Date of Stay: October, 2014
Price is including Good Sam discount and $2 cash discount. The campground is an average wooded campground. Lots of seasonal sites and the transient sites are near the road and mostly all pull through. Not a a lot of road noise was heard. Roads are tight, but big rigs managed to get through. Wi-Fi was strong and cell reception was good (AT&T). Very clean bathrooms and showers. Store was pretty well stocked, lots of camping t-shirts for purchase. They also have tent area at the top the of the campground. Lots to do in the area and would revisit if in the area. Easy on and off of I-80 and I-476.
Date of Stay: August, 2014
This park is tough to grade. We stayed in the wooded sites on Pine Parkway which were very secluded and woodsy. The first problem occurred when the woman told me how to get to my site and it was the wrong way since it was on the opposite angle which I specifically asked her, so I ended up driving around the trails and I do mean trails with my 27' trailer and barely making it through to be facing the correct way to back in properly. Secondly the bathrooms need updating,and there were a ton of bugs in them, but they were cleaned on a regular basis. Dish wash sink outside bathroom was filthy and never cleaned. Third the pricing is high for what you get, $45 for 2 people, than each child between 3-17 is $5 a night, etc. Playground was newer, streams were nice for the kids to explore, room for big rigs up the hill, tents and pop-ups would be good in the wooded sites. Also have to buy your wood there which was $5.25 a bundle. We would come back if interested in something in the area.
Date of Stay: August, 2014
We stayed in the Pickerel Point campground area and had a full hookup site. Roads were paved and sites were gravel. Showers and bathrooms were very clean and cleaned daily, also had outside wash sinks for dishes. Rangers made rounds every so often. Beach was very nice and had sand toys for the kids to play with during the weekend. Site we had said it would fit up to a 40' motorhome, but it was on a grade coming off the road. Site was pretty level side to side. AT&T service was pretty much nonexistent. No over the air channels were found for TV. There are also boat rentals on the other side of the lake and there are plenty of trails for the avid hiker. No playground in this area as of now, but they were taking donations at the office to add one. Very nice walk-in tent sites on the lake and nice programs on the weekends for the kids in the amphitheater. We will definitely be back!
Date of Stay: September, 2013
All around nice park. Very clean bathrooms and showers, showers are 25 cents per 5 minutes. Sites are a mixture of sand, dirt, and grass. Lots of trees and most spots are shady. They have Wi-Fi, but you need a code for a free day of access. Nice lake swim area and very nice pool, but no chairs, so bring your own. Also have a fishing lake. A lot of seasonals, but mainly in one area. They do allow golf carts for their seasonal renters. Store was pretty well stocked but it was end of season. Make sure your site is clean, there is a neighborhood skunk that roams at night and I met him while sitting around the fire at night. Didn't get sprayed, but he seemed to be used to people so beware. Close to most shore areas (Wildwoods, Cape May, Avalon). Would stay here again.
Date of Stay: September, 2012
Stayed here this past weekend and really enjoyed the surroundings. Grounds were spotless, and the sites were a decent size. We were along the stream, in a E/W/S site, and they were a little close, but very deep, so you still had room to spread out. There is a little bit for every kind of camping from tent to diesel pushers. Showers and bathrooms were very clean, and people were constantly cleaning. They do have a shuttle to the amusement park, but we decided to drive. Cellular use was fine. They also built a new office at the entrance and have a very well stocked store, and prices were reasonable; ice was $2.00 a bag. People were friendly and helpful, and security was present. Stream is stocked with trout. Only problem was that the playground needs to be upgraded. We will definitely be back here in the future.
