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The New York State campsite guide is a campsite photo project created by Dave McGrath for campers who enjoy camping in New York state. More specifically those who prefer a lakeside camping experience.
The aim of this project is to provide New York state campers with a resource for helping them to choose specific campsites at State and DEC campgrounds, mainly in upstate New York, that offer a true lakeside experience. It's main feature is the thousands of high resolution photos taken of each campsite at each of 21 (currently) New York State and DEC campgrounds. These include campgrounds in Adirondacks, the 1000 Islands / Lake Ontario region as well as the Finger Lake / Western NY region.
Multiple photos taken from different angles are provided of each campsite so campers can visually see how a particular campsite will or will not accommodate their camping equipment. For those with children, you can see what the water access and shoreline are like, as well as distance from the road. Cross site views provide for some sense of the privacy of a site as well.
Initially the concept of the campsite photo database was developed back in 2006 after Dave and Kate had camped many times at Fish Creek Pond Campground and started to take photos of each site at Fish Creek rather than writing notes and trying to rate sites. A few years later Rollins Pond was added. The Fish Creek and Rollins database are quite elaborate and go beyond just photos and basic guide. They also include individual campsite details and ratings. A complete Campers Toolkit provides the ultimate resource for campers at Fish Creek and Rollins. See fishcreekpond.com for more info.
In 2011 Dave expanded his Parkware Campground Manager software to simplify the process of managing and coding the thousands of photos, and began adding additional campgrounds to the database.
In 2011 Watkins Glen, Letchworth and Eighth Lake campgrounds were added.
In 2012 Buck Pond, Fair Haven Beach, Lake Durant, Lewey Lake, Limekiln Lake, Meacham Lake and Wellesley Island campgrounds were added.
In 2013 Cranberry Lake, Lake Eaton, Nicks Lake, Delta Lake, Lake Harris, Moffitt Beach, Northampton Beach, Verona Beach, and Caroga Lake campgrounds were added.
In 2014 another 21 campgrounds were shot and were slowly added to the public database.
In early 2016 the Parkware management software was upgraded to streamline the process and provide for many for features such as maps, satellite maps, related links, more campground info and Dave's tips.
As of Feb 2016, 40 campgrounds with a total of 6,800 campsites and 33,000 photos were now available online.
In the spring of 2016 Dave will be doing another extensive photo shoot to capture images of approximately 20 campgrounds in the corridor below Syracuse to Albany, including the Catskills area.
The long term goal is to include all New York State and DEC lakeside campgrounds along with the completion of the Campsite Finder feature.
You can contact Dave with comments or suggestions at email@example.com.
Please read this notice carefully before using the information on this site!
By using this website, you agree that the author(s) of campadk.com shall not be liable for any damages arising from use or reliance on the information contained herein. We make no warranty as to the suitability of this information for use, for any intended purpose. All visitors to this site must recognize that inaccuracies and/or typographical errors may well occur, that the site is frequently updated and as such, we do not make warranty as to the benefits or accuracy of any information provided on campadk.com.
This site is in no way associated or affiliated with any State Park, the DEC or other park agencies.
Much of the information provided contains opinions made by the author and may not necessarily represent the views of the campground itself, New York State Parks or the DEC.
Much efforts have been made to take photos, gather information and organize this campsite photo database. Please use this guide as reference only. Should you be concerned with any issue as to the suitability of a campsite for your intended purpose (such as the size of your camping equipment, or campsite limitation), please contact the corresponding park directly or contact their reservation system at Reserve America. Contact information for each campground can be found on the About tab after selecting a particular campground.
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Would love to hear from you! You may also wish to share your experiences or ask questions about the New York State Campsite Photo Database, even offer suggestions!
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Can we help? I hope so! But PLEASE read the following carefully to save yourself some time!
Do you have a question pertaining to a reservation you made? Perhaps you want to change, cancel or have some issue regarding the reservation, or the use of your equipment on a specific site you reserved, or are reserving? Are you looking to organize a group event at the campground, perhaps a wedding renewal, looking for a job at one of the campgrounds or contact person at the campground?
If the answer is yes to any of the above, you MUST contact the park or reservation system directly as I won't be able to help you, as I am not affiliated in any way with any of the campgrounds or the reservation system. For the most part, reservation issues are handled by Reserve America.
Contact Reserve America for any reservations issue by calling 1-800-456-2267, or visit their website at reserveamerica.com.
If you have a question that needs an official answer from the park, or wish to contact the park directly, I suggest you call the campground directly at the number listing on the About Tab which can be found on each campgrounds page, here on campadk.com.
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