Terrible terrain for car camping

We were surprised when we made it to this campground- that it was built on the side of a hill. The walk-in sites may be different, but all of the pull in sites were extremely off-level (even with all our blocks we couldn’t get close) and the roads through the campground itself is so steep/narrow and windy that it would be extremely difficult to back in (we watched someone get stuck while trying). There wasn’t a flat tent spot at our campsite either. Finally, we arrived after dark (in November that was pretty early) and it was difficult to find your way into and out of the campground due to lack of signage. We were extremely disappointed with the quality of the sites here and would not recommend.

Nice coastal campground

Very quiet area and pretty well spaced out sites (for a coastal campground). Once the sun went down there were very few people outside. Good beach access (down a ramped pathway and then staircase). Bathrooms are clean and single occupant. Pay showers (so bring quarters-25 cents a minute). There is a little noise from route 1, but our campsite was closer to the ocean so didn’t bother us at all. Will definitely stay here again.

Good for long rigs

We were planning on staying here, but ended up at Peck Gulch up the road instead. This campground is really a big parking lot with “sites” designated throughout. If you’re in an big vehicle or towing this would be a good spot, but there isn’t really any privacy between the different sites (they’re spaced out, but there’s nothing visibly separating them). There is good water access.

Ok campground on the lake

There’s a steep road down to the campground so beware if you are towing or have a long vehicle. Once down at the lake the campground is flat and wide open. There’s a boat launch and a big day-use parking area with a pit toilet. The campsites are very exposed (both to wind and the other campsites)- but it was very quiet when we were there in a weeknight in July.

Very busy

We tried to stay here on a Saturday in July- and it was way too crowded. People were parked everywhere (in all the designated spots and everywhere in between) and there were multiple groups playing music. Might be a place you could stop mid-week (though I would guess it stays fairly busy all summer) or during the off-season, but if avoid it during the summer if you’re looking for any privacy or quiet.

Beautiful Lake Campground

Easily found a spot midweek in June, but was still pretty chilly at night. Hiked out to the hot springs (they’re basically shallow puddles of hot water along the shore, but still enjoyable). Basic campground- picnic tables, fire rings and pit toilets. Not much privacy, but everyone was pretty quiet so overall a nice place to spend a night or two.

Busy on weekends

There are a lot of places for dispersed camping along FS-83, but they do get pretty full on nice weekends. Overall enjoyable camping, just expect neighbors and some trash from previous occupants.

Ok for a quick stop

Very simple campground. More spaced out than a lot of campgrounds along the coast, but still not a great place if you want any privacy (tough to find on the coast anywhere). Was full on a Saturday afternoon in November. I would use this as a place to sleep while traveling, but not a great place to hangout.