Date of Stay: August, 2012
Never again! Our 1st and last trip to Flint Creek. We camped 3 nights in spot 54. It is an okay park. It isn't outstandingly clean, but it would do except for the ANTS! Our first morning we woke up to ants partying along all of our indoor, outdoor walls and seams. We bought ant spray and sprayed everything, but we still battled ants the rest of the trip. No fun. We asked other campers and everyone seemed to be suffering the same fate. The strange part is they didn't seem to care for the crumbs my kids dropped outside. They just wanted IN! We have been camping for 3 years and have never had a single ant in our camper. No bugs at all, for that matter. As if that weren't reason enough not to return, the washing facilities were dark and not very clean. I checked them out for friends who use the bath house when camping. The washers and dryers were old, dirty and exposed to the elements. The concrete floor was wet and covered with wet sand and dirt. There was no place to fold the towels I needed to wash since the machines were dirty. If I dropped anything it got filthy. Additionally, the park is very hilly, curvy and not very bike friendly: especially for kids. Younger kids can't ride without parents because the loops are large and the hills and curves prevent supervision. Even with parents though, it is a difficult ride for kids to muscle through. The beach is very small, but my kids loved it. The waterpark is in a hillside and the slides flow into a little body of water trenched off and separated from the rest of the lake. It's pretty small and is a disaster waiting to happen. I watched the lifeguards for a while. They spent more time chatting and looking at their hair than watching the kids. Some were more attentive than others. They need to weed eat some here and clean the river slime off the slides. My kids: 18 mos, 5 and 7, liked it though. Kids don't see what we see. The sites are pretty , shady and private. If you decide to risk it, pack at least 2 cans of ant spray for indoor and outdoor use.
Date of Stay: July, 2012
We've camped here twice in 2 different areas. This is a really nice, clean park. Washers are inside, cooled and very well maintained. We didn't use bathhouse, but it was well lit, cool and clean. This park is bike friendly, it's easy for kids to ride the loop and parents still be able to keep watch. The old campground is kind of laid out weird. It's hard to tell which way you should pull in, which led to a strange situation with someone pitching a tent in our yard area, which would have prevented our slides and canopy from being let out. The park ranger sorted it out, though. They left because they didn't want to move. The spots are pretty close together and lack privacy. We also noticed a lot of issues with people living here in tents: moving spots every couple weeks. That was kind of freaky. Especially when one of our friends was waiting for one of those spots to be vacated. The campground finally called a Home Depot rent truck to move them from the park because they wouldn't leave. Those people had a huge flatscreen in their tent! It was a little awkward! The splash pad is fun and the beach is decent. The kids loved the park. There are some shady spots.