Tickfaw State Park, Springfield
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Tickfaw State Park is located in Springfield. Tickfaw State Park is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Springfield Edition.
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The wife and I love to go hike the trails within the park. A must see for families and couples for wildlife and local La habitat
Tickfaw State Park has fun activities for everyone. Canoes, camping areas for tents, trailers, motor homes and pop up campers. The sites contain all utilities. If you have a large group there are larg... read more »
To simply put, Tickfaw state park is relaxing. I've been on field trips when I was young, camped out in tents solo as an adult, & picnic'd with family here. The staff has always been kind & the bathro... read more »
The paths aren't very well kept, but the splash park is cool and the camp sites look nice. The canoe rental process is. . . Weird. If you have your own gear, this place is awesome.
I should preface my review by stating that I was a Boy Scout and have been to quite a few camping areas, most of which were not as "improved" as Tickfaw State Park. As such, I was expecting a similar environment but definitely did not find one which met those expectations. I made many assumptions that turned out to be completely inaccurate. We reserved a camping site for early March through the website, which was very convenient. However the map on the website of the camping sites gave no indication as to how close the sites were to each other. The one picture of each site provided online also didn't give any indication so I assumed each site was a good distance from the other as to provide some level of seclusion and privacy. That was incorrect. Each site is right up on the other sites and anyone talking at a regular volume can be heard by their neighbors. This is extremely problematic when your neighbors either arrive after you've gone to bed, they decide to stay up until 5:00 am, or when they begin using foul language and you know your kids are likely to hear it. If you go with a large group, this would be a positive as you could be close to the others in your group. I should have known due to the closure of the park in February due to flooding that the area was in a low lying area. Once again, I assumed since the park had roads which lead to the camping sites that the sites would be in a somewhat dryer area. That was a poor assumption. When we first arrived, we found that our reserved site's tent area was dry enough, but the fire pit was in 2-3 inches of standing water. Fortunately, we had arrived early enough to switch to another drier, albeit still wet, site which the staff was more than willing to allow us to do. Once again, I made a poor assumption that there would be wood available for building fires. That was partially correct, but most of the wood was water logged and mostly rotten, probably due to flooding and the amount of remaining water in the area. Fortunately, as any good Boy Scout should be, I was prepared to be able to cook on a stove that I had brought. To summarize, it was not what I expected, but I probably should have done much more research to know exactly what to expect.
Pretty nice place. Nice long trail (like 3 miles) that follows the river. Some camp sites right on the swamp. Watch out for snakes and swamp monsters. Stay away if it rains.
I love camping or just. Spending the day here. Very peaceful and clean place.
Beautiful campground. Great roads, deep sites, clean and well maintained. We stayed here in early March in our 42 ft. motorhome. Site was deep enough to accommodate our RV and a car. Be sure to bring plenty of bug repellent!
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