5 Parks near Owego, New York
Aug 2015 - $28.00
This park is truly off the beaten path. It is very secluded, and has miles of walking trails.
It is difficult to get to, as there is a steep washed out driveway. If you have 4 wheel drive- low range, that is a plus. The owners are very friendly and helpful.
We stayed there for a week in September, 2014 and it was one of the most relaxing weeks we have had in a long time.
There are no sewer hookups, and the dump station looks very hard to get to.
If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle, and back to nature, this is the place to do it. There is a laundry in Candor, and a little ways further is the sweet little town of Owego. - Jimal
Jul 2016 - $25.00
We have stayed here 3 years now, and really like it. It is close to stores, gas, and restaurants. New at the park: New pavement on most of the roads. The Dog Park is now open, and it is a grand one, with 3 separate sections. There is a large fenced area for big dogs, a small fenced area for small dogs, and another area for exercise with hurtles, jumps and all that stuff.
Although there is no WIFI, or cable, there is a McDonalds just out of the park that has free unsecured WIFI. There are many TV stations from the antenna. We like the town of Owego and the park, and stay here every chance we get. - Jimal
Jul 2016 - $25.00
Very nice city park. We were able to drive around to select a site for our one night stay. We picked #6 and this one has shade at various times of day, but also shared utilities with #5 so our hose and electrical cord are running under the coach. The sewer hookup is in an entirely impractical spot way up front and to the right, so we will use the dump station on our way out. It seems there are many long term campers here. So even on a Thursday in the early afternoon, we didn't have the best selection. I wouldn't recommend showing up at 5 on a Friday expecting to find an open site. The seasonal sites are neat enough but clearly here for the long term. Not sure what the rules are about that. If everyone had their air conditioners running at the same time, I'd be concerned about possible low voltage. Would stay here again if in the area. - NancyB
Jul 2016 - $25.00
No discount rate offered for our 21 night stay. We spent two nights on site 65 and 19 nights on site 41. Site 65 is a grass site located on the lower level near the river and offers 50 amps and water hookup, but no sewer. The rate for 50 amp electric is $30. Site 41 is a paved site located on the outer loop of the upper level that offers 30 amp, water and sewer. The rate for 30 amp electric is $25. Both sites were large, but we preferred site 41. All sites on the upper level are paved, but the pavement is old and too short for many motorhomes or long trailers. We had good Verizon cell/MiFi reception and good satellite reception at site 41. Hickories Park is owned by the Town of Owego and is very well maintained. We would stay here again. - Dave51
Sep 2016 - $40.00
So we ended up here quit by accident. The campground we reserved was really in the woods and had no cell service. I work from the road so I must have cell.
The park is family run and in a beautiful location. Owners were quite nice.
However, you really have to want to go here as it is not exceptionally convenient. Do NOT go up RT 26 if you are in a big-rig as there is a railroad trestle with just 12.5 feet of clearance. Call them for directions.
Large site, beautiful lake, big fish, great trail, beautiful flowers.
Sites were not exceptionally roomy but there were not many people during our visit so it wasn't an issue.
Sites are grass. Our rig is 21000 pounds and we did sink in just a bit but not a problem.
Once you arrive, you will really enjoy! - Moe and Flo are on the go
Aug 2016 - $42.00
Very nice park. The owners are on site and run a tight ship. It is out of the way to anything. Has a few seasonal campers that are well kept. - xflyhighx
Jul 2016 - $46.00
This campground is in a beautiful location, convenient to the area's activities. All the sites are grassy and ours backed up to a lovely small lake. Bathrooms are dated, but very clean. The unpaved roads are challenging, so keep to the 5 mph speed limit. The hookups were good and the owners were friendly & helpful. We received a few OTA TV stations and WIFI was weak. Again, this is a beautiful location. The hefty price is reduced a bit if you stay for a week. We liked it and would return. - R&S
Aug 2016 - $60.00
We liked the campground so much last year that we made another trip again this year (Labor Day weekend). Stayed there with my wife, girls (now 8 and 13), dog, and two cats.
So if you read my last review of this campground it provides the highlights. Beautiful location, gravel roads, sites on the 'other' side of the lake are spacious, a number of activities available, friendly staff, very clean restrooms - which are individual showers (one person in the room) which I like... The list goes on.
They made some improvements since last year that were noticeable. New ball field, volleyball court, cemented the floor of the covered pavilion, got rid of the items 'hidden' in the woods. I had mentioned power fluctuations - but I was reading between 112 and 116 volts this year at all times. Had a great time there - no complaints at all.
