Wildwood Lakes Campground – Homerville, OH
We pulled into Wildwood Lakes Campground with the intention of staying one week. It was near to where our grandchildren live and it had good ratings. We left after one day.
This campground has a large population of semi permanent residents who we soon learned flaunted the park rules. In my opinion, they were very unfriendly to “outsiders”. Shortly after we set up camp I took my laptop to a nearby pavilion to access the wifi. As soon as I opened the case and turned on my computer I was attacked by three large dogs who came from a nearby trailer. I jumped up on a picnic table but the largest dog, a German Sheppard, came after me on the table, growling and snapping. Out of sheer fright I managed to leap up and grab onto the rafters of the pavilion, no easy task for a man of my age (67 yrs. old) The Sheppard was snapping at my heels, growling and barking loudly and I was scared out of my mind. About then the dogs owner showed up laughing. I screamed at him to call his dogs off, which he finally did. I refused to come down until he put his dogs in his trailer. I was shaking like a leaf when I finally came down and I let him have it with both barrels. I was so mad that I screamed in his face about what a irresponsible dog owner he was.
When I calmed down I returned to my RV to compose myself. I then went to the camp office to inform the owner about what had just happened. He did not appear to be overly concerned and said that “It won’t happen again”. One hour later I looked out of the rear window of my RV to see all three dogs roaming loose, and the dog owner nowhere in sight. The dogs roamed loose all day and evening while I was effectively a prisoner in my RV.
When we eventually calmed down enough to get to bed we kept hearing a loud, droning noise. It seems that they put us at a site across from the sewer pumping station. The pumps ran all night and kept us awake. The following morning we broke camp and confronted the owner. It soon became evident that he was not in charge. His wife was, and she was very nasty to us. Telling us that no one had ever complained about the noise from the pumping station. Nothing was said about the dog incident. She was very reluctant to refund our money, but after my wife got in her face she relented.
I would not recommend this RV park to anyone under any circumstances.