Andrea F.

Pro

Marysville , OH

Joined June 2020

Following the Fitchs

First time Staying at a KOA

We picked this stop because it was a halfway point from our trip in Georgia to home in Ohio and it was easy off and on 75. It’s a small campground with only 37 rv sites, a primitive camping section and several small cabins. They offer a pool, dog park, laundry and game room.

It’s very clean and the staff was nice. We got here after hours and they had everything we needed at the check in with our names, site number and directions to our site. They also offer WiFi and cable tv.

There is not much to do in the park itself but it’s quite and close to town.

Breathtaking

This place seemed so unreal. It was so beautiful and well kept park. The views were spectacular and the park was very clean. The staff and rangers were all really nice and helpful. This is definitely a park to check out of you are in the area. Can’t say enough good things about it.

Nice Campground Close to the Canyon

Most campers come here to boat and fish.  Not us, we came to hike.  Drove 12 hours just to hike at Providence Canyon and it was worth the drive to see the Canyon and to stay at this relaxing park. It’s not a big park and there’s not a lot to do within the campground but it’s very peaceful.   Our site did have a lot of trash in the fire pit and the layout of the site and the large 5th wheel on the site behind us kept us from using the sewer hookup because it sits so far back in our site.  Overall I would definitely come back if we where in the area.

Surprisingly Nice

This was our first time staying at a Cabela’s and it was really nice.  They had 6 rv sites that were all pull through.  They had a dump station with potable water and dumpster close by.  You are in a parking lot behind the building but it was quiet and there were several grassy areas to walk the dogs.

It was an Ok park

The park was just okay. The site we were on was full hook up and level but a lot of the sites we very slanted. Also we had to unhook our electric cord to be able to use the sewer. Also our fire pit was not useable as well since it was located so close to our camper. The dumpers doesn’t trash we’re in the very back corner of the campground so it was a little inconvenient. I will say the park staff was friendly and everything seemed very clean. Also the fall decorations we a nice touch.
Last the campground offered WiFi but it was so slow that it was not worth using.

Another plus is it’s close to lots of great hiking trails and the town of Helen is close and adorable. Worth a visit.

Peaceful

The park staff is so friendly and to took us back to our site. Our site is nice and right on the lake but it’s a little odd the way the sites are. Our neighbors site is next to us but there table and fire pit are behind our rig. Other than that it’s a great place. Lots of paved trails, canoe rentals and a boat dock. Several playgrounds for kids and a pool. I would definitely stay here again if we were ever in the area. Also cell signal with Verizon was great.

Love everything this park has to offer

Campground was full this weekend with perfect weather. I will say every time we have camped here it’s always a quiet park. They only thing I dislike is the line at the dump station when leaving blocks the whole road and takes forever.

The trails are really nice and the boardwalk trail over by the lodge is my favorite. The beach area is nice and clean… to cold this trip to swim. Lots of wildlife at this park. We saw deer, raccoons, muskrat, lots of bird species and several snakes.

The camp store was closed due to COVID as was the nature center.

This is our 4th trip here

We have never had a bad site at Delaware, rowdy neighbors on occasion but the park itself and the site are great. Lots of hiking trails, stocked fishing pond for kids, disc golf, dog park and the lake itself.

Site 187 this trip.

Large Park

Pros and Cons to this park…lots of hiking trails, beautiful lake and very clean large sites. The down side is there is a lot to due but the park is so spread out you have to drive everywhere. We went to visit the Pioneer Village ( building were closed due to COVID ) but we were still able to walk around the buildings. Also they have a spillway where you can collect fossils which was really cool but the village and spillway were both about 20 minutes from the campground.
I just don’t like parks where you have to drive everywhere. I like it when all of the attractions are within walking or biking distance.
We did like the campground and will definitely come back. They had good Verizon coverage which is something we now have to pay attention to since my husband works remotely.

Large Sites and very Quiet

Camping here midweek might not give us the full experience but it’s been a really quiet park. We are in site 151 and it’s a really large, level and dry site. We got some rain last night and today walking around we noticed lots of sites are very muddy. The hiking trails are nice and well marked. The nature center was closed due to COVID but it looked nice. We also had good cell coverage with Verizon.

Quiet Park with a lot to Offer

Let me start by saying the camp hosts are really friendly and helpful. They do a great job keeping the park clean.

