Spring 2014 Campsite Photo Additions

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Spring 2014 Campsite Photo Additions

Postby CampADK » Wed May 28, 2014 3:46 pm

Just back from our 2 1/2 weeks of camping along the 1000 Islands, Lake Ontario, Finger Lakes and the Adirondacks. Along the way I figured I might get the opportunity to shoot 12 State campgrounds, but with great weather and efficiencies I was able to shoot 21 campgrounds, both State and DEC! This provides complete coverage of all State Parks and DEC campgrounds north of the Syracuse/Albany corridor, and west as far as Rochester. The Adirondacks are complete except for the eastern region between Platsburg and Lake George which I plan to do in the fall or next spring.

I'l be uploading/coding approx 14,000 photos covering the 21 new campgrounds as time permits. Here is a list of the additional campgrounds that will be added to the New York State Campsite Photo Guide (found at http://campadk.com/campsitephotos.html) along with a few comments...

Higley Flow State Park - quite nice, lots of character but not close to anything. Has a handful of nice waterside. Would stay there if in the hood but not likely as a destination.

Robert Moses State Park (1/2 only - boy scouts were occupying the areas around Long Sault) - nothing special but nice beach! locks nearby are a big attraction. Not likely to stay there ourselvse.

Coles Creek State Park - great spot for trailers, quite open, fine views of the freighters passing by! Would definately return. Lots of watersites. All sites have at least a view of the water.

Jacques Cartier State Park - great spot for trailers, quite open but some areas more treed than others, fine views of the freighters passing by! Will likely camp there some time. Just about all sites have at least a water view, nice parklands and beach!

Kring Point State Park - lots of character and shoreline off Lake Ontario, best spot along the 1000 islands/Lake Ontario for paddlers. Will definately camp there some time. Lots of water views from everywher.

Keewaydin State Park - nothing too special, small sites, does have a pool though, not on our go back to list. A few sites have a water view (up high on a bluff).

Grass Point - nothing to special, but for those who want to bring their boat it does have a handful of sites right by the docks, not personally on our go back to list

Cedar Point - great spot for freighter watching, quite open, only sites along the water area are anything special however, has electric and full hookup along the water sites! Would definately return

Durham Point - nothing special, small sites, semi open, nothing much for trailers but has some tent sites by the water, not on our list to stay at

Long Point - nice with water views in all directions, quite open, lots of waterside sites, slightly out of the way, might stay there if we were in the area

Wescott Beach - Has a handful of nice sites by the water, nice beach! Would stay here if we couldn't get a waterside site at Southwick down the road

Southwick Beach - Great beach side camping if you can get a site along the water, otherwise the sites are 'just a site' like anywhere else, longest beach I have ever seen! Definately will go back again!!

Selkirk Shores - nothing special but some sites up on the bluff do have water view, beach is rocky. Likely wouldn't stay there, would choose Southwick or Wescott Beach first

Keuka Lake - campground is pretty generic, nothing special, close to wineries however. Not likely to stay at ourselves

Sampson Lake - all sites are electric which is a plus, rather open sites, not our favorite, nothing on the water but a few sites have a view of the lake

Cayuga Lake - the electric section is nice and trailer friend;ly, although close to the highway, other side is ok but can suffer if it rains a lot. The ideal place to camp if you want to do wine tours of the Finger Lakes, visit Seneca Falls, shop at the Waterloo Outlets and of course visit the Montezuma Wildlife reserve (all recommended). Would stay there again due to proximity to 'stuff'.

Hamlin Beach State Park - HUGE beach oriented park, campground area is somewhat generic. If you like a massive beach and the beach crowd, you might enjoy it here. Not likely to stay here ourselves, would choose Lakeside Beach instead down the road!

Lakeside State Park - great spot but with limited waterview sites (about 20 sites with a decent view - up on a bluff no water access however), no beach or water access here. Would stay here again for the view.

Golden Hill State Park - most sites have a bluff view of Lake Ontario but otherwise not much here except a few historic landmarks. Not likely to stay here.

Point Comfort Campground (DEC) - smaller campground with very small sites at the south end of Lake Piseco. Was the worst place for blackflies when we stayed and visited other DEC campgrounds in the area in mid May. Not well suited to trailers, mostly smaller sites BUT does have a few super nice and private sites at the north end. Not on our list to stay at.

Little Sandpoint Campground (DEC) - Lots of smaller sites, but there are some decent ones for trailers, half are waterside although some are higher than others above the water. Not much of a beach. For those with trailers, Little Sandpoint would be your best choice out of the 3 on Lake Piseco (Point Comfort, Little Sandpoint and Popular Point).

Popular Point Campground (DEC) - not very big and all the sites are quite small, so very tent oriented. Best beach on Lake Piseco however!

Brown Tract (DEC) - quite nice, more wild than others, great lake! Suitable for smaller trailers, many nice and private waterside sites! The main con for this campground is the road in which is a bit long and rough. Be sure to access via the northern entrance!

Golden Beach (DEC) - not many sites right on the water. Most of them are accessed via the highway with outhouses only. The sites out on the highway are quite private however and a few have great beach access! Real nice beach destination however, one of the best in the Adirondacks!
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Re: Spring 2014 Campsite Photo Additions

Postby mistermatt1984 » Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:22 am

Hey Dave,

Are you still working on adding photos to the DB? I see Kring Point isn't showing in the list of campgrounds with photos.
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Re: Spring 2014 Campsite Photo Additions

Postby CampADK » Sat Aug 30, 2014 6:55 pm

Too busy working and camping lol. Half done Coles Creek. I can do Kings Point next if you like. Ask and you shalt receive!

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