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The Quarry

52 sites · RVs, Tents200 acres · West Falls, NY
Property with a limited number of sites with power however plenty of tent camping and self contained camping. The property was a recreational area with 88 camping sites. It is now a personal entertainment venue. On the property is a bath house with 4 warm showers and two toilets, men’s and woman’s.
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Wood Spring Club, Inc. (since 1957)

11 sites · RVs, Tents52 acres · East Aurora, NY
Wood Spring is a private members only rustic camping club. Hipcampers have access to all 52 acres including our pond, meadow, Little Buffalo Creek, and our hiking trails. You’ll get a gate combination after confirming your stay. Enter through the gate on our one lane road, cross the shallow creek and end at our large open meadow. If the creek is ever too high to cross, park in the grassy area and walk across foot bridge. GPS coordinates will be shared of your site. Enter those in your map software. Welcome to our club you are a Wood Spring Member during your stay.
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Becker Farms at Vizcarra Vineyards

32 sites · RVs, Tents340 acres · Gasport, NY
Becker Farms & Vizcarra Vineyards is a fifth-generation family-owned working fruit and vegetable farm that covers 340 acres of land. ​Becker Farms has been producing fresh fruits and vegetables for 130 years, as well as offering handmade pies, cookies, jams, cider, fudge, and wines. If you see that the campground is closed or fully booked on certain weekends, it could be due to some ticketed weekend events happening. In such cases, you can find all the relevant information about these events on our main website at www.beckerfarms.com. For more information on our farm, The Farm Store, and our upcoming events, visit our main website. Our many lodging and camping options allow families to relax, enjoy nature, and create memories. We have around 50 sites, depending on the time of year Located on over 340 acres in beautiful Upstate Western New York we are a working fruit and vegetable farm with a farm market, bakery, vineyard, and brew pub on-site. We host educational workshops, captivating concerts, the biggest FALL FESTIVAL in New York State, and much more! We allow pets, all dogs must be on a leash 6ft or shorter in length and held by an adult, there is a $10/stay pet fee for pets that can be paid prior to arrival. No alcohol, glass, or open containers. No outside wood is allowed. Creating a reservation is your agreement with this rule. Local Attractions: Becker Farms | Vizcarra Vineyards Winery & Brew Pub (On-Site), Royalton Ravine Park, Niagara Falls (EST. 45 Minutes of Travel), Medina Railroad Museum, Lockport Cave and Underground Boat Ride, Day Road Park, Cornerstone Arena, Six Flags at Darien Lakes and MORE!
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The Eternal Campground

4 sites · Tents3 acres · Orchard Park, NY
2 miles from and on the same road as Chestnut ridge Park, home of the Legendary Eternal Flame. Only campground in Orchard Park. A humble 3 acres but we offer very intimate sites. There are only 6 sites with all of them having access to the creek, and a recreation area featuring a volleyball/badminton net, cornhole, and at night there is a mini outdoor movie theater with a 10 foot screen where we play a movie when the sun goes down depending on the audience. Park on the road outside the white lines or directly on the side lot where it says Park. Follow arrows to get to site, I will most likely be able to meet you at entrance though to show you around.
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Creekside Camp

7 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Angola, NY
Parking for RV or tent camping. 1 mile from Bennett Beach: https://www3.erie.gov/parks/bennett-beach 1.5 Mile from Wendt Beach: https://www3.erie.gov/parks/wendt-park 2 miles from Sturgeon Point Marina: https://townofevansny.gov/departments/parks-department/sturgeon-point-marina/ Directly across the street from the entrance to the Ayer-Stevenson Audubon Nature Preserve Abundant firewood available for free just by going into the woods and carrying it out.
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Tomtuga on the Erie Canal

