Camped here over Columbus Day weekend for five nights. Somewhat surprised to find the CG at the end of a road through a residential neighborhood. However, what a surprise it was! Beautiful large level sites, some with concrete pads and patios, the rest with gravel. Sites off of loops (there was about six) which nicely breaks up the traditional row upon row of RV's. This CG is on Old Hickory Lake which is a beautiful setting, looking more like a river than lake. Shower/Restrooms were spotless and cleaned every morning by 9 am. There were only two facilities open so there was a bit of a walk to them. The new facility was a combination of shower and toilet and sink in your own private room with about ten stations in the building. Excellent! The work camper husband and wife who ran the CG were friendly and helpful with RV questions. This campground is located 17 miles from downtown Nashville and a lot closer to Opryland and Opryland Resort. That is why we chose it, about a 25 minute ride with an easy to follow route. Only reason my wife and I don't give Cedar Creek a 10 is the gravel sites tend to track a lot of gravel into your RV (I know, picky). And moreover, some sites such as ours backed up to a public access road leading to picnic areas by the lake beach front and a boat launch ramp. At night there was a reasonable amount of vehicles going in and out of this area and it made us feel like our outdoor equipment such as chairs and grill etc. were out and exposed. Kept the porch light on all night which I never do. One more point, we have not camped anywhere else that so many people walk through campsites then we experienced here. We would definitely camp here again though because the the positives and beauty far out weigh our minor complaints.
This was our first stay at this Corps of Engineer Park (almost like a National Park), though we have stayed at it's sister park about 11 miles away: Ives Run. We both liked this park a bit more than Ives Run do to the large shaded sites available. All sites have paved drives for your RV along with a pea gravel patio type spot for the picnic table and pole with hook to hang your lantern. Very nice! A fire ring with grill top is also included in each site. Very handy to cook over a campfire as we, and our neighbors did for breakfast. There are a handful of water front sites on Cowanesque Lake, but the ranger tells us these sites are always booked months in advance. The lake itself is great for kayaking, which is why we choose this CG (and Ives Run) and small boating and fishing. Quiet, peaceful (even families with small kids) friendly staff and beautiful surroundings make this just about a perfect campground!
Living in the Western New York area, my wife and I decided to try a "Lo-Cation", camping in our own neck of the woods. Evangola State Park has been around for some time. We have camped here before for weekends so we decided to spend a week (7 nights) and commute to our daily jobs etc. This park has a very friendly and courteous staff (as do most or all NYS parks). The outer perimeter sites in the two RV loops are for the most part shaded and level, with gravel pads for your rig. Again, like most state parks the sites are large and very spacious with each site having a post type grill and fire pit ring with grill grate atop it, great to do corn or potatoes in foil. A short walk along a waterfront trail brings you down to the sandy and well groomed beach area, though it appears most campers choose to drive the mile around from the campground which is off to one side of the overall park setting. Weekends can be somewhat crowded with large family groups covering two or three sites in a row with multiple tents set up on each site along with a RV of some type, though it gets pretty quiet by 10 PM. Bathhouses are clean, with cleaning staff getting in them by 7 AM some mornings to spray for bugs, power wash and re-supply before the morning shower etc. rush. Only complaint here is there could be another bathhouse because the aforementioned weekend crowds can tax their toilet tissue supply or available shower stalls (3 showers and 3 toilets for the men for whole campground) though there are additional facilities at the beach area. This park is near several beach bars well known in the Buffalo, NY area where you can get the feeling of being more in Florida than WNY. Overall my wife and I really enjoyed our week stay at Evangola and would highly recommend it to both locals and folks traveling through the area. We will return.
I am a little confused about this park. It appears all of the sites have concrete pads (many new) with a picnic table on the pad. Also noticed many new electrical hook ups. Friendly manager was quick and efficient. A guy who I suspect work camps, led us to our campsite and helped me back in. This is where the confusion starts. Our prime waterfront site was parallel to Lake Ontario with a beautiful view. However, we sat right on top of a rental cabin, looking into their window from the concrete pad. The opposite side of our motorhome was about a foot off the CG road, which led the the new and spotless bathhouse. Our neighbor behind us had about six inches behind us to wedge his truck in to park. This is a small CG that packs in as many campsites as possible, giving a very cramped feeling. Many seasonal campers who smiled, but did not go out of the way to make you feel welcome to "their" CG. Very quiet, more retirement community feeling with most campers in their RVs by 9pm. Also did not see one other person enjoy an adult beverage around a campfire or elsewhere. Though only two miles from Sodus Point, my wife and I would not stay here again.
