This park is under new ownership. We stayed here with another family. They have only owned it one year and you can see how hard they are working to clean it up. Right now there are lots of seasonals. However, their kids are also working and they helped moved a fire pit for us and even asked us to close our door as to not get dirt into the camper. Nice in ground pool, playground, fishing pond and other things to do for the kids. In the back, there are secluded tent sites and even an overflow area. Give this campsite and try and you will NOT be disappointed. Looking forward to seeing what more they can do in another year. Will go back if we are in the area. Very friendly family/staff.
We stayed here the weekend of September 19 & 20, 2014. It is Very difficult to get a reservation as it is always booked so that should tell you something right there. We went with another family. We stayed in C-54. For a NY State park, you have tons of room all around you and water hook up. You are very close to Lake Ontario and can see/hear it from your site. It is a very quaint campsite. We took the tour for a $1 donation of the old light house and it was quite impressive. Lot's of history and memorabilia to look at. There are 3 one mile loops to walk/hike. We only had the opportunity to do one. Well maintained and the kids had enough to do with the play ground. Will efinately stay here again, just hope there will be open spots. A hidden gem!
We camped here with two other families. Very run down campground with many seasonals. No major complaints but could be improved. Nice walking path around the man-made lake and the "swimming beach area" is OK but nothing great. Being with other families made camping fun. Did not leave park while here. No Internet. Could be improved but don't think they want to. All the seasonal love it there. Wasn't terrible but have seen better.
We just stayed here for three nights. Only electric but it was great. Awesome campsite and would definitely go there again. We were at site 100 and we did read reviews to make sure you have extra long electrical cords and/or do fancy backing in to reach the power boxes. You share with the person next to you. Very spacious lots. Some shade. Beautiful play grounds and beautiful views of the Seneca Lake and sunsets. There is a beach to swim and dock to fish off of and a little rec. house for the kids to play ping pong, etc. The Military Museum on site is stunning. Hard to believe that during WWII this "state park" was training future Navy sailors to fight and then after WWII, it turned into a boot camp for the United States Air Force for training for Korean War. Great history. Can't say enough about this state park. We visited Watkins Glen (about 30 minutes away) one day, Seneca Falls (Woman's National Rights Convention and It's A Wonderful Life Museum) another. Montezuma's National wet lands are close by along with Harriet Tubman's house in Auburn and Mr. Seward's who acquired Alaska for us. We also did the Memorial Day House in Waterloo. Campsite is centrally located and look across the street for the white deer. We will go back.
First time to this park. Sites very close and hard to get into with bigger rigs. We had the stream behind us and we were on a slant the whole time and at times felt like we would fall into the stream. It was especially rainy when we were there and the rain made a stream right through the site with rushing water. Amazing park with lots to see and do. Pick up the weekly activity sheet and kids had choices of where/what to do and ranger led activities. Never short on something to do. Obviously, it would be awesome if state parks would get water and sewer hookups. We did see bears, not at our campsite but driving around. You just have to be smart about not keeping food outside and you will be fine. Next time would like to stay on Quaker side, seems like not as crowded and bigger sites. Wi-Fi only at main administration building and that was hit or miss but at least it was available if needed. Beautiful scenery.
Nice campground. Only a few miles from Cuyahoga Valley National Park, which is why we were there. Brand new swimming pool but you need to have a wrist band on at all times stating that you are staying there. A bit annoying. Little fishing pond. Overall, nice stay. would stay here again. Wi-Fi was very spotty and it was getting frustrating.
For a KOA, it was nice. Lots to do for the kids but also seemed like a "local" campsite for "locals" hence, loud music at night and groups of people together. The sites were very close and hard to get into them. It is a bit far from any major attractions but being New York City, it was fine. I did not like having to pay a mandatory $5.00 per day activity fee. For what? That should be in the cost, not extra. That was a negative for this campsite. Check-in was very chaotic as too many people checking in = busy campsite. Overall, we would probably stay here again since it was closest to NYC. We did tour Hyde Park and area around the Hudson Valley but like other reviewer said, there are A lot of small, windy country roads to get to the major highways to get anywhere. The closest train station to take into NYC is Beacon and that was still about 15-20 minutes away and you are about 90 minutes by train from New York City. Hope this helps.
We stayed her for 6 nights. We visited Smokey Mountains and other attractions while here. Location is fine. Sites are pull through but narrow and not much room between sites. Empty the first three nights we were here and then busier during the weekend. Staff is not friendly and would NOT stay here again due to that. We have many places to choose from, this will not be one of them next time.
We stayed here for two nights while passing through to Kentucky. It is a state park and that is what you get. We did not have a dump but for the cost per night, that was fine and it was only for two nights. The park was quite empty and quiet.
