8.5 Good
     
Wilmington, New York

Lake Placid / Whiteface Mtn KOA

Wilmington, New York



Wilmington, New York
Phone: (518) 946-7878

Sites: 218
Recent Rate: $50 8/2016

Latitude: 44.363332540976
Longitude: -73.835678100586

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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) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
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 yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen yes
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities yes
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games yes
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

46 Reviews

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Review Count: 119
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is a destination because it is quite a trek off I-87. The roads are fine even for a big rig (45). It's a very popular campground so be sure you have reservations. Sites are level dirt/gravel and the surrounding area is dirt. Vehicles going by stir up the dust. Lots of trees so no satellite but good cable. With that being said it is a very pleasant campground with ample space between sites. Lots of tent areas. WES all fine. Picnic table and fire ring. Lots of activities for kids, breakfast served daily and a snack bar. Nice pool and playground and bathrooms were very clean. River runs along side the campground. Staff very helpful. Wifi worked surprisingly well. Would return to enjoy the area more thoroughly. We camped at Lake Placid / Whiteface Mtn KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
D09
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Hungry Trout Restaurant is close by with good trout dishes and great view of Whiteface Mountain. Staff is exceptionally helpful. If you're here on a Sunday, be sure to go to the church service run by college students. Very encouraging. Some turns are tight for 45 rig but doable.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Really enjoyed our stay at this large and well maintained park. Lots of level sites for larger rigs. Lots of smaller RVs, pop ups and tents also. Nice pool, playground. Lots of shade, forest. Hiking trail to river with falls and flume. Dog hiking trail and small dog park. Good hookups. Wifi fair, but no ATT cell. Rained all day one day. Not really muddy. More like wet sand. Close to Whiteface Mtn drive and not far from Lake Placid. One of the nicest KOAs we've been to. We camped at Lake Placid / Whiteface Mtn KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Row D
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Don't miss Whiteface Mtn. Stroll Main St in Lake Placid.

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Review Count: 98
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

A very large campground with all the typical KOA services. Looks like they try to make improvements every year.
We selected a premium site which included a cement patio and gravel for the camper to park on. Most of the other sites only have dirt and as others have said will become muddy when it rains.
I would recommend the premium sites as the are quite comfortable. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Lake Placid / Whiteface Mtn KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C05
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

The Olympic Musuem, jump site, training facility, and the hockey pavilion were great.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Lovely, large, wooded sites. The best thing about this campground is the Ausable River running behind it. Just a short walk and you hit cliffs and hear the roaring waterfall (be careful not to fall - it is steep). Just a ways down from that is a great swimming spot, with pools of water to relax in, rocks to climb, and small cliffs to jump off of. A super spot on a hot day. The lodge at the campground is beautiful, bathrooms are clean, good dog walk area and the staff hustles! The pool needs updating and they need to add a hot tub and biking area. But, that really isn't the draw - it is the area. Go to Whiteface and go up the gondala - worth the money! We camped at Lake Placid / Whiteface Mtn KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
F
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

Great campground, just get away from the front rows of pull through sites if you want some privacy. They are flat and gravel. Sites further back are more wooded and a bit sandy. The further back the more private the sites get.

Lots of staff golf carts going around, but that means they are out cleaning and helping people out. Beautiful setting in the trees and a great path to hike by the waterfalls. This is our go to when we want full service in the region. I was solo camping and they were very friendly escorting me to my site, helping guide me parking as well as letting me know which cable hookup to use.

Well stocked store for all your needs. We camped at Lake Placid / Whiteface Mtn KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Hit up Blueberry Bakery in Lake Placid. Best plasters in the north country!

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Review Count: 69
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park in the process of being fixed up. Lots of shade trees. It didn't rain while we were there but if it did it would be a muddy mess. Big camp building if needed for a group gathering. Lots for kids to do with pool and game room. Friendly manager and camp host. We would stay again if in the area. We camped at Lake Placid / Whiteface Mtn KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
a03
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Close to Lake Placid

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

Great park. The nicest KOA we have been to thus far. Staff are polite and knowledgeable. The " lodge " is a fabulous place to relax by the fireplace or just hang out. Sites are level and spacious with services in the correct locations. WiFi is strong and usable. Their snack bar food is very good as is the weekend fresh cooked breakfast in the lodge. Close to Lake Placid and a lot of attractions. We will return as often as possible. We camped at Lake Placid / Whiteface Mtn KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $56.00
Overall Rating:      

Fantastic campground close to all there is to do in the Lake Placid area. The only negative was the location of our deluxe patio site. It is at the entrance to campground so you have a steady stream of cars passing 20 yards from the patio. Also, the immediate view is of the office and the dumpsters in the distance. One morning a staff member cleaned the road using a blower and completely covered our camper and breakfast in dirt. If they moved the patio sites to the rear of the campground it would be much better. We got to meet the Olympic bobsled and skeleton team there and the other events were well run and entertaining. Wi-Fi worked perfect. We will be back. We camped at Lake Placid / Whiteface Mtn KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $56.00
Overall Rating:      

