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Henderson Harbor, New York

1000 Islands / Association Island KOA

Henderson Harbor, New York


Henderson Harbor, New York
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Sites: 305
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 43.892944378711
Longitude: -76.217651367188

Elevation: 252' (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) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $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 yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
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 ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon, T-Mobile Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon,T-Mobile
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • 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 yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • 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 yes
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina yes
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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79 Reviews

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Review Count: 119
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Don't understand the negative reviews, this place ticked all my boxes! Spacious sites, level, good wifi, clean restrooms with hot water at good pressure, great views from all sides. Yes, it can be a bit noisy because it is a family campground but quiet hours were observed. Would definitely stay here again! We camped at 1000 Islands / Association Island KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $70.00
Overall Rating:      

After reading all of the negative reviews I must admit I was very worried about our upcoming reservation. All my fears were set aside when we checked in and met the gentleman at the front desk. Very friendly staff. While the campground has received a lot of rain which created some difficulties, we saw a beautiful campground with the staff working very hard to please. The grass has been mowed, we saw no rutted road and everything seem very clean. They have lost some of their amenities like the bounce house and some things do look a little tired, but nothing like the bad reviews. We are looking forward to a wonderful stay here. We camped at 1000 Islands / Association Island KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
74
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

If this is what KOA's are becoming, count us out. This place has such potential, but looks more like a campground facility that is shutting down. The grass is not cut, ruts and low spots to hold water across the landscape. Delapidated buildings in various states of disrepair. Our first and last visit. The staff in the office was nice. We camped at 1000 Islands / Association Island KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Sunset
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 60
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $95.00
Overall Rating:      

Pull through waterfront spots were very nice, we were on the windy side of the Island and it stayed so cool we did not have to run the air conditioner. The spots that are not waterfront are very rutted and uneven, and they stay a lot warmer without the wind. Front desk staff are polite, but appear to be a little poorly trained. The rental golf carts running laps of the park were not appropriate, and the speeds should be limited. We camped at 1000 Islands / Association Island KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
L04
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Not much that is close by. Firehouse beverage has inexpensive ice and beer.Church is close by and Watertown is about forty five minutes.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $80.00
Overall Rating:      

Went there with concerns. Attendant took time to show me around the entire park, went out again to show me what was available for 3 less nights than arranged 2 months ago. Selected L 15 with the best sunset view. Got grass and weeds under control but swarming lake flies and mosquitos are pests. Rained all night long which left a lot of standing water through out the park. My site is mostly good. We camped at 1000 Islands / Association Island KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
L 15
Site Surface
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Very remote. Have to drive 9-11 miles for ice cream and restaurants or Shopping.

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed the week of 4th of July. The sunsets are amazing. Yes there are a few bugs but they weren't biting bugs. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at 1000 Islands / Association Island KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 102
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $75.00
Overall Rating:      

The only thing this place has going for it is the view of Lake Ontario. You pay a premium for a "lakefront" site but most of them are blocked by bushes and are peripheral at best. The entire park is filthy. There is goose poop everywhere and the sites located at the front of the park smell like sewage and rotten lake matter. There is trash all along the lakefront. There was an old tire along the road the entire time we were here, and no one removed it. The dog park was disgusting: very small and full of waste.

The second day we were here, there was a dead fish in the dog park and it was never removed either.

The manager came out and yelled at the children on the jump pillow with a bullhorn. The staff was mostly rude and was not very happy to be asked about anything. The park was very overpriced and the sites were extremely narrow. I would never stay here again. We camped at 1000 Islands / Association Island KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

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

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice campground. Ample, level sites. Good views of the water. This is a fairly large campground where all units are removed for the winter. There are units parked for the summer, but none of the usual signs of full time campsites. The staff is friendly, the manager is quite helpful. We enjoyed our stay so we extended it by another day. It is a relatively quiet park even when filling up for the weekend. The only down side of our stay was the lack of water on our last day. Not sure how long it lasted, but there was no water when we left around 11:00. Until then the pressure and quality of water was excellent. All hookups were easy and well placed. Definitely plan a return visit. We camped at 1000 Islands / Association Island KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
m16
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Sacketts Harbor is worth the short drive. Small, but a lovely town. Due to the location it does get windy.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

Great park on the shores of Lake Ontario. Friendly greeting, level sites, very quiet family campground. Very well run. I will be back. We camped at 1000 Islands / Association Island KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
L45
Site Surface
Grass
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
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: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

Very kid friendly, lots for them to do. We did not have any trees and it was very warm while we were there but the sites were good size and very easy to pull in to and set up. We camped at 1000 Islands / Association Island KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
in the middle
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Very close to Watertown and the Salmon River Mall. The KOA is literally on an island and you cross a road made to the island. Very unique.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $51.00
Overall Rating:      

"Not ready for business"

Reserved a week , may 14- 21. Campground opened on the 13th. Upon arrival waited without even being acknowledged to check in. Asian lady on phone would not even make eye contact, only when manager came in did someone even speak to me.