4 sites · RVs2 acres · Gasport, NY
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 but there have been sightings of Bigfoot and his cousin Yeti. They show up once in awhile to keep things interesting.  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. Campsite #1 is where the 50amp / 30amp / 110 electric outlets are.  Campsite #2 is the only area that has a "good" grassy spot. There is no electricity here at this site. With only two campsites, along with my RV here, it is a rather peaceful camp. There are no bathrooms here, so I'm sorry but no tent camping available. 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. We can rent more campsites in our ''Overflow Site #3'', if you have more than two campers coming. 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.  Also if you don't need power, like you have solar or batteries etc. I might allow you to park anywhere on our two acres. You can check the property out before setting up. 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! When I get the bathroom built, this will change. **Again, NO Bathrooms here! If you try to book posing as a ''campervan'' but just a van or staying in a cardboard box on a trailer, don't book here. Please go stealth camp at Walmart, they have bathrooms and are free to overnight. I wouldn't pee in your yard.  No water hookups. No dumpstation either. We have free WiFi. Firewood available for $5 a bundle or bring your own. The local gas station has small bundles down the street for $8 each. * Please ask me before you let any of your dogs off leash. If there are other campers here, we all need to be in agreement on this. For their children and pets safety too. I do allow multiple dogs here. Again, please clean up after them. Do NOT just toss it into my woods or the canal.  Nice small canal town here with local eateries, including two pizza places; two bars and a breakfast lunch spot / laundromat / 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. Rentals available in Lockport. 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. *Special Bonus Offer - I am an online ordained minister and offer wedding nuptials here at Camp Tomtuga. Our twist is having your vows done by Rev Bigfoot or Padre Yeti in full regalia. Comes with an actual legal wedding license. Cake is an extra fee. NO Dumpstation here!!! There is one 20 minutes south, just off the NY Thruway at the Flying J Truck Stop. 8484 Allegheny Rd, Pembroke. It is in the RV fuel island. Costs is $10. Get the code inside. *Ask about our free camper sticker or buying a Camp Tomtuga T-shirt. The shirts are Made to Order and can be mailed out afterwards. Hey if you could, when on the booking page it asks you to "Say Hello". Please tell me what kind of camper you are coming in like an RV or trailer and the size. It asks you that question right above that but I don't receive that info till much later. It just helps me gauge on placement here. I have plenty of room but it's nice to know what it showing up. Thanks 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.  Most of my guests use my campsites as a basecamp to then go and explore Niagara Falls or even day trip to Toronto Canada 106 miles away. I provide a list of local NY info / places to visit in Canada and my experience on crossing the border.  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). Thanks again, I hope you come and stay.
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The Boedo Pavillion

3 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres · Silver Creek, NY
Welcome to our secluded 10-acre wooded retreat accessible via a private drive. Discover a tranquil haven featuring a picnic pavilion and tables, complemented by a fully-equipped cookhouse with charcoal grills. Unwind around the firepit, stay connected with WiFi, or engage in a friendly game of Horseshoes. For those seeking a rustic experience, cabins are available, and there's a charming rustic outhouse on-site. Situated just one mile from the scenic Sunset Bay USA on Alleghany Rd, our location offers proximity to restaurants and is only half a mile from Rosebrook Golf Course. Conveniently located off NYS Thruway exit 58, we are nestled between two state parks—Evengola State Park and Lake Erie State Park—both within easy driving distance. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty and recreational opportunities that surround our retreat. Right down the street from the boat launch bring your boat and spend the day on beautiful Lake Erie.
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Big Tree Camping

3 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Orchard Park, NY
Learn more about this land: This property is in Orchard Park. It is two acres, surrounded by trees and a fence on three sides, which provides good privacy. There is a large parking area with 15a electrical available for small campers or small trailers. Also a hose is available to fill water. Alternatively, I have two great tent spaces at the back of the property with a private areas to set up tents. There is a (shared) campfire stonepit at the back of the property. Split firewood is available for $5.00 per armload.  Campers can take this from the firewood pile. Chestnut Ridge park is a 7 minute drive. It has great trails, including the Eternal Flame Hike, and a large fishing pond. Green lake is also nearby with fishing and a good place for paddle boarding or kayaking. The property is .5 mi from Bills Stadium.  Lake Erie and its beaches are a 15 minute drive. Niagara Falls is 30 min. Downtown Buffalo is 20 min. There are walkable restaurants nearby (about .5 to 1 mi). An indoor restroom is available at specific hours (typically 4pm-8:30 am)  or if arranged in advance outside those hours. No shower is available.
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Rock Farm Ranch

