This review is for Oak Woods Campground at Lake Shetek State Park. Drive-in Site 12.
This campground is pretty large and there are neighboring campgrounds that make the camping options plentiful in this state park!
Sites are well marked and they are all in close proximity to one another. There are little to no natural features that divide each site from the next. When this campground is full you have zero privacy, and can probably hear the conversation by the fire at the neighboring site!
Site 12 in directly across from one of the camper cabins - these little cabins are super cute! You are also probably ~1000ft from the lake shore and can clearly see the lake from the site. It’s possible that sight line becomes somewhat obstructed when other sites are occupied. Restrooms and water source are very nearby.
I reserved a site fairly last minute after seeing the unusually nice April weather forecast. The check in was seamless and firewood is readily available ($6/bundle when I went). Each site has a picnic table and fire pit with a cooking grate. I ended up selecting a site next to the river and had a cool access point directly from my site to sit on a rock riverside. There didn’t seem to be any obvious access point into the river itself but it was too cold to go in anyways. The sites next to the river don’t have much for shade but other sites seemed to have better coverage. The sites are quite close to one another and if the campground was fully reserved you wouldn’t have much privacy at your sites.
The main park hiking trail starts a mile ish away from the campground. Beware there is NO SHADE on the trail. The quarry is worth the adventure!
Photo included of morning sunrise!