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Irving, New York

Evangola State Park

Irving, New York



Irving, New York
Phone: (716) 549-1802

Sites: 80
Recent Rate: $30 6/2016

Latitude: 42.6019990116378
Longitude: -79.0830230712891

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • 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 no
  • $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 no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • 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 no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • 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 no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

11 Reviews

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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

If you are taller than 12'5" WATCH YOUR ENTRY!! Hwy 5 from South and Hwy 249 from East both have RR overpasses at 12'5", must come in from North (Angola on the Lake). Rate reflects midweek, 30 amp and out of state fee (even though we pay income taxes here for employment). Nice park with spacious sites. Chose a site (#34) that we could see the water a little through the trees from our 35' motor home. Nice beach and lifeguards, but very small swimming area for size of beach and usage. Verizon OK, but no reception for T-Mobile. NYS law requires recycling but Evangola breaks the law with no recycling (hum, good example). Dump available but takes some maneuvering because it is on the wrong side. We camped at Evangola State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
34
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

This facility was filthy. The stove didn't work. The furnace did not work and made a loud pitch sound through the night. The cabin had mouse droppings and we saw some mice above beams. We left after a few hours. Slept in our vehicle to pass the night. We were told we would be given a refund. Spent almost $600 Canadian for 4 nights. Given back less than half with no apologies. Just a: "You should expect cabins to have mice," story. Horrible place. Never ever, ever use their cabin. Save your money: go somewhere nice. We camped at Evangola State Park in a Cabin.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Sand, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful park, well maintained, clean and quiet. Sites were roomy and not too hard to get into or get leveled. Verizon signal was good. We would stay again. We camped at Evangola State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $92.00
Overall Rating:      

When we arrived on Thursday September 11 at 6pm at Evangola state park, no one was at the office. It was closed with an envelope that had our key taped to the door. We went to our room and tried to check things out before it got too dark. We kept hearing a strange beeping noise coming from the carbon monoxide monitor. You couldn't concentrate, much less sleep with such noise. We tried the heat and it didn't work and then we turned on the stove and that didn't work either. Then we noticed mouse poop on the mattresses, the stove top was dirty and we opened the oven and that was filthy. We thought this was a little weird. 30 minutes later we noticed 1 mouse walking on the ceiling beam and a few minutes later another mouse. We made the decision to sleep in our car that night since we couldn't speak to anyone as the office was closed. The next morning we told the park receptionist lady about the situation in the cabin. She told us that nobody had been there in a week to clean or check the state of the cabin. She said, "With the cold, mice might have gotten in." She said she didn't blame us for leaving and would be happy to start the process of a refund she was very apologetic and gave us her number so as to call if any concerns. After 3 weeks and we did not hear a thing from her, we started inquiring as to when we would get our $350 refund. We were forwarded to the park ranger gentleman, who informed us that they do not give refunds and that mice are common in cabins. (I've never encountered mice in any cabin I've been to here in Canada.) Finally, after pleading my case he acquiesced to a partial refund. (It took over 2 months, but I got a little less than $100 refunded.)

I advice any who are interested in this state park to think 2x before booking a cabin. The park itself is a disappointment. The lake is not swimmable. There is nothing to do there, and of course mice in the cabins. I wish I knew this before wasting my time and money and then having to go to a hotel to spend the same amount.

Beware. We camped at Evangola State Park in a Cabin.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Cabin 1
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

