Nice place with a friendly staff. Clean pool, clean bathrooms, limited numbers of showers, sites near the office and house are very level, sites on the upper side are challenging to access. Only trouble is they are extremely limited in flat land due to steep mountains. Loved sleeping to the sound of the stream.
While I had been many times as a kid, this was the DW’s first visit. My own visits were many, many years ago so it was like a first trip. We pulled up and went to check in. It was about 3:45 on Friday night of the long Labor Day weekend. In the middle of checking in the campground’s phone rings and the lady assisting me answers it. After she got off the phone we both had a good laugh. The call was from a gentleman looking for a site for this weekend. As I said, it was 3:45 on Friday of a holiday weekend. After being told that Wolf’s Den did not have any available sites, he asked if she knew the phone numbers of any campgrounds in the area that would have a site. On with our check in. The lower area of the campground is the former Safari Field and has a lot of sites shoehorned in around the old pavilion. Literally shoehorned. Very small grassy sites with fire rings and tables. This was not an area that we thought a lot of. Over the weekend we walked by a bit and people were always sitting in the smoke from each other’s fires. Does no one know what dry wood is? At least half the campground is permie sites. The DW and I were on a side road that was all permies who never showed all weekend. This left it just us and one other camper a few doors down. Brand new Jayflight. I think this might have been their first trip. In breaking camp at the end of the weekend they seemed just a tad bewildered by it all; Also they all just stared when I walked by and said hi. Like they were not sure how to respond to a friendly stranger. Anyway, with basically no one around, it was very quiet and calm all weekend for us. We enjoyed our nearly smoke free fires every night. Thankfully, we were not on a busy road as the fire ring is right on the side of the road. This would have made it difficult to relax AROUND the fire at night as one side of the fire ring would have had us sitting in the road. Nice gravel in our site from when a permie was there. The backside of the campground has a couple of nice mixed-use loops with what I would think of as normal sites in them. If we went back, this is the area I would try for. The campground does offer a lot of ongoing activities, many with a fee attached. Horseshoes seems to be a major adult event here. Let’s see, fabulous weather – T-shirt and shorts during the day, nightly fires and an occasional furnace cycle at night, nice quiet site, clean restrooms and showers, plenty of activities if we wanted. Sounds like a great weekend to me.