Friday, December 7, 2012

Park (P)review: Falls Lake Recreation Area - Rolling View,

Park (P)review
We haven't camped here yet, but I've driven around and checked it out!


*Big tall pine trees
*HUGE horse flies- they were following the car at 20 mph!!
*Very large, clean lake. Sandy beach areas, and a payphone (what!?)
*Electric and Water sites: Most of the sites were big and well shaded, RDB said you probably couldn't go wrong with any site you picked.  We especially liked sites B29, B30, B31 as they had great shade and somewhat of a tree-filled lake view. B8 is a double site (group). B12 had steps down to the table and fire ring. B17-19 is an awesome group set with lots of room for parking.

We stopped off to talk to the Rangers on our way out and had the pleasure of meeting Ranger Grimes. He's been with the park for over 19 years and you could tell he really loved the place and felt like it was his home.  Lots of pride in the layout of the park and the way it looked- even apologized that the grass and weeds were a little long.  He gave us a few tips: Run the water for a bit before you hook up- they've got a high iron content in the water (his words: ya won't need an iron pill while you're drinking our water). Watch out for wasps when you open up the electrical box- he tries to get out everyday and check, and spray, but he might not have gotten to your site before you check in.

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