Date of Stay: July, 2012
Great place. Sites are laid out kind of funny, but the rest of the place is great. Showers and bathrooms are dated, but function quite well. Large, pea gravel sites.
Date of Stay: January, 2012
This is a wonderful place to enjoy the outdoors. Towns are very far away: bring what you need. They do sell firewood. There is new plumbing in the showers.
Date of Stay: April, 2011
Beautiful, very large park. Lots of wildlife (deer, turkeys, alligators). Bath houses were old, but in very good shape and kept very clean. If you like quiet and relaxing, this is the place. If you need large towns, cell phone, etc., this place is not for you.
Date of Stay: April, 2010
Very nice. White pea gravel sites that are very level. Fire ring and waist high grill. No firewood to buy in CG, nor are you allowed to gather any - you must bring it from somewhere else. Store is adequately stocked w/rudimentary items. Not much shade on sites. Bathrooms and showers very modern and clean (could use more water pressure in shower). Cows nearby that moo a lot, even at 2:00 AM. Very clear spring fed river - you can see the bottom no matter how deep. Would love to go back.
Date of Stay: January, 2010
All sites are lake front, but only a few will handle anything bigger than a pop-up, and some won't even handle that. All are decent size, and plenty of room in between. Water spigots are on wrong size, so bring plenty of hose. Our site was plenty big, and we were only one of three sites out of 200 being used. The bath houses are old, but clean. They may be a far distance from your site. No frills, it is a state park. Most activity is locals using boat ramp. Awesome views and outdoor experience.
Date of Stay: December, 2008
Nice and secluded. Did not use it, but they had a sign that said bring your laptop near the office and enjoy free wi-fi. Great trails and lake. Rest rooms and showers are old, but the plumbing works well and were very clean.
Date of Stay: March, 2008
Though the trip was wonderful because we were in the Park everyday, I want to point out specifics on the camping side. The sites are small, but they are very far apart. Asphalt to park on - electric connections are far away - bring an extension. Great showers and rest rooms, laundry rooms on each loop. Several pools, volleyball, shuffleboard, activities for all ages all day and into the night, horse riding, several stores (of course at Disney prices), boat rentals, etc. Stores even have beer, wine, and liquor (mini-bottles and regular sizes). No fires at sites, only charcoal grill. Will definitely be back and spend less time in the parks next time.
Date of Stay: January, 2008
This place should be called Wildlife Park - or at least Deer Island. Wonderful lake front sites, and we saw deer, Canadian geese, buzzards, and even an eagle. CG would be perfect if you had a boat (and the weather was warmer than January). The only real reason for the 7 was the sites are tiny, and some are hard to back in (you got to know your neighbors real quick, as everybody was always helping to direct new comers around the trees). The water and electric hookups are far from pads, and though the pads are paved, the rest of the site is not very level - but it's a state park, and you're on the lake so that doesn't really matter. Would stay here again (but would pick a warmer month).
Date of Stay: August, 2007
Always a great experience - friendly staff, great river, great rates. $18 for most sites, $20 for sites on river. Only reason not a 10 is some staff use leaf blowers to clean up.
Date of Stay: April, 2007
Great place surrounded by fish filled lake. Even better if you bring a boat.
Date of Stay: January, 2007
Very secluded and not used by many. If you want to get away from everything, this is the place. Plenty of trails and a wonderful lake filled with wildlife (including gator in summer).