Camp Chautauqua

     


Stow, New York
Phone: (716) 789-3435

Sites: 250
Recent Rate: $55 6/2012


Latitude: 42.1689987165456
Longitude: -79.4400524185181

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-lake Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 6
  • Good 9
  • Average 5
  • Poor 6
  • Terrible 1

27 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Tom Oelsner

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

Date of Stay: - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here in a RV four weeks. The place is kept spotless. Daily onsite trash pickup. Extremely friendly management always on site. Spacious sites. Nice store. Easy access. I will return to this campground and highly recommend it to others. We camped at Camp Chautauqua in a Motorhome.

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The Steeles

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is mostly seasonals. Park policy checkin time was not given with phone reservation. Arrived at 1:48 pm, charged $2 per hour through 6:00 pm check-in time and also charged $2 for 12 minutes (prior to 2 pm. as check-in paperwork took that long!) Should have been told with phone reservation about check-in time and the costs over and above nightly rate. Park staff is mostly young and just following rules. Park staff mowed lawn while we on the site, throwing debri on RV and car. Again, young staff just doing a job. Would not stay at this park again. We camped at Camp Chautauqua in a Motorhome.

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Jeter1954

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Chose campground for great Woodall rating. Had a full hook-up site in Choctaw area. Fairly level considering campground is very hilly. Bathhouses were big disappointment. Not updated and clean like advertised. Very dirty sinks, toilets & floors with caked on black dirt/mold around edges and corners. At 5 p.m. & again at 8 a.m. the next morning, there was still toilet paper laying on the floor in several stalls. Showers are tiny and hard to maneuver. Actually smaller than the one in my little 24' motorhome, which is why I always use the campground facilities. I would not camp here again. We camped at Camp Chautauqua in a Motorhome.

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Piscesman

Review Count: 51
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a summer resort located on Lake Chautauqua. We stayed here for one night as a stopover. We might have been the only ones here. There are limited sites for "drop-ins" but we were able to park our 55'+ motorhome/toad combo. Access roads are fairly narrow, and I suspect someone towing a long trailer might have difficulties. Wireless and cable TV worked great. Restrooms and showers were OK, but must be busy in the summer. BTW: Woodall's says go "southeast" on 394 off I-68, but you actually go northwest toward Stow, NY. We camped at Camp Chautauqua in a Motorhome.

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rootie tot

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here in the off season. I was glad; it looked like there would have been a lot of people with all the permanent housing. The lake was beautiful from the site. The site was paved and very nice. The bathrooms weren't clean, and the laundry room, I cleaned up. Because of the lake we would stop here again. The wi-fi was very good, too, and it was free, and so was the cable. We camped at Camp Chautauqua in a Fifth Wheel.

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Shuckapeafarms

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

We were not at all impressed with the management of the facility. They have that "I'll do it when and if I feel like it" attitude. Office hours are posted but don't count on it being anywhere near accurate! The propane price was outrageously over-priced! You have to wind your way down very narrow steep roadways to where the office is located near the lake. We had a pull thru in front of the office but many folks had to re-wind their way back up on the hill to various sites. You enter off the road thru a very elaborate security center which could easily assign camp spaces without all the other nonsense. Not much there if you don't bring your boat to fish or ski. The store might/might not be open, not close to any amenities, overall-overpriced! Wouldn't recommend or stay there again! We camped at Camp Chautauqua in a Motorhome.

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Beak

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Because I could not find a review of this park I thought I would say something. We camped here because we were attending the Chautauqua Institute. It is located only 5 or 6 minutes from the Institute. This is a very nice campground with lots to do if your staying on the property and just taking it easy. There are some trailers here that look like folks live in the all year long. There are boat rentals and a well stocked store. The campground runs activities on weekends. Perhaps 10 minutes from Jamestown (home of Lucille Ball). We camped at Camp Chautauqua in a Motorhome.

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peddy dick

Review Count: 257
States Visited: 50
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

As noted it is older and really caters to the seasonal set. Our site was quite unlevel but it worked as a one nighter. The site even though a pull through require us to unhook. The trees probably won't get you but the narrow entrance and exit are doable but not a favorite of mine. The sites over looking the lake are nicer. It has a 5:00 PM check out and 6:00 PM check in. It was quiet by me but a few spots down we had the 20-something party crew. Would not avoid but would not drive out of my way to get here. It is showing its age We camped at Camp Chautauqua in a Motorhome.

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GailG

Review Count: 35
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $57.00
Overall Rating:      

I thought that I made the mistake of reading the reviews AFTER I reserved, but it was no mistake. My experience here was lovely, though I understand how others could have had a different experience. I was in sites 50 and 51, which are in the set of long cement pads away from the store and main road. (One site had lovely morning and evening shade. The other, full blast sun all day) Tiny lake view from the most expensive site in the park. Look between some permanent cottages, then over the parking lot, and then beyond the marina, and there is some lake visible. On the other site, I had to move my chair to beside the fur trees to see the same narrow strip of lake. I wandered through the other transient sites and found some magnificent and some suitable for a small pop-up. If the staff doesn't know the campground well, it could make for a frustrating camping experience. I loved the upper part with all of the woods, but didn't see many sites where our rig would fit. Didn't like the upper, big-rig pull throughs at all. Be prepared to take the car to the pool if walking up/down hills is a problem for you. Don't plan on sitting along the lake on one of the benches. They are ALL unusable. Too bad. Such a little expense as a few stable benches would have made the experience so much nicer. The bottom camping area is all steak and no sizzle. The camping at the top of the hill is mostly sizzle and less steak. Super pricey for what you get, but there is little choice if you want to be in that area. We camped at Camp Chautauqua in a Motorhome.

