Sites are mostly shaded. There is greenery separating the sites, some are more private than others. You reserve a spot according to size, but not site specific. Site 26 in loop 1 is a very nice pull-through (50’) across from the bathhouse. Bathhouse is small and needs updating, but it was kept clean. It was very crowded on weekend mornings with teenage girls putting on their eye makeup, and drying their hair. (Really – you are camping in the swamp). The roads inside the campground are in dire need of work. Lots of potholes. If you have a large rig or towing, request a pull-through and hope to get one on the entry road, so you don’t have to drive the campground loop. No problems with mosquitoes except inside the bathhouse. None out in the swamp. The state park rents boats or you can put your own in at the boat ramp. They also have a guided boat tour ($15). It’s a fantastic place to canoe, so serene and pristine. This time of year, the black water was very deep. There are no banks to get off to stretch. It’s 3.8 miles from the park boat ramp to the shelter (which has an outhouse) by Minnie Lake. Keep that in mind if you have restless children. Many large gators sunning themselves on logs. It goes without saying that there is no swimming. Actually there isn't much to do if you don't go boating out on the swamp. There is a short nature trail starting near the marina. As previously stated, bring everything that you need as it is a 17 mile drive into the park. The store has a few things, but not much. No groceries.
Most sites are large and shaded with trees and shrubs between the sites. The Magnolia Loop is the nicer of the two. The bathhouse is newer - roomy, clean showers, well maintained. Magnolia is also closer to the river and activities. Many sites in the Dogwood loop are not level. We were disappointed that it was not easy to launch our own canoe - a long way to carry a canoe from parking lot, then down steps. But they do have canoes for rent. The suspension bridge was closed for repair, but the River Sink trail is still a nice walk. Very interesting how the river goes underground for miles. I would rate the campground higher but it is typical FL State parks, hard packed sand roads and campsites.
This is a very nice campground, most sites are large and have trees/brush in between. Most have some shade especially the ones on numbers on the outside loop (sites 26, 28, 29 & 31). You can reserve a spot, but not a specific site. Nice picnic tables. Hard packed sand is the only drawback; it gets the RV sandy. Restrooms are modern, kept clean. There are 3 large showers in the bathrooms. It is quiet during the week, but lots of kids on the weekend. Some sites had more than their allotment of people camping on the same site. Sandhill cranes wander into campsites. We brought our canoe, but the lakes are fairly large; not the best for canoeing. Several motorboats and jetskis on the lakes. I wish the canal connecting the two lakes was longer as that was nice to canoe. Excellent boat ramps including a separate one for kayaks/canoes and another area for motorboats. Lots of people fishing - we didn't catch anything.
This is a very nice, very clean campground - concrete parking pads and gravel area with covered picnic table. Almost all the campsites are waterfront, except for a couple of non reservable sites. There are trees but many are not larger enough to shade campsites. More shade in the older section to the east of the entry. Bathhouses were spotless - there are 2, one is smaller and older. There is a boat ramp and fishing pier - some locals do come in to fish. During the winter season, this campground fills with many snowbird retirees, who stay 2 weeks, then move to Ortona Locks. I recommend reservations during this season.
Sites are spacious and have privacy due to all the vegetation. Bathhouses are in the center of the loop, with paths to it. If it is dark, it is best to take the paved handicap path or you might have difficulty figuring out which path goes to your campsite. Bathhouses are modern and very clean - better than most FL state parks. We didn't have any issues with electric (like previous poster) but we only require 30 amp. Our A/C etc ran just fine. The campground is pretty much out of the way, and nothing much nearby but RV parks, marina, and fisherman's lounge w/motel. Not to much to do there except for fishing (by boat). Many vacancies on a September weekend.
Sites are shaded but packed close together. It is a very large busy campground. It is quite a walk to the beach from the campground. If you want less crowded, more privacy, larger sites and a shorter walk to beach, consider Huntington Beach State Park which is only about 14 miles south on Hwy 17.
Excellent campground with large shady sites - well spaced between campsites. Site #66 (for 30 amps) is close to the new bath house - very clean, with a family bathroom. They could use more hooks to hang your stuff. No problems with bugs. I expected mosquitoes but there weren't any, except for a couple if you stopped long on the trails. Good signage on the trails and in park. Not much to do in park other than the 2 easy trails. Friendly park staff.
I wasn't impressed with the campground, but for $20 electric & water was not bad. The premium loop at the bottom is $25/night. That loop was crowded and many children were camping. Some sites are level, some not, going up the hill. Sites vary in size but most are pretty nicely spaced apart. Campground host was friendly and helpful. They gave us a sign that said "Occupied" to post while we weren't on the site. We were here to see the Rhododendrons in bloom: very beautiful on top of the mountain (long way from campground). I would have like to been here for the festival but we were concerned about getting a campsite since they do not take reservations.
Camped here to see the Moonbow. We did see it but it was a little disappointing. It is not a rainbow like the touched up photos show, and the water is brown not blue. Ridgeline Campground is very small, both in size of sites and # of sites. We have a 21' Class B and it was tight. Bathhouse is old and small, adjacent to the store and checkin. I thought the place would fill up due to the full moon (Moonbow) but there were still empty sites. Campground is quite a ways from the falls. Falls area could use some night lighting by stairs. Nice giftshop. Buffet ($11 = Roast Beef, Chicken, Fish) was OK.
