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12/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Rate reflects monthly at $450. Electric is billed separately at .17 per kilowatt hour at the end of each month. External 100 pound propane tank can be made available and maintained during colder weather. The park is a ways from I-95 but very convenient to Route 301 and Fredericksburg. Overall, very well maintained. The owners go out of their way to be helpful. Do not expect a resort. Many year round renters in smaller trailers around the perimeter, but all are well kept and a friendly atmosphere. Several nice, large, level, pull-through sites for short term and overnight stays. Campground is small and heavily treed, but very accessible with a big rig. No cable, but they do provide satellite TV hookups if desired. We had a sunny spot where we could use our own. There is a nice walking trail that is also meticulously maintained. Very dog friendly park. The addition of an off leash area would really compliment the park. We stayed here 3 months and will return again.
08/2013
rating [ 5/10 ]
We stayed here both on our way to and from the Yellowstone area. Front office was friendly and offered interesting local information. They are also a Private Storage Space company, so there are several rows of storage garages. Landscaping is missing, and even the designated dog walk areas are gravel. Definitely not a good place to walk pets. Neighborhood was a bit run down so you wouldn't want to venture outside of the fenced park. The sites were level with good hook-ups. You need to specify if you need Wi-Fi because not all sites can get it. Sites are fairly close together. Even with full hookups and 50 amps, I think this park is overpriced. We would look for other options in the future.
05/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Positives are very well maintained with large relatively level sites. Many seasonals, but all well maintained. Swimming pools were just opening and looked very inviting. Large open activity areas for both adults and children. Baths and laundry areas spotless. Easy access from NYS Thruway and good location for access to Rochester, NY. Negatives are internal roads were wide but not paved with some bumpy spots. Wi-Fi had strong signal but was throttled down way to slow to use. Good 4G with Verizon however. High volume of railroad noise. Rate reflects monthly discount.
06/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
Once you get into the campground, everything was fine. However, getting there is not convenient off the highway and you have travel over gravel dirt roads to get there. Directions are very confusing. Thank goodness there were some signs to follow. Our coach and toad were covered in dust by the time we got parked. No pull-thrus for overnights, so you do have to disconnect. We would not come back, but not because of the campground itself but the wear and tear on the coach getting in and out on the access roads.
06/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Overall a nice park for an overnight or short stay. Convenient to Interstate with not too much traffic noise. Even with Good Sam Discount, I felt the rate was too high for the short term area.
06/2013
rating [ 5/10 ]
We reserved one of the few actual waterfront sites, but it came at the cost of no shade during a hot humid stay. Glad the site was very large because the only access to the swimming area was across our site, so we had a lot of foot traffic crossing through. This park is older and it shows. The roadways are very narrow with tight curves. That coupled with site post markers too close to the road and site pads made backing into our site nearly impossible. You can tell that many of the posts have been knocked over. They need to be moved. We would come again, but would give up waterfront scenery for shade and quiet in a different loop. Rate reflects Senior Pass Discount.
04/2013
rating [ 4/10 ]
Very narrow sites and picnic tables were in short supply. Mix of seasonals and transient. Some of the seasonal sites looked a bit shabby. Indoor pool and spa was occupied by children and didn't look particularly inviting. Buffalo are not free roaming, but tightly caged awaiting slaughter. Sign on office door advertised Buffalo Meat for sale. Seems that everyone pays the same rate regardless of club affiliations. It is an easy on and off from I-40 and convenient for an overnight or short stay. Dog walk is a narrow patch of grass along the perimeter fence line. I would look for something else if in the area again.
04/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very clean and well maintained park. Friendly park hosts. Only 30 amp electric available with voltage running low due to heavy A/C usage on hot weekend. We had to use our Voltage Regulator to keep volts up to a safe level. Sites are spacious and paved. We stayed in the end pull-thru, Site #23. It was huge. VERY dog friendly with a private dog beach. Hiking trails were listed as easy, but I found them challenging in the heat. Looking forward to a return visit.
