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NY Site 55 Sunday June 5, 2016 Cost: $28.75 This park has about 10 sites with electricity and 60 sites all located in the woods. Our site was huge with a picnic table and fire pit and an easy walk to the bath house. There are hiking trails along the gorge viewing five waterfalls and geological formations. Fishing is allowed and in the winter snowmobiling and cross country skiing. Other activities are baseball, basketball, bird watching, picnic tables, playground and recreation programs. There is a spring fed old fashion swimming hole during the summer. The bath houses are clean and it is a quiet campground during the week. The hiking trail to the main waterfall is a easy half mile walk. Very easy and definitely worth it. One can continue on the two rim trails or the gorge trail which goes across the river a number of times. I would make reservations for the weekends and in the summer. We would return to this campground! North on route 38A to 20 west in Seneca Falls is the National Women's Rights Historic Museum which is free but worth a stop! Very well done!

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Monday to Sunday June 6-12 Site 611 There are seven loops Activities offered playground, Bocceball,Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Pool, and Volleyball. Free shuttles over to the Casino with its Golf Dome and 5 golf courses as well as restaurants, shows and gambling. The campground has a store, arcade, laundromat, propane sales, and a multi-Purpose Room. There are four ponds in the campground and fishing is allowed. I have to rate this campground a 10 even though some of the ends of sites are not level. This is a very attractive campground with ponds, grass, trees providing shaded. One can ride their bikes around the campground and over to the Casino if they wanted to. It's a very relaxing campground. Bathhouses are clean and well laid out. We will definitely return with its easy on and off the NY Turnpike.

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Thurs/Friday, Saturday June 3-5. Site 708 This park was rated the number one park in the nation last year and it deserves it rating. The campground with 270 electric sites has five non pet loops and 3 pet loops - need to show rabies certification. There are some big sites and a number of un-level sites and it is hard to tell from the description on Reserve America. The campground sites with pets were booked the weekend we were there. Bath houses were very clean and they are individual rooms with 4 toilets and showers in each loop. There is a fitness trail along the campground road and when we were there wild flowers were in bloom. The park itself is huge with 14,350 acres along the Genesee River. The Gorge with its huge walls and the river winding its way is beautiful and there are three major waterfalls - Upper, Middle (which is lit at night) and Lower. Many more small waterfalls, 75 trails, Museum, Inn, Nature Center, restaurants, restrooms and gift shops. The Gorge is ten miles away from the campground. The drive down to the Visitor Center from the campground is beautiful with pullouts, picnic areas and trails to overlooks. The Visitor Center parking lot is not big so parking for RV's can be difficult unless you go in the morning. Middle Falls does have more parking and Lower Falls has a big lot. Everyone should camp at least once at this great NY State Park.

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Memorial Day May 30, 2016 Site 99 Tuesday/Wed May 31 and June 1 Watkins Glen is located on Seneca Lake with the State Park right in town on the west side. Cute town and on the Finger Lakes Seneca Wine Trail. The international race way was just west of the park and you could hear them warming up on some mornings but it was not a problem. This campground was rated one of the top five in the Nation last year and I could see why. There are six camping loops with only one Mohawk Village having electric. Bath houses were clean and there were two showers in each one. There is a dump station, water fill, playgrounds, picnic tables, fire pits and trails from the Onondaga Village loop to the Gorge itself. If you are camping your pass is good for parking in town at the Gorge entrance and for the swimming pool within the campground which is huge. There is an Inn in the park as well. There are trails and they are very hilly. Pets are allowed in the camping loops (with proof of rabies) and on many trails but not on the Gorge Trail. The two trails on the rim are allowed for walking pets and there are two small bridges that connect to the Gorge Trail. We were in the electric loop and there were many huge sites which a large RV could fit. Our loop was very quiet during the day and most nights. Walking from the entrance to the loops is all up hill. The park itself is beautiful and everyone should see part of the Gorge. In the summer for a fee shuttles from the main entrance in the village will take you to the top so that you only have to walk down. There are many waterfalls (19-24) along the Gorge Trail. In the village there are shops, restaurants and a beautiful park for picnicking, parking, boating and there might be some swimming . Seneca Lake has a wine trail with about 19 wineries on the east side and over 29 on the west side. The Finger Lake region is beautiful with rolling hills and t.

