I would not recommend this campground except for an overnight if you have no options. Basically, "cheap" and "greedy" show itself in the camp's ownership and management. Camping here is essentially field camping with site numbers and posts for organization. The 8.5 bathroom rating should be a 4.0. Only one litter/trash can in the park is at the office. A locked can with a hole in the top is labeled "RETURNABLE CANS AND BOTTLES ONLY". We reserved for electric and water, but the electric turned out to be 20 amp with AC not allowed and the breaker was not located on the post. No 50 amp service. Although the campground map shows two 50 amp sites, they are occupied by the camp's workkampers. And lastly, they charge guest fees of $5 Adults and $3 kids. An employee is at the entrance in a golf cart to make sure this easy money is collected. I asked about this and the employee said that the State of NY requires it (I do not believe this answer). We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our site was great. Lower sites were not so great as we have had a TON of rain this year. We have gone here for 2 years now and will be back again. Had friendly people, clean rest rooms, a nice pool and park! We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
The previous reviewer that mentioned the road in was tight, but it was not that bad. They were in the process of fixing it when we left. This is a beautiful place and very kid/dog friendly. Lots of stuff to do and convenient to the wine trail. The only problem we had was if your campsite is in the back in the full hookups. If the breeze is blowing the right way, you can really smell the sewage area. I would camp here again, but a little farther to the front. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The campground is easy to get to and neat in appearance. Most of the full hookups are occupied by seasonal sites and some of those sites are rather uneven. Quite a few of the overnight sites are only electric and water with a dump station at the entrance/exit section. The biggest complaint is the horrid odor from the compost area. I am all for recycling but there are better areas on this property to place it other than next to sites. It smelled like an open sewer and permeated the campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park could easily be an 8 or higher but the owners have chosen to not do the things to make it better. The road in is AWFUL! Potholes that would swallow a VW. We did see evidence of coming road work. We had a nice site (#30) that was fairly level and had 50 amp, etc. A lot of the sites are far from level, often a 2' slope. The first site they offered us was at least 2'+ out of level. The sites are all grass which makes it difficult to see exactly where you are supposed to pull in. I saw several travel trailers give up and just live with the angle. Down in the "valley" there are a lot of nice level sites, but limited amenities. The restrooms were very old and very tired. They smelled like they were cleaned on a fairly regular basis, but they were not impressive. There are a lot of seasonal/permanent residents, some OK, some close to Sanford & Son. I would not commit to stay here until I was sure that the site had the hookup I needed and was level enough. When I called they said (referring to the first one we would not take) my site was level. Not sure that we would return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Cheerful Valley is a nice place to stop when going across New York. The access road leaves a little bit to be desired (ruts, holes, etc.), but the campground is clean, and the sites are mostly grass and level. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Looking out the window of our RV one would be impressed with the view. There are lush rolling lawns going down to the playground that abuts the meandering river. This is definitely a family oriented campground. The staff is friendly and appears to take pride in their establishment. There is no cable TV, nor wi-fi, but excellent cell phone reception. The roads are still a bit rough, and the interior roads are somewhat steep, but navigable. It could be tight for a larger motorhome. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a really pretty park not too far off the Parkway. It reminded me of camping on a golf course, because the sites are large and the lawns extensive. Everything was lush and green. Very nice. The park was quiet and orderly, with both open and more wooded sites. It provides a nice respite from the stress of the NY Parkway. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice park with plenty of room between the sites. Great place for an overnight stopover or extended weekend. Very close to the Waterloo Factory outlet Mall. Friendly staff. We will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The owner is a class act and working hard to improve the excellent location. The roads are very rough, but we were told that they would be improved this fall after they added a few sites. They had about 4 in. of rain in the week before we arrived. The sites were not well drained and very rough. The owner assisted each unit into their site. The restrooms were OUTSTANDING! As another camper mentioned, the setting is one of the most pleasant that we have ever visited. It is also in a convenient location that allows you to visit the Finger Lakes from one location. I would give this site a much higher rating if the roads would have been better. We would return if we are ever in the area again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Probably the prettiest piece of property I have seen a campground sit on. Rolling hills with lush green grass. We camped with family and had a pair of corner lots #28 and #43 that were together and afforded a huge site for two trailers. Close to Seneca Lake and other Finger Lakes attractions. Check out Roseland Waterpark if you go there. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We liked the campground but now that we have stayed there once we know what sites NOT to pick. We were in site #33 and never been in a site where we had to try to parallel park the trailer. Was not easy to get level and had to board up the door side of the trailer, which made the step side awful high. Next time we stay we will ask for a site on the lower end of the road they were a lot more of a conventional setup. Dump station is in an awkward spot on a curve. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is nice older campground. Small creek runs thru with pretty willow trees. With some tlc this could be a very nice campground.Bring bottled water as we were told by the seasonal campers that there is a problem with the water. Shame on the owners for not being forthright regarding the water. We camped here in a camper.