We stayed here for five nights and really enjoyed it. A very peaceful, centrally located camp ground fully equipped. We had to back in which was fine but had full hook up, internet, and some TV stations. We backed right up to the first Tee for the golf course. That would be the only real noise you would hear. Once that closed, it was so peaceful (and even during the day it was too). The guy who checked us in and worked the evenings was VERY helpful. Great location to visit other parts of Kentucky for day trips. The one caution: some of the hook ups are on the opposite side (they share with your neighbor) so bring extra long electrical and water/sewer hoses too in case you get one of those sites. Would definitely camp here again.
This is the price with my Good Sam discount. It was a fine campground, yes, many regulars and yes, many who stay only one night. We camped here for four nights. It was a great location to visit Stones River Civil War site and other attractions. We met very nice people while at the site, especially at the pool. Narrow sites but pull-through. It actually was formerly a civil war battle field. We would camp there again if just stopping over.
We stayed here for 6 nights while visiting Nashville. We had a bit of trouble backing in with a 35 foot travel trailer but right away friendly neighbors came to assist. We knew no sewer coming in so that was fine. For $20 a night, it is a steal. The lake area was a bit flooded due to the sudden amounts of rain they would get. Very private, very safe and would stay here again.
We were here for the 4th of July weekend this year. The way we got to park our camper was wonderful because it was "a pull through" site on the grass and shaded. There was no sewer with made things difficult but we knew this going in. The restrooms/showers were disgusting, holiday weekend or not. Lots of unsupervised kids all around, riding bikes in traffic, and loud people. The park itself did a nice job with daily activities to keep the family and kids entertained. We took a walk along the Kentucky Dam and found out the history about it. Would not stay here again. Spoke to many others who were only camping there because their "normal" campsite was already booked. It served its purpose but too much other stuff marked it down.
We stayed here for a week during spring break. It was very cold weather but we still enjoyed our stay. Upon check in, they were very friendly and lots on duty to help out. They have been in business since the 1920s. Their camp store was great and souvenirs were the same price as in the city. We reserved a pull-through site but when we arrived (busy week, Easter), they were all taken and we had a back in. no problems. Always people around the camp to pick up garbage, cleaning bathrooms (we didn't use), etc. We added an extra night and it was no problem. When we were leaving, we needed air in our tires and they had an air station and they even escorted us to the site. We also needed a propane (cold nights!!) fill up and they did it while we were out sightseeing. You can take the Cherry Hill bus right at the entrance to the metro but we found it even easier (and same price) for the four of us to drive (and pay, but equals the same amount) to the Greenbelt metro and jump on there. Target down the street, IKEA down the street along with Giant. Would definitely stay here again. The only drawback was the Internet...good sometimes, great others and terrible most time.
Very close to Bryce Canyon, lots to do in/around the park. Cute little “old western” village across the street for shopping and ice cream, etc. The gift store has everything and more. Would stay here again. Lots of people which also means it is a great campsite. Wi-Fi they did have but that was my only complaint. When I did laundry and sat in there, it was perfect. However, I would like it in my camper too.
First time to Yellowstone. Was very pleased with staying here. The only draw back, but not the campsite’s fault, is lack of internet and cell phone service. You can get internet at the Canyon lodge and other places in the park. Other than that, would stay here again. A bit pricy but then again, it is a national park. No complaints! One day we even saw a herd of Bison/Buffalo passing right outside our camp entrance. Great park would like to return.
Brand new owners. SUPER nice and willing to help you out with anything and everything. Would totally stay here again and would recommend it to everyone. Very quiet and just can’t say enough about the place. See for yourself.
We stayed here this past Memorial Day weekend. We had one of the new pull through sites. We absolutely loved it. It is a CAMP, after all. Yes, the regulars have golf carts, but the park is large, and they are needed. They had a lot of activities for our kids, and they enjoyed every minutes of it. The owners are trying to make it a GREAT KOA and are doing so. Every night they have fire truck rides, and Saturday night they had an WONDERFUL band playing. The jumping pillow was a lot of fun, and the little stream was lots of fun to walk through. We are looking to go back for Columbus Day, and we only live 30 minutes away!! KOA, keep doing the great updates. Internet was a bit slow, but hey, we are camping after all!
This was our first time here at Chautauqua Lake KOA. We like the KOA's. Beautiful time of year to visit with the beautiful overlook to Lake Chautauqua. The only complaint would be that there were too many seasonal around which made us feel a bit out of place. Everyone was VERY friendly. The staff was OK.
This is the first KOA we stayed in. It was AWESOME. Very friendly staff. They are right there at your site when you check in to help you out, and they check back on you. Very clean site, safe, well kept. We would definitely stay there again if we ever go to Cooperstown again. We will also definitely stay at KOA's again in the near future. Well worth the price!!
We stayed here to see Taughannock Falls (which wasn't too impressive). We drove around the camp site first looking for the check in. We had to exit the park and back track to find the park office. This should be noted when you register on line or have better signs. The office worker was VERY UNFRIENDLY and not helpful. I had to go back later in the day to get a map of the camp grounds. The sites are very tight with not much room to back in. There is NO SECURITY which I did not like. I only saw one park police drive by one time. We would NOT stay here again.