Date of Stay: August, 2007
This was a real nice park in a beautiful area. We camped in the Senoia area which was nice and did have some sites on the water. We were to elevated to swim from our site. There were two bathrooms in our area, neither one was real impressive thus the ranking, with one being out of toilet paper on two occasions during our three night stay. The other bathroom was at the high point of the camping area, making the walk up the hill a little tough to say the least. Overall we really enjoyed our stay, the thought of going back with a boat or jet skis would be awesome. The Seven Points marina wanted $350 for a pontoon, which was about double the price a pontoon goes for on some other COE areas we've stayed at in the past. Plenty of stores in Huntingdon for supplies.
Date of Stay: July, 2007
We don't care for private campgrounds for the most part, but we enjoyed our stay at this park. The only negatives were the bathrooms and laundry, the stalls are so small my knees would be right up to the stall door, and I'm only 5'9". Not sure why they're so tight. The showers were similar as they had no privacy for changing, which didn't matter a lot since we were using them after swimming and would just wear our suits to and from and just change in the trailer. There were only two washers and two dryers. The restrooms were cleaned on a regular basis and the one we used appeared to have been remodeled, I guess retiled may be a better description. The real awesome part of this park is the beach. This was by far our best visit to the ocean. The Outer Banks in this area are not built up like the beaches in Florida or South Carolina. There's nice elbow room on the beach and the water was cooler making it more refreshing then our previous ocean visits to Myrtle Beach, Sanibel Island, and the Keys to name a few. We never even used the pool, but it looked nice enough. We would easily come back to this park as the price is fair compared to some others nearby that would've cost us over twice as much with charges for kids and dogs. I could see where the nearby houses could create noise problems, but the other campgrounds could have similar issues too. We just left the fan to the AC on at night and never heard noise from the rental houses. Traffic seemed real bad on Saturday on the main hwy, as most of the rentals rent Saturday to Saturday, so I'm glad I came and left during the week as traffic seemed minimal.
Date of Stay: July, 2007
We really enjoyed this park overall. Most sites are of decent size, we stayed in the Beaverdam section which had a new bathhouse in it which looked a lot nicer then the ones in the other two camping areas by far. The Lakeside campground was real nice but lacked electrical hookups, but did have an area in the bath room building to charge trolling motor batteries, as motors can't be used on the lake. I have read reports of the White Oak campground being tough to get into due to the bridge and the possibility of bottoming out, it looked as though the bridge had been repaved solving this problem. I don't believe I would've had a problem getting into the campground with my low riding trailer. There were a lot of nice sites in White Oak. Now for the only things I can find troubling are not having site specific reservations. When you arrive you get your tags, and just pick whatever site is open in the area you reserved. When I arrived I had a choice of two sites, with one being nearly impossible to get into with my less then 30 foot trailer, if I would've been stuck with the tight site I would've had to leave, as it would've caused damage to my trailer from nearby trees. We were happy when a nicer site opened up on our second night there. We were also charged $3 +tax per dog per night so that was an additional $25.50 I wasn't expecting to have to pay when we arrived, yet no pet bags, or other things were provided for my dogs. Seems like a ridiculous charge. Just an FYI our Verizon service didn't work in the park, though I saw folks at the swimming area chatting on cells, not sure what service they had.
Date of Stay: July, 2007
This state park is real nice overall and in a great area of Ohio. There is a lot of easy walks, some a little tougher with stairs, to check out water falls (which were pretty dried up due to lack of rain) caves, etc. The swimming pool was nice too. We would have liked sites with a little more room, but the sites were adequate, the real downfall of this park is the bathrooms, I'm not sure what the designer of these bathroom/showers could not have been thinking (they looked relatively new), there was no real area for privacy while changing clothes, you had to undress in an area shared by all three showers, which was separated by a shower curtain to the entry area of the bathroom. The floor of the shower was open at the bottom so you would get splashed by anyone showering next to you which we didn't care for.