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24 RV Parks near Penn Yan, New York
We did however find 24 campgrounds within 25 miles of Penn Yan. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Penn Yan in the left hand column.
Jun 2019 - $26.00
After over ten years of camping at Keuka Lake State Park, my wife and I don't think we will go back. Our recent 5-night stay was horrendous. Our site, number 75 was abominable! Water, ruts from their mowers and John Deere carts, etc. We could not set up camp by our rig, or, even put the awning out because it would block the sun fr0m the muddy mayhem of our site. To make matters worse, we had our grand-dog for the five-night stay and both of us and him had to tiptoe around the site just to get to the high spot where we placed our mat and chairs. We asked for another site but was only offered a non-electric site, which booking six months out and having an electric-only fridge did not work for us. During our stay, we noticed site 95 as dry an empty except for an overnight stay Sunday. Just today, 6/13/19 I called the park to complain about our recent stay and ask why we were not offered site 95 when requested. I was told that that is a handicapped site. Well, there are no signs stating that, nor are there any special provisions on that site such as a concrete pad that would make that site any more suitable for a handicapped person than any other site. I have stayed on that site in the past. At one time this state park was our favorite park. Though they have spent some money on upgrading the restroom/shower houses and put up nice looking 4x4 posts with signs and flowers, if you can't enjoy your camper and your campsite, why go in the first place? We won't be back. - vincee
Jun 2019 - $33.00
We stayed here the first week of June in a 30' travel trailer. The rangers were very friendly and helpful, and things were pretty quiet. We stayed in Site 092 in the Twin Fawns Loop, one of the electric sites in this loop. The drive in was easy and all sites seemed easy to back in to. We filled up with water near site 56, but it would have been easier at the dump station on the way in (more level). The sites here are all very spacious and separated by tall shrubs and trees. There had been quite a bit of rain here in the previous week and many of the sites were pretty muddy. It might be wise to give the office a call to get their recommendations for the driest sites available. Verizon had 4g and 2 bars and decent download speeds here. Our WeBoost cell phone amp cranked that up to 4 bars and enabled much faster downloads. We were not able to get any channels of OTA TV. There was no WIFI in the campground There were a few mosquitoes, but they didn't seem too troublesome at this time of year. There were a few hiking trails, but we found them to be overgrown and pretty muddy while we were there. The trailheads for the yellow and green trails were at campsites (between 74 & 76 and 66 & 68) - seemed like that could be an issue if you were camped there. There is a picnic area, beach, and boat launch area at the lake. We drove down but didn't really check it out. There is a lot to do in the area. Lots of wine, beer, and liquor tasting places. It is a good thing that alcohol is allowed in the campground area. There are lots of placed to go hiking, but the weather put a damper on that. - Capt Gerry
Jun 2018 - $30.00
We stayed in the Twin Fawns loop. Secluded sites, just about every site has brush on either side. Plenty of site space and a quiet CG. Showers clean. Beach is down a hill, we drove down instead of walking or biking. CG close to many wineries and golf courses. Penn Tan a short drive north has groceries. Real nice place here. - Bob806
Jul 2016 - $35.00
This was our second time staying at this campsite. We came back because we enjoyed how quiet it was, and how nice the owner was. This year it was like an entirely different campsite. The owner was exceptionally rude to us our entire stay, and was not very accommodating of our camper's needs - she would not move us to another site when we discovered the hookups were too far from the plug in spots, and assured us that the camper blocking us from pulling out would be gone before us (they were not). The bathrooms need a lot of updating and were dark, smelly, and hot. I don't expect luxury when camping, but this was downright gross. The campsite is mostly seasonal campers who were very rude towards new comers, but had a tight knit clique who were loud and boisterous late into the evening when we were trying to sleep. We had family join us in the tent, and when we went to reserve their space the owner acted like they would be full for the weekend and was again quite rude to us. However the weekend came and there were plenty of open tent spaces for our family. This was our second stay at this campsite, and it will most definitely be our last. - pancakevampire
Sep 2015 - $35.00
The camp is very well located if you are interested in exploring the Finger Lakes wineries. It is small and very unassuming, which we like. We tend to avoid the "mega-campgrounds". Most of the sites are occupied by seasonal campers so availability of sites is very limited. The best site is #1 for non seasonal camping. Plenty of space and not overlooking anyone else. There is no privacy, the sites are pretty much one next to the other.
