On arrival, the gate staff were welcoming and gave us full directions to our site. The pad itself (number 49), although asphalt, wasn't particularly level and was covered in straw. We found out later that day that the straw was to cover the mud that the heavy rain dragged down off the bank behind us and deposited on the pad. The wet weather meant that we couldn't explore the amenities on site although there was a well stocked store which we did visit. The bath house was really dated and, in my opinion, not particularly clean. However, all the services worked and the showers provided plenty of hot water. On leaving, I suggested to the gate staff that the pad could do with some of the mud being removed but my suggestion was met only with a steely stare! Fort Boonesborough suited us as a one night stop over, but I'm not sure that we'd stay longer.
The gate staff were excellent as was the checking-in process. We'd selected the Riverside Campground, across the road and down the hill, and we were offered any free site. We chose number four, backing on to the river and in amongst the trees. The pad was level and long, made of hard packed gravel that was bound by timber edging. The campground was not very busy and therefore very quiet, being some distance from the falls and the road. The State Park has a big lake and an outdoor pool as well as hiking trails. It also has free WiFi if you go within range of the Park Office. The bath house we used had full and working facilities but wasn't the cleanest I've seen. However, the kids felt this was a bath house they could use so that is a great recommendation. Indeed, the kids really liked the campground despite not actually using any of the provided amusements; they felt safe and happy playing in the woods. The dump station in the Riverside campground is being rebuilt but the existing facility worked just fine. Overall I felt this was an excellent site and only the cleanliness of the bath house stopped it being perfect. We will revisit this site anytime we are in Georgia.