16 Parks near Barker, New York
Jun 2016 - $32.00
Beautiful Campground. Campsites on the water, and the pull through sites, are a little more tightly spaced, but still nice. Great views and always a breeze blowing in off the water. The water front sites (all back-in) are about 10 feet above the water level. Water is available at each site, but are at the front of the back in sites, so bring plenty of hose. We used 20 ft., some needed a 30 ft run. Catch the lighthouse tour - donation is $1/person. Bathroom are well maintained and clean. As stated in other reports, the closest grocery store and fuel is approx 25 miles away. There is very little cell phone coverage - Verizon was 1-3 bars, but sporadic. Terrestrial TV reception is a few stations out of Toronto. Nice hiking trails. The rate I was charged ($32/nite for a 30amp with water back in site) does not include a $9 reservation fee. I would love to return here. - Bama Camper
Sep 2015 - $210.00
We had such a good time I really wanted to leave a review. It was just awesome to be able to stay in a lighthouse. The apartment area was clean. The stairway access not so much but you were not in it very long so didn't matter that much to us. We did walk around the campground part and it was very clean. The lighthouse area did have an outdoor grill and fire pit so there was still some of the camping experience. It was a bucket list item for us and we had a great time. There were 3 bedrooms and the beds were comfortable. The full kitchen made preparing meals very easy. Unfortunately it was a very long drive for us to get there but if it was closer we would definitely go back. - Lori_
Jul 2015 - $25.00
Very pleasant park in a nice location. Best sites are the pull through or those with lake frontage, but they are all nice and you can walk to the lake. Many hiking trails. - User3755
Jun 2016 - $23.00
As Fulltime RVer's my wife and I see a lot of parks and even thou we don't expect the best or all the bells and whistles, we do expect up to date facilities, easy access, a clean and tidy park, friendly helpful staff and all for a good value.
With that we rate each aspect as follows:
Up to date facilities: 2 (Older park with old facilities and sites very close together. Our site had a severely broken concrete patio, sewer outlet too high, registration was filled out on paper.)
Power supply was straining. Mine went out a couple of times during heavy load. My surge protector protected us but ours and well as the neighbors had sporadic problems during our stay.
Our sewer outlet was higher than the outlet coming from our RV. Our site though, seemed to be the exception as we didn't notice it elsewhere.
Easy access: 4 (Access was good, fairly easy to maneuver our 40' 5w.)
Clean & tidy park: 2 (Lot of trash lying around, our fire pit was full of trash from the last people.)
Friendly & helpful staff: 2 (My wife calls him the Campground Nazi. Very strict with the rules, beware. Whether its talking after quiet hours, inadvertently going the wrong way on his divided entrance or letting the 20lb harmless poodle dog off the leash at our campsite you will get busted.)
Value: 5 (Best part of this campground, no complaints here.)
We stayed here for 8 days and received the weekly rate. No discounts. - CasperFulltimeRVr
Aug 2015 - $16.00
We stayed here using the Passport America discount card. The $16 per night was for full hookups. The electricity is metered at eighteen cents per kilowatt hour. For us, that added a few dollars a night.
The campground is older, but they are working on upgrades for the transient area of the park. The town is out in the middle of nowhere but it is quiet, except for the chickens that are the early morning alarm clock.
The park was perfect for what we were looking for: cheap, had adequate services, a place to catch up on our work, and shopping about ten miles away. Our electrical pedestal was like new, the water pressure was at 80 psi, and the sewer hookup worked fine. We had a concrete pad outside our door.
