Although out of our normal price range (cheaper if you are a NY resident), we loved it here. It was very peaceful and scenic with a friendly staff, tidy grounds, and easy access and level sites. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wow, I have to come back here. I only needed to stay the night and was pleased that they were open this time of year. Although I did not see the campground during the day since I was in the area to visit family, it seemed like the kind of place I want to bring the kids. The rates were very reasonable. Before I left the area, I stopped by again to use the dump station. The people were very friendly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is popular because of its vicinity to JFK (my reason for staying), and Manhattan. It is very busy, but was noisy both nights I was there. The first night, a guy was talking (or shouting) into his phone, outside, after hours. I was about to say something to him when he finally shut it. The second night, I was awakened by someone revving his engine before quiet hours were over. I said something to the office, and she said she "would look into it". The sites are somewhat close and not shaded, so you see (and hear) your neighbor. The ladies restroom was decently clean. I didn't use the shower, but my husband said the mens' shower was horrible - water was everywhere, the curtain did nothing. Because of the price (30$ for electric/water, and 20$ just the site) this place will continue to be busy. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great, simple campground with lots of shade and wide open spaces. 31 sites are W/E sites for RVs and 21 without W/E. It's located in Old Bethpage on Long Island, about 30 miles from Brooklyn just off the Long Island Expressway (I495). Access to the city is through the LI Railroad (LIRR). The whole island is easily accessible by car, and there are plenty of car rental services around. Getting to the park from Jersey over the Verazzano Narrow's Bridge is not the recommended way to go if you have a big rig. The Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in Brooklyn has a 12 foot height restriction, and all truck and big rig traffic over 12 ft is routed through Brooklyn and not well marked. It's a nightmare drive. Best way to get to the park is to go way around the city, avoiding New York altogether and take the I295 over the Throgs Neck Bridge to the Long Island Expressway. Tent sites are available for less than the W/E spaces. A very nice park for visitors to LI and the city. We definitely plan on returning. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.