However, the gate leading to the road down to the dam from where they were parked was paddlelocked and Ranger Merrill (actually retired and just helping out) didn't have a key. So we couldn't see anybody until we had crossed the dam and started up the road. We hoped we were all talking about the same spot. The dam is an earthen levee so we weren't sure there wasn't another and it was a relief to finally see them and vehicles.
That said, the weather was the superb and the bugs few. We enjoyed the ducks and geese on the lake and ate very well. We will definitely be back but may not hike to the dam. It was an adventure worth of Frannie!