Campground was well maintained, even the pit toilets. Our campsite was huge #46. But some sites seemed very small. It’s a short drive to the lake house for the beach and boat rental. The food at the Lodge is delicious! The drive to get there was rough. Don’t count on GPS. Look it up and plan it out before you go.
Honestly, I would give this campground 5 stars but we had a big safety issue at our site. At site 11 and a few others, they had no backstops at the back of the blacktop pad. If the site was level, it wouldn’t have been as bad. Upon setting up our 16’ camper, it began to slip backwards down toward the woods. Our wheel blocks were probably placed, but the grade was just too much. We ended up pulling the camper higher up on the blacktop almost in the road and had no issue. No other RV sites were available to move to. Other than that, the campground was very nice. Trails were very well kept, playground equipment looked new and safe, workers were friendly, and bathrooms were clean. The golf course wasn’t operational (exept mini golf was neat and working) and there were a lot of tree stumps left from all the cut Ash Trees that were affected by the emerald ash borer beetle. The State Park did have informational signs explaining the effect on trees in the area. They have many cabins of various sizes and in great shape. Workers were seen cleaning everyday. The Butler Mansion was well taken care of though we didn’t make it there when it was open. Our campsite was nice. We lucked out that our neighbors were tent campers because our two sites were so close together. Heads up to check the map and Google Earth when booking. Some sites have a lot of room and others are super close to neighboring sites. The Kentucky Speedway is about 15 minutes away. Louisville an hour. And if you want to checkout a cute little town, stop in La Grange, KY (30min drive) See the “Trains on Main”, drink at La Grange Coffee Roasters, antiques, local artist shops, and eat BBQ at Big R’s & Shannon’s Bar-B-Q.
Camp was well kept, clean, and helpful staff. Our campsite was easy to find and backed in with no problems. Our site was pretty open because it was one on the end in the back of the campgrounds. It was really nice to have a path through the woods and out to the beach, so we weren't far from Lake Erie at all. The campground has a little bay which works out great for having a small boat, jet-ski, and also a small swimming area. We did have one problem when we were camping, the power went out on the entire island for almost three hours. Luckily they are replacing the underwater cables this year (2018). The campground is at the far end of the island so you will have to travel a bit to get around to the different sites and restaurants. Cell service is best downtown, I noticed my phone telling me I was in Canada while at the campgrounds but I was never charged an international fee. I only had it turned on downtown to make a couple phone calls. They have dumping stations that are easy to use and also running water at the station. The island is beautiful and we hope that you can enjoy it! P.S. Check local deals on Groupon or Lake Erie Shores and Islands websites to save a bit on your trip.
The campground was great! Areas for the kids to play, clean pool with lifeguards, helpful staff, and hiking trails near by. They also have picnic pavilions, planned activities at the campground, and Rose Lake is also on the property. It's so beautiful there. The campsites were nice. Ours was next to the restroom but the site was bigger which was a plus when we had family sharing our site with their tent. It did rain a bit but we had no standing water. Highly recommend the trip down. Keep in mind that the roads are not straight or flat and it's common to loose cell service.