General Campground Information
Cabins/Cottages: If you cancel prior to 14 days of your arrival, there will be a $10 cancellation fee. If the time frame is after the 14 days, your cancellation fee is equal to a one night stay.
There is no cancellation fee for VIP Card Holders on the above reservations.
Holiday reservations require a 3 night minimum stay plus a 3 night deposit. This is non-refundable. If you booked a stay longer than 3 nights, the remainder would be refundable when canceled within the above time frames. This also applies to VIP Card holders.
Placement of a tent on a RV site will be assessed a one time $40.00 tent placement charge. Please notify the office if you desire to place a tent on the RV site. There is a maximum of 8 guest per site.
No tents on Cabin or Cottage sites.
Schedule Group Bookings
To obtain the fee's for your chosen dates, please go to the reservations page and put in your requests. The charges for that time will be available for review prior to making the reservations.
Check-in and Check-out Times
Check-in 1 pm to 6 pm in the off season and 8 pm in the peak season.
Early check-ins may arrive as early as 12 am for an additional fee per hour.
For our Cabins and Cottages:
Check-in 3 pm to 6 pm in the off season and 8 pm in the peak season.
This is a gated campground, so late arrivals must have a reservation booked in advance. If you have a reservation and arrive after the office is closed, we have a late arrival box located outside the office door that will contain your information.
Your site charge includes 2 adults, 2 children under the age of 16, and 2 pets.
Check-out by 11 am. Late check-outs may extend to 3 pm, for an additional fee per hour.
While we have not seen it, there are potential fines for those who transport wood from outside the 50 mile radius, if inspected by authorities.
Site Selection Fee
- We only allow 2 Pets per site or cabin. Each additional pet is $20/day.
- We have a $10.00 per day pet fee for each pet in our cabins.
- We do not allow pets in our sunset cottages.
- All pets must be kept on a leash at all times, even at your site.
- If a pet is on a lead, the lead must be less than 6ft long.
- No matter the length of the lead it can never allow your pet to encroach another campers site.
- You must pick up after your pets.
- We have no leash, free swimming areas on the Island.
Please remember, as a responsible Pet owner, you are responsible for the behavior of your pet. If your pet's behavior is deemed disruptive to the rest of the campground, regrettably, you may be asked to leave the campground.
There is a day pass for $5/person, for additional people, but guests must leave by 8 pm.
Guests staying overnight must register as a part of your campsite and be charged an overnight fee.
Meet Your Hosts
Enjoy fantastic sunsets and water views from our unique island location!"Doc" and Sue Shim purchased the island property in the early 1990'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.