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6 RV Parks near Nichols, New York
Sep 2017 - $25.00
This is a terrible park for RV's. The open grass/mud field has a few W/E (30A) posts around the perimeter, but sites are not delineated and the power has no breaker switch so you have to plug in hot. The field is not level and has some deep pits to maneuver through. To get to the park you have to navigate a narrow uphill rutted gravel road with tree branches taking swipes at your rig. The park is way out in the boonies. It is a Passport America park but after the discount they then tack on a $10 fee for electricity use, basically negating the discount. I tried to extend my leveling jacks (40' class A mh) but they just extended underground about 8" deep. They don't even provide garbage cans/dumpsters, but tell you they are a "carry in, carry out" park. We were dead dog tired or would have pulled down the road and found a wide spot in town. Don't waste your time or money here. - rvrrat520
Aug 2015 - $28.00
This park is truly off the beaten path. It is very secluded, and has miles of walking trails.
It is difficult to get to, as there is a steep washed out driveway. If you have 4 wheel drive- low range, that is a plus. The owners are very friendly and helpful.
We stayed there for a week in September, 2014 and it was one of the most relaxing weeks we have had in a long time.
There are no sewer hookups, and the dump station looks very hard to get to.
If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle, and back to nature, this is the place to do it. There is a laundry in Candor, and a little ways further is the sweet little town of Owego. - Jimal
Aug 2019 - $30.00
This campground has lots of space and is well maintained. The pads are pretty beat though. - Bsedor
Jun 2019 - $30.00
Well maintained county park. FHU with 50 amp in some sites. It's on the river so fishing is available if you want. Large grassy areas. A fenced in dog park too. - JoeH
Jun 2019 - $25.00
No discount rate offered for our 7 night stay. Site 7 is a gravel/grass site located on the pull-through loop that offers 30 amp, water and sewer. The rate for 30 amp electric is $25. We had good Verizon voice and data reception and good DishTV satellite reception. Trains run close to the park and the train horns can be disturbing during the night. Hickories Park is owned by the Town of Owego and is very well maintained. We would stay here again. - Dave51
Jul 2018 - $70.00
This is a beautiful campground, the grounds and facilities are clean. The personnel are friendly and helpful. They offer golf carts for $40.00 daily, pick up after 3:00 pm and have to be returned at $11:00 am. The cost for a holiday is $55.00, we found those charges are a bit expensive. The first day we visited the pool, I was kicked in the stomach, kids jumping in everywhere, hitting us, we had 2 small grand kids and the bigger kids were not being watched by a parent, we couldn't let our little ones swim. Next day, pretty much the same thing, lots of kids and no parents watching them. Last day there, tried to take the kids swimming, the pool is full of kids, many with floats and inner tubes and no room for swimming. There wasn't supposed to be food or drink near the pool area and many adults were sitting there drinking beer, loud music and still no personnel addressing it. Kids were up as late as 11:00 running rampant at the bathroom area, no parents around and not once did we see security. The pool is far too small for the campground capacity and they are far too lax on the standards around the pool. We cut our stay short, while it's a nice campground, we just didn't enjoy our stay there and have no intentions of returning or recommending. A lot of price for a less enjoyable experience. - R Randall
Sep 2017 - $70.00
This was our first trip to Pine Cradle Lake and it was a last minute getaway. The rate was a little more than we like to spend for camping but it was over Labor Day weekend and after calling several other campgrounds, they had the only opening, so we took it and are we glad we did! The campground was very relaxing and was very well kept. When we first checked in, they sent a nice young man to help take us to our site. Not only did he help us find our site, he helped us back in and even went and got us firewood while we set up, since the general store was closing. They had a nice pool/splash pad but we didn't use it since it was rather breezy. They had plenty of activities planned over the time we were there which was nice. Our site was a premium site which included a newly built deck and fishing dock. There was plenty of room for our dog to run (on a tie out, of course). Overall the park was inviting, relaxing and the staff was super! They even gave us a bag of doggie treats when we checked in with our dog. They do say that Cell phone reception is spotty, as is WIFI and they're honest about. Our cellphones became basically electronic paper weights and to be honest, it was great! We loved not having the electronic leashes. Lake/Pond is catch and release, which was cool. Overall had a wonderful time and we've already made plans to return! Highly recommend for anyone wanting to get away and relax! - Bebe and Pat
Aug 2016 - $60.00
We liked the campground so much last year that we made another trip again this year (Labor Day weekend). Stayed there with my wife, girls (now 8 and 13), dog, and two cats.
So if you read my last review of this campground it provides the highlights. Beautiful location, gravel roads, sites on the 'other' side of the lake are spacious, a number of activities available, friendly staff, very clean restrooms - which are individual showers (one person in the room) which I like... The list goes on.
They made some improvements since last year that were noticeable. New ball field, volleyball court, cemented the floor of the covered pavilion, got rid of the items 'hidden' in the woods. I had mentioned power fluctuations - but I was reading between 112 and 116 volts this year at all times. Had a great time there - no complaints at all.
It would be nice to have some different activity types (maybe some arts/crafts for the kids), would love some walking trails (they may do that in the future on neighboring property), wifi, better shuffleboard course. Again - minor items. They are continuing to enhance the property yearly. I will say that some of the seasonal campers are pretty close together and older - but that is not the part we stay in.
Not sure how much is in the immediate area to do, but I suspect there are some things within a reasonable drive. We stay on site for the weekend. Bingo, washerboard, kickball, volleyball, yard sale...lots of things to keep you busy....or not. A great place to kick back and just enjoy the time there.
Would recommend - going there again next year. Site 323 is great (as last year), as well as site 220 (which was already reserved...). - T.Butter
Aug 2019 - $35.00
We were driving home from N.C. to Peterborough Ontario. Stayed at this camp site. When we arrived, they were friendly enough, but the place was pretty barren. After setting up near the water and wanting to connect to WIFI, we had to call and she advised it was $2.50 per phone/tablet and it was only 24 hours. Plus there wasn't any streaming ?? When my husband went to take a shower in the bathrooms (outdated) you had to "HOLD" the string to have water stay on??. Seems like they penny pinch and are not willing to upgrade anything. They should sell and retire and let a more enthusiastic person/people run. Never again and will not recommend. Do not bring kids to this place, nothing really for them to do. Even the water area (small lake) was closed down during the week. - Lise D
Sep 2018 - $40.00
Lovely CG with a lake in the center. After a hectic labor day week it was nice to sit outside and relax in a nice quiet park with a lake. It had rained a lot so the site was pretty muddy. You need to pay for WiFi but is was barely usable. The bathrooms though clean were not very inviting and full of bugs, they definitely need an upgrade. Be sure to pay attention to the directions on the web site, there is a 12' bridge that you need to avoid. If in the area we would probability stay here again. - newbies2016
Jun 2018 - $35.00
This is a somewhat hidden gem in central New York. Campsites surround a small yet scenic lake. Some sites are in the woods, some are open with some shade. Sites are roomy and most seem to be reasonably level. We stayed for two nights and wished we could have stayed longer. Most open sites are grass, those in the woods are gravel/dirt. Management was friendly and helpful. Park is well-maintained but could use some modernization. Family owned for 33 years, and owners are thinking about selling. - DrLewie