This is an old park that the current owners have had for 11 years or so. Several improvements have been made, but theres a long way to go. When you check in the "office" you feel like you're actually standing at the entry of the managers house, no office to speak of. Managers are very cordial. Sites are gravel and fairly large, but they allow tents on the RV sites, so we got to look at a nice cabin tent from our rear picture window on the site behind us. Restrooms are fairly new, but the showers are in a separate building, old and in need of replacement. Lots of equipment and "stuff" lying around. This is right on route 12, so a little noisy. Excellent location while visiting the 1000 islands, 2 miles from the bridge to Canada, and next door to a great State Park. (That's ALWAYS full) no cable TV but we were able to pick up several stations with the digital antenna. Last but not least, there is a small store directly in front of the RV park that has excellent gourmet ice cream cones! There was a continuous line every evening waiting! We would stay here again but would hope the owners would clean the place up a bit and get rid of all the old stuff lying around. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The major thing we disliked about this camp ground was location of then next sites sewer dump, only a couple of feet from out picnic table. At all the sites with full hookups the dump location seemed closer to your neighbours than to your own pad. Would only recommend for a short term stay. Otherwise owners are very friendly and the grounds neat and tidy. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Extremely nice campground for an overnight (or 2) stay on your way to Canada. The site was level and had enough space between sites. The gravel was newly placed and was very secure. We would stay here again if we are in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here as a result of not getting into a campground we had booked but couldn't get into. We were able to get the last spot available. The owner was very pleasant and accommodating. The restrooms are very clean and new. The store in front of the campground has some food and great ice cream. We only stayed here for one night while on a trip to Vermont. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I spent one night at this campground as they were opening for the summer. Since the water had not been turned on I was only charged the rate shown. This campground is located on State Highway 12, a heavily traveled roadway through this area of the state. I recommend that visitors try to get a site as far away from the highway as possible to reduce road noise. Although different rates are charged for the type of electrical service desired, all of the spacious pull-throughs have 20, 30, and 50-amp service available. The campground’s Wi-Fi signal was so weak that I used my Verizon card which provided an excellent network connection. The park works well an overnight stop in the area, but I would suggest seeking a different location if planning on staying in the area for a longer period. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had a nice level gravel pull-thru site with a decent sized well kept grass lot. I was able to pick up a couple of digital TV stations. The park does have Wi-Fi, but it was not working and they did not know when they would have it fixed. No lake views from the park. It is close to Alexandria Bay & Clayton. The owners were very nice. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were impressed by this wonderful owner; he is a very pleasant man and seems very accommodating. The campground is nice and clean and bathrooms new. Granted no river view but right next door is state park and you can access it to river. Very nice park overall. We will be back to camp here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stopped on the way to New Hampshire and upon our arrival there was no one in the office. The sign said take a spot and we will see you later so we did. We had reserved and were later told we should have been in Site 13 but we took 19. It turned out to be ok but it appeared as though the owner was annoyed. The campground was in the open and had no real amenities. It was a stop over spot for us. We though the owners/office people to be a little rude and will not return to stay here again. It did have a nice little Ice Cream store at the roadside. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Campground is on side of hill next to St. Lawrence. Roads are paved, few narrow overnight spots are grass. Many seasonal campers. Had to back out of pull through, couldn't make turns in 37 foot motorhome. Power and water good, cell (AT&T) weak. Campground OK, but probably look elsewhere next time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The "office" is full of plastic storage bags. The manager did not approach us when we parked in the driveway. We stopped a car leaving the area to get advice on how to get out of this park. The park is on a hill and has few sites available for overnight guests. We used one of them to exit. We cannot recommend this for overnighting. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A very small park for RVs in transit. (Apparently four sites on grass only). Almost entirely seasonal and park models. The office is not staffed, but the phone is wireless and answered by the caretaker. Nicely located to Thousand Islands and other great attractions. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There were a lot of permanent residents here. Rate reflects PPA discount. I'm not sure what it was, but I just felt like an outsider here, and if you had kids, there would be absolutely nothing for them to do. No internet. The office was turned into a storage room, so there's not even any local info brochures available. There is a nice dock into the water, but it's down a very steep length of steps, so you can walk down and view the water, and fish off the dock, but there's no boat launch, not even a canoe, too steep. I would try to find another park if I was in the area again, but for fifteen bucks, it worked as an overnight. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed for a week over the July 4th holiday. Very relaxing and peaceful. Spacious sites available with a lot of seasonals that are well kept. Sites are grass and you may need to have leveling blocks. The manager is always working and making improvements. Great sunsets on the St. Lawrence River. Convenient to all Thousand Island attractions. Will definitely be back again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
