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Jennifer O.
Gaithersburg , MD
Joined April 2019
Dirty and Noisy

This was the most awful camping experience we had in 10 National Parks. The bathrooms and sites were flooded and dirty. Sites were over-crowded. No privacy. The campground managers were helpless to assist, even when we reported domestic violence that went on for hours. The tkld is to call the police, but there was no reception in the park (4 other people were trying to call also), and the solitary payphone was disconnected. We left early, forfeiting our money, and went to Grand Teton. The only cool parts were the bison walking through the campsites and the black bear (Although we were told one had to be shot because it kept returning to the campground.)

Magical

The drive up to the campground was beautiful and windy. The sites themselves are pretty secluded. Only pit toilets are available, but they are clean and there are nice paved sidewalks to them. The ranger talks and star viewing is amazing!

Windy, wild, and beautiful

We changed campsites upon arrival because of the wind, but there were plenty of very private and sheltered sites. The tent pad was almost small for our huge tent with a large garage, but we managed to fit. Chilly at night, but lovely during the day with easy access to the tours.

Quiet and flat

It seems like the campground might be crowded, and you can see your neighbors in most sites, but there are trees and some privacy. Deer wander through, too, which is fun. There and sidewalks for the children to ride bikes and scooters. It can be a bit of a walk to reach the shuttle, but it’s worth the effort to avoid parking.

Beautiful but busy

The campsites are lovely with some privacy. The bathrooms are adequate. Everyone seems to stay up late and wake early to enjoy the park. Be prepared for some traffic and long drives to places within the park. The bear lockers are easy to use and convenient. Ultimately, it is stunning!