Extremely friendly owners, but needs continuing upgrades. Verizon air card worked fine, even though they had Wi-Fi. Very infrequent trains - we had 3 in four days, in spite of close track. We would definitely return if we are in the area again!
This is an old park (in all respects). The biggest complaint we had was the total lack of any control at the entrance to the campground area. It seems to be a favorite place for the locals to sightsee; motorcycles, cars, and trucks. A simple gate attendant would solve the problem! We were not sure if the “Campground Host” has any duties, but vehicle control could be one of them. The 30 Amp power (the only hookup) was fine and the Verizon aircard worked well. We have no interest in returning to this park – only stopped to visit friends.
This is the second time we have stayed at this park and have enjoyed both visits. The entrance to Pipestone National Monument is right across the road, and well worth the visit! The nightly rate reflects the Passport rate. If in the area again, we would definitely repeat the visit!
The management of this park should take a refresher course in truthful advertising! They advertise both Passport and Camp Club membership, but give EVERYONE a 50% discount off a fictitious $50 base price, and paying for two nights yields a free third night. The also have an additional 20% discount available when you sign up for a “silver” card. The “free” laundry actually costs 50¢ per load (either washing or drying) – which is still a bargain. The concrete pads are great, but picnic tables would have been nice. The price reflects staying three nights for the price of two. they allow vehicle washing which is a big plus. Overall, this park is still a darn good value for the price!
We walked out of the office with more literature than if we had stopped at the visitor center. The owners are great! The highway noise is negligible, and the train noise is almost non-existent. We probably would have given this campground a 10 rating if picnic tables had been provided.
We sympathize with this campground: their losses to Hurricane Ike were tremendous, however it appears that they are in no big rush to restore quality camping. The concept of water drainage seems to be to just let the rain water drain into the sites. We had to "wade" through two inches of water to hook-up utilities and do the same to unhook. Granted we had some rain, but the sites were assigned regardless of the standing water. Our advice is to stay away from the beach sites for now! The bayside sites looked good and we will go there next time.
The nightly rate represents the weekly rate. We very much enjoyed this campground - the hospitality is remarkable! The owners make you feel like family and treat you as such. Cable TV would have been nice, but there were a couple over the air stations for local news. The concrete pads were level, with plenty of room to the neighbor. We would definitely stay here again.
This was our first time in a TN State Park, and we were not disappointed! Spacious wooded sites, and nice quiet, very dark evenings. Not too far off the Natchez Trace Parkway. We would definitely stay here again!