21 Parks near Parish, New York
Jun 2016 - $1.00
We only came to this park because of the promotion offer and were not interested in purchasing the membership which we told them at the time of the reservation. Still had to go through the presentation but they pretty much gave up on us because we were firm on not buying. My opinion everyone should check out the other campgrounds they own and that are part of this membership before you purchase. As they told us about campgrounds pictures can be deceiving.
Now for the campground review. They state that this is a 5 star resort. We have stayed at other 5 star resorts around the country and this is at best a 3 star. No cable, Wifi only at the office area, only limited 50 amp service, and newer sites with no sewers. The park does have lots of things to do for activities but they require upgrading. Just the basketball hoops alone were in sad shape and the main pool was being torn apart to replace the liner.
The site we had was wide enough but next to someone that was surely a member and had lots of junk around their camper which was a blight on the overall view.
If this were an open campground we would visit again only for a stopover and not for an extended stay. - John Borajkiewicz
Aug 2015 - $10.00
Price reflects C2C membership. Campground was very easy to find. The staff in this campground were all very friendly and helpful. We were there at the end of the season and so they were beginning to shut things down. They have a restaurant, but it is only open on weekends. (We were ok without a lot going on, so this isn't a negative... just a comment.)
This is a standard "parking lot" style campground. However, they easily handle big rigs.
Sites are close together but manageable. The truck, 5th wheel and jeep all fit in the site-but very tight.
Gravel roads through the campground; asphalt main campground roads. Camp sites are grass and each site has a picnic table. We struggled getting level in our site-there was a significant slope.
They have a laundry room, machines were only $1. Campground is directly on the lake. There was a great deck overlooking the lake that we enjoyed while waiting for laundry. Good Verizon coverage. Easy to get DirecTV satellite. It is a nice clean, enjoyable campground. There seemed to be a lot for kids to do. - GLPColorado
Aug 2015 - $1.00
The park itself is great. It has a real resort feel, with tons of activities. Everything is modern and well maintained. The employees are friendly and very professional. The park is only a few miles from Interstate 81, so its easy to access but very quiet. There are a number of over the air TV channels. Cell service is very good. There is wifi in the adult lounge only, but it is very slow and did not work part of the time I was there.
As for the site I was assigned, it was hopelessly inconvenient. I was in a new area, and the area itself had a considerable slope to it. They had levelled some of the sites by building up an asphalt pad from the front to the back of the site, but only big enough for the RV itself. This resulted in the back of my trailer jutting out over a cliff. I could only access my water port and bike with a step stool, and could not get my rear stabilizers anywhere near the ground. Also, a common utility post serviced four sites, and I needed an extra hose and an extension cord to reach the utilities. The sites were a good size side to side, but front to back, the trailers were very close, although offset. I did tour the park, and these issues did not exist in any of the older sections of the park. - KAP99
Jul 2011 - $35.00
This was one of the first parks we have ever stayed in, and it was the best: friendly people and owner, easy in and out and very, very quiet. Not a lot for young kids to do, no activities. But very clean and a great place to stay: we will be back. - Chessie
Jun 2007 - $26.00
We stayed here 2 nights. It is a quiet family oriented park that has quite a few long term campers. It has dirt/gravel interior roads and sites are mainly level. All sites are under tall trees and the park is on a hillside and hilltop with a lovely view of green, rolling hills and pastures. There is no cable TV but we pulled in 7 stations via antennae. There is no WiFi or internet modem available. On Saturday night the owners brought in entertainment and had a live oldies/rock band come in and play outdoors under a tent down near the office. A lot of residents went out, sat under the stars on picnic tables and folding chairs to listen. The band was extremely loud and annoying to those of us who didn't want to listen. The owners are super nice and overall the grounds are neat. Bathrooms are nice and neat and the shower stalls are unisex individual rooms that are separate from the toilet area. There aren't many restaurants in the area however we found outstanding pizza at a local pizza eatery that had a wonderful huge old fashioned pizza oven. They have no website that I have been able to locate. - Bookwormonwheels
May 2006 - $26.00
Very clean with plenty of space. It is a long way from convenient stores, but is in a good location for fishing. About half of the sites are seasonal. - Chuck and Jane
Sep 2016 - $40.00
Cannot figure out why this campground was rated so high. It has no bathrooms or showers and the laundry is in a shed. No cable or wifi. There are very few transient spots and they are in the middle of a grass field. - har-fl