It would be nice to have some different activity types (maybe some arts/crafts for the kids), would love some walking trails (they may do that in the future on neighboring property), wifi, better shuffleboard course. Again - minor items. They are continuing to enhance the property yearly. I will say that some of the seasonal campers are pretty close together and older - but that is not the part we stay in.
Not sure how much is in the immediate area to do, but I suspect there are some things within a reasonable drive. We stay on site for the weekend. Bingo, washerboard, kickball, volleyball, yard sale...lots of things to keep you busy....or not. A great place to kick back and just enjoy the time there.
Would recommend - going there again next year. Site 323 is great (as last year), as well as site 220 (which was already reserved...). - T.Butter
Jul 2016 - $55.00
We stayed there for the 4th of July weekend. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Someone even came down to our site with us to show us where it is and to help back in. The roads and all of the sites were gravel. My site was level where the camper was parked but right outside the door was a fairly steep hill sloping away from the camper. That made it a little tough getting in and out the camper. The gravel in the site was also pretty large, more like rocks than gravel. That was really the only negative to the campground. The grounds were well maintained, the lake was very nice. The fishing was pretty good. They had fireworks the Saturday night before fourth and they were really nice. The store was pretty well stocked. They have a cell phone booster in the store which was nice because reception there was not very good, but that's not the campgrounds fault. I prefer not to be bothered when I'm camping anyway. The other campers were also very nice, there are many seasonal campers there. The campsites were well spaced but some of the sites were tight because of the trees in them. - Tim W
Sep 2015 - $53.00
We stayed here over Labor Day weekend (with my wife and two girls, 7 and 12). It was our fist time here.
Beautiful grounds, large lake, activities for the whole family (played kickball, washer board, they had a yard sale, candy bingo, bingo...). Relatively level sites, our site was very large and had a stone patio. The staff was very nice and helpful. Bathrooms were surprisingly nice (nothing to look at from the outside, but nice inside - and VERY clean any time we went in). Very clean pool and nice splash zone area - plus it was actually heated (not solar - actual heat...). Residence were super friendly. Reasonable nightly rates.
Slight misses - roads were stone/dirt (very dusty when we were there), Power seemed to surge quite a bit in the evening (lights in the RV getting brighter/dimmer), poor internet (fee for internet, but poor connection where we were), Some old equipment 'hidden' in the woods - beautiful property but just some finishing items they need to take care of. Not real noticeable, but there. Shuffleboard far from the office and appeared to be in need of some attention. No TV.
Bottom line: We had a great time, we enjoyed the campground and people, and we made plans to return next year. Really liked out site - 323. View of the lake (the only one in the hills with that view I believe), near the bath house. No shade tree, but this time of year that was ok. When you consider the reasonable rates - this was an excellent place to stay. - T.Butter
Aug 2014 - $33.00
We camped here for the first time. We stayed in the Pine Bluffs loop on an electric site. It was shady and not too close to the neighbors. Other sites in the same loop were more open. There is a nice golf course in the park. The Pine Bluffs loop was walking distance to both the golf course and the beach area. We only stayed one night, but on a longer stay I would have like to rent a canoe or kayak to check out the lake. The only down side was that the shower had a push-button timer that only let the water run for about 45 sec. Also, there was limited hooks/shelf/bench to keep stuff dry while showering. However, the bathrooms were clean. - chris_in_pa
Jun 2014 - $23.00
I knew I would not get a site with electric hookup when I showed up but I wanted to stay at this park anyhow. So I chose a site in the Sunrise section (ranger stated it was more private spots). I stayed in site 6. It was a great spot. My 39' RV fit easily and any 45' would fit as well in this spot. It was nice and shady, had a lot of privacy, and was very level. The park is a nice park, not really large, but big enough. Riding bicycles within the park is great as the roads were empty most of the time. There was a beach area and lots of families were at the park enjoying a lot of the activities. There is a dump station with potable water. The water faucets throughout the park had no hose hookup so keep that in mind if you think you'll need water. The rangers and their help were very friendly and quite helpful. I would camp here again as I'd like to stay in one of the electric sites instead of boon docking for three days like I did. - Carl & Birds
Jun 2014 - $32.00
This state park is beautiful. The roads need some serious work, especially the campground roads, which are terrible. We appreciated the 50 amp electric service, which was good, but the park has made itself a short-term-stay-park for travel trailers and motor homes due to the lack of water and sewer at the sites. That is too bad. The sites are dirt, but the roads are paved with serious potholes. There is a beautiful golf course in the park and a beach-type swimming area in the lake. If the roads were repaired and water/sewer added at the sites, the park would be full all through the season. We would stay again for a couple days. - R&S