12 Parks near Colden, New York
Jul 2014 - $35.00
Colden Lakes is an "OK" campground. The sites are very plain and have water, electric, and sewer. There is not much else beyond that as for amenities at the sites. The section that we were in had the sites on top of each other with about a 10 foot strip of grass between the sites. The premium sites that actually faced water were already taken up by the full timers. Many of those sites actually had wood decks built and sheds. The different sections have security gates for vehicles. In order to access your area, you need to have an electronic access card. You are required to pay a $20 deposit for the access card. The $20 is refunded when you turn in the card, providing there is someone there to take the card. We had to give it to the maintenance guy who gave us $20 out of his pocket so we could get on the road. The road to the campground is absolutely horrible. There are extremely steep hills to climb and descend. The roads are also in horrible condition deteriorating with numerous pot holes. - Armyret99
May 2014 - $50.00
This large campground has undergone some major improvements over the past couple of years. Although this park tends to cater more toward seasonals, there is a newer section to accommodate weekenders. However, the weekend sites tend to be very close together, so privacy at the sites is minimal. Also, the sites could use a little more grooming. We also noticed that many of the sites in the newer section are now also being rented out to more permanent, seasonal residents. This is reducing the amount of sites available to weekenders and travelers. The on-premises restaurant serves excellent food and offers live music on weekends. Swimming pool is great. Not much stock at the camp store. However, there is a large town (East Aurora) only about four miles away where you can get anything you might need. Overall, this is a nice campground. The reason that I gave it an (8) is because I felt the price is a little high for size of the sites. Nonetheless, we would stay there again. - mtrumpet
Jun 2011 - $40.00
This park has updated to 50amp full hookup sites, big rig pull through sites recently. They are open from May-Oct. There's a restaurant on the grounds along with small store that stocks every Friday. There's a large play area for baseball or frisbies and a small playground for the children. Everything is very clean and updated. We will stay again when coming through the area. - jimdee
Jun 2014 - $22.00
We were a bit skeptical about this place when no one returned my call until two days later, which was after our arrival. I looked on the web site to determine which site to set up on as you can look at availability and we then registered with the groundskeepers in the morning. Some sites (about 10 in the electric section) are good for larger rigs (we are 38 feet). We set up on site 8 and had plenty of room. We were able to get about 7 channels on the antenna. It was very quiet during our stay. It is out of the way but we found it convenient as we wanted to be between Buffalo and Ellicotville. I would NOT take a big rig to the non-electric sites (low branches; tent or pop-up sites only). For the electric bigger rig sites, I would suggest 6, 8, 9, 13, 16, 27, 29 to name a few. Not a lot for kids to do but there are tennis courts and lots of trails and nice playgrounds. No activities planned. There are a lot of trees and shade. Park is clean and mowed. - twins89
Aug 2008 - $20.00
I found this park from this website when I was in a critical need of a place to stay. The staff was exceptional in accommodating my need. The campground is very nice an spacious and great for a town owned park. We would most definitely stay there again. - Zipster
Jun 2008 - $16.00
This is a very nice county park. Electric sites are a bit close but the non-electric sites are very large. There really isn't a lot for young kids to do but enjoy the outdoors. Fishing the ponds was enjoyable but without much luck. This is a great park to go and just relax without much of a party atmosphere. - dulab47
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
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
Jun 2016 - $30.00
If you are taller than 12'5" WATCH YOUR ENTRY!! Hwy 5 from South and Hwy 249 from East both have RR overpasses at 12'5", must come in from North (Angola on the Lake). Rate reflects midweek, 30 amp and out of state fee (even though we pay income taxes here for employment). Nice park with spacious sites. Chose a site (#34) that we could see the water a little through the trees from our 35' motor home. Nice beach and lifeguards, but very small swimming area for size of beach and usage. Verizon OK, but no reception for T-Mobile. NYS law requires recycling but Evangola breaks the law with no recycling (hum, good example). Dump available but takes some maneuvering because it is on the wrong side. - BandD
