I rolled into this camp around 4 in the evening looking for a place for the night. Be aware this site requires registration on the park service website. You have to make reservation and pay online due to covid 19 prevention measures. They can not accept payment at the gate! I was the only one in the primitive area and it was really nice and quiet. The closest toilet is an outhouse but in the RV section there is a nice bathhouse and bathrooms that are well maintained and stocked. I saw Deer, Geese and Turkey.
I stumbled upon this campground in search of waterfront sites, and it delivered! My husband and I were fortunate to stay here twice, and it is by far our favorite campground we have visited since we began our camping adventures last year. It is such a peaceful, quiet campground and was not crowded at all for our Thanksgiving and Christmas stays. The campground hosts were very friendly, and check in was a breeze. The hosts patrolled the campground often, and we felt very safe here. Although we didn’t utilize the bathhouse or laundry facilities, they were very clean and heated. The park felt very secluded, but Walmart was just a short drive away when we needed to pick up a few things we had forgotten. We also appreciated that we had cell phone service (AT&T) at all times in order to stay in touch with family, and we were able to use our hot spot for streaming Netflix in the evenings.
During our first stay during the Thanksgiving break, we camped at site 29 after seeing video reviews of this particular site, and we really enjoyed having views of the lake from three sides. The site was very spacious and level, and we appreciated the general layout and amenities (fire ring, movable picnic table, grill, and lantern post). Although this site had many great qualities, we were surprised by the constant boat/fishing traffic just across the lake. The fishermen’s voices really carried across the lake, so it just didn’t feel very private. Also, backing our 21’ travel trailer into the site took some maneuvering because of the trees at the driveway entrance.
After exploring the different sites in the campground during our first stay, we found that the sites on the other side of the Black Gum Loop were much better suited to our taste since they faced the dam instead of the boat launch. We stayed at site 47 during our second stay and really loved the view and solitude. This was also a spacious site with great views of the lake. We will definitely visit Twiltley again!