Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $29.00
Wonderful family-owned and operated quaint, secluded park in the Adironacks. Park sits on the shores of Lake Champlain, and the lake is easily accessed by a short hike down stairs or along a forested path. Lake can be seen in the distance from camp.
Some sites are packed gravel, but others are dirt or grass. Our site was packed gravel and quite level. Electricity was reliable and water pressure good. Wifi was adequate, although it slowed down a little in the evening with heavier use.
The owners schedule activities throughout the season, and there is a nightly community fire. The majority of campers are seasonals, but each and every site is well maintained and clean.
We enjoyed this campground so much that we extended our stay an additional 2 weeks. Very friendly, family atmosphere where everyone knows one another. Definitely an unknown gem! We WILL return next time we're in this neck of the woods! We camped at Barber Homestead Park in a Motorhome.
Great park, our new favorite. Quiet and secluded with some waterfront on Lake Champlain (walk down a short shady path). Family owned and run park. Well maintained, restrooms and showers are always spotless. Owners are polite and friendly and will go out of their to help a camper in need. The campground hosts a fire every night. Quite a few sites are occupied by weekend seasonal campers, so the park is pretty empty during the week. The seasonal sites are well done with 11- 15 miles to the nearest grocery store or Walmart. Kid activities are limited to swimming in the lake, pool or fishing. Wifi is a little slow but has a strong signal.. The owners make a point of letting you know this both verbally and in the camp brochure. We tow a 22' long trailer behind our 40' coach, so making the turn down into the main camping, where the pull throughs are located, was a little hairy which is why I gave it an overall rating of 9. The roads are hard packed gravel and make wide enough turns for a 45' rig. My wife wants to make this park our summer home when we finish exploring the northern part of the country. We camped at Barber Homestead Park in a Motorhome.
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Tow Vehicle Parking
Tips for other Campers:
Lots of great scenery, great riding for motorcycles and autos. Lake Placid, Whiteface Mountain, Essex Ferry, rural Vermont across Lake Champlain, Ausable Chasm.
We stayed at this gorgeous small campground on our way to Maine, and it was wonderful. Our site was in a meadow and there were quite a few other campers in our area, mostly there for the weekend. On the perimeter of the CG were seasonals, all friendly and welcoming. The owner, was a charming and very helpful woman who escorted us to our site. We had 50 Amp, and cable and the WiFi was adequate. The bathrooms were immaculate !!! and very well maintained. I strongly recommend this CG to anyone traveling thru up state NY who wants some peace and quiet and a wonderful setting very near Lake Champlain and the ferry in Essex to take you east to Vermont. We camped at Barber Homestead Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Tips for other Campers:
The drive into Lake Placid and Wilmington was extremely scenic and on the weekend we found a few Farmers Markets that we stopped at. All in all, very nice as a base to explore the area from.
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $29.00
Park is on shore of Lake Champlain, limited water access. Off of main highway, no highway or R/R noise. Good dirt road to campground. Dirt/gravel roads and sites. Sites are wide on long enough for 37' M/H with toad. Water, power good. Cell (AT&T) was weak. Limited shopping and restaurants nearby. Many seasonal campers in park. We would camp here again. We camped at Barber Homestead Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $23.00
At first glance, this park looks small and older, but we discovered that it is well maintained. The bathrooms were immaculate! Friendly owners, were awesome: gave us good information for great touring sites, a great dinning sites, and even let our dogs out to use the bathroom. We stayed for two weeks. The rate we got was for two weeks with a senior discount. We camped at Barber Homestead Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Well run family RV campground. Check-in was professional, friendly, and efficient. Owner gave us a preview tour in a golf cart and allowed us to make our own site selection. Mostly summer seasonals in park. All were quite friendly. Swimming pool small and shallow (only 1 meter deep) but clean and fun, with spacious deck to sit on. The bathroom and shower facilities were the cleanest we have ever seen in five years of camping. Toilet and lavatories are separate from completely private shower rooms. Large laundry, dish washing and reading room. Huge pavilion loaded with picnic tables, great for gatherings. Campsites are okay with space between campers, and consist of gravel. Lots of well mowed lawn, along with numerous shade trees. Electric service excellent. Outstanding Wi-Fi service, free. Picnic table and fire ring at each site. Interior roads are unpaved and during our stay, dusty. View of Lake Champlain very limited, "beach" is nothing to write home about. Good birdwatching. Recreation fields had horseshoes, volleyball, and tetherball, equipment provided. Ice cream in office, along with limited supplies. Great base of operations away from the hustle of Lake Placid and Burlington if you want a quiet campground. We would most assuredly stay here again. We camped at Barber Homestead Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $29.00
Awesome park. We had a pull through site with full hookups. Everything was great. The bathrooms and showers were spotless. The laundry is in the little rec room so you could watch TV while doing your laundry. We were there Mon - Thurs so didn't experience the weekend crowd. Would definitely stay here again. We camped at Barber Homestead Park in a Motorhome.
This campground was very quiet. The bathrooms and showers were exceptional - clean and plenty of water pressure (town water). We had a pull through site in the lower part of the campground. There were quite a few open sites. Phone coverage was spotty but the phone in the rec hall could be used with a calling card. Tent people would like this campground (if it rains) due to the large covered area with picnic tables and the recreation area is available for use. Management was very friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Barber Homestead Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2008 - $30.00
Nice, family-owned campground located on a family farm. Beautiful green grass between the sites, most of which are well-kept seasonals. The road from the upper level where the office is located down to the campsites is quite narrow, as are all the roads in the campground. Although we didn't use them, the bathrooms and shower rooms are immaculate! Two washers and two dryers. Walk down to a "beach" area on Lake Champlain. Hard to do when we were there as there had just been 4-6 inches of rain. Our rig was literally an island. The owners came to our aid and helped us build up a small "porch" with wooden pallets and plywood so we wouldn't step out into the ankle-deep water. Everyone at this park was friendly and helpful. Would stay again. We camped at Barber Homestead Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Very clean and quiet park. Yes, there are a large number of seasonal campers but they are very friendly people. You can walk down a path from the campground to fish/or swim in Lake Champlain. Our son caught a 22 inch large mouth bass in the lake. It was the highlight of his stay. Nearby, the Depot Theatre is worth buying a ticket. The Westport Marina is a good place for lunch. Also, for trailer boaters, the Barbers have a field to park your trailer and boat. The boat launch in Westport is large with plenty of parking. The town has weekly concerts on the library lawn. We camped at Barber Homestead Park in a Motorhome.
We stayed here one week. Over 70% of the sites are seasonal. Lots of low branches. It does have big rig sites but not big rig roads in and out of the campground. Had some problems getting around with our HDT and 35 ft trailer. Roads are gravel and sites are grass/gravel mix. Cell phone reception with Verizon was poor. They do have a phone in the rec room can be used with a calling card. Very quiet campground even on the weekend when it was full. Lots of very friendly people. We camped at Barber Homestead Park in a Fifth Wheel.