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Needs Lots of TLC & Change of Management

  • May 31, 2011
Rating:
-5

American Campgrounds/Spring Lake Resort
8368 West “C” Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
269-342-1529

We paid $10 per night with our Coast to Coast membership for a water, electric and sewer site. We had excellent service with our DirecTV and Verizon, both phone and MiFi.

Originally our plan was to spend a few days here but the place was just not what we anticipated. The sites are rough, grassy non-level, small, and the hookups are just plain illogically set up.

Upon checking in at the front gate, we were told to go grab any site and then come back and let them know which one we took. We do not have a vehicle and really now, why should we have to come all the way back up the hill while it rained just to do their job?

We looked at so many sites before finally deciding on one but could not hook up our sewer if we hooked up our water and electric. Dogs were allowed to run free and most were chained up outside and barked and lunged very often during our one night stay.

This is a membership park and this is no way to attract any buyers. They do have rules, but at no time did we see any security or any sign of management to get folks to adhere to the rules. Open sites, as well as sites that were occupied were not manicured and looked very trashy. This is not a resort, it is a campground and not a very attractive one at best.

With some TLC and management that cares about customer service, this could be a nice place, but until then it will remain a mediocre campground that we will not be recommending to others or returning ourselves.

As for adding their “Pet Policy” to this review, we see no reason for it since they did not enforce it.

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Originally our plan was to spend a few days here but the place was just not what we anticipated.  The sites are rough, grassy non-level, small, and the hookups are just plain illogically set up.
 
Upon checking in at the front gate, we were told to go grab any site and then come back and let them know which one we took.  We do not have a vehicle and really now, why should we have to come all the way back up the hill while it rained just to do their job?
 
We looked at so many sites before finally deciding on one but could not hook up our sewer if we hooked up our water and electric.  Dogs were allowed to run free and most were chained up outside and barked and lunged very often during our one night stay.
 
This is a membership park and this is no way to attract any buyers.  They do have rules, but at no time did we see any security or any sign of management to get folks to adhere to the rules.  Open sites, as well as sites that were occupied were not manicured and looked very trashy.  This is not a resort, it is a campground and not a very attractive one at best.
 
With some TLC and management that cares about customer service, this could be a nice place, but until then it will remain a mediocre campground that we will not be recommending to others or returning ourselves.
 
American Campgrounds/Spring Lake Resort
8368 West “C” Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI  49009
269-342-1529
5/13/2011
 
We paid $10 per night with our Coast to Coast membership for a water, electric and sewer site.  We had excellent service with our DirecTV and Verizon, both phone and MiFi.
 
Originally our plan was to spend a few days here but the place was just not what we anticipated.  The sites are rough, grassy non-level, small, and the hookups are just plain illogically set up.
 
Upon checking in at the front gate, we were told to go grab any site and then come back and let them know which one we took.  We do not have a vehicle and really now, why should we have to come all the way back up the hill while it rained just to do their job?
 
We looked at so many sites before finally deciding on one but could not hook up our sewer if we hooked up our water and electric.  Dogs were allowed to run free and most were chained up outside and barked and lunged very often during our one night stay.
 
This is a membership park and this is no way to attract any buyers.  They do have rules, but at no time did we see any security or any sign of management to get folks to adhere to the rules.  Open sites, as well as sites that were occupied were not manicured and looked very trashy.  This is not a resort, it is a campground and not a very attractive one at best.
 
With some TLC and management that cares about customer service, this could be a nice place, but until then it will remain a mediocre campground that we will not be recommending to others or returning ourselves.
 
As for adding their “Pet Policy” to this review, we see no reason for it since they did not enforce it.
 
 
 
Date Submitted & Where - B, P, Z, RVP, L - 5/31/2011
Blog, Picasa, Zee, Trazzler, Examiner, Travel Advisor, RV Parking, Lunch
American Campgrounds/Spring Lake Resort
8368 West “C” Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI  49009
269-342-1529
5/13/2011
 
We paid $10 per night with our Coast to Coast membership for a water, electrwww.americancampgroundsmi.com
American Campgrounds/Spring Lake Resort
8368 West “C” Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI  49009
269-342-1529
5/13/2011
 
We paid $10 per night with our Coast to Coast membership for a water, electric and sewer site.  We had excellent service with our DirecTV and Verizon, both phone and MiFi.
 
Originally our plan was to spend a few days here but the place was just not what we anticipated.  The sites are rough, grassy non-level, small, and the hookups are just plain illogically set up.
 
Upon checking in at the front gate, we were told to go grab any site and then come back and let them know which one we took.  We do not have a vehicle and really now, why should we have to come all the way back up the hill while it rained just to do their job?
 
We looked at so many sites before finally deciding on one but could not hook up our sewer if we hooked up our water and electric.  Dogs were allowed to run free and most were chained up outside and barked and lunged very often during our one night stay.
 
This is a membership park and this is no way to attract any buyers.  They do have rules, but at no time did we see any security or any sign of management to get folks to adhere to the rules.  Open sites, as well as sites that were occupied were not manicured and looked very trashy.  This is not a resort, it is a campground and not a very attractive one at best.
 
With some TLC and management that cares about customer service, this could be a nice place, but until then it will remain a mediocre campground that we will not be recommending to others or returning ourselves.
 
As for adding their “Pet Policy” to this review, we see no reason for it since they did not enforce it.
 
http://www.coastresorts.comic and sewer site.  We had excellent service with our DirecTV and Verizon, both phone and MiFi.
 
Originally our plan was to spend a few days here but the place was just not what we anticipated.  The sites are rough, grassy non-level, small, and the hookups are just plain illogically set up.
 
Upon checking in at the front gate, we were told to go grab any site and then come back and let them know which one we took.  We do not have a vehicle and really now, why should we have to come all the way back up the hill while it rained just to do their job?
 
We looked at so many sites before finally deciding on one but could not hook up our sewer if we hooked up our water and electric.  Dogs were allowed to run free and most were chained up outside and barked and lunged very often during our one night stay.
 
This is a membership park and this is no way to attract any buyers.  They do have rules, but at no time did we see any security or any sign of management to get folks to adhere to the rules.  Open sites, as well as sites that were occupied were not manicured and looked very trashy.  This is not a resort, it is a campground and not a very attractive one at best.
 
With some TLC and management that cares about customer service, this could be a nice place, but until then it will remain a mediocre campground that we will not be recommending to others or returning ourselves.
 
As for adding their “Pet Policy” to this review, we see no reason for it since they did not enforce it.
 
 
 
Date Submitted & Where - B, P, Z, RVP, L - 5/31/2011
Blog, Picasa, Zee, Trazzler, Examiner, Travel Advisor, RV Parking, Lunch
 
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