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Old 12-08-2018, 10:48 PM   #1
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Starting to plan Niagara falls trip

Hi everyone, I am starting to plan our trip to Niagara falls. I will be leaving from South Mississippi. Hwy 63,45,59,65,71 then 90. I am looking at staying at Joe Wheeler State Park, then Charlestown State Park then West Branch State Park. I have not figured out where to stay when we arrive at Niagara Falls. We plan to visit in mid May. Looking for any input or help or suggestions. Thanks in advance.

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Old 12-08-2018, 11:39 PM   #2
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First, welcome to the forum from just east of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

I can’t help with your route but I can say there are many threads here on the forum discussing Niagara Falls on both sides of the border. Just use the Search feature at the top of the website page.

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Old 12-09-2018, 06:46 AM   #3
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we stayed at 4 mile creek state park. we found it very convenient.
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Old 12-09-2018, 08:15 AM   #4
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X2 on Four Mile Creek State Park, itís a great place to stay and the view in nice too
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Old 12-09-2018, 08:15 AM   #5
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We enjoy Golden Hill state park. It is a little ways away (about 30 mile) from the falls but is right on Lake Ontario. Drive to the falls is not bad and the country around the state park is beautiful. Loop B has 50 amp service. Only disadvantage is no sewer. But they do have a good dump station. The Shower/bath house is almost new and kept up very nicely.
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Old 12-09-2018, 08:17 AM   #6
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Oh just in case you donít know the Canadian side is the prettiest but you need a passport.
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Old 12-09-2018, 08:29 AM   #7
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Hi Charles, welcome to FRF!!!
If you are using the full site- looking on a computer vs a smart phone you should see
a search box in the upper right corner of the screen. It's a white box in the green band.

Make sure the dot is on FRF not google.
Type in Niagara Falls and hit search.
You will find many discussions on the area.

There are options- the Canadian side is crowded and beautiful and reminds me of Disney World. It's expensive but can be worth it if that's what you're after.
The US side is much less developed.
We've stayed on both sides and liked both.
IF you are on a budget we recommend 4 mile creek NY state park. It's a no frills park with decent bath houses and water and electric sites. It's an easy drive to the bridge to cross into Canada if that's what you want.
IF you're into hiking and getting up close and personal- there is a trail on the NY side that follows the Niagara river right up past the whirl pool.
You can sit on a rock and literally spit into the Niagara river. It's awesome.
Or you can go to the Canadian side and pay to park and then ride the trams up and down and pay to get on an elevator and go down to the rapids and look through a fence at the fast water.
If you have time on the NY side do consider a 1/2 day trip on the Erie canal boats. It's way more fun than I thought it would be and I've been through giant locks on the Ohio river in my own boat. Also the power station on the NY side has a very neat visitor center that shows how they manage all that water to make power. Well worth a couple hours and right on the way from 4 mile creek to the bridge.

Check out some of the discussions you find with a search and come back here if you have more questions.
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Old 12-09-2018, 09:37 AM   #8
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Since you are coming from the south, Evangola State Park.
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Old 12-09-2018, 02:20 PM   #9
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Hi Charles55
We are from western New York and love camping in New York. Evangola State Park located in Brant, NY (town of Evans) just off route 5 (erie rd) is a beautiful state park located on the shores of Lake Erie. You could take route 5 straight up to Buffalo and then follow the I90 straight up to Grand Island then Niagara Falls NY. Another beautiful park is Darien Lake State Park. not on the Lake but has a small man made lake with beach. We Love both. Safe Travels
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Old 12-09-2018, 03:08 PM   #10
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Which ever you decide, you will want to book NOW! NYSPs book up as far out as 9 months, in fact, I have to get online in a couple of days to book a site for mid Sept.
Four Mile Creek is a great base camp.

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