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Sara's Campground

Erie, Pennsylvania


50 Peninsula Dr
Erie, Pennsylvania 16505
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 101
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 42.11353
Longitude: -80.15469

Elevation: 580' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room yes
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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15 Reviews

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

I cannot comment on the showers or restroom or laundry as they are across the street from the main camp area. The sites though are narrow, our site was back in that I picked using Google maps and the camping map as there a was an a slight wider spot then most here. When we arrived there was a vehicle parked in the spot right in front of a no parking sign. Our fire ring was behind the trailer about 15 feet from the other campers fire rings. One big communal area which would be nice but there are times you just want to relax. The site next us had a fire going 6 feet from our trailer. Water sewer cable was right next to each other making it quite easy to hook up. The roads are tight and with people parking in the roads makes it even tighter. We have AT&T and despite being in large populace area we could not get a signal at all. The wireless you sign for at the camp office where they gives 2 day coupons for free access. They do give them for the length of your stay. It rained during our essentially flooding our site in some spots. The camp store is sparse with prices comparable to others. We camped at Sara's Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

With Lake Erie across the street, the water park within walking distance and Presque Isle with a million places to fish from and boats and kayaks to rent this would be a great place for a family with kids. There are 2 restaurants with neither being open for breakfast. However, Saras restaurant has photo ops galore though I cannot speak for food. The pizza place has a wide selection of food and I can attest to the great pizza. You could literally do long week end here 4-5 days with the nearby attractions. There are several caches in the area on Presque isle and all well done. We went down for Auto Art GCJ8M8 and Webcam cache GCMHEM. There are several along the river front also. There is a great mix of caches in the area to fill your grids. Tombstone Rubble GC1ZXGT would be a great cache but we could not see the tombstones because of algae and high water so an internet search would help.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Our fifth time here in three years. Many updated sites in those three years. Some sites closer than others. Can get busy on the weekends especially around holidays. You can tent camp right on the beach, fish or swim. Sara's restaurant and a pizza place at the entrance. Closest RV Park you'll find to Presque Isle State Park a must see when visiting the area. You can roller blade, ride bicycles, walk, run, jog, or just sit at a park bench and enjoy the views and nature. Bicycle and boat rentals available. We camped at Sara's Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
20 loop
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Presque Isle State Park a must see. The Park is free and has 14 miles of paved trails not counting all of the other nature trails. Trails to fishing spots eleven beaches and much more. If you don't like Presque Isle State Park their is something wrong with you. You can find your spot or spots to come back to. Waldamere Park within walking distance. Also the Tom Ridge Center And Park Office. Shopping, restaurants, grocery stores and more all very close by. Other RV parks nearby but not the convenience of Sara's Campground. You don't need a car while here. So come and check it out.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

Just stayed overnight so didn't see much of campground. Very crowded but with access to beach. Definitely a place to use as a jumping-off point for visiting beaches and attractions nearby. We camped at Sara's Campground in a Tent Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
38
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my tent trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Directions for getting to campground and office are at the bottom of the confirmation email. Follow them carefully, especially if you're arriving at night.

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Review Count: 80
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

We were packed in like sardines with campers, dogs barking, children playing and smoke from campfires filling our Airstream. (I am allergic to smoke.) We did not mind the children playing and all the campers were friendly. Little room to walk our 20 lb. leashed pup! Loved being close to the beach but it was so inconvenient to cross the road for office and laundry (which was in sad shape). The staff acted like we bothered them when we checked in or asked for help. All the attractions and shops were closed, except for a pizza shop. We camped at Sara's Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Presque State Park and Penninsula is the best place ever for beaches, picnics, biking, kayaking, etc. The fall colors were gorgeous outside of Erie. Fall is is a great time to be here.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

What can you say...it's Sara's. The only camping before you enter Presque Isle State Park. It's not for everybody, but I love it. Love the location for bike riding. No need for a car, get on your bike and do the 14 mile peninsula. Kayaking in the region although I drove to it, is fabulous. There's Sara's Ice Cream and food, pizza shop, light groceries right there. Waldamere Park just up the hill.

Rest rooms new and clean. The camping is tight though. If you're looking for location, location, location, Sara's is your girl. If you want seclusion and large campsites, go to Hill's Family Campground about 5 miles from Sara's.

Have camped at Sara's many times, and will be back soon! We camped at Sara's Campground in a Tent.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
65
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel, Sand, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $19.00
Overall Rating:

Sara's has many level paved sites. It is very clean and they had just paved the campground roads prior to our stay. We camped in a 35' RV and there were limited sites that would hold us. We camped at Sara's Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
46
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Don't miss out on the miles of beautiful of sand beaches. There are great playgrounds for the kids and presque isle offers miles of level biking and walking paths.

