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“Just okay” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Spruce Row Campground & RV Park

Spruce Row Campground & RV Park
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Spruce Row Campground & RV Park
Syracuse, NY
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71 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Just okay”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2012

We just returned from two nights at Spruce Row Campground.

First, the positives: The campground is very conveniently located to Ithaca and the state parks nearby. The campground is VERY quiet; even during daylight it is quiet and once it gets dark, all that can be heard is night noises. My ten year old enjoyed the swimming pool, the playground and playing bingo.

Now the negatives: The sites are very haphazardly sized and mainly on the small size. And because of where the electricity and water hookups were located on our site, we had to position the popup facing away from the fire pit. Not a horribly thing, just awkward. But the bathrooms are the main negative. Most of the restrooms are little more than privies, with either no lights or burned out light bulbs. The bath house was a little bit better but there again, there was a light burned out in the ladies restroom, the hand dryer did not work and one side had no water faucet. I don't expect fancy at a campground but they don't seem to maintain what little they have.

Simply put, we will not return to this campground.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Maud44136
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Carbondale, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2011

Booked tent site based on pictures and information from Spruce Row's web page.
Fishing pond seemed to be about 30 ft across. Wasn't worth taking my fishing equipment out of the truck.
We had requested a wooded site for our tent. Site we had was right on the campground road and right next to a large RV. Two trees between us.
Water was cloudy and did not clear up after being run. Power required an adapter that I had to ask for and was required to pay a $5 dollar deposit on. When checking out, they "forgot" about the deposit when I returned the adapter until I reminded them about it.
Shower and toilet facilities left a lot to be desired. Shower head in the one I used had the core taken out of it. Since it was a water saver type and there was a sign asking to conserve water, seems like it should have been replaced quickly.
On the positive side, the quiet time rule was well enforced. Even though the campground was filling up with campers coming in for the race at Watkins Glen, things were peaceful after 10:30 at night.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Dave S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2011

This campground is close to downtown Ithaca and all the sites we went to see. The amenities, however, left something to be desired. The mini golf was concrete (no green), the pond was completely covered in algae so no fishing, the showers & bathrooms were not cleaned regularly. It wasn't horrible, but it wasn't great either and the employees didn't care much about complaints. Camp with caution.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank change09
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2011

A heads-up to people contemplating reservations at Spruce Row - please read all the fine print very carefully as you will lose money if you need to cancel, no matter the reason. DH and I made a reservation well in advance for one night, and then cancelled it over a month before the date we had reserved, and we still lost our entire deposit (i.e. one night's stay) of $37.

I would also recommend researching reviews of this campground on other sites - they are not particularly complimentary, and now that we've thrown almost $40 out the window, I'm glad we're not staying there anyway.

What a bummer.

Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Spruce Row Campground & RV Park

Property: Spruce Row Campground & RV Park
Address: 2271 Kraft Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-9515
Region: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Ithaca
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Ranked #3 of 3 Speciality Lodging in Ithaca
Number of rooms: 200

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