Always loved State Parks as the are reasonable, or at least they were years past. The parks are lovely, can be serene and spaces are usually big enough. However, ticks! Just got back from it and I had a tick on me, my Dh did too as well as my dog. It happens and be aware of it.
This past week or so we camped at Harrison State Park in Tennessee. Beautiful lake, nice spots to park, this time of year hardly anyone there, birds around to watch and the squirrels. I know that may be they are rodents but so cute with fluffy tails. However, they are very brave, coming right up to you for scraps if you let them. Can be a nuisance too.
It was amazing that we were parked where we could see a Marina through the trees. Amazing because of the larger boats, houseboats, sailing ships moored there. Thinking of the austerity of the owners in this slow economy and price of gas. WOW! We are not talking about pontoons or fishing boats, I mean yatchts, of course they were not moving, they were tied up.