Date of Stay: June, 2016
This is 8th or 9th year we have spent anywhere from two nights to 5 months at Bean Pot. We found the campground by accident and it was a very lucky find. The campground is only one mile off the I-40, but you would think you are in the woods. It's not the fanciest campground, but the owners and staff are very helpful, the pool is nice, the sites are gravel and level and the drainage is excellent after it rains.
Date of Stay: July, 2009
We found this campground to be very delightful. Very quiet, very well shaded, and very clean. (One camper even commented that you could eat in the bath house if you wanted to.) The family that owns the campground is friendly and gracious. It rained every night, and some days, while we were there, but drainage was not a problem in the sites or anywhere in the campground that we saw. We stayed there for four nights the end of July, 09. We had planned to stay three nights, but enjoyed it so much we added another night. This may not be the place for a family with children that need a lot of stimulation, but there is a pool, playground a rec room and there were several children camping that seemed to be having a lot of fun. But, if you want a quiet place to rest and relax, this is it! We enjoyed the campground so much that we have already made our reservations for next summer. (It is very handy if you are interested in the World’s Longest Garage Sale on Highway 127). We thought the $27 fee was very reasonable.
Date of Stay: July, 2009
We were very disappointed in this park. The staff was friendly and helpful but that does not make up for the campground. The loop roads were narrow, full of potholes, and many tight turns. The sites were small and close together, some having very little space around the camper. Our site was level front to back, but very unlevel side to side - this was surprising as the site was blacktopped. The site and campground (Loop M) was clean, but the bathhouse was not. One of the toilets was running for the three nights we were there and there was an elastic hair band in the shower for the same amount of time. It was too much money ($40 a night) for what you get. Perhaps the biggest problem is that the campground is not designed for rain. While we do not mind the rain, staying in a campground that becomes a gully in raining weather is not to be desired. We were unable to be outside when it was not raining as our site became a giant mud puddle with debris from up the hill. This might be convenient if you want to spend time in the park, but we won’t be staying there again.