When does the park/campground/boat ramp open/close? The park and campground is open from April 1st - October 31st each year. Reservations begin each year on February 1 and begin with those lined up at the office on a first come, first serve basis. From there we return phone calls in the order they were received and then we open reservations online. The boat ramp remains open throughout the year unless the water levels drop too low to safely launch or ice is present.
What time is check-in and checkout? You may check-in starting at 2:00 PM. Checkout is at 12:00 PM.
Do you offer same day reservations? Yes, but not online. In order to make your reservations for the same day, please contact us.
What if I can’t find the site I am looking for? If after entering all of your information in the reservation form and you cannot find the site you want on the map, then it is unavailable for the dates you have selected. Please select new dates or choose one of our other beautiful sites.
What types of reservations can I make online? Currently, the reservations you are able to make online include all daily sites with water and electric hook-ups, primitive sites, and shelters.
What hook-ups do your sites have? All B-section sites and T-6 - T-25 have water and 30amp electrical hook-ups. Sites T-1 - T-5 are primitive. Dump stations are located on the property.
What if I am staying in a tent but want electric and water? To select a reservation online that would include power and water, visit the reservations page, select your date(s), and then select “next” to move to the “Unit Type” tab. Select “Tent” under “Rig Type”. For “Rig Length”, just select “10 ft.”. Clicking next after entering this information will allow you to see all available sites that include water and electric. Please keep in mind that our electrical hookups are 30 AMP and do require a special plug in order to use a 15 AMP (household) plug. These plugs are not available at the campground but can be purchased at most stores that offer camping supplies or electrical items.
How many tents may stay on one site? Sites that only have tents may have up to 2 tents per site. You may only have 1 tent on the same site occupied by a camper/RV.
How many nights may I reserve online? The max number of nights you may reserve online, over the phone, or in person is 14 nights per reservation. You may make as many reservations as you would like from April 1st - October 30th of each season. We do not have a minimum number of nights you must reserve in order to make a reservation.
Is there a fee to enter the park? There is a $3.00 entry fee per car. Visitors of campground guests may purchase a 3-Day Guest Pass. All campground guests must visit the park office for more details.
Are golf carts allowed? Yes. Golf carts are allowed and must be registered with the office for a $5.00 fee. They must be driven by a person 16 years of age or older with a valid driver’s license. Anyone under the age of 16 may drive as long as a person at least 21 years of age or older with a valid driver’s license is in the passenger seat. Children under 12 are not permitted to operate a golf cart. Golf carts must stay on paved surfaces. ATVs, dirt bikes, side by sides (even if street legal), and other like motorized vehicles are not permitted. Motorcycles, scooters, mopeds, and like motorized vehicles that are street legal may enter, but they must be parked at your campsite and cannot be used for joy riding through the park or campground. If you have a question about your motorized vehicle, please contact the office prior to your reservation to see if it is permitted.
SEASONAL SITE FAQS:
Why Can’t I Select A Seasonal Site Online? Online reservations are for daily sites and shelters only. Seasonal sites require a lottery and cannot be reserved online. Please contact us for more information on seasonal sites.
May I purchase a camper/RV from a seasonal guest and keep it on that site? No. Starting in 2019, our seasonal guests cannot sell of their camper/RV while it is on Observation Knob Park property. This means, in order for them to sell their camper, they must first remove it from our property as to not mislead the buyer that the site is included. All campsites at Observation Knob Park are rented via contract. Therefore, seasonal sites cannot be sold or transferred by seasonal guests or this voids their contract. Under no circumstances will Observation Knob Park give seasonal guests permission to leave a camper/RV on a site once if it is listed for sale. If it is sold on site, which violates this policy, the buyer will be required to remove the camper/RV immediately as to not trespass.
When can the public participate in a seasonal lottery? Starting for the 2019 season, public lotteries will be by invitation only. In order to be considered for the invitation only lottery, you must first complete and submit an application along with pictures of all sides of the exterior of your camper/RV. For more details and to pick up an application, you must visit our office in person. Applications cannot be emailed or mailed and must be submitted in person only by those who are inquiring about a site.