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Review Count: 58
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Good state campground fairly near I-90 and Buffalo. Lots of weekenders with their kids and dogs. There are 3 camping loops: 50 amp, 30 amp, and tents. No water or sewer at sites, electric only. There are sewer dump stations available. Location on Lake Erie is exceptional. Park staff is very helpful and nice. Only complaint is too many poorly behaved and unsupervised kids and dogs. We camped at Evangola State Park in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a one night stay on our way home. There was no one at the gate, no instructions to leave your payment if leaving early in the morning. The 50 amp sites are just long enough for a big rig, but very narrow. The gravel could be replenished, and it appears not too much attention is given to RV sites. The view of the lake is beautiful, but being on a bluff, wisely protected by a metal fence. You have to pay a $2.75 surcharge for not making a reservation!. Living in New York State, we were disappointed that a beautiful area such as this is not given a priority by the State to better maintain the grounds. The sign coming in could use some paint. Gravel is inexpensive, and the sites could certainly use it. The sites are quite narrow and could easily be made wider since they are nicely spaced from one another. The picnic tables are very old and need replacement...not a big cost there. We would stay for an overnight, but would have to consider moving on if wanting to stay longer. Other states have much nicer campgrounds. Well worth a try if you're passing through. We camped at Evangola State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Living in the Western New York area, my wife and I decided to try a "Lo-Cation", camping in our own neck of the woods. Evangola State Park has been around for some time. We have camped here before for weekends so we decided to spend a week (7 nights) and commute to our daily jobs etc. This park has a very friendly and courteous staff (as do most or all NYS parks). The outer perimeter sites in the two RV loops are for the most part shaded and level, with gravel pads for your rig. Again, like most state parks the sites are large and very spacious with each site having a post type grill and fire pit ring with grill grate atop it, great to do corn or potatoes in foil. A short walk along a waterfront trail brings you down to the sandy and well groomed beach area, though it appears most campers choose to drive the mile around from the campground which is off to one side of the overall park setting. Weekends can be somewhat crowded with large family groups covering two or three sites in a row with multiple tents set up on each site along with a RV of some type, though it gets pretty quiet by 10 PM. Bathhouses are clean, with cleaning staff getting in them by 7 AM some mornings to spray for bugs, power wash and re-supply before the morning shower etc. rush. Only complaint here is there could be another bathhouse because the aforementioned weekend crowds can tax their toilet tissue supply or available shower stalls (3 showers and 3 toilets for the men for whole campground) though there are additional facilities at the beach area. This park is near several beach bars well known in the Buffalo, NY area where you can get the feeling of being more in Florida than WNY. Overall my wife and I really enjoyed our week stay at Evangola and would highly recommend it to both locals and folks traveling through the area. We will return. We camped at Evangola State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 109
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

This park took a little getting used to. It could be so much more with very little effort and money on the part of the State of New York. They had put in new electric, which made my decision on it over Lake Erie State Park. We finally settled on a site that had a beautiful view of Lake Erie out our front window. The sites are spaced nicely apart. It is quiet. Cell service is marginal. I was a little put off by the extra $5 per day as an out-of-state visitor and the $2.75 one-time charge for not making a reservation on Reserve America with its $9 fee. Like all state parks, I believe the states should be charging more to keep them funded and maintained. Why not just charge a slightly higher amount to everyone and make the non-resident feel welcome? The nightly rate is the average over 5 nights. The restrooms need work; however, they were clean. They have recycling. Would definitely stay again. By the end of our stay, we came to love it and were sad to leave. We camped at Evangola State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Evangola State Park is a favorite among my children. We first visited this park in the summer of 2007. The beach is awesome. On our first trip to this park my oldest son, 11 at the time, asked if we were swimming in the ocean. To this day my children refer to this park as "the one with the big water." I would not say that this state park has the most organized family activities, but there are many other things to do. There is a paved bike path that runs from the campground down to the beach. There is also a disc-golf course. The park recently underwent some revitalization. Each site now has brand new electric hook-ups with 30 or 50 Amps. The bathrooms are getting old, but are kept reasonably clean. There are a few excellent sites. My favorite is site #41. It is off in a corner next to the park's only cabin. It offers a wonderful view of the lake (there is a fence since there is a cliff here) and the sunsets are fabulous. This park is also close to Niagara Falls. We visited Goat Island this summer, and I was surprised to find that I did not have to pay the $10 parking fee since I was a registered camper at Evangola :). We visit this park a few times each year. We are actually going there tomorrow for the weekend, but unfortunately someone beat me to site #41. We camped at Evangola State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

The rest rooms and showers were reasonably clean (if not odor free). Electricity could have been a problem with only 20 amp circuits, since the heat was unbearable. A few sites were more than 20 amp. So whenever the A/C and refrigerator were both on, I needed to heat our water by propane rather than electricity. The campground is situated only a short 10 minute walk from a small beach on Lake Erie. Only a few sites are fully shaded; some are partially shaded but the vast majority are in the open with no pull-thru sites. Surprisingly, there is a tennis court (although not lined) which was never used. Weekend reservations are advised ($9) since this campground begins to fill up on Thursdays for the weekend. Only one dump station and a couple of places where water tanks could be filled. Laundry washers are available. Don't miss the pretty sunsets over the lake. We camped at Evangola State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2006 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

Electrical connections were inconveniently placed and most were a long distance from RV requiring long extension cord. Poor drainage in several sites. We camped at Evangola State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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