Details for Arrowhead Marina and RV Park

Arrowhead Marina and RV Park

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 3.8 stars from 5 reviews

Address 2 Van Buren Ln
Scotia, NY 12302-9473


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO


VHF channel


Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - YES

Payment info

No credit cards.

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info: May 15 to October 15.






Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - NO
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $1.00/ft (2017-08-18)

Other price info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Yes - At the fuel dock.

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: No diesel.


Pets welcomeUnknown

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out















Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Boat ramp availability



Other services


Reviews for Arrowhead Marina and RV Park
Rustic Setting, 2017-07-23
Captain: , Pearl Harbor, HI (692)

Quiet rural setting. River is quite wide here with a boat launch ramp accross the river. Had a couple of jetskis launch and zip around for about an hour but did not disturb us. 100" floating dock is "old style" using barrels under a wood frame thus you get to practice walking like a sailor. Water depth at dock was 8'. Owner said usually 10' but the canal corporation had lowered the pool.

Great, tranquil spot!!!, 2017-07-07
Captain: , Tully, NY (100)

We loved it here!!!! Very friendly staff and RV
Community! Ended up staying 5 nights because storms had forced closure of man locks on the Canal. So glad we stopped here! Everyone was so kind and gracious. Lots of offers to take us in to town for fuel and provisions! Cash and checks only. Great wifi signal on boat! Clean restrooms and showers! Wooden floating docks. Enjoyed sitting in Adirondack chairs
smelling the roses and watching the hummingbirds!

Never again, 2013-08-29
Captain: , Wilmington, DE (552)

Let me tell you our experience and you decide:
1. I called the evening before and asked if they had space and made a reservation. Next day I called again and provided an ETA. We arrived on schedule and several friendly people were on the dock to receive our lines.
2. Within feet of the dock I felt the boat strike something hard, twice in 30 seconds. We completed the docking but I was concerned about what I had felt. I signed in and paid in advance for a ($5) pump out. (Such a deal compared to Canada!)
3. The %u201Cmarina%u201D caters to RV people with boats. There is a launch ramp and maybe couple dozen small docks for runabouts and pontoon boats. The grounds are neat and attractive, the facilities basic but clean. The %u201Clarge dock%u201D is floating, about 80%u2019 long and pretty wibbly-wobbly. There is water and 30 amp service.
4. Shortly after settling in I discovered the end of a large log caught under our boat. It was too large and heavy for me to remove, my %u201Ccrew%u201D had gone for a walk, so I secured it with a line and went to the office to ask for help.
5. No help arrived, so when my friends returned we coaxed the log out from under the boat. It was about 10%u201D thick and maybe 15-20%u2019 long and waterlogged. There were two obvious %u201Cprop strikes%u201D visible. We towed it to the launch ramp and pulled it totally out of the water. I went to the office and reported.
6. An hour or so later I observed an employee pushing the log back into water at the launch ramp. I asked him to stop. His words were to the effect that %u201CThe river put it there, the river could deal with it%u201D. I told him it was a dangerous boating hazard but my words were wasted on him. So I went back to the office, registered my protest, and when nothing was done waded into the water, retrieved the log and secured it to a dock.
7. An hour or so later my line had been cut (with a knife) and the log was %u201Cfloating%u201D in the launch ramp area. Some people were launching a pontoon boat so I got another line, waded into the water, dragged the log out of the way and secured it. I went back to the office and said %u201CLeave the log secured till we leave in the AM and then the rest is up to you.%u201D The employee was present and an unpleasant discussion ensued. I also reminded them about the prepaid pump-out.
8. We had been passing thru locks all day and our decks were grubby with mud from the dock lines. We were hosing and brooming the decks when the water was abruptly turned off by the employee with the explanation %u201CThis is a marina, not a boat washing facility%u201D.
9. The employee arrived shortly thereafter to attend to the pump out but we decided the hose was too short and received a $5 refund.
10. We debated just leaving the dock and anchoring out in the river. We decided to stay, but that night I secured my fuel caps with tape, scattered chairs and mops all over the decks and left the lights on. I did not feel at all comfortable.
11. Next morning the employee appeared and offered to pump out the boat if we rotated the boat before we left. I saw this as a peace offering, and we needed the pump out, so accepted. The pump-out was slow (there was obviously a vacuum leak) but seemed to be complete. As I removed the hose the last foot or so of the hose fell off. The employee was upset and said %u201Cthis will cost $50 to repair%u201D and threw the piece 30%u2019 into the lawn and left with obvious attitude.
12. We left. I was relieved to be out of the place. I have been boating for 40+ years and a live-aboard for the last 18 months and I have never had such an unpleasant experience.

Very nice stop, 2011-07-07
Captain: , Huron, OH (176)

We stopped here for an overnight on the way west on the Erie Canal. Beautiful grounds with lots of trees, picnic tables, and grills.
Showers and bathrooms are clean with plenty of hot water. Staff is very helpful. Not very close to much of anything but one of the staff offered to run us into town if we needed anything.

Small but very accomadating, 2010-08-12
Captain: , Huntington, NY (168)

I was heading east on the river and pulled into the fuel dock to inquire about staying the night. I was asked if the fuel dock was Okay and I said sure. They brought a power line and water to the boat as soon as I had the boat tied up. The cost was $1.00 foot. The ground of the RV park were park like and very nice to walk around. We were invited to a local barnfire which we accepted and enjoyed just hanging with the locals. The bathrooms and showers were very clean and open 24 hours. There are no stores within walking distance to the area.

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