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Thursday, April 15, 2010


Site B-29, Warriors Path State Park Our Opinion: Nice park, but NOT recommended if you have a big rig.

Date of Stay: April 13 through 15, 2010.

Weather During Stay:  Highs in the low 80’s, lows in the 40’s.  Plenty of sunshine.

Site Description:  Warriors’ Path campground is very pleasant for tents and trailers under around 30 feet, but we can’t recommend it for big rigs.  Of the 94 sites (of which only 74 were available when we stayed, because one loop was still closed for the season), no more than half a dozen (if that) can accommodate big rigs.  During our mid-week stay, we saw several 40+ plus rigs circle the campground and head back out.

We arrived on a Tuesday and lucked into one of the sites that is both long enough and level enough to (barely) accommodate us, B-29.  All sites have water and at least 30 amp electric.  Again, we were lucky with our site, which had both 30 and 50 amps.  Each site has a picnic table and fire ring.  Roads in the campground are paved and narrow - one lane but not necessarily one way.  

Typical sites at Warriors' Path The campground has 2 restrooms, one with showers which we didn't investigate.  There are two dump stations, neither particularly convenient for a big rig.  There is also a large playground.

Rate: We paid $20/night for W and 50 amp E.

Phone/radio/TV: Great Verizon service for phone and aircard.  The campground is moderately wooded, but we managed to get our roof-mounted TV satellite to lock on, and picked up a couple of stations on antenna.  NPR is available on 89.5. No park WiFi.

Elevation/Landscape/Terrain:  This is a very hilly state park, including the campground.  Beautiful, large trees shade many/most of the campsites, and many of the campsites have views through the forest to the river.  Sites are not particularly private.  Our appealing view is of trees, grass, a restroom, the playground, and several other RV’s. 

Sites along the ridge road. Lighting/Noise:  Lights on the restrooms at night; quiet once the campers settle down.

Favorite Sites:  B-29 worked for us (technically, we are a 38’ MH - I think this site is too small for a 40’ MH).  C-74 appears to be the largest site. Sites cannot be reserved.

Hiking/Walking:  LOTS of trails, from easy to strenuous - plenty of good walking.

Comments: The campground is just a small part of this large park, which seemed more like a county or regional park - heavily used by the locals.  The park includes a golf course, Olympic-sized swimming pool, stables, trails, marina, soccer fields and fishing piers.  Too bad the campsites are so small - though we enjoyed our stay, we don’t recommend it for big rigs.

1 comment:

Diane said...

We were there just a few days before or after you (I have alzheimer's) and agree with your comments. We think the park was really designed for tent and small trailers, that's mostly what we saw. We put our rig on the lower level of the "loop" that was open and drew the blinds and lowered the canopy. It was just for one night on the way back from D.C. The park attendant said it was "race season" and that's why rates were $20 ($10 for gold access) My brother says that NASCAR track is the hardest ticket to get. Maybe its big with the NASCAR fans, but we would only go back when the lower loop is open. It is near the water and we think the sites looked larger and more secluded.