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Wilmington, New York

Lake Placid / Whiteface Mtn KOA

Wilmington, New York


77 Fox Farm Rd
Wilmington, New York 12997
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Sites: 218
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 44.363332540976
Longitude: -73.835678100586

Elevation: 1142' (approximate)
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
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • 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

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54 Reviews

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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice KOA in the mountains. Only issue: it is not as "big rig" friendly as it could be. Lots of trees, and extremely tight turns. Was very hard to navigate with a 42' 5th wheel towed by a 2016 Denali 3500. Park is mostly dirt and sandy base with gravel roadways. Park has good internet but absolutely NO cell phone coverage. We camped at Lake Placid / Whiteface Mtn KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C4
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand
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
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Great park. Very woodsy. Reminded me of State Park. Not too many people so super private. Walking trails to river. Plenty of room for big rigs. 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
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

There is a path through the woods to a road with a great restaurant across the street. Go to the river but watch out if you have kids. They also serve breakfast some days.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

This is a large, beautiful campground next to the AuSable River. Campsites are set among tall trees. No highway noise. We liked it so much we extended our stay. Office staff was very helpful. We camped at Lake Placid / Whiteface Mtn KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

As with most KOA's the pull throughs are close. Well maintained and large CG -extremely busy. We were there the weekend after Labor day and they had 78 families check in on Friday. Agree with another review: 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.

Nice dog park and large enough for a lab to run around. Well maintained dog trail leading to dog park. Ohhh and pool is definitely heated. I believe it is open year round.

The only down fall was (I believe) were the campfires. I love campfires as much as anyone but this particular weekend everyone must have had campfires (we did not). Because of the canopy of trees there was no where for the smoke to go and after awhile you were suffocated with smoke. The AC even pulled in smoke. There was no way you could open a window.

Lots of staff on golf carts - very helpful and friendly.

You need to disconnect if you are towing. The interior roads are tight - definitely needed a golf cart to show the way. Parking the tow vehicle was a challenge. We camped at Lake Placid / Whiteface Mtn KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

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

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 139
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 16

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: 32
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

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: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

This is a pretty nice campground. The lodge is impressive and the staff are really great. Because we arrived Friday afternoon, they had staff coming to your vehicle to check you in and then escort you to your site. This certainly makes your arrival less stressful, trying to find parking or maneuvering. The only catch was they forgot to tell us that we then needed to return to the office to check in. No big problem, we just didn't have our hang tag for a while and we didn't know about wifi, garbage disposal, etc.

The daily breakfast is OK but a little pricey all things considered. Maybe if the coffee was included in the price it would be a good deal.

There are a couple of playgrounds (we don't have small kids so can't speak to its quality). There's an arcade that looks like it's pretty fun if you have quarters but the pool table is pretty run down (one functional cue, battered balls). There's a pool that we didn't go in because it was packed. If we'd stayed longer we would have tracked down a beach instead.

We found the sites small and very exposed compared to state/provincial parks. But the neighbors were pretty considerate (we were in the cheap seats around the loop so there were lots of little children). The bathhouses have kitchens where you can cook (stovetop only) or wash your dishes.

The biggest downside was the dust. The roads and sites are very dusty and this tracks everywhere, particularly the bathhouses, and turns to mud on the floors. They mop a couple of times each day but don't dry the floors, which results in a slurry for your pant cuffs to soak up. It rained the morning we were leaving and that turned the site to dirt soup. It was a very messy pack up - everything inside was dusty and outside was muddy. Our friends were over in the full service sites and it was a dust bowl. We camped at Lake Placid / Whiteface Mtn KOA in a Tent Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
u26
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my tent trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Adirondak Wildlife Rescue 5 minutes away really great. There are easy walking trails around the area. Whiteface Mountain Memorial Highway 10 minute drive away. If you walk to the summit instead of taking the elevator, wear well-soled shoes. The trail is exposed granite, extremely uneven and often slippery. Lake Placid 25 minutes from the campground with plenty of hike/bike trails and things to do on the way. The town is lovely but very busy so don't plan to park along the main street.

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Review Count: 169
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 35

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: 88
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 7

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: 16
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 8

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: 3

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: 32
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 8

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: 3

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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