Out of the dozens and dozens of places we've camped, this one stands out as the best and the worst. Let's start with the best: 1. Totally off the beaten path. 2. Easy to find a spot. 3. Glorious natural beauty. Swimming in the icy cold, clear water of the pools is a delicious treat on a hot day. Great views. Lovely lake to paddle and fish in. 4. Many huge sites; great for groups (of which I was a part). 5. Affordable--$18 beats th3 $35-50 of CA state parks. Now, the worst/weird parts. 1. Never met the camp host. Never got checked in. We did see the young man making rounds once, but he never met with any of our group (we had 4 sites). 2. Pit toilets were a disgrace, according to the tent campers we were with. No supplies, nothing cleaned. 3. Bears were about every night, but there was not one warning sign nor any bear lockers for food. Be forewarned. Dumpsters were raided, coolers tipped over, bear scat everywhere. 4. Dogs ran loose and lots and lots of noise on this holiday weekend because of the huge group sites and lack of active "hosting." We did see one sheriff car drive through once in 3 days. 5. Only a few of the sites are RV appropriate. Most are terribly narrow and very short. We have a 24-foot Class C, so we fit in lengthwise. We could get the slide out, but not the awning. And with 3 blocks under the front tires, we were still 3.5 degrees off level in one of the best sites. But, all in all, if you're self-contained and can get one of the good sites and if you don't mind hiking steep trails down to the water, this place was a real backwoods adventure. We camped here in a Motorhome.