Marc W.

Pro

Bolingbrook, IL

Joined June 2018

Nice quiet town and campsite

Very quiet campground and close to the small town of Frankfort. The campground is along the Betsie river and they offer a fish cleaning station. They have a nice trail to ride your bikes to Frankfort but we chose to drive this time through. If we were to stay again we would definitely take a nice ride to town. The campground also has a general store that offers firewood and has bathrooms and showers in the same building. The town of Frankfort is very close by and has some amazing restaurants and ice cream stores. The marina is nice to walk around, and you are able to walk out the pier to the lighthouse.

Tight spots!

Sites were extremely close together. I’m glad this was a quick stay for us, as we were packed in like sardines. Typical koa offerings, pool, showers, etc… They are located near some of the most amazing country I’ve seen in the Midwest. We spent most of our time out hiking in the forest and we took the pictured rocks sunset boat tour. We wanted to kayak but I believe it was too soon for our youngest son. This was a great substitute but would like to redo this in kayaks in the future. This was a great time to visit as the stable flies and mosquitos were almost nonexistent.

Nice park

Very nice campground with lots for the kids to do… jumping pillow, jumping pad, pool, etc… We were off site exploring the area which had lots of nice places to eat and the marina was nice as well. This was one stop of several on our vacation. The camp ground offered a lot but on this trip we used this one more as a home base for the few days we visited.

Amazing lake shore

Standard state park amenities… when we arrived we were surprised how small the trail was to get tour site, but it was really packed with people. The beach area was amazing and looking out onto silver lake with the dunes in the background was unbelievable. They had a nice playground with a rope type climbing set up. I’ve attached a photo. We signed up for the sand dune rides which were available in town. Very fun and worth the money if you don’t feel confident driving your own truck in the dunes. This was a multi stop trip and did not want to take a chance with our tow vehicle but could see ourselves doing a full weekend here and giving it a try. It does attract a lot of people so it is not quite the restful camping we did on the rest of our trip but very enjoyable none the less

Nice camp ground

Nice enjoyable campground… high level of Covid respect. We utilized this camp ground as a home base while visiting Mackinaw Island and did not really spend a ton of time onsite. They had the general store closed but everything was available via text. This included getting information for the ferries and local attractions which they responded with great info. They also arranged for our ferry and shuttle to the island. We stayed in a w/e/s site which was nice as this was a multiple stop trip and we enjoy using our facilities on board for showering with two boys. Standard pool amenities and with the general store being closed they had several small grocers and stores near by. I have to say that the camp grounds were really quiet at night which is very different than Illinois. Lights out and quiet after 9/10pm. Very much enjoyed this

Fantastic

I only wish my community back home would make an investment by building such a wonderful campground. We found this location online using the Dyrt App. This is a relatively small community campground that was recently opened. You can fit just about any size rig as the sites are huge. I wish we found it sooner so that we could have reserved a lake front site over looking the lighthouse. The bathhouse is top notch with a sitting area that is separate from the shower. They also have a family shower room/bath area. Sites are paved and they have great fire pits on each site. The water has been high this summer as we have witnessed several other campgrounds with flooding. This one was not immune as they had several with sitting water but most were just fine. I would maybe call in advance for sure recommendations. All sites are full hook up with exception of the primitive sites. There is no store and they were having some issues with WiFi while we were here. They have pull through and back in sites. Very affordable pricing for the amenities. If we are ever in the area again, I would definitely stay here again.

Great experience!!!

What a value! We stayed for two days while on our way on our trip around Lake Michigan. This was our first stop and I think we will have a tough time beating the value and experience. We stayed at a lake side site with water and electric. The site was a generous size and had a nice patio and firepit overlooking the lake. The lake was extremely clean and the beach was fantastic. Clear water, clean sand and a floating jumping trampoline for the kids. We were given passes for a free boat pass… They had kayaks, row boats, paddle boats and they were being used through out our stay. Unfortunately we did not have time to partake, but wish we had. The campground was very quiet at night with almost no one keeping their camper lights on which really made the evening relaxing by the fire. The only downside was that there is a major road along the camp ground, but it did not really distract from our stay. The owners were onsite at all times during our stay and they were very helpful and friendly before and during our stay. To top things off, they offer 40% off for Dyrt Pro members for your first stay, Sun-Thu and 10% for additional nights.

