Date of Stay: August, 2005
The Fremont lakes is a ok campground. Its fairly typical of Nebraska State Parks campgrounds. The showers and bathrooms are ok and usually a little dirty as they get a ton of use. Pretty typical of a public shower/bathroom that gets a lot of abuse. The showers cost either $1 or .50 (cant remember what I paid) but you do get quite a bit of shower time for that. You have a little coin operated device in the showers. So bring quarters if you want to shower in th CG. What I liked: its a nice campground and nice and level for riding bikes and going for walks. Camp sites are fairly roomy. Some are close but there are plenty of good sites. It's a good weekend campground. What I dont like: Not a lot to do. Hardly any playground equipment. The sites are very sandy so there is very little grass and the sand follows you everywhere. A lot of burs that my dog kept getting into. The term 'lakes' should be used loosely. These are not lakes, they are ponds. The boating lake is a long narrow pond with an island in the middle and you boat around in circles. Its kind of comical actually. The worst part is the noise. A train track runs along the park. You get train noise constantly. There is also a large elevator not to far away and when its blowers are running, its produces a lot of noise.
Date of Stay: September, 2004
For the last 2 years, we have camped at this campground in the fall when visiting the Clay County Fair in Spencer (1 hour drive north of CG). It is a very nice little campground with several electrical sites (60). The showers are clean. What I liked: Very pretty campground on a nice little lake. Plenty of shade and a great atmosphere. In the fall, when we stay here, it is almost empty. In Sept 2003, I showed up on a Thursday and was the only person camping here. 2 other groups showed up on Friday and that was it. Nice restaurant located on the East side of the lake. Clean showers and bathroom. Dump station and potable water available. There is a beach and some near by hiking. What I don't like: The sites are very close together. Not sure I would want to stay here if it were busy. Perhaps it never gets really busy. Its not really near any large cities. Small playground. The lake, like many shallow Iowa lakes, can have a strong algae bloom in the hot parts of the summer and makes the water a little rude. Not sure I would use the beach when the water turns to pea-green soup. Water has been fine in the fall. I do have some pictures if I could post them somewhere