We stayed in our 21' Hybrid Roo, in the Northeast Loop. This is the full-services loop. It was laid out very well, with the bathhouse located in the center of the loop. There was a nice concrete path, slightly hidden, behind our site: leading to the BH. Site (#15) was very level. Plenty of room, in the site. Picnic tables were a very nice synthetic (recycled plastic??), no splinters. The park has very nice beach, and boat launch areas. The bathrooms were very clean, and had nice showers. We bought our firewood, right outside the park: but we didn't see where you could get it within. Maybe at the camp store, which looked to be quite nice.
Overall, the campground was fairly clean and maintained. We stayed in site #337, which was 3 sites down from the boat launch. Oddly, the first night there were 675,497,853 bugs in the park….all but 3 of them, in our site. The second night….none. The site driveway was fairly level; although the site sloped down from the picnic table (a little too close to the driveway, due to the slope) to the fire pit. We were a little worried about the kids stumbling down the slope, into the fire. There was plenty of room for the slide. Around the park, there are excellent areas for picnics, and swimming. A lot of boat rentals are available (canoes, rowboats.) Downsides….there are no dumpsters within the campground. You have to hold your trash, until on your way out of the campground, to drop into the dumpster area. The bathrooms, while clean, are a little old. The shower areas are NOT private, by any means. Lastly, I would be the last person to hold against the campground, the fact that there were a LOT of noisy neighbors (laughing and loud talking, as late as 3:00 AM.) However, after experiencing this on Friday night, we complained to the ranger. Their response was that there was a concert on Friday night…so Saturday night should not be as bad. Well…it was worse!! I NEVER saw a ranger making any rounds around the sites. And, at midnight, when I tried calling the station to complain….I only got the answering machine. When we first arrived at the campground, we asked where we could buy wood (being as how it is a crime to bring any.) We were floored that they don’t sell any firewood in the park. When we asked where we could get some…..we were actually told “I don’t know….I never use any.” Essentially, there was very little service out of the Ranger group, at this park. Pitty, cause otherwise…it is a nice park.
This is one of my favorite camping locations. Although, this is my first year doing so with a HTT. It is a VERY quiet campground, at night. Almost early (no animal, insect, tree frog sounds.) Because of this, at one point, we were convinced were heard a bear growling in the woods. Turned out to be someone snoring. (That's okay. I'm sure I got them back.) Fire wood is very expensive. We only had fire Saturday night, and Sunday morning (for cooking). It took about $35 of firewood ($4.95 per small bag of wood). Showers are one of the best in the Nat'l Park system: and actually IN the park. We stayed in B-118. All RV sites seemed to be very level. Good supply of fresh water. There is a great park store, very close, for supplies.
This was a pretty good campground, for a State Park. The site was well wooded, and yet level (didn't need to use levelers.) This was our first campground, as an RV'r. I've been a tent camper all my life, until now. There are no amenities (camp store, etc.) The swimming pool is HUGE. However, this (and the public park areas) are used heavily by the local community, so there were lots of people in the pool. The lake is not right next to the campsites, so you had to drive to it. Firewood was sold by camp hosts, within the campground.