Trina W.
Florence, SC
Joined April 2018
Mom of 5 who camps whenever & wherever possible
Nice hiking, close quarters

We camped here for Mother's Day weekend. Our camper is 29 ft, with no slide outs and just an awning. There was no way to extend our awning, because the trees were too close. A slide out wouldn't have been able to open out. I think it was just our site. But the other sites were pretty narrow, as well. Otherwise, the campground was nice. Shaded, a large field for the children to run and play with their new-found friends, and a nice recreational building available for campers to use, complete with games, books, tables, and electricity. The hiking trails that we went on were good, but it was too warm to do a lot of hiking. Instead, we visited the park office for ice cream!

Lots of fun hiking

We camped here with one of our children, and hiked a couple of trails, that were beautiful!

Beautiful park

We camped here with one of our children, and had a wonderful time canoeing, fishing, and spending time together!

Park is great, campground is not private enough

Our site was large enough, but there was no privacy. Every site is just open to all the rest. Our neighbors on one side were very nice, but in front of us had 3 large, loud dogs that scared my children the entire time. The lake was nice, but wear water shoes, as the rocks stick up and are sharp in spots.

Beautiful campground

we camped here with our 3 youngest children. They had a wonderful time exploring, and it was as peaceful as any spot I've been! Our site was tucked back into some trees and you couldn't see any other sites from it. To look around, it was as if we had all of the Adirondacks to ourselves! There was an ice cream place not far away, with a long line, and it was the best ice cream we had all summer!

Great family camping

We tried out camper camping here, and it was great. The ranger is very friendly, and made the kids' visit even better!

Basic sites, close to home, excellent nature center

We had a Cub Scout Pack campout here, and it was perfect for us. There was a noisy group off to the back, but that was the only issue. There is no electricity unless you get an RV site, but we managed fine without. There are full bathrooms right at the campsites, and they are basic, but adequate.

Great family camping, but regular campground is crowded

We stayed in the camp juniper group area this time, but have camped in the regular campground in the past. The regular sites are usually full, and very close, but the lake front sites are gorgeous and worth being close to neighbors. The trail around the lake is very pretty, and there are lots of things to do across the lake. (Boat rentals, playground, picnic areas, park office…)

the only drawback to the group area is that it's not directly on the lake, and there are no bathrooms. Bring a bucket potty, or drive to the other camp area to use the bath house. Or do the 200-yard hike-with-a-trowel… Our Girl Scouts and Daisies managed just fine, though!

Amazing fall getaway!

My children and I camped in the tent only loop, as a base for adventures in Boone, Grandfather Mountain, and the BRP.the roads were in need of maintenance, but everything else was great!

Synchronous fireflies

We camped here to see the synchronous fireflies, and loved our stay! The group site was plenty big enough for all of the children, the hiking was excellent, and the fireflies were one of the most magical things I've ever seen!

Poison ivy everywhere

The park itself is nice, and the hike-in sites were private, which was nice. But they smelled strongly of urine, and were covered in poison ivy. We had children along for the eclipse, and it was nerve-wracking to worry constantly that they'd end up getting poison ivy.

My family's favorite

We weren't even able to do everything there is to do here, and my children still keep asking when we are going back! It's everyone's favorite now!

Peaceful and pleasant

The road to get to the campground made me nervous, but once there, I could have stayed for weeks! The creek is right beside the campsites, and easily accessed by steps. The host was very helpful and nice. Everything was clean and well-maintained. There is no cell signal for 15 or so minutes, either direction, so know your routes before leaving Old Fort. My children loved it!

Peaceful and pleasant

The road to get to the campground made me nervous, but once there, I could have stayed for weeks! The creek is right beside the campsites, and easily accessed by steps. The host was very helpful and nice. Everything was clean and well-maintained. There is no cell signal for 15 or so minutes, either direction, so know your routes before leaving Old Fort. My children loved it!

Peaceful and pleasant

The road to get to the campground made me nervous, but once there, I could have stayed for weeks! The creek is right beside the campsites, and easily accessed by steps. The host was very helpful and nice. Everything was clean and well-maintained. There is no cell signal for 15 or so minutes, either direction, so know your routes before leaving Old Fort. My children loved it!