Date of Stay: October, 2007
This is a very pretty state park. It is large. You must drive, for example, from the campsite to the restaurant, or pool, or lake, or the big playground. That is not really a problem, since along the way you can watch for deer. Has basketball courts, tennis courts, and volleyball courts. There are several walking trails. The pool was closed, but it looked very big. The restaurant was nice. The Saturday night dinner buffet was ok, since we had become tired of cooking. The Sunday morning breakfast buffet was better. We camped in Campground 2 in a 35' motor home. The first night we were on Site 80. It had a very steep slope, if not careful stepping out of the motorhome, you could roll down the hill. We were backed right up to the grill, so we could not use it. The picnic tables are showing age. The grill at Site 78 had some rocks and concrete breaking off, but it was usable. Did not use the showers, but the bathroom seemed clean enough. One bathhouse/bathroom just outside our loop was closed and looked like they were in the process of completely remodeling. They had just put in some new playground equipment in Loop 2 a day or two before. In other words, looks like a little care is needed, but that they are working on it. Moved to Site 79 on our second day,when someone left, and it was better. Friends were in Sites 77 and 78, and they were nice too. Very near Lawrenceburg (right at the edge of town). We didn't see much of the town, but it looked like it would have everything you needed. Loop 1 is near the stream. I'm not sure if there would be a site in that area that a long camper/motorhome would fit in. Very peaceful, unless you take your toddler grandchildren, like we did! However, the weather was perfect and we really enjoyed our stay.
Date of Stay: August, 2007
Our favorite local campground. Wooded, spacious sites. Waterfront sites are our favorites, but are hard to get. They stay booked up in summer. Bath and showers clean. Small playgrounds, nice swimming area open in summer. Bay Springs Lake is great for boaters. Very clear water. Basketball courts, tennis courts - lights go off at 10:00 p.m. No town nearby, there is a store at Burton, a few miles away. Grill, lantern and/or trash bag hanger, picnic table, and a taller, small round, concrete table which is very handy. If had sewer and 50 amp service, would be perfect (to me). The dump station is good, however.
Date of Stay: August, 2007
We enjoyed our stay here. All sites are near the water, even if they are not on the water. Good campground for boaters. Pool and restaurant/lodge area looked good from outside, however we did not use either one. Our site had a covered pavilion behind it with 4 picnic tables under it with electrical outlets, which was very nice for four families camping together at mealtime. Sites are pretty close together. We did not use the restroom or showers.
Date of Stay: July, 2007
State park campground on small Haynes Lake. You have to drive to the playground, swimming pool, & playing field area. However, Bear Creek runs through the playground/swimming pool area, which has a swinging bridge crossing is with trails through rock formations. The campground is a campground, not anywhere near a resort, but we like it.