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Lake Placid / Whiteface Mountain Koa

5591 Ny-86, Wilmington, New York 12997-2200 USA

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“set in the olympic region”

Enjoy the Adirondack Mountain countryside's pristine mountains, lakes and streams when you escape the city to say at Lake Placid / Whiteface Mountain KOA. The Lake Placid and Whiteface region of the Adirondacks is one of the oldest vacation destinations in the country, and camping gives you plenty of opportunities to take in the big views, big scenery and big history this area is known for.

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9 people have reviewed this location

Ratings Summary

3.8 Access
4.4 Location
4.1 Cleanliness
3.4 Site Quality
4.0 Noise

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Verizon 4G

Confirmed by 4 users | Last reported on June 20, 2022

AT&T 4G

Confirmed by 2 users | Last reported on August 23, 2019

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Confirmed by 1 users | Last reported on October 06, 2018
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Campendium

October 06, 2018
Rated

The location is about 20 minutes to Lake Placid and quite a long ways off the interstate. We came in through Plattsburgh headed south on 87 and took 9N to 86. I don't normally comment on directions but I'm mentioning it specifically because the route we took avoided 12% grades on 9N through Keene and Jay.
The campground is heavily wooded and quiet. Lots of walking opportunities. A great dog walk and dog park. Good cable and strong 50 amp FHU.
Bathrooms were single rooms with showers and clean.
The area is beautiful with lots of hiking and outdoor activities.
For shopping, you'll have to head into Lake Placid for groceries or whatever you need. There's not much by the campground.
Wifi was typical crappy campground speeds at about 1-2d/l.
For cell hotspots, you will need your booster. - ATT unboosted was bad (1-2d/l) but boosted with Weboost we got 11d/l speeds and 2.63 u/l. Verizon was not good at 1.29 d/l with booster. We used the ATT hotspot all week and it was reliable and maintained good speeds.

The site we were in was advertised as a pull thru but this was not the typical KOA quality. Roads were tight and dirt and very rutted. The site was not a pull thru it was a pull in and back out because you could not make that turn if you pulled through. The site was not level, took quite a bit of negotiating to an odd angle to get fairly level. These are things I expect for a KOA at $55 night. Minimum is level easy to navigate site.

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Nightly Rate: $55.00

Days Stayed: 7

Site Number: C08

2 Access
3 Location
4 Cleanliness
3 Site Quality
5 Noise

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Reviewed by
Campendium

March 05, 2019
Rated

The campground was clean and neat, the owners and hosts were all very polite, we have stayed here on numerous occasions over the past 3 years, in both the summer and winter. If yo uare coming here from I-87 (Adirondack Northway) and pulling a camper, it can be better to come from the in from Exit 34, rather than 30. Exit 34 has some steep grades and tight switchbacks. Totally passable towing a camper, but if there is a possibility of icy conditions, exit 34 is less steep.

Minutes from Whiteface mountain and 20 minutes to Lake Placid, in the summer they offer hay rides and have a swimming pool and ice cream shack. The rear of the campground has river access for fishing .. .etc .... wonderful place

Internet coverage can be spotty. you're in the mountains ... get out and hike

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Nightly Rate: $59.00

Days Stayed: 50

Site Number: A1

4 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
5 Noise
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August 23, 2019
Rated

This is one of the nicer KOAs we have been to. We had some larger items shipped there and they were more than happy to accommodate. The park is tree-lined, which makes it quite nice. However, those same trees can make it difficult to access your site. A worker had to help us navigate some trees and give us tips for getting into our site. Once we were in, it was fine. The summit of Whiteface Mountain and the gondola ride up Little Whiteface Mountain are a must do. Also, the olympic facilities (ski jumping, bobsled, ice skating) are worth a visit. We watched the women's USA hockey team practice, which was great.

If you are driving a fifth wheel or RV, be sure to check clearances since there is a low clearance bridge nearby.

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Nightly Rate: $59.00

Days Stayed: 3

Site Number: C1

4 Access
5 Location
4 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
4 Noise

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AT&T 4G

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Reviewed by
Campendium

June 12, 2021
Rated

Most expensive campground I have ever stayed in and the least private site I ever had. Not a winning combination!

My first and last KOA experience.

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Nightly Rate: $75.00

Days Stayed: 3

Site Number: F6

4 Access
4 Location
4 Cleanliness
1 Site Quality
1 Noise
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Reviewed by
Campendium

July 19, 2021
Rated

This is a very nice KOA. Location is good, Our site is Good. Not sure about other reviewers, but no noise issues, typical RV Campground privacy. This isn't a state park with bushes between each site. We Work from our RV during the summer and Cell Service is minimal on Verizon, but acceptable for Video with a Cell Booster. Campground wifi, not good enough to stream tv. Would consider again if we came back. Campground is very wooded, but didn't have an issue getting our 36' Class A in or out.