$30 is the full rate: Passport America accepted Mon - Thu. We came in expecting just to take advantage of the PA rate and were pleasantly surprised. As mentioned this is a combo mobile home / RV park. The mobile homes are neat and well kept, this is a very quiet and nice park. We ended up staying for 9 nights. Great base to explore the many things to see or do in the 1000 Islands Region. We had no problems leveling (we two other class A's to our side, one a 42' Monaco) or with the electric. We had a solid 50 amp connection. Verizon broadband was great and we got several US stations with the batwing. Not much for kids here, mostly older folks. We will come back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a PA park, which is how we found it. Most of the sites are "seasonal" meaning they have larger mobile homes and/or park models permanently situated. There are just a few sites available for overnight. The site we were in was probably the only one where we could get a signal with our Motosat dish due to the trees. The park is quiet and peaceful and right on the river. Reasonably close to other attractions in the area. Our site was not that level and the power was not that reliable. Think it is 30 amp made into 50 amp, but it worked as long as we were careful. We would stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great campground. Check-in painless and quick as we had registered online in advance. Our site was long and wide, level, shady. We did not camp on the waterway but very close walking distance. Beautiful sunsets. Busy but not loud. Location perfect to visit area attractions and travel across the bridge to Canada. The bathhouses had individual rooms for showers and bathrooms that were immaculate. We would definitely recommend this campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a great campground. Big sites but not pull through. They are clean and have activities for the kids, beach, playground and ball park. Also pet friendly. We will stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the creme De la creme of the NY State Parks in the Thousand Islands. By far the nicest NY park we have ever stayed in. Because it was off season, we got a full hook up spot on the river. Simply beautiful. They are adding more full hook up sites in the off season. Large sites, clean restrooms, plenty of activities during season. We will be back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here on site 155 as part of a club gathering which occupied a dozen or so spots in the unnamed loop formed by sites 138 to 170. The park is beautiful and well maintained, and the staff are friendly, and it's a great place for kids to play. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
One of the best state parks in New York. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
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My family and I have stayed at this park for over 6 years to visit the area on vacation. Park was dirty, loud with unruly teenagers whose parents were highly intoxicated, and the NYS Park Police kicked out numerous campers over a 2 nite period. After that it was quiet, but kids were still up to sometimes until 2am. Bathrooms were not very clean and I choose to use my trailer bathroom to shower and use the toilet. My family and I hope this park turns around with some older rangers/help running the park in the future. Overall, until changes are made we will find alternate park to stay at in the thousand island region. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I will echo the previous reviewer's comments. Very nice state park campground but sites are a little tight and privacy is lacking. Showers were serviceable but could use a good cleaning for bugs and spider webs. Showers have a single control and are very hot. We paid $25 for an electric site right on the St. Lawrence River. Absolutely beautiful, with big ships passing frequently. There is a small full hookup section and many sites of all types away from the river. This park was recommended to me by a friend who camps here often. Would try another state park in the area next time. Woke up at 4 am to watch a ship go by and saw a skunk stroll through our site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Cedar Point is a great campground if you love to boat, fish, and swim. The sites are not private at all so if you want privacy this is not the place to be. The beach area is somewhat small, but did not have a problem picking a spot for a couple of hours of basking in the sun and swimming. The bathrooms are in need of updating and a serious spider cleanout. The recreation room is great and lots of activities for the younger kids. The staff was very friendly and so were all the campers that were there. Weekend are alot busier than the weekdays. My three daughters ranging from 17-5 love it there and are begging me to stay for a week next time we go. I would say that the only downside to this campground would be the lack of privacy everything else was top notch. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our second year staying there. GREAT RV Park. Great views of the St. Lawrence River. Also you can view the big ships. Helpful staff. One of the best state parks in New York. Sites were good size. Will return next year. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We reserved site #32 in a full hook-up area because it looked like it would have a decent view of the river and it did. Unfortunately we couldn't reach the sewer port with our hose without enfringing on the site behind us and not surprisingly the area was full and a bit cramped and crowded with people tramping through your site. The sites were quite crowded together and had no trees or greenery between them so you had no privacy whatever. The roads were paved and in good condition but most sites are grass and dirt and very soft after some rain. Bathrooms and showers were a bit on the old side but clean enough and just fine overall. The dump station was fine but did not have a faucet for hooking up our flush hose. We didn't like the small sites and the overall lack of privacy but the area is very nice. We loved the Antique Boat Museum and enjoyed lunch in Clayton at the Koffee Kove. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Clean, quiet park. I had a electric only site (30A) some full hookups are available but limited in number. Park is right on the St. Lawerence River in the 1000 Island area of NY. Sites are grass and are mostly flat. If you bring your pet(s) you must bring proof of rabies inoculation. I will use this park again in the furture. We camped here in a camper.
