November 17, 2021 - reviewed by Mike
Highly recommend! Very peaceful off season, but I bet it’s a zoo during the summer with the amazing waterfront Day Use area… Swimming, paddle boat rentals, boat launch, food, showers, flush toilets (vault in CG), horseshoe pits, volleyball area and a group pavilion with reservations. And No Alcohol. They have 4 cabins and a projection amphitheater. 36 camp sites, A Loop (1-18) is for reservations and B Loop (19-36) for FCFS area each loop with swings play area and 2 or 3 vault toilets in a loop.
The manager has been here 12 years and is the permit holder with the USFS and has a staff of 6-7 during peak. They lock the gates 10:00 pm to 6:00 am both campground and day use areas between Memorial Day and Labor Day. It’s nice not having headlights shining in your tent and driving by through the night.
The Cove Lake Loop Trail is not quite 4 miles RT to campsite.
September 2, 2019 - reviewed by Chris
Park is nice and close to lake with clean sites. They have gravel pads for tents, picnic tables and fire pits with a lantern hook. There's loop A that you can make reservations or loop B that's first come. We stayed one night so we had choices in either loop but ended up staying close to the lake in loop B. Bathrooms were decent and close by. They do lock the campground gates from 10pm-6am but wasn't an issue for us. Price was decent at 15$ for primitive camping with no power. They have a shower house and concession stand by the swimming beach. They sell ice and serve some food, hamburgers, hotdogs and such.