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Date of Stay:
July, 2007 -
Clean and well-kept - owners are constantly working but always take time to talk or help campers. Nice spacious grassy sites, plenty of flowers, trees and bushes. All have fire pits and tables. There's a centrally-located pavilion with laundry room, bathrooms/showers, and a covered porch with picnic tables. This is the quietest campground we've ever stayed in - no children (not allowed), no motorcycles (not sure if they're allowed), no barking dogs (dogs are allowed, but you must have to prove they don't bark because all the ones we saw did not). The ferries run all day and all night, every 5 minutes it seems. It's nice to see them from the sites along the lake, but if you're a light sleeper you might prefer a site in the orchard, a little ways away from the waterfront. If you want to take a ride on the ferry, you can walk to the terminal - it's less than 1/2 mile from the campsite. Or take your vehicle on the ferry with you and spend some time in NY state - for 2 adults and a pickup the rate is $22. There is no camp store, so get your supplies at the awesome gas station/market up the road in South Hero - they have wonderful steaks, beer, wine, soda - all kinds of supplies - a great place. Children are more than discouraged. I asked about having our son's family rent the $600 a week lakefront cabin - 2 adults with a 10 month old baby - and he said no, the baby might cry. He also said he turned away a group of 10 adults one of the days we were there - and the campground had plenty of spaces empty. I'm guessing he thought they might be rowdy. There's a gravel/stone walkway down to the lake, where there's a dock and flat rocks to sit on to watch the fabulous sunsets. You can get a temporary fishing license nearby and fish from the dock - we saw a fisherman catching lots of perch and a couple of bass. We took a ride up route 2 thru the other Champlain Islands - it's only about 50 miles round trip and the scenery is just beautiful. I'd have liked to have WiFi, but this is a great place to relax and unwind and get away from it all! We camped at Champlain Adult Campground in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay:
May, 2007 -
Nice park, lots of places for kids to have fun. It's converting to KOA. The staff is very friendly and helpful. It's easy to miss the turn off Route 60 - and the sign pointing to the access road makes it look like you have to drive up a steep hill on a loose dirt road, but don't do it! The access road is right next to the dirt road, but hard to see from Route 60. I wish I could give this park a better rating, but its location between I-64 and some very busy train tracks make the noise bad. The train was the worst - it can't be more than 1/4 mile away and is noisy all night. We camped at Huntington / Fox Fire KOA in a Travel Trailer.