06/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
We used our ROD membership to stay in this park for free. The $3 rate is for the upgrade to 50 amp electric. There are a lot of permanent sites in this park. Everything near the lake is a permanent site and they were very typical with big Rubbermaid sheds, etc. All fairly neat, but not my cup of tea. We stayed in a wooded area, Dogwood Trail, where I am assuming most non-member guests are placed. It had a much more transient feel to it, which was preferable for me. I will agree with others who have complained about the split rail fencing making turns tight. Our site had a concrete pad and a wooden deck with rails which was very nice except for a missing a board on the back step. We were not able to get any TV reception on satellite or digital via antenna (except for two very snowy stations). However, we were there for our niece's wedding and so didn't miss TV. Verizon Wireless was available (3G) but slow. The site sloped down immediately behind the concrete pad, so we had to pull off of it in the front in order to get the back levelers down on our 40' coach. All the sites are full hook up which was a plus. We didn't have time to enjoy the Family Center that is there, but the Clubhouse and Pavilion where the wedding was held was top notch with nice views of the lake to enjoy. I appreciated the great security and friendliness of the staff. If you have pets, be sure to keep them leashed. There is a lot of wild life in the park, including deer and pole cats that spray like skunks. There is a leash rule, but I did notice that some campers do not abide by it. We will definitely return to this park.
05/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
Family camped here on three sites in Loop 3, Sites 121, 124 and 126 for Memorial Day Weekend this year. Sites were fairly spacious but definitely not lined up correctly with the one way traffic on the loop. There are shared electric hookups so we had to run our electric cord with extension under our motorhome and across our site which created a tripping hazard. The shared water for our section of the loop was at the back of our son's site #124. People needed to cross your site to access water and there is no way to fill one's RV from that distance. We also rented a boat slip for the weekend, but the administrative side of things for that weekend was a total disaster and there was no documentation for any of the slips, so boats were simply going into whatever slip was available when they came in. There was a popular fishing tournament being held that weekend. There is a nice beach, but no one was allowed in the water. The park ranger came and yelled at the people who were swimming and told them to get out. Not sure if it was because of a lack of lifeguard, but there was no posting to say swimming was not allowed and it was a very warm weekend. There are two very nice playgrounds for children. Overall it is a nice clean park, and I would consider returning; but never again on a holiday weekend.
05/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
Price reflects off-season rate plus Escapee discount. Well laid out and since we camped here for a weekend in spring, we didn't have any issues with low branches although our pond-front site was a bit tight to turn into due to a tree trunk on the driver's side. Our site was low in the front and I noticed some others were as well. I would request a different site next time. The park has a lot of amenities for families during the peak season but at a higher price. The nature walk is built over wetlands and was too 'buggy' for walking my dogs. The landscaping is very nice with foot bridges over waterways and a pond with paddle boats. Overall, this is a nice campground with 24 hour shuttles to the main casino. I would have rated it higher if their pricing was more in line with their offering.
07/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
As others have mentioned this park is ideal for an easy off/on while traveling through Columbus. The owner's were very friendly and helpful. They are obviously geared toward adult travelers and there are no amenities that would attract families with children. Price reflects no competition and we were charged for additional adults traveling with us. Everything was in working order, clean and neat. We would stay here again for an overnight if traveling through the area.
03/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a US Army Corp of Engineers park, NOT to be be mistaken with DeGray Lake State Park. We stayed during the off season and were the only RV in the middle loop. This park is beautiful and peaceful for a camping stay in the off season. We never even saw a ranger to register us until the second night we were there. The three camping loops are all on descending paved roads. Most of the sites appear more level than they really are. They all drop down in the back. We were on site #35 which was a leveled concrete pad and still required two boards under the back tires. The turning loops at the end of the roads are hairpin and it was a struggle to get a 38' motorhome around. The sites are all wooded but since the leaves were not yet on the trees we were able to have nice views of the lake and satellite TV reception. We enjoyed the hiking trail with our dogs. The women's bathroom was clean and heated but there was no hot water. The men's bathroom was in disrepair. The location was beautiful and peaceful. Some of the sites are reservable, but most are not, so you would really be taking a big chance to show up in the summer with a larger RV. While some of the reservable sites give lengths that would appear to handle Big Rigs, I wouldn't try it in anything over 40 feet, and at that you would need to disconnect anything you were towing to maneuver.
