Reviews by Team: Nature and Outdoors

Leave it cleaner than you found it

4 stars
Great Camping, Sub-Par Fishing

Great place for campers that want some amenities. The grounds include a general store that opens at 8am, which is too late for fishers, but the tackle shop opens at 6am with coffee and snacks.

Fun nature center, that’s great for kids, with knowledgeable docents. I’d recommend seeing the bats go out at night from their bat box. They also have a variety of events throughout the year.

There’s also a pool, bike rental, and boat rentals, including an accessible fishing dock for those with disabilities.


3 stars
Large park with many amenities

This is a large, well-kept park. Walking trails, Picnic and BBQ areas, tennis courts, batting cages, Farmer’s Market on Tuesday, and a recreation center for classes. Could use more bathrooms, and I miss the skate park.


5 stars
Great place, not too busy!

I stayed in Yosemite Village in one of these Tent Cabins, 4 beds and a light, one plug, a heater, and a safe. It was pretty nice but it got muddy in front, as it was raining a little. They had some rubber mats down, but not enough.

Bathrooms and showers were fine. Clean and not too busy. The buffet resturant and pizza place were awesome and not too expensive. Booze was fairly priced too. There’s a community room with shitty books, board games, wifi, it was pretty fun.

There’s a free bus that goes around to most of the cool places. It was never too full.

I suggest all you can eat brunch at the fancier hotel (i forget the name). It was like $30 but the food was really good, fresh cut roast beef, all sorts of stuff. Great place to hit after an overnight hike and totally go overkill on the food.

I know it can get really busy but maybe the weather discouraged people. It was rain/mist for 2 days and light snow on the third. The kids loved the snow, it got surprisingly deep near the waterfalls with all the mist.