15 Parks near Franklin, New York
Oct 2015 - $37.00
We arrived in the middle of a thunderstorm that left inches of rain on the road and several inches on our site. We had only been able to reserve a 30 amp site online but when we arrived and the owner found out we had 50 amp he placed us in a site serviced by 50 amps. The adjoining site was right next to us with the hookups between us and barely enough room to walk between the RVs with sides out. There is a trout stream in the campground so there are no sewer hookups at any of the sites per law. The owner said they plan on putting some in "on the hill" away from the stream in the future. The roads from the Interstate are narrow and winding and it is about 7 miles to the campground with little in the area. - BandPS
Oct 2015 - $37.00
This was a very nice campground with very nice and helpful owners. It's about a 10 minute drive off I88 in a quiet area. Nice wide sites with lots of trees. Propane is also available. - hudsonguy
Apr 2015 - $37.00
Very nice and helpful owners. Site was level and park quiet. Enjoyed our stay very much and will stay here again if we're in the area. - Vista Queen
Oct 2016 - $20.00
The rate reflects our Passport America discount. The check-in staff was friendly and helpful. The park is an easy on/off from I-88. Our 30 amp back-in site was clean and well maintained, with well placed utilities. There a just a couple of pull-thru sites and 50 amp sites, but the weather was cool while we were there, so no A/C was needed anyway. The satellite view for our dish was clear, and our Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile cell phones and Internet hotspots all had strong signals and good 4G/LTE service. We were only here for two nights, but found the park quiet at night, and very convenient to the attractions and amenities in and around Oneonta. We will certainly return here when visiting Oneonta again. - NYDutch
Oct 2016 - $25.00
Lovely little campground. Had a very nice pull through spot with a beautiful view of grass field and trees. All the sites are well maintained and nicely sized. Campground was very quiet and peaceful. Great place to stop on fall leaf viewing trip. Did not use any of the facilities so rating only reflects site and hookups, and overall look of campground. Would definitely stay here again. Staff very nice and check in went quick and easy. Used Passport America discount and stayed for $25, great value. - SStraveler
Jul 2016 - $35.00
Greeted by owner upon arrival. Checked in by new employee who was cheerful and helpful. Owner directed everyone to their sites and assisted them with parking. Beautiful setting with mountains all around and framed on three sides by a creek with bass and trout. Unfortunately, we were only here for 1 night. Some of our group plan to return on their way back home. - Toby's dad
Jul 2011 - $42.00
First of all, if it rains you will need a 4-wheel drive motorhome or other vehicle to go up the long, steep, curving and winding dirt road to the campground. On a dry, clear day our motorhome and black jeep were covered in dirt and dust so much so that the jeep looked "white." We were shown to a pull-through site that was SO uneven that we could not level, even using all the boards we carried. To make matters worse, people from the row behind us were using our campsite as a path to and from the swimming pool. And our campsite was not wide. After 45 minutes of all this, we determined we could not stay here, even for one night. The owners did give us a refund. Good luck if you have to go up that road to the campground if it's wet. - RV Fun
Jul 2011 - $45.00
After reading the reviews we found this park to be a disappointment. Only one review mentioned that the road in was a little rough. It was much more than that. It is a VERY steep, gravel road, very dusty and it is too difficult for a Big Rig. We didn’t have a choice as there is no place to turn around until you get to the top. The water had a metallic taste and smell and the pressure was low. While the spots are very large and wide they are not anywhere near level. There is no cable TV and only a few spots are open enough to attempt to get satellite TV. They advertise wi-Fi but it is not free. It requires payment to an outside vendor for a daily, weekly or monthly rate only good for one computer and the signal is pretty weak. They seem to be more geared to weekenders and renting out the cabins they have. After 9 years of full timing all over the US we do not feel this is a Big Rig friendly park and it is overpriced for the amenities they provide. We will not be returning. - thelackemanns
Jul 2011 - $35.00
This is the second time we have stayed at this campground. We stayed here because it is close to the AllStar Village that our son played in. We loved being here! The view is beautiful, the owners are top notch, and the location is peaceful. The owners are constantly making improvements. They have added a mini playground area and laundry facilities were being added right when we left. We will camp here again with out any hesitation. Thanks for a great week! - mattnick2
Sep 2016 - $50.00
Park is in a very nice area on the edge of a river. Grounds are well taken care of and look nice, nice play area for kids to play and area they can run around on. Small pool and very cold. Sites are only 30 amp plugs and electric is very old so does not give you the full 30 amps. This park is not big rig friendly at all. We were on a super site as it was called and was very very hard to get into with a 38 foot fifth wheel. Sites are not wide either and you are on top of your neighbor. Suppose to be a grill in each site but most super sites seem to be missing these. We got a down pour of rain for 20 minutes on our 3rd of 7 nights there and out super site turned into a super mud heap for the rest of the week. They charge for everything from taking a shower to even having to pay to play mini golf. Their art and crafts they put on for the kids but they are not cheap either. They do cook and offer food at the camp ground but we saw complaints of it being under cooked and way too expensive for what you got. We will not be returning to this campground any time soon and if your rig is more than 35 foot long and your not made of money I would advise not going to this campground. - M5Adventures
Sep 2016 - $34.00
We stayed here for an event with approximately 50 other families. The campground is lovely and the staff is incredibly friendly. The open lawn provided the perfect space for our different events and the playground, volleyball court and recreation room kept the kids well entertained. - BarefootGypsy
Jun 2016 - $35.00
Great park, lots to do,very kid friendly but still quiet and well run. The owners are full time and hands on working to make your stay enjoyable.