Bigger rigs should have no trouble getting in here. Best to reserve ahead for proper accommodations. - Howard Jaros
Aug 2015 - $19.00
Very nice campground, well off the road and quiet. The price reflects a charge for metered electric which is deducted from a cash deposit. Sites are good sized with well placed utilities which all worked very well. Water pressure was excellent and electricity was consistent. We had to do some minor leveling. Our site remained free of pooled water after each rain. We also had a concrete pad. Nothing fancy but well kept. Staff was very friendly and helpful. We definitely plan on returning. - Stephen20
Jul 2015 - $72.00
There was a lot of standing water after it rained. Many potholes that became mud holes. There are only two washers and dryers for the entire campground and one of the washers was broken. Not enough showers for the number of campers. We did not get good directions to our site. Certain staff members were extremely helpful, but some others were not very knowledgeable, perhaps they were new (they meant well). No Wi-Fi at our site, but excellent Wi-Fi at the activity center. Cable TV reception was bad, no one could help me with that. The only good things were the activities for kids, the pool and the beach. Bathrooms/showers were cleaned daily, but with all the mud it did not stay clean for long. - shar1435
Sep 2014 - $38.00
Rate reflects a 1000 trails discount. Sites were level, gravel, and included a fire ring and picnic table. We had an open view of the lake and had a pull in spot. Only 3 to 4 RV's were in the pull in spots so we felt like we had the place to ourselves. Cable, power and sewer were great. Supposed to have free wifi but spent more time trying to connect than actually using it. Spaces were kind of close and we smoked out the neighbors with our fire..and we also got the same treatment. Close to Niagara falls, about 40 miles and no traffic on most of the roads. Would stay again. - tlrpilot
Jun 2014 - $45.00
This park is now officially a KOA. It's a large, well-run campground with friendly staff, reasonably level gravel sites, and a small private lake. There are a fair number of friendly seasonal campers here, but lots of open and wooded spaces available for transients. Pull-throughs are long enough to keep towed/tow vehicles hitched, and sites are roomy and well-spaced. Bath houses are small, but there are several scattered throughout the park. Lots of scheduled activities for kids and adults. As mentioned by previous reviewers, there are lots of golf carts running around, but they didn't seem to be a problem. The park is not near the interstate highway, so if you are planning just a quick overnight stop, check the distance from your route before deciding to stay here. - DrLewie
Aug 2016 - $46.00
First of all, PA members pay half of what I did. Second, online registration and web page design are very slick, implying a 'great' resort. Not so. It does have a swimming pond, putt putt. Playground for the kids and a small store, but they are old and tired. Hence I would grudgingly say it is a 'resort'. Roads in are washboard. Almost all seasonal to permanent sites. Transients are put into a field, which is OK. Honey wagon runs for free on MWF. Bathrooms are cinder block and I barely fit into a commode stall. The location really is good. Lake Ontario is 12 miles north, Lockport is a must, the Falls are 20 miles away, and Buffalo is 29 miles away. Services are within 5 miles, and there are several wineries within 5-8 miles. Service was helpful. Spent 3 nights here. Would do so again. - Mike from Bama
Sep 2013 - $31.00
We called and made reservations. Did say we were a 36 foot 5th wheel and have Passport America. Passport America would have been $13.50 per night. Upon checking in we were told our 5th wheel was 4 feet to big and they could not accept Passport America. It went from $13.50 a night to $31.00 a night. Don't think we will stay again. No sewer hookups, $2.00 for electric hookup with a $2.00 charge for heat or air. Cable TV was just ok. Not worth it. - cbaker
Jun 2013 - $35.00
The last review for 5/13 looks like they covered everything as far as what the park looks like with old trailers around the perimeter, but I also had site 43 in June and found it to be more then enough room for my slides and to get in and out of. It was also pretty level on wet grass, it also rained while I was there. I did not ask but it looks like the owners put RV's in sites 30-48 that don't have kids. The other section had lots of families with lots of kids. I think I'll send her a thank you for that! I would stay here again as long as I can get the same area away from all the kids. - twowoofs
Nov 2014 - $20.00
