Date of Stay:
July, 2017 -
The park is clean and well kept. We found this gem by accident, but things happen for a reason. Our truck broke down and we were going to be in town for at least the weekend. The staff was very accommodating and helpful. They gave us suggests on things to do since this was not our original vacation destination. The lawns were well maintained, play yard was clean, laundromat and bathrooms / showers were clean. They sold firewood at the office but I didn't see any fire rings at our site or the sites near us. The site was a level and gravel and from what I could tell, every site has a concrete patio. Lots of motor homes and other big campers with plenty of pull-thru spaces. We camped at Cottonwoods RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay:
June, 2017 -
This park is RV's only, no tents are allowed. The landscaping is well taken care along with the facilities. Paved roads throughout the park along with paved level sites. This place was designed for RV's in mind. From what I could tell all the sites appeared to be full hookups. There are various "bus stops" throughout the park where you can take a free shuttle to and from the casino. The bus runs 24/7 but it was not loud or distracting. There is also a catch and release fishing pond with other water critters in it too (turtles, ducks, frogs). The pool was clean and well maintained. We really enjoyed this park and felt it was worth the price paid. We camped at The Villages RV Park at Turning Stone in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay:
July, 2016 -
Overall this park is very wooded and will give you the woodsy camping feeling. We have a long 5th wheel (42 feet) but had no problem getting to our pull-thru site or leaving.
Activities: The swimming pool is "heated" but not a hot tub heat, more like once you jump in you immediately get used to the temperature type of heated. The fishing pond is decent, however keep your line away from the fountain, our kids lost too many lures casting that direction. We stayed 4th of July weekend and they only had campground actives on Saturday and not everyday like most places. There is a nature trail that takes you around the outer parameter of the park and there are a few enter/exit spots clearly labeled with signs.
Staff: the staff was friendly and escorts you to your site. They can be seen all over the campground, cleaning escorting people, garbage pick up every morning, etc.
Site: for the most part our site was level, we had to park in just the right spot to leave room for our slide-outs and awning. We felt that we had sufficient room between us and the next site to still have that private feeling. Electric was good, cable was a little snowy on some channels, wifi was just enough to check email, water pressure was low.
The only downside we encountered, which wasn't too bad, was that the fire department is across the street. They also have signs in the office when you check-in letting you know its across the street. The siren only went off twice while we were there and the siren lasted about 45-60 seconds. We camped at Saugerties / Woodstock KOA in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay:
May, 2016 -
My review is based on a holiday weekend stay, things may be different (spaced out sites, etc.) during a slower time. Overall the park itself is large with several wooded areas for both campers and tent sites. The location is on a busy road with what we felt was a tight turn to enter the park. Departing, we had to wait for quite some time before we were able to safely make a left hand turn with the camper behind us. For it being right off the road though it was quiet. The pool was always crowded (because of the holiday?) but they do have access to the Schroon River and a swimming area there too. They had seasonal sites there but nothing I felt was excessive. There were several (very close to each other) back-in sites along the river and most of the interior pull-throughs were for the larger 5th wheels. The back-in sites along the river were dirt, very fine dusty / sandy dirt, however the site was level. The weather was nice while we were there but expect a mud pit if there's a good rain. Activities for the kids? There was a basketball court, few swings, arcade, and I'm not sure about the mini-golf. The mini-golf looked like its seen better days, I don't think it was in service when we were there, the holes weren't properly marked and I never saw anyone playing. The site had cable with a variety of channels and WiFi. We didn't bother too much with the Internet, maybe to check email here and there. They only allowed each device to be connected for 60 minutes and with it so bogged down and slow it wasn't worth the hassle. The staff was friendly, guided you to your site, and ran the small store. Even though they're on the river, the store (at the time of this review) did not sell live bait. We camped at Riverview Campground in a Travel Trailer.
With the back-in sites along the water, it will be difficult to park on the side of the road at your site or stay connected . Either you disconnect and wedge your truck in-between you and your neighbor and lose space in your site or use one of the designated parking areas. The road is not wide enough for people arriving / departing to pass and the staff will be hunting you down to move.