We arrived a day prior to our reservations and they were able to accommodate us and said it worked out better because Friday they would be full in the full hookup area. We came from Minnesota to watch our son coach, and our grandson play in the Field of Dreams Parks Tournament. The RV park was nicely located as it is only a few miles from the Dreams Park and close enough to Cooperstown that it is an easy drive. It is a steep winding road up to the RV location if you follow the GPS. Take Seminary Road off the main road and it is easier. The sites are all grass, and fairly level. They had rain so we had to back through a little mud, but no problem. Person at the front desk was friendly. When I asked if my son and grandson could visit she said absolutely not. They had a policy of no visitors. But as you leave the office to go to your site, there is a sign that says all visitors must register. In their rules and regulations they say no visitors, but if you have a son staying elsewhere they are welcome and able to come in. Don’t know to this day what their policy is. Would have been nice to have our son and grandson over for a home cooked meal. The grounds are neat and clean. We did not use the pool but it was large and looked clean. Don't believe it is heated. The place could use a little tender loving care like sanding and re-staining the picnic tables, cut around all grass areas, and put away old machinery etc. Dumpsters located at one area only, and no trash drums set out in the park. We wanted to leave a day early but they do not refund payments less than five days prior to the cancellation. This is even though they had all the full hookup sites, except ours, open and available. They also charge $7.00 per night for each additional adult and $2.00 a night for a pet. Our total bill for four nights was $248.00. A little pricey for what you get. In site A9, where we stayed, we had to hook together two sewer hoses to connect. They had open cabins and open RV sites, but they put us right next to a occupied cabin. It would have been a little more considerate to give us and the people in the cabin additional space. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We reserved for two nights and were charged for one night non-refundable. I paid for the second night when we got there. We went to our site and checked the park out and decided it was not what we expected. No cable or Wi-fi and a rather dumpy place. I asked for a refund for the second night and was told they don't give refunds. What a great business policy. We left the next day without refund, but it was worth losing the money just to get out of there. There are much better options in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is actually in Milford, NY - about 6 miles from downtown Cooperstown. Nevertheless, nice quite, rural park. We were given off season rates. Family owned / operated and they are very pleasant. .25 cent pay showers. Verizon cell barely worked, Altel didn't. Come with long sewer hose etc... as hook ups are well back in the sites. They have 11 cabins and lots of tent sites. In summer they run baseball camps hence the major league and little league field on grounds. Suggest call for space 800-726-7314. if you're a big rig. We are 39' 4 slides. We'd camp with them again. # of sites is a guess as they have approx 24 tenting sites on their 300 acres. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The campground was convenient for its proximity to Cooperstown, which is where the National Baseball Hall of Fame is located. We stayed in a full service site. Cable and Internet were fine. There is a large grassy area for recreation and the pond area is scenic. Duck families and an occasional deer. However,we were disappointed overall . The petting zoo was not functioning and looked very neglected. The miniature golf course was in extreme disrepair. The one paddle boat was not maintained, the interior very dirty. The pool which is across the street was very murky and full of pine needles. There were none of the activities advertised. The arcade had poor lighting and there was a strong odor from the animal area that was next to it. The owners are new and were friendly but the campground should not have been opened this season due to the many things that had to be repaired or maintained. We felt it was unfair to pay full rates when few of the amenities were available. We would not return to this campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
After reading the other reviews, I made the reservations with unease. The campground was muddy but it had rained (poured) for days. The bathhouses, while very rustic, were very clean. But I was not expecting Fort Wilderness for $35.00 a night. When we arrived the campsite we were suppose to have was so muddy they gave us a different site. We took up 3 sites. They pulled up signs and helped us back it in. While we were there my husband became ill and needed to go to ER. They called ahead to see the wait time and gave me great directions. We needed gas for the camper (it was very cold that weekend). They went to our camper, got the tank, filled it and hooked it back to camper. They went out of there way for us. We would go back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is very basic. Sites 1-6 are shared power and water, if you get the odd site you will need extensions to reach connections, sewer is on the correct side for each site. WiFi was low being that the general store was the base and not that far away, adding a out door antenna would help that. The site area needed a mowing but other wise was level with limited blocking needed. If sewer hook up is not needed, sites 30a/b, 84-88 are shaded. If you have a longer trailer you should go to sites 38-43. VZ and other wireless carriers at one or two bars. The rest room was clean and basic, had an out house feel to it. If dry camping or tenting: 23-26 are in a low area and run the risk of getting flooded out if it rains hard. Sites 22, 23, 27 and the rest in that loop are on a high point or have good drainage if it rains. The play ground(s) are very basic. The pony ride is a one trip only around and no seconds. The hayride goes for a 30-45 minute trip around the camps sites then out on a nature trail and back. The rec hall is in a old barn. The mini-golf is in need of major work, not really usable. I picked this campground for being pet friendly to larger dogs (Rotti). I never saw the pool, others in our group did and said it needed a good cleaning. I would look elsewhere if in the area again, but would not write this campground off. It's just at the bottom of my list. