We really want to like this place, but the amount of seasonals and the way they overrun the place bothered us. Speed limit is 5mph, but the golf carts are hitting 15mph. The staff (except one older woman, yelling across the campground at a child that wasn't doing anything wrong) were extremely helpful and friendly. The campsites where nicely wooded and they gave us our choice of sites. They have a awesome petting zoo and plenty of activities for the kids. The pool was very nice and they had a kiddie pool for the youngsters. Camp store was well stocked. They had a free corn and hotdog cookout on Saturday night. The other downside is the cost of some activities, (mini golf was almost $15.00 for 3 people) and paying for the jumping pillow was ridiculous. WiFi was fast. On the off chance you could stay connected more than 60sec. I tried from all over the park.
Average. At check I asked if they had more than one site to choose from. I was told they were busy. Stayed all weekend at least 1/3 of the sites remained empty the whole time. They had a guide lead us to our site, but he paid no attention to what he was doing smoking a cigar, leading us down the road around vehicles we could not pass without driving off the road. The site we were given had our awning 3.5ft from our neighbors sewer connection. We called and asked for another site we saw open and they said that was OK. No organized activities other than a live band Sat night that was not announced. We just heard it. The pool was nice. The sites looked fairly level, but some would need leveling. Your site choice will make or break the stay. It's along Lake Ontario so it had beautiful views and sites on the water, but odd hook ups with sewer on both sides and electric on the passenger side. So depending on how your neighbor positioned their unit you could be camping with them. The mayflies where bad, huge swarms, but they don't bite or land on you, just watch walking or riding and talking or you could get a mouth full.
Great campground on the Ausable River. Close to a ton of fun activities for all ages. All sites are shaded with plenty of trees, but sites where roomy and not on top of one another. Clean facilities. Only reason I did not give it a 10 was the WiFi. You had to log on every hour and speeds where slow. It's an annoyance that shouldn't be in this day and age.
Nice very wooded campground. It's a steep drive up from the main road. The campground is on a mountain, but they did a nice job leveling the sites and making areas level throughout. It's still a hike down to the main office/pool area, but nice the business is kept there and the campsites are peaceful. It can be challenge with anything longer than 32' but you could get about any rig made into it if you wanted to. Close to Lake George and the park does have 24hr security which is very nice. The bathrooms where clean, but the showers, while clean we're perplexing. There's a timer up high opposite the shower that controls how long the showers on and you have to turn it on to get water. (No instructions on this process).Then the only water you get is slightly less than scalding. Try as you may to adjust, there is nothing cooler. No WiFi at the sites, have to go to the office, which while annoying is certainly no reason not to camp here. Rate was reasonable given the weekend and the season.
Mostly wooded so it did feel like a campground, not like parking in a field with no shade. Staff was pleasant. Didn't use the showers/restrooms, pool was clean and went from 3ft to 8ft deep which was nice so the whole family could enjoy. The only downside was the roads were very dusty. Few dump truck loads of gravel packed down would make it much nicer.
We camped at the state park. Nice state park. Right on the Bay. Sites are level, but its mostly marsh area so your site and the roads are the only usable land. Beach is nice, felt like your at the ocean. Staff was friendly. Park and DNR patrol regularly so it felt secure. Price was reasonable. Park offered nature activities and they had canoe rentals. Downside: it's 22 miles from any decent store or restaurant; Sprint and Verizon service was weak and useless other than a quick call. Also it was cool for most of our stay, but it hit 70 our last day and the bugs came out in force. We couldn't be outside more than a couple minutes. When your moving its not too bad, but once you stop, you are attacked. It would be a nice place to stay early or late in the year, or if you just wanted to hit the beach then go straight to your car or camper and not be outside. Restrooms looked new and were clean.
