I have totally fallen in love with Blakeley! It is so close to the house that I can leave work, go home and pack the car, and be at the campsite before dark – it’s WONDERFUL! I also like it because it is kid friendly!
On this trip, we wanted a little more privacy. I knew Blakeley had cabins, Squirrel’s Nest Cabins, so I called and rented them for two nights. (These cabins have a minimum rental period of two nights.) The cabins are back in the woods far enough that we would be away from all of the other campers and there is a chain across the road going to the cabins so no one can enter by car without a key.
When we arrived, I realized that the structures really aren’t cabins. They are more like sheds with two sides, a roof and everything else is screened in. There is a sink with water in the cabin and a wooden box to put your sleeping bags on… We tried to sleep inside but there were SO many bugs we moved outside to our tents and hammocks.
In the morning, we all went for a hike. Everyone enjoyed the trip and the boys didn’t want to leave! Blakely is well worth visiting. I would recomend the primitive campsites over the Squirrel’s Nest cabins. Also, I really like the trails on the west side of the park much more than the ones on the east side; however, they are all great!