20 Parks near Castile, New York
Jul 2016 - $37.00
We stayed here because we wanted to explore the park in depth, which we were able to do. Our site was most spacious, as almost all sites were, with fire rings and picnic table, some privacy. We were located in one of the 2 or 3 (of 8) loops that allowed pets and, even though we have no pets, we had no complaints. Our first site required extreme blocking, using every single block we had with us. On our last night, we moved to a level site in a different loop, so we could get off to an early start in the morning. The restrooms and showers were cleaned daily, but they were full of mold and spider webs. The showers had good water pressure and were very hot. - MissMyGolden
Jun 2016 - $30.00
Be careful booking if you have pets. Pets are only allowed in loops 100, 200 and 700 and you need to show a rabies certificate at check-in. Our site was just long enough for our 40 ft MH with the Jeep parked nearly in the road. Site was level and private. Electric hook-up only. We filled water tank on the way out. Three pump outs at dump station. Park is 4,000 acres. Gorgeous scenery. 10 miles from campsite to Visitor Center.
BEWARE that Portageville entrance is closed for bridge construction until further notice. Our Magellan GPS routed us this way and we had to take a long detour to enter at the Castile entrance and then had a long drive to camp registration. The Perry entrance is closest to camping. - Bunci
Jun 2016 - $32.00
Thurs/Friday, Saturday June 3-5. Site 708
This park was rated the number one park in the nation last year and it deserves it rating. The campground with 270 electric sites has five non pet loops and 3 pet loops - need to show rabies certification. There are some big sites and a number of un-level sites and it is hard to tell from the description on Reserve America. The campground sites with pets were booked the weekend we were there. Bath houses were very clean and they are individual rooms with 4 toilets and showers in each loop. There is a fitness trail along the campground road and when we were there wild flowers were in bloom. The park itself is huge with 14,350 acres along the Genesee River. The Gorge with its huge walls and the river winding its way is beautiful and there are three major waterfalls - Upper, Middle (which is lit at night) and Lower. Many more small waterfalls, 75 trails, Museum, Inn, Nature Center, restaurants, restrooms and gift shops. The Gorge is ten miles away from the campground. The drive down to the Visitor Center from the campground is beautiful with pullouts, picnic areas and trails to overlooks. The Visitor Center parking lot is not big so parking for RV's can be difficult unless you go in the morning. Middle Falls does have more parking and Lower Falls has a big lot. Everyone should camp at least once at this great NY State Park. - gsnakehill
Aug 2016 - $36.00
We were in site 113 with 30 amp and no sewer for one night, and then moved to a FHU 50 amp pull through, #135 for the next three nights.
(Note: Site 135 50 amp, Site 113 30 amp. No breakers at either, direct plug in.)
The campground was extremely busy but it was still quiet & orderly.
The only reason it's not a 10 is because the entire place is in a valley and our wifi hotspot went from 4G to extended service to no service to 3G every few seconds. We were told the pull through sites were good for a roof mounted satellite dish, but the trees to the SW are too tall. (Ironically, site #113 has a small window through the trees and our DirecTV worked flawlessly there.)
