We stayed 08/03/19 to 08/09/19. This stand alone, locked gate controlled campground IS NOT PRIVATE. There is access for the public to a trail-head and arrogant people that have NO respect for campers walk right down the middle of the camping area, use the facilities that are supposed to be part of the campground and set up their camera tripod to take pictures. Not knowing who these people are I was not able to let my grandchildren walk the short distant to the pit toilet without watching them like a hawk.The pit toilets had no toilet paper. We supplied our own, which was used by John Q public. It is a big enough area to let your dogs roam without leashes. But people going to the trail head walk their dogs. It did not bode well with our protective, territorial dogs. The rangers solution: if we didn't like it, we could leave and we were informed the only area we could consider private was inside our tents. So, if you are looking to get away from it all and not have to deal with people you don't know, this isn't the place to go. Very, very disappointing. And to top it off, they had to turn off the well water due to a health issue prior to our arrival. We were not informed until I got home and the email that was sent 2 days after our arrival. The picture posted is of one arrogant trail-head user’s that tried to hit one of our dogs with his walking stick.
We were at this Chinquapin Group Campground the weekend of the July 29, 2017. We had a group of a 25 people and I was completely surprised as to how awesome this place is!! We had a scavenger hunt, horseshoe contest, dessert contests and ended up dancing the night away under the stars with all these new friends that we made that weekend.
Oh wait - the very best part was the swimming hole across the bridge.
We are now going to have an Annual Camp Party" and we shall have t-shirts made to remind us all of what a terrific time and place we had.
I would and have highly recommended this place to anyone that will listen.