Aug 2016 - $12.00
Rate reflects monthly rate. This is our 2nd year staying in this park. Park is very clean, neat and well kept. Very friendly campers from nighty to monthly to seasonals. Sites are grassy and very level. Wifi is good. Laundry room is very good and reasonably priced. Electricity is priced at 20 cents per kilowatt hour, fairly expensive in our experience as full time rvers. Divots Restaurant is on premises and is a nice restaurant with a somewhat limited menu. It's about equidistant between Syracuse and Watertown. Pulaski is about 5 miles to the north and has decent shopping, a few decent restaurants. Our only complaint would be the mail service. There are mailboxes at the road for the campground, cost $25 for the season. We have had nothing but problems from the mail carriers, they just can't seem to get our mail in our box. This has been ongoing for the 3 months we have been here this year. This is not the fault of the campground, it comes down to very poor USPS service. - dthurk
Jul 2015 - $25.00
This campground literally is in the middle of a golf course and had very spacious sites, especially for a commercial campground. The only real negative about this park is that the sites are grass with a little gravel as a base. The roadways are asphalt, at least, and the place is very well kept. There are some permanent and seasonal residents, but the sites seem to be kept up nicely and the few I met were very friendly. The best thing about this place was the super clean and fairly new equipment in the laundry! The machines looked so clean I first thought they might be new. There are 4 washers and 4 dryers in a small shed that also had a sink and big fan for the heat, plus two chairs. In addition, the price was a bargain for all full hookup sites and they even have a two-night special that includes 9 holes of golf for an extra $15. This is not a destination resort, but it was a convenient and pleasant place for an overnight or two, especially if you like to golf. - judy_online
Oct 2013 - $50.00
Stoney's is a great fish camp, or an RV camp with a lot of color. The Salmon run justifies the high rate, and you can get a guide who will almost guarantee you a good catch. That said, for the non-fishing customer, this may not be the place for you. Roads are rough, there are many dilapidated RVs on site, and the fish smell is prevalent. We loved it and hope to return to fish. - User424
May 2008 - $20.00
Mostly seasonal camps but adequate for the basics if you're passing through. Not a lot of sites available for short stays but they are very lenient with pets, children, etc. No organized rec, but the beach is nice (rocky on the shores of Lake Ontario). Prices moderate. If you want to camp and just be left "alone" this is a great place to visit. Unlike state parks you can get water and electric hookups here and septic service is available as well. Very nice small marina with excellent fishing. Camp store has only the basics, but the campground is only minutes from the grocery store. Sandy access roads but they are stable for RV driving and relatively easy to navigate. The oldest family owned campground in Oswego County. - FleisM
Sep 2016 - $25.00
Visited just after busy season. Very friendly and helpful staff. Not crowded tho if busy some sites are close together,quiet and clean. No on-site water but fill station located near entrance(you may wait in line a bit)and many container fill faucets located near sites. Picnic table located on concrete pad. Large fire pits are located close to roadside. Wood available at store and reasonably priced,$6 half wagon(provided)$12 full. Also offer on-site delivery for larger loads. Would recommend a full size ax to cut as some pieces quit large. Store also has many camping items at fair pricing. Restrooms were clean and well lighted. - Willburr
Aug 2016 - $20.00
Full hookup sites are in loops around grassy fields. Our site 33 was large and shaded for the afternoon, a real plus with no A/C. Loops A and B were much less busy. There is a real nice network of biking trails right from the campground. Washroom building was old but they make an effort to keep it clean. Hot water with good pressure. Swimming beach open Fri, Sat, Sun with lifeguard. - Darleen
Jul 2014 - $25.00
Selkirk Shores is a very popular campground in the Oswego, NY area - when we stayed there the campground was *completely full* on Friday and Saturday nights. We stayed in a site with electrical service, which worked fine. Sites are TINY, barely 30x20 feet; our tow vehicle wouldn't fit in the site with our 21 foot hybrid. The neighbor's campfire circle was almost under our camper, which made me more than a little nervous. Not the place to stay if you're not interested in a VERY social camping experience. Bathrooms were relatively new and kept reasonably clean, but due to apparent sewage problems didn't smell very good. Selkirk used to have a beach, but it's been closed for several years, though they do give you free access to the beach at another state park nearby. Essentially nothing to do at the park except fish in the Salmon River; there are no trails for hiking, no swimming, and no marina. - nextcube
May 2016 - $45.00
Stayed here for Memorial Weekend.
