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    We rented one of the little cabins at the campground. It was filthy! There were huge, well-established, cobwebs on the ceilings in the bedrooms and kitchen. When we turned the air on, an unbelievable number of bugs came out of the unit. The area rugs were so dirty that I would not walk barefoot on them. The drop-leaf on the kitchen table was broken, so only 2 people could possibly sit at it. The front “porch” was dingy and foreboding. I would not rent this place again if they paid me.

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    Great experience here. Had a secluded camp lot. Tubing down River was great, pool, themed activities.

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    Very good campground! Needs some updating but new ownership should help that. Our kids loved the swim pond. A little more expensive than what we’re used to but it was worth it. We will definitely be back and might look into a seasonal spot.

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    My family and I decided to camp close (about an hour) so we went to SHADES OF SHERWOOD this weekend – we should have just camped at WE Fest! Look, we’re experienced campers, have owned a number of pop-up campers and travel trailers and have camped at NUMEROUS campgrounds around MN, Iowa and WI – this place ranks in the bottom 2! DON’T CAMP HERE! Now, before I go on a tear about this “Hillbilly Hideaway” you should know there’s some PROS, first the “wipeout course” (although NONE of the floating obstacles move or shoot water etc. ”as-seen-on-TV”) is enclosed in a clean, sandy pond (albeit across the gravel road from the campground). There are no lifeguards, just a few campground employees with an obnoxious bullhorn. The pond DROPS off dangerously (I swam in it and it has to over 20 feet deep) – which is unnerving for parents with young kids, although life jackets are provided. That said, many of the “resident” campers tend to drift over on their golf carts (I’ll get to these folks in a moment) from the campground loaded down with blue Budweiser cans, where they wade into the pond (standing or sitting in camp-chairs) and drink the day away; oddly I never saw too many of them leave and use the port-o-johns located outside the fence-line. On a hot day the pond area quickly becomes crowded and annoying; I recommend just buying a day pass WITHOUT camping and going on a weekday. There is another MUCH SMALLER concrete pool that has seen better days inside the campground, but on a hot day campers are packed in like sardines and the Budweiser flows like….well…..Budweiser. We paid $20 extra for each child so they could use the extra “amenities” (the Wipeout course, mini golf, the jumping bag-thing-in-the-ground, etc.). Now, here are the CONS – you’re getting CONNED! This rundown campground straddles farmer’s fields and chocolate colored water accessed (poorly) on a gravel road. You CAN go tubing, but the water quality is suspect at best. As a “WEEKENDER” camper, you cannot use a golf cart in this camping Stephen King nightmare; HOWEVER the Blue-Bud-Can-resident-Campers can own and operate these obnoxious machines. Most full-time residents are relegated to the cool shade of the outer rim of the campground; weekenders are mostly confined to the hot, flat and often messy middle areas. The full timers on their obnoxious golf carts zoom to and fro (*well past the posted 5mph speed limit) – Budweiser cans NEVER far from reach – at ALL HOURS (late at night and crack of dawn – REGARDLESS of what management weakly enforces). These unfriendly residents (not many will smile and wave) cruise past weekend campsites (or through them) gawking at the “outsiders” with unbridled curiosity; like seeing a Panda in a zoo for the first time. On two separate occasions my two older kids told me they were almost struck by these golf-cart-morons. The full-time residents roar past in the daytime and the evening in a wash of dust (gravel roads), headlights and music blaring with little courtesy for their fellow temporary camper, American flags (or the occasional pirate flag) rippling from behind their machines as their ample bottoms shift in cracked leather bench-seats, cigarettes dangling limply from fingers, eyes red from one too many Blue-Bud-Cans with horns beeping, cackling laughter and drunken hoots. The Mini-Golf course is a mess! Simply it’s run down and pathetic. The garbage dump (across the road) is poorly maintained and overflowing – as is the dump site (see photo – that old hose was left lying there for days). The staff either does not care or…well…..just don’t care (one staffer decided to use the empty space next to us to clean his golf cart) – so just drive past, throw your cash out the window and keep going, you’ll be better off – and let the Blue-Bud-Can-residents KEEP this pathetic campground.

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    Nice Place great fun for the kids. Very relaxing. No road noise. The new pond was a lot of fun. Bathrooms need work otherwise a great place to camp.