Stayed at Middle Fork Oct 25, 26, 27 (Thu, Fri, Sat) although we were forced to pay for Sunday too because it was some kind of special weekend having to do with Halloween. IMO this is just a BS way to make more money. The majority of people who do the whole trick or treat and Halloween stuff, do it for kids, and those people most likely have to leave on Sun to go back home for school on Mon. So why be forced to pay for Sunday night?!
Our water spigot sprayed water everywhere when our hose was hooked up. They sent a plumber over who tried to fix it with a wrench and a propane torch which didn't help at all. Fortunately we had no neighbors so we hooked to the other sites spigot. It sprayed too. The next day the campground turned off all the water to the campground, brought in an excavator and were excavating a broken pipe elsewhere in the campground. They didn't bother to let anyone know they were turning off the water, there were probably 5 campers in the entire campground. I wonder if they are aware that if a hot water heater runs out of water, but the heating element stays on, that it can destroy the element?? Fortunately we were there when we ran out of water and turned our water heater off.
The light. The damn 30,000 watt LED security light that lights up the night like a spaceship coming in for a landing, 10 feet behind our site. Forget having the cozy campfire experience, it's like sitting in daylight when that sucker is blasting down on you. The dump station. You have to park your camper on the wrong side of the road, facing uphill into on-coming traffic to dump your tanks, the water spigot to hook up and flush your tanks wasn't working so no water. The girl working at the check-in booth was clueless, saying she "didn't know nuthin about it". And didn't offer to pick up the phone and find out if there was a way to turn the water on. In addition, because we were parked facing uphill our gray water tank wouldn't dump at all. We had to stop at another campground on our way home and pay to dump and flush our tanks.
Overall, this campground was a negative experience and we will not be back.
Natural bridge is full of hiking and lots to do, the campground was nice and the bath house was clean as can be. We are already planning to go back, the hike to the bridge is great and we took the sky lift just for fun!
This was the last spot we stayed at while at the Red and we were thankful for the creek that flows through it so we could soak our achy feet! A good campground for a quick stop if you dont feel like backpacking to the primitive sites
Van dwelling has its pros and cons that is for sure. Well one of the percs is finding amazing spots you would not normally visit. Middle fork campground and the red river geological gorge is one of those places. Its is well known for its rock climbing but its offers much much more.
There are two state park campgrounds near Natural Bridge and red river gorge. Whittleton and Middle Fork. We stayed at B29 at Middle Fork next to the creek that runs through the campground. We really enjoyed swimming in and following the creek upstream.
Theres fishing, swimming, climbing, hiking, and biking around here, Go out and get some. The natural bridge area is a must see. Its super unique for the area and worth the hike to it .