Feb 2016 - $55.00
This facility was filthy. The stove didn't work. The furnace did not work and made a loud pitch sound through the night. The cabin had mouse droppings and we saw some mice above beams. We left after a few hours. Slept in our vehicle to pass the night. We were told we would be given a refund. Spent almost $600 Canadian for 4 nights. Given back less than half with no apologies. Just a: "You should expect cabins to have mice," story. Horrible place. Never ever, ever use their cabin. Save your money: go somewhere nice. - Tega
Sep 2014 - $92.00
When we arrived on Thursday September 11 at 6pm at Evangola state park, no one was at the office. It was closed with an envelope that had our key taped to the door. We went to our room and tried to check things out before it got too dark. We kept hearing a strange beeping noise coming from the carbon monoxide monitor. You couldn't concentrate, much less sleep with such noise. We tried the heat and it didn't work and then we turned on the stove and that didn't work either. Then we noticed mouse poop on the mattresses, the stove top was dirty and we opened the oven and that was filthy. We thought this was a little weird. 30 minutes later we noticed 1 mouse walking on the ceiling beam and a few minutes later another mouse. We made the decision to sleep in our car that night since we couldn't speak to anyone as the office was closed. The next morning we told the park receptionist lady about the situation in the cabin. She told us that nobody had been there in a week to clean or check the state of the cabin. She said, "With the cold, mice might have gotten in." She said she didn't blame us for leaving and would be happy to start the process of a refund she was very apologetic and gave us her number so as to call if any concerns. After 3 weeks and we did not hear a thing from her, we started inquiring as to when we would get our $350 refund. We were forwarded to the park ranger gentleman, who informed us that they do not give refunds and that mice are common in cabins. (I've never encountered mice in any cabin I've been to here in Canada.) Finally, after pleading my case he acquiesced to a partial refund. (It took over 2 months, but I got a little less than $100 refunded.)
I advice any who are interested in this state park to think 2x before booking a cabin. The park itself is a disappointment. The lake is not swimmable. There is nothing to do there, and of course mice in the cabins. I wish I knew this before wasting my time and money and then having to go to a hotel to spend the same amount.
Beware. - Tega
Jul 2016 - $13.00
Rate is RPI rate. Staff were friendly but only one person was available to show us sites on a Sunday, so it took over an hour to find a site. Most sites are seasonal so "travelers" get sites that are not very level. This is a pretty resort and even though were were not seasonal members we still enjoyed free use of canoes, paddleboat and mini-golf. We prefer more quiet places but would return here because of the rate. WiFi is only available near specific locations and is slow - not worth paying for. - SDeasy
Jul 2013 - $10.00
Rate reflects RPI Membership. The property is situated around Rainbow Lake. My guess is that a walk around the lake is about two miles. It's a beautiful place. There are plenty of amenities: two pools (one indoor), canoes and kayaks, tennis and volleyball courts, mini-golf, and much more. Over the weekend the place was packed and there were many activities, especially for teens and children. This is an old campground and that is quite apparent. The campsites are small, obviously planned before people traveled in the larger RVs of today. I tried three different campsites before I managed to get into one. Also, the roads are narrow and some are very steep. The “overnight” campground area has no sewer sites and power is 30 amps. The power and water hookups aren’t where you expect them to be. I had to get out a water hose I’d never used to reach water and I had to borrow an electric extension cord from the campground to reach the electric. Then, over the hot weekend, the voltage kept dropping below 102 volts which caused my trusty surge guard to shut the camper’s electric down. Once the weather cooled, the electric settled down. If you have a small camper you’ll love coming to this resort. If you have a bigger one, try to arrive on Sunday-Wednesday when there are plenty of campsites, then, in the overnight area, head for the first two roads up from the lake for the best chances of getting a site you can get in to and that will be somewhat level. The farther up the hill you go, the harder it will be to find a spot. - nazpaz
Sep 2012 - $1.00
