Number 1 turn off: a fire pit is not included?! Really? That just doesn't make sense to me. We had to rent one for a fee, which meant emptying it and cleaning it out to return it the day of departure to get our deposit back. Which meant no fire in the morning to cook breakfast since it wouldn't have time to cool. I've never camped where there wasn't a fire pit provided before, and was caught off guard by this. On the other hand, the sites were large and grassy, several bathrooms are nearby and conveniently offered a large basin double sink outside of each bathroom to wash dishes. The showers were somewhat outside and not very private. There is a stall door, but no area to dress. We remedied this with wearing bathing suits or bathing suit-wraps. Short walk to the beach (or easier drive). It was very quiet and relaxing when we went. I'd go again.
What I loved about this campground was that the sites are woodsy and private (we stayed in the 500s area). Its a beautiful park with a nicely stocked camp store on site. I'd imagine off-season or even during the week would be a great place to camp. What I didn't like about it...when we stayed the campground was filled to capacity. The camp store, playground, and bathrooms were mobbed with people and long lines. Forget about the "beach", we couldn't get close enough to it. The line of traffic to get there was insane, and for good reason: there were only 4 parking spots. The campsites near the beach reminded me of a low scale trailer park...the sites were small and on top of each other, and roads were narrow. I would definitely recommend a site further from the beach, and bring a bike because nothing is in walking distance except maybe a bathroom. The bathroom I found were hit or miss. the first one we went to was tiny, crowded, dirty, and the 2 showers were shared behind one curtain not allowing any privacy. However the second bathroom we found had twice as many stalls and 4 showers. We still had to wait in long lines to use both. When booking a site, pay attention to the size because they aren't consistent. This makes it difficult for someone with a large tent (ours is 20x11) to find a suitable spot free of stumps to set up. Overall I did like this campground, but i don't think i will ever camp here again on a weekend during the the summer.
This campground was recommended to me by my brother last summer and I have been back several times since. We love the family friendly, laid back, quiet atmosphere. The sites are large and grassy, the river is small, but perfect for my 4 and 10 year old to play in and tube down. They also enjoy catching frogs in the pond and river. I did hear about the July 4th incident mentioned here last year. It is because of this, that the owners are now very cautious on holiday weekends. Large bonfires are dangerous and are prohibited, as well as fireworks. Like any other campsite, quiet hours are enforced, but I haven't heard of anyone being reprimanded for late-night fires unless they were unruly and disturbing other campers. This is a family owned campground. The owners are very friendly and accommodating, we have never felt "spied on" here. The owner's son often gives wagon rides for the kids and plays movies in the rec hall. This is by no means a "resort" type campground which makes it even more ideal for relaxing without the headache of crowds. There is only one set of restrooms with 2 showers in each, but I've found most campers have RV's with amenities, so there is never a problem with waiting for a stall or shower. Overall a great campground and definitely our favorite.