Spots are reservable and first come first serve. They have group camping as well. They close this campground during the summer months because it’s honestly just too hot to stay however This campground is amazing the hosts are incredible a lot of places get reserved but people flake or whatever so if you do not have a reservation my best advice is to find the Camp host and they’ll tell you which spots nobody has shown up for because if you drive through and strike out and see that there’s reservation signs a lot of times people don’t show up so they know who was supposed to show up and who wasn’t and they will let you know which spots are available. The best thing about this place is you’re literally minutes from any free hiking and your minutes from getting in to the scenic Loop . If you are unable to get into the scenic loop One of the nearest places to hike is First Creek Trail it’s free and it’s amazing you can hike all the way to the top and it’s neat because you get to literally see water streaming through and see wildlife at its finest, icebox trail is also another neat Hiking trail mind you I’m a mom so these are kid friendly hikes!!! I have a three-year-old and a seven-year-old and they can make it to the top every time. make sure you pack in a lot of water !! if you have a dog which we do make sure you bring poop pick up bags it seems as if people don’t care about nature to pick up the poop- people blow my mind when it comes to hiking how they just let their dogs do whatever … next the petroglyph wall trail head hike is mild compared to others and enjoyable they have signage telling you about the history which is really neat.
Back to the camping I recommend finding a campsite that has covered tables just in case you don’t bring a pop up or any shade but nonetheless they have nice bathrooms water spouts throughout and it’s a really cool easy accessible campground to where you can get to anything that you want to get to I really recommend coming here October through April because the temperature cools down but yet you’re still able to enjoy all those amazing hikes without overheating or exhausting yourself if you need to reach a store you just jump on the street and go to Charleston and the Freeway there’s many stores you can refuel get liquids anything you may need that you forgot you’re nearby to stores which is about a 20 minute drive which isn’t bad. you’re allowed to have fires at this campground weather permitting they sometimes have wood but I would not guarantee that. also make sure fire restrictions are checked before. each spot has a grill and a fire ring and if you’re lucky and get a spot with cover canopy then you’re Doing great. They also have walking camp spots Where everyone uses a community parking area and then walk maybe 100 feet to a camp spot they have shared bathrooms there as well so you don’t have to walk further to potty. they pretty much have everything all set up for you they also have a no turn away policy they’re not gonna turn you away if you’re hiking and needing a spot to stay. overall a super great spot to go camping even in the heat you get to enjoy the bright stars and wildlife