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“Just Ok” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lake George / Saratoga KOA

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Lake George / Saratoga KOA
Fishkill, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Just Ok”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2014

We reserved the 4th of July weekend. Camp site 16 (Three days $144.) The sites are located under tall pines which is very cool. the sites are very close together so there was very little privacy. The fire pits are old truck rims so there rather narrow and located close to the camp ground road. Again no privacy! We set up the camp site and went to move the picnic table and it literally fell apart. They came pretty fast to replace it but it seems like they don't reinvest back into the property. I'm sure that the other KOA's are taken care of much better. The worst thing is that there are only two bathrooms on the hole site. One men's, with three showers (only two worked) two toilets and one urinal. The women's bathroom had three showers and three toilets. Not enough for the amount of campers on the camp ground. We had to walk the length of a football field to use them too. We were so close to 9N that you can see and hear the car's and motorcycles. It was probably the site I got. There was no phone signal up there so keeping in touch with home and work was impossible . You may want that, I don't know. The internet connection showed a strong signal but you can never get on the web. They shouldn't be allowed to advertise that they have it. I don't recommend this camp site at all.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Wilmington, New York, United States
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31 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

First of all the grounds are nice. They are wooded and feel more like camping than most. That being said the sewer at our site ran uphill, the power at all the site around us was weak and kept popping the main. We had to choose between ac and hot water. They advertise wifi but it doesn't actually work and after a couple days if being completely frustrated by it just gave up. The fishing area is a big infested overgrown access. Fishing there would be an afternoon spent untangling your hook. The owners are very nice and friendly, the rest of the staff, not as much. Not really rude as much as more ignore you.

Stayed July 2014
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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

This is our second time driving down from Canada to this KOA. We now have 3 kids from 6 year old to 3 months old and we enjoy the peacefulness of this campsite. It is old and modestly maintained but we love it. It is different from the other "open concept" KOA's we've been too and truly enjoy the simplicity of this one. There is also an amazing ice cream and mini golf place called Bon's that is a 5 minute walk from there.

The owners were more than accommodating when our tent trailer broke down on the way and could not make our reservation. They pushed our reservation (twice in fact) to later in the week until we could get it fixed and they let us drop it for one night (for free) once it was fixed, since we were still staying in a hotel at that point.

If you stay here, it's because you plan on being a tourist in the Lake George/Lake Luzerne area or, you just want a quiet and peaceful stay in a beautiful nature setting.

Room Tip: This is a quiet KOA. It is more of a place to stay while you visit the areas of Lake George and suc...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Enfield, Connecticut
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

What a disappointing place.
We have a large RV and pulled a car.
Site was quiet, too quiet, absolutely NOTHING going on!
If we had not brought a car we would have been totally stuck.
I so wish we had read these reviews before we went.
Did anyone look at the owners house on the way in....what a disgrace, an eyesore, makes us not surprised by the level this KOA was,
1: water pressure was shocking, on further inspection ,a dribble, the owners had not even bothered to hide the pipes for aesthetic reasons.....bad form, orange pipes everywhere don't look good, and you could trip over them in the dark.
2.Pool was run down and dirty, right next to the road too.
3. did not dare go in bathrooms, see point #1
4.shop[ was ok, lady was a little interesting, a manicurist might have ben a good plan.
5.dog walk area, was this a fenced area? no? so you could let your dog off and it was ok, right next to the road? weird.
6. usually KOA takes your wood to your site, oh no, we did it, maybe she would have broke here nails!
it was a little like the owners were doing just the basic to stay as a KOA, but failed dismally.
The last point.
60.00 dollars a night !!!
Bloody rip off.
Never will I go again, Don't do it.
Go down the way a little to King Phillip or Lake George RV resort,.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Maine
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

Looks like there is a fifty- fifty split on the reviews. My experience was positive and nice. As a lifelong Mainer I really felt at home in the pines. I do agree with the place needing a remodel, but isn't that on corporate KOA not the owners of a franchise? Its been a campground for 52 years and remodeled only one time. If it ever does get a remodel I certainly hope they keep the large sites. Also corporate should be sure to erect a new A-frame with disabled access the standard in all showers. The current owners are very nice and helpful. I love the large sites and moved the picnic table to where I wanted it. One site layout issue I had with site 5 is the fire ring is way to close to the pad, I was a bit nervous sparks would land on my awning. I would for sure recommend this campground and stay here again in a heartbeat.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Portland, Maine
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124 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

I have a lot of mixed feelings about this campground. On the positive side, the trees are absolutely beautiful - many huge white pines throughout - and the ambiance is kind of retro, like you stepped back into a campground of the 1960's. It's just a very simple place. The pool is "Okay", meaning that it's clean enough and refreshing enough, but the cement tiles surrounding the pool is rough, and there aren't steps going down into the pool - 4' depth across. There's even a teeter-totter on the playground - with metal seats! The shower facilities didn't appear to be handicap accessible, with a 6" high (approx) curb to step over to get into the shower - the shower floor is shared, meaning your neighbor's shower water is going to flow into your area and vice versa... The staff was nice - even replaced for free the swim goggles that my 7yo had just bought and that immediately broke. The sites are roomy enough, but very "root-y" from the big trees, and again, kind of rough - low wires hanging throughout, fire pits too close to where a modern camper awning would spread to... Our site was also very close to the road, so there was non-stop high-speed traffic noise. And, for me, because I was trying to combine a business trip with a family vacation - there is NO internet or cell phone service. So, overall - it's not a very expensive place to stay, and the area is magnificent - so make of it what you will...

Room Tip: The sites nearest the road are also nearest the showers and swimming pool.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Plattsburgh, New York
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328 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

Although reviews seem mixed on this KOA, it's all a matter of what you're looking for or expecting. The Lake George/Saratoga KOA is most pleasant due to the fact that it's not a "Disneyland-style" campground. First, the loction is great! Anything away from Lake George rates high on my list! Don't get me wrong, Lake George is fun and entertaining. However, in the summer months it's a real zoo! Lake Luzerne, just 9 miles away, has a much more relaxed and quieter atmosphere. This KOA is perfect for anyone not looking for the hussle and bustle of the mega-campground offering everything from A to Z as if you never had left home. Several things impress me here at this KOA. First, the sites are very large compared to other places we've stayed. We're on site 60, one of the few pull throughs, with more space than we know what to do with. Most of the back-in sites are plenty large to allow one easy access (even for those of us who can't back in a trailer very well). Second, the staff is extremely friendly and helpful. We felt welcomed from the moment we arrived. I was also impressed that we were escorted to our site by one of the managers upon arrival. Our site, which I would eagerly choose agsin, is close enough to the entrance to hear the traffic from Rt 9N. However, noise would not be an issue further back into the park. A small store also provides many of the camping necessities one might have left at home. Lake Luzerne also has a small grocery store just a short ways down the road. The swimming pool and kid's playground are clean and well kept. Although we'll venture into Lake George a time or two this week, the highlight of our vaction will be our stay at the Lake Luzerne KOA for some peace and relaxation.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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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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