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is an excellent campground for tent campers. The tent area is heavily wooded and the sites large, most having nice views. The tent area couldn't be better. The area for trailers and campers with electric, water and sewer was very limited (only 6 sites) and those sites are very close together. Trailers face each other in that area (or bring long water hoses) so there is no privacy. They are shaded. Only six sites have sewer so reserve them early. When our neighbor let down his awning it was a few inches from our shade. The WiFi, included in the price of the site, was spotty at best and often not available. Cable TV was carried about 13 channels. The toilets and showers are extremely rustic. One section of this campground has permanent campers, renters and seasonals. The pool is across the road in a Mobile Home park which seemed to be part of the campground. There was some kind of rustic farm/petting zoo also connected to this campground. We walked trough it and were saddened to see how small most of the pens were. In my opinion it should be done away with or modernized, giving the animals and poultry enough space to live comfortable lives. The ponds on the property were beautiful with picnic benches and shade. Although this seemed to be a good place for children, we saw few of them there. The owner and employees were friendly and helpful and there is a camp store. It's convenient to Cooperstown and stores. We would not stay there again simply because the sites with sewers are too small, too narrow and the WiFi unreliable. If we were tent campers we wouldn't stay anywhere else. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a strange park and I guess it’s OK for people from this area for lots of them are seasonal. However, it is not a park like we are used to and like to stay in. They say they are the highest rated park in Cooperstown but that doesn’t say much. Roads through the park are rough and narrow and wind all over the place as there is no rationale to the way the sites are laid out. Our site was a pull in and back out. If you want 50 amp service you can have no sewer. We took 30 amp service so we could have sewer as we were here for a week. So then you have to watch what electrical stuff you use. You are expected to separate your trash between trash and recycle. You can’t use your on board washer/dryer and their laundry sucks. There are only 3 washers and dryers. The washers don’t spin the clothes well at all. Only one of the dryers goes for over 30 minutes so you have to dry everything twice so it ends up costing $4 a load to do yours clothes. Also, the hot water in the laundry is not really very warm, much less hot. I rinsed our vacuum bucket and filter and all I used was hot water and it never got hot. There is no AT&T service as we are in a deep valley. Their WiFi does work pretty well and is accessible at the far end of the park where we were. But we mostly used our Verizon WiFi that had 4g LTE service. When there are lots of people in the park water flow decreases dramatically. Another thing,we also could not pick up a NOAA Weather station on our weather radio. We were only here for the Baseball Hall of Fame and were done with that after 3 days and wondering why in the world did we pay for a week. Fuel stations are 11 miles or more from the park and eating places the same except for KCs a little over a mile from the park which was OK but nothing to write home about. We did have a nice shade tree. We have no need to be back here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice lightly wooded campground set around a small pond. Very peaceful setting. Very narrow, winding gravel access roads with mostly level gravel sites, but they lead everyone to their site. We had no problem with a 37' motorhome, but we did drop our toad at the office. Power ok (only 30A), did not use water or sewer, Wi-Fi is satellite based with limited free time each day (option to purchase additional time), good Verizon cell signal with good hotspot performance. No on board washer / dryer usage, but they do have a laundry. Do Not come in via NY 10 from I-90 - extremely tight quarters going through Canajoharie; NY 28 from I-90 has very steep grades (9%); US 20 from I-88 has a low clearance bridge - supposedly 12' 8". We will consider other options when next in the area mainly due to the quality of roads leading from the interstates. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Shower heads were bad with only warm water. Bathrooms were nice as well as the showers. Showers were separate for privacy, the staff were very friendly. Site is very wooded, however with no cable or satellite. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The staff was friendly and informative. Park is clean and well maintained. Only minor issue was wi-fi didn't work at site, but was fine in the rec center. Enjoyed and would come back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great, responsive, new owners. When there was a problem the owner came out and spoke to all effected campers. This was a very hot time(unusual for them). The place shows that the owners care and are working to make this campground not only good, but great. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I live nearby so we often vacation at Shadow Brook. It's always a great getaway. Since we tent, it's important for us to stay somewhere that has clean restrooms and showers. ShadowBrook never disappoints. We have met a lot of great people staying there and we now try to coordinate our visits! We are planning on going back again and again. We camped here in a Tent.
