Wow… a few miles from home and one I will visit often! This lovely county run park you will find at the end of a 15 min drive down a back country road. There is so much to see and do here. The campsites are well shaded. (unless grounds were full when you reserved and you took option to camp in adjoining astronomy field). I would have rated a 5+ except that there is only 1 small bathhouse in campground. There are other bathrooms on property though. Staff on phone are not overly friendly - but do not let that dissuade you from booking a spot here!
There are multiple tent camping sites dispersed on property and 1 primitive site that you have to hike into. The group site is very popular with local scouts! The RV/Tent sites are roomy and not too close together - but not very private either. There is a dump station onsite
Next to campground you will find a historic church, a large and small cabin available for rent, 2 playgrounds, shelters, large pavilion with grill/fire pit, fishing dock, canoe launch, paved bike trail hiking trails and an observation tower. On new moon nights the local astronomy club uses neighboring field to gaze at the stars. This place is quiet and dark at night!
Wildlife did not seem to be a problem at camp (but we are very careful with trash). There are lots of birds, deer and fishing was good on the river.
You might have to compete with us for a reservation here - we will be back!
Stayed here for a weekend in January 2019. Sites were nice and the area was very nice and seemingly secluded. Park was quiet at night. Lots of hiking trails and a paved trail. Kayak/ canoe launch. Great place for a weekend getaway. Restrooms are very sparse, however. Only one in the entire camping area, with only one stall in the men's, two in the women's and one shower each. If someone is sitting and watching podcasts on their phone when you need to get in there to take care of business, forget it (yes, that happened to me). Overall, I was happy with the sites. We were in site 6, which is very large and backs up to a large open grass area. Plenty of tree cover.
went a few times to camp here. small camping area has a nice church here. the bathroom is set up for 1 person/ family the way we use it. but there is a chicken farm not far away. so if the wind is right you smell poop in the air. and there isnt too many things to do around the area unless there is something going on in town.