We booked a last minute 4th of July weekend and found site 48 available. It had a pretty level pad, lots of green space and a tree for shade. We were across from the basketball court but it sat way in the back near the trees that it wasn’t anything that bothered us. We were almost on the end of the road and not a far walk to the camp store and bathrooms (flushable toilets and decent showers). Next to the camp store is the large playground and the amphitheater where they show movies. Just 10 minutes away is a gas station with a big selection of alcohol, cheaper wood and ice. Great site for a last minute decision.
We just had our 10th Annual EGGS Hike with the Buckeye Trail Association this past weekend at the Burr Oak Group Campground. We hosted over 60 hikers who registered for 20 mile, 40 mile, 60 mile or an 80 mile challenge in an allotted amount of time. The campground is very large with wide open space and drop toilets. There is a small shelter with electric and there are a few electric poles as well. You have to get a permit to camp there. There is an astronomy field, hiking trails and a boat dock down the road. It works great for our event!
We stayed at site 175. It had a great long pad that sat back in trees. The sitting area was behind our camper also surrounded by trees. We saw a ton of birds and took a 7-mile hike around the park. Bathrooms were flush and the showers were okay in our area. I noticed another area had updated family bathrooms for the whole area. Included in this park is a tornado shelter. We also saw the naturalist driving around and stopping to talk with kids and did a small craft with them. Some sites are better than others and noticed some flooded. We loved it and plan on going back.
We had three walk-in sites to choose from on Memorial Weekend. We chose Site 113 in non-electric. It was a huge site with big trees for shade. Great for tent camping and it worked well for out camper. You have to pull in with a camper to be able to walk out onto your site. It’s a little backwards, but we only have 19ft camper so it worked for us. Plus we weren’t planning on driving anywhere so we didn’t have to worry about moving our truck. The bathroom/showers were not far and were nice and clean. For a holiday weekend it was nice and quiet. If your a bird watcher take your binoculars. Lots of robins, cardinals, red winged blackbirds and a few orioles. We drove though electric on our way out and the sites were much closer than where we were. We loved it and plan on going back.
We made a last minute decision to camp for one night so most sites were taken. By the photo on the website Site 25 looked good. The site had partial shade, was next to a campground host and bathroom/shower house. The site itself was nice if it hadn’t rained a few days earlier. It was a mud pit. We pulled the picnic table out of the mud, it hadn’t been mowed and we couldn’t use the fire pit. But…other sites that weren’t flooded or muddy looked great. We would go back for sure. You can’t control Mother Nature.
We stayed for just one night at site #34. It ended up being a great site for us and our dogs. There was space between us and our neighbors and we had access to the water. We did not venture out since we were there for one night but noticed it was very family friendly. The only downside we would mention is that most of all the other sites were packed in right next to one another.