[ 9 / 10 ]
New owners this season. Very friendly. Park is very nice and well maintained. Small family campground. We picked this campground as it had the highest Woodall's rating in the area. Sites on the smaller side. Not many full hookup sites. Had no difficulties getting one at this time of year. Close to Baseball Hall of Fame. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Not sure of the nightly rate as we came here with a caravan group. Several of us were parked together and it appears we overwhelmed their 30 amp electrical circuit. Voltage fluctuated over a range of 106 to 123 volts. Voltage was so low in the AM that we choose not to turn on the microwave or toaster. This was even with the water heater turned off. So no hot coffee! Not a good way to start a morning. Although Wi-Fi was available, we could not get a strong enough signal in our site for it to be useable. Owners seemed nice enough, but they have some work to do. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Busy family CG on the weekend, quiets down and less campfire smoke weeknights. $40 a bit on the expensive side. Rooftop TV dish worked, Sprint cell phone worked in roaming, Sprint Internet access OK but slow. Staff was very helpful. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The owners of this campground are super accommodating and made our stay a good one. The campground was, in many ways, reminiscent of the best of State parks. Woodsy and rural, yet offered most modern amenities. Full hookup and a good, large, gravel pad made our stay (33 foot rig) comfortable and clean. Laundry facilities were clean and in working order. Rest rooms were also clean, though I did not check shower facilities. Pool was clean and inviting-looking. Wi-Fi reception was good. No TV reception was available. We would absolutely (and will) return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice. 9 miles north of Cooperstown. Wi-Fi - fee, but reasonable. Definitely family place. Nice store. Game room. Big pool - super clean, with large deck for sitting in sun/watching kids. Great adventures for kids, fishing in pond- no license needed. Play structures are new. Nice laundry facility in separate building. All new machines. I would return again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground was neat and clean, the owners were friendly and we enjoyed the proximity to Cooperstown and the Baseball Hall of Fame. We had site 16 on the pond and it was a little difficult leveling the camper. The other pond sites looked to be more level. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Staff were helpful and friendly. Park was clean and neat. Camp store stocked nicely. Our site, site 32 is recommended. Lots of room. Some shade. Some privacy and grass too. Only gripe: Showers. There was only one shower complex at front of campground and there was a wait every time. To bad they don't have showers located around campground or at least another complex available in rear of campground. There were rest rooms located in 3 or 4 locations and they could add a shower or two if they agreed with my review. Anyway. I would camp here again: go Red Sox! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Let's start with the negative - there is no cell reception here, there is no TV reception here - and none of these are the fault of the owners. Now the positive. This is the quietest place we have been. Even though it rained the entire time we were here and they had to use the honey truck to suck up the standing water, the campground is really nice. The owners are so helpful and friendly. They work very hard to keep the grounds nice and it shows. We thought we had reservations but didn't (due to our own error) and they did more than necessary to accommodate us. For that we will always be grateful. We will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very clean, family oriented campground. Super nice owners, and you can tell that they really enjoy running the campground. Beautiful facilities, spacious sites, nice pool, great place to have clean camping fun. Very quiet during our stay. Clean showers and baths. Everything was nice and in good repair. I wish this one was closer to home because I'd stay there often! We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Not far from Cooperstown, and it is a straight shot to get to the Hall of Fame. Nicely landscaped, very helpful and courteous owners. Laundry facilities were extremely clean. Only reason I didn't give a 10 rating is that the WiFi is a tad weak, but able to get most internet sites. I would not hesitate to return to this campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here with a 40' Mh. Nice friendly owners. Great heated pool and clean rest rooms. They need to trim away a few high branches. The only drawbacks of the campground is that they don't have 50amp and only 8 full hookups. We have camped here since the 90's and would return again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This camp is rated as a good one. It was the third camp we visited. It was less than promised. The road was narrow though the staff helped you navigate the narrow roads. Hook ups were fairly far from the usual access locations. We could not hook up to the sewer despite having the standard length connecting hose. Wi-Fi is neither free nor easily available. Cell phone coverage is only verizon. The pond is quite small. It sounds to be in Cooperstown but is a good 20 miles away on a winding road. Would not go there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here twice for two nights each. Once was during the floods in late June. They were very good, watched the water levels to make certain our trailer was safe and were prepared to relocate our TT when the water started rising and we were not at the site. Owners live on site and were friendly, checked in several times through both stays to ensure that all was well. We look forward to our next chance to stay there. Sites were very level - trailer did not require any side to side leveling. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Very nice couple has bought this place in the past two years and doing a ton of work to it. Sites are clustered in groups and there is separation between site clusters. Sites are more spread out that map would suggest. It was a bit wet and muddy, but this campground had been partly flooded in late June. If you are going to Cooperstown, I would highly recommend it. