Wellington is a favorite, but has been getting more crowded over the years. We still live going with other families with all of our kids but I definitely recommend going earlier in the summer- the toilets get really stinky because of all of the use! Regardless, the lake is pretty and the trail is fun for hiking. Word of caution- every year I see/hear about multiple dogs going down the waterfall. No major injuries but it scares the owners. The rocks are so slick- don’t let kids/dogs try to climb through or over. Campsites are generally roomy enough. For more privacy go further away from the water.
It’s a far drive but what a fun campground. It was great for our couple of families and herd of kids. The reservoir gets busy so go early to stake out a spot to hang for the day. Once there, it’s a wonderful place to play for the day- paddle boarding, fishing, jumping off the dam. Vault toilets are very clean. Be sure to check in with the camp hosts and do things by the book. They’re strict! But, it makes it a clean, well run place to go. River is beautiful and spots are pretty well spaced out.
We’re tent campers so at first I was a little thrown by the string of trailers & campers that line the road. Fortunately, our friends got a spot on the river so we didn’t feel like we were smooshed between vehicles. We had an awesome time between 6 adults & 7 kids! It is so much fun tubing down the river. The kids were old enough to walk up the path, tube down a little ways, then get out to do it all over again. Vault toilet was clean and there were a few water spouts around if needed. Pine Grove and Deckers are close enough that if you want to get out to eat you have that option. We were so content at our sites that we didn’t even need to do that. Overall I’d recommend this campground for a pretty easy getaway. If you’re a fisherman just be aware that the river is constantly fished so it’s pretty but tough to catch anything- all of the guys in our group have been to this area multiple times, are experienced fly fisherman, and never catch much if anything.