The reason I gave it an 8 is due to the season. The weather was only so so and peak season was over so we can only evaluate what was available. It is a private campground, part of the Coast to Coast and Resorts of Distinction networks. This is an old park but it is obvious the owners are working to improve it. We were told that it has changed ownership quite a few times over the last 5 to 10 years. There are a ton of things to do weather permitting. The activity list was unreliable due to people not showing up. The staff was awesome, very friendly and helpful. Very accommodating. Children and adults alike would be able to find something to do non-stop all day long. I was even impressed at all the activities scheduled this late in the year. There was an indoor pool and hot tub which was great. The adult lounge and game room were closed while they were setting up for an upcoming haunted house for October 8th, which I found to be a bit early and wondered why they had to shut down on a Saturday to start doing it while they still had quite a few campers here. You have a lot of choices for sites. Everything from full sun to complete shade. We had to change our site due to some standing water from a rain shower, they said no problem just look around and pick what ever you would like and let us know where, to be sure it isn't booked. There are mostly seasonal sites but they are all are very well maintained. The guest sites are pretty much in one section of the park. Of course home park members have the choice of the prime sections around the lake. We visited this park as Resorts of Distinction members, which is why the nightly rate of $1 (the form wouldn't let me put $0). Hope they are successful with new memberships because this park has awesome potential. It's great as it is, but with continued maintenance it could become a top notch resort. We read other reviews and went prepared with longer hoses and electric cables. We used them so it didn't create a problem for us. If you have short hoses and cords, it could create a big problem due to the placement of the hook ups. We will return to this park. - Our Beautious
Jun 2016 - $30.00
We almost didn't stay here because previous reviewers said there was no big rig access, but there are definitely many big-rig sites, most are quite level, and we had no trouble with our 40-foot motorhome. Loop A is very shady; Loop B is open and we chose it to avoid tree branches. The on-line reservation system was quite accurate in it's choice of suitable sites. We were there before school vacation, so the park was empty during the week and nearly full on the weekend. Per the staff, when the nearby amusement park is open, the campground is packed. Water is available at many spigots, but you need to fill from the road before/after you camp. Very accessible double dump station. The park is truly lovely, and we would stay here again (off-season). - Mingo Papa
Jun 2014 - $24.00
Love, love, love this campground. The staff was wonderful. Special thank you to staff and park ranger. Campground pristine, bathrooms spotless, grounds very well kept. - maxwell3816
Jun 2013 - $28.00
Sites are a nice size, but most do lack any privacy. It will be a while before the newly planted trees mature to provide shade and privacy. The washrooms facilities are undersized, particularly if the park was full. Great park for families as there are trails, biking, swimming etc. The staff is very helpful and friendly. Very close to Darien Lakes amusement park. We stayed here as we wanted to visit the Williamsville area and this seemed to be the closest campground (we love state parks). Be aware that you will be "in the country" and there are no grocery stores or restaurants nearby. - Arvie07
Oct 2013 - $50.00
This park is built around a large quarry with very good water sports possibilities. The quarry also means they cannot install sewer, so they offer a pump-out service for long stay, as well as a dump station. The owner was very helpful to us. The transient sites are mostly located on the waterfront and in a clear area affording a very good satellite shot. We will probably stay again if in the area. - wandrr
Sep 2013 - $31.00
Very nice park located a short distance from Niagara Falls and area attractions. We were parked on a very nice waterfront site. Management did a great job making us feel comfortable and offering advice on things to do in the area. - CaptainNemo
Aug 2013 - $44.00
Mostly long-term sites. Reservations recommended. Only a few huge grassy and shaded FHU sites for transient campers; remainder are dry sites. Nice family park with swimming in the (cold) quarry and other planned activities. Access to paved trail along Lake Erie. Easy 30 minute drive to hustle and bustle of Niagara Falls where campgrounds are much more expensive. - bambilynn
Sep 2012 - $31.00
