Date of Stay: August, 2008
My daughter, our dog and I camped at Watoga in the Riverside Campground for 2 nights. The park personnel were very friendly. The sites are rather close together, with no under story to provide a "break" between them. The sites that are directly on the river have more separation and are generally larger than those on the non-river sites. Some of the sites are grassy, with a gravel patch for parking. Others are mostly packed dirt, a trade off for the shade of the trees which prevent the grass from growing. The roads within the campground are pretty level and great for bike riding. The bath house was, as previously stated, older but clean at all times. The dish washing station was a nice feature. There are also dishwater dumping sites throughout the campground. There are many nice parks in the area. Droop Mountain and Beartown are within 12 miles of the park, and are definitely worth a visit. I would consider Beartown a "must see". A little farther afield are Cranberry Glades and Falls of Hidden Creek. As mentioned, Greenbank is just amazing, and the Cass Railroad is a fun trip.
Date of Stay: June, 2008
Very nice park! We camped here for 2 nights in the electric loop. The bridge coming into the campground is a bit harrowing, especially when there are folks fishing on the edge of the bridge. The camp host rode over on his bike to check on us, very nice gentleman. The campsites are well spaced and very well groomed, a nice mix of pea gravel and grass, with trees around the perimeter. The bathhouse is older but clean. There is a dish washing sink on the back of the bathhouse as well as a fish cleaning station. The lake, with its swimming area, is the main attraction at the park and it is beautiful. There is a nice trail surrounding the lake and the dam. The park store is compact and stocked with the essentials, and the restaurant is very nice. We enjoyed our stay, and will be back!
Date of Stay: June, 2008
We camped here for 3 nights, and wish we could have stayed longer. Absolutely stunning scenery, very well laid out campground. We were in Loop C, and as we were there in the middle of the week, had very few neighbors. The last night we were there, the campground was starting to fill up, but although we could see our fellow campers, we didn't feel like we were cramped, due to the layout of the campground. The site sizes are extremely varied, from small tent sites to very large pull throughs. We made non-site specific reservations, and upon our arrival, one of the campground hosts, Peggy, picked a perfect site for us. She and her husband, Dean, are terrific! Everything in the campground is absolutely immaculate. They ride through the campground several times a day, checking in, delivering firewood, and making sure "their campers" are okay and having a good time. The bath houses were in the process of being painted while we were there, and were spotless. There were pretty silk flowers in the ladies side, just a nice touch, I thought. We loved this campground, and will be back!