JESS H.
FOREST LAKE, MN
Joined September 2016
Awesome Campground, not so awesome park

Coming from Minnesota, Indian Cove Campground was the neatest thing- not a lot of trees, but plenty of rocks. Because of the rock formations, you basically have walls separating you from your neighbors, which is amazing. The amenities are fairly spread out, but conveniently close. It was odd having a grill & a fire pit though. Maybe it's a southern thing.

The park itself however, it'd much of the same. We were wishing we wouldn't have planned quite so many days there- 2 would be plenty, if you're doing a road trip. The Hidden Valley hike was interesting historically & seanicly.

Less crowded

The fact that it's not in Grand Canyon Village means it won't be so crowded, which is usually what campers are looking for. The sites are fairly close together, but pretty private considering. It's a very small ground so getting to the loo is easy enough. The terrain is also totally different from the Village, much more desert-y (as the name implies, though there is plenty of shade) & so offers a different experience. If/when we go back, we'll be looking to stay here.

Gooseberry Fall Camping

Lovely campsite, where the sites aren't too close to each other. The sites within view of Lake Superior are the best. Hard to book in the summer, but perfect camping in October. & November, if you have a solid tent & a mummy bag.