Nice Corps of Engineers park on Lake Ashtabula. A bit of a drive from Interstate, but no freeway noise!!! Very wooded, shady sites. Clean, no charge showers. Lots of walking/hiking trails through the wooded areas, swimming beach. Lake access is somewhat limited since shore is also heavily wooded. Very few sites have any kind of lake view. Bugs and mosquitoes were mild, but present. Dump station located at entrance/exit. Price reflects senior pass price. Other than distance from Interstate, this is a very nice, economical overnight spot. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed in site 34, which was very close to the beach and the playground. We found the site we stayed at very pleasing. Looking around the campground, there seem to be several campsites that we would enjoy, as they seem very private. The majority of sites have plenty of trees in between sites, which is very nice for privacy. There are nice hiking paths, a nice beach and a nice playground for kids. The only 'downfall' we could find with the campground would be that people really seem to drive pretty fast by the beach and playground that kids frequent, so maybe speed-bumps would be nice to see in that area. During our stay, we also noticed several golf carts being driven (pretty fast) by younger children. ATV's are not allowed (even though we did see, and hear, as it was quite noisy,a 4-wheeler tearing around by the playground) in the park, and not allowing golf carts would be beneficial, too. The last thing of note: there is a 'campground host' there, but in the 2 days/nights we were there, we didn't hear or see anything of them. I realize this is a 38 site campground, however, I would think the 'job' of the campground host would be to welcome campers and offer assistance if needed, and maybe even to sell firewood. Good thing we didn't need any, because I don't know where we would have gotten it from. We will most likely stay here again. Restrooms were clean. Beach was clean. Hiking paths were good. Playground equipment seemed in good shape. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful COE park. Rate quoted is with senior pass. Heavily wooded, very private sites. Most will accommodate a big rig. Only 30 amp but because of the heavy shade it was adequate to keep the coach cool. Take on water before parking. Water is available at the dump station at the entrance and there are a couple other faucets around the campground. Over-the-air TV signal was poor. We were able to pull in one station but it would pixelate frequently. Very, very weak Verizon 3G even using our amp and external antenna. Even with these drawbacks, this was a very nice campground and we'd definitely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Previous reviews pretty much sum up the positives of this park. A number of sites will accommodate larger RVs. Signs and directions to the park are sketchy and the park is quite a distance from town; we almost didn't find it. There is a small sand beach in the park where kids can play in the lake. I would have rated this park a 9 had water hookups been provided to the individual campsites. Overall, a good camping experience. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is everything a campground should be. Very large sites very well separated and very private. Large shade trees. Bathrooms and showers are heated, clean, and the best we have seen anywhere. No rocks or posts to impede parking. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A North Dakota best kept secret. Big rig OK, sites are back-in, level, electricity, shady, large private sites (~30x50 to 80') w/table and fire ring, near lake, COE (Corp of Engineers) site so Golden Age and (Am the Beautiful) pass is 1/2 price ($8). Restrooms-showers are immaculate as well as park grounds; boating, fishing, swim beach are within walking distance. No water or sewer at sites, but water within area (about 41 sites) and water/dump station at entrance. Take I-94 Bus loop through Valley City, then about middle of town go north on 5th Ave NE, under the magnificent Hi-line RR Bridge. This is an all-round cool little town and area, with lots to see for a couple-three days. Then stay on County Rd 21 (paved) for ~10 mile; at the crest of Hill with the brown-white sign, turn left (West), then right (North) about 1/4 mile further. Cross the bridge; Yes, big rigs can get past the swim area, and turn North and past the restrooms-showers on that one-way road--thats where you want to be! Tell the owner hello: she's a peach! We camped here in a Motorhome.