Rebecca E.

Williamsport, PA

Joined August 2017

Retired from real life, now committed to experiencing every park in every state. Avid kayaker. Musician.


Been many times and this is truly one of the most beautiful parks in Florida for clear blue water, manatees, Hammock Canopy, access, history.

Go. Now.

But avoid weekends & holidays if possible during manatee in the springs season, it gets REALLY crowded.

Go Forth & Have Fun

Beautiful facility- nicely organized with interesting boat shuttle access. We've rented pontoons at Hontoon at least a half dozen times and done the circle from there to Blue Springs, then to Dead River & back to Hontoon. Plenty of gators, BIRDS, turtles, MANATEES, bountiful green scenery.

TIPS: Avoid weekends if possible for a more peaceful & solitary experience. No dogs allowed (except Service Animals).

Really like it here.

Soooo beautiful

This is a must do if you are a kayaker. Some of the prettiest water in central FL makes for a great one way downstream 7 mile float. Boats less than 10' greatly improves your ability to navigate tight turns and AVOID SPRING & SUMMER WEEKENDS AT ALL COSTS or you will feel like you are at an amusement park waiting to get on a ride. No glass or single use plastic of ANY kind on this creek - cooler checks at launch, so pack accordingly.

The rest of the park appears lovely as well, though I haven't camped here.

Totally Acceptable

Beautiful facility- typical Pa mountains, abundant green trees, water…nice Campground AND cabin rentals are really nicely situated. Water was thick with weeds & lilies but ok nonetheless. Great day trip spot.

First to Review

Large, woody sites. Stay on the outside perimeter of the loops or you might have foot traffic thru your site to shower/toilet houses & water taps. Camp sites are NOT on the lake but a short drive will get you there. Kayaking is so so but wineries are fun. Gorgeous state park, classic example of our tax dollars at work in a very good way.

Ooooh Yea

This is a JEWEL. Book early. Bring your hiking shoes & camera. The gorge is spectacular. Try to get to the balloon fest on Memorial Day - and book a flight if you can. Voted Best State Park in the USA. 'Nuf said.

Nice in winter

Get away from it all out in the desert in winter. Beautiful, quiet, remote sites-with only the distant hum of the freeway to contend with. Dry camp. Wonderful sites & smells, I liked walking in eves & morns. Desert sky at night is awesome. Many memories here- all of them good.

Good all around state park

Really nice given proximity to large population base. Resevoir is beautiful when full. Relaxing, good facilities.

Remote Mountain Camping

Primitive & hard to get to but worth it. Trees, privacy, year round (mostly) creek. Take everything you need & pack it out please. It's 60 miles one way to town. Go slow on 4 ply, 10 ply greatly preferred on these dirt roads. Awesome hiking & horseback riding- some of the best in the country, my opinion.

Different Experience but Awesome

I have stayed on Nobles Island & Floating Battery Island in the Narrows of Lake George. You must have a power boat ride out there or be up for a long paddle. TAKE EVERYTHING you need including extra ice. Once there, settle in & relax, you aren't going anywhere. Nice for forced relaxation if you want to read, sleep, have limited interaction.

Warning: lots of boat motor noise esp on summer weekends which sadly dilutes the otherwise "cut off" feeling.

PLEASE do not pollute the lake with soaps or detergents of ANY kind.

Check the weather before your stay- you may be able to swap for a site on the opposite side of the island if you get an idea of where the winds will be coming from. Don't under estimate this tip.

Book 9 months in advance & good luck. Last minute cancellations are a common occurance though.

Pit toilets leave something to be desired, but consider where you are.

We ate fresh fish everyday. Great kayaking & hiking.

First to Review

Ok so it's a HAUL for me to get there but worth it. Camped 2x now in cove near water- many trees (almost too many!), launched yak 100' from camp right into cove. So so bath house, hosts are great but short staffed. Beautiful large reservoir with good swimming & boating. Ice & wood are delivered (purchase) every nite which is super. Facilities showing some signs of wear but certainly passable.

Only 3 electric sites so be prepared to be self contained.

Good hiking & views.

Good location, a little worn down

Woodsy sites, only about 12, but getting in was no prob. There was no on site host at the time & we had to leave a message when trying to book, but a nice guy came thru & checked on us/collected fee. Bathroom/shower house REALLY worn down, vandalized, but we managed. Good access to east side Okefenokee for kayaking. There was only 1 other camper there.

A beautiful natural resource

This was absolutely the quietest place I have ever camped & kayaked. It is astonishingly peaceful midweek in May. Terrific opportunity, don't hesitate. Well spread out, large, nice facilities. Hundred of (non aggressive) gators, 1000's of birds. Enjoy!


Private, trees, beautiful, remote & mountainous forest park with a pretty lake. Hiking & biking. Gorgeous in the fall with spectacular mountain views nearby. Quiet. Do it. Had a wonderful time here even in the rain.

Get out & enjoy this park

Excellent facilities, very popular so book early to get your choice of sites. Trees, clean, meh privacy BUT some of the BEST kayaking & beauty on the planet, I promise. Super duper time here.


Perfect. Trees, privacy, small (book early!). Great nature immersion, plentiful kayaking in area. Do it.


Don't hesitate- we had a great time here. Private sites, great kayaking. Woods, water. Clean. Would return in a heartbeat.


Had a great few days here camped in RV next to lake. Amazing driftwood to be had. Good kayaking. Peaceful. Trees. Nice sites if close. I'd go back mid week or off season.


Generously sized park with something for everyone. Clean, good facilities. Good walking, hiking, kayaking. Private sites can be found pretty easily.

First to Review

We go back again & again. Trees, clean, beautiful.

Great kayaking, hiking & fishing and just miles from Pine Creek proper.

Do it.