River, stream, or creek camping in Upstate New York

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Tilden Hill Farm

14 sites · RVs, Tents155 acres · Vernon, NY
Relax at Tilden Hill Farm its a 155 acre farm raising Black Angus Cattle it has been in the Brewer family for seven generations. Founded in 1798 by Josiah Brewer, the farm has served as a grist mill, chicken farm, cheese factory. We offer several types of site selection for your comfort. Choose from our private tent camping to relaxing RV sites. Our tent sites are quiet and scenic, just a quick walk down to the pond. Some of our sites you can park next to, but a few you will have to walk ~100 yards with your belongings. Tent sites have a porta-john and homemade outdoor shower for your enjoyment! Our RV sites have full hookups: water, electric and also a dump station.Once settled in, take a meandering walk through our 4 miles of walking trails or find your way down to our pond. Water activities are plentiful: fishing for bass, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, we accommodate it all!We look forward to seeing you at Tilden Hill Farm where you can "Experience a Family Tradition"
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Wonderland Forest

99 sites · Tents300 acres · La Fayette, NY
Wonderland Forest is located on 500 beautiful acres that overlook New York's Apple Valley. Camp Wonderland offers primitive camping sites. Home to the historic Rattlesnake Gulf and The Blue Hole, along with other waterfalls and watering holes. Spend your days exploring! In 2023 Wonderland Forest will host its 1st music events!
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Moomin Valley

10 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Cazenovia, NY
Nestled in the heart of Nelson, NY, this camping location offers a charming retreat surrounded by the picturesque beauty of the region. Located near Cazenovia Lake, the campsite provides easy access to water activities such as kayaking and fishing. The lush forest that envelopes the area is home to a diverse array of flora and fauna, creating an immersive natural experience. Hiking trails wind through the woods, leading to stunning viewpoints that showcase the rolling hills and tranquil landscapes that define the area. As day turns to night, the serene atmosphere makes for optimal stargazing, with minimal light pollution allowing the constellations to shine brilliantly. This camping spot in Nelson, NY, offers a harmonious blend of outdoor adventure and peaceful relaxation. Complimentary firewood included with each reservation.
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Rashid Fields Farm

4 sites · Tents48 acres · Lafayette, NY
This is a family farm on 48 acres, with access to hiking the snow mobile trails that run over a couple of hundred miles. We have horses and alpacas to pet and visit, a few sheep and chickens, and a couple of Scottish Highland Cows. Close drive to swimming, hiking, shopping and museums. Away from the city, cozy and country. Come out and visit! Learn more about this land:This is a family farm on 48 acres, with access to hiking the snow mobile trails that run over a couple of hundred miles. We have horses, sheep and cows to pet and visit, a few ducks and chickens, and a rabbits. Parking is at the house, walk in to campsite. If you need help, we will gladly load up the tractor and escort you to the sites.Swimming at a state park/lake is a 5 mile drive, and there are other hiking trails within about a 20 minute drive. You can pitch a tent of your own, or borrow one of ours here by the house, or further out by the creek. Each campsite has a fire pit for your use.Restroom is available just inside the house if needed, and potable water is available via pump or hose outside the house or at the barn. We have a couple of dogs on sight, and we like to visit with folks - let us know if you want to socialize or not and we'll respect that. Your dogs are welcome, but please keep them leashed. Chickens like to run away, and dogs like to chase them. If you are traveling with horses, please contact us! We can provide turn out or possible stalls for you, if your shots are current (proof required). *fees apply depending on requirements.
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Twisted Trails

10 sites · RVs13 acres · Williamstown, NY
Come and enjoy the great outdoors! With plenty to do or not it’s up to you. Trails to explore a brook to splash in fields and forest to frolic in with a few beautiful views. I only ask that if you bring it in take it with you. Camping is an outdoor activity involving overnight stays away from home, either without shelter or using basic shelter such as a tent or a recreational vehicle. Typically participants leave developed areas to spend time outdoors in more natural ones in pursuit of activities providing them enjoyment or an educational experience. The night (or more) spent outdoors distinguishes camping from day-tripping, picnicking, and other similarly short-term recreational activities. Camping as a recreational activity became popular among elites in the early 20th century. With time, it grew in popularity among other socioeconomic classes. Modern campers frequent publicly owned natural resources such as national and state parks, wilderness areas, and commercial campgrounds. In a few countries, such as Sweden and Scotland, public camping is legal on privately-held land as well. Camping is a key part of many youth organizations around the world, such as Scouting, which use it to teach both self-reliance and teamwork.
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Greyrock Farm

1 site · RV, Tent260 acres · Chittenango, NY
Family owned and operated since 1905 Greyrock Farm is situated on 267 acres of pristine farmland and woodlands in the heart of Central New York. Take a stroll around the homestead and orchard, try your hand at beekeeping or help us harvest our honey. Our hilly terrain is a hiker/biker paradise. Green Lakes State park and Cazenovia Lake both within 7 miles for kayaking and swimming. We are also situated next to a fantastic 18 hole golf course. Our wooded trails, streams, gorges and panoramic views make Greyrock Farm a magical place for taking in the fall leaves, relaxing or just making memories. Pack In-Pack Out policy strictly enforced. Pets must be leashed while outdoors for their safety and the safety of our wild and domestic animals. Flea and tick meds are recommended. For your safety, please remain on trails only. To preserve the integrity and natural beauty of our farm there is a strict No Collecting policy in place. This includes all plants/flowers, rocks, animals, wood. Respect for our neighbors is essential. Quiet time is 10pm Generators are allowed until 10pm We reserve the right to remove anyone from the property. Thank you for respecting our property. We are pleased to share it with you.
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Milk & Honey Homestead

