Date of Stay: October, 2008
Lovely park; there are many seasonal sites that are a bit worn but obviously well used. We stayed mid-week Sept-October and if there were 5 sites being used that was a lot. Everyone is gone during the week off season--and there didn't seem to be any transients except us. Had we been here over a weekend or in season our experience may have been different. We found the park lovely. Our site was very ample; there were no amenities available due to the close of the busy summer season-however we enjoyed the quietness the campground offered. Very wooded--with dirt roads and dirt and pine needle covered sites. The campground itself is small in size--we walked the entire grounds in about 20 minutes. The lake is very out of the way--and good for small boats. We were very impressed with the size and location of all the tent and pop up sites -- plentiful. This makes the seasonal sites less of an issue. There is a lovely pool in the sun, a large playground for children. Transient full hook up sites are in this area making it attractive. They also provide a basketball court, a bocce court, horseshoes, bean-bag toss and lots to do in season. Everyone who worked at the campground was friendly. We'd go back and try it in season.
Date of Stay: August, 2008
Had to go to Strawberry Park because we have heard about it over the years. Finally made it mid-August this year and if I had a family of kids, it would be mecca--but cost me an arm and a leg. I went with my husband,my 75 year old mother and my dog. We had to rent a golf cart (costing over $300 for the week) because they don't allow you to walk the dog anywhere except on your site-or at the dog bark which is about 3/4 mile from our campsite. Not too smart in planning if you ask me. Site was good size but due to the closeness--we had no privacy from our neighbors. Everyone staggers their site the same-so you could look down the sites and see everone at night at their campfire. It felt like I was at a drive in for campers/travel trailers and motorhomes. Beautiful park if you are there as an extended stay person. Many activities-nice pools and snack bar. I won't return--it wasn't my idea of camping.
Date of Stay: August, 2008
We've camped at Indian Ranch 3 times this year...Memorial Weekend, early August and this past weekend. Each time, we were greeted by an escort due to our late arrival and shown our site. Sites vary depending upon the area you are camping. 3/4 of the campers are seasonal, but they are all welcoming to us weekenders. Memorial Weekend was busy and tight in the Branson section. We've camped in their Graceland area the past two time and found the spaces ample with grass...fire ring and plenty of room to extend our awning and slide. The people in the office are always gracious-and happy to answer questions. Dick-the Manager-has always made himself available to any camper who wants any type of assistance or question answered. The owners/managers and camp staff are always visible and available. Sundays are busy because they are concert days (concerts held at 2PM). However, even us weekenders could stay on our site after the concert-have our dinner and not break down until later on in the evening...(we asked prior to the show). Don't know if this is the general rule..however it was great to leave at 7PM Sunday night at no additional charge. The weather was great--the lake was welcoming. Lots of pontoon and small boats. Saturday we saw 1 wedding and 1 family reunion going on simultaneously. Looked like everyone was having a great time. Not the place for children or teens (unless they enjoy country music on Sunday's), although there is a game room and the lake if families decide to go here. They are pet friendly. We will definitely be back!
Date of Stay: July, 2008
Love this campground; check in is easy. Sites are plenty big for our 27' tt with slide and awning. Most sites are paved; not all level. Lots of tree covered sites-with enough space between each other for privacy. Sewer lines aren't always in the best places. Cable TV is intermittant. Some sites have great cable, others don't. We bring our DTV box now in case. The best part of this campground above the sites, is the Adult 21+ pool! It's WONDERFUL!!! I don't have kids and find myself distracted if I'm in a pool with children. This is one pool I can relax at! Pet friendly, nice camp store, wood for campfires must be bought here. Nice place to stay on the Cape. Not too far from beaches and shopping. We would definitely stay here again.