Date of Stay: October, 2016
This is a charming place with great potential. Pros: Staff were super courteous, on top of everything and very hospitable. Nicely stocked and clean camp store. Cons: Wifi is nonexistent except by payment to third party and coverage is only near the store. Turnpike noise is very, very obvious, and sometimes overwhelming, particularly if outside your rv. Permanently seasonal sites are not attractive at all. Most are not kept neat, cleaned or maintained. Many look like a shanty town with unregulated building of scrap materials attached to them. The adjacent gun range noise is more tolerable than the Turnpike, but during our stay on Saturday night at 12:35 am, someone decided to practice on the range with their semi-automatic rifle, shooting about 20-30 rounds. Not cool at all! Overall it met our requirements for a weekend visit with our daughter in college, but was not peaceful nor quiet. Sorry Pinch Pond.
Date of Stay: October, 2011
This quiet little gem sits on a beautiful mountain in the Allegany's. It is relatively new (5 years) old, very clean and is constantly being improved by the owners. These folks were the nicest and provided red carpet treatment during our stay. They delivered a hefty load of firewood for $6 right to our fire ring. The sites are a good size with a mostly level gravel surface. We stayed in the middle of October during the peak leaf viewing season. A beautiful State Park is nearby with hiking trails, fishing, etc... and it's free. Other than hiking or fall fishing there is not much to do during the off season around the lake. Try to plan you weekend around a local festival or just plan on relaxing away from civilization for your stay. Saxton is a short drive with Bedford about 30 min away. Only complaint was the poor Verizon cell service in the mountains. It was not a campground thing, it was a Verizon thing. Other campers said that they had better luck with Sprint when out of the forest. Overall a very nice place that we would go back to.
Date of Stay: July, 2009
The owners are older and the sweetest people ever, on the fly they were able to accommodate us for a full hookup site. Yes: the 5-mile gravel road is a bit bumpy but we didn't care as we saw wild buffalo along the road just outside the campground. I'm a boater from the east coast: this campground has a beautiful boat dock with fuel. We will definitely stay again and will request a lake view.