We camped here for 4 days. The sites are mostly level on the non-lake side, but some are severely sloped. Almost all are well secluded. We love how remote this park is and how the sky revealed 5-6 satellites and a half-dozen shooting stars each night; very little light pollution. It's remote, but it's still within 30 minutes to Columbus. We spent a day at the State Fair and another at COSI, but the others were spent relaxing at the beach, biking and fishing. there are also 2 parks with swings, rocking things and marry go rounds. Beware: There is very little cell service with AT&T and Verizon, and no Wi-Fi except at the Lodge. The Lodge is a 5 minute drive away and the nearest grocery store (not counting the decent little-little camp store) is 15 minutes away (but it's near a creamy whip so that's OK). The town is about 12 blocks square so the IGA is stocked as such. The beach is nice and sunny and sandy with a fenced-off pet beach, but it's a 10-15 minute drive away. This is frustrating because you can see it from the campground, but have to go AROUND the lake to get to it. Also, it's important to keep in mind that this is a State Park, not a commercial one, and you're surrounded by woods so the restrooms are a little rough, but the water is hot and they have the fewest 'pets' crawling around we've seen. All-in-all we loved (loved) the seclusion provided at most sites and the campground in general. This is our second trip and won't be our last.
The grounds are clean and very-well shaded, but that also makes maneuvering tricky. The showers were state-park quality (read: bugs) and offered little privacy (only curtain walls) and most dudes don't have wandering eyes so it wasn't a problem, but the girls in my family weren't happy. The sites don't look to be paved or gravel, but I didn't look around too much so I can't speak for the whole place. The highway noise was very noticeable and would be unacceptable for a "destination park" or for tent camping (IMHO). My kids loved the playground and raved about it each time they returned. The sites are very close but not more-so than most commercial parks. The staff was very nice; I got sick and left before our scheduled departure date and was given a refund for our missed days (we did not see the "no refunds" sign until after we asked, but they did so without complaint even though they would have been well within their rights). This would not be a "destination park" but a jumping off point to other destinations so in that function it performs well. We would stay here again.
We enjoyed the seclusion of each site; most are separated by trees and provide a semi-private space. The shower house was clean, the park well kept, and the surrounding area beautiful. We came for the State Fair in Columbus but wished we had more time to spend at the park. The restrooms could have been cleaner, but they weren't unkempt any more than any other state park so we can't complain. The park's lake, beach and resort are incredible and made us want to visit again when we can spend more time onsite.
This is our first trip to this park and won't be our last. The park was very clean and not very full (of course, rain and cooler temps were predicted for the weekend). The hiking trails are really that, not a manicured, child-proof, ADA-compliant paved path (which is to say, "perfect"). The shower house was the cleanest of any state park we've stayed in (and that's a few) and the water definitely the hottest. The sites aren't very private, but large and spacious enough not to matter. The camp store is the smallest I've seen, but that's a minor issue for us. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our first visit and will return.
We camped in the pet-friendly area so it was highly wooded. We thought we were getting a "lake-view" spot but the numbering on the sites is similar to the cabins so we were mistaken. We went to the front office and picked another site (near restrooms) as the corresponding site number was undesirable and they were very helpful. This is a state park so we had no water/sewer, but knew this in advance. The restrooms near us were clean-ish, meaning "usable" but bring a flashlight. The showers were warm and fairly clean. Make no mistake, you won't get "commercial"-quality amenities but it's good for a state park. The campground was very spacious, the store well-stocked, neighbors were quiet, good roads, beautiful lake and large, ample play areas for our 4 kids. We will stay here again.
This is the first "commercial" campground we stayed at and thoroughly enjoyed it. We stayed on the outskirts of the campground and wireless access was spotty but usable. The sites are a bit closer than we liked (and had been used to as we typically stay at state parks) but that's to be expected with commercial parks. The campground was clean, well-maintained, well-organized, shower houses were exceptional, and the store well stocked. Also, they had enjoyable activities for our 4 kids. We will be staying here again. I would have given a 10/10 if the sites were a tad bigger.