Waterfall camping in Upstate New York

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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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Bramble Hill

3 sites · RVs, Tents22 acres · Fabius, NY
Bramble Hill is situated in beautiful Central New York just off Route 20- Cherry Valley Turnpike and between the quaint villages of Cazenovia and Skaneateles. Beak and Skiff Apple Orchard is a 20 minute drive for after concert camping. Our close proximity to Syracuse and Ithaca is convenient for our guests. Please google map the address vs using the Hipcamp directions. We lease some of our property to local farmers but otherwise the land is in a relatively natural state. We enjoy the blue birds and other wildlife, our gardens and the views, and hope you will too! Bramble Hill is also available for family and wedding related photo shoots and you'll see some of these photos that showcase the property. Please note that photos are from over the years and changes may have occurred. Feel free to ask questions about the site. Pitch your tent on a quiet hillside overlooking the majestic green hills of CNY.  After a day on trails, paddling, swimming, antiquing or taking in the quaint nearby villages or a local concert, return to your own private sanctuary with spectacular sunsets and gentle breezes to lull you to sleep.  If you are looking for a place to unwind, unplug, relax and connect with nature, you have found the place. We love to see your photos of your campsite.  Please feel free to post!
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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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Cabine in the woods

1 site · Lodging2 acres · Moravia, NY
The cabin is located in a remote area of Bear Swamp State Forest. It is about 5 miles from the nearest paved road but has seasonal roads that take you to the cabin. There are many close attractions like Skaneateles Lake and Carpenters Falls. The Cabine doesn’t have electricity or water but we do have a generator. We do not have a shower or bathroom But we have a outhouse. We have fire woods available but we do ask people to bring their own gas if you want to run the generator.
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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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Caballine Equestrian Getaway

1 site · LodgingGeorgetown, NY
Centered in the heart of central NY, Caballine offers everything equestrian,including equestrian getaways. We can fully customize your stay with us. We are located in Georgetown,NY a small town with a rich history of the paranormal,famous residents,and absolutely breathtaking views. With us you can have a trail riding vacation, or a "working" vacation. For the trail riders,we have miles upon miles of trails on the premises,as well as access to state land. For the "working" equestrian, we have "training options" for you and your horse.Including but not limited to: Building a bond between you and your equine partner.Training your horse from the ground up, Hunter/Jumper/Equitation bootcamp, western & huntseat pleasure, Country Driving, and Much Much more! We can set up any type of equine vacation you prefer!! Our very talented instructor has competed in a variety of disciplines,as well as trained many horses from the ground up. Do you have a problem horse? She with work with you and your horse to correct their behavior,and teach you how to work with your horse!!!! All while enjoying the countryside. For your horse: we have 12x12 box stalls,organic hay 1st & 2nd cutting, we do ask you provide your own grain, paddocks & pasture, indoor & outdoor arena, huntfield,miles of trails,generous bedding, and specialized equine care. For you: we have a private cabin set in the woods that can accommodate up to 8 people, you can camp without electricity or with it!! Caballine was built in 1996, by family & friends,our barns were built by us,as well as our stalls and most everything you see here! Caballine started as a breeding facility, and later branched out into training,showing,instruction,transport, seminars,clinics,shows and sales!! Come join us for a customized vacation!!Learn more about this land:Come visit Caballine Equine, a place to combine camping and equines. We are a semi private equine facility, located in the heart of central NY. Take in stunning views while trail riding throughout our trails & state land. Stalls available for your beloved equines. We provide 12x12 stalls, deep bedding, turnout areas, self care or full care for your horse well you are here. We feed organic hay only,1st or 2nd cutting, we prefer you provide your own grain during your stay. Fresh water is provided at all times, tacking and grooming service available, as well as many other extras!! Now for your accommodations: we have a private cabin, located on the property. Wood stove for heat & cooking(wood provided) cabin is very spacious and can comfortably sleep up to 8, more if you are comfortable with doing so. Cabin has a very spacious downstairs, couches, dining table, cupboards and counter, there is a full upstairs with a drop down ladder ,that is the sleeping quarters.(please bring your own cots/air mattresses/sleeping bags/pillows and so forth).Camping here is semi primitive, there is an outhouse, complete with a light! You have the choice of using lanterns or we will set up the power inverter for you!! (With the power inverter you can watch DVDs,& movies, as well as have electric lights throughout the cabin. You can either hike to the cabin, or we have transportation for you and your equipment. Campfire area, and peace and quiet!! The serenity of the area is wonderful, it is truly a place where you can get away from it all. We have miles of marked trails on the property, as well as access to miles and miles of state land, you can choose to trail ride with a guide or by yourself(we have maps) if there is a specific area you would like to ride at,we have equine transportation available as well!! Please bring your own food water, and anything you will need! We have the horses covered. Camping your way with your beloved equine partner. We offer custom accommodations as well!!
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Windy Ridge

1 site · RV, Tent48 acres · Chittenango, NY
We have 40 Acres available for your exploration..... choose anywhere you like to set up your tent. We have wooded areas and a completely private meadow surrounded by trees....... we live 5 minutes from a beautiful waterfall and 10 minutes from a beautiful upstate Finger Lake.... hike on the property or any of the surrounding height Trail systems...... gorgeous sunsets and surrounding hill views
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Awe Inspiring Views Cabin & Tenting

