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Castile, New York

Letchworth State Park

Castile, New York



Castile, New York
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Sites: 340
Recent Rate: $37 7/2016

Latitude: 42.693570856046
Longitude: -77.955293655395

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games yes
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

36 Reviews

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Review Count: 52
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Letchworth State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
115
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Most sites were not level. Perhaps only one or two sites were really good in every loop for a big rig motor home.

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Review Count: 330
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 56

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Letchworth State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
708 loop pets
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Drive down to the Gorge in the morning if you don't tow and must drive your RV - ten miles away. Not much parking at the Visitor Center but ask there the best places to park along the drive. Just a beautiful park!

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Letchworth State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
735
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 71
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Letchworth State Park and the Genesee River valley, the "Grand Canyon of the East", is well worth a visit. Allow at least a full day for touring the overlooks and stopping at the Visitors Center and nearby museum. The campground has 8 loops, with some designated as no pets. We were on site 824, which was spacious and reasonably private with a gravel driveway, but off level. It took several blocks under our rear wheels and jacks to get level. The sites are electric only, but water spigots are scattered around the loops, and a three lane dump station is located along the entrance road. Our Verizon cell and data service worked well, although the signal levels were towards the low side. Our site had a Dish network eastern arc satellite view through a gap in the trees, but the western arc and DirecTV birds would have been difficult to see. Many sites are heavily treed though, making them even more difficult for satellite use. OTA TV stations for the major networks are about 35 miles away, and should be viewable with good antenna system. Overall this is a really nice park, and we will be returning to some of the places we skipped due to rain. We will try for a more level site though. We camped at Letchworth State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
824
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

There are a couple restaurants within the park, plus a camp store and snack bar in one of the camping loops. Stores are within a 20 minute drive or so.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Second time we were here. Camped with a group of campers. Very nice park. The 100 loop (where we were this time) had a few tight spots maneuvering larger units. Site markers had to be pulled out of ground (and replaced afterward). One site had very low hanging, heavy branches that had to be trimmed. Dump stations were easy to get through. Roads were very good. Electric power very good. Water spigots plentiful and accessible for filling tanks. Well worth the visit. We camped at Letchworth State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

I stayed in site 743, the pet loop. There are other loops and each was slightly different in terms of site selections. All sites seemed to be quite large, good spacing between sites. Site 743 was great as it was a corner lot affording really nice sunset views. The downside was there is a street lamp (low intensity) right at the corner but pretty well hidden by trees. It does light up the picnic table area and all which may be a plus or minus, depending on your preferences. The park is huge overall. Good hiking and bicycling. The waterfalls are 11+ miles away from the camping area so plan for that in visiting the falls. I really enjoyed my stay here (3 days). I plan on returning as 2 days wasn't enough time to really enjoy what the park offers. We camped at Letchworth State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in the 700 loop (site 721) which was a very nice site with a lot of shade, a fairly level gravel area for the RV and some grassy area for the dogs. The 700 and 800 loops are the only ones that allow pets, and it seems that not everyone is careful to clean up after their dogs, so watch your step in those loops! An informal walking trail started right at our campsite. The electric service box had 50, 30 and 20 amp receptacles and was wired correctly. (The 50 amp plug was anyway, I did not check the others.) I would definitely choose this site again, but there were several nice sites in this loop, some were very shaded and others were more open. The biggest detractor for this park, like most NY state parks it seems, is the lack of water and sewer hookups. I stopped at the spigot at the entrance to the loop to fill my fresh water tank, but that blocks the road for everyone else due to the faucet having to be held open. However, what wasn't mentioned in other reviews is there are actually similar spigots spread throughout the entire loop, and some are definitely close enough to sites to be able to fill your tank if you have a long enough hose. I suspect that if you feel like carrying 100-200' of hose, you could refill from just about any site in the loop. Also, it appears that only the spigot at the entrance to the loop as a "hold open" type, the rest are standard spigots. Because we ran out of water, we had to use the bathrooms and shower on the last night we were there. The bathroom cleanliness was about average for a facility of this type but, the showers were a bit dirty and gross. The water temperature cannot be controlled, but at least it was warm. There are 3 dump stations upon exiting the park which is nice, but unfortunately there is no garbage can there to dispose of gloves, etc. and the rinse water hose does not have a garden hose connector on the end so it is impossible to use a built-in tank flush system. Also, it uses a sort of lever valve that makes it difficult to control the water pressure, and the water pressure is very high! It would be very easy to get that water splashing everywhere while you hose off your sewer hose and connectors. The staff was friendly, the campground was nice, and the park itself is very pretty. I would stay here again, but next time I'm bringing more water hose! Because of the lack of water/sewer hookups, this campground is best for short stays. We camped at Letchworth State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

