Cool-Lea Camp Good Sam Verified Campground

2620 Cool-Lea Camp Dr, Alpine, NY 14805

Good Sam Verified Campground
(6 reviews) 3.7 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
Good Sam Rating
Good Sam Rating
Facility 7
Restrooms 9
Appeal 9
(6 reviews) 3.7 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews

FAMILY CAMPGROUND ON BEAUTIFUL LAKE

Open from May 15 to October 15, this charming campground offers the finest in 'back to nature' family vacations and is set along the shores of pristine Cayuta Lake. Enjoy hiking, fishing, boating, and children's games.

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2620 Cool-Lea Camp Dr
Alpine, NY, 14805

Open May 15 - October 15

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Facility

Type: Campground
Cabin/cottage rentals: 3
Partial Handicap Access
Emergency Phone
Dump station

 

Policies

Pets welcome
Tents Allowed
Folding Tent Campers Allowed
Road condition: Fair
Road type: Gravel
Big rig sites
Table at site

Tenting Sites

Overflow area
Total spaces: 76
Spaces available: 32
Seasonal Sites: 44
Site length (Max length): 60 (60)
Gravel sites: 32
Pull-thru size: 30 x 60
Pull-thrus: 4
Back-in size: 30 x 40
Room for slideouts: Yes
Shaded sites: Some
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Number of full hookups: 12
Number of water: 20
Number of electric: 20
Amps: 30 Amp/50 Amp
Max Amps: 50

On-site rentals

Cabin/Cottage Rentals:

Rentals available: 3

Restrooms
Ice
Laundry
Near NASCAR® Track:
9 mi to Watkins Glen International
Laundry
Near NASCAR® Track:
9 mi to Watkins Glen International
Snack bar
Table at site
Entertainment
Pet supplies
Table at site
Entertainment
Pet supplies

Swimming pool
Lake
Body of water: Cayuta Lake
Nature trails
Outdoor games
Nature trails
Outdoor games
Playground
Enclosed game room
Pavilion
Horseshoes
Enclosed game room
Pavilion
Horseshoes

(within 10 miles)

Fishing
Boating
Hiking
Marina
Kayaking / canoeing
Marina
Kayaking / canoeing
Mountain biking
Hunting nearby (within 20 miles)
Hunting nearby (within 20 miles)

Boating Fun
Experience The Crystal Clear Waters of Cayuta Lake

Cayuta Lake is a fishing paradise, with Largemouth Bass, Walleye and many other game fish flourishing in the crystal clear waters. If angling isn't your thing, get out on the water in a rental kayak, rowboat or canoe.

Get Out & Discover
For a Life Experience that you will always remember...

A treasure trove of breathtaking waterfalls, beautiful, natural landscape and scenery awaits. Nearby attractions include: Watkins Glen Gorge, Breathtaking Waterfalls, Walking Trails, Lake Cruises, Wineries and so much more!

Military Discount

3.6 (6 reviews) 3.6666666666667 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
Facility
3.4
Restroom
3.6
Appeal
3.3
What is being rated?
5 5 out of 5 stars 08/15/2019

Have been camping at Cool Lea Campsite for the last 20 years and find the facilities to be very clean and well maintained -- It is run by a husband and wife who will bend over backwards to help you out and make your stay enjoyable--

5 5 out of 5 stars 05/24/2019

Lovely grounds, large camping spot. Beautiful view of Lake Kayutah. Very good energy on the grounds. The caretakers were very welcoming and engaging. Nice little store. A short drive to Watkins Glen and other areas of interest. We were there for 2 nights. So, quiet and very peaceful. We loved everything about it.

4 4 out of 5 stars 09/03/2017

Centrally located between two finger lakes and many waterfalls. We stayed only a couple nights on the way home while we visit water falls in State parks at Watkins Glen, Trumansburg, and Ithaca areas. For this the camp serves it's purpose well. Lots are spacious. Some are not sewer, but for our 2 nights we were fine with the dumping station on the way out. There is a common tent area with tables, TV and WiFi and a kids playground. Owners are very pleasant and seem very engaged with the maintenance.... Read More

Centrally located between two finger lakes and many waterfalls. We stayed only a couple nights on the way home while we visit water falls in State parks at Watkins Glen, Trumansburg, and Ithaca areas. For this the camp serves it's purpose well. Lots are spacious. Some are not sewer, but for our 2 nights we were fine with the dumping station on the way out. There is a common tent area with tables, TV and WiFi and a kids playground. Owners are very pleasant and seem very engaged with the maintenance. Washrooms are clean. Showers are 50 cents on timer which is fine since I have teenagers that like to draw long ones... it limits them. Someone else complained about the speed bumps... they are not a big deal and you should be going slow through a camp anyway!
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4 4 out of 5 stars 07/04/2017

We arrived and were directed to our site on the north 40 drive. The sites were level and partly shaded. It was a back in site. We went down to the office to check in and there was some confusion about the length of my reservation placed over the phone. The owner very graciously amended my reservation to suit us. We went back to the office after dinner to get firewood and they were closed. I called the owners and they were trusting me to take firewood and pay the next day. My son loved the swing... Read More