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

Rate was for Passport Amer. Restricted days apply. Wifi is free with coupon (Tengonet). It had low bandwith but it was functional. There seems to be only a few sites for the temporary campers. Maybe 20 or so. Of course the beach is available, but I'm referring to the sites across the street from the beach The main office is across the street a long with the bath house. It's fairly inconvenient but not a deal breaker. Our site (#48) was on a level concrete pad. Electric service was on a shared pedestal. Water & sewer at this site. It's a short walk to the beach and bike path into the State Park. The two restaurants next door are great. I can imagine this place is very busy during the summer with the beach & amusement park in full swing! I doubt I will return but it wasn't because of a bad experience. It was just a bit too crowded even though it was May 1st and cold. We camped at Sara's Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 57
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

This park is okay but I would not recommend it to anyone. The Wi-Fi is free for only 2 days and it is slow to none. If there was a fire here, all the campers would burn, that's how close they are placed. The side that is lake view, would never be available for over nighters as it is full of homesteaders. The sites are cleaned each time a camper leaves so that is about all I can say to the good side. My 30 dollar rate is based on one week rent. We camped at Sara's Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: November, 2012 - $17.00
Overall Rating:

We used Passport America. We brought our dogs, and had we known we could have taken the camper over to the lake without the dogs, we would have kenneled them. We stayed on the other side of the road. There was a stream in back of our camper and the kids loved playing in it. The campground was clean and basically empty. This was the last weekend the campground was open for the season, so there were some seasonals shutting down their campers. Pay showers but nice. Great access to Presque Isle walking paths and access to the lake. We camped at Sara's Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

An old park that has been in the family for 50 to 60 years. Mostly seasonal and I'm told there is a five year waiting list. We camped on the Lake Erie side where they allow tent camping right on the beach and RV's in the lane-way along the beach. Because it was off season it was very quiet and we had a lot of space around us. We enjoyed the view and would come back again but only in the off season because we could see that the place is a zoo in the high season. The amusement park next door is also closed in the off season so we didn't have to deal with the noise from that. Maybe a great spot for families and young people in the summer but not for us sixty year old types. They gave us free WiFi because we stayed two nights. Washrooms were old but clean and well kept. We camped at Sara's Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 131
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Heed the warning on where the park is located. It's directly on your right, right after you come down the hill on Hwy 832. We missed it and had to do the loop. The staff is very friendly and helpful, but the camp is old and tired. The electrical hook-up was so far away that I needed an extension cord. It was provided by the park guy. Water was just 25' and my single hose did the job. It's just an overnight sort of a place. We camped at Sara's Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 133
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

This was an overnight stop for us and we wouldn't consider it for more than that. Signage is hard to find and decipher! There are two campgrounds across the highway from each other but the office is on the beach side. NO pets are allowed on the beach side so we were in the land side campground. Mostly permanent sites with many very old rigs that have been added onto with a variety of lean-to designs and there seems to be no rhyme or reason to the layout of the campground! Very messy and dump like quality to the whole scene! We had a concrete pad (one of about six available) surrounded on all sides by mud. The power connection is set in the middle of several sites and you have to find a place to connect. The cable TV was not available in most sites as they installer didn't finish the job, or so we were told. We had to unhitch our truck as there was no room to remain hooked up for overnight. We had to drive back across the road to register at the office anyway though. The office people were friendly but their campground leaves a lot to be desired. With the amusement part, water park and beach all next door, this is probably "party city" in the summer time. The rate we paid was discounted for our "Passport America" membership. We camped at Sara's Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 401
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 67

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

This was an interesting campground. First, beware the driving instructions and your GPS. The address for the office requires a left turn off Rt 832; this will take you to a dead end gate at the office. The actual campground is on the right side, marked by a small sign. You park and cross the street to the office, or find a place and then register. We were lucky that a staff member was nearby and he directed us to a level, concrete pad. Four sites share a power pole; 3 plugs are 30A, only one is 50A, so whoever gets there first gets the 50A. The sites are located in a treed area and satellite reception is nil, but the free cable TV was very good. There is no WiFi, but Aircard and Verizon cell were adequate. The place is a crazy-quilt of pads, sand spaces for tents, dumpsters, and lots of permanent units. It was OK for a mid-September stay, but would be like a giant tailgate party during the summer. (The staff member said that they had over 200 tents on the beach over Labor Day). We stayed here because of the Passport America rate, but would not consider staying here for the full price, especially during the summer. We camped at Sara's Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2007 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

This campground is at the opening to a beautiful state park. I would review it much higher if it weren't so crowded. Sites are very small and tight. The best sites are seasonal regular campers. Our site and several of the other visiting sites are right behind restaurant dumpsters. The stench in the summer was hard to take, so we didn't spend any time outside of our home away from home. A lot of traffic in and out of the campground. Great bike baths once out of the campground though. Close to many amenities. I guess if you are looking for a secluded quiet destination this is not for you. However, if you like to be in the middle of everything then this place is perfect. We camped at Sara's Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2007 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Nice campground situated at the entrance of Presque Island, Lake Erie. Connects directly into a wonderful bike trail & bay. Across the street (busy main street) is the beach side. No swimming pool, very crowded, limited things for children to do, but very close to the wonderful State Park. Close to amusement park, restaurants, shopping, beach access. Great sunsets over the lake!! We camped at Sara's Campground in a Tent Trailer.

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