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Waubeeka Family Campground

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133 Farm Rd, Copake, NY 12516-1601
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#2 of 2 Specialty lodging in Copake
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3.9
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Waubeeka Family Campground is a RV Resort offers RV and tent sites, along with cabin rentals, in one of New York’s most peaceful settings. Our spacious, wooded sites are spread out over 150 acres on the shores of two lakes; one for swimming and one for fishing. We have lots of games and planned activities for the entire family in a safe and natural environment. Find our why we were named campers choice in 2017!
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JJohns J wrote a review Aug 1
Mahwah, New Jersey1 contribution1 helpful vote
We originally booked the lake cottage for a weekend in June to check out the area but something came up and we needed to reschedule. The staff was very understanding and we were able to rebook for a weekend in July. The lake cottage was absolutely perfect! So spacious and with very nice finishes. We had a BBQ grill on the site as well as a fire pit and plenty of cozy seating right by the lake. The goody bag with the fixings for morning coffee and the stuff to make s'mores was a great touch. It was definitely a bonus to have a full kitchen and bathroom. There were so many activities for the kids and adults. We'll definitely be booking again next year for a full week.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Renae wrote a review Sep 2021
Scottsdale, Arizona2 contributions
The cabin was so nice. It was clean convenient. The cabin had a picnic table fire pit. The little lites gave it a nice ambiance. The staff was so kind and helpful. Grrrreat location for kids!!! Beautiful camp grounds. Play gound has so much for the kids to do. The lake is great and lots of toys for the kiddos.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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katrinangel2 wrote a review Jul 2021
New York City, New York576 contributions274 helpful votes
I would love to give WFC a better review but there are a few things. First, let me start with the positives: -For tents, there are 10 sights and they are really big and nicely shaded. -There is a lot to do at the campground like giant chess and free paddle boards, kayaks, etc.. and a nice recreation room if it's raining. And there is no extra cost for these things. (Super nice) -The bathrooms are clean and there are a lot of them with clean, hot showers. -They have a nicely stocked camp store with reasonable prices and you can just put stuff on your account. -One manager (Rick?) was really nice and helped us move picnic tables. Negatives: -Getting someone on the phone is often difficult. So if you have a question or an issue you have to wait until you walk to the store. -If you need to leave the campground at odd hours, you will need to ask for a pass because they don't hand them out and you will get locked out. -There are a lot of rules (not NYS rules) at the beach that don't really make a lot of sense, like having an adult in the water with kids under 14 over the 3 ft water mark... age has nothing to do with swimming ability and they have 2 lifeguards that should be watching the kids if you don't allow "swim at your own risk". -They are super eager to close the beach at the first sound of thunder which happens most Summer afternoons. -If you go during the week and you aren't a "seasonal" then you can forget doing a lot of the things that they offer like the giant water slide and the water toy at the lake and the bounce pillow, etc.... because they don't offer them except on weekends. I was told they did us a "favor" by opening up the slide for our group of 21 people for a 1/2 hour on 1 day of our stay. Short-staffed was the reason but they didn't offer a discount on our reservation. We never did get to use the other things like the water toy (Wiget?), the bounce pillow, etc... -They don't let you use the pedal bikes if it's too hot outside. -The staff ladies in the store are quite snippy when you voice displeasure. -It does seem that the seasonal campers get preferential treatment. -There seems to be no recycling on site. I called the office to ask but no one answered or called me back. My take-away.... maybe we would go back, not sure. But I would have to know that they were staffed well so we could use the amenities that come with the reservation. This campground seems to be best for RV Seasonal Campers. I did express all of these things in person to a couple of women staff members in the store but they didn't want to hear it and were defensive. Maybe some improvements would be to reorganize rules for the swimming area especially for when it's not super busy, make sure you are staffed for the amount of people you have reservations for and a staff training on customer-relations.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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kissesw93 wrote a review Aug 2020
Springfield, Massachusetts3 contributions
We had the best time ever. The people that run the place were helpful and friendly. Every activity is included in the price. Very well run and all the other campers were very friendly. Would definitely recomend this place to any one looking to camp on the area.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Laressa Gjonaj, Marketing at Waubeeka Family Campground
Responded Jan 4, 2021
Thank you for your review. We are so glad to see you had a great stay with us!
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HappyCamperOne wrote a review Aug 2019
2 contributions2 helpful votes
I cant speak highly enough about Waubeeka Family Campground. As a professional musician for over 30 years, a slight majority of my performing, has been playing campgrounds around New York and Connecticut. This has allowed me to enjoy great weekend camping experiences with my family, while giving my children an opportunity to enjoy watching their Dad play in a non-club type atmosphere. Our first camping experience at Waubeeka was August 2018. My band was scheduled to play that weekend, and we were accompanied by 3 other families that joined us for a fun-filled camping weekend. Although we were all looking forward to a great weekend, none of us were on a hunt to become seasonal campers. Upon our arrivals, the warm and friendly welcome that we were given, was truly amazing. In addition to the friendly staff, the premises were very clean and continuously maintained. The activities throughout the day were planned with the emphasis on a "family" Campground! We were all treated so well, and was uplifted by the friendly interaction between seasonal campers, that it didn't take long for all of us to inquire about seasonal camping. Once again, management did their best to try and accommodate our wishes of camping "together", and we have all been a part of the Waubeeka Family since! They are continuously making upgrades, and improvements to make every campers experience, one to remember! After having the opportunity to stay in so many campgrounds, I can honestly say, Waubeeka Family Campground is by far, our favorite place!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from LaressaG8, Public Relations Manager at Waubeeka Family Campground
Responded Aug 28, 2019
Thank you for sharing your experience and for taking the time to review our campground. You have captured exactly what we intended to create for camping families.
