I picked this place because it was rated 9/10 by Good Sam and the majority of the reviews were good and according to their website, it seemed like a great place with tons to do.
When we arrived, after hours check in was simple and convenient .We found our site right away, sites are clearly marked and they left the light on, on our electrical post for us .It was dark out obviously when we arrived.
When we woke up we wanted to get some coffee so we headed to the store. Well, the store didn't open until 930 and we noticed it closed early as well...think it was 7. We had no service on our phones(had no idea where we were) so we drove around until we found coffee . When we got back to the campground, we took a drive around to check it out .To our surprise, it was much smaller than the map made it out to be. MUCH. We stayed on awaterfront site. No complaints here, until others started to fill in. The waterfront sites are too close together. Not much realestate!
When the store was open, we did take a walk up there. Cute store, lots of cute things . How ever, this "old fashioned soda fountain" has NO "FOUNTAIN" AT ALL, it is nothing but a small glass front fridge with "old time soda" flavors in glass bottles. The store is also very outdated. Yes, they do have 2 arcade rooms, but the one to left of the "soda" bar appears to be in a room of someones house.....a bit, uncomfortable. The other arcade is...ok. Typical game room .The dining room for thier "resturaunt" is off the gaming room in the back.....also...kinda looks like someone's dining room, aside from being outdated, it was cute.
We then ventured outside. There are MULTIPLE trashy old motorhomes, travel trailers and cars that lay about around the front of campground. Kinda looks like a camper grave yard . the landscaping is very unkempt amd just looks plain old trashy. There are a couple of very old barns on site, that look like they are in a very sad state as well. Not to mention the small trailer park that is on site the campground as well.
The MINI GOLF is a joke and the worst, outdated course I have ever seen in my entire life AND you have to pay to play! The new playground is very nice though, very small, but new and bit close to the house for my liking. the POOL itself is clean, it is in a very small fenced in concrete area (around the fence is all grown up with weeds and grass) and the actual edge of the pool is deteriorating. I did not participate in the crafts so I cannot comment on those. Onto CANOEING it was portrayed, I thought, on their website, that another business was hired to do the canoe trips and that you would have a guide. It had been raining for DAYS and we teied to cancel our trip. The lady was rude about it and VERY condescending .She advised us she had to hire guides to take us, therefore she would be out the money if canceled, as would we. The canoe trip came, and guess what?! THERE WAS NO GUIDE.
It was the same gentleman that had been working at the campground the entire time .We had also seen the canoes on site .We all had to get in this very old, sketchy, dodge van that was older than we were (we are all in our early 30s). We were sure we were heading to our "final destination" . We got to the drop point safely, and we were handed life vests. They were light colored and FULL of mold and mildew spots, we were convinced we would get a staff infection or some sort of disease putting these things on. They were absolutley disgusting . The canoe trip was beautiful .Again, no guide, just a paper map that was provided at orientation. Fossil beach is a joke.
The whole place/events/activities was really sugar coated and doctored up .It sounded WAY better than it actual was.
The STAFF, the staff was very pleasant, up until we tried to cancel out trip .After that, we decided we would not be spending any more money at thier store .
The PROS to this campsite, the waterfront was nice and it was not overpopulated. It was quiet and relaxing.
I would never go back! Ever! This campground is portrayed in a great way and it is not so great .I also did not try thier food, so no comment there. They are not what they say they are! I wish Good Sam had accurate ratings and I hope this one gets a lower rating.