Wednesday, June 20, 2007 12:31 PM
Has anyone camped at Geauga Lake's campground? My husband and I are thinking of tent camping there, but I wanted to see what people thought of it first in case it's really bad or something.
Or, has anyone camped anyplace else near Geauga that I should consider?
Thanks for any advice.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 1:04 PM
I would not recomend staying there.
It was way over-priced for a campground, and there were racoons everywhere getting into things all night long. we did not get much sleep. It was actually cheaper for us to stay at the motel 6, and we were camping in a tent!
Disney actually had cheaper rates for there campground.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 1:05 PM
A friend of mines folks have camped there quite a bit over the years and love it there.
They said that was one of the few things that didn't change much.
There's also a winery located around there which isn't bad. ThornCreek winery.
here's some campgrounds near there. (sort of)
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 1:15 PM
When did you stay there crazy horse? *** Edited 6/20/2007 5:16:04 PM UTC by Jason Hammond***
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 1:36 PM
It was like 2 years ago.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 3:04 PM
I've stayed at the Geauga Lake Hotel twice and loved it! We've driven by the campgrounds, with intent to stay at the cabins next time, and the campground looked nice.
Stay there! Geauga Lake needs the revenue.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 3:51 PM
We stayed at the campground in our own camper around the July 4th holiday last year. The place was pretty much desolate for the holiday as well, which I found kinda odd. I discovered why.
It was one of the WORST camping trips we've had. The bathrooms were only checked once per day - they were absolutely filthy by noon or so (This compared to Camperland at Conneaut Lake Park - the showers were old, but MUCH cleaner).
A soap dispenser was ripped off of the wall, the other one was EMPTY, and one night at 3am I had to use the restroom, only to find that the door to the ladies room was LOCKED! I had to walk to the other end of the campground to use the restroom... it was pitch black (good for sleeping, but not so much if you're trying to find your way around a place you're not very familiar with).
Next time we want to camp there, we'll just stay at the Yogi Bear campground.. a little farther away from the GL campground, but when we go past it is always full.. so they must be doing something right.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 3:59 PM
The bathrooms were only checked once per day - they were absolutely filthy by noon or so.
LOL, I find the same thing everytime I go to GL just after it opens. Must be the same ground maintenance people.
I love Camperland, and from what I hear, that's still running. *** Edited 6/20/2007 8:02:00 PM UTC by FLYINGSCOOTER***
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 4:45 PM
^^ If the place was desolate, how could the bathrooms get dirty that fast? What were you doing in there? ;)
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 8:06 PM
Desolate for a 4th of July. The place should have been packed, but it wasn't. The Yogi Bear campground was packed, and you could see it from the road. Heck, Bayshore Estates was more crowded for Cedar Point opening day than the GL campground for a 4th of July. We had our choice of sites in the campground, and just had to tell the attendant at the gates which site we were at. They obviously weren't expecting a large crowd, either.
Friday, June 22, 2007 12:22 PM
We stayed there a couple of years back in the 'cabins' which were nasty - the first had a leaking a.c. unit dripping water all over the inside of the cabin. After some begging, they let us switch campers but the next one was mice infested and there was no way to turn off the bathroom water so we heard it drip all night (along with rowdy teenagers on a field trip or something so there was obviously no security guards trying to keep things quiet after midnight)! What a sh*$hole! I couldn't believe Cedar Fair would even put their name on this place, however in their defense I think it was the first year they aquired it.
We complained enough the next day to have them transfer us to the hotel which was excellent - I would recommend the hotel instead or the one nearby down the road looks nicer. *** Edited 6/22/2007 4:26:51 PM UTC by Rye.D.Ziner***