Uncover Genesee County's Best Campgrounds: A Summer Camping Guide
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Uncover Genesee County's Best Campgrounds: A Summer Camping Guide

by Lauren Humphrey

Are you ready to embark on a memorable summer camping experience in Genesee County? Discover the beauty of nature and enjoy a wide range of activities at these ten remarkable campgrounds. From lush campsites to thrilling attractions, there's something for everyone to enjoy!

1. Cherry Hill Campground

Situated just across from Six Flags Darien Lake Theme Park, Cherry Hill Campground offers 50 spacious and shaded campsites. Each site comes equipped with a picnic table and a fire ring, perfect for cozy evenings. Beyond the serene setting, you'll find large open areas perfect for engaging in exciting games like volleyball, horseshoes, or tetherball. Additionally, the campground features great hiking trails for nature enthusiasts. Nearby attractions include the Mulberry Station gift shop/country store, offering unique souvenirs, and the Pembroke Museum, where you can delve into local history.

2. Darien Lakes State Park

Nestled amidst diverse terrain, Darien Lakes State Park offers a picturesque setting with hills, woodlands, ravines, and the serene Harlow Lake. This park boasts 158 campsites with electricity, heated comfort stations, and showers. Take a dip in the sandy beach, let the kids enjoy the playgrounds, or go fishing for largemouth black bass. Explore hiking and horseback riding trails, have a picnic, and cross the rustic bridge to Picnic Island. The 18-hole disc golf course, the first of its kind in Genesee County, adds a fun twist to your stay! Nearby, you can indulge in a sweet treat at Breadcrumbs Bakery and do some shopping at Danielle's Countryside Antiques.

3. Frost Ridge Park Campground

Nestled in Le Roy, Frost Ridge Park Campground offers a serene escape near the peaceful Oatka Creek, creating a tranquil atmosphere for campers. Immerse yourself in local history at the nearby Genesee Country Village & Museum, where you'll be transported back in time, or discover the fascinating story of JELL-O at the JELL-O Gallery Museum, a unique and delightful experience. Cast your line into the Oatka Creek, known for its abundance of fish species. Whether you seek outdoor tranquility or cultural exploration, Frost Ridge Park Campground is the perfect gateway to discover the beauty and charm of Le Roy and its surrounding attractions.


4. Lei-Ti Campground & Recreation Community

If you're looking for an extended stay RV resort experience, Lei-Ti has you covered. With 290 full hook-up campsites, this resort offers a range of amenities, including on-site RV repair, golf cart sales and rentals, two playgrounds, swimming pools, and fishing opportunities. You can also enjoy the recreation Lodge with an arcade, community room, and fitness facility. Live entertainment and planned activities ensure there's always something exciting happening. While you're in the area, you can get crafty at Porcelain Pig Ceramics, hike the trails at the Genesee County Park & Forest, shop for unique gifts at Norton's Chizzelwood, and Bethany Arts & Antiques, or…if you’re brave enough…take a ghost tour at Rolling Hills Asylum!

5. Six Flags Darien Lake Theme Park Campground

For those seeking adventure, Six Flags Darien Lake Amusement Park Campground is the ideal choice. Just a short scenic walk from Six Flags Darien Lake Theme Park, this campground offers over 1,000 sites for tents, camping trailers, and RVs. You can also rent cabins or try glamping in one of their lovely Guest Houses. Enjoy swimming, fishing, and exploring the camp store. Their Cabin Village is perfect for larger groups and families. Experience the thrill of staying near the amusement park!

6. Skyline Camping Resort

Nestled amidst scenic rolling hills, Skyline Camping Resort offers 325 campsites for a fun-filled family camping experience. Apart from the campsites, the resort provides RV sales and service, wireless internet, flush toilets, showers, swimming pools, a camp store, and a propane station. Make sure to visit the Country Cottage Gift Shop & Gardens, explore the area's history at the Alexander Museum, wander through an impressive collection of hundreds of species of trees and shrubs at Drave’s Arboretum, or try golfing at Chestnut Hill Country Club.

7. Southwoods RV Resort

Experience a park-like setting at Southwoods RV Resort, featuring 275 spacious electric campsites with full hook-ups for RVs. Enjoy various amenities such as internet access, flush toilets, showers, a recreation area, a propane station, and a camp store. Kids will have a blast with the mini-golf course, playground, bike track, game room, swimming pools, and special wagon rides. Live DJs and bands perform on all holiday weekends. Explore nearby attractions like the Bergen Swamp and Byron Museum, or enjoy tastings at Black Creek Cidery.

8. Timberline Lake Park

Established in 1964, Timberline Lake Park offers a peaceful and family-friendly atmosphere. With 130 campsites, cabin and trailer rentals, flush toilets, showers, swimming, and fishing areas, this campground provides everything you need for a peaceful getaway. Don't forget to explore the area’s fresh farm markets, step back in time at the Harford House Barn & Livery, say hello to the alpacas at Enchanted Forest Alpacas, or try your hand at disc golfing at Hartland Park.

9. Sleepy Hollow Lake

At Sleepy Hollow Lake, experience the perfect blend of relaxation and excitement for the whole family. Enjoy crackling campfires, delicious s'mores, and laughter with loved ones. This campground offers a plethora of fun activities and events throughout the summer, from karaoke nights to golf tournaments, petting zoos, and more. Whether you prefer tent camping, cozy cabins, or RV spots, Sleepy Hollow has it all. The campground is conveniently close to Pizza Pantry & Insignia Bar, where you can indulge in mouthwatering pizzas and enjoy a vibrant atmosphere. For a sweet treat, visit Sprinkles Creamery, a delightful ice cream parlor serving up an array of flavors to satisfy your cravings.

10. Godfrey's Pond

Discover a private, membership-only haven for outdoor enthusiasts at Godfrey's Pond. This tranquil campground spans 235 acres of pristine land, including a picturesque pond and 35 acres of spring-fed waters. Members enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, from fully-stocked Trout Pond and in-house Fish Hatchery visits to observing diverse bird species at the Ornamental Bird Sanctuary Complex. Dive into swimming areas or enjoy boating on Godfrey's Pond. Cast your line for fishing, take a refreshing dip in the new pool, and explore scenic hiking trails. Marksmanship, trap shooting, and a 3D Archery Course await. Nearby, find Autumn Moon Farm Winery and Douglas Farm Market for delightful experiences.  When you're ready to venture beyond the campground, nearby attractions include Autumn Moon Farm Winery, where you can indulge in exquisite wines, and Douglas Farm Market, a delightful place to explore and purchase fresh local produce.

Plan your summer camping adventure in Genesee County and make unforgettable memories at these picturesque campgrounds, all while enjoying the nearby attractions and activities. Get ready for an incredible outdoor experience surrounded by natural beauty and adventure!

For a full list of area campgrounds visit: https://visitgeneseeny.com/where-to-stay/campgrounds

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