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Tomtuga on the Erie Canal
23 reviews
· Gasport, New York
2 acres
2 sites
2 Caravan
Thank you for looking at what I have to offer. We love to have fun here. Which is why we call our little campground Tomtuga. It is sort of a reference of the Caribbean pirate island of Tortuga, except my name is Tom. I'm here mostly for the canal and living the pirate life and this should be more of our backstory. Yet Bigfoot and his cousin Yeti show up once in awhile to keep things interesting. Please ask questions if you have any. We love helping others out. Learn more about this land:  Here at Tomtuga we are 2 acres with the Erie Canal across the front on a quiet street and the Genesee Valley Transportation, a local shortline railroad across the backyard. Boat season is May - Oct. Train runs mostly just two days a week all year. Step out and give the boats and trains a friendly wave.   We are a hard packed base that can handle the very large RVs. There is only a small area of ''good'' grass on campsite #2. Currently that site has no electric but we might be able to run cords over to there. It is about 150ft away from the electrical panel. Campsite #1 is where the 50amp / 30amp / 110 electric outlets are.  We offer ''buddy camping'', in which if you are traveling with friends in a 2nd RV / camper. I allow you to both camp on the same campsite or split and use both sites. Either way you will then need to rent both sites. You can also use tents in the grass area, if you brought them with you.  I allow 2nd vehicles or also ''toads'' on the campsites too at no charge.   I'm Ok if you show up early from an overnight drive to the site and park in the main driveway. If there are not any previous campers onsite, I might let you into the site. Just let me know beforehand.  No bathrooms on the property! You must have self contained units!   Property has electric hookups at campsite #1 only. No water hookups. No dumpstation either. We have WiFi. Firewood available for $4 a bundle or bring your own.   Nice small canal town here with local eateries, including two pizza places; two bars and a breakfast lunch spot / laundromat / Ace hardware store / Dollar General / gas station. We have a veterinary in town too.  All within a short walking distance.   NYS Bike path on the opposite side of the canal, goes from Buffalo to Albany. Some 350 miles.  Also a free NYS Canal boat ramp 1,800ft to the east, on our side of the canal. So bring your bikes / kayaks / boats / fishing poles. Worms available at the hardware store in town. We are also open during the winter season, uh yep. Please message me before hand because it depends on the snow depth if I'm letting campers in. *Ask about our free camper sticker or buying a Camp Tomtuga T-shirt. Lots of people asking so, we are 30 miles from Niagara Falls. Very easy ride there and back using NYS Rt 104. This route goes along the Niagara escarpment with lots of farms stands and a few wineries.   My camp to downtown Buffalo is 38 miles. To downtown Rochester is 51 miles. Lake Ontario Olcott Beach is 17 miles. Letchworth NYS Park 60 miles. We are 42 miles to the Buffalo Bills (Highmark Stadium). About an hour drive. Thanks again, I hope you come and stay.
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Gasport, New York, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Thomas B.Joined in April 2021
Response rate: 100%
27 Ratings · 23 reviews
Mike A.recommends
September 26, 2022
Site 1 stone pack has electric
Thomas is a great Host! Lost my Debit Card and Thomas found on property and mailed to me - so thankful.
Renee B.recommends
September 23, 2022
Site 1 stone pack has electric
Tomtuga Is The Best!!!
We have been here twice and This place does not disappoint!!! Host and property are delightful. Thank you, Tom, for sharing!
Edward T.recommends
August 25, 2022
Site 1 stone pack has electric
Great location, Thomas was great!
Like the location....very different from what I expected. Had both 50 and 30 amp service. Easy to get in and out. Thomas was extremely helpful....giving lots of tips of how to get to Niagara Falls and Toronto. Would recommend staying there.
Diane W.recommends
August 17, 2022
Site 1 stone pack has electric
We absolutely loved staying with Thomas at Tomtuga on the Erie Canal. We were traveling with another couple and we both had electrical hookups. Thomas had a fire waiting for us every night when we returned from our adventures at Niagara Falls and surrounding areas. He was much more than our host. He became our tour guide and friend. We will miss him!
Sandra N.recommends
August 16, 2022
Site 2 grass area no electric
Thanks, Tom, for everything you did for us! You really made our stay special! Sandra
Willie N.recommends
August 16, 2022
Site 2 grass area no electric
Bigfoot, Yeti, foxes and frogs!
Thomas couldn't have been a better host. He went far out of his way to find answers to all our questions, even leading us to the Lockport boat tours, provided info for our Toronto, Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake excursions. He provided campfires each night and was amazingly entertaining. Five stars from us!!!
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