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Stow, New York

Camp Chautauqua

Stow, New York



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

Sites: 250
Recent Rate: $43 8/2016

Latitude: 42.168998716546
Longitude: -79.440052418518

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • 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) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $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 yes
  • 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 yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • 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

Ratings overview

29 Reviews

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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

A very busy, crowded park. Lots to do: fishing, boating, planned activities. Very family oriented with lots of kids and golf carts. Real camping. If one took advantage of all activities and facilities, it is not a bad price to pay. We camped at Camp Chautauqua in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
99
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Poor Conditions
Tips for other Campers:

Chautauqua very near by. Boat marina on the grounds.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

We were surprised by the 6PM checkin time with a $2/hour penalty for early arrivals. We had signed up for a 50 A site but received 30A. Check in is at the gated entry where you pay the balance for your stay beyond the deposit. The young woman at the gate was cordial. She was the only employee we ever met. There was a tight U-turn required to get to our camp area immediately after the entry gate. Trees and bushes overhung the entrance and exit drives making contact with the coach. The 30A plug receptacle arced and damaged my pigtail. There was noone available to talk to about that as we left. We camped at Camp Chautauqua in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Lake Chautauqua was pretty

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $54.00
Overall Rating:      

Very large campground with all sorts of accommodations. We were in our 45ft motorhome in a large, spacious concrete pad. Voltage was sometimes low when usage was very high - like a crowded hot weekend when air conditioning usage was high.

There is a marina as part of the campground with excellent facilities. There are always lots of activities for adults and for kids. Large pool. A store carries supplies and some groceries. The owners are very friendly and cooperative. The campground is easily accessible and near Chautauqua Institution. We camped at Camp Chautauqua in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
50
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Chautauqua Institution is 3 miles away.

Jamestown is 10 miles away.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $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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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $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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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $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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Review Count: 52
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $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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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $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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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $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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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $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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Review Count: 335
States Visited: 50
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $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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Review Count: 112
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2008 - $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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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2008 - $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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Review Count: 106
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2008 - $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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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2008 - $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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