I have stayed at this campground before in another year, another place, and in another season. It was great then, but it was not during peak season. This time I stayed in July, and it was crowded with people. My site was in the middle of several other sites, so there was very little privacy. I started setting up when I first go there, but for at least five minutes I had to listen to somebody’s diesel engine running just a few steps away. Perhaps in a less crowded season, it would have been all right, but this time was not good.
As far as the site is concerned, it was a gravel pad and had a picnic table and a fire pit(which had trash left by previous visitors). The bath house was a short walk away and was very Spartan with no showers. Neighboring sites were almost within spitting distance of each other, and I didn’t have anywhere to tie up my hammock. That may not be important to most people, but it was to me. Because it was such a busy time, I couldn’t enjoy the sounds of the creek as much as I would like because of other campers talking.
The biggest attraction here is not getting back to nature, even though it is a national park campground. The biggest attraction is the tubing, the fishing, and the playing in Deep Creek. Overall, I do recommend this campground during the off season, but you if you want a little more privacy, avoid the summer months.