This is a Passport America park, and the above rate reflects that. I believe they were charging $25 to non-Passport folks. DO NOT arrive here after dark, or if you do, make sure to check things out on foot before driving your rig down a dead end road, as we did. Turns out that the road is marked with a small sign with non-reflective paint. Anyway, the meadow is definitely a safer and easier place to park at night, though it is not particularly level. The whole place is very poorly lit, though this is not an issue if you go in the summer or arrive earlier. The office was closed when we got there (5:30), and there were no maps. WiFi works, though the signal is weak and did not reach to our coach. The Elk were a definite plus to us. We'd stay there again.
This is a Passport America park that we stayed at on our way to Death Valley. The owner was friendly and conscientious. Sites were adequate and easy to pull into, though a little narrow. There are no showers, not sure about bathrooms. Checkout time is 11:00, which we didn't know until he knocked on our door at 11:10, but then he said we could stay as late as 1 p.m. This was fine for overnight; we'd stay there again if passing through.
We camped here on Passport America and found the park a little overpriced even at that rate -- I cannot imagine that anyone would ever pay $38. It was self-register and self-park, and we never did see anyone affiliated with the campground, though the full-time residents were friendly and helpful. After choosing the roomiest site, we had to shoehorn ourselves in to position our coach so that we could open the slides and the door without hitting the tree. It was not clear where "overnighters" were supposed to park, and I'm not sure we chose a "legal" site, but it was probably the only workable one, and no one complained to us. Interior roads were very narrow, and tree limbs overhead were also a concern. The bathrooms were closed for "remodeling" (or maybe because they didn't want to have to clean them?). We would look for a different place next time.
Yes it is a parking lot, but the spaces are adequately sized and level and the electricity and water easy accessed. Bathrooms and laundry are clean / reasonably priced. We could not find wireless internet, so unless it's available only in "premium" sites, I would not count on it. There is highway noise, but it is constant and so does not interfere with sleep. We saw security bicycling around and felt relatively safe here. The best things about this park are the price and the location. Less than half a mile to Fremont St Experience and the Downtown Station (bus terminal) to take you to the Strip for $2 per ride or $5 for the day. We had a little trouble getting here because of an accident and not knowing exactly where it is. It is North of the Main Street Station hotel (which is 200 N. Main) and on the opposite side of the street (right if you are going North). I don't believe there is a 14 day limit any longer, and no one asked us about pets (though we don't have any). We would certainly stay here again.
Easton is just far enough west in Washington to have beautiful firs and pines. There is free Wifi and cable TV in the clubhouse. No TV of any kind in the park. Too many of the afore-mentioned trees for satellite Internet. Some folks had satellite TV set up. Friendly staff. Nice clubhouse, pool, restrooms and showers. Only negatives are relatively narrow sites, though separated from your neighbor by afore-mentioned trees; and highway noise, as you are just a block off I-90. This rate is Passport America, which is honored during the week but not on weekends.
This is without a doubt the prettiest non-public RV Park we have ever stayed at: well separated, heavily wooded, beautiful sites. We arrived right after the annual blue-grass festival in early September, right after the park had officially "closed" for the season. This park is run by the same folks who run Olympia Campground, a mile up the road, and they were VERY helpful and accommodating. There are a very limited number of sites in both parks where you can site an Internet or TV satellite dish, but they know which ones they are. The broadcast TV reception is terrible, but that is not the fault of the park. There were two goats (Bonnie and Clyde) in a fenced area on the property and evidently lots of family activities during the regular season.
This is quite a nice Passport America park, but we camped there one of the four nights in the year when we couldn't get the discount. Roads were pretty steep going in, and we would have hesitated to use the dump because of concerns with accessibility. Sites were reasonable size, and we were able to point our Internet satellite dish. There is a nice bike trail that goes along the Huron River Valley (rails to trails) right at the inlet to the park.
This is an extremely well set up, well run and popular state park. It is almost impossible to get a reserved site on the weekends during the summer, unless you plan well in advance, which we never do. What you can do is move into one of about 30 first-come first served sites during the week. Then you can stay for as much as two weeks. The dump station accommodates two rigs at a time and is excellent -- they even supply the sewer hoses to make the dump process faster. With 252 sites, it can get a bit backed up. Lots of activities and several miles of bicycle trail within the park, more in the town of Oregon. The only issue I had with this park was in the swimming area on Lake Erie, where the jet skis and power boats were allowed in the same area where (many!) people were swimming. This struck me as an accident waiting to happen, and I mentioned it to the park rangers when we left.
Sites here are right next to each other, but there were relatively few folks there with us, in the middle of the week in July. The swimming pool is good sized and crystal clean, and we had it all to ourselves. Owners were very hands-on, friendly and helpful. Free Wi-Fi.
This park has been owned by the same very nice people for over 30 years. The sites are grassy and shaded, but they were able to give us a site where our Internet Satellite dish could be pointed. There is a small beach on a pond where kids were swimming. There are lots of rules, but they tell you the rationale behind them, and it is clear that the rules are there to help the park work well. These people really care about their park and their customers. The park is very convenient to Grand Rapids and only a mile from the beautiful White Pine Trail, a 100+ mile, partially paved Rails to Trails bicycle path.
Location very convenient to the beautiful City of Petoskey and right in the middle of a bike path running between Harbor Springs, Petoskey and Charlevoix (I think). Beach is extremely rocky. Showers were private rooms with a changing area, very clean. Sites are right on top of one another but easy to get in and out of. We were able to get our Internet satellite dish pointed, but there is a hill behind the park that would makes this difficult or impossible from many sites in the park.
This beautiful park is located on Indian Lake near Manistique, not far from Lake Michigan. Sites are large, grassy and shaded, but not too much -- we were able to get our Internet sateillite dish pointed. Showers are clean and self-contained, with good water pressure and a private dressing area. Nice sand beach with shallow swimming, docks, and water view. Volleyball, horseshoe pits, softball field. Limited biking and hiking.
This park was neither great nor terrible, as the rating reflects. The roads to the sites were unusually steep, and we chose not to use the dump site because of this. The sites were spacious, but the grounds were not particularly well tended. We did not go to the swimming pool. The showers were trailer-type construction and were clean one time but not the second. Quiet. Free Wi-Fi and cable were reliable. Location is convenient to Route 17 but quite a way from NYC. Owners were cordial and helpful but a little pressured for their tour (which we did not take) and extra days.
There was virtually no one else here during our visit (midweek prior to school letting out). Park is pretty and wooded, with hiking paths, playgrounds, picnic areas and even an observatory1! Staff exceedingly helpful and pleasant. We had no trouble parking our 35' Fifth Wheel, although there are probably not many sites that we could have used. We were able to set up our Internet dish, but again, few sites from which this would have been possible. Please note that pets and even possession of alcohol are prohibited by park rules. There is a dump, but I think a large rig would have trouble using it. The drive through town to get here includes a 12'6" overpass and somewhat narrow roads. (There is an alternate route around the overpass.)