Ryerson Station State Park
Brian B.
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2020

Great place for a short Camping trip

We took our 8 month old on his first camping trip here Memorial Day weekend  and really lucked out.  After talking to some park rangers it was the first weekend in over a year that they had the campground open and fully operational.  There are brand new bathrooms and a shower house, water hook-ups, big sites that are mostly shaded. (They reduced the numbers of sites from around 50 to 35.)  There are some new looking cabins that we did not stay in.  Although the campsite was very nice, there isn't too much around to do yet.  The dam that used to be in the park has not been rebuilt so the lake is still drained, and the new swimming pool is under construction. Parts of the park seem like they have been abandoned, probably when they were forced to drain the lake.  The trails could use some work but are still there if you want to hike, and the ranger also mentioned their plans to build a new bike trail somewhere in the park.  If you are just trying to sleep in the woods and spend some nights camping this is perfect, take advantage while the facilities are new and it's easy to get a reservation.  And with the future improvements it will easily be 5/5.

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