I really wanted to like this campground. The electric sites were full when we arrived so they let us choose a site. The sites are on grass which looks nice but when it has been pouring down rain it makes it dangerous to park in as most of the sites are on a hill. We had a large group of loud young adults next to us keeping us up until about 1AM. Bathrooms are pretty scary - found a spider crawling up my leg while drying off. We paid for two nights but wanted to leave after one. When we told them we were checking out early due to noisy campers and slick grass sites they said that there would be no credit for our second night. At that point we did not care as we did not want to stay another night here. The campground looks really beautiful and I bet the hiking is great. Too bad the camping was so bad. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice state park with typically large state park sites. Great beach and snack house. The fishing is great and the water is really beautiful: crystal clear and a unique green color. You can only fish in one of the two ponds (never really understood why). If you plan to stay for more than a few days bring a container to re-fill your water manually (5 gallons at a time) as the campground installed something called "water pedestals" that do not allow you to hook a hose up to if you need to re-fill your fresh water tank. Actually contacted someone in Albany and complained. Their response was, "The only way you can refill your tank at Green Lakes CG is to do it at the dump station and if your tank is empty you probably need to dump your holding tank..." This will require you to break down camp to fill your water tank. I tried to explain that the newer units have multiple holding tanks with capacity that greatly exceeds the fresh water tank but they just don't get it. Nice place for a quick weekend but we will not camp here for an extended stay. Hauling 5 gallons of water 8 times (40 gallon tank) is too much for my back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Another great time at Green Lakes State Park. The site we wanted was taken and so we chose another which was not to our liking, so with a phone call to the office we were able to change our site and everything worked out nicely. This is still a great park with lots of trails and a super beach with new bathhouse and all. It's close to Syracuse for all your shopping etc. We will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is truly a beautiful state park. The lakes are gorgeous - very clean and clear, nice sandy bottom. Lots of lifeguards. Our site was grassy, shady, and fairly level. The picnic table was in great shape. We were right near the playground, which our kids loved. Boats are available for rental. No "activities" as such for the kids, but we had friends 5 minutes away so we visited with them and their children anyway. Nice bike trails. The only drawback was that generator hours were limited to 2 hours in the morning and 4 hours in the evening. But the place is just beautiful, and we plan on returning next year (in a site that includes electricity). We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed in this campground because there was not much available in the Syracuse area. We were able to navigate our motorhome ok, but the site itself had deep tire tracks from previous vehicles and we had to work around it along with the large trees & branches. There was no specified pad on the site...just grass. The lack of amenities would push us on to another campground next time. They would not accept a one night reservation so we had to pay for two nights in order to find a place for just one. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our first time at Green Lakes and it certainly was a very nice experience. We had selected a site unseen and upon arrival found that our large motorhome could not be leveled on this site. I called the office and was graciously given other available sites, which I immediately surveyed and found a beautiful site next to the bath house. I called back and was told that everything would be changed and I would not need to return to the office. The staff was very nice and seemed to be on top of everything. We stayed for four nites and wished we could have stayed longer. The park is just a few miles from shopping malls and not far from center city Syracuse. The park has many trails and many scenic vistas. We will definitely be back. Check out their web site for more details. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We needed a place near Chittenango and struggled to find something that fit our needs. This did to a degree. There are two campground areas in this state park. Both have several 35' and 40' foot electric only sites. The upper campground had very wide sites but the lower campground nearer the office had more attractive sites. Not all sites were level, but we had no trouble with our big rig. We were even able to get a satellite signal. Would have been nice to have had F/H/U of course, but this worked fine for our short visit there. A Robert Trent Jones golf course and a very pretty lake with beach, playground and concessions are also located at this park. Has many foot and bikes paths. Looks like a great place for families. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.