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This campground is very nice located 18 miles southwest of Albany with 121 sites located in three loops. No services but many of the campsites are a good size located in a forest with a few having lake views. The bottom loops seem to be quieter than the beach loop sites 1 -52. Our site was a good size located in the beach loop with a picnic table and a huge fire pit. Nice site. Since we came in on Memorial Day and it seemed to have been full for the weekend there was a long line for the dump station and a lot of campers in the park. The beach is not always open during the week. The restrooms were clean considering this was Memorial Weekend. The park has the beach, nature center, basketball court, horseshoe pit , playground, volleyball and picnic sites. The check-in girl was very nice especially since she was overwhelmed with all the campers trying to leave, day trippers coming in for the beach and campers looking for sites. The problem at this state park is that it is full on weekends and not many during the week but then they let a number of people or groups come for the day. There are a number of picnic tables for these groups or families to use but some try to come in the beach loop and use the campsites. I will say the workers did patrol frequently and very nicely tried to move some of these groups out. There is a shortage of parking for the number that they allow in so the beach loop had cars parked along the campsite road which can cause a problem. We would have had a problem getting our RV out of our site. Many of the groups were loud and they are allowed to stay to 10 at night. I know this was Memorial Day, so I have to make an exception but my rating of the beauty of the park, facilities, sites, and staff would have been a 8 with no services. Since they let to many people in for the daily beach pass with not enough parking, I will rate the park lower. Monday night there were only a few of us in the park overnight.

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This park is located in the southern region of NH about 30 min from UNH, 45 minutes away from Manchester and the same from Hampton Beach. It is a beautiful park with the 195 campsites in three sections - a tent section, Big Island area and then Horse Island. There is also primitive camping on other lakes in this huge park. Horse Island and part of Big Island are reservable - 180 total. There are some great sites on Horse Island overlooking the lake and many have direct access for their kayaks from their site. Our site 7 was beautiful but tough to turn around in with a 25ft sprinter, so I would not pick it again. One needs to really read the write up about the sites. We loved site 43! There are bathhouses with flush toilets and coin operated showers throughout the park. All sites are wooded with open fireplaces, picnic tables and there is water available around the loops. There is a beach with playground, store and picnic tables all in walking distance from most sites but parking there is also available. Pets are not allowed in the park and there is no dump station. There are boat ramps for boating on Pawtuckaway Lake that surrounds the campsites. Many sites have lake views. We definitely will be back. I just wish they allowed pets and had a dump station.

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This State Park is located on the southern shore of Lake Winnipesaukee in central NH. It is the largest lake (one person told me it is 26 miles) in the state and it is beautiful. There are 38 sites for RVs on gravel and grass in four lines with full hookups. A bathhouse is located near the water with four showers for a $1. A short walk along the shore in the campground brings you to a picnic area, beach and great views for the campers. The 600ft sandy beach looks out over the lake to the Sandwich and Ossipee Mountains. One can see sailboats, boats and a big ferry sailing along the water. We stayed one night and would stay again but it is expensive. There is a brook that runs through the park and separates the camping area with the public beach. There were only about ten campers here the night we stayed but with the holiday this weekend and the leaf peepers coming this area will be congested again. Nice ride to Weirs Beach, Laconia, Meredith and up to North Conway or up 93 to Franconia Notch State Park. Check in was easy!

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The Fryeburg Fair runs for eight days and RV's can come in the Saturday before Columbus Day Weekend and stay for eight days until the Sunday of the holiday weekend. There are two big areas for camping Fairview and Trackside which are parking lots on gravel with some grass with lines for your space. Slide outs cost $5 more. We were Trackside this year and I liked it better than Fairview. They widened the sites and put the lines in so those with big units and cars need to move their cars if they don't fit into the specific site. RV's are very close together and they hookup to a post for eight campers for their electricity and water. You might want to bring a y attachment for your hose in case no one else has one. There is a dump station. The fair is one of the best in New England running for over 165 years and it is so nice to be able to walk over to the fair. Rides, kiddie rides, petting farm, shows every night, performers all around the park, crafts, animals, horse racing, competitions for everything with permanent stages, buildings and barns. Tuesday is senior citizen day and those over 65 get in free. Many of the campers come for the week but there are a lot that come for two or three days. You need to go to the website for the fair and fill out paper that you mail in before a certain date sometime in the spring. They will send you an acceptance in the summer when you then mail your money in - the price has gone up. We camped in Fairview about four years ago and there was a waiting list but this time they have added some rows in both spots and there were a few available slots. Great fair and a good time for all.

