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New Campground Review Added for Wolf Run State Park, Ohio
2 Star Rating   September 11th, 2019   Wolf Run State park is in great need of maintenance & updating.
Wolf Run St Pk has very shallow open unlevel sites, no privacy. Sites were clean. Cherry Trail was nice. Other trails were overgrown and ended abruptly, encountered ticks in the high grasses on the unmaintained lake trail. The outhouses are the worst I`ve seen in 50+ years of camping. No lids on toilets, no doors to outhouse & there seems to be absolutely no treatment of excrement in pits, therefore flies & bugs are unbearable. The smell extends far into the campground. Horrendous! There is a port-a-potty at the picnic ground that is a highly recommended alternative and well worth the drive.The Ohio State Parks pamphlet & Wolf Creek pamphlet indicate a Nature Center. I asked the woman in the park entrance booth & she said it was a brown building just up the road. When I told her I looked but couldn`t locate it, she then offered up that it is no longer open. I found the broken down building that was a bit larger than an outhouse, a disappointment as I go to parks with nature centers for my grand kids. When reserving a site on Reserve America there were many sites with no pictures or specs on shade & site length. That should have been a red flag. I gave a 2-star rating only because the lake is beautiful & I imagine excellent for boaters. I would not return to this campground.

Photos Added for Wanna-Bee Campground & RV Resort LLC, Wisconsin
September 7th, 2019

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New Campground Area Review Added for Red River State Rec Area, Minnesota - Sherlock Park
3 Star Rating   September 5th, 2019   Good Camping
The best state run facility i have ever experienced. The facility is well managed. The Park Ranger/Manager is excellent very helpful and approachable and hard working.

New Campsite Review Added for Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, Minnesota - Campsite 19
4 Star Rating   August 30th, 2019   great view
very private site, great view especially in the morning nice amount of shade and sun, but would have liked larger trees to hang a hammock

nmac Added 62 Photos for South Carlsbad State Beach, California
August 28th, 2019

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nmac Added 47 Photos for Bottomless Lakes State Park, New Mexico
August 26th, 2019

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nmac Added 47 Photos for Rockhound State Park, New Mexico
August 26th, 2019

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nmac Added 10 Photos for Silent Lake Provincial Park, Ontario
August 26th, 2019

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New Campsite Review Added for Wild River State Park, Minnesota - Campsite 80
4 Star Rating   August 25th, 2019   Double Campsite
This site is a double campsite. It worked well for 2 tents, though we positioned the tents next to each other instead of opposite sides of the site. There is a close water spigot and a path conveniently provides a short walk to restrooms w/showers. The pit toilet is nearby as well due to a path across the road. Only downfall with the site is the lack of grass.

New Campsite Review Added for Minneopa State Park, Minnesota - Campsite A30
3 Star Rating   August 25th, 2019   Close to restrooms. Pretty good shade.
There is far less grass than the pictures. Shade was sufficient except for when the sun was high. Restrooms are close but didn`t feel they were noisy. Not much privacy due to a path that runs between A30 and A32.

New Campground Review Added for Nerstrand Big Woods State Park, Minnesota
3 Star Rating   August 24th, 2019   Older park, but nice
Heavily wooded. Sites are close together with some just feet behind you. We were shocked that there is water hookup at this state park. In heard of I’m MN. Small waterfall, steep trek down. Many sites not level or damp (non-electric). Non-electeic offers more privacy. Bathrooms were nice and clean.

nmac Added 99 Photos for Point Farms Provincial Park, Ontario
August 20th, 2019

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nmac wrote a Campsite Review for Silent Lake Provincial Park, Ontario - Campsite 137
4 Star Rating   August 12th, 2019   Preferred site
Close for walking down to lake. Distant view of water

New Campsite Review Added for George H. Crosby Manitou State Park, Minnesota - Campsite 14
5 Star Rating   August 9th, 2019   Secluded, Very Nice
Took the kids for a trial backpacking run. IMHO, this state park is great for a starter backpacking trip, trails are well marked, easy hike in and out, they even put in stairs and rebar supported boards, trails are very well maintained. Tent pads are flat and fairly level. It`s backpacking utopia.

