Laurens, New York

Gilbert Lake State Park

Laurens, New York

Laurens, New York
Phone: (607) 432-2114

Sites: 252
Recent Rate: $19 7/2015

Latitude: 42.574282
Longitude: -75.126314

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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 no
  • 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 ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • 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 no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • 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 ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • 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 ?
  • 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 ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • 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 yes
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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6 Reviews

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

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in a tent. I had mixed feelings after reviews were both good & bad. It was really nice. We stayed at site 111 in Deer Run. 113 Also seemed like a good site. There was some privacy and lots of space between our sites. The restrooms/showers were clean & centrally located. They had hot water & I didn't mind that I had to push the button to keep the water going. The dish cleaning area was clean & had hot water. The beach was clean & very large. The water in the swimming area was clean which was wonderful and the swimming area is large. The concession stand was nice w/ tables. I locked my keys in the car & there is a park police station on site. He was so helpful & got my keys out. He actually found a spot w/ cell service & came back to let me know the weather. They have activities for the kids, movies, sand castle contest. A really great safe clean campground. Only cons--the wood is wet so it doesn't burn real bright and some of the roads need to have pot holes fixed. We will go back!! Great Place. We camped at Gilbert Lake State Park in a Tent.





Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Review Count: 53
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

The entry road to this park could use some maintenance, but it is passable within the posted speed limits. The park itself is quite nice, with a variety of hiking trails, ball fields, swimming, etc. The electric-only campsites where we were, were spacious and easy to back in to since they were laid out at a 45 degree angle to the road. Verizon voice and 4G data reception was okay at about 3 bars, and satellite reception from the Dish Network eastern arc was good with a portable antenna that allowed proper pointing past the trees. Our roof dish did not work here. There were lots of kids around, but everyone we encountered was polite and friendly. We will stay here again when time permits. We camped at Gilbert Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Gilbert Lake State Park (GLSP) is one of our favorite campgrounds; we camp here every year in May to open our summer camping season. This review addresses the Hilltop area. GLSP features cabins and additional, non-electric sites elsewhere on the grounds. The Hilltop area is in the process of being renovated; they are reworking the sites to make them more RV-friendly, which will reduce the number of locations on the Hilltop, but will add 30A electrical service at all sites (up from the dozen or so sites that currently have it). Bathroom facilities on the Hilltop have been updated, and include an outdoor sink for dishes as well as a washer and dryer for laundry. GLSP has a waterfront with swimming, boat rentals, and a concession stand/camp store, in addition to some very nice picnic pavilions and hiking trails. We camped at Gilbert Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 246
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

This NY state park is fairly easy to get to off of Interstate 88. When we stayed there the only camping area open was the Hilltop unit, so I can only comment on that area. Also, there had been a lot of rain and the rain continued while we were there so we were not able to check out the area extensively. There are a very limited number of electric sites and many of them are too small or sloped to be usable for most camping units. Many of the sites have no gravel, just on the grass. We are only 27 feet long, so had no problem in getting into our site, but I would not really call the Hilltop camping area big rig friendly. The power pedestals are shared by two sites, so will be very difficult to access from some sites. It will take a very long cord. The dump station is quite a ways from the Hilltop camp unit. The campground is pleasant, with some sites in the woods and some out in the open. We were able to get satellite from out site and our Verizon phone and internet worked well. It was nice and quite at night (only about 10 other spaces occupied) and fairly dark, which we like. There is a nice warm glow from a cola machine, which does not really add to the ambiance. We did not use the restrooms or showers, but did look and they seem clean. Overall everything looked a bit tired and rundown. Like many of our state parks it could use some help. We would stay here again as an overnight or two but would not go out of our way to visit this park. We camped at Gilbert Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped at an electric site in hilltop area. Had a nice large shaded site. Many sites in this area in open field. Has good clean restrooms and shower facilities. A little far from Cooperstown, which is why we stayed here. We camped at Gilbert Lake State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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

Date of Stay: August, 2007 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful state park that has not been discovered. The lake is pristine with boat rentals available. There are no planned activities for children or adults- just mother nature at her best! We camped at Gilbert Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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