This is by far the smallest campground we have stayed at but it has the nicest hiking trails. They are all colored to match the maps. If you are on the blue trail on the map the trees are blazes the same. The lake is larger than expected. I wanted to kayak but ran out of time. Now we have to come back. They also have a ton of geocaches in the park today we looked for two and found 1.

Overall nice parks! Sites are large, most have new picnic tables and all of them have fire pits. They have good cell coverage with Verizon.

Nice Campground for a Group Event

This is our second time camping here and both times were for a group camping event. For this type of event it’s a great park. We had a whole sector the event with water and electric sites.

If we were going to camp here on our own I am not sure I would like it since it’s mostly set up for seasonal campers. So there are no hiking trail and there is also a lot of golf cart traffic.

They do offer a swimming pool , pond with inflatable slides , dog park , bound pad and miniature golf.

Severe Sloping Site Won’t Keep Us From Having Fun

On first impression we were not impressed with this park. First the water fill is on an incline so when our tank was “full” pulling away from fill station it was really only 2/3 full. This was okay for a short weekend but not good planning from who ever designed the park. Also our site was labeled slight slope. That was a joke. We were only off 2 inches side to side but front to back we had to lower the front 15 inches. The jack was down as low as it would go and we were still off by 1.5 inches.

Once the dynamics of filling and setting up were done. We set off to explore the park. It had some really nice hiking trails. We also played some disc golf and went geocaching.

The camper beach was small but nice and clean. We also took the inflatable kayaks out on the lake twice and it was so smooth and clear.

The only thing we were unable to do is have a camp fire. The fire ring was pushed so far down in the mud we were unable to get good air flow to start a fire. No campfire no worries the bugs were bad anyway.

I will definitely come back but not to site 190. To much hassle.

Small but Nice

This is our second time camping here and we really enjoy the park.  It was a little different this visit than our last one since it’s sometimes it’s about the other campers and not the park itself. We had several issues with off leash dogs and that is not okay.  It was also 97 degrees so we didn’t hike as much as usual. We did visit the new Storybook trail and it was a fun little trail.  The camp store was closed due to COVID but we were able to get ice from the check in booth. Overall I still really enjoy this park!

First time tent camping with my dog

This was a great place to camp. I set up my tent and camped with my dog Cash. The sites are mowed down nice but with lots of brush in between the sites so you felt secluded from others. The only thing I didn’t realize was how far you parked from the actual site. I had to make several trips and at first it was fine but after about the third trip it seemed far. They had pole to hang your food on at each site and a picnic table. The fire ring was a community fire pit closer to the parking lot. No bathrooms except a porta potty but it was clean. Will definitely go back at some time.

Nice Quiet Campground with a lot to Offer

We arrived Friday late afternoon and set up in the rain. Didn’t see much of the park on Friday,  but Saturday we went exploring and saw the marina, beach, horse camp area, and walked some of the bridle trails. They also have playgrounds that are open and some food trucks in case you don’t want to cook.

 This is the second park we have stayed at that is part of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District and so far I am impressed. Large landscape sites that are full hookup with large concrete pads. Each with its own picnic table and fire pit. They also have a boat dock for the campers to use.   The lightning bugs even put on a nightly show.

EGGS Hike

I spent my time at the group camp area tent camping. I was there for a Buckeye Trail Association event called EGGS hike. It’s a 20 mile hike around the backpacking trail. We have 12 hours to complete the challenge. The group camp area only has pit toilets and no showers but the fields are mowed and level so it’s easy to set up camp.

Large Park

Right on Lake Erie this is a gorgeous park. There is a lovely boardwalk by the nature center. A very clean beach and lots of trails. I wish we would have brought bikes. It a large park and I feel like we might have missed some of it. The lodge was also nice and they have a golf course that looked nice.

Winter Getaway

We camped here the second weekend in December and had the park mostly to ourselves. There were only 3 other campers there. It was a great place to stay. Friendly staff and everything was so clean. The game room was nice as well as the indoor pool. The park is in Amish areas so there is plenty of shopping to do. The camp store is stocked with lots of fun stuff and even had a cozy fireplace and rocking chairs if you want to sit while. Will definitely be on the go to list for winter camping.

Not my Favorite

The site we had was really nice and large. The down sides to this park the is rowdy crowds. There was loud music and lights flashing well past midnight at several camp site. It was not a holiday weekend just a summer weekend. We also went out to explore some trails but they were not clearly marked and I had trouble navigating them. Overall not impressed and will not go back. I will say the lodge was nice and if we did have a reason to visit this area again we might just stay at lodge vs campground.