Review of Main at Pymatuning State Park Review
Jason M.
4 Star Rating4.0 out of 5 stars
  Good Value, Great Location
Reviewed on June 19th, 2020
We decided to check out the Pymatuning reservoir and initially planned to camp at the Jamestown Campground (in PA) but decided to try the Andover Ohio campground instead and we’re glad we did. The switch was mostly due to availability (Jamestown site was pretty full whereas the Andover site had lots of availability), but we also saved around $4-6 per night which is always welcome. This is one of the best values that we’ve had so far for camping – for $24-$26 per night we got a pretty nice electric site (20A) with plenty of shade, fully paved roads including paved spurs (first time we’ve seen that), spacious hot showers (nice that they are not the type with timing values which keep shutting off on you), and a short walk to the lake. The washrooms were average, meaning they were concrete buildings with a few flush toilets and sinks, not modern but we’ve had worse. The same can be said for the shower buildings, they could use updating but we did appreciate the amount of space allotted for each shower stall (about twice as much as normal). There are 3 camping areas in this park; we camped in Area 1 and found it to be generally lacking in privacy and the site to be somewhat bunched up together. That may have been an issue if the park was full, but even on a weekend in early August most sites in Area 1 were empty and so space and privacy were not a concern. Area 2 and 3 were much busier, maybe because they are closer to the “beach” (which is pretty small, but there is a great free beach near the Jamestown recreation area in PA), or because of services (30 or 50 amps, septic). All in all, the park was clean and very well maintain and the staff were friendly. We recommend this campground if you want to explore the Pymatuning area.
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