We stayed the week after Labor Day and the place was mostly empty which was nice. It started filling up on Friday and once we had neighbors all around us, I realized how close some of the sites were. We stayed in site 42 in upper improved campground. It wasn’t the best for our large rig but we made do. My family loves to hike so we enjoyed our stay here but I wouldn’t recommend it to my parents who love to camp but don’t like hiking. My little girl enjoyed the cut through hike to the observation tower/playground on the backside of the loop. We also hiked to devil’s den (trickiest hike we did but our little girl managed pretty good and the view is worth it) pulpit rock (a few slippery spots if it’s rained but overall not bad) and bald rock (boardwalk trail-friendly for all ages and abilities.) We also enjoyed the beach area at the lake. Walking down to the outdoor eating area is worth the view even if you don’t eat there-the cheaha burger was delicious though. It took us a couple days to settle in and figure out where everything was but once we did, we enjoyed Cheaha.