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6 RV Parks near Owego, 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 2017 - $25.00
We spent 4 days in pull-thru site #52 that was FHU in full sun. The neighbors were close on the sewer/elec. side with more room on the opposite side with the firepit / picnic table. We then spent a week on FHU site #38 that was huge with some nice shade and lots of grass for the schnauzer to roll in. This is a great park, but it is "first come first served"with no reservations. We've always gotten a campsite, just not always the most desired when arriving on a weekend. - Appleknocker
Aug 2017 - $25.00
The daily rate is $30 for a 50 amp, FHU site. The monthly rate is $720 for 28 days ($25.71/day). All sites on the upper level are paved. The pavement is too short and narrow for most Class A motorhomes, but it works. We had good Verizon cell/internet reception and good DishTV satellite reception. Hickories Park is owned by the Town of Owego and is very well maintained. We would stay here again. - Dave51
Aug 2017 - $25.00
This is one of the most beautiful parks we have stayed in, but also the one with the MOST TRAINS, Day and night. The park is owned by the town of Owego and is huge and very well maintained. There is something for everyone here...pavilions, boat ramp, soccer fields, playground, the best dog parks I have ever seen (I don't have a dog) but it was so nice that I had to see it for myself. I called Saturday morning to see if there would be any sites for that night, and, fortunately, a man answered saying he was on his way out for the weekend, but there was one spot left at site 1. He told us what to do for a self check-in. The site had 30 amp, water and sewer and two large trees that we cautiously maneuvered between so our 13'6" high fifth wheel wouldn't damage the roof, etc. The site was paved and nice and shady. The water pressure is very good. No wifi or cable, but Verizon worked well and we got about 6 channels with the antenna. NOW, my only other complaint is there was only one dumpster in the whole HUGE park, and it is nowhere near your way out of the park. You have to go to a dead end road past the dog parks and I would not recommend doing that with your RV attached. No good place to turn it around. We rode our cart around the park looking for the dumpster and could not figure out why it was there. However, since this park has lots of day users, there are signs everywhere saying to carry your trash out. I imagine a dumpster would fill up every day if it was located where it should be. - Ginny H
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
Sep 2017 - $39.00
This is a family run campground. Very nice folks running it but... Electrical 50 Amp service Initial plug in with no load leg 1 - 120v and Leg 2 119V With load and within a one hour time frame. Two low voltage shutdowns and four power outages. Horrible unreliable power. Our site was buried in trees, no satellite possible, site was level and had the appearance of not being used very often. This was only an overnight stop for us. Only hooked up electrical power. Roads in the campground are rough and EXTREMELY dusty and I mean EXTREMELY dusty. Just as bad a driving in Alaska. Tow vehicle was covered in massive amounts of dust as is the motor home. At $39 a night this is way too expensive for lousy power and no satellite reception. Expected much more for that price. Called office and notified them about the poor electrical. Was told husband was out on his ATV and would come by soon. About two hours later the owner did show up. He changed out the 50 amp plug. No problem with the power after that. Verizon Cell service worked but data performance was poor with a ping of 47ms, .70 Mbps download and .40 Mbps upload. There is WiFi in the campground. Free for the first 15 minutes after that a cost $2.16 for a twenty four hour period. Very poor performance with a ping of 1,345 ms, 0.01 Mbps download and 0.01 upload. Not worth the price. Campground is located about 10 miles off of I86. Your GPS will most likely take you through the town of Endicott, New York on US 26. Be advised there is a bridge with a height restriction of 12 feet 6 inches on that route. If you have an RV higher that 12 feet 6 inches you must follow directions on campground's website. Endicott downtown has small streets and not favorable to large RVs. Maneuvering through the small side streets to avoid the bridge is a real challenge. We will not return there. - ETB
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
Sep 2018 - $28.00
The $28 rate included a $5/day surcharge for being from out of state. There is no water or sewer at the sites, but we were pleased to have 50 amp electric. There is a place to fill with potable water at the dump station before you come in. The roads in the park and campground are very good. The sites are just dirt (mud now), with a fire pit & very old picnic table, but plenty big enough for our TT & tow vehicle. Lady at check-in was super pleasant. We did get several OTA TV stations. We would return. - R&S
Aug 2017 - $35.00
Interior roads very good but actual sites are hit or miss. Just dirt. No effort made to create a level pad of any sort. Any sort of out of state surcharge is guaranteed to disappoint & cost a point. Single dump for such a large CG must be very busy on a weekend. - Veebyes
Jul 2017 - $29.00
Stayed on the Chipmunk Loop. Lots of trees. Sites are decently spaced. There are more 30 amp sites than 50 amp. Some sites are more level than others, so bring blocks. The roads in the camping loops are paved, which makes it nice for walking/biking, and of course no dust. There is another loop, higher up in the park past the swimming area. Those sites have fewer trees, but they also appeared less level and really didn't have privacy between sites. The lake is nice for swimming. The swimming area is divided into sections with lifeguards at each section, so little ones can be separate from older swimmers. It's a sandy bottom and the one section has a diving board. The only thing we didn't care for was that the area directly surrounding the water is concrete, not sand. So if you want to sit while out of the water, you have to go to the grassy lawn area adjacent to the concrete. In other words, there isn't a "beach" for kids to play in the sand right before the water. Just down from the beach is the boat rental and launch to put in your own kayaks/canoes. When we were there, we couldn't drive all the way up to the launch area; there was a barricade. That meant carrying in our kayaks--all 3 of them from the parking area. I couldn't see any reason why that was blocked off. Most inconvenient. Restrooms are older, but clean. Only 2 showers, but plenty of toilet stalls. In my opinion, they could take out a toilet stall or 2 and add showers. Water pressure/temp was fine; even a bit hot. Even with trees we could get local TV stations out of Binghamton. We plan on staying here again next year. - LibraryMom