11 Parks near Hopewell Junction, New York
Aug 2016 - $50.00
We got the impression this park was mostly for seasonals and long term residents. As you enter the campground, you can see a number of campers that basically look like trailer homes and there was various debris stored here and there. None of it was terrible, but it was noticeably different than the other RV parks we've stayed in.
While the campground is located on a lake, and the loop we were in was ok, it definitely did not seem like a destination campground. When we first arrived and walked into the little campground office, I said hello and the guy just stared at me. I actually wondered if we'd walked into the wrong office or something. I said we were checking in and he just responded: "Last name?" Not exactly warm and fuzzy. He handed me a couple pages of rules to sign off on and then directed us to our site.
Our loop was a large grass field with RVs parked along the perimeter. The sites are large and level and there was good site separation. There were no trees or bushes between the sites. The hookups seemed ok, but we lost power twice. Once was during a thunderstorm, so no surprise there. But the other was just random with no obvious reason.
The lake has an area buoyed off for swimming and the green spaces are well kept and pretty, but the buildings look pretty run down. We tried walking around the perimeter of the lake, but ran into some lovely signs from some crazy neighbors threatening to shoot us if we trespassed. It might have been nice if the campground management mentioned the fact that some lunatic gun nut lived nearby and threatens to shoot their patrons....
In any case, other than the FDR historical sites in Hyde Park, there's not a whole lot to do in this area. It was just a transit stop for us and that's all I would recommend it for. If it was $30 or $35 per night, I might feel differently. But for $50 per night, I expect a bit more than unfriendly welcomes and death threats from the neighbors. - LGRV
Jul 2016 - $45.00
This park is not signed on the road, so make sure you have good directions. Do NOT take the Taconic Parkway to get there - campers are not allowed. Management was very helpful in getting us a direct tv hook up. Nice shade, 50 amp electric, but struggled a bit to get level. - Cmacoll64
Sep 2015 - $45.00
Nice place. We were parked in the Meadow loop. This seemed to have more transients than the other loops. We parked on the south side of the loop. Lots of room, on grass. No satellite in out spot due to trees. Parking on the north side of Meadow loop would allow reception.
Price is decent for the area. Close to Tacomic Pkwy for car travel. We would stay here again when in the area. - Seb
Jul 2016 - $19.00
State park created through donation in 1929. Facilities built by CCC's during the 1930's. Not much in the way of development or maintenance has been done since then. Restrooms are rustic though they do have flush toilets and showers without need of quarters. Most of sites for tents with poor access and tent pad area. Road through park is tight and full of potholes and broken pavement. One of worst state parks, more like unmaintained county park. Has access to beach area across highway. Lots of hiking paths and fishing with several near-by lakes. Designated trailer sites have no hook-ups and were literally sites in a field. No potable water at CG. - Al Z
Sep 2016 - $65.00
This campground was hard to get into and out of. The roads are very narrow and crooked. Once in the campground the roads in the campground are one-way and very narrow. The campground is in the middle of a heavily wooded area so satellite is impossible and the cable is not good. We were in a 43 foot motorhome with a tow vehicle that thankfully we had unhooked before heading to our site as we could not have gotten into our site with it connected. The site was very narrow with trees on both sides and barely enough room for our slides to be extended. If in the area again we will travel the extra miles into PA to a more big rig friendly campground. - John & Bobbie
Aug 2016 - $58.00
Since I like Satellite TV and don't really like being in the trees, I opt for one of the 3 back in overflow sites across from the office. I have found the sites down below to be tight and not worth the trouble to get in and out. The overflow sites are fairly level and are usually easy in and out. Perfect for one night. The night we were here, they were having a wine tasting which was nice. Tons of stuff for children. - peddy dick
Aug 2016 - $70.00
We had a Deluxe 50 Amp site for our 30 Amp camper. We had power issues: the breaker at our site was bad. It was hot, (89 deg F +), and we ran our A/C. A breaker in my RV tripped because of the low voltage and high amperage provided by the service box. They came out the next morning and replaced the breaker. It worked fine the rest of the stay. I thought it still may have been a problem with the camper, but we had no issues with the other two campgrounds we visited on the Eastern Seaboard that week.
We paid for a premium site, and expected everything to work, but there was no cable TV, and they would not give us a credit for not being able to provide cable. (sad face).
There was a LOT of poison ivy all over and the dogs transferred it to us.
We have been coming here for years, but will no longer even think of it. It's too expensive for what you get. We had to pay for services that we didn't get, and the grounds have steadily declined.
Wineries are nearby, but if you want something to do at the campground as an adult, go somewhere else.
Also: had to pay for pets, and a "resort fee"??? What is a Resort Fee?
