Date of Stay: April, 2011
This is one of my favorite parks. I am not a boater but like having a lake. And this lake is small with some rentals but no motor boats. We stayed in a 27ft TT and had room enough for another car. The sites are nice and level, but need to be re-graveled and 3-4 needed to be graded. And there are deep ditches on each side of the road makes it hard for backing in. (If it weren't for these items I would have given it a 10.) The bathrooms and showers were the cleanest I have ever seen. They had several parks for kids. Each site had a picnic table, fire ring and lamp post. There were several covered picnic areas throughout the campground for camping guests only, so you didn't have a lot of non-campers tromping around. The lake was full of bass, frogs, turtles and tadpoles: for those of you who enjoy nature. The dump station was easy to get in and out of. I met three personnel and all were very friendly. They have a little store in the campground area that sells all sorts of things like food, supplies, wood, ice, ice cream and nets to catch the frogs and tadpoles I mentioned earlier. There is a shallow spillway that is fun to play in. We were not able to go to the swimming pool: it was not open yet. It had much more to offer but we only stayed two nights. They are located ten minutes from Calloway Gardens as well. We will be returning to this park soon.
Date of Stay: March, 2011
We stayed at site 135. The sites were level and paved with a large gravel area. We were able to put a awning over the picnic table, let our trailer awning out, put chairs around the fire ring and park our bikes. The site paved area was large enough for our camper and two vehicles. Most of the sites were the same size as ours. The ones near the lake had less trees and most were without electricity in those locations. The baths were old but clean. The staff was very friendly. I had made an error in our reservations and they helped me work it out. They even came to my camp site with the updated paper work. My husband went back and forth to work for two days and the park had a paved parking lot outside the gate for him to park. This was a very nice campground and I would stay here again.
Date of Stay: March, 2011
This park was very confusing, you couldn't tell where the roads were or the camping spaces. We kept in circling trying to see the camp site numbers...they were on the back side of the water stump. So you had to get out and walk up to the sight to see what sight you were at, no pads or much gravel. The campground itself was a hill and all the grass was grown up. Trash was everywhere, no garbage cans. There were full timers there with a wight lift bench that was all rusted. When we went to talk to the lady who checked us in, She became hostel and slammed things around, she was very rude. When we called for reservations they never answered the phone...it took many calls. We only stayed one night and went to the COE park down the road. I would not recommend this campground to anyone.
Date of Stay: November, 2010
This was a very nice park. The rangers and attendants were friendly. The park was well maintained. They had a hay ride with hot chocolate through the woods and around the lake. They had different levels of Hiking. Beautiful scenery. The bathrooms were clean. The sights were well graveled with pic-nick tables. The fire rings were kind of off to the side and were just rocks in a circle it was OK but ours was kind of hard to get to. My only issue was the edge of the road through the campground dropped off severely so backing into our sight was tricky as were most of the sights. All in all...I would camp here again.
Date of Stay: June, 2010
WE LOVED THIS PARK. When we first arrived I wondered "what did I get myself into?" No park ranger was in sight, and our camp site had a big tree in the middle...no way to get our 28 foot travel trailer in. A camper told us that they would come around and that they changed sights with no trouble. He was right; we chose a site and all was well. The campground is on sand, something unexpected...but the kids loved it. This was a very laid back place, with lots of natural activities to do. Several lakes to explore. One lake feels hidden among the trees, but has a bridge over a spill way and a covered area for lunch. So every day we rode our bike over for lunch and to catch frogs. The other lake was great for fishing, with benches and a park area. We also went on a canoe ride, they had rentals, the river was low but it was a beautiful river. We will come back to this one. It's a great place to zone out.
Date of Stay: April, 2010
We really loved this park. The sites were shaded with plenty of room for extra parking. You weren't right on top of anyone. The sites were well kept and very clean. Level paved pads with gravel area for fire pit and table. The gravel area had enough space for our bikes and for the kids to play. The laundry was OK, fairly clean. The same for the rest room, just OK. I got to see the cleaning people. They walked in with a rag and a bottle of spray. They were in each bathroom less than five minutes. The staff at the front gate couldn't have been nicer. Full of information, always had a smile. The beach area was nice, they provided life jackets. And they raked the sand. I wish they had full hook ups and full time camping sites.
Date of Stay: May, 2009
Though the campground was paved it was full of pot holes and cracks. The pavement was also covered in debris from trees so you couldn’t ride your bikes and the kids had a hard time playing. The grass was over a foot high and in the site we were assigned to we had to go through the tall grass to get to our door. I had to struggle a bit with them to get it changed. The sites were right on top of each other. You couldn’t open your slide out all the way or you would hit the person next to you. The bath rooms were OK. I never saw a caretaker or host. You could get to the waterfall from the campground but had to pay to get around the other side or to hike down the trail. The petting zoo, gardens, train and miniature golf all had to be paid for. You got the “Free” Train ride only after you paid for your admission into the zoo and gardens.