Park is well maintained, level sites, pet friendly. Partially shaded. The Wagon Wheel section is older, so trees are more mature, providing better shade than the newer part of the park. There is a trail that goes from the Wagon Wheel park straight to the Observatory and Dunes. Trail is approx. .5 miles long. Nice easy flat walk. There is also a trail from the other camp which may be slightly, but not much closer to the observatory. Note: the only lights in the area are from the stars and the camp fires or camper lights. Make sure to take a flash light when going to the observatory as you will need it on the walk back. Please also note that a red filter is REQD, for all flashlights within a few feet of the observatory, to eliminate light pollution and better star viewing. We used car taillight repair tape over the end of a standard flashlight and worked great. Unfortunately it was a cloudy night, so we were not able to do much star gazing. Dunes are great for the kids and a vigorous workout for adults. Mosquitos are plentiful as the sun goes down, so bring bug spray. We stayed 1 night in a 26'MH and will return again on hopefully a clear night for star viewing. Will also bring a black light to see if we can see the scorpions at night. Have never seen one yet in the 10 times I have been here.
This is one of our favorite places to go and camp. They supply plenty of places for RV's and tents. The sunsets are to die for and it is a very family friendly and dog friendly park. Parents and kids will live the observatory and all the places for kids to just run, play and explore.
We stayed in Eagle Cove and loved it. Nice scenery and well maintained. The drive to the state park was picturesque. But don't forget your mosquito repellent! And the park has its own dump station across from Broken Wheel so that's an added bonus.