We originally had reserved a site for 2 nights. We enjoyed the area so much we decided to get an unreservable site for 2 more nights, meaning we had to move off our reservable site, since someone needed it Sunday night. We got a site closer to the water. Campground area - Senoia - is a little tight in places, while Point is a little more spacious. While we don't really take advantage of the water sports and resources, we loved the area. We will be back.
As stated, this is at the top of Blue Knob Mountain, the second highest mountain in PA. Size of the sites were nice, but most are out in the open, like a field. The sites in the perimeter are nice shaded. It's a quiet campground with lots of hiking trails. The Park has a swimming pool, but it is a couple miles away from the campground at the southern entrance to the Park. We had a nice time, but would try for a perimeter site next time.
As many have said, for a new CG, it's nice in the respect that everyone is courteous. The free Wi-Fi is nice, but there should also be cable since there's not much else going for it since there is no pool. Seems I've heard from other posts the pool is supposed to be built this year? If so, they better hurry. We stayed one night going south and hit it again going back home. They're going to have to come up with some attractions on a regular basis - the musical attractions at the local hall aren't filling the CG, that's for sure.
A previous poster mentioned some things that I'll strongly second. The sites need to be better maintained. I agree the trees need to be trimmed at some sites and the trash/old campfire remnants should be removed better. I will say, though, the bathhouse closest to me was clean. I sat one day and saw at least 3-4 crews go in and clean. Out of all the camp sites, here were only about 5 dozen sites used. So, there was plenty of work that could have been acomplished without disturbing the "guests". This was our 3rd year at Lakewood and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Last year I commented about the Wi-Fi: it is finally free, but you have to be real close to the coffee shop. I still say, for the price and if they want to stay competitive, Wi-Fi needs to be available thoughout the CG.
The number of "numbered" campsites is only about 38. However, there are other spaces for groups, which would make the number larger than it appears. Great Forest Service campground. This was our first time camping there and we will be going back. Nice back-in sites, kind of close, but all are equipped with fire ring, table and pad for tents or screen rooms. motorhomes, travel trailers or pup tents sit on asphalt. Campground is close to Seneca Rocks and other natural attractions. May be difficult for some to get to, since it is kind of off the beaten path and not close to any large cities or towns.
The park has limited (3) full hook-ups, and one of them is usually a Camp Host. I guess for convenience and cost, the full hook-up sites are the closest to the bathhouse. Good sites, park very clean and the area is relaxing. The Falls is a fairly short walk from the CG. We have camped there last year and once this year, but plan on going back again later in the year.
This was our second year at Lakewood. I thought the CG was in need of some maintenance - general clean-up around the sites. There weren't very many occupied sites during the week we were there, so it would have been the opportune time to do this. Very disappointed at the lack of wi-fi for the whole campground. The "free" wi-fi is deceiving. You have to buy something at the coffee shop and then you get an hours worth of free wi-fi. For the size of the CG and the price for a week, wi-fi should be free. Staff needs to clean up the CG or it will loose a customer. Do like to be close to the ocean, like we were.
Had a great conversation with the new owner, John. Personable guy as well as one of the "workampers", Ed. CG was clean, great wi-fi even towards the rear of the CG. Sites a little close if I were staying more than a night or two. And the train...The train keeps this CG from getting a higher rating. Runs right behind the CG and there must be a crossing close by because the engineer lays on the horn, even at night. We stayed here on the way to Myrtle Beach and then again on the return trip. First stop, we received a discount for having the MIL with us (over 60), but when I mentioned that on the return trip, no go. Different girl checking us in. Didn't see John to ask about the difference. We will consider returning next year.
We camped in the Manor area which allows pets. While the sites were relatively close to the road - short driveways - they were nice and fairly level with stone dust pads, fire rings, picnic table and lantern posts. I easily fit my Roo 23SS on the site and oitched a tent for my son and still had plenty of room. It was a short drive up to the Falls and lake area. Park people were friendly.