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08/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
We liked this campground a lot. The front row is right on the water - great views. The middle row offers lake views also, but I would advise you to get in the middle of this row since there is shade there. Not alot of shade on the ends of this row. Third row is mostly shaded, Fourth row mostly shaded and faces parking lot. All spots fairly level. Great bath/shower house - very clean and thoughtful details like plenty of hooks, hanging soap/shampoo rack, etc. Good access to downtown. As part of the municipal complex you are right next to a great sandy beach, playground, a new band shell/pavilion (with occasional performances scheduled). Also plenty of boat docks for boating and fishing. Good fishing in this lake. Kids catch a lot of little fish right off the dock. We saw more serious fishermen catching big fish - we saw one big muskie caught. Close to hospital & medical. There is good cell phone coverage. No wireless access, but library is within walking/biking distance and offers free wireless and also access to library computers to check your internet. Weeknights seemed pretty quiet, but weekends had a little more nighttime noise - turn on your fan. We enjoyed our stay and would go back again.
08/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed in the Union Bay campground in Porcupine Mountains State Park. We stayed in spot 45 which is in the back row of spots. This back row was spacious and level - good for big coaches. We had only an occasional peek of the lake, but we could feel its cool breezes. The lakefront spots are literally right on the lake - beautiful! I would say that these lakefront spots are more limited in size and big coaches might have problems getting into these spots. (Although we did see some people parking at angles or sideways to take advantage of the view. This parking approach might be helpful to the bigger coaches.) The showers were great - individual shower rooms, plenty of hot water, clean. The potty house section of the building was clean also. There is a laundry room available in the potty house which was a pleasant surprise. $1.25 per load, wash & dry. There is a wonderful sandy beach as you enter the park - not exactly near the campground in terms of walking, however. There were plenty of educational programs for the kids - archery, animals, crafts, etc. You should be advised that in addition to your camping fee, you are required to pay a vehicle fee. $29/year or $8/day. We would go again.
08/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Spacious sites. Full hook-up available with cable. No laundry or internet. They don't take credit cards, so they are kind of picky about taking reservations. We were coming through for one night and called to see about availability. She said they had a spot and how soon could we come. Well - we were still in Minnesota at the time and weren't expecting to arrive until late afternoon. She made me promise that I was really coming before she would take my reservation. She was friendly about it, but I would say this seemed strange to me. We would stay there again, however.
08/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Be aware that in addition to your camping fee, you have to pay a vehicle fee for the park. Sites are heavily wooded, and some aren't suitable for big coaches because of trees and backing conditions. We camped there in a 35 ft motorcoach with two slides. We stayed in spot #1 and got into the spot with only the littlest bit of difficulty. But some spots were clearly not meant for big coaches. The spots have a secluded feel - a very private feeling. No hookups at all - but this wasn't a problem. We didn't even run our generator. I planned my meals to cook outside and we stayed outside until dark and then went to bed. Cell phone coverage was spotty.
07/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
We enjoyed our time at this campground. I would describe this campground as adequate, but not posh. There are laundry facilities in the shower house, which is a nice benefit. There is wireless internet, but it doesn't reach very far away from the office building. You have to carry your computer to a spot near the office building - but then the reception is great. We camped in our 35 ft motorhome with two slides. Although we saw several coaches that were much bigger, my husband commented that he wouldn't want to maneuver one of them around the campground. He thought it looked a little tight in places. The staff was friendly.
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