We love the private beach and lake access. Very romantic and quiet. We would definitely stay there again sure we decide to go back to the Finger Lakes. - Catalina W
Jul 2015 - $26.00
Based on our experience so far, this is a typical northern New York campground. Out of 20 RV sites, all but 4 were occupied by seasonals. The 3 sites available for transients are tight for large rigs. We were in a 34 motorhome and it was very difficult to maneuver into site 20. Site 20 and 1 are the only 2 sites with any hope of getting a satellite signal from your rooftop. The site are grass and dirt, with a little gravel thrown around where you park your RV. A 4G Verizon signal was present, but data speeds were very slow. The campground appeared to have a wifi signal, but we didn't use it. Firewood was reasonably priced. A walk down a fairly steep hill got you to Lake Seneca. There are boat docks available.
The most interesting part was the quarter mile drive down a narrow gravel road with several blind corners. There is no room for vehicles to pass one another.
This is a good area to base camp for Watkins Glen, Geneva, Hammondsport and many wineries and breweries. The daily rate reflects the weekly price. Per day it is $30. Per week it is $180 in spite of what their website says.
The sites are tight. Our windshield was about 3 feet from the back end of the motorhome in front of us.
If you are gong to stay here, disconnect your Toad at the scenic overlook on Highway 14 near Randall Crossing Road. Use your toad to run interference going down the narrow gravel road to warn off any on coming traffic. - FnEJ
Jun 2018 - $40.00
Park is small and mostly setup for permanents. Power is the biggest problem. There is not enough power available for warm summer days (or nights). Another problem is the dump station. If you have a big rig, like us, you can't get to the dump station. A large tree on one side and bushes on the other are a problem. Dirt roads throughout the park would not be a problem if the residents did the speed limit. - The Man with No Name
Aug 2017 - $50.00
Beautiful quiet site within easy reach of the Finger Lakes region. Mostly seasonals but we were able to pick our site from several available for short-term stopovers. Sites were well placed so not on top of each other. Dump station on site. We don't have kids but it looked like there was plenty to keep families occupied. Be aware, they don't accept credit or debit cards so I had to pay cash, which in this day & age is very unusual. A word of warning when I booked would have been helpful. - Chris_m
Aug 2015 - $35.00
We stayed here in a 38 ft. fifth wheel for about 6 nights. The campground is well tucked away making it a little hard to find, but that is also a huge bonue is you want quiet solitude. The setting is wonderful, with a large stocked fishing pond and lots of grass. Our site was one of about 15 dedicated to mostly short term stays, many of the other spaces are seasonal people. We found that the park is nicely situated for one wanting to visit the finger lakes area and the owner gave us all kinds of tips on local spots to visit. Looking forward to a return visit. - kltfaught
Sep 2018 - $42.00
Power and water worked well, five OTA tv stations, no ATT phone service. Couldn't quite get level on site with motorhome, but made do. Grass was mowed and all the area was clean. A lot of rain in the area prior to and while there caused no problems as the grass sites covered gravel base. Probably would look for something closer to the wine country next time. - maineman
Jun 2018 - $25.00
I have camped here for several years. By far the best campground. The owners are very polite and helpful (providing you follow the rules). There are sooooo many activities for the kids from wagon rides to scavenger hunts to playground. The swimming pool is well maintained. Most every site is nice sized easy to get in and groomed. Bathrooms and showers are clean and have hot water(when the other half has taken over the campers bathroom). Activities for adults to horse shoes to bingo and Lotto if you like to donate to ny state that much.The downfall is not enough days in summer. Not a five star hotel but who wants to stay in a hotel when you can go to camp!!!!!!!! See you there soon. - hh11 -_ hh 11
Jun 2018 - $39.00
The park was kid friendly with activities all weekend long. The sites are a good size and maintained. The staff was friendly and attentive. We will definitely return to this park. - Michelle Pitt
May 2019 - $28.00
The campground is set upon a former Naval Training Facility. Great history surrounding that aspect of the facility. The campgrounds are what you would expect for the price. Make sure you bring an extension power cord and most will not reach the pedestal. I saw 3 major drawbacks. The campground has close to 300 sites and most of the people who stay there have a camper of some sort. There were only a handful (4-5) of water spigots in the loop of 50 sites. In addition when you arrive there was only 1 spigot to fill up with potable water. It was over an hour wait on a Thursday afternoon. There were only 2 dump stations for the entire campground as well. There were at least 20 campers lined up. The site housed the 2nd largest Naval training facility in the country at one time. 1000's of men were housed here. There has to be more capabilities for dump stations and water fill ups. Finally, the bath house/toilets are located at the center of each loop which is fine, but there are no gravel access trails or roads that lead to the building. You basically have to walk through someone's campsite to get there. This is a huge violation or camper/campsite etiquette. People were good about it, but it could have been easily remedied with a load of gravel. - Gmucha
