We arrived on a Monday morning at 11:30 am to find the park nice and quiet. Upon check in,We were informed of the $25.00 early arrival fee and decided to check out the surroundings instead. We found Lake James state Park, Luckey Strike Goldmine and Bobs Hand made Donuts in Marion NC.Once back at the campground, the staff offered to escort us to our site. We declined and proceeded to set up. We had one other family near us. The groundskeepers were very respectful and they were staying busy with playground maintenance, dust control and general upkeep. We enjoyed our stay and will be back.