Date of Stay: June, 2009
Considering this is our 3rd camping outing at a campground (two previous were at Ohiopyle State Park / Kentuck) I don't have much to compare to other than 'drive through' visits to other private and public campgrounds. But considering we are not into the private activity filled campgrounds, and prefer a more relaxed park like setting and atmosphere, this campground did not disappoint. The roads are all paved as well as the majority of the individual sites, and the sites are fairly level and only need minor 'side to side' leveling, with maybe a bit more front to back leveling. Do not let this intimidate you as long as you have some leveling boards or blocks, you'll be fine. The utility hook-up (30 amp in our case) was readily accessible and in good working order. Our picnic table was likely in the worst shape of all in the campground, but it appears that they are upgrading the picnic tables as necessary. The site had a fire ring. Our site was right next to a nice little stream that provided an awesome sleeping atmosphere that was accompanied on both nights by a Hoot Owl. The restrooms are a bit older (10-15 years old), and could use a little drainage leveling. The scenery, nice tall canopy trees at our site offered cool shade, the rolling terrain of the campground all leads to a beautiful camping experience. The lake (with sandy beach) is less than a 5 minute bicycle ride, and offers a cool reprieve from the heat, and includes a nice new/clean concession stand with a park run boat, paddle boat, kayak rental facility. The setting is very quiet, and the campers (for the most part) all respected each other by doing their part to keep quiet as well. The firewood was $7.00 per wheelbarrow load (about 15-18 pieces)and a 7 lbs. bag of ice will run you $1.75, so all in all the prices aren't too bad. The Park employees made frequent rounds to make sure all was in order and they were not overly visible. I will definitely be camping here again.
Date of Stay: May, 2009
Definitely a great place to camp if you like wooded and peaceful camping. Virtually each and every spot is wooded with at least some trees between neighboring lots. The restrooms and shower facilities are spaced nicely and conveniently apart/close and are maintained at least once a day during our visit. Beautiful setting with tall canopy trees and excellent shade. Sites are either paved or gravel and fairly level and easily accessed. Utility hook-ups are in nice working order. Being on top of a mountain you get nice breezes (even through the trees) and you can even hear the rapids through Ohiopyle. Train horns are fairly abundant although more distant sounding then close, as there is a mainline that runs through Ohiopyle at the foot of the mountain below the campsite. Overall, a great place for an outing for the outdoor enthusiasts, with bike trails and hiking trails adjoining the campground, with plenty of 'outdoor' things to see to while away the day (Ohiopyle, Kentuck Knob and Falling Water, Cucumber Falls, etc.,etc.