Collins Lake Recreation Area
Ed E.
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2020

A GREAT Campground for your Spring and Late Fall Getaway

We camped here TWICE in 2019. First time in mid April and 2nd time on the first weekend of November. Both times were AWESOME!!!
Both campsites, #66 and #116 had power, water and sewage. They were both lake front campsites, which meant the water or shoreline was right at our "front door" from our 27' travel trailer. They were both back in spots but with ample room to maneuver the trailer into a great spot, unhitch our truck and park the truck next to the Travel Trailer. Site #66 was closer to the camp store which was one of the best ones I have been to so far. They sell quite a bit of camping and fishing needs. They also have a great ice cream parlor. Don't miss out on that if you do decide to camp here!!!
The fishing is awesome on Collins Lake! We fished from kayaks and always caught fish for dinner :-) There are nice hiking and biking trails in and around the campground as well. 
Just an FYI, in the Spring, the water level is much higher so the water line is closer to the campsites, especially #66. In the fall, pre-winter, the water level is much lower. It was about a 50 yard walk down to the water from #116 camp site, which is a lake front site. They do have a nice dump station row just outside the camping sites, so it is not necessary to have RV sewage at your campsite, which saves you a few $$.
The campground also rents different types of boats and cabins at this campground. See website for details :-)

  • Site #66 at Collins Lake.
  • Our view from the Travel Trailer. The kayaks are right down there :-)
  • Some small trout caught for dinner.
  • Dinner for two :-)
  • Getting ready for some steaks :-)
  • Hiked over to the dam at Collins Lake
  • Wildlife
  • Wildlife
  • Our campsite in April - #116
  • Our campsite in April - #116 - water lever was down in November
  • Friday night fishing from shore and caught almost a 10 lber :-)
  • After a day of fishing on Saturday - had fish to clean at the fish cleaning station there.
  • More wildlife
  • Hungry?
  • Enjoying the scene with my dog :-)
  • The weekend after Halloween,
  • Another view of our campsite #116 in November.
  • The view from our RV in November. Water was further down for us.
  • Spotted bass - caught and released in the wee morning hours. ( I still had my headlamp on) LOL!
  • My kayak fishing partner on Collins Lake
  • Catching a monster trout from shore at Collins Lake - almost a 10lb trout!
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Site#66 in April #116 in November
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