02/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed here while visiting family in the area. We arrived after office hours on Saturday night and they left the gate open for us with instructions to choose any site we liked. The next day the office was closed, but a gentleman stopped by and said he had continued to leave the security gate open for us the night before when he saw we went out after setting up. He provided us with the gate security code for the rest of our stay and also a coupon for 1 week of free Wi-Fi (which worked great). It was off season and we found the park to be very quiet. There are some seasonals with well kept sites staying in the back area of the park. Everything appeared to be well maintained, although we didn't really use any facilities or amenities. Luckily, we picked the right site (#2 Pull-Through). It rained very hard the second night and basically all the other pull-through sites were flooded with their electric hookup poles sticking out from about 6 inches of water and sewer hookups barely visible. We finally registered on Monday morning and opted to stay an additional night to extend our visit with family. The woman in the office was very pleasant and provided us with goodie bags for both us, and our two dogs! We will definitely stay here again when we return to the area.
02/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here overnight on our way to South Padre Island. The manager was extremely pleasant and held his last available site for us. He kept in contact with us and stayed beyond normal office closing hours to get us checked in and settled. This park is primarily seasonal and there were even RVs in the front pull-throughs waiting for more permanent spots to open up. It is located right in the middle of a recently developed shopping area, but was surprisingly quiet. The sites are all level concrete pads with full hook ups. Sites are fairly close together. This would not be my preference for a long term stay, but it worked beautifully for an overnight.
02/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
What a welcome relief from interstate noise. We stayed for an overnight in a pull-through site. By the time we had our towed vehicle off the roadway, we were 'low in the front' enough to require boards under the tires to level. It appeared this would be an issue on all the pull-through sites for MH's pulling toads. We had a beautiful view of the mountains from our site. Bathrooms and showers were immaculate. My only complaint, as others mentioned, is there is no private changing area. You exit the shower directly into the public area. Since there were only a few other RVs here at the time, this wasn't a problem. The hiking trail / dog walk was great and the park is very pet friendly. There are a lot of deer in the area, and two days after we left, we discovered a tick on one of our dogs. By process of elimination, it is probable it came from the Cloud Nine dog walk area. (Even with preventative solutions, ticks will still attach) so just something to be aware of. Overall, this is an excellent park and the owner was friendly and helpful. We had a 38' motorhome plus toad and had no problems navigating the access roadway up or down. We would stay here again.
02/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here on our way both to and from, on a recent two week trip. The park is everything previously described. Easy on/off I-65. Traffic noise from the interstate can be bothersome. They have apparently had dog problems in the past and so now have some severely restrictive pet rules which include not allowing your pet(s) outside of your RV except to take to a very narrow dog walk. This was OK for us for an overnight, but we certainly could not stay here longer with our labs. There are absolutely no amenities that would make this park friendly for children either. It is really geared more for overnight stays for adults with no pets visiting the Louisville area. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The Wi-Fi was exceptionally good. The hook-ups are a bit odd for motorhomes. Once you pull through far enough to get your toad off the road, you are way too far away from the hook-ups. The water hook-up is below ground in a covered area that requires you to get on your hands and knees to connect. Rate reflects a senior discount which is offered to anyone 55 or older. I feel they truly cater to an adult with no pets crowd, which can be very positive if you are in that category.
02/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
Since we were only able to stay 3 nights, we opted for the 'Regal Row' for Motorhomes ONLY which are pull-in sites with a bay view. We had site #112 which is the first site in the row closest to the office. Our front door opened to a private site with 5 lovely palm trees. The children playground was directly in front of us, but since we were there in Feb. it was used very little and not a problem at all. This is a top notch campground. Super friendly atmosphere, helpful courteous staff, and very very very pet friendly. The K9 Playground was wonderful for our two big labs. They enjoyed their stay as much as we did. We had a hot water heater problem and there was an Island RV Repair lady who came right to our site and fixed us up in no time. There are also vendors who come thru daily offering a full wash and wax of your coach. Due to the hot water problem we had, we used the showers and they were spotless and secure. The pool/spa is surrounded by a tall fence with palm trees inside so you have great atmosphere without the South Padre wind.