There is a trout stream that lends great ambiance, and there is a swimming pond. No lifeguard. We would definitely stay here again even with the wifi and satellite issues. - therealSimpsons
Oct 2015 - $38.00
This camp is about 5 miles from the Castile entrance to Letchworth State Park making it very convenient for visiting the State Park. It is also just 3-4 miles from the Portageville entrance/exit, which is the point where you exit the Park after visiting the three falls. We stayed in site 132, which was near the front of the campground. The positives: fairly large grassy sites that were fairly level. There is no cable hook up but with an antenna you are able to get excellent reception but only one of the major network stations. Bathrooms were very clean. My husband wished he had brought a fishing pole as the East Koy Stream ran through the property near our site and is stocked with trout. What I was displeased about is that I called a few days ahead to make a reservation. I was not given any instructions. We assumed we would be arriving about 6:00 PM but we got in about 6:30 PM. When we arrived the camp office had closed at 4:00 PM and there was no note to us telling us where to park for 50-amp service. They had two phone numbers taped to the door for after hour questions. Upon calling the first number I got voicemail. A man very hesitantly answered the second phone after several rings. He told us where the 50-amp sites were and told us to pick a site, which is what we did. Our AT&T service was about 1-2 bars and occasionally could not use my 4G service. There was WIFI available if you were willing to go up to the main office. The sewer cap was on so tight we had to call for assistance when we were ready to drain our tanks. All in all, it was a good site for the price and I would be willing to stay again. - Lucy's Friend
Jun 2015 - $34.00
Very nice layout of sites and a picturesque stream running through the park. Nice and quiet with plenty of room for transient campers like us. First major drawback is no pool. There is a small swimming pond, fine for kids & wading. Second major drawback is very poor cell phone reception. - Joe & Penny
Aug 2014 - $40.00
Stayed there as a seasonal many years ago but park was recently sold to a resort company. Rated almost doubled but they did add a pool and inflatable water slides for kids. Very nice setting but entrance and exits are winding through woods. Staff was ok but not as family oriented as previous owners. Would not go back. - Campdad
Jul 2013 - $30.00
We stayed here 1 night in a tent. Although it was a bit rainy, we enjoyed our site by the stream. Site map showed a pool, there is no pool here. Was very quite and peaceful. Would definitely stay again - thehiker+1
Sep 2010 - $30.00
The road to enter and exit the park is a long, narrow, bumpy, winding road cut through the woods. You'll need to take it very slow and easy. There was one particular curve on the way in that we barely made in our 40 foot rig. Once in the park, the roads are EXTREMELY dusty. However, we found the staff to be very friendly and helpful and the campground itself is very nice. Sites are grassy and nice, but not too level, so a good amount of leveling will be necessary. Also, considering the grass sites and the dusty roads, I would think that it could get a bit messy if an extended rain were to occur. We might have considered staying there again if it weren't for the roads used to enter and exit the park. - mtrumpet
Jul 2016 - $32.00
They only have about three, 50 amp full service sites and they are right out front, so at first I was a little disappointed in our site. But by the time we left, I had decided I would be glad to stay there again. There is a large field in front of the park that separates you from the road and a beautiful farm across the road, so it is quiet at night.
The family that owns, could not be nicer or more accommodating and work hard to keep the place spotless and come up with all kinds of stuff to do on the weekends. They had outdoor movies, bingo, free watermelon, cooked pizza to order.
Our stay here was an excellent experience. - mary mcmoo
Aug 2014 - $35.00
This park is under new ownership. We stayed here with another family. They have only owned it one year and you can see how hard they are working to clean it up. Right now there are lots of seasonals. However, their kids are also working and they helped moved a fire pit for us and even asked us to close our door as to not get dirt into the camper. Nice in ground pool, playground, fishing pond and other things to do for the kids. In the back, there are secluded tent sites and even an overflow area. Give this campsite and try and you will NOT be disappointed. Looking forward to seeing what more they can do in another year. Will go back if we are in the area. Very friendly family/staff. - aka4170
Oct 2012 - $38.00
Great location if you are visiting Buffalo or Rochester which are both about 50 miles away. Owners are extremely helpful and will take care of any requests promptly. In October when we stayed it was very quiet and close to lots of state parks also. - Tumblewood
Sep 2012 - $44.00
We loved this campground, the staff were great, some of the best we have met. The breakfast they serve on weekends is a great deal and way under priced. It may not be the best for younger children as there is not as much for them to do as in many other parks, but for my wife and I, it was perfect. We will be going back next year, I recommend the lakeside sites. - littleb
