Date of Stay: October, 2014
We really enjoyed this campground as it has several large green areas for pick up sports and well maintained, scenic hiking trails. This campground caters mostly to seasonals but this it feels more park like than other mostly seasonal campgrounds. Maybe its the open space or the very friendly, welcoming owners and staff. We also liked being near Bristol Mt., just down the road from Bristol Areial Adventures and nearby many excellent hiking trails. The sites themselves aren't huge but well laid out so that you're not on top of your neighbor. The sites are mostly level however we did need some leveling blocks. Seemed like a general theme since the entire site is on a sloping hill. The roads are gravel and can be tight for the 30ft plus 5th wheels and motor homes but that shouldn't deter you from camping here, just take it slow.
Date of Stay: September, 2014
We stayed here over a weekend and really enjoyed this park as it had a lot to offer, especially for the kids. Our dog loved the leash free area and we all enjoyed the adjacent field for football & baseball. The sites were small (most KOAs are) but offered just enough room from your neighbor. The campground itself is clean and well maintained as are bathrooms. The staff and owners are incredibly nice and go out of their way to make everyone feel welcome. Definitely one of the best KOAs I've been to. Apparently others think so too as the campground was near capacity.
Date of Stay: August, 2014
This campground has all the amenities you'd expect in a KOA that keep families coming back. Everything from the jump pillow to pool and pancake breakfasts, this KOA has. The restrooms were always clean and well maintained, the staff both helpful, pleasant and efficient. The campground, however, lacked that camping ambiance, maybe because you are right on top of your neighbor. Where my patio ended, my neighbor's camper began giving the area between us the ambiance of an alleyway. If you're camping here with a group of friends or family, this may be what you're looking for. Otherwise you get the feeling that they are all about volume. For us, we used it for its proximity to Cedar Point (about 2 miles).
Date of Stay: August, 2014
Depending on your perspective, this is either too far off the beaten path or central to many activities. For us it was the latter. Close to Mt Rushmore, Custer State Park, Crazy Horse and Hill City, this campground is picturesque and quiet. Sites are close together but there is just enough room between you and your neighbor. A very nice family runs the campground and pride of ownership shows throughout as the restrooms are clean and the grounds are well maintained. The pool is small but warm and good for the 10 and under crowd. We spent 8 days here and enjoyed this campground for its natural beauty, proximity to hiking, biking and sightseeing. We'll definitely return again.
Date of Stay: October, 2013
This is a small, quaint campground off NY7 and adjacent to I-88. The owner wasn't there at check-in but a sign directed us to pick an open spot. Being mid-October, there were plenty to chose from. While you're mainly in a grass field with seasonals occupying the outside sites, the weekenders like us had level pull-thru, shaded sites. The owner stopped by to welcome us, asked if we needed anything, and suggested sites to see and a place to eat (Gibby's, 5 mi east and recommended). He checked on us daily at 6:30pm; nice touch! The only thing from giving this a 10 is the road noise from I-88, which isn't a big deal. We will camp here again.
Date of Stay: September, 2013
Although our stay got off to an ominous start, we felt this campground was very nice. We camped here the last weekend of September so there were many spots to put us in. However, they put us on one of the few unlevel spots. We don't know how it happened, but our TT fell off the blocks as we were setting up. The owner was nice enough to hitch our trailer to his tractor and move us to a level site (he even said he didn't know why he put us there with so many open). After that it was a great stay. Sites are large, people are friendly. Only knock on my "new" site was that the sewer was slightly higher than my sewer exit. We made it work however. Odd that you pay $5 for a bathroom key (you get it back at the end of your stay). If you can do without sewer I highly recommend the "W" loop. Those sites are large, wooded and private. I would camp here again.