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Tugaloo State Park Reviews
There is 10 yurts here. There is one ADA yurt. It is at the parking lot at the top of the hill. The rest of the yurts are down hill from the parking lot. You need a lot of energy to take your camping ... more »
We love going to the beach and taking a picnic lunch or dogs for the grill. We always have a game or two of putt putt golf. The cabins are nice & roomy, not always clean though. The best part of Tugal... more »
Nice, quiet, secluded and calm. Very few people around so a real treat. You can even sleep in a Yurt right by the beach/lake. Color coded walking trails - just make sure you buy a parking ticket ($5) more »
Beautiful park on the lake. In January we were the only ones there. We only had sewer and water hookups but there is a dump station so no big deal. We only stayed two nights but the staff was very accommodating. We arrived after hours with no reservation and we called to let them know and they said just to pick a spot and pay in the morning. Very cheap park which is amazing for the view. They have kayak rentals, putting course, hiking trails, restrooms etc. Would stay there again. It should be mentioned that the gates close at 10pm.
As with any experience a person has, you will find pros and cons, especially as they pertain to your style. If you are a boating person, this is the place for you. Plenty of wide open water, yet it has high boat traffic. They say that there are plenty of fish in these waters, and they do have tournaments from time to time, but I can't imagine how anyone could fish with this much boat traffic. We much prefer the laid back kayak style, but again, with the boat traffic, good luck. The park itself is beautiful. There are many, many camping sites, though that is also a problem that makes you feel like a sardine. The sites are smaller and are right on top of each other. Some are waterside, and some are right along the main park drag and there is an inadequate number of places to park extra vehicles. There are many bathrooms/showers that are quite clean, well maintained, and appropriately spaced given the number of sites. Laundry is available at most of the bath facilities (1 washer/1 dryer). Campground hosts are friendly and around often. You'll see some deer (NO HUNTING) running around, sometimes in larger packs, that aren't easily spooked. You can get fairly close for pictures and such as you hike the trails or even just driving around. Overall, our personal experience hasn't been overly grand, given our more laid back and private lifestyle, but I can see how others would greatly love the park.
Cool location for get-togethers. A lake you can swim in. Plenty of pavilions to rent for special occasions. I held my company's picnic there and we all had a blast. It's hard to find catering in the area so I would suggest (for those who are having events) plan to grill on your own or have a special caterer drive up from one of the major adjacent cities and pay them a little more for the delivery.
This is a very good family in. On the good side the place is really pretty and the folks are very very friendly there. I was in a motorhome. I think the sites are better suited to somewhat shorter units like under 30 ft. This park is do a makeover in so far as camping. Regardless, it is worth the trip and a very nice place to hang out.
Our family and friends enjoy the volleyball court and the putt putt course. If you bring your own putters and balls you can play for free. There are nice covered and uncovered picnic tables and they are near the lake, playground, volleyball court, and putt putt course.
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