Houghton Letchworth KOA – The Best Camping Near Letchworth State Park

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Last Updated on June 8, 2021 by Lori

If you’re looking for camping near Letchworth State Park NY, the Houghton Letchworth KOA in Houghton, New York has large RV sites, tent sites and camping cabins which are perfect for families wanting the camping experience!

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Houghton Letchworth KOA


Our plan was to visit Letchworth State Park and possibly take a day trip to Niagara Falls. We had heard so much about the “Grand Canyon of the East” that we couldn’t wait to go.

Letchworth State Park has camping facilities for RV camping, cabins, and tent sites.

However, the campground area was closed for the 2020 season, so we needed to find a campground that offered RV camping nearby.

That’s when we found the Houghton Letchworth KOA. The campground has full-hookup sites, is dog friendly, and is only about a half-hour away from the park.

Houghton Letchworth KOA Welcome Sign

We have never stayed in a KOA campground before.

Having heard all sorts of stories about KOA’s, I must admit we were a little apprehensive about pulling our travel trailer seven (7) hours from home to camp at a KOA.

However, since the Houghton Letchworth KOA was near Letchworth State Park’s Portageville entrance, the location seemed perfect.


We were so happy when we pulled into the campground!

The Houghton Letchworth KOA is a 100-acre campground located in Allegany County, New York.

The campground is family owned and is beautiful with many wooded campsites and walking paths in the woods that kids (and our dog) loved!

trails throughout Houghton Letchworth KOA campground

Following the directions of your GPS, you may think the campground is in the middle of a residential neighborhood!

But as you continue driving along the roadway, you’ll soon see the pretty entrance to the campground

Houghton Letchworth KOA entrance sign

The campground has a security gate so that only campers and their visitors can enter.

When you arrive with your RV, there is a large area so you can pull your RV to the side and go to the office to check-in.

Office building to Houghton Letchworth KOA

We were met by the owner who was very friendly and gave us all the information we needed for Letchworth State Park along with a Houghton KOA Map.

Payment is automatically made to your credit card on file which is very convenient.  If you order wood, they will also add it to your credit card on file.

We were assigned to site L9 which was a large back-in site. The sites along this area all back into the woods which is nice and makes it more private.

Large RV sites at campground

These sites are fairly level although we did have to take out our Lynx Levelers to level our trailer.

Reservations are suggested – especially during the summer. We arrived on a Saturday and the campground was very busy with most of the RV sites and cabins taken.

However, because the sites were nicely spaced apart, you didn’t feel like the campground was busy at all.

We enjoyed the placement of the fire pit, which was towards the back of the site.

fire pit at campsite

Although our neighbors were also at their fire pit in the back, it didn’t seem they were close to us at all.

RV site from the wooded trail at the KOA


The Houghton Letchworth KOA campground has many amenities that you would expect in a KOA.

They have BOTH and indoor and outdoor pools! Both pools are located at the office building at the entrance to the campground.

The indoor pool is a heated pool located inside the office building and is open from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend.

indoor pool at Houghton Letchworth KOA

The outdoor pool is also heated and is a saltwater pool. The pool is open Memorial weekend to Labor Day weekend.

outdoor heated pool at Houghton Letchworth KOA campground

There are several playgrounds throughout the campground. The pavilion is used for kids’ crafts and activities.

Playground and Pavillion at KOA campground

There is also an area to play horseshoes, basketball, gaga ball, volleyball, and tetherball.

Houghton Letchworth KOA playground

Raining outside? No problem! The kids have a blast in the Lodge with board games, puzzles, and arcade games.

Recreation Room at the Lodge

If you and your family love to fish, the campground has its own catch and release pond which was used by many campers and it was fun to watch them catch the fish! 

RV sites and pond at Houghton Letchworth KOA

Dogs are welcome at the campground which has one of the largest dog parks of any KOA campground.

The campground also has dog agility equipment for you and your dog to have some fun!

Cute camping cabins are available for rent too!

cute camping cabins

We enjoyed our first stay at a KOA and would highly recommend staying at Houghton Letchworth KOA.

Things We Liked About Staying At Houghton Letchworth KOA

•       Close to Letchworth State Park (20-30 min) & Niagara Falls (1-1/2hr)

•       Kid Friendly

•       Indoor/Outdoor Pool

•       Large Sites

•       Full-Hookup

•       Cable

•       Free WiFi

•       Dog Friendly

•       Online Reservations

Trash is also collected at the curb of your campsite and is picked up once a day.

camping cabins at houghton letchworth koa

Houghton Letchworth KOA: 7632 Centerville Rd., Houghton, NY 14744 (585) 567-4211

Check in 2:00 p.m./Checkout: 12:00 p.m.

Pets are allowed but must show proof of rabies at check-in and must be leashed at all times.

For Reservations and to learn more about the campground visit their website: Houghton Letchworth KOA

cabins at Houghton Letchworth KOA

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