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Featured Park: Crazy Acres Campground at Beaver Spring Lake

Passport America valid May - October, 4 nights max


Amid central New York’s Appalachian mountains, you’ll find Crazy Acres Campground at Beaver Spring Lake. If you stay at this lakeside campground, you’ll be able to see the Appalachians right from your campsite while you enjoy some fishing, boating, or canoeing on Beaver Spring Lake. If you prefer to stay dry, the campground is an ideal place to relax and play a game of Murbles or horseshoes. The campground also has planned activities for campers to enjoy. But one of the campground’s most appealing amenities however, is its close proximity (just a 30-40 minute drive) to Cooperstown, New York. Baseball fans and sports fans in general will recognize Cooperstown as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Crazy Acres Campground at Beaver Spring Lake
Crazy Acres Campground at Beaver Spring Lake

Not only does the Hall of Fame enshrine the history of baseball, but the museum itself has its own fascinating story dating back to the Civil War. In the later half of the 19th Century, baseball was already considered the National Pastime, but there were wasn’t a definitive answer to the question: “who invented baseball?” To answer this question, former player A.G. Spalding created the Spalding Commission and in 1907, determined that the game of baseball was invented in 1839 by Union army Major General Abner Doubleday in none other than Cooperstown, NY. Thirty years after the Spalding Commission completed their research, the National Baseball Hall of Fame opened in 1939, just in time to celebrate “Baseball’s Centennial”. i

The first Hall of Fame induction ceremony held on June 12, 1939. (Homer Osterhoudt/National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum)
The first Hall of Fame induction ceremony held on June 12, 1939. (Homer Osterhoudt/National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum)

So if you’re any kind of sports fan, especially a baseball fan, the Baseball Hall of Fame will be one travel destination that you won’t ever want to leave. If you’re not a baseball fan, you will be by time your visit to “The Hall” is over. From the museum exhibits that tell the rich history of baseball (one exhibit is actually Abbott and Costello’s famous “Who’s On First” comedy sketch played on loop); to the actual hall of fame that details the inducted players’ and personnel's achievements; to the genuine, infectious love of the game embodied by the museum’s staff, the National Baseball Hall of Fame will be well worth your visit.


And the best part is that the your Passport America membership’s 50% discount savings for a one night stay at Crazy Acres Campground will pay for your day pass at the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Stay multiples nights at Crazy Acres Campground and that 50% off savings will pay for both your visit to “The Hall” and your Passport America membership! Plus, Crazy Acres Campgrounds is also within a day’s drive to other attractions such as New York’s Finger Lakes, Niagara Falls, and Lake Placid: the host city of the 1980 Olympics. That’s not just a home run, it’s a grand slam!

Crazy Acres Campground at Beaver Spring Lake
Crazy Acres Campground at Beaver Spring Lake

Crazy Acres Campground’s onsite Amenities include:

  • 100 total sites

  • 30 & 50 amp hookups

  • Tent camping

  • Fishing

  • Restroom & showers

  • Clubhouse

  • Dump station

  • Store

  • Laundry

  • Playground

P.S.

If you start planning your trip now, you’ll be able to see the World Series Championship Trophy on display at the Hall of Fame on August 5th-6th, 2023.


If you have any questions related to this park or anything else pertaining to your Passport America membership, please, do not hesitate to give us a call at 800-681-6810, and we will be happy to assist you!


Safe Travels & Happy Camping!


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