This is the second time we have visited this park. On this stay we pretty much had the park to ourselves. The General store was closed and there was a slight confusion at check-in, on who to check in with. The park was very clean and quiet. The camp host was pleasant. The reason for the (7) was the lack of activities and the dirty bathroom floor. This is still a beautiful park on top of the mountain. I guess we are just here out of season.
This is a beautiful park. There is not much to do, but if you are in the mood to fish or relax this is the place for you. You can rent motorboats very cheap to go and explore the swamp. The staff gets an A plus for helpfulness. Very relaxing and quiet park.
This is probably the most beautiful campground I have camped at. You camp in semi-secluded sites sitting on top Black Rock Mountain. The views are indescribable. The web site says the maximum length is 25'. I camped here in a 29' travel trailer with little problems. I would not come here with anything larger. Upon entering, you encounter a 2 mile road I would estimate 8-10 percent grade that is pretty scary. There is no way two RV's can pass in many places on the road, and there are several switch backs. The park shuts off the water from November to December. I am not sure why, but believe it is because the lines would freeze. There is a 15 degree difference from the town to the top of the mountain. All things said, the scary drive to the top is worth the great camping experience.
First let me tell you that this campground was very clean. They claim ocean front, but you are actually several hundred yards from the ocean and separated by dunes covered in shrubs. You are not allowed to walk on these shrubs and have to walk a good ways to find the beach access. Once you arrive at the beach you will find the shore covered in dead grass. If you dare cross the grass you enter the sea,the bottom of which is covered in slimy, slick, grass. They have kayaks, but they are way overpriced. There really is no place to fish. The snorkeling is pretty non-existent. The bathrooms are clean, but have no air and are "composting toilets". It is the out- house principle and they stink. I would not recommend this park unless you like watching the grass grow. I also would like to mention that their is no store in the park, so bring it with you when you come!
Each campsite is privately owned. Some have mobile homes on them and others you can rent and park your RV. Most of the people are locals and are not friendly to campers. The security guard "Lester" yelled at me for riding my bicycle on a path by the lake. It was very apparent that this park wants homeowners, and not campers..I would recommend that you skip this place for one of many in the area. We will not be back. This park was a scene out of the movie Deliverance.
This State park is in town and you are constantly reminded of this by the traffic/airplane noise. The Koreshan tour was a 10 out of 10, our tour guide was great. The sites are narrow, unlevel, and sandy. The bathhouse is tucked away behind vines, and the trails to are over grown. Other than explore the Koreshan's, there is not much to do. Our three rating came from the sites, bathhouse, and a noise problem we had with neighbors. Our neighbors decided to get hammered and play loud music two nights until 2 am. The first night I called the Ranger and no one would answer the 24 hour line. The second night the ranger issued them a warning and nothing was done. We will not be going back.
I sold my house and was in between homes, so I stayed at Sanlan until my new house was completed. The staff is great! They will do anything reasonable to make you happy. They couldn't have been more kind and accommodating to me. The sites are large and the park is very clean. The residents there are also very nice. I could only find three negatives about this park. 1) No fire rings, 2) the bathrooms and showers were very dirty (no ac), 3) you have to walk a distance for a dumpster. If you are in Lakeland and are looking for a safe, nice, quiet place to stay, head over to Sanlan!
The Rangers and hosts are very friendly and always willing to help with advice. The sites are hit-and-miss on being clean. Some are quick to flood when it rains. Due to the lower rates you get a lot of a different type of crowd. It's not Disney, but it's nice. There is swimming, hiking, biking, kayaking, canoeing, and a restaurant/gift shop.
The sites are very clean and level. The park is designed for two activities. You can either read or fish. There is nothing else out here. You are far from anything else, so bring all that you may need! I must add that the check-in staff was less than pleasant. Don't ask any questions or for any brochures. Just park your rig and stay out of their way. It was clear they couldn't care less about helping you. My reason for the five is the lack of activities and the staff's attitude.
I had a good time at this park. The sites are spaced far apart and you feel secluded. The fellow campers and Park Rangers were very nice. The restrooms were clean, but outdated. They have no ac and they appeared to be built in the seventy's. There was rust on the floor grates. If the bathrooms were updated I would give this park a 9!
I live close to the park, and camp here often. The park has shown some real signs of decay. Gang graffitti on trash cans and bus stops, dirty bathing facilities, rude cast members, no mulch or pine needles on sites. Just concrete or dirt. Cable works occasionaly, if there is no storm. I hope you like the sound of diesel buses because they run until 1200 am. I am sorry to say that after my last few visits I really did not feel safe and will probably start looking for a new favorite park. Bye Bye Mickey!
I spent a weekend here with a 30' trailer. Wide lot 15' from the ocean. The regulars and staff were very friendly. The bathrooms did not look to impressive. I fished from my front door and caught a large amount of fish! There are alot of restaurants nearby. I would definitely recommend this park!