Rustic Ozark hills
It is a very rural setting, and could make a good destination, not just a waypoint in a trip. I was there early in the season, so it is no surprise it was quiet. The grounds are pretty and the lake looks like it would be fun during a hot summer.
Marble Hill is about 10 minutes drive and has basic retail stores like gas stations and a grocery store. Cape Girardeau, with lots of retail options, is less than an hour away - even for a timid driver.
But a couple points not clearly covered in the official information.
There are a lot of seasonal visitors, so the actual number of available sites is quite a bit less than the total.
The campground is in the Ozark hills - and so the roads are steep and windy. The main entrance road is well cared for - but steep. The road to the campsites varied from fair to poor. I was there during and after heavy rain and part of my complaint with the roads was soft ground and insufficient gravel - both of which will not be a problem when the weather is dryer.
They have three groups of RV sites, "A pads", "B pads", and "H pads". What I saw of A and B as I drove by looked like they were leveled and graveled sites.
The "H pads" are not. The ground is rocky, but there is no gravel and finding a spot that's close to level is up to the skill of the person parking. The map implies sites perpendicular to the road - but I don't think my tongue jack is tall enough to level my trailer if I parked that way. And - again because of the rain - the ground was very soft and the surface slick and muddy. So I parked where I could, not where I wanted to. The road down to the "H pads" is quite steep and was soft enough I was rather concerned my two-wheel drive truck wouldn't be able to get the trailer out.
Conclusion. I liked it. I would stay there again - but I would use the "H pads" only if the weather wasn't too wet.
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