Date of Stay: July, 2012
A very nice state park. Most sites are very large and there are some on the water or with a view. We stayed in the 200 loop which had good shade and electric. Very accessible for big rigs. Had wash sink in laundry room for dishes, and also clean, newer restrooms and showers. Need to cut vegetation along Lake Ontario, really blocks the breeze. Most sites people had blocks for leveling. Stayed quiet at night even during weekend nights, and security patrolled during the weekend. Has a camp store and firewood, $5 a bundle. Close to Niagara Falls and you get free parking and entrance to other state parks if you stay here. Be careful with cell phone use, since you are close to Canada, your cell may roam to a Canadian tower and you will be charged fees. We will definitely stay here again.
Date of Stay: May, 2012
Rate was with Good Sam discount, they also give discounts for AAA, active duty military, law enforcement, or Fire/EMS. Most of the sites and roads are gravel, that are fairly level. Boundaries are spray painted, but it was a slower weekend, so there was a site between each occupied site except on the creek. Lots of shade in the back sites, they also have field sites out in the sun, and tent sites in their own area. Saw all sizes and shapes of trailers to Class A diesels. Had lots of activities for the families, plus they have a nice play field, and playground. Bathrooms and showers were clean and always being cleaned. Also have a dish wash sink outside the bathrooms which is a plus. Good camp store with Gettysburg souvenirs, hiking sticks, RV parts and accessories, etc. Firewood prices weren't bad, 20 pieces for $10 for the loose wood (not hardwood), or 2 bags for $11.50. Will definitely stay here again.
Date of Stay: November, 2011
Can't say anything bad about Fort Wilderness. Clean showers and bathrooms, good transportation, good sites and can accommodate most rigs, Has overflow parking lot for trailers. Lots of activities including pony rides for the kids, Segway tours, trail rides, canoe & bike rentals plus campfire and movie each night with Chip & Dale. Will definitely be back and can't wait to get home again.
Date of Stay: September, 2011
Another good experience here. Sites are shaded and nicely set up. Quiet area, with little traffic on the road running along campground. Owners are welcoming and the bathrooms are clean. A lot of seasonals, and no sewer at the sites, but they do have a dump station. Nice playground, game room and decently stocked store, has pamphlets for area attractions. Rained hard the first night and had minimal puddling. Sites are a mix of gravel, dirt and grass. Will stay here again.
Date of Stay: July, 2011
This campground/resort is a very nice and clean campground. It is made up of mostly seasonals, but they take pride, in their sites and everyone, including staff were friendly and helpful. Clubhouse/pool/deck area was clean and well taken care of. They have tables and umbrellas on the patio and deck area for your use. The main clubhouse is where they hold the activities and they had crafts for the kids and bingo Saturday night. Bathroom/laundry area looked brand new. Showers were clean and they had a handicap accessible shower as well in the men's room. Showers are push button style, but last long between pushes. Game room has older type video games, a pinball machine and a pool table. Store had general necessities, including milk, ice cream, firewood, ice and RV accessories. Cell phone reception was good, Wi-Fi and cable TV available throughout the campground. Sites are spacious and level and the roads are well maintained and are gravel. The campground is very peaceful and quiet, maybe too quiet sometimes if that's possible. Only downside to the grounds was that the bathrooms are a distance from the weekend sites. I would suggest putting a bathroom at the top of the campground as well. They are still expanding and are adding a playground for the kids within the next year. If I were looking to be a seasonal camper, this would be the place. Google maps directions were a little off, so I suggest comparing map to directions listed. We would definitely stay here again.
Date of Stay: June, 2011
Second year in a row camping here and this was better than last. We decided to come during the week and it worked out for us. Not as crowded as the weekends and a lot quieter. Had a great site with plenty of shade and a short walk to the bathrooms. Grounds were clean as well as the bathrooms and showers. Great place to stay when coming to the amusement park. As I stated in my review last year, there are wash sinks for dishes which was nice. The security is good, they were walking around or driving by most of the night to get the noise quieted down. Convenience to the park is great, camp store is well stocked and the people working here are very friendly. There are water hoses when you enter the park to fill up if need be, but the line gets long at check in. The American Section is good for tents, pop ups and smaller trailers and the Canadian Provinces sites seem easier for the bigger rigs to get into, but less shade. They also have cabins on site. Overall a decent place to stay to go to the amusement park and we will stay here again next year.
