Grace Coolidge campground is, hands down, one of the loveliest campgrounds I have had the pleasure of staying at. The campground hosts were incredibly attentive; you always saw them around, looking after the grounds and keeping it in excellent shape.
The showers/bathrooms were thoroughly cleaned daily and always stocked. The sites were not particularly private, but I don’t think there was an undesirable looking site in the whole place! The campground itself is definitely on the smaller side, which meant no big crowds of people.
The scenery is breathtaking and you’re in close proximity to so many excellent adventure opportunities (hiking trails right off the campground and the Wildlife Loop, The Needles Highway, Black Elk Peak and so much more within driving range). You will not regret a stay at this campground.
The sites weren’t particularly large, the singular available vault toilet for the tenting sites was usually in disarray and the general noise level was surprising….but even with all of these unexpected speed bumps the trip was great!
Everyone was super friendly and I appreciated being able to have my 3-legged companion along for the adventure. Sites were clearly marked and easy to find, along with trails to the beach area. Lots of families with children, so if you’re looking for a place to bring your littles, this should be on your list.