5 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents35 acres · Callahan, CA
In Beautiful Scott Valley, a hidden destination loved by stargazers. campers, hikers, bikers, hunters, fishers, nature lovers, rock climbers, and prospectors. Property straddles Hwy. 3 in between Etna and Callahan. Hwy. 3 is not busy during the day, and evenings traffic drops off to almost nothing. Very rural farming/ranching area. No agricultural, ranching or spraying nearby, though. There's lots of blue-green Serpentine stone here, hence the name "Rock Farm." We are an organic farm so we take care to use non toxic agriculture. Fresh spring water provided, we offer primitive camping and are developing some more luxurious sites. Call me at 541-301-3331 for details, we don't always post right away the improvements we're making. Bathroom available, haul water to flush toilet. Dark nights with no light pollution gives great sky watching. Mountain views in daytime. Very quiet at night, and safe. Near beautiful Kangaroo Lake and Mount Shasta. Quiet and peaceful, pristine. Formerly Munson Mill, which closed in the 70''s. Property is for sale, all or part. Ask Nina for details. Learn more about this land: Private, wooded area available for primitive camping or RV for $25 per night. Improved sites with bathroom , tables; chairs, firepit. We have 35 acres so you can choose the site you like best when you arrive. Mountain Views are amazing.  Swimming hole nearby.  Right off Highway 3 between Etna and Callahan, California.  Or, camp across the street with an old wooden mill building for company. Small wetland nearby brings lots of birds to sing you awake in the morning. Open, level space great for nighttime stargazing. Property has a gate you can close at night.  One hour drive to Mt. Shasta or Ashland, Oregon. Groceries, massage, hardware store, laundry, bakery, showers, restaurants in Etna 8 miles away.  Farmer's market in Etna  Saturday morning. Not far from PCT trailhead outside of Callahan CA. If you need a ride from there, call and we'll pick you up if possible for $20. Firewood available too, $1. a stick.  Near Kangaroo lake for fishing, swimming, hiking, boating. Bicycle groups and motorcycle groups going by every summer. We're at 3000 feet elevation, so nights are cool even in the summer.  Bright stars; We even have our own UFO. Air fresh and clean.  Minimal mosquitos due to dry climate. Fresh Spring water available for free. We call it "RockFarm" because there's lots of Serpentine rock here and you're welcome to collect some.  Even pan for gold in the Scott River nearby.
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High Falls Farm

3 sites · Lodging11 acres · Strykersville, NY
Property is 10 miles from East Aurora, 30 miles from Buffalo, 25 miles from Batavia Located on a small homestead farm with free range chickens, ducks, cantankerous geese, as well as dwarf goats, honey bees and a blind dog--so please drive slowly. Farm encompasses a mature hardwood forest, large organic vegetable garden, pollinator gardens, plant nursery, fruit and nut trees and shrubs. A diverse population of wild birds visit and nest here, including our summer pond resident green heron. A creek with waterfall runs through the property. Cabin is on the edge of a tree-lined pond. Host will meet with you upon arrival to give overview of land layout. We live and work here, but will respect your privacy and space. We ask that you please do the same, which includes all the living inhabitants here. We are in farm country, so at times there may be tractors, manure spreading, mowing, etc. in nearby fields. Also, the frogs make quite a ruckus on the pond in the evening.
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Cherry Hill Campground

