This is a really nice park with plenty to do and see. Maybe a little too "woodsy". Sites are a little small but there is plenty of space between them. For a state park, I would have expected better trails. With the river so close, fishing and boating is very popular here. There is even a museum in the park.
The wife and I stayed here over Thanksgiving. You can't reserve a specific site but upon arrival I found the site to be exactly what I asked for. It is typical of the other mega parks in the area. The beach sites are small and the roads are almost all dirt except for the main road and the permanent sites. The lake is very nice and not just a pond. They don't seem to have the issue with all of the golf carts. Maybe it was the time of year. They were full up however. All in all a very nice place. The beach did seem shallower than other places. That could have been due to the storm however.
The sites in the main area are huge and very grassy. The entire place is nice to look at. Tons to do in the area. Would get a 10 but the store is woefully understocked and the fishing pier is unusable.
I guess that they call it Hidden Springs because the water table must be just below the ground as the area was extremely wet. The bath houses were run down as were some of the permanent sites. With another campground just down the road, this campground should just close. We will not stay here again.
I hope I don't seem rude, but those of you who rate this park at an 8 or 9 are doing the rest of us a disservice. The sites are extremely small. There is no grass at most of the sites. It is barely a park. It is more like a parking lot. The staff was very friendly and it is very easy to get to from the freeway, but when I go camping, I like a little more than 6 feet of ground where I can put a chair.
I know that I should love all state parks, but this one just doesn't do it for me. There are only a few sites that take pets (30), there are only two loops (a & b), "A" loop has over 100 sties so you feel like you are camping on a road. The bath houses are out of date. There is no camp store. There are canoes, kayaks an small boats to rent on the 42 acre lake. There s a beach and a large picnic area which seems to be a popular weekend spot with the locals.
I'm probably just being picky just giving it a 9. It is a very beautiful place. Our site was right on the water with a wonderful view of the Atlantic Ocean. Very peaceful. The staff was always very helpful. They would call you a cab, find you activities and just help you in any way that they could. It did feel as if the sites were a little small, but what do you expect for the location? It was only a short bike, scooter or taxi ride to just about anything. Had a wonderful time and would definitely return again.
Very nice state park with plenty of activities. The sites were nice, but due to the fact that it is very wooded in the loop where we camped, there wasn't much grass. The hiking and biking trails were nice. All of the rangers were very nice and the new camp office is very nice.
Over one hundred seasonals which made the campground feel more like a trailer park. Didn't seem as though any of the other campgrounds on the island were any better though. The people were very nice and helpful. Didn't like the fact that the campground was over run by cats though.