Our second visit to this park was just as good as the first visit last year. Bayfront, not ocean sites are available, but hard to come by. Summer thunderstorms happened daily, so be prepared. The beach is maybe a mile away with a choice of protected jetty, or ocean side. Most anything available for rent, including golf carts. We have a site reserved for next summer.
We last camped at Wind Creek in 2010. We liked it then and now that the State has put some money into the facilities, it's even better. Wi-Fi is now available: weak signal at our site, but useable. New shower/toilet building in our section. Online reservations now: but not site specific. Nine year old son went to a Saturday night concert on the playground by himself. They might have those weekly. Very large campground. Many activities are available. We will be going back!
Only primitive camped one night in the older (East) side of this park. Pretty good bit of wildlife walking around. Restroom/shower had a lot of spider webs which indicated that the cleaners were looking down a lot. Very quiet. The TVA Norris Dam is just below.
We set up on the Thursday before the Labor Day weekend. The place was absolutely packed by Saturday. Friendly staff. The camp store had the essentials, plus souvenirs and goodies for the kids. The campground is located in a valley with two spring fed streams merging into one, which fed the Ironworks just below. Campfire smoke has nowhere to go unless there is a strong wind. Restroom/showers were OK. Didn't try the new restaurant. Labor Day had a Moon Pie eating contest, a band, kid stuff to play on, and food vendors. Will be back next year.
A very secluded and remote State Park with only 11 RV sites. All sites are waterfront. Fairly large swimming area adjacent to playground. All the staff (3) were friendly. John boats, canoes, and pedal boats are provided for rental. Fishing apparently was good for everyone but us. Resident Canadian geese look and sound great, but wear shoes where they sleep. We had no cell coverage, but others did. Only one TV channel on our over-the-air digital. The only problem with this park is that they don't take reservations. The staff realize the problem, and at the present time can do nothing about it. Call first and hope for the best. We plan to return.
We camp at Oak Mountain because it's close to our home(15min), although it takes another 30min to get to the campground from the park entrance. The park has for several years not had the funding for anything but day-to-day maintenance. The swimming area for campers is nothing but a pile of sand that has washed away. Relatively few sites have sewer connections. The playground equipment and area needs updating. I was not impressed with the volunteer staff during other visits, but this time was OK. Saturday night bingo was fun. My 7year old loves the place, so we will be back.