Date of Stay: August, 2014
Staff is very nice, friendly and helpful. Most sites are close together - typical for a KOA. Nice, newer pool. A lot of trees, so forget about satellite. They do have have cable, although the cable is actually just a feed off of their satellite (DirecTV). The signal is weak and out of the 56 or so channels being fed, many are snowy and weak and unable to be watched. Many of the sites we saw were very un-level, resulting in the front wheels of many of the rigs being off the ground. Our particular site was not bad. Water pressure was good, although occasionally it did go down to almost nothing for very short periods of time. No problem with the 50 amp power. We would likely return if coming back to the area.
Date of Stay: July, 2014
Nice place to stay when visiting the Cook's Forest area. Park is well kept. Spacious sites. Good water, electric, and cable. Staff is nice and friendly. Many planned activities for kids on weekends. Would stay here again.
Date of Stay: June, 2014
PRO’S: Nice large sites - very deep and wide. Sites are grass and gravel. Many open, unshaded sites as well as some shaded. Clean restrooms and showers. Nice playground area for the kids. Nice pool. Good water pressure. The grounds staff was friendly and helpful. CON’S: There used to be a nice water park that was part of this campground. We camped next to friends who camped in their TT with their young children. Imagine our surprise when upon our arrival we found that the water park was no longer there! It was bulldozed and removed this past spring. We were never told that the water park was no longer there when we booked our sites! The water park was one of the main reasons that we choose this park for this particular weekend destination. When booking my site, they asked about my rig and I specifically told them that it was a 40 ft MH, 50 amp, two slides, and I preferred an open, unshaded site for satellite reception, if possible. They said that it was no problem, but they didn’t have 50 amp, only 30 amp. Upon arrival, the site that was assigned to me was one of the few sites that contained a large willow tree. So large that I couldn’t fit my rig into the site without hitting several limbs. Upon notifying the office, they simply assigned us to a different (open) site. Upon hooking up, we also discovered that the sites did in fact have 50 amp service as well as 30 and 20 amp. If visiting this campground, be sure to bring a Lot of extra water hose, sewer hose, and power extensions. The hook ups are very far to the rear of the sites. Depending upon where you position your rig in the site, you could be approximately 30 to 40 feet from the hookups! Fortunately for us I carry a lot of extra lengths of hookup extensions for just such an occasion. Management really needs to revisit training of their office personnel. It seems that they have little knowledge of the campground sites and amenities for which they are booking. Now that we know what to expect, we might consider staying there again, mainly due to the extremely large, open sites. However, if there is an alternative nearby, we may look elsewhere.
Date of Stay: June, 2014
Nice, well kept campground for the most part. Typical KOA with the sites too close together. Campground hosts were very nice and helpful. Gravel and grass site and gravels roads. Not dusty. The biggest drawback is that they do not have cable TV service and as this campground is very shaded, it is next to impossible to get satellite. You will have to settle for antenna TV which is not all that great at this location. This could be a problem if traveling with children. Store was OK and stocked with some essentials, but could've been better. Overall, this was an nice campground. Good place to stay if visiting Niagara Falls area and sights. Also very close to the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge to Canada. We would probably return when visiting the area.
Date of Stay: May, 2014
Overall a nice campground which has seen many improvements since becoming a KOA. The campground is about 6 to 7 miles in off of the main road. DO NOT USE GPS to locate the park as it will direct you along dirt roads not well suited for larger rigs. Simply, Rt. 243 into Rushford, NY, to County Road 23 for 4.5 miles to Centerville Rd. for approximately 1.6 miles. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The grounds overall are well kept and groomed. There are a lot of seasonal sites, but from what we saw, they were all well kept. They have a nice pool. Restroom, showers and laundry were very clean. They have a nice lake (pond) for fishing (catch and release). The camp store was small and did not carry much stock. Now, the reason(s) that I gave an 8 rating: The roads in the campground are extremely dusty. If your rig is clean and shiny upon arrival, it won’t be for long afterward. The main road running through the campground gets very narrow in a few spots. There are a couple of spots in the road where you must cross a very small, narrow bridge. In a hard rain which would most likely turn the dusty road into a slippery, muddy road, this could be a potential problem for larger rigs if they start to slip even slightly. The pull-thru sites are bedded with ground up asphalt, obviously from local road work and are in need a lot of leveling work. It was difficult for us to get level without first doing a lot of maneuvering. As this was an off weekend, the campground was almost empty. There were barely any of the seasonal campers there and aside from us, only one other weekender in a pull-thru site. The water pressure was very low. We used our on-board pump for showering as it had more pressure than the park water hookup. I would be interested in seeing what the water pressure would be like when the campground is full. If there was WiFi available (as they claimed) I couldn't find it. Overall, the campground is OK. While we wouldn’t use it as a destination, we would return for a short weekend stay when in that area to visit relatives as we were in this particular trip.
