Also, when we were picking out our campsite, the choices were getting slim there, too. So we ended up going with campsite #19, hoping for the best. When we arrived it seemed a little tricky getting the trailer into the site, but it ended up being a lot easier than I would have thought when looking at the area. In addition, we were extremely happy with the site's privacy, space, and shade. It was easily one of the largest campsites we've ever had at a state park.
The park itself is heavily wooded. It was once a slash pine/turpentine tree farm before the state bought it. These days it's known for its wildlife, in particular the white squirrels that are there in some number, and the popular boat ramp with access to the river of the park's name. We saw a fair amount of wildlife and were at first pleased to see the white squirrels, but soon grew irritated at how bold the little rodents were and how much of our stuff they ended up raiding, stealing, and damaging.
Also, the park was central to many of the places we wanted to explore, and we had some really nice float trips on some of the springs and rivers we'd picked out to see. All in all, I can highly recommend the park as a central destination.
|Campsite #19. Not only was it spacious, there was access to the river right behind our campsite, complete with a stairway to the shoreline!|
|Tons of space to spread out, and plenty of shade.|
|Just another example of the space we had. The site went even farther back. I was standing in front of a clothesline when I took this photo. We used that line a lot to dry towels.|
|The view right behind our campsite.|
|Turkey vulture. This one was sitting on the stair leading to the riverbank.|
|Another white color phase animal! There must be something in the water. This was the most solidly white deer I have ever seen in the South. Popularly termed "piebald" deer. She was a beauty.|