23 Parks near Ovid, New York
Jul 2016 - $33.00
Not the nicest campground. We liked and used the pool. We enjoyed the Fourth of July weekend entertainment. The bathrooms and showers are not nice. Good location for local wineries and visiting Ithaca, Seneca Falls, and Watkins Glen. - RVBlessings
Aug 2015 - $17.00
Quiet park, small town. Basic W/E/S, pool, WiFi, only 1 W/D (but clean), has DVD rentals. Only has 4 spots with 50 amps, we got one. They are right in the heart of the "wine country" so it's popular around here, as well as weekends are tough because Watkins Glen isn't far and racing is done on then (as well as the lakes are popular I guess. Found it very difficult to get reservations over the weekend anywhere around here. I was surprised they offered Passport Amer! Nice people. - MarieB
Aug 2015 - $17.00
A very nice and large open campground with motorhomes backed up against a treeline that provides lots of shade through much of the day.
A select few sites with full-hookups are situated in a more open area with much less shade, but more privacy and closer to the pond. The sites are at times a little cramped but not too bad.
Our site was Water/Electric, and very close to the clean bathrooms and showers. The bathroom is interesting in that the ceiling is open throughout the building with tall walls that divide the womens/mens area; however, it is easy to hear what's going on in the other bathrooms or showers.
The saltwater Pool is situated in an open area with lots of sun. They do have umbrellas for shade and a nearby tree.
Playground is large with many homemade contraptions for the kids. Rec room is in a garage, which does require a fee to play billiards and few other arcade games. I think the ping-pong is free.
Huge bass pond with some very large bass (4lb+), though most were around a 12" or so.
Nature trail along the edge of forest line that goes down to a large gorge, which then branches into many gorges.
Owners are very friendly and made us Amish friendship bread.
The area is situated between two large finger lakes, of which are lined with all kinds of places to visit. The area gets an inordinate amount of sunshine compared to the rest of the state, given its unique mediterranean like micro-climate.
The place has a gentle, warm, sunny, nice feel to it. Everyone seemed very friendly too. - mynyel
Sep 2015 - $35.00
The camp is very well located if you are interested in exploring the Finger Lakes wineries. It is small and very unassuming, which we like. We tend to avoid the "mega-campgrounds". Most of the sites are occupied by seasonal campers so availability of sites is very limited. The best site is #1 for non seasonal camping. Plenty of space and not overlooking anyone else. There is no privacy, the sites are pretty much one next to the other.
We love the private beach and lake access. Very romantic and quiet. We would definitely stay there again sure we decide to go back to the Finger Lakes. - Catalina W
Jul 2015 - $26.00
Based on our experience so far, this is a typical northern New York campground. Out of 20 RV sites, all but 4 were occupied by seasonals. The 3 sites available for transients are tight for large rigs. We were in a 34 motorhome and it was very difficult to maneuver into site 20. Site 20 and 1 are the only 2 sites with any hope of getting a satellite signal from your rooftop. The site are grass and dirt, with a little gravel thrown around where you park your RV. A 4G Verizon signal was present, but data speeds were very slow. The campground appeared to have a wifi signal, but we didn't use it. Firewood was reasonably priced. A walk down a fairly steep hill got you to Lake Seneca. There are boat docks available.
The most interesting part was the quarter mile drive down a narrow gravel road with several blind corners. There is no room for vehicles to pass one another.
This is a good area to base camp for Watkins Glen, Geneva, Hammondsport and many wineries and breweries. The daily rate reflects the weekly price. Per day it is $30. Per week it is $180 in spite of what their website says.
The sites are tight. Our windshield was about 3 feet from the back end of the motorhome in front of us.