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a beautiful campground, located on the east side of Otsego Lake at the north end, approximately 9 miles from Cooperstown. The major deficiency, from our perspective, was the small number of full hook-up sites. With grandchildren using the bathroom and taking baths/showers, we ended up getting three pump-outs at $12. 00 each. There is an ample number of sites for large rigs BUT the roadways tend to be narrow and winding with many overhanging trees and the occasional sharp curve. Nonetheless, many large rigs managed to negotiate their way through without difficulty while we were there. The owners of this well-established campground were new in 2005 and make a genuine and sincere effort to be hospitable and helpful. Getting to the campground can be difficult due to narrow, winding highways along the lake. The owners provide detailed directions on how to "get there" without a problem. The directions are on the website and should be followed precisely. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great New York State Campground only two electric loops and plenty of tent sites at the Beaver pond. The bath and showers were very clean and heated with plenty of hot water. Rated only a seven because water at sites and sewer would be nice but I do understand the states problem with winterizing. Stayed in 34" motorhome and sites have plenty of room. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We really cannot say anything bad about this park. It is just a park aimed more towards the local camper or tenter. We stayed here because my wife was having surgery at the hospital in Cooperstown. There are no hook ups in any of the sights, but they are very busy and we stayed in overflow which was just a big field by the pond at $12 a night. Generator hours are lousy as they are in most NY state parks (9-11 & 5-9). We ran over about 10 minutes one night and the park ranger came knocking on our door telling us to shut our generator off so keep that in mind. We would not rush back there for a vacation, but if we needed to be in the area would have no problem staying here again. Area is nice and the beach was pretty although we did not get much chance to use it. Park employees were very nice. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The is a nice campground with level, gravel pads. We had a good back-in site with no trees, so we had no satellite issues. Since it is in a fairly rural area, be sure to follow the directions on the web site. We did not use any facilities, but would consider staying here again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here with a group to visit Cooperstown. The campground is clean and the sites are well laid out. I give this campground a lower rating for three reasons: 1) It's not close to the things you come to Cooperstown to see, 2) Wi-Fi was not good and very unreliable, 3) no cable and very limited local channels. For the price we would not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice campground with long, gravel pull-through sites. Very close to Cooperstown and Dream Park. Very friendly staff and owners who went out of their way to be helpful. Be sure not to use GPS and follow the directions to campground provided by web site. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A great campground, very obvious the owners take pride in a clean place. We asked for and got an open site to use my satellite dish. Friendly front desk staff. Large pull thru mostly level with space between sites. Power was fine running two ACs. Water pressure good. Just a very few long term residents with very neat setups. No junky rigs anywhere. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is basically a very nice park but somewhat a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in that the wooded campsites are very nice and rival a State Park for privacy and shade but the sites in the open are completely unshaded, yet they are adequately spaced. The tent sites were very nice as well and some were isolated from the rest of the park. The restrooms/showers by the office were clean and separate and the other bathhouse I visited was clean. The pool is very nice but a bit small and got crowded one evening. The internet was very erratic and could be slow at times which could have been caused by a small bandwidth available to the park itself. Even though this was Hall of Fame weekend at Cooperstown and the park was full it was generally very quiet and peaceful. With the internet so slow and the lack of cable I cannot give the park a higher rating but if we ever come to Cooperstown again, we will stay here. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Previous rating of "5" was a little harsh for the reasons given although "9 or 10" is equally out of bounds. Descriptions provided are accurate. The open areas of the CG are arranged to provide full sun all day, read that a no or very few sites will provide any shade by your rig/awning. Nice pool and gated access. Beware of the dog (excrement) in many grassy areas from the unleashed pets. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for a few days to see Cooperstown and Lake Otsego area. Would suggest the prime time to visit the area as many places were still closed but a good campground for overnighters. The campground is newer and the owners friendly but one that is on the pricey side. The roads to access the campground are poor (are all roads poor nowadays?) so watch for the potholes. The spaces are level with good hook-ups. Cooperstown and other spots are minutes away. The park is very kid friendly, quiet and dark at night – good sleeping weather. We would have given them a higher rating except for two issues – Wi-Fi was terrible (Tengo-thing) and no cable TV. In today’s market, to earn top dollar, you have to have all amenities. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
