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Darien Lakes State Park, Darien Center

(3.7/5 based on 45 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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  • Great place to have a little family picnic - lot's of public grills and a little lake you can fish in. I wouldn't go to the beach, though - you're likely to get sick.  more »
  • I think this is the most well kept up state park we have ever been to. There are flower beds everywhere. It was after labor day, so not many campers. Very nicely taken care of, staff very friendly, ve...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • 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 !
  • It was an incredibly inexpensive place to stay the night after a concert at Darien Lake. Definitely will be doing that again.
  • Good disc golf course. Play in the autumn and get your fill of apples.