A few things stop me from giving a 5 star review. 1. No water hook ups (that was known before going, but still a con), 2. Facilities are not that clean, 3. Our site (098) was not that private (open to the street and one campsite, partially shielded from the other campsite). There were definitely some sites that looked awesome (like 103) that I’d go back to!
Overall, though, our site was large enough to back in and still have room behind our 25’ trailer. I enjoyed the general feel of being in the woods and then being able to drive a couple minutes to get to the beach access. Area 5 is covered in large rocks, but is a good place to take your dogs!
Stayed at Hamlin Beach June 2019 . Site was a bit unlevel but manageable . Park is really nice , 2 loops are dog friendly . Dump station has three lanes which is nice when campground is busy .
It’s been a long time since my family and I have been camping at HBSP. We (my wife and I) have recently purchased a pull behind RV. This week is our “maiden voyage”. Previous camping trips have been either tent camping or with a pop-up; many, (years ago) here, at Hamlin. So we were a little nervous about all the details and “how-tos” of RV camping. Getting the kinks out has been a challenge but fun at the same time. Moving forward (pun intended), this will be our retirement “home”. So we were pleasantly surprised at our experience here at a somewhat newly refurbished campground. Oh, the layout of all the sites and roadways have remained the same. Mostly, the sites themselves have remained the same: clean, easily accessible, roomy, some secluded. But the reception area and bathrooms have vastly improved. Upon arrival, the staff greeted us very professionally and courteously. At check-in, all of our ID tags and such were ready and waiting for us; it took less than 5 minutes. It could not have been more seamless. We will return to Hamlin. This time, it won’t be so long. Ps. The cellular reception is also greatly improved!!
Stop by ahead of time to see which site you like. Some sites were small. Some where huge! There were awesome trails from site to site so for us with 3 sites next to each other it was great. The kids literally ran from site to site all day long. Got them nice and tired. Beach was very nice and had a lifeguard. We had to walk but it wasn’t far because the parking lot was closed .
Great access to the shores of Lake Ontario from campground. Also few mile stretch of beaches. Short but pretty nature trail through the woods opposite the lake as well that goes through hard words and into wetlands.
Great place to hangout for a weekend, camp sites are walking distance to the lake. The only thing is the sites are pretty congested so make sure to look at the map before you choose your spot. I recommend site 161 if you can get it.
The sites in the loop we stayed in had about 75’ between driveways, all with varying levels of trees/brush between them, very secluded. The beach is a decent little hike, but very easy flat bike ride or about a minute in a car going 15mph. If you want secluded beaches, skip the public beach and head a little West of Area 4, take the sandy path to the water for an amazing hidden grotto. Sites are electric only but with a 100’ hose you can reach a spigot from most any spot to re-fill the camper.
We had an extended family week long camping trip. Our group took up 6 spots and we had a great time. Lots of shade at the sites, bathrooms are decent. Pretty quiet for such a large place. Lots of beach front and sheltered picnic areas. Plenty of parking.
Biking through the park and to the beach is an awesome way to keep in shape! It's a little treck to walk. Huge parking areas near beach for those who prefer thier car.
Very nice, family friendly and well maintained