Ive been coming here since my kids were very little, they are in their mid/late 30s with kids of their own. It's a beautiful, quiet secluded area where "real" camping in the forests takes place. No amenities, pure roughing it. Bring what you need and take it home with you!
I've noticed the past couple of yrs I've gone however too many ignorant, lazy ppl have been there and left garbage everywhere! My favorite campsites firepit was full of dozens of broken blue beer bottles and the made a pile of garbage within a huge pile of old coals. If you can't take your garbage HOME with you and respect this beautiful place…STAY HOME! Don't ruin it for everyone else let alone the animals.
Taking my two granddaughters this weekend for the first time. I hope no one has ruined it and it's clean and beautiful.
It is more of a trek to get there than you would think looknig at the minimal distance on the road. The road in is rough. It looks short on the map but you have to go slowly. Please pack your trash and leave no trace. They’re only open for the summer-fall - forest service road definitely not maintained when it snows. Pretty little spot and mostly undeveloped. Although there are firepits I think there is a burn ban still in effect- please respect the burn bans to protect the epic old growth forests!
Little Sandy is way in there, about a 45-60 minute drive with a stream crossing from the main road. A bit past the more popular Big Sandy campground, Little Sandy is much less used and much more primitive. There are no bathrooms so bring your shovels! Firepits available but no picnic tables. It's next to a stream. It's very peaceful and quiet, though during the daytime there were people there just hanging out and a family with kids playing in the stream.