No water or sewer hook ups at any site. You must fill your fresh water tank before setting up. Faucet handle must be held open to operate it. Makes filling a tank a pain. Bathroom are very old and in need of repair. Men's room had only one shower operating, and water temperature can not be controlled.(one handle -lukewarm). No towel dispensers. Staff rude and unwilling to be of much help. Must reserve through Reserve America who knows nothing about the campgrounds or sites. $9.00 service charge. Won't ever stay here again. We camped at Letchworth State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice park. There are no water or sewer hookups so you have to carry your water with you or fill up at the campground as you enter. When filling your tank you actually block the road for others entering the loop. While it says "Pet Friendly", there are only 2 of the 8 loops that allow pets. There is a very nice campground store. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Would stay here again. We camped at Letchworth State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Please note I am not sure if the rate I paid. It was a very nice park, older park but he buildings and roads are in very good repair. People were very friendly, we shifted our site around before we go there because we messed up with ReserveAmerica and they got our dates wrong so we had to go back and adjust our site to the date of our arrival. The site we had was on the 700 loop. We stayed with a 40 foot motorhome and got the RV in the site OK (after we had our neighbors move their car) but damaged our awning when we were leaving as the site was really too narrow. When we explored the park we found it very clean and quite nice. There are two pools listed to swim in (they charge extra for that) but only one was open, the other had been closed for some time and was in disrepair. The park itself was beautiful, would recommend at least lunch in the old estate house at the south end of the park. If you have a big rig however, be sure you have a camping spot big enough to handle your rig, as a number of the sites are long enough but the trees are so close and the roads too narrow to back into a site easily. This is more related to the age of the facility than the maintenance of the park. We will go there again as it is a beautiful place but we will be very, very selective about which site we take as this last two night visit will cost me @ $700 in damages. We camped at Letchworth State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped in the 700 loop in site 712. The site was large and level. We had both 30 and 50 amp service. The bathrooms were clean, they are dated but well maintained. We camped at Letchworth State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 159
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

We thought Wisconsin state parks were the worst for piled-on fees, but this place takes the cake! (See below on camping fees.) We were charged two entrance fees, one for the camping unit (a motorhome) and one for the towed car. The guy with the pickup and an enormous fifth wheel only pays one entrance fee. They only charge the additional (motorhome) fee for one day of camping in the campground, and one entrance fee is refunded, but not the MH one. Go figure. We complained to management and noted that recent stays in two other NY Parks state parks did not invoke such a charge for the camping unit, to no avail. Meaning that NY Parks apparently charges differently, depending on the park. The sites were tight to get into and some were not level at all. Good space between sites. Roads in most loops were gravel and remnants of asphalt. Loops were differentiated by electric service: 15/20 amp service, 30 amp, or 50 amp, with each one commanding higher prices ($4, $6, and $8 for 50 amp). Water spigots were here and there within the loops but no service at each site. The rate shown in this review represents an entrance fee of $8 (not refunded), a basic camping fee of $15, $6 more for 30 amp service, $4 more for being from out of state, and $4 more for camping on a weekend. Talk about feeling unwelcome! Many of the popular views of the canyon are now obscured by vegetation, but the roads were enjoyable to tour. We will not return to this park until NY Parks gets their fee structure consistent from park to park. We camped at Letchworth State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 141
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for a family reunion. Of the 8 sites we had in loop 700, about 3 would work for our fifth wheel, most any would be fine for a popup, and several were very difficult for a tent to be placed anywhere but on gravel or in standing water. The laundry was clean and reasonably priced. Over the weekend there were lots of loud groups long into the night, and no park staff to quiet them. We camped at Letchworth State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 53
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

There are VERY serious about pets (even a stay at home cat) in the non-pet loops. We missed that detail and reserved in a non-pet loop over 4th of July weekend. Initially, one of the staff was rude; however, calls up the chain of command resulted in "no problem as long as she stays inside". Many sites are generous and wooded. The park grounds were well maintained. Town of Perry has shopping, Mt. Morris dam tour is good, hiking and views are very good. No mosquitoes at dusk in July. Expensive for what you get, but worth a one time visit. We camped at Letchworth State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 229
States Visited: 52
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful state park. The sites vary in size, but can accommodate large rigs. While the trees pre-empted satellite TV, we were able to pick-up a number of over-the-air stations. The park staff is very pleasant and helpful and the RV campsite areas are well patrolled. There is also a lot to see and do in the park (which I last visited in 1964). Highly recommended and I would stay here again. We camped at Letchworth State Park in a Motorhome.

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