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This was our first time at this COE campground. It is very similar to others in this area; clean rest rooms and showers, well maintained grounds, mostly level concrete pads (some but not many may require some leveling blocks), friendly volunteer staff, park ranger drive-throughs several times a day and night, good water pressure and consistent 120 volt service (fluctuated between 118v and 122v even with all the camper AC's running). They have closed the Woodpile loop indefinitely (sites #73 through #99). Rate includes discount for Senior Pass. Will definitely stay here again.

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This is a great Corps of Engineer campground. The grounds are well maintained, the staff is very helpful and the restrooms/showers were clean. The rate we paid reflects the Senior Pass discount. Rates range from $12 for tent sites to $36 for full hook-ups. Full hook-up sites are limited. They include #'s 14 thru 18 in Owl's Roost loop (reservable; Sites 19, 22, 23, 25, 28, and 30 on the Beaver Lodge loop (non-reservable); Sites 49 thru 54 and 60 thru 63 on the Buck Ridge loop (reservable); Sites 65, 66, 67, 69, 70, 72, 74, 77, 79, 80 thru 84, 115, 116, 119, 121, 122, 125, 126, 127, and 129 on the Covey Point loop (reservable); and Site 137 on the Whispering Pines loop (non-reservable). Excellent tent sites are available on the lake and are level with fire rings and picnic tables. We spent 3 nights and had several deer walk through our site including a doe with 3 fawns and 2 buck with 4 points each. What a sight. Some sites require side to side and front to back leveling, but the majority are either flat or only require front to back leveling. The campground is easy to get to off of I-57. We will definitely stay here again.

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Very nice campground. Staff was very friendly and directed us to our site. This campground is mostly for long term rigs. Took a walk around the lake and it looks like some campers had been there for years. Very clean but some long term sites need to be cleaned up. The short term sites are in the sun with little or no shade. Some pads are concrete and others are gravel. All sites appear to have cable TV, even the tent sites. All short term sites are pull through so it makes it very easy in and out. We used this as a base camp for our stay. Would definitely stay here again.

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This is a very nice Corps of Engineer campground. It is easy off and easy on from I-57. Nightly rate reflects Senior Pass discount. We stayed one night on the way to Marengo, IL. Most sites are electric only with water hydrants scattered throughout the camping loops. They do have some full hookups as follows: Eagle Loop sites 60 thru 63. Bluejay Loop sites 11,13, & 15 as well as 18 thru 41. Many sites require serious leveling (front to back and side to side). Others are very nice with little or no leveling required. Restroom and shower facilities are new, clean and well maintained. The grass could have been mowed but it was okay. We would definitely stay here again either overnight or longer.

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The Corps does it again. This is a very nice COE park. Easy access to each site. Sites are gravel and mostly level. The grounds are very well maintained. We only stayed one night enroute home to North MS from Rochester NY. The $11 rate was with our Senior Pass. Non seniors pay $22. Would recommend this campground to anyone passing through or spending a few days.

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This is our second time at this park. Very pretty park with lots of hiking trails and wildlife. We stayed 9 nights and had lots of rain. Fortunately we were in a site that didn't have a drainage problem but there were many that were flooded. Water hookups are not available at every site but there are faucets that you can tie into that are shared by others. If you need full water, make sure you have a "Y" or "T" adapter. Showers are available but you need to buy tokens from the office, 2 for $1.00. One token will give you about 5 minutes of water.

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Just spent the night while traveling to Rochester,NY, from orth Mississippi. This park was easy to find with easy access to the sites. Got there after the office was closed, but instructions for paying were easy. The grounds were well maintained, the bath and showers were very clean even at the end of the day when we arrived. The park roads are paved and wide. There are speed bump signs, but they are very close to the bumps so watch your speed or you could be in for a suprise. Would stay here again when traveling. Would not want to stay on a busy week(end); I think it would be a zoo.

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This is a very nice park. There are no water or sewer hookups so you have to carry your water with you or fill up at the campground as you enter. When filling your tank you actually block the road for others entering the loop. While it says "Pet Friendly", there are only 2 of the 8 loops that allow pets. There is a very nice campground store. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Would stay here again.

