Due to someone canceling, we were able to stay the weekend in Campground A, which are the premium sites. We stayed on site 16, which is on the waterfront and probably the best site in the campground since it is on the corner (LOTS of room) and it's a waterfront site. The site was level, paved, and had a wonderful living area and place for a tent or canopy. The grassy area was huge where the kids could throw a football, softball and baseball around. We set up our chairs on the water's edge and just soaked in the beauty of the lake and park. The showers were nice and clean. This campground exceeded our expectations.
This campground is immaculate. The showers/bathrooms are top notch and they are even air conditioned! Blacktop roads with concrete pads. A well-kept, clean pool as well. The only short side is there is very little shade if you are not along the riverfront. It appears they put every penny earned back into this campground. We would definitely camp here again.
First off, this campground is under new management and they were very friendly to deal with and wanted to make sure we were comfortable with our stay even though they had just begun making needed improvements. This campground, in its current state, is a shell of its former glory. What you see on their web site is not exactly what you get upon arrival - some of the pictures were taken years earlier. The main office has had a number of shingles blown off. The restrooms are very dated - say late '80s - but they were clean and worked. The laundry room had four newer washers and 4 newer dryers - all working. The pool is shut down and looks like it has been for a couple years. Having a pool was the reason we choose to camp here. There is plenty of shade but little grass because of everyone driving over the sites or parking vehicles on the grass. Now, they have signs saying 'stay off grass' and are working to restore the sites. The sites aren't very wide. Most sites do not have a picnic table. Our site had a new electric box with 50/30 AMP service with a regular GFI protected 15/20 amp connection as well. They had signs up in the office indicating they just started on June 1 upgrading their electric. Our sewer connection was new as well with a regular 4 inch threaded pipe. They had just poured concrete and installed a new water hydrant at their dump station. It rained a lot while we were there and the sites were flooded. The soil (more like clay) in the area does not allow for easy absorption of any rain. We packed up in ankle deep water. This campground is in desperate need of numerous dump truck loads of new stone as well as a well-executed drainage plan. There are numerous pot holes yet while we were there, they were working to fix them. About half the campers here are long term and permanent residents. It appeared to be mainly utility (telephone, etc.), pipeline, and railroad workers. The long term residents were very nice and we didn't have to worry about our family's safety. The campground is also well lit at night. The WiFi worked throughout the campground since they installed an additional access point. I give the new management credit for taking action and doing tasks to improve this campground. It is going to be a long process. We will camp here again if they get the pool open and running again.