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7 RV Parks near Marathon, New York
Sep 2018 - $35.00
Enjoyed our one night transit stay. People very friendly. Easy pull through sites, level, gravel. Would stay again. - Jimbeau
Aug 2018 - $36.00
We spent 1 month plus 4 days at Country Hills (rate does not reflect paying for electricity). This was a great campground in a great location for exploring the area. The campground owners were the best host (and hostess) that we have ever encountered in our 4 years of full timing! Verizon Wifi is spotty and iffy, some days good and some days not so good. Our pull through full hook up campsite was all gravel with grass in between the sites. There is a fire ring on the site which we did not use. Did not use the bath house. There are no amenities but there is a catch and release pond if you are into fishing and a small playground for children. Has an enclosed Pavilion that can be used for Rally's. Cortland is 12 miles away for groceries and Ithaca about 24 miles for larger shopping and restaurants. Very quiet at night and the stars are gorgeous. We did experience a lot of rain while there but it was not a major issue. The owner takes good care of interior roads which are dirt and gravel. We enjoyed Taughannock Falls State Park on one of our excursions and also the State Fair in Syracuse. Call campground for directions as the GPS will likely guide you in a route that is not conducive to big rigs. - eaglesfan
Aug 2018 - $35.00
Just a few pull through sites, good idea to make a reservation. Up the hill out of Marathon from I-81. Be sure to return back to Marathon unless traveling west. Extremely friendly owners. - 2hams
Sep 2016 - $50.00
Caveat: the camp was closing, as almost all the seasonal people were gone. So the camp might not have been kept as well as it would be in the summer.
Do not expect 50 amps. We chose 50 amps when reserving the site, and the outlet was changed after we arrived. But the breaker remained a 30 amp, and that is what we got. - J M Rowe
May 2016 - $40.00
We had electric and water hookup that worked fine (full hookups are available). Our 38' fifth wheel was an easy fit in our pull through site. Campsites are in a level, grassy field with lots of trees. Propane and camp store sales are available as is a laundry room. Staff was very friendly. The campground is close to town and an easy access off-81. We will definitely stay here again. - Melodycthomas
Jul 2015 - $45.00
This park said they had 50 amps. With our class A we need that to efficiently run it. Once there we discovered that was not true. The wiring was incorrect. Voltage also very low. Had to use generator every time we wanted to use any thing. Complained. They offered a $5 discount. They would not honor passport America either. Suggest big rigs go elsewhere. People were in nìce but park not suitable. - carnbru
Aug 2018 - $32.00
Used this park while visiting family in the area. There were only two choices, this one and one 500 feet down the road called Yellow lantern RV Park. I felt I make the right choice after staying there for two nights. - Dr4Film
Apr 2017 - $14.00
Stopped here during a pouring rain. A fellow from the office went out to see which site had least water. This is an older park with older services, but they work. - Rv Sun Seeker
Oct 2016 - $24.00
Stayed here for a week. There are no 50amp sites only 30. Considering it was fall and cool, this worked out ok. We only used our AC a couple times but we couldn't use more than 1 heating element at a time (microwave and coffee maker, for example).
Would definitely not stay here in the summer time. One of their rules is you can't run your AC while you are off the property. That's not going to happen with us especially if we are leaving our two dogs home and have to leave.
Another negative is they have no sewer sites but the "honey wagon" comes around on Monday's and Fridays (extra cost involved).
The park was nearly empty so very quiet. We will be in the area next year at this same time and will be staying here again. All the sites are back in. - CaSm1993
Jun 2016 - $19.00
Love camping here because it's away from EVERYTHING. Sitting by the campfire, you hear nature. With no electric sites, the only light is given by your campfires and lanterns. It's a pretty unique experience.
