Highbanks Lake Campground This campground is located on the 20-acre Highbank Lake, which is completely surrounded by National Forest System land. This is a popular campground for anglers and hikers. The beach is very swim friendly, shallow with a sandy bottom.
Easy, small, quiet, weekend getaway, first come first serve for us. $20 for a night, small water station and restrooms in the middle of park. Little store about 1.5 miles away. Will be coming back again.
PS: Phone number is wrong on this app. Google the park for correct info.
Spent a few nights here with some friends over the weekend, but the funny thing is we ended up here on accident. Got in late around 9:30 at night, but was able to find the last camp site. The sites are small but are all equipped with several spots for tents. It also includes a parking spot (obviously), a fire pit and a few stairs to either your parking spot or the road that connects all the sites. There is a bathroom on site, but it was definitely stinkier than some of the other spots I've been to. Water spigot available. A great lake view for most of the sites; ours we could see through the trees from afar.
Pretty easy access to and from the site. City of Baldwin is close by and they have several places to shop for souvenirs, groceries, alcohol, firewood, flowers, jewelry, meats, fish, etc - Baldwin even has a cannabis dispensary - The Green Door.
One of the campsites close to the lake was flooded as the lake must have risen over the past several months.
Fee is now $20 a night, not $18 like some websites might suggest.
I will absolutely return again soon.
The multi-level campsites are interesting and fun. You park above and set up the tent down a few stairs. It’s a nice way to use the hilly area. There is still room to set up a rv on some sites. The water source has its own building. The vault toilet has a ramp for accessibility.
The entire campground was empty when we showed up on a Thursday afternoon. Some sites are right on the small lake while others are more wooded. Some of the sites are close together so choose the style you prefer. Along the road in are a variety of off-road trails to explore.
This quiet lake is a perfect spot to getaway from crowds.
Visited during Labor Day weekend. Was able to find spot on this campsite. Smal campground with only 9 campsites with water & pithall toilet. 7 campsites can be yousd for camper. Very woody nice area. Lot of mushrooms. Access to trail from campsite.