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Stephanie S.
Peachtree City, GA
Joined June 2018
Kick your sandy feet up and relax!

Great, short walk to beach access. Lots of activities on bayside as well, including kayak rentals and put-ins. Two large, clean bathrooms with showers at Shady Pine campground. Recycling available and dumpsters in good order.

odd placement but nice overall

bathrooms were good but the bathroom entrance was hidden and it made me wary about the kids going alone. the pool, playground and bouncepad were nice and there was no road noise, however, a train honked early in the morning.

it was nice overall but in an industrial area off the beaten path a little.

First to Review
kids love it

very nice, clean bathrooms, along with a clean pool, playground, basketball court, and jump pad. only drawback was interstate noise which was significant in a pop up. well stocked store on site.

close but cozy

sites are a bit close together and most are shaded but there ain’t much privacy in between. bathrooms were nice and new but no showers. ice was available from 5-6:15 pm daily. great views of the mountains and very close to Estes Park. we found it an excellent starting point for our adventures!

each site had its own bear locker and all scented items, including food was stored there. this made cooking a little more difficult but was fine overall. it is close to the park boundary and we heard music from weddings on Friday and Saturday nights but it ended at 10 pm.

it was also possible to walk to the Fall River Visitor Center from the campground by going across s bridge that goes over Fall River.

Wide open spaces, great views, excellent trails

excellent, new bathrooms with pay showers and a laundry facility. There is no shade here which was brutal during the afternoon but as soon as the sun went behind the mountain things cooled off quickly.

lots of nice, well-marked, scenic trails in the park. our kids liked the nighttime view of the city and plains below best of all. each site had a shared picnic area in addition to its own picnic table. very nice!

Dam good stargazing!

we got a site right on the lake and it was beautiful! It was a windy day so despIte the heat It was pleasant. swam in the beach area which was small but clean with cold water.

bathrooms were clean and new with nice pay showers. I would recommend driving up into the dam and walking on it. very cool!

when the sun went down the stargazing was incredible! saw at least 40 satellites and several shooting stars. saw a calm gray rat snake looking for food and had nests of baby birds in the trees overhead. loved this place!

Toto, we’re not coming to Kansas anymore.

BeautifIl campgrynd but too crowded and no enforcement of rules. Bathrooms were terrible. all shower stalls face each other with no curtains. smelled awful, stall doors barely closed. we have stayed in many state parks and this was the worst.

swimming area was ok but no rule enforcement. dumpsters overflowing.

Visit Shelby Forest General Store!

campground was clean, quiet, with playground. Bathrooms were clean. 15 minute drive to the Mississippi R. boat ramp was cool to see! we changed sites because of close neighbors and were accommodated helpfully. the best part was the blue grass music at the Shelby General Store. so much local, authentic fun:)

serene

no showers but bathrooms are clean and updated. campsites on loops without generators feel like you’re alone in the wilderness. bugs weren’t too bad and you can walk about 200 yds across the street to the ocean. lots of great hikes in the park within 10 minutes drive.

worth it!

the campground was normal with nothing special, however, the park continues across the street and onto Maine rocky shoreline with access along the water which makes the entire thing more than worth it! the town is also quaint and everything Maine with ice cream on a pier and lobster boats galore! I’d go again!

synchronous fireflies!

we chose this park for the nice pool (short walk from campsites) but loved the synchronous firefly show we saw in July! sites didn’t have much privacy and bathrooms were small and outdated, although adequate. showers were found at only 1 or 2 of the facilities. beautiful place!

short walk to beach

campground was a bit crowded and not much shade but the short walk to the beach made it worth it. store is a bit distanced from most sites, bathrooms are run of the mill but centrally located. bugs weren’t too bad in July.

One of our faves!

we stayed in th smaller of the 2 campgrounds. bathrooms were clean and had individual rooms for showers which is like a 5 star hotel when camping. it’s an easy walk to the dam and up to the lake with amazing Mountain View’s. laundry center on sIw t and lake beach swimming a short drive away. we’d go again in a heartbeat!

platform camping

it is an easy .25 mike walk in to th platforms that are on the chattahoochee river. there are a few trails that are easy and follow the river, along with a nice playground. nice visit!