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Stayed here overnight on a trip from north MS to Rochester, NY. This is a nice clean park with a friendly staff. There were a lot of full timers but also plenty of other sites including open pull-throughs. Would stay here again for a night.

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This is our 3rd time here. The park is older but well maintained, and the staff is very friendly. The park has a store with limited items; ice, drinks, some food items, wood, t-shirts and other items. Restrooms/showers are cleaned daily and trash is picked up daily. The Rangers patrol the park regularly. Sites 1 through 27 are in what appears to be the older area. The pads are asphalt and some are steep and not level. The last loop in, sites 28 through 43 are newer, I think. Pads are concrete and level. There is more space between sites in this loop. This is the only area I would stay in. The restrooms and showers are clean and modern. We are Geocachers so didn't spend much time in the park. AT&T cell phone signals are weak in the sites down by the lake. It appears to be a great place for families. We will definitely be back.

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This is a very nice snowbird park. The park host said they are 90% full during the winter and are about 10% full in the summer. It is clean, well maintained and compact yet roomy. There are individual restrooms with showers which are secured by a keypad locking system. The pads accommodate big rigs easily. The are mostly back-ins but there are some pull-throughs. There are patio pads but the park doesn't want any clutter. Even though it is a snowbird park, we didn't see the usual setups and "stuff" around. There are no grills, fire pits or picnic tables. The daily rate went up to $30/night this year. We stayed 3 nights. The manager said the monthly rate is currently $400. I only rated it an 8 because there was no grill or fire pit.

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This is the 4th time we have camped here. We love the park because it is very scenic with good hiking trails and great wildlife. As previously mentioned, the lake is down because of the hole in the dam. I rated the park a 6 because many of the sites need repair and in some cases very dangerous. While our site, 38, was good, many of the sites on the lake side have severe drop offs. I saw one motorhome where the step was at the edge of the pad and there was a 3 ft drop to the dirt. They would have had to step off the side of the step to get to the concrete and then a steep slope to get to the table/fire pit/grill. One of the restrooms at then end of the drive, where a majority of the campsites are, was closed. Also, when we arrived, none of the campsites had been mowed. The Mississippi Park Service needs to upgrade the camping sites and campground road. We were fortunate that our site was mostly pine needles. On the positive side, if you are a geocacher, there are a lot of caches in the park as well as the surrounding area. We had a ball caching. Even though I rated it a 6, we will stay here again. It is convenient to where we live, we don't stay in our campsite much, and there is lots to do.

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This is a nice state park campground. Relatively short walk to the beach. Staff was very friendly and always present. It was a very quiet place considering the number of campers that were there, (4th of July week). I rated the restrooms and showers as clean, but go early. Lots of people and lots of sand make for very sandy floors. They do an excellent job of cleaning, once sometimes twice a day. I found it easy to get to with my Garmin. Only advice is that if you are going to the park from the West, it is a nice easy drive from Columbia on 378 to Conway then take 544 South. It brings you out on Kings Highway just South of the park and an easy right turn into the entrance. If you go in on 501, you will spend at least an hour getting to the park once you get close to Myrtle Beach - lots of traffic. We would stay there again.

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This is a very nice state park. The staff is friendly, both paid and volunteers. We stayed 7/2 for 3 nights and again 7/9 for 1 night. Our first stay was in #6. Very nice except the cable did not work but did get a refund. On the 9th, we stayed in #13 which is a very nice, long, and private pull thru. I would have rated it higher except for two things: It is hard to understand their signs and we drove past the entrance the first time because it didn't specify it was for camping. The other is that there is virtually no cell phone signal. You have to go up to the golf course, about a mile, to get any reliable service. The fee is $28/night, but mention you are 62 or older and you get a $5.00 discount. Would stay there again.

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We stayed here one night passing through Ohio. Easy access from the highway. Staff was friendly. Well kept grounds. Both water pressure and power were good. Power measured 120 volts with AC running. After a long day driving, it was a very pleasant overnight. Would stay here again.