Very secluded area. The spots are first-come, first-serve. No reservations. Payment is made on the honor-system. A park ranger visits and makes sure your spot number matches your payment. This place is miles away from everything. The closest convenience store is about 10 miles away in the tiny town of Meadville: there are no fast food places in the area at all. So I would suggest bringing along your food, drink, fuel. The spots are level and very nice. No sewer on the sites but there is a dump station at the front of the park. The roads are very narrow and the steep inclines would make it very difficult for any large motorhome. The tall trees and hills block any type of breeze, which makes it very hot in the summer months. We will most likely come back, but it will be in the late fall or winter months.
Once again: AWESOME!! They have it named correctly. It is a resort rather than a campground. The Caribbean style pool has the swim up bar. I guess if I had to complain about anything, it would be the very crowded pools. They'll soon open the other half of the park, and the pools will really be crowded. But they say that a fourth pool is in the works. The 3 existing pools are very large, as well as the 25 person saltwater jetted hot tub. Even though everything is located at the center of the park, a golf cart is recommended for those on the outlying sites. We had trouble making reservations for 4th of July 2011. So, make your reservations well in advance.
We stayed here 5 days for the 4 of July weekend 2010. The staff was very nice. There are no spots setup for groups wanting their campers to face one another, so normally you'd pull one in backwards. (But they won't let you do that). Bring along a water pressure regulator as the pressure is very high from the F.E.M.A upgrades after the hurricane. The grounds are also nice, as well as the pool. The reason I givie it a 6 is because of the constant barrage of train horns and sirens. There is a mainline track located directly behind the park, and a busy fire station is next door. If you decide to get a spot up front, then you have the noise from the busy Gulf hwy. When the train horns or sirens weren't blaring it was nice and quiet. The beach was for the most part free from tarballs. (Thanks BP)
Campground was recently reopened since hurricane Gustav. The fishing pier was closed, but work was ongoing to repair it. One shower/bath house was open and was very nice and clean. 60% of beach access was open and very nice. Instead of keeping it closed during summer they are going to rebuild the levees and close beach access during the winter months. (Now someones thinking with their head!!) Sites are paved and very well kept considering the amount of re-construction going on. The fee is excellent considering it costs $40 - $60 per night for camping sites anywhere else on the island.