Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $25.00
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.
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.
Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $20.00
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.
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.
Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $26.00
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.
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.
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.
Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $32.00
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.
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.
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.
Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $30.00
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.
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.
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.
The park itself is very nice, with wonderful waterfalls and good hiking trails. We were less impressed with the campground. The sites are electric only, and the electricity at our site was very poor, often falling below 104 volts. We reported it to the maintenance folks, but nothing was resolved during our stay. There are no water or sewer hookups at the sites, and the parking pads are narrow. It was very rainy while we were there, and you couldn't avoid walking through standing water and mud. So for $26 per night (30 amp, out-of-state) we got weak electricity and a narrow gravel site. However, the scenery is great, so it sort of balances out. We camped at Letchworth State Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $26.00
This park is very large but the campground section is much smaller and more crowded than it needed to be. The sites are about average sized for a private campground but I expected more privacy in a public park that has an access road over 6 miles long. We spent about half a day touring the gorge and waterfalls by car and found the whole park clean and well kept. The waterfalls and scenic views were very easy to find and get to. Most of the views were handicapped accessible. The only difficult section was the trail to the "Lower Falls" and that was clearly marked with an alternative walk to an easy view. Take your camera. We camped at Letchworth State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: October, 2009 - $26.00
Letchworth State Park is huge. If you are in a motorhome do not forget to tow the car. It is a long way from the campground to the pool and hiking trails. I have not been back to this campground since I was a kid. I forgot how beautiful this State Park really is. We will definitely return!!! We camped at Letchworth State Park in a Motorhome.