David B.

Pro

Saratoga Springs, NY

Joined June 2016

Secluded, Wooded Site

Very nice site secluded in the woods. The small lake my children went swimming in and you could kayak it. Very peaceful area, overall would recommend. My kind of camping!

NOT A CAMPGROUND

Hi all! I just wanted to let everyone know this is NOT a campsite. Please go elsewhere!

Close to Saratoga, Full of Partiers

I stayed at Lee's Park campground in June 2019 and unlike many other reviewers, I was not there for a SPAC concert. I went with my wife and two daughters. The campground is unsanitary, and I am used to roughing it backpacking or with pit toilets. Maybe that was why I found this site so appalling. It was far from being a nature site, I had hoped for something more quiet: it cannot be found here. People drank and played drinking games late into the night, most likely on drugs.

Just down the creek is a great place to rent kayaks and paddleboard called the Kayak Shack! Also recommend the pizza at the restaurant next door.

If you do not mind being packed in like sardines and loud parties or are looking for a cheap alternative to a hotel (you get what you pay for), this is the place for you. I am just not that type of camper. The reason I gave it two stars instead of one is because it is nice and close to Saratoga Springs. If you want nature, we took a day trip up to Lake George. We will stay there next time!

The photos are of places nearby, all within walking distance. We thought this was a prettier part to highlight rather than the piles of tents.

Warren Bridge

We stayed there and loved the serenity and the pronghorns. A little crowded but the rec area across the street was great.

First to Review
Kozy

A kozy campground with a bit too much some for the fires.

Trails End

We just visited Trails End earlier this month and had a great stay there. We camped in Site 1 out of the 8 and had lots of privacy. The next morning we started a backpacking trip into Titcomb Basin and the location was perfect for that. Other than the road construction on the way up, it was a nice scenic drive. Highly recommended.

Lake Catherine

This park has everything you need. We got an amazing site right on the water and spent a day here because it was so beautiful. We were driving out west and didn't plan on stopping but it was so beautiful, we took a couple hikes and thoroughly enjoyed the day and left the next.

First to Review
Toad Suck

It was a nice campground but nothing special. There weren't many people when we were there so it was nice but those who there were very noisy. There was a group of young adults that took about 4 campsites and played Jason Derulo music late into the night. Otherwise it wasn't a terrible experience and would return if it isn't as loud as last time.

Zion

We got one of the last sites available but it was a group site. The people next to us parked so close, when there was a ton of room available at the other end of the site. The bathrooms were absolutely disgusting, so bad we make jokes about it years later. I would never ever return and don't recommend going there.

Average

We were driving home from Colorado and decided to go out of our way to get to a state park. We got in around 7 so there was a little day light. The next morning we left at 6 in the morning and no one was up yet. It rained as we came in but nothing the park could have dome to fix that. It was good for a nights rest and no commotion, but nothing more than an average night in the rain.

Big Wall Lake

We stopped here when we drove from NY to CO and it was fine. We got here late and left early in the morning so we never saw the place in light. For what it was it worked for us.

Packed

This place is jam packed and probably the farthest you can get away from the Grand Canyon but still be called 'Grand Canyon'. It is a KOA so I wasn't expecting anything amazing but you are like on top of the tent next to yours. If I were you I wouldn't go here but rather check if TenX has any space.

Flagg Ranch

We went to Grand Teton National Park and stayed at many of the campgrounds and this one was surprisingly one of our favorite. We saw a lot of deer (which aren't too special) but seeing than made you feel like you were a part of the wild and part of the park. I liked other sites more but if there was no room at Jenny Lake, this is where I would go.

Groups

This is definitely for those with a big group that likes to party. It wasn't suited for my family of 4 who likes to backpack. There are better places to go in the park like Signal Mountain or Jenny Lake.

Wind

The island is beautiful and the horses are cool to see. It's a bit sad how the horses aren't really wild and more come to humans for food. The wind was the only issue, we couldn't leave the tent without it blowing away in the wind. Definitely would return and maybe make a trip out of it.

Noisy

The campgrounds in the Whte Mountains had no available sites besides this one so this is where we went. We got a sight right next to the busy road. Let me tell you, the traffic doesn't stop overnight and we didn't only get to hear the cars but we saw the headlights come through our tent all night. Not the best

Bugs

Bugs were everywhere which made for a bad time, DONT GO LATE JUNE. Otherwise a nice place with primitive sites on the water. Wouldn't return in June again.

Apgar

We probably got one of our worst nights sleep at this campground but it was worth it for the beauty. The wildlife kept us away and we sat in our tent ready to use our bear spray (you can buy some or rent it but would definitely recommend it). While up there we saw the most bears we sa the whole trip in one day, a mother and her 2 cubs, and 2 other bears in separate locations. Would return for the wildlife again for sure.

But of a Drive but Totally Worth it

We saw Cave Mountain on our map and needed to find somewhere to stay so we decided to check it out. The drive in is very long and you start to wonder if you are going the right way, you are. We got there and a mother bear and her cub were at the site we claimed. After scaring them away we set up camp. The next morning on our drive out we saw a young moose by the creek and it was an amazing site. Definitely would reccommend to anyone who wants to have peace and see wildlife.

Worth the Long Ride

The road up to Bowman lake is bumpy and rocky but once you are there it is all worth it. The lake is absolutely beautiful, the hosts are the nicest we have met, and the campsites are clean. What more could you ask for? The lake was absolutely stunning and clear so you could see the fish. The only unnerving thing was there had been mountain lion attacks and such just before we came there. We never did see one but it was an amazing campground.