Myron C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2020

Primitive Campground with No Amenities except for Solitude

This is one of three“campgrounds,” that I know of, that are within Table Rock State Park. This particular one is primitive, and you have to hike in to it. It is advisable to take your own water since the nearest water is almost a half mile away. There is a fire pit, a picnic table, a lantern pole, and a tent pad. The best part about this campground is that it is away from the sounds of traffic, and your nearest neighbor, if you have one, will be a tent camper about 200 feet away. The tent sites are close to the lake, and the site that I chose has a short trail down to it through the woods. However, it is a steep trail, and once you get down to it, the only thing you will be able to do is look at it or fish in it. There are no boat launches there, but then again, I can’t imagine carrying a kayak that far into the woods by way of a narrow trail. There is one pit toilet for this campground, and from my site, it is almost a half mile away. That means that if you have to go in the middle of the night, take a strong flashlight with you since there are NO artificial lights at this campground. It is a great campground if you want to get away from it all, but remember, you do have to pack everything in and pack everything out. I estimate the distance is about a quarter mile or more. It is a peaceful campsite, but if there are lots of groups camping there, you may want to choose a different site farther back. The main trail runs right beside this site. However, this time there was only one couple that I know of, and it was no problem. Overall, this campground is NOT for RV campers or for car campers. However, it IS for people who don’t mind backpacking a short distance for remoteness and solitude.

  • This is the trailhead to the campsites from the parking lot.
  • Campsite 4 has just the basics--fire pit, picnic table, lantern pole, and tent pad.
  • The trail to the campsites is fairly easy.
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  • The hike to the pit toilet and to get water is almost a half mile.
  • Pit toilet and water
  • It is a short hike down to the lake from tent site 4.
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  • The hike back up from the lake to campsite 4 is uphill and steep.  However, it is a short hike.
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  • There are groups sites nearby.
  • This is the view of the lake once you go down the hill from campsite 4.
  • Here is tent site 4 from another perspective.

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