Mostly seasonal sites, but welcome to travelers. Most sites are set up with services twined, and a large lawn w picnic tables between each set (you face each other's awning, instead of sewer h/u) but that means you need to drive forward into some back-in sites, not doable for a 5th wheel; check at the office how the site is oriented. Additional sites with pull-thrus are being developed in the open lot next door. Wireless is being added, according to the owner. Free use of boat launch with site, and dock space available for rent. Easy & quick access to seaway, and lovely. 7 mile walk to downtown riverfront. Town has many restored buildings, excellent restaurants, free riverfront concerts & weekly farmers market. Grocery 1+ block walk, ice cream stand next door. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice campground. It is located on the river and you can watch the ships from the camp. The spaces are a little small and has a limited number of sites on the water. The camp is pet friendly. Facilities are clean and well kept. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It's our 2nd time there since the 2 last year. We stop there for one night every time on our way to Virginia. We found the place perfect. This year we even had a site in front of the water and we enjoy the most gorgeous sunset I ever see, was fabulous. The bad think is we have a fifth wheel and they place us on a very small site, more for a tent than a trailer, but it wont stop us to go back. Nice place to go for fishing. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We really enjoyed our four night stay here. This campground is closer to Alexandria Bay than to Clayton. There is a huge bait store within two minutes of the campground. We had a site along the river but it was busy and somewhat noisy as it was near the marina. Many boats and fisherpeople going in and out VERY early in the morning. However, we loved the view of the river with the big ocean going vessels navigating the channel. They do rent small fishing boats and a canoe at the marina. It says you are to park your RV perpendicular to the river (not parallel) but we found people did - blocking everyone else's view. We followed directions and parked the proper way and had our rear picture window looking out to the river. The folks on the other side of the road unfortunately had their views blocked which I felt was unfair and will report this to the authorities. Everyone should be able to view the beautiful river and islands. Nice people working there and an overall wonderful stay. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Wonderful state park. Wasn't busy on weekdays. One shower house new, the other old, but decently kept. Very large sites. Convenient to many tourist activities. I'd go back to this one. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We stayed here for 4 nights over memorial day weekend with my extended family. This is a nice, small, quiet campground right on the St Lawrence River. There is a nice beach area, playground and excellent views of the sunset at night! You're close to downtown Alex Bay, and there are many shops, marinas and fishing near by. There are no full hookup sites - only electric and non-electric sites. But they do have a dump station that was easy to get to but the water hose at the station to flush your black tank was missing it's end - made it impossible to flush the tank. Would stay here again, but only if my family insists. Otherwise, I'll take the travel trailer to a campground with more hookups for the convenience. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Friendly and helpful owners but this park is not a destination facility. Good for an overnight or two if the state parks are full. Rate normally $37 for sewer, water, and electric and little else. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an excellent choice to see the area. The transient sites are in field, but with a really great view of the St. Lawrence river, and access to the river as well. Owners could not have been more gracious and helpful. Large sites, fairly level and well maintained. Decent Wi-Fi, good over the air TV. Easy access into Clayton and Alex Bay. We'd definitely stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very convenient for Canadians shopping in Watertown. Clean, older campground with seasonals that are nicely kept. Great customer service and pet friendly too. We enjoyed our stay and will be back to stimulate your economy next year! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Park is convenient to all 1000 Island attractions. Park owners very friendly and helpful. Access is quite narrow and tight. Spaces are quite unlevel and we had to use several boards to get our unit even close to level. Wifi signal was good but had trouble connecting. Camped here 4 days Sept 2012. Rate $32.40. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a small, but great campground for a stay in the 1000 Islands area. The owners are wonderful and try to help wherever they can. It has a great view of the river and close to many activities in Clayton and area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Location next to the St. Lawrence River and views were the best thing going for this park. Tight road access to transient area and uneven sites are the adverse things. Did not experience the power problems mentioned by a previous reviewer, but we did not have to use any air conditioning. The utilities performed adequately for us. The sites would probably get quite muddy if it rained. The owners were very nice and helpful. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Bad power. The owner told me the voltage throughout the park was bad. At our site, it dropped to 95v where it stayed throughout the day. Others were also having problems. Management continued to rent to new arrivals which added to the problem. We ended up turning all the power off at the box. Manage would not offer a partial refund as the owner told me he was not going to suffer a loss of money due to bad power. Cash only-no checks or credit cards. Definitely will not return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Cash only! Good Wi-Fi. We had a view of the water. Bathrooms/showers were dated, but very clean. A very nice couple owns the campground and they try to keep everything very nice. We would stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Mostly seasonal sites. Clean park with a few decent sites. Nice overlook to St. Lawrence River if you can handle the steep climb back up the hill. Owners are very nice and helpful. We had a site with 30 amp service and were charged an additional $5/day for using our air conditioner. At $43/day, the park is over-priced. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed over July 4, 2011. When making the reservations I was told I had a 50 amp hookup. Upon arrival was informed only 30 amp hookup was available. Electric service was poor ranging down to 103 volts. Views of St Lawrence was fabulous. Owners were very customer oriented. Very well maintained landscaping. We camped here in a Motorhome.
