By quiet I mean not a lot of human noise, but the birds! So many talkative and beautiful birds to enjoy. We stayed here during the second weekend of July and while it was pretty hot, it was only about 1/3 of the way full and still very quiet. The only issue we had was the BUGS. Definitely prepare for mosquitos and other bloodsuckers while you are here. The creek was completely dry but plenty of bugs abound. Other than that, it was a beautiful place for a weekend stay. The observatory is about 2 miles away but it was closed, so we just explored around the campsite. One evening we took about a 15 minute walk to Observatory Campground down the road to enjoy the stars more since there is more of an open area there to do so. All in all, can’t wait to go back!
About 2/3 of the campsites are reservable online, with the remaining sites available as first come first served. It appears the FCFS sites are the less ideal, less shady, or harder to access sites(couple hundred feet or so from the designated parking spot), but still relatively nice.