Very expensive and much deferred maintenance. Vendor can and should do better. Not even a picnic table at our site to place a grill. Very tight sites. However, very nice visitors center (rustic) on the water. For the price of the campsite, it should have included more showers. ($4) each after 2 each day. Gas was outrageous ($4.30/gal for diesel ) cheaper by 20 cents in GTNP. Made reservations a month ahead and all CG in lower loop were full when we came so we were glad for that.
We ended up paying for two sites by mistake Made reservation online. Nice site on reservoir but level very low and shore mucky. Hiking trail. Scenery ok not spectacular ok for boating. One of our party co showers ( free and clean) being non- adjustable and too hot. Handy to I-80 Site wasn't cleaned before we came.
Deer abound. Ranger presentation one of the best on geology, really helped me understand the science behind the scenery. Camped on an August weekend and the campground did not fill. Level campsite. Can walk to many museums, orchards, visitor center.
This is a big, well run campground, and part of a larger family of resorts. The Positives are that there were many amenities, but the place is so spread out that both staff and campers rely on motorized vehicles that go too fast and make a bit of noise. Then there are the kids on bikes, many without helmets, even though there is a state law. There is a fair amount of little trash on the grounds because of two reasons: No trash cans near or at sites, and because the staff rides everywhere, it is not well-policed. Additionally, there are very few sites with nice views because the brush has been allowed to grow in to obscure the view. But, there is much to do, it is a great place to kayak, swim and explore. Loons wake you and whip-poor-wills sing you to sleep. The staff is friendly and professional. We might return but think we will look at the Bluffs this time as we are now old enough to get in there.
This place is a jewel for those who just want to primitive camp in a beautiful environment. We own a 5th wheel but bought a tent just so we could camp there. Beautiful surroundings, nature and clean but rough bath facilities are the only amenities. We camped off season, first come first served. We had a million dollar view, and spent two days kayaking, hiking and just vegging. We met other campers who had been coming to this place since they were children and now come with their own families. The only suggestion that I have for the owners is to update the baths and add a shower or two in the more remote reaches if possible. There are no bad sites.
We rented for 3 months. Had a waterfront lot and great access to the pond. Easily kayaked, lots of wildlife and flora. Clean as a whistle, not a cigarette butt or candy wrapper on the ground. Owners are hands on and run a tight ship. Services were reliable, neighbors courteous (the park is ~1/3 seasonals but no one is allowed to keep their rig on the campground so there are no unsightly structures. Is good for tenting and RVing and no one is more than 200 ft from the pond. Although it is small, it was peaceful for adults and fun for kids. There is a pool (also immaculate) and the beach. If you tire of fresh water, the ocean is 20 minutes away. Great summer stock theater can be had across the street. I can't say enough good about this place. (The price marked is based on our seasonal rate broken down by day.)