We stayed here based on the reviews we had seen. Which were correct about the friendly staff and clean, quiet campground. Wife loved the showers. Each bathroom is private with sink, toilet and shower. .Staff knew my sons name and called him by it all weekend. Lots of activities for the kids and not all modern. It felt more like a field day at elementary school, which we really liked. Pony rides which cost 7.00, are well worth it. There is also a Pygmy goat you can take for a walk anytime for free. It's a small campground, maybe 50 sites, so it was pretty relaxing. Some of the sites are also two sites that can used backed up to each other. It wasn't crowded, so we had both to ourselves as did the others on similar sites. The campground is in-between hills so it's very steep in some places. Very little if any level ground. Our site required 4-5" of leveling on one side. Some of the back in sites would require jacking up the back to get the front down to get level. The site map is not close to scale on the distance between sites, I've seen closer, but it's still a little close for my taste. The only reason I gave it a 9 instead of a 10 is some of the hook ups are on the wrong side. They have water and cable between every other site, so if you get the odd site you need 40' of hose/cord to reach and it is just something for the kids to trip over. I recommend the Hands on Museum in Jonesboro for kids and the Bristol Speedway tour is a bargain at $5. We would stay again.
We stayed here and it was overall a great time. We arrived the night before our reservation, and an off duty worker took the time to guide us to our site and make sure we were OK. The activity staff, which looked like high school/college kids did an OUTSTANDING job managing large groups of children and adults in all sorts of activity's. taking time to talk to the guests and explain things. Best I have seen in any campground. There was plenty of free activities. Yes some sites we could see would require leveling, nothing horrific. From what I saw placement on the site by the driver could have prevented some of the need for leveling. Some sites were odd shape, but again I have seen stranger. We didn't find the road between the two sides to be an issue. It is a large campground so if you are not willing to walk or drive, consider the golf cart rental. The only two issues we found was one, the WiFi was useless if you where not near one of the buildings that had a router.(seems like they are using wireless routers like you would in your home). Both near the playgrounds so we just used our phones and iPad while our son played. The other issue that was not so much with the park, but the people at a couple sites. They were obnoxious all day Friday well past 10pm quiet hours. you could hear their music from over a 1/4 mile away,apparently fueled by alcohol. Now I have nothing wrong with a person partaking in adult drinks, but if it affects your ability to act like an adult you should pass. The general manager did make announcement at the costume party that no alcohol should be brought outside of your site, although i saw many people walking around with alcohol and reeking of it, I feel they should have banned intoxicated people, much like a bar or restaurant would. I think most of the people that behaved badly all knew each other and based on all of them having their own golf carts probably are seasonals at another private campground the rest of the year and don't think about others. We will stay here again, but will not stay near those folks.
The cleanest bathroom showers of any campground I stayed at. Like others said, not many trees, although they have planted many trees so 10-15yrs it should be very shaded. The mountain hides the sun in the late evening. Gravel roads and sites. The two bath houses give you a whole house size bathroom with sink and shower to yourself which is very nice. Staff seems friendly, but the early season hours they where there was odd. The two issues I had was the price for mini golf ($3.75 a person). Considering the course needed some maintenance. The other issue and this is a pet peeve of mine at other campgrounds, the adult Easter egg hunt was scheduled for 8:30, however they started it at 8:10 with no notice. Activities need to start and stop at the assigned time when dealing with large groups.
Way to close together. 2.5 ft between awning and neighbor. We were only staying one night and didn't want to unhitch. I was fine with a back in site as long a it was big enough. The sorest were given was to short. When we asked for one of the 11 pull throughs that was big enough we were told they where not available. When we departed they were still empty, all 11 of them. Why could we not get one of those? There was no difference in price. Also I would say 40-50% of the sites were seasonals. Which means they had the run of the park. In my experience, when you have that many seasonals they feel they own the park. The care and condition of the seasonal sites was poor. The other issue was the charge for the jumping pillow: $5 per day seemed high. Restrooms were old and filthy and had little, to no ventilation. The rate for the site was the only good for this park.
Very clean, despite the previous weeks monsoon that flooded the campground. Sites are private, not 2ft from your neighbor like some campgrounds we have been to. They seem to be more concerned about having a nice campground and not trying to fit 5lbs of stuff in a 10lb bag. They have a nice doggy and kids playground. Only complaint is one member of the staff yelled at my son for playing on the dog park see-saw. I had turned around to pickup some dog doo doo and had just started to say something to him, when she yelled from across the campground. Other than that the rest of the staff was very friendly.
Super friendly. Personally a little expensive for a KOA, but that could just be me. I agree it could use some TLC. Actually all it needs is a couple dump truck loads of stone, to fix the muddy area's. We would camp here again.
