Geneva On The Lake, OH – Indian Creek RV Resort
Website: Indian Creek RV Resort
To get here we would recommend ignoring your GPS and:
If arriving from the east: take I-90 exit 223 to SR-45 North, follow that all the way to SR-531 (Lake Rd W) and take a left (West), follow SR-531 3.7 miles to Indian Creek which will be on your left.
If arriving from the west: take I-90 exit 218 to SR-534 North, then a right (East) on US-20 (Main St.), then turn left (North) on Austin Rd (SR-209), then right (East) on SR-531. Follow SR-531 0.8 miles to Indian Creek which will be on the right.
This avoids the busy and congested areas on SR-534 as well as most of the low hanging branches (although you may still need to dodge a few). Most of those low branches hit only our radio antennas and not our roof. Also note we had no problems crossing the raised railroad tracks on SR-534 even with our low slung 45 footer.
Date(s) of Stay: September 9, 2018 arrival, September 10, 2018; September 18, 2017 arrival, September 19, 2017 departure; June, 2014; June 2013
Located on 110 beautiful, well kept acres, this resort is situated directly across from Lake Erie at 4710 Lake Road in Geneva on the Lake, OH. Owned by Sun RV Resorts, the resort offers well over 600 sites that will accommodate any size rig, some complete with full hookups, cable TV and fire rings. In addition to RV sites, they also offer spacious primitive sites for your tent and fully furnished cottages that will accommodate 5-7 people, plus a 3450 sq. ft. two story house that will accommodate up to 18 people.
A map of the resort can be found here.
The daily rate starts at $29, weekly is $242. If you are a member of Passport America, you can receive a 50% discount for stays Sun-Thurs for two nights (not valid on Friday or Saturday, holidays and special events). Our daily rate for our one night stay in September, 2017 was $25.50 after the PA discount. In 2018 we stayed in their new section in the back and our rate was $27.00 after the PA discount.
Overall Impression – 4.0/5
We have stayed here a few times, in June 2013, June 2014, September 2017 and September 2018, all during the off season. With all the amenities here, this resort must be a popular destination for families and is likely quite busy during peak season. There are a number of park models on site as well as 5th wheels and motor homes with permanent steps, porches, etc. attached, so many of the visitors here must be seasonal renters/owners. Our first visit in 2013, was preceded by heavy rain, so our FHU pull-thru site in the transient section (231-249) was riddled with huge puddles and muddy grass areas, although the gravel pad remained firm. That coupled with soggy dog, duck and goose poop didn’t make a great impression on us. In fact in the post that we wrote about that visit, we stated that we would never return. However, we did return (primarily because of the reasonable PPA rate) with those subsequent visits during sunny weather which left a more favorable impression. The owner, Sun Resorts, also seems to be making ongoing improvements and we were even more favorably impressed in 2018 with the long, well separated and spacious pull thrus in the new section (sites 641-679) way in the back.
Size – 5/5
Our pull thru site in the older section was just long enough for both the rig and our toad, but a little narrow. Sites in that section are adequately spaced with grass between each site. The pull thru sites in the new section are even longer and seem to have more space between them.
Privacy – 3/5
None between sites, but the spacing is generous so you don’t feel cramped as with so many other commercial parks.
Amenities – 4/5
Lots of amenities at this resort including a store, restaurant, fishing ponds, swimming pool, pickle ball, etc. To see more of what they offer, check out their list of amenities here.
Convenience – 3/5
A few miles from the interstate so not perfect for a quick one night stay, but relatively easy access and maneuverability make up for that. Grocery stores, Walmart, restaurants and other conveniences are located within 10 miles of the resort. The office has a rather large store offering many of the basic necessities. Next to the office is a restaurant, The Loft, which offers burgers, wings, pizza, pasta and other items. We’ve never eaten there so we can’t offer any feedback.
One of our favorite restaurants (for breakfast anyway, haven’t tried it for lunch or dinner) is Mary’s Diner, just 5 miles away. The really good news is that there is a dirt parking area behind the restaurant big enough to park a big rig and toad so it’s also a great place to stop upon departure from the resort.
Physical Surroundings – 3/5
The resort is located adjacent to lake Erie in the midst of a residential area which is fairly attractive with lots of trees. Nearby is Geneva On The Lake which has a population of 1100 people aand is a typical waterfront touristy resort type of place with restaurants, arcades, and wineries. The interior of the resort is mostly attractive sporting a pond and several grassy areas. There is an older section however which seems a little run down.
Maneuverability and Roads – 5/5
The main roads are paved while the side roads and sites are gravel. All are wide enough for big rigs and maneuvering is not an issue.
Peace & Quiet – 4/5
The resort has been very peaceful during both our stays but in the busy months when fully populated it may be noisy. There are train tracks a few miles away but we rarely noticed the train whistles. There is no traffic noise to speak of.
Utilities – 4/5 (details based on our September 2018 visit)
- Sewer – Well placed, threaded cap although several inches above grade so achieving a naturally draining slope may not be possible for rigs with a low tank drain.
- Satellite – There is no problem achieving satellite reception in any of the FHU sections we have stayed in (sites 231-249 and 641-679).
- WiFi – Free. performance was fair – see Speedtest report.
- Cellular signal:
- Verizon: Very good download, fair upload – see Speedtest report.
- AT&T: Very Good – see Speedtest report.
- Over-the-Air (OTA) TV – Poor, we received some channels but not the major networks. However, the campground provides cable service (did not test).
- Power – Excellent, 124 volts both legs, no issues during our stay.
- Water Pressure/Quality – Good pressure, no notable off tastes or turbidity.
What We Liked
– Clean, well maintained park
– Lots of amenities
– Passport America discounts
– Convenient overnight stop
What We Didn’t Like
– Can be muddy after a rain
– A little bit of a hike from the interstate
Would We Return?
Yes, for an overnight stop as long as a Passport America Rate is available..
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