Visitors have their choice between four campgrounds. The Lakeside Campground features a beach for swimming, 12 RV sites, and15 tent sites that must be reserved online. A playground, group shelter and comfort station. The Grand View Campground features four RV sites with electric service only, 45 tent sites, a group shelter and comfort station. All campsites must be reserved online.
The Riverside Campground below the Pensacola Dam features tent sites that must be reserved online. A group shelter and boat ramp which offers access to the river. This campground has pit toilets. In the nearby Grand Cherokee Campground, located below the Pensacola Dam, a comfort station with showers is available. RV sites with full hookups including 50-amp electric must be booked online.
The Grand Lake region is a great place to see all sorts of wildlife and waterfowl year-round. In the late fall to early spring, the area is an especially good time to see American Bald Eagles and occasionally a Golden Eagle. The best viewing is below Pensacola Dam on the scenic Grand River. From late October through March, this area below the dam is a haven for the eagles as they hunt for small fish, often snatching them off the surface of the water, or even stealing them from other birds. The best time to watch the birds in action is early in the morning
We camped here in the fall and were pleasantly surprised with all the pecans we gathered. It's secluded and quiet with views of the Grand River and Neosho River. Wheelchair Friendly. Roads were paved. If you gold a golf course is just down the street. We walked up to the golf course and stopped for a snack on the way to check out the more primitive campsite across the bridge.
There are 50 amp full hook up pullthroughs. We woke up to deer out our window. No playground but great nature walks around the area.