Exactly as others had described. Lots for the kids to do, charges for all the extra's. Jammed as many sites as they could into this park. It is more of a theme park then a campground, as it seems all the Jellystones we have been to (3). Our son is only 3 so much of the amenities are lost on us. However the folks were friendly. The gal at the checkout did seem to understand I wanted to look at all the available sites before I pick one. We were assigned one in the back, which was away from all the crowds, however it was on a hill and while the site was level you didn't want to venture more than a few feet without falling off a cliff. We will probably only come to the Yogi Bear's before and after normal season due to the cost. In a few weeks our $37 per night site will be $52.00 PLUS the fee to use some of the activities. We still prefer KOA for a more realistic camping feel.
The wireless internet was not working. The TV was out most of weekend. It is satellite so maybe the rain had something to do with it. The Campground has nice, easy pull through sites. The only issue was the activities were not run at times given to us and I thought the staff was a little unmotivated.
An actually campground, not a park or resort. Roads were gravel, sites were wooded and shaded. Fire rings were nice size stones. Reminded me of when I was a kid. They had a inflatable movie screen, and a hay ride. As for previous comments about the road from I-81 into the sight, I found no issue, I have driven tractor trailers on smaller less visible roads. Yes there was sharp turns, but they were wide enough to swing any RV ever built and you could see oncoming traffic easily. Getting around the camp ground itself would require a little attention and care, but if the site would hold the unit you could get it in. The Wi-Fi would work fine and then go out, not sure if it was just the amount of people using it or their ISP. It worked well enough for my needs. My only issue was the layout of some of the sites was confusing, some sites faced awning to awning which depending on your neighbor could be an issue. the hookups for ours was at the front of the site, but we could reach, depending on your RV it could be an issue. We will surely go again.
It is small. Getting there from the interstate is a little backwards. There are way to many full timers for our taste, and some of them had pretty trashy sites. The site we were given shared hook ups and I could touch my neighbors camper if I leaned out of my window. The rest rooms were clean, but need updating. The pond was scum covered. We wouldn't stay there again, I like to camp with campers not with a group of people who already know each other and I am invading "their" park.
Nice location. Horrible insect problem. Mosquito's everywhere. We couldn't even sit outside. It was like swarms of them. Nice kids playground and the train ride was fun. Some of the spots require 4 wheel drive if it rains. The Wi-Fi is iffy at best. They have spots packed in so tight you wouldn't think there was space for an RV and yep, that's your spot. We moved sites and were one of only 2 campers on a 20 sight stretch, but somehow they assigned the site next two us to the next RV that came in. Why? they were all the same size options and all open grassy sites. They should have spaced it out. If it wasn't for the bugs I would stay there again, but it is just ridiculous how horrible the infestation was, and we have camped from Alabama to ME and this is the only place I couldn't stand to be outside. Not sure if they could spray our do something about them
This is one of the best KOA's I ever stayed at. The new Owners went out of there way to help us. The Hayride was awesome, the park was clean. It had tree's at every site, but not forest's. Price's in the store were very cheap. No price gouging. If your going to Cooperstown stay here in your camper, rent a cabin or RV they have. Everyone that came in got the attention of the owner and they would do whatever they could to help. We would stay there again.
We stayed here one night. It is very Friendly. A nice quiet campground with the standard things to do. All sites very shaded. The only problem is the Mosquitoes which is more of a problem with the state than the campground. It is a 5 minute drive to the ocean. We would stop there again.
It's a nice park if you want to go go go all the time doing activities, our son is only 2 so he couldn't do many of them. There is lots to do. The Down side is the large number of seasonal and fulltimers campers. They seem to have the run of the park. Their sites are mini homes with decks gazebo's, and depending on your taste somewhat gaudy. The parks proximity to NYC/NJ means you get the feeling your staying in one of the 5 boroughs. We never got a car tag when we checked in and the next day when I drove my son up the "hill" to the playground the security guard hollered at me and told me I couldn't go any further without a tag. The sites were filled with pea gravel so they drained well and were fairly level. If you wanted to go somewhere with stuff to do all day and don't mind crowds this would be an ok place, just not for us. We wouldn't go back.