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Welcome! Another Rochestarian here....

Our inaugural first season trip is to the Allegheny National Forest, just over the Pa line from Allegheny SP. There are a number of campgrounds either "dry " (no hookups) to full hookups.
Watkins Glen is nice. I've heard Letchworth SP is good but we haven't stayed there in years.
Locally there's Webster Park, IIRR it's Monroe County that runs the cg there.
But in NY our favorite area is the Adirondacks. We canoe, so Cranberry Lake, Rollins Pond, (both DEC) and North Pole Resorts (private) are our preferences.


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Wow it is a small world! 2 Rochestarians and a previous Batavian. Thanks all for the warm welcomes and great advice. Yes Larry, the winds get crazy on the lake, I am on the southern shore of Lake Ontario and those winds can come out of nowhere!

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The Allegany National Forest offers fine camping and beautiful country. While I've not been to Allegany SP, I've boondocked in the forest and spent a few nights in a private park east of Sheffield, Pa. off Hwy 6.

On your trip to the Smokies, Coopers Rock SP, 13 miles east of I-79 and Morgantown, WV off I-68 would be about 1/2 way and would be a good choice, great scenery and reasonable price.


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Eycom wrote:

The Allegany National Forest offers fine camping and beautiful country. While I've not been to Allegany SP, I've boondocked in the forest and spent a few nights in a private park east of Sheffield, Pa. off Hwy 6.

On your trip to the Smokies, Coopers Rock SP, 13 miles east of I-79 and Morgantown, WV off I-68 would be about 1/2 way and would be a good choice, great scenery and reasonable price.


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Welcome, CamperKelly! Yet another Rochesterian here, also awaiting spring. We have been to Association Island and really liked it. We will definately go back. I'd also recommend checking out Keuka lake state park and Sampson state park. We are lucky to have many great places nearby. Have fun and happy camping!

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Allegany State Park (and the surrounding area) is a fantastic place to visit. But lousy for camping. Red House area has its endless wild parties (always has) and Quarker area is nothing to brag about. Hate to tell you that stuff cause I grew up just outside the park and love it there. The state park campgrounds in Mississippi are much nicer!!! Yep, I said Mississippi. I would rather camp in Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida state parks than at Allegany. But I do like Letchworth State Park, Golden Hills State Park, Wellesley Island State Park, Evangola State Park, and Watkins Glen State Park. I use to brag about Allegany before I started camping! Even know lots of people who work there or did work there. The NY State Parks Commission could make it a wonderful camping destination if they wanted to! Allegany State Park is a wonderful state park, probably one of the best in NYS, but it just doesn't make the grade when it comes to camping.


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Another Rochestarian with a vote for Association Island. I grew up going to a relative's cottage in Henderson harbor and always loved the area. The campground truly is an island with a small causeway to get to it. Depending on where you are on the island you almost feel like your way out in the middle of the lake. But like a previous poster said, bring your awning in at night, it can get pretty window.


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I, too, recommend Ft. Chiswell. Its about half way between my home in Cincinnati and Colonial Williamsburg, which I visit often. Its less than a mile south of exit 80 on I-81/I-77, but on the other side of a small hill, so no expressway noise.


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With where you live, you have some of the best camping anywhere only hours away in the Adirondacks. If you take children, the Old Forge area has a lot to do.

If you like the distance to about Fort Chiswell for a stop, there are 2 Flying J stations there with big lots for overnight. Just in case you were looking for more of a gas and go stop.

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I love Allegany State Park. I am from Southern Ontario and make it there at least twice per year. Never had any problems with parties and a great place for hiking. They just rewired all of Quaker and a large portion of red house this winter as well.

If you have young kids, (we do), Jellystone Park of wny is a very nice place. I am not sure of the exact town name but about 30 minutes south of buffalo?

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