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Note that there are multiple campsites on this lake, some are drive up, some you have to walk to. There is also a campground called "Lake Santeetlah" that is not free. The site by the boat launch was quiet, free, and had beautiful views of the lake. I arrived right before sunset on a week day and found it unoccupied. There was a picnic table, and established flat area to set up a tent. No bathrooms or running water available.
Warning: the road to get to Lake Santeetlah has endless sharp turns & drop-offs, would not recommend driving this in the dark.
First time renting a teardrop trailer and camping in it, lot was tricky for us to back into but we managed and the set up was great with a fire ring, picnic table, potable water and hook up. Also a great view. Nice and quiet site with bathrooms and showers nearby.
RV/tent camping and cabin rentals. Campsites had wifi and pretty good tv signal. There's also a lodge/hotel on site with a restaurant, with gorgeous views overlooking the valley below. Camping sites are spaced well apart with electric, water and fire rings. The campgrounds also feature a bathhouse and laundry.
Begin your Appalachian Trail journey here with 604 steps to the top of a beautiful waterfall.
The entrance to this park is right across the street to an entrance to the Appalachian Trail. A beautiful trout stream runs through the park, close to all the campsites. Bathrooms and showers are clean. Wonderful place to tent camp, van camp, or tow a SMALL trailer to (a pop-up would be perfect). The road to this campground is very narrow, the hill is very steep, and there is at least one very tight hairpin turn. Unless there is another way into this lovely park that I am unaware of, I would not attempt to tow a 5th wheel or other large trailer to this location. Place is beautiful though. Tow your pop-up or pitch a tent. You'll be glad you came.
I stayed here for 2 nights of winter camping in December 2020. All sites have electric and water but we were tent camping and didn’t use either. We stayed in site 5 which is close to bathrooms but not too close. We had a beautiful view of the lake and our site was right next to the river. There’s a few small docks across the pathway that overlook the water so it felt like we had our own private dock to enjoy while camping out.
Site 5 is a back in slot but it was my favorite camp site out of the entire park. Big enough for 2 tents and 2 cars. No campsite at this campground is very secluded but Site 5 didn’t feel as open as some of the others might have been.
The bathhouse was very clean and there’s a laundry room there for you to do laundry. Bring your kayaks and explore the lake using the docks close by. There’s a huge pavilion and playground for kids to enjoy as well as a nice grassy area for dogs. The camp hosts on site are very nice and there’s a nature trail and short little hike to a beautiful waterfall less than a mile away. I got 1-2 bars of service with Verizon LTE which was nice to be able to still check weather, etc.
Great campground with plenty of shade. The pull throughs are a little tight, but manageable. The bathrooms are clean and the management is very helpful. Our family loved tubing down the river (make sure to have your own tubes). We will definitely be back.
Went here to view the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. Spent two weeks camping in the park. The mountain air was cool and comfortable for sleeping. The lake water was bathtub warm for swimming. I loved this park. The sites are spaced well apart. The showers and bathrooms are clean. Most of the waterfront sites are for tents only, but there are quite a few sites that will fit a trailer. There are no electrical or water hook ups on the sites, but there are a few water spigots located throughout the campground, and there is electricity in the very clean restrooms. Fishing was good. Very quite during the week, a little busier on the weekends.