4 sites · Lodging10 acres · Camden, NY
We are a small homestead with some goats, ducks and chickens, we live in an off grid Tiny cabin and rent out another tiny cabin. We are nestled comfortably in the woods. Road that goes through the woods and opens into picturesque meadow. Close to nature hikes, lakes and rivers for fishing. Perfect spot to unwind, enjoy some quiet time
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Williams Corners

2 sites · RVs10 acres · Morrisville, NY
We are a family that travels in our RV fulltime and have created this private oasis for travelers to unwind. This location is in a quiet area in the rolling hills of Morrisville. Our property is a rolling hill with views from the top and a pond and flat area at the bottom to play. We are 5-10 minutes from a couple of small lakes for boating and fishing and 15 minutes from larger Cazenovia lake. We are also close to Delphi falls that has hiking and a really nice waterfall to visit and walk in. There are other local parks and hiking in the area for things to do. We are only 5 minutes out of Morrisville and 15 minutes to the town of Cazenovia and Hamilton (weekend farmers markets). There are plenty of places to visit that are close including local wineries and 3 casinos within 30 minutes. Some day trip attractions: Eaton Reservoir- paddling less that 10 min Cazenovia Lake - swimming, paddling 15 min Chittenango Falls - hiking 20 min Green Lakes State park - swimming, paddling, hiking 30 min Rexford Falls - hiking 30 min The Wild Animal Park - Zoo with safari 30 min Jamesville Beach Park - swimming, paddling 35 min Tinker Falls - hiking 35 min Pixley Falls - hiking 1 hr Carpenter Falls - hiking 1hr Fillmore Glen State Park - waterfall, hiking approx 1 hr Ithaca gorges and waterfalls 1 hr 30-1 hr 45 minutes away Corning Glass and Watkins Glen 2 hrs Howe Caverns 1 hr 30 minutes Old Forge and Enchanted Water Safari 1 hr 30 NY City 4 hr 30 minutes
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Luisa Woods

1 site · LodgingCamden , NY
built in 2006 lost luisa to cancer in 2013 ....it all about her and my living angel D. Louise P.Learn more about this land:Tent camping; cabin nearby for emergencies. note that camping inside the cabin is not permitted only on the decks the lower deck and the upper deck this reason is for shelter From the elements.... the Outhouse on the deck is not for public use except for an extreme emergencies I'm try to have yourself some kind of portable toilet or dig a hole.... a porta potty is available at no extra cost but if you feel it you have to empty it and maintain its cleanliness
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Fox Hollow Salmon River Camping

10 sites · RVs, TentsAltmar, NY
Just a great location to go Salmon fishing or kick back & relax.Learn more about this land:Pitch your tent 5 minutes from the Salmon River, take a short walk & start fishing in the summer (June, July, August) for Small Mouth Bass, Atlantic Salmon, or a summer run Steelhead. September & October world class King & Coho Salmon, mid October thru May is Steelhead fishing. In just a short 10 minute drive you can visit the Salmon River hatchery & 5 minutes up the road from there is the Salmon River Falls.
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Fiddlehead Grove

4 sites · Lodging, Tents80 acres · West Monroe, NY
Nestled at the foothills of the Adirondack mountains, you can enjoy nature’s bounty by hiking, birdwatching, tenting, hanging out campfire side, or walking our meditation labyrinth. Three rustic campsites and a lean to shelter to choose from, as well as 80 acres of unfettered wilderness to explore. We’ll see you soon!
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Heart's Desire

1 site · Tent775 acres · Truxton, NY
'Hearts Desire' is our name for the camping sight of your choice on our organic dairy farm known as Bundy Creek Farm. Our family has been farming this land since the depression era when our ancestors moved east from California during a drought and were enamoured with our green rolling hills and abundant water resources. In all, this land is the backdrop of the story of five generations of the Murray family. Through good times and bad, our dairy cows have been the backbone of the farm, grazing on the mostly hillside pastures. Forages and grains are grown in the valley and hilltops, all surrounded by hardwood forests or wooded swampland; all together encompassing 775 acres of land. Maple syrup is also often made from our top of the hill sugarbush. And yes.....a river runs through it.....or actually several creeks....Learn more about this land:Nestled among the rolling hills that are the foothills of the Appalachian mountains, our organic dairy farm is the backdrop for this camping experience. Tell us what is your 'hearts desire" and we will accommodate you as best as we can on our 800 acres which encompasses hundreds of acres of woodland, pasture and crop land, creeks and a 80 acre navigable swamp (seasonally). Wildlife abounds with deer, coyotes, turkey, fox, geese, ducks, small mammals and an occasional eagle. Hike, bicycle, kayak or just chill in the beautiful surroundings. We are also two miles from the finger lakes trail. Currently available for tenting only
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River, stream, or creek camping in Upstate New York guide

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Looking to plan an outdoor adventure? Look no further than Hipcamp! With over 3300 options in Upstate New York, we've got the perfect camping experience for you. If you're a fan of rivers, you're in luck! Upstate New York offers a stunning river theme for your camping pleasure. Check out our top campsites like The Heron Campground (348 reviews), BeaverWood Farm (no children) (251 reviews), and ZiegenVine Homestead (230 reviews). Whether you're into off-roading, wind sports, or paddling, there's something for everyone. Enjoy popular amenities like campfires, pets allowed, and toilets. And with an average price per night of $45 and options as low as $10, you can find a campsite that fits your budget. So grab your gear and get ready for an unforgettable camping experience in Upstate New York!

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