We arrived on a Tuesday afternoon the 2nd week in March. We realized there were many campgrounds, but coming in around 5:30, we didn't have time to search all the campgrounds. We made the decision to try Buzzards Roost, because it was on the water and recently renovated. There were only 3 waterfront (although its kind of up on a small bluff) spots available, so we grabbed #19. We camped in a pop up and that spot had electricity and water hook ups.
The spots are spaced a good deal apart
Very quiet, although it was almost filled up and many spots with kids, it was quiet by 9:00pm until 8:30am.
2 bathrooms and shower houses
Good view of a cove on the lake
One bathhouse was old and pretty dirty when we showed up, but was cleaned each day. The other, renovated one, had coin operated showers ($.50 did the trick) but one toilet was so full it wouldn't flush, and stayed that way the entire 4 night trip.
No close place to buy firewood.
We drove over and biked around Cedar Cove, those spots we very close, but right on the water and in the trees. Elephant Rock was like an RV parking lot...very close and out in the middle of nothing. Tipps Point just seemed depressing, really no explanation, just seemed like a last resort.
We didn't make it over to the campgrounds on the other side.
We brought lots of firewood and drinking water but ran out. The closest store was at the park entrance up north.
We walked thru the Lodge...it was like something out of the 60's.
We did a hike on a trail and enjoyed it.
The lake is so clear and blue. We would definitely come back.
- Also Known As:
- Lake Murray State Park Hotel Ardmore
- Lake Murray State Park And Lodge