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Best campground in the Finger Lakes area. Reserve early thru Reserve America! Lake access & beach area, playgrounds for kids, bicycling, close to area wineries, etc. Large sites, easy access. super clean bath houses, safe, no seasonals. This is a past military training base, large open spaces. Military museum on property. Cons: no water or sewer on sites; dump stations, water available at stations; bring your hoses & prepare to conserve.

Gorgeous lakes with hiking trails and nice campsites

Full hookup camping loop is nice. Sites could be a little larger but it’s ok. Restrooms and showers could be cleaned a bit more. But I have a shower in my camper so it won’t hold me from camping there again. Lots of hiking and the beach is ok. Playgrounds are decent. Overall a nice place to camp and stores are 5-10 minutes away if you need anything.

Verona Beach State Park Campground

Awesome campground. Clean bathhouses were nice. Wood was for sale by camp host at 50 cents a piece. Campground sits on the edge of Lake Oneida with a nice camper’s beach and trail on the lake front. We stayed at site 11. As you can see sites are spacious and this one was right on the lake’s edge.

Nice location, near beautiful lake.

This campground has some electric sites but I don't think there are sewer sites (not 100% sure of that). The sites are nice, some are little close to each other but nice for group camping. A short distance (walk or by car) to the beach. The lake is a little chilly sometimes but very refreshing. There are hiking trails around the two lakes and the beach has lifeguards. Very well maintained.

Large beautiful sites.

There are no water or electric hookups but there are water spigots throughout the campground. There is a pavilion that is enclosed for everyone's use. There are nice clean bathrooms with showers. There is a public, life guarded beach. It is a wooded area on beautiful Oneida Lake. A great place to stay.

Beautiful and great hiking!

We stayed a week and absolutely loved it! Great hiking to waterfalls, beautiful campgrounds and a large playground. Some sites have shared fresh water hookup between the sites.

Clean and Peaceful

We stayed here during our cross country road trip in September of 2017. We arrived late at night due to poor planning, but were happily surprised! There was little privacy between sites, but there were a few trees for shade. The bathrooms were clean, with multiple free, hot showers. I believe there were separate dishwashing sinks inside the restrooms.

I'm bummed that we missed out on the waterfall and swimming area! The photos from other Dyrt reviewers look spectacular! The swimming area was closed for the season by the time we arrived. I would definitely return.

Junius ponds

Very weird layout of the area. Not much to do. Seasonals are a little rude.

Bowman lake

This campsite was beautiful. It was very secluded and in the woods, right next to the lake as well. I enjoyed how spread out this campground is compared to most and the location is beautiful.

Taughannock falls

Very cute and small area. Close to the waterfall.

Filmore glen statepark

This campground was very small and unique. Campsite was very rocky.

Great place by the shore

Family friendly and pet friendly. Cabins right along the shore or set back a bit. You can pick based on prefernence. A very nice and calming place

The site was lacking but the surroundings were great

The campsite itself left something to be desired. The other amentities however were great and seemed to almost make up for what it was lacking. Still a relaxing place to go if you are in the area.

Great amenities

There was a lot to do at this site from boating to swimming to hiking around. A really great place to visit and take the family.

hiking, biking, having fun

I really enjoyed it here. A wonderful place to camp and stay active.

Really calming place to camp

Right next to the water and very accommodating. Well worth the trip there.

Great views and fun for kids

We love this place it has just enough waves that the little kids can jump them. But small enough that they don’t get pulled over by the waves. Absolutely love it Sandy beaches great campsites. Very clean

Great kids campground

Tons of activities for kids to do. I still remember from when I was little kid having a great time and still have gone again as an adult. Clean and fun activities to keep kids busy.

Beautiful spot for relaxing

I stayed at Charles’ farm with a friend of mine. We had a great time! Charles was there to greet us, he was a little quiet in the beginning but we had a great chat. We bought some kabob meat from him and cooked it up on the fire pit with some corn for dinner. There isn’t a heap to do once you’re on the actual farm, but if you want a place to walk through pastures, relax, watch the sunset, see the stars, and be outside, this is the place for you. There are fish in the pond, but we didn’t do any fishing this time so I’m not sure if you have to bring your own gear or not. Make sure you bring long pants if you want to walk through the back pasture to avoid burrs in your legs! We pitched our tent near the pond next to the cabin. It was a great spot with a fire pit right there, plenty of wood provided, a lovely bench to watch the sunset from. The outhouse is small but functional. After we left the farm we went and picked apples at nearby Deer Run Farm. Overall we had a wonderful time. Thank you Charles for having us!

Great Park and Great Campsites!

Our family had a wonderful time at this clean, well-maintained, and beautiful park!! The park was very accessible for my daughter who is in a wheelchair, and VERY kid-friendly!!

Basic Camp Ground

Great Views from Tent Sites. You need a code to use the bathroom and there is only 1. Showers could be closer and seem more accommodating to day users. It's a loud and busy place certain times of the year due to a raceway located nearby and fising events as well. We camped at Oneida Shores Park in a Tent.

