Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
First of all, Ranger Sandra Fambrough. Wow, what a doll. She made it her mission to make sure that we had the best experience possible. Always one step ahead of what we needed. We spent quite a while talking, she gave us star gazing tips, and made sure we had all the firewood we needed. We have met quite a few Rangers but she takes the cake. Hopefully, she is well appreciated, compensated and respected among her peers. She is a jewel and a compliment to the State Park Service. Thank you for treating us like your neighbor, loving what you do and sharing it with us.
The park was well kept, all the campers seemed very happy. Showers in the group campground where we stayed were in perfect working order and clean (and heated!). The trails were very easy for us. Our one negative note was the cemetery was not marked on the map as a point of interest and maybe a little information on the family that was buried there would have been cool. The tree identification section was not marked either. Maybe a little cleaner map to trail coordination. Sometimes the trails were not blazed correctly. A lot of the symbols were incorrect and the colors/shapes were used for reused multiple trails. At one spot, we were following red circle, turned around and saw white triangle AND yellow circle all on the same tree, and this was not the portion that overlapped with the bike trails. Also those symbols were not present anywhere on the map so while we weren't confused as to where we were, we were confused as to what the misleading blazes and signage meant.
All of the group camp sites surround a field but are still pretty snugly in the woods. Site #3 & #4 are your best bet for parking closest to your site. Sites #1 & #2 will require toting your gear a little farther.
Overall, great little spot to get away!!!!