June 23rd, 2018 1st time with camper, great set up
We are new travel trailer owners and found that the campground was laid out nicely and easy to access. The other campers respected quiet time. You can pull a boat right up to the beach and the lower campground sites were really easy to navigate a camper into. Bathhouses were clean, beach was clean, kayak rental and kids programs were fun. A very good set up.
The rv gravel pads were extremely un-level, even after waiting 2 hours, watching them add 7 tractor buckets of gravel the pad was still un-level and they finally let us move our spot. When we booked our trip we were told there was a water fee, which wasn`t charged until after Memorial Day because the pool, splash pad, and slide were not operational. We arrived the Wednesday after Memorial day and was told the pool was good and the slide would be up and running in a day or two, the slide was not even on premises! When it arrived, the workers said it normally takes at least a week or two to install. We swam in the pool one day, but the filer was not working, so the water was disgusting, I couldn`t even see my feet, and the bottom of the pool was covered in sand. We were there for 5 days, and were informed the "water fee" isn`t a water fee, it`s a park fee, $6 per person per day for nothing! Therefore we spent $150 on nothing. Also, we didn`t remove our sway bars from our truck because it was raining and the first night they were stolen off our truck. I would not go back to this park.
We usually stay in the Chippewa loop when we come here but have also stayed in the Wanaki loop. Chippewa has electric Wanaki doesn`t. Thia is a very nice campground, we stayed at site #103. The sites are very private and very spacious. There are hiking trails, a nice beach and a visitors center. We LOVE this campground and would highly recommend it.
The park is beautiful with lots of great hiking. Campsite we found to be very small and very squished together. Don`t plan on camping in the park with anything larger than 20`. Just outside the entrance of the park is BLM land where you can dry camp for free. Accessible for any size of unit.
April 24th, 2018 Inexpensive camping near Tortilla Flats
This camping area is located across the road from Tortilla Flat(an old west town population 6). The road in, the Apache Trail should be attempted by only smaller RVS as it is narrow and very curvy. Tortilla Campground is just past Canyon Lake. Camping there is very expensive but on the water. At Tortilla Campground it is 10$ per night at the self serve area. We were there mid February and there were plenty of available sites. Sites are all very open with very little privacy however the scenery makes up for it. Close enough to walk to the Superstition Saloon across the road in Tortilla Flats. The saloon offers entertainment on weekends and an outdoor patio.
We will never camp at Whitney again.
Park ranger went through our tent when we were gone at the park.
Very rude when asked about it. (If it wasn`t you then who was it?) Door was open and we were told you were there.
Pulled over my daughters uncle for having an owl claw hanging from his mirror. (He has had it since he was 4)
Arrested him for it...on my daughter`s birthday.
Of course we left and will not go back. Had to fight for our money back bc it was after 2. We only wanted it back for that night since we weren`t going to be there and the next day.
My son also got swimmers itch
So thanks for that as well.
Now before you ignore this post I want you to know we are professional campers. We have camped Colorado, Oklahoma, and Texas. And I have never experienced anything like this. I will be taking action for the ranger going through my tent.
Have never needed a lock on my tent before well all that has changed.
This isn`t the only review I have left for Whitney state park.
I feel like this was unnecessary and not to mention very unprofessional.
They do have a shower building now and inside toilets. Just built a couple of years ago. They also installed a dump station. Very nice campground n historical town with restored buildings. I love walking on the trails around the town next to the shore line. They also put in new docks with electricity.
March 31st, 2018 Awesome place on the St. Marys River
This campground is a great place to watch the freighters pass by. Campground is clean and very well kept. Bathrooms and showers are extremely clean also. Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable of the area.
This site is my favourite site at Bonnechere. But in reality I am just splitting hairs. There are several very comparable. this site is very roomy, close to drinking water and short walk to the Beach and camp store. It has an ideal tree stump perfect for splitting wood, just the perfect distance from the fire pit
This is a small park nestled at the base of a mountain. Only a small number of sites are reservable. Self serve registration. Informative visitor center which is the trail head for 2 trails. One is a very easy walk along a small creek bed. The other trail is a challenging all day trail. All the sites have fire pits. Some are serviced and some have shelters.