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    I primitive camped there at camp site A. NO ONE was there at the other primitive sites. It was amazing. Far enough away from hearing any cars or planes. The trek there was a bit challenging at first but then became easier as the hike went on. About a 3 – 3.5 hike in. Plenty of trails to keep you occupied. A great place to either tent or hammock camp. Watch out for snakes in the back woods. The trails were very narrow and beautiful. I saw 3 bucks and 2 doe on the way out in the morning. A lot to take in and seeing all of the stars was priceless.

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    I grew up going to this park and remember it being awesome! Went this weekend and was extremely disappointed! We stayed at campsite (w/o electricity) #2 and first of all, the layout of the site was very strange. The fire ring was in a very weird area and the tent space was on the complete other side of the site, on the other side of where you park your car, not at all close to the fire ring or picnic table. Also, the spaces are very close together and there are very few trees for privacy, so anyone walking/driving by, or even camping near you, can see and hear everything you’re doing. You have to take one main road to get to all of the campsites (100+), which just happened to be directly by our site, so there was A LOT of car traffic all day long. The park staff drives by A LOT (at least once an hour once the sun goes down) and are extremely rude. One of the things I was most looking forward to doing, that I loved as a kid, was free climbing on the rocks down in Penitentiary Hollow, but once we got there we found out that now they only allow people who have harnesses and ropes and have signed a waiver. VERY upsetting! Lastly, we bought two sodas from the park store and both tasted awful! Turned out that they were both 2+ years old. Definitely WON’T be going back!

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    Park is gorgeous for casual poking around. Some nooks, crannies, and boulders in Penitentiary Hollow for kiddos to discover, some sweet climbs for varying levels of rock climbers. Most anchors are way easy access and clear of debris.All the park staff are pretty nice with exception of one guy who makes the checking in process a super negative affair (this is from several visits experience). A friend wanted me to add that the same guy accidentally didn’t give her back thirteen dollars worth of change when she took a university group out there. She found out two days later when writing a report up for the event. She called back asking how to get it corrected. The guy refused any reasonable action to correct the mistake. So sweet park, just avoid the grumpy, not-customer-friendly, mr. negative male park staff member.

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    Great time fishing and camping with the family… just bungee cord your coolers shut because the raccoons will open them and grab your food. Otherwise, great time!

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    Okay But don’t Fish in the Winter.