Excellent small 4 site campground with a great soccer field for kids, nice hiking trail within a mile or 2. Fantastic walk along the Erie Canal to historic Lockport. Respectful and well maintained, I don't see it being this price for long. First come first serve basis. W+30amp only. - SilverBreeze
Aug 2013 - $10.00
Suggested donation is $10 for Elk members, $20 for non-Elk members. All four sites are level, cement pads with plenty of room that look onto large grassy soccer field. Each site has electric and all sites share one main, centrally located water spigot - you'll need a long water hose to reach. Dumping station 10 minutes away at the Lockport Waste Water Treatment Plant (716-433-1613). Just across the street from the Erie Canal which has a walking/biking path. Call the lodge for directions (take rte 78 north if coming from I-90), as your GPS will lead you to low clearance overpasses. Very nice people inside lodge - even has local information. Very quiet and in nice area. We'd definitely stay here again. - campingandtravels.blogspot.com
Jul 2012 - $23.00
We loved this campground. It is large, with green lawn areas and loads of trees, and it is well maintained. It was quiet and peaceful; you can hear the waves and water at night. The sites have various set-up options, some had lake views (prime), others were in deep shade, others were in the sun. They have a wonderful area for kids to play. We are going to make this an annual stop during the summer. - can4
Jul 2012 - $35.00
Would have rated this Park higher, but the restrooms were in need of some updating. Overall even without water hookups at the campsite, it is one of the nicest state parks we have stayed at. Waterfront sites in loop "A" are great even though 10+ feet above lake. If in the area we would return. - Teacher's Pet
Aug 2009 - $27.00
This is a very nice, well maintained state park. There is an open area that provides a wonderful view of Lake Ontario for all visitors to enjoy. There are 3 loops lakeside with many sites having lake views. On the other side of the main road are 3 more loops designated as pet loops. Only 5 of any of the sites in the pet loops had any visibility of the water at all. The rest were all tucked back into the woods or way back into a more open area: seemed a bit unfair. There were several cleared trails for hiking and one that followed the waterfront which is all boulders. While we didn't hike throught the entire park, I never found a spot that would have been practical for fishing and there is a big sign that says 'No Fish Cleaning', so don't know what you would do had you caught anything anyway. This park is more of a spot to set up and enjoy the scenery. They offer a few playgrounds for kids and a recreation center and store. I will return as it does offer a nice spot to just put your feet up and relax. - Labrador Fan
May 2007 - $22.00
Nice location on Oak Orchard creek. Not a big tourist stop, more of a down home atmosphere. Activities are planned and there is a marina there for you fisherpeople. Overall, a nice relaxing campground. - hedoTravelers
Jul 2016 - $40.00
Close to Niagra Falls(18mi) and somewhat less expensive than many of the closer parks. Mostly seasonal folks who were very helpful/sociable. Surprisingly good/consistant wifi, right on the edge of Lake Ontario, good OTA stations, iffy satellite due to the trees. This park is really not big rig friendly due to tight turns and some trees by the camp sites themselves. Probably won't stay again if in the area. - jc2
Jun 2016 - $40.00
Very small park on Lake Ontario. Many permanent campers though all were well maintained. Friendly staff. Large open gazebo near lake. Nice dock but no area for swimming. Small but nice playground for kids, with plenty of open space for running wild! We had the only kids there during our stay. We had a family reunion picnic while staying there. We will stay again when back in the area if it doesn't turn into all full time campers. - WandaJim
Jul 2014 - $30.00
We stayed here with out Passport America discount, reflected in the price. The park is located right on Lake Ontario, and no matter which site you receive, you'll be only a few steps away from the lake. Most sites are long term or seasonal folks, with about 8-10 sites for folks passing through. The staff we exceptionally helpful and accommodating. Most of the sites are on grass, which concerned us a bit because of the heavy rains expected when we stayed there. It did get quite soggy, but no issues as far as the ground getting too soft when we left. A couple areas that sorely need improvement and that's the state of the bathrooms and the dump station. The bathhouse would be sufficient if it was cleaned. It didn't appear that the bathhouse had been wiped down or cleaned in any manner for weeks, or even this season at all. Yikes. I can deal with facilities that aren't new, but filth, not so much. The dump station, which we used on the way in and the way out, is designed such that standing water easily accumulates around the drain, making it difficult if not impossible to make the hookups with wading into the, uh, liquid. This would apply even on non-rainy days. The grounds are beautiful and there is a ton of space to walk, have a picnic, take your pooch for a long walk. There is a beautiful fire pit right down by the lake, and a gazebo as well. This place has a lot going for it, although we would most likely stay at 4-mile State Park the next time, as we had a picnic lunch there one day and found it to be nicer in almost every respect than Daisy Barn. - classact
