete all connections. Campers are allowed to select their own sites, thankfully. Staff somewhat indifferent. The young lady at check in stated "Drive in and look around and if you don't like it, leave and go somewhere else." Not recommended.
A very nice campground with all the amenities one would expect. It caters mostly to seasonal campers who obviously enjoy settling here as the majority have dressed up their sites with fences, potted plants, patio lights etc. Minimal number of sites are set aside for overnighters. Staff was friendly and efficient. Would recommend to anyone passing through.
Our first impression of this campground was that it could use a little TLC. A coat of paint here and there would do wonders for this place. The abandoned motorhome next to the entrance gate should be moved elsewhere. It seems the owners just don't care. The campground is very close to the Interstate with the resulting traffic noise. We will be passing by this one next time.
Has all the KOA amenities, however the sites are a little tight. Very close to a busy highway that seems to be a favourite of heavy trucks with resultant noise. Staff were very helpful and pleasant. Our only real complaint with this campground was the typical KOA overpricing. In particular the cable TV charge of $3.00 a night is unjustified.
In general my wife and I were quite pleased with this campground. It is in an excellent location with spectacular views. The sites however are quite small and "there isn't a level site in the place" to quote the gentleman who escorted us to our site. We arrived after dark so this service was much appreciated. We found all of the staff to be very helpful and friendly. The Sunday morning pancake breakfast was very nice, allowing us a chance to meet and chat with other campers. The rates are high but this seems to be a KOA feature.