Medcalf Acres Riverfront Campground

5 reviews
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Reviews (avg. rating 4.0)

| Nice, quiet campground

By user-6260645... on 2017-10-23.

We stopped here on our way home. Friendly camp manager. Clean sites. Close to river. Great walking trail to a huge beach on the river. We camped on a Monday night so it was very quiet as there are many seasonal campers. We didn't use the restrooms or showers so can't speak to those. We'd come back to camp here.

| Escape to the Real Adirondacks

By user-6730058... on 2017-10-23.

Call me biased (since I have Workamped here on and off since 2009) but this is also one of our top 5 favorite campgrounds. We visit at least 20 campgrounds each year coming and going, North & South, as Snowbirds. We keep coming back to Medcalf Acres because the owners, staff, and Seasonal campers are so friendly. All sites are under the tall pines. All have FHU. Some are pull-thru and some sites are right on the banks of the Schroon River. The River is excellent for fishing, tubing, and kayaking. It's quiet, close to Nature, and only a couple of easy miles from Exit 28 of I-87 (The Adirondack Northway). There are activities throughout the Summer Season, potluck get-togethers, and this campground is a great central location for hiking in the Adirondacks and family day trips to Lake Placid, Fort Ticonderoga, Vermont, and the entire Lake George Region. We think you'll like it!

| Retirement Home not an RV Park

By anonymous-user on 2017-10-23. Stayed 2016-06-30 to 2016-07-04

This RV campground is primarily filled with seasonal campers. All RV river sites are held by seasonal renters so don't expect to get a river site. We got site 62 which was a pull through if you want to call it that. This is the only RV site I have ever had to pull out my leveling blocks, those are usually reserved for state campgrounds only. Site was narrow and right on the road. We looked across the road to find all seasonal campers, some of them very tired indeed. The seasonal campers were very nice, offered some tips on where to get wood, best fishing and one even offered me a beer. the owner I get a feeling he exaggerates a little. Told me at time of booking they would have the pool in soon, all that's been done is some tree cutting. Access to the river is primarily through the nature trail that leads to "the beach", which is the shore line of the river that is littered with submerged trees, mud, stones, and muck. Not the best place to spend the day on the water, we chose to drive to Paradox lake and pay the day use fee at the state park. There were plenty of kids here for our 8 year old to play with. The campground has putt putt golf which is free, I would give the course 2 stars. They claim to have an arcade but it is just a few coin op games that are stuffed into a portable shed. The store has a good assortment of candy for the kids, they have ice cream as well but it is all store bought items placed into a chest freezer. Prices are reasonable but we drove 10 minutes each night for real ice cream. Lots of activities for the kids over the July 4th holiday weekend. They have this big bbq where everyone brings a dish to pass and the owner supplies hot dogs (BarQ), hamburgers and chicken legs and thighs. Our grilled items were cold as we were one of the last in line. I asked for a hot hot dog and they did cook another but my daughter didn't care for it. The chicken was very dry. The next night was Elvi so, we stayed at our site but the music was too loud for us to enjoy the night. The bathrooms are small but clean, two stalls for the men. Showers were very small and were at the back of the store in a bunch of pines so pine needles and mud were tracked into the showers, you think they would build a deck or put gravel down? I took my showers around 730am since I don't like to shower in our camper but with little hot water, the third day had me showering in the trailer. The pine needles- they are everywhere, and you track them into your trailer because no sites have gravel. The sewer connection was something I had never seen in an RV park. The pipe was at ground level so dirt and debris could get washed in. When we pulled up the pipe was covered with a rusty coffee can and a broken up cinderblock was nearby. The first time I emptied the grey tank back pressure forced my elbow out of the pipe and soapy water went everywhere. I talked to the seasonal folks about this and they said it was normal, empty your tank slowly because the system can't take a big rush a water. On the last day I emptied the black tank and had the same problem, sewer system at the campground drained slowly so I didn't get a good flush of the tank but I figured out what that cinderblock was for this time, I wedged it against the elbow so I didn't blow off the pipe, only leaked around it, completely disgusting. When we checked out I told the person in the store about my sewer woes, she said they have had no complaints about slow draining lines but when I told her that more than one seasonal camper said to slowly empty the lines, she just said, well I don't know what to tell you. I told her we won't be back.


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