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Old 12-18-2012, 08:19 PM   #1
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Lake George and Finger Lakes NY

We are looking at traveling to Lake George or to Finger Lakes in NY. Anybody have any recommendations of good campgrounds?

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Old 12-18-2012, 08:24 PM   #2
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I've heard a lot of great things about the Lake George RV Park. I thought we might try to hit it this year but I don't think it's going to happen. Maybe summer of 2014.

https://www.lakegeorgervpark.com/
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:52 AM   #3
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I stay at Lake George Rv park every year for 10 days or so. They have a great entertainment schedule that we all enjoy. Pools are heated and there is an indoor one as well for the rainy days. Sites are all level and most are under cathedral pines. Centrally located in LG area south of town and lake with a free trolley service internally and externally to downtown for $1.00. Roads are all paved, but not sites which are crushed concrete or grass, dirt combo. It's on the pricey side but for what they give you I think it's worth it. It is very busy on Fri, Sat and Sunday and the 90W intersection of 87 and the Northway can be jammed on Sundays going south. Prime season is mid July to Mid Aug. After that it can be cold and rainy. There are several other CG's in that region depending on what your tastes are. This is one of the few with paved roads and some space. If you go later in July Saratoga opens up for horse racing which is a great family day. You can't get much more kids friendly than this park. Bring a cooler on wheels and some folding chairs or blanket.

I also did Herkiemer Diamond mines KOA which was nice. Sites are tight along the river but you get a nice view and if you have tubes you can hit the river for about .5 miles all day up and down for free. Pool is small and it's dusty. If you want to break some rocks go across the street and try your luck. I lasted about 1.5 hrs and was just too hot. This is about 1.5-2 hrs west of LG on the way to the finger lakes region if you want to break it up. I have not been farther west than that yet but have heard their are some great CG's out there as long as you avoid race week which can make obtaining a prime CG site hard I have heard.

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Old 12-19-2012, 06:56 PM   #4
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There are several state parks in the area. I grew up in the finger lakes. One is in Watkins Glen. Nice park with olympic swimming pool not to mention the Watkins Glen Gorge. It is right beside Seneca Lake with lots of local wineries to visit. A must stop if I should say so. Then there is another, Taughannock Falls State Park, near Ithaca. One of the highest waterfalls in the east is also very nice. It has been years since I have been to either, but NY State keeps their state parks up to date and nice.
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:42 PM   #5
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We went to Lake George RV Park last summer and we were impressed!
Expensive and looks and feels expensive. Get the drift?
as in: you get what you pay for. The roads and trails are all paved and landscaped, lots to do and beautiful!
I would go back there in a heartbeat
by the way, check out the 400 site side, the best side barr none
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:32 PM   #6
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We have camped at Watkins Glen SP several times. A very nice campground, pool, and community. The gorge is a must see. A tip for walking the gorge. Start at the top and walk down to the bottom. There is a shuttle you can take from either end to the other.
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:21 PM   #7
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We have camped at Watkins Glen SP several times. A very nice campground, pool, and community. The gorge is a must see. A tip for walking the gorge. Start at the top and walk down to the bottom. There is a shuttle you can take from either end to the other.
hummm... We stayed at the KOA and great park. Didn't visit the SP. We enjoyed the "workout"! of starting from the bottom of the gorge and would do it again.
So, my tip: if you are looking for a leisure and scenic walk, start from the top.
If you like to feel the excitement, anticipation of the next big steep stair climb and the feel of your heart racing ( and knowing that you are burning those extra calories from the wine and ice cream.... Guitly here!!!), then take it from the bottom.
Beautiful waterfalls!!!!!!! We loved it!
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:36 PM   #8
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Our favorite place to stay when in the Lake George area is Lake George RV Resort. Great amenities and well maintained park. The entertainment at the French Mountain Entertainment Center is our family's favorite. If you can swing up to Lake Placid and visit the Olympic Village and Whiteface Mountain.
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many of my friends stay at Lake George RV park and one even got a seasonal there, another popular one is Alpine Lake RV resort and most sites are lake front
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We stayed at Alpine Lake RV park last year and it was very nice. Its sister park I think was Lake George Escape we tried to get into but was booked. I hear its even nicer.
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