Date of Stay: October, 2012
We have camped at this park about a year ago, and they have been doing some updating since then. They are re-doing one of the comfort areas and are setting up some of the sites to become full hookups. According to what we were told this should be available beginning November 1. They were still working on this during our stay Oct 18-21. The campsites are spacious and fairly level and there are some large pull-through sites. The drive/pathways are easy to navigate even for bigger rigs. There is a newly remodeled mini golf and a nice playground area for the kids. There is a lake for small boating and fishing, and a small "beach" area. They have a volleyball area and an area for a baseball game as well as numerous picnic pavilions. The staff and hosts were very friendly. This past weekend they even had a haunted house and hayrides for the families to enjoy. We enjoyed our stay here very much!
Date of Stay: September, 2007
We absolutely loved our weekend stay at this State Campground. Our site was very shaded and level. This campground is almost 2 different campgrounds in one. One side is more open with less trees, and the other has many trees and plantings giving a more private feel. The staff at check in was friendly and told us of all the activities planned for the weekend. And for one of the smaller State Parks, they had quite a few things going on, especially for the children. The are equipped with a boat ramp which had so-so parking. They also have a miniature golf course, and a few group shelters for group picnics. The rangers and staff came through at regular intervals so you felt very safe. The restrooms were very clean. The sites were also well spaced. Just a short drive into town, and there was some great antique shopping, if that is your thing. Also there is a day trip available in town to Cumberland Island. We would definitely stay here again.
Date of Stay: September, 2007
We spent the weekend at this campground during the first Florida State Football home game. We checked in on a Friday afternoon, and was quickly checked in and escorted to our site. The campground was completely booked for the weekend, however many of the sites are occupied by long term campers/residents. We did not find the campground to be overly tightly packed. We had sufficient room for our 35 ft motorhome and pickup truck. The staff was extremely friendly. The park was also pet friendly. Even though it was a game weekend, the park was quiet. The big drawback here is as stated previously, the lack of bathrooms. There is 1 toilet and shower for the men, and 1 toilet and shower for the ladies. The site we were on was very shaded, but not the most level. This campground is extremely close to all Tallahassee has to offer and there are many services very close by. We would definitely stay here again. Reserve early if coming during the college football season, they fill up fast as there are many sites occupied by longer term campers, so there is a more limited amount of overnight camping available.
Date of Stay: May, 2007
Wonderful place! We took our waverunners and were able to use them on the lake. Lake is very large. The campsites are large and mostly shaded. There are 2 comfort stations, however the womens had only 2 showers, but during the busy Memorial Day Weekend, there was not a wait to use them. There is a small playground for the children. The boat ramp has plenty of parking area and the ramp and dock are in great shape. There is marina and golf course at the Lake Blackshear Resort which is on the property. This campground is family and pet friendly and very quiet. The sites on the water are $27 per night. The only thing lacking was the State Park staff. On the few occasions I went to the office, I found them to be not as friendly and informed as I had expected at a State Park. We will, however, definitely go back. This is a great place to camp.