Jun 2018 - $28.00
We stayed at Sampson State Park for a week in June and loved it! We had a nice shady, somewhat level and very spacious campsite in Loop 2. There are several water spigots in the center of each loop so, if you have enough hose or are close enough, you can fill your water tanks at your campsite. Otherwise, you will need to fill up at the dump station on your way in. Each site shares an electric pedestal, so you will probably need an extension cord for your power connection. The state park used to be an old Navy and Air Force base back during WWII and the Korean war. There are numerous roads (some not kept up very well) all around the state park so you can ride your bike for miles in the park itself. We visited the Museum on a day they were closed so we weren't able to see the inside, but enjoyed wandering around the outside looking at the memorials and artifacts. There are several geocaches hidden within the park if you are into geocaching. The only negative part to our experience was the fact that there are no rules dictating which way campers can pull into their sites; therefore, people were parked sideways and backwards in sites that should be typical back-in sites. I'm sure some do it because of the distance to the power pedestals, but our neighbors parked backwards in their site so that their front door was facing our front door. A bit uncomfortable when you are sitting out in front of your camper and staring right at other people. Only two trailers can dump at one time. Sunday morning check out was a nightmare for some with trailers lined up down the road waiting to dump. Other than that, the stay was great and we would definitely come back if in the area. - LZee11
May 2018 - $32.00
Very nice campground. Two dump stations near exit. Would definitely stay here again. - DCK22
Aug 2015 - $32.00
Satisfaction with this campground will depend on what you're looking for. Way off the beaten path, beautiful, very quiet and peaceful, but a long way to get to anything. It consists of grass hillsides with 95% seasonals. The area for short-terms is a sloped and bumpy grass field with no marked spaces, difficult to get level especially on wet grass when blocks keep sliding. We had full hook-ups, all worked well. Verizon phone barely worked (one bar, calls dropped), hotspot didn't work until a mile out of the campground. No over-air tv at all. Good wifi at office but it was too far to walk carrying a heavy laptop. Took a 4-minute drive at 5 mph over rough road to get there. Very nice owner. Laundry is just one household washer/dryer set. Had to drive 15 miles to laundromat in Bath. Would be nice for a weekend getaway if you didn't want tv or need wifi at the site, but for us this place did not work. We will not stay there again. - all4pets
Jul 2014 - $30.00
Nice remote family friendly park. It may have 50-amp sites with sewer, but as weekenders we were not offered one. We had 30-amp and no sewer. However, power was good and weather was nice so no problem. Owner very friendly. Our site was grassy, not perfectly level but we got close enough. Lot of seasonals here but folks are very friendly. Nice lake which dogs was allowed to swim in so she was happy. Good Wi-Fi. We would stay here again if in the area. - Grumpier99
May 2018 - $26.00
It's hard not to rave about this place. It's a small family-run campground surrounding two ponds. Site 4, long pull-through. Gravel and grass. Cost based on weekly rate for 30 amp after discount. Some sites have power and water. Lots of grass to walk dogs. The place is immaculate. The owners couldn't be nicer. Out in the country and very quiet. Don't follow Google directions, it leads down a dirt road; follow the route on the website. OK WiFi with booster; no ATT at all, no OTA TV. Verizon supposed to be good. - bobcovey
Jul 2017 - $35.00
This campground seems quite remote initially but it really is quite centrally located to the wineries, breweries and Keuka Lake. There are 2 nice ponds with paddle boats for use. Fire rings are located at each site. I would have rated this a 10 but there is no laundry for campers use or a dog park though there is plenty of room for one. Also, no doggie bags. Owners are super friendly and they will pump out your tanks at no additional cost when you request. Aesthetically, I would screen the maintenance building from the campsites but it wasn't too unsightly for us. The site was of sufficient width and really good length for our 45' DP and toad. There are about 20 sites available spread throughout the property. - FT Travelers3
Jul 2017 - $30.00