This is a very large campground with most sites taken as seasonal rentals. The campsite we had was fine. It was shady and grassy and there was enough space between them. The owners were friendly. They only have a WiFi hotspot which didn't work and you only get 1 hour free. Our satellite would not come in there either. There was a lot of noise from the interstate which ran right past the park but then again it was close to hop off for one night while on a longer trip. They had amenities that might be needed by families on a summer type trip. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park, level, treed spots. Easy to find, nice staff. Very close to Geneva and the Finger Lakes. Only complaint is Wi-Fi: there is a charge. We had a good signal but no bandwidth and therefor slow to nonexistent. Do not pay for it. Go to the McDonald's in town for good speed. Would stay again if they get their Wi-Fi improved. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is well maintained with large sites. Site was level and required no adjustment; sites are mostly grass. Word of advice, most GPS systems lead you to the other side of the interstate, follow the directions given by the campground. Our site was a back in and ease to get into. Most sites where pull throughs. We have seen comments about interstate noise, yes you can hear it, we didn't have a problem with it. There was more noise from all the gas powered golf carts. Wi-Fi is available, but pay as you go. Time is sold by the clock hour not time on line. I paid $3.15 for 8 hrs. If you buy time, get it in the morning unless you are a night owl. We would stay there again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Easy access with our 40 ft motor home. We stayed here for 30 days and that's what the rate represents. The office was very accommodating both with the site and our schedule. We choose to stay in the pull-through section up front (site 235) FHU w/ 50 amp. We had excessive rain while here with no problem at all at our site. Level gravel site very good utilities, no large trees to interfere with satellite TV and Verizon cell & 3G was about 4 bars. The Thruway noise turned out to be only a minor negative. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Clean and well kept. Nice amenities. Staff friendly. This campground borders I-90, so there is a lot of traffic noise in sites closest to interstate. We stayed in a level, tree shaded back-in as far away from I-90 as possible among the many seasonal campers. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had a big wide grassy pull-through that was tree-shaded. A real challenge to level motorhome. Wi-Fi was additional cost and unusable. Thruway traffic noise was intense. Well-kept park that was very family-friendly. Convenient to Finger Lakes. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here in the circle area of the campground with a group. Five minutes from Prime Outlets in Waterloo. However, the campground is on top of NYS route 90 and there is a lot of road noise. Campground could do without the speed bump coming into the park. Has many nice amenities; pool, rec hall, playground, bocce court, etc. Sites are okay in size; not awning to awning but not what I would call spacious either. Friendly office people and wood was available for a reasonable price. Nice for a weekend or overnight but would probably not make it any longer due to road noise. We visited when we did not need to run the AC nor the furnace which may drown out the noise. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park just added more pull through sites just inside the gate. It is a great spot for overnight or to tour the area. They also have activities if you want to stay in the park. A little noise from the Thruway, but it's tollerable. We will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
An okay park with lot of seasonals, but they are well maintained. Water pressure good, tasted a little weird. Moderate noise from the Thruway. Did not try the WiFi. Staff friendly, roads in good shape. NOTE: If it has or is going to rain, do not accept site 19. Water from uphill gathers on this site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We got lost coming here. I put the street address in the GPS: no joy. The campground lady was quite helpful with directions. The campground looks a little seedy, and the approach is definitely seedy. On the other hand, the electricity is good, and we asked for, and got a pull through site with satellite access. We're going to visit the museums at Seneca Falls, and this seemed as good a place as any. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground has beautiful grassy sites, nicely placed shade trees, good family activity options and a friendly staff. Wi-Fi is available at each site for a small fee. TV reception using an antenna was good. We stayed in a 5th wheel and had plenty of room for our truck and slideouts in the spacious site. The interstate is nearby but most of the noise is absorbed by the trees and rolling landscape. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground is one of the best kept secrets in New York. It is a great spot to stay or to tour the Finger Lake Region. Other than some distant road noise, we found absolutely nothing wrong with this campground. They have everything, and is a great place for family's or a couple just getting away for a while, The campsites are very spacious and the rolling hills give you a lot of privacy. The Campground and Campsite were very easy to get into and out of with my 40ft Motorhome. We will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Be advised that the road noise from I-90 is substantial. We stayed the first 3 nights in a hybrid. The tent beds allowed so much noise in that it was nearly impossible to sleep with the tractor trailers running all night. We spent another 4 nights in the 31 ft TT. The noise was reduced in the TT but it was still quite loud for my taste. Overall the facilities are well taken care of. Rest rooms are cleaned frequently. Sites are large compared to other campgrounds in the area. The campground is very nice but the location is terrible. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Campground is mostly long-term seasonal/summer residents but they do keep some sites available for "regular" campers. Good for overnight or a few days. Extremely convenient to the Thruway, although some sites may be affected by the road noise. Great base for exploring the Finger Lakes. Camp hosts were extremely friendly. There were lots of activities for kids and adults alike but it never got noisy. We'd stay here again if we were wanting to tour the area some more. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Had a great site 88, really really big pull-thru next to the playground. We were here during the week so it was quiet and the site was perfect for our needs. Don't bother with the WiFi. We paid for two days access and it was a waste of money. Web page loads were so slow that they kept timing out. One day it was completely off line. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice family park, quiet with friendly staff. We were in site #15 and it was huge. Has basic activities to do: pool, playground, kids crafts, fishing pond, good fishing but difficult access. All the camp buildings look clean and refreshed. Will definitely go back next year. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.