Hickories Park Campground
County Parkwrite a review 269 Hickory Park Road
Owego, NY 13827
GPS: 42.091, -76.226
|Last Price Paid:||$25|
|Number of Sites:||108|
|Open Seasonally:||May 1 - Nov 24|
|Max Length:||40 ft|
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Life With Dyna would stay here again
“Friendly, Clean Community Park with a Lovely Campground”
Reviewed Jul 10, 2017
Hickories park is part of my childhood; I grew up in the area and spent many a summer evening playing on the playgrounds (past and present - they have been updated with time), searching for crawdaddies in the creek, and learning to ride a bicycle.
Now, as an adult, Hickories Park has provided an awesome place to park the house on wheels and visit with family for the month.
The campground is towards the back of the public park, cutting down on traffic, but not placing the camping area too far from activities. Speaking of activities - there are plenty. I am currently watching a silver haired gentleman swing a golf-club on the putt-putt range that substantiates a central area in the campgrounds. When I look out the window on the other side of the rig, I can watch a plethora of children swinging about a playground.
The park also hosts: a border on the Susquehanna River for fishing, boating or kayaking, a creek for splashing about (ok, so the park posts 'no swimming', but no one ever says anything about splashing about in the creek), a fitness trail, several pavilions and picnic areas, large grassy fields for ball play or trouncing about, volleyball and basketball courts, and a super nice dog park complete with a dog training area.
There are well-kept bathrooms spread throughout the park, and the campground boasts two shower/bath houses that are both cleaned daily and with pride. Showers are free (so are toilets).
The park is impeccably clean and family friendly.
The campground area has a few different sections. Up near the office/creek area you will find 40 of the full-hook-up sites (~20 of which are pull through), which have 30A or 30/50A, water, and sewer. These sites are asphalt/gravel mixtures of varying levelness - although none of are obnoxiously un-level. Some of the sites have questionable water hook-up situations (we needed almost 75ft of hose to cross under our rig and reach our spigot). Most of the sites are nicely spaced, with the pull-through being closest to each other. Each site in this area has a picnic table and a fire ring.
In a slightly separated area near to the river you will find several back-in or pull-in (your choice) sites with 30A and water (no sewer) or that are dry. These sites are grass. There is also a tent loop in this area.
The park is first-come-first-serve, and while I have witnessed the full-hook up area being filled, there is usually someplace to squeeze in down by the river. In addition, if you stop by the park office in the morning and pay up front, they will place a site reserved sign on a site for you if you're already in the area anyways.
50A sites are $30/n , 30A sites are $25/night, and dry/tent sites are $17/n. There is a monthly rate of $600, or a 'seasonal' rate of $500/m (stay entire summer). There are a few long term units here, but since they must all be cleared out at the end of the season, nothing is permanent.
Now, the park is not quiet - but it's also not 'noisy'. There is a hum from the highway (across the river) and occasional helicopters flying overhead (Lockheed Martin is ~1mile away). There is also typical park sounds during the day - kids playing, cars driving slowly by, bicycles, etc. The park isn't noisy either - just a park. Quiet hours start at 11pm (the park closes to the public at 10pm, but there isn't a gate) til 7am, and while we've been here that has been respected.
Hickories does have a history of flooding - usually in the early Spring or late Summer / Fall. However, the town has plans in place for evacuating (alternate entrance / exit) in case of emergency - and has gotten pretty good at predicting when flood levels are possible.
The town of Owego is an adorable place with an active old-timey downtown area boasting antique shops, art galleries, restaurants, and a coffee shop. Nearer to Hickories Park you can find a plethora of fast food chains, a grocery store, and a few other modern conveniences.
This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com
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- 50 Amp
- 30 Amp
- 20 Amp
- dry camping
- Full Hookups
- basketball court
- boat ramp
- picnic area
- tennis court
- water access
- fire ring
- picnic table
- pull thru
- dump station
- restrooms: flush
- water available
- dog run
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