17 Parks near Gardiner, New York
Aug 2016 - $82.00
Nice Park for family's with kids. Was just my wife and I. We stopped in for two nights. At check-in they gave wristbands to put on, told us if we lost them it would be a $20. charge. If we got caught without them on they could throw us out. Not having fun yet. Dinner plans with some local friends. Not putting it on. Maybe a clip on badge would work better. The site was muddy with a street drain in the middle of it but level.
Great place for large family's. Not for couples. - Road Manager
Jul 2016 - $79.00
Stayed for 4 days. Very well kept and friendly staff. Will return again. Water park was excellent. - usmc616
May 2016 - $110.00
Sad to say that after camping in our RV for many years at Jellystone in Gardiner New York, this past Memorial Day 2016 weekend was my family's last.
This used to be a nice friendly family owned campground until it was sold to Michigan based Northgate Resorts making it a corporate owned campground. Under corporate ownership the rates have risen higher than any other campground in New York State. You are nickel & dimed to death for every little thing.
As with all campgrounds, there are rules to follow which I believe makes for better and safer camping. This campground has a list of rules that are given upon check-in. I was told that if we break any of the rules such as not wearing issued wristbands or move the fire ring, my credit card will be charged $25 for each offense. If you have a young child that happens to lose a wristband they also charge $25 for a replacement. I've been camping for 35 years and this is the first campground where I had to wear a plastic wristband and if I'm found not wearing it, I will be charged $25.
When we were here on Memorial Day weekend, the 10-month old water park was closed the entire time for repairs. When I called the campground office a few days ahead of our arrival I was told the water park would definitely be open for the holiday weekend. When we went to the Tiki Bar for ice cream we were told they didn't have any yet. How can you not have ice cream for a major holiday weekend?
The current top management has very poor customer service skills. When you ask a staff member a question, they cannot answer simple questions about the campground. They need to be trained in customer service skills and campground policy. With the new management in this campground the customer is always WRONG and it is now the campground of NO.
So if you like speeding golf carts, high prices and where the customers are not treated well by the staff, then this is the place for you. - Eagle75
Aug 2016 - $75.00
We were assigned an end, gravel, 50 amp, FHU pull-thru site (#60) with lots of foliage and trees. When we pulled up to our site, we were impressed until we tried to level. What normally takes 5 minutes took us over an hour to level as the site was sloped. Once we got through that, it was a great site. No neighbors on one side, a woods view out the front, and plenty of space. Other sites appeared to be more level, so they all weren't bad. The WiFi was excellent. The cable had a limited # of channels. Friendly, efficient check-in. Good Verizon cell service. Easy drive in and out of our site. Typical KOA with lots for kids/families to do. We would stay here again, but not on site #60. - Gayle E.
Aug 2016 - $85.00
We stayed 3 days in site 114 and it was perfect. Very level and across from the bathroom. Site was so shady you really didn't need your awning. In the mornings water pressure was bad but as the day progressed it went back to normal. WiFi was marginal and TV was fine. I was able to watch and enjoy the Olympics.
Campground is definitely geared towards the children. Lots for them to do and you could hear them the entire time :) Way too many dogs barking, though. A big deal is made about dogs barking but management does nothing to uphold their rules about it.
All of the amenities were good and the pool was refreshing. Store was good and well stock.
Yes camping fee is pricey but we all continue to pay it myself included.
We were in town for a family reunion and will definitely stay here again next year. - grs34
Aug 2016 - $63.00
This is a very nice KOA. In the woods, lots of trees, decent
sized sites, paved roads ! Easy to get in and out. Lots to
do for kids, shuttle to NYC. - macandphyl
Jul 2016 - $1.00
This "resort" would best be described as a traditional trailer park. Many "seasonals" are present. We spoke to one very nice lady who has lived there for 12 years. Our campsite was level and FHU under the spreading pine trees. Our site was way in the back, so it was either drive to the front or hike. The on-site cafe was very nice. Food was good. - moderate camper
Apr 2016 - $10.00
Nice staff - very helpful. Nice large sites well worth the price. Good hook-ups. Good stop-over. - morgan10
Apr 2016 - $1.00
We have been members of this campground for 29 years, the price per day without membership is $60 plus. We have seen it go downhill. They now allow yearly site rental and sale of cabins. Most sites are maintained but others are poor. Cable TV very poor, said they are upgrading. Water has a horrible smell. Grounds are well maintained. Restrooms are dated. - philandterri35
Oct 2014 - $35.00
The extra fee for out of county residents is a bit much. The electricity kept fluttering and was not dependable to leave on during the night. Maps and any information were not available. We looked into the bath houses and it wasn't a hard decision NOT to use them. They are filthy and smell. We will drive on rather than stay here again. - Arizona Traveler
May 2011 - $35.00