We arrived and were directed to our site on the north 40 drive. The sites were level and partly shaded. It was a back in site. We went down to the office to check in and there was some confusion about the length of my reservation placed over the phone. The owner very graciously amended my reservation to suit us. We went back to the office after dinner to get firewood and they were closed. I called the owners and they were trusting me to take firewood and pay the next day. My son loved the swing set. The restrooms were clean. The walking trails were nice. The boat ride was nice. I would recommend this campground and I would stay again. Only notes: virtually no internet/cell service so plan on being unplugged. I have heard that some campgrounds spray for Mosquitos. This one does not. So bring good bug spray.
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1 1 out of 5 stars 04/12/2017

highly recommend not staying here. will start out with, as soon as you pull into the entrance there's HUGE speed bumps. so if you don't drive a four wheel drive truck, you will bottom your car out. speed limit on the road is 10 mph. if the owner sees or thinks your going any faster he will hunt you down and give you an attitude. we stayed at the campground in our pull behind camper. there were lots of "partiers" that were drunk and obnoxious. there campers were down by the lake front. so if you... Read More

highly recommend not staying here. will start out with, as soon as you pull into the entrance there's HUGE speed bumps. so if you don't drive a four wheel drive truck, you will bottom your car out. speed limit on the road is 10 mph. if the owner sees or thinks your going any faster he will hunt you down and give you an attitude. we stayed at the campground in our pull behind camper. there were lots of "partiers" that were drunk and obnoxious. there campers were down by the lake front. so if you wanted to go to the lake you have to walk by them. they were not quiet and were very loud at night time and stayed up late partying. when we confronted management about the situations, they acted like our opinions didn't matter because we weren't one of the seasonal campers. there is nothing really to do at this campground. there is a small playground and one basketball hoop, and no room for any activities. you have to pay to use the showers and there set on a timer. I would highly recommend not staying here, our experience was absolutely horrible!!
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3 3 out of 5 stars 07/25/2016

The good- beautiful views of the lake. Very quiet campground even on what should have been a busy weekend. Not so good- for the price I paid for the site, I fully expected free showers and at a minimum locks on the bathroom stalls. I understand kids and their pranks, but totally removing the locks is a bit much.

5 5 out of 5 stars 08/15/2019

Have been camping at Cool Lea Campsite for the last 20 years and find the facilities to be very clean and well maintained -- It is run by a husband and wife who will bend over backwards to help you out and make your stay enjoyable--

5 5 out of 5 stars 05/24/2019

Lovely grounds, large camping spot. Beautiful view of Lake Kayutah. Very good energy on the grounds. The caretakers were very welcoming and engaging. Nice little store. A short drive to Watkins Glen and other areas of interest. We were there for 2 nights. So, quiet and very peaceful. We loved everything about it.

4 4 out of 5 stars 09/03/2017

Centrally located between two finger lakes and many waterfalls. We stayed only a couple nights on the way home while we visit water falls in State parks at Watkins Glen, Trumansburg, and Ithaca areas. For this the camp serves it's purpose well. Lots are spacious. Some are not sewer, but for our 2 nights we were fine with the dumping station on the way out. There is a common tent area with tables, TV and WiFi and a kids playground. Owners are very pleasant and seem very engaged with the maintenance.... Read More

Centrally located between two finger lakes and many waterfalls. We stayed only a couple nights on the way home while we visit water falls in State parks at Watkins Glen, Trumansburg, and Ithaca areas. For this the camp serves it's purpose well. Lots are spacious. Some are not sewer, but for our 2 nights we were fine with the dumping station on the way out. There is a common tent area with tables, TV and WiFi and a kids playground. Owners are very pleasant and seem very engaged with the maintenance. Washrooms are clean. Showers are 50 cents on timer which is fine since I have teenagers that like to draw long ones... it limits them. Someone else complained about the speed bumps... they are not a big deal and you should be going slow through a camp anyway!
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4 4 out of 5 stars 07/04/2017

We arrived and were directed to our site on the north 40 drive. The sites were level and partly shaded. It was a back in site. We went down to the office to check in and there was some confusion about the length of my reservation placed over the phone. The owner very graciously amended my reservation to suit us. We went back to the office after dinner to get firewood and they were closed. I called the owners and they were trusting me to take firewood and pay the next day. My son loved the swing... Read More

We arrived and were directed to our site on the north 40 drive. The sites were level and partly shaded. It was a back in site. We went down to the office to check in and there was some confusion about the length of my reservation placed over the phone. The owner very graciously amended my reservation to suit us. We went back to the office after dinner to get firewood and they were closed. I called the owners and they were trusting me to take firewood and pay the next day. My son loved the swing set. The restrooms were clean. The walking trails were nice. The boat ride was nice. I would recommend this campground and I would stay again. Only notes: virtually no internet/cell service so plan on being unplugged. I have heard that some campgrounds spray for Mosquitos. This one does not. So bring good bug spray.
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2620 Cool-Lea Camp Dr, Alpine, NY 14805
Coordinates: 42.361600, -76.744000
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From Jct of Rts 224 & 228 (in Odessa) 2.5 N on Rt 228 (R)

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