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This is a beautiful state park near Gorham, NH There are no services but there is water and pay showers in the park. It is wooded and the entrance road is narrow but we did not have problems with it. Not all the sites are level but sites 10,16,31 and 33 are good for RV's but we are 25.2 and I would not want to put an RV over 30ft into some of these sites. They do allow campers of all sizes in the picnic area across the street and there were two trailers there - same price, water near with pit toilets and it is closer to the swimming area. This park does not get many RV's because of no hookups but we enjoyed our one night here facing a field on a beautiful fall day in New England. There are 43 sites here and it is across the Moose River from the office which is on the right driving up. Near the office is the picnic area, warming pool, swimming pool filled with cool, clear mountain water which is open to the public. Walking distance from the main camping loops. Hiking trails in the park and fishing in the Peabody and Moose Rivers. Each site has a picnic table, fire pit, water within walking distance, pit toilets and a bathhouse with flush toilets and pay showers. Check in was easy and the girl at the office (nice roaring fire in the fireplace, store and reading area with a lending library) was very nice and allowed us to change sites. Not many camping at this time of year on a Sunday night about 11 sites were taken, but the girl in the office told us that Columbus Day weekend they were already booked. We did get cell service which was great after not having it at another state park way up north in New Hampshire for three days. If we were in the area again we would stop to stay here.

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Site 1D -50 sites with w & e and 32 remote sites around Umbabog Lake. Cambridge but listed at Errol, NH. This campground is in the northeast section of NH, seven miles east of the town of Errol. he trees were at peak the day we drove up so the views were outstanding. The State Park is located on route 26 east on the south end of Umbagog Lake and sites can be reserved from Memorial Day through Columbus Day. As with most NH State Parks if you have a view you pay more for the site. This campground used to be a private one until the State took over, so this is one of the newest NH State Parks to the park system. There are 50 sites with W and E and RV's can fit in most of them and some cabins to rent as well. Also, there are 34 remote campsites out on Umbagog Lake accessible only by boat. Boats, kayaks, canoes can be rented here or if camping in a remote site they will take you to the site for a fee. It is a small State Park with private homes surrounding it but it is very nice. Some sites are close together and other sites are a good size with a fire pit, picnic table and w & e hookups. There are showers for a fee 25 cents and a bathhouse all were very clean. The rangers were very nice at check in and there is a store there for purchasing ice, wood and other essentials. They will bring your wood to your site using a golf cart if you want. There is a beach area for swimming, fishing, boat dock, dump station, playground, recycling station and ranger programs in season. Wildlife viewing - deer, birds and moose. Reservations not needed when we were there midweek. Beautiful area with great views looking over the lake and the mountains in the distance. Nice.

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This National Forest campground is one of many along the Kancamagus Scenic Highway and the only one that takes reservations. Golden Age passes are honored here. I have always wanted to stay here but from the highway there is the Albany Covered Bridge that one has to drive through to get to the campground with restrictions of 3 tons and 7 ft for height. Our motorhome would not make it but I just found out if we drove to North Conway (tax free shopping) and took the West End Road to Passaconaway Road for five miles, one can enter the campground the back way. It was pouring the day we were here for a one night stay and there were some flood warnings. Logging trucks use the same road and they have the right of way. The campground has two loops with pit toilets but the sites are huge and level. A ten minute walk will get you to the river where many swim in the summer. You can also take some hiking trails in the area and if you pull a car you may drive it back over the covered bridge to go back and see the sights on the Kancamagus HWY. A short walk to the bridge from the campground is interesting and there are great places for picture taking. Nice campground and we would return!