Aug 2009 - $18.00
We stayed here because they accept Passport America and they are close to Letchworth State Park. We found the park to be fine and would stay there again. Because we were there during the week and the park is mostly seasonal, we felt like we were the only ones there, which was just fine. Spaces were either gravel or grass and were fairly flat. The park is about 4 miles out of Warsaw. Warsaw has a WalMart if needed. Wi-Fi is free but central location only. Cable is $5 extra. No sewer and no 50 amp (although others say they have 50 amp). - vidcity
Jun 2014 - $75.00
This is a fun, kid oriented park. The water park is pretty cool, and the beach is a legit SAND beach (been here 2 days, I must've made about 47 sand castles already). I have found the staff to be very friendly, helpful, and just downright chipper! This is a well-kept park and its quite popular in the summer. If it's not at 100% capacity it's only a couple sites shy. Lots and lots of cabins, lots of trees though some of the tent areas are in the open. We have a pull-through site (U4). This section is just adjacent to the water park, which is awesome because this place is hilly! Not all sites are but the top half of the park is all on a slope. It wasn't too bad getting level, but bigger rigs may have a some difficulty (my camper is 37'). The roads are gravel, as are the pads for your RV. The park does have golf cart rentals, which are popular, so book in advance. My rating of 8 (8.5 really) could have been a 9 if it weren't for the price of the site and visitors, and the hilly nature of the park. (The hills aren't AWFUL and didn't bother us as it gives some character to the park but others may find it difficult). So if you got kiddos and are looking for a fun kid friendly joint, this place works! - User3768
Jul 2013 - $70.00
There are new owners this year. WiFi did not work except at the top of the hill near the store. Will avoid weekends in future due to overcrowding. This is obviously because park has so much to offer and nothing against staff or park--just a heads up because it is not relaxing and is hard to get in and out of sites on the weekend. Premium sites are obviously easier to maneuver. Top$$$. - jaycoman80
Aug 2012 - $75.00
Loved it here! Friendly staff and well co-ordinated activities throughout our stay!! The water park was a hit with our kids too!! Hey Hey ride was a daily event for us! Our only negative comment is that it's a long drive for us!! We wish it wasn't such a long drive.. Next time we'll just have to stay a bit longer. - tzumatto
May 2014 - $43.00
Overall a nice campground which has seen many improvements since becoming a KOA. The campground is about 6 to 7 miles in off of the main road. DO NOT USE GPS to locate the park as it will direct you along dirt roads not well suited for larger rigs. Simply, Rt. 243 into Rushford, NY, to County Road 23 for 4.5 miles to Centerville Rd. for approximately 1.6 miles. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The grounds overall are well kept and groomed. There are a lot of seasonal sites, but from what we saw, they were all well kept. They have a nice pool. Restroom, showers and laundry were very clean. They have a nice lake (pond) for fishing (catch and release). The camp store was small and did not carry much stock. Now, the reason(s) that I gave an 8 rating: The roads in the campground are extremely dusty. If your rig is clean and shiny upon arrival, it won’t be for long afterward. The main road running through the campground gets very narrow in a few spots. There are a couple of spots in the road where you must cross a very small, narrow bridge. In a hard rain which would most likely turn the dusty road into a slippery, muddy road, this could be a potential problem for larger rigs if they start to slip even slightly. The pull-thru sites are bedded with ground up asphalt, obviously from local road work and are in need a lot of leveling work. It was difficult for us to get level without first doing a lot of maneuvering. As this was an off weekend, the campground was almost empty. There were barely any of the seasonal campers there and aside from us, only one other weekender in a pull-thru site. The water pressure was very low. We used our on-board pump for showering as it had more pressure than the park water hookup. I would be interested in seeing what the water pressure would be like when the campground is full. If there was WiFi available (as they claimed) I couldn't find it. Overall, the campground is OK. While we wouldn’t use it as a destination, we would return for a short weekend stay when in that area to visit relatives as we were in this particular trip. - mtrumpet
May 2013 - $38.00
Great campground. Very friendly and helpful owners. Stayed at this campground while we visited Letchworth State Park. We enjoyed our stay so much we decided to stay an extra day.We will definitely be back. Restrooms were kept spotless. Nice pet walk area. - Rick and Cathy
Sep 2012 - $39.00
I would recommend this KOA. Kind of difficult to find/get to, but once you figure out how, a nice place to stay. They are a new KOA, but had been in business under another name so there is some work being done. They appear to be cleaning out several old 'seasonals' that had deteriorated so next year should be even better. Nice paths, a nice big pond for catch and release fishing and spotless restrooms/showers. It is reasonably close to Letchworth SP. - IC2
