Type of park
Thousand Trails Membership Park
Kenisee Lake Campground is a little off the beaten path. I approached this property from both directions and determined the path of least resistance. These instructions may be different than what is recommended on the website or from google maps. At the time of this posting, a section of Formen Rd was closed and Mill Creek Rd (approaching from HWY 45/Center Rd) has a one lane bridge with a 10 foot clearance. The route I found most convenient was getting off at exit 223 from I90, then taking 45 south to Jefferson-Eagleville Rd (left turn). From Jefferson-Eagleville Rd, turn left onto Formen, then right onto Mill Creek Rd. By going down to Jefferson- Eagleville Rd you will avoid the one lane bridge.
Drive from Jefferson-Eagleville Rd to Park Entrance
Amenities and discounts
A few amenities that I noticed:
- Large lake for fishing
- Small camp store (window only access during Covid)
- Putt-Putt golf course
- Wifi was available in the building with the laundry, store and check in/welcome center. I was able to get 1-2 bars of service from my AT&T network at my site.
Discounts I found at the time of this post:
- This is a Thousand Trails membership park. At the time of this post they were offering $100 off the camping pass. Click here for offer.
- If you are not interested in a membership, you can reserve with nightly rates from RVontheGO. Depending on the number of nights you stay at Thousand Trails or Encore parks, you may want to consider the thousand trails pass and camp all year. For example, Thousand Trails was offering $100.00 off the pass (at time of post) making it $499.00. If you stayed here a week at the nightly rate, it would be $378.00 plus tax/resort fees.
- For active and retired military personnel, RVontheGO does offer a military discount of 20% off nightly rates for up to 6 nights. You can find more info on that promotion here.
If you Love Geese, this is the place for you!
These are a few of the geese I observed on my walks. You will also see and hear them calling while flying in V formation over the campsites.
The nearest town, Jefferson is less than 5 miles away but offerings are limited. They have an all in one grocery, hardware store and gas station which did meet my basic needs. If you are looking for a Walmart or Giant Eagle (grocery), then you will have to head north to Ashtabula which is less than 30 minutes away. For the nearest Starbucks it’s at least 30 miles away in Painesville. If you are fully stocked, looking to stay parked and enjoy the lake for a few days then this place is great.
VirtuAL DRIVE THROUGH THE CAMPGROUND
To keep the drive through videos less than 15 minutes in length, some parts of the campground may not be shown. The video is meant to be an overview and give you a general perspective.
The campground reviews are my opinion and observations at the time I was at the location. Things may have changed since the date of this post. In depth information and details may be missing/absent. This is meant to be a brief overview and is written based on what I noticed while there.
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