The roads needs to be redone, and the showers could be updated, but for those wanting to be immersed in nature, you can't beat it. - bumblehead
Jul 2015 - $19.00
Great helpful staff. Activities for kids (fishing derby). Lots of privacy. Cheap wood (4 pieces for $1.00). Very limited showers. No hot water for dishes, no dish wash station so take something along. Very quiet and patrolled often. Kayak rental is reasonable. Beach is sand but water was not real clear, still better than most lakes as far as seaweed. Most of the sites are on a hill so be prepared to walk. We enjoyed ourselves you just have to be prepared for dishes & lack of shower facilities. It is a nice campground. - babybean
Aug 2014 - $19.00
Bowman Lake State Park (BLSP) is billed as a "camper's paradise" on the website. I don't know about paradise, but our experience here was pretty good. Getting there - if you are coming from the north or east, your GPS receiver will take you on some unpaved back roads that aren't very trailer-friendly. Stay on NY12 southbound *past Norwich* down to Oxford, and then turn right onto NY220, then left onto Bliven-Sherman Rd., which will take you right into camp. This route is longer, but will keep you on paved roads. Also note - there is basically NO cellular reception at BLSP - with my Wilson booster, I was able to get enough signal to make an emergency call on my Verizon phone, but could not get any signal at all from AT&T. This is either a plus or a minus, depending on your perspective. On to the park itself. The campsites at BLSP are a good size for tenting and trailers up to the 25-foot range, and we had no major difficulty leveling our rig. Sites are nicely separated with forest in between them, so if you're looking for a quiet/private camping experience, this is a good place to go. Each site has a brick fireplace with a metal grate, which is handy if you like to cook on the campfire. The bathroom facilities are dated, but are very well maintained and kept clean. There is only one shower facility; we didn't use it so we can't comment on it. There were scheduled arts/crafts activities for the kids on Saturday morning, which they enjoyed. The swimming area is small but pleasant; they also offer rentals of canoes, kayaks and rowboats for a reasonable fee. No water or electricity at any of the sites, but water faucets are easily available around the park, and those with trailers or RVs can fill their freshwater tanks at the dump station. Only major gripe with the park was that the roads/parking lots are in poor repair, which meant we had to do some artful dodging as we brought our trailer in. - nextcube
Sep 2018 - $28.00
The $28 rate included a $5/day surcharge for being from out of state. There is no water or sewer at the sites, but we were pleased to have 50 amp electric. There is a place to fill with potable water at the dump station before you come in. The roads in the park and campground are very good. The sites are just dirt (mud now), with a fire pit & very old picnic table, but plenty big enough for our TT & tow vehicle. Lady at check-in was super pleasant. We did get several OTA TV stations. We would return. - R&S
Aug 2017 - $35.00
Interior roads very good but actual sites are hit or miss. Just dirt. No effort made to create a level pad of any sort. Any sort of out of state surcharge is guaranteed to disappoint & cost a point. Single dump for such a large CG must be very busy on a weekend. - Veebyes
Jul 2017 - $29.00
Stayed on the Chipmunk Loop. Lots of trees. Sites are decently spaced. There are more 30 amp sites than 50 amp. Some sites are more level than others, so bring blocks. The roads in the camping loops are paved, which makes it nice for walking/biking, and of course no dust. There is another loop, higher up in the park past the swimming area. Those sites have fewer trees, but they also appeared less level and really didn't have privacy between sites. The lake is nice for swimming. The swimming area is divided into sections with lifeguards at each section, so little ones can be separate from older swimmers. It's a sandy bottom and the one section has a diving board. The only thing we didn't care for was that the area directly surrounding the water is concrete, not sand. So if you want to sit while out of the water, you have to go to the grassy lawn area adjacent to the concrete. In other words, there isn't a "beach" for kids to play in the sand right before the water. Just down from the beach is the boat rental and launch to put in your own kayaks/canoes. When we were there, we couldn't drive all the way up to the launch area; there was a barricade. That meant carrying in our kayaks--all 3 of them from the parking area. I couldn't see any reason why that was blocked off. Most inconvenient. Restrooms are older, but clean. Only 2 showers, but plenty of toilet stalls. In my opinion, they could take out a toilet stall or 2 and add showers. Water pressure/temp was fine; even a bit hot. Even with trees we could get local TV stations out of Binghamton. We plan on staying here again next year. - LibraryMom
Sep 2018 - $40.00
