Red's Twilight on the Erie RV Resort

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1100 Marina Pkwy
Macedon, NY 14502
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GPS: 43.0771, -77.3276

Last Price Paid: $48
Weekly Rate: Yes
Monthly Rate: Yes
Number of Sites: 172
Pad Type: gravel
Open Seasonally: April 15 - October 31

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Life With Dyna

40 Monaco Dynasty
2016 Jeep Wrangler
60 reviews
Nightly rate: $48
Days stayed: 11
Site Number: 160

Life With Dyna would stay here again

“Family Campground on Erie Canal”

Reviewed Aug 11, 2017

Overall Rating

Spoiler: This place has a goat petting zoo on property.

Red's is a newer (2 years old at the time of our stay) family oriented campground sitting just off the Erie Canal. The staff / owners are very friendly and helpful folks, and setting up reservations was a breeze; they were flexible with our dates, which is appreciated as we prefer to save $$ rather than pay for nights we don't stay.

Red's offers well placed, full hook-ups (sewer, 50A/30A, water) at each site. There is a dump station near the entrance.

We didn't note any tent campers during our stay.

We were assigned a spot in what appears to be their 'long term' area, as we booked a month to receive the monthly rate and fend off any Labor day camp spot searching woes. We were surrounded by well-kept rigs who had built themselves cute little patios and gardens. Each space has about 30ft of grassy area to call their own before running up against your neighboring rig. These sites are not overly level, but manageable. It has been a very rainy year in this area, and we personally struggled with keeping our levelers from sinking into the mixed gravel/dirt/grass parking space.

Short term stayers seem to get placed at the 'top' of the hill where there are pull-through spaces and the sites seem a bit more level. This is also where the bath house and laundry services are housed. The bathrooms were basic, but very clean. Laundry was also basic, very pricy - $3 in Sacajawea coins per load of wash & $1.50 in quarters per dry. I did appreciate that you needed to pay in Sacajawea coins (which the office stocks), as it makes doing your laundry feel a little like playing PacMan. Sorta.

The campground seems to be evolving - there is construction equipment and staff always seems to be toiling away in a garden or in the playground area to create something new. The pool is clean and set next to playground objects and a picnic area. Red's hosted a pig roast fundraiser for a local charity and invited all guests to bring a dish to pass while we were here - it's that kind of place.

There is a kitschy campground store offering a variety of essentials (i.e. tomahawks and toilet paper) as well a snack bar.

While Red's is very cute, and you can tell management is really working to make it a country-bumpkin type resort destination (the best kind of resort destinations), there are some negatives to report. I mentioned the site grades already (tough to get/stay level). It's also a decently noisy campground; there is a frequented train route on the opposite side of the canal which crosses a road - meaning the trains need to blow their horns at each crossing. Due to limited site spacing, it is also probable that you will hear your neighbor. Since we don't have kids, we found the strictly enforced 3mph (seriously - we witnessed several verbal floggings take place when vehicles traveled not much more than 3mph) to be a bit bothersome. However, if we did have kids I bet we would appreciate that speed limit. The price for laundry is a bit outrageous (but the Sacajawea coins made up for it a bit).

Red's offers free (satellite based) internet to their patrons, but we didn't find it usable. We struggled to maintain decent connections on both AT&T and Verizon - the signal isn't horrible for either carrier, but the towers seem to be a bit taxed. We were able to work (and steam some video in the evenings), but needed to be very patient from time to time.

We chose Red's as it is one of the closest campgrounds to Rochester, NY. However, it is still a 30 minute drive into Rochester. The town of Macedon is cute, however, and the park location is great for access to the Canal Trail (which runs 470 miles from Lockport to Albany) and near to Lock 30. Locks are super freaking cool to watch in action. You can also pop on down to the Finger Lakes Wine/Brew trail pretty easily from this location or over to Fairport to check out one of the best ice cream shops ever - Moonlight Creamery.

The best part about Red's? I'd go with the goats that you can touch. Who doesn't love a good touchable goat?

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  • 50 Amp
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • sewer
  • Full Hookups
  • wifi: free
  • game room
  • book exchange
  • rec hall
  • recreation trail
  • swimming pool: outdoor
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
  • cabins
  • laundry
  • restrooms: flush
  • rv rental
  • showers
  • swimming pool: outdoor
  • pets


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