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Herkimer, New York

Herkimer Diamond KOA

Herkimer, New York


4626 State Route 28
Herkimer, New York 13350
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Sites: 140
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 43.129334178273
Longitude: -74.974490404129

Elevation: 580' (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 ?
  • $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 ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • 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 ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • 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 ?
  • 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

65 Reviews

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Review Count: 71
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $77.00
Overall Rating:      

Approx. 9 miles off I-90, we used directions from their KOA web site, and they ask you to call them if using GPS. Our site was pull thru, gravel and not level. The gravel pad was narrow, and there was a drop off to one side. Not deep but enough to bring our tires off ground when leveling. Site was long, so 40' rig and tow fit with plenty of room. Unfortunately the previous campers left trash on the ground and in the fire ring. The park needs to do better policing the campsites after a weekend. Plus, campers need to clean their area before they leave. I cleaned out the fire ring for the next campers. Dumpsters were overflowing with trash even in mid-week. The weekends are busy but the dumpsters should have been emptied before mid week. Even though there are mature trees on property, we were able to get satellite. Some sites are more shaded then others. They have some unique cabins on property. Laundry room is adequate however costly @ $1.50 each for wash & dry. The dryers were not efficient as I had to hang dry my towels and other items even after 45 minutes. There is a small dog park, and green space to walk dogs. The park is located along the West Canada creek and there are a few kid activities. They also have a restaurant across the street, but it wasn't open when we camped. Also, they have a diamond mine that you can pay to hunt for your own gems. We only stayed one night, therefore didn't get a chance to try it out. The nightly rate is high for the value. We camped at Herkimer Diamond KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 186
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 38

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $59.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is located along a beautiful river about 7 miles north of the Thruway. Our site was sloped to the rear, but no problem leveling and all utilities worked well. This is a family, resort park with many activities for kids and adults. A little pricy for an overnite, but not a lot of choices in the area. We camped at Herkimer Diamond KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 4

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

Nice KOA on the West Canada Creek. Creek was pretty wide, but very shallow Entrance is a "hairpin" turn off the main road followed by a narrow drive down the lane to the office. Not that "big rig" friendly. Park is packed gravel. We had a pull through site that was plenty long enough and right under a gorgeous tree. We had plenty of room to park in front of our coach, as well as behind the coach. Utilities were easily accessible, and relatively modern. KOA is located about 8 miles north of the town of Herkimer, and about 20 miles from Utica. Miner's Table restaurant across from park delivers (we ordered pizza), and the pizza was REALLY good! Although it rained the 2 days we were there, the park drained pretty well with minimal puddling of water. Would stay here again. We camped at Herkimer Diamond KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
116
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) 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
Tips for other Campers:

Did not visit the Herkimer Diamond mine, mainly because they are not true diamonds, rather they are quartz crystal stones. KOA is close to town of Herkimer which has most major food chains, and grocery stores (walmart). Interior roads were easy to navigate after you got past the office.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

We had a pull though site for a one night stop. The site was level and everything functioned well. The campground is mostly suited to families with younger children. The pool and river were busy on a hot August day and many of the children were less than supervised which made for a noisy campground. Still, a solid overall KOA experience for our overnight stay. We camped at Herkimer Diamond KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 46
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $52.00
Overall Rating:      

Only stayed one night but we're very impressed by variety available. Lots of beautiful sites from big rig pull throughs to tent sites in own isolated area. Riverside and meadow. Huge variety of kamping kabins with solar powered, observatory, etc. Lots of activities. Float down the river, dig for diamonds, see a movie, pancake breakfast, kids crafts, swimming pool, even a community garden. Site was wide and level with easy in and out. Went to the gift shop, restaurant, and museum which are all part of the resort. Very clean. Delightful stay. We camped at Herkimer Diamond KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
127
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one of the nicest KOAs we've stayed in. Very pretty park alongside a river. The Herkimer Diamond Mine/Museum is across the street which is interesting and you can mine for Herkimers (actually quartz) if you like to bust rocks with a small sledge hammer. Wi-Fi was smokin', and the staff was very friendly. It's a very pleasant place to visit. Highly recommended. We camped at Herkimer Diamond KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

If there were a 20 on the scale this park would get it. We only intended to stay one night but stayed two because it was so nice. Extremely friendly staff, beautiful surroundings, and lots of amenities. Great place for families. No doubt would return again. We camped at Herkimer Diamond KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 60
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground in far from KOA quality. Campground needs much TLC. In many areas, lawn/weed and campsites need maintenance. Many campsites were close together. Some pull-thru sites are available. Our campsite was all mud, unlike many of the other sites which were rock. During a minor rain storm, we had mud flowing through our site down to the river. We watched our doormat float away. DirecTV (free standing satellite) had no issue. Wi-Fi was weak and not reliable. Verizon phones were able to get a weak 4g signal. Electricity at the sites is spotty. There are 2 sites per power post and we lost power twice, which required a reset at the “main” breaker by the office. Campground provides breakfast delivery (prices kinda high) to your campsite. KOA convenience store was available, but pricey. Campground is 10 min. from major grocery store, food and gas stations. The campground is 20 min. from major highway. We utilized this location to take a cruise on the Erie Canal. Campground includes a kid’s playground, pool, laundry, bikes to rent and a Frisbee golf course. A large river flows through this campground, which people were using to float (tube) down and fish. We camped at Herkimer Diamond KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is beautiful. The site was level, power and water pressure was good. Lots of room between sites and lots of shade. Sites are grass with gravel area for parking. Staff friendly and helpful. The campground is right across the road from the "diamond" mine, but a little out from town. Wi-Fi was only adequate. We camped at Herkimer Diamond KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $52.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for Labor day weekend. When we got here I was not too impressed. We had a site right on the river, which although nice, it was very tight (but doable). Was level but with a tree on our site there was not enough room to put our awning out. The fire ring and table was behind our MH right along the river. They definitely squeeze in the sites along the river that are FHU's. The sites with just E/W on the river, have much more room. The pull through sites are a very nice size and level too. But after being here a day, my initial thoughts have changed. Would love to have this CG closer than the 4 hours it took to get here, we would come back often. Overall nice CG. We would love to come back soon! We camped at Herkimer Diamond KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here in the pull though sites which are long on a gravel drive with grass and a few trees for shade. Width was OK, but sites along river were tighter. Walk across the street to the mine where we did find 10 non perfect "diamonds". Well kept and friendly staff. Though didn't tube the river, many were and having a good time. Will return when in the area. We camped at Herkimer Diamond KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

This is not only a beautiful park it is extremely clean. The river running thru the park only added to its beauty. Roomy site, Wi-Fi worked great. Maybe a little out of the way, but well worth the extra drive. I would love to stay here again. We camped at Herkimer Diamond KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Large and nicely laid out campground. Typical KOA, with playground, pool, planned activities, movie nights etc. Plenty of kids having fun. Well maintained grounds, sites a little close but not too uncomfortable. We camped at Herkimer Diamond KOA in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent campground. Choice of sun or shade. We camped on the river. Beautiful view, diamond mines across road, nice clean quiet park. Clean well maintained bathrooms, showers, pool, tubing available. Level sites. Will def stay here again. Only criticism is wish store had greater selection. It doesn't carry basics like eggs, so had to go into town to get supplies. We camped at Herkimer Diamond KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 150
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

Be very specific about your needs and preferences when doing your booking. Hookups (W,E,S) vary from site to site. Some of what seem like premium sites only have W&E. We like everything else about this park. We camped at Herkimer Diamond KOA in a Motorhome.

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