A really nice free county park with picnic tables, grills, and views of the reservoir. I posted this campground on Free Campsites when we camped here in 2010. At that time the Free Campsites website had been up and functioning for just a little over a year. Wow, have they grown! The site now has thousands of free and inexpensive campgrounds and boondocking spots. There’s some debate about publicizing free camping because it has become so popular and many people break the rules of common courtesy or abuse the land. For my part I’ll continue to post on Free Campsites especially when I find an established, unlisted campground but I understand why people want to share special backcountry gems with just a few friends. I also post places where we have stayed overnight such as free campgrounds, boondocking spots, large parking areas, and casino lots on my own map – Here.
Back to McHood Park. When we camped here in April 2010 the park was almost empty. I think it was used mostly by the local community. Now it seems to be well used by people stopping for a night and others who are enjoying the full limit of 14 days of free camping. All of the coveted sites by the water were taken when we arrived but by mid- morning the next day half of the sites were unoccupied. Several campers had loud generators but fortunately they turned them off around 6:00 pm.
Some of the sites have paved parking pads and the gravel parking pads are fairly easy for rolling around. Both are wide enough to deploy a wheelchair lift. The tables are wheelchair accessible. Park 34.97187, -110.643333