Date of Stay: September, 2011
I've camped here a few times. The sites are well spaced. The outhouses are, well, outhouses, but there are three shower facilities with toilets that are clean. No sewer or water hookups. There are some beautiful sites on the edge of Carlyle Lake and some beautiful sites back in the woods. They take reservations for sites 1-65, but the rest are first-come, first-served. There are a few stewards on at all times and the camp is open year round. I've camped in a tent site on the lake, and twice in a camper. Each time left me feeling closer to nature. There is a new-appearing playground, several hiking trails, and a swimming pool as well.
Date of Stay: July, 2011
This is a family friendly campground. The pool is clean. Bathrooms and showers are clean. The mini-golf course is old and in need of repair, but gives a back-to nature feeling with the moss and tree cover. The camp has a bounce house for young children and paint ball activities, but I have no first-hand knowledge of these. I especially appreciate the tree-cover throughout the park. Owners are friendly.
Date of Stay: June, 2011
This camp seems to fill quickly. Many campers bring boats and the camp seems empty by day. The night seems to be loud and quiet time is not observed by many. The camp is run by Army Corps of Engineers. Not the best place to take young children.
Date of Stay: April, 2011
Owner is not friendly. It took a few hours to find someone to sell us wood at the office. The pond smelled of dead fish. Many permanent residents. We camped in a tent surrounded by permanent residents. Whole camp is surrounded by corn fields.