Great canoeing and swimming in the river. - FlagSpEd
Jul 2015 - $23.00
Go here for a quiet, primitive experience. We backed the trailer into site 14 on the Launt Pond site, which was level, paved with natural stones. It's very green and wooded in the hills of Upstate New York. The address is Downsville, NY, a pleasant little town. The other site at this campground is for equestrians who bring their own horses. Launt Pond is quite scenic and you can hike a considerable number of trails in the connected Bear Springs Wildlife Management Area. There are no pull-through sites and no hookups. Each site has a picnic table and fire pit and you can and must buy the local firewood to avoid carrying wood pests. The on-site ranger is eager to help and keeps the place clean and working. Even without hookups, we recommend it. - Dick and Linda
Jul 2016 - $23.00
Our site was in the "Hilltop" section, and we had one of the few sites with individual water service. Our 50 amp electric was solid and reliable. The park is very clean and well maintained, with workers regularly visiting the restrooms and restocking as needed. Our site was reasonably large, and could easily accommodate the largest RV's. Some may find the steep road grade leading to this section challenging though. The tree cover at our site made satellite dish aiming difficult, but we were able to "see" the Dish eastern arc satellites ok. Verizon cell service was weak, but our on board cell amplifier/repeater handled it well. OTA TV is limited, but we did find a fairly strong signal from a Utica station that carries NBC on their primary channel, and CBS on a secondary channel. Gilbert Lake is somewhat of a secret, and the park was very lightly occupied while we were there during the week. I expect it does get busier on the weekends. All in all, this is a nice park to visit to just relax, and a number of attractions are nearby, such as the Baseball Hall of Fame in nearby Cooperstown. We will return here fairly often since our granddaughter and great granddaughter live nearby. - NYDutch
Jun 2016 - $28.00
We were in Hill Top loop in a spacious, level, well shaded site, with gravel & grass, with water & 30A electric, grounds were clean & well maintained.
Bathrooms & showers were clean & always well stocked.
The only strange thing I found about this campground, was the fact that this is the Only CG we've ever been in that had NO trash cans, anywhere in the loop, however the dumpsters/recycle bins were centrally located.
This is a very quiet, slightly out of the way campground, there are numerous restaurants & places to shop in Oneonta, about 14 mi away.
There is a nice lake with fishing & swimming, a beach & hiking trails.
There are also numerous cabins for rent for those without an RV.
While there is no sewer, there is a dump station.