2 sites · Lodging, Tents270 acres · Earlville, NY
Home of Alambria Springs Farm, HeartStone Artisan Bakery and Hope Springs Eternal Horse Sanctuary. From Dairy farm, to organic produce farm, to artisan bakery, to horse sanctuary as the land transitions to it's natural state of being. Awe inspiring views from our off grid sleeping cabin or tent site both located along the ridge. Nature abounds with many birds, butterflies, bees, deer, etc. Incredible sunsets, star gazing, crickets, and fireflies! We look forward to sharing this sacred spot on earth with you! Stay in our off grid cabin for a bit more luxury or pack your camping gear and hit the ridge with your tent! We look forward to seeing you soon!
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Hoot Owl Farms

11 sites · RVs, Tents7 acres · De Ruyter, NY
Hoot Owl Farms is located in the heart of beautiful Central New York, and has been in the family for nearly 80 years. Our seven and a half acres is secluded, with beautiful views from the hillside meadow, and a level, foliated entrance at the lower end. There are thousands of acres of state land in every direction, with multiple public lakes and reservoirs within a ten-minute drive or less. The Finger Lakes Trail runs through this area of New York as well, and is easily accessible. Whatever your pleasure- boating, kayaking, hiking, bird-watching, horseback riding... it's all local! There are three hospitals nearby- Cortland Memorial, Hamilton Hospital, and Upstate University Hospital. Just two miles south, you'll find anything you might need during your stay- gas, diesel, propane, groceries, charcoal, an ice cream stand, restaurants, etc. But most importantly, relax at your private site at Hoot Owl Farms- Pick your plot and enjoy your stay under the stars!
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Camp Benjamin

4 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents12 acres · Boonville, NY
This 9-Acre Permaculture farm project, which includes fruit & nut trees, annual and perennial gardens, chickens, vermiculture, rainwater catchment systems. Property offers walking trails, camping areas with fire pits. Seasonal Concerts & Events... Property is a Certified Wildlife Habitat.
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Adirondack Waterfall Oasis

1 site · RV, Tent24 acres · Port Leyden, NY
With cobblestone mill ruins, a 200 year old cemetery at the property entrance and a large dam at the top of some of New York's most beautiful waterfalls, this is the former site of one of the Georgia Pacific's many logging mills dating back to the early 1800's and a part of Adirondack history. Surrounded by bedrock, huge boulders, massive pine trees and miles and miles of trails, the Fowlerville Falls offer days of exploration and/or relaxation. There is a large swimming hole at the top of the falls, just off of the South-facing bedrock bank, where you can swim or lay in the sun. The falls, themselves, are almost 500 ft. across (at the widest point) and approximately 150 ft. in length (from top to bottom), ascending at approximately a 40-45 degree angle, making them navigable by foot. In the drier months (and, of course, depending on rain fall), most of the falls are dry, with only 50 - 100 ft. of water flow, making them navigable by foot. There are many little pools and flowing water across the bedrock to explore, along with the rest of the river, the surrounding woods and adjacent miles and miles of atv/hiking trails. If you are kayaker, there river above the falls is calm and fairly shallow, ranging from .5 - several feet in depth. And if you are white water enthusiast, Fowlerville Falls (and the Moose River) is a nationally rated and renowned spot, boasting a class III-IV under normal release conditions, and a dangerous, cold class V under spring runoff conditions. Please feel free to reach out with any questions. Learn more about this land: A raw, pine forest lining the bedrock banks of Port Leyden's Fowlerville Falls, just inside of the Adirondack park. The former site of one of Georgia Pacific's old logging mills, the property has private access to beautiful water falls, a large swimming hole just off of a large, South-facing rock bank, untamed, clean pine forests, ATV and hiking trails, trout & small mouth bass fishing, many fire pits and areas to camp throughout the property.
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Smokey Acres

1 site · Tent23 acres · Locke, NY
Peace and relaxation is the name of the game. Enjoy this 23 acre wooded property to get away or to have close access to local activities. Spend the day reading by the creek, sitting by a campfire at the campsite or enjoy close activities the Finger Lakes has to offer. Fillmore Glen State Park is about 5 miles and Summerhill State Forest is about 2 miles away. Southern Tier Stables is a short drive through the state land if you want to go horseback riding. You will be in close proximity to 3 Finger Lakes: Owasco Lake is closest, but Cayuga and Skaneateles are not far away. Each offer public boat launches, boat rentals and swimming opportunities. This property is also in close proximity to the east side of the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail and there are a variety of breweries to access if that is your thing (Summerhill Brewing, Homer Hops, and Owasco Lake Brewing). If you want to stay on the property, there are a few miles of trails you can walk on (they are ATV/service roads), a sunset viewing spot, a small stream to soak your feet and smells of the forest.
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Waterfall camping in Upstate New York guide

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Looking to experience the beauty of waterfalls in Upstate New York? Look no further than Hipcamp! With over 1377 options in Upstate New York alone, you're sure to find the perfect campsite for your outdoor adventure. Whether you're pitching a tent, parking your RV, or looking for a cozy cabin, we've got you covered. Our top campsites like BeaverWood Farm (251 reviews), Waterfall Creek (197 reviews), and Pooh's Corner (141 reviews) offer stunning views and unforgettable experiences. Plus, you'll have access to popular amenities like toilets, potable water, and showers. If you're looking for some excitement, you can also enjoy activities like climbing, wind sports, and off-roading (OHV). With an average price per night of $35 and options as low as $15, camping in Upstate New York has never been more affordable. So pack your bags and get ready for an unforgettable camping experience with Hipcamp!

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