Pet friendly (spaces 1-30, Campground A), nice shower houses with heat, well laid out beach, beach house, watercraft rentals, friendly park rangers & staff, and in the center of trails galore!
Dog park!! and right on the lake!! Found this by mistake on our way out, and the dogs loved it. Access to lake, a beach, well fenced. I would give Salt Fork SP extra stars for this one, especially if there were campsites co-located.
Camp ground is easily accessible being just 6 miles from I70, leaving the convenience of Cambridge and city amenities close by while allowing for great trails and solitude. Stayed in campground A, and the front end has little shade, but being here in autumn was perfect for lots of sunshine on site. Sites with trees for tree tents is minimal. Drinking fountains are dispersed fairly frequently throughout campground, but RV hookups with water were limited during my stay. Shower houses and comfort houses all have flushers and sinks.
TICK WARNING!!!! After a morning hike down wooded Trail, we spent A LONG TIME pulling ticks from dogs…even though the temps were in the 30's overnight and everyone was treated with flea & tick protection.
Huge park with tons of amenities and options. Although there is year round Camping, the host on site advised water to each individual site will be turned off end of October for winter. Potable water is available near dump stations (hmmm….). Very well kept, and vacant this time of year, affords the opportunity for a more private camping and river experience. Clean well kept shower houses. Lodge & cabin rentals also available. Boat ramp in back of campground. Campsites with blue bands and parking stops are ADA compliant with concrete pads, elevated grills plus fire ring and picnic table.
No cell signal, and as the other reviewer has said, have your map to get there, because it's easy if you do. Your phone will not get you there. Beautiful clear water creek runs directly behind this "pull off" campground. There is only one actual fire ring & picnic table, but folks have built other rock fire rings dispersed throughout the campground. Just off a main trail to Meramac river and horse and hiking trails. No water, amenities (not even a vault toilet) or cell service.
Off the beaten path, with only one vault toilet, and zero amenities. The serenity would be worth the work to pack in and out everything you need, including water. Some great trees and good cinfigurations for Tentile tree tents!!
Cave systems and tours are seasonal, so be sure to call ahead for tour availability if you are wanting to tour the caves. DNR is working hard to deter white nose disease in the bat population, so cave tours cease from mid-Oct to April.
Campground is well kept. Laundry, shower house and restrooms are very well kept. High school art class painted murals in the restrooms, which are rather neat. Trails are everywhere and well marked.
No cell signal & limited cell signal!! Best signal was actually on the trails or in the church parking lot up on Highway H & Nixon School road.
Stayed during off season, so maybe it's better during peak season. RV camped, and the slots are only 30 feet wide, which puts your outside dining & Family area directly next to the next camper. Tent and RV areas are separate, and tent areas can be found right on the Illinois river. This is not a good campground for Tree tent (Tensile) camping, unless you are setting up on the ground. Campground is very close to Telaquah, which is convenient.
Stayed here in off season to run in Pumpkin Hunnerd, so I am believing this would be a better choice during peak camping season.
Old camping area that is no longer open for camping, but is a good stop for walking break. The Observatory is closed off so there is no access, there is a porta-john available still. There is no electric or toilets.
Montgomery Bell (MB) is a very well kept State Park and campground. The campground is well planned with RVs and tent sites somewhat segregated, yet close enough to utilize the spaces well. Old shower point is Old, and needs modernizing, but the new shower house is very clean, has wash sinks, vending, and is worth the walk to for showering. The state park as a whole offers well kept trails, dispersed camping (by permit) and many amenities
Okay, it is Sepember and hotter than Hades, but the desert is still beautiful! This camp area is free, but it is also A box wash, meaning no amenities. There is a large flat area cleared off for folks to come in, RV, camper or tent camp…but little else. This was and still is a very popular area for 4 wheelers and the like. Pack in all you need, but there is a few small towns nearby if you must make a food or water run.
Nickell branch is a Backcountry area in Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area in Kentucky. This is a very primitive camping that is first come first serve. It requires a Backcountry or dispersed camping permit which is available at any of the visitor centers.
Thought this was Eddy Creek Resort & Marina, but it's Not! According to the nice gentleman I wandered across mowing his property at the lake of Paradise Hills drive, who has lived there 20+ years, and he says he has never found any public lake access except the Resort & Marina…
Meschan Bridge is a boat ramp only, there is no longer any toilets or other amenities at all. There used to be some limited primitive camping, however it has become just a free but launch only. This launch does provide access via a large Creek bed into Lake Barkley
Devil's elbow Recreation Area is now only a boat ramp! The campground really is closed. There is the old Gatehouse where you would stop and select your site and pay for your site that still stands just before the entrance to the campground. There are two external campsites by the Gatehouse that could probably be used for primitive camping. However you would need to pack everything in and pack it back out. There are some active geocaches back in the back of the campground. The boat ramp is very active as this is a very popular place to put in your boat.
Have loved this park since first visit over 25 years ago and today it is super improved, family friendly and just beautiful. Public golf course next door, horsemanship activities abound, huge amphitheater for outdoor evening activities, and the absolute best "super playground" I have EVER seen.
Next to the Floss shooting range and the Sheriff's training range is a gem of a recreation park with great views of Buckeye and the Phoenix valley. Only one vault toilet, no water or electric, but no signs stating camping not allowed either. Although almost every sight has a grill or fire ring of some sort, but since May no fires of any type are allowed, probably due to wild fire hazards. This would be a superb star gazing adventure site for primitive camping. You just need to pack in/out all essentials like water and food.
No tent camping. RV camping only. That being said, this is a giant parkinglot for RV "camping" that is popular with Snowbirds being it is close to groceries, store fronts and I10. There is a swimming pool, "The Barn", a salon, and a horseshoe pit.
Lake Pleasant has developed into a wonderful retreat from the heat and business of Phoenix or Wickenburg. Featuring hiking, biking, activities for all ages, and of course water fun! The lake is really a reservoir for Phoenix, and is just as blue as water comes. Water levels are low during this visit, so hopefully more rain comes!
No tent camping. Self contained RVs only. Constellation park campground hosts horse events and rodeos that draw crowds from everywhere and of all ages. Campground is directly across the street from all horse and rodeo activities so this is very convenient if you are in the area for horsemanship.
"At least one person travelling and staying in any unit must be able to show proof of age 55 or older." This is not a traditional campground in any way- it is a beautiful, amenity filled and active adult activity park of a five star level. Minimum requirements for RV size and class are strictly adhered to.