Enjoyable weekend with friends

It has been quite some time since the last time we visited Blackhawk. They appear to have entered the thousand trail system of membership since our last visit. The campground has plenty of amenities to keep you busy with a beautiful lake you can walk to. They have a boat launch but we did not take our kayaks with us on this trip. We reserved a water/electric site and utilized the dump station on our way out. Lines were not too bad for the dump station which was good. Sites were of decent size and fairly quiet. We did have an evening where we heard what I believe was a race track in the distance but was not able to confirm. This was a quick weekend trip with some additional family members so we did not fully partake in the planned activities as we spent most of our time at camp. We will definitely visit this campground again as we have used the lake in the past and had a great time over all.

Great weekend trip

This was our first time staying at the Milton KOA. I have had my eye on this location the last couple of years since it is under 2 hours from our house and appeared to have good amenities. The sites were of decent size, some smaller than others and some very generous sites. I would recommend viewing their map and comparing to google maps. They do allow you to pick your site if your willing to pay $10 extra. Bathrooms are fantastic and recently upgraded. Very nice playground, and pool area with hot tub. The pool area is well maintained with a waterfall feature. We were here during the spring and the grass was very well maintained and cut with large recreational fields to play sports/games. We were here during Covid-19 and many of the amenities were shut down, but during a normal stay they have hay rides, laser tag, pools, Gaga ball, and daily activities which were mostly shut down. This location is now going to be a place we visit annually as the kids enjoyed it and so did we. I’m not 100% sure, but it looks like all the sites are full hook up. We had a back in site which was easy to navigate into and was mostly level. A lot of the roads were paved and some were gravel but very well maintained.

Very relaxing

We made this trip mid-May during the Covid social distancing. The camp ground was on point with their preparedness. Check in was simply pull into your site or a brief stop at registration. All activities were down as expected and was reflected in the price. We reserved a site with water electric for the weekend and we were very happy with the size and condition of the site. Beautiful green grass, and very clean. The bathhouse was open but we did not utilize as we have a fully contained camper. This is usually a pretty active campsite with lots of activities and it was nice to just sit back and relax.

Camping during lockdown

We have never camped in colder weather or during a statewide lockdown for Corona Virus so I am taking that into account. I was glad they were open to begin with, but the website did not mention that the premium patio site with full hook up would not have water service while we were there. We also paid for an end site that would not face other campers and we ended up being downgraded to a 30amp site that was sandwiched between other campers. Bathroom facilities where fantastic and a reason for potential return. I have only seen a couple other campgrounds over ten years of camping that compared. They must have recently done a remodel. Private shower rooms that were perfectly cleaned. The campground itself needs some repairs done to the gravel roads as there were several paths that had very deep ruts that needed to be leveled out. Maybe something they will be addressing in the spring. It was hard to really gauge the park as pools were closed, and so were the registration office and store. Is be willing to give this location another try under different circumstances.

Had a great time

Campsites where larger than I expected and am used to with KOA. Very enjoyable weekend stay. We stayed in site 89 which was a pull through full hook up site with cable tv as well. The pool was quite large and clean. The KOA page states that they have a pool and splash pad area as well as mini golf. The camp ground shares its pool with the neighboring camp ground and KOA campers are allowed to cross over to use the neighboring camp grounds splash pad and golf. The mini golf was in disrepair and build over a very scummy pond and the splash pad was a bit worn down as well. My kids stayed in the pool which was quite nice. If you stay with KOA you get decently discounted tickets to Indiana Beach amusement park which we may visit in a future visit. Over all we had an enjoyable stay and would come again but we would add an additional day to visit the amusement park.