If we ever find ourselves in the area again, we will certainly stay here again. - bukhrn
Aug 2015 - $26.00
We stayed in an electric camp site, which meant full sun, but there was always a breeze. We were close to the restrooms. Restrooms were better than some RV parks we have seen, always clean. Private showers (two men, two women, two handicapped) Weird, never had to wait though? We will return. - C H
Sep 2016 - $25.00
Liked this campground a lot. Good utilities with W/E/S and cable. WiFi was down when we were there but was told by other campers it usually works well. Decent gravel roads and pads are worn gravel and grassy. A few sites have concrete patios but they were taken by the campers that are there for the summer. These long termers were friendly and sites kept clean. Older but clean restroom/shower facilities. Quiet even though the highway is close. Train tracks in the distance but heard only one train in the night. Easy freeway access and a gas station and doughnut shop at the exit. No one was in the office when we arrived but the office was open and we filled out a registration slip, picked a site and paid later. Pretty laid back. - utchaps
Sep 2015 - $25.00
This is a hard campground for me to rate. On the one hand, it's in a lovely setting and is right off the interstate (close to the highway, but far enough that we didn't hear much/any road noise). The river running beside the campground is really pretty as well. The owner is very nice and was helpful. On the other hand, it's awfully tight to get around in a big rig, and the sites are mostly grass and sparse gravel. The steps to the restrooms are very slick when it rains - one man took a hard fall on them in the rain. The park's exit needs to have some tree trimming done, as one branch hangs down and drags along the top and side of the RV upon exiting. There's a very low telephone line hanging over the exit as well, but we cleared it with about six inches to spare (we are 12 feet, 7 inches tall, I believe). I had to look at the telephone line for 10 minutes to make sure we could exit ok. Long story short, for smaller rigs passing through the area, I highly recommend this park for a short stopover. Value-wise, it can't be beat. For big rigs, it's a tough call. I saw one other big rig have trouble getting into the campground with his towed trailer. (The trailer hit a dirt embankment and left some serious ruts in the ground.) All hookups worked well. We had 30 amp power only. Didn't try the wifi. There's an easy fuel stop within a quarter mile. - kmghmg
Jun 2014 - $24.00
This is one clean and quiet RV park. Level pull through sties. No internet but we used our hotspot. Cable works great. Close to interstate 88. Will visit again when in the area. - Ron Schweitzer
May 2015 - $20.00
This is a beautiful state park with all the sites on grass with no hookups. Comfort station has showers but still needed some cleaning but it was better than the last NY State Park we stayed at the night before. There are hiking and nature trails, swimming in a lake , fishing, boating, hunting, baseball field, disc golf and playgrounds. In the winter there is sledding, ice skating, and skiing. This campground is interesting they advertise near NY City but it is over 3 hours away with some 10% grade hills to drive. When we checked in no one at the office but this was after Memorial Weekend and the NY State Parks didn't seem to be crowded the first couple weeks of June. There were about five campers per loop--RVs, tents, trailers, etc. The walk to the lake is downhill and the park is just so peaceful. Looking out from our RV, deer were spotted walking around the meadow. This is a carry in, carry out trash policy state park. If I was in the area I definitely would camp here again. It was an overnight stop for us on a two week trip. - gsnakehill
Aug 2014 - $36.00
Overall this is our kind of park. Small, well cared for, pride of ownership. Water, electric and WIFI worked well. Lots of covered bridges in the area. There are 2 ponds and one lake on the property. We camped here in a 40' motorhome. - illini777
Jun 2013 - $32.00
The quiet peaceful nature of this park was enhanced by staying midweek so most of the seasonal and transient sites were unoccupied. We stayed in the big rig section which was level grass accessed partly by gravel interior road followed by driving through a grassy meadow. Many sites are heavily wooded. Wi-Fi was slow but other services were good. Phone service was good and directly from AT&T but data service was from an affiliated provider. The many minor roads necessary to find the park are poorly marked. It is a Good Sam park but the discount is not offered for the first night when making reservations. - never settled
Jun 2010 - $36.00
What a Gem! It's off the road but a real nice park. Very well maintained, extremely quiet and has very helpful staff. Call for directions. It is Big Rig friendly. We will stay here again when visiting UpState NY. - Mike & Elaine Austin
Aug 2015 - $37.00
Not easy to get to so not a good overnight spot. No TV reception. Good cell and Verizon aircard signal. Mostly a huge open field with sites around the edge. No shade other than the shadows from the forest edge trees. Roads are gravel and easy to maneuver. Sites are grass and most are not very level. Full hook ups with electric and sewer in the expected location but the water spigot was not that close. Expect to probably need a 25ft water hose. The bathhouse was very rustic and old. I rated them as clean because they were but they did not look very nice. Large selection in the camp store. The nearest store was 13 miles away. The campground is not really near anything. I would probably not return mainly because of that. But, if I was already in the area I would return to this campground. - camper19709
May 2014 - $17.00
Nightly rate reflects a monthly stay, during the month of May. This is a beautiful 50 acre property, with gently rolling expanses of green grass. There are trees interspersed throughout, but not enough to provide shade unless it's the right time of day. Sites are somewhat level, but there's no pavement or gravel, and ground is soft. Utility connections are dated. There is no cable TV, nor can you pick up any radio or TV signals over the air. On the plus side, there are nice walking trails, and the wildlife was teaming everywhere. The owners insist on recycling, and using their clear plastic trash bags, and it's quite a walk to the single dumpster near the office. Showers were utilitarian, but clean. The owners were very nice people. - User2888
May 2013 - $23.00
This park is not easy to find. Not much signage on Hwy 23 and what there is, is very small except for one sign right when you turn, which is too late to turn if you're traveling 45 miles per hour. Very rural and rustic. Nice people at check in. Was taken to our site which is very grassy this time of year. We elected to pay the $4 extra for sewer hookup. There is no cable here but we have our own internet with our iphones and there is very good reception. For a one night stay it's a very good place; fairly close to I88 between Binghampton and Albany, NY. We would stay here again but my husband would be bored but there are activities to partake of. - leciel19