If you are gong to stay here, disconnect your Toad at the scenic overlook on Highway 14 near Randall Crossing Road. Use your toad to run interference going down the narrow gravel road to warn off any on coming traffic. - FnEJ
Jul 2016 - $28.00
This is a very good State Park. The Sampson Military Museum is right at the park and was a great start to our stay here. This park also has a beach, docks and boat ramp. Lots of wineries in the area. Corning Glass Museum is about one hour away and is worth the trip. - myriad
Jul 2016 - $28.00
Our spot was roomy, plenty of space for our tow. We had to move around to get satellite tv, but we got it in space 144. We didn't want to move until we left so we used the showers since we didn't have sewer. They were well kept, clean, although there is only 2 per loop. I did have to wait about 15 minutes one day. There was a little beach for swimming with a concession stand. You do need an extension cord for electric. We would stay again, good location for visiting Geneva and a few other towns. - dorcol
Oct 2015 - $21.00
For the past several year my DW and I end our camping season with a stay at Sampson State Park. Centrally located between quaint Geneva, NY and Watkins Glen and in the middle of the renowned world class Finger Lakes Wine region. The staff at Sampson is and has always been very friendly and pleasant upon check in. This is a large campground with close to 300 campsites. Like most state parks the sites have electric only and being an older campground most are 30amp only. The trade off though is the large roomy sites available both treed or if you are using a roof top satellite dish out in the open. The comfort stations (restroom and showers) are spotlessly clean and in the fall very warm and comfortable. Generally in late fall Sampson will only have one loop with electric open with about 30-40 sites. However, because of the mild east coast weather this year, their was a demand for more sites than normally open. To Sampson's credit they opened up their largest RV loop and most popular to accommodate all of the requests! Not many campgrounds, public or private would be willing to be that flexible. While visiting Sampson make sure you take in the on grounds military museum with many interesting artifacts and stories of how vital Sampson was as a military base and the incredible speed in which it was built to help win WWII. Enjoy Sampson, Geneva where Emile's restaurant has the best bone on prime rib anywhere and of course the many fine Finger Lakes wineries. - vincee
Apr 2011 - $12.00
We called & met the owner, the place was more like an open field adjacent to large farm land -- somewhat isolated, though there were several long-term camp units further in, under the trees; we wanted satellite reception, so parked out on the long access road leading into the place. We stayed here in late season, after Labor Day, wanted water & electric hook-ups; we are/were 50' long, with 30' fifth wheel.. We will stay here, again -- likely in Oct. - Don_F
Jul 2016 - $26.00
Bathrooms were a bit dirty. Campsites were nice and private, not too crammed together. Easy walk down a long flight of stairs to get to the trailhead to the falls. - BeeNbop
Jun 2015 - $26.00
We stayed two nights at this state park on the southern shore of Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes Region of NY. There were 78 sites, many not level, in the woods with clean bathhouses including showers. A number of water spigots in the two loop camping area. The camping area is not easy to find. One needs to stop by the park office on the lake side of 89 to register then head north for a little bit and find the park road and start to head up. The camping road will be on the left. If you reach the parking area for the falls you have gone too far. There is also a parking area on 89 for the lower falls. A number of trails to the falls and one can be found at the end of loop two in the campground. Check-in was easy and we enjoyed our stay even though it was a rainy day. The falls are considered one of the outstanding natural attractions of the northeast. They plunge 215 feet over rocky cliffs into the gorge, and what a fantastic sight it is. There is a picnic area, swimming and boat dock with slips on the lake side of 89. The park is also used for cross country skiing, sledding and skating. Summer concerts are held on the lake side. We would return to camp here. - gsnakehill
Jul 2012 - $25.00
We loved the water area of the park, which is down on the lake. Tons of things to do and very enjoyable. We did not like the camp sites, too small and placed too close to each other. The traffic in the camp went on all night, along with very loud fellow campers, barking dogs, screaming kids, and pets running loose, which caused fights. Limited shade on our site and NO grass what so ever. We will not be visiting again. - can4
Sep 2015 - $20.00
Our second time here. We really like this park. Large sites with fire ring. The park is huge and surrounded by corn fields. Large swimming pool and hay rides for the kids. The kind of place I wish I could have spent the summer when I was a kid. Lake Cayuga is 10 minutes away with large boat ramps. You really feel like your camping here, surely not a corporate park as it's family owned. The place gets busy on the weekends so booking a site is a good idea. The owners quietly keep an eye on things and rowdys aren't tolerated. We hope we can come back again someday. - jimboy
Sep 2012 - $40.00
This place is a DUMP. We paid for 3 nights, but left after the second a $40 good decision. Quiet time 11-7 - forget it. Water pressure - zilch plus smelled like swamp water. Shower(ONE)filthy, bathrooms - dirty. Destitute trailer owners as well as some trailers that are obviously abandoned and slowly crumbling. Many have out buildings, extra tents, plies of trash, 'toys' in a mish mash. Never did see a management individual - we were left a map with a line drawn to the site but had us entering from the wrong direction which meant a circle around the muddy dirt roads. The pool - I think that's what it was - closed. Then there was the idiot at 6:00am that started his truck with loud mufflers and tried to see if he could rattle the valves on the engine. This could be a fantastic campground if the right owners were to do a house cleaning. Nicely sited, beautifully treed - but it needs a major overhaul and clean out of 'seasonals' who make their own rules. - IC2
