We camped here on a Thursday in Aug. 2009. On the positive side this place is very quiet with lots of shade and the sites are spaced nicely apart. There are a lot of trails to hike, too. On the negative side there is only 2 spots to get water and most sites were not level. It is also quite a distance to the lake. We could not get Verizon cell service or satellite TV. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Based on a prior review here, we spent a lovely Saturday afternoon, night, and Sunday morning at Nugget Lake. First, all of the sites are lovely but only 5 of them are level enough to suitable for a motorhome larger than 34 feet. The other sites are great for a pop-up, trailer, or 5th wheel. Some of the better motorhome-capable sites are 2, 25, and 51. Sites 45 & 47 are excellent also if you don't need electricity. The lake is nice but it is a long walk, with a steep hill, from the campground. The park does have quite a bit of nice hiking in various difficulty levels. On Friday & Saturday nights between Labor Day and Memorial Day there are movies or other activities at the amphitheater. Facilities near site #50 are excellent; some of the nicest I've seen. Those near #34 are typical vault toilets. Very limited cell phone service (less than 1 bar) on Sprint & ATT - none on TMobile. Sites are cut into the forest so you'll have good trees for shade. Satellite reception might be marginal though. All sites have picnic tables and fire pits - some are multi-level (like #19). Sites can be reserved starting Jan 1st of each year. We went on a Saturday in early October and had no problem getting a nice site without reservations. I understand they are usually full during the summer months and, after being there, I understand why! Our family voted Nugget Lake is a keeper; we will likely return for another short weekend again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great county park! The sites were very shaded, very private. Lots of trees and greenery. Playground area for kids. In a county park, so there are hiking trails for all levels, fishing, picnic areas. Was quiet all weekend long, even though the campground was full. We would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.