Site 14 is 8-15 minutes down the river from site 13, depending on how fast you are and how heavy your pack is. Also, site 14 is a good 1-2 minutes off the trail, very secluded. You could pitch 3 to 4 tent and it`s right on the river. I passed sites 3-13 and thought site 14 was the best of the lot, mainly due to being secluded.

There`s a toilet a little up from the camp (there`s a pole marker for it).
And I do mean just a toilet, not in an outhouse, it`s a pit toilet on a platform in the open. At least it`s a private site.

The site has some log benches and a nice grill pit, very shaded.

Also of note, the Manitou river was brown when we went early August, the water filtered brown (apple juice colored, with some soapy looking bubbles). I was a little concerned, but what are you going to do, we drank it filtered. I didn`t see any signs, "Don`t drink the water!". After we left, I called the state park to ensure it was safe, they said it was safe to drink (Iron, sediment, dead plants...etc). We didn`t get sick. Just calling this out from someone from out west where the water is clear.

Also, I think the quickest way to sites 11-16 is to take Yellow Birch, to Cedar Ridge, to Matt Willis, then hike the river trail. Cedar Ridge is much easier to hike than taking Yellow Birch all the way to the river trail. The river trail has a lot of ups and downs, steam crossings over logs, it`s much slower than the relatively flat Cedar Ridge trail. With this route, it took us roughly 1.5 hours to get to from the parking lot.

Site 14, Highly recommended as a starter trip. Seasoned backpackers may want a little for challenge.

New Campsite Review Added for George H. Crosby Manitou State Park, Minnesota - Campsite 13
4 Star Rating   August 9th, 2019   Nice Site, Close to Trail
This site is right on the river, 2 pads. The entrance is south, you walk for 2 minutes south, only to find it`s 25 feet off the trail. So why did they not put the entrance to the closest part of the trail?

It`s a beautiful site though, we did not stay, but passed it going to site 14, which is another 8-15 minutes south.

nmac Added 448 Photos for Inverhuron Provincial Park, Ontario
August 9th, 2019

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Photos Added for Rolley Lake Provincial Park, British Columbia
August 7th, 2019

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New Campground Review Added for Rolley Lake Provincial Park, British Columbia
5 Star Rating   August 7th, 2019   Awesome Provincial campground
This is a amazing provincial campground, very clean, free showers, nice stuff and in between a rain forest. We just loved it there.

New Campsite Review Added for Inverhuron Provincial Park, Ontario - Campsite 159
5 Star Rating   August 7th, 2019   Site 159
Good site for water access.

brenjoro wrote a Campground Review for Temperance River State Park, Minnesota
3 Star Rating   August 6th, 2019   New bathroom in 2020
Site 1 and 3 have been cleared to build new bathroom which is supposed to be ready in 2020. Should be a huge improvement.

brenjoro wrote a Campsite Review for Temperance River State Park, Minnesota - Campsite 19e
4 Star Rating   August 6th, 2019   Pull-thru
This is a nice spacious site and has been turned into a pull-thru.

brenjoro Added 2 Photos for Temperance River State Park, Minnesota
August 6th, 2019

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nmac Added 145 Photos for Tishomingo State Park, Mississippi
August 5th, 2019

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New Campsite Review Added for Temperance River State Park, Minnesota - Campsite 32
5 Star Rating   August 1st, 2019   Wonderful, private, nice view
We stayed late July for three nights. Reserved it two months in advance; both campgrounds were full every night. The showers were open, to our pleasant surprise. This is the middle site of three cart-in sites. This and 33 are very private, large sites. 31 only gets viewed by the folk in 32 and 33, so it`s pretty private too, and I felt it had slightly better views. 32 mysteriously has gravel for a tent bed; 31 and 33 had fresh wood chips. The campground is meticulously maintained otherwise, and this site offered amazing views and a great experience. Mosquitoes...well...it`s MN. This is a tent only site.

