This is a nice park. Even better since they added electric to a couple of the bottom loops. If they had water and sewer I think it would be packed all the time. The sites are nice and deep and well shaded. It is a good size park with a golf course, a couple small lakes with a beach and a boat launch. Nice place to walk and bike. It is another park that would be exceptional with a little upgrading from New York state. Park employees very nice.
This is the first time we have stayed at Sampson when we were not here for the dog show. This is a great park and we would give it a 10 if it had water and sewer. The park is clean, well kept and we finally got to go to the museum and drive around where the base used to be. Museum was really informative and we have been to bigger military museums that offered a lot less. The sites are nice and well shaded and the employees are very friendly and helpful. The lake is beautiful and its a great place to walk, bike or just sit and relax. Will definitely be back here in the future.
We really cannot say anything bad about this park. It is just a park aimed more towards the local camper or tenter. We stayed here because my wife was having surgery at the hospital in Cooperstown. There are no hook ups in any of the sights, but they are very busy and we stayed in overflow which was just a big field by the pond at $12 a night. Generator hours are lousy as they are in most NY state parks (9-11 & 5-9). We ran over about 10 minutes one night and the park ranger came knocking on our door telling us to shut our generator off so keep that in mind. We would not rush back there for a vacation, but if we needed to be in the area would have no problem staying here again. Area is nice and the beach was pretty although we did not get much chance to use it. Park employees were very nice.
The park itself is very well kept. Garbage area was pretty bad with full containers and lots of trash on the ground, but will take into consideration that it was a holiday. Sites are tight but manageable. The problem is, most of the people working here are very young, more like a summer camp. They seem unsure of what they are doing. Our fridge quit while here and we told them we had to take our rig out of park Wednesday for a repair. They would not let us leave our car even though we had paid for site till Friday. So we had to hook up and tow it along. There were also several brown outs with no power for long periods, which probably added to our fridge breakdown. No one could run air due to electrical problems and it was wicked hot at this time. When we pulled out to get our repair done, we stopped to tell them we were leaving and they said you are not getting any refund. We had not asked for one and said we were coming back. Long story short we decided not to come back. It was just not a favorible place to stay as it had too many issues. We would not come back here.
This was a really nice park that we ended up in, because the Escapees Park down the road was doing renovations. I must say the guy at the front desk was very, very nice and helpful. It had a very nice little store and some events and goings on. The park was very clean and had a great laundry. WiFi was okay, not strong but it worked. Everyone was very accommodating. The only reason we are giving it a 7 and not a higher score, is that the sites were very tight. We could not have put out our awning and had to squeeze our car in between two trees because there was not enough space to park at the end of the site. You could pay extra for a bigger site, but did not know this when we checked in. Good place though.
We camped here for a few nights when I had to have some emergency dental work done. It is hard to find a dentist that will take you in when you are traveling. It is an okay campsite if you like to get up close and personal with your neighbor. I could open my window and ask our neighbor to pass me some salt. Sorry, there are wider sites, but not accommodating to to the bigger rigs. We had to maneuver between trees and make sure we could open our door and put our slide out at the same time. Forget the awning, it is not going out. Plus, your sewer runs right up against the patio of your neighbor. For the most part, it was a place to stay when we needed it, but do not go there expecting anything great. Oh, and did I mention the dirt track next door. Hear the roar, feel the thunder on your feet every Friday and Saturday night. Wonderful!!!
We found this park by accident when we were having some work done on our tow dolly. It was a lovely park, a little off the beaten path but worth it. Sites are not all level and may take some maneuvering, but shady and ours was on the lake. Very quiet and the hosts at the gate were very nice and accommodating. We could only stay one night, but plan on making a trip back when we can stay longer and enjoy the surroundings a little more. Only gave it a seven because it did not have sewer hook up, but does have a dump station.
This is a beautiful park with large, level grassy sites. Most have a shade tree. All roads are paved and it is very well taken care of. There is a laundry with 4 washers and 6 dryers. There is no LP available and you have to leave the park and drive into Robertsdale for propane. Hence the lower rating.
This is a great park. We were here as Escapee Members for a month and a half. It is very homey. Some sites are not huge and rather tight, but have nice concrete patios. Some have full concrete slabs to park on. People are very nice and park workers are always busy. Does not have paved roads, but they are well maintained. Nice laundry facilities with 6 washers and 4 huge dryers. Very clean. We hated to leave. LP available. There is a charge for electricity.
I read some negative reviews about this park and was worried, but found it to be a nice place. People were friendly enough and they were nice at the front desk. We only stayed for a night and they gave us a pull through site so we did not have to unhook the car. We were in the second campground by the strawberry plant. The pool was nice. Wi-Fi was strong, but at a $4.95 cost for 24 hours. Everything was very clean and well taken care of. Our cost was with Passport discount.
The Everglades are an amazing place, but I found this park to be nothing special. We called twice about reservations and they told us to just come in there was a lot of space. We even called an hour before we got there and they said the same. When we arrived they told us they had to put us in overflow way back in the farthest lot C. They told us we would find the dump back there on the way in. We drove around twice and had to go back and ask again. This time they gave us a map and told us it was in the Reserved Section that we were told not to go into first. That area was a lot nicer with fire grills and picnic tables. After all of the confusion we settled in for a quiet night.It was very dark with no lights around at all. The bath house in C was boarded up and not a light there either. There was hardly anyone around us and there looked like a lot of empty space closer to the front. Not sure why we got shoved way in the back?? The stay was enjoyable despite this, beware of the mosquito's. We did have a look at Long Pine and next time will definitely go there. It was a lot nicer. Everglades are a don't miss, but do try and get a reservation so that you have a nicer spot.
If you are looking for a park with no frills but still has full hook-ups this will work for a few nights. The management is extremely friendly and helpful and though it is a little tight with a lot of live in residents, we found everything clean and quiet. There is a restaurant on the premises that seemed quite busy, though we did not eat there. There are 4 washers and 4 dryers available. Our rate was with the Escapees discount.
This was sort of an odd campground. Very pretty, and well kept but put together odd. All the sites are pull thru, but of all different sizes. They let you drive around until you find an open site that you can get into and just park. The roads are narrow and run both ways, so you have to be careful of not running into someone coming the opposite direction because there is not always a place to go as it is very tight. Some turns are very tight if you are towing or a larger rig. You usually have to go around the loops to get lined up for the dump. It is a nice park, but would not rush back to camp there again.
Although this is a lovely State Park and we enjoyed our stay, it is probably not a place I would rush back to. We stayed in the Live Oaks section as the beach parking was full. It had large private sites that were great even though it required a little maneuvering to get in. We had site #87. When we went over to the beach area, we were glad we had ended up in the section we did. It was a little too crowded and tight, and the beach view was nothing great. Yes the water is awful, but what can you expect on a salt marsh. Also, Route 174 into the park was pretty rough and narrow with lots of overhanging trees. Great to look at, but a wicked drive. You should come here at least once to lay back and relax. Ocean walks are great and town is pretty.
What a waste of money, Could be a Beautiful park. Hookups were difficult to get too . We are only 44 feet with Motorhome and Car and could only find 2 places where we would fit. Bottomed the Camper out going in and again when Leaving. Had no cell service at this park.
Really enjoyed the solitude of this park. Did not want to leave and would have given it a ten if the laundry facilities would have been a little nicer. Beautiful park, some sites take a little maneuvering, but well worth it.
Nice clean park, well maintained. Did seem like a place where most were staying for work in the area or some living there. That was evident by the personal items always left in the showers. Clean laundry area. Very quiet except for noise from I-10, but learned to drown it out.