There is nothing bad to say about HHCG! Very friendly and accommodating staff; great interior roads with lots of space for all types of RVs; some wooded spaces; clean bathrooms (and all other facilities were very nice, also). Being close to Cooperstown and other area sites, made it a perfect place to stay. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice. One of the best I have stayed in. Extremely convenient to Cooperstown Dreams Park. The one glitch that keeps me from scoring this as a "10" is the GUEST FEES. If you are considering this Campground because you are meeting family for a week-long Youth Baseball event, I recommend that you address the GUEST FEES issue with the owners before booking. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a great campground. You could choose either wooded and very shaded (but no satellite) or the open grassy field. We had wooded. Very clean and picked up. Staff was extremely friendly. Sites were packed gravel as well as the roads. Weather was different every hour. Had several heavy thunderstorms but not the CG fault. Wi-Fi did not work well in wooded valley but Verizon card did. Wooded sites were very spacious and separated. Power and water was good. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Owners are just terrific. Very accommodating and friendly. We had a pull-through site that was very large and level. We did have trouble with the Wi-Fi (never did get it working). Owners offered to help get us up and running, but we were so busy that we never had time to take them up on their offer. Fire ring on site and reasonably priced wood at the office. The grounds are immaculate and very attractive. We would definitely stay here again. Close to Dreams Park and short drive to Cooperstown. Don't miss the Farmer's Museum. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Wonderful place to stay! The family who built and run the place is very friendly and knowledgeable. Choice of open sites in field area or wooded sites. Bathrooms/showers (free) spotless, grounds well-cared for. Our wooded site had some trash left by last campers but was overall spacious, level and quiet. Lots of space for kids to run, bike riding, horseshoes. Convenient to Cooperstown and surrounding area, including trolley parking lot. Would definitely stay here again and highly recommend! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
What a great RV park! BIG spacious sites, some up on the hill overlooking the beautiful trees and others in the woods. The staff here goes over and above to help. This is a family-run park, and it's apparent that they have a great love for their work. The laundry works well, a little pricey at $3.00 to wash and a quarter for 6 minutes to dry. The Wi-Fi works very well, only wish there was a connection for cable TV. We will definitely come back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wonderful campground. Closest and most convenient to Cooperstown. Grocery nearby. Flat, level, large spaces either in open area or woods. The owners are an extended family that care about the place and the customers. The restrooms, showers, laundry are spotless. Would definitely stay again. We ended up staying 8 nights. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We thought this was a great park for an overnight stay. We were in the area to visit the National Baseball Hall of Fame while on our way to Canada. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the site was spacious and relatively clean. The only real issue I had was that the site was angled and we had to use all ten of our leveling blocks on the front-left side to make it level. We would stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a large property with both wooded and open sites, including several large designated tenting areas and a string of rental cabins. Interior roads and sites are well-maintained gravel, which does generate a bit of dust during dry spells. The wooded sites are generally back-ins, and the open sites are a mix of back-in and long (70'+) pull-through sites; all should accommodate rigs to 45'. There is a good-sized and active swimming pool and a pavilion available for rental for group events. Given the proximity to Cooperstown (think the park is actually in Milford) and various sports camps in the area, this park is popular with families spending time with kids involved in baseball activities. All of the sites in the open area should be satellite-friendly. Park Wi-Fi was strong and stable, and cell service was good. Although there isn't a designated dog run, we were able to exercise our two dogs by walking the various park roads as needed. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our first RV camping trip and it was excellent! A beautiful wooded spot with a beaver pond in view but far enough away from mosquitoes. Located close to everything in Cooperstown, including a few choices where to kayak, which we did in the Susquehanna River. The Wi-Fi was spotty, hence the '9' rating. Otherwise the staff was so helpful and friendly and the grounds clean. It was just a wonderful experience. Full hookups were great! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here just one night to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame (about 7-10 minutes away). We selected this park because the reviews suggested reliable 50amp service and reliable, free Wi-Fi. Both of these are true. We are camped in the "field" that other reviewers have complained is "a parking lot". Yeah, it is. However, the spaces are huge! Our pull-through spot must be 100 feet long and 50 feet wide. It's not like our awning is banging the coach next door, like some parks in Florida. We are taking off early tomorrow. And, even though the office opens at 9am, the owner has agreed to meet us at 6:30AM to fill up our propane tank. This is a nice park. With a concrete pad instead of gravel, a hot tub, and a bass pond or a slightly lower price, I'd rate this place a 10. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a wonderful campground. We stayed here for a week in site F12 while my son played baseball at Cooperstown Dreams Park: a short 5 minute drive away. The wooded section of the campground is just amazing. If you are looking for a great spot, I would suggest F9. It is close to the bathhouse (which are extrememly clean, but a little spartan), nice wooded site with lots of privacy. The wooded sites are all leveled with gravel and well thought-out in the layout. Be advised, the wooded sites are a little bit of a hike to the office, laundry and pool, but there is plenty of parking available if you hop in your car. The laundry facilities are very clean and modern, but pretty pricey (about $4 per load to wash and dry). The staff here is just wonderful to work with. Very helpful. We were not able to hook up our satellite TV in the wooded area (due to the trees), but it would have been easy to do in the field sites. Can't comment much on the field sites except they did seem big, but not much privacy with no trees around. All in all, excellent campground for the Cooperstown area. This is what camping should be like! