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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

First off, we went off-season on a rainy weekend. So my experience could be affected by that fact. This was a last minute booking due to the rain forecast, so we booked the closest cabin we could find. The entire place was quiet. Possibly due to the weather forecast or off-season. Not many people around, very peaceful. The area is... More 

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Thank Dominick A
Vestal, New York
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

Gilbert Lake has been my favorite campground for years. As noted by another camper, location is key. Pick hilltop for families wanting more interaction for children. I like the sites closer to the entrance for more privacy. I'm a tent camper so my main gripe with most campgrounds, including here, is their catering to RV's, which I find too big... More 

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Thank EliFin24119
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79 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

This is one of the least private NY State car camping grounds. The Hilltop area is wide open. It's basically a large lawn with designated, gravel driveways. DO expect to be in everyone else's business and they in yours. The campground was dirty. Our site had dog food and cigarette butts strewn about, and it was clear the firepit hadn't... More 

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Huntington Station
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

I stayed in a family cabin just outside Gilbert Lake State Park ! This park has been for the last 30 years one of my favorite places to go when I travel north from Long Island to Lauren's New York ! It's just a short drive from Oneonta NY . Oneonta has a lot of nice restaurants ! Especially Brooks... More 

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Thank Donald G
Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 27 September 2015

The lake was clean and not very crowded. The amenities were clean as well. What a beautiful and inexpensive spot this is to camp. Close enough to Cooperstown to use as a week long home. I bought firewood and ice at the office, very reasonable. I loved it!

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Thank mrvic2015
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

We stayed in two neighboring cabins to accommodate 8 people - 5 adults and 3 kids. They were very clean when we arrived, everything was in great condition, and even the toilet on the porch (we were nervous about that until we saw it) wasn't bad at all! The cabins we stayed in were recently renovated and they were just... More 

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3 Thank Dave W
Glenville, New York, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2014

I recently stayed the weekend after Labor day in cabin #13. It was very quiet and not many at the park this time of year but the weather was still very nice and warm. This cabin has been updated and I thought was in very good condition. Nice wide plank wood floors, open beam ceilings and beautiful wood adirondack chairs.... More 

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6 Thank Carrie A
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2014

We stayed at Gilbert Lake State Park for its proximity to Cooperstown. The electric camp sites offer little or no privacy - people walk right through your site to get to the bathroom or wherever they are going. The campground itself is very difficult to find and we got lost both finding the camp and leaving for home. Cell service... More 

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Thank QKAdreamin
Poughkeepsie, New York
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

This was our second time camping at this state park for 4th of July weekend. We travel 2 1/2 hours for a 3 night stay because it is fabulous! Camping/Hiking/Swimming all in one park! Once we get there, we never leave the park. In 2013 we stayed in what is now site 72. It was a very large site for... More 

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9 Thank HeatherWo
Akron, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2014

*The so-called third bedroom is actually what looked like a hospital bed in the main living area. *The bathroom is a toilet in a stall on the screen porch (we had to drive to the showers and sometimes wait since there were just a few showers and a whole lot of campers and cabin residents). *We awoke every morning to... More 

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Additional Information about Gilbert Lake State Park

Address: 18 CCC Road, Laurens, NY 13796
Region: United States > New York > Laurens
Number of rooms: 33
Also Known As:
Gilbert Lake State Park Hotel Laurens
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“Funny this review is arranged as for a hotel!!”
 of 5 bubbles EliFin24119, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If you want to read in a cabin, bring a lamp and an extension cord. Ask for mousetraps at check in. Ask how the door is oriented in cabins, so you and neighbors who are less than ideal aren't on top of one another. When they say nothing is provided, they mean it. Bring a sponge or a dishcloth for the counters.”
 of 5 bubbles Bronblue, 13 Jul 2014 | Read review
“bring bed linens/pillows, ask about the renovated cabins and locations in relation to beach and showers ,the wood sold on site is green(wet).”
 of 5 bubbles liguy631, 31 Aug 2013 | Read review
“If you don't mind a drive to the beach pick anything in the loops farthest from it, all of these sites appeared to be really nice, we had the very last loop in the 180s/190s which was dry and open because of the pine trees. Don't go to the hilltop.”
 of 5 bubbles Kate47929, 28 Jul 2013 | Read review
“make sure you find out if the cabin is up date,also make sure you have a full tank of gas before you leave home.”
 of 5 bubbles carlosv672, 24 Jun 2013 | Read review
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