Eagle View Campground, Lake Trinity, California - Bathroom Review
Our summer road trip almost ended prematurely as the heat and lack of water at the campsite we had planned on became to much to handle. My parents having family obligations to attend to decided to head out on Friday morning. In the entire camp ground, there was only one other group of campers and after talking with them, it became apparent that they were questioning staying around as well. Because our kids were about the same age and wanting to enjoy the last two days of our trip, we deicded to group together and see if we could find a camp site that offered water to cool off with. While trying to plan out where to go, I happened to run into one of the service workers and asked her what she would recommend. She suggested we look into Eagle View campground and stated that there was plenty of water and swimming locations to be had. Taking this suggestion, we packed as fast as we could before it got to hot and headed up towards the top of the lake in search of the campground. The ladie's directions were accurate however we were a little concerned as we started down a very rough dirt road that was probably more than my poor mini-van was wanting to handle. We bounced along for about a half mile and came to a bridge (good sign!) where we crossed and found the suggested campground. We were able to find a very nice campsite up on a little knoll that offered complete shade from the intense sun and was barely a stones throw from two creeks. The kids spent most of the rest of the day swiming in the water while the adults sat in chairs placed in the creek and cooled off. What could have turned into a disaster ended up being quite enjoyable.
The bathrooms at Eagle View Campground were the standard pit toilets. They were clean and well maintained (the lady who recommended the campground happens to service both campgrounds and cleaned it the day we arrived). The structure is an older wooden structure that was a bit on the cramped side. Personally I don't like the smaller structures because it tends to attract the spiders in the close environment (or maybe it's the same number of spiders but they are closer to you...). I managed to find two black widows in the back behind the toilet that I killed for good measure. I still of course was nervous as I was almost positive there were many more black widows within arms reach. The lighting in these facilities was dark (which encouraged the spiders) even during the day time. I found it neccessary to bring a flashlight inside even during day light so I could do some spider checks. Overall the pit-toilet was found to be clean, free of graffiti and vandalism. I can't give it points for design or artwork since there was none. There were actually two outshouses at this campground and I'm going to give them both a 3/5 flush rating.
Eagle View Campground, Lake Trinity, California - Public Restroom Review - 3/5 Flushes
|Facility||Location||Cleanliness||Design||Artwork||Free of Graffiti||Free of Vandalism||Notes|
|Eagle View Campground||Trinity Lake, California||Clean and simple, nothing fancy but watch for the spiders!|