Aug 2010 - $35.00
This is a very nice, well kept campground. The owners are very friendly and helpful, although they do seem to have a lot of rules that they review upon check in. The only outstanding negatives were that the roads were very dusty and there were low hanging tree limbs that really needed to be trimmed up in order to avoid damaging higher rigs (Class A motor homes and 5th Wheels). This was the reason for my 8 rating instead of a 10. As we were there to visit nearby relatives, we didn't have time to take advantage of the parks amenities, but everything seemed very well maintained. We would camp there again if we knew for sure that the low hanging limbs were trimmed up. - mtrumpet
Jun 2007 - $25.00
We decided to camp here after my brother gave it such high praise. The owners go out of their way to make you feel at home and that they are greatfull for your business. There are some seasonal sites but they are kept up and are clean without a lot of clutter. This is by far one of the quietest campground I have ever stayed in. There were some young children and teenagers but you would have never known it. There is a catch and release pond for fishing and an indoor pool. The area has a lot to offer even though we went just for some R&R. Boy did I ever get it! - Suzisme
Jul 2016 - $30.00
stayed 3 nights in 43 motor home plus tow; located is very quiet rural area, about 15 miles to store; looks like a giant pasture, well kept and mowed. site grassy with gravel pad. Widely spaced nice sites with tables and fire rings. Offfice was not warm and fuzzy nor informative. Gated and a very large park. - ritag
Jul 2015 - $15.00
Huge multi-loop park. The first loop is a large open area dotted with small maple trees overlooking the countryside. The other loops are down a hill in open areas surrounded by trees...no views of the countryside, but very open within the loop. There are other nooks where one could park an RV or tent. Lots of interconnected dirt roads and a few nature trails some of which border the Beaver Meadow Audubon Center- a several hundred acre nature preserve free to the public. Trees, ferns and other flora were exceptionally large and lush. Lots of wild animals. The night sky is amazing.
Bathrooms were functional. Cosmetically they looked old, but the showers and toilets worked fine. Water tasted odd, but could be due to minerals. The people at the office were friendly. The maintenance guy was very friendly and full of interesting stories.
Pool was clean and in a nice open sunny area. The lake is a large pond and fishing was so-so; lots of carp.
PA rate was honored everyday of week except Friday and Saturday. People at the office were chill and left you alone, even if you didn't show up for hours to pay for the next day.
I wouldn't just re-visit this park but would love to live there. The seasonals were friendly and participated in weekend activities, eg. Christmas in July. - mynyel
Jul 2014 - $20.00
Rate was Passport America, good for 5 days which is great. Power was good, site level and grassy with gravel pad. Widely spaced nice sites with tables and fire rings. Office folks not warm and fuzzy or informative. Office opens at noon, so if you want to leave before then and have a gate pass turn it in the night before to get your deposit back. Laundry only has cold water, which they do not tell you. All in all a nice rural, quiet park which we would go back to if in the area. - Grumpier99
Apr 2012 - $35.00
This park is built on the side of a hill. It is steep to enter and exit. Bring a lot of lumber for leveling. There are old decks alongside trailers that are falling down. It is 50 years old and it looks it. There have been no improvements to the sites at all. If you have a rig over 30' do not even bother. Sites are not deep enough to handle rigs built today. Buildings at the park are in need of improvement and remodeling. It is an RV park trying to be a mobile home park. We would never stay here again. - Ray Morse
Aug 2010 - $33.00
Like the other comments on this site, the campground is very steep. We walked down to the store and the other playground, and then had to walk back up. This was not too fun. Our site was up at the top of the park. Overall, I didn't have a problem getting my hybrid trailer up here. I pull it with a V8 Grand Cherokee. My 3 year old son really liked playing at the playground area. The pool was nice and clean. We were close enough that we just walked down there, so we didn't deal with parking. The few interactions that we had with the staff were pleasant and the camp store was well stocked like others said. I had to ask where the dump station was as it wasn't clearly marked. As for leaving, I put the truck in 4 wheel drive low range, and drive 1, and just idled down the hill. But like others said, it is really steep, and I could see your truck brakes heating up when heading down the hill. - penberth
Aug 2008 - $37.00
As others have commented, there is a steep hill to enter/exit the campground but our 21' trailer posed no problem. We did not find the staff particularly friendly or welcoming. The campground needs updating. The site we had was smaller and lacked privacy; however, we did have a little view of the lake which is located across the street. There is another campground down the street called South Shore which looked in worse condition than this one. - naturelover