Located on Lake Ontario and the scenic 1000 Islands region, Association Island (accessible by bridge) has an interesting history as a corporate retreat for GE, a YMCA center and an Olympic sailing center. The entire 65-acre island is a campground, with over 300 full hook up RV sites (50-amp electric). Enjoy the beautiful marina with its own boat launch, on-site fishing, kayaks and pedal boats. Take advantage of the pool; basketball and shuffleboard courts; Gagaball pit; and a clubhouse with a toddler playroom, laundry and bathhouse facilities. The activities center and conference center are ideal for special events, including weddings. The sunset lakefront RV sites are our most popular. Families love the two-bedroom lakefront cottages. This is a gated campground; call in advance for a late arrival. Pool: Memorial Weekend - Labor Day Weekend. Max pull thru: 75 feet. Your hosts: the Shim family.
Association Island has a deep history, initially as a corporate retreat for the National Electric Lamp Association (hence the island's name) in the early 1900's. NELA was secretly part-owned by General Electric. GE continued to bring top management and customers to Association Island for casual retreats until 1959, when GE donated the island to the YMCA as a recreational camp until the 1970's.
Hi Association Island Guests,We are now taking reservations for the 2021 season. Opening Day, May 14, 2021 Closing Day, October 11, 2021 Reserve by calling 1-800-393-4189, or going to our reservation link: https://koa.com/campgrounds/association-island/reserve/For 2021, we anticipate opening all sites, including tent sites, and allow pop-ups, truck campers, etc. We plan on hiring additional staff to monitor bathrooms, […]
Camping has certainly changed! Back in the 1970s, camping meant going out in the woods, hanging out with friends, and fishing, hiking, and learning how to cook over an open fire, sit around with friends and family at night, telling stories and joking while roasting marshmallows. During college, I went on a few camping trips […]
Dear Island Guests, We are halfway through this historic camping season. We appreciate all Your support and patronage! In January and February of this year, Our main concern was about the forecasted historic flooding for this year. Our efforts were concentrated on fortification of our Causeway, and waterfront sites ( I am sure many of […]
A clean, well kept camper's paradise. Lots to see in the area and picture perfect sunsets and sunrises. very relaxing. We have been going there for 7 years now. Very friendly staff, clean sites with full hookups, all kinds of water sport with a neat little harbor. I think competitors must pay some of these people to write their negative reports. We have been KOA members since 2006 and this ranks as one of the top ones we've stayed at. We absolutely love this island, whether on a crowded holiday week-end or a more quiet weekly stay, we will always return to this little bit of paradise.
The lake and harbor views are nothing but beautiful, the staff are all friendly and helpful and the campsites are spacious. That's why we keep coming back.
Sue Visca Eager
Great place to camp. Beautiful views. A lot for the kids to do. Friendly staff.
We had an amazing time this weekend. Staff was friendly, especially the kids activities coordinator. She had fun activities for the kids and gave us lots of tips/helpful hints for our cross country trip. Lots to do even in the chilly weather. Fun watching a wedding too!! Our family will definitely be back next season.