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05/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a great campground for which to explore the Finger Lakes area. We were lucky enough to get a site with electricity and we filled up our water tank at a nearby spout before setting up. Although there is not any kind of security, the park rangers cruised through the campground on a regular basis during the day and evening hours. The signage around the campground and park is not very helpful. We found the campground first, but couldn't find the office until driving back and doing some searching. That was weird for any state campground. They need better signs. The walk to the 400 foot falls is great, you're close to the nice little town of Trumansburg and there are more wineries in the area than you would ever need to go to, unless you love wine like my wife. This campground may be better off for people like tenter's that don't require electricity, but we would definitely stay here again in the future if we could get the electrical hook up.
05/2008
rating [ 5/10 ]
We stayed at this campground towards the end of a three week east coast vacation and were looking forward to visiting the Lake Placid area and this campground in particular after viewing information and photos online. Although this campground is a good base for visiting the Lake Placid area, we felt like cattle being moved through the chute while checking in and didn't meet one employee that was the least bit friendly during our stay. And this was during a very quiet time before the large summer camping season began. The majority of the campsites are under large pine trees and the mostly dirt and needle sites were dusty and, well, dirty. Thankfully it didn't rain during our stay. On a positive side, the showers and bathrooms are fantastic and the pull through sites are huge, but we were turned off by the unfriendly staff and all the extras you pay for but never use when staying at campgrounds under this national brand. We will look for a different campground next time.
05/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a good campground that is easily accessible to the downtown of Burlington. Getting to the campground involves navigating the downtown and a large hill, as it is not easily accessible from the highway. A positive is that the campground is connected to the city beach area and the city's paved bike and walking lakefront trail. Access to the trail is a big plus and the views overlooking Lake Champlain are beautiful. The sites in the campground are tight and mostly unlevel, but the friendly staff and clean restrooms make up for that. We camped here on a couple off peak nights and pretty much had our choice of sites. The negatives for this campground would be the tight sites and the showers are fifty cents for six minutes and the water temperature, pressure, and flow are not adjustable, surprisingly. The water will not turn off until the six minutes are up, which can be annoying.
05/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
This campground has some great stream front and wooded sites. Some of the campsites on the stream in the back are very cool, while the ones in the front get quite a bit of road noise. The campground was packed on the weekend of our stay and we figured that about two thirds of the campers were in tents. There were not any larger trailers or motorhomes because the roads and sites are heavily wooded and would be very hard to maneuver around. This is a very family friendly campground, even though we didn't have a van full of kids with us and everybody else did. We would stay here again.
05/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a great campground for access to the Bar Harbor area. The staff was very helpful and friendly on numerous occasions. We had a wooded site with plenty of space due to the campground being pretty empty during our stay, however some of the sites we saw were pretty tight with each other. There is a great lobster delivery guy across Highway 3 that is well worth the money. We also noticed some of the other, more expensive, borning and tight campgrounds on Mount Desert Island and were very happy that we chose Hadley's Point. We would stay here again.
05/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
This campground has a great setting with plenty of wooded sites and a great ocean overlook in the back of the park. We read from previous postings about the traffic noise from Route 1, so we camped in a rear site far from the road. We could still hear the traffic quite clearly. Besides larger motorhomes having potential trouble navigating through the wooded sites, the road noise was the only negative aspect in our book. The campground is in a great location on the coast and we would definitely stay here again. The positives outweigh the road noise.
05/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
We spent two nights here on an oceanfront site. It's true that the site is oceanfront, but it's not exactly ocean friendly. Next time we would choose a site up in the wooded area that overlooks the ocean and has some really cool rocky and shaded sites. This campground is definitely not for larger trailers or motor homes and could be very difficult to maneuver around corners and large pine trees, especially if it's been raining. The restrooms were very clean and the staff was friendly. The drawback with the showers is that they are still coin operated after paying the expensive site fee and are a hike from the oceanfront sites. We would come back, but camp in one of the wooded sites versus the oceanfront sites which are overrated and tight.
05/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
We were here for two nights and the campground is a good base for exploring the area. The campground was busy with huge motor homes and trailers. The sites are not very spacious, but they serve their purpose. We had reservations ahead of time and chose our site based on the description in the Frommer's book, but we would choose a site in the wooded and shaded area next time. The bathrooms were clean and a short walk from pretty much anywhere. There is a nice general store across the busy street from the entrance with a great selection of ice cream. There's really not a whole lot more to say about this campground, it's just a campground.
05/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
We loved our site directly across from the Battenkill River. The campground is heavily wooded and surrounded by mountains. The sites are spacious, well kept and not crowded together. They could easily pack in twice as many campsites, but that would defeat the campground's charm and natural beauty. The bathrooms are in need of some updates like doors on the stalls instead of curtains, but they were still clean. The staff was very friendly and helpful with our other destinations around Vermont. We would definitely come back again someday, and next time we would bring our fishing equipment.
05/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Although this campground is around 13 miles from Cooperstown and through a roller coaster of hilly roads, we felt it was worth the drive. Several other campgrounds around Cooperstown were not open yet for the season and that's why we chose this one. We made reservations ahead of time and to our surprise, they were expecting us when we arrived without even giving our names. The grounds, both restrooms and showers were very clean. The only drawback was the showers were coin operated. We had a great wooded site with plenty of room and they even gave us free firewood when we asked to buy some. Another small issue, which was out of everyone's control and only temporary, were the swarms of flying insects at our site. It didn't bother me too much, but my wife is a mosquito magnet and was a little irritated by them. We would definitely come back some day if in the area.
05/2008
rating [ 4/10 ]
The positives for this campground are that it's a good base for visiting Niagara Falls, it has level sites, the staff is very friendly and it has a security gate. We could be wrong, but we believe it needs a security gate due to the several 'gentleman's clubs' directly across the street. The playground is very old, rusty and not 'kid friendly'. There were really not any other child activity areas that we noticed. The campground was officially opened for over a week, but not all of the facilities were open yet. They actually had to come and turn the water on at our site. The showers we ended up using in the main building were decent and served the purpose, but that's about it. Also, the campground is directly next to a railroad track and yes, we had two trains pass by in the night. We thought a convey of motorcycles was coming through our trailer.
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