This was our first trip to any KOA, we are normally Jellystone people and have had good and bad experiences there also.
Let me start with the GOOD for the KOA in Saugerties: (using a 32 foot travel trailer for this trip). The entrance and office were well kept and the staff was very nice. Showing us to our site. The pool is kept clean and there were a few games in the arcade. Mini golf was fun for the kids. The laundry facility were very clean (used the dryer) and at 25 cents per 7 min it only took a dollar to dry wet pool towels great. The nature walk is excellent and well traveled and marked. Kids loved the craft provided at no cost on saturday morning and the candy hunt at night. We were familiar with the fire truck ride at another campground so that was not too exciting for my kids, but I can see how it might be for others. Cable TV came in perfect and internet was great at our site.
Now on to the "not so good"....our site was extremely muddy. I asked the girl who brought us to the site when it rained last and she said Sunday (this was now Friday afternoon)...I was surprised at the mud and standing water still around. The sites all around us were not muddy at all. It did make for a messy set up and clean up. The sites were SMALL. We had never been to another campground where the person next to us was so close...we had to ask the camper next to us to close their truck windows so we could have a camp fire. We had to roll up our canopy on the camper in order to have a fire as it would almost be right over the top of it (and we were as far over to the left as possible). All gravel and no grass anywhere. The fire "rings" were permanent which was a first for us also, otherwise we would have moved it to have a fire that was not so close to our camper and the neighbor.
I would thought were would have been a few umbrellas at the pool. No shade what so ever. 1 table and some lounge chairs. I feel this area could have been improved (although very clean for what was there).
The playground: if you were older than 5, then don't bother. everything was very low to the ground and definitely for children 5 and under (although sign says 10 and under). The bouncy house was big but extremely dirty.
Overall we wont return due to the size of the spaces but if you were tent camping or a smaller camper (which there were MANY larger than ours) it would be fine.
owners very very nice to us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautiful family run campground in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains. A full service Kampground able to service campers of all kinds from tenters to the largest of R.V.'s. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Saugerties/Woodstock Koa Campground Hotel Saugerties