On Saturday I did a road trip to Melvern Lake, with the idea of getting some pictures and information for our gathering. The poll is still open for our lake selection, if Perry wins out Ill go there and collect the same info. It just seemed like a good day to take Tiffany and our little dog on a sightseeing trip. One problem, we ran out of daylight, and I didnt get to visit Eisenhower State Park or the Outlet Park. Here is a link that will take you to the pictures I took.. http://s258.photobucket.com/albums/hh271/garyf_bucket/Melvern Lake/ Im not going to try and sell you on one camp area over another, except to say that I personally liked Turkey Point for a full featured camping area, and Sundance as a basic camping area. We could make any of them work, none were bad. Arrow Rock Park Arrow Rock is on a small arm about mid way down the south side of the lake. It has 45 reservable campsites, with several cul-de-sacs of campsites near the water. These would be good for RVs, but the slope makes them lousy places for tents. The cul-de-sacs by the water are 6-10, 11-15, and 16-20. The bank line is variable, but each area had decent access. The prime sites for tent campers are sites 35-45, which are in a big row next to a gentle rocky bank, with good fishing access and good flat spots for tents. The bank line here is mostly gravel / small rocks with a gentle slope. None of the sites by the water have electric or water hookups, but there are some nice sites just a little further back that do have hookups. Coeur d Alene Park Coeur d Alene is up fairly close to the dam, on the south side of the lake. It has 60 reservable campsites. Sites 14-26 are close to the water, but the bank is steep and rocky in places. Its fishable, but isnt quite as nice of a bank line as the other campgrounds. It appears to offer fairly deep water close to the bank. None of the sites next to the water have electrical hookups, but there are plenty of sites with hookups further up from the lake. Sundance Park Sundance is at the top end of the lake, furthest from the dam on the south shore. It has 30 non reservable campsites, 5 of which are close to the water. There is a fairly big area behind these sites with bank access, with the bank line composed of dirt or small gravel, and it appears to be fairly shallow. This camping area is flat as a pancake, with gravel driveways and good tent areas at every site. There are no hookups. Its free camping, vault toilets only, no showers, and there are a few drinking water spigots. Showers are available at Turkey Point and Arrow Rock, a 6-8 mile drive. Turkey Point Park Turkey Point is about midway up the lake on the north shore. It has 50 reservable campsites. Sites 6-11 are fairly close to water on a small cove, bank line is mostly dirt with a few rocks, and it appears shallow. Sites 12-14 might have better water, but the bank is steep and rocky. Sites 17-18 are close to water with a good bank, and 19-22 are not too bad, just a little further from the water. There were 3 sites with electricity that were near the water, 6,7, and 8. Other than that you have to camp away from the water to get hookups.