13 sites · Tents63 acres · Darien Center, NY
Our beautiful campground was developed with the idea that you can be close to nature and rough it a little but still have the convenience of hot showers and flush toilets. We are located close to attractions but you will be surrounded by trees and birds and flowers after your busy day having fun.
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Lake Of The Woods Cabin Camp

1 site · Lodging4 acres · Silver Creek, NY
Welcome to our charming cabin, built in the summer of 2022 from a simple 12X26 Amish frame. *Important note: Lake Rd is busy and there will be road noise that dies down after 11pm. There is a historic and active railroad line behind the cabin and you will hear the train pass through the day and night. Some people have found it cool or relaxing but others have not. Nestled on its own 4-acre parcel within our family's 12-acre plot, this cozy retreat offers a private driveway and setting for your getaway. New additions this year include a fire ring and porta-potty, adding to the complete experience of your stay. Just a mile down the road, you'll find access to Lake Erie, boasting a small beach and kayak slip. On clear nights, don't miss the opportunity to gaze at the stunning stars above. Your host, Brian, has infused the cabin with photography and treasures from his global journeys, adding a unique touch to your stay. The hosts philosophy is to not bother you at all during your stay unless you have a specific need or concern, so your stay is all yours. The price is kept low to reflect this a campsite rental, not a hosted Airbnb. With that said every effort is made to make things comfy. Features include: - Private driveway - 12-foot porch with a porch bar - Four windows for a refreshing cross breeze (East-West orientation) - Finished floors, walls, and ceiling, with insulated walls for comfort - Double bed and reading desk - 7-slot vinyl record bar for music enthusiasts - Wood stove (available November - February) - Lockable doors for security - Fire ring and camping chairs for outdoor enjoyment - Porta-potty with pump sink - Garbage bin and dish sink -Common Kitchen items like plates, bowls, cups, cutlery etc… -Garbage Bags (If garbage is used please take with you upon departure) True campsite experience and not an Airbnb rental, meaning there is no electricity, water, or sewer on the property. However, we provide battery packs and solar options for your convenience. The dish sink operates with a foot pump connected to a 5-gallon water jug. Guests are welcome to bring their own wood or explore the surrounding area for available resources. For your safety, please exercise caution when venturing into the woods and avoid approaching the active train tracks located at the back of the property. While the passing train adds to the rustic charm of the setting, it may NOT be suitable for light sleepers. Road traffic noise tends to calm down in quiet hours. Bed sleeps 2 but up to 3 welcome. We hope you enjoy your stay at what we believe is the coziest camp in WNY. Feel free to reach out with any questions or special requests. We look forward to hosting you soon!
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The best camping near Mississauga Point Lighthouse National Historic Site guide

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Located on the shoreline of the Niagara River in Niagara-on the-Lake, Ontario, Mississauga Point Lighthouse National Historic Site marks the site of the first lighthouse built on the Great Lakes in 1804. While archaeological remains are believed to be situated below what is now the eastern mortar bastion of Fort Mississauga National Historic Site, no aboveground evidence survives. Official recognition refers to the symbolic significance of the vanished lighthouse as represented by the commemorative plaque affixed to the west gate of Fort Mississauga National Historic Site, with a perimeter of 5 metres in radius from the plaque. Free admission. The site is accessible year-round.

When to go

The best time to visit Mississauga Point Lighthouse National Historic Site is during the warmer months, from late spring to early autumn, when the weather is pleasant for outdoor exploration. Winter visits offer a stark, serene beauty, but be prepared for cold temperatures and limited access due to snow or ice.

Know before you go

  • Admission to Mississauga Point Lighthouse National Historic Site is free, and the site is open to visitors year-round.
  • While the original lighthouse is no longer standing, a commemorative plaque marks its historical location for visitors to appreciate.
  • The site is part of the larger Fort Mississauga National Historic Site, offering additional historical context and exploration opportunities.
  • Accessibility may vary depending on the season, so it's advisable to check ahead for any potential closures or restrictions.
  • Remember to dress appropriately for the weather, as the site is located on the shoreline and can be breezy.

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