This is my wife and I annual "kick off camping season" go to park starting Memorial Day weekend every year. The rear "W" section of this park for transient campers is one of the nicest CG's you will find. Huge private shaded sites with water and 30amp electric. Either stone or grass pads that are long and level. The shower house and toilets are kept spotless. You need a key to get in (upon check in you rent one for $2 which you get back on check out) which I guess is to keep the kids out. Extremely friendly owners who keep a eye on everything to ensure your stay is enjoyed. Closet CG to Lake Bluffs State Park and magnificent walking trail along Lake Ontario. A bonus, a winery across the road from the state park with very good white wines and a super owner! My only regret is this Memorial Day weekend we will not be staying here because the place was booked by Jan! Word must be spreading that it is truly a very nice place to enjoy the outdoors, Sodus Bay 3/4 mile away with a couple of great waterfront restaurants with decks right on the lake, just beautiful.
A small and very friendly campgrounds campground! The owners go out of their way to assist you in what ever your interest of activities are for the area. Though we stayed only a short time after visiting other areas of Maine, our thoughts are that on our next Maine trip this is where we will start. Moosehead Lake and the surrounding area is breath taking. Combine that with a clean, private campground with large level sites and all the peace fullness one could ask for and it does not get much better than this. Only regret, we didn't see any moose! Oh well, just another reason to get back as soon as possible.
We stayed here a couple of nights to go into Portland Maine (only 6 miles to town) and enjoy the great waterfront. From the friendly greeting to assisting in directions into town, the ladies in the office instantly made you feel comfortable with your stay, and we just got here! Our pull through wooded site was nice size and level. We were offered an open site if we wanted to use our satellite dish. Spotlessly clean rest rooms and showers. The grounds had a nice cottage town feel to it with sandy roads and the very large pond with waterfront sites that were very nice from what we could see. We camped in September to avoid crowds of families and kids and we were not disappointed here, though from the number of seasonal set-ups it seems to be a very family oriented CG. My wife and I love Portland so we can't wait to go back and when we do this will be the place we stay.
We were some what disappointed in this campground after high expectations. The sites for RV's are extremely small and tight fitting. There were quite a number of big rig motor homes in the 40ft range. Talking to one family, I guess they give a nice discount to Family Motor Coach members. Otherwise I can't for the life of me figure why large rigs would be staying here. You have no room at your site to "set up camp" with your awning, mats, chairs etc. One set of "waterfront" sites had the fire pits about six to eight feet apart! This campground is very old with very little up dating. Our picnic table seats were four inch wide boards. Though the wash/shower rooms were clean, there is no heat in them and again in desperate need of updating. One restroom facility was already shut down for the season even though their RV sites were about 2/3s or more full. My wife and I would not stay at this campground again. If not for the friendly folks who checked us in, I probably would give the campground itself a lower rating.
This was our second stay at this campground. It is very convenient to Ithaca, both Cornell, Ithaca collage's and Finger Lake wineries. There are some sites that have absolute beautiful views of the surrounding hills across open meadows. However, many of their sites are in more wooded areas that the site's are below road grade and you may be parked on grass. Got stuck in our class A very badly last year though the owner was kind enough to pull us out the next day and give us one of the open vista sites. Why they (or me) even allowed us to attempt to park there is a mystery. On this last visit I went to dump my tanks before set up and noticed that the station was locked. Staying only two nights I just went and set up. Upon check out in the pouring rain I walked up to the office and inquired about the locked dump station and was told by the owner in a very indifferent tone that it would be " ten bucks to dump"! Telling him I had never heard of paying to dump while being one of their guests did not matter to him as he explained all of his business costs to me. This and the fact that though the shower and bathrooms were reasonably clean, the sinks were not and the showers were set to give less that a trickle of water. Would I stay here again? Maybe as my wife and I do like visiting this area once a year at least and if you can get a site by the meadow I guess I would put up with some of their negatives.
Our recent visit was one of the most rewarding camping experiences my wife and I have had. If you are looking for a place that is absolutely quiet, this is the park for you. The sites are large with 15x15 stone and railroad timber patios that have a combination fire ring/grill, a picnic table and, what I believe a pole to suspend garbage from. Most sites are paved and level with plenty of space between each. Shower houses are spaced a little far apart and our loop (Beach) did not have one. Very clean surroundings and the park rangers and staff were all extremely pleasant and helpful. Beautiful lush hills and Hammond Lake complete the experience of serenity and calm. Perfect lake for kayaking (why we found it). Also enough local towns and points of interest, such as Wellsboro, for day trips if you need to explore outside of the campground.