Saturday, March 17, 2018
Nice park, nice sites, though little to close for our liking but not terrible. Park staff was very helpful, when ask where to fish, very willing to extend some pics of his friends fish caught just a week prior to our trip and fishing tips, like where to fish and what to use. But same as our fishing trip at Fort Richardson, we couldn’t even give the bait away, could be us, just wrong time of year or the fact that the lake is very low. As for the little lake close to camp sites, over grown in cat tails and in very much a need of some help. But as for the trails go they where nice, plenty of game trails off the main trails to keep us entertained and even allowed us to get fairly close to some deer. Bathrooms where clean but like the lake in need of some help in the form of updating and repairs. Overall we like this park and will be back, we think and this is only our opinion. Our parks need some help, financial help, they need more money to make repairs and updating. I’m not sure how to get that to them, maybe from our state or maybe up the cost a little. Less than 10 bucks per day per person is fairly cheap, considering all there is to do in our state parks. Some families will spend 100s of dollars a day for theme parks and not think twice about it, but we can’t spend 10-15 dollars per person for a fun, historic, wildlife filled experience with our families in a state park. They even offer a park pass for $70 a year (details on app). Just our thoughts, thank you Abilene state park.