This recreation area is part of Beaver Lake
This our third campground on Beaver Lake this summer. We would definitely come back to this one. It was quiet and not busy which probably says more about the season than the campground. I see lots of reviews that rate a campground down for not having amenities and suppose that is what a lot of people expect. But for me and family, we just want a nice quiet place to camp that has a place for the kids to swim.
I liked how the sites were laid out in the 2nd part of the campground (sites 30-40) better than the first section. The first section is by the water so it has that going for it but they are all pretty close to the other sites. The 2nd part of the campground has sites that have good space in between. We were in site 34 and loved it.
The campground has 2 swimming areas. No real beach but the site at the day-use boat ramp is better than the campground swimming area. I don't expect much from the swimming beaches so it was sufficient.
We did hike on the trail that is in the campground. It appears to have been a loop at one point but one section of it is closed off and not in use. The starting point is at the shower house. It comes to a tee at one point and if you take the left it will be about .25 mile out and back. If you take the right way it will be about a .5 mile hike that will lead to an old campground and bathroom facility. You then have to hike back to the beginning or you can cut through at one point into the campsites.
The campground is in close proximity to Hobbs State Park so my family took advantage of one of their trails as well.
Not a bad little campground! This our second time staying here and would definitely return. We were in a tent so didn’t have a problem getting around but would not like to try to get into some of these spots with a camper or RV. Most people are here with campers so it may not be that bad. The other things that would make it better might a upgrade of the bathrooms and possibly shower house. All in all not to bad. Ohh and the marina is a very busy place especially on a holiday weekend
The pads are tired an drastically unlevel. The sites themselves are a PITA to get into. Crazy sharp turns & rediculously steep. No water at sites, only common spickets. Power at our site had low voltage so the AC wouldn't run correctly. Probably a better destination when it is cooler and definately if you wanted water access.