Rate based upon week's stay. 90% seasonal. "F" and "G" streets is one area for over nighters. Spaces wide, but turn out to road is 90 degrees, so not ideal for big rigs. Large rv sales/service, seemed competent folks. Plenty of shade. Brand new utility in "F" and "G" area, which was nice. About 6 local TV stations. Did not like: 1) Pool closed post Labor Day when temps in 80s 2) Pay showers 3) Only 3 pull thru options that we could decipher 4) Very weak WiFi signal, but excellent near main bldgs, told they were working on it. Would stay again. - Hallock5
Aug 2010 - $33.00
The park was nice, but like others have commented, the sites are very small and very close together. Most sites lacked grass, they were usually gravel or dirt. The sites that had grass were seasonal sites, and most likely planted or brought by the renters. The site had several pools, including a wading pool and a pretty good playground. My son enjoyed all of these. The camp store was pretty small, and didn't have too many supplies. Interaction with the staff was pleasant and most seemed happy to help. The big thing that I found annoying was all of the golf carts that people use to get around. Maybe it was because we were on a corner lot, but it seemed like people were always going somewhere. It was hard to enjoy the quiet and campfire when golf carts with head lights were constantly passing by. - penberth
Jun 2010 - $40.00
Very nice seasonal campground with some short term sites, most of which are good for RVs of 32 feet or less. Very well kept. Two decent sized lifeguarded swimming pools with adult swim 5-6 pm daily. Nice activities building, and space for lawn games such as volleyball, rustic mini golf. Not much to do in the area, but that's OK since we were visiting family. We were fortunate to get site 38, an unrented seasonal site, that was more than large enough for our 40' rig with 4 slides, awning and toad. Some woodsy side screening. Excellent 50 amp, OK water pressure, good sewer, no cable TV but enough over-the-air TV. Verizon cell and air card worked great. No road noise. Quiet during the week, busy but reasonable on the weekends. - Phaetonman
Sep 2016 - $15.00
This a good overnight stop park. Only have water and electric. They do have a dump station. The OTA TV channels were great, well over 20. Check in was good and we had a pull thru so it worked for us. Site was very level. - belanga
Aug 2016 - $36.00
We got in on a Thursday, had a wooded spot in the back. Parked in our VERY NARROW spot right in front of our hookups and with the fire pit right at our front door on the side. We stayed for a week. We have a FOOT from the tree to the slide on either side of us.
On Friday two tents show up a foot from our slide. We go to the office and complain because not only that there are a bunch of noisy kids running around. Turns out between each RV site there are tent camping sites. The workamper in the office we RUDE about it. He said we were in THEIR spot?! We are in FRONT of our box..... with a TON of space between our box and theirs to the right. He (the work camper) said THEY don't mind that WE are in THEIR spot?!
Then he comes to our RV at 9pm at night trying to show us what he is talking about then blames the tight spot on the fact older RVs didn't have slides. He tries to say we parked crooked (we didn't), then says if we had an issue we should have said something when we pulled in. We didn't KNOW they allowed tents between RV spots. There is plenty of room between RV spots.
Then the lady at the front gate got rude with my husband because I took down the hang tag on our car, while we are out of the campground, I don't need people knowing where we are staying. It's a safety hazard.
Then since there are no sewer hook-ups we paid the $11 to have our tanks emptied. The guy pumps the black tanks and then lets the grey tanks empty ON THE GROUND. Gross! Regardless of state rules if I PAY you to dump both my tanks I don't expect one to go on the ground and now have to deal with the smell and mess in our campsite.
The bath house didn't have tile just the tile batting.
STAY FAR AWAY! - FrugalNavyWife
Aug 2016 - $35.00
Do Not Use GPS To Get Here! Trust me use the directions from the Campground. This is a big campground. They are spread out with seasonal and transient sites that are level and hard ground we were not in a site per say but we were a group of 2 and wanted to be together. we only need 50 amp service for the one nights stay. We didn't have to unhook since we had a large area to just pull forward and turn around to get back on the road. The service is friendly and helpful. We found this CG from Passport but the discount is only good for M,T,W only no bother to me it was the area that we need to stay for our next leg in Ohio. The CG was very helpful. - Scooter & Crew