We live in Florence but didn't want to travel far from home to camp one weekend so we decided to go to McFarland. What a pleasant surprise, and right in our own backyard! The recent renovations provided sewer and what a pleasant surprise that was! It is a small campground and the sites are pretty close together, but a lot of them are very shaded. The kids rode bikes around the campground and then up to the marina and to the big playground. They have "Funland" next door which is a water slide park and goofy golf. It isn't by any means a big water park, but is does have one water slide and one water flume. The goofy golf is very outdated so we don't play it, but the kids like the water slide. There is a restaurant at the marina, but you are very close to "downtown Florence" and Trowbridges is the oldest restaurant around and they serve wonderful ice cream and brownies, chicken salad sandwiches and chili dogs. It will only take you 5 minutes from the campground, so check it out.
My family loved this campground. The only bad thing is that there is no sewer hookup. If they would add sewer hookups, we would go here more often. This is a good campground for bicycling. We took our boat and really enjoyed ourselves letting the kids kneeboard and tube. We were able to anchor the boat out at our campsite and it was always within view of the camper. The lots are really shaded. The beach area was closed when we camped because it was in October but we enjoyed our stay. The playground and tennis court was small but the kids enjoyed using it.
We have a 10 yr. old son and a 14 yr. old daughter. We loved this campground. There are so many things to do! It cost two dollars each to swim in the olympic size pool and my son loved jumping off the diving board. They have numerous free classes throughout the day such as knot tying, hiking, snake shows, etc. They have several waterfalls which we hiked to and several swinging bridges. There is a paved bicycle trail from the inn to waterfalls, and which goes around their beautiful lake. For a minimal charge you can also rent paddle boats. Fishing seemed to be a popular past time. At night, there are 2 ball games for campers. The first game is kids 12 and under and the second game is for ages 12 and up. My kids loved this. There is a rec room where you can play pool and ping pong. There is a great pool side snack bar with great cotton candy ice cream and a general store and a souvenir shop. We went horseback riding also. It was twenty dollars per person for a 45 minute ride. We got a sewer site in campground loop D. Our site was number 190. They are renovating the A loop to include sewer on all of those sites. They have numerous volleyball, tennis, baseball fields, etc. If you love hiking and biking and the outdoors, this is the place for you! We went down one trail called the cable trail that was straight down and you hold onto the cable as you repel down and once you get to the bottom you are at the bottom of the waterfall. It was wonderful! We camped here in a hybrid camper and saw many other hybrids and popup campers. There were also many 5th wheels and motor homes. The staff and rangers were knowledgeable and very friendly.