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OnAir594511 wrote a review Aug 2019
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We stayed from Friday - Monday. As soon as we pulled in it was like a sausage factory. Campsites are right on top of each other. Ours was in an open field. No shade. Thank goodness we didn't get the ones that are on complete gravel (no shade) and off a black top road= hot as hell! This place caters to their seasonals. If you're a seasonal then the rules don't apply to you. For starters, quiet time is a joke bc there is NO quiet time. 2AM and the loud screams, music, golf carts, you name it! My 16 year old son was scolded by a camp staffer bc he was riding a bike without a helmut...ok that's fine if that's your rule but we spent the rest of the weekend watching seasonal kids zoom past our site without one. When I approached the staffer who had just reprimanded my son and asked why he didn't say anything to the girls that rode by he ignored me and drove away on his golf cart. All weekend long the seasonal site across from us was using a chain saw....for what, I don't know. 8 AM in the morning! We had some jerk ride his golf cart through our campsite completely drunk - which by the way is another rule that the seasonals don't follow. At 10AM Saturday morning there were numerous seasonals out for a ride in their golf carts with beers in their hands - same people still riding around around at 10PM anebriated. Such a joke bc one of the rules clearly states "open containers are not allowed in ANY vehicle." AND "driving any vehicle while intoxicated will result in eviction." The lake, if you even want to call it that is beyond gross. They have a very small beach area/water inflatable playground. Geese love it there. Geese poop and feathers all over the water. Took our dog to the Dog Park (very cute) but when we approached the sally port he (another seasonal) told us his dog is not friendly around other dogs as a warning to us. Well why the hell do you have him in a freaking dog park?!!! Needless to say we will not go back here. Not a fan of being treated like crap by staff and the seasonals there.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from LaressaG8, Public Relations Manager at Waubeeka Family Campground
Responded Aug 8, 2019
Thank you for writing to us. We have connected with you via Yelp and so we hope you will contact us at your convenience.
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shell14320 wrote a review Jul 2019
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After doing the seaonal camping thing for many years as our children were growing up, we had gotten out of it about 5 years ago. Started checking out some different campgrounds throughout the season.staying as weekenders and thinking we would never become seasonal again, nor have I ever wanted to try out Waubeeka because it didn’t have a pool and that huge for me. Last season we finally stayed while my husbands band was to play there. The warm , welcoming hospitality easily changed my mind. Needless to say we are now seasonal and it truly is our home away from home. I stood at the lake this weekend watching not only my family and friends enjoying themselves, but the entire campground was full of joy, children on bikes, activities, adulting dancing the night away, hopping along on the wibit, peaceful kayaks rides. What an absolute blessing to be part of such a warm and loving campground. The kind, down to earth, courteous , fun staff makes everyone happy to call this our second home! 😁
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from LaressaG8, Public Relations Manager at Waubeeka Family Campground
Responded Jul 9, 2019
Thank you for your review! We could not be more thrilled to read such great commentary. This is exactly what a camping experience should be.
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Susan B wrote a review Jul 2019
Germantown, New York15 contributions1 helpful vote
Had a fantastic weekend. Lots of activities for the kids and for adults too!. Huge playground and slide and fun bubble maker. Staff was friendly and attentive. The waterfront is awesome, clean and sunny. Would recommend anyone who likes music on Sat nights, maybe some dancing.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from LaressaG8, Public Relations Manager at Waubeeka Family Campground
Responded Jul 9, 2019
Thank you for your review Susan. We're so glad to see you enjoyed Waubeeka Family Campground.
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Craig M wrote a review Jun 2019
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I’m starting this review as VERY DISAPPOINTED as a guest that has been camping there for several years. They have put money into it and the place is looking great but the new corporate owner is losing its “family campground” feel. We booked Labor Day weekend 2019 last September (had to pay in full) not knowing our youngest daughter would be moving into college freshman year that weekend. I called 3 months prior to the weekend to cancel and was told they have a NO REFUND policy. Besides doing away with the Spring/Fall special that so many families enjoy they asked that I confirm cancellation ASAP because they have a waiting list and obviously planning to double book that site. We will be looking elsewhere for future fall camping
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from LaressaG8, Public Relations Manager at Waubeeka Family Campground
Responded Jun 17, 2019
Thank you for your review. We are very sorry to see you did not have a better experience with us. We, like many campgrounds, have a no refund policy for holiday weekends which is clearly stated. We also understand that things come up and so we act as fairly as possible. We’ve valued your business always and hope you will reconsider our offer and accept a credit to return.
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scubaphil21 wrote a review Jun 2019
new york42 contributions6 helpful votes
Nice campground but some roads are really dusty gas and electric golf carts go speeding through the campground stirring up the dust so bad that sitting outdoors is bad lots of activity’s on weekends this is coming from a seasonal hopefully they do something with the roads as promised
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from LaressaG8, Public Relations Manager at Waubeeka Family Campground
Responded Jul 9, 2019
Thank you for your review. We 're disappointed to find that campers are not adhering to our speed restrictions but we also encourage campers to appraise the staff so that we can handle it immediately. The roads are slated to be repaired however there are challenges we are still sorting through. We appreciate everyone's patience.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Waubeeka Family Campground
Which popular attractions are close to Waubeeka Family Campground?
Nearby attractions include Bash Bish Falls (3.0 miles), Taconic State Park (1.4 miles), and Hillsdale General Store (4.3 miles).
What are some restaurants close to Waubeeka Family Campground?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dad's Copake Diner, The Greens at Copake Country Club, and O's Hillsdale Country Diner.
Are pets allowed at Waubeeka Family Campground?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.