East of town on US-380, and down a side road, takes you to Bottomless Lakes SP with eight small lakes spread along a three mile stretch. These are sink holes that turned into small lakes along a limestone bluff.
The RV campground is 2 miles from the Visitor Center, and next to spring fed Lea Lake, the largest of the series. It has 13 reservable sites next to the lake, and 16 non-reserved in a loop behind those. All with electric and water. Plus a few tent sites.
Lea is a nice size lake, with cliffs along the eastern edge. Around the lake are a beach, extensive rock picnic shelters built by the CCC, playground, sand volleyball court, lots of parking. And, as usual, the park has nice restrooms and showers.
On the other side of the lake is a large picnic area with 24 shelters, grills and plenty of parking. You can dry camp over there; which is what I did for half my stay. From this area, the Bluff Trail starts and takes you past the other lakes, with benches every so often.
There are dry camping spots near each lake. To my way of thinking, any of the dry camping sites have more privacy and better views than the electric sites. These areas have shelters with picnic tables, grills, and nearby vault toilets. My guess is that they would be hard to claim during holidays or Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Across the road from the RV campground is a wetlands boardwalk with three blinds, each near a pond. A good place to see birds early or late in the day. It’s about a quarter mile loop with a few interpretive signs along the way. Great for an early morning stroll.
On the way out, you can stop at an overlook atop the bluff, where you can see the lake and campground from above. There was a good Verizon 4G LTE signal, 3 bars in the day and 4 bars at night. The park also has free WiFi. I enjoyed six days of camping and hiking at this park.
Camp: Bottomless Lakes SP
Scene: Bluff, lakes, cliffs, trails