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Hidden gem lake

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· Waterloo, Seneca, New York
500 acres hosted by Emory O.
2 RV/tent sites
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We have added a large porta potty for the 2024 season. Many different birds, osprey, bald eagle migratory birds etc. The campsite is situated privately on a working farm that has been in the family for 220 years. Me and my two young kids and grandmother live at the farm . We raise pastured angus beef, grain, hay and vegetables. Campers are welcome to walk the trails around the fields and woods and visit the animals. We can also provide campers with fresh beef and sometimes eggs.Learn more about this land: Enjoy peace, nature, and agriculture while overlooking your own private lake. 500 contiguous acres to explore on this working farm that has been in the family since 1797. We are a small family farm that has a hidden lake and 100 year old orchard at which camping provides privacy and freedom while still being a short walk or drive to amenities. Someone will always be at the main house about 3/4 of a mile away for any of your needs. Campers can park at the farm and take a small SUV to the camping area or can drive your own vehicle or camper if preferred. We are just a mile north of Seneca lake providing easy access to Geneva and the many wine trails. this is basic camping area with no hookups but an electric generator is available. There is a dock, fishing, picnic table and deck, and fire pit, you will have the entire area to yourself and can set up camp whenever you would like . For 2024 we have added a large porta pottyEnjoy peace, nature, and agriculture while overlooking your own private lake. 500 contiguous acres to explore on this working farm that has been in the family since 1797. We are a small family farm that has a hidden lake and 100 year old orchard at which camping provides privacy and freedom while still being a short walk or drive to amenities. Someone will always be at the main house about 3/4 of a mile away for any of your needs. Campers can park at the farm and take a small SUV to the camping area or can drive your own vehicle or camper if preferred. We are just a mile north of Seneca lake providing easy access to Geneva and the many wine trails. this is basic camping area with no hookups but an electric generator is available. There is a dock, fishing, picnic table and deck, and fire pit, you will have the entire area to yourself and can set up camp whenever you would like .There are no bathrooms or running water.
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Laurel W.recommends
May 27, 2024
Hidden Gem Lake
We had a great time this weekend at Gem Lake. Emory and his family were very welcoming and helpful. We loved the peace and tranquility, bonfires, kayaking, variety of birds and the bullfrog chorus. It is a great place to unwind and relax. We had three tents and a screenhouse, and there was plenty of room!
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Erik R.recommends
August 1, 2023
Hidden Gem Lake
A Gem!
Tent camping at Hidden lake was the highlight pf the summer! The land is peaceful and the hosts incredibly helpful! We had privacy but they were responsive if we needed something. We will definitely be back!
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Scott C.recommends
August 28, 2022
Hidden Gem Lake
Great secluded private campsite
Great private campsite with a serene view of a small lake. Quiet surroundings and nice setting. Host did not meet us upon entry, but met us later and was very pleasant.
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Terron W.recommends
August 6, 2021
Hidden Gem Lake
Breathtaking view
Beautiful site! The view of the lake is wonderful. We camped below the usual camping area (there is a hill to walk down/drive down to access dock, etc.) and therefore were on a slight incline. Our choice as we thought it more private! Loved the easy access to dock for fishing and kayaking! Emory, our host, was attentive, pleasant and always willing to be available if needed. He permitted us to use tiki torches already standing in the area and offered generator, grill and canopy If needed! We scheduled an Alpaca walk for the kids but we unfortunately left ahead of time due to unrelenting rain. Great peaceful spot with a very distant neighbor and room to spread your legs. Thanks Emory!
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Peter Z.recommends
September 3, 2020
Hidden Gem Lake
Truly a hidden gem. Little lake tucked away in the corner of a hard working family farm. Osprey, Heron, hawks I didnt recognize and stars galore on a clear night. There are fish too.
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Iris B.recommends
August 23, 2020
Hidden Gem Lake
Amazing Weekend at Hidden Gem!
Several friends and I decided to book this campground for a much-needed break after quarantining with our families throughout the pandemic. After staying for the weekend, we all wished we could stay longer. Emory’s campground exceeded all our expectations: it was incredibly private, serene, and relaxing. Emory directed us through a tangle of paths between cornfields and soybean crops to the campsite itself. We camped on the higher ground of a grassy field with a direct lakeside view. The lake was extremely private (with only one neighbor on the far side) and surrounded by vibrant purple flowers. There was also a small, floating dock attached to the lake, and we enjoyed many hours floating out, swimming, sunbathing, and boating. One night, we went for a swim as the sun was setting, and the sky was filled with bright stars. It was so clear that we were able to see a shooting star as we floated in the water. The campsite itself was fully equipped with sitting, eating, and cooking areas. Emory was an extremely hospitable host, providing us with canoes and a paddle boat for the lake and citronella tiki torches to avoid mosquitoes at night. He was extremely responsive whenever we had questions. On Saturday morning, Emory’s parents brought us potable water, fresh eggs, and freshly picked blackberries. It was an incredible weekend, and we would highly recommend this to anyone who wants a relaxing and beautiful camping trip.
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Waterloo , Seneca, New York, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Ho-de-no-sau-nee-ga (Haudenosaunee) and Onöndowa’ga:’ (Seneca) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Joined in April 2018
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