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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.

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We have not camped here in over twenty years and what great improvements they have made to this park. All 39 sites are electric with a clean bathroom with showers in the middle of the two loops. The campground is not on the lake but a short bike ride to a beautiful lake with basketball courts, swimming, fishing, biking and hiking. It is only about 6.5 miles north of Cooperstown. During the winter there is ice fishing, ice skating, cross country skiing and snow tubing. We have been camping for over two weeks in NY state parks and this is the gem campground of all of them. What a beautiful park and campground!

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We stayed two nights at this state park on the southern shore of Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes Region of NY. There were 78 sites, many not level, in the woods with clean bathhouses including showers. A number of water spigots in the two loop camping area. The camping area is not easy to find. One needs to stop by the park office on the lake side of 89 to register then head north for a little bit and find the park road and start to head up. The camping road will be on the left. If you reach the parking area for the falls you have gone too far. There is also a parking area on 89 for the lower falls. A number of trails to the falls and one can be found at the end of loop two in the campground. Check-in was easy and we enjoyed our stay even though it was a rainy day. The falls are considered one of the outstanding natural attractions of the northeast. They plunge 215 feet over rocky cliffs into the gorge, and what a fantastic sight it is. There is a picnic area, swimming and boat dock with slips on the lake side of 89. The park is also used for cross country skiing, sledding and skating. Summer concerts are held on the lake side. We would return to camp here.

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This park has 141 acres of sloping land and is one of the largest campgrounds in the area. There are 36 electric sites and over 251 no hookup sites located in two loops. Cabins are also available. This was an overnight stop for us on a rainy day so we did not hike around to see everything it has. The park has picnic areas on the water, boat launch, swimming area and playgrounds. It was a good stop. The layout of the electric sites are on dead end roads.

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245 electric campsites and 64 no hookups located in an open field with a great view of the lake. We were camping for an RV rally and it is a very nice campground. There are five loops of electric campsites on grass, each having their own bathrooms and shower which were very clean. The lake is a walk or bike ride down hill. There is a 103 slip marina, dump station, water spread out in the loops, restaurant and store, picnic areas and some pavilions for rent. This state park is on 2000 acres with over 5.5 acres of lake front on Seneca Lake in the middle of the Seneca Wine Trail. The park has fields, basketball court, biking, bird watching, swimming, boating, and volleyball. This is a perfect park to stay in while touring the Finger Lakes region.

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This state park is located on Keuka Lake,, one of the Finger Lakes in central NY. The Finger Lakes are known for their waterfalls, sparkling lakes and rolling pastoral land located in the wine country. You view vineyard covered slopes from the picnic and beach areas. This is a beautiful state park with grass sites, clean bathrooms, swimming beach, boat launch area, trails, dump station, fishing, sail boarding and boating, hunting, hiking, showers, skiing , snowshoeing and snowmobiling, and volleyball. The lake is one of the cleanest in the area and helps to make the surrounding hills ideal for growing grapes. This was a one night stopover for us and we enjoyed our stay.

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This is a beautiful state park with all the sites on grass with no hookups. Comfort station has showers but still needed some cleaning but it was better than the last NY State Park we stayed at the night before. There are hiking and nature trails, swimming in a lake , fishing, boating, hunting, baseball field, disc golf and playgrounds. In the winter there is sledding, ice skating, and skiing. This campground is interesting they advertise near NY City but it is over 3 hours away with some 10% grade hills to drive. When we checked in no one at the office but this was after Memorial Weekend and the NY State Parks didn't seem to be crowded the first couple weeks of June. There were about five campers per loop--RVs, tents, trailers, etc. The walk to the lake is downhill and the park is just so peaceful. Looking out from our RV, deer were spotted walking around the meadow. This is a carry in, carry out trash policy state park. If I was in the area I definitely would camp here again. It was an overnight stop for us on a two week trip.

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The campground is only five miles north of Hyde Park, where the FDR and Vanderbilt National Historic Site is located on beautiful route 9. So we stayed two nights without hookups near the Hudson River. The sites are not level but you can find some that will take RVs under 30 feet. There are bathrooms with showers but we arrived on Memorial Day and they were dirty and stayed that way for our two day stay. The host site was not filled and I think maybe the hosts are responsible for the cleaning? Nice hiking trails high up along the Hudson River going to the Marina and north of the park. Cottages are available for rent. This is a big complex of over 1,000 acres. In the park there are picnic areas, trails, bridle paths, fishing, two 9 hole golf courses, cross country skiing, sledding hills, snowmobiling and the Mills Mansion.

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$25 plus a $5 transaction fee for walk-ins. This is a New Jersey State park without hookups but it does have bathhouse with showers which need to be updated. There are only about 55 sites and the ones in the field can take large motor homes but most of the others within the trees and low branches were not a good choice except for those RV's like ours less than 26ft. No pets allowed in the campground but this might change in the next few years. There are hiking trails here and the best part is that the Allaire Village Historic Site is right next to the Park Office. At this time of year they are only open on weekends and charge $5 to park after Memorial Day, yet we parked in there and visitors are allowed and encouraged to walk around all the restored Howell Iron Works Company, Railroad, picnic area and its village. Interesting history! The General Store is open most of the year and the store keeper told us about the history of this village. Some of the buildings were open to look into but with gates up. In the summer interpreters dressed in clothing of that time walk around and answer any questions. There is a Visitor Center with exhibits and many programs offered throughout the summer. It was a beautiful when we were here and we enjoyed our one night stay at this State Park and would return.

