We stayed here in our travel trailer in the 1700's section. I was amazed at how many permanent sites have been made since our last visit 8 years ago. This park is a glorified trailer park. They have a very limited number of transient sites since most sites are now permanent. A quarter of the seasonal sites were riddled with rubbish and looked decrepit. We were awoken at 3 am by a group of seasonal drunk campers riding around on golf carts and in personal vehicles, loudly talking and laughing. The amount of seasonal campers drinking and driving vehicles and golf carts around the park were astonishing. The park does not have waterfront sites available to weekend campers, although they do have water view sites. The swimming area is decent, but during our time swimming the life guard was on his cell phone the whole time. Security was on duty during the day pulling over speeders in personal cars, but was not present after 5pm, nor do they enforce the speed limit with the golf carts. The park has a decent amount of activities during the weekend. The bathrooms and showers are kept reasonably clean. The check in staff were very friendly to work with and made the process very quick. I will not be visiting this campground again, which is a shame since this was a favorite of ours 10 years ago before it was taken over by Thousand Trails/ Encore. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great place for kids. Not many sites available. Most are permanent and season sites. We enjoyed the pool (s) and recreation facilities. Better have a bike or scooter to get around if you want to tour the place. It's HUGE. Golf carts are all over the place! We camped here in a Motorhome.
NOT BIG RIG FRIENDLY! With a 42ft MH we did not fit. Sites are not level. We would have snapped off our tailpipe if we dropped our air because of the incline. Tight and narrow does not even begin to describe the sites and roads. The roads are so narrow two golf carts would be tight, let alone a MH. Forget about satellite, too many trees. Antenna, nothing. Cable did not work. No Wi-Fi. One bar on cell phone, if you stand the right way. They have a ridiculous $3.00 extra charge for "resort" fee. And if you want to take a shower, that willl be .25 cents extra. In the bathroom there are no paper towels or blowers to dry your hands. Management does not care about sites let alone park. When we told them about us not fitting, they did not care. They had the typical answer, "We've had rigs your size here before in that spot". Hard to believe. Park itself is maintained to the bare minimum to get by. Mostly seasonal sites. Some well maintained, most are falling apart. It says volumes when a seasonal camper had a sign out front saying, "Watch your stuff, there are thieves among us everywhere!" Very overpriced for this campground. We will never come back here. We were here in a 42ft MH with a tow in a "pull thru" site which had a tree in it! Management was not even present during Labor Day Weekend, hard to believe but it shows the care they put into the park. Stay Away! All of this is in my humble opinion, mileage may very. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed here several times and will again. We prefer the wooded area as it is more shaded and private. It can be a little tighter to navigate than the more open areas but we made it in with a 38' dsp and a motorcycle trailer in tow. The open areas are closer to the activities but often tend to have more partying going on. Seasonal campers were very friendly, they helped a few years ago when we lost an awning to a sudden storm. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Except for narrow roads and narrow transient sites, this is a very nice park. Mainly seasonal but ok area for overnighters. With a 40' motorhome towing, you cannot make the turn to sites hooked-up, so I changed this campground to: not Big Rig access. The site was not level: needed 6-8" blocks under left rear tires to use hydraulic jacks without a tire hanging in the air. Has a good farmers market, flea market nearby. Free shuttle to beach from rec house parking. Too far to walk from our site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park with a very friendly and helpful staff. There are many permanents, but they're separate and well taken care of. Wi-Fi works only at the club house. The sites are grassy (not muddy in rain) and level. The roads were dirt and dusty with potholes. But they were being graded while we were there. It is lake front but the lake is remote from the area used for short stays and we didn't see an area to get to the beach without going through another site. We would recommend the CG and will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
When we first got here, the only thing I could say was "WOW, it's HUGE!" And huge it is. As previously said, beach is about a mile away (there are campsites right at the beach but not really good for big rigs) and it is a rocky beach so make sure you have water shoes to wear. The spaces are not particularly large but it was an easy pull-through for us while my son had a tight back-in spot. This is most definitely a campground for families with lots of activities to keep even the most finicky child occupied. Clean pool, shuffleboard and tennis courts, large game room with mechanical games to suit any age (even us "oldsters"). Candy bar bingo and nicely stocked store. Movies and a large playground. Many, many electric (quiet) golf carts of all shapes and sizes so you have to be on the lookout if you're walking or driving a regular vehicle. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This a large mostly seasonal campground. The lake front access was good. The sites in the wooded section were large and can accommodate big rigs, but the sites in open section are harder to get into and don't offer as much room. The pool is cold as it is not heated. The seasonals are terribly unfriendly. This campground is also very loud, especially at night, but security doesn't do anything about it. Our relatives heard a golf cart pull up to their site at night, and heard the people say "let's see if we can wake them up." I guess I'm used to the campgrounds in Myrtle Beach where everyone is friendly and respectful (including the seasonals) and everybody is very quiet by 11:00 P.M. Beach closes every time there is any waves. The office staff is extremely inexperienced, some of the worst I have ever seen. On arrival they don't even ask you if you have any of the discounts they offer. The park is doing what they can to eliminate the dumpy seasonals. Overall, this is a descent campground that offers a lot to do, but it is somewhat poorly run. Wi-Fi is now available in the courtyard only. