1000 Islands / Association Island KOA

15530 Snowshoe Rd (physical only, no US mail service)

Henderson, NY 13650

Reserve: 800-562-7644

Info: 800-393-4189

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Campground Amenities

Amenities Overview

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 90' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi ($)
  • Cable TV
  • Pool (5/23 - 9/1)
  • Fishing
  • Firewood ($)
  • Pavilion

Unique Amenities

Campground Activities

Enjoy the simple pleasures of watching sunsets. listening to the waves on the shoreline or casting a fishing line, or take part in more physical activities like the Big Bouncer, basketball, tennis, swimming, or dancing to live entertainment (on peak weekends). We have something to do for all ages, on-site or in the local area.

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Live bands

During holiday and peak weekends, come enjoy live entertainment. Bring your dancing feet or just your tapping toes!

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Sea kayak rentals

Rent a 1-seater or 2-seater sea kayak and paddle around our small marina or in Henderson Bay. These are the sit-on-top version so be prepared for your bottom to get wet. Weather and water temperature permitting.

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Pedal boat rentals

Enjoy some time out on the water as you leisurely pedal around our small GE Marina.

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Pedal Kart Rentals

Rent a 1-seater or 2-seater pedal kart by the half-hour. These Berg bikes are loads of fun! We have two pedal karts for ages 3 to 8 years, four pedal karts for ages 5 to adult, and one 2-seater for ages 5 to adult. On certain special (but not all) weekends, we will include these as a free activity, so guests can test them out and go for a spin!

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Fishing derbies

Join us during our fishing derbies that are held July 4th and Labor Day weekends for a chance to win cash prizes (all derby entry fees go to the prize money).

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Campground Events

Listing Calendar
Entertainment Sat 7/26/14 - Jam Bones Photo

Entertainment Sat 7/26/14 - Jam Bones

Jul 26, 2014, 8pm - 10pm

Bring your dancing shoes for a jammin' good time, lead by Rich Walikis. 8:00 to 10:00 pm, no cover charge.

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Entertainment Sat 8/2/14 - White Tail Country Photo

Entertainment Sat 8/2/14 - White Tail Country

Aug 2, 2014, 8pm - 10pm

Welcome Rod Richmond back from Nashville, as he leads White Tail Country. Enjoy soulful ballads to upbeat dance music. 8:00 to 10:00 pm, no cover charge.

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Entertainment Sat 8/9/14 - Lisa Lee Band Photo

Entertainment Sat 8/9/14 - Lisa Lee Band

Aug 9, 2014, 8pm - 10pm

This bluesy rock group plays a diverse repertoire including R&B, country and favorites from the 60's to present. 8:00 to 10:00 pm, no cover charge..

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Entertainment Fri 8/15/14 - Karaoke Night, by Richard Allen Photo

Entertainment Fri 8/15/14 - Karaoke Night, by Richard Allen

Aug 15, 2014, 8pm - 10pm

Show off your vocal talents with a fun night of Karaoke, lead by Richard Allen. Singers are eligible for a raffle to win a free weekend (2-nights, non-holiday) on a Lake-View RV site! 8-10 pm, no cover charge.

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Entertainment Sat 8/16/14 - Mood Swing Photo

Entertainment Sat 8/16/14 - Mood Swing

Aug 16, 2014, 8pm - 10pm

Come dance with this high energy party band, covering your favorite dance songs from rock to jazz, country to disco and all points between. 8:00 to 10:00 pm, no cover charge.

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Meet Your Hosts

"Enjoy fantastic sunsets and water views from our unique island resort!"

"Doc" and Sue Shim purchased the island property in the early 1980's after stepping foot on it and immediately falling in love with the island. 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. When anti-trust laws were enacted, NELA became fully owned GE, and 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. Thereafter, numerous national and international sailing and wind-surfing competitions were held here, and the US Sailing Team trained here for the 1976 Montreal Olympics. Post the Olympics, the sailing operations wound down, and the island became a ghost town and fell into disrepair. Along with its history, the natural beauty of the island made the property a compelling development project, which we finally opened to the public in 2002 as a campground and marina.

We tried to retain many historic aspects of the island, by renovating many of the GE buildings rather than tearing down and re-building everything. Developing and operating Association Island has been a labor of love. Running a campground and marina on an island in particular has many challenges, but we get alot of gratification knowing that we can share the beauty and history of the island with our customers and continue the legacy of running Association Island as a recreational facility. We joined KOA in 2011 to partner with the best campground brand and learn KOA's best practices for operations, facilities, marketing, and customer service. We hope you enjoy Association Island's unique location, fantastic sunsets, and water views as much as we do.

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