Date of Stay: July, 2009
Nice NYS Park, recently upgraded roads and shower/restroom buildings. The big draw is the wonderful sand beach. There are several on-beach sites, these don't have electric hookups but generator hours are pretty liberal. Some recreation activities for kids, nice playground, lifeguards and a nice camp concession building. The store is limited, but Oswego, with anything you could possibly need, is 25 minutes away. Lots of things to see and do within an hour if you tire of relaxing in camp, like Alex Bay, Clayton, Sacketts Harbor, etc., so this is a nice "base camp" for exploring the region. Electric sites are limited, but big-rig friendly for most of them. Nice friendly staff. NYS has done a good job on keeping up most of the campgrounds in it's system. All in all, an excellent value, for a clean, family friendly park.
Date of Stay: June, 2009
Another example of NYS Parks doing a good job keeping the campgrounds up to snuff. There are several different loops in the park, we were in the 700, which is newer. Nice, clean, shady spots, some are more open than others but are accurately noted on the website for reservations. Some may be a bit tight for big rigs, but staff is very accommodating whenever possible. No Wi-Fi, cable TV, etc., but if you want those toys, why are you camping? The park itself is a joy, lots of hiking, and of course the "Grand Canyon of the East", the spectacular Genesee River gorge and falls. Nice higher end restaurant, the Glen Iris Inn, plus a few snack bars and concessions, big pool, nice playground, and more. Even white water rafting/kayaking and hot air baloon rides! The Park itself can take a couple of days to explore, and lots of nearby things to see. Small but well equipped camp store, plus nearby communities with shhopping options should you need them. Family friendly.