Hipcamp host Emory O.,
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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 m


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 .There are no bathrooms or running water.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 13 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No showers
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Back-in site
Max length 35.0 ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Emory a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 30% off

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    Alpaca walk

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    Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


    Easily catch bass, crappie, bluegills and pickerel

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    Off-roading (OHV)

    While Not a off road park we don’t mind someone respectfully exploring the farm acres with an atv


    We have a dock that you can wade in from shore or a floating dock anchored a little bit from shore that is in deep water

    Wildlife watching

    We have lots of deer, waterfowl, and bald eagles



    Natural features you'll find at Hidden Gem Lake in New York.


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    Hipcamper Terron

    Breathtaking view

    Terron W.
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    August 6th, 2021

    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!

    Beautiful view. Very distant neighbor at opposite end Family kayaking Facing the lake from our campsite spotBuilt a campfire alongside lake made for perfect and relaxing view
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    Peter Z.
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    September 3rd, 2020

    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.

    Hipcamper Iris

    Amazing weekend at hidden gem!

    Iris B.
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    August 23rd, 2020

    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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    Hipcamper Madison

    Beyond expectations!!!

    Madison S.
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    July 5th, 2020

    Hidden Gem quite literally fits its name entirely. The campsite exceeded our expectations, as well as the kindness and assistance Emory and his family provided us. We were so happy to have one less stop on the way up, as he was able to provide us some tasty ground beef and fresh eggs from his farm! The site is a gorgeous little slice of paradise, extremely well nested towards the back of his property with ample space to spread out. You also cannot beat having your own private lake with dock included. Emory was generous enough to provide some essential supplies, as well as a generator upon request. He also proactively asked our second day there if we needed any assistance. We had beyond the best time, and we will absolutely be back to Gem Lake!

    Ample space to spread out, all to ourselves No light pollution from nearby Geneva! You can see the moon and 2 planets here.We were totally set for firewood for the weekend!! Enough bush also to easily get the fire started in the area!!Beautiful super private lake to ourselves with breathtaking sunsets
    Hipcamper Rachel B.
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    August 10th, 2020
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