Travelled with teen for a mom daughter getaway ~ spur of the moment. Excellent park reservation system, our names could be pulled up quickly, easily....
We stayed on a Monday and Tuesday (only nights available) and the campground was desolate, a bit too quiet for my teen and even a bit for me. That having been said the showers were very sufficient for a campground and we could take over the bathroom, no problem;-)
I think for someone who truly wanted a break from crowds, noise and cement it would have been ideal. People were rolling in on Wednesday morning so perhaps the camp takes on a bit of a different flavor then.
It was really rainy in the evenings for both nights but there was something peaceful about the two of us reading (went to the outlet that afternoon and called it our version of camping to pick up a few things including books;-)...........for some reason I had energy galore and my teen could not get enough sleep.........a total switch from the usual. The mini cabin was fine and better than expected with microwave, mini-fridge, fan, lights and plenty of clothes hooks and clean. As mentioned the bathrooms and showers were up for grabs and a short walk so was part of the experience.
We visited the nearby towns ~ Holly has a most beautiful downtown. I live in a community of 2000 in Ontario and it comes nowhere near it in terms of beauty, charm, warmth and vitality. Spent one afternoon in the antique store showing my daughter some of the stuff I remember when younger;-) and loved it. Purchased champagne in the pharmacy ~ how cool is that! Would have loved to know of nearby riding stable. A good map of the the local area of about an hour's radius would be nice.
All campground attendants extremely polite and attentive, particularly for end of the season so my hat's off to them.
Travelling as a mom and daughter I felt safe which is always a concern even for the more adventurous.
Lots of construction machinery near the entrance as they work on paving the entrance ~ the swamps on both sides of the entrance a bit of an eyesore.
Heron Lake is more the type of lake for fishing than swimming so disappointing if you it's swimming you prefer, however, there were people swimming. Not crowded at all and beautiful scenery and boats to rent.
Glad we went, the only reason we may not return is because there are so many parks yet to explore.
Thank you Friends of Holly recreation and the Holly community for your hospitality!
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