Clean sites, with great views and great hosts.
We drove through King Mountain State Recreation Park in order to get the lay of the land for future camping. We have a 28-foot camper. There were only about three spots worth a darn that would have fit us. This is more of a tent camping only Campground. The camp host was a young guy who could of used a shower and the sites were overgrown and tight some not even having room to park a car although map states they could. We wouldn't choose to stay here as there are prettier campgrounds with more to do.
We stayed on the river at site 14. The campground host here was nice, helpful and had firewood available to purchase. The camp host asked who we had staying and once he realized two small children he suggested a spot to stay which worked out perfectly. The bathrooms were all close by no matter where you stayed. There was a trail to take a walk by the raging river which was quick and fun. The campsites had a place to park, picnic table, fire pit and playing area. I was surprised by the camp site space.
Our group of 13 bicycle tourists had trouble finding places to pitch tents at this campground because the ground was hard, uneven and strewn with roots and rocks. The campground has no running water, and there is a warning that the water needs to boiled or filtered at the one water pump for the whole camp. No bear/animal boxes are available for storing food or trash securely, aside from using the toilet rooms.
Camping directly on the Matanuska River provides a great view of King Mountain on the opposite bank, and there is a nearby ice cream shop/post office across the street, and a cafe a few miles west on the road for those that want showers or an indoor meal (closes at 6pm though).