Got the site we requested, weather was bad but that is fine.

Cable not working, and unless we stopped and asked at the office, got no info. What we were told is they know it is broke , only part of island did it work on, no ETA for repairs or even suggestion to move to a site with working cable.

Water pressure problems from Saturday on, still not working well on Tuesday. Suggestion was to fill our tanks and use our pump.

Massive issue started on Monday with hordes of some sort of bug, looked like flying ants. Swarms of them all over the island. Could not walk the dog or even be outside without being swarmed. Difficult seeing as you tried to avoid the goose crap all over the campground. Which basically looked like a renovation project gone horribly wrong. Construction material, equipment all over, from large piles of stone to roofing projects half complete.

We pulled out today without even bothering to see about a refund for unused days. Bugs were so bad we drove the car out instead of hooking up to avoid the swarming bugs.

WiFi is free but worthless. You get one hour gratis, but it kicks you off after 10 minutes, and when connected it is extremely slow. We were one of less than 5 people on the entire campground so slowness was not do to heavy traffic.

Gives the area and all KOAs a bad name, won't ever go back regardless of the views. We camped at 1000 Islands / Association Island KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
H01
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This entire campground is located on an island in Lake Ontario, connected by a causeway, to the mainland. We had a pull in waterfront site on the Henderson Bay side of the island. The view out the windshield was amazing. Sunrise over the bay is beautiful. Pull in sites on the other side of the island overlook Lake Ontario and the sunsets there are spectacular. W/S/E hookups were excellent. Most waterfront sites have two sets of hookups so that if you choose to back in, it works fine. The WiFi is a little quirky, requiring a sign in. Sixty minutes of free service is offered each 24 hours. After that time there are a variety of pay options from one day to seasonal. For some reason, we managed to get by with the free option during our time there.
The route out to the island is in good shape, but it is narrow in spots and has some curves. We had no problem in our 34' class A, and there were many larger coaches and fifth wheels coming and going.
It is quite a jaunt to the nearest shopping (supermarkets, etc) in Watertown, so it is good to plan ahead for that.
This may be the most beautiful location we have camped in, since we had the waterfront site. We would stay here again, if in the area. We camped at 1000 Islands / Association Island KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
H08
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Any of the many attractions of the Thousand Islands are within easy driving distance.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Wow. Park on the lake. Great view. They have entertainment for children in the summer with wonderful staff. Wanted to stay longer, but wife had to leave. Buy your groceries before parking. Long way to store. We camped at 1000 Islands / Association Island KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
L11
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

The very best thing about this park is the scenery. No matter where you are, you're waterfront! Our spot was "Lake View" (as opposed to 2 grades of premium lake view) which means we had 2 rows of RVs between us and the lake. But that left PLENTY of lake view and at a much better price than the more expensive premium spots that would have come in at about twice the price.

This was our first KOA and the fairly solid reputation of the chain was maintained here. Lots of activities for adults and kids including a huge inflatable bounce contraption that was actually kind of fun, even for this 48 year old body!

The grounds are very well maintained and clean. They do morning trash pickup site-by-site which I thought was nice, but by design trash bins did not seem readily apparent for self-disposal. When we didn't want to wait for the morning pickup we walked over to the islands trash area. I'm sure there's a reason for this but I don't know what it is.

This was actually the first time we never left the park during our entire stay. Watertown is about 15 miles away and there are a couple of tiny towns a little closer. There's a store on-site with basics as a convenience and there's a pretty good pizza place that regularly delivers to the island.

I would rate it 10/10 if the value was a bit better. KOAs are known to be a little pricy and while there was decent value in our 3rd tier spot, we'd have preferred a premium spot but couldn't stomach the premium price. We will definitely stay here again though! We camped at 1000 Islands / Association Island KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
E04
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Pizza Shack delivers to the island for a $4 delivery fee. The chicken wings are very good.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Prior to arriving at this campground, my husband and I were excited to stay here. Once we were on the island though, our excitement faded. The best part about the island is the views. Simply amazing! The campground is located on an island in Lake Ontario and is connected by a very long causeway from the mainland. Roadway from the mainland to the island is narrow and curvy in some spots. I would not want to meet another large rig coming from the opposing side. Shopping is quite a ways away, so stock up on needed items before driving out to the island. The island itself is quite large and is separated into two sections, Sunset & Westward Side and Sunrise & Leeward Side. We were on the Sunset & Westward Side, site # E04. The island has an awful smell of fish which, given that it's on water can't be helped, but we weren't expecting it to be that strong. Also, we were a bit back from the water so our rig was plagued by tiny flying insects outside. Every time we went in or out of the rig, we had to move quickly to reduce the number of flying insects from getting in. We stayed here in a 40' Class A motor coach and I don't know that we would stay at this particular KOA again. We camped at 1000 Islands / Association Island KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
E04
Site Surface
Grass

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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