Extremely quiet campground. Not an RV park but big rigs easily accommodated in the six pull through sites. Owners take pride and live on the premises . Not a lot for kids but they have plenty of lawn space and paddle boats for the pond. Easy commute to any of the west side Keuka lake establishments and Hammondsport. Curtiss museum is interesting and about 15 minutes away. This campground is a perfect get a way for those who enjoy a quiet, well kept place. If you need a play ground, arcade, pool and activities to enjoy "camping", this is not for you . We enjoyed it here and will be back when visiting the area. - twins89
Sites: 40 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 26 Reviews
Jul 2018 - $33.00
This campground is easy to reach and any updated GPS will take you right to the entrance driveway. The driveway in is paved with no overhanging trees. This is mainly a seasonal park with different sites for transients, so if you're thinking of staying here call first and make sure they have a space for you. The park is well groomed and well taken care of. The campground owner and host are fantastic and extremely helpful. The roads in the park and access to the transient spots are narrow but there are no overhanging trees. The transient sites are mixed in that some are gravel, some are grass. They are also mixed in terms of being level. Some are great, others not so. The section we were in was an odd one. Pedestals were shared so one rig pulled in, the one next to it would have to back in. Our site #85 I had to go in the wrong way in order to hook up, if I didn't I would have needed at least 40 feet of sewer hose to hook up. So, I just ran everything under the coach to the hookups and had no issues. Of course, this way I could not use the picnic table nor the fire ring. We had no shade at all. In this section either site 86 or 88 would be a better choice. Good over the air TV. Verizon cell service was good but the wifi using the Hot Spot was iffy. We would stay here again but would be a bit more particular about our site. - William T
Jun 2018 - $35.00
Friendly managers. Large, open, well kept, grassy area making for a nice view. Restrooms are located in a bath house and were primitive and not very clean. Concrete block with lots of stains or mold. The wifi was consistent but slow. Nothing special here and I don't think much else is available in the area. - Phoenixaway
Sep 2017 - $36.00
We have camped here several times. It is convenient to wineries. Located on the west side of Cayuga and short drive to the east side of Seneca. We were greeted by the owner who checked us in. We received delicious loaf of Amish bread and were thanked for our Firefighter service. 50's have shade 60's are in the open. They have several cabins and travel trailers they rent out and most are pet friendly. - handette
May 2017 - $39.00
Good: very close to Watkins Glen, well-stocked store Bad: bathroom old and very worn, frayed around the edges, exposed pipes Typical of many private campgrounds in the region: many permanent trailers occupied seasonally. This campground caters to families with amenities designed for families, including a hokey miniature golf course - plywood on the ground. Verizon weak but OK (2 bars, 4G) Most sites are in an open, grassy area, but some are near trees and might have shade in the summer. Our site had water, but only a 30-amp connection. Store very well-stocked with RV parts - OlderGoat
Jul 2016 - $35.00
Mostly permanent residents with lots of outdoor party setups. The initial transient parking we were put in was open field in far end of park and the 30 amp power was weak and pulsating. Got moved to another slot near the office and power was good. It was too short for rv and tow vehicle. The owner/maintenance guy was very helpful. Very well stocked rv supplies probably due to number of older permanent units. Would stay here again only if no other park available. 24 hour WI-FI at office only. Good cable tv and water. - durham4926
Jul 2016 - $20.00
We had delayed booking a campsite for the weekend of July 4 and were finding that all campgrounds were full, until we found this one, Ontario County Park at Gannett Hill, via AllStays. We called and they had sites available. We told them that we had a big (43') heavy (50K pounds) rig and they said they could accommodate us. There was not even an entry on RV Park Reviews at that time, so we were a little concerned, but beggars can't be choosers!
When we showed up, the ranger at the entry station told us to go on to our site and he would come by to collect the fee later. Other campers watched as we negotiated our big rig into the site, but, sure enough, it fit!
The sites are very nice, though with only electric hookup, and the electric box is shared between two sites (which are a good distance away from each other) - so we needed an extension cord to reach the electric box. Our specific site (24) was not very level and we were not able to get the bus level, but it was close enough for a couple of nights (we have a residential instead of gas absorption refrigerator). Other sites appeared to be more level (sites in the area of 11-17 looked more level).
The campground is a hidden gem - folks in the area nearby use it, but it does not appear to be heavily used by anyone from a distance. There were nice hiking trails available, and lots of open space for kids to play. Sites 1-4 back up to the trees and are quite shady, particularly in the morning. The campground is at about 2000', so it was about 10 degrees cooler than, say, Canandaigua. - pattic777