5 RV Parks near Rome, Pennsylvania
Sep 2017 - $70.00
This was our first trip to Pine Cradle Lake and it was a last minute getaway. The rate was a little more than we like to spend for camping but it was over Labor Day weekend and after calling several other campgrounds, they had the only opening, so we took it and are we glad we did! The campground was very relaxing and was very well kept. When we first checked in, they sent a nice young man to help take us to our site. Not only did he help us find our site, he helped us back in and even went and got us firewood while we set up, since the general store was closing. They had a nice pool/splash pad but we didn't use it since it was rather breezy. They had plenty of activities planned over the time we were there which was nice. Our site was a premium site which included a newly built deck and fishing dock. There was plenty of room for our dog to run (on a tie out, of course). Overall the park was inviting, relaxing and the staff was super! They even gave us a bag of doggie treats when we checked in with our dog. They do say that Cell phone reception is spotty, as is WIFI and they're honest about. Our cellphones became basically electronic paper weights and to be honest, it was great! We loved not having the electronic leashes. Lake/Pond is catch and release, which was cool. Overall had a wonderful time and we've already made plans to return! Highly recommend for anyone wanting to get away and relax! - Bebe and Pat
Aug 2016 - $60.00
We liked the campground so much last year that we made another trip again this year (Labor Day weekend). Stayed there with my wife, girls (now 8 and 13), dog, and two cats.
So if you read my last review of this campground it provides the highlights. Beautiful location, gravel roads, sites on the 'other' side of the lake are spacious, a number of activities available, friendly staff, very clean restrooms - which are individual showers (one person in the room) which I like... The list goes on.
They made some improvements since last year that were noticeable. New ball field, volleyball court, cemented the floor of the covered pavilion, got rid of the items 'hidden' in the woods. I had mentioned power fluctuations - but I was reading between 112 and 116 volts this year at all times. Had a great time there - no complaints at all.
It would be nice to have some different activity types (maybe some arts/crafts for the kids), would love some walking trails (they may do that in the future on neighboring property), wifi, better shuffleboard course. Again - minor items. They are continuing to enhance the property yearly. I will say that some of the seasonal campers are pretty close together and older - but that is not the part we stay in.
Not sure how much is in the immediate area to do, but I suspect there are some things within a reasonable drive. We stay on site for the weekend. Bingo, washerboard, kickball, volleyball, yard sale...lots of things to keep you busy....or not. A great place to kick back and just enjoy the time there.
Would recommend - going there again next year. Site 323 is great (as last year), as well as site 220 (which was already reserved...). - T.Butter
Jul 2016 - $55.00
We stayed there for the 4th of July weekend. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Someone even came down to our site with us to show us where it is and to help back in. The roads and all of the sites were gravel. My site was level where the camper was parked but right outside the door was a fairly steep hill sloping away from the camper. That made it a little tough getting in and out the camper. The gravel in the site was also pretty large, more like rocks than gravel. That was really the only negative to the campground. The grounds were well maintained, the lake was very nice. The fishing was pretty good. They had fireworks the Saturday night before fourth and they were really nice. The store was pretty well stocked. They have a cell phone booster in the store which was nice because reception there was not very good, but that's not the campgrounds fault. I prefer not to be bothered when I'm camping anyway. The other campers were also very nice, there are many seasonal campers there. The campsites were well spaced but some of the sites were tight because of the trees in them. - Tim W
Aug 2017 - $25.00
We spent 4 days in pull-thru site #52 that was FHU in full sun. The neighbors were close on the sewer/elec. side with more room on the opposite side with the firepit / picnic table. We then spent a week on FHU site #38 that was huge with some nice shade and lots of grass for the schnauzer to roll in. This is a great park, but it is "first come first served"with no reservations. We've always gotten a campsite, just not always the most desired when arriving on a weekend. - Appleknocker
Aug 2017 - $25.00
The daily rate is $30 for a 50 amp, FHU site. The monthly rate is $720 for 28 days ($25.71/day). All sites on the upper level are paved. The pavement is too short and narrow for most Class A motorhomes, but it works. We had good Verizon cell/internet reception and good DishTV satellite reception. Hickories Park is owned by the Town of Owego and is very well maintained. We would stay here again. - Dave51
Aug 2017 - $25.00
