Farragut State Park
Wow, this is really camping! You can smell the pine trees, and there are squirrels anc chipmunks and birds all over the place. Beautiful park. There are four camping areas. Waldron, Gilmore, Snowberry, and Whitetail. Of the four, Whitetail is the "non-hookup" campground, the other three campgrounds are water and electric. During my stay, Waldron was the only campground open, the rest were closed for the season. Waldon has three camping loops. Each loop in Waldron has one spot with a small, but nice camping cabin to rent. In Waldron, the camping spots are appropriately spaced apart to allow for privacy. Plenty of woods to enjoy. Some spaces are pull through, and some are back-in. Some sites have 50 amp, some have 30 amp. The sites in Waldron are all paved, with a gravel tent pad, very nice metal picnic table, and fairly new firerings with attached grills. The rangers want you to keep your tents on the pad and not on the grass. There are grey water sink pit drains located every few camp sites. In addition to the four campgrounds, there is a "primitive" camping area called Camp Ward for around $10. You must have a "fully self contained" camping vehicle for this area. Firewood is available from the camp host for $5. Even though Waldron was the only campground open, the restrooms were shut down. Only the vault toilets were available for use. At this time of year, it was first come first serve. You check in at the Visitor Center and they give you a site. The dump station has three lanes, NO WAITING! As far as camping is concerned, I can't find any "negatives" about this park. The price represents the amount before Idaho sales tax is added. I don't know if satellites work here, but over the air, you will get only two TV stations. Also, I want to point out that I could not use my electric scooter bike here. My electric scooter bike does not require a license (in most states), but the park requires that all "motorized" vehicles be licensed and street legal. I believe my scooter bike (powered by a battery) is a "gray area," but I didn't push the issue. Also, while I was checking in, I heard something said to someone else about, "If you don't tow your car in, you pay extra for the car." So, this park may be picky about "your tow car actually has to be towed."
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