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rheavn

Review Count: 112
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

We picked this park due to rain in the area, and this park advertised paved roads. Park has good curb appeal & is very clean. They are celebrating their 40th year. The park is very tight for a big rig. We requested a pull thru site of at least 60'. The check in staff was not knowledgable of the park. We were assigned a site that we could not get into due to a tree and would not have been able to exit due to campers across a very narrow street. The staff allowed us to take the next site. Like most campgrounds 40 years old the gravel site was very narrow & the footprint of the coach totally covered the gravel. Therefore hooking up utilities and walking around coach was on muddy, soggy wet grass. Our unit fit in the site from road to road with the coach & toad in the road a little. The main roads were paved but the interior campground roads were very narrow gravel roads. For this we paid $48. They had some sites that were nice concrete pads, but they were short and back ins-they were $58. The utilities were modern, but the post was very unstable. The wifi was weak, but usable. The exit has a security gate that I barely cleared the toad without getting into the busy highway before the gate came down. We felt this park was grossly overpriced and facilities needed to be upgraded to justify price. We will not return. We camped at Camp Chautauqua in a Motorhome.

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Patti1

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

Camp Chautauqua is very clean although the quality has been declining in recent years. This place used to be strictly for camping, but now much of the land is rented out to cottages. The outdoor pool is heated; the store is located at the bottom of a steep hill which makes carrying purchases back to camp difficult. The "game room" is almost completely empty. We camped at Camp Chautauqua in a Travel Trailer.

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nmmotorhome

Review Count: 106
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

This park has paved roads, grass around the sites, and tables. There is a security gate at the entrance. We were in a 50 amp full hookup site that was up near the road so it had some noise but not bad. The waterfront has docks and facilities. The wifi has limited range so I had to use it from the laundry room area. The staff was friendly. We would stay here again. We camped at Camp Chautauqua in a Motorhome.

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margarmat

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

Date of Stay: - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

I stayed in Camp Chautauqua twice this summer. This was our first year visiting there. Reading the other reviews, I see a very mixed bag. It was our experience that the camp sites here were some of the biggest we have ever stayed in. Our last stay we were in a site around site 95. It was huge as was our neighbor's site who had room for a boat. We had room for two cars and our unit. Much of the park is heavily wooded. Really nice. Except for the executive sites the pads are not concrete but are just gravel, not a real negative in a place like this. There are a great many seasonal sites and there is sort of a club atmosphere around the seasonals, they tend to hang together in groups. This did not bother us at all. The pool was lake front, clean and guarded. There are boat docks available, a feature that we used. There is a pavilion serving meals, and ice cream in the camp store. The park is kept clean. Ii is usually, but not always, quiet. We have had some issues with loud music in the early evening and daytime, but never at night. The animal park is cool. A couple of caveats. If you are new to the park and arrive at night. Good like finding your space and getting backed in or pulled through. They need to escort folks to their site as the layout is a bit hard to discern at first. Though things are currently in good shape, some of the recent repairs and other work lack professionalism. This could drive the conditions there negatively if it continues over time. Summary: A very nice place to stay, especially if you bring a boat. State park like wooded sites in part of the park. A little noise control in the evening would help. Sewage availability needs to be expanded, watch that the park does not become neglected in the future. We camped at Camp Chautauqua in a Travel Trailer.

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NancyB

Review Count: 144
States Visited: 45
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a mixed report, hence the score of "6". Stayed in one of their "executive" sites. This means a concrete pad. It was right by the office, but not noisy. Excellent free wifi service, at least at this location. We also had cable TV. Some confusion when we originally registered - told the young lady we wanted lake view, but she assigned us to an executive site without it. The site she gave us was right next to a school bus that was painted green and apparently being used as a motor home. Not our cup of tea plus no lake view, so we asked to move to the area by the office for the same price. From this location, the lake is at a distance, not really much of a view. There are MANY seasonal guests, and families on vacation, where we were just passing through. The showers were awful - black crud in all possible crevasses, the first place I felt it necessary to keep my shower shoes on while using the shower. They have ice cream in the store which was a nice treat. This place is for people who want to stay in one place for a while, and walk to the lake. However, there is a steep hill which doesn't look like fun to walk up. We camped at Camp Chautauqua in a Motorhome.

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techieguy

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Really nice campground directly on the lake. Camp store was pretty well stocked and the staff were very helpful in local attractions. The facilities were very clean and well maintained. Trash pickup was daily directly from your site. We camped at Camp Chautauqua in a Travel Trailer.

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