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a tough campground to rate. The pros include the owners, who were just great. hey were very friendly and eager to help. The campground is clean and the landscaping is well maintained. The bathrooms were just ok. They were cleaned twice a day, but the layout was tight and the quality of the floors/walls/fixtures was just ok. There are a few seasonal campers that had well maintained sites and seemed friendly. The camp store was adequate and the laundry facilities were really nice and modern. Also, the campground is located in a convenient location with the Dream Park about 3 minutes away, the Baseball HOF about 10 minutes away and the Soccer HOF about 20 minutes away. Now to the negative aspects of the campground; there are almost two campgrounds. One is in a field and the other is in the woods. The wooded sites are really nice. The sites in the field are just ok. They are well spaced, but I am just not partial to camping in a field with 30 other campers who can all see each other. My second knock on this campground is the pool. It is a nice pool and it was well maintained. However, the pool seemed way too small for the size of the campground. This is especially true for a campground that caters to kids who are playing baseball at the Dreams Park. All in all it was a good campground, but not a great campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wonderful place!!! Choice between wooded and open sites. All are huge and level. Family owned and run with very friendly staff. Nice pool and recreation facilities. Easy drive into Cooperstown. Only complaint: no cable and limited TV in wooded site, but we really didn't have time for TV. Be prepared for steep hill on roads into park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The best part about this park is the owners. They go out of their way to try to accommodate whatever you need to make your stay a good one. We wanted internet, so we moved from our assigned spot in the trees to the top, but we still were not able to get internet, which was disappointing. The park is pretty, easy to get to and close to everything in Cooperstown. We would camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Road and campsites are gravel. We stayed in the open section. There are several wooded sites but we needed to be sure our satellite would work. We had a large pull thru that was very level. Everything was clean and mowed. The laundry room also had new machines and was very nice. Staff was friendly. Great location for Baseball Hall of Fame, or Cooperstown Dreams Park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We arrived one day earlier than planned and spent our first night on a pull-thru site that was neither level nor landscaped. Looked to be one of about a dozen sites largely designated for transients and one-night visitors. Moved to our reserved site in the woods on the second night. It was beautiful, totally level, fully serviced (50 amp)and easily negotiated in our 40-foot motorhome even though it was a "back-in". The only negative was an inability to obtain a satellite or antenna television signal ... and the campground does not have cable. We were able to receive NPR on a small radio but otherwise, were cut-off (information-wise) from the world. We could not get a WiFi signal at our site. Nice areas/trails to walk. As the closest RV campground to Dream Park, Hartwick Highlands is devoted to baseball 24/7. A very interesting and lively place. Cooperstown and environs, as always, are terrific and great fun. Lots of wonderful places to see, things to do, and restaurants to visit. We will return just because it is all such fun. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautifully maintained campground with sites to suit all tastes. We preferred to have some shade so we were in sites D-3 and D-4. Many of the sites are in an open field. The owners are very amenable and eager to please. We were VERY close to Cooperstown. We would definitely return there. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a clean, spacious park. The grounds were well-kept. We stayed in F7 - a great site in the woods, close to a bathhouse and easy walk to the pool and playground. All things (laundry, arcade, bathrooms) were clean and maintained. A great location for Cooperstown and Soccer Hall of Fame in Oneonta. Wish we had more time to stay! We would return and tell our friends about it. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We spent a week here while our son was playing at Cooperstown Dreams Park. Staff was great and campground was very clean with nice restroom facilities. Very short drive down a country road to the Dreams Park. Would highly recommend for anyone who takes there RV to Cooperstown. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground is actually in the city of Milford, NY. Do not follow your GPS to get to this campground. Follow HWY 28 to Seminary Road. Do not take Burke Hill. Their Directions state this but GPS will show Burke Hill which is a real bad road. This is a nice campground. A lot larger than it looks. It has some very wooded sites that are great but you won't Sat there. We got Directv in site C14 35 226. Showers and restrooms are distant but clean. Trash bin is at front. Sites are not quite level. Took two lego blocks to level. Good room between sites some grass but a nice open areas for walking dogs. Great swim pool. Has many nice cabins. A little expensive for us. Wal-Mart is 11 miles away but P&N grocery about 5 miles. Only negative is that the shore power is close to the front of the sites. Had to park TV in rear once disconnected. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice, clean and spacious sites. We had shaded back-in sites for our 38' 5W and had plenty of room. If the new wi-fi would reach all the sites, we would have given this park a 10. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very nice campground conveniently located to the Baseball Hall of Fame and other attractions of Cooperstown. The campground is very spacious, providing easy access for big rigs, large sites, good roads, etc. If there is a downside to the spaciousness, it is that many of the sites are a pretty good walk from the pool, camp store, and other facilities. One quirk is that the hookups are located toward the front of the pull-through sites - - be sure you have long sewer and water hoses. There are not many trees in the central pull-through area, but there are smaller back-in sites in the perimeter wooded area. At the time of our stay, the laundry was closed pending installation of a new septic tank. We camped here in a Motorhome.
