This is a cool spot. You can camp here for free on first come first serve basis. Also can access by boat if taking a trip on the river. sandy sites. Not much nearby. You walk down a set a stairs to the sites.
This camp is run by AMC (The Appalachian Mountain Club), you don't have to be a member to use the facillity but you get better rates. They offer cabins and campsites. We spent 4 nights in the campsite area and this is a first class facility. Very clean. They offer a meal plan (Option for breakfast, lunch, dinner) that you can get at their dinning hall and I HIGHLY recommend that option. Worth the added cost. No RV and campers allowed. The parking for your car is 1/4 mile away but they allow you to unload and give you a wagon to take stuff to your site. Bathrooms and super nice and clean. Campfires are restricted to certain areas and you have to share. They do have bear boxes available as this is bear country. Very well run campground and cabins. Great Lake to swim.
Did a two day Canoe tour down the wading river and used the outfitter Micks Canoe. We started Friday night camping at Hawkins Bridge campground. This is a primitive campsite near the river. There is water but just compost toilets that are bit few for the size campground. We put in the water the next day and travel 10 miles to Bodine Fields campground. Similar to Hawkins bridge but the water is of poor quality. Sunday we went another 4 miles and pulled out at Chips Folly(they charge extra to pull out at that site $5 per boat)
Wading river has a nice flow. It's a dark black river from the tannins. Not much fishing. mostly easy with some trick currents for inexperienced paddlers. River well maintained from deadfalls.
very quite park this time of year. cabins very well maintained. this particular cabin was very isolated and had a nice stream running by it. Sleep 8 guys for the weekend. No heat was needed.