My five children ages 8-16 and I camped here at a single site in a large tent on one of the prime, lake front sites. We had decided that we should check out a state park that was in our hometown so that we could use it as a basis of comparison for our other summer camping trips. SITES: While many sites were available with basic lean-to's, they looked like a haven for bats and the kids weren't keen on "open-air camping" so we opted to bring our nifty, new tent. We had a nice view of the lake and while the site and the ground was soft enough to make sleeping on the ground a bit easier as this was only our second camp out since last fall. swimming.) PETS: While we love pets, but choose to leave ours at home while we camp, the one downside to them is that their owners aren't always very considerate. In this instance, there was only a very small sandy swimming beach available on our section of the park and a man was choosing to let his two large retrievers romp all over the beach and in the water on this particular stretch of shore. We left when one began to urinate on a section of tall grass on the shoreline. Sigh. THE BEACH: The swimming beach was a bit of a disappointment. The water looked beautiful but didn't smell quite right. The kids tried it for a bit and then decided to explore on their bicycles. BOATS/KAYAKS/CANOES: I understand a boat launch is on-site- we don't have our own boat. THE STORE: While there wasn't a camp store available for forgotten items, there is a large grocery store about 10 minutes away. THE PLAYGROUND: If there was one, we didn't see it! RESTROOMS & SHOWERS: The restrooms were ok, small but usually pretty clean. The pay showers were acceptable clean. CABINS: Apparently many waterfront cabins and a separate sandy beach are available here, too. Sorry, we didn't venture over to check them out. So overall, we found our "local" state park campground to be well worth a visit. We actually returned for a visit on the Fourth of July where the fireworks that innumerable people were setting off around and over the lake looked amazing! We camped at Lake Carmi State Park in a Tent.