December 6th, 2018 This is where Country music legends were made!
From Buddy Holly to Johnny Cash to Hank Sr. & Jr. to Dolly to Buck Owens, pretty much every single music legend (and comedians and actors) have played the Legend`s Stage at Buck Lake Ranch. They still do concerts today and (lots of bluegrass) and the fishing is great! Can`t wait to go Back!
The sites are so close we had people talking by their fire 5 feet from our canvas-sided slide out. The grounds are nice but unless you get into a particular loop everything is jammed together and you`re camping in a field.
October 17th, 2018 Excellent Hosts and Owners but Loud
The people who run this place are outstanding and the sites are nice. Not a lot of privacy at all but for a place with a pool and fun things for the kids this place doesn`t let you down.
The only bummer is that there`s a sand pit just up the highway from this campground. They send their heavy trucks with whining tires and engines most hours of the day and it really rips you out of whatever peace you may have had. Really too bad as it`s a great place beside the noise.
I absolutely love coming to AOW every Fall. We come in time for the Fryeburg Fair, and some of the activities are starting to wind down, but there is always something to do. It is camping, so if you are looking for turndown service and maids, then camping isn`t for you. AOW is family owned and treats you like family!
A wonderful park and campground less than 2hrs from Minneapolis! The campgrounds were nicely separated from each other by trees, so it felt a little more secluded. That was particularly nice for keeping the dogs from barking too much. The restrooms were also really clean and well maintained. Trails and canoe/kayak rental options were wonderful as well! Would definitely come back again!
This site is a little further off the road. Right near water and bathrooms, but not too close. Hiking trail runs along back of site. Plentiful trees for hammocks. Spacious room for tents, shaded by pines.
This is a great site! I only give it 4/5 stars because it is a bit on the small side. However, a lot of the sites at Gooseberry are. This has water right across from the site, which is convenient. It`s also right across from the main trail and you can just walk out to the cliffs to enjoy the lake. If you catch a full moon at night, it`s so awesome to just walk out to the lake and enjoy it!
Tree coverage is moderate. We`ve camped here several times in pouring rain. It does get a bit muddy, but the tent pad area sits up higher so water doesn`t pool. It ran off nicely after some intense rain and our tent stayed pretty dry.
It`s got a nice little pine grove next to it which my toddler enjoyed exploring.
This campsite is a pull thru - no need for backing in! With a 30 foot camper there was still room for 2 cars and an extra spot for a 3rd. This site IS Electric. Here is the description copied from a reservation I made:
Kerr Lake State Recreation Area
Site Type: Campsite Electric
Loop: J.C. Cooper Campground at Satterwhite Point Area 1
There is no privacy between sites. It is open with a few small trees, so sound travels well in this campground. Crying babies, generators, hand dryers, traffic from the road to the train echoing off the mountains you will hear it all if you are camping in a tent so bring ear plugs.
This campground has showers, flush toilets, & a stainless steel sink for washing dishes too. Fire wood is kept out in the open with no protection so it was soaking wet.
Elk walk through the campground so give them space if they have babies. Wildlife offices will come to scare them off but they do come back.
Camp sites next to the washrooms will have to endure a big flood light that is kept on all night.
Parks Canada has built tentik buildings ("glamping") on 3-4 of the lake front sites which is a shame as they block the view from the other sites in the campground. Pets are not allowed in the tentik buildings.
The location is great for hiking & the lake is beautiful but we will not be staying here again.