Just spent three nights here and wasn't sure what to expect since we usually camp in Ohio State Parks. On the pro side, the staff is all extremely helpful and friendly, and there is always someone around if you need help. Lots of activities are planned especially with kids in mind. Extremely close to Presque Isle SP without the insanity of the campgrounds right outside the park entrance. Bathroom/shower house and laundry room, etc. were IMMACULATE and had excellent water pressure. Gorgeous landscaping around main office and throughout the park.
CONS: Because we're used to Ohio State Parks, we were kind of shocked at the density of the park, the picnic table of the adjoining spot was literally 8 feet from our trailer. In addition, although the park advertises wi-fi and cable tv, we had neither and were told we were on the 'outer edge' of the park and wi-fi was 'iffy'. They did tell us we could get better connection if we went to the pavilion. As for cable, we were only told our spot did not have cable service with no other explanation. Normally this would not be a problem since we have our own satellite receiver, but we did not bring it because the park advertised that they had cable. The last problem we encountered was a large and putrid dead deer along the road, about 25 feet from our campsite. By the day we left the smell was disgusting and intolerable. I told one of the staff when we were leaving and he stated that he had called the Penn D.O.T. twice and they'd not removed it. As a business owner, I know that clients don't really care about 'why' the problem is not taken care of, only that it still exists. I hope the campground owner took the initiative to have the deer removed as opposed to having one entire corner of his campground clear out early.
Like most KOA's, this one was packed with children---extremely well-behaved children. My husband and I certainly enjoy children but we know there are some older campers who do not--in which case you should not stay at a KOA. Having looked at some of the other 'bayfront' and 'lakefront' campgrounds outside the Presque Isle State Park, which resembled refugee camps, we know we make the right choice in opting for the KOA.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come to our beautiful "kid friendly" campground offering fun for the whole family. Go fishing or paddle boating in our catch and release pond, swim in our heated pool, ride our pedal carts and banana bikes, or walk our pygmy goats. Throughout the summer we have movies and weekend ice cream socials. Jam to our DJ entertainment on holiday weekends. Enjoy our recreation room for air hockey, pool, ping-pong and arcade games. Special events, kids games and social activities abound. Check out our summer activities listed below. Enjoy our FREE pancake breakfasts on Sundays. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Erie Koa Hotel Mckean