Larnard Hornbrook County Park
|Last Price Paid:||$35|
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“Not for big rigs, mostly seasonal”
Reviewed Jun 16, 2018
This is not your typical county park. Situated on the Susquehanna river, there are only 3 or so open sites of the 40, all the rest being taken up by seasonal campers. Access to the park is challenging for big rigs.
Reservations are made by calling the camp host on her cell phone. She was very friendly and tolerant, especially as getting to the place was a challenge. The website gives directions, but all roads are referenced by state route numbers. Neither our Garmin or Google Maps on my phone had these state route numbers in their systems. For the record, route 1043 is Sheshequin Road and route 1045 is Hornbrook Road. We ended up coming in on Cross Road.
The next challenge was the fact that Hornbrook Road has a 10 ton limit sign. We are way heavier than that. A call to the camp host revealed there are not any bridges on the road. The limit is on the road itself. Warning...there are a lot of low hanging branches on the roads and in the park. Proceed at your own risk.
If you call to make reservations, make sure you get your site number. The camp host was not there when we arrived and we had no idea where the "site on the corner of the loop" was (per her phone message). But all the people there are friendly and we eventually found our site.
Some sites are on the river, but those are all taken by seasonal campers. Sites are fairly large, grass and have water and electric. I am not sure what all the seasonals do with their black and gray tanks. I saw no evidence of tote tanks.
We didn't even try to use the dump station. It is not a pull through for starters. Plus there are low hanging trees over it. Getting parked next to the sewer connection would have been a real challenge since it's close to a building.
The place has a nice playground. We didn't check out the restrooms but they appeared to be newly built. The restrooms were up the hill from the sites. Down near the sites there are only porta-potties.
We pulled in 11 OTA TV stations. Verizon was an acceptable three bar.
This is a quiet park, but I doubt they get many people for a night or two. It caters mainly to those staying for the summer. Because it was difficult to get to, we will not be back. For $35 a night, there are better options.
This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com
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- Partial Hookups
- dump station
- restrooms: flush
- water available
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