Enjoyed the two day stay. The area we stayed in says it is big rig friendly, we have a 35ft fifth wheel and believe me it was tight. Got in and parked sites we were in had great view of the lake and were wooded. Many of the sites in the park need maintenance due to past storms. Staff are helpful and knowledgeable of the area. The bathhouse we used was old but clean. Laundry was a single washer and dryer but worked well. Nice visit, but could use some work on sites.
Well, finally all the whiners about us old timers have won. The park closed on Sep 30 and all of us old timers have had to move. The park is scheduled to open again on Apr 1 and be open until Sep 30. It is everyone's opinion that after the closing on Sep 30, 2013, that will be the end of Maxwell/Gunter Rec Area. I had a place at the park for 15 years and never had a problem with day campers. I did have several day campers talk about us permanent campers and I was quick to tell them that us permanent campers paid the bills after Sep 1 thru Mar 31 when no one was ever seen. Fishermen would want to be at the park for a week or two when the Crappie were biting. Other than that you never saw them until the following year. We did have a couple of cranky old retired guys but if you were intimidated by a cranky old retired guy then maybe you should choose another profession. There were and have always been available sites for people that wanted to become long time campers. When the park closed there were at least 10 to 15 nice water front sites available for renting. Not all people will ever be pleased. My wife and I took a 5,000 mile trip in our motor home this past spring. We stayed in some of the most beautiful parks out West. There was always someone grumbling about something. While Maxwell/Gunter did not have all the luxuries of a motor home resort, it was one of the most beautiful places I have ever been too. It was my sanctuary for 15 years. It is my hope that it will remain open but I seriously doubt it. I just hope that in the summer of 2014 when it does not open that some of you that did the most complaining bring your family and you remember how beautiful the Lake was and I hope you are sorry that you complained enough to shut this place down. Shame on You !!!!!!!!!!
The couple that run the camp are wonderful folks! The site was gorgeous - right on the water with nothing but peace and calm!! There are several LONG term campers who have a little ATTITUDE!! Retirees should not forget who owns the property we are VISITING! Even if we are paying... Camp was very clean - employees were all friendly - roads in good shape -- just a wonderful experience except for the long term folks attitude's.. Would go back in a heart beat!!
We stayed in Travel Trailer #80. It was nestled near the lake, with a small path down to the water. It was also a short walk to the marina, which worked well for us to fish with our young son. The trailer was a nice rig and so was the location. I agree with some of the previous posts: there does seem to be a lot of homesteaders, who have secured the best camping spots. If we had our camper here, we would have had a hard time getting into most of the remaining spots. That is our biggest complaint. The folks at the marina seemed very nice and helpful, but do not expect much of their country store. We did discover Oskar's restaurant which was affordable and good food (and a nice place to stop on our way out.) It rained most of the weekend and our trailer leaked a little where one tip out extended. But it was fine otherwise. The outdoor furniture was covered in mildew and infested with bugs so we used our own. I also had to clean the refrigerator, which also had some considerable mildew growing. It looked as though the previous occupants did not give it a good scrub down after they left, but it only took a few minutes for me to clean. Despite these minor inconveniences, we will go again and had a nice weekend stay.
This is a very nice campground. The lake this time of year is low as I was told they lower it in the winter. I was here for a week. Of the 66 RV sites and 11 cabins/rental trailers, I think I was the only person here except staff. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The bath houses are mostly clean. They are old and in need of TLC, but overall good. The floor paint is worn and peeling. There are three bath houses that have a washer/dryer in them. Bath house #3 in the area I was in (I was in space 57) the washer/dryer is in an exposed area so they are disconnected for the winter. Had to go to #2 to do laundry. $0.75 wash and $0.75 dry. Washer run about half an hour and dryers are 45 min. Most of the campers here appear to be here for the long haul. A lot have decks built by them, regular stairs to get into them, some skirting around them, fences, etc. Overall, it is a great place if you want peace and quiet at least this time of year. There were 4 empty spaces while I was here.
Visited Christmas/New Years break. Excellent Staff. Excellent facilities. Only detractor was that the Lake is lowered for off season maintenance, Great Camping lots, with excellently maintained facilities...I will definitely go back...New Chalets are FANTASTIC...
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