We left as soon as we arrived. First, it is not private-there are run down “cabins” on the same property with junk cars, etc. Second, the ground was not cleared or even remotely flat...for driving it’s ok if you have a truck or suv. But for camping/pitching a tent-bring a rake, I guess. The “card table” advertised is, I’m assuming, the folding table that was covered in clothes, in front of one of the “cabins. It says your dog can stay (on leash), well, what does that matter if the dogs that live nearby roam freely....into the area your camping with your tied up dog?!? Another review mentioned loud music-we didn’t stay, but there was a stereo sitting on the “cabin porch,” so I’m assuming that could be accurate. I didn’t see the compost toilet that was advertised, but we weren’t impressed with anything else, so I didn’t search for it. They did have some chairs, scattered. If the host actually cleaned it up, leveled it out, had a designated fire/sitting area, signs for this toilet they speak of, and cleaned up some of the junk, it might be decent. I camped my way from NC down to key west and up to the panhandle and back....this was the only site I left without camping!
This is a nice place. Has a great designated camping area, lights, fire pit, and outdoor shower. Frances has a cute little dog, Stella, who will keep you company, so if you don’t want that or have a dog that doesn’t like others, you will want to mention that. The only downfalls were the kayaks aren’t actually on site (we didn’t want to go a mile up the road with our dog or leave our dog-would have been nice to be able to go right off the dock at this site and paddle around there while our dog laid on the dock), and the outdoor shower....we couldn’t get hot water the entire time. It seemed to work sometimes, but she wasn’t sure herself. Frances works nights and did seem annoyed that our dog was barking a little one evening...granted her dog was too. The campsite is pretty close to her house...so I’m not sure how one could address that. We tried to keep as quiet as we could. There are raccoons...the dogs will chase and get mucky. So mainly tiny issues; overall it was a nice place.
Primitive camping with a well kept outhouse. This is a basic camping area, but well maintained and cleared. Host communicated quickly and has a reasonable rate. Camped in the woods, never saw any major pests. Felt safe.