Four Mile Creek State Park

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  1. lovelymae

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    Four Mile Creek State Park. 1055 Lake Road, Youngstown, NY 14174
    Site: 255 [Back in, 30amp Electric only]
    Dates: August 17th - August 20th, 2017
    Overview: We loved this campground. The whole place is very lush with large trees all over. There are tons of grassy areas and trails to explore. The campground itself is on Lake Ontario but if you want to go to the beach you need to go next door to the state park. The campsites have electricity only but there are plenty of fresh water stations scattered throughout the campground. Along with the fresh water stations there are also multiple dump stations, one was located right near our campsite. Our campsite was a grassy pad that was fairly level. But as we walked around the campground there are some spots that seem hit or miss on the levelness. There are spots that have a water front view, but honestly you can't go wrong with any spot in this campground it seems. All the spots are very spacious, and the spots in the 200/300 area seemed more private or secluded than in the 100 area. The bathrooms seemed nice. Free hot water in clean bathhouses. They also have laundry available and a very small camp store. Our campsite had a fire ring and picnic table, they also have firewood available onsite if you need any.

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  2. CamperChrissy

    CamperChrissy Well-Known Member

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    Glad to read your positive review. DH and I have reservations there in August for our first kid-free camping trip. We are in the 080's row that backs up to the lake. Hoping that site is as nice as yours looks! Glad to hear about the clean bathrooms too, since we don't have onboard facilities. Thanks for the info!
     
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    jmkay1 2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah

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    Looks like a very nice site with a nice shade tree. Sounds like a good place to visit.
     
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    We stayed last year, had a great time and agree with all above, we were in the 200 section, the only thing we had was the nightly visitors...Racing Kitties (aka Skunks) Be aware and keep your stuff tidy.
     
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    Just an FYI.. You windshield tag will also get you into any of the Niagara Parks parking lots free.. So like Fort Niagara, Cave of Winds, etc...

    I have stayed at this park a number of times, it's very popular with Canadians doing the cross Border weekend shopping trip..
     
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    We experienced some late night visitors as well, not sure if it was a skunk, raccoon, etc. But we woke up to a rummaged through trash bag that we forgot to take out before bed. Oops!
     
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    We did the visa versa and went and visited the Canadian side as well! Made it up to Toronto then back. We didn't camp in Canada though, just explored.
     
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    Glad to hear you had a great time - I remember you asking about the campground and the drive up in my review of this campground. Did you drive up in one day or break it up? If you did break it up, where did you stop?
     
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    Coming from Maryland we stopped in West Virginia and hit Harpers Ferry. We just stayed in a hotel for one night there then started our journey North to NY. The drive was supposed to take about 7 hours but it ended up taking close to 11 due to some bad rain and being stuck behind some terribly slow tractors on a one lane highway in PA. We left Harpers Ferry around 11:30 AM and made it to our campground at Four Mile Creek State Park around 10:30 PM...setting up in the dark and rain with a hungry husband and stressed out dog! Thank goodness the campground was so wonderful to make up for the journey there! I would definitely go back.
     
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    wow, that sounds like a trying travel up - aren't you in southern MD? am curious why you went that far to the west? i take it the trip back was better?
     
  11. lovelymae

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    We were in Southern Maryland. This was apart of our journey across the country last summer so there was no trip back haha. We drove from MD up to NY then made our way down to CA where we live now. Here is a quick summary from our blog about our trip:

    "We will start our journey in West Virginia, visiting Harpers Ferry National Park, then make our way North to New York where we will get soaked at Niagara Falls. We will also be making a quick day trip to Canada, visiting the city of Toronto. Then, exploring the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a bucket list item we will be checking off in Cleveland, Ohio. Next we will enjoy the views of Lake Michigan from Indiana Dunes State Park and then again from the Chicago skyline while eating deep dish pizza. Our journey will take us through Nebraska, where we will check out Omaha with a close friend. Afterward, we will venture through Colorado, stopping off at the Rocky Mountain National Park and then tour Denver with friends from home. Things will really start to heat up as we venture into Utah, visiting Arches National Park in Moab, then again in Nevada for a quick stopover in Las Vegas before finally entering California!"
     
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    gotcha -
    we also took the camper out west this summer (hitting things to see in Colorado, Utah and Arizona) but it was a vacation trip and we ended back in Maryland. had a great trip. enjoy California
     
  13. Natureangel

    Natureangel Everythings better outdoors...

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    I’m headed here this September! I have a lakeside spot!
     
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    Lucky you! Those went fast thats for sure. The sunset is BEAUTIFUL! So have your camera ready!![CAM]:grin:
     
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    Nice spot. I would caution to never camp under a weaping willow. In any kind of wind large branches are very likely to come down.
     
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    We have our twice a year trips scheduled for June and August. One site in the 250's and one in the 80's. We really like that park. Alot to do near and far from there.
     

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