While first impressions of Woodside Lake Park were good our week long stay left us somewhat disappointed with this RV park in northern Ohio.
We Paid: $42 per night for 7 nights
Discounts Used: Good Sam Club
Address (GPS Link): 2486 Frost Rd. Streetsboro, OH 44241
Amenities List: Power, Water, Sewer, Camp Store, Games Room, Rec Room, Lake Swimming with Lifeguard, Playground, Field Games, Paid Wireless, Bathrooms, Showers, Laundry, Cabins, Tent Camping, Propane
Rating: 3 of 5 stars
- Nice Recreational Lake
- Many amenities
- Poor roads and sites
- Rusty & Hard Water
Driving up to Woodside Lake Park, the first thing you encounter is the large lake side lawn to the right of their main drive. It serves not only as recreation for campers, but seems to attract local families for a day of swimming and sun. You can fish and swim in the lake, and unlike the swimming at most RV parks, they have a life guard on duty at all times and infrastructure like diving platforms for the swimmers. It looks pretty and the kids seemed to be having a great time there.
The park is no slouch when it comes to amenities. There is a camp store that also makes pizza and other snacks during the weekends. They have a large game room where all but one of the video and parlor games were in good working order. There is a party room with a large deck overlooking the lake for special occasions. The laundry isn’t large, but is up to the task. And in addition to the lake there is a full basketball court, a playground, and on the weekends they set up a bouncy castle. If you are a kid, or have kids, the park has a lot to recommend it.
Where things fell down for us were the roads and sites, specifically how rough and uneven they were. As we came in, they were laying down and grading the main roadway, yet when they’d “finished” it was still incredibly bumpy and uneven. The ground up asphalt they used has a lot of large chunks of roadway still in it making it easy to trip over when walking, and jarring while driving. Our site was likewise lumpy, muddy, and uneven. We had to use every leveling block in our considerable arsenal to get things sorted, and we had a “deluxe” site. Most of the long term residents seemed to be just scattered around on lawns with no road access at all and arrayed at various angles.
Fortunately, our hookups worked just fine, which is the bare minimum I expect from a campsite. If the site were cheaper, I’d have more sympathy for the rough terrain, but at more than $40 a night, after discount, I just didn’t feel like we were getting our money’s worth here. Add to that a mix up when we arrived about what spot we were in, and it just seems like the management and oversight of the park is not very good. I would also like to add that the water coming out of the hook-ups was slightly rusty. I highly suggest you use filters and a water-softening system, if you have them, and add softener to your laundry if you use the RV Park’s laundry room.
I’m giving Woodside Lake Park a mild thumbs-down, with the exception that if you have kids, and they like to swim and play outside, it’s going to have more value than it did for us.