All of the rain in the last few days made it a bit muddy. We were given a tour of the camp by the manager in a golf cart and selected our site. Everything was clean. The only problems we encountered: it's cash only. And there is a tree that made it difficult to pull out. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
In my opinion, this is not a big rig park. They have a section that is in an open field, but that appears to be seasonal or long term. The interior roads are narrow and not very friendly because of the trees. We were on a pull-through site, that I had to ask my neighbor to move his truck so that I could get out without unhooking. We will not be stopping there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate was Passport America. PPA sites were full hook-ups but close to the road. Encountered no noise from traffic. Grass sites with concrete pads for tires only, dirt alongside camper and in front of camper entry door got soggy and puddled from the rain. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Easy in and easy out. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice CG right on the St Lawrence, with good views of the ships going by. The owners are about the nicest people we have meet in quite some time, they really care about their guests and remember your name. The CG itself has some 50 amp sites but mostly 30 amps all backins. The water pressure is good, baths very clean. Mostly a 50+crowd camping here so it was nice and quiet. Would come back again. The rating is a solid "8" We camped here in a Motorhome.
We found the proprietors of this campground to be extremely helpful and friendly. We were escorted around the park and given our choice of sites. The lower field (suitable for big rigs) had a beautiful view of the St. Lawrence River. We chose a pull-through site in the wooded area which was level and large. We were in the midst of several seasonal sites but they were well-maintained and the people were welcoming and friendly. We stayed six nights and would not hesitate to return if in the area. The only drawback we found was that they do not accept credit cards. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Another great week at Merry Knoll. We have been here before and it just gets better. Great park, with great owners, and a great time. I didn't want to leave. We will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is nicely laid out, and the photos on their website are quite accurate. We asked for, and got, a nicely shady pull-through site. The sites with the best view of the St Lawrence River though, are in an open field on a hillside. The WiFi service was extremely slow during our visit, so we used our cell service instead. There is an extra $4 charge per day if you want to run your AC, although we didn't need it on our shady site. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Unlike a lot of places, the photo's on their website accurately represent what you get. A few things to do in the area. Shopping nearby. No real issues except price, and if you want to see any view you are parking in a grass field. Their 30 amp service wouldn't run our air conditioner. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice campground: the view of the water was very nice. It's also convenient to the museum and the tours. The manager couple were very helpful. We were very impressed with their friendly disposition. We really felt welcome. We will go back when in the area! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our first trip to this park and area. It is located in a beautiful spot on the Seaway. A lot of our spare time was spent watching the ships pass by on the Seaway. We were very pleased with this park and the meticulous care taken by the owners. The location is very convenient to tour the area and the owners were very helpful with local info. There is also a dock on the Seaway to fish from or dock your boat. We easily navigated the park and parked our 40ft Motorhome in a super spot with a view of the Seaway. We will definitely be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground wasn't the best I've ever been in but the view of the St. Lawrence Waterway was wonderful! There are mostly seasonal camp sites that are kept neat and clean. Some are a little older but well taken care of. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great park for a family or just a place to sit and regroup for a few days. There's a lot to see in this area and the owners are more than happy to answer questions about what to see and provide directions to get there. They were most accommodating with our satellite TV and WiFi location requests and went out of their way to be sure we were happy with our site. Will definitely be back! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Better than most camp grounds that are nothing more than parking lots. All sites have grassy areas to sit. I found the space between RV's more than adequate for comfortable outdoor sitting. Big open grassy area in front of camp sites where larger groups traveling together congregated. Nice people run the camp. I would have no trouble recommending this CG to others. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Picturesque campground on slope down to St. Lawrence River, although waterfront sites are seasonal. Owners are very friendly and helpful. Store is very limited, offering bare necessities. Transient sites are open and sunny, with limited site spacing. Good view of river, unless blocked by motorhomes/fifth-wheelers further down slope (which is the usual case). Overall, a satisfactory campground as a base for exploration of the Thousand Islands region. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A very nice campground that is centrally located to all of the activities in the area. The owners are friendly and the camp is well kept. There was a playground for the kids, a swimming pool and the camp is pet friendly. Overall it was a positive experience and would stay again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We were greeted by lady in golf cart. Office is not in evidence. She led us around the park to the site she suggested. It seemed to be one of few available for overnight. Because of the tight quarters, we had difficulty pulling into the site as we were directed to do. When she asked someone to help, that person suggested, critically, that we should have unhooked before attempting the site. After getting utilities started, I checked the shower house and found them disgusting and requiring 25 cent payment. We used our own facilities. Trying to use a hairdryer while the a/c was turned on blew the fuse. This park is for permanent parking and cannot be recommended. We camped here in a Motorhome.