Jul 2014 - $43.00
It was very muddy after they'd had a rain the day before we arrived. The water & electric hook-ups were close to the front of the site & the sewer hook-up was way far back. You'll need some long connections to make it all work. The wifi is slow. The reservations were easy to make on their website but when we arrived the site we were sent to wasn't the one assigned. We asked for a pull-thru if available in a more open area so we could use our DirecTV on the roof of our motor home. We got a back-in site under trees. A lot of permanent residents reside here in this park. I guess that can be good or bad. We will not stay here again. - K Martin
Aug 2015 - $1.00
Price is ROD membership. Standard parking lot campground. They can manage big rigs. Each camp site is gravel and grass. Good Verizon coverage. Easy DirecTV satellite we were not parked in trees. This is where the good stops. We camped for a week & repeatedly heard staff screaming at campers. They have a 5 mph speed limit. Once we were following a vehicle (they absolutely were NOT speeding), maintenance man started yelling & waving his arms like they were going 100 mph.
There are railroad ties outlining campsites. Several of the ties from our site were rotting and severely damaged-pieces were lying in our site. We didn't see all of the wood pieces-but I didn't inspect the campsite. Before coming to Lazy Lakes, we have never cleaned a campsite before pulling in. We got an immediate blowout on our truck. The hole was 1" in diameter. The 1st person that looked at the tire apologized and said they would make sure the tire was taken care of. The 2nd person didn't care about the problem-just wanted to make sure he could totally blame us. After multiple attempts we finally spoke to the manager. His only response was to tell us to "turn it into our insurance-it was not their problem". (Our deductible-not theirs) Originally we didn't expect them to pay for the tire-we wanted them to know they had an issue. It would have been nice for them to act like they cared or at least not blame us for the debris in their campground. It would have been great if they had been even a little professional. So our warning... "Camper Beware". If you have an issue, they very likely won't care.
There are 2 pools; however 1 pool was closed. There is a pond with swim beach. No one was swimming; the swimming area was full of slime and trash. It was disgusting.
Bottom line: Verizon & DirecTV coverage were good. The staff is hateful and power crazed. The amenities are there, but may be unusable. Carefully check your site for campground damage and debris. - GLPColorado
Jun 2015 - $48.00
Level pull-thru, 50 amp, and water sites. A big campground with about 289 sites, about 15-20 minutes from Niagara Falls. Several large clean bath houses. Only 2 dump stations and 1 dumpster (all near the exit) that I saw. A nice friendly check in staff. They weren't crowed so they put us in a section with several empty spots around us, thus giving us plenty of room. They appear to have a great many campground activities designed for their campers. It was very handy for our trips to Niagara Falls, the Niagara River Gorge, and Canada. They have an overly officious speed enforcer who chased me down at 11pm on deserted a rainy night to tell me I was over the 5 MPH speed limit. He was correct and I did slow down afterwards. It was a very acceptable campground near Niagara Falls. I would stay here again if in the area. - jwc47031
Jun 2014 - $1.00
Very nice RV resort. Private membership park that allows ROD and AOR members. Paved main roads with gravel site roads with wide level gravel sites. They have a large open section has large sites with large grass areas, table and fire rings, 30 amp and good satellite signal. The wooded area sites are smaller but some with 50 amp. The park is well maintained with usable Wi-Fi signal, good 3G Verizon and TV antenna signals. Good water pressure. No sewer at sites, but honey wagon twice a week for $7 and dump stations. Outdoor pool, large rec center, video game room, and small store. Rental cabins and weekend breakfasts and Ice cream socials. Several fishing ponds. Would stay there again. Rate cited reflects ROD membership. - Pepper Dan