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I can only mimic previous reports. The place is huge and mostly seasonal. I checked my odometer when leaving and it almost a mile from the beach to the office (east to west) and probably the same north to south. There is a lot of day activity (I stayed on the lake front) on the weekend, but it didn't interfere with the camping. As stated previously, the campground is mostly for the benefit of the seasonals and they are many. My only complaint and it is minor was that the water tasted like the plastic pipes that carried it. A the beach, there is a small trailer sandwich shop and another on in the central square. The central square is quite nice - a swimming pool, tennis a coffee shop, grocery store, rec hall and large courtyard with picnic tables. I will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We come back year after year. We spent two weeks in August of 2007, and are spending 16 nights in July of 2008. I recommend staying on a wooded pull thru site because they are a lot larger and roomier than the open sites near entrance. The lakefront is a bit rocky, but there is a beautiful view. Sunsets are beautiful. This campground is huge and does cater to seasonals as most campgrounds do. There is plenty to do at this campground between walking, biking, shuffleboard, tennis, 2 pools, and the beach. Each site has a large concrete patio which is nice with all the sand. Although our site was a ways from the water, we could hear the crashing of the waves at night. One thing I didn't like is when the waves got above three feet the lifegaurds would always close the beach. Haven't they seen the ocean before? I guess I could see why they would close it when there were ten feet waves though. The beach is large with a paved sidewalk. As for hookups: Each site had 30 & 50 Amp electrical service, water, sewer, and 79 Channels of Time Warner Cable TV watched worked very well. The only things was being a large campground on well water, the water pressure wasn't very good, and I wish they had WI-FI. I would reccommend this campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Like the last review first the bad, no soap or towels in the bathrooms but they were clean, not even a dryer. No garbage cans like one of the last reviews and also the dumpster closes at 5:00 which makes no since. Now the good the sites are very nice and large , the place is mostly seasonal but that did not really effect us the sites in the wooded section are excellent all sites were full hook up with cable and overall I was very pleased with the amenities. We will be going back next year and plan on staying longer also the beach was a bit rocky but it had awesome views and the kids actually thought it was the ocean. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
First the bad: dumpster closes at 5pm, Lake front means behind seasonals that are on the lake front, Gate closes before 9pm locking us out 2 nights, not much happening after Saturday night as far as activities, roads are bumpy, (they call it speed control), seasonals dominate, they have different rules than the rest of the campers. The good: location on Lake Ontario, check-in went well, site was level, cable was the best I have had at a campground, pool nice but cold, had rules that made it boring, and best-band on Saturday was OK. Not likely to return as the area doesn't offer much if you don't fish or own a boat. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is the first campground I've stayed at that does not have trash cans. This place has 1400 sites, but I think 1250 are seasonals, and that is who they cater to. The sites are small, and ours was filthy, cigarettes butts all over the ground, cans and bottles in the firering...no trash receptacles remember! Anyhow the night we stayed, there were many available sites, but they put all campers in the same area, for no apparent reason, they could have spread us out. It's one campground I would not recommend. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Have visited Brennan Beach for many years 15+ and each year there was something new, bigger and better. NOT anymore! The campground was bought by a corporation and now everyone runs amuck. Firecrackers to scare the dogs going off, loud teens all hours of the night, etc. The facilities are still nice - 3 pools and such, but they need to do a few things. Leveling off the roads would be good as when you back in to some of the sites, you need to be careful you don't loose your holding tanks as there is quite a difference from the top center of the road down and back to the campsite. Sites are close and too many vehicles are left along the road causing very close travels down the streets. One vehicle per site should be enforced as there is other adequate parking, but it is a walk. Nicely stocked store with not bad prices for what you need. Nice snack bar. Mini golf is a joke. Beware down at the beach sites- many seasonal trailer-trash units. Wooded area seems nice but some sites look unlevel. Each site through the park does have a cement patio on the awning side to avoid having to use a rug - this is nice when it rains. Pull throughs are close together and some are extremely close to the road. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I go to Brennan Beach annually and have been for the past 12 years. Our site has always been cleaned and free from any trash upon arrival. The bathrooms have always been clean and appealing. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The security staff has increased throughout the years and have always taken care of any problems that occured within the park. The park is under new ownership which is beginning to update things. Some of the older park models down near the beach have been taken out and replaced with new models. The beach area has always been taken care of, to the best of the staff's ability. They are unable to groom the beach from rocks due to conservation ruling so I have been told. I wish the park would repave the roads. Whatever you do upon entering the park, slow down, the road is like a washboard and has been for years. I inquired as to why they do not repave it, and was told that it helps keep people at a slower speed. If you prefer a pull through site with shade, then you should ask to be put down in the wooded area because the other pull through sites do not offer much shade at all. Overall I feel that this park has alot to offer a family. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very bad assigning sites. We had to squeeze our 36 foot 5th wheel in a site big enough for a pop up. In fact we were surrounded by pop ups. Asked to be moved and they refused. There were larger sites available the weekend we were there. Have camped there before years ago, but new people run it. Will not ever go back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 6 / 10 ]
