23 Parks near Penn Yan, New York
Sep 2015 - $29.00
Park has fifty sites with electricity (30 amp only) in three loops. We stayed here in a Roadrek Versatile 190 and the set up met our needs perfectly. Staffer came by at 5pm each afternoon with firewood bundles for sale. A beautiful park - swimming beach, well equipped playground, picnic tables spaced well apart from each other. We stayed mid-week in late September and the park was lightly occupied. A great experience. - TennTrek
Aug 2015 - $21.00
Excellent, need a few more electric sites. Big sites, grassy, close to restrooms, playground. Easy to park, nice picnic tables at every site, fire ring. - maxwell3816
May 2015 - $20.00
This state park is located on Keuka Lake,, one of the Finger Lakes in central NY. The Finger Lakes are known for their waterfalls, sparkling lakes and rolling pastoral land located in the wine country. You view vineyard covered slopes from the picnic and beach areas. This is a beautiful state park with grass sites, clean bathrooms, swimming beach, boat launch area, trails, dump station, fishing, sail boarding and boating, hunting, hiking, showers, skiing , snowshoeing and snowmobiling, and volleyball. The lake is one of the cleanest in the area and helps to make the surrounding hills ideal for growing grapes. This was a one night stopover for us and we enjoyed our stay. - gsnakehill
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
Aug 2015 - $35.00
We stayed here in a 38 ft. fifth wheel for about 6 nights. The campground is well tucked away making it a little hard to find, but that is also a huge bonue is you want quiet solitude. The setting is wonderful, with a large stocked fishing pond and lots of grass. Our site was one of about 15 dedicated to mostly short term stays, many of the other spaces are seasonal people. We found that the park is nicely situated for one wanting to visit the finger lakes area and the owner gave us all kinds of tips on local spots to visit. Looking forward to a return visit. - kltfaught
May 2004 - $25.00
Crowded, unkempt, dirty, poorly maintained. Surly owners. Pool not open on major summer holiday weekend. Small sites, unsuitable for most modern motorhomes. Due to unsatisfactory conditions and extremely poor treatment by owners, did not stay and will never go back. - GoinCampin
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
Aug 2015 - $32.00
Satisfaction with this campground will depend on what you're looking for. Way off the beaten path, beautiful, very quiet and peaceful, but a long way to get to anything. It consists of grass hillsides with 95% seasonals. The area for short-terms is a sloped and bumpy grass field with no marked spaces, difficult to get level especially on wet grass when blocks keep sliding. We had full hook-ups, all worked well. Verizon phone barely worked (one bar, calls dropped), hotspot didn't work until a mile out of the campground. No over-air tv at all. Good wifi at office but it was too far to walk carrying a heavy laptop. Took a 4-minute drive at 5 mph over rough road to get there. Very nice owner. Laundry is just one household washer/dryer set. Had to drive 15 miles to laundromat in Bath. Would be nice for a weekend getaway if you didn't want tv or need wifi at the site, but for us this place did not work. We will not stay there again. - all4pets
Jul 2014 - $30.00
Nice remote family friendly park. It may have 50-amp sites with sewer, but as weekenders we were not offered one. We had 30-amp and no sewer. However, power was good and weather was nice so no problem. Owner very friendly. Our site was grassy, not perfectly level but we got close enough. Lot of seasonals here but folks are very friendly. Nice lake which dogs was allowed to swim in so she was happy. Good Wi-Fi. We would stay here again if in the area. - Grumpier99
Aug 2015 - $30.00
A gem in the woods. Entrance road and sites graveled. Sites have W/E only, no dump station (maybe next year). Owner will dump you anytime you want at no charge. Quiet...No TV, No cell, No WIFI. Owners were busy everyday keeping up with the grounds. I'd stay here again, in a New York minute. - maineman
Aug 2012 - $25.00
We camped here in our RV for 5 days. It is an exceptionally clean park. The owners are very helpful and friendly. They have two private ponds for fishing with paddle boats available. It is close to many nice wineries and just outside of Hammondsport. This is a new campground and the owners are steadily adding improvements to what is already a very beautiful, quiet setting. - A Florida Villager
Aug 2012 - $25.00
This is a very clean and small park (8 spaces). It is located in the countryside a few miles north of Hammondsport NY in the heart of the Finger Lakes. We camped here for one week ($150) in our motorhome and enjoyed the quiet country setting. Our lot was a pull through with 50 amp electric and water. There is no sewer hookups in this campground but the owner will come and pump you out when needed. Not all sites have electric but I think they will be adding more facilities in the future. There are two fishing ponds with boats to use. The park is small, but friendly and nice for visit to this part of NY. - jadtif
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
Jul 2016 - $20.00
We had delayed booking a campsite for the weekend of July 4 and were finding that all campgrounds were full, until we found this one, Ontario County Park at Gannett Hill, via AllStays. We called and they had sites available. We told them that we had a big (43') heavy (50K pounds) rig and they said they could accommodate us. There was not even an entry on RV Park Reviews at that time, so we were a little concerned, but beggars can't be choosers!
When we showed up, the ranger at the entry station told us to go on to our site and he would come by to collect the fee later. Other campers watched as we negotiated our big rig into the site, but, sure enough, it fit!
The sites are very nice, though with only electric hookup, and the electric box is shared between two sites (which are a good distance away from each other) - so we needed an extension cord to reach the electric box. Our specific site (24) was not very level and we were not able to get the bus level, but it was close enough for a couple of nights (we have a residential instead of gas absorption refrigerator). Other sites appeared to be more level (sites in the area of 11-17 looked more level).
The campground is a hidden gem - folks in the area nearby use it, but it does not appear to be heavily used by anyone from a distance. There were nice hiking trails available, and lots of open space for kids to play. Sites 1-4 back up to the trees and are quite shady, particularly in the morning. The campground is at about 2000', so it was about 10 degrees cooler than, say, Canandaigua. - pattic777