O'Neill Regional Park
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2021

Close to civilization, far from perfect

My family and I came here for a quick end of year camping trip. We wanted something close to home, but able to get away. In this, the campground excels. It’s literally five minutes away from civilization, which we took advantage of on several occasions.

The campground is well maintained, the staff are extremely friendly and helpful. All of these are huge pros, and if that’s where the story ended I’d be giving this campground five stars.

However the biggest issue my family and I had was with our neighbors. From generators running all night (the staff refunded our night, and rangers spoke with the rv owner) to people coming and going all night. The park for some reason doesn’t have a closed gate policy, and that encourages people to come and go as they please all day and all night. On our first night we had a camper setup next to us at 1030pm, well after quiet time. They played music and stayed up until 4am. When I brought this to the staffs attention they offered to move us, which we accepted, but it was a huge inconvenience to have to tear down our camp and setup elsewhere due to our neighbors behavior.

The campground also had an air and culture of permanent campers, very few families, and very few tent campers. Most of the sites were full of old tore up cars, and old tore up rvs filled to the brim. We had a few moments where we joked we were on breaking bad. I understand that folks have to do everything they can to live their best life, and times aren’t always easy. That being said, if you’re camping during the week like we were, I’d expect to find the campground filled with folks that might not make your experience enjoyable, possibly even uncomfortable.

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