7.6 Good
     
Clayton, New York

Merry Knoll Campground

Clayton, New York


38115 Route 12E
Clayton, New York 13624
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Sites: 87
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 44.219861449482
Longitude: -76.127486228943

Elevation: 365' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $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 ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi yes
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT
  • 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 ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

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Ratings overview

32 Reviews

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is located in Clayton NY on the banks of the St Lawrence River. The park is narrow. The area that transients stay and leads down to the bank. Most of the sites in this area have a view of the river if you sit out in front of your RV. The sites are large with room for your RV and you can either park your car at the end of your RV or next to it. There is a spot for a fire ring , we didn't use it because it would have been too close to our car. The daily rate is a little high but is in the usual range for this area. The park does not provide cable but over the air you can get about 110 channels. The park does offer internet but it is weak and of limited band width. Water and power are suitable. Sewer is an angled PVC pipe in the ground with no threads. The owner is very attentive, friendly and is very accessible. Frequently see him talking to guests. Park is in the Thousand Island area so easy access to the boat tours which is the main tourist attraction in the area. Boating is a big thing, so is fishing. We camped at Merry Knoll Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
15
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

Extremely well kept campground with very attentive owners.Will definitely return. We camped at Merry Knoll Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Site Details

Site Number
17
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

Very clean, well kept campground. The owner showed us around the campground in his golf cart and assisted us in parking the RV. He was also there the morning we left, in the rain, offering assistance. They were friendly and provided lots of information about things to do in the area. There is a deck on the river that is available for campers that provides beautiful views of the sunset. We saw others using the dock for fishing. There is a swimming pool on site too. We did one load of laundry in the laundromat and it seemed expensive...the dryer took two cycles. We did the rest of the laundry in town. If we go back to the area, we wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. We camped at Merry Knoll Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 86
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

Be sure to ask for Good Sam and Passport America discounts. Nothing said up front, nothing asked at check-in. The site was too far from water to hook-up until I pulled off the wooded pads. Long haul for electric also. Hospitable staff. There are many other campsites to choose from along the road (NY 12). Free WiFi. If you use AC additional charge of $3.00 per night. We camped at Merry Knoll Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Grass, Pavers
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Small pier to watch the sunset. You really need a boat to take benefit of this waterway. Boat tours nearby - 30 minutes.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

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

Okay for an overnight stay, nothing special. We camped at Merry Knoll Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

I hesitate to write a review for this campground. It is so QUIET that I'd hate to have that ruined by an influx of campers with some other agenda. Merry Knoll is situated about 2 miles west of the town of Clayton, NY off of Rt. 12E. It is rather small and is populated almost exclusively by seasonal campers. The grounds are immaculately clean and everything is very well-maintained. Interior roads are paved but narrow in places. I was taken by golf cart to our site by the owner, then taken back to the office to get my rig. A short walk downhill takes you to a campground-owned deck overlooking the river. There is also a dock that is accessible to campers. Sites for transients are in an open area overlooking the river and there will be shade only very early or very late in the day. Bath facilities are available although we did not use them. It is clearly an older building but has been exceptionally well-kept and is clean. The best word I can use to describe the bath house is "rustic." There are laundry facilities which are likewise very clean. WiFi is free and works well. Rate reflects two in our party and Good Sam discount. Add $3 per day if using air conditioner. We would stay here again. We camped at Merry Knoll Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Merry Knoll accepts no credit cards; cash or checks only. There is a very small store within the office but groceries and other supplies are readily available in nearby Clayton. If all you need is a base from which to tour the Thousand Islands area, this park is an excellent, no-frills choice. We like it here, so if your objective is partying, please stay somewhere else.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Friendly and helpful owners but this park is not a destination facility. Good for an overnight or two if the state parks are full. Rate normally $37 for sewer, water, and electric and little else. We camped at Merry Knoll Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 68
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an excellent choice to see the area. The transient sites are in field, but with a really great view of the St. Lawrence river, and access to the river as well. Owners could not have been more gracious and helpful. Large sites, fairly level and well maintained. Decent Wi-Fi, good over the air TV. Easy access into Clayton and Alex Bay. We'd definitely stay again. We camped at Merry Knoll Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 104
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 12

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

Location next to the St. Lawrence River and views were the best thing going for this park. Tight road access to transient area and uneven sites are the adverse things. Did not experience the power problems mentioned by a previous reviewer, but we did not have to use any air conditioning. The utilities performed adequately for us. The sites would probably get quite muddy if it rained. The owners were very nice and helpful. We camped at Merry Knoll Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a small, but great campground for a stay in the 1000 Islands area. The owners are wonderful and try to help wherever they can. It has a great view of the river and close to many activities in Clayton and area. We camped at Merry Knoll Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

Park is convenient to all 1000 Island attractions. Park owners very friendly and helpful. Access is quite narrow and tight. Spaces are quite unlevel and we had to use several boards to get our unit even close to level. Wifi signal was good but had trouble connecting. Camped here 4 days Sept 2012. Rate $32.40. We camped at Merry Knoll Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Very convenient for Canadians shopping in Watertown. Clean, older campground with seasonals that are nicely kept. Great customer service and pet friendly too. We enjoyed our stay and will be back to stimulate your economy next year! We camped at Merry Knoll Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

Bad power. The owner told me the voltage throughout the park was bad. At our site, it dropped to 95v where it stayed throughout the day. Others were also having problems. Management continued to rent to new arrivals which added to the problem. We ended up turning all the power off at the box. Manage would not offer a partial refund as the owner told me he was not going to suffer a loss of money due to bad power. Cash only-no checks or credit cards. Definitely will not return. We camped at Merry Knoll Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 214
States Visited: 55
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Cash only! Good Wi-Fi. We had a view of the water. Bathrooms/showers were dated, but very clean. A very nice couple owns the campground and they try to keep everything very nice. We would stay there again. We camped at Merry Knoll Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice campsite with a river view. It is clean and the owners are friendly. Only drawback is that they do not accept credit cards, cash only We camped at Merry Knoll Campground in a Motorhome.

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