Date of Stay: August, 2009
While the campground is nice, some spots are very small, others are a nice size. The beach is very nice. The Bathrooms could of been cleaner, and stocked better. My husband went to use the bathroom, and only one stall had toilet paper. Now this campground, like all the campgrounds on the west side of state is alcohol free. You see signs coming into campground, and it is stamp on your pass. I MUST WARN you if you do bring ANYTHING in be very careful. We pick up my son and his girlfriend from the train station in Indiana, and did stop to pick up a case of beer (cheaper there, no deposit). We got back to the site, it was dark out, and we had the case of beer in the trun. The trunk was open less than 5 minutes, DNR drove by saw it. They stopped, made them empty every can, plus they found a few in the cooler (emptied those too). The guys had also just open there first beer, which were in coolies on table. The DNR found those. Both guys got a ticket for $160 each! And were told they could kick us out of the park (which they didn't). None of us were loud, drunk (they hadn't even had a first beer yet). We met others in campground that said they had alcohol, and we warn them to be careful. We are all adults age 24-54, and we just like to enjoy a drink or 2 at night. We chose this campground because my son and girlfriend live in Chicago, and they could take a train to meet us. I don't know why at some of the state parks you can't have alcohol at your site. The bathrooms could of been cleaner too. There are no camp hosts. Some sites are very close and narrow (not deep). We would go back again, but chose our site more carefully, and back our car in (instead of having the trunk facing the road).
Date of Stay: June, 2009
It is a nice campground. There are not a lot of trees. I enjoyed watching the freighters.