We stayed in slot 12 and it had a beautiful view of the lake. We were close to the sand and beach and enjoyed building sand castles, fishing and taking our small raft on the lake. There was not a lot of shade, although every slot has a built in cover which was nice. There was a skunk at our tent one night but other than that we didn’t see any rodents or animals. There is a trail right off slot 12 for hiking or biking. Watch out for the cactus if you go off the trail.