We ran into problems which pushed our arrival time to after hours. The owner of the park informed the hosts we were coming and they met us as we pulled in. They were very friendly and helpful. The park is an old mobile home park, so all the sites are spacious. They are all concrete and level with lots of grassy yard area between sites. There are several permanent campers there, but they are all well kept and clean. Everyone was quiet and friendly. I would have given them a 10 if there had been a shower/restroom facility. I have friends in the area and had always stayed in a hotel when visiting. This is the first time camping while visiting them and it will definitely not be the last. Covered Bridge will be the park I stay in whenever I visit my friends again.
This is a parking lot with full hookup campsites along the perimeter. There is a street/alley that runs between the parking area and the fair grandstand that is used often. It is good for an overnight stop. If you come after hours, just pick a spot and hook up. Then go to the fair office in the morning to pay. The area is quiet and well patrolled by the local police. I felt safe. I will definitely stay here again on my way from Illinois to visit our son in Texas.
Rate reflects disabled discount. The only redeeming factors about this park are the level concrete sites in the pull throughs, and the plentiful deer. The majority of the people are rude, but we found that through the entire town of Woodward. The only friendly employee was the clerk who checked us in. The ranger was a total jerk. The women's shower was broken, so we went to the office to see when it might be fixed. Nobody in the office knew anything about it, even though there was a sign on the shower door. The ranger snapped and very rudely said "I'm only one person and can only do so much and you can bet it won't be today." We were visiting a friend in Woodward and this was the only spot available. All other campgrounds were full due to the pipe liners and the locals that were displaced during the tornado in April. If it weren't for having a friend in Woodward to visit, I would never go back again. But I probably will out of necessity.
Rate reflects America the Beautiful Access Pass. We just overnighted here, but I wished we would have had more time to enjoy this gem. I gave it a 9 rather than a 10 due to ease of finding the park. The signage for the campground area is lacking. For those going to the park, once you turn off the highway, stay on the road until you see a gas station on the left. You will turn right at that corner. It will seem like it takes forever to get to that corner, but continue on over the dam and keep going. The hosts were very friendly and cheerful. They took into consideration we wanted to stay connected when assigning our site and gave us a very level site. It happened to be a waterfront site and the views were gorgeous. Deer were plentiful and a joy to watch. We had a morning visitor (squirrel) playing around that was fun to watch. If we are ever in the area again, I would definitely pick this park to stay. It is a "hidden" gem.
The rate of $10.50 reflects America the Beautiful Access Pass. Big Rigs please note - do not take the loop to the right. There is a hairpin turn that is extremely tight. Go straight instead. We were in site 8 and had a beautiful view of the lake. The sites are concrete and have electric and water. The sites are fairly level, but we did have to use boards under the tires on one side. Not too bad though. We ate at the Floating Cafe. The service was good and the burgers were great. Breakfast was good as well. We will definitely stay here again when visiting family in Branson.