Date of Stay: April, 2009
This campground is home to monthly or full time campers. There were many trailers set up permanently in the camp. We camped for one night during the office season and it was only OK. Sites were close together. The restrooms were clean. The kids enjoyed the two items on the playground but didn't feel comfortable here letting them out of my site. Although river site, the only access was via the boat ramp. Near our camp spot it was at least 40 feet straight down to the river. I don't think we'll be back.
Date of Stay: March, 2009
We took advantage of some nice weather and must have started our camping season a little early. There were only two campers in the entire campground. The water had not been turned on yet, but we came prepared for that. I thought the campground was well laid out. Being located close to the town of Arrowrock, even though there were not many campers in the ground, their were multiple vehicles that drove through the campground "looking". The grounds are also used by many local residents for daily walks and jogging. Everyone was very friendly. The kids enjoyed the playground and we did the hike out of Arrowrock down to the river. There had been mention in one of the reviews that the road entering the park is very steep. The road leading in the park from the town of Arrowrock is steep, but if you enter the park directly from Highway 41, it is much easier access and not steep at all. Enjoy this historical town and friendly campground. Although it was not busy during our weekend trip, I have heard that it does fill up quickly on weekends.
Date of Stay: March, 2009
We enjoyed a peaceful if not wet long weekend at Bennett Springs. The park was much larger than I thought it would be. We camped in loop number 1 in site 124. We made our reservations online and really thought the website indicated water would be on March 1. Although water in the campground was on, the individual sites didn't have water available until April 15. The volunteer at the front was a little snippy about that, so he must have heard more complaints other than ours. Sites in loop 1 are within walking distance of the river. They are the only full hook up sites so there is only one restroom in that area. Not one restroom building, but actually one restroom. Campsites in 2-5 are not within walking distance of the river and are up a pretty large hill. Those sites are wooded and more private. Sites in loop 1 are more open, but there were still several trees. Wireless is now available in the restaurant and they have a table set up in the "shop" area that will make it comfortable. I tried using the laptop from the car in the parking lot but didn't get a strong enough signal. The fishing was good, the kids had a blast and the campground was fun!