Very clean, relaxing, quiet campground. Not a lot of activities, but that is what makes this a relaxing place. The owner is friendly and goes out of his way to help. While we were there he came by to let us know of a threatening thunderstorm that was headed towards the campground. He went to every single campsite to let them know. The bathrooms were spotless every single time I went in them. The showers are pay, but used the shower in my trailer, so I cannot say how they work. Power is reliable, and water has good pressure. The sites share a power pole/water/cable between 2 sites, so if you choose the wrong side, you better have an extension cord and a long water hose (the river sites that are odd numbered would be the correct side for your hookups). I will be going back during foliage season to check out the colors. Great campground to get away from it all.
We just got back from this campground. First thing I have to say is that the sites in the "T" section are HUGE. I measured my site T5 and it is 75ft deep and 55ft wide! All the "T" sites are this big also! The water and electric hookups are all brand new and worked flawlessly. The sites are grass and well maintained. They were actually starting to pave some of the roads in the campground when we arrived Friday. There is no campstore, or gameroom that I saw. There is a small playground for the kids. There are not a lot of activities either. This campground is mostly seasonals, but it would seem the campground is trying to make us "weekenders" more comfortable with the work they are doing. The bathrooms are very clean, and always stocked. They have one canoe, and one rowboat that you can rent for 5 dollars per hour. The sign said there were paddleboats also, but I did not see any while I was here. The dump station is clean and maintained. This campground is gated. Though you just drive in and the gate opens, you need a code to get out; and if you are out past 10pm, the gate is locked and you can not get out or in. The office staff was friendly, there is a grocery store close by and a hardware store right next to it that refills propane, and sells just about anything else you may need or have forgotten to bring with you. The views from the "T" sites are beautiful, you can see the inlet which goes out into the actual lake, with the mountains in the background. I did not give this campground a 10 only because it lacked a campstore and the seasonals do drive around a lot on their golfcarts a bit too fast. This campground must be beautiful in the fall with the colors. I will come back to this campground again.
Where do I start?! We came here because we have a group of friends in the tri-state area and we always camp together on Memorial Day weekend. This campground is the absolute worst campground I have ever been at! The bathrooms consisted of two hollowed out, 5 gallon buckets with toilet seats, with no divider for any kind of privacy, and they emptied into a pit! They were so close to each other, you could have easily played cards with anyone that was sitting next to you! While this might be acceptable at a rustic or state campground, this certainly was not worth the money we paid to stay at a "RV Resort." There were other bathrooms, one at the safari field which was boarded shut, and then there was the only real bathroom which consisted of 5 individual shower/bathrooms that were never cleaned, and always had a line of 12 people or more waiting at them. The A-frame cabins that some people in our party booked and paid over 100 per night for, had not been cleaned, had no propane for the stoves, and did not have screens on the windows. My "Premium" site which I was told had electric, water, cable and sewer, had only water and electric, and a ripped up and torn cable line sitting by the electrical hookup. I could not find any sewer connection. I asked at the front office and was told by an employee that the site had one, but I probably just couldn't see it. I didn't know I was supposed to look for one! She said it may have been covered over. Then there is the final straw that made me leave a day early. Saturday night around 8:00pm, someone drives up to a tree outside of my site and stapled a flyer which stated, "Please boil water until 5/31/2011, sorry for the inconvenience." We have a water filter on our trailer, but had been using the water to brush our teeth, wash up and do our dishes since we arrived on Friday! When we asked an employee about the sign, she said she didn't know what was wrong with the water, but not to drink it. This was the only sign in the entire area I was in! This place was supposedly taken over by Morgan RV Resorts in 2008. If it was, they sure haven't done anything to fix it up! If they have, I would hate to see what it looked like before. Do yourself a favor and stay away from this place! If you must visit Copake, there is a very nice KOA about a mile from this campground: it is very nice.
We really liked this place. It was shady and our site was very wide and right on the stream, and easy to get into. The owners live right above the restrooms and showers and they are very friendly. Our site had water, electricity, and cable TV. The free WiFi worked great the entire 8 days we were here. The bathrooms and showers were spotless! The pool was very nice, the mini golf was well maintained also. The camp store, had a nice ice cream store right inside that also served breakfast and snacks throughout the day. It is very close to the battlefield and all the other attractions in Gettysburg. Overall, a very nice place that I would have no objections going back to.
Just got back and this campground used to be owned by a private family and had been called a different name (can't remember the name) and it got a lot of bad reviews. The husband and wife that own it now, just became part of KOA campgrounds a couple of months ago. They said that they are still working on it and have 1 year to get it up to KOA standards. I have to say that the staff were EXTREMELY nice and helpful and there was a lot of activities for the little ones, and the adults too. I took a walk around the place and they have made a lot of new campsites, and also are upgrading the existing ones, both seasonal and the ones for us "weekenders". The bathrooms are modular and are "Unisex". There are 8 individual units with a toilet, sink, and shower, AND AIR CONDITIONING!!! The staff comes by 3 times a day and cleans them, and I never saw a dirty one the entire time i was there. This campground is a work in progress and as such still has some things to fix. The only thing that I can think of that I would change right now is that the roads are dirt. This is not a problem if you are camping back away from the safari field because there is not a lot of traffic, but if you have a site at the safari field like I did, every time a car goes by, there is a cloud of dust that follows it and coats everything in its path with dust. If they had a water truck go by 2-3 times a day to wet down the road it would help A LOT. But I have to give this campground a good rating, they are working hard to bring it up to a higher level, and still have some work to do. I would go back again without hesitation.
We were at this KOA on Memorial Day weekend with our puppy and grand daughter. We did not pick our site but let the owners pick one for us. the site we were put in was a little tight and we would not be able to deploy our awning and screen room, and because of this the owners purposely did not book the site next to us so we had 2 sites all to ourselves! This was the first time we were in a site on the "safari field" and we were about 20 feet away from the activities. The showers and bathrooms were actually the trailer kind. They were brand new and each bathroom had a toilet sink and shower and A/C! The owners are new to KOA and they are really working hard to get this park up to par and fix things up, and it shows. I would not hesitate to go back again.