We stayed one night on our way to pigeon forge, tn. It was neat and orderly but right on I-75 and next to RR tracks . We pulled in right at dusk and left after we got up , so we didn’t have time to explore. What we saw was nice and most of not all sites were full hook up. There were no fire rings or picnic tables at sites. We were told under new management and would be arriving soon. Staff were all friendly and polite.
We stayed here in a 29’Tt ,3 kids, 2 dogs. Well kept smaller campground. Kids trick or treated and all campers were very friendly. Due to cooler temps pool was closed . The small putt putt course was still open for kids to play. Playground was a hit for our 8yr and under kids. A nice short walk takes you to Mogadore reservoir , no luck for us fishing from shore. We camped at site #10. Was level side to side, lots are pretty tight in that area. Advice - get there early or you ll have many vehicles and campers to watch for as you back in ! Overall great wkend . Staff had crafts and pumpkin decorating for kids also and were helpful and friendly.
I camped here w 29’ travel trailer site 423 I think… on fields edge. At 1st didn’t care for it but after I noticed where sun was setting it became best in whole campground . We have 2 youngsters 8 and 4yrs old .. they enjoyed riding their bikes and playing games around camp. I was almost scared after seeing all bad reviews but trusted a friends recommendation to camp here… it turned out that our space along fields edge had 5-6 empty lots on each side. Everyone we talked to was friendly or helpful. There’s 3 or 4 nice fishing holes ( one 23 acre lake) some trails off back side take you around by stage then to another large pond. Didn’t use the bathrooms , bathhouse , or laundry rm. Camp store had tobacco, bait, s’mores, ice etc. Couple things some may not like , as I’m being honest here.. our site was a normal gfi outlet and couldn’t run a/c and air fryer 🤪 no biggie we did wings over a fire. I’d have a filter for water also. People complained about dump station too but it’s because you have to back up to it . Not a big deal. Overall the atmosphere was awesome , scenery beautiful, and fishing was great.
We stayed here 28th-30th of August . It’s been my kids favorite so far this yr, probably mine as well. Main reason we had a vacant lot on either side of us and our lot (a24) was right on water. Everyone was friendly that passed or worked there . Not once were we bothered . Our kids age 4 and 8 fished from sun up Saturday to about noon and then sporadically after that throughout the day. That night we hunted large bull frogs . All catch and release . I’d say a-27 would’ve been better site as the dumpsters were right across from us where we were. Overall it was a great wkend even w heavy rains Friday night . The park has no paved roads and their dump station is not state of the art like some state parks , but works fine as I washed out tanks thoroughly and even treated both tanks w no pressure . My only negative is I wish camp store ( or where you check in ) sold bait . I had 12 crawlers that the kids cut in thirds and ran out very quickly . Researching where to find live bait was too far so they used long fake worms pink/purple , watermelon, or some spinner baits . Still caught plenty of fish! Our 2 dogs ran around our site enjoying the wkend as well. Great low key, inexpensive campground to enjoy a quiet relaxing wkend fishing . We ll definitely be back.
Well this wkend it rained the whole time 🙁 we made best of it especially since our lot was on a hill! Nice park and scenery. We kayaked on the creek before we left Sunday when it was down to a misting rain
Very nice park . Scenic on way in . Lots were decent size , not real private but our tent set up gave us privacy. We creek walked and hiked. Nice little campground , don’t have any info for rv’ers but for primitive it’s nice. The nature building was open on Saturday and Sunday and was great for our little ones
It’s close to us and always a good time. Great fishing on lake also
This review will be based on tent camping not w an rv. I 1st came here in late 90’s w friends from school. If you like The feeling of being in the middle of nowhere and extreme fresh air this is the place for you! Lots are huge and never crowed. I think there’s 3 loops still open , 1 closed. Last time we went it was a honor system - put $ in envelope at box near entrance . Ranger might come by to check people and payment - and he/ she may not. There are no hook up electric /water … just you and nature . Kinzua dam is about 40-45 min drive . Rim rock is a great hiking trail/park you ll pass on way to dam. Before that and much closer to Tracy ridge is boat launch or fishing area . Whether you’re going w a group to get a little crazy or you have young children that will enjoy just being in the woods and learning primitive style camping methods there’s enough space that all will enjoy. We have a camper now and will Definitely visit this place after we get a inverter/ generator .. ya spoiled now hahaha I can’t think of better camp spot for your dogs either … as long as they listen they ll be able to stretch their legs a little too. Oh and the trail system for hiking is great too, one trail head takes to to the reservoir due East . There a also a campground out on main rd to the north just past a lil camp/country store that lets you pay couple bucks to shower there . Plenty of dead wood around to not even worry about bringing firewood and plenty of options for hanging multiple hammocks 😎 I’ve camped here maybe 15x over the yrs and still my favorite primitive get away.
We’ve tent camped here several yrs. Haven’t Back our camper in yet but we re waiting for an opening . It’s booked up for a reason . Shower houses are nice and flow hot water when needed. Grounds are clean and well maintained. Beach is small yet clean and nice . Sites are shaded and nice size . Some larger than others. We fished w little luck around boat ramp and shoreline around there . Overall great family get away .
The drive into this place was beautiful. Didn’t feel like you just drove through Canton ( coming from the north) 1st impression was - wow it’s newly updated and a beautiful well maintained campground. After check in we noticed the sites were very small . With only a 29’ camper our truck barely fit perpendicular off the road . If we d of parked along side camper we’d have no lot. Then I notice cigarette butts all over . Beat down and old , black n mild plastic tips , bottle caps etc all in the dirt all over site. You can tell there was a build up over the summer . We picked an area on the edge of Area 3 with woods behind us and between Area 4. A little inlet of lake poked up in there . Thinking the kids could explore and catch critters there . Looked like a bomb went off of trash in there . That’s mainly why I give this park 3 stars. Because I taught my kids to never leave evidence of our existence and how shameful it was to litter they police called the entire tree line . Filled up 2 trash bags. Ages 8 and 4. Our table wobbled pretty good and should’ve been burned. The beach was awesome… sandy all the way out. Concession stand is nice by beach too. Bike or walk on paved trails with some good grade changes . Ranger patrolled very regularly and was very serious about his job lol almost like he was looking for action! Remember to put alcohol in cups 😏 Overall we had fun there and made best of it . Dump station was very nice but lacked the ability to hook hose to side of camper to flush tank. Many sites here are new and amidst a concrete jungle . Pads w small decorative newly planted plants. Full sun and packed closely together. Reminded me of a subdivision haha if you like that style of camping you ll love it . We did search out best spots here and they’re at the tip of the peninsula. Largest lots I saw AND there right on the water!!
We chose this state park because it was close and had good reviews. Overall our experience was very good. Great atmosphere and nicely wooded lots. Decent size too. Only negatives I have are some of lots are pretty uneven and the vegetation at all the shores edge . Had to have boat to get out and fish. Beach was great and there an epic playground for kids . If your kids are 8 and under they ll love the nature playground and nets provided to catch critters . We ll camp here again for sure .