When we stayed again at this park last year, we were surprised to see the nightly rate had gone, in a year, from $20 to $35 for an electric site. The county decided to charge non-residents a $10 premium to stay in the park. Since we were set up before the ranger came by to collect, we paid for one night. We will not be staying again at this campground as the fee is simply not worth it. - Jay Rutherford
Jun 2010 - $20.00
We stayed one night at this county-owned park on our way to New England. There was no one at the "office" so we picked our site and were visited later by a ranger to collect the fee, which included electrical service. Most of the sites did not appear too level. The provided map showed which sites accommodated what size rig and whether it had electrical service. Sites were generally spacious, located on a heavily wooded hill. Access for big rigs might be tight at many sites; the road, while paved, is narrow and winding. We think this park would be good for an overnight stop for people traveling on I-84 or NY 17. Fees on weekends are $5 more per night. Reservations are only accepted for the big weekends: Memorial Day, Labor Day, and July 4 when it falls on a 3 day weekend. Possession or consumption of alcohol is prohibited in the park; this message appears repeatedly on every building and in all printed materials. We would use this park as a stopover again when in the area. - Jay Rutherford
Aug 2016 - $32.00
Spent the week and explored the area. There was more to do than we could do in a week, so we will be back soon. This was a great campground to vacation at. It was a pleasant relief from the heat of Florida and the grand kids love the fishing and pool. I still can't beat them at Mini Golf, but it was FREE. Also Sunday Breakfast and the Saturday Night Move were FREE. Plenty to do in camp and plenty of nice restaurants in the area to choose from. The area was very organic in nature and filled with lots of artists. An interesting place to visit! - Phyllis l
Aug 2016 - $32.00
This is a very nice place to spend a week or two, they have a special discount rate of $225.00 for a week stay that is less expensive than any other place we looked at in the region. They had a large selection of sites to choose from and things to do like mini golf and a great pool. It was located near the mountain trails we like to hike and bike. Can not say enough about the owner who did his most to make our stay as comfortable as possible. We highly recommend this campground! - Dealing Dennis
Jul 2016 - $41.00
Arrived in afternoon, owner took us around to see what site our 40' coach would fit in. He himself was so helpful that we will be back. it is nice when you ask for something, the help don't say let me check for you.
Very good service. The site was very quiet. Some sites may be a issue. Big rig friendly. The roads can use a little tree trimming. - xflyhighx
Sep 2006 - $30.00
Trash strewn at the entrance and along the access road, narrow dirt roads with numerous potholes, the pond was covered with some green sludge, permanent sites' trailers covered in mildew. Staff rarely answered their phone. No wonder there's no TL or Woodalls listing for it. We pulled in, looked around, and left in a big hurry. - Choxnpinz
Aug 2015 - $23.00
We have experienced NY state parks that are well set up and well run. This is not one of them. The sites are strewn all over a hill side with cross roads that are steep and barely wide enough for a vehicle. Each site is identified with a number, but there is no indication at each "road" what sites are along that "road." Once the office closes around 6:00 pm, according to the signs posted, there is no one on site overnight. Of course, there are no hookups whatsoever. The place was OK for two mid-week overnights of dry-camping while exploring the area, but there's not much to recommend the place. The trash barrel at my site was packed full for two nights. The $5 surcharge for non-residents plus the $2.50 "transaction fee" (for showing up?) is the frosting on a lousy cake. I don't think I'd stay there again. - Jay Rutherford
May 2015 - $20.00
The campground is only five miles north of Hyde Park, where the FDR and Vanderbilt National Historic Site is located on beautiful route 9. So we stayed two nights without hookups near the Hudson River. The sites are not level but you can find some that will take RVs under 30 feet. There are bathrooms with showers but we arrived on Memorial Day and they were dirty and stayed that way for our two day stay. The host site was not filled and I think maybe the hosts are responsible for the cleaning? Nice hiking trails high up along the Hudson River going to the Marina and north of the park. Cottages are available for rent. This is a big complex of over 1,000 acres. In the park there are picnic areas, trails, bridle paths, fishing, two 9 hole golf courses, cross country skiing, sledding hills, snowmobiling and the Mills Mansion. - gsnakehill
Oct 2015 - $40.00
Just finishing up our second season here as seasonal campers. In season there is some kind of entertainment every weekend. Breakfast every Saturday and Sunday. Friendly and hard working owner and staff. Highly recommend this place. We are very happy here. - VinnyP
Jul 2015 - $15.00
My favorite part of this campground is that I have yet to stay in a tight site. Most of the sites I have stayed in are very spacious. Clean bathrooms and showers and a large beautiful pool. They have farmers markets on site and food vendors. Very festive environment on the weekends. WiFi is available to the sites but you have to pay for it. Sites are level, and some are covered in grass which was a nice treat.
