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The Oaks Lakes Caravan Park

4.5 (60 reviews)

The Oaks Lakes Caravan Park is a small Peaceful, Adults Only, Touring Caravan Park with supersized hard standing pitches all with their own electrical hook up, situated in a quiet corner of the fishery but with easy access to the lakes and facilities.

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The Oaks lakes at Sessay in North Yorkshire is home to lakes for both match and pleasure fishing. The lakes originally opened in 1994 starting with the Willows lake and over the years it has steadily grown. We currently have 10 lakes with over 400 Pegs, a large café, tackle shop and this year we will be opening a caravan Park in a quiet corner of the lakes so that everyone can come and enjoy the North's most well-known fishing complex.

The 4-acre field is rectangular with a mature wood running along the North West side providing shelter and privacy from the fishing lakes, the North east side faces the Hambleton Hills and the white horse.

A small peaceful, adults only, touring caravan park with supersized hard standing pitches all with their own electrical hook-up, situated in a quiet corner of the fishery but with easy access to the lakes and facilities. Next door to the tackle shop is the Oaks Lakes Cafe which is open everyday, serving cooked breakfasts, bacon sandwiches, panini's, soups, homemade cakes, ice creams and hot and cold drinks.

The Oaks Lakes sit to the North end of the village and are screened with woodland and hedges there are 10 fishing lakes used for many course fishing competitions and featured regularly in the leading angling magazines. The whole area teams with places to go, whether you want to Walk, Cycle or Drive there is plenty to do here is a few: 18 miles away is the ancient walled City of York straight down the A19 approx 35 Minutes. 3 miles will take you to the market town of Thirsk, with its interesting James Herriott Museum. Castle Howard sits thirteen miles from us in the pretty market town of Helmsley.


Hard Standing Electric Pitch

  • Caravans
  • Motorhomes
  • Campervans
  • Tents
  • Folding caravans
  • Trailer tents
  • RVs
  • Fifth wheels

All pitches are level, supersized hardstanding approx 14m x 12m wide.


Supersized Level Pitch - approx 14m x 12m
10 amp hook up with light bollard
Awnings may be put on the grass or hardstanding.
October 2023
November 2023
December 2023

60 Reviews

All reviews featured on have been submitted by genuine customers who have stayed at the park.



Beasley, Paul - 29/09/2023


Oaks is a beautiful, peaceful place. The caravan site was perfect in every way. It had everything you need. Very clean toilets/showers. The fishing lakes are close to the site. My partner was shocked to find that he had to still pay to fish when already paid to stay on the site, and felt this should be included in the booking. A small shop would be helpful, but not a necessity. We needed water and milk and I paid £7 for 6 small bottles of water and a pint of milk. Milk is not sold but the cafe kindly sold me a pint. There is drinking water on the site but found it to be so bad I could not even disguise it in my coffee. I was practically dehydrated until I was able to buy those tiny bottles from the cafe. We did bring lots of water but ran out. I guess it's a case of ensuring that you have everything you need on arrival. Overall.. this site and the entire area is beautiful, tranquil and a perfect little getaway if it's peace you are after. We will come back ..

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Just what we were looking for

Frankel, Dennis - 26/09/2023


Everything was perfect great fishing great cafe friendly staff easy access to the caravan pitches good facilities will be back

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Great showers great fishing great shop

Wilkinson, John - 23/09/2023


All good

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Ok if you fish.

Button, Ronald - 23/09/2023


Caravan site ok ish. Rubbish provision not very good. Only contact on site is via an intercom when you arrive. Toilets and showers clean and adequate but toilet rolls not replaced very often. Cafe not bad, new owners so adjusting opening times to suit clients (mostly for fishermen). Tackle shop ok but dear and geared for serious match fishermen.10 mph max speed signs all over. Shame no one keeps to it.....>. including ALL the staff. Clouds of dust everywhere. not good! Fishing not bad, except lots of matches especially weekends so little pleasure angling until after 4pm.The whole complex looking tired now. Caravan site needs attention to pitches, lakes need rubbish bins .....match fishermen tend to leave rubbish behind. Fishing stages need attention, most leaning towards the water and cracked. Very difficult to put rod rests in.......ground very hard or concrete and lake sites covered in a type of matting by the staging. Ok if you have a proper match type scaffolding sea

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Great site very helpful staff

Fox, Kevin - 21/09/2023


With Thirsk Crosby plenty of pubs cafes etc

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Fisherman's friend

Turnbull, John - 19/09/2023


Wasn't overly impressed when we drove in, but found the site to be central for lots of sightseeing. The facilities are very basic but functional. The recycling apart from glass is non existent, and as an avid recycler I brought mine home with me,vwhich isn't really ideal. I think the site is ideal for people who fish, as there are quite a few small lakes on site. It's definitely not a family site. Not being able to bring our dog was a problem. But we knew from booking that we couldn't bring him. It was a nice four nights stay because the site was so central for going places. Thirsk, Ripon, Northallerton, we're all quite close. Byland abbey is well worth a visit and it is free. Mount grace priory and gardens are nice but not worth the £11 entrance.

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Excellent fishing peaceful location great little campsite

Gray, Anthony - 17/09/2023


Excellent fishing and a fantastic little campsite. All the staff were extremely helpful and friendly with a laid back atmosphere all around the site. The tackle shop and cafe are top notch, all the lakes are beautiful and offer top class fishing helped by the brilliant and very informative advice given by the staff. I’m looking forward to the next visit very much. A big thank you to everyone at the oaks lakes for a great few days.

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Great site

Myers, Maria - 14/09/2023


Beautiful quiet site. Immaculate facilities. Friendly and a great base for exploring North Yorkshire. My partner loved the fishing lakes. Well stocked fishing shop and a wonderful cafe with freshly cooked food and great value. This is a great site and will definitely return Lots of good lighting for night and great pricing as well as well kept pitches and grounds

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Lovely site, clean well kept , fishing good, nice friendly cafe short walk from site, fishing tackle door , short drive into Thirsk ,

Longstaff, Jackie - 11/09/2023


Very good friendly site , nice toilet and shower block., lots af attractions nearby ,definitely will go back

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Nice and peaceful campsite

Bassinder, Christopher - 08/09/2023


A lovely site nice and quiet and peaceful, we’ll looked after. It as a lovely toilet block with showers.

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98.3% would recommend this site

96.7% would stay here again



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