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“Dirty and unkept” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lake George / Saratoga KOA

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Lake George / Saratoga KOA
Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Dirty and unkept”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2011

We have had very good experiences with other KOA campgrounds, so when we wanted to go to the Adirondack region, we were happy that there is a KOA nearby. Unfortunately, this place is very bad, we are surprised that it is even a KOA campground ...

We booked a cabin for 3 nights and we did not stay even a night. We arrived after hours - around 9:45pm and were surprised that they had not even left a map of the campground - just a note "go to cabin #...". We found the cabin and when we opened the door we were badly surprised - the place has not been cleaned for years. There was dust everywhere, there was sand on the mattresses, all the furniture had dirty stains, I used 5 Clorox disinfecting wipes to try to clean the table, even the 5th one was black/gray, so I gave up. The cabin was full with an assortment of spiders, flies, beetles, butterflies, and millipedes.

We could have cleaned the cabin for another 1-2 hours and probably would have stayed, but then we went to the bathroom (there is only one for a campground of ~80 sites). And it was also dirty and not maintained at all. So we just left around midnight and we would never go back.

Definitely would NOT recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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New Paltz, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2010

To start, when booking this trip we had 4 couples and all our kids coming, when we called to book thy owner infomed us that kids were $4 a night extra because they were ''annoying and destroy his store''. We booked anyway. When you get to lake george there are no signs what so ever for this campground, which made finding it hard, and its at least 15 min from any attractions or shopping in lake george. on arrival we were greeted by the co-owner (his wife) who asked us if we got smart and left our kds behind...we said no and she proceeded to check us in. It was the smallest KOA store I have ever seem with few productc available. The pool was ICE COLD and nasty...looks like it hasnt been cleaned all summer and even after mentioning this to the owners it wasnt cleaned in the 3 days we were there. The advertise a fishing pond, there is none. IT was there a long time ago, it is now a dried up spot. They also advertise ''grassy'' sites, and the sites were all grass. The owners proceeded to drove past our sites every 30 min and made comments about large groups being a problem (we where a group of 8 adults and 7 kids on 4 separate sites) They are an older couple who seem like people,kids and anything besides mabye other old couples are a problem. The garbage was across the campgrounds and they do not do pickup (as many other koa's do) and the bathrooms close for 1 hour a day no exceptions..other koa's ive been to close them at night for cleaning when they are less likely to get used.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank jessteve0710
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NewYork,NY
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2010

I have been to different KOA campsites throughout the United States and living in New York City we wanted to get away without going to far and the Adirondacks were the perfect choice! Unfortunately, the campsite and the cabins were not as kept as the other KOA campsites. There aren't many activities in the actual campground offered. They have an outdated arcade room and a pool which is by the exit and visible from the heavily traveled highway. Other KOA's offer ice cream socials,pancake breakfasts even laundry facilities at reasonable prices. There were no additional amenities offered which was OK but would have been nice.
I was traveling with a large group & wanted to ensure that our sites would be at a close proximity, this was very difficult to accomplish. This was difficult since everytime I called I got an answering machine. I would leave a message but never get a response. Luckily, I was able to get a response through email. Staff was friendly as one would get from a salesperson in the mall not the usual warm and friendly personalities one usually finds in the KOA campsites.
We were lucky enough that there weren't many other campers during our weekend so we didn't experience the overcrowding. Also, the bbq grills they offer are the actual fire pits they provide a grill which is VERY inconvenient.
This campsite is enough to get the job done but will not be returning anytime soon.

  • Stayed June 2010
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2009

I rented a Kabin at this campground for the labor day weekend of 2009. Next camper was about 10 Feet away!! We both were looking at each other's faces every time!!

Another thing was that our Kabin could be seen from the road!! Route 9! Which is a fairly busy road and we could hear noises of motorbikes and cars!

Who wants to be camping like this?

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bmohandas
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East Greenbush, New York
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2007

We have camped at several of the campsites in and around Lake George, but this KOA is one of our very favorites and we have been camping there for the past 4-5 years.
The owners, Marge & Don are wonderful and always pleasant and happy to see us when we arrive. We live by Albany, NY, so this is a very convenient getaway & we take advantage of it several times each season! It is quiet, clean and very relaxing...yet close enough to the village if we should want to hit the shops or bring the kids to the Great Escape. We have 3 children and a dog , and we ALL love this KOA and look forward to visiting again this year as much as possible!
Jenny & Matt Horner

Stayed May 2007
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3 Thank mattyzgrl68
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Pennington, NJ
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2006

Not one to brag about campgrounds but, for the trip to "get away from most of it", this campground was quiet, easily accessible and, close to all the Lake George / Saratoga attractions.

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Property: Lake George / Saratoga KOA
Address: 564 Lake Ave, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846-3901
Location: United States > New York > Lake Luzerne
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Ranked #8 of 8 Specialty Lodging in Lake Luzerne
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