Date of Stay: October, 2011
This campground is basically a good get-away-from-it-all place for the entire family. Because it is in the country, it's a beautiful, rustic setting with a lake for fishing and paddle-boating, a playground with a water slide for the kids, and various soccer, archery and equestrian fields for the athletically minded. Most of the campsites are spaced far enough apart to be secluded, and many look out onto open grassy fields and are shaded by trees. While some allow tents, many of them don't because of their irrigation system. However, there are a few sites where your doors face the road rather than the open field. The main problem is – because it is in the open country – there is a real problem with flies and ants, and an occasional waft of fertilizer smell (although nowhere nearly as bad as when there was a dairy farm next door). Also, the restrooms – while they were cleaned daily – lacked soap and paper towels, and the ones with high ceilings had trouble with nesting birds leaving their “mark.” Even though we most likely will not be back, it is still a good campground for family and group situations. Just make sure you bring PLENTY of bug spray, insect repellent and ant powder with you!
Date of Stay: May, 2011
We have camped here over Memorial Day Weekend for the past several years with our church group, and the campground as a whole is beautiful and well-kept, with large campsites spaced far enough apart. There is a swimming area with giant water slides and paddle-boats for renting. The restrooms were well-stocked with soap and an air dryer. The problem – at least in the area where we camped – is that it was up against some residences, and – because it was in a newer area of the campground, there was very little (if any) shade. Even though campfires are allowed at most campsites, they are prohibited in the “new” area close to the residents. The swimming area is actually more of a lakeside beach than a pool and costs extra to use! In general, though, the campground is quiet and one I would recommend.