Wanting to explore some of the Shawnee Forest, we selected Giant City as it was recommended by a friend (and one of the few places that accepts reservations ahead of time!) The campsite was good and we loved that it backed up to some woods, which our kids explored often. The vault toilets were fine and the play ground was good. We really enjoyed the hikes, seeing the sandstone "walls" that makes the area famous. We found several short but gorgeous hiking trails, which was perfect for our young children. We also had the entire loop of the campground to ourselves, as it was early spring and our spring break was an off time. We ate a great dinner at the lodge, which has beautiful panoramic views and the food was tasty too. We liked the family style fried chicken dinner! Very prompt service, too.