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Sara's Campground

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50 Peninsula Dr, Erie, PA 16505-2004
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LauraLee wrote a review Oct 17
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Oh my! Such an unexpected treasure! Lovely stay, and the hosts were amazing! We were kind of winging it on our New York to Houston return road trip and booked this campground on the fly and it became a highlight of the trip. Yes there are several full time residents at this campground but they were wonderful hosts and truly added to the character and charm of the place. Amazing sunset views on Lake Erie. And special kudos to Sandy who cheerfully helped with our reservation and gave great tips on what to do in area and for sharing her amazing handyman husband and co host, Pat, who came to our rescue and repaired the awning that we managed to disconnect from our rig! Can’t say enough good things about this campground and hope to return again. Who knew Erie PA was so wonderful?!?!?
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Marianne wrote a review Aug 2020
Frostburg, Maryland20 contributions37 helpful votes
Everyone was so nice! We pulled in late but because we had reservations we knew our sight and set up camp. We checked in when we checked out - the hostess at the desk was so nice and friendly. It is a very relaxed campground and we walked to Lake Erie to swim. Great experience we will be back!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Robert C wrote a review Sep 2019
Edinburg, Texas814 contributions203 helpful votes
We were here in late September. I can see how in the summer this would be crowded. But it was just right this time of the year. Beautiful facility on a peninsula into Lake Erie. There is a lake side and a bay side. Each camp site had a fire ring, cable TV (who needs TV in this setting), and picnic table. They keep the place immaculate. I wish we had stayed a few more days.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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familyvisit830 wrote a review Sep 2019
Chicago, Illinois51 contributions10 helpful votes
Sara's Campground is in a perfect location at the entrance to Presque Isle State Park. The park is beautiful and just feet away from Sara's. Sara's Campground is more of a mobile home park than a campground. It spans both sides of the road. The lake side is full of very old trailers/campers that are there year round, but also has a beach where you can pitch your tent. You are not assigned a "site" like a normal campground, it is just space for tents and you are fairly close to your neighbors. Fortunately, we had great neighbors near us. Tent camping cannot be reserved; it is first come, first serve. The bay side also has mainly trailers there for the entire season, but they look newer and are better maintained by their owners. The bay side also has weekly/nightly rental sites for trailers that can be reserved by calling. There are only two "group" tent camp sites on the bay side and they squeeze a lot of people into the sites. I appreciate them trying to accommodate as many tents as possible. The bath house on the bay side was newer, larger, and cleaner than the lake/beach side bath house. The shower stalls on the lake/beach side are a small maze of shower curtains without much privacy or a dry changing area. Most days I chose to walk over to the bay side and use the bath house there. The lake/beach bath house was heavily used by both the beach campers and the trailer campers (older trailers perhaps didn't have functioning bathrooms?). On the bay side, I only saw tent campers in the bath house. It was much less heavily used. Showers are 25 cents for 5-minutes, coin operated. The bay side showers were hot and had good water pressure. The lake/beach side had luke-warm water and poor water pressure. The staff were all very friendly. They had coffee and donuts available for purchase in the office in the morning and were always available. Parking was a problem. Many of the trailer owners had family gatherings and would have 4-6 cars per trailer, taking up most of the spots for the tent campers on the beach. The trailer families were often rude to the tent campers and definitely saw us as encroaching on their private trailer park. Any noise complaints were from the trailers having parties, not the tent campers. It is not a luxurious campground, but you can't beat the view! I have camped from Maine to Alaska and lots of places in between. This campground falls in the middle of the scale for what I have seen.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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ZimaHatBoy wrote a review Aug 2019
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This is a dirty, cramped, run-down trailer park. Maybe the beach side is nice, but the trailer park side is awful. Sites too close together, too many vehicles mixed in, its hard to maneuver. When you come in, you must park by the dumpsters and walk across the street to check in. The restaurants were loud and smelly. The trash was overflowing from the dumpsters to the ground. The hookups were on the wrong side of the site, as they are on a shared pole between. You have to pay to use the showers. People were rude, and the place is just trashy. Do yourself a favor and go anywhere else.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sara's Campground
Which popular attractions are close to Sara's Campground?
Nearby attractions include Presque Isle State Park (0.2 miles), Waldameer & Water World (0.2 miles), and Tom Ridge Environmental Center (0.2 miles).
What are some restaurants close to Sara's Campground?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sara's, Syd's place, and Stevo's Pizza.
Are pets allowed at Sara's Campground?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Sara's Campground?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Erie Maritime Museum (3.9 miles).