08/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a very nice, well maintained state park. There is an open area that provides a wonderful view of Lake Ontario for all visitors to enjoy. There are 3 loops lakeside with many sites having lake views. On the other side of the main road are 3 more loops designated as pet loops. Only 5 of any of the sites in the pet loops had any visibility of the water at all. The rest were all tucked back into the woods or way back into a more open area: seemed a bit unfair. There were several cleared trails for hiking and one that followed the waterfront which is all boulders. While we didn't hike throught the entire park, I never found a spot that would have been practical for fishing and there is a big sign that says 'No Fish Cleaning', so don't know what you would do had you caught anything anyway. This park is more of a spot to set up and enjoy the scenery. They offer a few playgrounds for kids and a recreation center and store. I will return as it does offer a nice spot to just put your feet up and relax.
05/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
If you are looking for a place to “Get away from it all” then this is it! Tucked neatly into the northern part of Allegheny National Forest, Willow Bay is just south of the New York State border and easily accessible from NY 86/17 Southern Tier Expressway. We spent Memorial Day weekend on site #64 in Hemlock Loop which was a level paved pad set above a rolling spacious waterfront site. Both sides of our site were naturally landscaped with trees and rocks which afforded us complete privacy. There is also a boat launch and boat rentals available. Plus some sites are suited for launching small boats right from the site. Our site did not have any hookups (none of the premium lake front sites have hookups). We ran our generator briefly each day for DH to check his baseball scores and top off the batteries and that was it. There are water spigots throughout, but they are older style with no threading; however people were still able to fill their water tanks. There are two full hookup sites for camp hosts and several electric sites on the opposite side of the road if that is important to you. The grading and amount of shade on those sites made them less appealing to me. There is a brand new bath facility which is centrally located to the loop and is immaculate. There is no cell phone signal while in the campground. (Unless you have a good amplifier. Ours wireless one brought in 2-3 bars but you needed to have the phone almost touching the antenna.) Aspen and Oak loops offer more electric sites but they are in an open area away from the water, very close together and seem more appropriate for group camping. The Deer loop is set back into the woods and is strictly walk-up tent camping. If you enjoy tenting, these are huge private sites, many of them waterfront. Make sure you pack everything you need if you don’t want to be inconvenienced. There is no camp store other than firewood and ice at the check in station and the nearest store is about 15 miles away. The scenery was so breathtaking we were almost never inside except to sleep. There is lots of hiking available. We were in a 38’motorhome plus tow vehicle and had no trouble traversing the loop or parking. Our loop was comprised of a fairly even mix of tents, pop-ups and trailers with only three motorhomes including the host who was busy yet always available and friendly. The most remarkable thing was how quiet it was for a holiday weekend even though every site was filled. It was the nicest Memorial Day camping experience I have ever had. Nightly rate includes the $9.00 online reservation fee spread over the 3 nights. .
04/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very scenic camping right on Almond Lake. This park is operated by The Parks Division of Steuben County Department of Public Works. They do not take reservations; strictly first come first serve. A little risky in the summer, but we have camped here in the late fall and early spring with no problem getting one of the best sites. Of the 70 sites 40 are electric and 30 are for tent camping. There are a few upgraded 50 amp sites and the park supervisor told us they are planning on adding more sites and upgrading the front row of waterfront sites to 50 amp. Thus the increase in rate this year from $15 to $23 for the existing 50 amp sites. The park has wonderful facilities for families; basketball, baseball diamond, volleyball in sand along the lake. Bring leveling boards. There are water spigots available, but no water hookups at each site. There are three restroom facilities near each tent area and a bath facility near the park entrance. There is a dump station and large trash dumpster. Scenery abounds from every campsite. It is absolutely magnificent in the fall with reflections of the reforestation area above Route 21 reflecting in the lake. No swimming is allowed in the lake. Boating (non-motorized) and fishing is allowed. There are two boat launches. This is a public park, so you will share the days and sometimes evenings with folks who are just there for the day. That has presented no problem any time we have stayed there. This is a well maintained public facility. We truly enjoy it a couple weekends every year.
