Status: CLOSED but opens in 46 days
Season 2018 Dates: Fri May 4 to Sun Oct 14, 2018
9 Month Booking Window: Tue Dec 18, 2018
Weekend Occupancy: Low
Mininum Nights Reservation: 2 nights
|Out of State Surcharge||$5|
1 out of 5 lakeside stars. Offers a fine lake view camping experience with some sites overlooking the water from a top a bluff above Lake Ontario. It does not offer any water access for water activities however.
|20ft Trailer Sites||18|
|30ft Trailer Sites||114|
|40ft Trailer Sites||142|
|Pull thru sites||none|
274 sites with electric
- 162 sites with 30A
- 112 sites with 50A
Loop B (B1-B39) is more wooded with more shade than sun. The sites are large and quite level. The sites closer to the parkway (B1-B6 and B25-B39) are quite open however. Loop B is similar to Loop C.
Loop E (E1-E41) is split between the first half of sites being total open with few trees. The higher numbers are in a treed area however with lots of shade. Lower numbers tend to be more level than the upper numbers.
Loop F (F1-F40) is well treed with lots of shady sites. Sites are still quite level, but this area is somewhat hilly.
Loop G is in an open field with very few trees.
My suggested choice would be to pick a site in A section between A11 and A23 which offer great views of Lake Ontario. For a more shaded site choose Loop D. For a shaded site with some view of Lake Ontario, select site D19, D18, D16 or D15. The other best (and most popular) sites would be those on the east side of D Loop D3-D14. These are still shady sites, however they are open on the backside to the huge field by the rec area. These would be great spots, especially if you have kids.
Unlike some other campgrounds, Lakeside does not seem to get overly booked. You could easily find a decent site without having to resorting to booking exactly 9 months out in advance. A11-A23 and D Loop would be the exception as those areas are booked up well in advance.
If you like Lakeside, you might also be interested in Hamlin Beach State Park, Golden Hill State Park, Four Mile Creek, Fairhaven Beach, Southwick Beach State Park, or Selkirk State Park, all of which are within a 25 min to 2.5 hours distance from Lakeside.