This site was right along a river that was very beautiful but the campground was on higher ground so most people walked down to the entrance where you could get to the river or some people stood on the bridge to fish. Not all spots have trees, so be careful if you have pets. They did have three campsites for people with horses to camp. Not our cup of tea but if you are low maintenance or bring it all with you then this may be your pace. No other amenities. Right up the road from Stanley.
We have high expectations since we’ve been at so many places, so please bear that in mind when reading this.
- Only vault toilets and water spigots placed randomly around.
- No electric/water hook ups, flushing toilets, or showers
- Outside of one vault toilet building some animal made a nest above out of dirt where they continually poop out of that looks like it hasn’t been touched in months so when you go to use the restroom you walk by a giant pile of poop.
- Pea gravel pads where they encourage you put your tent, not bad if you have a blow up mattress. It is nicely raked upon arrival.
- Campsite was clean.
- Most sites had trees, but not all so definitely check site pictures online if you need shade.
- Most sites have a view of the lake, since it’s almost like a peninsula campground.
- Nice boat ramps and lots of parking for boaters to leave trucks and trailers.
- Bugs would get a bit crazy at random times of day depending on weather.
- 20 minutes south of McCall if you wanted to get out and see a quaint little town.
- Cows on opposite side of water from campground; you can hear them, but not smell them.
I grew up coming to this campground and I compare all campgrounds to this one. The grounds are immaculately kept, the bathrooms are thoroughly cleaned everyday, and the location is great! It’s about 5-10 minutes from Lake Chelan that has all kinds of foods and services if you need anything. There’s a boat launch, playground, beach area with swimming area roped off, and a big open field to play any games you like. The Columbia River runs right along the campground which helps to keep the air cooler; you get a nice breeze off the water. Most sites have trees for shade. It is first come, first served and it’s constantly full in the summer for good reason. We try to arrive on Tuesday morning when most weekend people have cleared out.
This is one of the cleanest campgrounds I’ve ever been to! The bathrooms were immaculate and the grass green and trimmed! Our camping spot didn’t have shade which was challenging since we tent camp, but we learned which spot to try and get next time. We only stayed one night and spent the day at Carter Caves so we didn’t explore how to get to the lake but we could hear boats so it had to be close. There was also a playground and basketball court which I thought was great. The town of Grayson is pretty limited in dining out options so it’s best to plan on making most of your meals at the park.
We love going to this campground! We are tent campers and most of their tent sites are tree covered which is great for summertime when we visit most. The location is close to Boone which has amazing food options to explore and a Walmart for any necessities you may have forgotten. Grandfather Mountain State Park is up the road. And you can get on the Blue Ridge Parkway to find all kinds of amazing hiking trails. The biggest drawback for us was that the bathrooms never seemed very clean, but hey, it is camping!