This is one of the most beautiful parks we have stayed in, but also the one with the MOST TRAINS, Day and night. The park is owned by the town of Owego and is huge and very well maintained. There is something for everyone here...pavilions, boat ramp, soccer fields, playground, the best dog parks I have ever seen (I don't have a dog) but it was so nice that I had to see it for myself. I called Saturday morning to see if there would be any sites for that night, and, fortunately, a man answered saying he was on his way out for the weekend, but there was one spot left at site 1. He told us what to do for a self check-in. The site had 30 amp, water and sewer and two large trees that we cautiously maneuvered between so our 13'6" high fifth wheel wouldn't damage the roof, etc. The site was paved and nice and shady. The water pressure is very good. No wifi or cable, but Verizon worked well and we got about 6 channels with the antenna. NOW, my only other complaint is there was only one dumpster in the whole HUGE park, and it is nowhere near your way out of the park. You have to go to a dead end road past the dog parks and I would not recommend doing that with your RV attached. No good place to turn it around. We rode our cart around the park looking for the dumpster and could not figure out why it was there. However, since this park has lots of day users, there are signs everywhere saying to carry your trash out. I imagine a dumpster would fill up every day if it was located where it should be. - Ginny H
Sep 2017 - $25.00
This is a terrible park for RV's. The open grass/mud field has a few W/E (30A) posts around the perimeter, but sites are not delineated and the power has no breaker switch so you have to plug in hot. The field is not level and has some deep pits to maneuver through. To get to the park you have to navigate a narrow uphill rutted gravel road with tree branches taking swipes at your rig. The park is way out in the boonies. It is a Passport America park but after the discount they then tack on a $10 fee for electricity use, basically negating the discount. I tried to extend my leveling jacks (40' class A mh) but they just extended underground about 8" deep. They don't even provide garbage cans/dumpsters, but tell you they are a "carry in, carry out" park. We were dead dog tired or would have pulled down the road and found a wide spot in town. Don't waste your time or money here. - rvrrat520
Aug 2015 - $28.00
This park is truly off the beaten path. It is very secluded, and has miles of walking trails.
It is difficult to get to, as there is a steep washed out driveway. If you have 4 wheel drive- low range, that is a plus. The owners are very friendly and helpful.
We stayed there for a week in September, 2014 and it was one of the most relaxing weeks we have had in a long time.
There are no sewer hookups, and the dump station looks very hard to get to.
If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle, and back to nature, this is the place to do it. There is a laundry in Candor, and a little ways further is the sweet little town of Owego. - Jimal
Sep 2017 - $39.00
This is a family run campground. Very nice folks running it but... Electrical 50 Amp service Initial plug in with no load leg 1 - 120v and Leg 2 119V With load and within a one hour time frame. Two low voltage shutdowns and four power outages. Horrible unreliable power. Our site was buried in trees, no satellite possible, site was level and had the appearance of not being used very often. This was only an overnight stop for us. Only hooked up electrical power. Roads in the campground are rough and EXTREMELY dusty and I mean EXTREMELY dusty. Just as bad a driving in Alaska. Tow vehicle was covered in massive amounts of dust as is the motor home. At $39 a night this is way too expensive for lousy power and no satellite reception. Expected much more for that price. Called office and notified them about the poor electrical. Was told husband was out on his ATV and would come by soon. About two hours later the owner did show up. He changed out the 50 amp plug. No problem with the power after that. Verizon Cell service worked but data performance was poor with a ping of 47ms, .70 Mbps download and .40 Mbps upload. There is WiFi in the campground. Free for the first 15 minutes after that a cost $2.16 for a twenty four hour period. Very poor performance with a ping of 1,345 ms, 0.01 Mbps download and 0.01 upload. Not worth the price. Campground is located about 10 miles off of I86. Your GPS will most likely take you through the town of Endicott, New York on US 26. Be advised there is a bridge with a height restriction of 12 feet 6 inches on that route. If you have an RV higher that 12 feet 6 inches you must follow directions on campground's website. Endicott downtown has small streets and not favorable to large RVs. Maneuvering through the small side streets to avoid the bridge is a real challenge. We will not return there. - Rufas
Aug 2017 - $37.00
For the past 20+ years I have stayed here when in the area. Quiet, very well kept, always excellent electric so no worries about appliances. Personally, I like that the hosts run a 'tight ship' and it helps make for a nice and secure stay. Knowing if there is something getting loud or privileges being abused and it will be taken care of, usually without having to notify them is great. Bottom line, it is their property, they expect it to be respected and I have NO problem with that. Very friendly and more than willing to help accommodate your needs. Always enjoy going back. - Mike 45
Sep 2016 - $40.00
So we ended up here quit by accident. The campground we reserved was really in the woods and had no cell service. I work from the road so I must have cell.
