This park is absolutely breathtaking and is one of my absolute favorite places on the east coast. The camping is all right; it's mixed tent and rv, but the cabins are great and they're a pretty good deal. Many feature heating and are available even in colder months. Camping isn't too expensive and the facilities are well-maintained.
This lake is so peaceful and the remote islands that are only accessible by boat make this spot really special. It's a gorgeous place to get away from everything and to really connect to nature. The sites are spacious and gorgeous. Feels pretty private.
This place is up pretty high with mine, town, and mountain views. The camping is free and dispersed and there are lots of RVs up there. There weren't many other tents probably because it was so windy. The location is where paragliders take off from which I'd imagine is pretty cool to watch but it definitely creates more noise. It's a great place if you're in the area and looking for a last minute free place to crash. Stake down your tent if you have one though. The road is fine all the way there and there are just a few bumps when you get up.
I tent camped in the Great Horned Owl section which does not have hookups, though other sections did for a higher price. There were RVs in the same section and that blocked the views for a lot of the tent sites. I was charged an additional $15 just to have an additional car which I thought was pretty crazy. There are warm showers and reservoir access for boats included (I took my paddle board out and the water was pretty rough but fun) but $40 is a lot for a tent site this close to neighbors with generators who block the views.
Got to stay in a rad tipi site for only $30! They had firewood available by the bundle for $5/armload. Tent sites are $15 and extra cars are $10. It's about a mile from the Fremont Indian State Park and the surrounding area is pure magic.
This place is absolutely gorgeous, but it doesn't offer much more than the free Cottonwood Campground up the road, and it closes in early fall. The pines are incredible and it's worth checking out
This campground is really cool and has amazing rock features all around. There were very few campers or hikers there in early September and it was very peaceful. Neighbors could be a little close if others were there. The rangers were really nice. It's super hot, as expected, but there's water at the trailhead.
I came to hike Timp and stayed for a couple nights just as they were closing and this was the perfect spot under a mile from the trailhead. They were closing a few loops after Labor Day for the season and there was a lot of ATV traffic at night on the road, but overall it was a great place to relax after the mountain.