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Jellystone Park of Western New York
Reviewed September 12, 2011

We took our two granddaughters for a two day stay to this campground. This was our first excursion with our new (old) c-class mh. We had a spot in the wooded section and it was wonderfully shaded and quiet. (we camped mid week) The water play area was great for the kids and this old 65er. The camp store is larger than any other campground we have stayed at this summer. Loved it!!!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank sneakaway1
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Reviewed September 3, 2011

Negatives first:

During the daytime when the water park is running the power is severely diminished at the campsites. We had to turn our air conditioner off due to the breaker popping due to lack of power. We have a fifth wheel that is only 30 amp. We found it extremely frustrating to not have a proper power supply--especially for the price we are paying per night to stay here.

The golf carts that are constantly driving around are annoying at best. Too many times were children operating the carts and driving recklessly on the roads constantly exceeding the 5.5 mph speed limit in the park.

The speed limit is not enforced for any vehicles including the staff vehicles. The lack of speed limit enforcement creates a dangerous condition for everyone at the campground.

The pool does not have a lifeguard. That is a lawsuit waiting to happen.

The site we were on was large but uneven due to being on the hill. We expect to have to level our camper every now and again ...no big deal. The lack of proper power at the campsites was a bigger deal.

The bathrooms/shower areas were older and not as clean as id like to see them. The shower stalls area small and the shower curtains were moldy. The water is controlled by an off/on switch. You have no control over the temp of the shower. Both of us found the water to be scalding when we first turned on the showers. Caution with little kids in these showers.
If we come back to this campground, we will get a full hook up site to avoid the dingy bathrooms.

Positives:

The dog park. Kudos for having an enclosed place where the dogs can run and be off of a leash for some time. The water bowl was provided and a constant water supply was appreciated by our dogs who had a great time playing in their own park.

The water activities for the kids is a bonus for families. There is a beach area, a water park with slides and a pond to swim in. There are canoes and kayaks with plenty of life vest to use. There is ample space for fishing too. No permit required for fishing.

The store has many options but the prices are quite high. It was $2.50 for a bag of ice. But you expect to pay higher price for being a "captive" customer at the campground. The nearest grocery store is an approximate 20 minute drive. The camp store also has a little diner of sorts where food can ordered and either picked up or delivered to your campsite. Pizzas are popular for lunch when the kids are at the different water venues.

IF we had kids with us the money to stay here would be worth it. We are camping with friends who have kids which is why we are here. Comparatively, this park in Java Ny is much better than the one in Mexico, NY. We stayed in the Jellystone in Mexico last year over Labor day weekend. It rained the entire weekend. We later found out that the location of the park in Mexico, NY was a majority of the cause for the rain.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank jsco74
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Reviewed August 29, 2011

This year we took my parents and nephews to Java - a great time was had by all.

This year we got a premium site which included a concrete pad and padio.

This is our most expensive camping weekend of the year but the great park is worth the price.

We always get a table at the water park and watch the kids all day.

This year we got 2 pizzas at the camp store for lunch. (they will even deliver to your site)

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank Rochester64
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Reviewed August 22, 2011

I have been coming here since I was a little girl and have raised my son at this campground. The owner is out to make money and does not care about ppl anymore. He treats you like a # not a person. It used to be so different. Way too commercialized now. Scott has ruined it.

Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
5  Thank Melissa F
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Reviewed August 15, 2011

Where real estate agents from buffalo and love to get away or escape from clients. Phone doesn't work well. They do have wi fi service.

  • Stayed: August 2011
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Thank rdtoledo
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Reviewed July 30, 2011

Our kids (5-10) really enjoyed themselves ......older kids 13 and up may be a bit disappointed. Nice place in the premium area (water, Elec and sewer) Staff could be a bit better supervised by adults. Some services seemed a bit unorganized.

  • Stayed: July 2011
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Thank DMX1987
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Reviewed July 25, 2011

This was one of our favorite camping trips yet this summer. It had a beautiful lake that you could wake up and set a fishing line it and have a fish within 10 minutes. (You cannot swim in the lake though) There is a nice pool, the bathrooms were kind of far away from our site, but it worked alright on a bike. There was plenty of us to do and we didn't have to leave the campsite at all during our 3 day stay. Animals were welcome and there was plenty of them. Young kids ride their bikes all day and some of the dusk hours so you must be careful driving. If you get a site on the other side of the lake it is a long walk to the store, mini golf, pavilion, arcade, rentals, etc. The arcade was very nice and had quite a few gaming systems. When we were there a DJ came and had people dancing from 8 to 11, it was a blast. We rented kayaks and it was so relaxing and the prices were reasonable. There is garbage pick up and the staff was very friendly. I would certainly recommend this place especially to families with energetic kids.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank Meghan22
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Additional Information about Jellystone Park of Western New York

Address: 5204 Youngers Rd, North Java, NY 14113-9737
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Location: United States > New York > North Java
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in North Java
Price Range: $141 - $296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Jellystone Park of Western New York 2*
Number of rooms: 358
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