KThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2021

Bison and more at the park

The park has some great gems and also some areas that can use some TLC (Tender Loving Care).  Check in is at 2PM and Check out is at 1PM.  What really sticks out beside the Bison are the racoons. They also have a wide variety of playgrounds so if you need more than one big toy this is the park for you. 

The Bison is a must as you can take a short walk out to watch the herd from behind a fence.  It is a great experience for little ones.  If you are blessed to have seen them in Yellowstone then it won't have the same excitement.  They are penned in a small area similar to what you would expect for the common cow. 

The racoons are an issue at this park. We actually got so uncomfortable at one point that we went into the RV to get away from them.  Make sure you practice good food practices as they are out and more aggressive than I would prefer as they do get up close to you.  They kept walking up to where we were seated and too close for my comfort.  I did see others still feeding the raccoons even though the park has done an good job asking folks not to do so. 

Hiking information taken from state website

• Big Bone Creek Trail:.9 mile, easy.• Bison Trace Trail:.5 mile, easy.• Cedar Run Trail:.9 mile, easy.• Coralberry Trail: 2 miles, moderate.• Gobblers Trace Trail:.5 mile, moderate.

Check out the museum and the discovery trail while in the park.

  • Traditional campfire ring and pole.
  • Easy access to the dumpster at this park.
  • Playground photos
  • Additional playground photos of the swings and it is nice they also have swings for the little ones.
  • Playground photo of plastic slide and big toy.
  • Laundry Hours 8-9 and COVID-19 information
  • One of the nicer laundry rooms I have seen.
  • 4 washers and dryers in the laundry room.
  • Pool was not open during our visit
  • Additional waste/cardboard paper only
  • No Pets allowed in bathhouse.  It should be noticed that they want only registered campers to use the bathrooms and not outside guests.
  • ADA shower has a nice bench and rails
  • Standard Shower
  • Various picnic shelters are within the park
  • Raccoons are a big enough issue you will see this sign posted throughout the park.
  • Trail that had downed trees
  • Big Bone Lick Historical Sign
  • Another playground and they have several.  This is near the bridge. Make sure you get out to explore as they have different gems like this tucked away from the main camp ground.
  • Nature Preserve information
  • Not sure as to the current dam, fishing, and water status.
  • Information at the bridge
  • Cool bridge tucked away from the main part of the campground
  • Additional basketball courts/parking near the two picnic shelters and the 2 additional playgrounds.
  • As you can see some TLC is needed on the steps to the tennis courts.
  • Tennis courts
  • An additional playground and picnic shelter
  • Up close playground photo
  • Baker Family Root Cellar near the camping booth.
  • Root Cellar and you can look down into it.
  • Camp store information
  • Check in 2 PM and Check out 1 PM
  • Camp Ground Map
  • Camping Rates
  • Bison in the lower left corner of the map make sure you walk over to see them as it is easy to overlook.
  • Dam and Lake closed not sure as to current and future status of this as it was hard to find good information on it.
  • Emergency Numbers for the campground
  • Walk-In campers information
  • Camp Store Hours
  • Camp store does have firewood and ice

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