The manager at this camp was wonderful. We had run into issues with our camping spot and he did whatever he could and got us into another spot that worked for us. We were very thankful for everything they did. I would however like to advise AGAINST going to the ice cream/ shop across the street from the camp ground, Unk’l Dik’s. I went in with my 6 year old to get ice cream and left speechless at the way we were treated. The guy working there (implied that he was the owner, but not 100% sure) decided it was appropriate to use “F*ck” multiple times towards myself and my 6 year old. It was completely disrespectful, unprofessional, and unnecessary. However as he said to me, “ it is a private business and they can do whatever the f*ck they want”.
The campground itself was nice, the location was gorgeous but the process to reserve a site was the worst experience, Donna in the office was awful, we had to make three trips to the island in person to finally reserve our spot. We were told the section we were in didn’t allow dogs so we made arrangements for ours to stay with family yet several people next to us had dogs, we wished we had brought ours.
The campground itself is located in a beautiful location. If you are a tent camper, unless you get a premium non-electric site, you will have problems. The other non-electric sites offer little to no privacy, and the restrooms are a long walk away. One ranger is present on Friday and Saturday...that's it. Consequently, there are going to be a few campers who don't respect the rules...especially the Quiet Time ones. Too many loud inebriates can interfere with one's ability to sleep.
The campground is kept clean and well maintained. The showers and restrooms are always clean. Access to lake Erie is easy with a small beach area or using the boat ramp. The small town on Kelleys Island is not big but has all the items that you will need for a great stay. The local restaurants were very good.
My husband and I spent two nights in one of the two yurts at the campground at the end of September. I'd definitely recommend it, especially in cooler weather when tent camping becomes less appealing. The yurt was very roomy and included a small kitchen and a decent-sized bathroom with a shower. Storage space is better than most hotel rooms. Electricity, hot water, furnace, and spacious deck. The yurt is very close to the lake, so the view is really nice. Be sure to bring soap, towels, and bed linens. We just did sleeping bags and pillows. Also, there's a coffee maker, so bring coffee and basket filters. Not a bad idea to bring lawn chairs to enjoy the deck, although there's also a picnic table.