Saturday, August 17, 2013

Pier-Lon Campground, Medina OH

Stay Date:  Aug 2013
Our Rating:  Good – 8
Pier-Lon1There aren't many options in this area, and this is certainly one of the best locations.  Gated, well maintained and landscaped, and with a swimming lake and activities.  We spent a week, and throughout our stay, the park remained quiet and peaceful at night, perhaps because alcohol is prohibited.  Pier-Lon2A seasonal park, the transient section is an area of grass back-ins with some gravel scattered in a random pattern.  Sites share water hookups, so pressure is often very low.  No cable, but clear shot for satellite since the trees are few and small.  Verizon cell and data were strong, and the free WiFi worked well. Pier-Lon3 Another park that insists on using the plastic speed bumps that excessively rattle your RV no matter how slow you drive over them.  Overpriced for the services, but still the best park in the area. 

Sunny’s Campground, Wauseon OH

Stay Date:  Aug 2013
Our Rating:  Good – 7
This is a huge community of seasonal campers with a separate section for overnighters. Interior roads are gravel, and the pull-thru sites were grass. Good hookups and solid Wi-Fi, but no cable although most sites have a clear shot at the satellites. Verizon cell and data were good, despite being off the main roads. Although packed with seasonals, the park is well maintained, nicely landscaped, and well maintained. Lots of golf carts, but everyone seems to adhere to the speed limit of 10mph. A bit pricy for an overnight, but with facilities and activities that make it worthwhile for a longer stay.  $35/night.  Sunny’s Campground

Geneseo Campground, Geneseo IL

Stay Date:  Aug 2013
Our Rating:  GOOD – 7
This was our second overnight stay at this well-manicured, shaded park. It’s in a convenient location, a bit off the road, but worth the drive through Geneseo. Make sure you follow the blue campground signs to avoid a 10' underpass. Gravel interior roads and fairly level gravel sites, with extensive tree cover that makes using a satellite difficult. No cable, but good free WiFi. Not very crowded and quiet and dark at night. Verizon cell and data were strong. A pretty little park in the cornfields that offers a quiet night's stay. $30/night.  Geneseo Campground

Famil-E-Fun Campground, Mitchell SD

Stay Date Aug 2013
Our Rating:  GOOD – 8
Convenient to I-90, this park provides a comfortable stay with it's tree-shaded sites and quiet atmosphere. Gravel interior roads and sites that are fairly level, with hookups conveniently placed. There are only a few satellite-friendly sites and no cable TV. The free Wi-Fi worked well during our stay and Verizon cell and data were strong. The friendly and helpful owner will escort you to your site and make sure the hookups work. Shopping in Mitchell is eight miles down the road with a Cabela's and other stores. $30/night.  Famil-E-Fun Campground

Ellsworth AFB, SD

Stay Date:  July 2013
Our Rating:  GOOD – 7
Ellsworth Famcamp1We enjoyed past visits here and were looking forward to a stay in the new area, which has long concrete pull-thrus. As opposed to the old area with paved interior roads and grassy sites, the new area for now at least, has gravel roads, and no shade or grass. Ellsworth Famcamp3Weeds have been allowed to grow unchecked and some are over 2' tall and have to be waded through to get to your entry door. Hopefully the sites will be landscaped when the rest of the construction is finished. We understand that there’s been some turmoil in the host’s status but that the new host is doing a great job.  Reservations are possible and a good idea here, although there is an overflow area with 30A service.  No cable TV, but good broadcast and clear shot to the satellites. Verizon cell and data worked well, as did the park free Wi-Fi. A quiet base, Ellsworth has a good commissary and marginal BX, and provides security and a nice place to stay while visiting the area.  Easy access through the commercial or main gate.  Very reasonable at $20/night.  Ellsworth AFB Famcamp