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Posted: 07/10/19 05:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looking for kid-friendly resort campgrounds maybe within a 150 mile radius of New York for long weekends. We are out on Long Island about an hour east of NYC so that adds to my travel time as it is.

I see some campgrounds by the Delaware Water Gap but not too many have a resort feel. Hoping to go someplace with planned activities for children and have more than an in-ground backyard homeowner style pool.

We have been to the Jellystone's at Lazy River and Birchwood Acres, and also 4+ hrs out at Quarrysville, PA.

Truth be told, when I search for campgrounds on Google maps - and view the user added photos - you can get the real view of what campgrounds look like. Not just the photoshopped ones the owners want you to see.

Some places can look pretty sketchy. Others downright, ummm..., shall we say "ghetto"? Seasonal campsites, junk strewn all over, and they look like full time living in RVs that haven't moved in 20 years.

Not sure if what I want is available and I may have to set the bar a little lower.

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One possibility that comes to my mind is the HersheyPark Camping Resort, which is just a hair over 150 miles from NYC (per Google Maps routing). There's only a little more than the pool at the campground, but of course HersheyPark offers much much more to keep people busy and there's a shuttle service between them. It is a nicely maintained and well-run campground.





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Posted: 07/10/19 08:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Odetah in Ct still gets good reviews.

Been some yrs since we were last there.

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Try Lake George RV Park


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Newburgh NY KOA, possibly?

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Depending on the age of the kids, kneobels has two campgrounds one on site with the amusement park and the other has a shuttle. Not really resort type but 12 and under will really enjoy the park.

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leggy wrote:

Depending on the age of the kids, kneobels has two campgrounds one on site with the amusement park and the other has a shuttle. Not really resort type but 12 and under will really enjoy the park.


A good suggestion. I was imagining it was farther from NYC than it is, else I would have mentioned it.

13 and over will really enjoy the park, as well, in my humble opinion. I know for sure this over 13 year old does very much.

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What about southern NJ? I don't know if it hits the 2-3 hour cap but we love Sea Pines in Cape May Courthouse. Lake and Shore has a waterpark, a lake, and a lot of activities; can be hard to get into, though.


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kknowlton wrote:

Newburgh NY KOA, possibly?

We were considering the KOA, but last time we were there, the only thing "Resort" about it was the fee......compared to the Jellystone in Gardiner down the street, which IS a resort....I'd drive the extra few miles and pay more


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Herkimer Diamond KOA, is by far one of the most family friendly campgrounds I have come across. From mining for "Diamonds" in the quarry, tubing down the river that is on the back side of the park, to joining in some of the non-stop camp sponsored activities for the kids. They won't be bored. Big campground with large clean sites, nice pool. Make reservations this place fills up fast.
I was very disappointed with the Newburg KOA too..


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