Lovely CG with a lake in the center. After a hectic labor day week it was nice to sit outside and relax in a nice quiet park with a lake. It had rained a lot so the site was pretty muddy. You need to pay for WiFi but is was barely usable. The bathrooms though clean were not very inviting and full of bugs, they definitely need an upgrade. Be sure to pay attention to the directions on the web site, there is a 12' bridge that you need to avoid. If in the area we would probability stay here again. - newbies2016
Jun 2018 - $35.00
This is a somewhat hidden gem in central New York. Campsites surround a small yet scenic lake. Some sites are in the woods, some are open with some shade. Sites are roomy and most seem to be reasonably level. We stayed for two nights and wished we could have stayed longer. Most open sites are grass, those in the woods are gravel/dirt. Management was friendly and helpful. Park is well-maintained but could use some modernization. Family owned for 33 years, and owners are thinking about selling. - DrLewie
Sep 2017 - $39.00
This is a family run campground. Very nice folks running it but... Electrical 50 Amp service Initial plug in with no load leg 1 - 120v and Leg 2 119V With load and within a one hour time frame. Two low voltage shutdowns and four power outages. Horrible unreliable power. Our site was buried in trees, no satellite possible, site was level and had the appearance of not being used very often. This was only an overnight stop for us. Only hooked up electrical power. Roads in the campground are rough and EXTREMELY dusty and I mean EXTREMELY dusty. Just as bad a driving in Alaska. Tow vehicle was covered in massive amounts of dust as is the motor home. At $39 a night this is way too expensive for lousy power and no satellite reception. Expected much more for that price. Called office and notified them about the poor electrical. Was told husband was out on his ATV and would come by soon. About two hours later the owner did show up. He changed out the 50 amp plug. No problem with the power after that. Verizon Cell service worked but data performance was poor with a ping of 47ms, .70 Mbps download and .40 Mbps upload. There is WiFi in the campground. Free for the first 15 minutes after that a cost $2.16 for a twenty four hour period. Very poor performance with a ping of 1,345 ms, 0.01 Mbps download and 0.01 upload. Not worth the price. Campground is located about 10 miles off of I86. Your GPS will most likely take you through the town of Endicott, New York on US 26. Be advised there is a bridge with a height restriction of 12 feet 6 inches on that route. If you have an RV higher that 12 feet 6 inches you must follow directions on campground's website. Endicott downtown has small streets and not favorable to large RVs. Maneuvering through the small side streets to avoid the bridge is a real challenge. We will not return there. - ETB
Oct 2018 - $38.00
After 2 short trial trips, this was our first real trip, going from Ohio to Maine. Our first weekend was a stop at Belden. Lo and behold, my husband drove off with our power cord still attached, which we noticed about 300 miles into the trip. So we arrived without one. I wish I could say his name, but the Manager went above and beyond for several hours, seeking all resources to find one for us. Being the weekend, all the RV places nearby were closed until Monday. That evening, he phoned to say he'd found one! Absolutely amazing! He was relentless in his quest to help us out. But it doesn't end there.....on our last day as we prepare to leave, we are loading the toad and run OVER the front of the tow dolly, completely disabling any movement, either by the car or the motorhome at this point. Again, the Mgr goes to great lengths to provide jacks, blocks, and whatever else was required to lift the front of the car enough to back it off the dolly and do it correctly. Hours on end this great man spent to take care of us. He certainly could've just been invisible, or unavailable, as other parks do. Yes, we found out that is pretty much the norm. Once you are checked in, you're on your own. Not so at Belden. It's a beautiful place, operated by a very kind soul. When we are ever even close to this area we would go out of our way to go back - although he may not ever want to see us again!!! LOL. I wish there was a higher rating as he certainly deserves it. - Robin Yoder
Aug 2018 - $35.00
First of all, it was a wet, muddy mess when we were there, but the owner can't do anything about that. We were put up in site 8 which had no sewer and was a big puddle of long gras and mud...again, not his fault. The park is in a very pretty setting, with 50 amp pull throughs in some places. Electric and water were good. Wifi didn't come in at site 8. We pulled into another site in the morning to dump because we couldn't make the sharp turn into the dump station. Decent OTA TV channels and fairly quiet...trains were far off. - Ginny H
Jun 2018 - $38.00
We stayed at this super cute camp ground in April for a concert in Binghamton. Only the pull thru sites in the front of the campground were open but they were very spacious. The hosts were very friendly. The 6 pull thru sites were full for the night with snowbirds traveling back home. We met some very nice people. Hoping to get back here in the summer to enjoy the rest of the campground. - JenniferWood88