We dreaded dealing with crowds over the 4th of July weekend and back in March, this was one of the few state parks where I could get reservations in this area. Keep in mind that "this area" is about 40 minutes from Clarkston, the nearest town so make sure you stock up and don't count on cell service (except for the top of Puffer Butte!) The campground is small - only 20 sites but even on July 3, there were still a handful of empty sites. It was very quiet. Some sites are pull through and some are larger than others (mostly the ones on the outside of the loop) Site 16 was large and could accommodate several vehicles and tents. One restroom that was very clean with my three necessities: soap, hand dryers, and garbage. Coin-operated shower but make sure you have quarters because there is not always a staff person to give you change. Firewood is on the honor system at $5 per bundle. There is an actual spring that the park is named for but it was still turned off (didn't know you could turn a spring on/off?) There are teepees, cabins, and shelters and it appears to be a popular place in the winter for cross country skiing and tubing. The 2+ mile roundtrip hike to the Puffer Butte is a must as the three state view (WA, ID, OR) is sweeping and gorgeous. Other than that, we enjoyed a quiet two nights at this state park
I absolutely adore this park! camping and hiking in the summer, tubing in the winter, mushrooming in the spring. There is no time of year that is bad for this park.
My husband and I love this State Park. It was definitely a good, long drive to get to, but was so worth it (about 5 or so hours from Walla Walla). The campsite was close to showers and water, and not too close to others. Both tent and RV camping is allowed. The hiking trail was long and absolutely amazing, and we ended up near a fire cabin used during the winter and summer. There was a night where coyotes came very close to the campground, and the rangers took care to ensure they didn't get too close. Everyone we came into contact with was friendly and helpful. We saw so much wildlife since it's located far away from cities and people. So worth it!