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Franconia Notch State Park is a mountain pass in the heart of the White Mts of NH. The parkway goes from the Flume Gorge at the south to Echo Lake at the north for about eight miles. Cannon Mt RV Park is located at Echo Lake and is one of two state parks in that pass. A short walk about five minutes from your site is that lake with swimming and a bath house with showers but they lock it up at night. Only RV's and popups can stay here but you have to use all three hookups. There are fire pits and a picnic table at each site. The seven sites are right next to each other in a row and there are small bushes between most sites. It is expensive and open all year but hookups are not offered in the winter time. Reservations are advised! You are at the base of Cannon Mt and the ski slopes can be seen from the parking lot, so this is very popular for those that like to ski and are self sufficient. This area is one of our favorite places to camp.

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The park is a primitive park but it is beautiful all gravel roads with 41 sites, pit toilets and some water spigots. It is heavily wooded surrounded by ponds. One can kayak from one pond to another. There is a lot of wildlife here and the morning we arrived there had been some moose and loon sightings. The park is on the link of the Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway with a 51 mile hiking trail that connects the two mountains from the south to the north. The park was a logging community and the remains of dams, houses, foundations can be found when hiking. The first site 1 that we had you could look up in the mountains close by and see 12 wind turbines spinning around since this is one of the most windy spots in NH. They did not take away from the view they were actually quite interesting and beautiful to watch. First we had site 1 and it was alone down a trail about 200 yards but then opened up to a big beautiful wooded site on Vickery Pond with its own dock. We have a 25 ft Sprinter RV so it is narrow and I would not have wanted to drive down that trail with anything bigger. Nice but no water to drink near us and there was a toilet in the woods (just the toilet with toilet paper in a bag). We decided to move because we were really alone out there and there is hardly anyone camping this time of year during the midweek. Campground closes in two weeks. We moved to site 6 on May Pond which was closer to the main road right on the water with beautiful views but not near a pit toilet or water to drink. The only reason I am explaining these sites is if you have a large RV you are not going to be happy here or if you can't take primitive camping even with a RV, this is not for you. We loved it!

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This park is located in the southwest part of New Hampshire and as most of the state parks in New England will close on Columbus Day. There were only a few loops open and we were the only ones in our loop on a Sunday night. I think we might have been the only ones in the park but there were quite a few campers during the weekend checking out when we got here. No reservations needed during this time of year. There are no hookups but water spigots are located in each loop as well as bathhouses. Showers are located near the ranger station at the entrance as well as a recycling dumpster. There is a dump station. This park of 400 acres has huge sites and ours looked out through the trees in the distance over a small cliff towards Beaver Pond and Otter Lake. There are hiking trails throughout the park going by ponds, bogs, forest and Otter Lake which is undeveloped except for a public beach and a campers beach. Nice lake! In season there is a small park store but if you come during the week like we did you take a registration form, find a site and return to put it in a slot with your fee and information. The night we were there was the Supermoon Eclipse and even through there were trees we had a great view of it from our site and RV. The beach is OK, but the water is nice and clear and one can kayak from the beach. Nice park with bike riding, boating, fire rings, fishing, horseshoes, playground, restrooms, showers, and swimming. This is a beautiful part of New Hampshire and it is in driving distance of Franklin Pierce University and some other small colleges that are located in this region. Cathedral of the Pines is also a short road trip away. This was a one-nighter for us but if we were in the area we would stop again to camp here.

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This is definitely forest camping on Otis Reservoir, which is a scenic lake peninsula. No hookups and there are only about 25 sites out of 93 for trailers and RVs. Our site was down a long rocky driveway slanted to the lake with a picnic table and fire pit overlooking the lake. We could have put a kayak in from our site. Many campers put their boats in at the boat landing and tie it up on the shore near their campsites. It was beautiful. There are many tent and pop up camper sites right on the water. The campground has a nice beach and offers boating, fishing, hiking and swimming. Comfort stations are clean with showers. There is a dump station near the office. This is not just off the highway, it is a long ride in off of route 8 in western MA and I would not want to drive it at night. Our site had four campsites around it but with all the trees and shrubs we could see only the top of one tent in the distance. It is a peaceful place to camp but I would not take an RV over 28 ft camping here. We would camp here again.