As you may have guessed, this campground is located in an old gravel pit. When the excavation hit the water table and the pit was filled in with water the operations ceased and the site was abandoned. Now this campground is locally known as a swimming hole, and is also occasionally stocked with trout.
If you want to sleep in a canyon under a brilliant blanket of stars, this is the place for you. The campground is well kept and the out and back trail ( I think about 8 miles altogether ) is lovely.