My partner and I are huge baseball fans and although we did not get to see the hall of Fame Game when we stayed, we did get to tour the museum and that was incredible. The pool was a little small and got crowded sometimes. The nature trail was cute and the bath house looked a little scary outside but inside is nice. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The owners were very rude. We were told that the sites were secluded and wooded. The site was an open field with 2 trees and only a few feet away from a cornfield. The only wooded sites were the permanent sites. The sites were small and close together. We had 4 young children in our group and 3 young guys camped next to our site. They came back late at night and were laughing and talking very loud about girls in a sexual way. I would not recommend staying at this campsite. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We were upset because they didn't allow the Camp Club USA...said they hadn't sent back the paperwork. But we stayed anyway as a long drive to get up there. The bathrooms smelled like mildew and the water from the showers smelled like rotten eggs. Mostly permanent camping as most have small decks and stuff all around. Wouldn't recommend to stay for the price it is. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Friendly staff, but not the "Jellystone" camping we are used to. We stayed over a holiday weekend and there were no activities for the kids. We like to camp in Sept and Oct and at each Jellystone campground we've stayed at they always have activities throughout the weekend. Sites had no privacy, they were one on top of the other. We're used to have a semi-private location with some trees in between each site. The grounds were really pretty and the fall is a great time to visit. Another thing is that they call the park - Jellystone Campground - Cooperstown, but they are really 1/2 hour away. To me that's a little misleading. We had to travel a 1/2 hour to and from Cooperstown each day. We were under the impression that they were located right outside and perhaps a 10 minute ride at most. Price was very low, but perhaps because there were no activities going on. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Staff was a bit rude during check in and they were not very helpful. Sites are close and difficult to back into. The cable at our site did not work. We didn't have a good time here and probably will not be back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We are not "Jellystone" folks; we are retired and prefer peace and quiet to Yogi and Boo-Boo visiting. BUT...it was off season and the price was right, so we stayed. We were pleasantly surprised: beautiful sites, excellent facilities, and not crowded. The sign on the bath house said being renovated, so there was some issue there, but when finished it will be lovely: new paneling, cedar on the ceiling, bright metal on the stall sides. Showers were large, had hot water and comfortable. There were some issues so be aware: many, many speed bumps in the park to slow folks down, and they are sharp and create a real thump. The sites we were on were grass and not level. It took a bit of doing, but we got there. The walk to the bath houses is uphill and no paved path, so not ADA compliant. Same for the pool: it is big with lots of chairs and tables, but no easy path to it. Coming in and out of the campground are some tight turns that might be an issue for larger rigs or long trailers. Finally, although they have some nice cabins, they put camping sites right in front; I would suspect in very busy times you would have NO view of the lake, just someone's RV. We would stay again in the off season, but definitely pass on this when crawling with lots of kids, noise, and crowds. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great park for families with kids. Always activities going on for them. Pool was huge and clean. Although we were in a tent we camped on a RV site so we could be right on the lake. The tent sites are up on the hill with none having lake front. Fishing for the kids was awesome, the lake is the best stocked lake I have ever seen! Wi-Fi did work at our site. It was a little crowded though and got noisy at night and nothing was done to quiet it. Long walk to the main office, playground, and arcade from most of the sites. We camped here in a Tent.
Stayed here while visiting the Baseball Hall of Fame. Usually love the Jellystone CG's. However, this one is not on par. The lake is poorly maintained and very unappealing with the amount of debris in it. We were surprised at how many permanent campers there were. The trash pick up at your site is great, but if you don't want to sit at the arcade, you will not be able to use the Wi-Fi. The staff was a mixed group. Some nice and some indifferent. Will skip this CG the next time around. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Pretty, quiet campground that makes a good base for seeing Cooperstown and the surrounding area. It is very relaxing here, and if we are in the area again, this is where we will stay. There are only four 50A sites so if you want 50A, probably best to make a reservation. Verizon air-card doesn't work very well at the site and their wi-fi doesn't work at all the the site. But both work great outside of the arcade where they have tables and comfortable chairs. Many activities are available and the employees were very nice and helpful. Trash is picked up at your site twice a day. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great campground to experience with children. There were many planned activities, hayrides,visits with Yogi and Boo Boo, a clean pool, arcade, boat and bike rentals. It was clean and private. Staff was very pleasant and helpful. We arrived after 11 pm and were guided in to our site by the security guard. This park was not crowded and sites were reasonably spaced. It's a great place for families! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for July 4th weekend. We were very disappointed since it was a Jellystone Park. The employees were mostly very rude and had a I don't want to work type of attitude. They enforced none of the rules. Some of the sites had 2 to 3 tents per site. They had asked some people to leave due to the fact they were cutting down trees with axes and never enforced it. Some people were fixing cars on the campsites & washing dirty dishes in the road. The lake was very dirty. I found this campground to be very trashy. We will not return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I don't know about the past, but this was a fabulous park for us on our recent visit. You will pay for amenities, but this place had it all. With young children, it's sometimes hard to keep them busy at a campground. At Jellystone Park, there are constant planned activities, as well as a nice game room, miniature golf, boat rentals, and a store that has all your needs. The bathrooms were always spotless, it appeared to me that they cleaned them at least 4 times a day. Having your trash picked up on site was also a nice perk, as well as the visits from Yogi and friends. My 3 year old son LOVES these parks (we also stayed at the one in St. Louis). The staff was pleasant and helpful. Can't say enough good things about it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
