My husband and I tent camped here with our dog at the end of Feb 2014. All the campsites were clean and level and each had electric and water, a metal t pole w/ hooks you could hang stuff on (but be warned the the raccoons can reach your hanging stuff!) and fire ring with an adjustable grill on the fire ring - although a stand alone, higher grill would have been preferred, this one worked just fine once we got the hang of it. There is green and dry wood sold on site for $5/10 pieces and it's honor system so you don't have to hunt anyone down, but saying that, I doubt finding a host would have been an issue bc hey were friendly and attentive.
We got there on a Thursday afternoon and had that night and most of Friday to ourselves but it started filling up Friday night/Saturday and it was almost completely full Saturday/Sunday.
We had a wonderful experience and will definitely camp there again, hopefully at the same campsite, #63, which was fairly large and private and very near the nature walk entrance. Any of the tent sites near the far right road would have nice marsh views and be on the outer edge of the campground, but still just a short walk to the comfort station (CS).
The CS on the tent camp side I think is nicer than the one close to the dump station which has only 2 showers stalls and no hand dryer. The tent side C S is heated/cooled, has 3 shower stalls w/small dressing area/bench and hooks to hang towels/etc on and a hand dryer (that works quite nicely as a hair dryer FYI). Water was hot quick and good pressure - I recommend the far left shower bc it's a little bigger and the shower head is movable...not so in the other 2 stalls.
The only negative things I can say are that sound carries and you can hear all your camp neighbors business, even when they are whispering and the RACCOONS are absolutely not afraid of you or your big dogs! I saw on other reviews to be prepared but I had no idea how pushy these guys were - the first night, right when it got dark we were finishing dinner and still had some food out and they surrounded us, walked right up to us and almost climbed up on the picnic table and joined us.
We were prepared the second night and had everything put up except for a soft sided drink cooler and my husband literally had a tug of war with one of the raccoons over the cooler. We have had some good laughs over it but just be prepared!
- Also Known As:
- Fort Mcallister State Historic Park Campground Hotel Richmond Hill