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They have just about anything you would want. Sites on the water, large shaded sites, pull thrus. Nice playground. Two issues. 1. It’s really hard to get a spot. First come first serve. Not who put things in the site first, but who actually puts money in the box first. This leads to a lot of arguments that I witness almost every time we’re at Arcadia. 2. Community water. Sometimes you need 2 or even 3 hoses to reach the water. Campsite wise,this is some of the best camping anywhere near OKC. Also a ton of deer. See them everyday.
There are three main campground parks around the lake. Spring Creek and Scissortail Parks are off 15th. Central Park is off the 2nd Street entrance.
Spring Creek and Scissortail were both full, so we ended up at the Spring Creek Park.
In Spring Creek, there is primitive camping in Bobcat Campground and King Snake Campground. We stayed in the Cottonwood Campground which had a mix of camping types.
We stayed in an RTT, so all of the spots were easy access for us, but I saw some big rigs and setups with boats, so it looked like it was easy to park for most anyone.
The spaces were ample sized and most all of them had enough trees surrounding them to offer decent privacy. They all had had fire pits, grills and picnic tables. They all looked pretty level.
Restrooms and showers were passable, but not much better than that.
The campground was pretty full, but pretty quiet. No problems with noise.
Lots of trash cans around, but they were all full or overflowing. Most of the campsites had some lingering trash around. Definitely could have been cleaner.
My son had a ball and this place isn't far from home, so we will probably checkout the other campgrounds on 15th the next time we are there.
In addition to easy setup and getting around, the other thing that makes this great for new campers is that the city of Edmond is just a few miles away for a full list of stores and restaurants. Or head east on 2nd (66) and go to Pop's in Arcadia for a burger and a selection of over 500 sodas.
And finally, lots of Oklahoma hospitality in case you do have problems or need a hand.
I’m not much of a lake swimmer but it’s ok. The water is a bit sandy and turbid but the place we had was on the water and was great! Spring Creek is for RV’s only and over-flow camping. There was a constant breeze which made fires tricky but very cool even when it got into the mid-90’s. Water hookups were spaces between primitive camp sites on Bobcat, but the water was nice and cold! We stayed at 224, it was mostly shaded but a bit far from the restrooms. Restrooms were gross, there was a large group staying near them and bugs were everywhere and they were trashed. But fun little trails everywhere! Could buy firewood! But found lots of kindling lying around!
I’ve stayed here twice now, and I love the rural, rougher campsites. This area is much more wooded than Thunderbird, and the views of the lake are obstructed by trees, so don’t expect to get a lake view in front of your tent. Payment sucks, as you have to shove money into an envelope at the entrance and is just a hassle. The City of Edmond could improve this by allowing reservations online just like the Oklahoma State Parks.
This lake and the multiple camping areas around it are really nice. Full rv spots with complete lake view. Tons of shade. The Breeze over the lake has helped me with the humidity of summer. Friendly folks, eager to help. I've stayed there in our tent. Quiet and lots of critters to keep you smiling. I've been visited by lone and small groups of doe, fawns with white freckles. Children play areas with park toys. Day use areas, beach and swimming areas.
Myself, the sons and grandsons in our family decided to go on a weekend camp out for just the guys. We all agreed to go to Lake Eufaula but had never stayed in Dogwood RV park so that’s what we did this time. We stayed in premium spot # 81 and couldn’t have been more pleased. Spot was great, weather was cool which made sitting in front of a campfire and just a short walk over to the bathroom facilities. They were well maintained, clean and best of all warm with good hot water. Saw plenty of deer and an armadillo or two. Squirrels were plentiful as well. We weren’t lucky enough between all of us to catch even one fish but hot dogs and burgers were plentiful. Overall we had a great time and I can’t wait to go on another camp out with them. Maybe next time we’ll add all the girls and reserve multiple camping spots.