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Turkey Swamp Park part of the Monmouth County Park system, Freehold Township, NJ $40 with reservation and being out of state, 64 sites This was our last stop on a three week trip before we head back to RI. Stayed two nights over the weekend in this 2,217 acre wooded park and really enjoyed it. There are 64 pull through campsites in the woods nicely laid out with water (need long hose), electric, trash, picnic table, lantern holder, fire pit, restrooms and showers. Private sites and little noise. 52 of these sites can be reserved after Jan 1 by calling the park. This parkland was purchased by the town of Freehold for recreation and camping. In the park there is a lake for fishing and boating plus there are eight hiking trails. This is a muliti use park which is huge, there is even an archery range, soccer fields, playgrounds, bike trails and horse trails. Fitness Trail is interesting. The campground is easy to get to off of 195. We would camp here again if in the area.

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Bass River State Forest, Tuckerton, NJ May 6, 2015 $25 plus a $5 transaction fee for being a walk in (required by Reserve America), 186 sites This was our first time camping in a New Jersey State Forest and we really enjoyed camping here. The woman at the check in office was very nice and informative letting us drive around the two loops to pick out our site. There are two loops in this campground North and South with a beach, picnic area between them. We chose the South Loop because the lake trail was within walking distance and we could sit on the benches and enjoy the view and wildlife. There are no hookups here but there are bathhouses and water within the loops. There is a dump station and pets are allowed only in certain sites. This campground was developed by the CCC who built the roads, trails, bridle paths, ponds, towers, nature observatory, shelters, picnic areas, cabins and a 67 acre Lake Absegami. The State Forest encompasses more than 27,000 acres in the Pine Barrens. The Batona Trail a walking trail for over 50 miles goes this Forest. It is also part of the Pinelands Natural Reserve. The bathrooms are older but they do have showers. We would return here if near the area again but it was so peaceful because during the week at this time of year there were only about five sites taken. Weekends they are very busy Memorial Day through Labor Day. Enjoyable stay!

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Big Timber Lake (Sun RV Resort), Cape May Courthouse, NJ $25 with PPA for water and electricity 542 sites May 4, 2015 We stayed for two nights at this campground and with PPA at $25 for water, electric, wifi and cable we got our money's worth. There are 542 sites - many seasonal and a lot of modular units. The campground is located off route 9 in Cape May Courthouse in a wooded area and away from all the traffic of the Jersey shore yet driving to Cape May, Wildwood and other Jersey shore destinations is about twenty min away. Since it was the first week in May there were very few people here so it was peaceful. The campground has showers (25 cents), heated pool, store, wood, dog park, restaurant, pavilion, game room, laundry, computer lounge, LP gas, dump station, horseshoes, bath Houses, fishing pier, volleyball, playground, bocce ball, basketball, shuffleboard, mini golf, a new rope course and kayaks. The owners and manager were very friendly and working hard to keep this massive campground all in tiptop shape. Since we don't tow with our 25.2 ft Fleetwood Sprinter RV they gave us great suggestions for where to go and park around the area. There are many notices that an RV can't drive down Beach Street in Cape May but the manager called the police for us and said it was untrue - we just can't park on the street. We were able to park at the Lobster House and had a very enjoyable lunch outside next to the docks and fishing boats in Cape May. We definitely would camp here again especially if we were taking the Cape May Ferry on our travels. Well worth a stop!

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We camped here about five years ago and liked it but since then the cost of staying at a Delaware State Park without hookups ($38) is unreal especially for an out of state camper. Considering that the parking RV sites are all on the loop roads with one's picnic table, fire pit and tenting sites in the woods next to it. Most sites have water but no other hookups. We stayed one night and only one bathroom was open but the campground closed down the next day so that they could bring in modular bathhouses to update the other three. Our bathhouse was clean, had showers but old and needed updating. What this campground has going for it is location, bike trails, beaches, great friendly check in hosts and it is near the Cape May Ferry. Some great bike trails! The loop roads need to be repaved most of them are buckling and it is hard to get an RV level. We would not stay here again except for taking the Cape May Ferry!

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Janes Island State Park, Crisfield, MD - April 30, 2015 with electric hookups and a Maryland Senior Pass (50% off) for Sunday to Thursday camping the cost was around $17. This campground is on the Daugherty Creek Canal leading to the Chesapeake Bay in southern MD. Our site was right on the canal in the electric loop where we watched the birds, boats and sunsets. There are three loops some with or without electric and specific pet loops for a total of 104 campsites. It was beautiful set under tall trees and the sites are well taken care of with fire pits and brand new picnic tables. There is a marina with boat slips, and over thirty miles of six color-coded canoe/kayak trails of the Janes Island Water Trail, where one can stop at some sandy beaches. Boaters can find excellent crabbing and fishing opportunities - license needed. The park also has cabins to rent some open year round. There is also a picnic area, playground area, ball field and volleyball court. Environmental education programs are year round and take place at the nature center. We never have camped here before and we loved it. The girl at check in was very pleasant and the rangers patrolled often during the day and night. The bathrooms were very clean and the showers hot. Great place to camp!

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This is one of four NP campgrounds on the outer banks of NC. This is my least favorite of the outer banks campgrounds yet the bathroom was clean and the rangers very nice and informative like the other NPS campgrounds. It needs upgrading and they are working on the restrooms in some of the loops hopefully in operation by Memorial Day. There is no privacy between sites but this campground is near a lighthouse, marina, fishing pier and a few dunes away from the ocean. The beach is not as nice as Ocracoke or the Frisco campground beaches. All sites do have a picnic table and grills but no hookups. No fires are allowed except on the beach and no reservations.