Date of Stay: November, 2010
We stayed on site 24, which would have been lakeside if the water level was not so far down (200 feet +/-). Level concrete pads, large graveled area for picnic tables and fire rings. Adequate space between sites. Not much to speak of in shade. Few campers this time of year, but camp host was available. Very clean park, well maintained by COE contractors. Lots of outside recreation in park, 6 miles to town. Campground patrolled regularly by rangers.
Date of Stay: October, 2010
The COE Van Buren Recreation Area is currently under long term lease to the community of Fairfield Bay. This rustic park sits on the northwest shore of Greers Ferry Lake. Interior roads of the campground are rough. Many of the sites would be challenging to level in. E/W/Wi-Fi is good in loop D. The only bathhouse is located about 3/4 mile from the D loop at the entrance to the campground. Some sites are lakeside, with most having a view of the lake. A small swimming area is adjacent to the camping, as well as a nearby marina where boats can be rented. We have camped here twice, there never being more than 3 or 4 others in the loop during our stay. The $8 per night fee is a year long special to draw new campers to the campground. We would hesitate to pay more that twice that until infrastructure improvements were made.
Date of Stay: July, 2010
A very nice park operated by the city located close to Binder Lake recreation area. We have used this park numerous times when visiting family in the area. Level concrete pads. Most sites are shaded. Only caveat is the possible need for extended water hose due to the shared spigots. Park seems to be maintained well during each of our visits. A camp host is on site. Could be a challenge to locate off US 50 but worth checking out !