We came here for our first camping trip together after marriage (in 2005)…and it's lucky we ever went anywhere again! Thankfully we both had previous positive camping experiences, and have had MANY together since then, just at other camp grounds.
1) "Canoe" being in the name implied that it is frequented, at least occasionally, by canoes. According to the staff person there who swore in disbelief that a canoe actually made it to the island, he didn't remember there being a canoe there before. The lack of arrival space for canoes also made this clear.
2) Everyone else who came were in basically large party-boats with multiple rooms for sleeping, though they set up tents (and didn't sleep until almost daybreak…it was loud, foul language the entire time)
3) All of the available wood was wet, so nothing would burn.
4) Spiders overrunning some areas
Not faulting them for the weather that night, as it's NY, so that happens. But in so many ways, this was a bust of a trip.