Dani K.

The Dyrt Pro

San Diego, CA

Joined October 2020

Not worth it

Campground was full but paid for the day use so I could go hiking and use the bathroom after being on the road for 5 hours straight. Well…there were no bathrooms EXCEPT in the campground. Therefore there was no parking for the bathrooms.

The park is mostly roads. Roads that lead you only to more roads. Couldn’t find a purpose for most of them other than they connect you to more roads. Not to campsites, not to recreation, not to pretty views…just more pavement.

Gate guy was also kind of rude.

So glad I didn’t spend the $26 for a campsite

Lovely primitive camping

Stayed just off the main road about a mile at a previously made campsite. Some other campsites around were filled with trash. Please pick up after yourselves.

No cellular but ok enough data.

Primitive.

Trailhead is down from the campsites a ways, probably would drive it not walk it.

The roads aren’t the best but my van made it despite the muddy potholes.

Brown water, nice trees

There was flushing toilets which was nice. However the water in the toilets and coming out of the faucets was brown. Bring hand sanitizer.

No Verizon coverage.

Didn’t spend long here but it was pretty. Campsites seemed nice enough. Roads were paved.

Busy but pretty

Tons of RVs here while I was camped, but I understand why. Community seemed really nice.

Good Verizon cell service.

The park is lovely and goes right up onto the lakes beach. Long hiking trails take you through the woods and marsh land. Saw a couple deer, turtles, and a nutria. Dog loved it.

Bring bug spray or citronella. They will swarm you. Campsites are nice. Laundry, showers and toilets were fine.

Grassy, open, kinda noisy

Very pretty lake views and tons of grass. My dog loved going for runs through the grass (while on her leash).

They had some showers and toilets working again when I went. Hot water was very nice! Not the cleanest bathrooms but not the worst either.

Sites had electricity, water, and covered picnic tables. Trash cans were readily available.

Gate keeper was SUPER friendly and let me know what to do if I needed assistance.

Would recommend

Gorgeous views

Stayed 2 nights.

The campsite was beautiful. Wonderful views of the mountains and of the valley below.

Campsites weren’t super level, which I didn’t mind too much. Saw other vehicle campers had blocks to level out their rigs.

Signs were kind of confusing. Two separate areas stated they were the campgrounds but campsites were littered throughout. The loop to get back to the beginning was about 30 min if you wanted to drive to drop off your fees. I ended up walking and realized it was 1) much steeper than I thought 2) much farther than I thought and 3) I was much more out of shape than I thought.

Campsites have picnic tables, Ramadas, fire rings and there were many vault toilets throughout.

Clean and spacious

$15 for non electric spot. I thought it was worth it because of everything that comes with it. Paved roads, large parking spots, picnic tables and grills, and fire rings. Water also at each spot.

Toilets and showers were clean and free to use (comes with camping fee). Also plus we’re they were heated and the shower got nice and hot.

Walked my dog along a 1.2 mile trail through flat brush land. Good for trail running.

Free primitive camping

Super close to the Grand Canyon and free — can’t get much better. The road was easy to find and the camping sites start just after the cattle guard.

Fire rings were set up at most of the camp sites. Only 3 other campers when I went (Sunday night) and we had a secluded little area where we couldn’t see anyone. Could hear coyotes in the distance. Stars were amazing.

The obvious: no services or toilets. Dig your holes, clean up after yourselves, leave it nice for the next campers.

Nice camp, Very desert

The campsite itself is very well maintained. Metal fire pits are available and bathrooms. The last place I camped was $30 and had neither.

The scenery is beautiful but very desert. Cholla cacti are everywhere so watch your pets paws (my poor dog kept getting them in between her paw pads). Also didn’t get very cool in the evening, but had a beautiful night sky.

There are trails; no dogs allowed.

Did see a tarantula.