Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $35.00
This dog-friendly park was superb, with an abundance of excellent hiking trails, a wonderful beach and lake, many planned activities designed for children, and clean, well maintained restroom facilities. The park's rustic setting was also a plus: much to our surprise, we found that the absence of cell phone service added immeasurably to the peacefulness and serenity of our stay. Highly recommended! We camped at Chapman Dam State Park in a Cabin.
We stayed on site:13 because DNCR website stated it was more secluded than the others. The best site is definitely # 18. Even though it is on an inner loop, it is private and well shaded with the firepit at the rear of the site. #16 is also a nice site. Great if you are reserving 2 sites. It will get the late afternoon sun though. Our site (13) has its firepit 20' from the road, had sun until noon and wasn't quite as secluded as advertised. It did have a nice area in the rear under the pines for a hammock. All of the walk-in tent sites looked nice. Bathrooms and showers were modern and very well kept. Dishwashing sinks were way too small and no table to store clean dishes while washing dirty ones. CG was quiet and clean. Had nice trails and a large beach within walking distance. Park does attract a lot of people and the beach was crowded almost all week. Fishing was ok. Nice lake for kayaks. We camped at Chapman Dam State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Great state park camping. Only electric hook-up but pretty great sites. We have stayed a few times and really enjoy. Lower loop close to playground and allows pets. More private and quiet sites away from these things. Miles and miles of hiking. Swimming at beach. Boat rentals. Fishing. Good educational programs. Sites fairly level. All back in. We camped at Chapman Dam State Park in a Travel Trailer.