We arrived a bit early and felt unwelcomed by the lady at the front desk who seemed furious that we would dare to do so! She did begrudgingly requested that someone check to see if our site was empty, which it was. In fact, there was hardly anyone in the back part of the campground where our site was located. Other than the undesirable reception, the rest of our stay was pleasant. All hookups worked perfectly, as did the cable. The Wi-Fi signal was not constant. The bathhouse (Restroom #1) in our area was immaculate, showers strong, hot and the washer and dryer were efficient. It’s a heavily wooded setting with a dirt surface. I’m not sure I’d want to be there in the rain, as I expect it might be a sea of mud. We didn’t use the pool, eat in the snack bar or participate in the many advertised activities, but others looked as if they were having an enjoyable time. It’s a great spot for exploring this beautiful area of the Adirondacks. A trip to the town of Lake Placid is a must, as is a visit to the site of the 1980 Winter Olympics, and a drive up Whiteface Mountain. We camped at Lake Placid / Whiteface Mtn KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $54.00
Overall Rating:      

This is by far the best campground in the Lake Placid area, and the best in the ADK mountains. Its initial appearance when you first enter is breathtaking. The lodge is a beautiful large 2 story log built building that hosts the camp store, registration office, adult lounge, laundry, novelty store, breakfast kitchen, and a dining room. The staff is very friendly and professional and will do what it takes to make you feel like family. There is also a beautiful clean pool and game room along with a snack bar on the property. This KOA is a recent corporate purchase and undergoing major changes. Most sites are shaded and level and it is truly a big rig friendly park. There are some new premium sites with concrete patios also. The new management is what makes this park an A+. There are cottage rentals available as well as tent sites. KOA has great plans for this park and it will only get better. We will come here again. We camped at Lake Placid / Whiteface Mtn KOA in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

Great location with an easy drive. The roads can be very narrow at times along with the sites. All sites are dirt and many flood when it rains. We first arrived while it was raining to find our site underwater. Asked at office and luckily were able to move. Be aware that the rows to the front of campground are larger and less prone to flooding. My first impression was not good. It is also confusing how to drive around the campground as I went the wrong way. Again it was pouring and very crowded. We camped at Lake Placid / Whiteface Mtn KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 46
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

The drive to this park in a big rig is very doable and it is a great location for exploring the Adirondacks. Within the park are 4 long rows of 50 amp full hookup with cable sites that will accommodate large rigs, some are gravel most are dirt, but all look level. We were given a site on row C, which faces the tent and cabin area. This row is nice for a class A because you’re not looking right at another RV, but into a wooded area and if you are really lucky you might even get a spot of sky for your satellite dish. but the whole park is very wooded so don’t be disappointed. The road around the park is hard packed gravel with some large pines close to the edge, but nothing that can’t be easily navigated in a 40 ft class A or 40ft 5th wheel. Sprint does not provide service in this area, but the free park WI-FI worked just fine from our campsite. Bathrooms are well maintained and staff was friendly and accommodating. This park sits next to the Ausable River and there are walking trails that go a beautiful flume waterfall, a must if you stay here. We camped at Lake Placid / Whiteface Mtn KOA in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

A true Adirondack adventure awaits. Beautiful park and so much to do. Great nature walks and tons of activities available. Movie nights and ice cream social were a hit, and breakfast. Feel a bit nickel and dimed with needing to pay extra for some activities but at least they have much to offer. Bring your tennis rackets, basketball and hiking shoes! Very spacious sites. Would definitely come again and recommend. We camped at Lake Placid / Whiteface Mtn KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Great campground on the Ausable River. Close to a ton of fun activities for all ages. All sites are shaded with plenty of trees, but sites where roomy and not on top of one another. Clean facilities. Only reason I did not give it a 10 was the WiFi. You had to log on every hour and speeds where slow. It's an annoyance that shouldn't be in this day and age. We camped at Lake Placid / Whiteface Mtn KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice KOA in a REALLY nice location. We actually stayed in two different sites because I decided to get there a day earlier than originally planned. It was Ironman weekend in Lake Placid so they were pretty full. In fact, when I first tried to reserve they WERE full so I asked to be wait-listed. I got a prompt call when a spot opened. The sites were big, clean, and level. The facilities seemed very nice and clean. The things that keep it from being a 10 are that the road has 3 "humps" that I would classify as ditches dug for drainage. These really need steel plates or something over them. We actually bottomed out our car on one of these and I had to spend a half hour fixing a couple things. There was also no flexibility in checking out late. I was worried about getting back in time Monday morning to leave by 11:00 and other KOAs will offer late checkout for a couple bucks an hour. No such luck here. I found the Wi-Fi to work very well. There were two wireless networks and when one didn't work. I switched to the other and really had no issues. We camped at Lake Placid / Whiteface Mtn KOA in a Motorhome.

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