Here is a diamond in the rough. Association Island is a complete destination resort. The current owners have only been there a few years and the harsh Lake Ontario weather makes maintenance and remodeling a difficult job. The staff here does a fantastic job at everything.
Many aspects of the resort are under construction. The apartments and restaurant are still being built and some of the camping loops are still being developed. The camp store, pool, marina, and roadways are immaculate. You can chose to stay on the Lake side or Harbor side depending on expected weather conditions. Every site has full hook-ups and they have a site for any size rig.
We picked a weekend when the weather was very windy and chilly. But on a hot summer day, the cool breezes from Lake Ontario will feel great, and bugs are kept at a minimum.
If fishing and boating are your thing, this place is perfect. There is easy water access to Henderson Harbor, Sacketts Harbor, and the Thousand Islands Region. Several islands are within easy reach, but some are private. For fishing, you can troll along the rocky shoals or hit the BIG water. Be sure you’ve got accurate sea charts, the shoals around the area are propeller killers. The marina is new with hook-ups at each slip and an excellent breaker wall to eliminate rock and roll.
The prices can seem a bit high at first, but this place is first class quality. We had a water view from every window of our camper. Our fireplace was on the water with a perfect view of the harbor entrance. Many hours were spent just watching the sailboats and fishermen. We watched a fisherman cast his line and hook a large fish before he could sit down!