Originally Posted by Bluepill
The Park website clearly states "RV sites open April 1 to October 12"
Croton Point Fees
Let.me clarify. I called a month ago to ask about that date because I know someone that made previous reservations to camp there until Nov 5th. They told me that the date was incorrect..that that was for the cabins only, and they took my reservation, making no comments verbally or in my confirmation email of limited facilities. When we got there, we had full hook ups, and I didn't need shower/toilet facilities. Ee had water, electricity and sewer all weekend. Our friends already there had left for NYC untill Saturday. When my brother arrived with his pop up, and they wanted to shower...we found out they were locked up. Our neighbors told us they locked them up on Wednesday, October 28th. There were a few campers without rv's that were quite upset. Soooo your comment of ""nuff said", was not only rude but quite incorrect. When our friends came back on Saturday and found out they shut the facilities down they were really not happy either. No notice, no notifications prior to or during their stay about this. I spoke to a park employee and he said that the date to shut off everything was on the calendar at the office of Nov 5th. He was not aware that they changed it either. There were lots of people walking to the bathroom building and pretty annoyed to find it closed. Not even a porta-potti in sight. Our friends packed up and left, cutting their stay short by 5 days. They couldn't possibly go that long without showering or wondering where they would "go" if you know what I mean.
I sure hope this explains our frustrations better for you. We went to the office in Saturday morning and paid our fees. They did indeed apologize for the inconvenience of not notifying us prior to our arrival that facilities were shut off on Wednesday. The girl in the office said she didnt realize they changed the date either because when she worked the previous Saturday, there was no shutoff scheduled. They didn't care enough though.. wouldn't even consider moving a porta-potti next to the bathroom building. There was a pregnant lady there that we let use our camper to pee because she couldnt hold it any longer while walking her dog. My brother and his family spent the weekend without showering, and because they didn't want to wake us in the middle of the night or early morning did their business in the woods. There wasn't even a garbage can in sight..people picking up dog poo had nowhere to throw it. How can they, or why would they do this with over 40+ campers in the park? Clearly with that many campers and full hookups still.available and running there they weren't closed for the season. Surely over 40 camping units couldnt all have been mistaken about that date. They certainly took my money...full price money for our less than stellar visit.
Disappointment doesn't begin to describe how I feel with this NY state park. Very pretty but awful management.
So Bluepill, does that explain things "nuff" for you?
Sure hope so.