Blakely State Park is a very large State Park, with different choices for camping. There are larger primitive tent sites, smaller tent sites with power/water hookups, RV sites, two primitive cabins and 2 newer cabins which are very nice. There's TONS of hiking, a battleground for history buffs, a playground, a boatdock, lots of hiking, horseback riding etc.
I stayed in one of the two Squirrels Nest, which are primitive cabins. Basically open air cabins. 2 walls, a roof and 2 walls of screens. There are two wooden platforms for beds. A twin and a queen, and barstools to sit inside and look out into the woods, over the hill in which they are nestled. There's a sink (but no water) and a cabinet, and outside a large deck with bench seating. Below is a fire pit and picnic table. There is a shared porta potty outside of the two cabins. These cabins are a bit of a drive out in the woods, so make sure your vehicle is up to it. It's very peaceful out there. My cabin was inhabited by mice at night, so I kept my food in airtight plastic paint bucket containers & my belongings covered by garbage bags on one of the platforms and had my air mattress inside a pop-up mosquito tent, so the mice did not bother me. I was after all in their house. I sprinkled peppermint oil around my gear & my bed platform to keep the mice away. Next time I will have my food in a large cooler so that the wildlife is not attracted.
There are hiking trails by these sites, as well as, steps down the hill, leading off into another trail.
i would stay there again. Great place to get away.
I have done tent camping at this park a couple times. All of the sites are close together and the ants are ridiculous. I had read reviews about the ants prior so I came prepared. Each site has a picnic table & fire ring. There is a boat launch, which is popular, a pier and also 2 cabins that you can rent. This is a popular park for RV's. And of course there is a shower house & covered picnic tables.
I chose a specific site with water view which was enjoyable. The street lights throughout the park are very bright, so if you're light sensitive when you sleep, use a darker tent. All the sites have power & water hookups.
There are a choice of sites, I believe they all have power & water hookups The dedicated tent sites are of course smaller, but you can also choose sites closer to the showers that are very spacious and can accommodate tents or campers for only $5 more. There are RV sites as well. There is hiking, a sports complex, a playground, a small beach area with roped off swimming and covered picnic tables, a boat dock and canoe/kayak rental.
I chose one of the sites closer to the showers because of the spaciousness. These sites all have a picnic table, fire pit and hibachi. The site I was on could easily have fit 4 very decent sized tents (6-10 person tents easily). There are hiking trails leading off from the site.
The ants were not a problem & definitely not as bad as compared to other local sites I've camped at. The only negative I have is that the sound from the nearby highway is definitely noticed.