We just came back from three nights camping at cranberry lake campground. We found the campsite a little disappointing regarding the locations of the sites. We had a site that was RIGHT next to us, with no coverage or any trees seperating the two sites (22/23). Although this would be perfect for two or more groups, this is incredibly close for strangers. The map did not explain this and implied a much larger seperation that there was. We were lucky that 2 of the 3 nights we did not have neighbors however on the final night, the loudest snoring family I have ever heard turned up and we were not able to sleep! Although this is extreme, the proximity of the sites would not even allow a conversation to be missed. On the lower loops of the park, the sites were close to/on the lake, they too were VERY close together. The campground did have sites that were isolated, but these tended to be on the edge of the loops and the main road. There was a 15MPH speed limit on the park, but people who drove through did not stay to these speeds. The park is spread wide and once you know the curves, people didnot stay anywhere near the 15MPH, inc the staff on golf carts and trucks! children beware. The beach was very nice, however there is no longer any lifeguards, which for us as a young couple was great because we are good swimmers and dont want to be shouted at by teenage lifeguards.. but for families with children, this might be an issue.. despite the water being sectioned off by bouy's to a suitable depth. The facilities were very clean how ever there is only ONE shower block for the entire site, which although clean, warm and normally empty, the building is situated in a location that is closer to the main lower loops. due to the site being on a long hill(close to a mile) this made walking to the showers, bathroom and offices quite a hard walk, or an easy drive. We were very close to a bathroom, but would advise camper to bring their own TP as the provided materials were as thin as could be! Weather was great, the trails were well marked and substantial. We walked out to Brandy Brook and a little further, and back but the total loops available were more than 20 Miles if you wished to hike them. We also completed the Bear Mountain(Eastly) trail which was challenging. The summit was disapointing as there is no obvious views, coming down on the west side there were vistas to look out on the lake and mountains that WERE beautiful. That decent was very steep and children beware. On the whole we had a great time, Cranberry Lake village offered supplies at the general store, local fire wood, great diner(Stone Manor) and the marina rented all sorts of boats. Great for familes and groups of people that know each other or people who want to make friends. Check the sits out in depth online before booking. There ARE sites very close together as well as isolated locations, which are in the minority.
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- Cranberry Lake Campground Hotel Cranberry Lake