Aug 2011 - $31.00
Request full-hookup sites with Electric, water and sewer. We try to provide quick, objective reviews of campgrounds. We spent a week here around Labor Day, September 2011. Pros: Friendly staff who seemed to take good care of short term maintenance issues. They very quickly responded to an electrical breaker problem we had. The dog walking paths were the best – a maze of long paths cut through a meadow, and into nearby woods. Kids seem to love the play areas and the hayrides. There was live entertainment in the common facility during Labor Day weekend. Great location for exploring Lake Cayuga, the area wineries, the town of Ithaca, and don’t miss Taughannock Falls. Cons: Lake was overgrown with vegetation. Pool was used a lot, but it looked in serious disrepair. Very small campsites. We were crowded up against neighboring campers. Narrow roads . No laundry facilities. Many of the seasonal camper sites looked like junkyards; we guess there aren’t many rules. This is an old, large campground in need of some serious capital improvements. We do NOT recommend this one. - FifthWheel Travelers
Jul 2016 - $36.00
This campground is located between Seneca Lake and Cayuga Lake, near the towns of Waterloo, Seneca Falls and Geneva. Driveways and site pads are gravel. We had a back-in site with full hookups, 50 amp electric. It was a nice site with a large mature tree on each side providing shade early and late in the day. They offer free WiFi but it did not reach our site. When we used it while adjacent to their office it worked well. There is a nice laundry and a bathhouse. The first two days we were there, the bathhouse was very dirty. Apparently, the manager had been away so when he returned it was kept more clean. They also rent kayaks on-site which you can put into the water right from the campground. We paid $255 for a week. AT&T 4G signal strength was -106 dBm, average. - Coopsecondact
Jun 2016 - $35.00
A cute park good for a few days. The sites are tight as are the roads to get to the camp sites. They do advertize wifi camp wide but we could not connect and we were close to the main office. The over the air channels were spotty at best. We do not fish or kayak so there was not much to do in the campground. They do have access to the canal so boaters would like this park. Our site was quite slopped and a little difficult to get level. We did notice a strong odor from the water supply. It looked like they had just replaced the water lines to the site we had. Do not know if that might be causing the odor or not.
We would probably stay again if in the area. - John Borajkiewicz
Aug 2015 - $32.00
This is a nice campground located along the northern Finger Lakes canal system. The pull thru site we were assigned was a long and reasonably level gravel pad. The pull thru sites are alternated so your door side faces your neighbor's door side. They did not have sewer but water pressure was good and electric was stable. The grounds around the camping area are park-like, fun to explore and you can swim off the dock along the canal. We would stay here again. - Born2Roam
Jun 2016 - $25.00
What a gem. Surprised that Myers Park hasn't been reviewed before. A town park located right on Cayuga Lake! No pool but who needs it when you have the lake? Sites are at back of park, but can see a little from sites and easy walk. Our site (#11) required a couple boards to level but overall fairly level. Reservations REQUIRED; you must call during business hours. Only campground in county directly on the lake. About 2 1/2 miles to some shopping and 5 miles to good shopping (restaurants, groceries, hardware, etc), 10 miles to downtown Ithaca. Wonderful onsite host. "Bathroom" near camping are a couple porta-potties, flush and showers in the swimming area. Train behind park runs twice a day - on most days. - BandD
Jul 2016 - $19.00
Was a nice quiet campground, large site, but was listed as partial shade and it should have been listed as full sun as it was very hot. It was not an electric site, so air conditioning was on only during the hours I could use the generator (9 to 11 am & 5 to 9 pm). The campgrounds were clean with pretty large sites. There was some nice biking we could do in the area. Our site was large, nice and level, and easy to back into. - Garand1
Jun 2016 - $27.00
Sites are level, accessible and each contains picnic table and fire pit, shared water. Our one complaint about this park is that they still have not addressed their power problem. Voltage at the sites runs 131 and spikes to 133 & 134. Our Surge Supressor was constantly tripping. Park people when informed, acknowledged the problem, however said the only people reporting problems are ones with newer rv's(ones with sophisticated Power Mgmt Systems). We came up with some workarounds- shutting off power at night, running air conditioner during the day.The power issue was a real problem and based on that we would probably not return here. - vt3fan
Aug 2015 - $31.00
The sites here are level, large and come with a picnic table and fire pit. Water spigots are between every other site. We had terrible trouble with the electricity. We have a surge protector in our RV which kept shutting the electricity off with every surge that occurred - and there were a lot. Thus, we unplugged from the electricity at night and plugged back in when morning came. When we checked with the campground maintenance, they told us that New York allows a 10% difference - which is huge.
There is a beach, a place to launch boats, a small store, and large fields for kids to play in. Over the air TV is good and our Verizon worked well. The campground is huge and, if you want a good place to walk, you can walk here. I doubt that we would stay here again with the electric problems. (Interestingly, we've stayed at 2 other NY State Parks this month and neither of them had problems with electric surges.) - swike