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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Candy Hill Campground, Winchester, Virginia

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here for the first time on our way southbound on I-81, just for the night. We had a nice level pull-through site on an concrete pad. Some other reviewers complained about highway noise from Route 37. Maybe in spring, early summer with windows open, but if you are running AC or furnace, I don't think it's an issue. We had on the TV and furnace and didn't hear a thing. Even with TV off, slept the night just fine. Loved that after hours on the road, we could order food from local Pizza/Italian restaurant and they delivered right to our camper!

We had reservations, but the night we arrived they were closing early, so we kept them updated on our progress. Got in just under the wire and they were waiting for us. Check-in was easy. Definitely will stay here again when heading up or down I-81. Nice campground store as well. We camped at Candy Hill Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Site E
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Good pizza from local restaurant. Campground gave us menu with coupons to use.

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Chenango Valley State Park, Chenango Forks, New York

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $29.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed on the Chipmunk Loop. Lots of trees. Sites are decently spaced. There are more 30 amp sites than 50 amp. Some sites are more level than others, so bring blocks. The roads in the camping loops are paved, which makes it nice for walking/biking, and of course no dust. There is another loop, higher up in the park past the swimming area. Those sites have fewer trees, but they also appeared less level and really didn't have privacy between sites. The lake is nice for swimming. The swimming area is divided into sections with lifeguards at each section, so little ones can be separate from older swimmers. It's a sandy bottom and the one section has a diving board. The only thing we didn't care for was that the area directly surrounding the water is concrete, not sand. So if you want to sit while out of the water, you have to go to the grassy lawn area adjacent to the concrete. In other words, there isn't a "beach" for kids to play in the sand right before the water. Just down from the beach is the boat rental and launch to put in your own kayaks/canoes. When we were there, we couldn't drive all the way up to the launch area; there was a barricade. That meant carrying in our kayaks--all 3 of them from the parking area. I couldn't see any reason why that was blocked off. Most inconvenient. Restrooms are older, but clean. Only 2 showers, but plenty of toilet stalls. In my opinion, they could take out a toilet stall or 2 and add showers. Water pressure/temp was fine; even a bit hot. Even with trees we could get local TV stations out of Binghamton. We plan on staying here again next year. We camped at Chenango Valley State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Chipmunk Loop 97
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Plenty of people selling camp wood before you enter the park. Only one dump station, so can be busy on weekends. Gas and convenient stores just down the road by Rte 88 entrance/exit. Diesel, more substantial shopping, down Rte 88 to town of Dickinson. Important: make sure you get your water on board when you come in! (water is on dump site loop) The water spouts in the campground are not equipped to attach a hose to--they are for filling buckets or jugs only.

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Darien Lakes State Park, Darien Center, New York

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $98.00
Overall Rating:

Convenient to Darien Lake Amusement park and really not far to Buffalo or Niagara Falls. Busy park, most likely due to the proximity of the amusement park. We stayed here because it's less expensive than the campground associated with the amusement park, and from other reports, quieter--especially if there is a concert at the park. Dump station is a bit tricky with where it's located when you go to pull out from it if you have a long rig. (see comments below). A loop looked very nice, but when I booked our site, there weren't any available that could take our 40 ft rig. A loop is fine, but more open sites that have very little shade, depending on where you are in the loop. We would stay here again if visiting the amusement park. We camped at Darien Lakes State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
88 Loop B
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Darien Lake Theme Park is just a few miles away. Cheapest gas/diesel in the village of Corfu at the convenient mart there, just a few miles north between the park and the NY thruway. Keep to the speed limits in the villages the local PD and the Sheriff monitor closely. Farmers' market heading west out of the state park in Alden on Sat mornings. Be prepared for a traffic jam around the dump station. There are only two lanes for it, and it isn't very convenient to pull out of.

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Letchworth State Park, Castile, New York

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

We really liked the park. We were here during a very rainy spring and didn't hike that much because of how wet it was. Construction was also going on at the upper falls, so we couldn't get to see them very well as they were blocked off. Lots of vistas of the gorge and areas to picnic. We definitely plan on going back. Some sites are very close, depending on the loop (700). Loops at far end near gorge are more private. Loop 700 is the most modern loop. Pet loop and loop's road is paved. Very new, modern restrooms, family changing/shower rooms. It's also close to camp store and playground. Good size playground. Also basketball courts. Campground is 10 miles from the falls area and visitor center/gift shop, which is quite nice. We camped at Letchworth State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Loop 800
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes
Tips for other Campers:

Town of Mt. Morris is just outside the south end of the park. Small, quaint town with pizza shops, grocery, McDonald's, Rite-Aid, fuel, camp wood. Watch for deer as you come approach town and within the park along the road. Go visit Mt. Morris dam, nice visitor's center, and tours going down into the damn for free; but adults have to bring ID for security purposes.

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Lyman Run State Park, Galeton, Pennsylvania

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

We have a big 5th wheel 40 ft, and it was longer because we had our rack down with kayaks. We were in the lower loop, site #20, which is a pull through, and that worked well. The upper loop, Daggett, is not for larger trailers at all; mostly tents and pop-up size sites. Those sites are closer together as well compared to the lower loop which offers more privacy for more sites. On the lower loop, at the end, sites 30, 31, 32 will accommodate larger rigs, as well. There are a couple of other pull-throughs, but they are very close to the road so we didn't think they offered much privacy. The restrooms and shower were very clean and roomy. But, there were no outdoor sinks for tenters to wash their dishes, but they have them at Daggett. This area is really peaceful and remote. Down the road is Cherry Springs State Park, which is where astronomy enthusiasts can set up and really enjoy the darkest night sky in Pennsylvania. Lyman Run is a great base to use to camp, and then just head 5 miles down the road to Cherry Springs and take in the stars. The Lyman Run reservoir is really nice, electric motors only. We enjoyed kayaking. Rentals are available as is mooring of your boat. Lots of fishing (crappies, bass, blue gills, trout) in the reservoir, along the spillway, and the run itself. The beach is very sandy and nice for families, as is the concession stand with reasonable prices for food, ice, and camp wood. Off the grid, so forget about Internet and cell coverage is spotty--but really, isn't that why we come to places like this? We camped at Lyman Run State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
20
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Small town of Galeton, about 7 miles away for fuel, food, etc.--but no large stores there.

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