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Waddington's Leishman Point

· Waddington, New York
25 acres
4 sites
4 RV/Tent
Leishman point is owned by the Town of Waddington and was created during the construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway. Dredge spoils were transported and placed creating a tract of land that rises 50 feet above the river and surrounding lands. The New York Power Authority acquired the property from the Leishman's who owned and operated a farm on the surrounding lands. In 2000, the New York Power Authority deemed the property surplus and conveyed it to the Town of Waddington. This Hip-Camp endeavor is hopefully our first step in creating a fully functional RV Park and campsite for everyone to enjoy. Visit the Town of Waddington Museum at the Old Town Hall for more information on the construction of the the St. Lawrence Seaway and how it transformed Waddington. Learn more about this land: Park your RV or camper trailer or pitch your tent on top of Leishman Point in Waddington, New York and enjoy the unobstructed views of, and unlimited access to the majestic St. Lawrence River. The Waddington public beach is adjacent to the campsite with swimming, playground, and pavilion for all to enjoy. Bring your boat and safely moor it at the public docks at the beach. Watch the Great Lake freighters and recreational boats ply the waters of the St. Lawrence River whiling fishing, swimming, sun bathing, or just relaxing by the River.
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Waddington, New York, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by James T.Joined in July 2021
6 ratings · 5 reviews
Mariann C.recommends
September 18, 2022
Site 1 - Leishman Point Park
The spot on the hill was spacious, quiet, had wonderful views of the St Lawrence and the sunsets were spectacular. Would love to come back another time.
Paul C.recommends
August 28, 2022
Site 1 - Leishman Point Park
Just WOW! This might just be the best campground I've been in all year.. The 270 deg views of the river from our campsite were stunning. You could look all the way east down the river south of Ogden Island. You could watch the big ships go east and west as well as the professional bass fishermen speed by (but you could barely hear the motors). The campground is on a hilltop and there was a cool breeze both day and at night. We were the only campers in the campground and other than the big ships and boaters passing you could only hear wildlife. There's several secluded fishing spots in the campground. Paddlers can put boats in at the beach and paddle to Ogden Island where you can camp in another secluded spot with great views. The bathrooms were clean and the host friendly. You can get water for your holding tank at a spigot at the town pavilion where the showers are. The spigot at the campground was too far from the road to use for filling an RV but is usable for filling containers. Visit this gem now before you can't get a spot without reserving a year ahead.
Eric H.recommends
August 9, 2022
Site 4 - Leishman Point Park
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Everything was great, my only complaint would be the lack of any and all trees for shade on the campsites. As well as the shower situation downtown was unclear. Visited it once and it was closed. The older people that came to check on me in a golf cart were very helpful and accommodating. I would suggest bringing tarps or some sort of canopy to avoid cooking your brains out. Tip: there is a business selling wood on the main hwy very close to the campsites (Geneva Rd and Lincoln Ave/Hwy37)
Courtney M.recommends
August 7, 2022
Site 1 - Leishman Point Park
Thanks for creating these!
Joe L.recommends
May 1, 2022
Site 1 - Leishman Point Park
5 star sites to freight-line parade
this is a truly unique Hipcamp option. it has great amenities like walking paths, picnic pavilion, showers and toilets and more BUT it’s run by the township rather than a private party. Jim was our gracious host and he offered us a personalized welcome to this otherwise public St. Larry waterway banking. the weather was bit breezy and chillyish on April 30th but we were excited to get the camping season started ASAP. our pup had acres to enjoy and we had clear skies for star gazing. it is a wonderful upstate spectating spot for freighters without the typical tourist trappings just be sure to bring an additional shade structure/tarp for your site if you’re stopping by in the summer. it’s quite exposed to sunshine.
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