8 Parks near Syracuse, New York
Jul 2016 - $38.00
I was a bit hesitant to stay, since the reviews are mixed, but we took a chance seeing as how even the most recent review was 3 yrs. old. We were pleasantly surprised, overall. Unlike so many other places we have been everything is very spread out. The sites were very large, nice & flat, and after about noon were shaded. The pool was in very good condition. And it has a bar! For me this was big draw; being able to go for a swim, and walk into the adjacent building & have a cold beer. On tap. A craft brew IPA no less, and only $3.75. We found all of the seasonal people to be friendly as well. WiFi stunk but we have yet to find a park with even adequate WiFi. Overall we just really enjoyed the weekend. - Joe & Penny
Oct 2013 - $38.00
We stopped at this park because it was listed in Passport America. It was not the easiest park to get to, but we wanted something that was not directly on the Interstate. When we arrived there, the first thing the woman behind the desk told us was how bad this year had been for them, and how much the recent rains had damaged, or made unusable, some of the sites in the campground. When we told her we were members of Passport America, she informed us that the sites reserved for Passport America members were among those flooded, and she refused to give us the discount! The site assigned to us was next to several sites that were occupied by old trailers that were in such poor shape they looked to be abandoned. In addition, the park roads were dirt and only one lane, making it tricky to back into the site assigned to us. This park did not make us feel welcomed, and we would not recommend it. - seabreezeblk
Aug 2013 - $30.00
Park is only 1/2 mile from freeway, but had to drive 8 miles from turnpike exit to get there. No road or R/R noise. Roads are paved, long sites are grass. Most full hook up sites with permanents and seasonal. No shade, just large open area. Power and water good, except on same post for two sites at rear of site. Every other site utilities on wrong side. Needed 50 feet of water hose. Ok for short stay. - kmgulf
Aug 2015 - $27.00
This is a State Park and has budget limitations. They are working on the campground in the woods so we could only go to Rolling Hills area. Some sites had water/electric and others electric only and a few no utilities. We were told we could "only" fit in a certain site though a number of the electric only sites on grass would have worked. I don't think the girl on the desk was a camper or familiar with various RVs, trailers or pop-ups. So our site was on dirt and tree roots, NOT level (we could only put out the bedroom slide), and difficult to get in. Needed extension for electric and second hose for water due to placement of the pedestal. LOTS of families with kids on bikes, walking, and having fun. Lots of folks with campfires in the evening quietly enjoying the grounds. Shower was good. Campground DOES encourage recycling. We would ONLY stay here again if on a more traditional RV site. Perhaps the wooded sites (being rehabbed as of our visit) would meet the need with level pads and FHU. - Too-wow
Jul 2015 - $23.00
Beautiful park with lots of activities including sandy beach and lakes. Spacious lots and friendly people. Hiking and biking trails. Close to the Finger Lakes and about 30 minutes from Syracuse.
There are over 65 RV sites here, but only about 23 with electricity. Make your reservations early! There are no water or sewer hookups, but water is nearby, as are bathrooms. - Nibot
May 2014 - $26.00
Roads are paved but sites are gravel at best. Some sites are short. The park is very unique with its two small lakes and many hiking/mountain biking trails. The park has a sandy swimming beach with crystal clear water. Close to Syracuse and gets a lot of day visitors to the beach and trails. - Appleknocker
Jul 2016 - $34.00
We booked online and the check in gate had no idea who we were. They asked for payment, but they took my husband's word that we were already paid up (I had the email to prove, but they trusted that). Our site was on dead grass, unlevel and full of mosquitoes. We didn't even get a picnic table, thankfully we had a folding Rubbermaid table with us.
Bathrooms were gross. The park itself looked like a rundown trailer park. The playground was very dated and some of the items didn't look safe.
The only redeeming part of the park is that it's close to the highway. Pool was "closed" for the night, although people continued to use it. - Jennylou
Sep 2015 - $34.00
We went in with a group of 11 units 9/10 thru 9/13 on site 166. The electric was so bad my meter was at 60 volts or less , had to run ref. an water heater on gas. The permanent campers very noisy. We did have a problem with bees in the pavilion which the park personnel had taken care of. We have not camped there in 10 years and had the same electric problems then. Will not return to this park or recommend this park. - John Eldredge
Jul 2014 - $34.00
Despite the large number of seasonal campers, this entire campground needs some love in my opinion. As other reviews say, the roads are rough, the bathrooms and restrooms need a make over and sites are just out in the open, for weekenders, from what I saw. At least my site was level. The campground was noisy most nights but one night very loud music was going until after 2 AM. I and the person in the next site complained and while management "apologized" for the noise, the loud campers seemed to know exactly who complained and were obnoxious about it. Besides the noise I saw an unusual amount inconsiderate behavior like cleaning fish on the picnic tables that belong to other sites. To me that and the general condition tell me that management does not run a very tight ship. When we go back to the area, we will look for a different campground. - Bandguy
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
Aug 2011 - $35.00
Sites are wide, some are not very deep; most are level. Bathrooms were clean enough, but could have been better. Nice spot for our Golden to swim in the lake. Good location to visit family and locations on the north or west side of Syracuse. - 2hams
Jul 2013 - $20.00
Friendly park in a quiet area conveniently close to town. Lake is not swim-able but has excellent fishing and boating. Entrance road is paved and campground roads are gravel. Grassy, treed, large, easy access sites with smaller sites on the waterfront. Several docks for fishing and boating with a large concrete boat ramp next to a large parking lot with plenty of room for boat trailers. Has a wooded path leading to State Route 3 for walking/biking access to a mini-golf course, the YMCA and several restaurants. - Appleknocker
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