Romulus, New York

Sampson State Park

Romulus, New York



Romulus, New York
Phone: (315) 585-6392

Sites: 309
Recent Rate: $26 6/2015

Latitude: 42.7333015355622
Longitude: -76.9093179702759

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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20 Reviews

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gsnakehill

Review Count: 316
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 27

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

245 electric campsites and 64 no hookups located in an open field with a great view of the lake. We were camping for an RV rally and it is a very nice campground. There are five loops of electric campsites on grass, each having their own bathrooms and shower which were very clean. The lake is a walk or bike ride down hill. There is a 103 slip marina, dump station, water spread out in the loops, restaurant and store, picnic areas and some pavilions for rent. This state park is on 2000 acres with over 5.5 acres of lake front on Seneca Lake in the middle of the Seneca Wine Trail. The park has fields, basketball court, biking, bird watching, swimming, boating, and volleyball. This is a perfect park to stay in while touring the Finger Lakes region. We camped at Sampson State Park in a Motorhome.

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Points of interest: This park was a naval training station and Air force base during WW2 until 1960. There is a military museum near the camping loops which is interesting and a small donation is appreciated. Other attractions in the area include Watkins Glen State Park, Taughannock Falls State Park and Geneva. Enjoy the wine trail around the lake.

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Karen Hamm

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

We just stayed here for three nights. Only electric but it was great. Awesome campsite and would definitely go there again. We were at site 100 and we did read reviews to make sure you have extra long electrical cords and/or do fancy backing in to reach the power boxes. You share with the person next to you. Very spacious lots. Some shade. Beautiful play grounds and beautiful views of the Seneca Lake and sunsets. There is a beach to swim and dock to fish off of and a little rec. house for the kids to play ping pong, etc. The Military Museum on site is stunning. Hard to believe that during WWII this "state park" was training future Navy sailors to fight and then after WWII, it turned into a boot camp for the United States Air Force for training for Korean War. Great history. Can't say enough about this state park. We visited Watkins Glen (about 30 minutes away) one day, Seneca Falls (Woman's National Rights Convention and It's A Wonderful Life Museum) another. Montezuma's National wet lands are close by along with Harriet Tubman's house in Auburn and Mr. Seward's who acquired Alaska for us. We also did the Memorial Day House in Waterloo. Campsite is centrally located and look across the street for the white deer. We will go back. We camped at Sampson State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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User3589

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate was for a "prime waterfront" site with electric only. This is a very nice campground and park for families and offers boat launch and dock facilities on Seneca Lake. Site are large. Some utility pedestals are located in quirky spots and you may need an extension cord to reach it. We would stay here again. We camped at Sampson State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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gokart2

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful State Park campground in the Finger Lakes. Had difficulty finding a level site in the loop we were assigned (site 116). 30 amp electricity and no water at your site but they do have fill hose at the dump station!! If you are arriving from the north there is 12'11" train trestle under which you must navigate. Call the park for alternative route if that is low for you! We camped at Sampson State Park in a Motorhome.

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spencersmom

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This state park is really beautiful. We liked its open feeling--not overly congested with trees, although there was plenty of shade at our site. Bathhouse was very clean and modern; water was plentiful and hot. From our site, it was just a short walk down the hill to the beach area on Seneca Lake. We don't have kids, but families will appreciate the fantastic playgrounds throughout the park, as well as the beach and concession stand. We would definitely come back to this park again! We camped at Sampson State Park in a Motorhome.

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User1393

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

If you appreciate quiet, natural beauty, you'll love this park. Sprawling landscape, spacious sites. Lots of things to explore at this park and the Finger Lakes area. Would not hesitate to return. Would rate this park a ten if it had full hook-up, (I am spoiled) We camped at Sampson State Park in a Motorhome.

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sfkiefer48

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Signage to park was very good. The park is huge and was maintained well. The location is perfect for some wine tasting. The view at the lake is outstanding. The interior roads were paved and gravel roads to the loops. The loop roads had some potholes. Our site (239) was level, gravel with grass surrounding, reasonable size and was easy to back into. We had no problem with the site or throughout the park with our 38' motorhome. Our site was shaded so the roof mounted satellite did not work. The sites are well off the road so there is absolutely no road noise. Our Verizon cell reception was good. This is a great park for bike riding as there are several roads to explore. We were sorry we didn't have enough time to go to the Military Museum. We would definitely return to this park if we were in the area again. We camped at Sampson State Park in a Motorhome.

