Leah L.
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2020

Quiet Campground Over Lake Ontario

We camped at Golden Hill over the weekend of July 24-26, 2020. Due to COVID, advance reservations are required to book a spot at any NY state campground. We had site 47 in loop C, which was across the road from the lake view sites. I recommend sites 40-45 for lake-front views. Loops A and B were more crowded and more suitable to RV trailers and rigs (we were camping in a pop-up camper). Site 47 was large and had a few trees. The campfire ring was right against the pad, which made it difficult to position our pop-up so that it was away from the fire ring. 

Things to consider: There are 2 bathrooms in the campground, one near the A-B loops and one near the entrance. It was quite a hike in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom from our site. Some sites in the A-B loops are right next to each other, and we preferred the space for the sites in the C loop. 

Wonderful things: The views are spectacular, particularly at sunset. The campground was quiet at night. The Niagara Wine trail is close to this campground, and Niagara Falls is about a 50 minute drive away. We hiked Devil's Hole and Whirlpool State Parks on this camping trip. The showers in the bathrooms were phenomenal - very clean with hot water and a private dressing area next to the shower. Showers were ADA compliant and had shower seats.

  • Site 47 in Loop C. The fire ring is right against the gravel pad. We had to move the pop-up to stay away from the fire hazard. Bigger trailers might have an issue.
  • The rocky beach at Golden Hill.
  • Sunset from the empty space across from us.
  • Site 47 in Loop C, across the road from the lake-front sites.
  • The lighthouse at Golden Hill State Park.
  • The campground was peaceful and we enjoyed biking around the camping loops at sunset.
  • The hiking trail at Golden Hill leads to a small rocky beach on Lake Ontario.
Site47 Loop C