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Darien Lakes State Park, Darien Center

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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3.6/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web
Darien Lakes State Park is a 1845acre state park located in western Genesee County, New York, near Darien Center. The park entrance is located on Harlow Road, north of U.S. Route 20.Park descriptionThe park has 154 campsites, the majority with electrical hookups, and operates primarily as a campground. This portion of the park is open seasonally and mostly accommodates RV and trailer camping, although tent camping is available as well.Besides the campground, the park also offers a beach on 12acre Harlow Lake, picnic tables, a playground, recreation programs, a nature trail, hiking and biking, a bridle path, fishing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Seasonal small game and deer hunting is allowed with the proper permit.
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  • my friend and I were wrapping up a short road trip and decided to check out this park. We didn't get out of the car, just drove around and checked the place out. Several campers were in the campground...  read more »
  • I love to take my 6 year old grand daughter. We can frolic for hours. Parking is close and the water is not too deep. They have it separated into two sections. one is very shallow and the deepest of t...  read more »
  • This was a great little campground for our weekend camp. We stayed in site 22. I really liked that loop. My brother had site 25. The sites are lacking gravel. The fire rings are moveable so that's goo...  read more »
  • OK so our first trip to this state park for camping and disc golf. Camping sites not to bad bit could definitely use some work. Tables all could use replacing, sites close together, large rock driveway site and poorly identified. Bathroom showers good however poorly cleaned if they where even cleaned at all the entire weekend! Dumpsters right next to bathroom and never emptied the entire weekend which smelled due to the major heat and humidity. Sign of poor management. Lake is more like a man made pond with no lock up areas for kayaks. So if you bring one camping you have to put in water then take them back to your site after each use. Now the disc golf course is outstanding and challenging even for you pros. 18 hole course with all terrains and even a small pond to throw over or around. Bring extra discs because we found a few and mailed them back since they had their name and phone number on them. Don't forget area code as we traveled 3 hours to this state park. Definitely would go back just for the disc golf.
  • Overall the park was "okay", however the bathrooms were not great, no working hand dryers, shower was disgusting. All we could hear all night was highway traffic, also cars and loud trucks were traveling at all hours of the night through the campsite which also kept us awake all night. When checking in a female working in the office was highly rude to all customers who came in. If you're looking for some place cheap to stay, it will get the job done, but bring your ear plugs and don't plan on clean bathrooms!!
  • No shade for tent campers . Got lucky with a big site not much to do with kids other then beach and small playground. Had to get creative. Quiet tho !
  • Terrible experience I would never go here we went to a concert at Darien lake got bk to the campground and they had a Rd block in the campground the whole thing was a set up you pay for a site trying to be responsible then they set you up and try to trump some dwi charge on you this whole thing was bullshit
  • It was an incredibly inexpensive place to stay the night after a concert at Darien Lake. Definitely will be doing that again.
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