Date of Stay: July, 2007
Not very scenic, but very friendly. Big park. Two main RV locations in separate areas, rest is rustic sites w/o water. The area we camped in looked like a big field with small trees planted. Not much to do for kids -- no pool, but they did have a scavenger hunt and an outdoor PG cartoon movie. Sites are HUGE but gravel entry roads are narrow and hard to negotiate. There's a small lake with catch and release fishing, well-stocked store, laundromat. Didn't care for the showers, they're the type where you have to hold down the lever while you're under the water or the water turns off. Seasons are mostly around edges and I don't think the park is doing too well because there were tons of open spaces. Two dump stations and easy access to restrooms. Still and all, it was one of the friendliest places we've camped in and they had a free pancake breakfast. I don't know if we'd go there again because my 11-year-old was bored but I'd recommend it anyway. Very clean, easy to find, directly off Rte 77 in Java.
Date of Stay: June, 2007
This is a private campground, accessible through membership in AOR or Resorts International. Not available through Coast to Coast. It was terrific for kids. Has an activity center, 2 laundry facilities, country store, heated swimming pool, lake swimming, horseshoes, shuffleboard, row boats, 4 bathhouses, playground, and fishing (catch & release). Plus a sandy beach with a lifeguard. Dump station but no honey wagon service. One of the best places we've stayed. (We had to sit through a 90-minute sales presentation but it was worth it.) About 20 minutes from Niagara Falls (U.S. side), directly off Rte. 104. Lots of activities for kids, we almost bought a membership just to go there again. The owners have put a lot of money into this place and it showed. Many new facilities, including fancy cabins, and a new rec center with pool underway to supplement their current facility (which is very nice as it is). Small arcade for teens. Only a few sites have sewer and they were farther from the main facilities.
Date of Stay: August, 2006
Best family-oriented park we've stayed in. Free shows every night (jugglers, musicians, sword swallowers), free movies, bingo, free trolley to the nearby outlets, discounted tickets available to the municipal trolley for $1.50 round-trip (trolley runs continuously between Glen Falls and the southern tip of Lake George). Park is huge, bring your bikes. Lots of hills and biking trails, including one directly to Lake George, which is about 3 miles away. Sites are gravel, some have grass but ours did not. Ask questions about your location carefully before you choose. One of the loops is called "the pit" because it's at the bottom of a steep hill and not close to anything. There are two main "ends" to the campground. The east side has a beautifully stocked store, office, guest services, laundry facilities, screened pavilion where they play bingo, movie theater, and a so-so-arcade. The west side is newer and has the indoor heated pool, adults-only pool, showers, a second movie theater, an ice cream/sandwich restaurant, and a really good arcade. If you stay out there, you'll want to be close to one of the trolley stops. It's about a three-quarter, uphill hike to the store or office. Their guest services representative will help you pick activities such as white water rafting, and they sell discounted tickets to several nearby attractions, including the Great Escape Six Flags Amusement Park. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. There are tons of nearby restaurants and a grocery store about 3 miles down the road. If you want to really go anywhere though, you'll need a car. Most activities such as tubing, white water rafting, and tourist attractions are not accessible by trolley. The exceptions are Great Escape and of course the infamous outlets. This park also has one of the best websites I've ever seen, we knew exactly what we wanted and what was available. Lots of pull-through sites were available. Sites are not that big, but they're big enough and there are bushes planted between each. A number of sites had at least two vehicles parked on them, however, so be prepared to have a not-so-lovely view of somebody's sedan as you relax beneath your awning. I believe there is a one-vehicle-per-site rule, but it did not seem to be very well enforced. They do charge a $7 per night fee for each child, and with all the extra tacked on expect to pay about $80 a night. We stayed here for a week in August.
Date of Stay: August, 2005
This private resort has a clubhouse, two swimming pools, playground, fishing, boating, basketball, horseshoes, country store, hiking trails, hayrides, game room, ball field, and cafe. RV storage is available. Snowmobile trails. Dump station. Beautiful lake, really nice, with free rowboats available. Affordable cafe, arts and crafts for kids with a small fee. Lake Ontario beaches are about a 15-minute drive away. Maximum RV length is 40 feet. Very well maintained, helpful, friendly staff. We would definitely camp here again. Some sites, particularly the pull-throughs, are full-sun so be sure to ask when you reserve. They also have lovely high-end cabin and park model rentals as well as RV rentals. You have to be a member to reserve the cabins. Great family place. Formerly called Bass Lake Resort.