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Nightly Rate: $65.00

Days Stayed: 5

Site Number: H09

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
5 Noise

Cell Coverage Rating

Verizon 4G

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Reviewed by
Campendium

July 25, 2021
Rated

Campground is located close to hiking, fishing and area biking trails. Not far from Lake Placid, Saranac Lake and Wilmington. The resort is large with a plenty of activities for the kids and trails on the property. Our site (row F) was a spacious pull thru with water and 30 amp hookups and relatively level. In the area that we were assigned, the sites are dirt and separated by trees with no undergrowth so we didn’t feel that it was private enough from adjoining sites. Got the feeling that the sites were overused from many campers. To the camp hosts credit, no trash lying about, fire ring was clean. There were other partial hookup sites that were more private so ask when booking. WiFi was very weak and barely worked. Better by the office. Bathroom were a little tired but clean in the early part of the day. Plenty of hot water in the shower. We stayed midweek in July, so it wasn’t too crowded. I can see weekends really filling up. Would return if able to book a different site.

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Nightly Rate: $62.00

Days Stayed: 4

Site Number: F06

4 Access
5 Location
4 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
3 Noise

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Verizon 4G

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Reviewed by
Campendium

August 22, 2021
Rated

Our site was in the "newer" section. We had requested a quieter site away from the hustle and bustle, but were given a site directly across from the bathroom and in a section with lots of tenters. The sites here were super tight, the pool was nothing special and the mini golf was underwater in sections. (still had to pay to play, though). Kicker was that we called on the way because we were going to arrive around 2pm - only after realizing while in route that this particular campground had a 3PM check in time (as opposed to every other campground that we've stayed at with a 1pm check in for RV/tent sites) and were promptly told that we would have to pay a $25 fee for early check in (ONE HOUR EARLY). Seriously? With no other option b/c we we had nowhere to go to wait it out, we paid the ridiculous fee. Upon arrival, we found LOTS of empty sites, not sure what the early check in fee was all about - not like we were putting anyone out with having to rush to clear a site. Sewer pipes had no threads, so had to secure the hose with rocks. Not what I expected, but we were there to see Lake Placid and the surrounding area, so it was a place to park.

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Nightly Rate: $88.00

Days Stayed: 3

Site Number: -

3 Access
4 Location
2 Cleanliness
2 Site Quality
4 Noise
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Reviewed by
Campendium

September 10, 2021
Rated

Was greeted by very friendly staff who proceeded to escort my by golf cart to my site and assisted in positioning my unit. The site was a pull through, rather level and a combination of small gravel and dirt. There was a clean fire ring and a wooden picnic bench. The campground was quiet, you are able to call in and order firewood and it is delivered to the site. The campground is very shady. It is a great location to visit Whiteface Mountain, Lake Placid, and Plattsburgh.

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Nightly Rate: $63.00

Days Stayed: 3

Site Number: I-5

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
5 Noise
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Reviewed by
Campendium

June 20, 2022
Rated

Mike and Cheryl here. We have a 44 foot Class A RV. Here is my review of the campground at Lake Placid / Whiteface KOA. Getting to the campground was no problem. All roads good. The roads in the campground are mostly gravel and dirt. They need to be smoothed out. The roads create a lot of dust when used. The trees are trimmed OK. The campground office was open and everyone was friendly. We were escorted to the site. They have a large camp store. Large parking area is provided while checking in. The road signage to our site was good. Sites have fire pits and they sell firewood. Our site was M26, a pull thru site with a picnic table. The campground has mostly shaded sites which shed tree debris all over your motorhome. Our site was not level. We had to use a whole set of wheel blocks. The site was dry. The site was gravel, but most sites are dirt. The campground has no seasonal folks. The bathhouse was poor. Laundry was OK. There was a small pool but it was not very inviting. There was a game room, but you have to pay for everything like pool, air hockey, fuss ball. There is no workout fitness room. There is no restaurant on site, but the campground is close to town. Cable TV service is available and good. Wifi was available but very very poor. No road noise to note.
Our site was narrow and our awning hit the tree branches. Our site looked right into the bathhouse. We had to shut our front visor so we did not see everyone using it.
Here is the bad. Roads are rough and dusty. Site was narrow, not level and faced the bathhouse. Wifi was very very poor. Cell service (Verizon) was bad. Tree debris was terrible. Maybe sites M27, D4, D5, D6, C4 & C5 would be good. I may come back, but not during springtime (early June). Dream Big, Travel Far, Live Well...

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Nightly Rate: $70.00

Days Stayed: 14

Site Number: M26

3 Access
4 Location
4 Cleanliness
2 Site Quality
4 Noise

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Verizon 4G

Reviewed by
WatkinsRV

  • 16 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
July 24, 2023
Rated 5.0

This camp was so convenient to all of the sights to see in upstate NY. It was very well kept and has an A&W Rootbeer stand right down the street and an ice cream stand across the street from it. Lake Placid is very close and an amazing place to wander around and shop.

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Lake Placid / Whiteface Mountain Koa

5591 Ny-86
Wilmington, New York
12997-2200 USA
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Sites Count
187
Last Nightly Rate
70.0
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40.0
Back In RV Sites Count
32
Standard Tent Sites Count
90
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80
Longest Vehicle Length Reported
44.0
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