This campground was packed for the weekend. It was hard to find an empty site as many are reserved. E Loop has a first come circle which is very nice and near bathhouse. Most sites are fairly large, shady, on gravel. For non-reserved sites, they tell you to pick a site and set up, then go back to the office and pay. When you are driving your camping unit, it is hard to claim a site with something un-removable. I'd recommend this place on weekdays. Falls and other activities are a long way, so a vehicle is required. Buffet ($16) at lodge was very good (Prime Rib, Ribs, Chicken, Catfish).
Most the sites in B Loop (which has a shower), were level and didn't require blocking. Even though it is on a hill, the gravel pads were level for parking. Night temps are cool so A/C not required. Most sites shady and well spaced. Some sites are reservable on line. Campground host was friendly.
Traveling on a late Saturday afternoon, many parks were full, but WMB had plenty of vacancies. Many of the gravel sites are pull through, spacious, and shaded. Camping fee ($28) plus $5 GA park pass = $33. Our Class B was able to drive through the covered bridge. This is a nice place for an overnight stop. Average bathhouses: but clean. There are a few trails, one goes to the ruins of the mill. Some of the locals swimming in the river. There were some canoes that probably the SP rents.
We selected this place after reading the good reviews and that it has electric hookups, but we were not able to get a site with hookups. Be aware, there are ONLY a FEW sites with ELECTRIC and a few with full hookups. Some sites are reservable, others first come basis. Most sites are level, although on some are on a hill. Restrooms were clean, some bathhouses have individual rooms for showers & toilet. Lake is much smaller than I would have thought for a recreation area. I would hate to see the place full. Most sites are shaded and well spaced apart.
This is a very nice campground outside of Tampa/St. Pete. Large, deep sites, some shady on grass (sandy where grass has died). New well kept restrooms/showers including a large private room handicap accessible room. The only drawback is no-see-ums. It was breezy so they weren't much of a problem but it is probably buggy in the rainy season due to the mangrove brush. Some sites waterfront on canals leading to bay. Great for fishing - nice boatramps. Lots of parking. Several playgrounds and small beach. A very cordial young man at the office let us select site before paying. Fee is $24/$18 for over 55. There are 2 camp areas. Water was hot enough on the east side - don't know what someone meant in a previous post. First come basis so this was a good choice for us since all the other state parks (that take reservations) in the area were full.
Probably one of the nicest for the area, but sites lack privacy, some very close to each other. Busy on weekends. Several dogs running around. Bathrooms OK, but could use a shower curtain for privacy in the dressing area. Only the handicapped shower had a door. They need to organize their check in better and get an after hours host. We called ahead to reserve a site and they said just come on in. Didn't tell us that the office closed at 5pm and there is no campground host. Security guard took our info and said to pay in the morning. Had to leave for an event before the office opened so I called in with our card info. They could not take it over the phone so we had to drive all the way back back to pay.
This is one of the most beautiful areas for canoeing, but creek was very low this time of year. Most of the campsites are very roomy and well spaced apart. The RV loops are further from the creek and boat launch. If you want RV hookups, Loop A is the shadiest, but furthest from the bathhouse. For a creek side tent site, #62 is one of the best. If only they had electric hookups in the tent area. They used to many years ago with previous owners. Bathhouse in the RV section is much nicer. Tent area bathhouse is very old. Due to a rain shower, floor was extremely muddy and had no TP. Some of the tent people drove up in their trucks with lots of kids and used the RV bathhouse: making it very noisy and crowded. Campground is busy on weekends, but quiet during the week (typical).
Nicely landscaped park ($10 admission fee) with awesome cactus collection at the conservatory. Bathroom/showers are old and need upgrading. Lots of mosquitoes. Sign said that late night arrivals should register in the morning, which is what I planned to do. Campground host came by and seemed perturbed that we hadn't checked with her. Due to all the mosquitoes, I just wanted to shower and stay inside the camper. We only wanted electric service, but since we couldn't tell what sites had what, we set up near the showerhouse. We had to pay for water along with the electric since the site had it, even though we didn't use it. Even though we didn't cross into Canada at this time, we (US citizens) had to answer several questions upon leaving the campground and passing through the customs checkpoint.
Very nice well maintained campground. Clean family style restrooms/shower units. Many lakefront shady sites - most level with gravel pads & tables. Quiet during the week. Campground hosts very friendly & helpful.
Lazy is a good name that describes the owners. The entry booth said put money in door slot. There was no one around to answer questions or help. We paid for a W/E site but there was no water hookup. Seems to me like they just want the money and don't put anything into upkeep. Bathrooms were dirty, dingy & small. Metered showers. Community laundry out front - busy with non-campers. Level grassy sites (needed to be mowed), some shade, no privacy between sites. Would have stayed in Two Medicine but I wasn't prepared for dry camping that night. There is another campground up the road, but it had a closed sign.