There are only 12 campsites and they are very big and spread out. We visited on Labor Day weekend and even with all sites full we never heard our neighbors. The only sound I heard as I drifted off to sleep was the flow of the Metolious River, which most of the sites are located next to. For those of you who like fishing, there are plenty of spots near by and within walking distance to cast your line. I would highly recommend this campground and can't wait to visit again. The only downfall is the amount of yellow jackets that were present. We had to drive out to the store at Camp Sherman, 8 miles away, to purchase a yellow jacket trap. Every time we cooked we were just surrounded by them. But this is the end of the season for them so they should be gone soon. There are also plenty of trails around for hiking or running.
This place is beautiful. The lake is a great place to read next to or fish. Campsites and restrooms were well maintained. There was little privacy in between spaces but the beauty of lake made us forget all that. Dogs aren't allowed on trails so be mindful of that if brining your critter with you.
We weren't here for long, only one night on our way back home to Oregon but it was long enough to see a bear cross the road. This is definitely a spot where they aren't kidding about locking up your food. We didn't have any issues but good to note. It was also pretty chilly for what we thought was still the fall season, only 30 degrees when we arrived and 22 when we woke up in our tent the next morning. Absolutley breathtaking. Can't wait to go back to spend more time.
I was in awe just driving around the massive campgrounds trying to locate our reserved site. We stayed next to the river and falling asleep and waking up to the sounds of the river was just the ticket. Neighbors weren't too close and although we could hear the guitar and songs being sung around the campfire from our neighbors down the way, it just added to the ambiance. Camp host was very polite and friendly. Even though coin operated showers were located in the bathroom we didn't take advantage of them. The only way to access the park is from the north due to a landslide to the south but it didn't bother us. The drive in was right along the ocean! Just beautiful.
Beautiful and secluded. We felt like we were a million miles away from everyone, even our camp neighbors! The giant redwoods provide a lot of privacy and gorgeous surroundings, you feel like you're in your own private wilderness. There were plenty of warnings about keeping food put away to avoid attracting bears, but that's to be expected for most places in California.
Beautiful and secluded. You felt the the creek was yours alone. Didn't want to leave!
The camp hosts were excellent! Extremely nice and knowledgeable. This is a newer campground so the ammenties were still in great shape. However, because it was so new the trees were still saplings and provide no shade from the hot sun or protection from the wind. There is one big tree with a picnic table right next to the river. Great for fishing but not a lot of hiking.