Fair Haven Beach State Park

You have Lake Ontario on one side of the road within the park and Sterling pond on the other. Very unique. Swans are everywhere even though they are not native to the area. My grand kids love to fish on the pond and then go to the huge beach at the lake. Some of the camping sites are close together but if you're lucky enough to camp up on the bluff the sites are only on one side of the road leaving an open view of Lake Ontario. It's just gorgeous at sunset. We've been having family reunions at this park for years. It's beautiful.

great camping and tons of outside stuff to do

I have camped here many times and it is always great. sites good size, Great Lake swimming, fishing.

Beautiful Park, beautiful area could be so much more with a little effort!

Pinecreek is a beautiful park in a great area 10 minutes from downtown Ithica New York and Lake Cayuga. The area has everything you could possibly want or need. Fabulous State Parks with spectacular waterfalls, a farmers market right on the lake front, Cornell University and so much more. That being said it may be the reason the campground doesn't offer any planned activities. They do have a swimming pool and what appears to be a large clubhouse/meeting area that is not or was not used while we were there, nor were any activities publicized. They do have a small arcade but it did not stay open past 8 pm and did not appear to be air-conditioned.

Our campsite was a full hookup with a large grassy area for setting up our outside chairs and picnic table. Although we enjoyed our stay we felt it was a bit overpriced for not having much to offer. They also have a very long list of rules & while they do allow pets there is a list of breed restrictions you need to be aware of before booking a reservation. They also charge for electricity on any stays one week or longer which we had not encountered previously at campgrounds where we have stayed.

Overall we enjoyed our stay but not sure we would stay again.

Nice place to stay while exploring the Finger Lakes

We happened upon Sned Acres when Curveball was cancelled and had to make lemons out of lemonade. We were welcomed w a fresh loaf of bread and the owners made sure our group was able to stay together on neighboring sites. Out site was nicely shaded and across from the small lake. The showers were hot and the facilities were clean. It is a family campground w quiet hours after 9pm, so consider that when booking.

Very clean and family oriented

Bathrooms are very clean and close to all campsites. Kids loved the park and swimming in the waterfall beach.

A backpacking experience without having to backpack!

This is a gorgeous environment! I’ll start by saying that when we go back, we’ll throw all of our stuff into our packs so that we can walk in all in. Kind of like the shortest backpacking trip! I actually think this would be the perfect environment for someone who wants to test their skills staying ‘alone’ in the ‘backcountry’ without really being either. It’s a nice in between for those who are looking for more solitude than the average campground provides but without having to hike into a back country site.

When you arrive at CBG farm, Charlie (and if you’re lucky, his friendly dog Drift) will meet you at the meat store and then show you the way (a 2 minute drive around the corner) to the Shady Pines camp. You’ll park in the grass across from cornfields, and then ride with Charlie around a path through the woods and fields to check out the sites. We chose to stay near the “lake”, a pond that Charlie put in, and stocks wth fish.

It’s a gorgeous spot. We set up a hammock, put our tent out in the field, used the wooden table to cook our dinner, and made a fire. The cows were nearby and we could occasionally hear them mooing, but a friend asked if it smelled like cows, and it really doesn’t! It actually smells like apples. You can still hear a few cars drive by but they’re mostly drowned out by the crickets.

Theres a cabin and an outhouse a short walk away, and an incredible outdoor kitchen that we didn’t need to use but would love to grill some burgers next time we go.

We truly loved this spot and can’t wait to bring some friends next time! Anyone in the Central NY area needing a night away should check out Shady Pines!

Beautiful

large tent and rv sites most with electric. Potable water fill station and dump tanks at entrance/exit. Bathrooms were very clean and had dish washing stations in them. Loop 5 has beautiful views of the lake. Great little beach and swimming area; water was very clean. Small camp store and concession stand with fish fries, breakfast foods and ice cream. I saw someone mention issues with park police, we didn’t even see one!

Very nice high-end camp resort for RV's and full timers or weekend warriors

This is a nice campground. I mean really nice. Very well thought out. All sites are full hookups (i think) and paved. Definitely geared towards the RV or trailer crowd.

Very well kept up, bathrooms are very modern and well stocked. Staff are attentive and useful, and they operate a great store with lots of options.

For activities, there are some great hikes around the campground, as well as excellent playgrounds, fishing, an awesome pool, and of course, free shuttle rides to the Turning Stone Casino right up the street.

The only real negatives would be the proximity to some railroad tracks, which can be somewhat active and very audible in some spots (you'll want to stay towards the south / front of the park if this kind of thing bothers you). That and some sites aren't that close to a bath house, so if you're not planning on duecing in your box, you might be looking at a longer walk than others based on where your site is.

Big campsite, big sites, lots of activities, beautiful boating!

We've visited this campground twice now, and had a great experience both times.

The sites themselves are all in the open, imagine parallel parking your rig off the side of a road, with a nice forest behind you. That's kind of the deal here. But with room to fit another camper or two in between you and the next rig. Way easy access, but not a ton of shade or privacy. Sites are mostly level, but some did slant quite a bit. Hookups are well located and modern.

The facilities are very nice. Bathrooms are new and clean, and well kept. Showers were great. I've heard they've installed a new pavilion for games and events, but I haven't seen that yet. The staff is great, they have a nice little store for the basic supplies and treats, as well as fire wood and boat rentals. They also have cabins which are well thought out and nice!

Not a lot of Con's come to mind when I think about Lebanon. Very nice place, check it out!