07/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a private membership park affiliated with ROD (Resorts of Distinction) and AOR. We are members (this is our Home Park) and we camp here every year. The entire campground is currently divided into geographical 'sections' due to historical expansions as the park has grown. The original sites are a bit smaller with less room in between, but they are located near the Log Cabin Club House, Heated Pool and Lake. Also, the two lakes (more like ponds really) seem to divide the campground in half. The front section has newer larger sites and that is where most of the bigger rigs usually set up camp. On the positive side, all the bath houses have been completely renovated or built new and are cleaner and nicer than I keep my own home. The showers have roomy changing areas and each building also houses nice laundry facilities. Paddle boats and a canoe are available to go out onto the front lake and there is no extra charge. Just stop at the store located in the center of camp and pick up oars and life jackets. About the only negative we have encountered is the very limited number and location of sewer sites. The new area where the big rigs park have power and water only. I believe zoning or some other ordinance has their hands tied and they can't put in more full hook up sites. They do have two dumping stations and a honey wagon for a $5.00 charge per pump-out. We have double holding tanks on our motorhome but they never charge us extra for a pump-out. I see a lot of folks bring in their blue totes and take those to the dump station. There are planned activities for all ages. My 5 year old granddaughter stayed with us for a week and had plenty to do. There is a small playground for the kids and a small basketball court. Those could really stand some upgrading. There are also log cabins available to rent and new ones were being built when we camped there this year. A new pool is also planned to go in near the newer front section. Security is excellent and one thing I really appreciate is that the 5 mph speed limit is respected and enforced. They mark off about 20 or more sites all the time as reserved for their marketing efforts to solicit new members. This also tends to limit the number of available full hook ups sites, but it is understood and agreed to by all the members. Rules are reasonable and enforced so the camping experiences we have had were always pleasant. (Other than being a member, I am not affiliated with the owners or operation of this campground in any way.)
06/2007
rating [ 10/10 ]
Nightly rate of $24 does not include the $9 reservation surcharge. If you are a Motorhome towing a vehicle and get there in the afternoon while the Entrance Cabin is open you will also be charged an additional $6.00 for your towed vehicle. We camp here at least once every year. We have dogs and have camped in the 100, 200 and 700 loops where pets are allowed. Of the 3, I prefer the 700 loop. The sites there are grassy and more level. The outside sites in the back of the 100 loop are near a big drop off and also the access point to one of the more popular trails. Speaking of trails, there are many different ones to explore with varying levels of difficulty and they are all well marked. There are water faucets in every loop, but it can create a traffic jam on Fridays when everyone is going one way and trying to get into their sites and someone stops to fill up their water tank. We don't have to travel that far, so we always just come with a full fresh water tank. The triple lane dump station is new within the past few years and is a welcome addition. In response to a different post, there is non-potable water at the dump station and I don't know why anyone would want potable water there. Along the roadway between the campground entrance and the camping loops are several different exercise stations. This is pretty unique and makes it fun for everyone out for a walk. You will want to be a little careful and drive slowly once in a camping loop due to trees and low branches. We have roof mounted satellite TV and Sirius radio and both worked just fine from site 739. It would also work for any of the adjacent sites in that loop as well.
07/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
We knew this was a "parking lot" type base from which to visit NYC so were not surprised by the lack of asthetics. We traveled with my daughter and 5 year old granddaughter who wanted to see the Statue of Liberty. The excitement on her face to actually see the statue clearly from the campsite made it all worth while. Staff was friendly and helpful. They gave us excellent directions and looked information up for us. Sites are fairly close together, but no one was really "camping", so it didn't matter. Electric & Water hookups were a little confusing and some had to run their connections under their RV's. There was no picnic table available, so the meals we had there, we ate inside. It was too warm to eat outside anyways. We never even lowered our awning, but I never missed it because we were too busy. The closeness lent itself to friendly conversations with others at the park and sharing experiences. We stayed in a Motorhome, and there were pop-ups there as well as a tent set up. I really can't imagine staying there without my own bath and shower. Because of the lack of sewers, my daughter and granddaughter used their showers and said they were OK. Not 5 star hotel quality, but adequate. It was a 5 minute easy drive over to Liberty State Park to catch the ferry that takes you to both Ellis Island and Liberty Island. For a night-time Yankee game, we took the Jersey Light Rail (a block away)to Port Imperial and then rode The Yankee Clipper to and from the Stadium. After the game we reversed back, and walked the easy block back to our campsite at 1 o'clock in the morning. We felt very safe. The area is currently undergoing a great deal of renovation and will be much more up scale in the future. It would be nice if the RV Park could do some 'face lifting' too. But for right now the park provides an alternative, easy, and economical way to see New York City. We have more grandchildren who want to go, so we will be returning soon.
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