Verona Beach State Park is nice and close to home. Also close to Utica and Rome. The kids love to hang out at the splash pad and the state recently revamped some of the playgrounds.
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.
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.
Right next to the water and very accommodating. Well worth the trip there.
We attempted to set up near the lake, but found the wind to be overwhelming. We ended up in the corner site by the woods. The bathrooms and showers were nice and the staff were very helpful.
The campground is beautifully situated on the shores of Lake Oneida, very close to a swimming beach complete with lifeguards and a brand new snack bar. Unless you score a campsite in the row up against the water, forget privacy. The campsites are spacious but you're pretty much camping on the same lawn as your neighbors with very few trees in between you so you'll have to be okay with hearing others snoring at night within 15 feet of you. Most sites had 5th wheeler RVs parked on them and a few had tents. The facilities were very clean, the playground was a favorite of our toddler, and the neighborhoods just beyond the State Park were perfect for summer bike riding.