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Rosie R.
Brooklyn, NY
Joined August 2018
All-time favorite campground

My family and I used to come here every year for a few weeks when I was growing up so it holds a special place in my heart. The setting is absolutely peaceful and serene here. We saw lots of wild life, including deer, who are not scared of humans at all!! Robinson Creek flows right though the middle of the campground and is a perfect place to do some trout fishing!! Bodie State Historic Park is an old ghost town nearby that is worth driving to. This campsite is great for families with kids. Bring your bikes, as there are a lot of paths to explore!

Great fishing pond for largemouth

The sites were a little close together, but being able to fish and catching 2 decent-sized largemouth bass made everything all ok!! There is plenty of fishing access from shore and you can rent a boat for the whole day to fish on the water. There is a lot of hiking in the area- def check out Bash Bish Falls! This campground is also dog friendly so bring your fur babies!

Lake Crescent is wowza!

My wife and I loved this campsite because of the surrounding views and Lake Crescent is just, wowza! I remember that reserving a site was super competitive and it got crowded at night. I’m pretty sure it’s first come, first served so get there early to ensure a site! We spent a day hiking and a day on the lake- it was the perfect stay. Def explore your hiking options, as there are so many. We highly recommend renting a kayak and exploring different parts of the lake. Bring your fishing pole!!

Up close and personal!

This campsite is like no other I’ve ever been to. If you don’t mind wild horses joining you for dinner and trekking around your campsite at night, then this is your place!! The beach is absolutely gorgeous and so is the scenery. If a crowded beach is not your thing, it gets less crowded as you walk away from the boardwalk. Please be kind to the horses and if you see an injured one, let the Park Rangers know immediately.

Expect to be eaten alive

It was absolutely gorgeous, don’t get me wrong. However, it was nearly impossible to enjoy ourselves because we were getting attacked by mosquitoes and horseflies the entire weekend. When we first arrived to the campground, we were immediately getting attacked so we doused ourselves in deet. Even with the bug spray, the relief didn’t last long. We couldn’t even enjoy our meals at camp because it was that bad. Def bring a shelter or a canopy with a mosquito net!!! We spent a lot of time inside our tent, needless to say. We tried spending more time up at the beach to get some relief, but the horseflies were out of control!! They have a cool bar down by the boat dock that was fun, but prob won’t make it back here.

Views for daaays

This campsite is a must stay if you plan on visiting Arches National Park. Get here early in the morning to reserve a site. Our site had direct access to the Colorado River!! The water was super silty and brown, but it felt amazing to take a dip in the scorching Utah sun. The golden and amber rock-face views are stunning in every direction!!

Too close for comfort

Our group stayed here in early August of 2017. This RV resort gets packed!! RV’s were super close together so it’s a roll of the dice on what kind of neighbors you’re gonna get!!There are a few picnic tables around, but nothing in terms of entertainment for kids. Thank goodness we brought the kids’ bikes!! If you are willing to sacrifice the close proximity to neighbors, there are some killer views of the Pacific Ocean. We even saw whales!! The sunset was pretty killer, too.

Platforms great for groups and inclement weather

This was our second time coming to this campground and our second time getting dumped on by the rain, but have no fear!! The platforms kept us off the ground and were helpful in setting up appropriate tarp protection! The lake is gorgeous and there are plenty of nearby hikes for exploring. Wish I would have brought my fishing pole.

Hidden gem

I stopped at this campsite on a cross country road trip from NY to NV, as I didn’t know anyone who resided in the great state of Nebraska. Talk about a total hidden gem!! This campground is one of the most beautiful, quiet and serene campgrounds I have ever been to. There are lots of sites right along the water and perfect for fishing!! Absolutely some gorgeous views here.

Great for groups

We had a large group for Levitate Music Festival so we reserved two sites next to each other. Best decision ever! The sites are large to begin with and there is a decent amount of brush all around to give some privacy.

Gorgeous views and great fishing!!

We camped here with a group that had two trailers and a large RV. We decided to camp further away from the lake (towards the back of the campground), as there were less people and it was more quiet and secluded. The year-round folks and the crowds tend to camp closer to the lake. They were strict about dogs being on their leashes. We love to fish here, both on shore and in a boat (def bring your boat if you have one). The views are insanely gorgeous!!! Bring water toys for the kiddos. The small beach is perfect for hot days. Be sure to put food and garbage away before bed- we had a bear come visit!!

Perfect for kids and RV’s

If you are visiting Calaveras Big Trees State Park, then you need to stay at this campground!! The sites are large and spacious- we had a 34 foot RV and there was still plenty of space. It’s perfect for groups with kids. There is so much to learn and explore here!!

Bring a boat!!

My wife and I stayed at this campground for two nights along our cross-country road trip. We wanted to hit up a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game and this campground was close enough. We were there during the weekday so there was barely anybody around. The lake is enormous and there are plenty of fishing access points including a large dock so bring a boat!!

Perfect overnight stop along the Blue Ridge Parkway

My wife and I stayed here for one night driving along The Blue Ridge Parkway. The creek ran right through our spacious and secluded site. It was quiet and serene- just what we were looking for before heading back to city life.

Love this place

The sites are spacious and private and there are lake side sites available too. Perfect for groups!! We were able to maximize our lake experience by bringing an inflatable kayak. I was able to explore many different parts of the lake and do a decent amount of fishing. There were a few hiking trails walking distance of the campground that were fun to explore. We will def come back!!

Perfect getaway from Denver city-limits

We were shocked to find such a beautiful and quiet campground so close to the Denver city-limits. The sites were pretty close together and didn’t offer much shade, and it was a perfect place to camp and kill a few days. The huge reservoir was amazing place to appreciate the views, as we were there during the solar eclipse. We were able to get ample beach time and I was able to do a decent amount of fishing in my inflatable kayak.

Must stay!!

Incredible views and close proximity to Great Sand Dunes National Park make this campground a must stay. Site 33 was close to the extremely clean bathrooms and perfect for our group!

Fun for toys and great fishing!!

This campground is great for people who have trucks, campers and ATV’s/Mavericks/Sidewinders. Sites are large and far away from other sites. Great for large groups. Lots of dirt roads to explore!! Trout fishing is excellent!!

Large, private sites with water access

We camped at a site (can’t remember the number- 14, maybe?) that had direct access to the water, which was perfect for fishing, swimming and canoeing!! Our site was large and isolated- a perfect getaway from the city. The bathroom was a decent walk from the site. Awesome hiking trails nearby. Gorgeous views of the river.

Great for families with tree covered lake access, plus playground

My wife and I chose site #10 based on its close proximity to the lake and fishing access. Even when I put my waders on, I pulled in algae almost every time. There is a ton of algae in this lake. We rented a canoe with the hopes of having more fishing success but the middle of the lake was just as bad! There was garbage in our fire pit when we arrived. Site is great for people with families as there was a playground within 50 feet so it is a bit louder and busier. We loved the free and clean showers and bathrooms but we had to drive to them from our site. We also loved that we were able to park our car basically anywhere on site so we could park close to our tent.