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Old 07-25-2011, 07:42 PM   #1
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Some time ago there were several postings referencing locations in the Niagara Falls area both in New York and Ontario. I would apprecate any recap of these opinions. My wife and I are going to Niagara Falls in a few days from the Finger Lakes area of NY and would like to find a convenient and quiet camping location.

Thanks to all, in advance, for any and all advice and comments!!!

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Some time ago there were several postings referencing locations in the Niagara Falls area both in New York and Ontario. I would apprecate any recap of these opinions. My wife and I are going to Niagara Falls in a few days from the Finger Lakes area of NY and would like to find a convenient and quiet camping location.

Thanks to all, in advance, for any and all advice and comments!!!

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Four mile creek state park Youngstown NY. A short 15 minute drive to the falls. Two thumbs up. Stayed there in June. Large sites.
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Niagara Heartland RV Park in Gasport, NY. Out in the country, nice ride along the coast to Niagara, close to the locks in Lockport, and a Passport American campground. PA Rate $15 a night plus $5 deposit for electricity. After 4 nights I ended up paying $0.16 additional. I have stayed there twice while in that area.

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When we go to Niagara Falls we always stay at the KOA Lundy's lane, Ontario. We have driven through all the other campgrounds on the Canadian side and we believe the KOA is number one.
We have also stayed at trhe KOA on Goat Island on the US side and have visited friends staying at the campground behind the hotel on Niagara Falls Blvd???? I think thats the right address.
Again more to see and do on the Canadian side so might as well camp there.
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Well, we live about 30 minutes away from Niagara Falls Ontario ... we stayed at the KOA (canada) one time when the bridge was partially closed for construction ... what a joke ... anyone who voluntarily pays for this place has way more money and patience than I ever will along with much lower expectations ... if you're towing, come on up to the Grimsby area and stay at 50 point conservation area or stay at the KOA in Watkins Glen ... the KOA is great and 50 point is very nice as well, comes complete with a large marina, beach, and trout fishing ... both provide a comfortable day trip to Niagra Falls (50 point would be more convenient 'cause you'd already be on the Canadian side which everyone knows is the best side of the Falls?) ... the drive from the campground to the Falls follows the Niagara gorge and Niagara River as well and takes you to "Niagara on the Lake", a town that is worth driving to all on its own ... have fun.

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Since I am one of the posters who mentioned the KOA on the Canadian side and who enjoys the extra facilities that KOA's provide for families, I was wondering what exists at Fifty Point to entertain family members? I have camped at 50 Point a few nights during the last 5 years, and as far as activities, there are NONE. No pool and no play ground and no planned activities. You can walk to the Marina?? The last time we were at Fifty Point last summer 4 Police cars showed up at midnight to settle down a domestic situation at the RV two over from us. They were seasonal campers there. We would probably not go back again.
I have invited many friends to camp with us at the KOA Lundy's Lane and no one has ever expressed disappointment. Its a tourist area and you have to pay the higher costs.
The cost of gas for driving back and forth to Niagara Falls over a couple of days would pay for some of the extra costs.
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Ditto for the Four Mile Creek park which is 100 yards from Lake Ontario. The road to Niagara is uncrowded 4 lane divided and passes Ft. Niagara which was the most impressive part of our trip. Hartland RV park appears to start at $30. w/o additional memberships.
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Some time ago there were several postings referencing locations in the Niagara Falls area both in New York and Ontario. I would apprecate any recap of these opinions. My wife and I are going to Niagara Falls in a few days from the Finger Lakes area of NY and would like to find a convenient and quiet camping location.

Thanks to all, in advance, for any and all advice and comments!!!

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We have been going to 50 point for 10 years ... I'm sure "domestic disputes" can erupt anywhere, anytime and should not reflect on the campground itself. This is a conservation area and does not have "seasonals" but there are some People who choose to stay there for protracted periods. We have not seen nor heard of any problems here and we know lots of People who go there. The OP doesn't appear to have family (kids) travelling with him so I didn't think of your considerations? Why would you walk to the Marina and restaurant? I mean you can, but why would you and why mention that? There are beautiful boats at that Marina along with some really nice "boaters" to interact with. The Niagara Region has lots of things to do and see in addition to the Waterfall and I think this location places you in a great "base" from which to explore? KOA's, in general, are not where I go to relax? Maybe our experience at this particular KOA was an isolated one (and we're big KOA fans by the way), but it was crowded, dirty, crowded, noisy, crowded, and ridiculously expensive - did I mention crowded? We were in a 40' DP at the time and I wouldn't even try to get in there in our current coach? Different strokes .........?
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We have stayed at the KOA on Lundy's Lane in NF Canada many times. We think it's a fine park albeit a bit pricey but it's a tourist area. I agree it's a tight fit at times. We have a 36' A class and tow a car on a tow dolly..so I am 55 feet long or so. They have some new pull thrus which will allow me to park and not unhook the dolly. The sites are not finished (New in 2011) For that reason you need extra sewer hose (Which I carry) KOA says those sites will be finalized next year. As well they're planning some new patio sites I am told. This KOA is corporate owned as is the KOA in Kissimmee Fl near Disney World. This KOA is a great spot to shash the coach and go off in the car exploring and doing the touristy or casino thing. Staff very friendly and helpful. A couple of strip clubs aka "Gentlemen's Clubs" nearby which I suspect are rub n tugs. It might bring the price of real estate down but causes no interferrence to the KOA. 3 Pools..lots of area to walk the dog and when you get tired of walking inside, you can stroll down Lundy's Lane. There's a Tim Horton's about a half mile away..a good walk for your morning coffee. To be fair I have not tried other Niagara Falls Ontario RV Parks. I've had good luck with most KOA's in Canada and the Eastern seaboard south to Florida. BTW one person mentioned staying at the KOA Watkins Glen. It's an OK site but a long way from Niagara Falls..2-3 hours at least. It's a way south of Rochester NY. Fifty point in Hamilton is again OK but boring..but ok if you just want to chill and be close to Lake Ontario. Stayed there only once. It is however one of the few Ontario Conservation centres with full hook-ups and 50 amp service. You will find, as I have there is a major shortage of RV parks in Ontario which offer full hookups and 50 amp service and are able to accommodate a big rig such as mine or larger. Happy Motoring and do visit Niagara Falls....Canadian side..sadly not much to see from the U-S side.
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Old 08-03-2011, 02:18 PM   #10
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I live about 10 minutes from the US falls. There is a new campground just up the road from us. It's called THE BRANCHES Of NIAGARA. It is brand new and I'm told it is nice. I know the other campgrounds on the US side are not very nice and this one seems to have a lot to offer. It's convenient to the US and Canadian falls. If you want a locals opinion on any of the other sites let me know.
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I am surprised no one has mentioned Sherkston Shores. It is a great park with more to see and do than any other park I have ever been in. Pricey in the summer, but come September, very reasonably. This will be the third September I will have parked my coach there for my daughter and her three year old to go for their vacation. You are 20 minutes from the falls and Marineland where my granddaughter would go every day If allowed.

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