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Mountainside Camp

· Naples, Yates, New York
4 acres hosted by Chris M.
6 tent sites
Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at this Hipcamp.
Mountainside Camp is actually 6 miles from Naples in the Town of Italy, NY at the Southern tip of Canandaigua Lake. This is a carry in/carry out camp site. This location is "Dry Camping"; no water or electric; just a port a potty. Italy Valley is a gorgeous hidden part of New York. Be one with The Great Outdoors near New York's picturesque Canandaigua Lake in the Finger Lakes. Our Mountainside Camp offers a retreat for the fully equipped camper who wants to get off the beaten path. There is an Eagle's Nest about 2 miles North on Route 245, pass Coward Rd., watch across valley in a big dead tree about 400 yards away. When you see the nest, you'll know it. I've seen an Eagle perching on the tree. Here, you're within driving and biking distance to the Town of Naples, NY (Grimes Glen Park), and Canandaigua Lake, and all of the beauty and culture of the Finger Lakes Region is at your doorstep: vineyards and wine tours, water fun on the lake... and so much more. Within an hours drive you can bike, hike, camp fish, boat or swim in 7 of the 11 FINGER LAKES (Conesus, Hemlock, Canadice, Honeoye, Canandaigua, Keuka, and Seneca. Keep truckin' and hit Cayuga, Owasco, Skaneateles and Otisco. (or 90 minutes until you reach the 11th FINGER LAKE, Otisco) The camp has come along way since it was established (June 2017) when our Scout Camper came to stay***, with "Base Camp" site maturing with level tent sites, fire pits, benches, tables, port-a-potty. "Hawks Landing" site (1/2 way up the hill) making progress as well, not so much road noise up here. "Eagles Nest"; all the way up is the most private deep in the woods, 1000 feet back! More carved out camp sites to come soon I hope. ***Carry in and carry out. I'm shocked at the liter left by some campers. This is a simple privately owned piece of land that I've been renting out for the lower cost, no frills private location. PLEASE just leave as you find it; most do, thank you.
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11 ratings · 6 reviews
Mike H.recommends
April 28, 2024
Site #1 "Mini Base Camp"
Lots of trees and nicely wooded areas. Nice babbling creek. Close to other hiking areas. The site is very hilly with very few flat spots for a tent. This would be a lot of fun with a large group. Lots of benches, fire pits, tiki torches and an available port o John with toilet paper.
Scott S.recommends
April 21, 2024
Site #4 "Hawk's Landing"
Exactly what we were looking for. A little bit of a hike to get to the site but the view and area were absolutely worth it. We had a great time!
Max V.
April 8, 2024
Site #5 "Eagle's Nest"
Campsites were beautiful and well maintained. Peaceful sleeping between the trees near a babbling brook, owls and hawks can be heard overhead. Easily accessable from the road too. Host left firewood for us which was much appreciated! Only issue was finding campsites - host posted a rudimentary map but the trail was poorly marked and hard to navigate.
Ross H.doesn't recommend
August 19, 2023
Site #1 "Mini Base Camp"
Very disappointed.
Would not recommend. Base camp #1 site is covered in poison ivy, and a dead ash tree is standing in the middle of the site causing a high risk of falling on a tent. The porta-potty hasn't been maintained and was totally un-usable due to a carpet of spider webs filling the inside.
Susan K.recommends
July 4, 2023
Mountainside Camp
The owner is great. It is a very quiet place. It is a great place if you are looking to be out away from everyone. There is no running water there and only an outhouse for the bathroom.
Alex P.recommends
June 23, 2022
Mountainside Camp
Camping was fantastic, great site and very clean.
Naples, Yates, 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
Hosted by Chris M.Joined in March 2017
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within an hour
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