Meaghan S.

Pro

St. Joseph , MO

Joined March 2019

I’m trying to hit as many parks in the Midwest as I can. I travel in an old school Jayco Qwest pop up with two doggos, my boyfriend and any friends that wanna join. I prefer campgrounds with lots of options like hiking, kayaking, etc. I like to have privacy so my dogs aren’t too rambunctious, so I typically try to book tucked away spots with fewer neighbors. One day I will travel full time, but until then ~ we will take it one weekend at a time.

Nicely shaded spots.

We stayed for two days in spot #92. Many of the spots have a good amount of room, but there are some that looked tricky to level. 92 was fine for leveling. The only downside is that the spots, while larger, are fairly open (in the area around 92). I prefer a spot that has a tucked away fire pit and table, but this worked OK for us. Bathhouses were clean and there is a great 3.75 mile paved loop around the lake if you have dogs that enjoy long walks.

Ok spot

While I loved our camping spot, this park was just OK for me. The grounds and restrooms are nice, and it’s much smaller than most parks. The “lake” was very small and the hiking was just OK.

We stayed in electric site #19. It’s nice because it’s a pull through site with no neighbors on either side.

All sorts of activities

I have two dogs. They are friendly, but get rather rambunctious when they see other dogs. I prefer sites that I can keep them tucked away.

On the electric sites - sites 1-10 are in an area with lots of trees and shade, while sites 11-17 are more open, but still have a few trees for shade.

We stayed in the premium electric spot #15. It felt roomy and was close to the bathrooms. If your like me, and prefer a tucked away spot, go for #17 (no immediate neighbors to your left).

The park itself is delightful. There are hiking, biking and water trails. Hiking trail was really nice with a surprise waterfall! Because the majority of campers were out in their ATV’s, we had the hiking trail all to ourselves. The kayak/canoe loop trail is nifty as there is no need to park a car in another location.

Bathrooms were well kept. Shower house was just ok.

Hidden Gem

My first visit to this park was a blast. If you live in the Midwest, I would suggest a visit. Lots of hiking and things to explore.

For hiking - we went up loop 10 and down loop 9. It was a steep climb to the top but had great overlook views. If you do the whole loop, coming down 9 is a breeze.

For camping - we stayed in hollows creek. The rv sites are nice, clean and have a nice fire pit. They are a little close to each other, but I like how the bluff helped split them up a little (hence the steep incline others have mentioned). Tent camping sites looked awesome, they are spread out throughout the park, and there’s several walk in sites. We will probably do that next time.

The cave was neat to see, but the hiking, and rest of the park was pretty impressive.

Great spot for lake views.

This was my first time renting an electric site. We stayed in Loop F, site 345. Crows Creek is a nice campground that has Great Lake views.

We stayed in March and didn’t realize that only Loop G had working restrooms (so be mindful of that when selecting a site off season). The sites (with electricity) are a little close, but it’s manageable.

The loops all have a paved trail that goes for miles, perfect for walking dogs. The campsites are nice and clean and it was easy to level our pop up.

All in all, it’s a great campground.