Cooperstown KOA is a decent park in a lovely part of upstate New York. While the park staff was very courteous, the park needs some work.
We Paid: $46 per night for 4 nights
Discounts Used: KOA Membership
Address (GPS Link): 565 Ostrander Road Richfield Springs, NY 13439
Amenities List: Power, Water, Sewer, Camp Store, Games Room, Pool, Playground, Field Games, Wireless, Bathrooms, Showers, Laundry, Cabins, Tent Camping, Propane, Dog Run, Events
Rating: 3 of 5 stars
- Quiet Neighborhood
- Sewer not working in some sites
- Cramped and dirty showers
We stayed at Cooperstown KOA over the 4th of July weekend because every other RV park was booked solid. It hadn’t gotten the best of ratings and our experience there showed why. While it is not a bad park, it is showing its age in a number of ways and the owners don’t seem to be working to correct the problems.
Two issues stood out for me. The first was that the sewer for our site and a number of others was not functional during our stay. The camp map showed all the sites as having sewer, and there were receptacles, but we were told by the staff they were non-sewer sites. I surmised there had been a malfunction and they’d decided to simply downgrade them rather than fix the problem. Unfortunately, we paid full price anyway. Since we had no other options, we didn’t complain. I was also disappointed by the showers. While they were private, which is nice, each was terribly small and not well maintained. They had a lot of cobwebs and grime, and shower head dribbled and sputtered.
The park’s best features are the large playfield and its location. The surrounding properties were all small farms and country homes making for a very pleasant and quiet campground. The rest of the amenities are about average, neither especially nice or poor. The staff was very friendly and while we were there, they held daily events of one kind or another leading up to the 4th of July. On the day we arrived a number of kids had bussed into the park to use the playground. It seemed like the KOA was an active part of the local community.
Ultimately, I didn’t feel like we were getting our money’s worth at this park. The price is about average for the area, but the quality of the park is not quite there. Getting charged the full price for a broken site is not cool and the cleanup/maintenance crew needs to step up their game. I don’t recommend Cooperstown KOA.