The store was often left unmanned and didn't have much inventory, almost an afterthought. Also, not sure I'd call the staff friendly. I'd say they are closer to being a bit on the arrogant side. Nothing negative, just in comparison to other campgrounds the staff was a bit on the cold side. But all in all a nice campground. I would go again. - Riot Pat
Aug 2014 - $41.00
We stayed here while helping in a youth camp for the week. The rate shown is for a week-long stay. We pre-paid so once the correct person arrived at the counter, checking in was easy. We were given a site amid several well kept seasonal/long term sites and it was quiet and shady. There was a nice amount of room between the sites, which we liked and we backed up to some woods, which we always like! The site was level and was gravel. All hook-ups were sufficient but there was no cable that we could find. Wi-Fi is not included but there is a subscription site that was very cheap for the week ($13 or so). It worked pretty well considering cell service was hit and miss. Since we were working all week, we didn't really have time to explore the campground but it looked well taken care of. The weekend had themes which seemed fun. They have a small convenience store and restaurant that had a breakfast buffet on the weekends. We did stop for that before heading out and it was very good. Overall one of the nicest places we have stayed. - DeannaS
Aug 2016 - $50.00
This campground is kind of remote although it's about 15 minutes from a mall and a variety of shopping options. You have to navigate a bit of a narrow road to get here. For us this was a two night stop without any particular objective. On the plus side, we had full hookups with 30amp service. They have a pool and offer free WiFi which worked pretty well for us. Driveways are gravel in fairly good condition. Restrooms are rustic but OK. On the negative side, $50 per night seems too much given the facilities and the location. We had basically a dirt site with a little grass. After a little rain we were bringing mud into our motorhome on our feet. Their website is particularly unhelpful in explaining their facilities, hookups, etc. About the only thing you can determine from the website is the price. - Coopsecondact
Jul 2016 - $34.00
This was quite a drive from I84 and you think you are lost, but you eventually get there. The good side is that it is quiet. Our site was large and very comfortable. The management is contracted by the Town of Wallkill and the staff is young and inexperienced in management skills. They allowed a young couple to "blast" music from their car radio while they played basketball. They allowed another woman to go balistic and yell offensive words at another person for about 20 minutes without taking any measures to maintain a quiet atmosphere. The campground itself is very nice, but it could be improved. We stayed three nights in a 27' motor home with tow. - Thirdtime
Oct 2012 - $38.00
Just here for one night at the end of their season, but we loved it. Pulled through back in their group area. It was great. About 10 to 15 miles off the interstate and you wonder if you are going in the right direction but well worth it. Everything worked and folks were super nice. - WhoDat125
Sep 2014 - $65.00
Skyway is a lovely older campground. With the mega campgrounds around nowadays, I would hesitate to call it a resort though. Nonetheless, we greatly enjoyed our stay here in R1 & R2 with family members. The owners have run Skyway for 45 years and now their children help out. All of them are extremely friendly and helpful and contributed to our enjoyable stay. There were a few negatives. Primarily, they do need to address the access to the campground. The turns are really too sharp for the bigger rigs. There is a lovely area near the front entrance called Strawberry and would be perfect for big rigs but there is still at least one sharp turn to maneuver. The access to this area could be reconfigured and should be really. I believe the owner puts some weekenders up in the back (which is up a decent hill). If they want privacy - that's great, but if they want to use any of the amenities, they've got a hike. Everything is down the hill and most is across a very quiet country road (pool, basketball court, pond). Now on to the positives. We loved this place. Gorgeous sites - most were huge. Wifi was perfect all the time (perhaps they've upgraded since the previous review?), with several transmitters throughout the campground. Roads were graded nicely and we thought they were plenty wide enough. This is the Catskills which means lots of trees! We love that this campground has left so many lovely trees around - it was stunning this weekend with the fall color. But if a branch here and there brushing the top is a concern, ask for the Strawberry or Ridge areas,they're the most open and except for the one inital tight turn, the most accessible. There are quite a few seasonals - although some younger families have left due to the newly remodeled Jellystone nearby. So the crowd right now skews a bit older and quieter. Skyway is the type of campground to relax, do a couple activites they organize and then go find something fun to do on your own. It's not a go-go place. We loved it. With a few improvements, it would be absolutely perfect. We'll definitely be going back. - Gala62
Aug 2014 - $72.00
Review for this park dated June 2014 is exactly right on the money in every aspect. Office staff was very friendly. Ridiculous price for a campground with a pool. This park is barely big rig accessible, and not at all big rig friendly. Road to the park is narrow and roads in the park are very stressful to negotiate given the obstacles. We will not return. - Snidely Whiplash
Jun 2014 - $36.00
This campground is in one of the most beautiful areas in NYS. The Catskills are a great place to visit. Unfortunately this campground is in need of a make-over. The sign on the main road is hard to understand on where to "enter" the campground. The office help are wonderful and extremely helpful. The roads are very narrow with low hanging limbs and shrubs that rub the sides of your RV. There are old tree stumps, dumpsters, and large rocks on critical turns that make it even hard to navigate. It is NOT big rig friendly by any stretch of the imagination. About 50% of the campground is occupied by seasonal and about 20% occupied by park models. These sites are messy and owners' cars tend to block the already narrow roads. Wi-Fi is almost nonexistent and the cell service is very poor. The pool and hot tub are beautiful but also across the main road outside the park. Ellenville is not a destination, but it does have adequate shopping. We will not return. - User3766