Welcome to Pleasant Lake Campground. Here you'll find information about the events, food, fun, and community at Pleasant Lake Campground in Pennellville, NY. Break out the marshmallows, it's time to relax!

Another beautiful day at the lake.

Pancake Breakfast

Google makes some pretty decent auto-enhancements. Related; my nasturtiums are blooming.

Google makes some pretty decent auto-enhancements. Related; my nasturtiums are blooming.

I’m gettin’ pretty good at doodling on our signboard. 

I’m gettin’ pretty good at doodling on our signboard. 

Submissions. Thanks Rachel A. and David S!

Mosquito Fest V

Mosquito Fest V

Pleasant Lake Mosquito Mojito

1.5 oz Silver Rum
1.5 oz Elderflower Liqueur
4-5 large fresh mint leaves (fresh picked, of course!)
Club soda
.5 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice

 

Dragonfly

1 oz Melon Liqueur
1 oz Rum/1 oz Vodka
.5 oz Blue Curacao
3 oz Sprite

 

Damselfly (Andrew’s Recipe)

1 oz Vodka
1 oz Elderflower Liqueur
1 oz Blue Curacao
2 oz cream

 

Pleasant Lake “B+” Sangria

4 cups red wine
1 cup pomegranate juice
1 cup passion fruit cocktail
.5 cup Triple Sec
.5 cup Brandy
1 cup club soda
1 tsp Angostura bitters
Sliced Apples, oranges, peaches, etc.

 

Bumble Bee
1 oz Gin
.5 oz Elderflower Liqueur
2 oz Grapefruit Juice
Honey
Grenadine
Salt Rim

Stinger/Green Hornet
2 oz Brandy
2 oz Crème de Menthe

Firefly
1.5 oz Jack Daniels
1 oz Orange Juice
Honey
6 oz Strong Tea
Grenadine

Grasshopper
1 oz Green Crème de Menthe
1 oz White Crème de Cocoa
2 oz cream

Pleasant Lake Bloody Mary
2 oz Basil infused Vodka (fresh picked!)
Tomato Juice
Pickled Garlic Juice
Sriracha
Black Pepper
Worcestershire Sauce
Celery Salt
Stalk of Celery and a skewered green olive
Squeeze of lime

Mosquito Fest V

Nice catch!

Nice catch!

Good morning Mosquito Fest V!

Raised bed garden update. It’s incredible the amount of wildlife this little place attracts. Sitting out in the morning sun with my coffee it is all whirring activity. Chipmunks and squirrels racing through, humming birds flitting from flower to flower, bees of all variety, dragonflies, damselflies, frogs bothering the goldfish in the pond, toads and tree frogs hiding between the pots, beautiful spiders endless weaving intricate webs for me to walk through at 2 am in a stupor… Who would’ve guessed gardening to be my favorite thing in the world?

Container Pond update. Tiny Frog is in a one sided relationship with Large Marge. I tell him every day that he deserves better, but he is steadfast in his devotion. 

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As manager of Pleasant Lake Campground I would like to explain our pet policy to all current and potential campers. There seems to be some confusion regarding our ban on “aggressive and/or territorial dogs" versus "aggressive and/or territorial breeds.” As dog owners ourselves we understand the bond between pet and owner. They are members of our family, we love them, and we want to include them as much as possible. All dogs have the potential to be excellent companions and it is unfair to base our policy regarding an entire breed on the behavior of a few outlying individuals. We have not and do not discriminate against breed. But it is in the interest of safety and common sense that we ask YOU, as the pet owner, to make an honest and accurate assessment of your pet. If your pet isn’t used to being leashed, spending extended periods of time in your camper/tent, being around small children and other small pets, or being in close proximity to neighbors, noise, or vehicles they likely won’t respond well, regardless of breed, to camping here. If your pet is un-vaccinated, has ever attacked or bitten anyone, or is primarily responsible for home security/guarding property they cannot stay here. As owners we get to see our pet at their most relaxed, in their own homes, in a constant and predictable environment and it can be difficult to gauge their behavior in a new setting. All we ask, as campground owners and neighbors (we live here, too) is understanding and good judgement. Yes, this is subjective. Yes, it is hard to enforce. Yes, sometimes our decisions seem unfair. But please understand that this is not personal; this is an issue of safety. I would love to give every pet a chance and personally meet each and every one to see how they respond to camping here, but I can’t. I have to make my judgement based on the information given to me in the minute or so I speak with an owner on the phone. Please consider the following questions;

Has my pet been camping before?
Is my pet used to children?
Is my pet used to other pets?
Is my pet used to being leashed?
Is my pet used to being in a small space like my RV or tent?
Has my pet exhibited aggression towards strangers or new situations?
Is my pet over-protective or territorial? Will my pet back down from a challenge?
Does my pet need a lot of room to run?
Are my pet’s vaccinations current? Do I have my tags/license/certificate?
Would I be able to control my pet if he/she became unruly? Would I be able to stop them if things got out of control?
Will my pet be okay staying inside my RV/tent for extended periods/while I’m away?
Do all of my pets get along with each other? Is there enough room for all of them to be happy and comfortable in my RV/tent?
Will my pet be comfortable/happy camping with me?

We want everyone to have an awesome time here and we work hard to make sure all of our campers, the two legged and the four legged, are happy, comfortable, and most of all safe. Thanks for your cooperation and understanding. We look forward to seeing you (and your pets!) soon!

-Chris