I was excited to find a campsite for the 4th of July holiday weekend--and at $20/night, how can you go wrong? Here's how:
When I arrived, I was told that it had been raining for most of the week, so I should check the campsite for standing water. Being that I arrived late in the evening, I figured this would be easy to review with a flashlight. However, what I wasn't told was that the roads were flooded and mostly impassable. After getting stuck in the mud, we decided to setup the tent which was easy because of help from our neighbors lights.
Three or four other sites had flood lights or some other bright searchlight that nearly lit up the entire campground. It made for easy setup, but obnoxious sleeping conditions--though that was the least of the disruptions.
From 11pm to 3am there was loud (like outdoor festival loud) Mexican pop music played from one of the campsites. There were even loud "ay-ay-ay-ya!" shouts and yelps the entire time! Come to think of it, perhaps the listeners were deaf because though the music would skip, they never changed the CD.
Being Independence Day, I expected a few firecrackers, but these were more like cherry bombs "booms!" than black cat "crak, crak, crak, crak!" These also lasted into the morning hours.
At 5am somebody's dog began to bark and this never subsided.
Finally, at 6:45 I decided to begin working on getting the car unstuck, but collecting sticks and bark. I also started up the campfire, but I needed firewood. I went to the Office at 7:45 to buy wood, only to find that the door was locked. A sign on the door read, "If door is locked, go to restaurant for service." I went around the corner to the "restaurant" only to find another sign that read, "Restaurant closed. We retired."
I went back to the site, struck the tent, and packed the car. At 8:45am the office was still not open for me to get a refund.