Riverforest Park Campground

Location: Weedsport, New York

Webpage: RV Park

General Description: Located in central New York between Syracuse and Rochester, Riverforest Park Campground has easy access to NY Thruway I-90.  The campground is a full service campground with sites ranging from full hookups to tent sites.  Amenities include a swimming pool, restaurant, propane, and multiple playgrounds.  Nearly a mile of waterfront access along the Seneca River provides access for fishing and boating.

Impressions:

1) Riverforest Park Campground is one of the largest campgrounds we have stayed in.  However, over 90% of the campground is occupied by seasonal campers, including all of the riverfront and wooded sites, so as transient visitors we were not impressed.  The transient sites are crowded into one of two areas.  The first in a small circle in the open surrounded by seasonal campers lined up parallel to the shoreline, nearly blocking all view of the water.  The second in an open field that is obviously more an overflow area.  While most of the sites are full hookups, this is not the case for transient sites which were all without sewer hookups and the power was limited to 30 amp.  In addition they had the electrical hookups grouped together at a couple of large groups at the back of the sites.  We had to angle our RV in the site and go as far back as we could in order to reach the outlet and our site was right in front of the boxes.  Other RVs had to use extension cords in order to reach.  Finally, over the weekend which was July 4th weekend and the campground was packed, the voltage dropped every evening and left us without power unless we wanted to bypass our power protection device and damage our appliances.

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2) There was only a single bathroom in the entire campground, located under the restaurant and behind the swimming pool.  It was quite a hike to the bathroom.  I will admit the bathroom was modern and kept clean even with the crowd over the July 4th weekend.

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3) The staff were nearly non-existent except for checking in when it took them a while to find our reservation.  This was good since we had made the reservation over a month ahead and they charged our account the full amount when we made the reservation.

4) They did have a nice July 4th celebration on Saturday that consisted of a DJ and a very good fireworks display after dark.  It was nice to walk no more than 10 feet from our RV to watch the display and not have to travel anywhere.