Like others have stated this is a hard park to rate. Very old and tired. Surroundings could use trash pickup. Just general trash in every nook throughout the park and near the small store/cafe. $1 to walk the pier. Picnic tables and attached covers, some decent but old, others falling down. Full sun and AC finds it hard to keep up with 95+ days we camped. No awning out, wind was horrible. Could barely open camper door and we had to open it for our child who couldn't hang onto it. Typical greasy spoon cafe. Camp store very sparse but small general store just a very short walk down the sidewalk along with nice ice cream store and surf shop. No amenities at all. But as others stated if you are here for the beach it is direct ocean front access. Beach nice but bit trashy. Hubby says he would definitely go back because surf fishing interests him here, but I am on the fence about a return trip. We had fun but I have stayed at other beachfront CG's that for the small price increase you get tons of amenities and beachfront.
I love Hunting Island State Park. I give it a 10 because it fits our lifestyle. Quiet, wooded and shaded but ocean breezes, wonderful staff, considerate campers. Ocean is a step from the sites if you get near the beach. There are many access points to the beach. If possible get closer to ocean. Back in sites are buggy with less breezes. Park store adequately stocked. Reasonable drive to stores, restaurants. State Park pier has museum and fishing with no pier charges. No lights allowed for night fishing on ocean or pier. Turtle habitat. We camped her many times and absolutely love this campground.
This is a Jellystone Park. I did get my Jellystone reward points for staying. Staff was very friendly! Campground was very clean and well maintained. Sites wide firm grass. Pull through sites with playground in the center of the cg. Not huge, just right. Pool very small but very clean and well situated. 4 nice ponds in back and great place to walk a dog. Met other nice campers. We didn't use the Yogi activities listed, I wish we could have, but we used this as an over night stop to a farther destination. I would go back.
Stayed for a weekend recently. Old. We were here a many years ago and nothing has changed or improved. Beach is nice but small. Stream is OK for wading, a lot of rocks, shallow, and very cold mountain water. Sites are tight. Feels like your neighbor is in your site with you practically. A lot of snakes in small streams. Saw two. Website says $32, but we arrived on weekend and found out then it was $38. Overpriced. Water slide is $10 per kid per day. Mini golf is $3 for very very old course on side of hill. Playground is three swings, nothing else. Bathhouses were not clean. Pool closed for repair. Didn't know that when we went. Drove up a narrow road to use pool, got 1/2 way up and rope across road. Had to back down. They could have put a sign at the entrance. Saved some trouble for people. Rained so firewood wet and smoke was terrible. Kids had fun but won't go back to Steele Creek.