Visited this park in a 40' motorhome. Very disappointed in this park as most of the lakefront sites are park models & fulltimers. The staff was friendly, but could not answer basic questions about assigned site such as type of utilities, whether roads were wide enough for big rigs, etc. We were placed in a loop that was not big rig friendly as the road was very narrow, sharp turnarounds, cluttered with parked cars & difficult to maneuver into assigned site. In our loop there were only four rv sites, the rest were park models or trailers set up for full time. Many of them had residential refrigerators on their concrete pad. The closest restroom was 1/2 mile away and the pool was about a mile away. The closest trash receptable and laundry was at the entrance--a mile away. The site was grass with a concrete pad and a picnic table. There was excellent access to a beach on Lake Ontario. Most of the roads in this park were in very poor condition and made for a very bouncy ride even at 5 mph. There was a park shuttle but neither the park staff or handout gave any info about where to catch a ride and it never came through our loop. The pool facility was first class. There was also a nice snack bar & store. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 7 / 10 ]
Huge mostly permanant trailer/park home type campground. Three pools, huge arcade, lots of
roads to bike, and live entertainment make this a fun weekend spot. Lots of seasonals that like their liquid refreshments and have plenty in their full size outdoor refrigerators. The beach is in bad need of raking as the rocks have piled up so bad that it is difficult to acces Lake Ontario. Their brochure shows a perfect sandy beach, which is not the case at all. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 9 / 10 ]
We had a very good time there. lots of kids activities,3 pools,long beach we plan to return before the end of the season. it was $26 a night for full hookup with cable. We camped here in a camper.
For us, this is another campground that is OK for an overnight or at most a couple of days if you need to do something in the area. Access roads from the interstate (I-81) are good 2 lanes, but the campground is somewhat out of the way. Roads in the campground are dirt in near poor condition. We found mostly seasonal occupancy but most units were in good condition and reasonably well kept. There are also several park models. The swimming pool is across the road at the associated motel complex as is the office for RV check-in. Utilities were adequate. Campground was quiet at night. It was raining when we were there and we noted quite a few low areas within the sites that contained standing water as did the roads. The sites are advertised as being gravel but all we could see were grass. Sites appear to be reasonably level. TV reception with off-air antenna was decent. There were no Satellite dishes in view anywhere and we did not attempt to use ours. We would probably try to find another campground in the area that might be more convenient. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice family oriented park. Rec staff were great (thanks Penny!) well organized, family friendly and facilities adequate for rainy days and sunshine alike. Beach is nice but bring water shoes as it's a bit rocky in the deeper areas. Sites are adequate but can accumulate standing water in a storm. Park staff is very nice, good patrols. Nice paved access for bike riding and excellent trails. No critter problems, fire pits are nice size as well. We really enjoyed it there and will definitely be back! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Stoney's is a great fish camp, or an RV camp with a lot of color. The Salmon run justifies the high rate, and you can get a guide who will almost guarantee you a good catch. That said, for the non-fishing customer, this may not be the place for you. Roads are rough, there are many dilapidated RVs on site, and the fish smell is prevalent. We loved it and hope to return to fish. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice, level pull throughs surrounded by small golf course. Full hook-up, 50 amp for $26. No shade. Not crowded, but understand that changes in September/October when the salmon run starts. Park management was professional and courteous. Would stay again if passing through. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is an excellent overnight stop, four tenths of a mile off I-81. Close enough to be real convenient but far enough away to avoid traffic noise. There are no shower facilities, but work well for self contained rigs with large level sites and good gravel interior roads. There is a bar and grille located in the golf course clubhouse. If passing though the area would definitely stop again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Campground is okay for an overnight or if you like to golf. The place has no amenities. No pool, no restrooms no showers. No nothing. The E/W/S worked fine and level was okay. After a rain lots of sites did hold water. We would stay here again for an overnighted. Staff was friendly and helpful We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a hidden gem. We booked this campground because it is close to the I-81 and half way between Watertown and Syracuse. We were taking our very first trip in our new 5th wheel. The staff was very friendly when we booked and when we arrived. We were escorted to our site which was gravel and level, very wide and had a picnic table. Road from the interstate to the park was newly paved. Roads in the park are a little rough but OK, no pot holes. The park is on city water (40 psi) and there are no issues with the electricity. We had strong, free Wi-Fi at our site. Our site faced the 4th hole of the 9 hole golf course. This course is 2537 yards from the blue tees. If you stay 2 nights, for an extra $15, two can play 9 holes of golf with a cart! This park is pretty much an adult park. There are no kiddie structures or pool, but there is a small restaurant and covered patio that offer snacks and beverages before or after golf. Or anytime else for that matter: for a reasonable price. We will definitely return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.