Date of Stay: May, 2014
This large campground has undergone some major improvements over the past couple of years. Although this park tends to cater more toward seasonals, there is a newer section to accommodate weekenders. However, the weekend sites tend to be very close together, so privacy at the sites is minimal. Also, the sites could use a little more grooming. We also noticed that many of the sites in the newer section are now also being rented out to more permanent, seasonal residents. This is reducing the amount of sites available to weekenders and travelers. The on-premises restaurant serves excellent food and offers live music on weekends. Swimming pool is great. Not much stock at the camp store. However, there is a large town (East Aurora) only about four miles away where you can get anything you might need. Overall, this is a nice campground. The reason that I gave it an (8) is because I felt the price is a little high for size of the sites. Nonetheless, we would stay there again.
Date of Stay: September, 2010
The road to enter and exit the park is a long, narrow, bumpy, winding road cut through the woods. You'll need to take it very slow and easy. There was one particular curve on the way in that we barely made in our 40 foot rig. Once in the park, the roads are EXTREMELY dusty. However, we found the staff to be very friendly and helpful and the campground itself is very nice. Sites are grassy and nice, but not too level, so a good amount of leveling will be necessary. Also, considering the grass sites and the dusty roads, I would think that it could get a bit messy if an extended rain were to occur. We might have considered staying there again if it weren't for the roads used to enter and exit the park.
Date of Stay: August, 2010
This is a very nice, well kept campground. The owners are very friendly and helpful, although they do seem to have a lot of rules that they review upon check in. The only outstanding negatives were that the roads were very dusty and there were low hanging tree limbs that really needed to be trimmed up in order to avoid damaging higher rigs (Class A motor homes and 5th Wheels). This was the reason for my 8 rating instead of a 10. As we were there to visit nearby relatives, we didn't have time to take advantage of the parks amenities, but everything seemed very well maintained. We would camp there again if we knew for sure that the low hanging limbs were trimmed up.
Date of Stay: August, 2008
You have to drive along a bumpy road to get to the park where you then have to climb a good sized hill up to the entrance of the park. If you have kids, this is great campground in which to keep them occupied. There are a lot of activities for the kids. Check out their website for all of the details. If you're looking for a place to spend a nice quiet weekend, this is NOT the place to do it. The sites are absurdly close to each other and the sites are very unlevel. So much so, that we had a difficult time getting our rig level. The campground is also extremely dusty. Your rig will need a very thorough cleaning by the end of your stay. Staff is almost non-existent when it comes to keeping order in the park. It's not unusual to have people walking right through your campsite at any given time. Considering how small the sites are, they have to walk right under the awning in most cases. Store staff is rude and not at all friendly. In summary, a great place for the kids, but not recommended for an relaxing adult stay.
Date of Stay: June, 2008
Very nice park with plenty of room between the sites. Great place for an overnight stopover or extended weekend. Very close to the Waterloo Factory outlet Mall. Friendly staff. We will return.
Date of Stay: August, 2007
This campground needs a lot of clean up. A lot of seasonal's with dumpy looking trailers and junk scattered around them. The campground staff seemed friendly. However, the camp office/store was run down and needed a good cleaning. We had a difficult time getting level in the site that we were assigned. We only used this park for an overnight stop over. For that purpose it was OK. With some elbow grease and some discipline, this might have the potential to be a nice campground, but it would take a lot of work. We will try to avoid this park when traveling through the area in the future.
Date of Stay: September, 2006
Very nice campground. We camped there over Labor Day weekend and had a great time. If I had to find a minus it would be the flies (sand flies I believe). Be sure to bring along the bug spray. The staff was friendly and the seasonal campers were very friendly as well. Nice recreation hall too. Since this was a holiday weekend, they had live music on Saturday and Sunday night. A very family oriented campground. We will be returning.
Date of Stay: August, 2006
Although I agree with other reviews that this park is a little pricey. However, it is an extremely convenient place to stay when visiting and taking in the sites and activities of Frankenmuth. The park is nice and clean and very family oriented. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful as are most of the people of Frankenmuth. We were there to attend a music festival at the Festival grounds which is just up the street from the park. It is also nice place to bike ride through the town. If there were any negatives, it was that the sites were very narrow. Our stay was very enjoyable. We will return in 2007.
Date of Stay: June, 2006
Not a bad campground for an overnighter or quick weekend getaway. Nice lake with a swimming area. They also offer lake fishing and boat rentals. There are a lot of seasonals, but with the exception of just a few, most are kept up reasonably well. There are some areas of the park that could use a little cleaning up, but not too bad overall. There are no sewer hook ups at the sites. They offer honeywagon service for extended stays and there is a dump station available on premisis. They also have a recreation center with planned activities (weekends). We were camped there on an off weekend, so there were a lot of unoccupied sites. However, judging from the width of many of the sites, it seems that on a busy or Holiday weekend this place would tend to feel crowded.
Date of Stay: October, 2005
Nice campground just outside of Watkins Glen, NY. Well kept up. Showers and restrooms very clean. Our site was nice and level. Friendly staff. Suggest entering the campground from the south on Rt. 414. If traveling in from the north on Rt. 14, will have to climb a long hill from a dead stop at a traffic signal at the bottom of the hill. We plan on returning in 2006.