Schleichee Added 1 Photo for Scenic State Park, Minnesota
July 30th, 2019

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Photo Added for Peninsula State Park, Wisconsin
July 30th, 2019

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nmac Added 11 Photos for Ocotillo Wells State Rec Area, California
July 26th, 2019

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nmac Added 10 Photos for Lake Havasu State Park, Arizona
July 26th, 2019

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nmac Added 32 Photos for Myakka River State Park, Florida
July 17th, 2019

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nmac Added 1107 Photos for Everglades National Park, Florida
July 16th, 2019

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New Campsite Review Added for Temperance River State Park, Minnesota - Campsite 01
3 Star Rating   July 14th, 2019   New bath house
Site 1 will become the new bath house by 2020.

nmac Added 99 Photos for Bahia Honda State Park, Florida
July 12th, 2019

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Photos Added for Crow Wing State Park, Minnesota
July 11th, 2019

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Photos Added for Burlingame State Park, Rhode Island
July 9th, 2019

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New Campground Review Added for Devil`s Lake State Park, Wisconsin
4 Star Rating   July 8th, 2019   Over crowded for a reason
We have camped here 7 times so far. Love everything about it. From the trails to the sites and the beaches. I do feel like things could be improved. Like more parking near the beach area, more & better quality bathrooms, more grills on the beach, etc. Most of these problems are due to overcrowding on holidays. It is beautiful here though and the rangers are a little more laid back. They have a lot of amenities. One of our favorite places to camp.

New Campsite Review Added for Governor Dodge State Park, Wisconsin - Campsite 021
3 Star Rating   July 8th, 2019   Desirable!
We have yet to be able to stay on this site because it is always booked up. I camped next to it twice and I really cannot wait to get the chance. It is very spacious and set in the back a bit. Has a great view of the night sky but also enough coverage for a bit of rain and shade. It is connected to site 32 if I remember correctly. It sets on the edge of a cliff but has a fence and a really nice view. It is close enough to walk to the bathrooms and showers but not so close you can smell them.

New Campsite Review Added for Governor Dodge State Park, Wisconsin - Campsite 032
4 Star Rating   July 8th, 2019   Great Site!
We stayed on this one twice. It is my second favorite to site 21. It is spacious and set in the back a bit. Shows just enough of the sky for a great view of the stars but also enough coverage for a bit of rain. It is connected to site 21 as well as 33 if I remember correctly. It sets on the edge of a cliff but has a fence. It is close enough to walk to the bathrooms and showers but not so close you can smell them.

New Campsite Review Added for Devil`s Lake State Park, Wisconsin - Campsite 426
3 Star Rating   July 8th, 2019
This site offers a little bit of privacy from the road but not from your neighbor. It has a nice flat space for 1 large tent or two small. The tent area is off to the back with fire pit and parking u[p front. There a couple really nice giant boulders on this site. It is directly ext to pit toilets so you will be able to smell it.

New Campsite Review Added for Devil`s Lake State Park, Wisconsin - Campsite 428
3 Star Rating   July 8th, 2019   Decent site
Decent site with a nice clear space for a tent. The fire pit is set towards the back where there are some boulders and a cliff. Even nicer when paired with 427. It is directly across from the pit toilets. So, you may catch some smell. Not a great view if you want to see the stars.

New Campsite Review Added for Devil`s Lake State Park, Wisconsin - Campsite 427
3 Star Rating   July 8th, 2019   Kinda small but great if you pair with 428
This site had some nice clear spots for tents but it was very small, if you pair it with 428 you get a really nice set up.

New Campsite Review Added for Devil`s Lake State Park, Wisconsin - Campsite 425
1 Star Rating   July 8th, 2019   Private is the ONLY perk!
I have camped at Devils Lake for 7 years and never had a site so bad it made me want to go home. The site itself is up a steep hill which makes packing and unpacking quite difficult. To add to that, It rained a lot this time and the steep hill turned into a slippery mud fill hill. I slipped around 15 times and so did my son. The giant boulders and tree roots sticking out of this steep hill made it worry some to climb up and down while slipping in mud. There are two spots for tents both completely filled with boulders and large tree roots as well. There was no way around it we ended up with holes in the bottom of both our tents from our cots rubbing against the boulders and roots. I have never had a complaint about a site before but I was very dissatisfied with this one.
 
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