Charged us for a Pull Through, when we had a Back-In. They refused to adjust that too!!! Never again... - Bob Mac
Sep 2016 - $20.00
This is not a great military campground in our opinion. It is located off base and up a steep hill with switchbacks and speed bumps. There were big rigs down in the full hook up flat part of the campground but they still had to deal with the narrow road and steep curves. Verizon cell and hot spot did not work well. Bathrooms are a long way from the tent pop up site. Laundry machines were $1.75 to wash and $1.00 to dry. There were only 2 machines each and one washer did not work but was not marked as broken. Parties are held in the campground and people were everywhere blocking road access. We did have a nice view of the lake. The campground does not sell ice because their ice machine was broken and so was the change machine in the laundry. The water lines to our site ran along the top of the ground. The Commisarry and Exchange were easy to find. We would not stay here again. - roadking
Jul 2015 - $27.00
Stayed at this campground for 2 days while visiting friends and touring West Point. Campground is very nice. Pretty quiet, except when large groups having gatherings. However, the gatherings didn't bother us as they were over in the early evening. You can also hear firing ranges in the distance up until about 10 pm. However, having served in the Army for over 26 years, we were use to hearing firing on nearby ranges and it didn't bother us.\ at all. We had sort of missed the noise from the past. The camp staff were very friendly and helpful. Our site (C-9) was close to others but not a problem. The restroom was close to us which we did use. It was very clean. We would stay here during another visit to this area. We camped in a class C motorhome. - Tiger6
Jul 2015 - $25.00
This is a very family oriented park. Lots for families to do. Feels like you are in the woods with nearby neighbors. No sewer, but dump close by. Friendly staff. Roped off swimming area. - DigMyPast
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
Jun 2010 - $14.00
This is a great, small, unimproved campground. I am rating it an "8" because it was clean, quiet, and a great location. This is a Rustic campground. No electric hookups, no sewer, no water spigots for filling camper tanks, and No dump station. There are a couple water "pumps" available. You really do have to crank the hand pump up and down to get water. The pit toilets, otherwise known as outhouses, are surprisingly clean. But they are still outhouses. Probably most of the campsites are tent only. I checked "not big rig friendly" because the entrance road is tight in spots, and some of the campsites are difficult to get into and are not really level. Okay, after all that, this is a beautiful, heavily wooded state park in a beautiful area of Connecticut (Litchfield County). The campsites are large and well spaced in small loops along the Macedonia brook. Our campsite (site 47) was clean, with a large fire ring that had been cleaned out. Our site was not level and when we backed in our trailer it was facing the wrong way, but that did not detract at all from our experience. It was not crowded at all when we were here, and very quiet. The hiking trails are not very long, but a few of them are surprisingly challenging. If you are not in good shape for climbing you may want to check with the Rangers about which trails to hike. The views at the top of the Macedonia trail are great, and worth the hike. There is a lot to see in the surrounding area, including a covered bridge, Kent Falls State Park, museums, and much more within an easy drive. As long as you understand the rustic type of campground this is, it is a great place for a quiet camping trip in the woods. - Tom
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 - $47.00
This is a very nice campground. It is built on several levels. Staff was very kind and very helpful with all questions. Our site was easy to back into and was shaded: which was nice since we travel with dogs. Very pet friendly campground. Pool area was very nice and clean. They also have a snack bar area, but we didn't use that.
One major down side is that Verizon has no cell service is this area. (Not the campground fault but just a FYI.) Only place to make calls on our cells was by the store. The campground WI-FI was ok during the day and much better (faster) in the evening. Another thing is that the mosquitoes were vicious: even with a campfire and bug spray it was difficult to sit out side at night. That is why the seasonal sites have enclosed nets on their patios. Again no fault of the campground. Our rate was with our Good Sam discount. We would stay here again. - joinpa
Jul 2016 - $55.00
We stayed here with another couple 4th of July weekend 2016. Our sites were very nice and shaded but were bordering a swampy area and the mosquitoes were vicious! We ended up with welts on our legs even though we had a campfire going and bug spray on! They had an Elvis impersonator for entertainment, which was hilarious! (Mostly because of the swooning of the women in the audience and his interaction with them.) The staff is very nice and the pool is very clean, although we didn't make use of it.
They have a small "catch and release" pond for fishing, but the adjacent lake is not navigable because of the vegetation. If you are planning to kayak here, forget it!
The campground overall is very nice, but a bit pricey. If you consider this place, request an area away from the wetlands. - grumpah
May 2016 - $50.00
Campground is spotless, great staff. Very helpful. Breakfast on Mother's day morning was delicious. Great coffee! Lot spacing was spacious with a sunny/open exposure. Site surfaces were gravel and featured a fire ring and picnic table. Well kept grounds! - Cyclegirl00
Jun 2014 - $17.00
This campground is all about the lake, Lake Waramaug. Although no "waterfront" sites, most all sites have a view of the lake (many partially blocked by other campsites, though). Canoe and kayak rentals are available from a private operation on most weekends. Many people bring their own canoe or kayak. A smallish beach is great for kids. Sites are not large and maneuvering with a bigger camper can be a little challenging for most sites. Bathrooms were "state park clean", which I thought were fine. Not a lot of showers, each bathroom had one shower. Also, large sinks for washing dishes are at each bathroom building. Water faucets are available at a few spots providing fresh water, and you can fill a camper tank from them (but you can't stay hooked up). This is a good campground for families wanting a little bit "rustic" while tenting but still have some facilities (like bathrooms). Staff is polite, helpful, and outgoing. - Tom
May 2009 - $13.00
This is one of the gems of the Connecticut State Park system. Extremely affordable with a view of the beautiful Lake Waramaug from many sites. Litchfield County has so many great things to see and this Lake is one of them. The campground closed its concession/camp store for 2009 which is a real bummer. You used to be able to get coffee, breakfast and lunch here but no more. The beach is nice and you can walk or bike around the lake. We camped here in a tent and for $13.00 per night this is a true bargain. The sites overlooking the water are prime and book early. The only downside to this State Park are the bathrooms - they are always dirty. The security at the Park does a nice job and they strictly enforce quiet time and no more wood on the fire at 10 p.m. Our family of 5 camped here in a tent with friends and had a blast despite the rain. I would highly recommend this park to folks looking for a get away from it all back to nature camp experience without 40 foot RV's blocking the view. - User889