Date of Stay: June, 2011
Stayed here to visit nearby attractions. The owners are new within the last 2 years and are slowly fixing up the campground. The showers and bathrooms were clean and looked like they were just redone. One thing lacking were no hooks in the showers to hang towels etc, but they did have a bench. Pool was clean and heated. Wi-Fi looked like it was available near the office, but can't tell about anywhere else; cell phone was fine. Very shaded and trees everywhere. There are a LOT of seasonal campers; some were well maintained, others not so. Sites 1-23, and P10-P21 seemed to be the only sites that are not seasonal besides tent sites, and are well taken care of. Good game room for kids and ok stocked camp store. Great playground for kids; my daughters loved it. There is an on site dump station. Didn't seem like there was a lot of room for bigger units. Tight roads leading to the campground entrance. DO NOT enter from Ringing Rocks Rd side. The road coming in that way is tight, curvy and parts are stone. Come from Marienstein Road. Would definitely stay here again.
Date of Stay: May, 2011
Nightly rate is based on free camping vouchers from KOA. Second time staying here and this stay was as pleasant as the first. Pool wasn't open yet, but they were opening it up this week. Grounds were still getting spruced up after the winter. Cell phone reception was fine. Showers were very clean. Camp store was offering BOGO on apparel for the weekend and the pancake breakfast was good once again. Had crafts for the children for Mother's Day and had live music on Saturday night which the kids enjoyed. Once again no problems and will be back.
Date of Stay: August, 2010
Rate reflected is with Good Sam Discount, standard rate is $28. Camp Bell is conveniently located about a mile off I-86, Exit 41. It is a very family friendly campground and the owners cannot be any nicer. Many activities on the weekends for kids including candy bar bingo and movie night with free popcorn on Fridays. They also have an activity room for 13 and over next to the office. Camp store had reasonable prices, e.g. firewood is $3 for a milk crate full, quart of milk $2, ice $1.50. Roadways are fine gravel and smooth with the occasional speed bump. Playground is great for kids and the swimming pool was clean and heated. Washer was $1.25 and dryer was 75 cents for 30 minutes. Bathrooms and showers were immaculate. Definitely big rig friendly, no low hanging branches over roadways. Most of the sites seemed level. They also have a big group tenting area. There are many nice, well kept seasonal sites, and everyone is friendly. The only problem, and why I took a point off, is that there are a few (2-3) seasonal sites that are very unkempt and a couple protrude on the other site opposite. Also a suggestion would be to add a wash sink for tenters on the side of the bathrooms. Other than that, a perfect place to stay to visit the Watkins Glen, Corning area. We will definitely return.
Date of Stay: June, 2010
First off, this perspective is coming from someone who stayed here in a tent and the price reflects a $4 discount scratch off card coupon. This campground is best classified as a campers campground, meaning the atmosphere of the campground is based on who is camping around you. I know this is basically everywhere, but it is more here because of the closeness of the sites and people come here for the amusement park a,nd the campground is a convenience. We had a platform site, which was really nice, but the platforms are very close to each other. We heard every little noise from the neighbors DVD movie to the guy across the road playing his PSP. Camping etiquette is at a minimum. Everyday camping noises aren't a problem, but outside noises like these get to be annoying at night. The restrooms and showers were pretty much clean, especially with the volumes of people using them. There were also wash sinks for dishes which was nice. The security is good, they were walking around or driving by most of the night to get the noise quieted down. As stated earlier, convenience to the park is great, camp store is well stocked and the people working here are very friendly. There are water spickets when you enter the park to fill up if need be, but the line gets long at check in. Looking around the other sites, they didn't seem too level and some were tight to get into for the bigger trailers. The Canadian Provinces sites seem easier for the bigger rigs to get into, but less shade. Overall a decent place to stay to go to the amusement park and we will stay here again next year.