We just returned from a weekend of "old fashioned" camping. With a Saturday hayride, hike downhill to a beautiful creek, playground and card games, my children were busy all weekend. The sites across from the playground are a nice size, level with crushed gravel and with woods between sites your awning doesn't open up onto your neighbors' unit. The sites felt more private than some newer "resort" style campgrounds. The bathhouse was very clean and appears to have been recently renovated. We enjoyed are stay and are planning a return in June. It is tricky getting to the campground, just be sure to follow their map and directions. When you are looking for a quiet weekend away, this is the place.
We stayed here with friends and would stay again. Our children enjoyed the playground, fishing at the pond and would have enjoyed the pool, if it were open. Our site was level, the hook-ups were in the back of the site and in great shape. The only seasonals we noticed were friendly and their sites and campers were in great shape. There did not appear to be a ton of seasonal campers. It would appear that the new owners are spending a lot of time and money to fix up this campground. It shows. There was one activity for the children on Saturday, again, they had fun. One thing I would change would be to add some grass to the sites. Most sites were gravel only and I like to have grass at the site, too. Gravel under the camper is fine, but grass surrounding would be nice.
We camped here and used it as our base to tour the Watkins Glen and Ithaca areas. The campground does not offer any activities, but if you are just looking for a home base or a quiet campground this is the place. The sites were a nice size, level and clean. The pool was clean. The camper next to us did not have a good hook up for his sewer and we could smell his sewer on and off. The seasonal campers were mostly friendly, (there are not a lot of seasonal campers). Also, we did not have to spend our time dodging golf carts as you do at some campgrounds. It was not packed full over the weekend and we enjoyed the peace and quiet and relaxing atmosphere. I would rate higher if there were activities and there was no sewer smell from our neighbor. We will return if we tour the area again.
Overall we had a great weekend. However, there were a few staff people who were rude and appeared to not be enjoying their job and interacting with people. There were too many bikes and golf carts driving all over most of the time. If you went for a walk or were driving out, you really had to pay attention for bikers and golf carts. I saw a young boy ride his bike right into a trailer that was pulling out on Sunday morning. The kids who were riding bikes tended to think they were the only ones on the roads and were not paying attention. The golf cart drivers did not follow the speed limit. The pool was a bit cloudy, it could have been cleaner. Otherwise, the kids had a great time, there were plenty of things to keep them busy and the activity passes were great. We used them for mini golf, bumper boats, paddle boats, and bike rental. The sites along the river are very shaded and therefore don't have much grass. The sites along the lake are grassy and shady, but there is noise from the factory that is in front of the campground. We camped in the middle and had some shade, lots of grass and no factory noise. For the most part the campground appears to be very clean and well maintained. We would go again.
Our site was small and on large stones, not small gravel. There was a pa system throughout the campground used to announce activities. The first activity we heard was for the 10 pm hayride Friday night. We have younger children and they were already in bed. I think an announcement at 10 pm is too late and loud. Quiet time was announced both nights as well. There were several nice activities for the kids. A large percentage of sites appeared to be seasonal. There also appeared to be young teens running around unsupervised at night. We won't return unless there is no where else to go.
Our site was small and on a pile of stones (not small gravel). We felt squeezed in between two other campers. The campground had a pa system to announce events and activities. The first one we heard was for the 10 pm hayride Friday night. Our children are younger and were already in bed. We don't need to hear this late at night. They also announce quiet time every night. There were some fun activities for the kids on Saturday and Sunday. There were some young teens who appeared to be running around the campground unsupervised late at night. A large portion of sites appeared to be seasonal sites as well. Would only return if nowhere else to go.
This campground was small, but a great, quiet campground. We stayed there while visiting nearby Penn State College. The pool was nice and clean. The bathrooms were very clean. The seasonal campers were nice and the owners very helpful. Someone rigged up a make shift train ride for the kids in the evening. What a blast.
We will never return. Yes,the hiking is nice and rock formation is interesting. I'm sure it is a good location for tenters and hikers, but for all other means of camping, the sites are small. There was a nice craft for the children Saturday morning. Our site was terrible. We had to parallel park our camper next to the main campground road. It was a dirt site. When we opened our awning there was only enough room for the fire ring and then the ground dropped off to the stream that was next to our site. A lot of the seasonal sites appear very rundown. The seasonal campers were not very friendly and were more interested in driving their golf carts than anything else. During the night on Saturday it began to rain very heavily. By the time we left on Sunday the bridge below our site was under several inches of water. The other road that leads out of the campground was practically washed away. The dump station is in the middle of small circle of sites. One camper had to unhook his tow vehicle so we could dump.