Anne H.

Evanston, IL

Joined June 2018

Natural with amenities

This is a really nice campground, with many sites that had good privacy that were screened with wooded areas. It wasn’t that you couldn’t see the next site through the woods, but they were far enough away that you didn’t feel on top of each other. That being said, there were many sites that had very little privacy, particularly those near the bathrooms. If unsure, I would call the camp office about particular sites depending on what you’re looking for. The bathrooms were clean and well-kept, had toilets and sinks available and were scattered throughout the campground. Potable water through pumps, but there was no dishwashing station. For showers you had to go towards the gated entrance where the showers and laundry room were located. The showers were coin operated so that was a little different for us. But it worked. The camp store was good, and the people who worked at were helpful. It was well located with in the national Park. We had deer and wild turkeys walking through the campsites as well as several species of songbirds.

Ok campground with no privacy.

We stayed in the section called Creekside. The best part about the campground was being able to hear the creek at night in the tent. Otherwise the sides are on a completely grassy area which can get horrifically muddy in the rain. The kind of mud where you step and you sink in past your ankles. We were there during torrential rain and you have to park your car in this grass as well. It’s been a lot of time worrying that my car was going to sing too deeply to drive out. The area we stayed in was allotted six campsites. At any other campground they would have put two campsites in that same space. Luckily for us no one else was there. If there had been it would’ve been very uncomfortable. I can only see being this close to people if you’re there for a family reunion or a group of friends. This was true of all the campsites we saw. Also true of all campsites was it there was no vegetation or screening of any kind. Although there was a good amount of shade. Just not that would’ve provided any sort of privacy. We drove up to the area called the Highlands where some of the RV sites are. It was steep and narrow and I was a bit nervous with my van. I imagine if you’re driving an RV up there it could be a bit hairy.The game room was closed the whole time we were there so I can’t speak to it. The bathrooms were doable. Nothing great but not gross.

Natural, well maintained

Nice campground with tent areas and RV area well separated. Fire rings with attached rebar grills on a bricked square. Picnic table and lantern post. Small playground near the check in station/camp store. The store is small but will have what you need. The showers were adequate with the requisite daddy long legs. There were a fair amount of ticks so spray your gear with permethrin. Many of the sites were pretty small - we had a hard time seeing where a tent would fit, usually the answer was on the side of the road. Also, many were close together with little privacy. We stayed on site 53. Which I definitely recommend. Plenty of space for the tent (on a bit of a slant with tree roots, but doable, especially with air mattresses), great privacy on one side, decentprivacy on the other, and a lovely view of the woods at the back.