Big Creek Resort, Marina & Campground, Lake Somerville
This park is one of the closest ones to home and I find myself out here quite often. It mostly has water and electric sites (and some primitive camping). There are a handful of full hookup sites. The lake was up a few feet on this trip - so watch for displaced wildlife, especially the slithery kind. This 80s-90s loop was quieter than the marina side. They were packed! It was nice being able to work remotely out here on a weekday (brought my own wifi hotspot).
Type of Park: Private-owned
Check In: 4p Check Out: 3p
- 20/30 amp
- Picnic Table
- Hook on pole for light, etc
- Very close to restrooms/showers
- No trees to avoid
- Good area for camping in groups
- Good view of the Lake. Site is almost parallel with the Lake instead of perpendicular like most of the other sites. Camper faces setting sun.
- Close to good swimming areas
- No shade
- Fire ring was missing
- Watch for the old tree stump near the site pad. I usually put the leveling blocks on it for a visual reminder not to step on it.
📝 Park Notes:
- Gates closed and locked from midnight to 6 am on weekends. Closed at 10 pm on week days.
- Can bring golf carts, ATV's (machines with steering wheels, not handle bars)
- Dump Station - a little hard to get to for big rigs. Also hard to leave the park from there. You may have to go back into the park to turn around.
- Park Store - has fishing bait and supplies, too
- Sites on this loop have crushed granite in the pad sites
- Cabins and lower levels of stairs have been repaired
- There is a Places Munzee here
- Birds: Mockingbirds, Kite, Killdeer, Great Egret, Redwing Blackbirds, Mallards
- Frogs (including a bullfrog)
- 🐍 Snakes - non-poisonous, but be aware of their presence
There's a Killdeer that has made her nest just outside of the site pad. Be careful where you walk/drive right now. I hope they make it so she can hatch them out.