We stayed here Memorial Day Weekend. This spot is a hidden gem on a busy mountain during a busy weekend. The campground is off the old road right after Smoky Bar, and is along Big Smoky Creek. All weekend the campground was quiet and still had plenty of sites left over. We drove down the road into Featherville and the whole place was packed. It was amazing our campground still had room. We stayed in Sites 4+5, we had plenty of room for a 21' trailer and a 32' motorhome in site 5 and 2 vehicles in site 4
If you like to fish then Oakley Reservoir is a worth the trip. The campgrounds are right on the reservoir and open and spacious. It’s a great spot to fish all day, light a campfire and gaze under the stars.
This is a common spot and can become very busy during summer months, but has plenty of space around to find a spot to camp out. This campground offers beautiful views, and plenty of trails to explore nearby. Some of our family's best memories have been made here. I definatly recommend getting getting up early Friday or Thursday evenings to get a good spot.
This is a beautiful Campsite right on Lake Cleveland. The East side is great for RV's while the West end is better for Tents. It is hard to get a spot here as the locals tend to camp here during the holiday weekends. You can reserve a spot online, but have to do it well in advance. There are other areas to stay nearby if this campsite is backed up. The lake is great for fishing, swimming or just relaxing. I always enjoy my stays at Lake Cleveland.
I was first told about this camping spot when I first moved to the area. We went over Father's Day weekend and we were pretty disappointed. The area was clean and being on the river was nice but it was so hot with very little to no shade. We stayed in a tent and it was so hot during the day. I can see this being a great spot for those who are taking their boats out fishing, but if you are just in it for the camping aspect it is pretty boring.
We have stayed here a few times over the past few years. The views from this campground are great with an amazing sunset. It is near Lake Cleveland and a few miles from the Ranger Lookout. This is a great spot for anyone wanting to hike or ride Mountain Bikes. The lake is great for swimming or fishing. I will be staying here again.
We ended up finding this spot to when we were looking at camping near Independence Lakes. It is a dispersed camping. The site was big enough for 3-4 trailers and had a picnic table and a fire ring. I recommend anyone coming in with a trailer or Rv to come in from the Elba side opposed to the Oakley Side. If your looking for a nice quiet location located a few miles from a nice hike to the lakes this is the place. This is one of those hidden spots for those wanting to stay a few days hiking or taking out their ATV/UTV.
We stopped at this campground hoping it was Trailer Friendly. We were able to get up to the parking lot but I wouldn't recommend it. If my trailer was not lifted we would have had issues. It was dark by the time we reached the parking lot to the campground so we decided to stay there for the night and find a new site in the morning. The campground was busy and the parking lot was full. You have to park and its a short walk to the campsites. The hike to the lakes is a beautiful hike and remains one of my favorites. We ended up finding a great spot to set up camp the next morning. This was our first trip with our trailer and it taught us to do more research before planning our trip. This campground is great overall just didn't work for our set up.
We stayed here when one of the vehicles in our party had engine issues. We were able to camp for the night and see the local mechanic the next morning. This is just an open field behind the lodge, but you are located in Stanley near the restaurants and shops. There is a hot spring you can walk to from the lodge and the camp site. Normally We wouldn't stay in place like this since its just an open field, but it turned out to be a great experience on our multi- destination camping trip. If I remember right the fee to camp is $30/night. There were other people with tents and campers set up.
We stayed here in August of 2020. The campground was nice and felt secluded. It got busy towards the weekend but it was still quiet. During our stay we learned this campground is popular for people who love to pick huckleberries. We went on a drive to get some just to find out they were all around our campsite. There are a lot of trails for those who like to ride their off-road vehicles. The campsites were big and shaded for the most part. We had a pleasant experience and even met new friends.
We stayed here in August of 2020. At first we were worried since it was right off the busy highway but it was an awesome place to stay for a few days. We had two separate campsites and they were perfectly located for going back and fourth. You can fish or swim in the river on those warm days and it is close enough to Stanley if you need to resupply. The campground is also close to Yankee Fork. The camp host was friendly and made sure we were taken care of. I highly recommend this campground.
We stayed at this campground in June of 2019. The camp host was friendly and the camp was kept clean and everyone was courteous to one another. Behind us was the river and at the end of the campground was some hot springs. It was Father's Day weekend so it was extremely busy. We got there Thursday evening to get 3 spots for our family outing. It was a bit noisy with all the 4 wheelers, and utv's but that is to be expected. We really enjoyed this spot and would stay again.