Campground Policies

Campers and Cars - Washing campers and cars on any campsite is prohibited. Max of one car on a site with additional parking close by in visitor's parking lot.

Check–In/Check-Out - Check in time is 3:00pm for Lodges, Cottages and Cabins. Check in time is 1:00pm for RV’s and Tent Sites. Check out time is 12:00 noon for everyone. Additional charges may apply for late checkouts

Fish, Tube, Canoe and Kayak in the West Canada Creek - All are allowed in the West Canada Creek, at your own risk. Please watch your children. Fishing requires a NY Fishing License. You can purchase a NY Fishing License at the Tackle Shop in Middleville or Walmart in Herkimer.

Guarantee at the KOA - We are confident that you will enjoy your site and amenities. If you are not satisfied within the first hour of registration, we guarantee a refund.

Motorcycles - Motorcycles and Golf Carts are welcome. Off Road motorized vehicles (ATV’s/Dirt Bikes) are prohibited.

Open Fires - Permitted only in the fire rings

Pets - KOA Campgrounds are pet friendly and welcome our guests who enjoy traveling and sharing their camping experience with the family dog or cat. However to insure all of our guests have a safe and enjoyable time, it is important that you read and abide by the following National KOA pet policy:

             A. A copy of the rabies certificate must be given to the KOA Office upon arrival per NYS law.

             B. Aggressive dogs of any breed are not welcome at any KOA. If your dog shows behavior that is protective and unfriendly to strangers, please leave it home. If you decide to bring your dog and it exhibits this type of behavior the owner or management of the KOA will ask you to please find other camping accommodations. (There is no refund if asked to find other accommodations.)

                KOA Campgrounds are individually owned and operated and some campgrounds may have policies against accepting certain breeds that have been identified by the major insurance providers as having a history of unfriendly and aggressive behavior to other dogs and to humans. These breeds are Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, Dobermans and any mix of these breeds.

            C. All dogs are required to be under control and visual observation of their owners at all times. A 6’ (six foot) leash rule is in effect whenever the animal is outside the owner’s camping trailer, vehicle, cabin, or motor home. No dog should be tied up and unattended outside the owner’s camping equipment.

            D. Allowing your pet to bark uncontrollably day or night will be not be permitted and you may be asked to leave if you are not able to control your pet’s barking behavior.

            E. Pet rules unique to the location will be addressed at the time of reservation or registration. We encourage all dog owners to call in advance to inquire about any specific rules that might apply to their situation. Our KOA Campground does not allow pets inside any building except for the following approved buildings: KL17, KL18, DK5, K09, K10, K18, K19, KT1 and SL3. A pet fee of $7.00 per pet, per night is required for our Pet Friendly buildings.

            F. Dogs are allowed on the Diamond Mines property, but not in the actual rock quarry, gift shop, or café/eating area. Please clean the area after your pet has visited. Pet must be on leash at all times.

            G. Service dogs of any breed are welcome at our KOA Campground. However, these animals must follow leash restraint policies and may not exhibit aggressive behavior. Comfort/Therapy/Emotional support pets will still have to follow our pet policy and a $7.00 per pet per night fee will apply in our pet friendly lodging.

Quiet Hours - Quiet hours at the KOA Campground are from 10pm until 8am.

Reservations, Deposit, Cancellations and Refunds - A credit card deposit equal to your first night stay is required and will be charged at time of reservation. If you are unable to honor your reservation, call and cancel prior to these deadlines: RV/Tent sites – 48 hours, Cabins – require 7 days and Lodges and Cottages require 2 weeks. Reservations made and cancelled within these timelines have a non-refundable deposit. A $10.00 cancellation fee will be charged prior to these timelines. Cancellations after these timelines will result in forfeiture of all deposits. Holiday and Special Events requiring a minimum 3-night stay are excluded; there will be no refunds.

Smoking - There is no smoking allowed in any building, including Cabins, Cottages, and Lodges.  There is no smoking allowed in the Miners’ Village Retail “Trading Post”, Registration ”Village Hall”, prospecting area or café/eating area. If you are found smoking or smoke is smelled after you leave your Cabin, Cottage, or Lodge; you  will be charged a one night stay.

Speed Limit - The speed limit at the KOA Campground is 4mph at all times.

Tents - Tent sites may have a maximum of two 2 person tents or one 8 person tent per site.  The only exception would be a screen tent or a pop up tent for additional storage. There is no tents allowed near Cabins, Cottages, Lodges, or on RV sites.  

Trash - Please keep your site clean, this includes the entire Herkimer Diamond Mines KOA Campground, and the Herkimer Diamond Mines prospecting area.  There are trash and recycling cans located by the cabins, cottages, lodges, beside the KOA Office, in the Prospecting area, and in front of the Herkimer Diamond Mines Gift Shop.

Visitors - A nominal visitor’s fee of $10.00 per vehicle applies.  All visitors to the KOA Campground must check in at the front desk and receive a vehicle tag and parking options. 

Wood - New York State Law:  No wood may be brought into any campground that is NOT within a 50-mile radius of that campground. You may purchase a bundle of wood at the KOA Office.