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watsontravels

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

A great spot to stay if you want to visit the area's many wineries, but NOT if you are looking for peace and solitude in nature. A huge campground with sites situated in multiple loops. Sites are pretty close together with only a few trees scattered about. Lots of amenities for the kids including at least three playgrounds and a nice beach with picnic area. We stayed here because it was close to the wineries, but didn't spend much time at the campground or the beach. We camped at Sampson State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Labrador Fan

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Family camped here on three sites in Loop 3, Sites 121, 124 and 126 for Memorial Day Weekend this year. Sites were fairly spacious but definitely not lined up correctly with the one way traffic on the loop. There are shared electric hookups so we had to run our electric cord with extension under our motorhome and across our site which created a tripping hazard. The shared water for our section of the loop was at the back of our son's site #124. People needed to cross your site to access water and there is no way to fill one's RV from that distance. We also rented a boat slip for the weekend, but the administrative side of things for that weekend was a total disaster and there was no documentation for any of the slips, so boats were simply going into whatever slip was available when they came in. There was a popular fishing tournament being held that weekend. There is a nice beach, but no one was allowed in the water. The park ranger came and yelled at the people who were swimming and told them to get out. Not sure if it was because of a lack of lifeguard, but there was no posting to say swimming was not allowed and it was a very warm weekend. There are two very nice playgrounds for children. Overall it is a nice clean park, and I would consider returning; but never again on a holiday weekend. We camped at Sampson State Park in a Motorhome.

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jaycoman80

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Bring a long electrical cord extension. Average for state parks. Sites are fairly big but laid out funny. Electrical boxes are on wrong side of site as are gravel pads. Decent beach. Nice Bike riding park. 25 Minutes to Watkins Glen gorge so if you have a big rig and don't want to stay at Watkins glen park which looks tight this is an option. Close to winery's and central between Geneva and Watkins Glen. Bathrooms decent. Would return. Some sites are on incline or decline and are not marked on Reserve America. Has Beach nice playground boat marina and military museum. We camped at Sampson State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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jmikestock

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Made three night reservation for a waterfront site based on the Reserve America map. Got here and found the site very unlevel, a mud pit and blocked from view of Seneca Lake by a tree buffer. Fortunately it didn't rain so we left after two nights and forfeited the third. Roadway into the park needs work. Would not go back. We camped at Sampson State Park in a Motorhome.

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RumBum35

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here 2 nights, had a blast!!! This was a very clean campground and bath house, with nice sites. The only complaint was that the electric hook up boxes were in strange places on the sites, had to park crooked to make cord reach the box. Other than that, is was a great campground. We had 6 adults and 4 kids along with 2 dogs on 2 sites. Can't wait to go back! We camped at Sampson State Park in a Tent.

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3SCHNAUZERSRVING

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the first time we have stayed at Sampson when we were not here for the dog show. This is a great park and we would give it a 10 if it had water and sewer. The park is clean, well kept and we finally got to go to the museum and drive around where the base used to be. Museum was really informative and we have been to bigger military museums that offered a lot less. The sites are nice and well shaded and the employees are very friendly and helpful. The lake is beautiful and its a great place to walk, bike or just sit and relax. Will definitely be back here in the future. We camped at Sampson State Park in a Motorhome.

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nancym

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2008 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Large State Park with plenty of campsites but not much to do other than camp - poor TV antenna reception. Clean facilities. We camped at Sampson State Park in a Motorhome.

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NancyB

Review Count: 144
States Visited: 45
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Wonderful state park. Stayed here two times recently, once with a group. Beautiful camping area, quiet,pretty level sites well spaced, CLEAN bathrooms and showers. You need a 30 amp extension cord in many sites, so come prepared. A little dusty between rain storms, but that's the worst I can say about it. Water and dump station are in a central area. Highly recommended. We camped at Sampson State Park in a Motorhome.

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