by Jim Bessey
|Jim and Nick enjoy a quiet game of Gin at Spruce Row Campground|
By the third day at Spruce Row, we'd toured most of the roads and trails on foot. We'd also piled all four of us (Layla included) in the truck and had a whirlwind tour of Ithaca (very busy), the Cornell University Campus, and a fine hike along the Taughannock Falls Gorge. When we finally checked out on Friday under a blistering sun, we were sorry to say good-bye, especially to the awesome pool!
Here's our round-up, all on a scale of 1 to 10, with "10" for Awesome:
Spruce Row Campground
2271 Kraft Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone (607) 387-9225
Online: Spruce Row website
Location and Ease of Access: 9
Between State Routes 89 and 96, between Trumansburg and Ithaca above Cayuga Lake
Nearby Attractions: 9
THREE State Parks, swimming and hiking, wineries, the lake, museums, shopping, and the whole city of Ithaca
First Impressions: 8
Nice entry, homey store/office, pool and mini-golf up front. Pleasant staff.
Site Layout, Roads, Grass and Trees: 9
Lots of shade, grass, doggie trails. Roads designed to reduce through traffic.
Campsites: Size, variety, maintenance, hook-ups, tables and fire rings: 8
Plenty of site choices, spacious, easy to pull-thru. Tables and fire rings need upgrading.
Resort amenities: Store, pool, games and activities: 8
Pretty basic store, delightful pool, an OK mini-golf course, minimal activities and game room. Tons of green space for outdoor fun and games.
|Spruce Row store (website photo)|
Rules and Reg's: reasonable or intrusive? 7
Hate the speed-bumps, pool and dog rules are fine. Seasonal sites a bit unkempt.
Over-all Rating: 8.5
We'd stay there again, and recommend Spruce Row to our camping friends.
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