Beautifully landscaped, gated campground for Class A motorhomes with large sites and concrete pads, but expensive. There is a separate area for other type RVs. A good central location for day trips to Leelanau Peninsula, Grand Traverse, Old Mission Peninsula, and very close to Sleeping Bear Dunes. The seasonal campers and lot owners plan many get togethers which you are welcomed to attend, and they are all very friendly. We would stay here again.
Exceptionally clean RV park — they even sweep the sidewalks & cobwebs around the bath houses every day. The restrooms were spotless and the laundries were roomy with 4 washer/dryer units each. Very close to Indiana Beach Amusement/Waterpark, and they also offer a shuttle service. The lower sites are very good size and the grass is just beautiful in your site, however, many of the upper sites (farther away from office) are smaller and flood when it rains. The outsourced Wi-Fi service did not work most of the week we were there, but I understood this to be a phone company issue and not the fault of the park staff. We would stay here again.
This is a great campground. The staff were very friendly and eager to help you any way they can. The seasonal campers were also very nice and welcoming. The Wi-Fi is very limited in the amount of data you can download and they tell you this when you check in. If you exceed their bandwidth limits, you are blocked out of the Wi-Fi until the office reinstates your access. Satellite reception, if it’s attached to your rig, is limited to only a couple of sites by the office - most of the sites are heavily wooded. The laundry was the cleanest I have seen in my 9 years of traveling all over the US and Canada.
We have been traveling almost full time for 6-½ years and Cavendish KOA is one of the nicest campgrounds we have ever stayed in. The sites are large and the 50 amp sites are level gravel pads with nice green grass around your site. The fire pits are away from your rig. They have a lot of activities for the kids including arts and crafts every day during the week and movies and wagon rides at night. Great place for kids to have fun all day and the cost is included in your camping fee. Some reviews complained about the kids, but they were very quiet during our week long stay. If I had an area for them to improve on it would be their internet service, which is very slow during the day, but faster in the evenings.
Hid'n Pines Family Campground is a very well maintained campground. Every campsite is cleaned after the campers leave. Now for the bad new. 1) The Wi-Fi network is the worst I have encountered in my 6 years of full time camping. For example, I tried to download a 44.1kb file and 45 minutes later only 14.3 kb had downloaded. I experienced this same slow speed the entire 5 days I camped there. Here is the funny side of this, if there is one. When you log on to their network they display the following message: ‘Your log in was successful. Internet Access is now Enabled. The network is monitored for excessive bandwidth usage. Automatic speed limiting may be applied. 2) This a pretty pricey campground, and they have the nerve to charge you $2.00 per bicycle if you leave the campground with the bicycle. All you get for your $2 is a tie wrap with a tag on it with your campsite number. It must cost them about 1 penny for materials. They do this for security reasons, which is great, but why do you have to pay for it when you have already paid almost $60 per night camping?
We did not actually stay here, although we had made reservations. I called and made reservations in January for a 50amp site with sewer for August arrival, and even discussed site selection with them. They told me that while they could not guarantee any of the specific sites we discussed, they did guarantee me a 50 amp site w/sewer. However, when we checked in, we were to be assigned a 30 amp site, unacceptable for the unseasonably warm temperatures they were expecting during our stay, which would allow us to only run one of our A/C units. When I protested, I was told that our reservation had been changed by an assistant manager and there was nothing that the front desk staff could do to move us and that this was not the first time such changes had been made to reservations. Nor would they let me speak to any management staff. They did eventually (after much protest) offer to send us to their sister park, Narrows Too, which had all 50amp w/sewer sites, and the staff there were very friendly & helpful, the facilities nearly new and clean, and the campsites much more spacious. Would stay at Narrows Too again, but never at Mt Desert Narrows.
The sites are small, short and narrow. However, the problem we had was that the sewer connections do not have caps and ours was broken around the top, and they do not require sewer donuts. As a result, there was a constant smell of sewer in the air and when people pulled their valves to dump, it was even worse.