First to Review
Nice campground

This was the first time I’ve stayed in a campground that was split with Thousand Trails. The sites for KOA had mature trees and were of decent size. We reserved a back-in full hook up site and stayed for two days. Our site was level but not all sites were level as I watched my neighbor pull in. The campground had a very nice pool which was very clean and they have a private swimming beach which was also very clean and well maintained. The Thousand trails property was easily 6-7 times larger than the KOA portion of the park. All amenities are shared and it appears that at least one bathroom was being updated. The others look to need some repair and are dated but clean. Campground was very quiet at night with no rowdy or loud campers during our stay. I would stay again.

Enjoyed this campground so much we came back again!

We made this our main destination during our family vacation last year and enjoyed it so much that we came back again this year. They did not disappoint and we had an equally fantastic stay. Not much has changed since our stay last year which is fine as we really enjoyed the resort like amenities for our vacation destination. We spend a lot more time on the boardwalk of Virginia Beach this year enjoying the music and taking in the sights. My kids love the pools and activities provided by the campground as well. The campground does offer rental bikes but we brought our own this year and rode the quick 3 miles to the boardwalk during the day. This is not your normal campground and has a resort feel for a decent price. We will be back again but might put a couple years between to mix things up for our next trips. We spent 11 days on the road for this trip coming from Chicago. We spent 5 days here as our main stay.

Nice Overnight Stay- Would stay again for longer

We stopped here overnight on a trip from Chicago to Virginia Beach. We had reserved a pull through but were just short in length and had to disconnect the tow vehicle for the night. They had longer sites so if this is important I would discuss when making reservation.  Site size was decent and definitely not on top of our neighbors giving us some space to enjoy. Campsite hosts were very friendly and recommended a swimming hole just a few miles down the road on the Blue Ridge Parkway that locals go swimming. Some nice amenities for the kids included jumping pad, nice park, pool and a few table games. Campground was quiet at night and we enjoyed a nice fire that evening. We found some time to drive the parkway. We did not think we would be able to squeeze it into the visit but it’s hard to pass up and they are literally right next to it. We did not get a chance to check showers or bathhouse as we had full hook ups and showered in our trailer. I would definitely recommend this campground and would stay again

Great overnight stay would have liked to stay longer

Stopped in for a quick overnight stay. Our site was a full hook up pull through which was decent sized and did not feel cramped. We were able to stay connected to our tow vehicle as the site was long enough to do so. The park had a clean pool and very welcoming staff. We wish we were able to stay longer to take in the sights as it is in a great location.

Fun little campground

Had a great time this weekend camping with my wife and two boys. We camp in an Hybrid trailer and really appreciated the price point with full hookups. Sites were decent size and had fire pits at each location. They had plastic picnic tables which where light to move and easy to clean. Decently quiet camp site with a pool for the kids to cool off made for an enjoyable weekend. Close to Kankakee and some of the other towns in the area for things to do. I would definitely come again to kayak on the Kankakee river. Unfortunately the water levels where too high for this trip as warnings had been issued

Great family campground

Great family campground. We came for Halloween weekend so water parks were closed but looked to be a lot of fun. Very well maintained park with good size spots. They have a lake, several pools, including an indoor pool for late in the season. We got rained out for most of the weekend but will be back during the summer. Staffs were very friendly and even though we arrived after check in they still had staff available to guide us to our site.

Very well maintained campground

Campground is very well maintained with gravel pads. Nice lake for fishing and a beach area for the kids to go swimming. When we arrive, the host will bring you to your site and just listen to his directions and he will get you into your site perfectly. I asked if I could bring him on my future trips. I’ve never parked so easily. Bathrooms are immaculate and are locked with electronic key cards. Close to DeKalb.

Halloween Camping

We booked a site here for Halloween and had a great time. My kids love Halloween Weekend camping at the various JellyStone Campgrounds. This location did not dissapoint. We have not gone to this location during the warmer months but looks to be a great campground