I have done extensive camping around the West and I am usually pretty content with most campgrounds I choose BUT for some reason this one rubbed me the wrong way. There were several factors that may have played into this. Perhaps it was that after a long day of hiking in July I looked forward to taking a nice hot shower as promised and paid for (if you haven't been camping in California you should beware that most campsites have coin operated showers or no showers at all! This may be something unusual for us east coasters), and what I got was water that was viciously cold. Now to be honest, this was the first time I camped in the West where the summers feel like mild winters in Florida. Since then I have become more accustomed to the weather and the cold so maybe I wouldn't be so whiny this time around. Well moving on...I chose this park mainly because all the reviewers boasted of how beautiful the location is BUT what they fail to mention is that you actually have to be in the right freaking loop to be able to seep all that natural beauty. Now, I made the mistake of booking stuff too late and ended up in one of the outer loops that was ridiculously crowded and full of campers and the humming of RVs. The worst part of this park was the amount of people screaming "bear" and banging pans in the middle of the night. If you haven't camped in California - bears are apparently a big deal. Tons of rules, fines and bear lockers. I never saw one in any of the campsites, plenty out in the roads though. Sometimes I wish I would have woken up that night and hit my cooking pans and started screaming out "humans." Okay, maybe it was just a bad experience and I happened to not be in a particularly happy place about the spot in the loop. Other than that, the place is close to trails leading around lake tahoe and eagle creek/falls (beautiful). So maybe this is the best option around this area.
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