My wife and I joined her mom and three other couples that we invited to camp along with us at Jellystone Campground at Crystal Lake in Garrattsville, NY over the week of the 4th of July holiday. We had camped there a couple of times over the past few years and really enjoyed the campgrounds. The kids loved it then and it was a no brainer to go back. Now I do not know if we will ever go back. It is under new management and not nearly as well run as in the past. Granted, there had been some severe rains and flooding in the week leading up to our trip, so I will not mention the logistical problems that that created, but we found it inexcusable that the bathrooms were filthy, out of toilet paper a number of times, and, in one really terrible example, both toilets in the men's room were plugged and about to overflow. We would notify the office when supplies were low, and in one laughable example, after telling them that both bathrooms were out of toilet paper, they sent a staff member with one roll. The place is seriously understaffed. I think that one girl was assigned to clean all of the bathrooms and shower buildings on the grounds the whole week. The activity staff didn't seem very friendly, actually ignoring me as I waved to a couple of them one morning. The snackbar and campstore/office closed early nearly every day that we were there, one time as early as 6:30pm. When the snackbar was open, it was out of paper products a couple of times. Tiles around the pool were cracked and falling off, leaving jagged edged pieces around the pool area and in the pool. The dumpsters at the park were full and overflowing by Sunday (our second day there) and did not get emptied until Thursday. Now, I understand that the holiday was Tuesday, but, come on, we made our reservations for the holiday week back in the fall and I am sure that most of the people there had reserved their site long ago. Management knew they were going to have a full campground, it was no surprise to anyone. Why not make special arrangements to ensure that dumpsters get emptied? We do not have need for the dumping station, but I heard from some campers that it was full and overflowing by Sunday also. I personally know of two campers who pulled out early, before the holiday, due to the conditions. Trailer Life gave this campground a very high rating last year, and I trust that rating. Hopefully they will look closely at it this year before rating it again. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Issues I encountered: 1) Was promised one RV unit and was switched to another less-desirable RV when I arrived. 2) Made family wait an hour for checkin. 3) Woke family up at 8AM one morning when filling propane tanks. Noise lasted close to 20 minutes. 4) Overheard staff complaining about guests. 5) Tried to rent bikes 20 minutes for my kids before closing (7PM during summer!) and was told in a very nasty way to come back the next day even though place was very empty. 6) Advertise all kinds of activities but when you are here, you have to use them when they make them available. Many weren't open more then an hour one day per week. 7) Management not accommodating at all, and have bad attitude. Much more concerned with rules then with guests. Was verbally abused by a staff member in front of family! 8) I will never return to this place nor would I recommend it to anyone. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 5 / 10 ]
I went to this campground because it got very high ratings in my Frommer's guide book for site privacy and spaciousness. I was very disappointed and found these ratings inaccurate. As another reviewer stated, there was really nothing between sites but a picnic table. We had a lakefront site and although there were very few campers there this weekend, I could see the people who were twenty sites away, so site privacy was pretty much non existent. Had it been a full weekend, we would have only had about five feet between us and our neighbors. I drove around and looked at other sites, and it all seemed the same. The lake - Crystal Lake - is anything but crystal. It was the brownest, smelliest lake I've ever seen. There were dead fish along the shore. You cannot swim there, and for obvious reasons. We took a paddle boat out and you can't even see 1" below the surface. When we asked for directions in the office to any of the nearby attractions, no one could tell us anything - they all seemed to be work campers and not from the area. When we did finally get directions to the Baseball Hall of Fame (30 minutes away) they were wrong. We had to stop at a gas station and get straightened out. They did have a fair amount of activities, but since we didn't have kids with us, we didn't go to them. We did go to a pancake breakfast, which we had signed up ahead of time for, but many showed up without signing up, so they were understaffed and it took 45 minutes to get pancakes for the two of us. I won't be returning. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 8 / 10 ]
We stayed here over Labor Day weekend and it was completely full. We had a lakeside site which was great for the fishers in my family (although they didn't catch anything) and a lovely view. The sites were decent size but there is nothing between you and your neighbor and just a few trees along the lake for shade (our site had none). The sites up on the hill (non lakeside) seemed very close but shadier. Even though we were one of the closest sites to the bathroom, it was an walk up an unpleasantly steep hill to get there. The bathroom needed some work - the sinks were so high my 9 year old could just about wash her hands and two of the four doors to the toilet stalls were so crooked they wouldn't close. But, on the positive side - we had a nice time with the ceramics classes and the hayride. We also enjoyed the talent contest and concert one night. The pool was nice, but at that time it was too cold for most of us. It has a very well stocked store and the check in system was quite smooth. I would stay there again if I needed to be in the area (and not on a holiday weekend) but I wouldn't make a special 3 hour trip just to go there. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
[ 8 / 10 ]
The sites on the lake were lovely but we ended up in a cramped area away from the lake where everyone was on top of each other. It was difficult to back our TT into the cramped site, but the staff helped us out and were quite pleasant. There were pleny of activities for the children and a decent pool to swim in. This is a nice place but honestly I don't feel it's worth the 10 points/5 diamonds some of the rating guides give it. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.