Checking in was very disorganized for RV pull-ins. The staff was rude and uninviting.
The number of golf-carts speeding around the campground was ridiculous and our children could barely ride their bikes around without getting yelled at by drivers because bikes are slow.
Vehicles would speed through at night making all sorts of noise and coolers and beer were getting stolen throughout the campsite.
The sites were close and the water pressure was very low and you have to rent a box now for tv that stated it was included with the site.
Staff did not have answers to common questions such as when the on site store closes.
There is no access to the campground if you leave after certain hours.
The pools were not open and were disgusting, fire pit rings were small brake drums and there were no activities for children.
They shut off the water on the day of check-out without warning us which delayed us cleaning up and being able to dump the rv sewer/gray water.
The beach showers did not work properly then were shut off completely instead of being fixed while bathhouse showers did not work properly and stalls were not private.
You also had to pay if you wanted internet that was supposed to be included. - User2698
Oct 2015 - $19.00
This is a very large RV resort roght on Lake Onterio. Many of the sites are seasonal sites for trailers, 5th wheels and Park Models that are located close to the Lake. The other sites for non-seasonal short term stays are closer to the enterance to the park a little ways from the Lake. They have spaceous pull-thru sites with full hookups, a concrete pad with a picnic table, fir pit and cable TV. There are a lot of trees and plenty of grass that make for a very pleasant setting. As this park is a ways off of the highway it is very quiet. They have a large "social center" with several pools, a play area for kids, a restaurant, a store and a stage for bands/entertainment on weekends. At the beach they have a snack bar and picnic tables overlooking the Lake. Our $19 rate reflects our RPI membership. - Michael Kibler
Jun 2015 - $41.00
We got 2 weeks free camping with RV purchase so I don't know price. Staff was excellent when we arrived. They told us to park where we wanted to and call with number. Site was big with a nice concrete slab and full hookup. Cable worked well. We walked to the beach and it was very nice. Lots of seating. I had read that someone complained about too many rocks on the beach, but they were pretty rocks and lots of people were "shelling for rocks". There was still lots of sand. The reviews I had read were fairly negative, but we found it to be great! Neat, clean, nice sites and nice people. I would recommend parking a little further away from the main road, that's a little noisy, but otherwise I really liked this place! 50 amp service worked great. - Ginny H
Sep 2015 - $38.00
We shared our water connection with 3 other campers so there was a "Y" connection on top of another connection. The electrical hookup was rusted with duct tape over one receptacle. But the worst part was the sewer hookup. It consisted of 15' of PVC pipe laying on the ground which offered little drainage and a terrible smell. The site was a mud hole. Never staying there again! - cooktr
Jul 2015 - $16.00
Rate reflects monthly rate.
The Good...extensive shopping nearby, close to Syracuse, mature trees, nearby lake.
The Bad...Most sites filled with seasonal, many are traffic police. 5 mph speed limit is brutally enforced, even though nobody knows how fast you are actually driving, just "too fast". 2 useless stop signs on property. Don't roll through them. Quiet hours not enforced. Among experiences were drunken cabin people returning in wee hours arguing using f-bomb every other word. Not appropriate for family campground.
