We're so happy to announce that the group campsite at Holliday Lake State Park is open! Lots of people have asked about this type of campsite for years. Here's a peak at the entrance and parking area.
It has a water spigot at the entrance to the site, but no electrical power. That should be just fine for those who want this type of site. Many are groups of scouts, church youth groups and friends who just want to enjoy the outdoors and camp together.
The area consists of a parking area (for up to 8 vehicles), a central large fire pit, 5 picnic tables, and five tent pads. The tent pads are about 16 x 20 feet. Plenty of room for a large family-size tent or several small pup tents. These tent pads are fairly level and two of them are level with the fire pit area. The other three tent pads have stairs leading to them from the fire pit area.
In the picture above, I'm standing on the edge of one tent pad looking at two others. The one I'm standing on is one that is level with the fire pit area. You can see the second in the middle with the stairs leading to it from the fire pit area; the third one is in the background. These are really works of art. Soon the grass will be taking off and that ugly silt fence will be removed too. There's really nothing between the tent pads and the many acres of forest beyond. How peaceful will this be on a warm summer night?
Here's a look at the large fire pit surrounded by the five picnic tables. It is arranged like a wheel, with the fire pit in the center and the tent pads like the spokes of the wheel. Being right in the middle this fire pit will be THEgathering place for our group campers. I can imagine boy scouts, youth groups, friends and families hanging out after supper, roasting marshmallows, singing campfire songs. I think I might even smell some coffee brewing and bacon frying in the morning.
In the picture above, I simply turned away from the fire pit. You can see the water spigot is very close. And the parking area is just beyond the water spigot. You won't have to carry your sleeping bag and cooking supplies too far.
And beyond the parking area are those new RV campsites that I blogged about last week. And if you look in the distance you can see the bathhouse. It's only a short walk away and it has hot showers. So you can camp in the quiet woods, with your pals, and still have all the comforts of home.
With everything Holliday Lake State Park has to offer, there would be no chance to get bored. We have events already planned for this spring and summer, and we'll be adding more soon, so check back often.
If you have a group looking for a place to camp, you can make reservations now through our call center at 1-800-933-7275 Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm or you can book online anytime. Online reservations can be made up to midnight of the day before arrival. Same day camping reservations can be made up until 2:00 pm through the call center only. Reservations can be made up to 11 months in advance.