This was a pleasant surprise to have what felt like a semi private lot nestled in the woods. We had site 1 and felt we were close to a bathroom shower house as well as to the entrance. The restrooms were kept reasonably clean, and there's a nice playground by the bath house.
The negatives? It's a drive to the beach, which is rather crowded on nice Saturdays (to be expected)… there's no shortage of mosquitoes (but hey, you're in the woods, right? Bring a thermacell! )… and the midnight snack bandits we call raccoons are not going to hide from you. We had one traverse along our site while cooking dinner, but he left us alone and kept on his way. We saw several others during our stay… keep food and trash stored away!
In all we are very likely to return someday!
We had a blast tenting with some friends in September! While the evenings got cool, the fire pits were great, the other campers were all friendly to us, and the facilities were more than adequate. Our site was level and clean. We loved the beach area even though it was too chilly for a swim, the ambiance of smelling campfires while watching the rolling waves crash in was great! Several great places for a hammock as well!
The key is site selection at East Harbor…we happened to be in section C which was a newer section of the park. Section C was nice, though in hot sunny days there is very little shade to protect you. The other sections of the park have tall shade trees that work out great. The benefit of C is that there is a very nice newer shower house by the pull through lots, the facility is hard to beat in a state park!