The Ugly- our site had a septic tank 10' from our front door and open sewer connection at ground level covered over by a rock 7' from our camper front door. Property flooded 3 times in the 5 weeks we were there. Septic tank became inoperative. Anyone using dump station 50' from our front door would force sewage water out of septic tank on our property onto the ground. Puddle was about 10' in diameter. Open sewer pipe was filled with solid waste. Owners pumped tank twice while we were there, but situation was not resolved. We left the next morning after discovering this. - dthurk
Sep 2006 - $24.00
Beautiful tall trees in a quiet campground conveniently close to stores and malls and the city of Syracuse, but that's about it in recommending this place. Enough bugs (mosquitoes, black flies, deer flies) to discourage outdoor activities, narrow dirt/gravel roads with plenty of potholes, weak voltage during hot weather, owners who have other jobs and do maintenance when they get to it, unsafe access to lake area, many old and rundown seasonal trailers, a frequent overflowing dumpster, and at times the owners are unwilling to enforce their own campground rules. - Chuck and Jane
Jul 2016 - $35.00
This county park campground is less than a mile from exit 31 on I-81 and is convenient for us to visit friends and relatives in the Syracuse area. The park is located on the southwest shore of Oneida Lake and has an excellent boat ramp, children's playground, ball field, archery range, beach volley ball court and a swimming beach that rents kayaks and paddle boats. The park hosts several fishing tournaments and triathlons including the annual "Iron Girl."
The campground has 30 sites in the woods with no hookups and is occupied mainly by tenters. The 24 sites with water and electric are out in the open on a gravel circle with no privacy or shade. There is a restroom in the camping area but the showers are located about 300 yards away at the swimming area. The showers were clean with lots of hot water while we were here. We would stay again because of the convenient location. - Appleknocker
Aug 2014 - $35.00
Campground is poorly designed if there was any design when it was built. It is essentially a swampy patch on the south shore of Oneida Lake in a county park. The camp roads are potholed gravel with gravel parking spots for RVs and are the only parts of the campground that aren't underwater during heavy rainstorms. The showers for campers only are located several hundred yards away at the public beach changing rooms. The beach itself was closed most of our two week stay because of blue/green algae and later due to E coli. The only redeeming features are the large boat launch area which draws a lot of fishermen, nearness to I-81 for overnighters and it's proximity to Syracuse. We would not stay here if it wasn't to visit friends and relatives in the Syracuse area. - Appleknocker
Aug 2011 - $22.00
We camped here late August midweek so it was not crowded. We were in the area for State Fair. We were surprised that it was not more crowded. Our site was on the water and we had some gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. The beach was closed, which was disappointing since I thought it was still going to be open since it was before Labor Day, but it looked to be very nice. The bathrooms were clean. You do have to drive to get to the showers as these are near the beach. Only complaint was we arrived after 6pm and were unable to obtain the code to open the door to the restroom. Had to leave a message on the campground phone line but they did eventually respond. Just wish they would let people know that if you arrive late this is something you need to be aware of. i did feel safer knowing that there was a code for the door though. Sites were open but shady. Site were OK in size..you might feel a little crowded during peak season. Lots of places to walk our dogs. - siberian
348 Rainbow Shores Road Pulaski, New York 13142 (map) | (315) 298-4407
Sites: 200 | Latest Rate: $34.00 | 1 Reviews
Oct 2008 - $34.00
For us, this is another campground that is OK for an overnight or at most a couple of days if you need to do something in the area. Access roads from the interstate (I-81) are good 2 lanes, but the campground is somewhat out of the way. Roads in the campground are dirt in near poor condition. We found mostly seasonal occupancy but most units were in good condition and reasonably well kept. There are also several park models. The swimming pool is across the road at the associated motel complex as is the office for RV check-in. Utilities were adequate. Campground was quiet at night. It was raining when we were there and we noted quite a few low areas within the sites that contained standing water as did the roads. The sites are advertised as being gravel but all we could see were grass. Sites appear to be reasonably level. TV reception with off-air antenna was decent. There were no Satellite dishes in view anywhere and we did not attempt to use ours. We would probably try to find another campground in the area that might be more convenient. - dogman