Amanda K.

Pro

Holland , NY

Joined July 2020

Nice campground on the lake

We stayed only one night at this park but wish we could have stayed longer as there seems to be quite a bit to enjoy here. The park is nestled on the lake so there is an opportunity to swim, fish or launch a canoe. Right off the beach there is a large playground. If you’re like me and LOVE wine, go take a short 7 minute drive to the Montezuma Winery. You won’t be disappointed. About campsite #5 - It was large enough to fit our 27’ camper however it was very close (with no privacy) to the neighbors. Has electric hook-ups.

Big campground with plenty to do

This campground is massive and the park is beautiful. We stayed in the C loop at site # The site was large enough to fit our 27’ camper and had ample room off the side for entertaining. (We were able to set up 2 canopies, have our awning fully extended, set up a 6 person tent, an area for the kids to play on and area for corn-hole). This site has electric hookups. There is a water Spicket near by but you need at least 150’ worth of hose to reach it. Just a short walk from the campsite you’ll find a pleasant little cove-like beach. Within the park you’ll find a general store that offers laundry, soft serve ice cream and an arcade, a beach for swimming, a large marina, and even a nature museum (which has fantastic walking trails near by) Each loop seems to have their own unique playground which are large and well built. Off the island we visited 2 wineries (the Thousand Islands Winery and Coyote Moon Winery)

Nice local campground

Most campsites are a decent size and have electric hook ups. There is a playground for the kiddos and a pond to fish in. No swimming in it though. There is a creek that runs through the state park which was nice for the kids to splash around in. Good for a local weekend get away.

Enjoy the waterfalls here

This campground offers a mix between seasonal sites and non-seasonal sites. All sites seem to be very close together with little to no privacy. However, the campground itself is very well maintained and there is plenty around to do. Everyone around is very friendly. There is a swimming pool, play areas and many activities dispersed through out the day. They have a camp store with lots of goodies for a decent price. My favorite part about this campground is the waterfalls and natural swimming areas. It makes the small campsites all worth it. Great place for families with children.

I loved this place

If your looking for a good campground in the Adirondacks, look no further. This place is it ! You hear the word “pond” and you might think of a small body of water however this “pond” is massive. It’s more like a lake. There are many campsites along the water. One in which we had. It was nice splashing around in the water right at our campsite. Even better was watching the sun set over it. The campground offered canoe/kayak rentals. We rented one for an afternoon and paddled around. Again this pond is soooo large that we didn’t even make it as far out as we wanted. Not too far outside the campground is a little local store where you can find many necessities. While we were in the Adirondacks we visited White Face Mountain which had a lift to take you up the mountain. It was amazing. The very top though is significantly colder so maybe bring a sweater. We also visited several small towns and shops, played some putt-putt and went toured the Winter Olympic museum.

Decent for a weekend trip

Most campsites are a decent size and have electric hook ups. There is a playground for the kiddos and a pond to fish in. No swimming in it though. There is a creek that runs through the state park which was nice for the kids to splash around in. Good for a local weekend get away.

Would be better for someone with a boat

We stayed at a site located next to a little creek. The kids enjoyed playing in it. I didn’t see a playground anywhere though. Could have just been the loop we were in. There is access to a boat launch which would be great if you had a boat or kayak. We did not so we were rather bored.

We come back every year

We enjoy this campground and try to come at least once a year. We prefer Cain Hollow/Quaker Area over Red House Area for camping. The sites are roomier. This trip we stayed at site 73 with our 27’ camper. It’s not a very deep site but we did have enough room on the non-awning side of our camper to set up a large tent and play corn hole. On the backside of the campsite is a small embankment and just on the other side of it is a creek, which the kids enjoyed playing in. Campground bathrooms were large and clean.
Let’s talk about the lake area within Quaker. On one side of the lake there is a nice area to enjoy fishing. On the other side there’s a rather large sized sandy beach with a newly renovated bath house. (I believe both areas had a docking for canoes/kayaks). The bathroom facilities were pleasantly clean. Just off the beach there is a large new playground. The grounds are so large that you could set up a picnic under one of the several large shaded tress. Ohh and there’s an ice cream counter too. Yumm !!!

Beautiful place but difficult campsite

The park itself is wonderful. Beautiful walking trails, waterfalls and a natural swimming area. The playgrounds are better than most we’ve seen. Electric campsites 1-6 are set up top of a hill which isn't apparent until you arrive. We stayed in campsite 4 with our 27’ camper. I have a few things to pick with our campsite. There is a tree in the middle of the campsite which makes it very difficult to park. We had to rest the rear jack on a log in order for our slide out to clear the tree. It’s obnoxious really. There are also no water spickets up top of the hill, yet the lower campsites with electric have them near by. Not really fair in my opinion. My advice would be to camp in electric sites 7-11 if you can. You won’t have to deal with the stress of a tree in the middle of your site. You won’t have to hall your camper up a sketchy hill and you’ll get to enjoy the luxury of water fill-ups.

Beautiful views

Letchworth is a huge park with many beautiful views of the river gorge. There’s plenty of hiking trails. We even managed to find a trail with a tiny waterfall and an area for the kids to splash around in the water. We were hoping that the huge pool would be open that is outside the far end of the park but it was closed due to Covid. So, we were pretty bummed over that. Instead we visited an overlook of the dam near by.

My favorite campground to date

I only wish I lived closer. We traveled all the way from NY to visit this campground and it has still been my favorite to date. We stayed in the loop with the full hook-ups and had a beach view. Every night we had a beautiful sunset to watch. When the water was still, it was crystal clear and beautiful. It reminded me of some place tropical. The kids enjoyed playing on the sandy beaches. While we were here, we also visited Mackinac Island. We rented some bikes and toured the island. Visited many attractions including a winery, ate some famous fudge and climbed up to an overlook of the lake. We had so much fun here and I hope to one day visit it again.

Nice campground on the Allegany River

Nice campground on the Allegany River. This is a good river to canoe, kayak or tube on. We walked the campground and noticed that most campsites seemed to be a fairly decent size. There is a really nice walking path that encircles the campground and follows the river which was pretty neat to do.

Hardly a beach to be worthy of the title “Lakeside Beach State Park”

We packed up our beach gear with excitement to be camping at a State Park with a beach. Boy were the kids disappointed when we realized there actually was no established beach.

You will see pictures of people on a beach but what you don’t realize is how misleading they really are. Here’s what you will really get. You walk through a park expecting to reach the beach but when you do you realize that there’s a rather large (probably 50’) steep embankment that you must carefully tread down to get to the beach. There are no steps, no railings. Good luck getting down it with beach gear and an infant. I’ll pass ! We tried finding other possible beach access points. We did find a path by the store that brings you to the waters edge but it certainly wasn’t a beach (just a bunch of large rocks and seaweed)

As for the campground itself, it’s actually pretty decent. There are playgrounds all over the place and the loops are paved so that’s nice for biking. We drove around all the loops and A and D loop had some really nice lake front views. The others loops were obscured by trees.

While staying here we ventured out to take a look at the lighthouse and got some fresh produce and ice cream from Circle R Fruit Farm. We got kiddie cones and it must have been 3 scoops of ice cream. Really good deal.