The park is family run and in a beautiful location. Owners were quite nice.
However, you really have to want to go here as it is not exceptionally convenient. Do NOT go up RT 26 if you are in a big-rig as there is a railroad trestle with just 12.5 feet of clearance. Call them for directions.
Large site, beautiful lake, big fish, great trail, beautiful flowers.
Sites were not exceptionally roomy but there were not many people during our visit so it wasn't an issue.
Sites are grass. Our rig is 21000 pounds and we did sink in just a bit but not a problem.
Once you arrive, you will really enjoy! - Moe and Flo are on the go
May 2017 - $40.00
Our first time camping here in 2016 with our 'new to us' camper and we had hot water issues. The owner was very helpful and came by to help diagnose the problem. He explained what we were doing wrong and we had hot water in no time! The second time camping here in 2017 with another 'new to us' camper and we turned on our kitchen faucet to find the sprayer had cracked from improper winterizing. The owner came to our rescue AGAIN with a used sprayer and even installed it for us! We also did not realize that the sewer setup we had for the old camper was not long enough for the new one and the owner fixed us up with what we needed. The sites are HUGE and each have a nice picnic table and fire ring. The campground is kid-friendly and has a great playground, pool, and even mini-golf. A nice nature trail takes you to a quiet pond for fishing. The store is stocked with necessities and they have plenty of RV specific items as well. This was a very nice, quiet campground off the beaten path but very close to a town that can provide everything that you might possibly forget to take with you. We obviously liked it enough the first time to make a return visit and we will definitely be going here again! - logcabinnut
Aug 2013 - $30.00
We came in late, nearing dark and had a hard time finding this remote campground. Owners very nice and helpful with directions (had to call 3 times on the way). We only stayed overnight and left early, so had little experience, but were told the sites were level. The owner said set up anywhere we wanted, and the site we picked looked as level as others, but it was terribly out of level. However, too late and dark to put any levels under wheels at that point. Otherwise, when you find the park, it is very nice and seems well maintained. We would likely not return, because we wouldn't be staying in the area, and it is too complicated to find from the interstate for just an overnight. We didn't have cell phone service, but surprisingly good TV reception with just our antenna. We paid $30 for just electric/water. - Faun
Jun 2011 - $14.00
This is really a very nice, quiet campground with very helpful owners. They called Passport America for me because I could not find my card. Our fee was PPA but they also charge extra for electric. We only paid $2.00 for the one night but we didn't use our AC. The reason we gave it such a low rating is because of the HORRIBLE roads that need to be driven to get there. They are only 10 miles off I-81 but it took us 30 minutes to get there because of the roads. The "highway" is a narrow, 2 lane road with tremendous ruts and potholes on the edges making the hills a bit dangerous. After leaving the highway, the "blacktop" road is just wide enough for a car to pass the coach if both vehicles drive on the shoulder. We would not recommend this for overnight stays and would not return. If you do go there, be sure to follow the website or PPA directions because it cannot be found with a GPS or Google Maps. - dickens